2017 Tax Review – October 24

  • Date:  October 24, 2017
  • Time: 10:30–11:30 a.m.
  • Place: Commons Activity Room, 200 Dominican Drive, Madison, MS
  • Cost: FREE! Public welcome!
  • RSVP by Monday, October 23rd at (601) 856-0123 or email village@stdom.com

St. Catherine’s Village is hosting a free seminar to discuss what’s important for seniors when filing their taxes, specifically as it relates to care and living expenses. Jan Lewis, CPA of Haddox Reid Eubanks Betts, PLLC will offer a review of 2017 tax policies and update pertinent information from the IRS. Get the best tips and strategies for managing your year-end taxes.

Belhaven Chamber Piano Recital – October 3

  • Date:  October 3, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Cost: FREE!

Directed by Professor of Music and Music Chair, Dr. Stephen Sachs. Program to be selected from works by: Chopin, Debussy, Messiaen, Mozart and Scarlatti

Sunset Dinner Boat Cruise On The Reservoir – October 12

  • Date:  October 12, 2017
  • Time: 5 –9 p.m.
  • Place: SIGN-UP on Bulletin Board
  • Sign-up and pay the Activity Office by Friday, October 6th

DINNER MENU:

  • BBQ Chicken
  • Hot Dogs
  • Hamburger w/ trimmings
  • Potato Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Chips
  • Dessert
  • Assorted Cookies

Mayor’s Fun Walk – October 11

Let’s go walking Ridgeland…at the 2017 Mayor’s Fun Walk!

  • Date:  October 11, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Place: Begins at the Ridgeland Recreational Center
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Contact: Call Ridgeland Recreation & Parks at 601-856-6876
    or e-mail Lynda.Assink@ridgelandms.org for more.

Mayor Gene McGee will lead us on an easy (light) walk using the beautiful multi-purpose trail. You may walk as little or as much as you want. We will return to the Ridgeland Recreational Center for refreshments, door prizes, and entertainment! Our entertainment will be the musical trio, “Sally, Tim, and Mike.” They will perform a medley of classic rock, Motown, blues, and folk music. Music for everyone to enjoy!

Pre-registration is requested. Registration forms were mailed to area senior adults in our monthly senior newsletter. Interested seniors can also access the form on the city’s website at www.ridgelandms.org, click on ‘Licenses, Forms and Permits’ and scroll down to ‘Recreation and Parks.’

Pre-register by mail, postmarked no later than Friday, October 6, 2017. T- shirts guaranteed to first 250 registrants. Registrations should be mailed to: Ridgeland Recreation & Parks, P.O. Box 217, Ridgeland, MS  39158 or you may drop off your registration form to Ridgeland City Hall (Ridgeland Recreation & Parks Office) or Ridgeland Recreational Center.

St. Catherine’s Village offers new living option

ST. CATHERINE’S Village recently announced that skilled nursing dedicated to memory care now is available at the all- inclusive Life Care Community in Madison. This living option allows resi- dents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to age in place more comfortably, accord- ing to Mary Margaret Judy, executive director at St. Catherine’s Village.

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Skilled Nursing Dedicated To Memory Care Now Offered At St. Catherine’s Village

MADISON, Miss. – St. Catherine’s Village has announced that skilled nursing dedicated to memory care now is available at the all-inclusive Life Care Community in Madison, Mississippi. This living option allows residents with dementia…

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Special Screening Of “Buck” Being Held At St. Catherine’s Village

St. Catherine’s Village is hosting a special screening of “Buck” on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the community’s Independent Living Activity Room.

The movie, which examines the life of celebrated “horse whisperer” Buck Brannaman, has been shown in theaters all over the world and has won more than 25 awards including the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award: Documentary and the Heartland Award for Truly Moving Picture. It also was an Official Selection for the SXSW Film Festival.

The richly textured and visually stunning film follows Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his successful approach to horse training where he teaches people to communicate with the animals through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck transforms horses—and people—with his understanding, kindness and respect. Hailed as a truly American story about an unsung hero, Buck is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.

Executive producer and director Cindy Meehl will provide an introduction prior to the movie screening and be on hand for a question and answer session afterwards. Inspired by Buck’s compassionate horsemanship and how the human spirit can triumph over violent circumstances, Meehl spent more than two years filming the documentary. She also founded Cedar Creek Productions, LLC.

“We are thrilled to be able to show our residents such a highly acclaimed film but more importantly, to give them the opportunity to interact with the director in an intimate setting,” said Mary Margaret Judy, executive director at St. Catherine’s Village.

Meehl chose St. Catherine’s Village to showcase her film because she has strong ties to the Madison, Mississippi all-inclusive life care community. St. Catherine’s Village offers a mission-focused environment that encourages residents in all levels to enjoy fullness of life, health and faith. It is the first all-inclusive CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in the state to earn accreditation by CARF-CCAC. This “commitment to excellence” seal signifies that the campus exceeds the standards established by the only international accrediting body for CCRCs.

The property boasts 160 acres of wooded grounds, protected and beautiful outdoor spaces, and unparalleled facilities along with 24-hour on-duty security and a caring staff that offers companionship and resident-centered care.

Living options include independent living in apartments and garden homes, assisted living in Marian Hall, memory care in Campbell Cove and Hughes Center, and skilled nursing in Siena Center. Also recently introduced was skilled nursing dedicated to memory care.

St. Catherine’s Village is a service of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. and is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, who have owned and operated the hospital since 1946. The private, gated community provides the right care at the right time for those in their retirement years.

To reserve a seat at this special screening of “Buck,” call St. Catherine’s Village at (601) 856-0123.

Skilled Nursing Dedicated To Memory Care Now Offered At St. Catherine’s Village

St. Catherine’s Village has announced that skilled nursing dedicated to memory care now is available at the all-inclusive Life Care Community in Madison, Mississippi.

This living option allows residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to age in place more comfortably, according to Mary Margaret Judy, executive director at St. Catherine’s Village.

“When a loved one is faced with advanced memory challenges, the last thing you want is to disrupt their routine and force them to move,” she said. “At St. Catherine’s Village, they can remain in a familiar setting even as their disease progresses.”

A total of 24 private bedrooms with in-room showers are available for this new living option, which combines person-centered memory care with skilled nursing services. The first to take advantage of the opportunity is long-time St. Catherine’s Village resident Robert “Dan” Burt. High school sweethearts who have been married for 58 years, he and his wife Jeanelle initially moved into an independent living apartment 10 years ago. She still resides there today.

“We had a friend who lived at St. Catherine’s Village and we would come visit, so we were familiar with the community,” Mrs. Burt explained. “One day, my husband started to show signs of memory loss and soon after was diagnosed with dementia. I did a great deal of research and everything I read said that moving into a Life Care Community was a excellent option because it would be less disruptive for him to stay in one place as his memory issues advanced.”

That’s when the couple decided to move to St. Catherine’s Village.

“I wanted a one-bedroom apartment that had a big closet and a balcony overlooking the lake,” she said. “One was available so we signed the paperwork right away and put our house on the market. Amazingly, we sold and closed within a month.”

The Burts had been in their independent living apartment for five years when the caring staff at St. Catherine’s Village noticed that Mr. Burt’s routines were changing. One day Mrs. Burt knew it was time to move him to the community’s memory care facility, Campbell Cove.

“We transitioned him gradually. At first, Dan and I would go over to Campbell Cove and listen to hymns then go back to our apartment. We began, occasionally, letting him eat lunch there without me. He also would stay an hour or so while I attended some of the many seminars St. Catherine’s sponsors here at the Village. All this allowed Dan to become familiar with the property and living areas,” said Mrs. Burt. “Finally, we moved his belongings over into a room at Campbell Cove while he was at lunch. He didn’t want to stay but the staff reassured me: ‘Give us three weeks and he will be fine.’ Sure enough, almost three weeks to the day, he felt safe and secure in his new surroundings.”

She continued, “During this time, I could visit him whenever I wanted to, which helped me with the separation. Because my apartment is in the complex next door, this was easy for me to do. After more than 58 years of loving him, I’m reassured to know he is being well cared for. In fact, I have the privilege now of going over every day to assist him with lunch and supper.”

A move to another area of St. Catherine’s Village was on the horizon two years later when Mr. Burt experienced more traumatic health issues. After approximately two weeks in the hospital with serious complications from blood clots, Mr. Burt transferred to Siena Center, the skilled nursing section of St. Catherine’s Village.

“I really wanted him to go back to his room at Campbell Cove but we knew he needed a higher level of care than what was available there,” said Mrs. Burt. “The round-the-clock-care at Siena Center was what he required.”

While in skilled nursing, Mr. Burt’s health improved; however the staff at the nursing home was not specialized in the nuances of caring for with those with dementia.

“Dementia patients live in their own world, not in ours,” Mrs. Burt said. So when the plans for skilled nursing dedicated to memory care were unveiled, the Burts immediately expressed their interest. “Dan was the very first resident to move in.”

Mrs. Burt describes the atmosphere as calm, serene and peaceful.

“No matter how distressed one might be, when they come into this environment they are soothed,” she explained. “The staff is amazing. They are always doing things to make Dan comfortable. They pamper me, too. I actually feel better when I leave knowing he is in such qualified hands.”

She gave accolades to everyone at St. Catherine’s Village—from executive director Mary Margaret Judy to the nurses and CNAs on the floor every day to the housekeeping staff. They are all gifted in what they do.

“There is a standard of care here at St. Catherine’s Village that is well above any other place I have seen,” she said. “You can see the dedication and compassion on their faces.”

One might expect this exceptional level of care to be unattainable; however, Mrs. Burt noted that she and her husband held modest jobs before they retired and they were able to move to St. Catherine’s Village within its all-inclusive Life Care program. He had been a fireman and she had been a city clerk/stenographer.

“Everyone here, regardless of background, is treated the same way,” Mrs. Burt said.

The seamless care Mr. Burt receives has been noticed by Mrs. Burt’s family, as well. She is happy to say that her sister Norma Ruth and her husband Parham Williams are now residents of independent living.

“We wanted to move while we were still in good health,” her sister said.

In addition to the skilled nursing dedicated to memory care, housing options at St. Catherine’s Village include independent living in apartments and garden homes, assisted living in Marian Hall, memory care in Campbell Cove and Hughes Center, and skilled nursing in Siena Center. St. Catherine’s Village is the first all-inclusive CCRC in the state to earn accreditation by CARF-CCAC. This “commitment to excellence” seal signifies that the campus exceeds the standards established by the only international accrediting body for CCRCs.

The all-inclusive life care community also offers 160 acres of wooded grounds, unparalleled facilities, a caring staff, companionship, 24-hour on-duty security, protected and beautiful outdoor spaces, access to on-site resident-centered care, and a mission-focused environment that encourages residents in all levels to enjoy fullness of life, health and faith.

St. Catherine’s Village is a service of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. and is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, who have owned and operated the hospital since 1946. The private, gated community provides the right care at the right time for those in their retirement years.

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Skilled Nursing Rooms Now Available At St. Catherine’s Village

St. Catherine’s Village announced that a limited number of rooms have become available in its Siena Center.

Siena Center is a skilled nursing facility on the grounds of the St. Catherine’s Village campus in Madison, Mississippi that accommodates 120 residents in private and semiprivate rooms. It recently was voted the best nursing home in Mississippi for the second year in a row by readers of the Clarion-Ledger.

“Whether someone needs temporary recuperative care after a hospital stay or long-term convalescence due to illness, they’ll find compassion at Siena Center,” said Mary Margaret Judy, executive director at St. Catherine’s Village. “Our staff provides exceptional person-centered care in a setting that recognizes each individual’s dignity and worth.”

St. Catherine’s Village is a subsidiary of St. Dominic’s Hospital and as such has access to its services. Furthermore, each Siena Center resident’s treatment is overseen by a physician who is a member of the St. Catherine’s Village medical staff with care centered around his or her circumstances. A nurse practitioner is on-site Monday through Friday while a medical director is on-site weekly. The facility’s two in-house social workers provide support beyond just physical needs but also emotional support, and two pastoral care visitors offer spiritual support. Activities coordinators plan engaging recreational, social, cultural, therapeutic, spiritual, and enriching activities, as well.

“No matter how much care a resident requires, it is vitally important to let the resident express his or her own decisions and choices,” said Judy. To accomplish this, St. Catherine’s Village maintains a staff-to-resident ratio that exceeds state requirements.

The nursing administration is comprised exclusively of RNs filling the roles of Director of Nursing, Director of Health Services, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and Nurse Managers. Additionally, Siena Center is licensed and regulated by the Mississippi State Department of Health as a Skilled Nursing facility.

“Finding the right living environment is a real concern for family members when they realize their loved ones need more care than they can provide,” said Judy. “We understand this is one of the hardest decisions they will ever have to make. It is our intention that each and every individual will receive unsurpassed, compassionate care at Siena Center.”

In addition to assistance with activities of daily living, residents at Siena Center are served three meals a day. A full-time in-house dietician and culinary staff provide extensive meal selections where choice is the number one priority and nutrition and taste combine for a healthy diet. Utilities except telephone and Internet are included in monthly fees as is regular housekeeping. Wi-Fi hot spots allow for Skyping with family. Round-the-clock campus security also is provided.

Siena Center is one stage of the all-inclusive Life Care Community of St. Catherine’s Village. The gated property is located on 160 picturesque acres and is the first retirement community in Mississippi to earn accreditation by CARF-CCAC. This “commitment to excellence” seal signifies that the campus exceeds the standards established by the only international accrediting body for CCRCs.

Other living options include independent living in apartments and garden homes, assisted living in Marian Hall, and memory care in Campbell Cove and Hughes Center. In addition to unparalleled facilities, St. Catherine’s Village offers protected and beautiful outdoor spaces plus engaging activities and a mission-focused environment. The ministry encourages residents in all levels to enjoy fullness of life, health and faith.

St. Catherine’s Village is a service of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. and is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, who have owned and operated the hospital since 1946. The private, gated community provides the right care at the right time for those in their retirement years.

For information on availability and admission criteria for Siena Center, call (601) 856-0123 or log onto www.StCatherinesVillage.com.

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