It’s a Family Tradition

Life’s most important gifts are gained by capturing lasting family memories to share and reminisce.

If you ask our wise generation of grandmas and grandpas, magical moments shared with loved ones are more important and meaningful than material gifts. Joyful memories are the ones that tend to last forever.

There are many ways of capturing these memorable times such as taking pictures for scrapbooking, videos and slide shows for viewing, or by writing in diaries. You can help capture these memories and tell a wonderful story again and again.

You are the best curator to bring alive the experiences you really want to share in your life. Capture the memories, especially the joyful ones. Time slips by and we wonder where the time has gone. We often find ourselves in a routine that is hard to break unless we actively try and find the time. Some hints for memory making are creating and learning together, sharing in celebrating events and making room for spontaneity, remember, joy can be contagious!

Family traditions can help create wonderful memories. By baking and decorating cookies as a family, watching a Christmas movie together, going carol singing with friends and family, and hanging up Christmas stockings, we can create those joyful traditions and memories. One of my favorite reminiscence is my loving family sitting at the holiday table set with grandma’s beautiful china, crystal and silver. We would laugh and enjoy the wide array of special family recipes made with tender loving care and gave thanks for all our blessings. I am sure you have your favorite memories of your family gatherings too.

Remember that Family is a blessing and we should enjoy every moment we have together.

At Danbury Senior Living in Brunswick, Chef Bryant and our culinary department are creating new experiences and memories through the art of cooking. Our holiday menu will be created together with our residents, so we can share in the joy and celebrate the event. Half the fun is in the planning. Chef Bryant would like to share his special recipe with you.

Cranberry Sauce

2 pkg. fresh cranberries cleaned and sorted
1 cup water
1 cup orange juice
½ cup red wine
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch of ground cloves
1 pinch of fresh ground nutmeg
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 bay leaf

  • Combine all ingredients in a 1-gallon stock pot.
  • Bring to a simmer and continue to simmer on low for about an hour, add a little water if gets to thick. (Cranberries should have split)
  • Remove and un-split cranberries and the bay leaf
  • Place mixture in a blender and pulse a few times

If you like it sour than leave alone but you can add a little more sugar at this point if you like it sweet… THEN ENJOY!


• Danbury Senior Living of Brunswick is a NEW Independent and Assisted Living
Community with 101 apartments, located at 3430 Brunswick Lake Parkway,
Brunswick, OH 44212.
• Danbury off ers a variety of fl oor plans, including studio, one and two bedrooms
that overlook a colorful woods or peaceful lake. Pets are welcome. All utilities are
provided including telephone, cable TV Service and Wi-Fi.
• Community areas such as Patios, Gardens, Walking Paths, Movie Theater, Bistro, Pub,
Reading and Computer Library, Arts and Crafts Room, Fitness and Exercise Room,
Spa and Hair Salon are all available for the convenience and comfort of our residents.
• Weekly housekeeping and complimentary laundry facilities are provided.
• Restaurant-style dining with daily chef prepared meals are served from 7am to7pm.
• Personal care, health and wellness are administrated by our 24-hour licensed nursing
team along with care companions. Safety pendants are provided.
• Residents will enjoy musical entertainment, exercise classes, community programs,
local church services and of course, bingo.
• Other available services include in-house rehabilitative therapies and home health visits.

Danbury Senior Living of Brunswick is now taking deposits for apartment suites, and planning to take admissions mid-December. Please call Bobbie Collins, at 330-620-6114 for additional information.

Danbury Senior Living – Brunswick