In This Issue

Welcome Neighbour!

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

An American Icon: Grandma Moses
Resident Spotlight: Evelyn “Evie” Kee
EYESEE Low Vision Screening
Apples Talk Newsletter – September 2017

Edenton’s offices

will be
Labor Day
Sept. 4, 2017.
Enjoy your weekend!

Apples Talk Newsletter – September 2017

Page Turner’s Book Club

In September we’ll review Murder on Rosemary Street by Mary Fulk Larson. When dark secrets and plans to put a highway through the center of a quaint Virginia village. Librarian Emma Kramer and her volunteers step up to the challenge. They join force with the county investigator to solve the murder of the town’s wealthy matriarch and save their library. See you in the Manor House library at 3 p.m., Thursday, September 28.

Picnic Time.

Residents enjoyed a Sunday afternoon of great weather, good food, lively music and spectacular views at Pen Mar Park!

Apples Talk Newsletter – September 2017
Apples Talk Newsletter – September 2017

Let’s Go to the Fair

Linda Grossnickle, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Time is quickly approaching when the 155th Great Frederick Fair will be back in town. This is an excellent opportunity
for residents to enjoy the fresh air and get involved with our surrounding community. Several of our Edenton residents, including Jean, Joyce, Helen and others, have been working on their entries and look forward to seeing their handiwork on display.

Visiting the fair and seeing the beautiful quilts, art displays, home canned fruits and vegetables, the array of farm animals, and the brand-new farm equipment are all reasons to attend this annual event. However, even with all these great things to see, there is one more reason to attend the fair— the food! From pit beef to crab cakes, Italian sausages, French fries, corn
dogs, Amish pretzels and ice cream, we never seem to get filled up. The fair food is just soooo good!
We sincerely hope you will be able to attend this year’s Great Frederick Fair. If you do, you’re sure to enjoy the event, and will be anxious for the fair to return next year!


Resident Tree of Knowledge: Vaccines

Linda Grossnickle, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Want to know about how vaccines work? Why do you have to get a flu shot every year? Do you have to
get your pneumonia shot every year, too? Come find out about all of that and more with Pharmacy Resident Mari Cid from
Whitesell’s Pharmacy. We’ll also play Vaccine Bingo! Join us to learn together and have fun on Wednesday, September 13 at 11 a.m. in the Manor House Community Room.


Welcome, Neighbor, to Edenton!

Linda Grossnickle, Life Enrichment Coordinator

A warm welcome is extended to Mrs. Veronica “Ronnie” Poland who recently moved into Apartment 408. Mrs. Poland was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since her father was a career Navy man, the family moved often and lived where he was transferred. However, he had two assignments in North Carolina so the family spent several years living there. Mrs. Poland married her high school sweetheart and had two daughters. The extended family now includes five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Veronica worked for and retired from Control Data. Then, she returned to the business world and worked for Bechtel Corporation, later retiring for a second time. In her youth, she enjoyed playing softball and volleyball. Today, she enjoys reading and has a large collection of books to keep her busy.

Ronnie, we welcome you to our community!


Welcome, Neighbor, to Orchard Terrace!

Caroline Dunning, Life Enrichment Coordinator

A hearty welcome to Ms. Mildred Biser who recently moved into Room 724. Mildred recently moved to Edenton from her home in Thurmont, Maryland. She enjoys keeping busy and has joined our morning exercise group. She likes to get to know others. Please stop by and say hello.

Welcome, Mildred!

Ms. Helen Snyder is the newest addition to our community. She recently moved into Room 726. She likes to stroll about our building and enjoys company at meal times. Take a moment and please stop in and introduce
yourself to our newest friend.

Helen, we’re glad to have you with us!


Fiddler’s Green residents celebrate at their Hawaiian party complete with fresh pineapple and Hawaiian wedding cake





Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Hannah Weis, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Well Edenton, it’s that time of year again. Fall 2017 is upon us! On Friday, September 22, it will officially be fall and Blossom Place is excited to welcome it back. We plan on celebrating Fall 2017 with some hot apple cider and pumpkin muffins. If you’re in the mood for this special seasonal treat, feel free to stop on by and join us!

September Mean School is Back in Session

Marie O’Callaghan, Life Enrichment Coordinator

The end of summer brings back memories of childhood and returning to school. Remember the days of shopping for new clothes and school supplies? The anticipation and excitement of seeing friends we’d missed all summer?
Wondering if the new teacher would be nice? At Garden House, on the morning of Wednesday, September 6, we’ll reminisce about school our days. We’ll recall favorite teachers, our best subject, who walked to school, and who took the bus. We’ll also play school-themed trivia and word games. Join us for a trip back to those wonderful school days.

National Sewing Month

Caroline Dunning, Life Enrichment Coordinator

This month we won’t have one concentrated discussion group about sewing. There are just too many topics. SEW, when we get the notion we’ll be cutting up or stitching up any pattern of the sewing subjects. Share a topic anytime we chat at Orchard Terrace.

Cheese, please!

Lisa Ambrose, Life Enrichment Director

I think it’s safe to say that many people love cheese. There are so many different types. It comes in blocks and spread form and even already sliced. But one form that’s extra fun to eat is string cheese. And yes, never fear, there is a National String Cheese Day! We’ll observe and celebrate that infamous day on Wednesday, September 20.

You’ve got to hand it to string cheese. It’s the fun, easy and protein-packed food that goes with you. Perhaps the most enjoyable part is deciding how to eat it. Most people go for the classic peel-and-snack method, separating each stick into thin strands. Others prefer the get-right-to-it method and, after it’s out of the wrapper, bite into the whole stick. However you choose
to enjoy it, be sure to join us on September 20, as we celebrate National String Cheese Day. See you there!

An American Icon-Grandma Moses

Lisa Ambrose, Life Enrichment Director

Anna Mary Robertson Moses was born on September 7, 1860, and passed away December 13, 1961. You might ask, “Who is this Anna?” Well, she’s better known as Grandma Moses, a well-known American folk artist. She began painting with great passion at the age of 78. Her works have been shown and sold in the United States and abroad. They have been used for greeting cards and lots of other merchandise From age 12 to age 27 she was a live-in housekeeper. She met and married her husband, Thomas, in 1887. They moved from New York to Virginia, working together on many farms. She made homemade potato chips and churned butter to make extra money for the family. They had 10 children but only five survived past infancy. They returned to New York in 1905 and settled in Eagle Bridge. In 1927 her husband passed away and she moved in with her daughter. She had always expressed an interest in art. She loved to embroider but had to stop at age 76 as arthritis made it to difficult. So, she started painting, and painted until her death. She died at age 101 in New York. One of her paintings, the “Sugaring Off,” sold in 2006 for 1.2 million dollars.

On the afternoon of September 7, we’ll gather together to take a more in depth look at Grandma Moses and some of her extraordinary artwork.

Celestial Wonders

Lauren McGraw, Community Relations

Did you wonder why everyone was looking up to the sky on August 21 between 1:16 p.m. and 4 p.m.? Well if you missed it, here’s your recap! Residents had the chance to witness a solar eclipse that afternoon, a most anticipated celestial event of our time. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and sun, creating a total eclipse. Although, Frederick wasn’t in the path of totality, thanks to a sunny day and only a few scattered clouds, we got to see first-hand about an 80% eclipse of the sun!
The skies dimmed and the confused crickets started to chirp. A special pair of glasses had to be worn and, thanks to June Ericsson, we had a pair to share. The next solar eclipse that visible across most of the U.S. will happen in just a few years, on April 8, 2024.

Resident Spotlight

Caroline Dunning, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Mrs. Evelyn “Evie” Kee is this month’s lady in the news. She was born in Kingston, NY. She’s the youngest of three siblings and has a brother and a sister. She has often been teased that if she had waited to be born ten minutes later, she would have been an April Fool.

We’re glad she arrived in March!

Evie went to school in a two-room schoolhouse and had a 10-minute walk to get there. At times, she would take a lot longer because of the natural distractions along the way. When she went to high school she rode a regular bus into Kingston (there were no school buses). For two years of high school she was a twirler with the band at football games and in parades. We wonder what happened to her baton?

Evie has seven children, ten grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. They are her pride and joy. She has good things to say
about every one of them. None of the odd jobs she had over the years compare to being their mother.

Evie was a ten-pin bowler for years and loved being league secretary. Ever active, Evie was an “American Angel” member for a few years crocheting hats, slippers, and afghan squares for deployed military. The red, white, and blue squares were made into afghans that were sent to the families of those who lost a loved one in the service. At least two of those went to families in Frederick County. She also was a den mother for Cub Scouts, a Sunday School teacher and a member of the church choir. Today she enjoys crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles and making greeting cards on the computer. In October, Jack and Evie celebrate their 50th anniversary. Wow! Evie, thanks for sharing your story and being our September spotlight.

Our Sincere Condolences

All of us at Edenton extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of those in our community who recently passed away. You will be missed.

Mr. Alfred Schulze


EYESEE Low Vision Screening

  • Vision loss due to macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or stroke?
  • Having trouble reading the small print and glasses just are not working anymore?
  • Noticing vision problems in your loved one with dementia but eye doctor says everything is fine?
  • Interested in finding out more about magnifiers and other devices that may help?


Join Mary Schwartz, a low vision occupational therapist with Baker Rehab Group, for a free functional vision screening here at Edenton.

When? Tuesday September 19, 2017, from 1 – 3 p.m.
Where? Edenton’s Manor House – top floor
5800 Genesis Lane, Frederick, MD

Sign up in advance for your free screening appointment by calling 301-694-3100.
Or, just plan to stop by and try out some of our low vision aides and devices.
Hope to see you there!

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