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Nov03
Lanes of Light 2017

Mark your calendar for Lanes of Light 2017: two nights only, December 2nd and 3rd from 5:30- 9:00 pm. Lanes of Light is an award-winning, mile-long drive through Twin Lakes Community dressed in holiday style. Through the joint efforts of our staff and residents, our 210 acre campus is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with festive fun. Dozens of illuminated trees, a sixty-foot sea serpent, an animated paddleboat and other holiday designs create a beautiful reflection as they float on our lakes. A larger-than-life Toyland with a live jack-in-the-box is the delight of children young and old. Those displays as well as all other wooden designs are the creation of our resident woodworkers and artists. Additional displays are designed and created each year. Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman are dressed in full holiday attire to greet visitors. And, the favorite of all visitors is the residents of Twin Lakes who enthusiastically stand at their court entrances wishing every visitor a Merry Christmas. Requested admission is canned food or a monetary donation for the benefit of Allied Churches of Alamance County and the Salvation Army food ministries. Through Lanes of Light, a true labor of love, over 184 tons of food has been given to local food ministries. Please join us for Lanes of Light 2017, two nights only, December 2nd and 3rd, from 5:30- 9:00 pm.

For those interested in residency at Twin Lakes, take advantage of our annual, self-guided Tour of Homes from 2:00-4:00, December 2nd and 3rd. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit several styles of homes in independent living and talk with folks who call Twin Lakes home. Our award-wining Synergy Home will be on the tour, in addition to a model apartment in Deacon Pointe Assisted Living. Begin the tour at Boland Community Center for refreshments and distribution of tour brochures and campus maps. Take exit 140 in Burlington and follow the Lanes of Light signs for both events.



Jun29
Best Places to Work

Triad Business Journal has announced Twin Lakes Community received second place honors from a 12-county area in their annual Best Places to Work awards competition. Winners were determined through a scientific survey of employees administered by a third-party research firm. Twin Lakes was placed in the extra-large category (over 300 employees) which included much larger for-profit corporations. The survey asked 50 questions of employees, evaluating their employer on points designed to measure 10 key engagement categories focusing on items such as team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation and benefits. This honored distinction confirms Twin Lakes truly is a wonderful place to live and work.
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Jun23
Deacon Pointe Phase III Completion

Phase III of the Deacon Pointe Assisted Living remodel is complete. The new kitchen is open and residents are excited about the fresh menu at The Courtyard. Our chefs Robert Winther and Todd McGuire are assisting with menu planning, preparing meals and meeting with residents for ideas, suggestions and favorite recipes. The chefs prepare breakfast to order. Lunches and dinners are a combination of requested meals from residents and recipes the chefs have in their repertoire. Each Friday night is a special restaurant night including Seafood Friday, Italian cuisine, and specialty foods. Bon Appetit!

         



Jun15
Evelyn Apple Scholarships

In a ceremony June 7th, The Auxiliary of Twin Lakes awarded Evelyn Apple Scholarships valued at $40,000 to 25 students, children and dependent grandchildren of Twin Lakes employees, for college and technical school study. Evelyn Apple Scholarships are funded by residents in honor and appreciation of Twin Lakes staff. In its 16 years of operation, the Evelyn Apple Scholarship Program has made 184 awards, a total of $246,100, according to Robert Demaree, Scholarship Chair. Pictured are this year's award recipients.



Jun15
Yarn Bomb

In honor of International Yarn Bombing Day, residents and staff of Twin Lakes and members of the Alamance Arts Council ‘yarn bombed’ University Drive Bridge on our campus on Saturday. Yarn bombing is a community effort to cover public structures in knitted and crocheted panels to beautify the area. Twin Lakes partnered with the Alamance Arts Council who initiated the event as part of a series of pop-up art events across the county. More than forty volunteers, mostly from Twin Lakes, produced over 350 feet of colorfully designed knitted and crocheted pieces connected together. Horns honked and people waved as dozens of volunteers hoisted the connected artwork over the side of University Drive Bridge. Organizers hope to keep the artwork on display for at least a week, weather permitting. Once removed, the individual pieces will be separated and donated as prayer shawls for those in the broader community.

                         



May26
LeadingAge North Carolina Award Winners

Two members of Twin Lakes’ staff garnered prestigious statewide awards at the LeadingAge North Carolina annual conference. LeadingAge North Carolina is the state association of not-for-profit providers dedicated to providing quality care, housing, health, community and related services to seniors.

 

Twin Lakes CFO Chan Chandler received the top honor of Career Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement. LeadingAge North Carolina describes this as the highest award presented to a distinguished employee of a member facility who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in aging services and whose long-term commitment to learning, leadership, and the not for profit mission has elevated the greater work of LeadingAge North Carolina. Excerpts from the nomination letter submitted by Twin Lakes CEO Pam Fox and the Board of Directors states Chan has served the residents and staff of Twin Lakes for nearly 34 years. His dedication to the work of Twin Lakes, the wellbeing of our residents and the success of our staff is implicit in everything he does. Under his careful guidance and leadership, our community has grown into one of the largest in the state and was recently given an A-bond rating by the Fitch rating agency. Chan is a man of great integrity, humor and humility.  His devotion to both the organization and the people of Twin Lakes is evident in the quiet influence and leadership he has given to us for more than half of his life.  He has decided to retire near the end of this year, and is richly deserving of recognition by his peers in the field he has served so capably for so long.

 

Twin Lakes transportation driver Steve Lineberry received the Service Excellence award. Criteria for the award as defined by LeadingAge states this award honors those in direct service, either as employees or volunteers, who demonstrate extraordinary talent, expertise, and dedication in provision of exceptional service to residents. Steve’s supervisor Amanda Hobbs writes in her nomination letter, During Steve’s three-year tenure with us his impact has been tremendous. He is a volunteer with the local EMS agency in Alamance County and the skills he has acquired on that job enhance his service to our residents. His dedication to service outside Twin Lakes is a prime example of enriching the lives of others especially in a time of crisis. His desire for service and to help make each day the best it can be for others is a blessed thing.

 

Twin Lakes Community is grateful for Chan and Steve’s dedication and service to our community and the broader community, and proud of their well-deserved statewide recognition.

 

Chan and Steve are pictured center with Dale Melton of Salemtowne (l) and Tom Akins President/CEO LeadingAge North Carolina (r).

 

 



May22
Adult Day Care Center accepting new participants

Twin Lakes Community has openings available in The Harbor, an Adult Day Care center for seniors with memory loss. This program is dedicated to providing seniors living with dementia a fun, meaningful, and engaging day of activities while affording the caregiver respite from care giving duties. Standard hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 to 3:30. An evening program is now available. For further information please call Karen Evans at 585-2393.



May22
Elon University Lifelong Learning Institute

Many residents at Twin Lakes enjoy their participation in LIFE@ELON,a Lifelong Learning Institute designed for retirees of Elon, alumni, and other friends of Elon who are 50 years of age or older. The mission of this institute states "LIFE@ELON has the best of two worlds: (a) it enjoys the support of Elon University and sponsorship by the Dean of Elon's College of Arts and Sciences and (b) it is organized and facilitated by a community of retirement-age people who wish to enliven this stage of life in ways that serve across generations." Participants can attend any or all of the 12 weekly sessions offered in the Fall semester and the 12 sessions in the Spring semester. Twin Lakes residents enjoy the very close proximity to the university's campus and the relationship we share with the university. Our residents take advantage of many cultural and educational opportunities offered through Elon on their campus, as well as speakers and other individuals presenting and performing at Twin Lakes Community.



May22
Parkinson’s Support Group

Twin Lakes invites all individuals and families living with Parkinson’s to our monthly Parkinson’s Support Group. Join us every first Thursday at 10:30. Twin Lakes will provide beverages and snacks. Please call Cherese Wolfe at 336-538-1501 for information.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.



Apr24
Garden Home Construction

Construction of twenty-two new garden homes is nearing completion.Previously built garden home floor plans were revised and additional open floor plan options have been added to the mix of home choices. Twenty-one of the twenty-two homes have been taken. Most residents of Black Elk Court have moved into their new home. Eddy Court is expected to be completed in June.

Garden homes are three bedroom, two to two-and-a-half bath, free-standing homes with attics, terraces, and one or two car attached garages. The new homes range in size from over 1700 square feet to nearly 2400 square feet with options for Carolina rooms and screened porches. For more information please contact Jennifer Stovall at 336-538-1572 or jstovall@twinlakescomm.org.



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