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Limited Vision Doesn’t Limit Life

St. George Village resident Harold Tinley, 96 years young, is a perfect example of aging successfully. Even though he is currently sight impaired due to age related macular degeneration, without any vision in his right eye, he continues to thrive with woodworking and clock repair hobbies he had initiated as a young child.
At the age of 90, when his sight began to fail, he began creating more whirligigs because he knew that they do not require exact precision and small changes in the dimensions would not matter. He currently makes whirligigs for friends and family members and recently crafted one for the garden at St. George Village!
Mr. Tinley stays involved in many activities at SGV, such as supplying difficult six-letter words that he jumbles for the weekly Brain Games class to decipher and participating in the annual Halloween costume party, for which he seeks out the most amazing costumes on the Internet. At 96, he is a kind and gentle man who amazes everyone with his talents, perseverance and energy level. Through his positive outlook on aging, continues to cultivate a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Mr. Tinley will be one of those recognized by Leading Age of Georgia at its annual Positive Aging Gala in November. Congratulations, Harold Tinley, on this well deserved honor!
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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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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 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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Honoring Our Veterans

St. George Village members and staff gathered for a special Veterans Day ceremony on November 11. Rev. Larry Robert of Vitas Hospice led the service, and SGV’s Villagers choral group sang all of the songs representing each branch of the U.S. Military.

 

Flags were raised by the Roswell High School Color Guard, and Adam Christian honored the custom of playing “Taps” on the trumpet to end the service.

Afterward, each veteran present at the ceremony was recognized with a flag pin and everyone enjoyed a piece of the sheet cake decorated as a U.S. flag.

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Boo, Y’all!

At St. George Village, we believe there’s no age limit on fun, so it’s no surprise that  everyone here got into the spooky spirit of things on Halloween! Members and staff decked themselves out in creative costuming for our annual Halloween Costume Party and Happy Hour on October 29.

Part of the celebration was dedicated to the memory of Irene Kalliavas, who, along with fellow residents Harold Tinley and Bob Worden, always appeared on Halloween as Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. This year, SGV Care Partner Jean Pastore honored Irene by taking on the role of Dorothy, and you can see her pictured with Harold and Bob in their annual costumes. Honoring her mother’s Greek heritage, Irene’s daughter brought baklava and spanakopita for residents and staff to enjoy at the party.

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Meet the Staff: Memo Gonzalez, Service Technician

Memo was recently named St. George Village's Care Partner of the Quarter.

One of the most recognized faces at St. George Village is that of Guillermo Acevedo Gonzalez, better known by his nickname, “Memo.”

Memo grew up in Mexico and emigrated to the United States 20 years ago. He joined SGV’s maintenance staff in 2005.

“We do everything from plumbing and air conditioning and heating repairs to replacing light bulbs and hanging pictures and mirrors for residents,” he explains. “Basically, we take care of anything that needs repair or upkeep around the property. Every day on the job is different.”

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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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Boys on the Town!

How about a little male bonding?

The Men’s Club of St. George Village offers an opportunity for fun and fellowship — just for the fellas.  The Club’s first outing to the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub for lunch (along with Guinness, ales and lagers!) was so popular that it has been established as a regular event.

Each month, the Men’s Club enjoys lunch at a nearby pub or restaurant. They are joined by SGV Executive Director Mark Lowell and additional staff members such as Physical Therapist Kevin Wildes from Genesis Rehab and Director of Plant Operations and Concierge Services Frank Wooten.

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Fire Up the Grill for Flavor This Summer

Nothing says “summertime” like firing up the grill and gathering friends and family to enjoy dining alfresco. The secret to effortless summer entertaining is to use tried and trusted ingredients that complement the flavors of your favorite seasonal foods. Try these tips to prepare tasty meals outdoors for the whole family.

Prepare

Always clean the grill with a wire brush and heat it for at least 20 minutes before cooking. Keep food in the refrigerator until the grill is ready.

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