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Posted on April 25, 2018 by Helen Kelley
Line dancing, which became popular in the 70s disco era (remember the Electric Slide?), is a whole lot of fun…especially when you dance with friends! This form of dance is choreographed with a repeated sequence of steps, in which a group of people —in line formation — execute the steps at the same time.
Pictured enjoying one of our twice-monthly classes are Betty Franks, Rose Brual, Nancy Allvine, line dance teacher Leslie Thompson, Doris Kim and Abbie Codelli. (Marian David and Marge Pizzolato join them in the group photo.)
P.S. Men are welcome to join the ladies in this fun form of exercise that will get your heart pumping!
Posted on March 12, 2018 by Helen Kelley
Our Director of Culinary Services, Daniel Shaffer (left), recently presented a WOW Appreciation card to Chef Roy, a member of our culinary staff. Chef Roy received this recognition for his inspirational leadership, excellent work ethic and positive daily impact on the work environment at St. George Village. Great work Chef Roy, and thank you!
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 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 April 8, 2015 by Stacy Anthony
Kids of all ages had a blast at St. George Village on Saturday, April 4. Residents and their families enjoyed a day of events, including caricatures, balloon animals, refreshments.
Highlights of the day were the annual Easter Egg Hunt on our grounds, and entertainment by Adam Boehmer, who astounded his audience with feats of juggling and balance.
Posted on November 20, 2014 by Stacy Anthony
St. George Village members and staff gathered for a special Veterans Day ceremony on November 11. Rev. Larry Robert of Vitas Hospice led the service, and SGV’s Villagers choral group sang all of the songs representing each branch of the U.S. Military.
Flags were raised by the Roswell High School Color Guard, and Adam Christian honored the custom of playing “Taps” on the trumpet to end the service.
Afterward, each veteran present at the ceremony was recognized with a flag pin and everyone enjoyed a piece of the sheet cake decorated as a U.S. flag.
God bless our veterans and America!
Posted on November 7, 2014 by Stacy Anthony
At St. George Village, we believe there’s no age limit on fun, so it’s no surprise that everyone here got into the spooky spirit of things on Halloween! Members and staff decked themselves out in creative costuming for our annual Halloween Costume Party and Happy Hour on October 29.
Part of the celebration was dedicated to the memory of Irene Kalliavas, who, along with fellow residents Harold Tinley and Bob Worden, always appeared on Halloween as Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. This year, SGV Care Partner Jean Pastore honored Irene by taking on the role of Dorothy, and you can see her pictured with Harold and Bob in their annual costumes. Honoring her mother’s Greek heritage, Irene’s daughter brought baklava and spanakopita for residents and staff to enjoy at the party.
Lots of treats (and not too many tricks) were the highlight of Halloween at SGV!
Posted on October 24, 2014 by Stacy Anthony
One of the most recognized faces at St. George Village is that of Guillermo Acevedo Gonzalez, better known by his nickname, “Memo.”
Memo grew up in Mexico and emigrated to the United States 20 years ago. He joined SGV’s maintenance staff in 2005.
“We do everything from plumbing and air conditioning and heating repairs to replacing light bulbs and hanging pictures and mirrors for residents,” he explains. “Basically, we take care of anything that needs repair or upkeep around the property. Every day on the job is different.”
In his spare time, Memo enjoys traveling around the country with his wife. And, he admits, he occasionally helps out friends in need of his plumbing and other repair skills.
Memo lives in Kennesaw, which is a 22-mile commute to work, one way. He says the drive is well worth it.
“I like working at St. George Village because the residents are always smiling and happy,” he says. “Everyone calls me by my nickname. They make me feel welcome.”
Posted on August 15, 2014 by Stacy Anthony
Twenty St. Georgia Villagers recently hopped on the bus for a drive up to Rome, Ga. and a visit to Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum at Berry College. Oak Hill is the historic Greek Revival home and estate of Berry College founder Martha Berry. The Martha Berry Museum houses a permanent exhibition that traces the evolution of the Berry Schools into Berry College.
The group received a tour of the home (which has been featured in movies such as Sweet Home Alabama and Remember the Titans), led by Berry College students, and visited the Museum, Aunt Martha’s Cottage (the former home of Martha Berry’s servant who became caretaker of the estate), and the estate’s gardens.
No one went hungry on this trip! The first stop was lunch at the Harvest Moon Café and the adjacent HoneyMoon Bakery in downtown Rome.