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The Village at Orchard Ridge Welcomes You to Meet Our Residents and Participate in Our May 2019 Calendar of ConnectedLiving Events!

Conversations with . . .Heather Humphries: Missionaries, Mariners, Mao and Modern Day China – A Journey

Thursday, May 9, 1:30 p.m., Enrichment Studios

In the late 1890s a Scottish sea captain and an American female doctor went to China, met, married and raised a family. They and their children left their mark. Their granddaughter, resident Heather Humphries, took her grandson on a journey to find out what happened to the places their family had been. Their trip took them to some of China’s most beautiful and historic spots and they learned fascinating and surprising things about the “Middle Kingdom” of today. Coordinated by the Lifelong Learning Team.

The Oral and Systemic Health Relationship – Dr. Ben Tolley

Friday, May 10, 1:30 p.m., Enrichment Studios

Dr. Benjamin Tolley of Tolley Dental will speak briefly on

  • The oral and systemic health relationship and its effects on the heart, liver, brain, etc.
  • Diabetes: why a healthy mouth matters.
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia: the NEW link to your mouth.
  • Dry mouth: causes and techniques to help.
  • Implants: are you a candidate? What is involved?

Monday Evening Music: Patriotic Piano and Organ Works

Monday, May 13, 7 p.m., Chapel

The May program of the Monday Evening Organ Music series will feature original works for piano and organ with transcriptions of well-known works and patriotic pieces in honor of Memorial Day. Dr. Sue Ellen Boyd, professor emeritus at Shenandoah University and Dr. Heather Ankerbrand will be the performers. The variety of music will provide something for everyone!

Dysphagia: The Basics with myPotential at Home

Thursday, May 16, 1:30 p.m., Enrichment Studios

May is Speech and Hearing month, we will discuss the basics of dysphagia and the exercises to help you. Kristi Lowe, M.S.,CCC-SLP, from myPotential at Home-A National Lutheran Service, will review signs and symptoms are for dysphagia and present strategies for decreasing side effects. She will also discuss daily exercises you can do to improve your muscle strength.

Mind Stretchers – What Did We Learn From the Cold War?

Thursday, May 23, 3:30 p.m., Enrichment Studios

Join resident Jim Boone as he presents a view of the activities of the 45+ year period that followed the formal end of WWII. Because most of us have lived through those times we probably have our own experiences which we can share to help us all learn from that period and consider how these activities couple to today’s international challenges. This geographic area was significantly involved and Jim will also give us a brief look at some of those elements that may be explored today; one is even within the City of Winchester! Coordinated by the Lifelong Learning Team.

Author Series – Angie Kim

Wednesday, June 5, 1:30 p.m., Enrichment Studios

Mark your calendar to hear author Angie Kim discuss her first novel Miracle Creek an engrossing puzzle box of a book with twisty courtroom drama that manages to be emotionally astute, culturally perceptive and deeply empathetic.

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