Monthly Archives: December 2014

Spirituality at Primrose

spirituality

As we enter into the heart of the Christmas season, the importance of spirituality in the lives of millions of seniors takes center stage. In fact, 77% of seniors are members of churches, synagogues, or other religious institutions. They volunteer to help out in their churches, they mentor people from all walks of life in their communities, and they are passionate about their beliefs.

At Primrose, many of our residents strive to continue the lifelong journey of growing in their faith – and they love sharing their years of wisdom with friends and family members. Small groups, church services, Bible studies and charitable giving are common activities amongst the people in our communities – and they all act as powerful evidence of the spirituality that exists in the lives of our residents.

There have been many studies, by many different professional organizations, performed over the years on the effect of spirituality on the health and well-being of seniors. Those with an active spiritual life have been shown to experience less instances of physical disability, less depression, longer life, better immune systems and lower blood pressure. Many of our residents also experience these types of benefits when coming to Primrose. They find that they have more time to focus on their faith, to fellowship with their friends and family, and to relax in the knowledge that their physical and spiritual needs are provided for.

It is truly a joy and an inspiration to see our residents putting their faith into action each day. We are so blessed to serve them, and to learn from them. Merry Christmas from everyone at Primrose Retirement Communities!

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!

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Wausau Primrose Residents Enjoy 'Festival of Trees'

Wausau Festival of Trees

On the morning of November 26th the Primrose bus loaded up the residents and took a trip to the Stoney Creek Inn to tour the most beautiful event of the season. It is finally time for the much anticipated Festival of Trees! The residents walked through the magical sights and sounds of 100 plus decorated holiday trees and wreaths. The atmosphere was wonderful and it kicked off the Christmas season by putting all of us in great spirits. Typically 4,000 people from all over visit The Festival of Trees every year.

The Festival of Trees is the signature fundraising event for Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. All the proceeds help families in financial need for medical services and room & board during a difficult time.

For a small donation we were able to tour the trees, enjoy a complimentary cookie, beverage and listen to the jolly entertainment. The group also was able to bid on trees and special holiday items. The best part was visiting Santa’s workshop with a special visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus! We had such a great time ad can’t wait to see the trees again next year!

by Melina Rodriguez
Life Enrichment Coordinator

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!

THIS IS LIVING