Sunday, May 2, 2021
Here's What's Been Happening at PHP!
ALL MEMBERS please remember to wear your name badges when you are out and about. It will help avoid awkward situations when you're not sure who you're talking to when we are wearing our masks!

Did You Know?
Each week, we will be including Member questions about our community. If you have a question you would like answered, please send it to Lauren Tash, Director of Lifestyle Services.
This question was referred to our HOA Board (Andy, Kevin, Dave, Donna, and Rusty French who is currently an advisor to the HOA Board). Here is their response.

Q: What does a Member do if there is a life-threatening emergency?

A: If you have a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911 immediately and alert Security by dialing (678) 619-5994. Security will come to your home to assess the emergency while also coordinating the arrival and escort of 911 to your home.

All homes in our community are equipped with pull cords in the bathrooms. When the cord is pulled, an alarm is sent to Security who will respond by calling your home. If there is no answer they will come to your home. Do not hesitate to initiate the system if you think you have an emergency. Please allow the cord to hang down to the floor where it may be reached in an emergency; do not tie the cord up and out of reach.
This question was referred to our HOA Board (Andy, Kevin, Dave, Donna, and Rusty French who is currently an advisor to the HOA Board). Here is their response.

Q: What does a Member do if there is a non-life-threatening emergency?

A: For non-life-threatening emergencies, call Security at (678) 619-5994 or activate your pull cord (or personal emergency response system if you have one). Security will call your primary phone number first and then your secondary phone number. If there is no response, Security will come to your home and ring the doorbell or knock. If there is no response, Security will enter your home to determine the nature of the emergency. Security will determine what action needs to be taken such as calling 911, taking you to the Wellness Center, or other appropriate action. Additionally, if your pull cord has been initiated in error, Security will cancel the alarm and Member will have to flip the pull cord switch back.
Who's Your Next Neighbor?
We are excited to share that we have signed another Member contract this week and will be happy to welcome another resident to Austin Walk V this summer!

We hope you will continue to invite family and friends to enjoy our fantastic food, beautiful venues, and great fellowship! And remember we are available to answer any questions about living at PHP as well as provide you with everything from printed information to scheduling an official tour. Thank you for introducing us to your friends and future Members!
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Early Access Program Now Available for AWIII and AWIV
The Club is pleased to now offer early access to amenities for those Members who have yet to move into their homes and would like to enjoy the fellowship of their neighbors. 

These amenities include dining in our restaurants, Lifestyle Services programming such as concerts, lecture series, holiday events and concierge services. Come enjoy our “beet carpaccio salad”, “pan-seared Chilean sea bass” or “Blue Ridge rabbit two ways” in Table 1912. Join an art class, hear a program or watch a movie, join a game of Croquet! Click here for more details on costs and what is included.

An Early Access Agreement can be obtained through our Director of Accounting, Brad Fowler. Members may also stop by the PHP Administration office to obtain an agreement, Monday – Friday 9am-4pm. For further questions please call our Administration Office, 404.467.4900.
Intro to Hand Building with Clay
We have kicked off our 8-week program, Intro to Hand Building with Clay, where Members are learning a variety of ways that clay can be used to construct both functional and art forms. No prior experience, skill or talent is needed. Classes are taught by Janet Schneider and will continue to meet Tuesdays, May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and June 1st from 12:30pm-3pm in the PHP Art Studio. Cost is $240* per Member. Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 by 4/7 to sign up. NOTE: Cancellations after 4/7 will be charged to Member Accounts.

*All supplies and materials included.
Men's Bible Study
Join us for a Men's Bible Study* led by Jim Phillips every other Tuesday. Our next meeting is this Tuesday, May 4th at 10am in the Bridle Room and for just this week will be led by Marbury Rainer. Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 to sign up.

Jim was born in Atlanta and is a 7th generation Atlantan. He has taught adult Bible Study for over 35 years at Second Ponce DeLeon Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of the board of Deacons and Peachtree Presbyterian where he is currently a member. Jim also teaches a Men’s Bible Study at Lenbrook. He attended Druid Hills High School, the University of Georgia where he earned his BBA, and Georgia State University where he earned his MBA. After serving in the Army as 1st Lieutenant, he entered the Insurance business with Mass Mutual and is now with McGriff Insurance Services (Truist Financial).

*The Bible Study will meet for 6 weeks then take a break during the summer and resume in the Fall.
Robert Ratonyi
Join us Tuesday, May 4th at 2pm in the Georgian Room as we hear Robert Ratonyi speak about his extraordinary life story as told in his book, From Darkness into Light. As a child Holocaust survivor, Robert speaks regularly on behalf of the William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum, as well as the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust throughout Georgia. Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 to sign up.
Oil Painting Class
Join us for a 3-week "Oil Painting: Color Theory and Still Life" class series on Thursdays May 6th, 13th, and 20th from 2pm-4pm in the PHP Art Studio. Classes will be taught by Dawn Kinney Martin and the cost is $150* per Member. Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 by 4/29 to reserve your spot. NOTE: Cancellations after 4/29 will be charged to Member Accounts.

*Cost includes all art supplies.
Movie Showing
Join us for the classic movie "Rear Window" on Thursday, May 6th at 4pm in the Georgian Room. The movie stars James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr, and Wendell Corey. Please call Concierge at 678.619.0474 to reserve a seat. Popcorn will be served!
Croquet Clinics
Join Damon Bidencope, President of USCA (United States Croquet Association), for Croquet Clinics from Tuesday - Thursday, May 11th-13th. Click here for more information on times, costs, and level of play as well as to learn more about Damon. Please call Concierge at 678.619.0474 to sign up. All the privates/semi-privates lessons have been reserved so the only spots left are for the clinics. Sign up soon! 
Georgia Audubon Hummingbird Talk
Everyone loves hummingbirds! These tiny birds with extraordinary abilities lead a fascinating life so join Melanie Furr, Education Director at Atlanta Audubon Society on Thursday, May 13th at 2pm in the Georgian Room to learn about a year in the life of these magical little birds. There will even be real hummingbirds making an appearance! Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 to sign up.
Music On The Balcony
Join us for Music on the Balcony on Thursday, May 13th from 5:30pm-7:30pm as we enjoy the music of Leah Belle Faser. Leah is a young singer/songwriter from Atlanta whose authentic musical style crosses many different genres but is grounded in a unique blended sound seasoned with country, pop, rock, and folk influences.
Center for Visually Impaired Talk
Join us Monday, May 17th at 3pm in the Georgian Room for an enlightening presentation from the Center for the Visually Impaired. Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 to sign up.
Warning Signs of Caregiver Burnout
Join us Wednesday, May 19th at 3pm in the Georgian Room for a discussion led by Mandy Merkel, MMSc, CMS, CCC-SLP on The Warning Signs of Caregiver Burnout. Learn about available help for caregivers and ways for you to regain balance in your life. Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 to sign up.
PHP Book Club
Join us for the PHP Book Club! The book for May is Six Inches Deeper by William Rawlings. The discussion will take place on Thursday, May 20th at 4pm in the Bridle Room and will be led by Wade Coleman. Space is limited. Please call the Concierge at 678.619.0474 to reserve your spot. 
Booth Western Art Museum Tour
Enjoy a guided tour and lunch at the Booth Western Art Museum on Friday, May 21st. Attendees will depart PHP at 9:30am and return at 4pm. The cost is $40. This event is full but you can be added to the waitlist. NOTE: Cancellations after 5/12 will be charged to Member Accounts.
Buckhead Heritage Peachtree Heights East Walking Tour
Join us Saturday, May 22nd as Buckhead Heritage Executive Director Richard Waterhouse and Caleb Brown offer a fascinating tour of this hidden neighborhood near Peachtree Street and Lindbergh Drive. Shuttle departs PHP at 9:45am and will return at 11:45am. Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 to sign up.

With approximately 330 homes within this unique neighborhood, Peachtree Heights East house styles range from early 20th century American two-story, four-square, Craftsman Bungalow, Cape Cod, Tudor Revival, Mission Revival, and Ranch to 21st century home styles. We will see examples of several of those on the tour. The tour route is very hilly, will last about an hour and a half, and will be about a mile and a half. Participants are asked to stay on the road during the tour.
"Hidden History of Old Atlanta" Talk
Join us for a Hidden History of Old Atlanta Talk by Author Mark Pifer on Wednesday, May 26th at 3pm in the Georgian Room. Books will be for sale beforehand and Mark will sign them at the event. Books are $21.99 + tax. If interested in purchasing, email Lauren by May 5th.
Exciting news! The Peachtree Hills Civic Association recently worked with the City's Parks and Recreation Department to have Pickleball courts painted onto all three of the tennis courts at Peachtree Hills Park. They were recently installed and anyone is welcome to play when a court is available.

Every Tuesday morning between 9-11am, there will be open play for all skill levels and if there are enough people, players will rotate to allow everyone an opportunity to play. All you need is your paddle and enthusiasm for the game! Come play this fun and popular game with your friends and neighbors!
Interested in a Garden Plot?
FINAL CHANCE TO BE ADDED TO THE LOTTERY! Planting to begin soon through a lottery where plots will be distributed to those interested. The garden plots are Member run and are a complimentary amenity to the Community. If you are interested in a garden plot please reach out to our Director of Lifestyle Services, Lauren Tash at 404.694.4016.
American Parkinson Disease Association Events & Programs
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is proud to sponsor community programs that bring a variety of educational, exercise, and wellness programs directly to you wherever you are! Most programs are held via Zoom and registration is required.

The APDA is offering an upcoming PRESS Program. This group is open to any adult who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease within the last 5 years, their care partner and adult family members. Registration is required.
Meetings are every Monday from
Now - May 10th from 11am - 12:30pm via ZOOM

Save the date! Join us Monday, June 7th for the "Driving Parkinson's Away" Golf Tournament! We hope you'll help support this worthy cause.

Join us for vital programs to keep you moving and lift your spirits!
There is something available every day of the week and all are available to you FREE, in the comfort of your home and most can be done seated or standing.
Check our virtual calendar for Dance, Tai Chi, Yoga, Sing Loud and so much more!
PHP Lending Library
Located in the bottom cabinets of the built-ins in the Library/Bar, we have PHP books that are available to borrow. When you borrow a book, replace it with one of your own to share with others! Be sure to stop by and bring a book.
Join Us For Pétanque
Pétanque pick-up games (weather permitting) will take place on the below dates. Call the Concierge at 678.619.0474 if you plan on attending. Meet at the Pétanque court. 
Tuesday, May 4th at 3pm
Friday, May 7th at 4pm*
Saturday, May 8th at 11am

*Join Andy Isakson at the Pétanque Court every Friday at 4pm for a 30-minute clinic and review, then gameplay afterward. All skill levels are welcome. Come join in on the fun! Read more about Andy's history with Pétanque.
Join us Monday, May 3rd at 1:30pm in the Bridle Room! It's open and free play, but you do need to sign up with Concierge at 678.619.0474. And, we have Bridge instructor Gene Barnes coming to teach Intermediate Lesson as follows:

  • Intermediate Bridge
  • 8 weeks $175/person
  • Wednesdays at 1pm-3pm from May 5th - June 23rd

Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 to sign up by 4/28. NOTE: Cancellations after 4/28 will be charged to Member Accounts.
Let's Play Bingo!
You DO NOT want to miss out on the fun!! Join us this Monday, May 3rd at 5pm in the Bridle Room! Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 to reserve your spot. Bingo cards will be $2 each/round.
Mah Jongg
The May classes for American Mah Jongg will meet Tuesdays May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th at 1:30pm in the Bridle Room. There is only 1 spot left so sign up soon! Cost is $50 per Member and includes 4 lessons and a presentation on the history of Mah Jongg. Classes will be taught by Shawn Martin, a certified instructor.

We have also added Advanced Beginner Play Mah Jongg classes to the schedule in May. These classes will meet Tuesdays May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th at 3:30pm in the Bridle Room. Cost is $50 per Member and includes 4 lessons. Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 to sign up.

Shawn will also be hosting a Mah Jongg tournament in June. More information to come soon.
Ladies' Wine & Cheese
Ladies, join us for Wine and Cheese every Tuesday from 4:30pm-5:30pm in the Library. The cost is $7 per person and includes wine & cheese. Call Concierge at 678-619-0474 each week if you plan to come! 
Trivia Tuesdays
Join us this Tuesday, May 4th at 5pm in the Bridle Room! Call the Concierge at 678.619.0474 to reserve your spot. 
Weekly Men's Coffee
The PHP Men will be meeting this Wednesday, May 5th at 10am in the Georgian Room. This week there will not be a speaker so it will be a social hour to catch up with Members! Coffee, pastries and fruit will be served and will be deducted from the meal plan for those attending. RSVP is required for each week. Call Concierge at 678.619.0474 if you would like to attend.

Walking Group
Our Walking Group is in full swing so join David, our Fitness Manager, and Alex, our Physical Therapy Manager, to get your steps in each week. Contact David at 404.783.3892 if you plan to come. The group will meet in the lobby this Wednesday, May 5th at 2pm.
Knitting, Sewing, Quilting & Needlepoint
Are you interested in knitting or needlepoint? Come join us in the Bridle Room this Wednesday, May 5th at 3pm. There won't be any formal instruction, just social crafting time. Space is limited, so please RSVP to the Concierge if you are planning to come at 678.619.0474. Looking forward to seeing you there!
PHP Bible Study
Join us Wednesday, May 5th at 4:30pm in Georgian Room 3 for a Bible Study led by PHP Members Cheryl Gosa (Presbyterian Church Minister) and Beth Gustafson (United Methodist Minister). Contact Cheryl or Beth with any questions.
Masks Work!
Please remember to WEAR YOUR MASKS at all times in PUBLIC SPACES and when around other people. PROTECT YOURSELF and, more importantly, PROTECT OTHERS by always wearing a mask. And the best way to protect us all... be sure to COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH!

According to the most recent CDC updates, after you've been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions. To learn more, read When You've been Fully Vaccinated brought to you by the CDC.
Atlanta History Center Upcoming
Virtual Author Talks
Don’t miss the Atlanta History Center’s virtual Author Talks! Register online and join them for engaging conversations with award-winning authors like Ed Tarkington author of The Fortunate Ones, Anna Malaika Tubbs author of The Three Mothers, and more! The virtual Author Talks are open to the public, presented via Zoom, and moderated by a variety of engaging hosts. For more information, visit their website.
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  • Same-day primary care appointments
  • Emergency department care
  • Walk-in and extended hours for urgent care locations
  • Specialty care scheduling
On Call Medical & Wellness Services
Our dedicated concierge services offer instant support to help you get the care you need, when and where you need it. A private, not-for-profit organization serving nearly 2 million patients across Georgia, Piedmont is known for the best clinicians and a one-of-a-kind experience that always puts patients first. With hospitals, 24 urgent care centers, 28 Piedmont QuickCare locations, and over 500 affiliated physician practice locations, Piedmont is here to meet the healthcare needs of you and your family.

We have established a relationship with Piedmont, however, our medical team is always available to assist.
For support or to learn more about Friends of Piedmont, call 404.605.1083.
Croquet Corner
Mondays 11am-1pm, 4pm-6pm (Ladies)
Wednesdays 2pm-4pm (Men)
Thursdays 11am-1pm
Fridays 2pm-4pm (Ladies)
Saturdays 11am-1pm

NEW: Online reservations for the lawn.
Visit and bookmark to reserve the lawn under the "Amenities Reservations" section. NOTE:

  • Reservations can be made one week in advance each Sunday for Sunday-Saturday.
  • Please include the names of those who are playing in the reservation details section.
  • To reserve a full lawn, you must reserve BOTH lawn 1a and lawn 1b.
  • Sign-ups for social play are no longer required.

Croquet Equipment
Please know beginning Monday, May 3rd, Members will need to pick up their own mallets and balls from the Fitness Center when going to play croquet. We ask that all equipment be returned after playing.

Interested in PHP logo apparel or croquet apparel? Check out our catalog and also stop by Concierge to see what we have!
Join the United States Croquet Association! Discover the exciting world of croquet, a sport for all ages and abilities. Click here to learn more about becoming a member. Annual dues are $70/person or $110/couple.

Croquet Clinics with Damon Bidencope
May 11th - 13th
Click here for more information about times and specifics for the clinics and to learn more about Damon. All the privates/semi-privates lessons have been reserved so the only spots left are for the clinics.

Wine & Wickets
The first Wine & Wickets will be Tuesday, May 18th from 4pm-6pm. More information to come soon!
Our Weekly Workout:
Interested in Pilates, Personal Training, or Gyrotonics?
For Pilates, book a private or semi-private session with Jenessa. Pilates helps with injury prevention, graceful aging and movement, and so much more. All levels welcome. Learn more here.

Or if you are interested in personal training or Gyrotonics, we can help with that too. Contact David at 404.783.3892 to book a session for any of these services.
Health & Wellness
This Week's Fitness Classes
Sign up with David Mahaffey

9am Tai Chi
10am Water Aerobics Aquatics Area
11:30am Strength & Balance
3pm Therapeutic Yoga
*All classes except Water Aerobics in the Georgian Room

10am Seated Yoga 
11am Gyrokinesis
*All classes in the Georgian Room

9am Water Aerobics Aquatics Area (Pool)
10:15am Moving & Grooving - Coach K
11am Pilates
*All classes except Water Aerobics in the Georgian Room

9:45am Gentle Yoga (Intermediate Yoga)
11am Seated Yoga
*All classes in the Georgian Room

9am Water Aerobics Aquatics Area (Pool)
10:15am Moving & Grooving - Coach K
11am Very Gentle Yoga (Stretching, Strengthening & More) 
*All classes except Water Aerobics in the Georgian Room

Past fitness videos can be accessed on the Peachtree Hills Place website.
Cognitive Corner
Enjoy a game of Sudoku brought to you by the NYT!

“Strength shows not only the ability to persist, but the ability to start over. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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