October / 3 / 2016

Fall is finally here and we are looking forward to lots of great fall-time activities! This newsletter includes another reminder about Medicare Open Enrollment, in addition to an exciting announcement about SAM, a new friendly face around Forest Hills. Be sure to read through for highlights of upcoming events and a link to the full activities calendar as well.

Speaking of friendly faces, I would like to welcome Dr. D'Wayne Scott Tupper to our team of health care providers. Dr. Tupper, from All Care Foot and Ankle Center, replaces Dr. Kevin Bradshaw for our Podiatry service. To see our full list of health care providers at Forest Hills, click here.

Starting in late August, major renovations began in our Health Care Center dining rooms. The project is on track, with completion for both dining rooms scheduled for November. In anticipation of opening the new dining rooms, we are sponsoring a "Naming Contest". We're asking all of you to help us select name designations that reflect the new and improved surroundings our residents will enjoy. We will invite our Health Care Center Resident Council to participate in selecting the "best" submissions, with final selections announced at our Thanksgiving Day meal. So, use your creative energy and submit one or two possible names no later than November 11. You can drop me or Linda Moreno, Director of Life Enrichment a note, or send your nominations via e-mail. My e-mail address is msavoy@foresthillsdc.org.  Linda's is lmoreno@foresthillsdc.org.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon, 

Mary Savoy, RN, MS, LNHA
Executive Director 
Forest Hills of DC & Forest Side Memory Care  
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Medicare Open Enrollment 

Another friendly reminder: 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.

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Introducing SAM, the Robotic Concierge
New partnership with Luvozo brings robot into HCC
Forest Hills of DC is pleased to announce our partnership with technology company Luvozo PBC for an exciting new project! Beginning in early 2017, we will become the first skilled nursing facility in this region to have a resident-centric telepresence robot. "SAM", a Semi-Autonomous Mobile robot, will provide frequent check-ins and non-medical care for residents, a service that has the potential to reduce falls and improve safety, not to mention provide stimulation and entertainment for our residents.

To learn more about this project and Luvozo, take a look at the full press release.

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October Activities
Highlights from the upcoming month

Mon., October 3rd
1:30pm - Voter Registration (Conference Room)
Thu., October 6th
3:30pm - Happy Hour with Rearview Mirror (Lounge)
Tue., October 11th
10:30am - Theatrical Pursuits with Chris (Library)
Sat., October 15th
10:30am - Broadway Classics with Bertram McLeish (Lounge)
Mon., October 17th
10:30am - Art Lecture with Joey Manlapaz (Library)
Wed., October 19th
2:30pm - Music & Memories with Donna Duvall (Lounge)
Fri., October 21st
10:30am - Pumpkin Painting with Maret School (Dayroom 1 & 2)
Mon., October 24th
10:30am - Art Workshop with Joey Manlapaz (Lower Level)
Thu., October 27th
10:30am - Robert Jenner Lecture: "The Canterbury Tales" (Library)
Mon., October 31st
3:30pm - Halloween Celebration with Chris (Lounge)
Every Sunday
11:15am - Worship Service with Ceres (Dayroom 1)
11:45am - Total Fitness (Lower Level)

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