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12-06-paradeDecember brings us another holiday season full of fun events including music, social gatherings and time spent with loved ones.

“Christmas reminds us of the beauty in life that we take so for granted with our family, friends and faith. It spells out love, joy and happiness. We all need to pass it on to everyone in our lives,” said our Executive Director Truly Darnell. “We all need to pass it on to everyone in our lives. All too often through the year, our thoughts of the special people in our lives go unspoken, even though the feelings are always in our hearts. We need to remind others of how much we appreciate them and how special they are to us.”

Some tips for making it a memorable Christmas: Personalize gifts as much as possible by thinking about what a family member collects, has an interest in or needs. A little detective work in the weeks ahead can produce smiles during family Christmas gatherings. We look forward to seeing residents’ families during the month. It’s going to be a busy, exciting time for us.

All Regency Retirement Village of Morristown residents are invited to join us as we ride in the Morristown Christmas Parade. The Regency bus will be festively decorated as we cruise down Main Street in this annual tradition. We have a wonderful time on the bus, eating pizza, singing Christmas carols and waving at all of the people who come to see this wonderful parade. It starts at 5:30 pm on December 4th.

We will have our Christmas Open House on December 7th from 1:30-4 pm. Special accordion music will be performed by Bob Clayton and afterward, we will have some delicious treats. You will have the opportunity to view the beautifully decorated trees throughout the building. These trees have been decorated by various businesses. You will have the option to vote for your favorite tree. Regency will make a donation to a non-profit agency in honor of the business that decorated the winning tree.

We will travel to Pigeon Forge on December 9th for a visit to the Country Tonite stage. The magic of Christmas abounds as the talented renditions of Christmas favorites combined with beautiful choreography, brightly decorated holiday sets and colorful costumes bring the enchantment of the holiday forward.

On December 11th, we will travel to Sevierville to the Tennessee Smokies Stadium to see the world’s largest drive-through, fully synchronized LED Christmas light and music show of its kind! This trip will fill up fast so be sure to sign up in the Green Book located outside the Coffee Shop on 2nd floor.

If Regency Retirement Village of Morristown residents receive a gift they would like to pass along to someone else or simply do not have a use for, they can join Trudy in the parlor at 2 pm on Dec. 29th for the White Elephant Gift exchange.

In addition to everything we have going on at Regency Retirement Village of Morristown, we know residents are excited to spend some time over the holidays visiting with their families and enjoying their traditions. We wish everyone a wonderful Christmas!