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Four Winds Celebrates The Holidays

By Jennifer Powell-Lunder, Psy.D

Four Winds has a long tradition of hosting fun, family oriented festivities over the holiday season. Four Winds is dedicated to ensuring that families can celebrate the holidays at the hospital together. What follows is a brief overview of the festivities Four Winds traditionally offers.


Four Winds brings home cooking to the hospital for patients and their immediate family members to enjoy. There’s a thanksgiving lunch which include all the holiday trimmings. A fun-filled day of crafts, board games and a featured holiday movie help the families celebrate.


All patients and their immediate family members are invited to celebrate Chanukah at Four Winds. The Festival of lights at Four Winds includes a traditional Chanukah dinner including potato pancakes, matzoh ball soup, a scrumptious main dish offering such as pot roast, and of course doughnuts for dessert. An electric menorah is lighted throughout the eight day holiday.


Holiday cheer kicks off with a festive Christmas Eve lunch. Christmas Day lunch is a an elegant meal offered in a casual comfortable setting for patients and their immediate family members. Families can enjoy many holiday inspired activities, and tasty snacks such as cocoa, cookies, and candy canes. The day also includes many holiday inspired activities including crafts, board games and a holiday movie. Santa is sure to make a special appearance at some point during the holiday season. The units are decorated with holiday cheer. Santa arrives with something for every patient on Christmas morning.


Four Winds celebrates this holiday dedicated to culture and community in honor of the harvest. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1. A special dinner including home cooked favorites is offered for patients and their immediate family in the dinning room.

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