February

Legacy Ridge at Brookstone Newsletter

Resident´s Birthdays

Donna B. 2/14Patricia H. 2/14Geraldine J. 2/20William G. 2/26

Staff's Birthdays

Gwen E. 2/21

Events Spotlight

2/2 Pet therapy with Neema2/8 Pet therapy with Skittles2/9 Johnny’s Pizza Lunch Outing2/11 St. Teresa’s Episcopal Valentine’s2/11 Super Bowl Party2/14 Valentine’s Lunch for Residents2/16 Pet therapy with Neema2/16 Dance Expressions Crafts2/20 Steve’s Magic Man Show2/23 Dairy Queen and a Movie2/23 Birthday Celebration

Associate of the Month

Regina Flynn

Regina Flynn - Associate of the Month

Meet Regina F., our February Employee of the Month. Regina was born in Denver, Raised in Middleton Idaho. She moved to Albany, Ga in 2001 and later Kennesaw, Ga 2023. From 2014 to 2023 Regina owned her own Café. She has two sons ages twenty-seven and twenty-two, one granddaughter and one grandson. Want to know a fun fact about Regina? She has “12 Chickens”, four Cats and one dog! Her favorite place to travel is to Italy and she loves spending time on the beach! One of her biggest goals is to pay off her retirement home!

In Regina’s free time you can find her reading a book by her favorite author, Anne McCaffery, gardening, or quilting. You might even find her at a local Flea market. Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, when she gets together with her family and cooks for them. Regina has been with Legacy Ridge at Brookstone since August and all of our residents have only positive things to say about her cooking skills. Regina, you are a huge asset to our team, and we thank you kindly for being dedicated to us and our residents here at Legacy Ridge.

Modern Valentine’s Day: Candy and cards

Modern Valentine’s Day: Candy and cards

By the Victorian Age, sending your love a note emblazoned with hearts was a long-established yearly tradition in England. In America, people were writing each other love notes, too, but it wasn’t until 1847 that the holiday went industrial. Ester Howland, daughter of a stationary store owner, started mass-producing embossed, lacy Valentine’s Day cards in 1847, setting the scene for the modern tradition of using the sentiments of greeting card company employees to express our deepest feelings for one another.We can thank Cadbury for the tradition of giving candy for Valentine’s Day. In 1868, the British confectioner started selling “Fancy Boxes,” a box of chocolates in the shape of a heart, for Valentine’s Day. These obviously caught on, and heart-shaped boxes of candy can be purchased for next-to-nothing on Feb. 15th.

Happy Valentine's Day 2024
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Mammoth Cave

National Park

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

A message from our ED

Hudie Langston Executive Director Legacy Ridge At Brookstone

Greetings Family Members,

Thank you for completing the Resident/Family satisfaction survey. In an effort to improve customer satisfaction with Legacy Ridge at Brookstone’s service offerings, I will review responses on the survey with my leadership team.

Identified areas of concern will be noted and performance improvement plans will be implemented to address concerns. In addition, line staff will be informed of noted concerns, asked for their input and made aware of performance improvement goals to achieve positive outcomes. We appreciate your trust and confidence in allowing us to care for your loved ones. I wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year!

If you have any pending concerns that need to be addressed, please feel free to email me at hlangston@legacyridgebrookstone.com or contact me by phone at 770-423-0080.

Sincerely,Hudie Langston, Executive Director

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Saturday …………………………………10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
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Leadership Team

Hudie LangstonExecutive Director

Lisa JackartSales & Marketing Director

Linda LucasHealth & Wellness Director

Stacey WheelerBusiness Office Manager

Jamie Hatfield
Lifestyle Director

Shawn BrownDining Services Director

Brandon SmithDirector of Environmental Services

Rosalinda PhaganResident Care Coordinator

The Chinese New Year February 10th, 2024

The Chinese New Year February 10th, 2024

The Chinese New Year is a festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival and is one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture The festival is observed by Chinese people and Sinophone communities around the world, and has strongly influenced Lunar New Year celebrations of its 56 ethnic groups, such as the Losar of Tibet, and of China’s neighbors, including the Korean New Year and the Tết of Vietnam.

The Chinese New Year is celebrated from the first day of the first Chinese lunisolar month to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20 The festival is marked by lion dances, dragon dances, fireworks, family gatherings, family meals, visiting friends and relatives, giving red envelopes, decorating with chunlian couplets, and more.

The Chinese zodiac is also associated with the Chinese New Year. Each year is associated with one of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, and 2024 is the year of the Dragon.

Groundhog Day 2024

Groundhog Day 2024

Groundhog Day is celebrated every year on February 2, Day 2024 falls on a Friday. It’s a day when townsfolk in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, gather in Gobbler’s Knob to watch as an unsuspecting furry marmot is plucked from his burrow to predict the weather for the rest of the winter. But anyone who bought a copy of the Farmers’ Almanac has known what’s in store for the rest of the winter since August! Whether or not you follow the groundhog, or simply enjoy the folklore (don’t worry, we don’t mind), we’re here to tell you: winter isn’t going anywhere any time soon—our long-range predictions say winter is here for the long haul.We can thank Cadbury for the tradition of giving candy for Valentine’s Day. In 1868, the British confectioner started selling “Fancy Boxes,” a box of chocolates in the shape of a heart, for Valentine’s Day. These obviously caught on, and heart-shaped boxes of candy can be purchased for next-to-nothing on Feb. 15th.

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.

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February Recipe Spotlight

Neapolitan Confetti Cookies

Ingredients:
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3 eggs, well beaten
6 tbsp. Sugar
2 tbsp. Butter
1/2 tsp. Each grated lemon and orange rind
2 tbsp. Minced candied orange peel
1/2 cup minced candied citron
1 tbsp. Brandy
salt to taste
1-2 tbsp. Milk
deep fat or oil, heated to 360 degrees
3/4 cup honey
3 tbsp. Colored sprinkles for decoration

Directions:
Combine flour, eggs, sugar, butter, lemon and orange zest, candied orange peel, citron, brandy, and salt. Add milk if needed to form a stiff dough. Shape into small rings and fry until golden brown.

In a saucepan, boil honey, sugar, and water until syrup turns yellow. Lower heat, add the fried dough, coat with syrup, and place on a plate. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles and garnish with citron.

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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.

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

Resident of the Month

Emily Kelsay

Emily Kelsay - Resident of the Month

Meet Emily K., our resident of the month. Emily was born in Clinton, Iowa where she lived until the mid-sixties when she moved to a nearby town of Camanche, Iowa, where she lived until she moved into Legacy Ridge In 2022. Emily worked several jobs during her lifetime, but the place where she gained many friends and retired from is the Swiss Colony. Emily is a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and received her 60th anniversary membership certificate in of May 2022.

One of Emily’s favorite travel experiences growing up was getting to travel across the country by train with her parents. She also enjoyed spending summers with family. Reunions, camping, family picnics overlooking the Mississippi River at Eagle Point Park in Clinton and visiting Chicago are some of her favorite memories. She enjoys lots of activities including bowling, puzzles, birdwatching, baking club, playing cards, and sewing. On Christmas she always made sure she sewed everyone a pair of matching pajamas. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being awesome and putting a smile on everyone’s face.

Collaborators

Hudie Langston Executive Director Legacy Ridge At Brookstone
Hudie Langston
Jamie Hatfield, Lifestyles Director | Legacy Ridge at Brookstone
Jamie Hatfield

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