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Word at the Woods – October 2021

Word at the Woods – October 2021

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods our CEO, Rod Burkett wrote about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and how Gardant Management Solutions is approaching the topic and making a difference in the company. In the News section we bring you the winners of the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition, (AALC) photo and testimonial winners for 2021. In our Wellness section find an article celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Information and statistics from the American Cancer Society and the CDC shows why we show our support to this cause every October. A recipe for microwave salmon, a trunk or treat event you won’t want to miss and the month of September in pictures.

Word at the Woods – September 2021

Word at the Woods – September 2021

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods our CEO, Rod Burkett, tells a touching story about a man named Kevin and how a few acts of kindness can change someone’s life. In our Wellness section you will find an article that will
give you tips on how to reduce falls as well as some interesting facts on hand washing. In our Lifestyle section is an easy and healthy recipe for Tomato and Corn Salad, along with fun pictures from the month of August and an event you won’t want to miss.

Word at the Woods – August 2021

Word at the Woods – August 2021

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods our CEO Rod Burkett touches on a 50-year-old
research project from Stanford University which researched children and the need for
immediate gratification vs delayed gratification and the effects it can have later in life on
satisfaction and self-discipline. In the News section, Rick Banas tells us how smiling gives us
health benefits we did not know before. In our Wellness section, our corporate nurses
explain the benefits of water intake and our health along with a recipe for easy strawberrypeach
popsicles. Fun pictures from the month of July in the Lifestyle section along with a
brain teasing Sudoku puzzle.

Word at the Woods – July 2021

Word at the Woods – July 2021

CEO, Rod Burkett, on whether he feels any good came out of the Covid pandemic. Rick Banas shares some interesting facts about things that have happened in the month of July. In the Wellness section you will find some encouraging news about the benefits of walking. An easy recipe for microwave baked apples in our recipe corner and lastly some fun pictures from our latest events.

Gardant Communities Recognized for Commitment to Quality

Gardant Communities Recognized for Commitment to Quality

By Rick Banas of Gardant Management Solutions Here is news to celebrate. We recently learned that 15 of the 39 assisted living communities nationwide that are being honored with American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living 2021 Bronze Quality...

Word at the Woods – June 2021

Word at the Woods – June 2021

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods you will find an article from our CEO Rod Burkett, explaining what a gift today’s modern medical technology has given us with the Covid-19 vaccine. He encourages people to research the facts regarding its safety and effectiveness to decide if it is right for you. Rick Banas shares some fun facts about the month of June. In the Wellness section is some information regarding the Alzheimer’s association and the importance of The Longest Day campaign, a day in June to highlight Alzheimer’s disease
awareness. Try a recipe for Red Velvet Mug Cake and enjoy our month in pictures page.

Word at the Woods – May 2021

Word at the Woods – May 2021

In this month’s Word at The Woods, our CEO Rod Burkett gives us some interesting statistics on resident and staff vaccination percentages across all the Gardant communities. Rick Banas gives some great information regarding Older Americans and Stroke Awareness Month. It is a month designated to help people understand strokes and what to look for if you suspect someone is having a stroke. In the Wellness Section is an article on the benefits of creativity and how engaging in your creativity can help reduce stress and boosts quality of life. A delicious recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake and an event you do not want to miss.

Word at the Woods – April 2021

Word at the Woods – April 2021

In this month’s edition of Word at The Woods you will find our CEO, Rod Burkett’s interpretation of “moving forward,” after Covid. Rick Banas shares his findings to questions asked of our residents, a year ago, on how life has changed from when they were growing up till now. In the Wellness section, an article on laughter and if it really is the best medicine. A recipe for microwave meatloaf and in the Lifestyle section , pictures from the month of March.

Word at the Woods – March 2021

Word at the Woods – March 2021

In this month’s edition of Word at The Woods hear what our CEO Rod Burkett has to say about getting the Covid-19 vaccination and how it has made his “Top Ten Events” list for his life. Rick Banas shares some interesting facts about the month of March. In the wellness section our corporate nurse Deborah Denham talks about “Moving Forward”, and what that means for the residents that live in our communities. Find a recipe for Chocolate Superfood Crunch in the Recipe Corner and in the Lifestyle section see some pictures of the fun they are having in our communities.

Word at the Woods – February 2021

Word at the Woods – February 2021

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods you will find an encouraging article from Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions, about his thoughts and experiences regarding vaccinations.  Rick Banas shares some interesting facts about the month of February as well as an article from one of our corporate nurses on her views of the pandemic and the research and development of the Covid-19 vaccine.  In our recipe corner find easy instructions for Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Snacks, some fun pictures in the Lifestyle section along with this month’s horoscopes.