Legacy Reserve at Old Town Newsletter

Resident´s Birthdays

Tacy McCarragher- 4th
Sallie Williams- 10th
Glenda Jernigan- 12th

Celebrating April

April Fools’ Day 1st
National Greeting Card Day-1st
National Handmade Day- 1st
National Film Score Day- 2nd
National Inspiring Joy Day- 3rd
April 4 to 9: National Wildlife Week
April 10 to 15: World Music Therapy Week
Good Deeds Day-16th
International Haiku Poetry Day- 17th
Earth Day- 22nd
Shakespeare Day- 23rd
April 19 to 28: National Dance Week

Events Spotlights

Spring into Easy Living- 11th
Carol Burnett’s Birthday 26th

Bridalveil Falls Yosemite National Park

Resident Bee of the Month

Merla McCormick

Merla moved to Columbus at the start of the pandemic. She and her husband, Tom lived briefly at an apartment, but when her family heard about Legacy Reserve in Old Town, they immediately called for a tour. At the end of this tour, they were convinced that Legacy was the place for them! Her family enjoys having her near after decades of living miles apart. Merla is a great grandmother, gamer, and friend. She is a fun- loving, caring woman. Her family and her Legacy Reserve family are thrilled to call Merla our April resident of the month.


This waterfall is located
on the south side of
Yosemite Valley. Comprised
of multiple cascades,
which range in height
from 50 to 500 feet.
(Sentinel falls)

Spring Into Easy Living

Spring into easy living

Join us for an evening of rest, relaxation, and rocking out to the classics with our friend, the talented David Tyler. Come see how Legacy Reserve at Old Town does senior living in the springtime and the living is easy.


The park is best known for its waterfalls, On October 1, 1890, Yosemite became a national park

Come Hang with the Hive!

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are always welcome at Legacy Reserve at Old Town. We are looking for you. Looking for various skills and talents. Join us!


National Park

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, spans 761,269 acre of land.

Never too Late to Learn

Never to late to learn

Knowledge is acquired through everyday learning. Our residents expressed an interest in learning Spanish and thanks to our lovely volunteer, Pearl Brown we have been able to make that happen. Intro to Spanish is held every Wednesday and Friday at 11am.

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Recipe Spotlight:

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Spring has arrived. With the changing weather enters a need for new, refreshing recipes. Why not take advantage of springs’ bounty. Try this delightful spring meal. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup


3 tbsp. olive oil
4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
3 celery stalks, cut into small pieces
2 leeks, halved lengthwise and sliced into half moons (white and light green parts only)
1/4 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
1 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped
4 wide strips lemon zest, plus 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
2 bay leaves
4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (about 3 pounds)
2 qt. quarts low-sodium chicken broth
1 c. orzo
1/4 c. fresh dill, chopped


1 Heat the olive oil in a medium dutch oven over medium heat. Add the carrots, celery and leeks and sprinkle with the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the leeks soften, about 5 minutes.

2 Add the thyme, lemon zest, bay leaves and chicken to the pot. Pour in the broth and 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until the chicken is cooked through and tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

3 Remove the chicken to a cutting board and let cool slightly. Shred or cut the meat into bite-size pieces and discard the skin and bones.

4 Return the soup to a simmer and add the orzo. Cook until the orzo is just tender, 8 to 10 minutes, returning the chicken to the pot in the last few minutes to heat through. Remove the soup from the heat and discard the lemon zest and bay leaves. Season with salt to taste. Stir in the lemon juice and dill. Enjoy!

Associate Bee of the Month

Lynn Goodson

Lynn Goodson April 2024 Bee of the Month

Our Bee of the month for April is Mary “Lynn” Goodson she began working at Legacy Reserve on March 22, 2023 as our 2nd shift concierge and was promoted to Lead Concierge in December. She loves her new role and strives to make sure her team feels recognized and appreciated for their hard work and dedication. She is the mother of 2 sons, loves getting massages and playing with her baby, a 76lb lap dog, a pit mix named Gia Grace. She loves chocolate and Starbucks and in her free time she enjoys thrifting and bargain shopping. Thank you, Lynn for being a part of team Legacy Reserve at Old Town.


Yosemite is home to a “firefall.” While it’s not actually fire, the Horsetail Fall on the eastern edge of El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley gives off the illusion of a fiery orange fall when the sunset hits at just the right angle for a few short weeks in February


Yosemite is famous for its giant sequoia trees; these trees can grow to be about 30 feet wide and more than 250 feet tall


Susan Stephens Executive Director Legacy Reserve at Old Town
Susan Stephens
Kimberly Fearson - Activities Director - Legacy Reserve at Old Town
Kimberly Fearson
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