Highlights of The Fall 2019 Issue include:
- Farm-to-Table Dining at Cedar Hill
- Letter from the co-owners, Mary Louise Sayles and Patricia Horn
- Field Trips to Tall Ship at Portsmouth, Lake Sunapee cruise, Butterfly Conservatory, and more
- Top 10 Holiday gift ideas
- Memory Care Center news
- Do I have arthritis?
- Save the Dates
Quite frequently, we have families who come to tour Cedar Hill looking to find a new home for their loved one. One of the main reasons they hesitate is they have promised their parents that they will “never place them in a nursing home.”
Yes, moving into a nursing home or an assisted living home means you have physical or cognitive disabilities that make it difficult to live without a lot of help and without an environment that fosters independence, but it shouldn’t mean you leave your community or family behind, or that a larger life can no longer be enjoyed.
Two of the main goals of our life enrichment and activities programming is to bring families and community to our Cedar Hill campus and to bring our residents out into the community. You will find lots of examples of that in this issue.
We love that the Village at Cedar Hill – led by our Memory Care – honored Windsor’s EMT service. The EMTs sat with our assisted living residents for lunch and then went to Memory Care for dessert. See the article on page 7.
During our Family Picnic, we host more than 100 family members for BBQ, family visiting and music. We hope you joined us on September 14th for this annual tradition.
Many of our residents love to go places. This summer about a dozen residents traveled to Portsmouth to see a Tall Ship in Portsmouth and then ate at one of New Hampshire’s best seafood spots. Our residents have cruised Lake Sunapee, talked to the animals at Sanctuary Farm, communed with butterflies, and eaten locally made ice cream this summer.
Please mark your calendar for our annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8th from 2 to 4 pm. This is another time when your family member can host you for an enjoyable afternoon of holiday music, good food, and love.
Both of these events require RSVPs. Please let us know well in advance if you want to join us for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We hope you can attend our Village Craft Fair this October as a vendor or a shopper. Our vendors include our residents, community members, and local artists! Talk to Ruth Barton if you would like a vendor table. (Download an application)
Patricia and Mary Louise