Anticipations - November 2014
A monthly online guide to a place where you can anticipate more.

Asbury Wins Innovator of the Year Award

We always knew our wellness lifestyle was innovative, but international recognition of that fact sure doesn't hurt! Asbury's Brain Waves program recently won the International Council on Active Aging Innovator of the Year award. Would you like to learn about brain-healthy foods, or how to reduce brain-damaging stress? Brain Waves is now open to non-Asbury residents.

Read how to sign up here, and visit The Asbury Perspective to learn five tips for a happier, healthier brain.

Meet Marilyn Gaut

When Marilyn moved to Asbury 10 years ago, she was determined to take a rest from her busy volunteer schedule. Thankfully for us, a disposition to help others combined with a campus culture of involvement meant that pledge didn't last very long! Her passion for staying involved means the world to countless Asbury associates and residents and Gaithersburg neighbors.

Read why here.

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, but at Asbury we focus on improving the lives of those living with memory loss every day. Asbury's director of therapeutic recreation, Elaine Kielman, shares some of the valuable lessons she has learned that have helped her create meaningful experiences for residents. Asbury also recently adopted the nationally acclaimed Music & Memory program, highlighted in the 2014 Sundance winner Alive Inside. Watch how iPods are bringing individualized music therapy to residents here.

When Grassroots Goes National

This month, Asbury resident Rev. Hal Garman took the stage before 7,000 aging services professionals at their national conference and showed them what serving others is all about.

View the inspiring video of his Beloved Community Initiative here.

HackFest Apps Enhance Aging

Huffington Post recently highlighted this one-of-a-kind event. Sponsored by Asbury, HackFest also counted Asbury residents Hal and Jan Garman as coaches for its app developers this year.

Read about it here.

Tour Park View Apartments

With many apartments that overlook the Wildlife Preserve, the campus's most convenient access to its wooded walking paths, and a Sunday brunch that will make your mouth water, Park View Apartments are a must see.

Enjoy a virtual tour here. - Asbury Methodist Village Facebook Page - Equal Housing Opportunity, CARF CCAC Accredited - 301-825-9364