Victoria Home in Ossining has shared news of their holiday celebration. Read below for more information from Victoria Home on the festivities:
This Holiday Season at Victoria Home, the tiny corner of the British Empire with panoramic views overlooking the Hudson River celebrated the holidays with all 49 residents. Gathered in Victoria Homes King Edward’s room joined by the DBE, family, friends and staff celebrated with music, food and gifts. Each resident received gifts from a member of the DBE, which supports the home. Residents received an array of gifts ranging from classical music, pajamas, blankets and jewelry.
Staff members dressed up in Santa and elf costumes playing carols and dancing, filling the hallways and rooms with the holiday spirit, for those residents who enjoy the privacy of their own room. Early Christmas morning, residents woke up to a hot breakfast, carols and more gifts from the DBE and Victoria Home. A resident at the home stated “You shouldn’t have, but I’m so thankful that you did.”
The home is run and supported by the DBE (Daughters of the British Empire), whose mission started in 1916. That mission has evolved over the years and Victoria Home now welcomes elderly men and women from the local community of all backgrounds. At Victoria Home, “it’s the little things that make a big difference.”
Photo courtesy of Victoria Home from left to right: Melissa Maute, Michelle Sidote, Sophier Campbell.