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The Stephen H. Montgomery Employee Training and Education Fund

In 2008, resident Hank Kremer and his wife Joyce generously funded the Nurse Education fund at Williamsburg Landing. The fund was to provide training for Woodhaven nurses to encourage compassionate care. It was such a success, that some years later the Board of Williamsburg Landing determined that it would be beneficial for these training opportunities to be available to all employees, not just nurses. The Employee Training and Education Fund was created in the spring of 2016, as Steve Montgomery was approaching retirement.

Ready Body, Learning Minds Project

Williamsburg Landing resident Bud Walker has been a skilled woodworker since his teenage years. He has crafted a variety of items such as toy boxes for his grandchildren, art easels, lamps, and even a dollhouse that is an exact replica of his granddaughter’s current home. His most recent project in Williamsburg Landing’s woodshop was in partnership with the Williamsburg James City County (JCC) School system and WJCC Physical Therapist, Susan Larkin.

Director of Nursing, Troy Crocker, RN

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Troy Crocker, RN as the Director of Nursing at Woodhaven. Troy began his clinical work in the United States Air Force where he served for 20 years in the Family Practice Clinic. While working at the Air Force Clinic, Troy earned an associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force and a Diploma in Nursing from the Riverside School of Professional Nursing.

Williamsburg Landing's Outstanding Service to Seniors Award- Nomination Deadline March 20, 2017

When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing. In April 1963, President John F. Kennedy and the National Council of Senior Citizens designated May as “Senior Citizens Month,” the prelude to “Older Americans Month.”

Resident Poetry

One of our residents, Mr. John Ogden, has been invited by The Poetry Society of Virginia to read poems at one of their hosted events this weekend. He was selected as one of four to read new poems, as well as some old favorites! The Poetry Society of Virginia helps to advance the cause and recognition of poetry throughout the state.

Under-the-Radar Exceptional Care

Every day, Williamsburg Landing employees are quietly going about their business – the business of caring for our residents. It might be helping with a heavy door, or anticipating a request for hot coffee, or singing a favorite tune because they know residents love it too.

We heard a story recently about one of our employees, Darrell, who works in our Transportation Department. His consideration for our residents isn’t because he is an employee here. It is because he is a gentleman who holds doors, helps with grocery carts, and always greets you with a smiling “hello”.

Senior Soldier Social

On November 25, 2016, the Echo Company’s 1LT Russ and SSG Clarke along with 8 Soldiers traveled to Williamsburg Landing for a Senior/Soldier social event. Echo has a partnership program with us to provide Soldiers an alternate form of mentorship with residents in the community. These residents are retired high ranking military members. Additionally these Soldiers helped us with their Toys for Tots drive. Echo has a tradition of conducting a Toys for Tots drive on base, so they decided to provide our community with the keys to success.

National Family Caregivers Month

Throughout our lives we go from being cared for by our loved ones, to potentially caring for those same people who took care of us from the very beginning. Each caregiver is unique, and each experiences different challenges depending on their loved one’s situation.

Fitbits Can Benefit Seniors

Are you looking to spice up your afternoon walk around the neighborhood? Do you want to better track how much exercise you’re getting each day? Fitness trackers such as the Fitbit are becoming more and more popular amongst all ages. The goal of these devices is to help people live more active, healthy lifestyles and to be more aware of how much physical activity they participate in every day.