IN THIS ISSUE:
- TEA WITH THE GORDON HOUSE LECTURE SERIES
- OUR NEW ADMINISTRATOR IN TRAINING
- FLU PREVENTION DOESN’T TAKE SUMMERS OFF
- ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 2017 GALA “CINCO DE FIESTA”
- KEEPING UP WITH OUR NEW ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
THE GORDON HOUSE LECTURE SERIES presents “OUR AGING BRAINS” with DR. JAMES P. BENNETT, JR.
We had another packed house for our quarterly Lecture Series. Attendees enjoyed complimentary high tea and finger sandwiches while acclaimed researcher Dr. James P. Bennett Jr. discussed the challenges of age-related memory loss, empowerment and prevention through lifestyle change, and the future of brain disease research.
Dr. Bennett held numerous prominent positions in the field of neuroscience, including faculty positions at The University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. He now heads up Neurodegeneration Therapeutics, Inc. (NTI), a non-profit biomedical research foundation using stem cell and next generation technologies to develop novel “personalized” treatment of degenerative brain diseases. You can learn more at NTI’s website at www.ndtherapeutics.org
A FAMILIAR FACE IS OUR NEW ADMINISTRATOR IN TRAINING
Business Manager Stephanie Parker is our new Administrator in Training (AIT), and is working intensely across five aspects of our business – Resident Care Management, Human Resources Management, Organizational Management, Physical Environment Management, and Business/Financial Management. Stephanie has an aggressive goal to complete her training in 18 months – six months earlier than required.
“I am so excited to be in the AIT program here at the Village at Gordon House,” says Stephanie. “I enjoy the challenge and the additional expertise I’ll be gaining. I also really love the Gordon House. Being a part of this family for the past eleven years – the staff, the residents and their families – has been extremely rewarding. I’m grateful for this opportunity, and look forward to being able to continue to devote my energy towards a bright future for everyone.”
THE FLU STILL LURKS AMONG US
Influenza can lead to serious complications, especially in the elderly. Getting your flu shot helps protect you and those around you. While typically the flu season ends in spring, it’s never too late to get vaccinated. Have you had your flu shot?
TOP 5 HIDING PLACES FOR THE FLU VIRUS—DISENFECT REGULARLY TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND THOSE YOU LOVE
- Telephones and cell phones
- The refrigerator, microwave and other appliances
- Kitchen and bathroom faucets
- Light switches and door knobs
- TV remote control
MEET OUR NEW ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
We’re pleased to announce that Rebecca Clarey, an experienced member of our team for over four years, has been promoted to Activities Director. Rebecca brings a vast array of activities experience and has tremendously enhanced our activity program for our residents.
KEEPING OUR RESIDENTS HAPPY IN MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT
We’re excited about our new activities schedule, designed to get everyone involved.
- 20-Minute Morning Stretch at 9:00am daily
- Walking Club after breakfast, lunch, dinner
- One on One Activities daily for any resident unable to attend scheduled activities
- Men’s Group luncheon, breakfast outings in April, Memorial Day activities on May 26th
- Monthly Birthday Parties to celebrate resident birthdays
- Travel Journeys to worldwide destinations through food, discussion, and multi-media interaction— to date we’ve traveled to Holland, Paris and Ireland
- Evening Activities with residents, staff and family members every week
With warmer months ahead we’re planning more outings such as lunches, breakfasts, and library trips. There’s never a dull moment at Gordon House!
2017 ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GALA “CINCO DE FIESTA”
Someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds, and this number only seems to be growing. We’re proud to once again sponsor the Central and Western Chapter Illumination Gala, in support of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. This is a cause that is dear to the hearts of the entire team at The Village at Gordon House.
This year’s “Cinco de Fiesta” Illumination Gala was held Friday May 5th at The Pavilion at The Boar’s Head resort in Charlottesville, Virginia. Guests enjoyed a Cinco de Mayo themed menu, drinks, music and dancing with Big Ray and the Kool Kats, the legendary annual live auction featuring the Memory Chair, and so much more. If you missed it, start making plans to attend next year!
Congratulations to our Employees of the Month
January – Brittney Lebrun, Direct Care
February – Vivian Winters, Dietary
March – Michaela Lebrun, Dietary
April – Michele Turner, Direct Care
About the Village at Gordon House
The Village at Gordon House is a boutique-style Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Our high staff ratio and elegant home-like setting offer the highest levels of care in Central Virginia.
Our secure dementia unit “Warren’s House” specializes in customized care for even the most challenging cases. Our focus on creative problem solving enables us to care for residents in ways other facilities cannot.
Conveniently located in rural Gordonsville, VA, our rates are competitive for the area and significantly less than those in Northern Virginia, Richmond, or other nearby metropolitan areas. Contact us today to schedule a tour, or stop by for a less formal look. Visitors are always welcome at The Village at Gordon House.