The lights are shining a little brighter this holiday season as our Tapestry communities take time to celebrate this special time of year. In every location, our residents are not only enjoying a December calendar of ‘stocking stuffed’ celebrations, but also setting time aside to help less fortunate seniors in our communities.
“The holiday season is always a special time at Tapestry,” says Mark Andrew, Senior Vice President. “Our team enjoys hosting festive events and creating unique opportunities to celebrate the season in ways that are meaningful to our community members.”
Among the many wonderful events hosted at our communities was the ‘Festive Cheer Market’ at Tapestry at Wesbrook Village, where more than 30 vendors sold a variety of handmade and local goods to residents, friends and families.
Tapestry at Arbutus Walk hosted a number of holiday events, including the Sweet Dickens High Tea, featuring a favourite Charles Dickens reading. A food-themed Christmas and New Year’s Traditions presentation was a highlight at Tapestry at Village Gate West.
Giving back to the communities is also a priority at Tapestry and every year our employees and residents work together to extend the spirit of the season beyond our front door.
Tapestry at Arbutus Walk hosted a ‘Bake and Wrap Sale’ with proceeds donated to the community’s O’Keefe Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting seniors and seniors’ organizations in Vancouver. Funds were raised by selling tape, ribbons, tags, bows, stickers and bags, selling beautifully handmade crafts created by the community’s talented residents, and wonderfully packaged treats from the kitchen.
Tapestry at Village Gate West hosted a ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ wrapping party. Working with a local community partner, this event facilitated the distribution of gifts to local seniors who are in need or might be spending the holiday alone.
“We are proud of our communities’ contribution to help seniors, especially those who may be isolated or on their own,” says Andrew. “There is no better way to celebrate the season than to give the gift of kindness and caring.”