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Learning About the Science of Saving Lives and Protecting People

St. George Village residents recently had the opportunity to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health institute of the United States. The group enjoyed a guided tour, which included award-winning exhibits and interactive programming that educate visitors about the importance of public health and highlight the vast accomplishments of the CDC.

CDC works around the clock to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

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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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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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