Reading Time: 2 minutes   Woodland Ridge’s employee of the month for September is Chequell Akers! Chequell is originally from the Bahamas and moved to the United States in 1998, living in Clinton, Iowa for the first four years before moving to the Atlanta area. She says she’s been here so long she’s practically a true Southerner!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Woodland Ridge’s employee of the month for August is Marva Clarke! Marva is originally from Jamaica and grew up the youngest of 10 kids from her mother. Her father had children from a previous marriage so that there were 21 children in total. She remembers her brothers tricking her into getting her to stop sucking Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes William “Bill” is Woodland Ridge’s resident of the month! Mr. Bill is from Atlanta and grew up in a family with one brother who is four years older than him. Bill fondly remembers their family dog, a dachshund named Baron. He went to North Side High School and then to Emory University where he got Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Woodland Ridge Employee of the month for July is Martha Mesa! Martha is from Demorest, Georgia, and is the youngest of five girls. She played trumpet in the band in school and was very involved in their church. At age 17 she went to North Georgia Tech and has a diploma in business.

Reading Time: 1 minute Our Woodland Ridge Employee of the Month for June is Nkem Stokes! Nkem is originally from Nigeria and grew up in a large family with nine children. Her mother was a teacher, and her father was a manager for a British company. She and her twin brother are the youngest of the bunch. Nkem says Read More

Reading Time: 1 minute Our May Resident of the Month is Ruby. We’re happy that she had the time to share her story with Woodland Ridge so other residents can learn more about her life! Ms. Ruby is from Greenville, South Carolina, where she lived most of her life. She came to Georgia to be closer to her daughter, Read More

Reading Time: 1 minute Our Woodland Ridge January Resident of the Month is Wilma! Wilma was born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She went to the University of Maryland before moving to Georgia at age 22. She then finished her degree in Medical Lab Technology at Georgia State which is now Kennesaw State University. Ms. Wilma’s first job was Read More

Reading Time: 1 minute Our Woodland Ridge Employee of the Month is Anna Williams! Anna has worked at Woodland Ridge for 16 years, nearly the entire time she’s been in Atlanta. She moved here from Broxton, Georgia and worked at Emory Adventist Hospital before coming to Woodland Ridge. Previously, Anna also worked in a processing plant for Campbell’s Soup. Read More

Reading Time: 1 minute Click HERE for locations, showtimes. Mark your calendar for February 16th and head to the nearest senior center! Don’t miss the screening of The Age of Love, a documentary that follows 30 seniors who participate in a speed-dating event for ages 70—90. View the film’s trailer here: