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At Wheelock Terrace, we pride ourselves on participating actively in our local towns. This involvement has generated many print, TV and radio news stories. Please enjoy a sampling of stories below:
This April, residents at Wheelock Terrace are celebrating Physical Wellness Month. And for one retired physical education teacher, physical wellness is her mantra all year long. Jean Kraemer spent decades teaching children the benefits of fitness and encouraging them to stay active. Today, she’s front and center at Wheelock Terrace’s fitness classes Mondays through Saturdays cheering on her peers. If the weather is nice, you can also catch her doing laps around the community. Read all about how Jean inspires others in The New Hampshire Union Leader.
There's nothing like a visit from Santa to get you in the holiday spirit. However, when Santa happens to be a llama, such a visit is even more special. While this may seem a bit strange, the residents and team members here at Wheelock Terrace eagerly awaited our annual visit from The Santa Llamas. The pair of llamas traveled throughout the community visiting with residents and making spirits bright in their festive Santa attire. Recently, Valley News shared photos from this special visit to capture the joy expereinced by those who met the llamas.
Recently we celebrated our annual Dog Days of Summer celebration. During the event we collected pet supplies for the Upper Valley Humane Society and rounded out the day with everyone's favorite pet parade. We were honored to have the New Hampshire Union Leader run photos from our event.
A long life is certainly something to celebrate, and that usually involves the standard birthday cake and balloons at every birthday celebration. However, for Fred Phillips, a resident of Wheelock Terrace Assisted Living, this year’s birthday festivities included the presentation of the Boston Post Cane, a time-honored New England Tradition. As the oldest living resident of the Town of Lyme, Phillips received the distinction this year after celebrating his 103rd birthday in January. We were honored that Valley News helped us to share this special recognition for Fred!
For the past five years, Barb Kline-Schoder has served the Hanover community as a volunteer for BAYADA Hospice, assisting hospice patients and their families during end-of-life care. Due to her dedication to caring for others, Wheelock Terrace Assisted Living presented Kline-Schoder with the annual Wheelock Terrace Assisted Living Senior Service Award. The community presents the award each year to a deserving senior volunteer who gives back to the local community. Additionally, Wheelock Terrace recognized BAYADA Hospice for the organization’s commitment to providing clinical care and support services at home for children and adults of all ages. The New Hampshire Union Leader recently recognized Kline-Schoder and her achievement.
There's nothing quite like the anticipation and excitement of planting a seed, nurturing it and watching it break through the soil and grow into a strong lifeform. While cooler temperatures linger into the spring, the weather isn't stopping the residents of Wheelock Terrace Assisted Living in Hanover from bringing things to life as they prepare to celebrate national gardening month with an Earth Day herb planting party. Take a look at Valley News' article about how residents came together to get their hands soiled and create herb gardens in raised planters.
Because of her commitment to other seniors, Wheelock Terrace Assisted Living presented Marie Esselborn with the annual Wheelock Terrace Assisted Living Senior Service Award for her efforts. The senior service award is presented by Wheelock Terrace each year to a deserving senior volunteer who dedicates time to the benefit of other local seniors. Valley News even came out to the award ceremony to share the story with the local community.
To raise awareness about physical therapy and to thank their expert physical therapy team, residents and staff participated in several activities this month. The community also invited the public to an informative event about safety and fall prevention. The New Hampshire Union Leader ran a fabulous story about Wheelock Terrace’s talented team.
Three female veterans have compelling stories to tell about their time in the service and the way World War II changed their lives. In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, three Wheelock Terrace residents talked with a reporter from the New Hampshire Union Leader. They were honored to offer their unique perspectives.
Wheelock Terrace believes in showcasing senior volunteers who make a difference in the lives of others. For that reason, Wheelock Terrace presented this year’s Senior Service Award to a Vietnam veteran and volunteer who helps area veterans. The New Hampshire Union Leader shared his passion for volunteerism.
Three women, who all live at Wheelock Terrace Assisted Living, served in the military during World War II. The women defied stereotypes and all of them have eye-opening stories to tell. WMUR 9 shared the stories of these three amazing and heroic women.
At Wheelock Terrace Assisted Living Community, residents Milton Hurwitz and Fred Phillips share a special bond. Both men are part of the Centenarian Club, with Fred having turned 100 in January and Milton turned 102 in May. They had never met before making the move to Wheelock Terrace. Now their apartments are across the hall from each other, and they have developed a special relationship. It’s been a friendship 100 years in the making, and to celebrate, Wheelock Terrace recently hosted a special party to honor the amazing lives and legacies of both Fred and Milton. The community welcomed residents, staff, family and friends for a once-in-a-lifetime party. The honorees share a combined 200 years’ worth of memories and experiences, which include the Great Depression, World War II, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the invention of the Internet.