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We all know that ‘selfies,’ photographic self-portraits, are a fun way to capture a moment in time, tell a story and share it. While “selfies” are especially popular with younger people, portrait photography is a remarkable way to catch a glimpse of a smile, glance or feeling -- if just for an instant -- and reveal the inner self of the portrait’s subject at a specific instance in their life.

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With more than 500 residents living at Lenbrook, there are a lot of life experiences available to learn from. That’s what Lenbrook’s Training and Development Specialist, Tammy Washington, hopes to share with the community’s associates and interns. “Can you imagine all that knowledge and understanding about life that’s within these walls?” asked Washington. “We’re hoping to unlock that vast treasure chest and offer the most incredible learning experiences.”

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We are thrilled that Lenbrook and our community’s top quality dining options were spotlighted by renowned reporter Jill Vejnoska of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in her recent Sunday Living feature in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Upscale Dining Options Key to Happiness at Senior Living Communities.”

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"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you," wrote Dr. Seuss in his 1959 book, Happy Birthday to You! Wise words then and now, words which our chaplain, Robbye Jarrell, often likes to reframe and pose as a question to our residents: "What makes you you?" I like this question because it invites us to reflect on our past, look ahead to our future and get to know one another. 
 
Getting to the Answer
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As a chaplain, I have the privilege of interacting with our residents from varied religious groups and denominations within our Lenbrook Community, as well as those in the community with no set religious affiliation.

I’m a firm believer that everyone needs some type of community in order to thrive -- a belief that's supported by study after study. One of the blessings of a community as large and diverse as Lenbrook is that residents have a vast selection of friends and neighbors available to connect with and create community!

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Lenbrook's front entrance courtyard proudly sported a real snowman for a few days this winter when snow blanketed Atlanta. One of our residents felt inspired to build it, so he did. Once complete, he encouraged others to do the same, putting up a sign which read: "Feel free to add to the snowman. Or build your own. But Whatever You Do, Don't Act Your Age!" 
 
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My name is Ruth Smith but my friends and neighbors also know me as "Rocky's Mom." Rocky is my 1-year-old French bulldog (a "Frenchie"). I love sharing him with our community and seeing all the smiles he generates. Rocky assumes everybody loves him as much as I do. But just in case, I always ask before entering the elevator, "Do you mind if we join you?" Lenbrook welcomed me and my first "Frenchie," Liam, here five years ago. 

Bulldogs are Beautiful Inside

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Last summer I moved to Lenbrook primarily because I wanted to help make things easier for my children when and if I need additional care. But now that I'm here, I often wonder why I didn't make the move sooner! Atlanta's been my home since 1956, so in addition to my new friends at Lenbrook, I have all of my "old" friends and outside activities too. I have to keep a calendar to blend my Lenbrook life and my "outside life." 

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