May / 6 / 2019
Dear Forest Hills Family and Friends,

Spring is bringing important changes to Forest Hills and we have plenty of updates to share with you all! We said farewell to Jennifer Brown, Director of Admissions and Marketing on April 19th, wishing her the best of luck in her new position with Seabury Resources. To fill her vacancy, I am pleased to announce that Omobola (Bola) Cole will join our team as Senior Director of Innovative Programs, focusing primarily on our Skilled Nursing Facility. Bola comes to us from Professional Healthcare Resources, a local Home Health and Hospice organization, where she served as Community Liaison and Director of Business Development for the DC Branch. 

Marianna Blagburn, our current Program Director at Forest Side, has accepted an expanded role as Associate Director for Innovative Programs, focusing on Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Last but certainly not least, our CFO Diana Lowe will be retiring this summer after more than 10 years with Forest Hills. Her successor, Scott Taylor will transition into the CFO position over the next couple of months, working with Diana until June 30th. Scott has been the CFO in the DC Skilled Nursing community for 15 years and is well known for his financial acumen.

This is a very exciting time of transition for us here at Forest Hills and we are thrilled to welcome new faces and new roles. Read on in this newsletter for more information on our new team members.

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! 

Warmest regards,   

Mary Savoy, RN, MS, LNHA
Executive Director and Administrator 
Forest Hills of DC & Forest Side Memory Care 
In This Issue
September 9, 2019
That's right friends: the 27th Annual Golf Tournament & 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!
Did you know...

Big congratulations are in order to our very own Ingrid Prieto, who has been promoted to Coordinator for Admissions and Discharges!

Ingrid has been with Forest Hills for 2 years and was promoted to this new position for her customer service skills, her strong organizational abilities and a true dedication to the welfare of our families and residents. 

Congratulations Ingrid!
May Life Enrichment Programs at a Glance

Highlights from the upcoming month

Wed., May 8 10:30am - Editorials & Discussion with Lenore, New York Times (LIB)
Sat., May 11 11:00am - Sing along with Vince (LNG)
Sun., May 12 12:00pm - Special Mother's Day lunch in a dining room near you!
Mon., May 13 7:00pm - Runnymede Spring Concert (AH)
Tue., May 14 American Health Care Association Day of Service
10:30am - Squeals on Wheels Petting Zoo (Rehab)
3:30pm - Ice Cream Social (LNG) 
Fri., May 17 3:00pm - Celebrate National Skilled Nursing Week with Chyp & And (LNG)
Mon., May 22 7:00pm - Takoma Park Singers (AH)
Tue., May 23 3:00pm - Robert Jenner Lecture: The History of Salt (LIB)
Sat., May 25 11:00am - Celebration of Music with Vocalist Carly Harvey (LNG)
Mon., May 27 Happy Memorial Day
10:30am - Patriotic Trivia with Claudia (LNG)
12:00pm - Memorial Day Barbecue lunch in a dining room near you! 
Wed., May 29 10:30am - Art Workshop with Joey Mรกnlapaz (LIB)
Thu., May 30 10:30am - Garden Social with Claudia
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

Meet Our New Team Members
Welcome to Forest Hills

Bola Cole joins Forest Hills of DC as the new Senior Director of Innovative Programs. She comes to us from Professional Healthcare Resources, where she has served as their Community Liaison for over eight years. Prior experiences include management of business operations at two Erickson Retirement Communities (Riderwood Village and Oak Crest Village) in Silver Spring and Parkville, MD. Bola holds a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration, a Master's degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration. She has demonstrated extremely strong sales and management abilities in the healthcare environment and is well known to discharge planners and case management personnel in our local hospitals.

Scott Taylor joins Forest Hills of DC as the new Chief Financial Officer. He comes to us from VMT Long Term Care Management, where he has served as their Chief Financial Officer for over fifteen years. Scott's skills include strategic planning, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, cash flow management, investment management, shareholder relations, and loan covenant compliance.


Cathi Martinez joins Forest Hills of DC as the senior team member at our Concierge Desk. Cathi and her family moved to the Washington DC area from Los Angeles California nearly a year ago. She has recently completed requirements for a master's degree in gerontology from USC, and wants to focus on a career in senior services.
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