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Mardi Gras Joy at Parc Provence

Mardi Gras Joy at Parc Provence

 

Our Mardi Gras Party was a joyful event at Parc Provence. We celebrated Fat Tuesday in style with a party our residents enjoyed as if they were on Bourbon street in New Orleans!

Every year, we enjoy a traditional king cake with everyone who wishes to celebrate. Our Mardi Gras festivities continue with music, hats, boas, and more fun for the entire Parc Provence community.

Mardi Gras Traditions

Mardi Gras marks the last day before Lent, a religious season of fasting, praying, and repentance. In anticipation of 40 solemn days, participants enjoy one last day of revelry on “Fat Tuesday,” or Mardi Gras. A traditional king cake is decorated in purple, green, and gold – three colors to represent the Three Kings of the Epiphany. The purple signifies “justice,” the green signifies “faith,” and the gold signifies “power.” A plastic baby representing the Christ child is baked in the cake. The person whose slice of cake has the baby in it is said to be “king” for the day. Some people believe that person has good luck of the remainder of the year!

Moments of Joy Matter

Celebrating Mardi Gras and other holidays can serve as a form of reminiscence therapy. These events allow residents to tap into memories of similar celebrations and traditions they’ve enjoyed throughout their lives. Social experiences are also important for the wellbeing and happiness of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory concerns. That’s why we offer a variety of activities, entertainment, and therapy options every day. We want every resident to find the perfect fit.

Learn More About Memory Care at Parc Provence

Parc Provence is known as the Leader in Memory Care because we foster a positive, engaging environment for people with memory loss. Our award-winning design helps residents feel at home while over 80 activities a day provide the very best in memory care and enjoyment. Contact us today to schedule a tour. We’d love to show you how we help families and residents live well every single day. Because every moment matters.

 

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