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Immerse Yourself in the Change of Seasons at Our Upcoming Events

November 23, 2021

The beauty of North Carolina is undeniable; Visit NC sums up the lure of our great state, saying, “Our state has every terrain: the tallest peaks in the East, bustling and vibrant cities in the central region, and 300 miles of barrier-island beaches.” One of many memorable North Carolina experiences is witnessing the shift of seasons, which is sometimes subtle, often grand and always a joy. In today’s post, we’re covering the change of seasons in our region, shining a spotlight on a handful of upcoming events especially planned for residents of The Barclay, a senior living community in North Carolina. We also have an inspiring thought to share from our Life Enrichment Director. Keep reading for all the details.

Barclay front exteriorThe Gift of Four Distinct Seasons

Our community is perfectly situated in Charlotte’s highly sought-after SouthPark area, where each season brings something new to discover. Spring weather in our area is suitable for a vast range of outdoor activities, including wildflower hikes, horseback adventures, bike riding or attending one of Charlotte’s many festivals and events. Summertime means summer fun in the form of outdoor concerts, picking sunflowers at a local farm, picnics at Freedom Park and sun-filled days at Lake Norman. The glorious fall foliage attracts countless visitors to our state, eager to witness a cascade of color, from hues of luscious lemon to elegant emerald, burnt orange and deep magenta. There’s also apple picking and sporting events, still more festivals and pumpkin-themed entertainment. The flurry of sparkling lights and winter activities helps keep wintertime blues far away. Holiday parades, light displays and more keep the season merry.

Exclusive Upcoming Events at The Barclay, a Senior Living Community in North Carolina

Residents of our community have a bustling calendar of events available to them, designed to be life-enriching and engaging. Our team aims to delight residents in every way, from the comforting rhythm of weekly gatherings, such as our signature men’s and women’s breakfasts, to pulling out all the stops for themed events like Broadway at The Barclay. A few excursions that Barclay residents have the opportunity to enjoy, with transportation provided, include

  • Charlotte Civic Orchestra’s Christmas Extravaganza: Sunday, November 28

    An evening of dazzling costumes and superb artistry by the Charlotte City Ballet, Storyteller Dancers, and the popular Holiday Singers.

  • Speedway Christmas: Monday, November 29 and Tuesday, November 30
  • Featuring four million lights strewn across a remarkable four-mile course, with hundreds of creative displays and lights synchronized to Christmas-themed music.

  • Gingerbread Lane at The Ballantyne: Wednesday, December 8
  • A free event featuring an enchanting display of gingerbread creations.

  • Christmas Town USA in McAdenville, NC: Wednesday, December 15
  • A festive holiday town decorated with thousands of lights, merry displays and a magical Main Street. .

“Life at The Barclay is Like…”

For residents that are hesitant about attending community events, Lesley Donovan, our Life Enrichment Director, offers some encouragement: “Life at The Barclay is like living on a cruise ship. There is never a chance for you to be bored. My job is to enrich your life every day in anything you love to do. Get your bucket list out and let’s start checking off those events…get involved and try new things. Meeting new friends, sharing memories and living life to the fullest is what it’s all about. This is your chance to live!”

The Barclay at SouthPark is a remarkable new senior living community in North Carolina with unparalleled offerings, including elegant independent living apartment homes, high-end amenities, distinctive dining options, concierge services and an engaging lifestyle that emphasizes whole-person wellness. Request your free brochure online or contact us at 980-224-8540.

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The Barclay at SouthPark

4801 Barclay Downs Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210


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