Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm

Resident´s Birthdays

Mary Beth Veltkamp 6/3
Bill Colliver 6/10
Nancy Sturgill 6/11
Barbara Patrick 6/14
Elaine Bryden 6/22
Donna Mason 6/24
Judith Londene 6/25
Ron Hoffman 6/26

Celebrating July

Father’s Day Cookout- 19th

Community Events

Casino Night for 7th Anniversary12th in the Theater at 5:30pm

America’s Everglades, FloridaThe largest subtropical wildernessin the United States

Embracing Art and Creativity

Engaging in art and creativity offers numerous benefits for a fulfilling life. Here are some key advantages:
Self-Expression: Art allows for personal expression, letting you convey emotions and ideas uniquely.
Mental Health: Creative activities reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, promoting mental well-being.
Cognitive Function: Art stimulates the brain, enhancing problem-solving, critical thinking, and fine motor skills.
Social Connections: Join art classes or clubs to meet like-minded individuals and foster a sense of community.
Lifelong Learning: Exploring different art forms encourages continuous learning and personal growth.
Self-Esteem: Completing art projects boosts confidence and provides a sense of accomplishment.
Relaxation: Art can be meditative, offering peace and tranquility.
Inspiration: Sharing your art can inspire others to explore their creativity.
Memory Preservation: Art helps preserve memories and tell personal stories.
Cultural Appreciation: Exploring diverse art forms broadens your understanding of different cultures and perspectives.
Incorporating art into your life enhances well-being and brings joy, regardless of your skill level.Stay Hydrated: Dehydration is a common issue during the summer. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol, as they can contribute to dehydration.

Protect Your Skin: The sun’s rays can be harsh, especially during peak hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Always wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and reapply it every two hours or after swimming. Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and light, long-sleeved clothing to protect your skin from UV damage.

Stay Cool: High temperatures can be dangerous, especially for seniors. Stay indoors during the hottest part of the day and make use of air conditioning or fans to keep cool. If you need to be outside, seek shade and take frequent breaks in a cool place.

Exercise Wisely: Physical activity is important, but it’s best to exercise during the cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late evening. Water aerobics, swimming, or indoor exercises are great options to stay active without overheating.

Healthy Eating: Enjoy the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available in the summer. These foods are not only nutritious but also help keep you hydrated. Opt for light, balanced meals and avoid heavy, hot foods that can increase body temperature.

Shark Valley

If you want to see the vast beauty of the Everglades and more alligators than you can count, then Shark Valley should be your #1 stop! Shark Valley is in the heart of the Everglades freshwater marsh. It boasts a rich array of wildlife, including abundant alligators, wading birds, turtles, and various other species like herons, egrets, and ibises.

Tips for Keeping Your Mind Active

Tips for Keeping Your Mind Active

Stay Curious: Continuously seek new knowledge. Read books, explore new subjects, and engage in educational activities. Lifelong learning stimulates the brain and keeps it engaged.

Play Games and Puzzles: Challenge your brain with puzzles like crosswords, Sudoku, or jigsaw puzzles. Playing strategic games such as chess or card games can also enhance cognitive functions.

Stay Social: Engage in social activities. Conversations with friends and family, participating in group activities, and joining clubs or organizations can boost mental stimulation and emotional well-being.

Exercise Regularly: Physical activity promotes better blood flow to the brain and encourages the growth of new brain cells. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.

Eat a Brain-Healthy Diet: Consume a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, good fats, vitamins, and minerals. Foods like berries, nuts, fish, and leafy green vegetables support brain health.

Get Adequate Sleep: Ensure you get enough quality sleep each night. Sleep is crucial for memory consolidation and cognitive function.

Learn New Skills: Taking up new hobbies or skills, such as learning a musical instrument, a new language, or a new craft, can create new neural connections and improve brain plasticity.

Practice Mindfulness and Meditation: Engage in mindfulness practices and meditation to reduce stress and improve focus, memory, and emotional regulation.

Stay Organized: Keeping a structured daily routine and maintaining an organized environment can enhance mental clarity and reduce cognitive load.

Volunteer: Volunteering in your community can provide a sense of purpose and stimulate mental and social engagement.

Everglades National Park

America’s Everglades is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, and also the only place in the world where American Alligators and American Crocodiles coexist in the world

Resident of the Month

Jerry Roth

Jerry Roth Resident of the Month

We are delighted to recognize Jerry Roth as our Resident of the Month. Jerry is a vibrant and active member of our community, known for his enthusiasm and friendly demeanor. He is a regular attendee of our weekend concerts and plays, where he enjoys the diverse performances and the lively atmosphere. Jerry also has a great appreciation for our happy hours, where he connects with fellow residents over good conversation and laughter. In the mornings, you can find him as an integral part of our Breakfast Club, starting his day with camaraderie and a hearty meal. Jerry’s active participation and positive spirit make him a cherished member of our community.

Qwen’s passion for physical activity extends back many years. In the 1970s, she made a significant impact as a track coach, guiding and mentoring countless athletes. Her exceptional efforts and achievements in this field earned her a well-deserved induction into the Madison County Hall of Fame.

We are proud to have Qwen as a vibrant member of our community, and we celebrate her remarkable contributions and active lifestyle.

Associate of the Month

Shane Rogers

Shane Rogers Associate of the Month

We are proud to honor Shane Rogers as our Employee of the Month. Shane, one of our exceptional chefs, has been a cornerstone of our kitchen team, consistently delivering delicious and nutritious meals to our residents. His culinary skills are matched only by his dedication and passion for creating delightful dining experiences. Shane is known for his creativity in the kitchen, always introducing new ideas and exciting dishes that cater to the diverse tastes and dietary needs of our community. Beyond his culinary talents, Shane’s warm and friendly demeanor endears him to both residents and colleagues alike. His commitment to excellence and his unwavering work ethic make him an invaluable asset to our team. Thank you, Shane, for your outstanding contributions and for making our dining experiences truly special.

Kayla’s commitment to excellence is evident in everything she does. She takes great pride in her work, always striving to create a clean and comfortable space for everyone. Her warm smile and positive attitude brighten our days, and her willingness to lend a helping hand whenever needed is truly commendable.

We are grateful for Kayla’s unwavering dedication and the care she puts into her role every day. Her contributions significantly enhance the quality of life in our community, and we are proud to honor her as our Associate of the Month. Thank you, Kayla, for your outstanding service and for making our community a better place.

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Recipe of the Month

Fresh Summer Quinoa Salad

Fresh Summer Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cucumber, diced
1 bell pepper (any color), diced
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook Quinoa: Rinse quinoa under cold water. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and let it cool.


Prepare Vegetables: While the quinoa is cooling, prepare the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, and red onion. Place them in a large mixing bowl.

Combine Ingredients: Add the cooled quinoa to the bowl with the vegetables. Add chopped parsley, mint, and crumbled feta cheese.

Make Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Mix Salad: Pour the dressing over the quinoa and vegetable mixture. Toss everything together until well combined.

Serve: Serve immediately or refrigerate for an hour to let the flavors meld together. Enjoy your fresh and healthy summer quinoa salad!

Wellness and Fitness Tips for Seniors

Maintaining wellness and fitness is crucial for seniors to enjoy a healthy, active, and fulfilling life. Here are some essential tips to help seniors stay fit and well:

Stay Physically Active: Engage in regular physical activity to maintain strength, flexibility, and balance. Activities such as walking, swimming, tai chi, and yoga are excellent low-impact options that promote overall fitness.

Strength Training: Incorporate strength training exercises into your routine at least two days a week. Using light weights or resistance bands can help preserve muscle mass and bone density, which are vital for mobility and independence.

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Dehydration can lead to various health issues, including confusion and dizziness, so it’s important to keep hydrated, especially during physical activities.

Eat a Balanced Diet: Consume a nutritious diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Proper nutrition supports overall health, boosts energy levels, and enhances the immune system.

Mental Stimulation: Keep your mind sharp by engaging in cognitive activities such as reading, puzzles, or learning new skills. Mental exercises are just as important as physical ones in maintaining cognitive health.

Regular Check-Ups: Schedule regular medical check-ups and screenings. Preventive care and early detection of potential health issues are crucial for long-term wellness.

Stay Socially Connected: Maintain strong social connections through community activities, clubs, or simply spending time with family and friends. Social interactions can reduce stress and improve mental health.

Prioritize Sleep: Ensure you get enough quality sleep each night. Good sleep hygiene, including maintaining a regular sleep schedule and creating a comfortable sleep environment, is essential for overall health and well-being.

Practice Balance Exercises: To prevent falls and improve stability, incorporate balance exercises into your routine. Simple activities like standing on one leg or heel-to-toe walking can enhance your balance over time.

Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to your body’s signals and avoid overexertion. Rest when needed and modify activities to suit your comfort level and abilities.

Our water aerobics sessions are designed for all fitness levels and offer a great way to improve your strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health while enjoying the buoyancy and resistance of the water. It’s a fantastic opportunity to stay fit, socialize, and enjoy the many benefits of aquatic exercise.

Don’t miss out on these energizing workouts. Join us at the pool and make a splash with your fitness routine!


Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm | Mallory Runnels, Executive Director
Mallory McCulloch
Madison Price Academy Director Legacy Ridge at Fritz Farm
Madison Price

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