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Posted on February 27, 2018 by Helen Kelley
When Ken Reheja moved to St. George Village, he knew that the community did not offer his native Indian cuisine. He also knew, however, that as a life plan retirement community, St. George Village has a person centered approach that encourages residents to actively participate and contribute ideas that are part of the community’s continuing evolution. So Ken began offering suggestions to our culinary team, which went to work creating some recipes to incorporate his ideas.
Recently, Ken approached our Culinary Services Director Daniel Shaffer about the possibility of inviting two of his friends to come to St. George Village to teach a cooking class on Indian cuisine. The class was scheduled and our culinary staff learned how to prepare four authentic recipes, including a soup and an okra dish.
As a result, our culinary team is committed to a creative process that will lead to more vegetarian offerings on our menus. And we are pleased to offer a diversified cuisine that meets the needs of our residents.
What a wonderful collaboration between our residents and staff! Thanks, Ken!
Posted on December 8, 2017 by Helen Kelley
Santa and some of his elves made a pre-Christmas visit to St. George Village this week. (Our sources tell us that all of our residents are on Santa’s “Nice” list!)
Posted on February 26, 2016 by Stacy Anthony
The men of St. George Village always have a blast when they get together for their monthly lunch. The fellas can be seen all around town at places like Keegan’s Irish Pub and the Cheesecake Factory. What DO they talk about? They’re not telling. But they sure do look like they’re having a lot of fun!
Posted on February 15, 2016 by Stacy Anthony
It was all about love as St. George Village celebrated Valentine’s Day with an afternoon of music, food and fun. Guests enjoyed delicious refreshments and then were treated to a performance of some of the most popular love songs of all time when two talented entertainers brought the glitz and glamour of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers to life on the stage.
Then it was “photo op” time, when everyone enjoyed posing with Dolly and Kenny in our special Valentine’s Day photo booth.
Posted on December 30, 2015 by Stacy Anthony
Several of our residents experienced a special treat recently when they toured the Georgia Governor’s Mansion in Buckhead. First Lady Sandra Deal was waiting at the front door to greet visitors as they embarked on a tour of the residence, which was festively decorated for the holiday season.
Posted on December 3, 2015 by Stacy Anthony
This fanciful whirligig was created by Harold Tinley, one of our residents. Harold, who is vision impaired, designed the spinning garden ornament and completed it in our woodworking shop with the assistance of our Director of Plant Operations Frank Wooten and his maintenance team.
The wind-powered whirligig, which is installed on the path near the lake and our gazebo, is a lot of fun for our residents, staff and visitors to watch!
Thank you for this whimsical decoration, Harold!
Posted on November 11, 2015 by Stacy Anthony
Residents and staff gathered today to honor and remember those who have served in the U.S. Military at a special Veterans Day Ceremony. Each veteran present at the ceremony was recognized with a flag pin, presented by members of the Roswell High School JROTC. Flags were raised by the Roswell High School Color Guard and Rev. Larry Robert of Vitas Hospice led the service. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a slice of cake and enjoyed sharing stories and visiting with one another.
Thank you to all veterans! We deeply appreciate your service and sacrifice to preserve our precious freedom!
Posted on October 29, 2015 by Stacy Anthony
At St. George Village, we enjoy exploring places, near and far. Recently, some of our members put on their traveling shoes and headed for Savannah, Ga., one of the the beautiful and historic cities in America. There, they visited many popular attractions of this coastal city, including Forsyth Park.
Forsyth Park, which covers 30 acres of land, was named for John Forsyth, the 33rd Governor of Georgia and one of the land donors. Perhaps the most well-known feature of the park is the large fountain that sits at its north end. Built in 1858, the fountain resembles a few other fountains found around the world, including some in Paris and Peru. Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, the City of Savannah dyes the water in the fountain green during a ceremony that is part of the annual Parade festivities.
You can read much more about Forsyth Park and Savannah at Visit Historic Savannah.
Posted on September 16, 2015 by Stacy Anthony
It was a day of intergenerational fun on Saturday, September 12, when St. George Village celebrated National Grandparents Day with residents, their families and staff!
SGV’s own “Knitting Master” Dot Heuslein hosted a table of her hand-made items for sale, and donated the proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The grandkids (and some older kids) had a lot of fun making crazy balloon hats and animals, and enjoyed face painting, refreshments and entertainment by Judy Boehm and the Class Act Band.
A Grand Day was had by all!
Posted on July 30, 2015 by Stacy Anthony
SGV resident Jan Deach, who recently celebrated July 4 by running the Peachtree Road Race, proudly displays her race number just outside her apartment door. She has participated in the annual event for more than 35 years. Running is a family affair — two of Jan’s grandsons, one of whom has a track scholarship to Wofford College, also ran the Peachtree this year, and her daughter is an avid runner.
Jan, who moved to St. George Village last year, loves to be active. She participates in exercise classes like yoga and Tai Chi, and especially enjoys walking.
“I start my day by walking two or three miles early in the morning,” she says. “That’s how I stay in shape.”
This year, she says she alternated running and walking the Peachtree Road Race. “Every year I say I’m not going to do it again,” she laughs. “But I always change my mind.”