Savannah Cottage of Chatham

January 2015
Letter From the Executive Director
In America, New Year’s celebrations are a time for singing “Auld Lang Syne,” sharing
a kiss at midnight and eating black-eyed peas. But what about other corners of the
globe? Here are some unique ways the rest of the world celebrates.
Denmark: For Danes, it’s customary to throw old plates and glasses at friends’ front
doors! The gesture is actually welcomed — a heaping pile of broken dishes on a home’s
doorstep is considered lucky, because it shows that those inside have many friends.
Philippines: Filipinos wear polka-dotted clothing and eat round-shaped foods during
their festivities. The circular shapes represent coins and are believed to bring prosperity.
Spain: In Spain, it’s tradition to quickly eat 12 grapes — one as each hour chimes at
midnight — to bring good luck for each month of the coming year.
Japan: Celebrating in Japan often involves dressing as the New Year’s zodiac animal
and attending the local temple, where bells ring 108 times, a sacred number in
Japanese culture.
South Africa: Rather than party hats, revelers in South Africa should probably don hard
hats due to the custom of throwing old furniture and appliances out windows onto the
streets below!
On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to extend my heartfelt greetings to you and
your family for a very happy New Year!
Fresh Choices for Citrus Fruit
When most of us think of the tart and tangy citrus family, the usual choices come to
mind — oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. But these popular fruits have some
lesser-known cousins worth tasting. Here are a few:
Pummelos: Similar to grapefruit, the pummelo is larger and has a sweeter taste. It’s the
largest citrus fruit and can grow up to 12 inches wide. When shopping for pummelos,
look for those that feel heavy and have firm, thin skin.
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Month at
a Glance
Jan. 1
New Year Celebration and
Entertainment at 10 a.m.
Jan. 15
Annual Winter Fashion
Show at 2 p.m.
Jan. 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Celebration at 11 a.m.
Jan. 30
January Birthday Celebration
at 2 p.m.
Jan. 31
Dress Your Pet Day at 10 a.m.
(Family members’ pets are
encouraged to participate.)
Birthdays
Coruth C., 3rd
Sandra C., 5th (Employee)
Reba B., 29th
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Savannah Cottage of Chatham
S e r v i c e s
11310 White Bluff Road • Savannah, GA 31419
Phone: 912-925-3494 • Fax: 912-925-3493
Savannah Cottage of Chatham
S e r v i c e s
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
January 2015
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
NEW YEAR’S DAY
1
9:00 Coffee With a
4
Cottage Friend
10:00 Music Therapy Social
11:00 Bible Study
2:00 Spiritual Music Worship
3:00 Bible Study With Mr.
Norwood
3:00 Afternoon Social
5
Happy B’day Sandra C!
9:00 Coffee With a Cottage
Friend
10:00 Music Therapy Social
2:00 Activities With
Volunteers
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a Cottage
Friend
10:00 It’s Workout Time
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
11:00 Calvary Worship Service
2:00 Chatham Ring Toss
2:30 Parachute Game & Ball Toss
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Extreme Workout
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
2:00 Bingo Extravaganza
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Morning Exercise
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
2:00 Fabulous Manicures
3:00 Afternoon Social
11
12
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Music Therapy Social
11:00 Love Ministry
2:00 Activities With
Volunteers
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a
13
Cottage Friend
10:00 It’s Workout Time
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
2:00 Chatham Ring Toss
2:30 Parachute Game & Ball
Toss
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Extreme Workout
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
2:00 Bingo Extravaganza
3:00 Afternoon Social
14
9:00 Coffee With a
15
Cottage Friend
10:00 Morning Exercise
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
2:00 Entertainment With “5
Alive”
2:30 Winter Fashion Show
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Music Therapy Social
11:00 Bible Study
2:00 Spiritual Music Worship
3:00 Afternoon Social
18
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Music Therapy Social
11:00 Bible Study
2:00 Spiritual Music Worship
3:00 Afternoon Social
25
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Music Therapy Social
11:00 Bible Study
2:00 Spiritual Music Worship
3:00 Afternoon Social
MARTIN LUTHER
KING JR. DAY
19
9:00 Coffee With a Cottage
Friend
11:00 Martin Luther King Jr.
Day Observation
2:00 Activities With
Volunteers
3:00 Afternoon Social
26
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Music Therapy Social
11:00 Love Ministry
2:00 Activities With
Volunteers
3:00 Afternoon Social
6
9:00 Coffee With a Cottage
Friend
10:00 Morning Exercise
10:00 Royal Church of Christ
Service
10:00 New Year’s Celebration!
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
2:00 Fabulous Manicure
3:00 Afternoon Social
FRIDAY
20
9:00 Coffee With a Cottage
Friend
10:00 It’s Workout Time
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
11:00 Calvary Worship Service
2:00 Chatham Ring Toss
2:30 Parachute Game & Ball Toss
3:00 Afternoon Social
27
9:00 Coffee With a Cottage
Friend
10:00 It’s Workout Time
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Immanuel Baptist Church
Service
11:00 Read News and Weather
2:00 Chatham Ring Toss
2:30 Parachute Game & Ball Toss
3:00 Afternoon Social
7
21
8
22
SATURDAY
2
Happy B’day Coruth C!
3
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Video Aerobic
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Games and More Fun
2:00 Cooking Class
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a Cottage
Friend
10:00 Morning Stretching
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
11:00 White Bluff Church Service
2:00 Napkin Folding
2:30 Reception for New Residents
2:30 High Tea With Executive
Director
9
9:00 Coffee With a
10
Cottage Friend
10:00 Video Aerobic
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Games and More Fun
2:00 Cooking Class
3:00 Pet Therapy With Mary &
Carly
3:00 Afternoon Social
16
9:00 Coffee With a
17
Cottage Friend
10:00 Video Aerobic
10:30 Refreshment With
Coffee
11:00 Games and More Fun
2:00 Cooking Class
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a
24
Cottage Friend
10:00 Video Aerobic
10:30 Refreshment With
Coffee
11:00 Games and More Fun
2:00 Cooking Class
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a Cottage
Friend
10:00 Morning Stretching
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
11:00 White Bluff Church Service
2:00 Taking Down X’mas
Decorations
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a Cottage
Friend
10:00 Morning Stretching
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
11:00 White Bluff Church Service
2:00 Napkin Folding
2:30 High Tea With Executive
Director
23
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Extreme Workout
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
2:00 Bingo Extravaganza
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Morning Exercise
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
2:00 Fabulous Manicures
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a Cottage
Friend
10:00 Morning Stretching
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
11:00 White Bluff Church Service
2:00 Napkin Folding
2:30 High Tea With Executive
Director
28
Happy B’day Reba B!
29
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Morning Exercise
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
2:00 Fabulous Manicures
3:00 Afternoon Social
9:00 Coffee With a Cottage
Friend
10:00 Morning Stretching
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
11:00 White Bluff Church Service
2:00 January B’day Celebration
With Executive Director!
9:00 Coffee With a
Cottage Friend
10:00 Extreme Workout
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Read News and Weather
2:00 Bingo Extravaganza
3:00 Afternoon Social
30
9:00 Coffee With a
31
Cottage Friend
10:00 Video Aerobic
10:00 Dress Your Pet Day!
10:30 Refreshment With Coffee
11:00 Games and More Fun
2:00 Cooking Class
3:00 Afternoon Social
Fun Facts About Elvis
While fans may always remember him as a youthful heartthrob, Elvis Presley would
have celebrated his 80th birthday on Jan. 8. To celebrate this milestone, here’s some
trivia about the entertainer known as the King of Rock and Roll.
He was a twin — Elvis’ twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, died at birth. His mother,
Gladys, claimed that because of this, Elvis had the energy of two people.
Elvis as Tony? — Film director Robert Wise originally wanted Elvis to star as Tony, the
male lead in the hit musical “West Side Story.” But Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ business
manager, felt the role wasn’t right for the star.
He pitched one product — Though his likeness has been used in countless ads and
promotions, Elvis himself made just one product commercial during his entire career.
In 1954, he recorded a radio jingle for Southern Maid Donuts, a favorite of the King.
He had presidential DNA — Various genealogy studies show Elvis was distantly
related to two U.S. presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Jimmy Carter.
Fresh Choices for Citrus
Fruit (Continued)
Leslie Ann McPherson
Executive Director
Madeline Stanford
Associate Director
Sandra Carter, LPN
Resident Care Coordinator
Debbie Jennings
Food & Beverage Coordinator
Gya Nethicumara
Resident Programming
Coordinator
Bruce Kimble
Maintenance Coordinator
Blood oranges: With a reddish-orange skin and a surprisingly deep red interior,
this citrus fruit is described as having an intense orange flavor with a hint of fresh
raspberry. It can be eaten plain, or used in salads, juice, or other recipes in place of traditional oranges.
Kumquats: Similar in size and shape to a large olive, the bright orange kumquat is unique among citrus fruits because it’s
typically eaten with the peel on, like a grape. Its skin has a sweet flavor, while the flesh is tart.
All citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C and have beneficially high levels of flavonoids, which have anticancer properties and may
improve blood flow, reducing the risk of heart disease.
Food Funnies
Losing weight and eating healthy are common New Year’s
resolutions. Laugh off some calories with these food funnies.
• The toughest part of a diet isn’t watching what you eat.
It’s watching what other people eat.
• One way to lose weight is by skipping — snacks
and dessert.
• It’s not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight.
It’s the seconds.
• They say the best way to lose weight is to eat all you want
of everything you don’t like.
• After listening to several bedtime stories, a young boy
said to his father: “Snow White was poisoned by an apple,
Jack found a giant at the top of a beanstalk, and just look
what happened to Alice when she ate a mushroom. And
you wonder why I won’t eat fruits and vegetables.”
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manicured with a beautiful fountain, colorful flowers and shade trees. There
is also a screened front porch providing a view of the beautiful large oak
trees that are throughout the property’s landscape. The residents say the courtyard and front porch are perfect for
relaxing while enjoying a cup of coffee and a favorite book!
Whether relaxing in the quaint lobby, enjoying a soda in the ice cream parlor, mingling with new residents at a social,
or joining a live entertainment performance, Savannah Court offers an abundance of opportunities for any lifestyle.