Resident Birthdays August 19th – Alice Piercey August 23rd- Jean Millhouser August 29th- Bud Smith
Staff Birthdays August 8th - Stormey Watkins August 14th – Haylee Gentry
The Hearth Times
August Birthdays In astrology, those born between August 1 and August 22 take on the lion star sign of Leo. Leos are dignified, strong, and powerful, making good leaders and honorable friends. They’re also ambitious—reaching for the stars, working hard, and accomplishing their goals. Those born between August 23 and August 31 are virginal Virgos. Virgos are industrious and efficient. They pay close attention to details and are known for getting the job done right on the first try. Celebrities born in August include: P.D. James (writer) – August 3, 1920 Mata Hari (spy) – August 7, 1876 Alfred Hitchcock (director) – August 13, 1899 Julia Child (chef) – August 15, 1912 Connie Chung (journalist) – August 20, 1946 Cal Ripken Jr. (ballplayer) – August 24,1960 Mother Teresa (nun) – August 26, 1910 Ingrid Bergman (actress) – August 29, 1915 Buddy Hackett (comedian) – August 31, 1924
Welcome New Residents! James Bowman Judy Schrampf Carol Neef Maxine Marberry Dan Leech
August 13thGift Card Bingo (2:30-3:30) (Dining Room) August 14th“Dinner at The Hearth” (4:00-6:15) (Dining Room) August 25th August Resident Birthday Lunch with Donna Olson (12:00pm) (Activity Room) August 27th The Hearth State Fair (3:30-6:00) th
August 28 August Resident Birthday Party (3:00) (Country Kitchen)
The Hearth at Hendersonville, 419 E. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 615-264-0779, Fax-615-264-4838
Executive Director Donna Olson
A letter from the Executive Director…
AL Wellness Director Kimbria Edmunds KSV Wellness Director Tia Williams Business Office Manager Karon Meadows AL Director of Activities Rick Applegate KSV Director of Activities Margie Broadrick Director of Community Relations Cheri Anderson Director of Community Relations Martha Pearsall Director of Food Services Laurie Casey Maintenance Director Steve Rechtin Wellness Aide Stephanie Janco Receptionist Elizabeth Lee
August is here and I have made it through my first month as your Executive Director. It has been a pleasure for me to be a part of the The Hearth at Hendersonville and get to know our residents and staff. I am coming to Hendersonville from Huntsville, Alabama. My husband and I are looking forward to moving to the Hendersonville community. I have 30 years of experience in the health care industry. I am a registered nurse and have my nursing home administrator license as well as assisted living administrator license. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Nursing and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration. I have served as Executive Director of retirement communities in South Carolina and Alabama. I am married to Ron Olson and we have three children, a son-in-law, granddaughter and a grandson due to be born in December. I love to read and enjoy music and spending time with my family. I look forward to getting to know each of better and learning all of your names in the coming weeks. If I can be of any assistance to you please let me know. God Bless You Donna Olson
Resident Spotlight New Director of Community Relations
Pickle Award Winner!!
New Assisted Living Wellness Director
Dorothy Ray Martha Pearsall
Linda Garret Linda Garret is July’s Pickle Award winner. Linda is our receptionist and has worked for the Hearth for many years. She enjoys greeting our families and residents. She loves to dance, create tissue flowers and crafts with our residents, and is instrumental in the “Downtown Abbey” Ladies tea at The Hearth. She received a beautiful tea pot and Pickle award certificate. Congratulations Linda! Keep up the great work!
She was born Dorothy Elizabeth Williams in New Middleton, Tennessee. As a child she grew up in Nashville. Dorothy's father passed away when she was four years old. Her mother worked until she was 75 years old and always told Dorothy and her sister Roberta that she raised them both by telephone. Dorothy graduated in 1945 from Central High School in Nashville. She was very active in the Central High Alumni Group after her graduation. She was an Executive Secretary for most of her career and loved every aspect of her job. Dorothy and her husband, Frank, of 63 years, met at a YWCA sponsored dance in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She married at age 19 and had one son, Randy who lives in Gurnee, Illinois. For their married life they lived in Gurnee, Illinois and at retirement moved back to the Nashville area. Decorating, reading, travel, and politics are things Dorothy loves. She is very close to her sister, Roberta, and her nephew, who live close by. She is proud to tell you that it was her nephew that decorated her apartment. Ask Dorothy about her life and she will say ... "If I had my life to live over I would live it exactly the way it was and not change a thing" ... She loves living at the Hearth and says that the "friendliness" of the residents made her feel immediately comfortable when she moved in. Dorothy, thank you for choosing The Hearth as your home ... we are very glad to have you as a part of the Hearth family.
Kimbria Edmunds Hi, my name is Kimbria Edmunds and I’ve been a nurse for over thirteen years, I’ve previously worked as the director of nursing in the Franklin building for over a year. I’m originally from New York and have lived in Nashville for three years. I have five beautiful children and one precious grandchild and a second one on the way.
I am originally from North Carolina and moved to Nashville 20 yrs ago. I have been a Respiratory Therapist since 1988 and began doing sales/marketing about 12 yrs ago. My background is in Durable Medical Equipment and Homecare. I am very passionate about health and fitness and enjoy going to the gym regularly and doing personal training in my spare time. I also enjoy working in my yard and flowers.
Making the Most Out of Visiting Your Loved One in Memory Care Finding new ways to visit and interact with a loved one residing in Memory Care can be challenging. Your loved one may not be able to do or understand the things you used to enjoy together, but there are many ways to have loving, meaningful visits. The Memory Care staff at the Hearth Communities can assist you in making the most out of your visits. Remember to keep things simple. A visit does not need to be complicated or long to be meaningful. Your loved one may be more easily overwhelmed by asking too many questions, giving them too many tasks to complete, or having too many visitors at once. Try finding a quiet place to visit. During this time, you could look at family pictures together, listen to their favorite music, or walk through the gardens to view the flowers. You may also enjoy bringing in their favorite foods to enjoy together. Sometimes the right words are hard to find, or conversations seems difficult for your loved one, or perhaps even for you. Simply sitting quietly holding your loved one’s hand can be the comfort and affection that they need at the moment.
If you are planning an outing, try avoiding large, noisy crowds. It may cause overstimulation as they try to process their surroundings and make sense of what is going on. Try going for a drive, getting coffee, or for a short visit to the park. Remember to stay flexible. Things that made your visit meaningful yesterday, may not work today. If your loved one is having a bad day, don’t take it personally. It isn’t your fault. They may be tired, not feeling well, or having more frustration than normal. It is perfectly alright to keep your visit short. Simple Tips: • Talk about past memories. Talking about what’s going on now may add to their confusion, or increased agitation. • Try slowly increasing visitors. Start with one or two at a time as to not overwhelm them. • Give them time to respond to questions or comments. It may take them longer to organize their thoughts. • If you’re loved one is interested in attending activities during your visit, try attending and participating with them. Keep your interactions positive and supportive. Beth Mosher-of the MosherGardens Method
Keepsake Keepsake Village News KSV celebrated National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 19th with an ice cream social. The staff prepared sundaes with lots of toppings, tables were put together and residents and families had a great time!
Thursday August 13th (2:30-3:30) (Dining Room)
August 27th (3:30-6:00)
Funnel Cakes, Lemonade, Cotton Candy, Games, prizes, Corn Dogs, Blue Grass Music!
Brittany was awarded employee of the month for July. She has been working for the Hearth at Hendersonville since it opened. She started out full time, but dropped to casual once she started school. She does pick up hours during her breaks. Despite being casual, she has great work ethics and always does a good job. She is very knowledgeable with the ways our kitchen runs. Thanks for all you do, Brittany!
We will have our dinner buffet set up for some great foods from the Fair and great desserts!