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With the Holidays fast approaching
Greenwood Place Assisted
 wish all a Joy, Love and Peace.

Civitan Spring Fair

February 24-27, 2016
With over 15 acres of excitement to explore, Dublin’s Spring Fair has something for everyone! Take to the Civitan Fairgrounds as merry go rounds, ferris wheels, and rides for the whole family await. Open Wednesday to Friday from 6 PM - 10 PM and Saturday from 1 PM - 10 PM, kick off your St. Patrick's festivities with a smile!
Admission: $3.00 plus rides
Under 42" free
Click here for more info: Dublin Spring Fair
Civitan Fairgrounds
2503 Highway 257
Dublin, GA 31021

February is Heart Month

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Make Blood Pressure Control Your Goal

This American Heart Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Million Hearts®–a national effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017–are encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it's high, tomake control their goal.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure[469 KB] is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. In fact, more than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure.1 People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure.2

High blood pressure often shows no signs or symptoms, which is why having your blood pressure checked regularly is important. It's easy to get your blood pressure checked. You can get screened at your doctor's office and drugstores or even check it yourself at home, using a home blood pressure monitor.

February 2016 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

National Freedom Day

Ground Hog Day


The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.

Create a Vacuum Day

Thank a Mailman Day

National Weatherman's Day

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - first Saturday of month

Lame Duck Day

Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day

Send a Card to a Friend Day - obviously created by a card company

Superbowl Sunday - Superbowl 50 date varies

Boy Scout Day - celebrates the birthday of scouting

Chinese New Years - date varies

Clean out Your Computer Day - second Monday of Month

Kite Flying Day - in the middle of winter!?!

Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday - date caries

Toothache Day

10 Ash Wednesday - date varies

10 Umbrella Day

11 Don't Cry over Spilled Milk Day

11 Make a Friend Day

11 National Inventors Day

11 White T-Shirt Day

12 Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

12 Plum Pudding Day

13 Get a Different Name Day

14 Ferris Wheel Day

14 National Organ Donor Day

14 Valentine's Day

15 Candlemas - on the Julian Calendar

15 National Gum Drop Day

15 President's Day - third Monday of month

15 Singles Awareness Day

16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day

17 Random Acts of Kindness Day

18 National Battery Day

19 National Chocolate Mint Day

20 Cherry Pie Day

20 Hoodie Hoo Day

20 Love Your Pet Day

21 Card Reading Day

22 George Washington's Birthday

22 Be Humble Day

22 Walking the Dog Day

22 International World Thinking Day

23 International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

23 Tennis Day

24 National Tortilla Chip Day

25 Pistol Patent Day

26 Carnival Day

26 National Pistachio Day - it's a nutty day!

26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day

27 Polar Bear Day

27 No Brainer Day - this day is for me!

28 Floral Design Day

28 Oscar Night - date varies

28 Public Sleeping Day

28 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or August 22

29 Leap Day - it occurs in 2016, once every four years

Johnson County Relay for Life 2015— May 15, 2015 5:00pm - May 15, 2015 5:00pm

RelayEach year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. Help fight cancer and support the Johnson County Relay for Life!

Johnson County 

Alzheimer's Support Group


The Johnson County Alzheimer's Support Group will meet Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00P.M. at the Johnson County Senior Citizens' Center.  Will be discussing ways to keep your memory strong, if you have Alzheimer's or you don't.  We look forward to seeing you on the 21st.

Alzheimer's materials will be available.

Please invite someone you know that is dealing with Alzheimer's or that is interested in Alzheimer's.  Refreshments will be served.

The Pilot Club of Johnson County sponsors the Johnson County Alzheimer's Support Group.

You may contact Mary Dixon   mddixon@pineland.net

Or Angela Blizzard at   blizzab@gmail.com

I had posted that Fire is HOT, DARK, and DEADLY. I want to write how Greenwood Place has a modern Facility Safety Features. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 defines the minimum safety standards for new and existing facilities. MORE is better. Over 75 % of senior citizens who die each year in fires do not have working smoke alarms in their homes. Greenwood Place has smoke detectors that are hard wired into the building's electrical system with a battery back up. Because many seniors are hearing impaired we have flashing lights as well as loud alarms. We go over and above to protect our seniors with once a month drills as well as our fire precautions

Brittany and Mrs. Jackson making bunnys.

Greenwood Place Assisted Living and The Villas at Bellevue held our first 
Fire Safety for Elder Care Professionals.

We had a great turn out for our Fire Safety for Elder Care Professionals. The class was very informative. Fire is: Fast, Hot, Dark, and Deadly. People between 65 and 74 are 2 times as likely to die in a fire, 75 and 84 are 4 times, and people over 85 are 5 times as likely to die in a fire. We need to know: the risk, what is the behavior of fire, the facility safety features, the facility evacuation plans, burn prevention & treatment, and education for fire safety for seniors. This helps to lower the risk in our senior population.

When choosing a detector, consider:
Ionization (Bedroom areas)
Photoelectric (Kitchen/Family Room) Homes should have both kinds
Alarm Options
Many seniors are hearing impaired. Alarm should be LOUD and have a visual alert

We had fun learning and cutting up just a little bit.

Greenwood Place and the Villas will be hosting Fire Safety classes.
Just a Reminder!

We have a Fire Safety for Elder Care Professionals course scheduled at The Villas of Dublin.

Please verify:
The date/time: Friday, Mar. 27, 2015 at 9:00 am
The location of the class: 903 Bellevue Ave, Dublin GA 31096
Number of people expected?

The cost of the training is $20 per student. We ask for a minimum of 6 students in the class. If you have less than 6, you will be responsible for the minimum charge of $120.

Your instructor will be Kelly

Of course, we always expect for a few more or a few less.

We look forward to seeing you soon!



Just a reminder for the Dublin CHCC meeting next week: Thursday, March 26th 10AM-12 Noon at the Laurens County Library.

Hope to see you all there,


MELODY BROWN, MSM ~ Quality Advisor
GMCF, the QIN-QIO for Georgia and North Carolina
1455 Lincoln Pkwy, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30346
O229-624-2051| C229-313-9121

The St. Patrick's Day Parade was terrific in Dublin Georgia this past Saturday.

First Day of Spring March 20, 2015

We had our windows open and let the spring breeze in. The bee's are buzzing around the dandelions and the sky's are blue.

Dublin St.Patrick's Festival
March 1 - 31
List of Events

Event / Date
Green Up for St Patrick's Feb 2 -Mar 21
Miss St Patrick's Scholarship Pageant February 28
Snow Day February 28
Littlest Leprechaun Contest March 3
Awards Banquet March 5
Canasta, Bridge & MahJong Tournament March 3
St Patrick's Memory Walk for Seniors and Health Fair March 5
Serenity Hospice Care Tour of Doors Mar 5-27
St Patrick's Pig in the Park Mar 6-7
Clean and Green Golf Tournament March 7
St Pawtrick's Annual Pet Costume Contest March 7
Baby Erin Go Bragh March 7
Kite Flying Jamboree March 7
Miss Emerald City Pageant March 7
Erin Go Bragh Run - Walk Challenge March 7
Southern Pines Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show March 7
Dine in the Pines March 7
Irish Balloon Fest Cancelled for 2015 Mar 7-8
Shamrock Shootout March 10
St Patrick's Youth Rally March 11
St Patrick's Invitational Band Festival Mar 12-13
Easter Seals-Century 21, Durden & Kornegay Golf Classic March 13
Shamrock Your Ride Mar 13-14
St Patrick's Birdhouse Contest March 14
Library Used Book Sale March 14
2016 Distinguished Young Women of Dublin and Laurens County March 14
Olympic Bike Ride Cancelled for 2015 March 14
Little Miss Colleen Pageant March 14
32nd Annual Irish Chamber Breakfast March 17
Winshape Camp Preview March 17
Leprechaun Contest March 17
Dublin Service League Mail Stamp Mar 16-19
Exchange Club Pancake Supper March 19
Joint Civic Luncheon March 20
Grand Ball March 20
38th Annual St Patrick’s Tennis Tournament March 21
Arts & Crafts Festival March 21
St Patrick’s Post Parade Concert and Ministry Fair March 21
Dublin St Patrick's Day Parade March 21
Emerald City Quilt Show March 21
Green Acres 2 Man Scramble Mar 21-22
Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner March 21
Leprechaun Road Race March 21
St Patrick’s Gospel Sing March 21
Celebration Gala Featuring Dueling Pianos March 27
Blessing of the Bikes March 28
Shamrock - Ford Invitational Golf Tournament March 28

February 14th don't forget your sweetheart.

Happy safe and loving New Year from all of us at Greenwood

During this holiday season Greenwood Place wishes you love, joy and peace that has to us all through the Lord.

November 27 Happy Thanksgiving. We have so many things to be thankful for. Count your blessings everyday.

October 31st Greenwood Place has so much fun making ghost pops for friends and family.

September 12 James and Crystal became man and wife at the Wrightsville First United Methodist Church. Greenwood Place Assisted Living is so happy in wishing them all the blessings the Lord has in store for them. Crystal worked for Greenwood Place for a number of years helping us keep it nice, clean and organized. We are going to miss her bright smile but are thrilled to be gaining a new daughter-in-law.

September 6 Labor Day. Enjoy the weekend with family and friends.

For many years Wrightsville and Johnson County have commemorated our nation’s founding with a much anticipated, yearly Old Fashioned Fourth of July Festival. The celebration began with the county’s participation in the Bi-Centennial Celebration in 1976 and has continued yearly with the exception of one year. Come join us for our two-three day celebration of our Nation’s founding! A schedule l for the 2015 event has not been planned as yet, but will most likely continue over a span of two or three days with old fashioned events on the courthouse square, a parade, food, games, arts & crafts, 5K/10K Firecracker Road Races, a Worship & Veterans Service, a street dance and more. If you are looking for small town fun with an emphasis on family – visit the City of Wrightsville, Johnson County, Georgia, on July 4th and participate in our community’s annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. This celebration has been in existence and enjoyed by area residents since 1976 with the exception of only one year.

June 21 First Day of Summer
Here at Greenwood Place we are going full swing into the summer season. Remember everyone to wear a hat and sun screen. No burns this year. Big shout out for Summer :)

Johnson County Alzheimer's Support Group

April's meeting for the Johnson Count Alzheimer's Support Group will be Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 at the Johnson County Senior Citizen's Center. We will have a time of venting and also receiving an support material.

The Johnson County Alzheimer's Support Group will meet Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 at the Johnson County Senior Citizens' Center. Ashley Wilkes, Nurse Practitioner, with Dr. Jean Sumner will be the speaker. She and Dr. Sumner make house calls for us here at Greenwood Place Assisted Living. Please invite someone you know that is dealing with Alzheimer's or that is interested in Alzheimer's. Refreshments will be served.

The Pilot Club of Johnson County sponsors the Johnson County Alzheimer's Support Group. Greenwood Place Assisted Living owner, Toinia Walker, is a proud member of Pilots Club.

Greenwood Place Assisted Living is part of the emergency services for Johnson County. We were notified by Shawn Wombles that a storm was heading for us. David went to the meeting and was very pleased with the information and the organized fashion things were conducted. Greenwood Place Assisted Living had no damages and other then covering the scheduled for the girls who could not make it to work because of the road condition we had a great day together at Greenwood. When the second storm hit it was more freezing ice then anything cause power lines to go down. We were with out power for about 12 hours. We have generators that can run emergency back up for oxygen, or to hook up the freezer if needed. Everyone was great and with a little imagination we acted like we were camping. The residents stayed bundled up and we drank hot coffee and coco. Our thanks to all our emergency service people who worked so hard to keep us all safe and sound in Johnson County. Georgia Power has us on top priority list and although lots of homes were with out power for days, they had us up and running before the day was over.

Greenwood Place Assisted Living Earns "Caring Stars 2014" Award for Service Excellence

Praise in Consumer Reviews Puts Greenwood Place Retirement Community in Top 1% of Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities Nationwide. Wrightsville, GA, January 2014-Greenwood Place Retirement Community has been selected as a "Caring Star" of 2014, as part of an annual nationwide program honoring service excellence based on consumer ratings and reviews posted on Caring.com, the leading senior care website. In reviews from families, seniors, and others concerned about assisted living and Alzheimer's care, Greenwood Place Assisted Living captured a 5-star consumer rating (the highest possible score), while also meeting other qualifying criteria for the honor.

Happy New Year From all of us here at Greenwood Place Retirement Community. A true Assisted Living Community.

The holidays are in full swing. We will be getting all the decorations up and having a blast

November 28th is Thanksgiving Day. Its a wonderful day of catching up with loved ones over a piece of pie and a cup of coffee.

November 11 is a very special day for us here at Greenwood Place Assisted Living as we remember all of our veterans and their families for the sacrifices made for the freedom we have here today.

The big news this month is wedding bells are going to be ringing. Our oldest son David will be getting married to LeAnne Green on November 10th in St. Augustine Beach Florida. Greenwood Place Assisted Living all say A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH <3

October 14th we are remembering Columbus Day and the banks and mail are closed. :/

Don't forget that the Alzheimer's meeting will be held at the Senior Center in Wrightsville at 7:00 on the 22 of this month.

September 8th a BIG Day for us here at Greenwood Place Assisted Living. It's Grandparents Day:) 

Also on the 22 we say good by to Summer and hello to Autumn.

Time to drive safe the school busses are out and about with Wrightsville community children on board.

July 4th was a big day here at Greenwood Place. Dr. Shuman came from Washington County Internal Medicine and had a good old fashion Bar-B-Q dinner with us.

June 11, 2013 David and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary.

Spring is here! Come on out and enjoy the beauty of the country with us. Rural living at its finest.

The Holiday Season is Here at Greenwood Place Retirement Community

April 7th, 2012
We had a wonderful time decorating eggs.

March 2012
It has been exciting to watch the progress of the new wing.

February 14, 2012
Our Valentines Day Party will be celebrated at 3pm.

February 6, 2012
Groundbreaking for our new addition to our facility!!!m

January 16, 2012
Happy Birthday to Mrs. Katie Graham

January 17, 2012
Happy Birthday to Mrs. Margery Manning

January 18, 2012
Birthday party for Mrs. Graham and Mrs. Manning with cake and ice cream at 3pm.

January 6, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. John Abbott celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary with us at 3pm today with an ice cream cake and flowers from Shepherds Florist.

December 20,2011
We will be celebrating Christmas with our residents and their loved ones at Greenwood Place Retirement Community. We will be enjoy the fun with food, Christmas Caroling and of course PRESENTS. The activities are scheduled to start at 3:00pm. Hope to see you there.

November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving!

November 10, 2011
Our annual Thanksgiving Fall Party is scheduled to start with entertainment from Dance Explosion at 5:15 PM. One and all are invited.

November 6, 2011
Daylight Saving Time Ends So sleep in a little.

October 10, 2011
Columbus Day

September 5, 2011
Celebrating Labor Day a fun day to be retired.

August 21, 2011
National Senior Citizens Day honors our elderly population. On this day, we are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society.

In his Presidential Proclamation (August 19, 1988), President Ronald Reagan said "For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate out gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older."

Here at Greenwood Place Retirement Community we take this to be true everyday!

7-4-2011 Have a wonderful fun filled Independence Day from all of us at Greenwood Place Retirement Community

5-30-2011 Have a safe Memorial Day
We have enjoyed the humming birds this year.

4-15-11: Mr. Harrison's nieces have planned an Easter Party for everyone on Thursday the 21st at 3 p.m. For directions to Greenwood Place Click Here.

4-10-11: With the warm weather we are enjoying the great outdoors. There is a mother cat that has had her kittens but she has kept them in hiding.. The birds are back making their nest and the roses are all budding.