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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

Since last March, life has certainly changed for all of us. After a very long year, we are on our way to finding our new normal. While we felt very unprepared for all that has transpired this past year, we are very grateful to our staff and residents for going above...

Why me, Lord?

Why me, Lord?

This article was written back in February, so it is a little out of date now, but the sentiment is the same. March 2nd was my wedding anniversary. 2021 made 25 blessed years that Theresa and I have been married. We marked the day with a quiet, private celebration with...

Moosehaven is a Blessing!

Moosehaven is a Blessing!

Are you sharing what a blessing we have in Moosehaven?We all have a network of family, friends, and co-workers that probably do not know what the Moose Fraternity is, let alone Moosehaven. Before I moved to Jacksonville, I visited my brother, who was stationed at...

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

It’s the season of giving and you have the very gift that someone else needs - you! Giving has a reciprocal effect, the benefits are mutual. Be mindful of this when you come in contact with a resident or coworker who may be struggling with feelings of sadness or...

Bill’s Board December 2020

Bill’s Board December 2020

If you travel north on Interstate Highway 95 from Jacksonville into what Blake Shelton calls God’s country, be on high alert for the hidden County Mounties waiting to pounce on unwary travelers inexperienced in the local speed traps and foolish enough to exceed the...

Silver Linings

Silver Linings

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m thinking about the importance of not taking things for granted and finding the silver linings in the midst of a pandemic.   We all take things for granted. Usually at the top of the list are those things we’ve come to expect as...

Bill’s Board November 2020

Bill’s Board November 2020

Late this past summer, I spent a long weekend in the Fruit Cake Capital of the World. It is a good place to be during the pandemic; so few people live there you are social distanced even when you are not trying to be. There is really nothing much to do except sit on...

Communicating…Are You?

Communicating…Are You?

I'll admit it, I am the last to write my article for this issue of Moosehaven News. It is the morning after our Presidential Election 2020 and we still do not know who the next President of these United States will be. America holds its breath... When the final votes...

We are Adapting, Learning, and Succeeding!

We are Adapting, Learning, and Succeeding!

I read an article in Senior Living recently that was titled “A Hopeful Future” written by Steve Bahmer, LeadingAge Florida President & CEO.  At Moosehaven, we have a COVID-19 Task Force that meets three times a week for a conference call with LeadingAge Florida...

Bill’s Board September 2020

Bill’s Board September 2020

I was watching a television show called Home Town about a couple in Laurel, Mississippi who have a business renovating homes. Laurel is a small town that clearly has many old homes. The premise of the show is someone chooses an old, often distressed, home from a list...

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

Since last March, life has certainly changed for all of us. After a very long year, we are on our way to finding our new normal. While we felt very unprepared for all that has transpired this past year, we are very grateful to our staff and residents for going above and beyond to help keep our community safe. After 9 months of the pandemic, we got a glimmer of hope for a better tomorrow on December 22nd when many staff and residents received their 1st does of the Pfizer vaccine. After several...

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Why me, Lord?

Why me, Lord?

This article was written back in February, so it is a little out of date now, but the sentiment is the same. March 2nd was my wedding anniversary. 2021 made 25 blessed years that Theresa and I have been married. We marked the day with a quiet, private celebration with me playing chef to thank her for putting up with me all this time. March is when I joined the Moose eleven years ago. March 1st was the date of the 14th Annual Moosehaven Golf Tournament fund raiser. The Golf Tournament tradition...

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Moosehaven is a Blessing!

Moosehaven is a Blessing!

Are you sharing what a blessing we have in Moosehaven?We all have a network of family, friends, and co-workers that probably do not know what the Moose Fraternity is, let alone Moosehaven. Before I moved to Jacksonville, I visited my brother, who was stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville for 15 years. I must have passed by many times and never knew what Moosehaven was. No one ever really spoke about it. So, if I visited the very town Moosehaven is located in and drove past the campus...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

It’s the season of giving and you have the very gift that someone else needs - you! Giving has a reciprocal effect, the benefits are mutual. Be mindful of this when you come in contact with a resident or coworker who may be struggling with feelings of sadness or loneliness, and brighten their day with something you have – a smile, a touch and a listening ear. From Home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another.The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.Emily...

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Bill’s Board December 2020

Bill’s Board December 2020

If you travel north on Interstate Highway 95 from Jacksonville into what Blake Shelton calls God’s country, be on high alert for the hidden County Mounties waiting to pounce on unwary travelers inexperienced in the local speed traps and foolish enough to exceed the posted speed limit in their jurisdiction. I was doing exactly that on a cloudy, moonless night; traffic was light due to the late hour. Nearing the Townsend exit I was surprised to see break lights from several cars at a complete...

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Silver Linings

Silver Linings

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m thinking about the importance of not taking things for granted and finding the silver linings in the midst of a pandemic.   We all take things for granted. Usually at the top of the list are those things we’ve come to expect as necessities and the people we expect to be there, no matter what.   Many people, including myself, spend so much time thinking about what we can do next instead of enjoying what is in front of us right now. This has become very apparent...

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Bill’s Board November 2020

Bill’s Board November 2020

Late this past summer, I spent a long weekend in the Fruit Cake Capital of the World. It is a good place to be during the pandemic; so few people live there you are social distanced even when you are not trying to be. There is really nothing much to do except sit on the screen porch in my Grandfather’s white cane rocking chair, smoke cigars and count the number of pickup trucks that drive slowly down the street. I am able to have a cigar in one hand and count at the same time because, in the...

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Communicating…Are You?

Communicating…Are You?

I'll admit it, I am the last to write my article for this issue of Moosehaven News. It is the morning after our Presidential Election 2020 and we still do not know who the next President of these United States will be. America holds its breath... When the final votes are tallied and the announcements are made, what will be your reaction? Will you crow with victory and slander the loser? Will you berate the system and say the winner cheated, the system is rigged? Will the nation remain divided?...

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We are Adapting, Learning, and Succeeding!

We are Adapting, Learning, and Succeeding!

I read an article in Senior Living recently that was titled “A Hopeful Future” written by Steve Bahmer, LeadingAge Florida President & CEO.  At Moosehaven, we have a COVID-19 Task Force that meets three times a week for a conference call with LeadingAge Florida and members for support and discussion of the ever-changing regulations for senior communities.  The calls are both informative and encouraging. After we hear updates from LeadingAge Florida staff, members are encouraged to call in...

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