The residents and staff of Landis Communities would like to wish you a joyful holiday season. Team members and residents were asked to write poems reflecting on the year of 2016 and the feelings evoked by the wintery season. This video features two of those poems, which were chosen for Landis Communities’ 2016 Christmas Card.

May your holidays be bright!

—The Sweet Core (342 North Queen Street, Rear) & Landis Communities (1001 East Oregon Road)

“Maybe ‘twas in awe

Of the babe asleep on straw.

Could be his perfect nose and ears

And fingers—brought her tears.”

—from poem by Jim Leaman

“The warm illumination of the miniature tree, a gift from a caring life enrichment staff,

the slippers  shared with love, a gift from a CNA,

the prayer given to comfort, the gift of a pastoral visitor.

The many loving hands that hold hers in the middle of the night, a gift of time never to be returned to them.”

—from poem by Leone Wagner