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Gardens of Honor

During World Wars I and II, people in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany planted Victory Gardens (also called war gardens or food gardens for defense) as a way to reduce the demand on the public food supply and support the war effort. Learn more about this civilian effort on the home front in The History of Victory Gardens.

Consider planting your own Victory Garden this Memorial Day weekend, in honor of those who served and those who are currently serving our country!

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What in the Helicopter?!

On a recent visit to the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Ga., several St. George Village residents and staff enjoyed exploring the various special exhibits and permanent galleries that are housed in the 120,000 square foot world-class museum.

Pictured here, SGV driver Dave Fagerstrom and resident Jack Dudley admire a Bell Helicopter. The Bell is the first helicopter that Dave flew during his service in Vietnam as an Air Force helicopter pilot.

The Bell Helicopter is part of Tellus Museum’s Science in Motion Gallery, which explores the relationship mankind has with powered vehicles designed to increase the speed of travel.

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Healthy Bones For Life

Regular exercise, such as working out in our fitness center, can help strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis.

When it comes to good health, you can certainly feel it in your bones. That’s because your bones are alive. Every day, the body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place. While it is normal to lose some bone with age, too much bone loss can lead to osteoporosis.

What Is Osteoporosis?

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A Hoppin’ Good Time

 

SGV resident Ray Chouinard and the Easter Bunny take a breather from the festivities.

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.

 

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Not for Squares!

This week, St. George Village members were entertained by a group of square dancing students from Queen of Angels Catholic School. The students curtseyed and bowed, allemanded, circled, do si doed, passed through, and swung their partners, showing how much fun square dancing can be!

Besides fun, did you know that square dancing offers other physical, mental and social benefits? Square dancing can help keep you fit by burning calories, lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol, strengthening weight-bearing bones and slowing bone loss, and more. This form of dance also keeps you on your mental toes by requiring you to react to the “calls” for changing movements and steps. Plus, square dancing requires teamwork, with each team of eight dancers depending on each other to keep the dance moving.

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Laissez les bons temps rouler!

It was “let the good times roll” at St. George Village on Fat Tuesday, when residents and staff gathered for a Mardi Gras celebration.

The group, decked out in festive beads and masks, did a Mardi Gras march to the tune of “When the Saints Come Marching In.” They were led by resident Grace Samson, who will turn 100 in July! Entertainment was provided by The Class Act Band, and everyone feasted on shrimp and a variety of Mardi Gras hors d’oeuvres.

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The First 100 Years Are the Hardest!

St. George Village recently hosted a Neighborhood Celebration, at which guests were treated to a very special presentation by SGV resident Mary Shern. Mary is the author of several books, including a novel, an autobiography and some real estate guides gleaned from her years of experience as a real estate broker. Not one to rest on her laurels, Mary realized she still had plenty to say and has penned a new book titled, And in Conclusion…Life After Ninety-Plus Years.

Mary spoke about her new book and entertained the crowd with her insights about life in the 90s — no, not the 1990s, but rather life as a nonagenarian! Her message: “The first 100 years are the hardest.” 

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Brain Health: How You Can Make A Difference

If you put your mind to it, you can make smart choices that will support brain health as you age.

If you’re like most people, you’ve noticed differences in the way your mind works over time. The good news is that understanding the potential threats to brain health can help you make smart choices to strengthen mental alertness.

Some health conditions can negatively affect your brain. Heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes can alter or damage blood vessels throughout your body, including the brain.

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The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow…

St. George Village residents, pictured here with the cast of Annie, enjoyed this fun production by the Off Broadway Children's Theatre.

When America’s favorite orphan came to the stage this holiday season, a group of residents and staff from St. George Village were on hand to the Off Broadway Children’s Theatre’s production of Annie. Guests gave the cast and theatre glowing reviews!

The Off Broadway Children’s Theatre, located in Alpharetta, is a full-service performing arts center offering classes in dance, music and theatre as well as live theatrical performances for children by children.

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O Christmas Tree

Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce. It is a widely held belief that Martin Luther, the 16th-century Protestant reformer, first added lighted candles to a tree. Walking toward his home one winter evening, composing a sermon, he was awed by the brilliance of stars twinkling amidst evergreens. To recapture the scene for his family, he erected a tree in the main room and wired its branches with lighted candles.
—The History Channel

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