May

Madison Heights / Kelly Place Enterprise
Newsletter

Resident´s Birthdays

Martha Miller 5/31

Month's Celebrations

Cinco De Mayo 5/3
Nurse’s Week 5/6-5/12
Mother’s Day Lunch 5/10
Summer Bash 5/18
Memorial Day Cookout 5/27

Events Spotlight

Star Wars Day 5/2
Coffee with a Cop 5/14
National Tea Day Tea Party 5/21

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.

Let's Celebrate

Here at Madison Heights and Kelley Place we try to keep our residents as active as possible. We have multiple events each month and it just so happens that May is once of our busy months with holiday celebrations. We will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and of our monthly birthday celebration. We feel that celebrating with our resident’s is very important at keeping them happy. They always love a good party celebration. Including Seniors in holiday events and activities can help keep their social connections healthy. It can also help combat lonliness during the holidays.

Arches

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

Keeping Them Active with Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

The physical benefits of yoga for seniors are numerous. Regular practice can improve flexibility, strength, joint mobility, and lower blood pressure. Yoga can also reduce stress, improve mood, enhance mental clarity, and lead to better sleep. The mental benefits of yoga are equally important for seniors. We are glad to have Yoga on Main joining us monthly for chair yoga with our residents.

Arches

National Park

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

Staying aware for our loved ones

Dementia Awareness

Dementia is a term for several diseases that affect memory, thinking, and the ability to perform daily activities. The illness gets worse over time. It mainly affects older people but not all people will get it as they age. Things that increase the risk of developing dementia include:

  • age (more common in those 65 or older)
  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • high blood sugar (diabetes)
  • being overweight or obese
  • smoking
  • drinking too much alcohol
  • being physically inactive
  • being socially isolated
  • depression.

Changes in mood and behaviour sometimes happen even before memory problems occur. Symptoms get worse over time. Eventually, most people with dementia will need others to help with daily activities.

Early signs and symptoms are:

  • forgetting things or recent events
  • losing or misplacing things
  • getting lost when walking or driving
  • being confused, even in familiar places
  • losing track of time
  • difficulties solving problems or making decisions
  • problems following conversations or trouble finding words
  • difficulties performing familiar tasks
  • misjudging distances to objects visually.

Common changes in mood and behaviour include:

  • feeling anxious, sad, or angry about memory loss
    personality changes
  • inappropriate behaviour
  • withdrawal from work or social activities
  • being less interested in other people’s emotions.

Resident of the Month

Mary Meeks

Mary was born August 2, 1955 in Opp, AL as the third of four children. She grew up on the
family farm and was very involved in her church. Mary has always loved the out of doors. She spent grades 1-8 at Fleeta Jr. HS and graduated from Opp HS in 1973. She graduated from Troy State University in 1976 with her BS in Education. While at Troy she married her high school sweetheart in June 1975. This coming June will be their 49th anniversary. After graduation she taught in Escambia FL, Andalusia and in 1979 moved to Enterprise, AL where she and her husband taught until they retired in 2004.

Mary has two children, Chad and Laney, and five grandchildren all of whom are the love of her life. After retirement she had always wanted to be an at home Mom and she was able to do that. Gardening became a passion as she loved being able to help things grow. She would say that “one is closer to God in a garden than anyplace else on earth.”

She is a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A big heart who is always willing to help at any time. Her first priority has always been her Lord and her concern for others. To know her is to love her. She is an encourager who would tell anyone to never stop learning new things about this wonderful world God has made. As she would tell me often, “when you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.” Mary is person who has been blessed with
wisdom. She would encourage all to love each other.

Arches

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.

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Recipe Spotlight:

Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe

Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe

Sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. They also may improve your immune system with high levels of vitamins and minerals. Keeping our senior’s immune system healthy is very important. ***Try this recipe for Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

4 sweet potatoes, scrubbed
⅓ pound bulk sage sausage, or more to taste
⅓ cup chopped red onion
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Prick sweet potatoes several times with a fork and place onto a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly, 5 to 10 minutes.

While potatoes are cooling, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage and onion in the hot skillet until meat is browned and crumbly and onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer mixture to a medium to large heat-proof bowl. Add Cheddar cheese and mix well.

Slice cooled spuds lengthwise. Scoop insides out and into the sausage mixture, creating a cavity in the potato skins. Stir sausage mixture well; mound ingredients evenly into the empty potato skins using a small scoop. Arrange on a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, 15 to 20 minutes.

Associate of the Month

Stephanie Ramos

Stephanie Ramos Associate of the Month

Stephanie is a mom of 2 beautiful girls. Stephanie enjoys shopping and reading. Her favorite color is purple. Stephanie enjoys working at MH/KP and she says it brings her joy and gratitude by taking care of the residents. She was a caregiver for her mom and every time she comes to work she said it reminds her of her mom and it gives her peace. She says our residents are an example of how beautiful life can be and she loves hearing the resident’s stories It makes her heart happy. Stephanie is such a blessing to us and the residents. She always goes out of her way to help in any area whether it’s taking care of the resident’s, activities and anything else. Stephanie is always smiling and has a genuine heart for caring for our residents.

Collaborators

Jazmyn Frazier Executive Director Madison Heights Kelley Place
Jazmyn Frazier

Arches

National Park

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

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