St. George Village Blog
Category Archive: Independent Living Residents Corner
Posted on July 13, 2018 by Helen Kelley
Whether you like hash browns scattered, smothered and covered or a waffle (or two) cooked to golden brown perfection, Waffle House is a popular known quantity for good food around the country. And to think it all started right here in Georgia!
We wanted to learn all about this icon of the American South, so we paid a visit to the Waffle House Museum on E. College Ave. in Decatur. The museum is housed in the very first Waffle House location, which opened in 1955. We enjoyed seeing the vintage menus, uniforms and other memorabilia, including the jukebox stocked with songs like “Last Night I Saw Elvis at the Waffle House.”
If you, too, would like to visit the Waffle House Museum, plan ahead! Tours are available by appointment only or on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 770-326-7086 or log on to Waffle House Museum.
Posted on April 25, 2018 by Helen Kelley
Line dancing, which became popular in the 70s disco era (remember the Electric Slide?), is a whole lot of fun…especially when you dance with friends! This form of dance is choreographed with a repeated sequence of steps, in which a group of people —in line formation — execute the steps at the same time.
Pictured enjoying one of our twice-monthly classes are Betty Franks, Rose Brual, Nancy Allvine, line dance teacher Leslie Thompson, Doris Kim and Abbie Codelli. (Marian David and Marge Pizzolato join them in the group photo.)
P.S. Men are welcome to join the ladies in this fun form of exercise that will get your heart pumping!
Posted on March 12, 2018 by Helen Kelley
Our Director of Culinary Services, Daniel Shaffer (left), recently presented a WOW Appreciation card to Chef Roy, a member of our culinary staff. Chef Roy received this recognition for his inspirational leadership, excellent work ethic and positive daily impact on the work environment at St. George Village. Great work Chef Roy, and thank you!
Posted on February 27, 2018 by Helen Kelley
When Ken Reheja moved to St. George Village, he knew that the community did not offer his native Indian cuisine. He also knew, however, that as a life plan retirement community, St. George Village has a person centered approach that encourages residents to actively participate and contribute ideas that are part of the community’s continuing evolution. So Ken began offering suggestions to our culinary team, which went to work creating some recipes to incorporate his ideas.
Recently, Ken approached our Culinary Services Director Daniel Shaffer about the possibility of inviting two of his friends to come to St. George Village to teach a cooking class on Indian cuisine. The class was scheduled and our culinary staff learned how to prepare four authentic recipes, including a soup and an okra dish.
As a result, our culinary team is committed to a creative process that will lead to more vegetarian offerings on our menus. And we are pleased to offer a diversified cuisine that meets the needs of our residents.
What a wonderful collaboration between our residents and staff! Thanks, Ken!
Posted on December 8, 2017 by Helen Kelley
Santa and some of his elves made a pre-Christmas visit to St. George Village this week. (Our sources tell us that all of our residents are on Santa’s “Nice” list!)
Posted on November 2, 2017 by Helen Kelley
Who needs an actual football game to enjoy a tailgate party? It was all rah-rah-rah, sis-boom-bah at St. George Village when residents and visitors wearing their game-day best arrived at our October Tailgate & Celebrate event!
Tailgate & Celebrate was an afternoon to be remembered, with all of the ambience and fanfare of a college football game day experience. The event kicked off with a welcome by the Blessed Trinity High School Marching Band drum line at our front entrance, and classic cars lining the driveway, beckoning to be explored.
Throughout our grounds, guests joined in games of corn hole and football toss, grooved to the sounds of the 1950s and 60s spun by a DJ, and crammed into a photo booth for fun group snapshots. Our fabulous dining services staff prepared and served up a variety of delicious tailgate-style foods under college-themed tents, where fans of a feather gathered for more photo opportunities. And throughout the community, residents proudly displayed their college memorabilia, adding to the festive fall atmosphere.
At St. George Village, we understand the importance of having fun and why it is an integral part of a happy, healthy and successful retirement. According to the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the oldest and most respected studies on aging in the country, exercising, making new friends, continuing to learn and having fun are the closest things to finding the fountain of youth. In fact, planning for how you’re going to incorporate these elements into your retirement lifestyle is crucial to how successful you will be.
Fun events like Tailgate & Celebrate are a regular part of our full slate of activities that include planned excursions to places local and farther away, intellectually challenging discussions and technology workshops, fitness opportunities, gaming, concerts and more! Every day, we offer opportunities for our residents to learn new things, make new friends and live life to the fullest.
Come see all of the ways you can experience a fun-filled retirement lifestyle at St. George Village. Take a tour, stay for lunch. Call Stacy at 678-987-0402 for a confidential appointment.
Find more details about our community, lifestyle and residents at www.stgeorgevillage.org. Follow us on Facebook and Pinterest, too!
Posted on February 26, 2016 by Stacy Anthony
The men of St. George Village always have a blast when they get together for their monthly lunch. The fellas can be seen all around town at places like Keegan’s Irish Pub and the Cheesecake Factory. What DO they talk about? They’re not telling. But they sure do look like they’re having a lot of fun!
Posted on February 15, 2016 by Stacy Anthony
It was all about love as St. George Village celebrated Valentine’s Day with an afternoon of music, food and fun. Guests enjoyed delicious refreshments and then were treated to a performance of some of the most popular love songs of all time when two talented entertainers brought the glitz and glamour of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers to life on the stage.
Then it was “photo op” time, when everyone enjoyed posing with Dolly and Kenny in our special Valentine’s Day photo booth.
Posted on January 30, 2016 by Stacy Anthony
We’re always on the go at St. George Village, exploring destinations near and far! Some of us recently visited Atlanta Botanical Garden’s new location in Gainesville, Ga., featuring a sophisticated horticultural operation and the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast. Located on land donated by Charles and Lessie Smithgall, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville is destined to be one of the largest and most diverse woodland gardens in the country.
Pictured above are (l-r) Kay Briggs, Christine Potter, Dottie Belser, Janet Marsden, Louis and Marianne Vogel, part of our group who enjoyed seeing the Garden’s welcome center, outdoor gardens, a model train garden and an amphitheater during their visit.
Posted on December 30, 2015 by Stacy Anthony
Several of our residents experienced a special treat recently when they toured the Georgia Governor’s Mansion in Buckhead. First Lady Sandra Deal was waiting at the front door to greet visitors as they embarked on a tour of the residence, which was festively decorated for the holiday season.