We’re celebrating 12 Days of Ava’Merry Christmas at Avamere at Sherwood! Here’s how we’ve been celebrating each day this holiday season.

Dec. 12: Dress Like an Elf Day

Avamere at Sherwood Staff

We served up hot sugary pancakes in honor of Buddy the elf and of course we had the movie Elf playing in the background.

Dec. 13: Silly Socks

We had an indoor snowball fight for all the employees and any residents who wanted to join. While in the middle of a snowball fight, we gave them each a pair of silly Christmas socks (thrown like a snowball) to keep as a gift. We definitely worked off the pancakes from the day before!

Dec. 14: Old Timey Christmas Day

Avamere at Sherwood Residents
Avamere at Sherwood

This included Ava’Merry Dickens of a Christmas Candlelight Dinner for all our lovely residents. We dressed as characters from A Christmas Carol and had a jolly good Christmas dinner. Seth served prime rib, Brussel sprouts, and twice baked potatoes all while dressed in a top hat and tails! Karissa was Ghost of Christmas Present, and Megan Kerekes was Ghost of Christmas Past (although residents kept calling her an angel which she didn’t mind either).

Dec. 15: Who is in Whoville

Avamere at Sherwood Staff

We donned crazy hair and Christmas colors, with lots of fun and hairspray! Megan made the employees a Grinch word scramble that they could fill out and earn a prize and made everyone Grinch cupcakes.

Dec. 16: Ugly Sweater Day

Avamere at Sherwood Ugly Sweaters

On Friday we held Ugly Sweater Day as part of our 12 Days of Ava’Merry Christmas! We also had our employee Christmas party including a gift as a thank-you for their hard work and silent auction. Employees had raffle tickets for participating in the week’s fun to earn gifts donated by management. We enjoyed games, including a gift game and party games. One of our team members, Seth, made a pasta bar and peanut butter rice krispies. Check out some of our ugly sweater photos and party fun!

Dec. 20: Santa’s Workshop Open House

Avamere at Sherwood
Avamere at Sherwood Staff Member
Avamere at Sherwood Resident
We had Santa visit, gift wrapping, crafts, and baby “reindeer”! The reindeer were the biggest hit and lit up so many faces and brought joy to our building in this very busy time of year. Santa came and visited residents and families, handed out candy canes, and updated his list. He also told us he would be back for today’s resident party! Deb Burns, our Director of Sales and Outreach, handed out a spread of delicious snacks prepared by her and Seth, Director of Culinary Services. The whole team made sure we were prepped and ready to share this Christmas cheer for all to come.

This is just a snapshot of our 12 Days of Ava’Merry Christmas. See all our Christmas fun on Facebook!