February

Legacy at Savannah Quarters
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Resident´s Birthdays

James S. 2/1
Gary D. 2/3
Judy M. 2/8
Janice J. 2/12
Kathleen B. 2/12
Robert J. 2/21
Mary Jo S. 2/21

Celebrating February

*Black History Month
*Therapeutic Recreation Month
*National Park of the Month – Mammoth Cave
2nd – Groundhog Day
13th – Mardi Gras
14th – Valentine’s Day
19th – President’s Day
26th – Pistachio Day
29th – Leap Day

Events Spotlight

Super Bowl Sunday 2/11/24
Fat Tuesday 2/13/24
Valentines Day 2/14/24
Valentines Party 2/16/24

For February we will be taking a trip to Kentucky to learn about Mammoth Cave during our Exploring the National Parks.
Some of our activities that are based on Mammoth Cave:

Audio Tour of Mammoth Cave
Prehistoric Cave Art
Copycat Mammoth Pretzels
Wildflower Sun catchers

Valentine’s Day Party. Flyer is attached below.

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

Make a Difference in The Lives of Others

Volunteer by offering time, talents and a good conversation with our residents. Whether you have a passion that you’d like to bring to Legacy or a skill that can be used to benefit the lives of our seniors, we’d like to hear from you.

Pastor Ken Otto & Friends

A pastor for 50 years and a director of pastoral care for Alliance church ministries throughout Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, Pastor Ken Otto still finds the time to spread his kindness to our residents multiple times throughout the month. He offers weekly Bible Studies and Inspirational talks to the residents. We are so grateful Ken Otto has come into our lives and enjoy his visits.

Lizzie The Comfort Dog visits Legacy!

Lizzie The Comfort Dog visits Legacy!

Lizzie the Comfort Dog will be visiting Legacy at Savannah Quarters on February 19th at 1:00pm. Lizzie brings so much joy to our lives and we look forward to seeing her any chance we can! *Studies have shown that the bond between people and animals is linked to several health benefits, including:

Decreased blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, feelings of loneliness, anxiety and symptoms of PTSD.
Increased opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities; better cognitive function in older adults; and more opportunities to socialize.

Studies show older pet-owning citizens have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels than non-owners, which help reduce their risk for heart disease and decrease their number of visits to the doctor.*

Mammoth Cave

National Park

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

Legacy Valentine Party!

Legacy at Savannah Quarters will be Celebrating Valentines Day on February 16th with our Annual Valentines Party! We will have Live Entertainment, Yummy food, and Great Company! We would love for you to join us!

February is Therapeutic Recreation Month

Shamiria Nix, Memory Care Lifestyle Director | Legacy at Savannah Quarters

Celebrate with your CTRS
What is Recreational Therapy?
Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.

The purpose of the RT process is to improve or maintain physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual functioning in order to facilitate full participation in life.

Shamiria received her B.S. in Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic in May of 2018. Shortly after, she became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with NCTRC. Since then, she
has furthered her education and knowledge to assist in providing the best quality of life to those she serves. Happy TR Month!

For more information please visit: https://www.nctrc.org/about-ncrtc/about-recreational-therapy/

Don't Forget to Care For YOU!

Being a caregiver can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia takes time and effort. It can feel lonely and frustrating. You might even feel angry, which could be a sign you are trying to take on too much. It is important to find time to take care of yourself. Here are some tips that may offer some relief:

Ask for help when you need it. This could mean asking family members and friends to help or reaching out to local services for additional care needs. Eat nutritious foods, which can help keep you healthy and active for longer. Join a caregiver’s support group online or in person. Meeting other caregivers will give you a chance to share stories and ideas and can help keep you from feeling isolated. Take breaks each day. Try making a cup of tea or calling a friend. Spend time with friends and keep up with hobbies. Get exercise as often as you can. Try doing yoga or going for a walk. Try practicing meditation. Research suggests that practicing meditation may reduce blood pressure, anxiety and depression, and insomnia.

Consider seeking help from mental health professionals to help you cope with stress and anxiety. Talk with your doctor about finding treatment.

Resident of the Month

Pearlene Ferguson

Pearlene Ferguson - Resident of the Month

Pearlene Ferguson was born in Allendale SC. She is 1 of 4 of her immediate family. She has a sister that still resides in SC. She moved to Savannah Ga. In the late 1950’s with her sister Mary Jackson; at that point Savannah became her home. Pearlene Ferguson was an active choir member and attendee of St. Luke Baptist Church, where her beloved minister was her school mate. ” Pearl” she is affectionately called by friends and loved ones had 5 children (3 boys and 2 girls) with one son passing in 2018. She has 7 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. Pearlene Ferguson was married for 30+years and was a domestic worker for most of her work life. Pearlene Ferguson enjoys gospel, blues and R&B. She loves all kinds of sweets but especially chocolate chip cookies. She is blessed by God and loved

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February Recipe Spotlight

Homemade Pecan Pie

Homemade Pecan Pie

Ingredients:

1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup3 eggs1 cup sugar2 tablespoons butter, melted1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans1 (9-inch) unbaked OR frozen deep-dish pie crust

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place rimmed cookie sheet on the center rack in oven while preheating.

Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust or frozen pie crust.

Carefully place pie on the preheated cookie sheet on the center rack of oven and bake for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below). Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.

RECIPE TIPS: Pie is done when center reaches 200°F. Tap center surface of pie lightly – it should spring back when done. For easy clean up, spray pie pan with cooking spray before placing pie crust in pan. If pie crust is overbrowning, cover edges with foil.

HIGH ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS: Reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and increase butter to 3 tablespoons. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.

VARIATION: coarsely chopped walnuts may be substituted for pecans to make a walnut pie.

Healthy Sloppy-Joes!

Healthy Sloppy-Joes

Ingredients:

1 pound extra-lean ground beef
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 red pepper, diced
1 can small red beans or pinto beans, preferably low sodium drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon mustard powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 whole-wheat burger buns

Directions:

Brown the meat and the onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into crumbles as it cooks. Pour the drippings out of the pan and discard. Add the garlic, jalapeno, and red pepper and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes more. Place a half-cup scoop of the mixture onto each bun and serve.

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.

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.

Associate of the Month

Erlinda Madison

Erlinda Madison, Associate of the Month, January 2024 | Legacy at Savannah Quarters

Originally from Canada, Erlinda moved to GA in the early 2000’s. She had a career in finance before moving to the US. Erlinda used to Privately care for multiple Legacy residents before joining the team full time. Her favorite part of her job is helping our residents with everything they need. Erlinda enjoys cooking cultural dishes and traveling. Her favorite kind of travel, is Cruising because she doesn’t have to lift a finger! Erlinda is being recognized for her hard and active work ethic throughout the night shift and training new team members to be the best. She lives in Pooler with her husband, son, and sweet dog, Max!

Thank you for all of your hard work, Erlinda!

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