Our resident spotlight for March is on Ms. Janice. Janice was born in 1926 in the Boynton, GA area which is near Ringgold, GA. When she got older, she attended Central High in Chattanooga, TN. She received her undergrad degree from the University of Georgia and then went on to get her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Emory University.
Janice was a teacher of high school English. "I taught during the time when we could pat the children on the back to praise them," said Janice. "I loved them, and most loved me." Janice feels her two greatest achievements in life (other than her children, of course) were reaching her students and inspiring them to aim high and getting her masters.
Janice is the proud mother of two. She has one son, Forest, and one daughter, Marsha. She also has two grandchildren- Michael and Jessica.
Family, food, church, friends, and books bring her the most joy. She also enjoys playing bridge, making flower arrangements and keeping a clean house. Before moving to the Oaks, Janice lived in the middle of 27 acres. She felt that it was absurd for her to keep living in a four bedroom house by herself. She also never liked to cook and does not like to eat alone.
Since becoming part of the Oaks' family, Janice has most enjoyed the meals, friendships, and choice of entertainment and games. She feels the care staff enjoys serving and caring for the residents and appreciates the sense of safety that living in a community provides. We are very thankful that Janice decided to join us and know that there are many more happy memories to be made with Janice around!