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Our residents decided this past Spring that they wanted more fresh vegetables planted in our Alzheimer’s Garden this year.  The consensus decided we would plant tomatoes, cucumbers, egg plants, beans, strawberries, and bell peppers.  The cucumbers grew and produced so fast that we had our first Fresh Salad Social on July 2, 2014 featuring ‘Homegrown cucumbers”.  The salads were filled with spinach, romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, cheese, eggs, olives, bell pepper, green onion, croutons, and your choice of a favorite salad dressing.  The smiles of the residents and stakeholders told the story of how well they enjoyed this treat.  Thanks everyone for your support, we look forward to fried green tomatoes soon !

Shawn Xavier Jones

Each year during Carnival Memphis our residents have the pleasure of a visit from the Secret Order of Boll Weevils.  They are a non-profit organization chartered in 1966 that travel and participate in the Cotton Carnival Memphis.  They delight the residents with their mask, beads, and harmless fun.  The Royal Court Carnival Queen and King grace us and take pictures and shake hands with the residents.  They really look forward to the annual visit.

St. Peter Villa one of 96 healthcare centers operated by Louisville, Ky.-based Signature HealthCARE, attended the Red Birds at the Auto Zone Park Tuesday, April 22, as part of a company wide ‘Spring Break’ event.

The group met a partnering facility Signature Health Memphis at the Memphis Auto Zone Park to watch the Memphis Red Birds play against the Oklahoma City Red Hawks.  Game time is 11:05 a.m. and was considered to be “TWOsday meaning that hot dogs, sodas, and popcorn were $2 during the 2014 season.

The company wide ‘Spring Break’ is one of a series of synchronized, company wide events organized annually by Signature HealthCARE.

“With the weather changing, our residents are so eager to get outdoors,” said (Shawn  Xavier Jones, Quality of Life Director) for the facility. “We’re excited to host this event as a way to keep our residents active and having fun.”

Members of the press were invited to attend. For more information about Signature Healthcare at St. Peter Villa  contact (Linda Lang, Admissions Director at 901-276-2021.

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Join Us to “spice up” the Memphis Learning Center with a fun-filled kitchen shower!!

When:  June 25, 2014 @ 5pm, 141 North McLean Blvd, Memphis TN  38104

What:  We’re hosting a “kitchen shower to stock the newly revamped Memphis Learning Center kitchen with much-need essentials!

Who:  Stakeholders of Signature Healthcare at St. Peter Villa, Signature Healthcare @ Methodist, Signature of Memphis, Signature Healthcare at St. Francis and Home Office

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The story of Stax Records is one of a cultural phenomenon that changed the culture of music forever – locally, nationally, and internationally.
What began as a tiny record store in an old movie theater at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street in Memphis, Tennessee, grew to become one of the most important music recording studios in the world. When the modest Capitol Theater in the heart of Soulsville USA was transformed into Stax Records in 1959, it began launching the careers of unknowns who would become icons, cranking out a massive catalog of smash soul hits by the likes of Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Luther Ingram, Albert King, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MG’s, Johnnie Taylor, Rufus and Carla Thomas, and dozens of other artists whose influence remains vital in the music of today. On its many and varied labels, Stax Records also recorded such legends as Big Star, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bill Cosby, Moms Mabley, and the Grammy-winning comedic genius Richard Pryor.
Today, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located at the original site of Stax Records, pays tribute to all of the artists who recorded there with a rare and amazing collection of more than 2,000 interactive exhibits, films, artifacts, items of memorabilia, and galleries designed to keep Stax alive forever. Because it is the only soul music museum in the world, it also spotlights America’s other major soul music pioneers, including the sounds of Muscle Shoals, Motown, Hi, and Atlantic Records, spotlighting the contributions of such soul pioneers as Ike & Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, The Jackson Five, Ann Peebles, Al Green, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Ray Charles, and many others.

Our residents had a wonderful time this year preparing and celebrating the Easter Holiday, which included egg decorating, parties and Mass.

A popular event at St. Peter Villa are the virtual vacations that allows the residents to experience through picture, sound, education and smell the feel of a new country or state that they may have never experienced.  Memphis Tennessee has its annual Memphis in May celebration in May and this year the country that was honored was Panama.

Our preparation began three/four months ago where a couple of generalized discussions about Panama were held.  Many of the residents through that exposure began doing various art and craft projects depicting the birds and the culture of Panama.  These art projects were totally completed by the residents under the direction of guidance of Donna Demore, a volunteer retired art teacher who went on all the floors exposing the residents to the culture through hands on projects for three months.

The culmination of the event was on Tuesday May 6th where the chapel was transformed into a Panamanian rain forest displaying the art work and allowed the residents easy access to look at the projects and learn further curiosities of Panama.  Before the residents took their “walk through the rain forest” Chaplain Mike Blome’ presented a small explanation of what they would see and what they could touch.

After their tour of the “rain forest” they proceeded to the Hall of Fame Café where further decorations and the music of Panama could be experienced with a “taste of Panama”.  Food and drink from Panama were enjoyed by all.  The afternoon can best be expressed by Cassie Smith a resident who had been discharged home several days before the event, returned with her family.  She commented. “I wouldn’t miss this for the world.”

claribelle weaverRecently our quality of life program was enhanced with the talents of a new resident coming to our facility.  Her name is Mrs. Claribelle Weaver who was a pianist at church for many years in the Memphis, TN area. Shawn Xavier Jones, Quality of Life Director and Mrs. Weaver decided to perform a duo recital for the residents during the Coffee and Doughnut hour at Signature Healthcare at St. Peter Villa of Memphis, TN which was so well received the residents requested to be able to sing along at the next event.

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Signature HealthCARE at St. Peter Villa scored big with their wellness fair and mobile mammography coach! This was Staff Coordinator LaShaunda Denson’s first time hosting a fair at the facility although she has been involved with fairs at other facilities.

“I don’t think I have ever been to a better wellness fair,” she said. “With over 17 vendors and a room full of stakeholders, I am very happy how it turned out. I would encourage anyone to have the fair, and if able, to have the mobile mammography coach on the same day as the fair.”

Some highlights:

·         A stakeholder (staff member) had never had her blood pressure taken. She was young, had no symptoms and felt healthy. Her numbers were high and was counseled to follow up with her doctor. She has since made an appointment.
·         Workplace Safety is being promoted at the wellness fairs! St. Peter Villa was the first facility to use the Safety passport card scavenger hunt! The team really made the stakeholders work hard to find the answers by hiding the Safety Board answers to the scavenger hunt questions. This was an interactive activity to add fun along with teaching the stakeholders how to be safe!
·         “I have stakeholders, even three days after the mobile mammography coach was at the facility, thanking me for helping to get the coach onsite,” LaShaunda said. She had at least 15 stakeholders receive their mammograms! She increased the numbers from last year!

Awesome events for the stakeholders of St. Peter Villa, and a huge thank you to LaShaunda and her team for making this year a great success!

– Angela Ryan, Benefit Management Group, Towson, Maryland