From the Desk of Mary Louise and Patricia
For the past year we have been hosting our popular Speaker Series, featuring a wide range of topics such as Signs of Alzheimer’s; Medicare Basics; Advance Care Planning ; Health & the Human Spirit, Parkinson’s Disease; Insurance Coverage of Long-term Care; Living with Diabetes; Nutrition, Wellness, and Aging; and much more. These have all been very informative and engaging, and we look forward to continuing the Series throughout the year. We are particularly excited about the next one coming up on June 14th – “Making it Happen: Successfully Transitioning to Assisted Living”, a panel discussion presented by our very own team here at Cedar Hill. Be sure to RSVP for this one!
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.
New Member Joining our Team
Over the last two years, with the opening of the expansion of the Village at Cedar Hill, Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community has grown in numbers of residents and complexity. After a great deal of thought, we have decided to bring on a nursing home administrator which will allow Patricia to focus on the financial oversight of the company as chief executive officer. In mid-June, Cathy Leone, BSN, RN, LNHA, will begin as the Cedar Hill Health Care Administrator and consulting nurse to the Village at Cedar Hill.
Cathy brings a strong clinical and resident-centered background to Cedar Hill. She has worked in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living settings. We have worked with her for several years and feel she will be a strong addition to our management team. She knows her stuff and is fun to work with.
This move will also allow Mary Louise – at 81 years of age – to move more into retirement. She will still be actively engaged in our Community life and provide oversight to Patricia and Cathy.
Please join us in welcoming Cathy to our team, and read her letter below.
Dear Cedar Hill Residents, Families and Staff –
I am excited to accept my new position as Nursing Home Administrator and Director of Clinical Services for the Village at Cedar Hill. I have known Mary Louise, Patricia and many of their management team for several years and have always enjoyed and admired the work of Cedar Hill. I have been a full time nurse for 37 years, and love my work and chosen career.
I graduated from Wilkes University with a BS in Nursing. I attended University of NH where I took classes towards a Master’s Degree in Nursing. I have been a full time nurse for 37 years, and love my work and chosen career. I have lived in Quechee, Vermont for 22 years with my husband and 3 children. My youngest is now 20. I enjoy gardening, cooking, yoga, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family.I look forward to meeting all of you when I begin my position at Cedar Hill in mid-June.
Cathy Leone, RN, NHA
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We’re Looking For A Few Good Hands …
Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community, and The Village at Cedar Hill in Windsor, are looking for some cheerful Volunteers to interact with our very special residents. This may include: Reading, Call Bingo, Play Cards/Board Games, Go for Walks, Hand out Snacks, Sit and Chat, Help Residents Write Letters, Do Manicures, Cards, and Assist with Crafts and Art Projects.
If you are interested in a most rewarding experience helping others, and have your own transportation to and from our facilities, please contact:For Cedar Hill Nursing Home:
Barb Flinn, Tel. 802-674-6609
For Village at Cedar Hill Assisted Living or Memory Care Center:
Andrea Lapins, Tel 802-674-2254
Volunteering – Rewarding and Fulfilling, and a Great Way to Earn Community Service Hours!
Mark Your Calendars!
The summer is a very busy time at Cedar Hill, with every nook and corner bustling with activity. Here are a few of the things we have planned:
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. Admission is FREE!
Reservations are suggested: RSVP: Barb Greer 802-674-2254 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 14, 2016 at 10am “Making it Happen: Successfully Transitioning to Assisted Living” Roundtable discussion on what you need to know about moving to a senior living community, with members of the Cedar Hill staff. RSVP NOW!
July 21, 2016 at 10am “Common Foot and Leg Problems” presented by James Wilton, DPM, Valley Regional Hospital.
September, 2016 “Elder Law” Presenter and date TBD
October 25th, 2016 at 10:00am & 5:00pm “Medicare and Open Enrollment” presented by Kabray Rockwood, Owner of Rockwood Agency, Windsor VT. Two presentations—morning and afternoon.
15th Annual Father’s Day Antique Car & Tractor Show
Sunday, June 19, 2016, 12-2pm
Join us for this FREE family-friendly event featuring:
2 Hour Lake Sunapee Boat Cruise
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Depart Cedar Hill at 10:30; Lunch at 11:30; Cruise 2-4pm
One of The Village Resident’s favorite summer outings is the 2 hour cruise we take on Lake Sunapee, in NH. After a relaxing lunch at the Anchorage Restaurant on the water in Sunapee Harbor, we stroll over to the MV Mt Sunapee, settle in a comfy deck chair, and listen as the Captain narrates the history, lore and points of interest on beautiful, pristine mountain lake.
Family members are welcome to join us – contact Andrea Lapins 802-674-2254 x-222. We will depart the Village at 10:45 a.m., or you can meet us at Sunapee Harbor. Cost for seniors is $18.00 plus lunch. Adults, $20.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Next Meeting: July 12, 2016 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Cedar Hill is Proud to Announce our New Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group,
Build a support system with people who understand.
“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.”
Family members – Please remember to mail your survey to “MyInnerview”.
Didn’t get a survey? Give us a call at 674-6609.