Allerton House in Hingham recently hosted a luncheon to celebrate the holiday season and cultivate connections among residents. Allerton House decked its halls in seasonal decor for the event, where residents enjoyed a festive holiday luncheon alongside friends.
The decorative centerpiece of the event, a Giving Tree, lent itself to the generous spirit of the season by offering attendees a chance to share and spread holiday joy. More than a simple, festive decoration, this interactive tree has enabled participants to donate hats, mittens, socks, and other essentials – all gathered to benefit local homeless shelters and families in need.
“I think the Giving Tree is a beautiful idea,” said Allerton resident, Dorothy C. “It is such a nice concept and way for us to reach out during the holiday season!”
A collection of toys was also donated to the annual Coop’s Troop Holiday Toy Drive, a local charity supporting those fighting against childhood illnesses.
With more than 13 million seniors in the US falling under the category of “socially isolated,”—which has been linked to increased overall health risk, according to the CDC—meaningful social connections are crucial. The pandemic separated many seniors from their friends and families, but Allerton House remains committed to maintaining strong social engagement in accordance with CDC and Department of Public Health guidelines.
“For many seniors, having social activities is so important—especially around this time of the year,” said Carol Taylor, Allerton House Marketing Director. “Our residents light up with joy whenever we host a community event. It’s heartwarming to see how much they love helping others, and even more so to see their smiles as they share meaningful moments with one another.”
Families have brought in homemade holiday treats for residents and staff, and residents have been able to get into the holiday spirit by enjoying several caroling groups as well.
“It’s important for seniors to be surrounded by friends who care about them, and that’s exactly what we’re here for,” said Taylor. “I’ve had many residents and families express their gratitude for the difference Allerton House has made in their lives.”
Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham delivers exceptional traditional assisted living, memory care, and independent living services for seniors in southern Massachusetts. As part of Welch Senior Living, a leader in senior care and retirement living with over 65 years of experience, families have trusted Allerton House for generations.
To learn more about Allerton House in Hingham, visit www.AllertonHouseHingham.com or call 781-749-3322.