January Newsletter

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from The Madeline of Decatur! As we move forward into the New Year we are excited to add more to our memory book. In addition to bringing new activities to our programming, we have several fun events planned for each month. A few include community outreach projects, new educational opportunities for our families and neighbors, and a new goal for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We look forward to the adventure 2020 will bring!

Caregiver Support Group

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:45pm

Please join us on Tuesday, January 14th at 6:45pm for our caregiver support group. This group meets the second Tuesday of every month and is open to anyone who is a caregiver or knows someone with dementia. The chaplain from Longleaf Hospice, Andrew, leads the group. Under Andrew’s leadership, the group provides a safe place for individuals to gather and meet people who are going through similar situations. We hope you can join!

Recipe of the Month

Madeline Cookie

The Madeline of Decatur is known for their cookies! Try to see if you can make it better than Chef Kizzy! Click here for the recipe.

Family Night

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 5:00pm

Please join us for an educational family night on Tuesday, January 21st at 5:00pm. Our Director of Nursing, Tanesha, will be discussing Teepa Snow’s GEMS® brain change model. This model teaches caregivers how to focus and understand the abilities our residents have rather than those they have lost. Our highly trained staff incorporates the GEMS® caregiving model into their daily approach and, as a result, sees residents make positive strides.

Community Food Drive

In 2020, The Madeline of Decatur will organize a community outreach program every month. We are excited to give back to our neighbors and build strong community ties. This month we are holding a food drive to benefit a local food pantry. We are accepting non-expired canned or boxed goods until the end of January. We are collecting donations in the lobby at The Madeline. Thank you!

Quote of the Month

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney

Have A Question?

Our team is always available to answer any questions that you may have – and we want to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us at anytime, we are here to assist you in any way that we can! Call us today at (404) 299-6600

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