Living the Weller Life
– February 2021 –
It’s five o’clock somewhere! Our Deacon Lounge is the perfect place for our Members to kick back and enjoy their favorite cocktail! In honor of National Margarita Day, our bartenders prepared some delicious margaritas for Members to kick back and enjoy!
New Wellness Associate
We would like to introduce you to our new Wellness Associate, Jessi! Jessi was born and raised in Winston-Salem! Being a North Carolina native gives her a big heart for the area she has always called home. She attended The University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She has a passion for spending time with her family and being in the great outdoors. In her free time, you can find her exploring a new trail, biking, swimming, or skiing! Her preferred type of exercise is swimming because of the aerobic activity it provides. She has already made an impact here at Homestead Hills and can’t wait to see what the future brings! We’re so happy for her to be here and have her helping our Members live the Weller Life! Make sure you stop by our Wellness Center and say hi to her!
Love Wine Bottle Crafts
Sometimes your love can be so sweet, you want to keep it in a bottle forever! This week we worked on our Love Wine Bottle Craft! Each of our Crafters had a station set up with a clear wine bottle, fairy lights, paint, tulle, and decorative hearts and gemstones to decorate with. They were able to personalize their wine bottle while they sipped on wine! We had a husband and wife duo work on their Valentine’s Day gifts for each other. It was so sweet.
It was all sweethearts, love letters, roses, and enormous smiles at Homestead Hills on Sunday for Valentine’s Day celebrations! Our Members were surrounded by neighbors and a whole lot of love! We hope your Valentine’s Day was simply sweet!
Chef Michael Show
Each month our Wellness Team partners up with Chef Michael for ” Healthy Eats with Meagan and the “Chef Michael Show”. In honor of American Heart Health Month, we focused on heart-healthy foods. Meagan shared about the 4 main parts of the heart, the 4 chambers, and the 4 valves. Chef Michael talked about how fish, particularly salmon is a heart-healthy choice. It is full of omega-3 fatty acids which are beneficial to aiding in cholesterol levels. We also talked about some heart-healthy snacks, such as air-popped popcorn. Air-popped popcorn is said to be heart-healthy because it is a natural whole grain that is full of fiber. Whole grains have been said to be linked to a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we hosted a special Valentine Dessert Wine and Truffle Tasting. Our wine representative paired dessert wines with 6 different truffles. This was offered as tasting for a small group of Members to keep things safe. This was so special and they enjoyed it! After the tasting, our attendees filled out order forms for the bottles they want and we will deliver them next week.
From King Cakes to a Bayou Feast, our Members enjoyed Mardi Gras at home this year! We enjoyed watching a Virtual Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday. Dinner featured classic Jambalaya, Shrimp Gumbo, and Polish Sausage with Red Beans and Rice. Beignets and King Cakes were served for dessert and the Members couldn’t get enough!
February was the second month of our Homestead Hills Wine Club and it was a huge hit again! This is a monthly event that we invite our Wine Representative out to feature wines that pair with Chef Michael’s menu. Our Members have provided feedback and suggestions of regions of wine they want to do tastings and we go from there. We also provide tasting mats so they can take notes and refer back if they decide to order a bottle in the future. After the tasting, each Member can select three bottles of wine to order to be delivered the next week. Our tasting menu included Goat Cheese Crusted with Toasted Almonds, Sitting in a Fresh Strawberries and Thai Basil Micro Greens, Grilled Corn Puree with Pancetta, Blackened Shrimp, and Corn Shoots, Phyllo Pork Belly Bite with Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, and Chocolate Mousse Cup! Talk about delicious!