Shenandoah Terrace December 2018 Newsletter

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Holiday Wishes

Season’s greetings from Shenandoah Terrace Memory Care! The owners and staff of the Terrace would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to our residents, their families, and the community for the support you’ve shown us throughout the year. As the New Year approaches, our family wishes you and yours a prosperous year filled with joy, laughter, and love.

Around New Market

After a visit to Shenandoah Terrace, we’d love for you to stick around New Market and explore more of what our local community has to offer. In the winter, we recommend settling in to a cozy restaurant for a hearty meal, or taking advantage of the free services that the town provides to residents and visitors alike.

For the most iconic New Market dining experience, visit the famous Southern Kitchen, which has been open since 1955. Order a breakfast dish with country ham, or drop in for lunch to enjoy some fried chicken. Other popular dining destinations around town include Jackson’s Corner Café and Coffee House, Miller Grill at the Shenvalee, and Kathy’s Home Cooking Café.

The New Market Area Library is also a great place to spend time on a cold day. Open in its current location since 2008, the library is staffed entirely by amazing volunteers. They offer children’s and adult programming and community events, as well as a nice place to sit and read.

The New Market Community Center, housed in a former middle school building, is also worth a visit for one of their popular events. It frequently hosts craft shows, and is sometimes open for activities such as concerts or open gym sessions. For information about their programs, find the Community Center on Facebook.

Activity Spotlight: Decorating Gingerbread Houses

To kick off the 2018 holiday season, we gathered several of our residents for a fun afternoon decorating gingerbread houses. The houses came in easy-to-use kits with lots of sweet treats to make them festive. With help from our staff, residents chose gum drops, candy canes, peppermints, and more for their holiday designs.

This hands-on activity gave participants an experience that was colorful and tactile without being overwhelming. The candies and gingerbread had different textures and pleasant scents. As you can see from the photos here, most residents pitched in to decorate their own gingerbread houses. It may have brought to mind holiday traditions or other good times, too. We had a lot of fun putting this treat together, and hope you enjoy the pictures.

Employee Spotlight: Tiffany Marteney, CNA

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This month, we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Marteney. She has been a CNA, or Certified Nurse Aide, at the Terrace for two years as of December 29th. Before joining us here in New Market, Tiffany gained experience by working at other local facilities. We’re happy to report that she “loves it” at Shenandoah Terrace.

Tiffany moved to the Valley as a teenager after growing up near Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. Her mother decided to move to be closer to family, but Tiffany remembers it being a challenge to start at a new high school as a senior. These days, she lives in Broadway, with her mother in nearby Luray.

Tiffany enjoys family trips to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and crafting. She does amazing crocheting work, and showed off some of her recent creations during our interview for this article. We loved her pumpkins for fall and adorable winter snowmen. She has also picked up diamond painting, which involves using tiny gems to create pictures and is a little like cross-stitching. She frames the finished pictures and is giving her mom one for Christmas!

She also spends time with her fiancé, who is from the Valley and works in HVAC. The couple has two cats named Speck and Lucky. Speck’s name came from a grey spot on its nose. Tiffany found Lucky as a kitten and took it in from the cold on a snowy evening.

At Shenandoah Terrace, Tiffany is a big help with resident care. She works the day shift, and is often here for 8 hours at a time – so you may have seen her around! We appreciate all of the kindness that she adds to our community.

Honoring Veterans at the Terrace

In 2018, Veterans Day was observed on Monday, November 12th. But, did you know that all of November is actually designated as National Veterans and Military Families Month? To celebrate this very special time, New Century Hospice visited Shenandoah Terrace and brought along award certificates for the veterans who are part of our community.

Representatives from New Century set up a wonderful table with beautiful flowers in red, white, and blue, a display of American flags, and more. They made our dining area look so patriotic! Residents Robert Driver, Mitchell Layman, William Green, and Charles Long were presented with awards for their service to our country.

It was a pleasure to honor the veterans in our community. We thank them for their time in the armed forces, and would also like to thank those of you who have served.