Spring 2018 Newsletter What makes a happy life? Certainly feeling “well” it is the core of it, but just what exactly does “wellness” mean and who is responsible for how well we feel (or don’t. as the case may be)? The concept of wellness is no longer seen as the management of disease and is more about prevention and proactive strategies. “Active aging” means individuals can live as fully as possible within the seven dimensions of wellness. Click read more to look at the seven dimensions of Wellness and how Mason Wright give you opportunities to partner with staff and engage in each of them.
Winter 2018 The Quarterly Newsletter of Mason Wright Senior Living Community Getting to Know You My career at Mason Wright Senior Living began on October 31, 2017 (Halloween) and you can see in this photo what I wore to work on my first day! I wasn’t sure showing up as a “devil woman” was the best way to make a first impression, but it’s the only costume I had in my closet. I hit the ground running as the new Executive Director and have been running ever since, building our current Management Team, anchored by the phenomenal Ruby Pesima, Resident Care Director, who has been with Mason Wright for 10 years! In the past 16 months, we’ve been blessed to add Life Enrichment Director, Deb Peavey, Director of Admissions & Marketing, Nicole Burns, Maintenance Director, Bill Davis, and Chef Manager, Tommy Sacco. Debbie Bertrand, our Business Office Manager, whom you all know, started a few months before I did and is an invaluable resource to me and the team. On October 31, 2018, I celebrated my one year anniversary, again in costume—this time, as a peace-loving ‘hippie chick.’ Lo and behold, when I got to work, two representatives from the Executive Office of Elder
Happy Spring! It’s been only four months since I came to Mason Wright as your new Life Enrichment Director and I already love it here! Thank you for all of your positive feedback and helpful suggestions—your input better enables me to put more life into your lives! My goal for the Mason Wright community is to provide you opportunities to stay active, interested and engaged, making this chapter in your life every bit as rewarding as you imagine it to be. I challenge you to become involved—join the Activity Programming committee, the Library committee, or the Fashion Show subcommittee. Post the monthly calendar somewhere that you’ ll see it and show up for something you’ve never tried before. You may just decide you love it too! Deb Peavey, Life Enrichment Director READ MORE
Happy New Year Mason Wright Residents and Staff! Let me introduce our brand new quarterly newsletter to you—I hope you enjoy it and find it interesting and helpful. Each issue will contain submissions from residents and staff as well as articles to keep you up-to-date about what’s happening around here in all departments including wellness, dining, life enrichment and maintenance. If you have something creative that you’d like to see in this newsletter,please contact me to discuss your idea.I welcome all ideas but reserve the right to decide the final content of each issue.Photographs,poems,drawings,paintings and short stories will all be considered. My goal is to make each issue informative,creative and interesting to read. If we haven’t yet met, I invite you to get in touch with me and introduce yourself—I’d like to get to know each one of you and find out how my staff and I can enrich your lives! Deb Peavey, Life Enrichment Director In this issue: How to Defend Yourself against “SAD” this Winter Feeding the Birds Knit-wits in our Midst Movie Madness Who is TED? Why You Should Meditate What’s Cooking Is a Support Group for You? READ