March 2014 - Sunnington Assisted Living Facility

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March 2014 - Sunnington Assisted Living Facility
Sunnington Scene
A QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FOR THE RESIDENTS AND FAMILIES OF SUNNINGTON
ASSISTED LIVING
OUR HOUSE IS A HOME
because you are here
1658 Lascassas Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615.217.6756
FAX 615.896.0870
MARCH 1, 2014
Management Team
Lisa Harlow .......................... Administrator
Janet Fulton............ Assistant Administrator
Assisted Living
Calli Putman .................. Activities Director
Tameka Asberry........... Director of Nursing
Bernice McInturff ..............Dietary Director
Mike Davis .............. Maintenance Manager
Terri Deal ... Community Relations Director
Senior Care
Melanie Irving ............. Director of Nursing
Donald Sonner ............... Activities Director
Susan Wright ....................Dietary Manager
Special points of interest:
 Our House is a Home
 Fitness with Robby
 Special Events
 Stay Socially Connected
 Linebaugh Library Bookmobile
 Community Involvement
 Calendar/Upcoming Activities
 Word Search
 Bottled Water
In
1964 Burt Bacharach
wrote the lyrics to "A House is
not a Home." The first verse
says "A chair is still a
chair even when
there's no one sitting
there, but a chair is not
a house, and a house is
not a home, when
there's no one there to
hold you tight, and no
one there you can kiss
good night."
Merriam-Webster dictionary
defines "home" as a family living
together in one place. You are
our family, and you make
Sunnington your home.
The Sunnington communities are
designed to enhance your
lifestyle and promote individual
well-being. We accomplish this
by providing a home-like
atmosphere, a social
environment, and personal care
and support services as they are
needed.
When you moved to Sunnington
you didn't get "just an apartment." In the assisted living
building you have a cafe, a
formal living room and dining
room(s), an ice cream
parlor, an activities
room, a library, even
a beauty shop! These
shared amenities are
extensions of your
apartment allowing
you to socialize with
others while enjoying
special activities, or sitting
quietly by the fire reading a
book. Senior Care is a little
different because our needs are
different; these residents do,
however, have shared dining
rooms and living areas as well as
a beautiful enclosed courtyard.
Your happiness and satisfaction
are very important to us and we
strive to achieve this each and
every day. Our "house" is a
home, because of you! Thank
you for letting us be a part of
your story.
Don’t forget…
spring
forward
Sunday,
March 9th
SPECIAL EVENTS COMING UP
WAGON
Our newest residents:
Flint Webb
Bebe Shaver
Eloise Andrews
Carolyn Davis
Delores Coon
Bonnie Leyhew
Terry Hunt
In memory
Ruth McReynolds
FITNESS
Murfreesboro City Elections and Republican Primary — any resident who has transferred your voter registration to Sunnington’s address may vote in the Murfreesboro City Elections and Republican
Primary without having to leave the facility. If you are not sure if you
have transferred your registration, please see Terri. Registrations must
be in to the Election Commission prior to March 9th to be eligible for
voting in this election. Voting will take place in the Café on April 9th
at 9:00 a.m. See Terri or Calli for a sample ballot.
Taste for Seniors — Experience signature dishes of many local
restaurants as we bring the ever-popular “Taste of Murfreesboro” to
you! April 23rd from 11:30 — 1:30. Families are welcome to join us!
Health Screening — Sunnington’s 2nd annual Health Screening is
open to our residents, family members, and the 55+ community.
Blood pressure, weight, balance, hearing, bone density, thyroid,
carotid, glucose, depression, and memory screenings available.
May 21st from 9:00 — 1:00
Later in the year we will host several events to benefit the
Alzheimer’s Association including an indoor picnic and our annual
cookout with cake walk and silent auction.
Stay tuned for details. You don’t want to miss any of these events.
STAY SOCIALLY
CONNECTED
with Robby
Spring is finally around the corner! I
don't know about you but I am ready
to get outside and enjoy some warmer weather. Now is a good time to
prepare for the increased activity
that better weather will bring us. Try
increasing walking in the building. A
good time to do this is after each
meal. Add some distance to your
walks before heading back to your
room. This will help digestion, bone
mass, strength, cardiac output and
increase your energy level. Exercising with others is a great way to
keep motivated. There is an exercise
class every morning at 9:00 and 9:30
that has a head to toe workout that is
engaging and a lot of fun. If you
took the winter off, start coming to
the exercise class and increase your
walking. This will put a spring in
your step, improve your health and
prepare you for the warmer weather.
FOR GOOD HEALTH
Get your
exercise on!
Starting Monday, March 3rd
Exercise is now available
Monday — Friday at
TWO times
9:00 — 9:30 or
9:30 — 10:00
Come for one, or both!
Located in the
Wellness Center
on the first floor!
If you think maintaining good
health is about eating, exercise,
and medicine, think again.
Friendships help older people
develop resilience and give
you the ability to bounce back
after diversity. Loneliness has
a dramatic consequence on
health; it can disrupt sleep,
lower immunity, and increase
depression. You should take
part in activities, dine with
friends, and share your good
times. Be well on purpose!
Melanie Irving
Senior Care DON
LINEBAUGH LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE
CALENDAR
IS COMING TO SUNNINGTON
St. Patrick's Day
March 17
ow long has it been since you had a library card? Well
get ready, because the Linebaugh Public Library
Bookmobile is coming to Sunnington. Starting
Wednesday, March 5th, at 1:00 this “library on wheels” will be
available to you every week to check out library books, audio
books, and reference books. Do you enjoy particular authors or
types of book? Let the library staff know and they will bring
specific items for
you. Do you
enjoy downloading books to your
e-reader, like a
Kindle or iPad?
Your library card
gives you access
to all benefits, including the ability to download books. Be sure
to see either Calli or Terri to get your library card.
April Fools Day
April 1
H
National PB&J day
April 2
Elections
April 9, 9:00 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt with
Kids Connection
Date to be determined
Easter
April 20
Earth Day
April 22
Taste for Seniors
April 23
Arbor Day
April 26
Cinco de Mayo
May 5
Mother’s Day
May 11
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Sunnington Assisted Living and Senior Care are involved in the
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County communities in a variety of ways.
Once or twice a year students from different degree programs at
MTSU participate in an internship program where they gain hands-on
experience working with the elderly.
Spring and Fall semesters
students from Rutherford County
Schools take part in a work program
where they have opportunity to gain
experience in a specific trade.
Food and clothing have been donated to the local women’s shelter.
This past year we donated a pool
table to the local Boys an Girls Club.
Throughout the year we are
involved in a variety of events, like
the “Gatsby Party,” benefitting the
Mid-South Chapter of the
Alzheimer’s Association.
These are just a few of the many
ways Sunnington stays involved in
For tickets, contact Sherry Cragg at
the community.
615.971.9252. Ticket Price: $75 each
Health Screening
May 21
Memorial Day
May 27
ACTIVITIES WITH CALLI
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Outings to Martins, the
Greenway, Stones River
Battlefield, Farmer’s Market
Crochet & Art Classes
Mother’s Day Tea
Therapy Dogs
Travels around the World
Bradley Creek Church, and more!
CHURCH & BIBLE STUDY
Church Service
Sundays at 2:00
In the 3rd floor Library
Bible Study
Wednesdays at 3:00
In the 2nd floor Activities Room
Sunnington
Assisted
Living
Assistance
Assisted Living
Café
Crafts
Exercise
Friends
Fun
Hairdresser
Ice Cream Parlor
Independence
Meals
Medication
Murfreesboro
Pet Friendly
Quality of Life
Sing
Sunnington
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Bottled Water Supply
For many years Sunnington has provided
bottled water as a courtesy to our residents,
primarily for the purpose of keeping you hydrated on hot
summer days. In recent months water consumption seems
to have increased dramatically, so we are asking that each
resident limit yourself to two courtesy bottles of water per day.
If you enjoy the taste of bottled water, and find that you
consume more than two per day, please consider having a
family member bring in a supply from an outside source.
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