May / 1 / 2017
Dear Family and Friends of Forest Hills,

Last month we were happy to host the Age-Friendly DC community engagement event. There are even more great programs and events coming up in May and June, so be sure to browse this newsletter to stay in the loop.

Now that we have our beautiful new dining rooms, Forest Hills is looking into a total renovation of our kitchen. Though we are still in the very early stages of exploring this project, I am confident that it will be executed with the same professional quality as the many other updates we've made to our community. Stay tuned for more plans and progress on this endeavor.

Speaking of progress: almost 1 year into our Pinnacle Customer Satisfaction Surveys and the responses have been very positive. I want to send a huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to participate in a survey. Through your feedback, we are able to improve our efforts to provide the best care and service for our residents. If you have not yet received a call, I hope you will consider participating when contacted. Thank you again!

By now you should have received your official invitation to the 25th Annual Golf Tournament. This year's event will be extra special to honor the milestone anniversary, so you won't want to miss out. Read on in this newsletter for more information.

As always, it is my honor and privilege to serve you and your loved ones here at Forest Hills and Forest Side.

Looking forward to see you all around our community, 

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

Did you know...

Our Concierge Desk has a new friendly face: Ingrid Prieto has completed orientation and is ready to greet you -- in Spanish or English!

New & expanded hours for the Concierge Desk:

7am - 7pm
11am - 2pm

Ingrid is a gem and a personality natural, perfectly complementing Nancy Morgan at the Concierge Desk.

Be sure to stop by to say hello (or hola)!
25th Annual Golf Tournament & Awards Banquet
Monday, June 19, 2017 at Norbeck Country Club

Year-round, the staff at Forest Hills and Forest Side dedicate themselves to providing person-centered care to ensure the highest quality of life for our residents. On Monday, June 19th we offer our community the opportunity to support the work we do through our only major fundraiser: the Annual Golf Tournament and Awards Banquet.

Even if you do not play golf, you can still participate by taking advantage of various event sponsorships, joining us for the Awards Banquet, or simply by making a tax deductible contribution. Please feel free to invite your friends and colleagues to join us for this fun event!

For sponsorship, donation and registration information, click here.
May Life Enrichment Programs at a Glance
Highlights from the upcoming month

Tue., May 2nd
11:00am - Musical Bingo with Jerry Roman (Assembly Hall)
Wed., May 3rd
10:30am - Lecture: Civilizations that Failed & Why (Library)
Fri., May 5th
12:30pm - Special Cinco de Mayo lunch (All Dining Rooms)
Tue., May 9th
10:30am - Wheel of Fortune with AHCA (Library)
Thu., May 11th
3:30pm - Happy Hour with Pianist, Jerry Roman (Lounge)
Mon., May 15th
10:30am - Art Lecture with Joey Manlapaz (Library)
Thu., May 18th
10:30am - Coffee & Conversation with Debbie (Gift Shop & Deli)
Sun., May 21st
2:30pm - Piano Concert with Therese (Lounge)
Wed., May 24th
7:00pm - Takoma Park Singers Concert (Assembly Hall)
Mon., May 29th
12:30pm - Special Memorial Day Barbecue (All Dining Rooms)
Every Sunday
11:15am - Worship Service with Ceres (Assembly Hall)

Click for full calendar
March 2017 Ceca Award Winner
Deborah Childs, Life Enrichment Coach

Congratulations to Deborah "Debbie" Childs on winning the March 2017 Ceca Award! Last month we celebrated her award at Forest Hills with some of the nice things people had to say about her:

"Debbie deserves to be recognized, as she took it upon herself to make art easels out of boxes for a fairly large group of aspiring artists. She even painted them to give them a more professional appearance for the Forest Hills art program, "Paint and Sip." To give the residents a subject, Debbie painted a beautiful fall tree watercolor for residents to use as an example. It was well received. Cheers!"

"Debbie and her team went above and beyond getting all prepared for the grand re-opening of the gift shop - with freshly painted walls and great artwork and other wall hangings. The Big Day offered delicious food and just down the hall was Jerry Roman entertaining on his keyboard! A good time was had by all."

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

Click to learn more about Ceca Awards
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