April / 9 / 2018
Dear Forest Hills Family and Friends,

As we look forward to Spring's arrival (better late than never!), we have lots of great Life Enrichment programs coming up. Therese Ellsworth is back on the piano to delight us with her Piano Favorites, and Joey Manlapaz continues to deliver her expert Art Lecture and Art Workshop experiences. Read on in this newsletter for highlights of other programs and the full Life Enrichment  calendar.

Don't forget about our impressive new Wellness Program, designed by a physical therapist and tailored to each resident. This exercise program includes cardio, strengthening and balance exercises. We are excited to offer this program in an effort to assist our residents in remaining active and healthy. After their therapy is complete, a resident can come down to the gym as often as they like and workout on their own.

Finally, we hope you have already received your Save the Date for our famously fun 26th Annual Golf Tournament & Awards Banquet on June 18th! Read on in this newsletter for more information and keep an eye on your inbox for your official invitation coming soon.

Sending my warm regards,  

Mary Savoy, RN, MS, LNHA
Executive Director and Administrator 
Forest Hills of DC & Forest Side Memory Care
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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.
26th Annual Golf Tournament & Awards Banquet
Monday, June 18, 2018 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 18th 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.
Spotlight on CUA Nursing Students
Reflections from Community Health training

For the past five years, in our enduring commitment to develop the healthcare workforce, Forest Hills has welcomed nursing students from the Catholic University of America. Students are exposed to all facets of our services, and the benefits they gain are evident in the reflections they submit. Over the next few newsletters, we will share with you excerpts from those reflections, with permission from the students:

"When I arrived at Forest Hills, we went on a tour of the facility. I really enjoyed this because as we were walking around the halls we met many of the residents that we will be seeing and interacting with in the upcoming weeks... Ms. O was telling us about how she went to Trinity University just down the street from CUA. She then continued to talk about all of the popular spots when she lived in what she called "B-land". My absolute favorite part of the day was ...[when] the residents were finishing up their ice cream and the entertainment staff asked us to do a dance and sing a song. We sang 'You Are My Sunshine' and all of the residents loved it as they smiled, clapped, and some sang along."
April Life Enrichment Programs at a Glance
Highlights from the upcoming month

Mon., April 9th
3:00pm - Classic Television, Resident's Choice (LIB)
Wed., April 11th
10:30am - Editorials & Discussion, New York Times (LIB)
Thu., April 12th
3:30pm - Happy Hour with Pianist Jerry Roman (LNG)
Fri., April 13th
2:30pm - Catholic Mass (AH)
Mon., April 16th
10:30am - Art Lecture with Joey Manlapaz (LIB)
Thu., April 19th
10:30am - Music Appreciation with District Music Academy (LIB)
Sat., April 21st
10:30am - Broadway Classics & More with Bertram McLeish (LNG)
Sun., April 22nd
2:30pm - Piano Favorites with Therese Ellsworth (LNG)
Mon., April 23rd
10:30am - Art Workshop with Joey Manlapaz (AH)
Thu., April 26th
10:30am - Robert Jenner Lecture: Norway (LIB)
Every Sunday
10:45am - Faith Through Music with Wendell Bunyan (LNG)


(CR) Conference Room (AH) Assembly Hall
(DR-1) Day Room, 1st floor (LL) Lower Level
(LIB) Library (LNG) Lounge

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