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Award winner
At this year’s Leading Age North Carolina spring conference at Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N C, Cherese Wolfe joined an elite group of award recipients by garnering top honors for the Service Excellence Award. This award honors those in direct service who demonstrate extraordinary talent, expertise, and dedication in the provision of exceptional service to residents. Cherese serves as the social worker for our Independent Living and Deacon Pointe Assisted Living residents at Twin Lakes Community. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2001 and joined the Twin Lakes staff in 2016. Leading Age North Carolina is the state association of not-for-profit providers dedicated to providing quality care, housing, health, community and related services to the elderly.
Twin Lakes Community is grateful for Cherese’s dedication and service, and we are proud of her well-deserved recognition. Cherese (l) is pictured with Twin Lakes Quality Assurance Officer Connie Poovey who nominated Cherese for the award.

Lanes of Light

Lanes of Light 2017  was a tremendous success! Through our community's efforts and the broader community's support, nearly 33 TONS of food was donated to Allied Churches of Alamance County and the Salvation Army food ministries. Lanes of Light is an award-winning mile-long drive through Twin Lakes Community dressed in holiday style. Through the joint efforts of our staff and residents, our 210 acre campus is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with festive fun. Dozens of illuminated trees, a sixty-foot sea serpent, an animated paddleboat and other holiday designs create a beautiful reflection as they float on our lakes. A larger-than-life Toyland with a live jack-in-the-box is the delight of children young and old. Those displays as well as all other wooden designs are the creation of our resident woodworkers and artists. Additional displays are designed and created each year. Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman are always dressed in full holiday attire to greet visitors. And, the favorite of all visitors is the residents of Twin Lakes who enthusiastically stand at their court entrances wishing every visitor a Merry Christmas! Requested admission is canned food or a monetary donation for the benefit of Allied Churches of Alamance County and the Salvation Army food pantries. Through Lanes of Light, a true labor of love, over 183 tons of food has been given to local food ministries. Please join us for Lanes of Light 2018, December 1st and 2nd, 2018!

Best Places to Work

Triad Business Journal has announced Twin Lakes Community received second place honors from a 12-county area in their annual Best Places to Work awards competition. Winners were determined through a scientific survey of employees administered by a third-party research firm. Twin Lakes was placed in the extra-large category (over 300 employees) which included much larger for-profit corporations. The survey asked 50 questions of employees, evaluating their employer on points designed to measure 10 key engagement categories focusing on items such as team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation and benefits. This honored distinction confirms Twin Lakes truly is a wonderful place to live and work.…/best-places-to-work-twin-lakes……/revealing-the-triads-best-plac…

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Deacon Pointe Phase III Completion

Phase III of the Deacon Pointe Assisted Living remodel is complete. The new kitchen is open and residents are excited about the fresh menu at The Courtyard. Our chefs Robert Winther and Todd McGuire are assisting with menu planning, preparing meals and meeting with residents for ideas, suggestions and favorite recipes. The chefs prepare breakfast to order. Lunches and dinners are a combination of requested meals from residents and recipes the chefs have in their repertoire. Each Friday night is a special restaurant night including Seafood Friday, Italian cuisine, and specialty foods. Bon Appetit!


Evelyn Apple Scholarships

In a ceremony June 7th, The Auxiliary of Twin Lakes awarded Evelyn Apple Scholarships valued at $40,000 to 25 students, children and dependent grandchildren of Twin Lakes employees, for college and technical school study. Evelyn Apple Scholarships are funded by residents in honor and appreciation of Twin Lakes staff. In its 16 years of operation, the Evelyn Apple Scholarship Program has made 184 awards, a total of $246,100, according to Robert Demaree, Scholarship Chair. Pictured are this year's award recipients.

Yarn Bomb

In honor of International Yarn Bombing Day, residents and staff of Twin Lakes and members of the Alamance Arts Council ‘yarn bombed’ University Drive Bridge on our campus on Saturday. Yarn bombing is a community effort to cover public structures in knitted and crocheted panels to beautify the area. Twin Lakes partnered with the Alamance Arts Council who initiated the event as part of a series of pop-up art events across the county. More than forty volunteers, mostly from Twin Lakes, produced over 350 feet of colorfully designed knitted and crocheted pieces connected together. Horns honked and people waved as dozens of volunteers hoisted the connected artwork over the side of University Drive Bridge. Organizers hope to keep the artwork on display for at least a week, weather permitting. Once removed, the individual pieces will be separated and donated as prayer shawls for those in the broader community.


LeadingAge North Carolina Award Winners

Two members of Twin Lakes’ staff garnered prestigious statewide awards at the LeadingAge North Carolina annual conference. LeadingAge North Carolina is the state association of not-for-profit providers dedicated to providing quality care, housing, health, community and related services to seniors.


Twin Lakes CFO Chan Chandler received the top honor of Career Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement. LeadingAge North Carolina describes this as the highest award presented to a distinguished employee of a member facility who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in aging services and whose long-term commitment to learning, leadership, and the not for profit mission has elevated the greater work of LeadingAge North Carolina. Excerpts from the nomination letter submitted by Twin Lakes CEO Pam Fox and the Board of Directors states Chan has served the residents and staff of Twin Lakes for nearly 34 years. His dedication to the work of Twin Lakes, the wellbeing of our residents and the success of our staff is implicit in everything he does. Under his careful guidance and leadership, our community has grown into one of the largest in the state and was recently given an A-bond rating by the Fitch rating agency. Chan is a man of great integrity, humor and humility.  His devotion to both the organization and the people of Twin Lakes is evident in the quiet influence and leadership he has given to us for more than half of his life.  He has decided to retire near the end of this year, and is richly deserving of recognition by his peers in the field he has served so capably for so long.


Twin Lakes transportation driver Steve Lineberry received the Service Excellence award. Criteria for the award as defined by LeadingAge states this award honors those in direct service, either as employees or volunteers, who demonstrate extraordinary talent, expertise, and dedication in provision of exceptional service to residents. Steve’s supervisor Amanda Hobbs writes in her nomination letter, During Steve’s three-year tenure with us his impact has been tremendous. He is a volunteer with the local EMS agency in Alamance County and the skills he has acquired on that job enhance his service to our residents. His dedication to service outside Twin Lakes is a prime example of enriching the lives of others especially in a time of crisis. His desire for service and to help make each day the best it can be for others is a blessed thing.


Twin Lakes Community is grateful for Chan and Steve’s dedication and service to our community and the broader community, and proud of their well-deserved statewide recognition.


Chan and Steve are pictured center with Dale Melton of Salemtowne (l) and Tom Akins President/CEO LeadingAge North Carolina (r).