June / 5 / 2019
Dear Forest Hills Family and Friends,

It was wonderful to see so many of you last month to celebrate our 130th anniversary. We were humbled by the turnout on May 7th: family members of current and former residents, supportive community members...and the Mayor of DC!  

We had a lovely Mother's Day celebration and coming up this month we look forward to our Father's Day festivities. As always, Joey M á nlapaz will hold special art workshops and lectures in June, imparting her wisdom and artistic expertise. We also plan on spending as much time as possible enjoying our garden and patio space while the weather allows it.

Speaking of the weather, please note that June 1st marked the start of tornado season in our area. Forest Hills is always prepared for an emergency, however in the event of a power outage it is important for all residents to have extra flashlights and working batteries in their apartments. Please take stock and be sure to have these on hand!

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

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
Did you know...

DC Mayor, Muriel Bowser, joined Forest Hills to celebrate 130 years of service to our community. She shared some words with our guests and we were happy to share our Home with her.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us to mark this momentous occasion! For more stories from the event, read on in this newsletter. 
Save the Date: September 9, 2019
27th Annual Golf Tournament & Awards Banquet

That's right friends: the 27th Annual Golf Tournament and Awards Banquet will be our first ever Fall Event! Mark your calendar for Monday, September 9th at Norbeck Country Club for some friendly competition. Stay tuned for your official invitation and more information coming soon!
June Life Enrichment Programs at a Glance

Highlights from the upcoming month

Wed., June 5 10:30am - Robert Jenner Lecture: The Wit & Wisdom of Mark Twain (LIB)
Thu., June 6 3:30pm - Happy Hour with Rearview Mirror (LNG)
Sat., June 8 11:00am - Sing along with Vince (LNG)
Tue., June 11 3:00pm - Meet Robert White: Council Member At-Large for DC (LNG)
Thu., June 13 10:30am - Music & History with Roy Justice (LNG)
Sun., June 16 12:30pm - Father's Day Lunch in a dining room near you!
Mon., June 17 10:30am - Art Lecture with Joey Mánlapaz (LIB)
Wed., June 19 10:30am - Squeals on Wheels Petting Zoo (AH)
2:30pm - Music, Trivia & Reminiscing with Donna Devall (LNG) 
Fri., June 21 2:00pm - Movie & Popcorn: Professor and the Madman (LIB)
Mon., June 24 10:30am - Art Workshop with Joey Mánlapaz (AH)
Thu., June 27 10:30am - Garden Social with Claudia
Every Sunday 10:45am - Faith through Music with Jerry Roman/Kendra Holt (LNG)


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

Celebrating 130 Years of Service
Forest Hills of DC Anniversary Party

On May 7th, Forest Hills was pleased to host guests to celebrate our 130th Anniversary.  To mark the occasion, we recognized two residents who, along with their families, have been a part of the Forest Hills community for decades. Mary Savoy shared their stories with us:

Ms. Aditha Bryant, better known as "Dee", lives in our Skilled Nursing Facility. Dee has a very unconventional history that started as a young girl and continued throughout her life. For example, because women were not awarded BS degrees when Dee was in college, she earned a BA degree in Physics from the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina. Following graduation in the early 1950s, Dee worked as a naval architect at the Taylor Center where her primary responsibility was to test innovative ship designs. In the 1970s, Dee became the first woman project manager to lead the full design of a new ship. In her day, Dee was certainly considered unconventional. We are delighted to honor Dee and her family's legacy at the Methodist Home/Forest Hills, as her mother was also a resident here for 17 years until her death in 1994.

Frances Hardy represents the second very special family we would like to recognize today. One of Frances' outstanding characteristics is her charming southern accent that confirms her roots as a Southern gentlewoman. In fact, when she applied for a teaching position in the Washington DC public school system in the late 1950s, Frances was told she would need to take speech classes to ease her accent before she could work in the schools. Well, she didn't take the classes, and she got the job two days later. We are honored to recognize Frances Hardy and her family's contribution to our 130-year legacy, as her mother also lived at the Methodist Home for many years until her death in 1997. In the 15 intervening years before her own admission, Frances Hardy served on the Women's Guild at the Methodist Home, organizing birthday parties and other activities for the residents, and participating in various fundraising events. She moved into our community as an Assisted Living resident in 2002 and now lives in our Skilled Nursing Facility. Her daughter, Kelly, and her sister, Mary Lloyd, are frequent visitors to Forest Hills and generously support the Forest Hills community. 

We are grateful for these outstanding families who have made and continue to make such a difference in our history and tradition!
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