Nov 29, 2017 by Tracy Kelley
The holidays are all about family, so make sure you don't forget your senior family members who love to do something with you this December. Working in the senior home care industry, we know that seniors benefit when they get out into the community, but this is especially important during the holiday season. Many elderly adults experience acute loneliness over the holidays. Make sure you're seeing to it that your loved ones do not feel forgotten in this, the season of giving. Try these events with your senior loved one this December in Lakeland.
The holidays are a magical time to spend with family. Find details on these events on the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce website.
- Central Florida Health Expo. Friday, December 1, 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, International Market World Flea and Farmers Market Bldg. K – Big Yellow Building, 1052 US 92 W, Auburndale, FL 33823.
The Central Florida Health Expo is the area’s premier event for health-conscious adults. The event will be held at International Market World Flea and Farmers Market in Auburndale. The market comes alive on Fridays as shoppers stroll through one of the area’s largest farm fresh produce markets, enjoy live entertainment and experience the market’s vibrant atmosphere. This event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome!
-A Christmas Story: The Musical, 2017 Dec. 1, 2, 3 & 8, 9, 10, Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm/ Sunday 2:00 pm, Lakeland Community Theatre, 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801.
This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. $22 Adults, $20 Seniors, $15 Students (17 and under)
- Downtown Farmers Curb Market. December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017, 8:00 AM?-?2:00 PM, 200 N Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801.
The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a key component of a vibrant, diverse and exciting Downtown. It is designed to serve and bring together all segments of our community. It is a positive force in bringing people Downtown to purchase fresh produce, plants and local handcrafted items. The 11-month Market (closed in August) is a showcase for the talents and the work of local artisans and local growers. The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a project of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA).
- Excel Christian Academy's 2nd Annual Winter Boutique, Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Excel Christian Academy, 6505 Odom Road, Lakeland FL 33809.
Come and do all your holiday shopping in one place we have many different vendors coming. Like: Tupperware doTERRA Snap jewelry Scentsy Younique Honey and lace Thirty One Paparazzi Premier jewelry Mary Kay Usborne books Lipsense Various Craft Vendors and many more.
- Percussion Ensemble Concert, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:30 pm, Bush Chapel, Southeastern University,1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801.
The sounds of the season presented in rhythmic styles ranging from classical keyboard transcriptions to contemporary percussive oeuvres, presented by the students of Southeastern University. Adults $5, Students $3.
- Lakeland Christmas Parade, Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Downtown Lakeland, Florida.
The 37th Annual Lakeland Christmas Parade will be held on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 7:00 pm and we hope that you'll join us for A Night in the North Pole!
- Southeastern University’s Annual Christmas Concert, Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:30 pm, Bush Chapel, Southeastern University, 1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801. Adults $5, Students $3.
Yuletide sounds brought to you by the accomplished musical assemblage of students and faculty of Southeastern University.
- Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Branscomb Auditorium, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL.
Come join the holiday fun and festivities in this highly-anticipated music tradition for the community! Adults $8, students $4.
- Lakeland Water Ski Club - FREE Christmas Water Ski Show, December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm, Lake Hollingsworth.
FREE Water Ski Show! Great Family Fun! Come see our action-packed show featuring our talented water skiers, a human pyramid, and maybe even a surprise special guest!
Comfort Keepers’ caregivers just might be out and about with our senior clients at these events. See you there! For more information about our team at Comfort Keepers, click here, or call us at 863-292-6199.
Photo courtesy of Edmund Garman.