December / 3 / 2019
Dear Forest Hills Family and Friends, 

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday -- I know we enjoyed plenty of turkey and stuffing around here!

I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of a beloved and longtime resident of Forest Hills, Ms. Goldie Dube. Ms. Dube's family took the time to send a note after her passing, which I'd like to share with you here. It was addressed to Vivian Ojo-Felix, one of the nurses here at Forest Hills: "Thank you...for being such an exceptional, caring and always cheerful caregiver...for her and for all of us for all these years. We all feel that it was your constant attention to our mother's needs and her personality...that kept her stable for so long. We are all grateful to you for that." Thank you to Ms. Dube's family for these kind words and thank you to Ms. Dube for sharing so many of her years with us. May her memory be a blessing.

Coming up this month we have a lot of exciting enrichment programs to look forward to -- be sure to take a look at the highlights below, as well as the full calendar listing.

Finally, this month's Information Directory, which has already been distributed to residents, can be found by clicking here

As always, I am available to talk with you about our community and welcome you to drop by anytime.

Hope to see you around,

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

Tom Mitchell Retiring

 Tom Mitchell will retire from the Board of Trustees in December of this year. Having served on the board for 15 years with the last 5 as President, Tom will continue to participate at the board level as President Emeritus. 

Mary Savoy, Executive Director presented to Tom an award for his many years of service at the October board meeting. Isabella (Izzy) Firth Shycoff, a longtime member of the Forest Hills family and a member of the board since February of 2018, succeeds Tom as President. 

In attendance to congratulate Tom were Forest Hills board members Lyn Bentley, Susan Axelroad, Deborah Royster, Julie Edwards, Vince Desiderio, Ed Mopsik, Toni Ford; and Forest Hills staff members Marianna Blagburn, Scott Taylor and Deborah Johnson.
Spotlight on Forest Hills Resident
Josefina Beckham

December Who's who Josefina Beckham, a world traveler and former Sub Library Director of a Jesuit school, from Mexico City Mexico, relocated to Toledo, Ohio in 1965. Mrs. Beckham is fluent in four languages French, Spanish, English, and Italian. She has traveled to many counties in Europe, North Africa, Asia and South American because of her love for knowledge and culture. Mrs. Beckham has been a member of Forest Hills since October of 2013.

December Life Enrichment Programs at a Glance

Highlights from the upcoming month

Tue., December 3 10:30am - Lunch Outing: Match Box in Rockville
Thu., December 5 3:30pm - Happy Hour with Rearview Mirror (LNG)
Sat., December 7 11:00am - Chanson Voice & Music Academy: Piano & Violin Recital (LNG)
Tue., December 10 11:30am - Dumbarton House Concert/Bread & Chocolate Cafe Outing
Wed., December 11 7:00pm - Christmas Lights Night Ride
Fri., December 13 2:00pm - Movie & Popcorn: City Slickers (LIB)
Mon., December 16 10:00am - Sing along with Moran Madelen
Wed., December 18 6:00pm - Winter Wonderland Celebration with Music (AH)
Sat., December 21 10:30am - Broadway Classics & More with Bertram McLeish (LNG)
Mon., December 23 10:30am - Art Lecture with Joey Mรกnlapaz (AH)
Wed., December 25 10:00am - Christmas Parade
Thu., December 26 3:00pm - Robert Jenner Lecture: The Life of Stephen Foster (LIB)
Tue., December 31 2:00pm - New Year's Eve Traveling Ice Cream Cart
Every Sunday 10:45am - Faith Through Music (LNG)


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

Respite Program
Available at Forest Hills and Forest Side

For those needing a short stay after a hospital discharge to receive additional support and/or therapy before going home ... or for caregivers who may want to take a break and need a safe & engaging community for their loved one.

In our respite program, we provide:
  • A fully Furnished Living Space
  • All Meals
  • Nursing Care
  • Therapy
  • Medications
  • Vibrant Socialization Activities
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Assistance with ADLs and...
  • No Additional Charge for Level of Care
To learn more, please contact:  Bola Cola, Senior Director of Marketing
02.966.7623 |

or Marianna Blagburn, Associate Director of Marketing
202.696.1910 |
NEW Intensive Assisted Living Program
Now offered at Forest Hills

Introducing our newest offering at Forest Hills: an Intensive Assisted Living Program, just launched on November 1st. This innovative program is designed to serve persons who need higher levels of care to complete personal care, ambulation, and other activities of daily living. 

The Intensive Assisted Living Program offers many residents the opportunity to age in place without relocating to a nursing home environment.

To learn more, please contact:  Bola Cola, Senior Director of Marketing
02.966.7623 |

or Marianna Blagburn, Associate Director of Marketing
202.696.1910 |
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