May

Legacy Ridge at Trussville
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Resident's Birthdays

Audrey F. – 1st
Betty J. – 5th
Gary W. – 10th
Danny M. – 12th
George U. & Ruby C. – 22nd
Verlie M. – 27th

Celebrating May

Mother’s Day – 12th
Memorial Day – 27th

Events Spotlights

Mother’s Day flower arrangements on the 10th.

Arches

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.

Resident of the Month

Faye Coker

Faye Coker Resident of the Month, May 2024

Introducing Faye Coker, the shining star of Legacy Ridge of Trussville Assisted Living, proudly crowned as the Resident of the Month! Hailing from the charming town of Arab, Alabama, Faye brings warmth, kindness, and a contagious zest for life to our community.

With a heart as big as her smile, Faye is the epitome of compassion. She finds joy in lending a helping hand to her fellow residents, always ready with a listening ear, a comforting word, or a thoughtful gesture. Whether it’s assisting with daily activities, sharing stories over a cup of tea, or simply brightening someone’s day with her cheerful presence, Faye embodies the spirit of camaraderie and support that defines our community.

Beyond her selfless acts of kindness, Faye is a beacon of positivity, radiating happiness wherever she goes. Her vibrant personality and infectious laughter uplift the spirits of those around her, creating an atmosphere of joy and camaraderie that makes Legacy Ridge feel like home for everyone.

As we celebrate Faye’s contributions to our community, we are reminded of the profound impact that one individual can have on the lives of others. Her kindness, generosity, and unwavering positivity inspire us all to embrace each day with gratitude and compassion.

Congratulations, Faye, on being named Legacy Ridge of Trussville Assisted Living’s Resident of the Month! Your presence enriches our lives in countless ways, and we are truly grateful to have you as a cherished member of our community.

 

Arches

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

Creating a Safe and Comfortable Home

Safety

Ensuring a safe and comfortable home environment is essential for seniors’ well-being. Here are a few tips to make your living space more senior-friendly:
1. **Remove Hazards:** Clear pathways of any clutter or tripping hazards to prevent falls. Secure loose rugs, and ensure adequate lighting in all areas.

2. **Accessible Living Spaces:** Arrange commonly used items within easy reach. Consider installing grab bars in bathrooms and handrails on stairs for added support.

3. **Comfortable Furniture:** Opt for supportive chairs and beds to promote good posture and prevent discomfort. Add cushions and pillows for extra comfort.

4. **Emergency Preparedness:** Keep important phone numbers, medical information, and emergency supplies readily accessible. Consider installing emergency alert systems for peace of mind.

5. **Social Spaces:** Create inviting spaces for socializing and relaxation. Arrange seating areas with comfortable chairs and good lighting for reading or hobbies.

By implementing these simple home modifications, you can enhance safety and comfort for yourself or your loved ones. Remember, a well-prepared home is the foundation for a fulfilling senior living experience.

Stay safe and happy at Legacy Ridge at Trussville Assisted Living Community!

*Legacy Ridge Team*

Arches

National Park

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

Connecting Hearts

Pets have a unique way of bringing joy and companionship into our lives, and for seniors, they can be especially beneficial. Studies have shown that owning a pet can have a multitude of positive effects on mental and physical health, including reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and increasing social interaction.

At Legacy Ridge, we understand the importance of this bond between seniors and their furry friends. Whether it’s a playful pup or a cozy cat, pets offer unconditional love and companionship, enriching our residents’ lives in countless ways.

From daily walks to snuggles on the couch, the bond between seniors and their pets is truly special. It’s a relationship built on mutual love and understanding, providing comfort and companionship through all of life’s moments.

As we continue to celebrate the connection between pets and seniors here at Legacy Ridge, we encourage everyone to cherish the furry friends in their lives and recognize the profound impact they have on our well-being.

Together, let’s celebrate the joy of pets and the invaluable companionship they bring to our community.

Retirement Ready

Retirement Ready

Preparing for retirement is like building a sturdy foundation for a cozy home – it requires careful planning and attention to detail. As we embark on this journey together, let’s explore some simple yet effective home tips for retirement planning:
1. **Declutter & Downsize:** Begin by decluttering your living space. Downsizing can not only simplify your life but also save you money on maintenance and utilities.

2. **Budget Wisely:** Create a realistic budget that aligns with your retirement goals. Consider your income sources, expenses, and potential healthcare costs.

3. **Invest in Safety:** Ensure your home is safe and accessible for your future needs. Install handrails, grab bars, and adequate lighting to prevent accidents.

4. **Maximize Savings:** Take advantage of retirement savings accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs. Consider consulting a financial advisor to optimize your investments.

5. **Explore Senior Living Options:** Research different senior living communities and consider your preferences for future care needs. Legacy Ridge at Trussville offers a range of amenities and services tailored to retirees.

By implementing these home tips, you can pave the way for a secure and fulfilling retirement. Remember, a well-prepared home is the cornerstone of a happy retirement lifestyle.

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Recipe Spotlight:

Layered Fruit & Shrimp Salad

Layered Fruit & Shrimp Salad

Ingredients:
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

Directions:

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?

Collaborators

Charlie Goff Executive Director Legacy Ridge at Trussville
Charlie Geoff
Becky Hopson Lifestyles Director Legacy Ridge At Trussville
Becky Hopson

Associate of the Month

Harleigh Nix

Harleigh Nix Associate of the Month, May 2024 Legacy Ridge at Trussville

Harleigh Nix brings her Southern charm and passion for enriching lives to her role as the Activities Coordinator at Legacy Ridge at Trussville Memory Care. Hailing from the quaint town of Locust Fork, Alabama, Harleigh infuses her work with warmth, creativity, and a deep understanding of community.

With a heart for service and a knack for organization, Harleigh orchestrates a vibrant array of activities tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each resident. Whether it’s a lively game of bingo, an arts and crafts session, or a soothing music therapy session, she ensures that every moment is filled with joy and purpose.

Outside of her professional life, Harleigh is a devoted pet parent to two beloved dogs, Buddy and Birdie.

Harleigh’s dedication to enhancing the lives of seniors goes beyond her job description; it’s a calling that she embraces with boundless enthusiasm and unwavering compassion. As the heart and soul of Legacy Ridge’s activities program, she continues to make a profound difference in the lives of those she serves, leaving a legacy of love and laughter in her wake.

 

Aging with Grace: Embracing Life's Journ

As we journey through life, we’re presented with countless opportunities to embrace each stage with grace and gratitude. At Legacy Ridge at Trussville Assisted Living Community, we celebrate the beauty of aging with dignity and resilience. Every wrinkle tells a story, every gray hair a chapter of wisdom gained. As we navigate the passage of time, we discover newfound strength within ourselves and cherish the moments that shape our legacy.

Here at Legacy Ridge, we honor the individuality of each resident, recognizing that aging is not merely a process of years but a journey of continued growth and fulfillment. From lively social gatherings to serene moments of reflection, our community fosters an environment where every day is a chance to thrive.

Let us embrace the journey together, cherishing the memories of yesterday, living fully in the present, and eagerly anticipating the adventures that tomorrow may bring. Together, we age with grace, leaving a legacy of love, laughter, and lasting friendships.

Arches

National Park

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

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