Justin Linseisen, Director of Pastoral Care
I hope this newsletter finds you well and cool! Summer is definitely upon us, and it is shocking to me that we are already half way through 2018. There has been so much going on within our community and even now we are getting ready to celebrate our Nations Independence on July 4th. May we all acknowledge the magnificent place we are blessed to call home, The United States of America. We truly live in a wonderful Country where we enjoy many freedoms that so many do not. I hope we all will spend some time thanking God for our Country as well as praying for all those who lead and govern this great Nation.
I wanted to make you aware of an opportunity of service that I need your help with. As you know, Fayette County school are currently on summer break, but that will not last forever. Classes are scheduled to begin on August 15th, next month. With the school year quickly approaching we will once again be serving a school in our neighborhood: Martin Luther King Jr. Academy behind the bus barn on Liberty Road. We will be packing back to school gift bags for teachers and faculty. Last year they were so grateful for our kindness and thoughtfulness towards them as they began the school year. Since last year we ran out of bags and material in about ten minutes after beginning the packing project, this year we will be packing more bags. This is where you come in! On Thursday, August 2nd at 10:40 am we will be packing those back to school gift bags for teachers and faculty of MLK Academy. We need YOU to come and be apart of this serving opportunity in the community room at Liberty Ridge!
Maybe you are not able to come and help us pack those bags, but you would be willing to donate to our cause. We will be accepting donations from July 1st to July 31st. There will be a donation box in the Big House for the month of July. A few ideas for donations are:
This is not an exhaustive list, rather it is a list to give some helpful tips and ideas. We would be so grateful for any help packing and/or donations you would be willing to give. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask or call me. Come and help us pack these gift bags, or donate, on August 2nd at 10:40 am in the Community Room!
Dan Wilkerson, Community Director
By way of information, effective 20 July 2018, our late fee will increase to $50.00 per occurrence. A simple way to avoid late payments is to participate in our automatic withdrawal program. Our bank can coordinate payments from resident bank accounts to our account seamlessly and conveniently for residents. Please see Esther, our Business Office manager, if you are interested.
This month promises to be long and hot. While this is great news for beach resorts and air conditioner repairmen, it does not bode well for us who enjoy the outdoors on a frequent basis. Remember your loose clothing, sunscreen for your exposed skin, and plenty of hydration if you must go outdoors.
This month we will also observe Independence Day. This event is more than just watermelon, hamburgers and fireworks. This is a time for reflection and thanksgiving for more than 240 years of freedom and privilege for our citizens. This is a time to recall the blood, personal sacrifices, and hardships involved in creating the American dream, and to appreciate the various freedoms that we often take for granted. It is also a time for families and fellowship. We hope that you take the time for these things, and count your blessings as citizens of our great nation. Happy 4th of July and enjoy your summer!
Terri Schneider, Resident Care Coordinator
Happy Independence Day! I hope all of you can join us for our 4th of July festivities!
We have been discussing ways to improve our safety practices within our community, and we sent a couple of our managers to attend a safety training seminar with the Kentucky Senior Living Association this past week.
It is important for us to be aware when visitors are coming and going in our building, also when residents are out of the building. We are asking families, visitors, and residents to be mindful about signing the logs provided at the front desk. Therefore, we ask that you only use the front entrance. Heritage Garden (memory care 2) families and visitors will not continue to use the back entrance.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter to improve the safety of our residents and staff!
Welcome our New Resident – Frank White & Pat Allan
Liberty Ridge welcomes Frank White and Pat Allan.
Frank is originally from Middlesboro, Kentucky. After high school, Frank volunteered for the draft and spent one year in the U.S. Army. Frank earned a degree in business from Lincoln Memorial University where he excelled in sports. He has two daughters, Susanna and Julia. Frank used his degree in business to develop and manage shopping centers across the region.
In 1980 Frank married Pat Allen. Pat grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, the eldest of four. She is a graduate the University of Tennessee, where she earned her degree in psychology and sociology. She relocated to Lexington to work for the Chamber of Commerce. Later she would work for WKYT and Senator Mitch McConnell. Pat worked with Frank for most of her career, helping to develop and manage new business ventures. They adopted a daughter Tabatha when she was nine. During this time, Pat was a homemaker to their new daughter.
The couple are huge U.K. fans and were season ticket holders for many years. The couple enjoyed entertaining at their downtown home. Both are golf enthusiast and love to travel. Pat has many hobbies, including clowning, reading, and entertaining their grandchildren. Frank enjoys walks outdoors, sports television and classic country music.
Welcome our New Resident – Charles Dagnan
Charles Dagnan was born the oldest of five children in Chattanooga, Tennessee. At the age of 3, Charles’s father moved the family to Letcher County for a job opportunity in the coal mines. At the age of 17, Charles joined the Navy and served two years.
When Charles was 15 years old, his uncle taught him how to cut hair. He made a career with his skill and owned Dagnan’s Barber Shop, first in Neon, Kentucky than in Ocala, Florida.
Charles and his late wife, Doris, enjoyed traveling. The couple made it a tradition to vacation every summer. They have traveled as far as California and Hawaii. Charles has two daughters Charlotte and Diane a grandson and a granddaughter.
Charles moved to Kentucky, here at Liberty Ridge, to be near family. While in Ocala, Charles was very active in his church and is a long time member of the Church of God. He enjoys walking and reading the daily paper. This will be quite the adjustment for Charles as he had lived in Ocala for the past 46 years. Please join us in welcoming Charles, not only to Kentucky but to our Liberty Ridge family.
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