JANUARY

Legacy Ridge at Marietta Newsletter

Resident´s Birthdays

Barbara Zahn 1/17
Anna Frank 1/20
Roberta “Bobbie” Drury 1/23
John Dodgen 1/25

The Hstoric Mingus Mill
(1886)

Cades Cove

This beautiful misty mountain
valley is perhaps the most
popular spot in the park with its historic cabins, abundant wildlife, including black bears. The fall is the best time to visit providing excellent wildlife viewing opportunities and some of the best fall foliage found anywhere in the world.

We Also Celebrate

New Year’s Day
January 1st

National Hangover
January 1st

National Science Fiction Day
January 2nd

J.R.R. Tolkien Day
January 3rd

National Word Nerd Day
January 9th

Houseplant Appreciation Day
January 10th

Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 14th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15th

National Popcorn Day
January 19th

National Handwriting Day
January 23rd

National Puzzle Day
January 29th

Places to visit in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Cataloocheee Valley

What makes the Smoky Mountains smokey? The mist is formed from the vapor given off by all the plants in the mountains. When the vapor is released, the molecules that make up the gas scatter blue light from the sky, giving the fog its blue color.

Our Brains Need Exercise, Too!

Our Brains Need Exercise, Too!

Even if your loved one lives in an assisted living community, there are some great activities for you to enjoy together. Does your loved one like to paint, play word games or perform housework? Pack yourself an activity basket and have some fun together!
One good activity is being a cook! When we prepare food, our senses become stimulated, and this can trigger happy memories. This can not only help motor skills and socialization, it’s also a great bonding experience. Use a no-bake recipe with few steps and few ingredients. Perhaps a simple salad, instant pudding or strawberry shortcake. Even just looking through a recipe book is a wonderful reminiscing activity.

Other purposeful activities include folding clothes, gardening, puzzles, singing and reading. Is eyesight an issue? You can find puzzles with extra large pieces, and seniors love when someone reads to them. They can visualize details and characters, and it is a very interactive experience.

There are so many ways to keep minds active. Continue to expose your loved one to their favorite past times and hobbies. The memories you share will be very meaningful.

Great Smoky Mountains

National Park

The most visited National Park
in the United Estates

Resident of the Month

Susan Myers

Susan Myers, Resident of the Month January 2024 | Legacy Ridge at Marietta

Say “hello” to our resident who smiles the most! Susan is more than just a ray of sunshine. No matter what, you can always count on her to offer a warm smile and a hug. She can turn an okay day into a super day! Susan’s favorite activity? Singing is in the lead, with outdoors, sunshine, and a good conversation coming in second. Susan loves to participate in our Daily Devotional, and she is kind to everyone she encounters. We are so fortunate to have her here with us!

A Beautiful Fellowship

Holding Hands
Meet Larry

Seniors are at a higher risk of becoming isolated as they age, so opportunities for social and spiritual interactions are essential for their overall wellbeing. A few of the benefits of spiritual fellowship are that spiritually minded seniors tend to focus more on living “in the moment”. They Share their hearts more openly and make meaningful connections with others.

Meet Larry. Not long after moving to Legacy Ridge, he became our spiritual leader. Larry leads our Daily Devotional in Memory Care, and also leads our Sunday Worship service for Assisted Living and Memory Care. It is wonderful to see how this has brought our residents together, and it has certainly strengthened relationships within our community. Thank you, Larry!

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French Onion

Soup Casserole

French Onion Soup Casserole

Serves: 6 peoplePreparation Time: 10 minCooking Time: 1 ½ hour

Ingredients:

3 medium sweet onions, sliced3 tablespoons butter4 cups beef broth1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauceApproximately 6-8 slices French bread, about 1/2-inch in thickness1 cup Mozzarella cheese1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat.Add onions and cover. Cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the beef broth and the Worcestershire sauce. Heat until boiling.

Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes. The broth will reduce. Pour onion and broth mixture into a greased casserole dish.

Lightly toast the slices of bread. Place toasted bread in a single layer on top of onion/broth mixture. Cover bread with a thick layer of mozzarella and top with Parmesan.

Place dish under the broiler, watching carefully. Broil until the cheese melts and begins to brown and bubble. Let cool for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.

Associate of the Month

Paul Kiunyu

Born and raised in Kenya, Paul has also lived in Great Britain before residing in America.

Paul is dedicated and serves our community late through the night until the morning. What is his favorite part of his career? Paul likes to engage with our residents, and provide loving assistance. The appreciation of our residents keeps him inspired about his position and it is clear that he loves what he does. When not in our community, Paul likes to spend time with his wife and two children. He enjoys the great outdoors, hiking trails, and he appreciates different kinds of natural beauty. We are so fortunate to have you with us, Paul!

Places to visit in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Clingmans Dome

At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Tennessee. On clear days you can see over 100 miles in any direction. The highest peak in the park is easy to access for visitors of all ages and abilities and a must for any visit

Collaborators

Lauren Ross, Executive Director | Legacy Ridge at Marietta
Lauren Ross
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Annie Berryman

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