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Th e Me a d ows Messenger
The Perks of Being
a Social Senior
Did you know that
having a variety
of positive social
interactions not
only increases your
emotional wellbeing,
but can also contribute
to your physical
wellness? That’s because
social interaction can
boost self-esteem, which
gives you a more positive
outlook on life. Doctors
have found that people
who have a positive outlook
on life tend to fight diseases
better than people who don’t.
The bottom line? Meaningful
interactions with others enhance
your quality of life (and maybe
even add years to it), making
you feel better and giving you
a reason to rise and shine each
day. Take advantage “of these
many opportunities to enjoy
the company of others.
755 Ottawa Street
Kalida, OH 45853
Phone: 419.532.2961
Fax: 419.532.2962
www.meadowsofkalida.com
February 2015
Being Social in
Your Community
There’s nothing more enjoyable
than meeting new people.
Find those in your community
with whom you share a special
interest, and get social!
Join a Community Group –
Quilting circles, book clubs,
fishing trips etc. Look for
opportunities and more in your
community to make new and
lasting connections.
Volunteer – You have so many
skills to offer. What better way
to use them than to contribute
to a charity of your choice?
You can find all kinds of
organizations to support either
online or in your community.
Do you have a green thumb?
Help plan a community garden.
Do you have the fastest needles
in east? Grab some friends and
knit hats for cancer patients.
There’s so much you can
accomplish when you work
together as a community.
Social Gatherings on Campus
We offer many opportunities
for you to mix and mingle on
campus. Here are a few activities
to look for when you want to
make campus connections.
Happy Hour – Gather with
friends, family members and
staff every Friday afternoon
to enjoy great snacks and even
better company.
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Happy Birthday!
Staff
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2/17 2/17 2/21
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2/28 2/28 Sara M.
Rachael O.
Pam H.
Barbara V.
Debra L.
Kurt K.
Cindy B.
Sandy W.
Caitlin S.
Abby S.
Jamie B.
Katie R.
Residents
2/11
2/14
2/26
2/27
Matilda H.
Don M.
Marie K.
Harriet N.
Volunteers
2/10
2/11
2/17
2/18
2/21
2/21
2/26
Bob K.
David R.
Dolores W.
Pat M.
Leona B.
Pat H.
Clara H.
Executive Director Corner
Last month
I shared with
you that
our Tree Gala was a success.
However, I did not have exact
numbers at that time. Well, the
numbers are in, and we raised
over $10,000 for the Putnam
County Cancer Assistance
Program. Thanks to everyone
who made a donation, purchased
a tree, or donated their time
to make this a success!
Winter started slowly this year,
but it seems like it has picked
up! We are getting ready for
Valentine’s Day here at the
Meadows of Kalida! We will have
our Sunday brunch this month on
February 8th. Family and friends
of residents are invited. The first
four guests of any resident are free,
and any guests after that are $5
each. We will have a 1930’s theme
meal for our residents this month.
The theme dinners are always a
chance for us to go above and
beyond for our residents.
We’ve been watching a lot of
basketball games! Our parent
company Trilogy Health Services
runs a basketball pool every year. If
anyone is interested in being part
of it, please give me your name and
e-mail address or phone number.
The prizes are usually fairly large.
Thanks for giving me the
opportunity to serve your loved
one. Please let me know if I can
do anything to assist you.
Sincerely,
Steve Apple
Executive Director
Smile of the Month
Live a Dream
Does your loved one have that
one thing they would love to do
again? Or maybe something
they have always wanted to
try? We would love to assist in
making that happen. Here at The
Meadows of Kalida, we grant “live
a dream” wishes for our Residents!
Please contact Shannon, Life
Enrichment Director, with any
questions about this program.
Kenny S., along with many other Residents, enjoyed
a holiday visit with the 3rd graders from Kalida.
Family Pictures during our Annual Tree Gala
Henrietta & family
Matilda H. & family
Rosalia O. & family
Musical
Entertainment
A big thank you to the Kalida
Band for coming out to campus
and performing recently!
Sunday Brunch
White Elephant
 Jeanette W. opening her white
elephant gift.
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White Elephant 15 - Alice S., Helen S.,
Alice U. and Cecelia S. were just a few
of the many Residents who enjoyed
an afternoon of opening gifts!
Family brunch will be held
on Sunday, February 8th from
11:00 until 12:30. The first four
guests are complimentary, and
just $5.00 per person after that.
Hope to see you here!
Theme Dinner
We will travel back in time to the
1930’s this month! On February 26 we will be hosting a theme
dinner for our Residents with
the menu and activities planned
around this time period. We hope
to have a swinging good time!
Did You Know...?
Happy Hour is every Friday at
3 p.m. - Come join your loved
one for a relaxing afternoon!
‘Social Senior’
Family Night – Offered
quarterly, this is the perfect
opportunity to get to know
others in our community. Enjoy
food, fun and entertainment
with other residents, staff
and family members.
755 Ottawa Street
Kalida, OH 45853
Phone: 419.532.2961
Fax: 419.532.2962
www.meadowsofkalida.com
Sunday Brunch – Share a special
meal with your loved ones when
you invite them to join you for
our monthly Sunday Brunch.
A Trilogy Health Services Community
A monthly newsletter serving the
residents of The Meadows of Kalida
Vitality – Join fellow residents
for an exercise class, a wellness
seminar or even a walking
club. Vitality activities are
offered at least three times
and week, and there’s no better
Steve Apple
Executive Director
Stephen.Apple@meadowsofkalida.com
Dawn Bryan
Director of Health Services
dawn.bryan@meadowsofkalida.com
Shannon Geise
Life Enrichment Director
shannon.geise@meadowsofkalida.com
Michelle Dickman
Community Services Representative
michelle.dickman@meadowsofkalida.com
Sue Felkey
Director of Food Service
sue.felkey@meadowsofkalida.com
Pam Halker
Director of Environmental Services
pam.halker@meadowsofkalida.com
Jennifer Meyer
Director of Social Services
jennifer.meyer@meadowsofkalida.com
We strive to provide the best
customer service and quality
care for our residents. Our
Department Leaders are here to
solve any concerns you may have.
In the event that you need further
assistance with any unresolved
concerns, we encourage you to
call or e-mail the Divisional
Vice President, Rey Nevarez:
Rey.Nevarez@trilogyhs.com
(216) 403-6236
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way to make friends than
sweating it out together.
Just the Guys – Grab your
buddies and enjoy the many
manly activities offered just for
you. We offer men’s breakfast
clubs, poker nights, model train
building and even male bonding
road trips.
Inspirations – Come together
in fellowship when you attend
our weekly worship service.
This is the perfect opportunity
to grow closer to those around
you through Bible study, hymn
singing, devotions and more.
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