by Pat Kidd and Davis Henderson
In 2016 we are completing the ~500 mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain. We’ve made the pilgrimage in thirds, walking about 150 miles in each of 2014 and 2015, and finishing up with 200 miles this year.
The Camino is a well-trodden route (dating back more than 1,000 years) whose popularity has soared in recent years. Back in the mid-1980’s, fewer than 3,000 pilgrims made the trek each year. In 2011, after Martin Sheen’s movie “The Way” was released, 180,000 people completed the Camino and last year that number topped 250,000. Clearly this ancient pilgrimage route taps something important in today’s zeitgeist. Continue reading —>
by Maggie Heineman
I like to lead trail walks for two reasons. It gives new residents an opportunity to become familiar with some convoluted sections of the trails that they might not otherwise visit. And, just as important to me, I get to get to know new residents like Kay Smith. Kay is an environmental activist who moved to Medford Leas in December, 2015 and knows much more about botany than I do. Continue reading
We have been here over a year now, and below are updates on three areas where we are successfully through the settling-in!
First. We are now very comfortable with our newly assembled network of local medical professionals, including specialists and facilities. Continue reading
Over 30 residents gathered on Tuesday afternoon to enjoy a talk by local artist Joyce McAfee, whose artwork is currently in the Medford Leas Gallery.
As a reminder the Medford Leas Art Gallery is located on the Medford Campus in the Arts and Social Wing and is open at no fee daily from 9:00AM-8:00PM.
- Two Operas (Barber of Seville; Tosca)
- Two Ballets (Midsummer Night’s Dream; Romeo and Juliet)
- One Oratorio (Messiah)
- Five Orchestral Programs
Go to mlra.org/activities/on-site-entertainment/leasmusicast/ for a complete list of 2016-2017 LeasMusiCast events.
Bird boxes with Bluebirds, Carolina Chickadees, House Wrens, Carolina Wrens, and Tree Swallows. Trees and bushes with Cardinals, Fly Catchers, Grey Catbirds, Robins, and Grey Catbirds. Stalker Pete likes to check out nesting birds. His latest email lists nest locations of these ten species. Continue reading
One great thing about working at Medford Leas is being able to enjoy the Arboretum on our breaks! Here are some pictures from one of our employees on her walk around campus during her lunch break.
Medford Leas residents and staff celebrating the completion of the Estaugh Redevelopment Project — including a Memory Garden, new dining spaces, activity areas and new residences for Assisted Living!