Holiday Season 2022 at Heritage

In fall 2020, many time-honored traditions and heart-warming gatherings were forced to change for residents in senior living communities, along with the rest of the world. That didn’t stop Heritage from helping our residents to enjoy seasonal traditions, meaningful moments, and special memories. We were determined to make the holiday season like any other, in a time when our residents were unable to experience  visits with their friends and families. From these challenges, “Bring the Joy” was born.

This year, we are determined to make this the best Christmas at Heritage yet. And you can be a part of placing smiles on the faces of our residents and staff. There are many ways you can get involved and join with us as we promote Hope, Dignity, and Purposeful Living in our communities.

Looking for a way to brighten your loved one’s day? Want to encourage a staff member? Select the type of greeting you’d like to send, who you’re sending it to, enter your message, and we’ll print and hand deliver it. Make someone’s day today!

Your donation will play a crucial role in providing engaging activities, innovative programming, and most importantly Christmas joy to all those we serve and to those we employ. Give as an individual or corporate sponsor, or make a donation as a church community!

Join us, as we await Christ’s birth and celebrate the reason for the season! Watch our Worship Wednesdays, weekly services, and our Advent devotionals all focused on the theme of Christmas.

The 3nd Annual Virtual Shoebox Parade is open to staff, residents, community members, and businesses. Participant floats designed from shoeboxes (or other similar-sized items) have been placed together in a virtual “parade” video, for you to enjoy! We’ve also placed all entries into an album on our Facebook page for a popular vote.

The 3nd Annual Virtual Shoebox Parade is open to staff, residents, community members, and businesses. Participant floats designed from shoeboxes (or other similar-sized items) have been placed together in a virtual “parade” video, for you to enjoy! We’ve also placed all entries into an album on our Facebook page for a popular vote.

Use the Heritage Holiday Shoppe to purchase original and timeless gifts for your loved one! Our new shop offers free shipping, gift wrap, and delivery to Heritage locations nationwide. “Order by” dates are marked on each item to ensure Christmas delivery!

Help us Bring the Joy to this holiday season by volunteering your services to entertain our residents. We’d love for your band, choir, or other group to come share your gifts with us!

Not able to come visit our communities in person? Submit a video! Whether it’s of you and your family singing or playing an instrument, reading a Christmas story, or just wishing our residents a Merry Christmas, we want to hear from you!

Each of our communities will host a candlelight service this December. Events will be held outdoors, joining family, friends, and community members to gather with staff to pray for our residents. Cookies and hot cocoa will be available to enjoy! 

Ives Hill
December 6, 6:15pm
Congregate building dining room

Hearthstone
December 7, 6pm
Historic Square

The Village
December 8, 6pm
Meet at front desk and we walk throughout community together

Orchard Grove
December 12, 5pm
Back patio of the green house

Vinecroft
December 13, 7pm
Front lobby, weather permitting outside

The Homestead
December 14, 5pm
Bergquist Gardens (follow the walkway in front of Schwab Manor that wraps around to the back of Bergquist)

Rolling Fields
December 14, 5pm
In the Café

The Kenney
December 14, 6pm
Front entrance

The Park
December 15, 5pm
Great Room

The Green
December 16, 7pm
Great Room

You shop, Amazon gives! While you’re purchasing gifts this season online, why not help support Heritage at the same time? AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Heritage every time you shop, at no cost to you. Connect your account today!

There’s lots happening on our Facebook page. Get updates, hear stories of hope, and connect with the Heritage community nationwide! You’ll engage with photo albums, event opportunities, and interactive content not found on our website. Don’t miss a single post during our holiday season!

Your gift will play a crucial role in providing engaging activities, innovative programming, and most importantly Christmas JOY to all those we serve and to those we employ. Download our Opportunity to Give letter and form here or donate online. Thank you to our generous sponsors! 

Bring the Joy Donors ($500+)

Merry Mistletoe Donors ($350)

Silver Bells Donors ($250)

Courier Capital, LLC visit website

Happy Holiday Donors ($100)

Beichner Waster Services, Inc. visit website
Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo, PLLC visit website

We've got lots planned for the month of December!
Stay tuned as we continue to roll out new ways to get involved and help bring joy to Heritage communities nationwide this holiday season.