Following in the tradition of our innovative community outreach efforts, Trillium has been working hard to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors here in the Upper Valley. We've spearheaded several initiatives, including 2 in particular that are dear to our hearts.
Caregiver Pampering Day
The first, held in January after the holiday rush, was a partnership with Cedar Hill we dubbed "Caregiver Pampering Day" where caregivers for anyone, not just seniors, were treated to a special day of enjoyment, relaxation, and pampering for family members who care for sick or aging loved ones. Caregivers get to relieve some stress, learn ways to maintain good health year round, and meet other caregivers. It is our way to thank caregivers for all they do for their loved ones. The Village at Cedar Hill hosted the multi-day event that featured Chair, Table, and Hand Massages by Green Day Spa of Windsor, VT; Aromatherapy; Tea & Scones; Relaxing Music; and Gift Bags. The day was a huge success, with not just for the members of the public who came, but also for the employees at Cedar Hill who also had a chance to enjoy a break from caregiving. We can't wait for the next one!
Leap of Kindness Day
The second event we participated in was #LeapofKindnessDay. 2016 is a #LeapYear. We all get 1 extra day, on Monday, February 29. Trillium partnered with The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce to encourage everyone to use this “extra” day by doing something kind for someone else on #LeapofKindnessDay. For our act of kindness we chose the residents at Cedar Hill to receive flowers and other gifts. The professional staff who cares for these residents also deserve a special thanks for the work they do. Here are some of our staff and residents delivering the gifts they received!