Family ties: How Holiday Retirement helps keep families together
The bond between a parent and a child lasts long past when mom or dad watch them “leave the nest” or even see their child start having children of their own. Whether they live down the street or halfway across the country, many of our Holiday Retirement residents remain incredibly close with their families even after moving to a Holiday community.
Residents’ children and loved ones are welcome to join us for activities, visit to share a meal or stop by just to say hello every day! And no matter the activity or occasion, we always encourage loved ones to pay us a visit.
A team effort
Bill Whitling, a resident at Holiday Retirement's The Westmont, has five children and eight grandchildren, all of whom love nothing more than visiting Bill at the community. Family members from all over the Santa Clara, California-area often join Bill and the other residents for Bingo Bash, and once a week, the family has a pool and pizza night at the community’s pool table.
Everyone at The Westmont benefits from Bill’s family visits; his granddaughter, an accomplished musician, occasionally plays piano in the dining room for the residents and staff. “With the family I’ve got, I am well and truly thankful,” said Bill. Anyone would be lucky to have family like that!
A close knit crew
Dick Seelig is one of the most positive and entertaining residents at Holiday Retirement’s The Village at the Falls in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. That positivity and fun-loving spirit must be hereditary, as Dick’s family often joins the community for special occasions. At last year’s Halloween party, his grandkids served as assistants to the magician during the show.
“Since I’ve moved here, I’ve gotten to see my kids more often,” says Dick. “We’re very close knit, and I love seeing them any time they come by.”
Thanks to these amazing family members and all our communities’ extended families, for stopping by for a quick hello. It always puts a smile on all our faces!