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.
Fall Coat Drive: Wednesday, October 10 - Tuesday, November 20
Throughout the month of October, we’re asking for coat donations for local charities to keep Wake County warm this winter. As a token of our appreciation, for every coat that is donated, a pumpkin will be gifted. We’re accepting coats in all sizes, for all ages, and we ask that they be new or gently used. Please come to our Front Desk to drop off your donation(s) and receive your pumpkin(s) throughout the drive! We thank everyone in advance for their generosity and special thanks to Lyon Farms for donating the pumpkins!
Scholar Series Downtown Abbey: Tuesdays in November at 3:00 pm
Missing Downton Abbey or just an Anglophile? Enjoy four presentations that take us back into a fascinating world that few of us would recognize today. The captivating Downton Abbey series spanned the years from 1912, with the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the Edwardian era, into the mid-twenties. For those living above and below stairs, their lives were transformed at a pace as never before. Experience Carson and
his staff and the aristocratic Crawleys through these four interactive PowerPoint presentations and demonstrations. Step back in time and visit that glorious Downton Abbey.
A 4-part Lecture Series Tuesdays in November at 3pm, in the Multi-purpose room Abbotswood at Stonehenge. We will feature beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy traditional tea for the last presentation.
Tuesday, November 6
Could You Work for Carson?
Explore what life was like for those below stairs, or “behind the green baize door.” Enjoy the demonstrations and find out if you could have served at Downton Abbey.
Tuesday, November 13
Do You Have What it Takes to be a Crawley?
When Matthew arrived at Downton Abbey, he entered a world like no other. Be introduced to a world that only the privileged few could realize and enjoy. And, find out the answer to “What is a weekend?”
Tuesday, November 30
The War and The Roar
The First World War created unbelievable social, economic and political changes that affected all living at Downton Abbey. This presentation and demonstrations will guide you through “the war to end all wars” and roar you into the twenties with the Crawleys and their staff.
Tuesday, November 27
Food, Fashion and Foibles
The thirteen years covered by the series included some of the most dramatic, rapid changes ever. This session will highlight what and how those above and below stairs ate (with a possible taste test) and how their “look” reflected this era of change.
David J. Cope is a retired high school history teacher after educating for 33 years at Titusville High School (PA). During his tenure he directed the senior high plays and musicals and the local summer theater for 20 years. David served on the Board of Trustees at my alma mater, Bloomsburg University for four years. While living in Erie for “cultural purposes”, David began to lecture at the Jefferson Society, the annual Swedish Festival in Jamestown, NY, and Chautauqua Institute.
Senior Caregiver's Support Group: Thursday, November 15 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Caregiver Support Group for Adult Children of Aging Parents offers support through storytelling and listening that may open ideas for how to cope with the unique stress that caring for an aging parent or loved one can bring.
The meetings are held in the Arts and Crafts room at Abbotswood every fourth Thursday of the month until October. We are a group of family members who are caring for, or are concerned about, an elder loved one who may live away from us, who lives with us, who may live alone or may live in a residential care home setting. No matter how it looks, we are experiencing a lot of emotions of concern but also confusion and frustration, too. We don't have all the answers, but this group is a great and safe place to share your joys and concerns and perhaps share or hear some experience or insight that might be helpful to others.
For meeting times, questions about the support group and/or to RSVP, please email Billy Dibbert at email@example.com and Tracy Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.651.4882. Seats are limited so please reserve your spot.