As the festive season approaches, our community at Pilgrim Place in Claremont, CA, is buzzing with the spirit of togetherness. Here, the holiday season is more than just a time for celebration; it's a time to honor the rich diversity and inclusivity that are the hallmarks of our vibrant senior community.
A Mosaic of Cultures
Our community is a unique melting pot of cultures, traditions, and stories. From the lights of Hanukkah to the joyous songs of Christmas, from the communal spirit of Kwanzaa to the reflective moments of the Winter Solstice, every tradition is a thread in the beautiful tapestry of our community life.
Inclusivity at the Heart
This holiday season, we've ensured every resident feels included and celebrated. Our inclusive approach means recognizing and honoring the different ways our residents celebrate and express their joy.
Celebratory Events and Activities
Pitzer Lodge Holiday Open House: Residents are eager to decorate their rooms and showcase their holiday traditions from around the world. It's not just an exhibition; it's a journey through the memories and heritage of our residents.
Crafting Together: In our crafting sessions, residents create holiday decorations that reflect their cultural heritage, sharing stories and skills with one another.
Music and Merriment: Our holiday concert features music from various cultures, celebrating the universal language of music that connects us all.
Holiday Feast: The highlight is our holiday feast, where dishes from different cultures grace the table, each with a story and tradition behind it.
Reflection and Connection
The holiday season is also a time for reflection. We encourage residents to share their stories and experiences, fostering deeper connections and understanding among our community members. These shared experiences reinforce our commitment to inclusion and mutual support.
As we celebrate, we also look forward. Our community is constantly evolving, embracing new ideas and perspectives. The holiday season renews our commitment to fostering an environment where every resident feels valued, heard, and celebrated.
A Community Like No Other
At Pilgrim Place, the holiday season exemplifies our values of justice, peace, and care for the Earth and each other. It's a time when our community's spirit shines brightest, reflecting the warmth, inclusivity, and joy that define us.
We invite you to join us in celebrating this special time of the year, where every tradition is respected, every story is valued, and every resident is an integral part of our festive tapestry.
Happy Holiday from all of us at Pilgrim Place!
Writer: Yadi Malik
Coeditor: Betty Clements