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Blessings in a Stocking

Bringing Holiday Cheer To Our Communities

Local families, churches, schools, and businesses reach out to Traditions at Beaumont residents In the days leading up to Hanukkah and Christmas.

Traditions at Beaumont, Louisville, KY - Stocking PhotoThis time last year, we celebrated the holidays with gatherings of family and friends, festive traditions, and, if we were lucky, an abundance of good health and happiness. No one could have predicted just how lucky we were to hug our loved ones at the holidays.

This year was mostly one of disruption to our daily routines, our relationships, and the way we stayed connected. But it was also a year of resilience, one that’s given us a new appreciation for simple blessings we may have taken for granted.

Traditions at Beaumont, located in Louisville, KY, ensure that its residents will be reminded of life’s blessings this holiday season.

Traditions at Beaumont, Louisville, KY - Stocking PhotoEarlier this month, Johnna Hale, Activities Director at Traditions of Beaumont, reached out to its Facebook followers, families of past and current residents, healthcare partners, and local businesses and organizations to show support for the seniors in their community.

“Our program is called Blessings in a Stocking because we ask our generous donors to bring us little gifts we can sneak into our residents’ stockings when they’re asleep,” says Johnna. “It’s the little things that make their faces smile, especially this year.”

Traditions at Beaumont, Louisville, KY - Stocking PhotoPotential donors are asked to drop off small ‘stocking stuffer’ gifts, and Johnna and others on the staff surprise residents in Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Independent Living. Popular items include handwritten cards and letters, hand-drawn pictures from children, candy, playing cards, comfy socks or slippers, gloves, hats, puzzles, word searches and puzzles, lotions, small room decorations, handkerchiefs, notecards, and more. Gifts continue to stream throughout December and are placed in stockings right up until Christmas Day, perhaps up to New Year’s Day this year.

Traditions at Beaumont, Louisville, KY - Stocking Photo“You might be surprised at how much joy it brings to a senior’s day to know someone is thinking of them. It is a blessing.”

To find out more and to donate to the Traditions of Beaumont Blessings in a Stocking program, please visit their Facebook page or find contact information at TraditionsatBeaumont.com. We hope it inspires others to get involved in their communities. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year!