Applestalk Newsletter – July 2024


Cost of First
Class Stamps
Increases July 14

The cost of a First-
Class Mail stamp will
increase on July 14
from 68 cents to 73
cents. If you have
purchased stamps
recently, if they are
Forever stamps they
are still valid.

Forever stamps were
created by the USPS
to help with the
transition when the
stamp price changes.
They do not expire and
are always valid for
the first ounce of First-
Class postage (what’s
needed to mail a
standard envelope).

In this issue:

Welcome Neighbor

Collectible Doorstops

Paris Olympic Games

Resident Spotlight

Bayada’s Wellness Talk

Millette Miller Joins Edenton

Lisa Ambrose, Life Enrichment Coordinator  

millette millar We welcome a new yoga instructor, Millette Miller, to the Edenton team. Millette has been practicing yoga for ten years. She has been a trauma-informed certified yoga instructor RYT 200 since 2003. And, she’s been teaching yoga at corporate volunteer settings until this chance to work at Edenton came about. She is very excited to be able to share the power and spirituality of yoga with the residents of Edenton.

Outside of yoga, Millette plays tennis and fights credit card fraud at her day job. She has three kids who share her love of rescue dogs (Her family
has three of them!).

So, if you have not met Millette yet, or if you haven’t participated in any of our yoga classes on campus recently, now is the time to start. Check
your monthly calendar of events for scheduled class days and times.

The Sounds of Summer

Lisa Ambrose, Life Enrichment Coordinator  

Join the Edenton Lifetime Singers on Wednesday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. for a sing-along in the chapel. We will share our favorite songs of summertime. You may find us at the ball game, on a bicycle built for two or even under the boardwalk. Hope to see you there as we sing all those favorite songs together.


Page Turner’s
Book Club

This month’s selec-tion is The Corpse Flower by Anne Mette Hancock.

Journalist Heloise Kaldan is in the middle of a night-mare. One of her sources has been caught lying, and she could lose her job over it. Then she receives the first in a series of cryptic and unset-tling letters from a woman named Anna Kiel.

As Heloise digs deeper, she realizes that to tell Anna’s story she will have to revisit the darkest parts of her own past.

Join us in the library at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 for the discussion.

Welcome, neighbor, to Edenton!

Lisa Ambrose, Life Enrichment Coordinator

We We welcome Mrs. Lisa and Mr. Miguel Carvallo who recently moved into Cottage 425. Lisa was born in Mishawaka, Indiana, but grew up nearby in Rockville, MD. She has one brother and three sisters. You may have already seen Lisa and her service dog, Binkie, around the community.

Lisa earned both her bachelor’s in biology and master’s in business administration Johns Hopkins, and she received her doctorate in high-er education from Morgan State. She taught for 32 years at Montgom-ery College and also taught graduate students at the University of Maryland’s global campus.

Miguel was born in Luque, Paraguay. He has five brothers and two sisters. He graduated from HVAC technical school and worked in the industry for 40 years. He then was hired as a building engineer with the Izaak Walton League of America until his 2013 retirement. He also owned his own home improvement company. Miguel has two sons and one daughter, and he is the proud grandfather of six.

Lisa and Miguel have been married for 33 years, and they enjoy bird watching together.

Welcome, Lisa and Miguel, to Edenton!

We also Welcome!

Liz Lyles, Life Enrichment Coordinator

We also welcome Mr. Richard Beasley who recently moved in to Cottage 612. Mr. Beasley was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and lived there until he graduated high school. He then joined the Na-vy and served eight years on a nuclear submarine. After leaving the Navy, he began his 40-year career at the Bureau of Standards; he stayed with the bureau until his retirement.

Later in life he met Joan Hill, and they have been married for 24 years. They lived in the Walkersville area prior to moving to Edenton. Joan resides at Blossom Place.

Richard and Joan loved to travel and went on trips to California and New York with friends. Richard also loves motorcycles. In fact, he and Joan even took some vacations on his motorcycle!

Welcome, Richard, to our Edenton family!

Collectible Doorstops

Stuffed bag holding wooden door at home

Liz Lyles, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Blossom Place resident Beverly Lloyd published books about col-lectible doorstops. One was titled, Collecting Floral Doorstops. Door-stops can be very intricate and detailed. In honor of Beverly, Blossom Place residents will make their own doorstops to display in their rooms. Join us on Monday, July 1 at 1:30 p.m. as we craft our own special doorstops and celebrate Beverly and her unique knowledge.

Do you feel the need for speed?


Lisa Ambrose, Life Enrichment Director

Have you ever heard of the Indianapolis 500 or the Daytona 500? These are two famous car races. The excitement of watching those cars speed by between 150 and 180 mph is such a thrill. Well, we are bringing some of that excitement to Fiddler’s Green for the first-ever Fiddlers on the Green hallway races. Residents will compete to see who has the best driving skills.

Join us Monday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m. as we put pedal to the metal and see who will become the first Fid-dlers on the Green car racing champion.

Summer S’mores


Andy Wright, Life Enrichment Coordinator

The best summer sandwiches, are the ones enjoyed in late evenings by fireside; the cool breeze and fireflies floating in the limbs of distant trees, clear as the constellations strung overhead. Join us at Orchard Terrace on the patio after dinner on Monday, July 22 for a lovely s’more dessert.

National Sugar Cookie Day

Senior African American Couple Healthy Eating Outside

Susan Shanahan, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Tuesday, July 9, 2024, is a great day – it’s National Sugar Cookie Day! Sugar cookies originated in the mid 1700s in Nazareth, Pa., from German settlers. Because of this, the sugar cookie was first called the Nazareth Cookie. Sugar cookies are rich and buttery with just a bit of vanilla sweetness. They are soft and chewy with crisp edges. They can be eaten plain or can be decorated with icing, candies, etc.

Garden House residents will be celebrating this deliciously fun day on at 2:30 by decorating (and eating) our own sugar cookies. We will have an assortment of sprinkles, icing and small candies to create ed-ible masterpieces. We can’t wait to see (and eat!) all the different cookie designs! Bon appetit!

Independence Day

number pi 3.1415 with 140 decimal places

Liz Lyles, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, commemorates the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America. The Fourth of July is associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics and baseball games. At Blossom Place we will be celebrating on Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. as we create fireworks paintings while enjoying a special treat.


West With Giraffes

Fiddler’s Green residents have really enjoyed our reading group, and this month’s book has
been fantastic

Paris Olympic Games

Athlete posing with American flag

Andy Wright, Life Enrichment Coordinator

This year the Summer Olympic Games take place, for the third time, in Paris, France. If you love keeping up with Olympic Games as much as we do at Orchard Terrace, come join us throughout the month to watch the games and test your Olympic trivia knowledge.

The games begin the afternoon of Friday, July 26. We will start our day with some exercises of our own, then at 11 a.m., we will host Olympics trivia. At 3:30 p.m., we will tune the telly to the Olympic Games channel to cheer for our favorite athlete. We’ll see you there!

Green Thumbs!

Garden House resi-dents enjoying their Gardening Group activity AND the beautiful summer weather…tending to their flowerpots.


The Boys of Summer are Back

Civil war battle ground imageooga National Military Park

Lisa Ambrose, Life Enrichment Director

Take us out to the ball game! Yes, it’s that time of year again. The crack of the bat, the smell of roasted peanuts, the cheer of the crowd, and the excitement of watching our local Frederick Keys team play.

On Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m., we will be headed out to enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes. Ticket and meal are included. Transpor-tation is $8. Since we will be sitting on the suite level, there are only 12 tickets available; please sign up in advance.

Resident Spotlight

Susan Shanahan, Life Enrichment Coordinator

This month’s resident spotlight shines on Elizabeth “Libby” Grubb.

Libby grew up in Gaithersburg with four sisters and she is a graduate of Gaithersburg High School. After graduation, Libby worked for the Montgomery County Government as an administrative assistant.

Libby met her husband, Howard, while he was working at a Texaco gas station in Germantown, MD. Libby and Howard married in 1961. They had two sons, Mark and Kevin, and are also blessed with three grandsons. They bought a home on ten acres in Rocky Ridge, MD and lived there until they moved to Edenton.

Every weekend, Howard and Libby used to take their boat out on the Chesapeake Bay.

Libby loved being on the water and boating with Howard. She also loved to bowl and was on a bowling league. Libby enjoys card games, and she would often host parties at her home. She especially likes listening to classic country music.

Libby is a friend to all and we, at Garden House, love that we get to feature her as our Resident Spotlight!


Happy Independence Day America!

Condolences White roses laying down

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. David Vetter   |  

Senior man talking to a psychologist at a mental health, psychology and therapy clinic for session. Psychological therapist with clipboard for counseling checklist with elderly male patient in office

Bayada presents…”Hydration Tips”

Michele Price, RN, Director of HomeCare

Flavor your water by adding fresh fruit to make it more enjoyable to drink.
• Eat your water! Watermelon, cucumber, lettuce, and celery are foods with high water content.
• Take one pill at a time and drink large sips of water with each pill. This increases your water intake easily.
• Carry a reusable water bottle with you all day long. It provides a visual reminder to continu-ously drink water.
• Track your water intake each day. It can help motivate you and encourage you to drink more.

Join us on Tuesday, July 2, in the Community Room, to talk about healthy sleep habits.
Tuesday, July 2 at 10 a.m.
“Hydration Tips”
presented by Bayada Home Health

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