Warm Hearth Village Newsletter
Warm Hearth Village Newsletter
Celebrations could be heard last month as residents and employees received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Second COVID-19 vaccination clinics for residents and employees will be held on February 5 and 9. 
If you fall into VDH phase1b and are interested in being vaccinated, please pre-register by visiting nrvroadtowellness.com or by calling 540-838-VACC (8222). If you have questions about what phase you fall into please consult the website. Be committed. Be well.
Make February a month of love and generosity! There is no better time to focus on sending ripples of kindness through your community than now. We challenge you and our neighbors to follow this map and add your own ideas up until Valentine's Day or all month long!
On February 22, we celebrate our founders, Wybe and Marietje Kroontje (Wee-ba and Mar-ee-cha Croon-cha), Dutch immigrants, whose vision and determination made Warm Hearth Village a reality for seniors from all walks of life.
In 1990, resident Harry D. Temple designed the Warm Hearth Coat of Arms and presented it to the Kroontjes. We will be displaying this symbol in various ways, as well as sharing more information about the meaning behind its features and enjoying an array of fun Dutch themed events and activities across the Village as we celebrate the legacy of our founders.
Warm Hearth Village is proud to partner with the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Virginia Tech. LLI is a member-driven, volunteer organization that draws on the wealth of academic and community resources in the New River Valley to provide intellectual, cultural, and social experiences for curious adults 50 and older. You must be a member to register for a course and to participate in free virtual events. Come join this lively learning community!
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Warm Hearth has partnered with Operation Paperback to connect veterans and military servicemen and women with gently-used paperback books. The collection of books began January 1 and so far we have collected 199 paperbacks in addition to a collection of romance novels. (We do not currently need any more romance novels thanks to the generous donation already received.) Books are also being collected by the Blacksburg AARP and Montgomery/Radford RSVP in a collaborative effort for the New River Valley. A total of 98 books have been shipped to Marine Base-Camp Pendleton, the 380th Airforce Combat Command overseas, the army unit in Afghanistan and various others. If you are interested in contributing to Operation Paperback, you may drop off books at the Village Center, 2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg.


It's officially American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day® is this Friday, February 5! Support heart health education and awareness by wearing red and familiarize yourself with the symptoms commonly associated with cardiac emergencies such as heart attack or stroke. Learn more about how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle at www.heart.org. 
Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack or Stroke
  1. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
  2. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  3. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  4. Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
  5. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  6. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  7. Sudden trouble seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes
  8. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  9. Sudden severe headache with no known cause
The Warm Hearth Foundation and Warm Hearth Village are pleased to announce the inaugural scholarship award recipients from the Foundation’s Employee Growth and Development Fund. Watch the video above to see the fun we had surprising each recipient.

The recipients of the Fall 2020/Winter 2021 scholarship awards are: Kalayna Cassady, LPN at Showalter Center ($1000); Rachael Greer, RN at Kroontje Health Care Center ($1000); Emily Kornegay, Cook at Showalter Center ($1000); Morgan Melton, CNA at Warm Hearth at Home ($2500); Margaret Grace Nolen, CNA at Kroontje Health Care Center ($1000); Joshua Pribadi, CNA at Warm Hearth at Home ($1000); and Victoria Robertson, LPN at Kroontje Health Care Center ($2500).
These scholarships were made possible by generous donations to the Warm Hearth Foundation Employee Growth and Development Fund. To learn more about how you can support employees caring for seniors at Warm Hearth, or to make a gift today, please visit www.retire.org/foundation
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, skilled and long-term nursing care.  We use a thorough and detailed screening process to help keep all members of our community safe. Contact Linda Kirkner at (540) 443-3415 or lkirkner@warmhearth.org to learn more. 


It is truly a winter wonderland at Warm Hearth Village. Residents have been living out their summer fantasies by dipping in the Village Center's warm, saltwater pool. We hope to fully reopen the fitness center soon. Please stay tuned and we’ll share information as details become available.
The Moss Arts Center’s HomeStage series brings the stage to your home—or wherever you want to experience great performances. Partnering with artists and other performing arts presenters from across the country Homestage brings you inspirational performances and unparalleled access to artists.

Here’s what’s coming up: 
•  An Afro-Colombian dance company
•  A Wilco guitarist and a forward-thinking quartet
•  Author of Educated, Tara Westover
•  Chamber music phenoms from Denmark
•  A YouTube famous ukulele master
•  Family-friendly theatre

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