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In October, our popular new Speaker Series featured “Medicare Basics“. All of us who attended learned a great deal from this informative talk by Rebecca K. Masutani of the Dartmouth Medical School. Thank you, Rebecca. On October 27th, we hosted the talk “Advance Care Planning: Let’s Talk About it” by Rebecca A. Desilets and Lora Wise, Health and Aging Resource Specialists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. It was a very informative and engaging session. Please see the list in this newsletter on other future topics and join us. The series is attracting community members, staff and our residents. Each seminar is free and open to the public. You will find the speakers as well as the audience very educational.
Music & Memory
In Barbara Flinn’s column, she will be talking about the “Music and Memory” program we are launching in both the nursing home and our new Memory Care Center. We welcome the donation of any used I-Pods you no longer need. This program provides an I-Pod with a personalized playlist of favorite songs to residents with Memory Loss. We have had help to fund this program in the nursing home from the Quality Incentive Award we received this year. Each year, the Vt. Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living awards grant money to three nursing homes who meet strict qualifications. In 2014 and this year, Cedar Hill was one of the winners. We can only use the money on items voted on by our residents. This year, we are using the funds to buy a new piano for the nursing home, launch the Music and Memory program, and fund special lunches and meals for residents. (Real pizza! Chinese!)
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Employee of the Quarter
We congratulate Harmony for this recognition and hope she enjoys her ‘preferred parking’ space for Employee of the Quarter.
The Employee of the Quarter is chosen by a group from staff from across campus and across departments.
By Milissa Howard, Human Resources Assistant
Notes from The Village – Sue Spadaro
Finally, the Village expansion is up and running! It has been a challenging transition and I thank all of you for your patience as we navigate through this transition. We are growing rapidly so you will see many new faces, and we welcome you with open arms.
New Service – ACH Withdrawals
For anyone who does not know, I want to remind you that we now offer automatic bank drafts to pay your monthly invoice. This is a great timesaver for everyone involved, as you no longer need to write a check every month, because the amount will automatically be deducted from your bank’s checking account. All we need is the signed form and a voided check and your payment will be withdrawn from the bank on the 5th of the month. We are pleased to be able to offer this service to our residents and families.
Kabray Rockwood will be our next speaker in the Speaker Series. He has been one of our guest speaker a few years back. On Nov. 21st @ 5:30. He will talk about Medicare supplements and answer any questions you may have. He is available to meet with you on an individual basis (free of charge) to discuss your needs. Please schedule an appointment with Kabray and he will help you find the right plan.
Flu shots have been given to residents and staff. Please remember that this is flu season. If you do not feel well please do not visit. We also have masks and sanitizer at all 3 main entrances for those of you who feel it is necessary to visit. We want to keep our residents healthy.
Our therapy group is providing a Wellness Program which includes walking and Chair Yoga and other activities for our residents. We are also continuing our swimming program. We have partnered with the Claremont Recreation Center and will swim twice a week. The cost is $65.00 for 3 months. This also includes the use of their other equipment and facilities besides the pool.
We have hired Kelley Bergeron in our activity department. Kelley has an abundance of energy and some wonderful new ideas to add to our activity schedule. We are fortunate to have her and Andrea; they make a great team!
Save the Dates!
Thanksgiving Dinner will be served @ 12:30 on Thanksgiving Day. Please make sure you RSVP by the 18th as we do not have the flexibility with last minute calls as we did in the past. The cost for dinner is $15.00 per person.
Our Christmas Open House is scheduled for December 6th from 2-4 PM. All are welcome to sample John’s wonderful appetizers, drinks and desserts. Information for December’s festivities will be sent to you under separate cover.
Please remember if you have any concerns or questions, contact me and I will do my best to resolve any issues. We hope to see you during the Holiday Season.
Cedar Hill Health Care Fall Events – Barb Flinn
Village at Cedar Hill Fall Activities – Andrea Lapins
Mark Your Calendars!
The fall is a very busy time at Cedar Hill, with every nook and corner bustling with activity. Here are a few of the fun things we have planned:
Come to our Holiday Craft Fair!
Saturday, Nov. 7th – 10:00 a.m—3:00 p.m.
The Village at Cedar proudly hosts its 3rd Craft Fair, offering fabulous Holiday Decorations, Wreaths, Porch Displays, Artwork, Jewelry, Wood Products, and much more!
Artists who will be displaying their work:
- Custom Creative wood work, cutting boards, cabinetry, etc.
- Elegant beaded gemstone jewelry
- Hand Crafted Ladies purses, pendants
- Knitted baby goods, blankets, mittens,
- Original Art canvas prints
- Hand Felted Hats of all shapes and sizes
- Baby Boomer Baskets filled with nostalgia
- Vintage Envelopes matted and framed from another era
- Repurposed hand painted hunting boots with local wildlife, ice skates, hand painted and decked for Christmas
- Vintage Sleds all dolled up for the holidays, ready to spruce up your porch!
- Vermont Maple Syrup
- Paper Art taken to a new level
- Tree of Life Jewelry
- Awesome hand cut stained glass display!
And More – Come and be dazzled by an exclusive array of hand crafted Christmas gifts!
For more information, contact: Andrea Lapins, Activities Director firstname.lastname@example.org 802-674-2254
Village Speaker Series
Please join us in the coming months, as Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community and The Village at Cedar Hill host a monthly series of fact-packed and thought provoking Seminars on timely issues affecting our senior population. We are proud to present some of the most knowledgeable experts in our area on a variety of topics that could touch each of us at some point in the future.
All Seminars are held in the Activities Room of the Village at Cedar Hill, 92 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, Vermont. Please follow signs to the main entrance-North wing. Refreshments will be served.
Reservations are suggested: RSVP: Barb Greer 802-674-2254 or Email: email@example.com
November 19 at 2pm “Spiritual Support” Presented by Jeanne Childs, MA, Board-Certified Chaplain and Spiritual Counselor at Dartmouth Center for Aging and Health.
December 15 at 10am “Medication Management” Presented by Christopher S. Allen, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Cedar Hill Healthcare
November 26, 2015
Holiday Dinner Menu
Carved Roast Turkey Breast w/Gravy
With Savory Dressing
Herb Mashed Potatoes
Maple Caramelized Butternut Squash
Apple Pie, Mincemeat Pie, & Pumpkin Cheesecake
Cost for Guests: $15 per person
Reservations must be made by contacting
The Activities Dept. by Monday, Nov.16, 2015
(802) 674-6609 ext.216
or email BFlinn@cedarhillccc.com
THIS IS BEING SENT TO 1 FAMILY MEMBER ONLY. PLEASE NOTIFY THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY AND LET US KNOW HOW MANY WILL BE COMING BY THE RSVP DATE. THANK YOU!
Thanksgiving Dinner at The Village
Holiday Open House
December 6, 2015 2-4pm
We cordially invite all families and friends of residents – music, food, and Santa!
“One of things that struck me was how quickly people on staff recognized me as a family member, and would come up and tell me how much they liked my mother! I hadn’t even met them yet, but they already knew me and my mom. It really is like a big family here. It’s so comforting to know that she is in a place that values her as a person, not just a room number.”