January

Madison at The Range Newsletter

Resident´s Birthdays

Robert Brazil 07
Norma Kelly 10
Melinda Hayner 17

Month's Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 15

Elvis Presley 8

Taste of the Smoky Pancake Luncheon 6 @12

Monthly Bday party 19

Dolly Parton bday 19

Licensed Esthetician

Licensed Esthetician

We are excited for A Bit of Beauty to be offering services to residents and their friends and family. Kristen Mack is the owner and operator of A Bit of Beauty. She offers professional facial treatments and facial waxing. Kristen will be set up in our Assisted Living Spa on Thursdays starting January 4. For more information you can call 256.258.8464 or email info@abitofbeauty.co .

Places to visit in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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.

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

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.

Welcome to 2024

Welcome to 2024

This year is going to be an exciting year for us at Madison At The Range. We are starting a new adventure in activities. As you may have seem the poster in our activities room, we are Exploring the National Parks. Each month we will have a different National Park we will evolve our activitiesaround. This month we are exploring the Great Smoky Mountains.

Great Smoky Mountains

National Park

The most visited National Park
in the United Estates

Resident of the Month

William Starkloff "Karl"

William Starkloff "Karl", Resident of the Month January 2024 | Madison at the Range

William Starkloff “Karl”was born in Washington, DC. Karl went to college at NC State. He was in the Air-force for 20 years. He retired as a Major. Mr. Starkloff married to his wife, Judy, for 41 years.Karl moved to the Madison area in 1984 to work for the defense contractor.

Karl moved in at Madison At The Range in November. Since then he has been involved in many of our activities such as bingo, cards, bible study and Wine Down. Karl is quick to lend a helping hand. Thank you, Karl, for making our community a better place.

Book-a-thon

Book-a-thon

Dolly Parton’s birthday is the 19th of January. What better way to celebrate her than to donate books. This month we will be collecting children’s books to donate to a local school. We are planning to take a trip to the school and have our residents read to the children.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. –Margaret Fuller

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January Recipe Spotlight

Stuffed Crown Roast Beef

Although this roast is mostly seen on holiday tables, it is excellent year-round either spit-roasted on a barbecue pit or roasted slow and low in the oven. I prefer bone-in for extraordinary flavor.

Ingredients:

1 (5-7 pound) bone-in beef rib roast
6 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups green onions, sliced
1/8 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp dried basil
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup cayenne and jalapeno peppers, sliced
6-8 sprigs of rosemary
1/4 cup oil
2 cups onions, diced
1/4 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup bell pepper, diced
2 carrots, diced
1/4 cup parsley
Louisiana Gold Pepper Sauce

Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small mixing bowl combine garlic, green onions, thyme, basil, salt and pepper. Pierce holes through the roast and fill each cavity with mixture. Follow with the peppers and rosemary, leaving approximately 1-inch of the rosemary exposed. (This will give flavor to the roast.) Season the roast completely with salt, pepper and Louisiana Gold. In a 12-quart cast iron Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sear roast in hot oil on both sides. Add onions, celery, bell pepper, carrots and parsley. Bake uncovered until tender, 25 minutes per pound for rare to medium-rare. Allow roast to rest 30 minutes prior to slicing.

Taste of the Great Smoky Mountains

Taste of the Great Smoky Mountains

Our dining team are teaming up with our activities team to bring you all the “Taste of the Great Smoky Mountains”. I know when I think about Gatlinburg, TN, I think about their pancake houses. We are planning a pancake breakfast luncheon for all our friends and families.

Associate of the Month

Kaitlyn Malley

Kaitlyn Malley, Associate of the Month January 2024 | Madison at the Range

Kaitlyn Malley has been a med tech with us for almost a year. She has always had a passion for the elderly. At a young age she started volunteering at LTC centers. At the age of 17, she took the CNA class and became a care associate . Kaitlyn plans to continue her education to become a Physical Therapist.

When you ask our residents about Kaitlyn many had the same answer “she always happy”. One resident said ” Kaitlyn loves what she does and you can tell.” When Kaitlyn isn’t working as a Med Tech she is helping out in activities or as a care associate.

Collaborators

Jennifer White, Executive Director | Madison at The Range
Jennifer White
Tabatha Malley, Lifestyles Director | Madison at The Range
Tabatha Malley

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