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Celebrate at A Carillon Christmas Concert this Weekend

Karen MoriartyThis weekend, Carillon communities around the state will host the second annual Carillon Christmas Concerts, featuring Victorian carolers in full dress costume. Last year’s events were incredibly successful, not only for the thousands of dollars they raised to benefit children and families in need, but for the way they brought people together around the traditions that unite families at the holiday season, and in effect, all year long.

Holiday traditions should not merely include seniors; our elder loved ones should be front and center during the festivities. After all, they are the ones who taught us first to honor those Christmas traditions, and then to pass them on to our own children. Celebrating holiday traditions, whether as a family or as part of a larger community, is a way of valuing our own parents and, in effect, all the seniors who have touched our lives.

The concerts feature performances by renowned singing groups like Raleigh’s Victorian Carolers, who have sung on the world stage, and the Triad’s Carolers of Christmas Past, who have twice performed at the White House.

The caroling events are Carillon’s way of keeping our seniors connected to their family and engaged with their community. Our seniors have so much to give and to share; gifts that come back to us many times over when we take a moment to listen and learn from them.

I hope you will join us this weekend at a Carillon near you.  Bring your family and enjoy delicious food. Take advantage of an opportunity to make a less fortunate family’s holiday brighter.  Help us surround our seniors with the sound of children laughing, for we know that nothing makes them happier. Let’s sing along with these glorious voices in celebration of Christmas’ past and present, and in doing, show our seniors how cherished they are.

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Posted in Assisted Living, From the President, Resources on December 12, 2013

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