Summit UP December 2014
501 Oak Avenue, Waynesboro, VA (540) 941-3100 December 2014
This Month’s Highlights
1 - DECK THE HALLS!
1 - Waynesboro Choral Society Concert Trip
2 - Stonewall Flutes of the Shenandoah
6 - Waynesboro Christmas Parade Trip
9 - Second Tuesday Meeting
10 - Shirley Lam Piano Recital
11 - Bethany Preschool Christmas Program
12 - Resident/Employee Brunch
15 - Stonewall Brigade Band Trip
16 - Massage Forum
16 - Resident Christmas Open House
17 - Movie Night - “Naughty or Nice”
21 - Concert Series Trip– Messiah w/ the
Ovation Singers & Orchestra
23 - Sarah Loomis Christmas Recital
Happy Holidays From Our
Summit Square Family to Yours!
Santa’s Helpers will be wrapping Christmas presents for
Summit Square Residents on Thursdays, December 4th, 11th,
and Friday, December 19th from 1:00PM - 3:00PM in the 3rd
Floor Conference Room. They will provide tissue, wrapping paper, and ribbon. You provide the gift in a box. Do your shopping early and get your presents wrapped for free!
The Annual Candlelight Dinners will be held on Friday,
December 5th & Saturday, December 6th. If you have any
questions, please call extension 3310 or 3312 and ask for
Leslie or Barbara. There will not be a regular dinner
meal on the Candlelight Dinner nights. You are welcome to come to lunch
on the day you did not reserve for candlelight and you may use your lunch as
your meal for the day. Please remember that this is a “dressy” affair. Residents
and their guests are expected to dress appropriately - no jeans, flip-flops or
On Saturday, December 6th at 6:00PM
volunteer staff and residents will be
participating in the annual Waynesboro Parade! The theme this year is “All I Want for
Christmas”. We will be decorating our bus and
riding/marching through downtown Waynesboro as we proudly represent Summit Square
during this annual holiday staple!
On Monday, December 1st we start decorating the halls here at Summit
Square! All residents are invited to join the staff in decorating Christmas trees
around the building. Refreshments will be provided to get us in the Christmas
Spirit! Below is the decorating schedule. We hope to see you there!
Monday, December 1st Schedule:
9:30AM until 10:00AM - Elevator
11:00AM until 12:00PM - Wellness
1:30PM until 2:30PM - Gallery
9:30AM until 10:00AM - Elevator
11:00AM until 12:00PM - Back
1:00PM - Main Lobby
9:30AM until 10:00AM - Elevator
1:30PM until 2:30PM - Elevator
Maryellen Lemons and Julie
Summit Square Art Gallery
December 2014 - January 2015
Julie Kirchoff is a self-taught artist who always dreamed of painting. It
wasn’t until about ten years ago that she was able to realize that dream, and
now she finds great joy in sharing her paintings with others. She says that
many of her pieces are painted from photos either she or her friends and
family have taken.
For as long as she can remember, Maryellen Lemons has enjoyed art. Discovering oil painting eight years ago has made quite an impact on her life
and she remarks that “painting is a great stress reliever and the time I spend
with my fellow artists is priceless.” Maryellen studied with Eleanor Fauber
for six years and it was Eleanor who first challenged Maryellen to create
Christmas cards each year. This show is a sample of Maryellen’s Christmas
“It is an honor to show at Summit Square with Julie Kirchoff. Welcome to
our Christmas Journey!”
Be sure to stop by the Art Gallery, before the end of January, to see the work
of these very talented artists!
Don’t forget to sign the Guestbook as the pages will be given to the
artists at the end of the exhibit!
Resident Services provides transportation for IL Residents to the following:
Kroger on Arch Avenue every Tuesday at 2:00PM. No sign up is necessary.
Waynesboro banks, cleaners, pharmacies and Wal-Mart every Thursday at 2:00PM.
No sign up is necessary.
The following services are provided for our Assisted Living and Health Care residents:
Dry cleaning is dropped off on Tuesday of each week and picked up on Thursday.
General shopping every Thursday. The nurse must have all shopping requests by
9:00AM Thursday morning.
Resident Services also provides all residents with transportation to their medical
Appointments at no charge. The start time of the appointment needs to occur during
the following time frame:
Mondays and Wednesdays
8:15 – 3:30 in Waynesboro
8:30 – 3:00 in Augusta County
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8:15 – 12:30 in Waynesboro
8:30 – 12:00 in Augusta County
Medical and shopping transports leave from the AL entrance.
All other transportation needs are subject to approval and will be at the resident’s
expense. Dial 3118 to schedule transportation.
STONEWALL FLUTES OF THE SHENANDOAH
Tuesday December 2, 7:00PM
Come down to the gallery to hear this unique musical group who
have been performing for the past 12 years around the valley!
SECOND TUESDAY MEETING
Tuesday, December 9, 3:30PM
Join Annie Fellers, Executive Director, and the management staff to
find out all about the latest happenings
here at Summit Square.
SHIRLEY LAM PIANO RECITAL
Wednesday, December 10, 6:00PM
Shirley Lam is currently a doctoral student studying piano performance
at James Madison University. She will be playing 4 movements of Schubert's Sonata in A minor, 7 dances of Bach's French Suite No. 5 in G Major, and Liszt's Legend No. 2. Come down to the gallery to hear this amazing pianist!
BETHANY PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE
Thursday, December 11, 10:30AM
The Bethany Preschoolers are back to help us ring in the season with
their annual Christmas performance! Come down to the gallery & enjoy
their short but very sweet program.
RESIDENT & EMPLOYEE BRUNCH
Friday, December 12, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Gallery Dining Room
Please join us as all residents and employees come together for a meal to
celebrate this special time of year! There will be great food and good
friends as we reminisce about the events from the past year!
Tuesday, December 16, 1:00PM
Come join us for a mini-massage holiday session in celebration of our
first year of massage therapy at Summit Square! Each attendant will get
a free hand massage as we talk about strategies to minimize holiday
stress. Come share, enjoy and celebrate!
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, December 16, 2:00-4:00PM
Travel around and stop in to see how your fellow residents decorate
their homes for Christmas! This event will be open to the public with
refreshments offered in the gallery for all residents and visitors.
Wednesday, December 17, 6:00PM
Please note the date change of this event. This month we will be
viewing “Naughty or Nice” on Wednesday, December 17th. Make
plans to join your friends in the Gallery at 6:00PM!
RESIDENT BIRTHDAY PARTY w/ Marvin Dollins!
Thursday, December 18
4:30PM - Gallery Dining Room
Join us as we celebrate our December birthdays with special entertainment from Marvin Dollins! Don’t miss out on all the fun and birthday
SARAH LOOMIS CHRISTMAS RECITAL
Tuesday, December 23, 6:00PM
Back by popular demand, Sarah Loomis will be performing her annual Christmas recital here at Summit
Square! Come on down to hear this young and talented pianist, and join her in singing some favorite holiday carols.
A minimum of 5 residents is required for transportation to be provided for all trips.
WAYNESBORO CHORAL SOCIETY CHRISTMAS
Monday, December 1, 7:30PM
Waynesboro High School
Come see the performance “Once Upon a Christmas”, presented by
the Waynesboro Choral Society! The cost for this trip is $10 and must
be paid at the time of signup. Sign up at the front desk by Friday, November 28th. The bus will leave at 7:00PM from the front lobby.
A minimum of 5 residents is required for transportation to be provided for all trips.
WAYNESBORO CHRISTMAS PARADE
Saturday, December 6, 6:00PM
On Saturday, December 6th at 6:00PM volunteer staff and residents will be participating in the annual Waynesboro Parade! We
will be decorating our bus for this year’s theme, “All I Want for
Christmas” and riding through downtown Waynesboro as we proudly represent Summit
Square! Residents are encouraged to sign up and ride in the WARM bus as we wave to
all the onlookers! Sign up at the front desk by Wednesday, December 3rd. The departure
time is TBA.
CHRISTMAS LIGHT TOURS
Tuesday, December 9, 6:30PM - IL
Thursday, December 18, 6:30PM - AL/HC
Come with us as we enjoy the glowing lights of the area from the comfort of our
WARM bus! Please sign up at the front desk by Monday, December 9th. The bus will
leave both evenings from the Assisted Living entrance.
STONEWALL BRIGADE BAND TRIP
Monday, December 15, 7:30PM
St. Paul Methodist Church– Staunton
Come enjoy this Christmas concert put on by the oldest continuous band in the nation! This concert is free of charge, however
there will be a good will offering to support the Salvation Army
and Valley Mission. Sign up at the front desk by Friday, December 12th to reserve your
spot! The bus will leave the front lobby at 6:30PM.
CONCERT SERIES - “Messiah” w/ The Ovation
Singers & Orchestra
Sunday, December 21, 3:00 PM
Don’t miss out on this special presentation of Handel’s
“Messiah”, performed by the Ovation Singers and Orchestra. Sign up by Friday, December 19th to reserve your spot. The bus will leave the front lobby at
Welcome to the Summit Square
Wellness Center Contact
Each month you will find new wellness
programs, fun facts and information to get you
moving and grooving both mentally and physically!
Phone: Ext. 3260
Email: [email protected]
Thank you to all who participated in November’s Game of the Month. Mad Libs are fun and I hope each
of you got a few laughs from the ones that were displayed in the Wellness Center!
Christmas ‘Minute to Win it’ Game Day
It’s back! We are revisiting the Minute to Win It Game and, this time, it’s Christmas themed!
Silly, unexpected and hilarious, these games will have everyone laughing and doing the most
random things you think you would never have to do! Picking up marshmallows with chopsticks? CHECK! Stacking weird objects to make the tallest tower? CHECK! All with a Christmas theme in mind!
This month, along with celebrating Christmas, it’s all about fun and laughter! Anyone can participate, there is no winner or loser, just everyone having fun! Step out of your comfort zone
Refreshments will be served and memories will be made! Come on out!
Did you know that there are some surprising health benefits to eating Christmas dinner?
Take a look below at some of the nutritional perks you’ll get just by eating your holiday
1. DARK GREENS:
Whether they're in a tossed salad with cranberries and walnuts or served topped with
cream, dark, leafy vegetables are a great way to fill up at the dinner table. Turns out, they are a rich source of the
disease-fighting antioxidant lutein, according to University of Maryland chemist Frederick Khachik. Previous research has shown that lutein may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, which is a common cause of
blindness. Lutein is also found in other dark-green, leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach.
Dark meat or white meat, the gobbler contains tryptophan — an amino acid that is crucial for good health, as our bodies need it to make certain proteins. The body then uses these proteins to help
build new cells. According to a 2005 study published in the journal Science, tryptophan can also aid in alleviating multiple sclerosis symptoms.
Spice up your holiday dishes with herbs and spices such as dill, thyme and yummy peppermint.
Although herbs are often used solely to add a dash of flavor, they can also add a kick of antioxidants. For example,
just one tablespoon of fresh oregano contains the same cancer-fighting antioxidant activity as one medium-size apple, according to a study conducted in 2002 by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The researchers tested 39 herbs, finding that dill, garden thyme, rosemary and peppermint all had significant cancerfighting activity.
A 2007 study conducted by researchers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute found that compounds in
cranberries are able to alter E. coli bacteria in ways that render them unable to cause an infection.
Cranberries also rank number-one in antioxidants, according to an antioxidant comparison of common fruits done by chemist Joe Vinson
of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Cranberries were found to have the highest quantity of phenols, a type of antioxidant linked
to a lower risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart disease.
Oranges and clementines — the juicy citrus fruits that are in season during wintertime — are
vitamin goldmines. They contain vitamin C and the pigment beta-cryptoxanthin, both of which may act as antioxidants, according to 2005 study. Researchers from the United Kingdom found that even a modest increase in fruit
and vegetables containing beta-cryptoxanthin and vitamin C, such as one glass of freshly squeezed orange juice
each day, may protect against inflammatory joint diseases.
6. PUMPKIN PIE:
If you're trying to decide which pie to whip up for dessert, go with sweet potato
or pumpkin pie, suggests researcher Frederick Khachik of the University of Maryland. These pies are rich in
alpha- and beta-carotene, which can be converted to active vitamin A. Vitamin A, which is also abundant in
carrots and is known to support healthy vision. Butternut squash is another great source of beta-carotene,
according to the study, which was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Spinach,
too, is beta-carotene rich so if you want to make your Christmas dinner especially healthy, try a spinach pie.
People who drink an estimated four or more cups of coffee a day have significantly fewer cancers of
the mouth and throat than non-coffee drinkers, according to a 2010 study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology,
Biomarkers & Prevention. A 2010 study conducted by neuroscientists at the University of Lisbon found that regularly
drinking up to four cups of coffee a day prevented the deterioration of memory, a neural degeneration associated with
brain disorders and aging.
The Christmas Season brings us many opportunities to celebrate the true
meaning of the season…
Daily Advent Devotional Booklets—Pick up your copy today! Devotionals are on the table across from my office. The booklets are free and available to any resident or staff member. The daily devotions will help each of us
focus on the true meaning of the season. Start reading Sunday, November 30th.
Advent Bible Study—Join me in the Wellness Center Conference Room
each Tuesday in December to study the book Not A Silent Night by Adam
Hamilton. This year we’ll be preparing our hearts for Christmas by looking at
Jesus’ life through Mary’s eyes. We’ll tell her story by starting not at the beginning but at the end. Books are available in my office for $10.00 apiece.
Vesper Services—Take time to worship with fellow residents. Area volunteers always bring special messages that inspire us to celebrate the true
meaning of Christmas.
Blessings and Merry Christmas!
Jenny Lucas – Life Enrichment Director
December 7 – Betty Dax, First Presbyterian (Communion will be served)
December 14 – Hope Community Church Choir (Christmas Music Program)
December 21 – Don LaRue, Finley Memorial Presbyterian
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service, John DeJong, Retired United Methodist
December 38 – Hildebrand Mennonite Family Outreach Team (2:00 in Gallery)
Bill & Polly Thomas