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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...

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...

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...

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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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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