The Centerpiece Newsletter – June 2023

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The Living Center was thrilled to present The Apple Valley Singers on Sunday, June 25th. This open house event was open to the public. It was a spectacular event that brought together friends and community members for an afternoon of memorable music.

Our June Birthday Honorees:

Joe Levering, Levering Management ~ June 5th

Ice Cream Social

June is rare when we do not have any resident birthdays at The Living Center, so we decided to do something different and delicious! We hosted an ice cream social on the back patio for all to enjoy on Friday, June 23rd. Our prayers were heard and answered for sunny, comfortable weather! The ice cream social was also an excellent opportunity to meet our newest residents, Marie Minor and Jack Christner.

May Birthday Honorees:

Resident Carol had a birthday in May
Carol Hooley ~ May 6th
Resident Pat had a birthday in May
Pat Courtright ~ May 4th

Quilt and Art Exhibit by Carol Coe

Carol Coe showing off her quilts and other artwork

What exceptional talent! Carol Coe, sister of resident Mary Braddock, shared her beautiful quilts, framed paintings, glass paintings, and much more. When asked what inspires her, she said, “It is just a good outlet” for her. She loves making items for her daughters, grandchildren, and friends. She also brought in a very special Christmas tree. She starts with a foam base and then takes old jewelry, sometimes belonging to a mother who has passed away. She uses that special jewelry to decorate the tree for the family to treasure. Thank you, Carol, for coming to The Living Center, and thank you, Mary, for making the arrangements.

School Kids Visit

Twin Oak Elementary students playing air hockey with Helen

On May 19th, we had a wonderful morning with fifth-grade students from Twin Oak Elementary in Mount Vernon. They were participating in a day of service throughout the community. These students chose to spend time with us at The Living Center, and everyone, students and residents, had so much fun!

The group of twenty-two students came prepared to The Living Center with various games and activities. The residents and students played Monopoly, Scrabble, Jenga, and colored pictures. They even created a game like air hockey using a long table, pool noodles, tissue boxes, and a canning jar lid. It was so much fun we are adding it to The Living Center’s activity calendar.

Thank you, kids, for coming; you are welcome anytime!

Did You Know…

  • People with high IQs tend to dream more than the average person.
  • Our big toes have two bones each, while the rest of your toes have three.
  • The acid in your stomach can dissolve razor blades.
  • The name Beijing, China’s capital city, means “gate.”
  • The earth gets approximately 100 tons heavier each day from falling space dust.
  • An astronaut’s heart becomes smaller in outer space.
  • Dirty snow melts faster than clean.
  • More oak trees are stuck by lightning than any other type of tree.
  • In 1900, the average person’s life expectancy was 47.
  • In 2009, one out of eight couples married in the United States met each other online. Today, it’s one in six.

June 14th ~ Flag Day

The middle of June is an excellent time for a celebration—especially if it honors Flag Day! This all-American holiday commemorates June 14th as the day in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation in 1916, officially establishing June 14th as Flag Day. Still, it wasn’t until 1949, under President Harry S. Truman, that an Act of Congress created our National Flag Day. However, it’s not a federal holiday, so government offices, public buildings, and schools aren’t closed on Flag Day.

Of course, the original flag of the Second Continental Congress didn’t look the way it does today. It did have red and white alternating stripes, but it had only 13 stars, each representing one of the 13 original colonies. The stars were arranged in a circular pattern so that no colony could be considered first or more important than the others—all were equal. Between 1777 and 1960, the United States Congress passed several acts that altered the shape and design of the flag to reflect the addition of new states. However, the basic elements—those red and white stripes with white stars on a field of blue—have remained unchanged.

Flag Day is traditionally celebrated with parades and patriotic programs, often including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and veterans groups. At the beginning of the week of June 14th, officially designated National Flag Week, the president of the United States issued a proclamation encouraging all Americans to fly the flag to show respect for and nurture the ideals it represents.

Since 1910, Fairfield, Washington, has put on a Flag Day parade every year except 1918, making it the nation’s longest continuously held Flag Day parade. The Flag Day parade in Quincy, Massachusetts, has been held yearly since 1952. And Troy, New York, claims to have the largest Flag Day parade, drawing over 50,000 spectators.

Around the Center

aggie the yorkie with one of our residents

Thursday, June 1st at 3:00 pm ~ Visit with our favorite dog, Letty

Monday, June 5th at 6:30 pm ~ Side Effects Guitar Duo in Living Room

Tuesday, June 6th at 2:00 pm ~ Knox County Garden Club

Wednesday, June 7th at 9:00 am ~ Blood Pressure check with Knox Public Health

Thursday, June 8th at 1:15 pm ~ Bible Study with Brad Pokosh

Thursday, June 8th at 3:00 pm ~ Visit with our favorite dog, Letty

Sunday, June 11th at 2:00 pm ~ Church Service with Pastor Ham

Tuesday, June 13th at 1:30 pm ~ Chair Yoga with Heather Flack

Tuesday, June 13th at 2:30 pm ~ Bible Study with Brad Pokosh

Thursday, June 15th at 3:00 pm ~ Visit with our favorite dog, Letty

Friday, June 16th at noon ~ Men’s BBQ on the Back Patio

Sunday, June 18th ~ Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 18th ~ Church Service with Lakeholm Church

Monday, June 19th at 2:30 pm ~ Granny Circle Ukulele Group

Tuesday, June 20th at 2:30 pm ~ Bible Study with Brad Pokosh

Thursday, June 22nd at 1:30 pm ~ Chair Yoga with Heather

Thursday, June 22nd at 3:30 pm ~ Visit with our favorite dog, Letty

Friday, June 23rd at 1:30 pm ~ Ice Cream Social on Back Patio

Sunday, June 25th at 1:00 pm-4:00 pm ~ Living Center Open House, Public Welcome

Sunday, June 25th at 2:00 pm ~ Apple Valley Singers perform, Public Welcome

Tuesday, June 27th at 2:30 pm ~ Bible Study with Brad Pokosh

Thursday, June 29th at 3:30 pm ~ Visit with our favorite dog, Letty

Carefree Retirement Living at its Finest!

Levering Management has developed a tradition of providing our community excellence in health care services since 1956. The Living Center is proud to expand this tradition with outstanding Senior Living Services.

From the moment you walk through our front door, you will see and feel the difference! Our friendly staff caters to first-class amenities and welcomes you to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.

Our Activities Program is developed to meet the interests of everyone.

The Living Center provides restaurant-style dining, utilities, including cable television, weekly housekeeping services, a complimentary laundry room, scheduled transportation, and a reserved parking space. Other amenities include 24-hour staffing and emergency pull cords. All of these services are included in an affordable monthly fee. Priority admission at a Levering Management Nursing Center should you ever need rehabilitation, short-term or long-term nursing care.

Experience first-hand how to live the good life by enjoying our delicious food, developing friendships, and participating in activities and outings, all provided in a safe and secure environment. Furnished apartments are also available. A furnished apartment may be rented on a short or long-term basis.

For a complimentary lunch and tour, contact The Living Center at 

201 North Main Street, 

Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 


Joan Levering, Executive Director 

Barb Brenneman, Manager 

Teri DeBoard, Dining Services Mgr. 

Amber Ebright, Program Director

Twin Oak Elementary students playing air hockey with Helen

senior living community

open house

sunday, june 25 • 1 PM - 4 PM

apple valley singers perform at 2 PM

public invited

refreshments will be served

4 years in a row Pinnacle Customer Experience Award winner 2019 through 2023 -- senior living apartments

201 North Main Street
Mount Vernon