Virginia Wylie

Virginia L. Wylie, Ph.D., is a retired teacher and school principal from Charleston, WV and professor emeritus of educational leadership at Valdosta State University. Born in 1932, Virginia is twice widowed and lives with her cats, Sugar and Pepper, in one of Brookdale’s Florida communities. Poetry is her retirement hobby and she’s published two books, one about family and the other about teaching. She is a member of the International Society of Poetry.

Sing-Along

Category: Resident Blogs July 08, 2017

Many of us can’t sing but we sing anyway Here’s what happened to us one day Joe drives our van but wasn’t available Barbara, having a license, was capable But she had to lead the next activity So she turned to her assistant, Beverly “Emergency, gotta... Read more

Audrey Cahill, R.N.

Category: Resident Blogs July 01, 2017

Health and Wellness Director When I first met Audrey Cahill, R.N. I was impressed by her obvious competence, Her calm, pleasant manner, And her professional confidence. Audrey’s attention focused on me that day I cooperated with my needs assessment M... Read more

Audrey's Visit

Category: Resident Blogs June 24, 2017

Cousin Mary took some time off work To settle me into Brookdale’s routine I felt frazzled and a bit berserk But the cats were content with the scene. I slept most of Saturday and Sunday Monday, we got down to business Needs assessment was the order o... Read more

First Impressions

Category: Resident Blogs June 17, 2017

This is the first of three poems about Audrey. We had a great poetry corner discussion about our health services providers and out gratitude for them. Audrey and several other caregivers attended the meeting. They were appreciative of the recognition... Read more

Our Sherry

Category: Resident Blogs June 10, 2017

Sherry smiles the prettiest smile At me, and you and you and you Sherry has been kind awhile To me, and you and you and you Life to her has not been fair Of sadness she is still aware Yet we see her going everywhere Her hand outstretched to care Or o... Read more

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