Posted: December 28, 2021
The holiday season is a busy time of year, and while for many it is a time of joyful celebration, the activities can also bring a lot of stress. Time with family and family support is of utmost importance during the holidays. For those who have recently downsized their home and have moved into a 55+ retirement living community like Bella Vita, holiday entertaining may seem impossible, but that is not the case. There are many ways to create new traditions in a new living space, ensuring a happy holiday season for all.
At Bella Vita, there are many different floor plans available. For people who enjoy entertaining regularly, there are apartments with larger living spaces to accommodate gatherings with loved ones. Many apartments also feature full, spacious kitchens that are ideal for people who love to cook. Downsizing to 55+ retirement living community doesn’t mean living in the tiniest space possible. The variety of different layouts and sizes mean there is something available for everyone.
Residents at Bella Vita have access to a variety of community gathering spaces so that they can host a larger event with friends and family without worrying about the hassle of entertaining in their own apartment. Some of the spaces available include a 3rd floor terrace with a gorgeous view, a variety of private spaces, a multi-function room equipped with a TV, and more. Bella Vita staff can assist in helping reserve the space you need to make any party a success.
Bella Vita offers concierge services to help find and book services and appointments at no additional cost. Our concierge can handle researching the best restaurants in the area and making the arrangements for a holiday meal, ensuring the day is just as special as ever without any prep or clean up. Residents can simply ask the concierge for help, and let them take care of all the details.
For those who love hosting gatherings of family and friends in their own home, there are still plenty of options for doing so in a smaller space. Instead of having a big bash with everyone all at once, consider hosting smaller, more intimate gatherings. After all, when it comes to holiday entertaining, it is never about the size of the party, it is about sharing memorable moments with the ones you love the most.
Making new memories in your new home is fun and exciting, both for you and your loved ones. Instead of inviting everyone over for a huge meal, why not invite people over to trim the tree and snack on cookies and cocoa? Or, host a craft night with friends while enjoying light snacks and drinks. There are many non-traditional ways to keep the holidays special in a smaller space.
The holidays are not about where you are, they are about who you are with. While times may be different when celebrating in your new downsized home, they are not any less special. Residents at Bella Vita love entertaining in their apartments, in our community spaces, and at the highly-rated restaurants in our area. No matter how you choose the celebrate the holidays, we hope you have a wonderful season.