Senior program celebrates Fourth of July
Published 9:33 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The event is a way for residents and family to celebrate the national holiday together.
“This is the biggest event of the year that Cedar Hill has,” said Carol Bolen, activities coordinator. “We have a great barbecue and all the fixings to go with that.”
Residents, their friends and family were treated to an afternoon packed with entertainment and food.
In the main room, rows of chairs were set up for people to view the program.
The program included a brief speech from local historian and councilman, Cecil Williamson; sing along with classic tunes such as You’re a Grand Old Flag, America the Beautiful, Yankee Doodle Dandy and others; and vocal and bagpipe solos.
In honor of the national holiday, Asera Care hospice recognized roughly 10 veterans in attendance with flag pins and certificates for their years of service.
“This is the lost generation of people. You won’t see people like this anymore,” Bolen said.
“These are people that are grounded in manners and dedication with a love for their country. It is heart warming.”
Photos of the men and women during their years of service were on display throughout the lobby area.
In the dining hall, tables were covered in red, white and blue tablecloths and decorations.
On the far side of the room, a long buffet was stuffed with various foods and toppings.
Trease Dawson, home administrator, said it means a lot for the residents to be able to invite their friends and family to the annual event.
“It just does something for them to be able to invite them to their home. It just makes the residents feel so good,” Dawson said.
For the residents with mobility problems, having the event at the home makes it easier to celebrate the holiday with others.
“They love the fellowship, so bringing the community in is the best thing we can do.” Bolen said.