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Holiday highlights at Ann’s Choice

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December 16th, 2014
Each faith community at Ann’s Choice—Protestant, Jewish, and Catholic—exhibits the symbols of its faith in special cases outside the entrance to the campus chapel.
Each faith community at Ann’s Choice—Protestant, J

Throughout December, symbols of the season will abound at Choice, EricksonLiving’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa.

The community’s different faith communities will hold special religious services. Visiting choral groups will fill the air with holiday melodies. Festive trees, colorful wreaths, and glittery décor will enhance the living rooms and lobbies of the three campus clubhouses. Residents’ doors and display shelves in the 15 residence buildings will feature holiday mementoes and seasonal decorations. 

On Christmas Day, dining services will present a traditional holiday feast with all the trimmings and crowned with a selection of irresistible holiday desserts.

Because these things occur on campus, residents needn’t venture out in the cold to enjoy them; most take place in the beautiful, 450-seat, nondenominational chapel in Keystone Clubhouse.

December’s lineup

Here are some of this year’s holiday highlights: 

Dec. 3: Centennial Singers, a community chorus based in Hatboro, will usher in the season.

Dec. 8: The Bucks County Women’s Chorus will present a concert.

Dec. 10: Following Mass in the chapel, the Catholic Council will host its annual holiday social. Special guests, the children’s choir from Nativity of Our Lord parish in Warminster, will sing a medley of Christmas songs. 

Dec. 16: A candle-lighting ceremony for the first night of Hanukkah will take place in Keystone Clubhouse as members of the Jewish Faith Community gather to celebrate the joy of being together. Subsequent candle-lighting ceremonies will be held in each clubhouse during each night of Hanukkah. All residents, regardless of faith, are welcome to attend.

Dec. 18:  St. John’s United Methodist Church choir and bell choir from Ivyland will present a concert sponsored by the Ann’s Choice Protestant Council. 

Dec. 22: North Voice, a chorus from Council Rock High School North, will celebrate the season in song.

Dec. 26: For Kwanzaa, the weeklong African-American holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture, each of the three clubhouses will showcase a symbolic display of a mat, cup, and candles.

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