COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
Whether you want to join other residents in the fitness center, spend the afternoon crafting, or cozy up with a good book in the library, each day is new and exciting at Abbotswood at Stonehenge.
Our Wellness calendar is filled with a variety of programs to keep you as busy as you'd like to stay and help you maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. While there is always plenty to do on campus, we love to help our residents explore Raleigh. Each month we hold many different outings that range from sightseeing bus tours to picnics in the park, visits to museum exhibits, concerts, and everything in between!
Your opportunities are only limited by how you choose to spend your time. As you participate in our award-winning “The Art of Living WellSM” programs, you know your choices are designed to help you maintain an active lifestyle doing things you love, doing activities that challenge you, learning new things, staying physically active, enjoying the company of friends and family, pushing beyond your boundaries, going out on the town, discovering new passions, and more.
Trick or Treat Outdoor Movie: Wednesday, October 26, 6:00 pm
Come kick off Halloween with a celebration of fun music, balloon making, costume contests, trick or treating and 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' outdoor movie under the stars. You will be treated to all your favorite 'drive-in movie style' treats like, popcorn, ice cream and other fall favorites. The fun begins around 6:00 pm, with the movie starting at dusk. All are welcome!
RSVP to 919-651-4882 by October 25.
Caregiver Support Group: Thursday, October 27 and November 17 at 6:00 pm
Caregiver Support Group for Adult Children of Aging Parents, facilitated by Linda Kendall, M. ED, LPC, CCTP. Linda is a licensed professional counselor and a certified clinical trauma professional. The meetings are the third Thursday's of every month at 6pm, held in the Arts and Crafts room at Abbotswood. Please come join others who are on this "caring -for-an -older-loved-one" journey. We share our concerns and offer suggestions. And what we learn quickly enough is that this journey can be unpredictable, challenging, and confusing, with lots of emotions thrown in for good measure. Those of us who come together to help one another, or to just listen, are a great comfort to be with, because we really "get it". For questions about the support group, or to RSVP to attend a meeting, call 919-651-4882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Dine, Donate & Dash: Wednesday, November 2, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
With the holidays approaching, we need all the time we can get for family events, shopping, holiday parties and much more, so we are offering our professionals a much needed night off from cooking. Join us at Abbotswood Stonehenge and relieve some of that holiday tension. Enjoy Chef Jimmy’s famous chili and topping bar while you’re here or take it to go. We ask that you bring snacks or a donation to benefit Baileywick Elementary School teachers and students in their school snack drive. Less fortunate students aren’t able to bring snacks to keep them fueled throughout their school day and your donations help provide healthy snacks to students in need. Preferred healthy snacks include: pretzels, animal crackers, popcorn, crackers, and granola bars.
Please call 919-651-4882 to RSVP by October 31 and let us know how many meals you would like to take home (limit 4 per person).
Holiday Grief Support Group Brunch: Saturday, December 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
If you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one and could benefit from support during the holidays, please join us and Nancy & Dan Loeffler of Being with Grief for a Meet-Up at Abbotswood at Stonehenge. We’ll explore aspects of navigating grief during the holidays and share resources that can make the holidays a little easier as you are missing a loved one. For more information or to register:
call Nancy Loeffler 919-500-3848.
Being with Grief is a licensed North Carolina business that specializes in assisting individuals navigate their grief process, to recover a meaningful and purposeful life after a personal loss.
To learn more about Nancy and Dan’s story, http://www.beingwithgrief.com/