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Tennessee’s Scenic City is a Fun Destination!

St. George Village residents experienced “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon” aboard the River Gorge Explorer on a recent trip to Chattanooga, known as the Scenic City. A naturalist from the Tennessee Aquarium served as the tour guide on the two-hour excursion, pointing out wildlife along the way and bringing history to life. Guests could choose to enjoy the beautiful scenery from the boat’s cabin or from the topside observation deck.

The Tennessee River Gorge winds along 26 miles of the Tennessee River, and contains over 27,000 acres of protected land. For more information about the River Gorge Explorer, click here

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Presidents on Display

History is brought to life at the Fulton County Schools’ Teaching Museum North in Roswell. Several of our residents recently visited the museum and were treated to a guided tour with the artist who created the life-sized painted figures featured in an exhibit about U. S. Presidents.

Fulton County Schools offers two Teaching Museums, one located in Roswell and the other in Hapeville. The facilities provide hands-on educational exhibits and arts-based programming that engage students, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, in the Humanities, Language Arts, Mathematics, Sciences, and Fine Arts, with the goal of improving student achievement.

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Good Joints Are a Key Link to Healthy Aging

Exercise has been identified as a key component of aging gracefully, and has been linked with not only improved physical health but also better cognitive performance. The maintenance of fully functioning joints is an important part of enabling active seniors to participate in health-promoting athletic activity, experts agree.

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4 Ways to Fight Tax Scam Phone Fraud

The IRS does not use unsolicited e-mail, text messages or any social media to discuss your personal tax issues. Don’t be fooled by scam artists.

The Internal Revenue Service has a warning for many Americans (and it’s not about paying your taxes). Instead, the agency has tips on how to protect yourself from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.

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Fun With the Fellas

The men of St. George Village always have a blast when they get together for their monthly lunch. The fellas can be seen all around town at places like Keegan’s Irish Pub and the Cheesecake Factory. What DO they talk about? They’re not telling. But they sure do look like they’re having a lot of fun!

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Love is in the Air!

It was all about love as St. George Village celebrated Valentine’s Day with an afternoon of music, food and fun. Guests enjoyed delicious refreshments and then were treated to a performance of some of the most popular love songs of all time when two talented entertainers brought the glitz and glamour of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers to life on the stage.

Then it was “photo op” time, when everyone enjoyed posing with Dolly and Kenny in our special Valentine’s Day photo booth.

SGV resident Bill Hagan (center) enjoys his "photo op" with Kenny and Dolly.

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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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