December / 3 / 2018
Dear Forest Hills Family and Friends,

I hope that you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with friends and family -- I know we did here at Forest Hills! Thank you to everyone who was able to share the holiday with us on campus.

In this issue of our newsletter, we introduce a new monthly article: From the Kitchen Corner. Carra Thomas, our Director of Dining Services, brings you up to date on the latest news from the kitchen.

Importantly, don't forget to take a look at Medicare Open Enrollment, which closes this Friday, December 7th. Take a look at right for more information.

As the year comes to a close I wanted to take a moment to thank you, our community, for continuing to support us throughout the years. In 2019, Forest Hills will celebrate 130 years of providing a space for seniors to remain active and healthy. I hope you will be able to join us on May 7th to celebrate this anniversary on our Forest Hills campus. Read on in this newsletter and stay tuned in your inbox for more information.

Thank you, as always, to all of the family & friends we get to see visiting us at Forest Hills. Hope to see you around!

Sending my warm regards and best wishes for a healthy and happy new year,   
Mary Savoy, RN, MS, LNHA
Executive Director and Administrator 
Forest Hills of DC & Forest Side Memory Care 
In This Issue

October 15 - December 7, 2018

There's still time: Medicare Open Enrollment for the coming year runs until 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.
From the Kitchen Corner
Carra Thomas, Director of Dining Services

Did you know:

All preparations for our recipes are done by hand. We combine fresh ingredients and scratch cooking so our Residents can experience the powerful flavors, colors and aromas that can only come from freshly prepared meals. We will never deviate from these elements, which are essential to delivering Culinary Excellence. Our culinary standard is simple. We believe exceptional people and fresh food are the key ingredients to creating memorable dining experiences. This is our commitment to our Residents.

O U R    C U L I N A R Y   P R O M I S E S
Only Hormone Free Milk and Yogurts * Always Cage Free Eggs * No Instant Mashed Potatoes * Always Fresh Burgers * Only Fresh and Sustainable Fin Fish * Turkey and Roast Beef Roasted In House * No Artificial Colors or Flavors * Always Fresh Produce (Except Corn and Peas When Not In Season) * Home Made Whipped Toppings * Always a Freshly Brewed Cup of Coffee * No Prepared Convenience Foods
130th Anniversary Celebration
Save the Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

In April 1889, Forest Hills first opened its doors as The Methodist Home of DC. After 130 years of dedicated service to our mission, Forest Hills invites you to celebrate this milestone anniversary on May 7, 2019 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
December Life Enrichment Programs at a Glance

Highlights from the upcoming month

Tue., December 4th
10:30am - Armchair Travels, Reminiscing & Discussion Holiday Celebrations around the World with Claudia (LIB)
Thu., December 6th
3:30pm - Holiday Happy Hour with Rearview Mirror (LNG)
Sun., December 9th
2:00pm - Levine School of Music, Young Violinist Music Performance (AH)
Mon., December 10th
10:30am - Current Events with Lenore (LIB)
Wed., December 12th
2:00pm - Poetic Expressions with Steven (LIB)
Fri., December 14th
2:00pm - Movie & Popcorn: Change in the Air (LIB)
Mon., December 17th
10:30am - Art Lecture with Joey Manlapaz (LIB)
Tue., December 18th
11:45am - Total Fitness with Claudia (LL)
Thu., December 20th
3:00pm - Holiday Classics & Happy Hour with Pablo Productions (LNG)
Sun., December 23rd
10:45am - Faith through Music with Wendell Bunyan (LIB)
Tue., December 25th
12:30pm - Christmas Dinner in a dining room near you!
Thu., December 27th
10:30am - Robert Jenner Lecture: The Origins of our Yuletide Traditions (LIB)


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

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