Warm Hearth Village Newsletter
Warm Hearth Village Newsletter
Many of us are focusing on what's ahead rather than looking back on 2020. We know, a lot of bad things happened in 2020; but what about the good stuff that happened over the last 12 months? From more animals being adopted to technology making it easier to stay in touch with people to companies that got a COVID-19 vaccine on the market in record speed, there is still much to be grateful for! We asked our residents and employees to tell us all the good and thankfulness 2020 brought them and above is a video of just a few of their favorite memories. Happy New Year! 
From November 18 to December 18, residents and employees participated in The Warm Hearth Hustle. The Hustle was introduced as a way to build camaraderie and promote fitness around walking and hiking. Residents embraced the challenge with the top three walkers logging more than 500 miles.  Lee Musgrave – 193, John Hillison – 167 and George Flick – 153. Leading the employees was Karen Nelson, Associate Director of Development with 124 miles and Sara McCarter, Project Manager, and Susan Bixler, Concierge, trailed with 60 and 58 miles. Participants received commemorative t-shirts and Musgrave won a gift certificate to the Huckleberry Café. Congratulations to all of our Hustlers!
  1. I shall reach out for support and help, and accept assistance when offered.
  2. I give myself approval to say “no” to requests to prevent taking on more than I am able to handle.
  3. I will make my personal health, (both physical and mental) a priority, making sure I set up and keep medical checkups and appointments.
  4. I will look closely at my energy levels, and take steps to avoid allowing myself to reach the point of exhaustion, burnout, or depression.

    If achieving any of these goals seems too lofty to even consider, we have a remedy! Partner with Warm Hearth at Home for in-home care on a regular basis, allowing yourself much-needed time away from fulfilling the care needs of a loved one, while knowing they will receive the companionship of an experienced and compassionate caregiver. Click here for more information on Warm Hearth at Home and the customized services we can provide, or call (540) 443-3428.
At the heart of it all is a sense of family and belonging. Our person-centered approach to aging honors your choices, dignity and individuality. As a result, you experience the highest level of care and an elevated quality of life at a time when you deserve it most. 

Showalter Center and the Kroontje Health Care Center are accepting admissions for assisted living, memory care, skilled and long-term nursing care.  We use a thorough and detailed screening process to keep all members of our community safe. Contact Linda Kirkner at (540) 443-3415 or lkirkner@warmhearth.org to learn more. 

The Warm Hearth Foundation and Warm Hearth Village are so pleased to announce the inaugural scholarship awards from the Employee Growth and Development Fund.  A total of eight scholarships were awarded ranging from $1000 to $2500 to employees who are working toward their educational goals.  The Development Committee of the Warm Hearth Foundation Board of Trustees, along with Development and Human Resources staff have worked together to craft and communicate the scholarship guidelines and solicit applications.  Award recipients will be notified by their supervisors in the very near future with celebrations in their department.

“Our organization and our donors recognize the importance of taking care of our employees and helping them achieve their goals,” said Amy Slone, Associate Director of Development.  This is one small way we can recognize and encourage them and we are proud to get this program off the ground,” she adds.

The Foundation hopes to grow this fund to help even more employees in the future. Thank you to all who have contributed to the success of our employees! 


Words cannot express our tremendous and heartfelt gratitude to all of those who helped make our Silver Santa program an enormous success this year! Thanks to community members, local businesses, and WHV employees who adopted low-income residents in our Trolinger and New River House apartments and Showalter Center through this program, the Warm Hearth Foundation delivered more than $13,000 in gifts to 120 seniors and their pets last month, just in time for Christmas. Thank you to our wonderful community of supporters for giving from their hearts to make the holidays a little happier for these residents!


Warm Hearth is proud to lead the Dementia Friends effort in our community. Learn how to recognize signs of dementia, how to effectively interact with people living with dementia, and how you can make our community a friendlier place through your daily work and community interactions by supporting people with dementia.
Training is free of cost and open to all. Contact Mardy Baker at (540) 443-3434 or mbaker@warmhearth.org to register.
Congratulations to resident Charlene Flick, the grand winner of the Holiday Cookie Contest! Her double chocolate chip cookies are decadent enough on their own, but add a bourbon ganache and this cookie is elevated to new heights. They were so good we thought we would share the recipe below. Thanks to everyone who submitted their favorite holiday cookie recipes!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Bourbon Ganache
3/4 c. butter softened
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 12-oz package semisweet chocolate chips
Parchment paper

Bourbon Ganache
1 12-oz pkg of semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. whipping cream
3 Tbsp bourbon
3 Tbsp butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with heavy-duty stand mixer until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add vanilla, beating until blended. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in chips, just until combined. Drop dough by level spoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets, using a small cookie scoop, about 1 1/8”. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from baking sheets to wire racks, cool completely, about 30 minutes. Spread Bourbon Ganache on the flat side of half of the cookies, about 1 Tbsp per cookie. Top with a second cookie. Cover and chill cookies for 2 hours or until ganache is firm.
Bourbon Ganache Directions: Microwave chocolate chips and whipping cream in a 2- quart microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for 2-1/2 minutes or until chocolate begins to melt, stirring at 30 second intervals. Whisk in bourbon, softened butter and vanilla extract. Cover and chill, stirring occasionally, 1 hour and 30 minutes or until thickened to a spreadable consistency.

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