Memory Care America - April 2020

Memory Care Moments

APRIL 2020

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"To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.”

And to our team: Thank you for the work you do. Thank you for the impact you are making. Thank you for pressing on and continuing to be "the world" for our residents. We are amazed by your continued devotion and are deeply grateful for each of you.

Our Communities Memory Care of Naples 2626 Goodlette Frank Road Naples, FL 34103 239.403.0826 Memory Care of Little Rock 2501 Aldersgate Road Little Rock, AR 72205 501.260.7407 Memory Care of Westover Hills 10910 Town Center Drive San Antonio, TX 78251 210.802.6653 Memory Care of Simpsonville 645 Scuffletown Road Simpsonville, SC 29681 864.962.3038 Memory Care of New Braunfels 2022 State HWY 46 W New Braunfels, TX 78132 830.420.5882

During these difficult times, there is no other team we would rather have supporting our families than our dedicated Memory Care America employees. We want to honor them this month by featuring them on our cover.

—Board of Directors, Clearday, Inc. (Parent Company of Memory Care America)

Westover Hills Smart Ahuekwe Sara Aragon Valeria Arteaga Josie Bristow Lindsey Calderon Jaclyn Carrillo Edward Carrizales Eziquia Carrizales Erica Corbitt Lilyth Cornell Justin Cret Andrea Davis Latoya Davis Jemarilys Dove Roseline Enama Robert Escobar Margarita Espinoza Esperanza Esquivel Jansala Evans Lonnie Fike Yolanda Forney Domonique Fox Tamara Francis- Bee Jessica Garcia Fernando Gomez Marielena Gonzales Stephanie Gonzalez Crystal Grimaldo Tracy Gutierrez Chrisshell Hardaway Travenia Harvey Shakitta Hernandez Chavita Longoria Lizabeth Lopez Veronica Mccue Lakeiston McDaniel

Tawana McDaniel Marcy Mendez Richard Morgan Cathy Musquiz Roseline Nfor John Bristow Olivo Mayra Ramirez Rafael Ramirez Jasmine Roberts Lushey Robles Joe Rodriguez Margot Rodriguez Brenda Silva Erica Terrazas Tamara Thomas Antonio Trejo Rose Wani

Maranda Fentry Ashley Fowler Breunte Floyd Angelique Fulks Rebecca Gallaher Vivian Gbeglo Mary Givens Kenyetta Glenn Sandra Glover Maria Gonzalez Carla Griffin

Zainab Opurum Rochelle Payne Cynthia Ragland Kennisha Riggens- Lee

Tania Green Cynthia Guerrero Elois Harvey Jessica Irle Luisa Koehler Ana Koepp Keri LeBlanc Regina Lorensy Elisa Lozano Giselle Maldonado Jackline Mbah Alan Morales Vanessa Moreno Delia Moreno-Rico Bralenn Munoz Desirae Perez Amanda Ramirez Ashley Riffe Melissa Rojas Eduardo Rosa Jacy Sabolboro Deborah Sandoval Emilie Sandquistc Tina Schulze Kiara Scott Courtney Taylor Abigail Torres

Kyana Rios Maria Ruiz

Tolston Shamela Renee Simmons Marketta Smith Cynthia Tawiah Hank VanRossum Kayla Walker Loretta Williams Bobbi Winn Nancy Wisdom Veronica Zamora New Braunfels Dahlia Allen Araceli Alvarez Ida Banks Gabriela Bish Callie Britton Melissa Caldwell Kacie Carroll Velvet Carson Lourdes Castillo Briannah Chapai- Haines Donna Eisenhauer Marie Elizalde Rosemary Enriquez Frank Fernandez Guadalupe Flores Jenny Garza Irise Gil Sara Gonzales Serena Gonzales

Hernandez Guadalupe

Marta Harrell James Hayes Edwina Henderson Arjuana Houston Toni Hussey Raeven Israel Shameka Jackson

Darlene Vener Eladia Zamora

Gretta Johnson Takiya Johnson Beverly King Crystal King Michelle King Calin Lewis Monike Lindsey Lakedra Macon Miriam MaCuil Felicia Maddox Matt Manning Allison Mcghee LaJoy McGill Amber Mikel Ollie Mills Kaylen Minor Gail Mitchell

Little Rock Brittany Adams Orlando Allen Rochelle Anderson Ida Balemba Zanquisha Binion Danielle Bogier Adrian Brooks Landon Brown Rachel Bruno Brittany Bynum Precious Carolina Morghen Coleman Kimbria Cotton Phoulone Dailey Larry Edmond Cathy Edwards Detria Ellis Quavinnie Fellows

Maria Trejo Sarah Trejo

Gloria Villegas Alexis Waldrep Jazzie Mae Weems Terri West Kimberly Willard Devin Witt Terrell Yeager Kristi Young Marie Zamarripa Jessica Zarate

Olaleye Olawunmi Sanarra Onukwube Felicia Onyekweli

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Sharing Your Stories Irving Seager Continues to Amaze at Memory Care of Little Rock

where he served from 1950 to 1953. He met Betty George Seager while at a church conference in Arkansas, and the couple was married on Oct. 29, 1956. Irving would eventually become a high school biology teacher and help Betty raise two daughters. He taught students until he was 70 years old, but long before then, his reputation as a handy, helpful, and kind man had been cemented.

“He’s just an amazing, amazing man,” Karen says. “My dad never gave up on me, never spanked us, and never put us down.”

Irving has called Memory Care of Little Rock his home for the past three years, when he and Betty moved into the community together. Betty had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and Irving had lost his short-term memory as the result of a stroke. Betty has since passed away. Karen visits her father every day. “It’s hard for me, but he sleeps, and then the next day it’s a whole new ball game. He’ll say, ‘I haven’t seen you in a long time …’ But [Memory Care of Little Rock] are doing the best they can.” Today, Irving and Karen can’t physically be together, due to protective measures taken by Memory Care America to limit the effects of COVID-19. However, Karen swings by her father’s window when the weather is nice. She sings him a tune, and he follows along with his violin. When everything returns to normal, Karen hopes she and Irving can return to their regular Thursday show slot, performing for the Memory Care of Little Rock community. It’s just another way Karen says she feels connected with her father and knows he’s in a good place. “I know he’s safe. I know he’s well taken care of,” Karen says. “I know they really care about him.”

Karen Seager Curley never knew her father, Irving Seager, could play the violin by ear— until a stroke brought up old memories from when he was 12 years old and learning to play. It’s just one of many ways Karen has found she can connect with her father, despite dementia causing his short-term memory to become almost nonexistent. Born in 1929, Irving has lived a life worth remembering. Upon college graduation, Irving was drafted into the Korean War,

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Simpsonville Quentin Bell Anna Belton Nichola Booker Andrea Brown Denise Cabrera Scott Camp Tykevious Carter Latasha Chapman Robin Clark Angela Copeland

Naples Soeurette Alexandre

Tania Higgins Pamela Howell Glenda Hunder

Avrol Jocirin Germaine Jonassaint Rebecca Kampen Wislande Louis Chantal Louis Marc Ketia Merisier Vierge Milien Amelle Morisma Marie Anne Nicolas Maria Paita-Lugo Naomie Paulemont Joseph Pauleus Senise Petit-Bien Serette Philogene Youdeline Pierre Mierya Ponce Enande Reseau Estimable Brandon Sanchez

Levenie Tinot Pierre Toussaint Alejandra Valdez Junette Valliere Sherrel Watson Jessica Whalen Corporate Team Linda Carrasco Ken Luccioni Vivian Wideman Ginny Connolly Deserie Drew Christin Hemmens Gary Sawina

Junia Auguste Kethia Bellane Jennifer Benson Tina Browning Marie Casimir Pierre Charles Judith Dacien Gerlande Desir

Lashonda Hunter Landan Hydride Shanika Jackson Brigitte Julian Whittleigh Kelly Geri Caitlin Padgett Karen Polen Andrea Pressley Christina Robinson Wendy Rondeau Brenda Sheffield

Suzanne Destine Hannah Dubberly Brunette Dumercy Beverly Ecclesiaste Mickenchina Francois Marcia Griffith David Hornby Miret Innis-Gelzer Martine Jean-Baptiste

Lydia Crespo Lauren Evans Brittany Faluyi Haiting Fan

Ashley Shinn Pamela Suber Regena Taylor Blessing Uzor

Andy Garrison Kristen Gregory Antanille Grissom Tracy Hall


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Staying Active This Spring Our Memory Care America Communities

Spring is in the air at our Memory Care communities, and between the change of the seasons, birthdays, and St. Patrick’s Day, we have had plenty of reasons to stay active. Check out what our communities have been up to! Note: Some of these events were held prior to COVID-19 safety measures intensifying. Two communities that really got into the spring spirit were Memory Care of Little Rock and Memory Care of Simpsonville . In Little Rock, residents and staff filled bird feeders in anticipation of spring visitors, while our Simpsonville residents planted gorgeous plants!

Elsewhere, the celebrating was a wee bit Irish. Memory Care of New Braunfels and Memory Care of Westover Hills both celebrated special birthdays and St. Patrick’s Day with parties and treats! And finally, our Memory Care of Naples residents had some special messages to share with their loved ones. If you have a soft spot in your heart for the work we do, then don’t keep it a secret! Referrals are the best compliments you can give us. Direct those who could benefit from our services to or find us on Facebook.

If you know someone who could benefit from our services, don’t keep our work a secret! Referrals are the best compliments you can give us. Direct referrals to our communities at or find us on Facebook.

Right: A resident's family member helps keep the bird feeder stocked at Memory Care of Little Rock so our residents can enjoy visits from their feathered friends. Left: Welcoming spring with lovely potted plants at Memory Care of Simpsonville! Left: Birthday treats and a little luck were on the menu at Memory Care of New Braunfels! Right: Memory Care of Naples residents connect with loved ones.

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Above: Memory Care of Westover Hills celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and a very special staff birthday!




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Inside 1 A Special Thank You to the Memory Care America Team 2 Irving Seager Leads a Full Life at Memory Care of Little Rock 3 Celebrating Spring at Memory Care America! 3 Word Search 4 Celebrate National Garlic Day

GOOD OL’ GARLIC Memory Care Wellness

And Everything We Love About It

Health Throughout history, garlic has been used to treat wounds, cure asthma, combat diseases, and even fight gangrene. Today, its recognized health benefits are a little more practical but no less astounding. Garlic contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can boost immunity, reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol, promote healthy hair and skin, and fight fungus and bacteria. The best way to take advantage of these benefits is by eating it raw, but if you can’t deal with the lingering stinky breath, following proper cooking methods can still yield healthy results. How-Tos When buying garlic, avoid shriveled or soft bulbs. Its shelf life is roughly eight weeks if the skin is unbroken, and around two weeks for individual cloves. Garlic works well in recipes that call for its relatives, like onions, shallots, and leeks. When cooking with garlic, the finer you mince and mash, the more flavor you’ll get. You should also let your garlic rest between chopping and cooking, and add it to the pan near the end of the recipe to better preserve its nutrients and flavor. Garlic breath can often be combated with a little bit of lemon juice, but if you’d rather let it linger and savor the flavor, your secret is safe with us!

Did you know that there are over 2.5 million acres of garlic in cultivation worldwide? It’s no wonder: Garlic boasts a fascinating history, has unparalleled health benefits, and is used in so many different types of cuisine around the world. Plus, garlic just makes recipes tasty! National Garlic Day is April 19, so here are some facts to help you brush up on your knowledge and celebrate it to the fullest.

History Humans have been using garlic for a variety of purposes for over 5,000 years. It originated in central Asia and rapidly spread to many civilizations and cultures around the world. Its nutritional and remedial benefits quickly made it popular

in recipes, medicine, and even magic potions. Its pungent aroma was thought

to ward off evil beings like witches and vampires, and ancient Greek warriors ate it to instill strength and courage. Egyptians worshiped the plant and even used it as local currency. It’s still loved by many today, though it is primarily used for cooking.


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