Vintage Glen is decked out for the holidays, bringing some much-needed cheer to residents while following pandemic safety requirements.
Community manager Debbie Reynolds and her hard-working team – assistant community manager Delois and Steve in maintenance – decorated a Christmas tree in the mail area, strung lights on and around the main building and by the pool, and created a holiday winter display worthy of the big-name retailers in New York City (see photos).
"My sincere gratitude to you for everything you have done to help us live the safest and most comfortable life possible during these uncertain times,” said a longtime Vintage Glen resident. “Thanks also for the beautifully decorated and lighted Christmas tree in the mailroom. The message of hope and joy that Christmas brings was sorely needed by a number of residents and gives those who are lacking in mind, body or spirit to reflect on it and draw inspiration and courage.”
Vintage Glen, an affordable apartment community for seniors in Sacramento, closed its clubhouse when the COVID pandemic started to follow safety requirements. But Reynolds came up with an idea to bring some holiday cheer while also keeping residents safe. She replaced the plastic sheet barrier between the clubhouse and the mailroom with a holiday red divider, serving as the perfect backdrop for the community's holiday tree.
So, when residents grab their mail, they can enjoy some holiday cheer – but not have access to the clubhouse. Of course, residents are following and frequently reminded to wear masks and stay at least 6 feet apartment at Vintage Glen.
“Debbie always goes out of her way, especially for holidays,” said Kristina Scott, regional manager for USA Properties. From Black History Month to Christmas, Reynolds and her team decorate, celebrate and embrace the holidays. “She and her team are amazing.”