February

Legacy Reserve at Old Town Newsletter

Resident´s Birthdays

Bobby Moudy- 1stBob Hollingsworth- 20thGeorge Corradino- 22nd

Celebrating February

Groundhog Day- 2ndNational Wear Red Day- 2ndMardi Gras- 13thValentine’s Day- 14thPresidents’ Day- 19th

Community Events

National Wear Red Day and heart health chat – 2ndMardi Gras Parade and Fat Tuesday Dinner and Live Music- 13thSweetheart Soiree- 14thMedicare Pie and Bingo Mixer-15thMammoth Cave Campfire Dinner and Live Music- 22nd

Resident Bee of the Month

Susan Turner

Susan Turner - Resident of the Month

Susan Turner was born in Atlanta and moved to Columbus shortly after her marriage to her late husband, Richard E Turner. From there she worked with Rick at his insurance agency all while raising two children (Lane and Lauren). Susan is still very active in her church, and she used to sing in the choir. Susan and her late husband moved into Legacy in August 2021. Susan was soon nominated as ambassador of her floor. She is a proud grandmother of 5 and enjoys spending her time with her children and grandchildren as much as she can. She also enjoys the time with her friends at Legacy and outside of Legacy and loves to play games like mah-jongg and Phase 10. She always shares a smile with everyone she meets and that is why we chose Susan as our resident of the month for February 2024

Mammoth Cave

National Park

The longest know cave system in the World, more than a cave.

Unique underground formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, and gypsum formations.

Taking Heart Health to Heart

Taking Heart Health to Heart

February is Heart Month. At Legacy Reserve at Old Town, we take heart health to heart. Every year the first Friday of February has been dedicated to National Wear Red Day. This day is set aside to bring awareness to the number one health threat to women, heart disease. This day encourages women to know their blood pressure, HDL cholesterol, total cholesterol levels, as well as their body mass index. Knowing these numbers will help women and all people better assess their risk for heart disease. Legacy holds two blood pressure clinics a month, exercise classes six days a week, and health forums. We encourage our residents to stay active and informed about their health.

Home is Where the Heart is

Home is Where the Heart is

We desire to make sure our loved ones are provided the best care possible. It is the desire of many individuals to stay at home and receive care at home as they age. Nothing beats having a plan. Plan before you need it. Planning for short term and daily things such as doctor’s appointments, prescription refills, and meals are important. Having a plan for long term needs are essential too. Take into consideration the care you or your loved one may need now and what you might want in the future. In home help could assist with daily personal care, meals, some aspects of health care, transportation, and various other things. You can find information about several in home health providers at the front desk at Legacy Reserve.

Constant Love, Constant Companionship

Constant Love, Constant Companionship

Life can be RUFF but can be better with a dog. Pets are a wonderful addition to the lives of many, especially for seniors. Owning a pet can reduce stress, help prevent depression and loneliness, and reinforce caregiving skills. Having a pet can create a sense of purpose for its owner. Pets are welcomed at Legacy Reserve.

A Lifetime of Love

A Lifetime of Love

Valentines Day is just around the corner and love is in the air. We have many couples at Legacy Reserve at Old Town. A few of our couples have been married for over sixty years. This will be the 1st Valentine’s Day together for others. We asked and we were given several gems for a lasting marriage. 1. Do not slack on the hugs and kisses. 2. Love and respect the person your spouse is today. 3. Listen to one another. 4. Learn to compromise. 5. End the night on a positive note.

Rolling hills, deep river valleys, and the world’s longest known cave system. Mammoth Cave National Park is home to thousands of years of human history and a rich diversity of plant and animal life, earning it the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.

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February Recipe Spotlight:

Tuscan Shrimp Pasta

Ingredients:

3 dozen shrimp (21-25 count) peeled and deveined
2 lbs. pasta, cooked al dente
1/4 lb. butter
1 tbs. garlic, sliced
1/4 cup green onions, diced
1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup red bell pepper, julienne
1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, julienne
1/4 cup green bell pepper, julienne
1/2 cup Creole tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup black olives, sliced
2 tbs. flour
1 oz. dry white wine
2 1/2 cups hot shellfish or chicken stock
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. parsley
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

In a heavy bottom sauté pan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic, green onions and mushrooms approximately 2 minutes or until mushrooms are slightly wilted. Add bell peppers, tomatoes and olives, stir into mixture and cook one additional minute. Add shrimp and stir fry into vegetables until shrimp begin to turn pink and curl, approximately 2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and blend into dish until white roux is achieved. The flour will absorb most of the liquids in the pan and act as a thickening agent for the sauce. Deglaze with white wine and add hot stock, whisking well into seasoning mixture. Add lemon juice and parsley and season to taste using salt and pepper. Cook until sauce is thickened and shrimp are perfectly cooked, but not overdone. Additional chicken stock may be added should sauce become too thick. Serve over your favorite pasta.

Associate Bee of the Month

Antonio Jackson

Antonio Jackson - Associate of the Month

Antonio Jackson Jr. was born on April 24, 2003, in Columbus Georgia to Tiambi Walker and Antonio, Jackson Sr. He lived in Atlanta from ages 6 to 15 years old. He found his love of cooking from watching his grandmother prepare meals for him and his family. He started cooking more with his mom and learned a lot about different kinds of food and traditions from her. Even though his favorite food remains to be Mac–N-Cheese. Antonio grew up playing basketball, football, and running track. He graduated from Russell County High School in 2021. He then went on to play football in college for two years at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. Antonio has four sisters and seven brothers. In his spare time, he loves to work out and play basketball. He is a great addition to our kitchen staff and that’s why we chose Antonio as our employee of the month for February 2024.

Historical Significance:

Evidence suggests that Mammoth Cave has been used by humans for thousands of years. Native American artifacts discovered in the cave date back to around 4,000 years ago, highlighting its historical importance.

Collaborators

Susan Stephens Executive Director Legacy Reserve At Old Town
Susan Stephens
kimberly-fearson
Kimberly Fearson
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