Full Circle
Circle Center's E-Newsletter
"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."
-John Steinbeck
As we head into the dog days of summer, we remain grateful to be in service to our participants and families, and we continue to marvel at the moments of joy we are able to celebrate.

As we have maintained our slow and steady approach as we build our daily census, we have happily welcomed new and returning staff members to our small but mighty team, and we very happily welcomed back a few of our rock-star volunteers!

We continue to be amazed by our participants and our caregivers, our staff and volunteers, and YOUR resiliency, support and trust in us. Full Circle continues to be our opportunity to share more about the participants and families that we serve, each with different challenges and needs. That is one of the things that sets Circle Center apart, as our inter-disciplinary team works together to support nearly every aspect of our participants and care partners lives.
So as summer continues to speed along, as summer tends to do, we are happy to take this opportunity to share a few of our updates with you!
Participant News and Celebrations!
Thinking about a "typical" participant and care partner who we serve often ends in the realization that there is no such thing. We don't serve just one type of participant and the wide range of participants and care partners who utilize our services rarely fall into familiar patterns. Sure we have spouses as care partners, and adult children of the sandwich generation who have stepped into that role, but our roster also includes siblings, neighbors, nieces and nephews, as well as participants who still continue to live independently. This is often a surprising demographic to learn about.

Our participants who live independently pose inherent challenges and risk factors as they live without an on-site caregiver, so our interdisciplinary care team truly serves as the eyes and ears as we monitor and support their daily needs. In this role we serve as an instrumental puzzle piece for their comprehensive holistic care. Working with participants who continue to live independently requires a fully hands on approach from our care team. Coordination and collaboration is just one of the things that makes Circle Center so unique and effective. Our social worker, nurse, and recreational therapy and program staff, work together to ensure that every aspect of care, including challenges and specialized needs, are considered and addressed daily.
This is the true representation of the community based care model that we are built upon. Our social worker, Jay, refers to it as "independence with assistance," and as he says, it reminds us daily, "that no one can can do it alone, and that we all need our village."
We are happy to be an instrumental part of the village for each and every one of our participants in keeping them living in their own home longer with the supports and services they and their caregivers need. 
Happy 100th Birthday!
One of our newest participants, Ms. Elizabeth, recently celebrated quite a milestone! She celebrated her 100th Birthday! Since starting at Circle Center, Ms. Elizabeth has impressed us all with her constant smile, her zest for life and her dedication to her Physical Therapy routine! We are so happy to celebrate Ms. Elizabeth and welcome her to our Circle Center family!
Welcome back Volunteers...
Participants and staff alike have happily welcomed back a few familiar faces. Longtime Circle Center volunteers, Eric and Martha, have returned, and boy are we happy to have them!

Eric's patient nature and prolific conversational skills make him a perfect fit for our participants who require more one-on-one time or someone to take a stroll with. Martha offers us some much needed assistance with lunch service as well as engaging in program and activity support. You can’t see it under her mask but she has THE best smile! 
We continue to follow our carefully appointed Covid procedures and as such we can’t welcome all prior volunteers back just yet. But we look forward to the day our volunteer program can once again run at full speed. Be on the lookout in our Fall Full Circle editions for specific ongoing volunteer roles that we need filled.  
...Welcome Marchelle

We are happy to introduce you to Marchelle Haynes, who joins us as our Dietary Coordinator! Marchelle comes to us with an impressive background in kitchen preparation and dietary experience from her work with Westminster Canterbury and Covenant Woods. She is a go getter with a phenomenal attitude. Welcome Marchelle! 
...and Welcome back Larry!

Another familiar face is back in the halls of Circle Center! We are happy to welcome Larry, a C.N.A, back to the Circle Center family. His quiet and steady strength is deeply appreciated by his colleagues and participants. We are so glad to have him back.  
Joyful Voices Choir
We love to share resources that make an impact on our community, especially those who specifically reach our caregivers and participants. One such community resource is the Joyful Voices Choir, a community based choir serving individuals with Alzheimer's, or dementia, and their caregivers.
While their voices have never been more needed, the Pandemic has been a difficult time to navigate and they haven't been able to gather in person in over a year. So they are thrilled to announce they will be resuming in person rehearsals in September and they are happily welcoming new members!

The Joyful Voices Chorus will be resuming their weekly Thursday rehearsals beginning on September 9, 2021 at 10:000 am. Rehearsals will be held at the Salisbury Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Members will be stretching, warming up vocally, singing fun songs, socializing, and sharing their stories! We are currently accepting new members for the 2021-2022 Fall and Spring semesters. To find out more and to learn how to join, please click HERE.
Thank you for your support!
Your support has allowed us to continue to serve our community, and support our participants and caregivers throughout the pandemic. Thank you.