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A grand WELCOME goes out to our cottage residents that have been moving in and getting settled over the past few months. It’s nice to see folks out walking and enjoying their private lake environment while construction continues on the Assisted Living and Independent buildings.
We’ve also captured a glimpse or two of some friends of the feathered family getting comfortable on the shoreline and of course the Catfish, Perch and Brim are well established. Our lake is a ‘catch & release’ fishing opportunity for those who care to grab a pole and enjoy the cooler temperatures.
Again, welcome to your first fall season here at Arabella of Longview; the place you now call home. We’re glad you are here!
Martha Hogue is the Executive Director at Arabella of Longview’s Assisted Living and Memory Care, following in the footsteps of her mentor, Andy Bynum. Through the years since 2001 Martha has developed her skills and expertise in all facets of senior care from Caregiver to Activities Director, to Business Office Director. For the past five years she has held the title of Assistant Director working directly under the tutelage of Andy.
Martha and her family moved to Longview in 1994 to accommodate her husband Terry’s job with the railroad. She has one grown son that graduated from Pine Tree H.S. and then attended LeTourneau University where he received his degree in engineering and now also works for the railroad.
Ready to bring her vast knowledge and understanding of all that goes into running an efficient community with quality care & services, Martha is excited to be part of the Arabella family. Believing our senior population is to be treated with the utmost dignity and respect is a value Martha hopes to instill in everyone on her team.
A Message From Kim
We have a multitude of Veterans who are or will be living here at Arabella of Longview and I think it is important we recognize these heroes. Without our veterans and military we would not be the great country we are today.
Veterans Day, gives all Americans the opportunity to recognize and commemorate the bravery of, and sacrifices made by our soldiers past and present. However, according to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day.
In 1938, legislation was passed declaring November 11 be ‘dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as Armistice Day’. As such, this new U.S. legal holiday honored WWI veterans only.
In 1954, after having been through both WWII and the Korean War, the 83rd Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking the word ‘Armistice’ and inserting the word ‘Veterans;’ thus honoring all American veterans of all wars.
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