February

Legacy Ridge at Buckhead
Newsletter

Resident Birthdays

Marcia Cassell 02/12
Mattie Bell 02/14
Gyndelle Teate 02/14

Celebrating February

Black History Month
Ground Hog’s Day 02/2
Valentine’ Day 02/14
Ash Wednesday 02/14
Family Night 02/15
National Caregivers Day 02/16
Presidents Day 02/19

Events Spotlight

Black History Month
Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of our country’s history.

Special Events

February 1st Grief Support GroupFebruary 13th Butter Bean Auction Trinity Hospice

Year of the Dragon February 10th

Year of the Dragon February 10th

Happy Lunar New Year! The Year of the Dragon begins on Feb. 10. Of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, the dragon is the only mythological creature, and its associated with power, intelligence, confidence and prosperity.

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.

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.

Volunteers for Planned Activities

Volunteers for Planned Activities

We are currently seeking volunteers at our assisted living facility to assist with various activities. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to engage with our residents and help create a vibrant and fulfilling environment for them. Whether it’s leading group exercises, organizing game nights, or simply spending time chatting with our residents, your presence and support will make a significant difference in their lives. If you have a passion for helping others and want to make a positive impact in the lives of seniors, we would love to have you join our team. Please contact us for more information on how to get involved.

Promoting Mental Wellness and Care

Promoting Mental Wellness and Care

Promoting mental wellness in individuals with Dementia and Alzheimer’s involves fostering a supportive environment that nurtures their cognitive and emotional needs. Simple activities, such as engaging in reminiscence therapy through photo albums or familiar music, can evoke positive memories. Encouraging social interactions with loved ones helps maintain a sense of connection. Mindful exercises, like gentle walks or relaxation techniques, contribute to overall well-being. Creating a consistent routine provides a sense of stability. Moreover, caregivers play a crucial role by offering patience, empathy, and understanding. These thoughtful approaches collectively contribute to enhancing mental wellness and enriching the lives of those navigating the challenges of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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.

Resident of the Month

John Robbins

John Robbins - Resident of the Month

We are thrilled to recognize John Robbins as our Resident of the Month at Legacy Ridge! Hailing from Bloomberg, PA, John brings a vibrant spirit and joy to our community. His love for playing bingo adds excitement and laughter to our activities, creating memorable moments for everyone. John’s quick wit and humorous comments keep us entertained and brighten our days. Beyond his infectious sense of humor, John serves as a resident ambassador, warmly welcoming new members to the Legacy Ridge Community. His friendly demeanor and genuine enthusiasm contribute to the welcoming atmosphere we cherish. Congratulations, John Robbins, for being an outstanding resident and making Legacy Ridge an even more delightful place to call home!

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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.

Associate of the Month

Joanne Eastman

Joanne Eastman - Associate of the Month

We are delighted to announce JoAnn Eastman as our Employee of the Month! JoAnn, our beloved cook, brings a heartwarming spirit of compassion and service to Legacy Ridge Buckhead. As the youngest of seven, she learned the value of generosity from her mother and carries this ethos into her role at Legacy Ridge.

JoAnn’s unwavering faith in God has fueled her lifelong commitment to helping those in need. In 2017, she founded Loving Hearts of Atlanta and currently serves as its President. Under her leadership, Loving Hearts has made a significant impact on communities in Atlanta, providing essential support in areas such as food and clothing, housing assistance, educational tools, and employment opportunities. 

Her dedication to improving the lives of others is truly commendable, and JoAnn’s ability to put a smile on the faces of our residents reflects her exceptional contributions to Legacy Ridge Buckhead. Join us in congratulating JoAnn Eastman for her outstanding service and well-deserved recognition as our Employee of the Month.

Collaborators

JoEllen Spivey, Executive Director | Legacy Ridge at Buckhead
JoEllen Spivey
Briana Adams – Lifestyle Coordinator | Legacy Ridge at Buckhead, Atlanta
Briana Adams

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