community-newsletter - Walton Communities

community-newsletter - Walton Communities

The Neighbor

Walton Communities January/February 2014



Each month, Walton Communities offers an

opportunity for residents to visit featured local

attractions and enjoy all the wonderful things Atlanta has

to offer – all at a great discount. Just visit in the month featured, turn your

ticket stubs in to your community office and we’ll reimburse 90% of the

ticket price for admission. For Walton Communities residents only.

In January, visit Atlanta’s High Museum. A walk through

the High Museum of Art’s permanent collection is a journey through time across continents.

Special exhibitions on display in January include GO WEST! ART OF THE

AMERICAN FRONTIER from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. This exhibition

considers the evolving notion of the American West through more than 250 paintings,

sculpture, photographs and Native American artifacts dating from 1830 to 1930. Also

on display is THE ART OF THE LOUVRE’S TUILERIES GARDEN. This exhibition

brings Paris to Peachtree Street with picturesque boxed holly trees on the piazza, sculpture

drawn directly from the grounds of the Tuileries, impressionist paintings and a three screen

video of a stroll through the garden. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday noon-5pm.

Admission: Adults, $19.50, students and seniors 65+, $16.50, children 6-17, $12, children 5 and under

free. Located at 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta. For more information, visit

In February visit The World of Coca Cola, the only place where you

can experience the fascinating story of the world’s best-known beverage brand in a dynamic,

multi-media attraction and taste over 100 flavors from around the globe! On special


The exhibit features examples of Rockwell’s Coca Cola work from original paintings to final

marketing pieces. Open daily 10 am – 5 pm (check website for hours – they can vary). Admission:

Adults 13-64, $!6, Seniors 65+, $14, Youth 3-12, $12, Toddlers 0-2 free with adult. Located at

121 Baker Street, Atlanta. For more information visit

Visit us on the web for more information about our resident services and a detailed listing of our monthly activities.

Pat Newman, Newsletter Editor,



A partment H omes

A Very Merry Christmas!

Each year, all of our single parents that live

in our Walton communities are invited

to a special Christmas banquet in their

honor. They are served by the Walton team

and their family members and treated to

delicious food, wonderful music, amazing

speakers and lots and lots of prizes,

designed especially for the needs of single

parents charged with the difficult task of

raising children alone. This year’s event was

bigger and better than ever. Many thanks

to all those who made it possible! Enjoy the

photos…they tell the story.

“You all really lifted my spirits today. I haven’t

celebrated Christmas in 4 years. Ever since we

lost my son’s father at Christmas time in 2009,

it has not been easy. Today you all touched my

heart. I have

found a home

away from home.

Thank you for

making me feel

the Christmas

spirit again.”


(Walton Village)

Single Parent News

Single parents! Get ready for a year full of

great events designed just for YOU! Don’t

miss a single one! Let’s make 2014 the

biggest and best year EVER for our single

parent group!

Friday, January 31st, 7:00 pm

CAREER INFO FAIR at Walton Reserve —

Bring your resume, dress for success and

join us at Walton Reserve Town Hall for an

evening of good information, networking

and strategizing, especially for those who

are looking for jobs. If you are not in need

of a job, come anyway! Perhaps you can help

someone else. We will (as always) have a delicious

dinner and plenty of great door prizes.

Free child care for kids birth-5th grade.

Friday, February 21st, 7:00 pm



Walton Reserve — Join

us for delicious food,

great entertainment and

fantastic prizes! This is a

fun night just for YOU!

See you there! Free child

care for kids birth-5th

grade for participants.

Note: Watch your email

for dates and times for

Single Parent Small

Groups at some


Rockin’ with the Rockettes

Our Cultural Enrichment Program is more

popular than ever before! Did you know

that in 2013, over 2,700 residents enjoyed a

variety of local attractions, plays, concerts

and other great things through the special

offerings of our Cultural Enrichment

Program Hear what one resident said: “I

just wanted to tell you what an amazing time

I had attending the Rockettes show! Thank

you so much for offering discounted tickets – I

absolutely adore live theatre (and most especially

have been a huge Rockettes fan for many

years!), but I never would have been able to go

for the market price, so this was a wonderful

treat! —Tania (Walton Riverwood)

Send in your Cultural Enrichment photo

and story to pnewman@waltoncommunities.

If it is featured in the newsletter, we’ll give

you a $25 gift card!

Single Parent of the Year —

Vania de Leon Ramirez!

Vania has overcome many

obstacles as she has sought

to build a better life for

herself and her daughter —

domestic violence, becoming

a U.S. citizen, and now working

on her GED as she works

to get her Bachelor’s Degree

from Mexico recognized in

the United States.

The Walton team out in full force

Natasha West, winner of

a $1,500 scholarship to

Chattahoochee Tech at

our Single Parent

Christmas Banquet

Books of the Month

Each month, it is our pleasure to offer

our residents a complimentary Book of

the Month. Just stop by the community

office the first week of each month to pick

up your free book to add to your home

library. Hurry! Supplies are limited.

JANUARY // Unlikely Friendships,

by Jennifer S. Holland

A leopard and a cow. An elephant and a sheep.

A cat and an iguana. These unlikely, heartwarming

friendships cross species lines, and

are just a few of the 47 included stories.

FEBRUARY // Sink Reflections,

by Marla Cilley

With her special blend of housecleaning

tips, humor, and musings about daily life,

Marla Cilley, a.k.a. The FlyLady, shows you

how to manage clutter and chaos and get

your home – and your life – in order. Soon

you’ll be able to greet guests without fear,

find your keys, locate your kids, and, most of

all, learn how to FLY: Finally Love Yourself.

First place winner of the

Walton on the Chattahoochee

Pie Bake-off Contest — an

annual favorite.

All the single ladies from

Walton Riverwood got together

for a lovely dinner out.

Holiday Office Closing

Our office will be closed Wednesday,

January 1st, in observance of New Year’s

Day. Remember, if you have an emergency

maintenance request, you can report it

online or call our Community Office. The

on-call Maintenance Engineer will take care

of your emergency request promptly. Our

team wishes you and yours a very happy and

healthy New Year!


Walton Communities offers counseling to

residents in need. To schedule your counseling

session, simply contact one of the counseling

partners listed below. Walton will pay

for up to four visits per family per year (with

a $10 per visit co-pay by the resident). Be

sure to tell them you are a Walton resident

when you set your appointment. All counseling

sessions are strictly confidential.

Legacy Strategy, 3105 Creekside Village,

Suite 801, Kennesaw, 678-468-9103;

Summit Counseling, 2750 Old Alabama Rd.,

Suite 200, Alpharetta, 678-893-5300; Good

News Counseling Center, 888 East-West

Connector, Austell, 770-436-3273; Care &

Counseling Center of Georgia, Monica Dutke,

Counselor (will meet with residents onsite),

404-636-1457; East-West Psychotherapy

Associates, Cameron Butler, Licensed Professional

Associate Counselor, 678-485-1331.

GED Classes

GED classes are being offered at our Walton

Crossing Adventure Center through a nonprofit

organization, Project Light. Classes

are held each Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00-

11:30 am and 7:00-8:30 pm (you choose

which works best for your schedule). The

cost is $15 per month and includes all materials.

For more information or to sign up for

classes, contact Pat Newman at pnewman@

Christmas Tree Removal

January 4th is the deadline for Christmas

tree removal. If you have a live Christmas

tree, contact your community office to

schedule a pickup. Please DO NOT place

your tree into the compactor.

Walton River residents work to help

others at Storehouse Ministries

Walton on the Chattahoochee residents collected

boxes filled with toys and gifts for Operation

Christmas Child.

Coming in 2014...

We are excited to have even MORE new

communities coming in 2014… Tell your


A Very Grand Opening!

Walton Riverwood, the newest community

in our portfolio, celebrated a very

GRAND opening in December, with

about 150 people in attendance. The evening

featured cuisine from local restaurants

such as Noche Vinings and Café Vena,

live music and breathtaking views of the

Atlanta skyline from the community’s Sky

Terrace. This new community is located

just off Cobb Parkway at 3270 Walton Riverwood

Lane, Atlanta 30339. If you’d like

more information about this community,


Walton Westside, an urban enclave in

West Midtown Atlanta, will offer an unparalleled

experience – from our rooftop

deck with city views to the enticing pool

featuring a comfortable tanning ledge. Our

apartment homes offer a variety of open

floor plans with oversized windows that

allow for plenty of natural light and spectacular

views. Our community provides a

relaxed lifestyle that affords plenty of time

to take advantage of the eclectic blend of

art galleries, boutique shopping, specialty

goods and legendary Atlanta restaurants

that the Westside has to offer – just

minutes from midtown and downtown

Atlanta. Scheduled to begin pre-leasing in

late January/early February 2014.

Features 254 one and two bedroom

luxury apartment homes.

The Legacy at Walton Mill, an active

adult community with 108 new

apartment homes located in Hiram, for

adults 55 and up. Scheduled to begin

leasing in late summer/early fall of

2014, it will feature one and two

bedroom apartment homes.

Walton Oaks Phase II will add an

additional 106 apartment homes to the

Walton Oaks community in Augusta.

Scheduled to begin leasing in late

summer/early fall of 2014, it will

feature 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

Walton River residents

enjoy a Thanksgiving

meal together.

Columns Drive residents

enjoy Thanksgiving

dinner together

Residents of Woodstock West by Walton

enjoyed yummy marshmallows roasted

over the open fire

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