A.G. Rhodes Joins Nonprofit Aging Services Providers at LeadingAge
Last month, A.G. Rhodes joined other aging services organizations at the LeadingAge annual meeting to participate in important events and initiatives concerning long-term services and supports. LeadingAge is the national association of nonprofit providers of aging services and held its annual meeting in Atlanta this year. A.G. Rhodes was proud to play such a prominent role in the conference, hosting several key events and programs during the three days. Read highlights from the meeting.
SAVE THE DATE: Support Songs for Seniors on Giving Tuesday
On Tuesday, Nov. 30, people across the nation will help kick off the holiday season and take part in Giving Tuesday, a day of giving and celebrating the spirit of generosity. GAgives is our statewide day of giving that falls on Giving Tuesday, and we will once again raise money to support our Music Therapy Songs for Seniors program. This program uses personalized music to help residents stay connected to the world, which has been especially important throughout the pandemic. Click here for more information or to give.
And hear from A.G. Rhodes Music Therapist, John Abel, about supporting Songs for Seniors on GAgives day.
Long-Service Awards and Retirement Celebration
A.G. Rhodes Atlanta held a special ceremony to honor its long-service employees who have served 20 or more years. The ceremony also honored three employees who retired after serving 38, 40, and 50 years at A.G. Rhodes.
Watch a short video to see pictures and hear remarks from the celebration.
Employee Spotlight: Edner Woods, RN
Being raised by her grandmother in her earlier years, Edner Woods has always had a fondness for older adults. In 22 years of working at A.G. Rhodes Atlanta, Ms. Woods has enjoyed hearing and sharing many stories about life experiences with the residents who live there.
“I love interacting with the residents,” she said. “I love seeing them light up when we talk about their interests and background, whether it’s gardening, or their upbringing, or just life. I guess you could say I have an old soul.” Read more about Ms. Woods here.
Grateful for Their Service
Our homes celebrated Veterans Day on Nov. 11, and we recognized several of our residents and staff who served. To all our Veterans, we extend a heartfelt thank you. (Pictured left: A.G. Rhodes staff who served in the military)
Click here to read Veteran spotlights on two A.G. Rhodes residents who served: Lawrence Bushee and Robert Barnes (pictured below).
Brush Fire: COVID-19 and Our Nursing Homes
A.G. Rhodes CEO Deke Cateau has written his first book, Brush Fire: COVID-19 and Our Nursing Homes. The book gives an open and honest account of the pandemic's impact on A.G. Rhodes and on the nursing home industry as a whole. It's also a book of inspiration and hope and is dedicated to our unsung heroes who have shown remarkable compassion and humanity through it all. You can get the book on Amazonand from other book retailers.
All proceeds from book sales will be donated to A.G. Rhodes for programs and services that support residents and staff.
Are you or someone you know interested in working at A.G. Rhodes? Check out our latest job openings and apply online today!
In Memory Of...
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of elders who have recently passed away.
Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Cash passed away on October 15, 2021. Mrs. Cash had been a resident at A.G. Rhodes since 2015. She was 93 years old. Her niece, Ms. Artis Watts, sent in this remembrance and said she will be missed by family and friends. She also expressed her "thanks to the staff for their love and care of our aunt while (she was) at A.G. Rhodes."
If you have a loved one who was an A.G. Rhodes elder who recently passed away, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to include his or her name and link to the obituary in the next issue.
From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are grateful for our A.G. Rhodes community, today and every day!
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