The Goldton at Athens Newsletter

Resident´s Birthdays

Patricia Taylor 3/10James Biles 3/19Barbara Stinnet 3/26

Celebrating March

St Patrick’s Day


Saint Patrick’s Day
March the 17th.

Spring Equinox
March the 19th.

Events Spotlight

Family Night! The Roaring 20’s Casino Night!March 29th, 2024 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Grand Canyon

Designated a national monument in 1908; President Woodrow Wilson made Grand Canyon a national park to protect the land and the resources within it in 1919.

The Essential Role of Health Screenings

Health screenings and check-ups are lifelines for seniors, ensuring their continued vitality and well-being. These routine assessments serve as proactive measures to identify and manage health issues before they escalate. From blood pressure and cholesterol checks to cancer screenings, these tests are invaluable in detecting potential concerns early on. Moreover, regular check-ups provide a holistic view of seniors’ health, addressing both physical and mental well-being. By fostering open communication with healthcare providers, seniors can receive personalized guidance and support tailored to their needs. Additionally, vaccinations and health education sessions further fortify preventive care efforts, safeguarding seniors against illness and empowering them to make informed health decisions. Prioritizing these screenings and check-ups is not just about treating ailments; it’s about investing in a future of healthier, happier aging for our senior citizens.

Understanding Dementia

Understanding Dementia

Dementia, a multifaceted condition encompassing various cognitive disorders, demands our unwavering attention. Contrary to misconceptions, it is not an inevitable aspect of aging but a syndrome with distinct causes, including Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Yet, societal misconceptions and stigma often isolate those living with dementia, compounding the challenges they face.

Raising awareness about dementia is crucial on multiple fronts. Firstly, understanding the warning signs and symptoms empowers individuals to seek early diagnosis and appropriate support. Secondly, it enables communities to create environments that are inclusive and supportive, fostering empathy and reducing stigma. Thirdly, it acknowledges the immense burden placed on caregivers, who require understanding, resources, and respite to sustain their caregiving roles effectively.

Through education and advocacy, we can address the misconceptions surrounding dementia and promote a culture of empathy and support. Community-driven initiatives, such as dementia-friendly businesses and neighborhoods, can enhance the quality of life for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers alike.

By embracing understanding, empathy, and support, we can collectively work towards creating a society that values and respects the dignity of every individual affected by dementia. Let us unite in our efforts to advocate for dementia awareness, to advocate for dementia awareness, ensuring that no one walks this journey alone.

Grand Canyon

National Park

A world-famous natural attraction located in Arizona, the park covers 1.2 million acres of land.

Resident of the Month

Ms Barbara Stinnett

Barbara Stinnett Resident of the Month

Barbara Stinnet is a vital member of our Goldton Family! She is fiercely loved by all of our community members and associates alike. She is our resident greeter in the dining room for her fellow independent living neighbors, and we all envy her drive to go out and walk (even when it is cold outside).Ms. Barbara and her husband Bobby lived in the Athens area their entire marriage, and while they did not have any children of their own they had many that were like their adopted children. She worked in the school system and speaks fondly of all of the children she encountered. She speaks more highly of her beloved great-nephew, Logan! Him and his dad, Jim, are the highlight of Ms. Barbara’s week when they come and visit and check on her.Our community as a whole voted Ms. Barbara Stinnet as our Resident of the Month and she couldn’t be more deserving of it.Congratulations!!!

Navigating Wellness: A Senior's Journey

As we gracefully navigate our senior years, prioritizing our health becomes paramount. Regular health check-ups and screenings stand as beacons guiding us toward vitality and well-being. These routine assessments provide invaluable opportunities for early detection, empowering us to address any health concerns proactively. Let’s embrace this journey to wellness together, recognizing each check-up as a vital step in ensuring a life filled with health, happiness, and fulfillment.

The Artful Joy of Senior Creativity

For seniors who find solace and joy in artistic expression, every stroke of the brush and every line drawn tells a story of vitality and passion. Engaging in art not only nurtures creativity but also fosters emotional well-being and cognitive vitality. Whether it’s painting, sculpting, or crafting, the artistic journey transcends age, inviting seniors to explore new horizons and find meaning in self-expression. Embrace the canvas of life, for in art, we discover the timeless beauty of our souls.

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Recipe Spotlight:

Cajun Muffaletta

Olive Salad Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 1/4 cup green olives
  • 1/4 cup pimentos
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1/4 cup cocktail onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small can artichoke hearts
  • 1 tsps celery seed
  • 1tsps dried oregano
  • 1 tbsps chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsps red wine vinegar


  • 1 loaf round Italian bread
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1/4 lb ham, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 lb Genoa salami, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 lb Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 lb Mortadella (Italian Bologna), thinly sliced
  • 3 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup prepared olive salad (previously made)

In a food processor combine all Olive Salad Ingredients and chop coarsely, scrape into a bowl and set aside.

Split the bread lengthwise and drizzle the olive oil on each side. On bottom layer spread some of the above prepared olive salad and arrange with layers of thinly sliced meats and cheeses. Cover with top layer of the bread, cut and serve.

Associate of the Month

Dee Mondell

Dee Mondell Associate of the Month

Ms. Dee Mondell is a born and raised Limestone County Native! She has had a lifelong passion for the elderly and the desire to work with them. She comes from a family of 6. She unfortunately lost her mom at 18, and more recently lost her dad 6 years ago. She didn’t grow up with a close relationship to her grandparents and believes that played a role in her desire to work with the elderly, and man did she pick an amazing community to build relationships in. She is adored by our residents. The unanimously voted for her this month as our Employee of the Month.She has shown us fierce passion and dedication since she started in the Community and is very deserving of Employee of the Month!

Congratulations Dee!

Grand Canyon

The Hopi Tribe considers the Grand Canyon a gateway to afterlife. There are over 1,000 caves within the park’s territory with only 335 being documented.

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon was formed over millions of years as the Colorado River and its tributaries carved their way through layers of rock, creating a canyon that is over a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide in some places.


Terrence Francis, Executive Director | The Goldton at Athens
Terrence Francis
Jessica Paxton, Lifestyle Director | The Goldton at Athens
Jessica Paxton

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