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  • Season’s Greetings!

    We love Christmastime here at St. George Village and our festive lobby shows it! From the nativity scene to our two-story tree, we are celebrating the joy of each and every day of this holiday season.

    We wish all of you a blessed, peaceful and joyful Christmas!

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  • Older and Younger Generations Partner on Project to Help Others

    Mary Apps (right) shows a first grade student how to tie the edges of a Linus blanket, which will be given to a child in need.

    One of the volunteer activities St. George Village resident Mary Apps loves most is making blankets for the Linus Project, a national nonprofit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. (The concept is based on the Peanuts cartoon character, Linus, and his trusty security blanket.)

    Mary and several other SGV residents had been making the Linus blankets and giving them to a group at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, who then distributed the blankets to area shelters. When a teacher at nearby Queen of Angels Catholic School heard about the Linus blankets, she approached Mary about getting some of the younger students at the school involved in the project.

    “Each class at Queen of Angels works on a project during the school year. The first graders help make the Linus blankets and the second graders distribute them,” Mary explains. “In November every year, the children come over to St. George Village and we show them how to tie knots and finish off the blankets so that they don’t ravel.”

    “The blankets that our children make are given to local organizations like the Drake House, the Ronald McDonald House and the Catholic Charities’ prenatal program,” Mary explains. “A supply of blankets is also given to first responders and emergency workers, who often encounter children who are affected by disasters and other emergencies — children who don’t have as much as they need to stay warm.”

    After the blanket-making session, the children go to the chapel, where a priest blesses them and their blankets, and then they enjoy a reception with refreshments.

    Mary says that the Linus blankets have become a beloved tradition at Queen of Angels, both for the good feeling it brings to do something for someone else and for the fun of partnering with SGV residents.

    The students have fun making friends with the St. George Village residents and they learn how their Linus blankets will help other children in need of comfort.

    “So many of the children have older siblings who participated in the project and have talked about it,” she says. “They look forward to being in first grade so they can work on the blankets and come over to spend time at St. George Village!”

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  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities, how secure are they?

    "Continuing Care Retirement Community"

    The security of a continuing care retirement community is actually a very broad topic. Some will focus on the financial security of the community while others will be inclined to think of their physical safety within their new living environment. When clients ask this important question I always respond with a clarifying question to determine just what they really mean by secure. This ensures that I’ll answer their specific question and also provides an opportunity to address the three ways living at St. George Village is a secure choice!

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  • How do you know when it’s time to move to a retirement community?

    Atlanta Retirement Community I’m never really asked this question by clients yet it’s always implied when they say something like…St. George Village is really very nice, but I’m not ready to move just yet. When you’re independent and able to live without assistance it’s really hard to know when to make the move to a retirement community. You must admit that the thought of a retirement community leads one to think about aging people and a life that revolves around doctor’s appointments, wheel of fortune, eating diner at 5:00 and heading to bed around 7:00.

    This idea is simply not true because retirement communities like St. George Village are occupied by vibrant people full of life enjoying the benefits offered through our wellness and activity programs. Some of the activities this week included the Brain Boot Camp, Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage slide show and the Rich and Famous guided Tour of Buckhead with Jim Howe. In addition to these activities residents had many opportunities to enjoy a game of bridge, poker, canasta or mah jongg. Our fitness program included water aerobics, yoga, strength training, line dancing and more.

    So, if you are wondering when is the best time to make the move? The time is now… when you are able to enjoy all the community has to offer! In fact, physical health and the ability to live independently is one of the requirements for membership at St. George Village. For more information about membership requirements contact Stacy Gass at 678-987-0402 and check out the full activity and wellness calendar along with the newsletter located on our website.

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  • Pizza! Pizza!

    St. George Village chefs were delighted to serve the “Meat Lovers” pizza to our members as a Bistro special! This marks the first trial of products and services in preparation for the opening of the “St. George Pizzeria” coming this summer to the Village. The pizzeria will offer a pizza and sandwich buffet along with large and small take out or eat in pizzas. Residents will be able to customize their large or small pizzas or order from a menu that offers four specialty pizzas including “Meat Lovers”, “Veggie Lovers”, “Italian Lovers” and “Caribbean Lovers”. The buffet will offer a variety of pizzas by the slice, soup, salad bar and a selection of meats, breads, relish tray and cheeses to create their own sandwich.

    Our residents had many great things to say about the pizza, letting us know that the products and new service will be greatly appreciated and that the pizza was delicious! The addition of the pizzeria expands the culinary venues at St. George Village which feature the main dining room, bistro, Sunday brunch and the Wednesday night theme dining buffet. This is just a one example of the many conveniences and quality services offered at Atlanta’s best retirement community. For more information about the St. George lifestyle call Stacy Gass at 770-645- 2340.

    

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  • Oh the aromatic smells and tastes of spring… that’s right, I said tastes!

    St. George Village is pleased to announce the beginning of our new spring menus! The seasonal menus feature lighter cuisine with robust seasonings and marks the beginning of our “back yard BBQ” season that lasts right on through the summer months!

    Some of the new items you can look forward to include Lobster Thermindor served at The George, our Main Dining Room in the village. This venue offers a four course meal served in the evenings, Monday through Saturday and a fabulous brunch on Sunday; a great time to invite the children and grandchildren!

    Smokey BBQ ribs cooked outdoors on the terrace by our own culinary artists is a big hit in the village and always draws a big crowd! Eggs Benedict is back and a popular item served in the Bistro, a great place for a causal meal with friends and family!

    In Wellington Court, you can expect more of the same with steak and shrimp prepared outside on an open grill and cookouts including hamburgers and hot dogs cooked to order for residents out on our Veranda in the courtyard overlooking a beautiful waterfall.

    It is our pleasure to offer our residents these new robust menus and look forward to serving you soon!

    For a taste of St. George Village, contact Stacy Gass at 678-987-0402 to arrange for a tour and lunch or dinner, your choice!

    Written by: Daniel Shaffer | Director of Culinary Services

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