This month kicks off the true beginning of the holiday season. Halloween was an excellent start, but Thanksgiving gives us a true sense of family and the season of coming together. While we have come very far in our fight against COVID-19, it is still essential to be safe as we come together. You may have to limit who you see and what you do. Be sure to talk with our staff, your medical professionals, and, importantly, your friends and family about how to be safe this holiday season.
Day of the Dead – November 1st - November 2nd
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that originated in Mexico. However, it has spread across America and other parts of the world and taken a spot in our collective consciousness over time. On this holiday, families celebrate and honor those who have passed. These commemorations connect family members with their past and deepen their familial and spiritual connections.
Daylight Savings Time Ends – November 7th
Be sure to mark your calendar and set your clocks for the end of Daylight Savings Time. Humans rely on schedules and routines, and changes in these routines can be very jarring. The sudden change during Daylight Savings Time is no exception. Today can be incredibly taxing on the mind and body, especially for seniors. So make sure to read our tips for staying safe during the time change.
Veterans Day – November 11th
We have many veterans here at Arbor Springs, and we love and appreciate all they have done for us and our country. It is their strength, bravery, and honor that we celebrate today. Take this holiday to commemorate those who have served, and be sure to thank all the veterans in your life.
World Diabetes Day – November 14th
We believe that it is so important always to highlight as many health-related commemorations as we can. This is no exception. Diabetes affects so many of those we love and see every day. It is essential to be educated about managing diabetes and understand warning signs and behaviors that can lead to diabetes. Take today and this month to talk with your doctor and care team about your risk and or treatment plan.
Thanksgiving – November 25th
It’s turkey time! Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, and we hope to get the chance to have a more traditional celebration this year. But either way, we are ready for some good food and good times. This holiday is the perfect time to think about what and who we are thankful for…and maybe let them know!