Keeping holiday traditions alive can be difficult when your growing family is spread out across the country and everyone has their own busy agenda.
My family doesn’t practice many of the rituals we did when I was a kid, nor have they been passed down to younger generations. It’s been years since we even spent time together under one roof.
Life feels like it’s changing more quickly than ever these days, and maybe that’s why traditions are so important. They’re constant and unique to our families, providing a sense of security and identity.
I’m not saying that traditions can’t be modified to adapt to new interests, but if you don’t preserve your traditions, who will?
As this December issue of the BEACON reveals, there are no parameters for what your holiday traditions should look like as long as you encourage your nearest and dearest to participate. Enjoy stories of Christmas customs around the world, celebrating the winter solstice and hunting for the perfect tree in this month’s issue.
Seniors want your presence
The holiday season can be lonely for seniors with no friends or family nearby. Brighten someone’s day this month by volunteering at a local senior living facility or delivering hot meals with a side of companionship on Christmas Eve.
Comfort Keepers does just that every year. From 2-4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, volunteers deliver hot Christmas meals and spend time with seniors residing from Collbran to Mack. It’s a great way to create new memories and keep someone from feeling forgotten. If you’d like to help this year, call Comfort Keepers at 241-8818.
2018 BEACON Guide
Also inside this issue, you’ll find a copy of the 2018 BEACON Guide, our annual publication designed to help you age well in Mesa County. In addition to hundreds of local, state and national resources and hard-to-find phone numbers, it features informative articles to help with the transitions you or a loved one may be going through. If you need more free copies of this handy directory, call us at 243-8829.
Merry Christmas from the BEACON!