Legacy Ridge at Sandy Plains

Resident's Birthdays

Kathleen Reynolds-May 3
Ella Tharp-May 5
James Duvlaris May 31

Celebrating May

Mother’s Day Tea May 10
Life Entertainment with Butch May 14
Wear Lilac Support Alzheimer’s Research May 24
Memorial Day Veteran’s Wall Dedication May 27

Events Spotlight

100th Birthday Celebration
– May 5 –


National Park

This region has the highest concentration of stone arches anywhere in the world

Associate of the Month

Phyllis Washington

Phyllis Washington Associate of the Month

Associate of the Month of May for Legacy Ridge at Sandy Plains
Phyllis Washington
It is with great enthusiasm that we announce our May Associate of the Month, Phyllis Washington, our beloved CNA. Phyllis just celebrated 14 years working at our community. However, her career in care began 32 years ago in Michigan when she attended a local college to get her CNA degree. For Phyllis her new career in care gave her instant joy, something that has continued her entire career. She moved to Georgia to be near her family.
Her advice to new staff is to take care of your residents, be consistent in your care of all of them. Focus on residents’ routine and think of how you would like your parents and grandparents to be treated. Phyllis also suggests coming to work with a good attitude and friendly personality.
When Phyllis is not taking care of others, she loves to travel, play cards, shop, go out to dinner and spend time with her grandchildren.
Thank you, Phyllis, for the care you have generously given to our residents over your career and for being such a shining light for our community. We applaud and celebrate you this May!

From the Executive Director, Cindy Brown

Cindy Brown, Executive Director | Legacy Ridge at Sandy Plains

Legacy Ridge at Sandy Plains Celebrates Executive Director, Cindy Brown.

Legacy Ridge at Sandy Plains celebrates its first quarter with Executive Director, Cindy Brown. Thank you, Cindy, for your leadership, energy, and the kind spirit you bring to our community.

Your Wine Down Wednesday event with residents and families has become a community favorite. We appreciate you and we look forward to a great May!

Cindy's Wine Down Wednesday


National Park

Arches National Park comprises 76,519 acres, more than 1.46 million people visited the park in 2022

Welcome Family and Friends

Family and friends are always welcome at our Legacy Ridge at Sandy Plains community. We invite you to come see our beautiful rock garden in our Spirit neighborhood. Our residents enjoy making new friends and memories every day!

Resident of the Month

Martha Jo Whitmire

Martha Jo Whitmire Resident of the Month

We celebrate Martha Jo Whitmire as our Resident of the Month for May at Legacy Ridge at Sandy Plains. Martha has called Legacy Ridge at Sandy Plains home for the last two years. Martha grew up in Gwinnett County, Georgia and she has lived in the Atlanta area her whole life. Martha has a beautiful alto voice, and she sang in various country churches. In fact, she met the love of her life, D.J. Whitmire (also a gifted singer) at church. They married and lived in Holly Springs, Georgia until they built their dream home in 1983. They had one son, Stan, who she describes as a “great kid”. When asked what is important her answer is spontaneous, her faith, accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Martha has been a member of Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta since the early 1970’s. She has traveled to Israel and has a great love for the Holy Land and Jewish People. She loves the beauty of God’s creation, particularly doves, red cardinals, sheep, and camellias.

We are blessed to have this beautiful, kind, and soft-spoken woman as a member of our community.


Double O Arch

The second largest arch within the Devils Garden area. As the name implies, there are two arches here, one large, with a
span of 71 feet, stacked atop a much smaller arch with a 21-foot span. It was formed by downward water erosion from atop the sandstone, rather than from side-to-side water erosion.

Music is Magical

When family members or residents refer a family to Legacy Ridge at Sandy Plains and they move into our community both the referring resident and the new resident receive a one-time $1,000 discount on their rent.


This massive dessert rock weighs in at an estimated 3,577 Tons and stands at 128 feet tall. That’s about the length of three yellow school buses.

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Recipe Spotlight:

Layered Fruit & Shrimp Salad

2 cups watermelon balls
2 cups cantaloupe balls
2 cups honeydew balls
2 cups sliced peaches
2 cups sliced pears
2 cups quartered orange sections
2 cups sliced plums
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup cubed pineapple
2 dozen (21-25) count boiled shrimp
2 cups crawfish tails
1 recipe fruity yogurt dressing
1/2 cup chopped pecans


In a large glass serving bowl, layer fruit by alternating stratas of color. Once all the fruit has been layered, line shrimp and crawfish in a decorative pattern around the edge of the bowl. Top with fruity yogurt dressing and toss the mixture to blend the dressing into the fruit. Sprinkle with pecans and serve immediately.

Fruit is not just for dessert anymore! With its wide range of colors and textures, nothing makes a more beautiful entree salad than layers of fresh or canned fruit. Why not create an interesting and unique summer salad by combining colorful, healthful fruit with fresh shrimp or other seafood?

Fun Outings

We have so much fun when we take our residents out on the bus for a scenic ride or to go out to lunch. It’s a great way to make new memories and get to know each other better.


There are 2,000 natural sandstone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive rock fins, and giant balanced rocks


Cindy Brown, Executive Director | Legacy Ridge at Sandy Plains
Cindy Brown
Penney Williams, Lifestyle Director | Legacy Ridge at Sandy Plains
Penney Williams
It's May

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