1221 Lodge Lane • Wilmington, DE 19809 • (302) 757-8100 February 2015 Sweet Thinking Jessica Bannan, Assistant Administrator Greetings! My name is Jessica Bannan. I began my role as Assistant Administrator with Lodge Lane and Kutz Home on Jan. 5, 2015. It’s so great to be welcomed as part of your family. While this is a new role for me, I am not new to healthcare. The last 14 years, I have worked in Admissions and Marketing for nursing homes in Delaware and Delaware County. However, I have experience in Social Work and a Part-Time Activities Assistant as well. To share a little more about me: I live with my husband of 3 years and our 12-year old cat, Boomerang in Newark. I was born in Long Island, New York, but raised in the Poconos. And yes, I learned to ski at a young age. I decided to move to Delaware to build a career without the influences of my parents. This was one of my most frightening endeavors. It also proved to be the most rewarding. I’m excited to begin my newest venture with you. It’s a New Year with new beginnings and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for our family. Craving a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day? Feel free to indulge in a little dark chocolate. With even more antioxidant properties than some fruits and vegetables, plus special compounds that can help lower LDL cholesterol, dark chocolate is one way to make your heart happy this holiday. For chocolate lovers, the dark stuff is a smart choice every time—studies show it may also improve blood flow to the brain and boost cognitive function. Be sure to look for chocolate with at least 70 percent cocoa content for the most nutritional benefits. Kick Out Your Feet for Better Sleep Your feet may be the key to a better night’s sleep. The National Sleep Foundation says keeping one foot outside the covers can help your body maintain a lower body temperature, which allows you to fall asleep faster and enjoy a deeper doze. The Award for Gridiron Glory “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi often used those words to inspire his players to gridiron glory. Along with his winning record, he was known for his passion for the sport and demand for excellence. So it’s fitting that the National Football League awards the winning team of the annual Super Bowl a trophy named in his honor. Initially called the World Professional Football Championship Trophy, it was awarded for the first four Super Bowls, of which Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers won the first two. After his death in 1970, the prize was renamed the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy and first presented at Super Bowl V. The handmade sterling silver trophy features a regulation-size football set on a three-sided stand. It stands 22 inches tall, weighs 7 pounds and is engraved with the NFL logo, game date and location, team names, and game’s final score. The NFL also awards Super Bowl rings, specially crafted for the winning team’s players, coaches, trainers and staff. Valued at about $5,000 each, the rings are typically made of gold with diamonds, and include the team’s name and logo and Super Bowl number. Laugh Lines Celebrated Canine Contest Few sporting events bring more smiles than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. From giant to tiny and shaggy to hairless, purebred pooches compete in this prestigious contest each February. Established in 1877 by a group of purebred dog enthusiasts, the Westminster Kennel Club took its name from New York’s Westminster Hotel, where the original members would gather to brag about their prized canines. Since that year, the show has taken place annually. Over two days, more than 2,500 dogs strut before sellout crowds at Madison Square Garden and millions of TV viewers. Dogs are judged by how well they measure up against the ideal specimen of their breed, of which 162 are recognized. The dogs first compete to win best in breed, then advance to the next level, one of seven dog groups: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, and herding. Winners of each group then meet to compete for the final award, the coveted best in show. A preschool girl was getting ready to leave for the day when she began crying and ran to the teacher with tears in her eyes. “What’s wrong?” the teacher asked. “My boots are missing,” the young girl wailed. “They’re right there in the corner,” the teacher assured her. The girl shook her head and said, “Those aren’t mine. Mine had snow on them!” A couple purchased an old home in upstate New York from two elderly sisters. Winter was approaching and the year’s first snow came early. The wife was concerned about the house’s lack of insulation. “If the sisters could live here all those years, so can we,” the husband declared. One December night, the temperature plunged below zero, and the couple woke up to find the interior walls covered with frost. The husband called the sisters to ask how they had kept the house warm. After a short conversation, he hung up and told his wife, “For the past 30 years, they’ve gone to Florida for the winter.” Wit & Wisdom Activities “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” —Max Muller Verna on Valentine’s Day. “We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.” —Friedrich Nietzsche “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” —Loretta Young Please Welcome the “New Activity Assistants” Leah and Wally. Michael Hunter is Lodge Lanes’ favorite piano player. Doris and Charlotte fishing. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” —Helen Keller “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” —Vincent Van Gogh Ed and nurse Amanda dancing to the music. Mary, Cookie, Jane and Jim are enjoying themselves at the New Year’s party. Deli Hours Sunday A la carte Brunch 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday Deli Sandwiches, Soup, Specialty Items 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cash Purchases Only Call for the Specials: (302) 757-8100 “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” —David Viscott “People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.” —Ken Kesey “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” —Martin Luther King Jr. Lodge Lane Staff Email Addresses Karen Friedman, Executive Director • [email protected] Jessica Bannan, Assistant Administrator • [email protected] Gini Rogers, Sales and Marketing Director • [email protected] Georgia Lane, Resident Care Director • [email protected] Beth Poole, Activity Director • [email protected] Mike Tiernan, Interim, Director of Dining Service • [email protected] Todd Wolfson, Executive Chef • [email protected] Terry Patrick, Director of Community Works • [email protected] Website: www.lodgelane.org facebook.com/LodgeLaneAssistedLiving FEBRUARY 1690: The colony of Massachusetts issues America’s first paper money. 1790: In New York City, the U.S. Supreme Court convenes for the first time, led by Chief Justice John Jay. 1829: Levi Strauss, creator of the world’s first pair of jeans, is born in Germany. 1885: Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is published in the U.S. Lodge Lane Assisted Living: 1221 Lodge Lane, Wilmington, DE 19809 (302) 757-8100 1938: Walt Disney’s first animated feature, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” debuts to rave reviews and revolutionizes film animation. 1948: NASCAR, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, is founded. It would grow to become one of America’s most popular spectator sports. 1965: Canada adopts a new flag with a red and white maple leaf design. 1971: Pitcher Satchel Paige becomes the first player to be nominated to the Baseball Hall of Fame based on his performance in the Negro Leagues. 1972: The Volkswagen Beetle overtakes the Ford Model T as the world’s best-selling car. 1980: Dubbed the “Miracle on Ice,” the U.S. men’s hockey team upsets the Soviet Union at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. The team went on to beat Finland to win the gold medal. 1984: Using a jet pack, space shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless becomes the first person to fly untethered in space. 2006: The Northeast gets buried in a snowstorm that drops a whopping 26.9 inches on New York City, the most snow the city has seen since record keeping began in 1869.
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