Enjoy the Christmas Spirit at the Westlake Center for Community Services

Gingerbread House Entrance: "Welcome." Photos by Lydia Gadd

Holidays can be stressful and a lot of work. For our community elders, it just might take too much energy to think about some of the "extras" like decorating. That is part of the reason why the staff of Westlake's Community Services Department take extra time to transform our Community Center into a place that can help bring back the joy and wonder of the season.

The gingerbread house entrance immediately sets the tone. Our patrons smile and share some of their own happy holiday memories. Every community room has a different theme. There is a Grinch Christmas tree, along with the mono-antlered dog Max on the Grinch's sleigh, and another tree with an old-fashioned Candy and Soda Shop theme. You will find elves on shelves, and even a "Naughty List."

If you haven't visited us before, this is a perfect time stop by and check out the decor, made by staff and volunteer "elves." We are happy to provide tours and information about our Plus Fifty Programs and Social Service Outreach.       

Lydia Gadd

I am the Director of the Community Services Department for the City of Westlake. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

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Volume 7, Issue 24, Posted 9:40 AM, 12.15.2015