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Windsor Elms welcomes holidays with tree lighting

Children of all ages help to decorate the Christmas Tree at the Windsor Elms, using decorations from the former location.
Children of all ages help to decorate the Christmas Tree at the Windsor Elms, using decorations from the former location. - Colin Chisholm

FALMOUTH, N.S. – Smiles were wide as children helped to decorate the Windsor Elms Christmas Tree, some reaching on their tippy toes for the best spot.

Beth House director of therapeutic services said the tradition began seven years ago when the Windsor Elms moved to their new location in Falmouth.

“We wanted it to be a community event that brought everyone together, and it really has,” House said. “Over the years it’s grown and has become a wonderful way for our residents to still be a part of their community.”

“When it’s a bit harder for them to get out into it, we welcome the community in as often as we can,” she added.

Seven musical groups sang yuletide songs while hot chocolate and treats were dolled out.

The ornaments that decorate the tree came from the former Windsor Elms location in Windsor.

“The residents love to see children any time of the year, but especially Christmas, because it’s so much about them,” she said.

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