Category Archives: Lifestyle

Visiting the Rich History of Martha Berry

SGV tourists enter Oak Hill, the historic home of Berry College founder Martha Berry.

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.

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Skyline Viewing and Sippable Orange Creamsicles

SGV resident Jack Dudley waves as he waits to board the SkyView Ferris Wheel.

A group of intrepid St. George Villagers recently ventured south to Centennial Park in Atlanta to take a ride on the SkyView Ferris Wheel.

Towering nearly 20 stories above the Park, the SkyView Ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas that hold up to six people.

Marie Monteleone, seated in a gondola, awaits take-off.

Guests are treated to breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area.

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A Life Care Community Offers Many Benefits

It began with the sound advice of family members, says Jean Moll of her and her husband Don’s decision to move into a life care community.

“Two of my cousins were living in continuous care retirement communities and both loved their lifestyle. We talked about it at length and they gave me their honest viewpoint,” she recalls. “They told us it was a very good deal, financially, too.”

The Molls next sought the advice of their investment advisor. “We wanted to be sure we could afford to make the move into a life care community,” Jean says. “Our advisor helped us sort out our financial picture and see that it was a sound investment.”

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Visiting Georgia’s Supreme Court

A group of St. George Village residents recently experienced a very interesting visit to the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Therese (Tee) Barnes, Supreme Court Clerk and daughter of St. George Village resident Mildred Stiffler, arranged the tour, which included viewing a court video in the courtroom and a visit with Presiding Justice P. Harris Hines from Cobb County. Judge Hines gave an informative presentation and then answered questions. The group also was given a “behind-the-scenes” look at the robing room, and several SGV residents actually donned robes for a group photo in the courtroom with Judge Hines. At the end of the tour, each visitor received a gift bag, which included a pen set engraved with the words, “Supreme Court of Georgia.”

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The Key to Intelligent Investing: Life Care

Paul Lang

Paul Lang is a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

Making sound investments is always an important goal to strive for, but as we age, it becomes even more important to invest our resources wisely and for the optimal return. Investment advisor Paul Lang say that most of his older clients have one particular question in mind about their investments.

“The main thing they want to know is how they can arrange to have enough money to take care of themselves… when they get to the point they have trouble taking care of themselves,” he says. “The cost of care for seniors is very high. Many people worry that they will not be able to afford it.”

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New Website Makes Futures Markets Simple

A new online resource is available to help explain how movement in financial markets can impact everyday life.

Recent headlines have described a series of dramatic movements in the financial markets. While many of those movements impact stock prices, as well as what we pay for groceries, gas or loan rates, not everyone really understands how it all works.

Now there is a new online resource available to help explain what those markets mean to everyday life. With easy-to-understand content that everyone from high school students to financial professors will find ­useful, Futures Fundamentals (www.futuresfundamentals.com) makes understanding markets simple.

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Cheers for Chocolate!

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”                                   — Charles M. Schultz

A crew of chocolate-lovin’ St. George Village residents visited Schakolad Chocolate Factory in Roswell to learn about the art of making this delicious confection.

Schakolad (pronounced shaq-oh-LAD) — a combination of “Schaked” and “Chocolate” — is a name associated with three generations of chocolate making. Baruch Schaked, co-founder of Schakolad, has been a chocolate maker since 1969 and opened his first custom retail chocolate boutique in Winter Park, Fla. in 1995. From there, Schakolad began franchising and now has locations in several states, including the Roswell store here in Georgia.

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The Facts About Your Weight And Well-Being

A bowl of oatmeal and fruit for breakfast can help you control your appetite and your weight. Photo credit: CDC/Debora Cartagena

If you or someone you care about feels there’s a slim chance of keeping fit, it may be because of certain common but false ideas. Here’s a look at a few, as well as some facts about weight loss and nutrition.

1. Myth: Healthy eating costs too much.

Fact: Eating better doesn’t have to cost a lot. Try these ideas for healthful eating on a budget:

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Try Water Aerobics for Fitness and Fun!

St. George Village water aerobics classAccording to renowned aquatics expert, U.S. Masters Swimming and Synchro Champion Dr. Jane Katz, water exercise is for everyone. “The magic of water works for everyone. All ages. All ability levels,” she states. “Whether in shape or overweight, workouts can be adapted to fit one’s needs.”

Because it is simultaneously buoyant and resistant, water gives people the ability to relax at the same time they stretch and strengthen their muscles. Pat Bollinger, an instructor of water aerobics at St. George Village, says this benefit is especially helpful for anyone who wants to get aerobic exercise and strength training, but also needs to relieve pressure from their joints.

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Meet the Staff: Quamaine Edwards

Quamaine Edwards

Service technician Quamaine Edwards has a ready smile and positive outlook that just won’t quit!

Quamaine Edwards, affectionately known as “Q,” is the oldest of several children… and that’s a position that helped to instill in him a strong work ethic and the importance of setting a good example.

“When you’re the oldest of five children and also the oldest grandchild, you’re put in a leadership position,” he says. “So, you have to set a good example.”

Quamaine sets a good example every day in his job as a service technician in SGV’s maintenance department. He truly looks forward to coming to work.

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