Sweet celebration at The Terraces at Bonita Springs
The residents at The Terraces at Bonita Springs recently gathered to bake more than 80 hamantaschen pastries in preparation for the Jewish festival of Purim beginning. Seven residents of the luxury senior community enjoyed the warmth and camaraderie of baking together in the community kitchen, sharing family stories and anecdotes of holidays past. This was the sixth year of the “hamantaschen baking.” Hamantaschen is a three-cornered pastry with a delicious filling in the middle – these were peach, cherry, and poppy seed.
Mindee Weber, a concierge at The Terraces, facilitates both the baking and religious aspects of Purim and Passover for the community.
“This is always so special for the residents and for me,” said Ms. Weber. “So many of us do not have local family members to celebrate with. Baking together and enjoying each other here at The Terraces gives us the feeling of being with family. An extra special component is that not everyone participating is Jewish – we are gathering with friends of all faiths to celebrate together and to share our traditions.”
Holiday celebrations, educational events, guest speakers, and a variety of inspiring activities take place throughout the year at The Terraces at Bonita Springs as part of the community’s active lifestyle programs.