Monthly Archives: April 2013

Meet the SGV Staff: Dave Fagerstrom

One of the first things you notice about Dave Fagerstrom is his welcoming smile. Dave, who has been a driver for St. George Village since August 2011, says that being behind the wheel gives him a reason to smile.

“I love driving!” he says. “And I enjoy spending time with our residents. It’s great to feel I’m being helpful to them by getting them where they want to go.”

Originally from Jamestown, N.Y., Dave served in Vietnam as an Air Force helicopter pilot. After serving his country, he began a career in banking as a branch manager and eventually moved to Atlanta in 1979. He discovered his true love of driving in retirement, when he did a stint as a tractor-trailer driver.

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Are You a Retiree With Work Experience? Share Your Smarts!

Retirees can find fulfillment doing appropriate volunteer work.

Many retirees are looking to volunteer at organizations that can benefit from their work experiences and expertise. Perhaps surprisingly, that’s not always easy.

“One out of three retirees leave their volunteer posts within months because organizations are not properly prepared to utilize the volunteers’ professional experiences and knowledge,” a recent study released by the Corporation for National and Community Service revealed.

Fortunately, there’s a new website that can help organizations tap into the professional expertise that recent retirees can offer.

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It’s Springtime! How Does Your Garden Grow?

Bill Crosby says gardening is a not only a fun hobby, but also a great way to make new friends.

Looking out over the northwest corner of St. George Village continuing care retirement community’s lake is a sunny, serene patch of land that boasts a variety of beautiful vegetable and flower gardens maintained by SGV residents.

Assisted Living resident and avid gardener Bill Crosby appreciates the opportunity to continue his long-time hobby, which has been valuable in more than one way.

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Is a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

Up to one in three patients' platelets may not respond adequately to the prescribed therapy. A test to measure the individual patient's response is widely available.

We’ve all heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Research shows an aspirin a day may do the same.

How often have you heard about chewing an aspirin if you feel the symptoms of a heart attack? If it’s that critical to get the medication to your system, isn’t it as important to know you are taking a safe dose?

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