October / 31 / 2016

Dear Family and Friends of Forest Hills,

Happy Halloween! Time to break out your costumes and stop by Forest Hills for a Halloween celebration this afternoon at 3:30pm in the lounge. In the meantime, be sure to read through this newsletter for a calendar of upcoming activities, the latest news on our dining room renovations, our September Ceca award winner and more.

I am pleased to report that the renovations on our dining rooms are moving forward with great progress. Due to the magnitude of this project--including beautiful custom cabinetry--the new dining rooms will not be available for occupancy until after the Thanksgiving Holiday. All residents will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast, but unfortunately we will be unable to accommodate any additional friends or family members. As always, residents may wish to celebrate Thanksgiving Day off-site with family and friends. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, but we look forward to enjoying Christmas and New Years with you in our beautiful new dining halls!

In other exciting news, the Forest Hills' Health Care Center has (once again) received a 5-star overall rating per our 2016 CMS survey. It's always nice to have our quality staff and services recognized -- particularly by the government!

We hope to see you around some time soon, 

Mary Savoy, RN, MS, LNHA
Executive Director 
Forest Hills of DC & Forest Side Memory Care  
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Medicare Open Enrollment  - There's Still Time! 

Medicare Open Enrollment for the coming year runs from October 15th to December 7th. During this period, you can switch from original Medicare to Medicare Advantage, or vice versa. You can also switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to another, or from one Medicare Part D (prescription drug) plan to another, or you can drop your Medicare Part D coverage altogether.

If you have experienced claim denials and/or would like to learn more about Medicare, please click here for a brief, user-friendly explanation.  

November Activities
Highlights from the upcoming month

Tue., November 1st
10:15am - Musical Bingo with Jerry (Assembly Hall)
Wed., November 2nd
10:30am - Robert Jenner Lecture: "The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West" (Library)
Mon., November 7th
10:30am - Current Events with Lenore (Library)
Thu., November 10th
10:30am - Roy Justice History & Music (Dayroom 1)
Sat., November 12th
10:30am - The Jazz Classics & More with Pianist Wendell Bunyan (Lounge)
Tue., November 15th
2:30pm - Internet Brain Teasers with AHCA and Debbie (Library)
Thu., November 17th
3:30pm - Happy Hour with Chris Covell (Lounge)
Mon., November 21st
10:30am - Art Lecture with Joey Manlapaz (Library)
Thu., November 24th
10:30am - Jacques Pepin, Thanksgiving Day Celebration (Library)
Sat., November 26th
10:30am - Movie: What We Did On Our Holiday (Dayroom 1)
Every Sunday
11:15am - Worship Service with Ceres (Dayroom 1)

Click for full calendar

Ceca Award Winner
Lydie Brino

Last month we celebrated the Ceca Award winner for September 2016: congratulations to Lydie Brino! People shared some stories and kind words about Lydie:

"We all can understand the stress associated with meal times. Kitchen staff are one of the hardest workers if not THE hardiest workers in our organization. Remembering meal preferences, resident centered table set ups, and most of all good food, Lydie has demonstrated excellent customer service. Her ability to juggle all these responsibilities and roles and still having time to engage in playful banter with a resident who can be difficult was enlightening to watch. This resident does not frequently engage with many staff, or even in a positive manner. When she saw Lydie she lit up, smiling ear to ear and shouted 'Hi darling!'. They then exchanged in "Miss America" waves back and forth and Lydie served the resident. Heart warming moment to see this resident engage so willingly and lovingly with Lydie."

Click to learn more about Ceca Awards