April / 3 / 2017
Dear Family and Friends of Forest Hills,

As we jump right into Spring, our Life Enrichment staff is busy putting together an array of programming for all to enjoy!

In addition to our usual programming, on April 27th we will be hosting the Age-Friendly DC community engagement event right here at Forest Hills! For more information and to RSVP, read on in this newsletter.

As if that isn't excitement enough, we are looking forward to a big celebration for our 25th Annual Golf Tournament coming up in June. Be sure to save the date: Monday, June 19th at Norbeck Country Club in Rockville, MD. Celebrating a quarter century in style! Stay tuned for more information and your official invitation coming soon.

Finally, I want to announce that after a long and thorough search, we have hired Ingrid Prieto as our new Administrative Assistant. Not only does Ingrid come to us with years of skilled administrative experience in senior living, but she is also bi-lingual in Spanish and English! Once Ingrid has settled into her new surroundings, we plan to expand the hours of the Concierge Desk from 8 hours to 12 hours daily, Monday-Friday. We also expect to keep weekend hours on Saturdays. As always, our goal is to improve service availability to our residents and we are excited to welcome Ingrid to our team.

Looking forward to see you all around Forest Hills, 

Mary Savoy, RN, MS, LNHA
Executive Director 
Forest Hills of DC & Forest Side Memory Care  
In This Issue

Did you know...

In addition to the RN Supervisor on duty, a senior member of
the Forest Hills Management Team is on call each weekend.

If you need assistance from the Manager on Duty on a S
aturday or Sunday, please alert the weekend onsite RN Supervisor.

The Supervisor may be reached by calling our main number 202-966-7623, or inquiring at the front desk.

Age-Friendly DC
Community Consultation at FHDC

How can DC become an easier place to age?
What matters to you?
What joys and concerns do you have in your neighborhood and community?

Join us as we talk about "Moving Toward an Age-Friendly City"
Thursday, April 27th
1:00pm - 3:00pm
4901 Connecticut Ave., NW
RSVP to information@foresthillsdc.org

For more information about this event, click here for a flyer.
For more information about Age-Friendly DC, visit their website here.
February 2017 Ceca Award Winner
Maristella Chatman

Congratulations to Maristella Chatman on winning the February 2017 Ceca Award! Last month we celebrated her award at Forest Hills with some of the nice things her peers had to say about her:

"Maristella cares deeply about the residents she cares for and knows them well. She knows their preferences and goes above and beyond to honor their preferences. She has been known to bring them in food she knows they enjoy and to even hem their pants! One great example of how much she cares is that she works with one resident who is very uncomfortable with any kind of change but especially when she has a CNA that does not work with her very often; Maristella is planning a vacation and she has been working with another CNA to be sure she knows exactly how this resident likes things done so that when Maristella is away this resident will not be too anxious about having a new CNA."

Thank you to Maristella for all you do for our residents and our community!

Click to learn more about Ceca Awards
April Life Enrichment Programs at a Glance
Highlights from the upcoming month

Mon., April 3rd
10:30am - Current Events & Discussion with Lenore (Library)
Wed., April 5th
2:30pm - Music & Memories with Donna Duvall (Lounge)
Sat., April 8th
10:30am - Piano Favorites with Pianist Wayne Wilentz (Lounge)
Tue., April 11th
3:00pm - Town Hall Meeting (Conference Room)
Thu., April 13th
3:30pm - Happy Hour with Jerry Roman (Lounge)
Fri., April 14th
2:30pm - Mass, Good Friday (Library)
Mon., April 17th
10:30am - Art Lecture with Joey Mánlapaz (Library)
Wed., April 19th
10:00am - Gift Shop & Deli (Lower Level)
Mon., April 24th
10:30am - Art Workshop with Joey Mánlapaz (Assembly Hall)
Thu., April 27th
10:30am - Lecture: The Wit & Wisdom of Burma Shave (Library)
Every Sunday
11:15am - Worship Service with Ceres (Assembly Hall)
Including Easter Service on Sun., April 16th

Click for full calendar
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