Southminster http://www.southminster.org An ecumenical, not-for-profit, retirement community in Charlotte, NC Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:18:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Men’s Club BBQ Features Special Guest Speaker http://www.southminster.org/mens-club-bbq-features-special-guest-speaker/ http://www.southminster.org/mens-club-bbq-features-special-guest-speaker/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:18:06 +0000 http://www.southminster.org/?p=2086 Mens Club 2 WEBSouthminster’s Men’s Club held its annual Spring BBQ today, which featured cold beer, good food, great company, and a special guest speaker from the Carolina Panthers! The group was pleased to welcome Dave Gettleman, the General Manager of the Panthers, who joined them for lunch. The BBQ has grown in popularity over the years and now boasts an over-flowing crowd at each event. It’s a special get-together just for our community’s men!

 

 

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Residents Welcome Spring with a Tour of Daniel Stowe http://www.southminster.org/residents-welcome-spring-with-a-tour-of-daniel-stowe/ http://www.southminster.org/residents-welcome-spring-with-a-tour-of-daniel-stowe/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:50:22 +0000 http://www.southminster.org/?p=2071 STOWE2 WEBSouthminster residents took advantage of the warm Spring weather yesterday to tour the Orchid Exhibit at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Following the tour, the group enjoyed lunch at The String Bean restaurant in McAdenville.

 

 

 

 

 

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NBC News Anchor Brings Flowers to Southminster Residents http://www.southminster.org/nbc-news-anchor-brings-flowers-to-southminster-residents/ http://www.southminster.org/nbc-news-anchor-brings-flowers-to-southminster-residents/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:07:34 +0000 http://www.southminster.org/?p=2048 Flowers1 WEBSome of our residents had a surprise visit from NBC Charlotte News Anchor Bill McGuinty yesterday! Bill presented some lovely roses to wish our residents a Happy Valentine’s Day. Thanks for the visit and all the smiles you brought, Bill!

 

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McGinnis Speaks at Luncheon for Mayor and Congresswoman http://www.southminster.org/mcginnis-speaks-at-luncheon-for-mayor-and-congresswoman/ http://www.southminster.org/mcginnis-speaks-at-luncheon-for-mayor-and-congresswoman/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:39:55 +0000 http://www.southminster.org/?p=2034 Tracy 1 WEBSouthminster’s Director of Philanthropy, Tracy McGinnis, recently spoke at a luncheon hosted by PACE of the Southern Piedmont. PACE, an acronym for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, offers non-residential care for frail elderly that incorporates adult day care, medical services, transportation, and caregiver support services. Mayor Dan Clodfelter and Congresswoman Alma Adams also attended the luncheon to learn more about PACE and other senior services. Tracy spoke about a new venture to help coordinate programs for the aging.

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Southminster Holds Wellness Fair http://www.southminster.org/southminster-holds-wellness-fair/ http://www.southminster.org/southminster-holds-wellness-fair/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:59:59 +0000 http://www.southminster.org/?p=2028 WELLNESS FAIR 3 WEBOn Friday, January 30th, we held a Wellness Fair that featured an educational session and interactive vendor fair. Educational sessions were presented by Jenny Yopp, Director of the Cornwell Center who spoke about living well and Dr. Chuck Edwards, MD, Director of The Memory Center who spoke about the science behind cognitive preservation . Participants received a wealth of information and enjoyed interacting with a variety of health professionals, including staff from our Wellness team and representatives from Stanley Drug, Legacy Rehab, and Novant physician services. Thank you to all who participated!

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Residents Begin six-week Art Course http://www.southminster.org/residents-begin-six-week-art-course/ http://www.southminster.org/residents-begin-six-week-art-course/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:04:08 +0000 http://www.southminster.org/?p=2000 Artpic1WEBToday we’re heading back to school as we start our six-week course, Art for All, where we’ll learn the basics of drawing, painting, and more! Local artist, Laurie Sullivan, is teaching us all we need to know. Today she is showing us how to find lines and shapes to translate everyday objects into art.

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Colgate Singers Perform at Southminster http://www.southminster.org/colgate-singers-perform-at-southminster/ http://www.southminster.org/colgate-singers-perform-at-southminster/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:59:23 +0000 http://www.southminster.org/?p=1994 Colgate2On January 6th, we were honored to host The Colgate Thirteen, the third oldest collegiate A Capella group in the country. Each year the group travels 13,000 miles around the country singing at schools, retirement communities, sporting events, and on TV. We were fortunate to have the group visit before they traveled to Florida that evening.

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Holiday Tea and Tour Enjoyed by All http://www.southminster.org/holiday-tea-and-tour-enjoyed-by-all/ http://www.southminster.org/holiday-tea-and-tour-enjoyed-by-all/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:20:47 +0000 http://www.southminster.org/?p=1985 Group WEBThank you to everyone who participated in our Holiday Tea and Tour on December 18th! We had a big crowd of residents and visitors who filled our community with laughter and joy. Everyone had a great time. a special thank you goes to the residents who opened their homes for viewing, and we can’t say enough good things about the outstanding job our staff did in planning and hosting the event. The food and entertainment were superb!

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Southminster Wins McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Award http://www.southminster.org/southminster-wins-mcknights-excellence-in-technology-award/ http://www.southminster.org/southminster-wins-mcknights-excellence-in-technology-award/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:00:36 +0000 http://www.southminster.org/?p=1977 CharlieWe are so proud to be recognized as an Innovator of the Year in the third annual McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards competition!

We received the Bronze Award for our CATIE in-room communication and self-service program. Just one of the many ways we strive to provide our residents with the best services and enhanced care!

Click here to read more about how our residents use CATIE.

 

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Southminster Holds Identity Theft & Fraud Protection Program http://www.southminster.org/southminster-holds-identity-theft-fraud-protection-program/ http://www.southminster.org/southminster-holds-identity-theft-fraud-protection-program/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:46:23 +0000 http://www.southminster.org/?p=1912 Identity4 WEBToday Southminster held a program to teach seniors how to prevent identity theft and fraud. The program featured a panel of experts, including representatives from the Better Business Bureau, Elder Law, and the US Secret Service. We learned about Internet safety, scam prevention, and legal protection. After the program, there was a question and answer session followed by some food and fellowship.

 

 

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