Greetings from Garden of Palms in Los Angeles. Thank you for checking in with us this month, and we’re here again to dive into what’s happening within our assisted living and memory care community, around our home in Los Angeles, and throughout the senior living industry at large.
2020 has been an obvious challenge for everyone, and amid the concerns around the world, we want to let all families and their loved ones who are searching for assisted living or memory care communities in the Los Angeles area, whether for an immediate move, or just exploring for sometime in the future, to know that we have worked hard to maintain our consistent program of therapies, activities, and services for our residents.
Our July 2020 At A Glance
We are springing into summer, where temperatures are rising, summer fruits and vegetables are delicious and abundant, and we are feeling excited and hopeful. To start off the month we will be celebrating our nation’s independence on July 4th, because on that day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved and set the 13 colonies on the road to the freedom we now enjoy.
As always, we mark this significant holiday with barbecues and fireworks across the country; Garden of Palms will be no different! The country has struggled through difficult times of illness and protest these past months, and we are looking forward to healing and growth this summer.
Our country’s quarantine has been a time of learning, self-reflection, and personal discovery. Here at Garden of Palms we have come together as staff members, families, and residents to care for one another and support each other during difficult times, and we have all learned not to take our lifestyles for granted. Throughout the summer, we look forward to resuming life as we knew it, though with more safety measures and appreciation than before.
Apart from celebrating Independence Day, there are several national holidays this month that we will be celebrating in order to rejoice and instill play in the community once again. From National Ice Cream Month to Bastille Day, to Nelson Mandela Day and Gorgeous Grandma Day, we have plenty of fun planned for July. Here’s to an exciting and hopeful start of summer, where we will celebrate freedom and health with new appreciation! Stay Safe and Celebrate! Judah Cohen
Resident of the Month - Leonard C
Leonard is the youngest of four kids; born to two deaf mute parents who were set up via an ad in the NJ Jewish Forward newspaper. Both of his parents had become deaf after contracting illnesses as children, but Leonard and his siblings could hear and speak perfectly fine. The siblings got along well together, and he remembers his childhood fondly as the smart and funny “baby” of the family. Leonard attended Rutgers, and graduated with a B.S. in Business. He later served in the Korean War, though he did not see combat. He lucked out and got a desk job as an Army Engineer in Heidelberg, Germany, which he really enjoyed.
He met his wife Marcy through family, and they went on to have two kids, Joanna and Adam. Leonard’s father owned a shoe store in Perth Amboy, NJ and for many years, he and his two brothers continued in the same business, owning their own shoe stores as well.
Unfortunately, when the business went under in his early sixties, he merely moved on to an even more enjoyable career working in social services for Elizabeth, NJ. His job was to check up on nursing homes to make sure they did their paperwork correctly for the loans they applied for, and he worked up until his 80’s! In his free time, he was a fan of watching baseball and football, as well as reading mystery novels. His philosophy in life is that whatever happens, continue to follow a path forward. Luckily, his path moved him closer to his kids in California in 2018, and he has been enjoying seeing the city of Los Angeles on drives and exploratory trips! He has enjoyed his experience at Garden of Palms, and we have certainly enjoyed Leonard’s presence in our community!
Employee of the Month - Alexis
Alexis is a Caregiver at Garden of Palms, and what she likes most about her job is that she has experienced how showing love and compassion to residents can literally change their whole day around. As a result she strives to positively affect and make someone’s day on the daily. Alexis was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but was raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is a loving aunt to twelve nieces and nephews.
She is currently pursuing her Esthetician’s License at the Aveda Institute of Los Angeles, and in her free time she loves to do hair and makeup for herself and her clients. She also enjoys reading and painting. Her favorite saying is “Better Late Than Never”. It inspires her and reminds her that no matter how old you are or how long it takes, it is never too late to achieve your dreams. Her dream is to have her own beauty salon within the next five to eight years, and no matter how long it takes, she plans to make that dream her reality! Alexis, we are glad to have your motivating spirit here at Garden of Palms, but we are cheering you on to keep taking steps towards accomplishing your goals!
Garden of Palms
An assisted living and memory care community in Los Angeles
If you’re exploring assisted living or memory care programs in Los Angeles area for a family member, we would love the chance to show what life at Garden of Palms is all about. You can tour our community, meet our staff, and get acquainted to see if we’re what you’re seeking. If you need a bit more information first, we encourage you to speak with our director who can answer all of your questions.
1025 North Fairfax Avenue.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 656-7900