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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...

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...

Virtual Meeting Etiquette

Virtual Meeting Etiquette

Virtual meeting etiquette is important. If you work in a traditional office, you are probably familiar with some basic rules of conference room meeting etiquette. Don’t show up late. Look professional. Don’t interrupt others when they are speaking. Don’t bring a meal...

Moose partners with Ross Chastain to Pursue NASCAR success!

Moose partners with Ross Chastain to Pursue NASCAR success!

The Moose Fraternity has partnered with rising driver Ross Chastain as the pursuit of the season’s Xfinity Series Championship gets down to its final weeks in 2020. Look for Chastain’s No. 10 car, emblazoned with the Moose Fraternity logo, as he competes for victory...

Simply Helen

Simply Helen

I’m writing my first article as Moosehaven’s 13th Executive Director, and, I must admit, I’m excited and challenged at what is on the horizon. Of course, I didn’t expect to be in the midst of a global pandemic, but here we are. Since March, we’ve dealt with new...

Bill’s Board

Bill’s Board

It was a blisteringly hot day in South Georgia. The thermometer read 97degrees, but the weatherman said it felt like 103. I don’t know how he knew that, but I think for once he was right. When it’s that hot, there is only one place to go. So I went fishing. Not get in...

Suzie Says

Suzie Says

I am excited to begin a new journey with Moosehaven as the Director of Resident Services as Helen Taylor moves to her new role as Executive Director. I have worked at Moosehaven as the Social Services Director since 2007 and love it. I grew up in a small town, one of...

Moosehaven is Covid Free

Moosehaven is Covid Free

We are Positively thrilled to say we are Negative! On Saturday, June 6th, the Health Department tested all residents and staff, a total of 521 people, for Covid-19 and we are thrilled to report that all results were negative! Our staff and leadership are to be...

Just John

Just John

It’s sometimes said that the best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does. With that in mind, I will retire as Executive Director of Moosehaven on May 31. Reflecting back to those early years, there was much to do and many hard changes...

Simply Helen

Simply Helen

  How do you view your life? Do you think your best days are behind you, or are your best days are ahead of you? “The best is yet to come.” William Shakespeare When Executive Director, John Capes reminded me that this month’s article is his last, it got me thinking...

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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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 of 2-3 equally distressed homes and the couple renovates the house and makes it beautiful. In addition to the usual house remodel stuff, they showcase various aspects of small town southern living. When they show someone a house,...

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Virtual Meeting Etiquette

Virtual Meeting Etiquette

Virtual meeting etiquette is important. If you work in a traditional office, you are probably familiar with some basic rules of conference room meeting etiquette. Don’t show up late. Look professional. Don’t interrupt others when they are speaking. Don’t bring a meal or lots of snacks with you (unless you brought some for everyone else). We’ve all grown accustomed to these standard niceties and practice them regularly at our jobs. However, with the recent pivot to all things virtual, we have...

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Moose partners with Ross Chastain to Pursue NASCAR success!

Moose partners with Ross Chastain to Pursue NASCAR success!

The Moose Fraternity has partnered with rising driver Ross Chastain as the pursuit of the season’s Xfinity Series Championship gets down to its final weeks in 2020. Look for Chastain’s No. 10 car, emblazoned with the Moose Fraternity logo, as he competes for victory in the Drydene 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series Races, August 22 & 23 in Dover, Delaware; and at the Wawa 250 Powered By Coca-Cola on August 28 at the famed Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Chastain earned his...

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Simply Helen

Simply Helen

I’m writing my first article as Moosehaven’s 13th Executive Director, and, I must admit, I’m excited and challenged at what is on the horizon. Of course, I didn’t expect to be in the midst of a global pandemic, but here we are. Since March, we’ve dealt with new challenges presented to us on a daily basis. These challenges have consumed much of Moosehaven Leadership’s time as we respond to constant changes. Thank you to all of our leadership and staff for going the extra mile with the added...

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Bill’s Board

Bill’s Board

It was a blisteringly hot day in South Georgia. The thermometer read 97degrees, but the weatherman said it felt like 103. I don’t know how he knew that, but I think for once he was right. When it’s that hot, there is only one place to go. So I went fishing. Not get in the boat and run 90 miles an hour down a lake and stop somewhere and stand on the bow of the boat in the hot sun fishing. No my kind of hot day fishing is different. I found myself not far from the Fruit Cake Capital of the World...

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Suzie Says

Suzie Says

I am excited to begin a new journey with Moosehaven as the Director of Resident Services as Helen Taylor moves to her new role as Executive Director. I have worked at Moosehaven as the Social Services Director since 2007 and love it. I grew up in a small town, one of 5 children. I have always enjoyed helping others. I attended Southern Illinois University for my 4 year degree and earned my Masters Degree at Southwestern Seminary in Texas. I originally planned to do foreign mission work. I met...

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Moosehaven is Covid Free

Moosehaven is Covid Free

We are Positively thrilled to say we are Negative! On Saturday, June 6th, the Health Department tested all residents and staff, a total of 521 people, for Covid-19 and we are thrilled to report that all results were negative! Our staff and leadership are to be commended for their diligence in taking the necessary precautions to help keep our campus a safe environment for our residents. Moosehaven continues its effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 and we are not letting our guard down. Our...

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Just John

Just John

It’s sometimes said that the best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does. With that in mind, I will retire as Executive Director of Moosehaven on May 31. Reflecting back to those early years, there was much to do and many hard changes were required. So much has changed since then. Where once stood old, dilapidated and abandoned buildings is now Brandon Place. Dementia services previously offered in a building poorly designed for such services are now provided in...

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