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Things to Do in East Windsor to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

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While this year has brought its challenges, there are certainly matters to celebrate – and the holiday season is the perfect time to focus on the joy, health and happiness in our lives. Even though social distancing may be the norm, there are ways for you to take part in the holiday spirit and celebrate safely. At Meadow Lakes, we’ve pulled together a list of how to enjoy the holidays in East Windsor.

Activities to Help You Enjoy the Holidays

Bundle Up for a Winter Walk. Temperatures may be dropping, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a brisk walk outdoors. There’s something special about seeing trees covered in newly fallen snow and taking a breath of crisp, winter air. And, at Meadow Lakes, our accredited arboretum offers the perfect setting for an afternoon stroll.

Explore New York City Lights. Did you know that New York City is only an hour away from East Windsor? Take a day trip to see the city decorated in stunning lights, from the neighborhood of Dyker Heights to the Saks Fifth Avenue display. (While a day trip is an exciting escape, please remember to socially distance yourself from large crowds and wear masks when in public.)

Bake Seasonal Goods. It doesn’t matter if you’re a baking novice or consider baking as one of your favorite hobbies – there are plenty of seasonal recipes for you to try for yourself during the holiday season. From simple sugar cookies to more elaborate chocolate peppermint cheesecake, delish offers plenty of ideas for holiday sweets.

Visit a Christmas Tree Farm. The smell of pine perfectly exemplifies the holiday season. You can visit a tree farm, like Simonson Farms, to take a walk around pine trees and even choose your perfect tree to take home as the centerpiece of your holiday décor.

Enjoy a Holiday Movie Marathon. Curl up in your favorite blanket and a hot beverage to enjoy the time-honored tradition of watching holiday movies. Whether your favorite movie is Frosty the Snowman, It’s a Wonderful Life or even National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, be sure to set some time aside this holiday season to relax and watch your favorite seasonal film.

Create Holiday Cards. It feels special to receive mail, and now is the perfect time to explore your artistic side and create holiday cards to send to family, friends or even strangers. Craft your own holiday cards to put a smile on someone’s face with season’s greetings.

Treat Yourself to the Gift of Superior Senior Living at Meadow Lakes

As a picture-perfect and friendly continuing care retirement community in New Jersey, Meadow Lakes is a special place to call home. Along with a variety of living options, services and amenities like engaging daily activities and delicious dining options are available that go above and beyond those you might expect at a traditional senior living community. Resident Barbara Thompson shares, “Since moving here, I’ve met so many interesting and talented let’s-get-involved people from all walks of life who are caring and understanding not only for each other, but for the staff as well… [people] can’t believe how involved the residents are here; it makes a world of difference.”

Contact us today to learn more about senior living in East Windsor, New Jersey, and schedule your personal tour.

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