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Visiting Georgia’s New Woodland Garden

We’re always on the go at St. George Village, exploring destinations near and far! Some of us recently visited Atlanta Botanical Garden’s new location in Gainesville, Ga., featuring a sophisticated horticultural operation and the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast. Located on land donated by Charles and Lessie Smithgall, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville is destined to be one of the largest and most diverse woodland gardens in the country.

Pictured above are (l-r) Kay Briggs, Christine Potter, Dottie Belser, Janet Marsden, Louis and Marianne Vogel, part of our group who enjoyed seeing the Garden’s welcome center, outdoor gardens, a model train garden and an amphitheater during their visit.

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Touring Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion

Jean Hart, Nancy Allvine and Rose Brual prepare to enter the Governor's Mansion for a holiday tour.

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.

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal (right) welcomes Nell Caprara on the front steps of the Governor's Mansion.

 

 

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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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Whirligig Wizard

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!

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God Bless Our Veterans!

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.

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We Love Savannah!

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.

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Doing Something Grand!

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!

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A Real Race Runner

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.

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We’re All A-buzz!

We recently noticed that a colony of honeybees had made their home in one of the stately oak trees near our front entry. We know how important bees are to our environment as pollinators (and makers of delicious honey!), so we called on the services of a local beekeeper to come and help with relocating the bees. Luckily, our UPS delivery driver, Robert Rodden, just happens to be a beekeeper in his spare time and offered to remove the bees from our property and take them home to his own apiary.

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A Dairy Good Time

Maryanne Heidbreder, Bev Langhorne, Caroline Hintz, Barbie Neurohr, Beth Anne Murray, Walt Williams, Edna Deckbar, Sheila Mallon, Marge Pizzolato and Mary Jane Crawford enjoyed a tour of the Mayfield Dairy facility in Braselton, Ga.

It was all smooth mooooves and tasty treats when a group of St. George Village residents recently toured the Mayfield Dairy facility in Braselton, Ga.

After viewing a short video presentation about the dairy’s history, the grouped toured the state-of-the-art facility, learning about Mayfield’s milk production systems and even how those famous yellow Mayfield jugs are made. After the tour, everyone relaxed in the comfy outdoor rocking chairs while enjoying a double scoop of Mayfield’s famous ice cream!

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