Our Team at Azura Memory Care is so thankful to our many friends and family who remembered us this past holiday season. Our days were filled with extra special goodies and thank you notes galore!!
Knowing that we can make the load a little bit lighter and our residents’ days brighter is gift enough. However, one special sentiment stood out this year and we’d like to recognize this special family’s effort by sharing it with all of you.
Each year the Wolf family whose loved one resides in Azura Memory Care of Beloit home, exchange names at Christmas and write a poem in that person’s honor. This year, they chose to honor their Azura family with a special creation, which we are sharing below. Thank you for this beautiful prose! They are a true testament to our Team and the EXCEPTIONAL care they provide!!
Azura’s Gift All Through the Year
The legend of dear old Santa Claus
Has been handed down for years
A bright red suit, a beard of white.
And the eight reindeer he steers.
A sleigh that flies across the sky
With gifts for me and you
All carefully made by Santa’s elves
Oh how this legend grew
As we think of all he represents
There is one thing brought to mind
It’s not the things that we unwrap
It’s that he’s loving…selfless, kind
And when he throws upon his back
His sack that’s packed so tight
The wonderment of all it holds
Is what makes Christmas feel so right.
It’s not the gifts that you receive
Which soon becomes just history
It’s the love in which they’re given
That displays the one true mystery.
Now-a-days at Christmas time
The complaint rings loud and clear,
“Can’t afford these Christmas gifts
This will be a skimpy year.”
It’s why we’re here to tell you all
To take another look
To listen to those retail stores
They do everything by the book.
I’d reach deep in Santa’s Sack
And explore the gifts inside
There are gifts you’re all familiar with
They are gifts you cannot hide
You see you all have given them
Throughout the entire year
They are CARE & KINDNESS, JOY & LOVE
They are PATIENCE, HOPE & CHEER.
They are LAUGHTER on the greyest days
ENCOURAGEMENT when one’s down
And CREATIVITY at its best
Making smiles from a frown.
It’s SERVICE to the needy
When it’s you that needs it most
And today’s the day to thank you
So allow us now to boast
The spirit of Christmas fills these walls
Every moment of every day
You give the gifts from Santa’s Sack
Unaware of the role you play.
You love the ones we love the most
With your skills you take our place
That’s a gift beyond all price tags
It’s your love we all embrace.
So one more time we ask of you,
Reach deep in Santa’s Sack
And find a gift that’s just for you
For we want to give love back.
Thanks to all of the Azura Staff
You make this home feel right
And in the words of Ol’ St. Nick
“Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.”
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse