November / 4 / 2019
Dear Forest Hills Family and Friends, 

I hope all the baseball fans enjoyed celebrating the historic win by our own Washington Nationals last week. Go Nats!

Coming up this month we have plenty to celebrate ourselves, including a special Thanksgiving Day Dinner. We are also looking forward to our impressive schedule of Life Enrichment programs, put together by our Life Enrichment team led by Claudia Campusano. Hopefully you have gotten the chance to congratulate Claudia, she's already rocking her new role.

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.

Happy Holiday Season!

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

Have a Plant (TM)
Why Fruits and Vegetables?

 Eating more fruits and vegetables is thought to improve physical health, but there may be another reason to put some plants on your plate. 

Recent research suggests that eating more fruits and vegetables might make us happier and more satisfied with life. 

The DASH diet, which is full of fruits and vegetables, has also been linked to both physical and mental health benefits. With short- and long-term benefits and almost no downside, eating more fruits and vegetables is something we can all focus on. 
Spotlight on Forest Hills Resident
Therrell Smith

November's Spotlight is on Therrell Smith, a native Washingtonian, dance instructor and leader in the arts community who celebrates her 103rd birthday this month. In 1948, Ms. Smith propelled her quest for inclusivity into the arts and founded a school of classical ballet for African American girls. She maintained her school and continued to teach for seventy-five years. We are honored that Therrell Smith joined the Forest Hills family in October of this year.

November Life Enrichment Programs at a Glance

Highlights from the upcoming month

Mon., November 4 2:00pm - RBG: Documentary (LNG)
Wed., November 6 10:30am - Robert Jenner Lecture: Irving Berlin (LIB)
Fri., November 8 10:30am - Bible Study & Inspirational Group (LIB)
Mon., November 11 10:30am - Tribute to our Veterans with Moran Madelen (LNG)
Tue., November 12 3:30pm - Ice Cream Social & Birthday Celebration (LNG)
Thu., November 14 10:30am - Music & History with Roy Justice (LNG)
Sat., November 16 10:30am - Broadway Classics & More with Bertram McLeish (LNG)
Mon., November 18 10:30am - Art Lecture with Joey Mánlapaz (AH)
Tue., November 19 11:15am - Dumbarton House Concert Outing
Thu., November 21 3:00pm - Robert Jenner Lecture: Frank Lloyd Wright (LIB)
Mon., November 25 10:30am - Art Workshop with Joey Mánlapaz (AH)
Thu., November 28 Happy Thanksgiving!
9:00am - May's Thanksgiving Parade
11:00am - Bingo Bash (DR-1)
12:00pm - Thanksgiving Dinner in a Dining Room Near You! 
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

NEW Respite Program
Offered 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 |
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