Choosing to live in our retirement community does not mean that you will be cut off from your family and friends. In fact, you will find it easier to interact with them. We go a long way to make sure that your stay at our community is as convenient as possible. For instance, if you are planning for Rosh Hashanah activities, you don’t need to bend over backwards to come up with activities that your family and friends can enjoy. You can make use of our exclusive programs for concierge and transportation services to make it happen. Our resourceful team members are always on hand to provide information and guidance as well as to carry out instructions that you give them when planning for such activities. Some of the things you can plan for include :
Since Rosh Hashanah falls between September and late October, it is usually the beginning of fall and this means that apples are ripe for the picking in many orchards. This is a good thing, since apples are synonymous with Rosh Hashanah. They represent new beginnings and hopes for a new year. If you live in our retirement community and are interested in taking part in this activity, you only need to make use of our Expressions Concierge service. Our team members will scour the region for the best orchards meeting your specifications for orchard picking, and will then give you a list of options you can choose from. This will definitely be an activity that will appeal to all, including kids.
Setting a Holiday Table
Most families celebrating this holiday will have a special dish that they will enjoy with their extended family members. Part of the fun is setting the table for the dishes, as well as cooking. This does not have to be a fancy do; you can use homemade cups, challah covers, honey bowls carved into apples and other elements to set the ideal table. This will not cost you an arm and a leg, and will be easy to set up.
Baking Sweet Treats
Another tradition associated with this holiday is baking sweet treats including honey cake, candied carrots and Tzimmies. Baking as a family can be fun, and you can start baking the simple dishes if there is not an experienced baker in the family. With time, you will get better at it, and be successful at baking more complicated dishes.
The Tikkun Olam tradition is an attempt at repairing the world using one good deed at a time. This simply means spreading kindness by doing this such as volunteering as a family, donating old clothes and food as well as organizing a treasure hunt. This can be organized a week before the holiday particularly if you intend to do many things for Tikkun Olam. It’s a good idea to remember that there are some people who may be lonely, so it may be a good idea to also take this time to visit friends and family that you have not talked to in a long time.