1221 Lodge Lane • Wilmington, DE 19809 • (302) 757-8100

1221 Lodge Lane • Wilmington, DE 19809 • (302) 757-8100
February 2015
Sweet Thinking
Jessica Bannan, Assistant
Greetings! My name is Jessica Bannan. I
began my role as Assistant Administrator with
Lodge Lane and Kutz Home on Jan. 5, 2015.
It’s so great to be welcomed as part of your
family. While this is a new role for me, I am
not new to healthcare. The last 14 years, I
have worked in Admissions and Marketing for
nursing homes in Delaware and Delaware
County. However, I have experience in Social
Work and a Part-Time Activities Assistant as
well. To share a little more about me: I live
with my husband of 3 years and our 12-year
old cat, Boomerang in Newark. I was born in
Long Island, New York, but raised in the
Poconos. And yes, I learned to ski at a young
age. I decided to move to Delaware to build a
career without the influences of my parents.
This was one of my most frightening
endeavors. It also proved to be the most
rewarding. I’m excited to begin my newest
venture with you. It’s a New Year with new
beginnings and I can’t wait to see what’s in
store for our family.
Craving a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day? Feel free
to indulge in a little dark chocolate. With even more
antioxidant properties than some fruits and vegetables,
plus special compounds that can help lower LDL
cholesterol, dark chocolate is one way to make your
heart happy this holiday. For chocolate lovers, the
dark stuff is a smart choice every time—studies show it
may also improve blood flow to the brain and boost
cognitive function. Be sure to look for chocolate with
at least 70 percent cocoa content for the most
nutritional benefits.
Kick Out Your Feet for Better Sleep
Your feet may be the key to a better night’s sleep. The
National Sleep Foundation says keeping one foot
outside the covers can help your body maintain a lower
body temperature, which allows you to fall asleep faster
and enjoy a deeper doze.
The Award for
Gridiron Glory
“Winning isn’t everything;
it’s the only thing.” Legendary
football coach Vince Lombardi
often used those words to
inspire his players to gridiron
glory. Along with his winning
record, he was known for his
passion for the sport and
demand for excellence. So it’s
fitting that the National Football
League awards the winning team
of the annual Super Bowl a
trophy named in his honor.
Initially called the World
Professional Football
Championship Trophy, it was
awarded for the first four Super
Bowls, of which Lombardi’s
Green Bay Packers won the first
two. After his death in 1970, the
prize was renamed the Vince
Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy
and first presented at
Super Bowl V.
The handmade sterling silver
trophy features a regulation-size
football set on a three-sided
stand. It stands 22 inches tall,
weighs 7 pounds and is
engraved with the NFL logo,
game date and location, team
names, and game’s final score.
The NFL also awards Super
Bowl rings, specially crafted for
the winning team’s players,
coaches, trainers and staff.
Valued at about $5,000 each, the
rings are typically made of gold
with diamonds, and include the
team’s name and logo and
Super Bowl number.
Laugh Lines
Celebrated Canine
Few sporting events bring
more smiles than the
Westminster Kennel Club
Dog Show. From giant to tiny
and shaggy to hairless, purebred
pooches compete in this
prestigious contest
each February.
Established in 1877 by a
group of purebred dog
enthusiasts, the Westminster
Kennel Club took its name
from New York’s Westminster
Hotel, where the original
members would gather to brag
about their prized canines. Since
that year, the show has taken
place annually.
Over two days, more than
2,500 dogs strut before sellout
crowds at Madison Square
Garden and millions of TV
viewers. Dogs are judged by how
well they measure up against the
ideal specimen of their breed, of
which 162 are recognized. The
dogs first compete to win best in
breed, then advance to the next
level, one of seven dog groups:
sporting, hound, working,
terrier, toy, non-sporting, and
herding. Winners of each group
then meet to compete for the
final award, the coveted best
in show.
A preschool girl was getting
ready to leave for the day when
she began crying and ran to the
teacher with tears in her eyes.
“What’s wrong?” the teacher
“My boots are missing,” the
young girl wailed.
“They’re right there in the
corner,” the teacher assured her.
The girl shook her head and
said, “Those aren’t mine. Mine
had snow on them!”
A couple purchased an old
home in upstate New York from
two elderly sisters. Winter was
approaching and the year’s first
snow came early. The wife was
concerned about the house’s
lack of insulation.
“If the sisters could live here
all those years, so can we,” the
husband declared.
One December night, the
temperature plunged below
zero, and the couple woke up to
find the interior walls covered
with frost. The husband called
the sisters to ask how they had
kept the house warm. After a
short conversation, he hung up
and told his wife, “For the past
30 years, they’ve gone to Florida
for the winter.”
Wit & Wisdom
“A flower cannot blossom
without sunshine, and man
cannot live without love.”
—Max Muller
Verna on Valentine’s Day.
“We love life, not because we are
used to living but because we are
used to loving.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche
“Love isn’t something you find.
Love is something that
finds you.”
—Loretta Young
Please Welcome the “New Activity
Assistants” Leah and Wally.
Michael Hunter is Lodge Lanes’ favorite
piano player.
Doris and Charlotte fishing.
“What we have once enjoyed we
can never lose. All that we love
deeply becomes a part of us.”
—Helen Keller
“It is good to love many things,
for therein lies the true strength,
and whosoever loves much
performs much, and can
accomplish much, and what is
done in love is well done.”
—Vincent Van Gogh
Ed and nurse Amanda dancing to the
Mary, Cookie, Jane and Jim are
enjoying themselves at the New Year’s
Deli Hours
A la carte Brunch
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
Deli Sandwiches, Soup,
Specialty Items
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cash Purchases Only
Call for the Specials:
(302) 757-8100
“To love and be loved is to feel
the sun from both sides.”
—David Viscott
“People think love is an
emotion. Love is good sense.”
—Ken Kesey
“I have decided to stick with
love. Hate is too great a burden
to bear.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.
Lodge Lane Staff Email Addresses
Karen Friedman, Executive Director
• [email protected]
Jessica Bannan, Assistant Administrator
• [email protected]
Gini Rogers, Sales and Marketing Director
• [email protected]
Georgia Lane, Resident Care Director
• [email protected]
Beth Poole, Activity Director
• [email protected]
Mike Tiernan, Interim, Director of Dining Service
• [email protected]
Todd Wolfson, Executive Chef
• [email protected]
Terry Patrick, Director of Community Works
• [email protected]
Website: www.lodgelane.org
1690: The colony of Massachusetts
issues America’s first paper money.
1790: In New York City, the U.S.
Supreme Court convenes for the first
time, led by Chief Justice John Jay.
1829: Levi Strauss, creator of the
world’s first pair of jeans, is born
in Germany.
1885: Mark Twain’s “Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn” is published in
the U.S.
Lodge Lane Assisted Living: 1221 Lodge Lane,
Wilmington, DE 19809 (302) 757-8100
1938: Walt Disney’s first animated
feature, “Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs,” debuts to rave reviews and
revolutionizes film animation.
1948: NASCAR, the National
Association for Stock Car Auto Racing,
is founded. It would grow to become
one of America’s most popular
spectator sports.
1965: Canada adopts a new flag with a
red and white maple leaf design.
1971: Pitcher Satchel Paige becomes
the first player to be nominated to the
Baseball Hall of Fame based on his
performance in the Negro Leagues.
1972: The Volkswagen Beetle
overtakes the Ford Model T as the
world’s best-selling car.
1980: Dubbed the “Miracle on Ice,”
the U.S. men’s hockey team upsets the
Soviet Union at the Winter Olympics
in Lake Placid, N.Y. The team went on
to beat Finland to win the gold medal.
1984: Using a jet pack, space shuttle
astronaut Bruce McCandless becomes
the first person to fly untethered
in space.
2006: The Northeast gets buried in a
snowstorm that drops a whopping
26.9 inches on New York City, the
most snow the city has seen since
record keeping began in 1869.