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February Newsletter

“Dogwood Village Senior Living is the best place to be if you are not able to stay in your home. We have made many new friends and are enjoying the great care, wonderful activities, and delicious food”. 

Byron and Marjorie Madden


Dogwood Village wants to thank Jim White for his many years of service to our Health Center Commission, Senior Living Board and Foundation Board. Jim began volunteering on our boards in 2000 and has been a great resource for the facility. Jim has been instrumental in providing services and benefits for both residents and staff.



Janice Hales is from Delta Ohio.

She is a retired children’s Librarian. She graduated from Patrick Henry High School. The highlights of her life are her son and daughter. She shared her greatest joy was being their mother. Her hobbies include reading the newspaper and playing bingo. In the past she enjoyed playing the piano. Let’s give a warm Virginia welcome.

John Ryder was born in Charlottesville but has lived his life in Orange. He is a retired resource officer at Orange County High School. He has two wonderful daughters who are his pride and joy. He enjoys socials, bingo, church and


He was proud to share that his greatest life accomplishment was being able to work with children at Orange High School as he coached football, softball, and wrestling. John was proud to have made a difference in the lives of the students. Stop by and get to know this fine man.

Janita White was born in Fauquier County Virginia. In 1951 she moved to Madison County and made that her home. She has 3 lovely children and a host of grandchildren. She worked at Liberty Fabric as a inspector along with being a homemaker. She prides herself in cooking and continues to enjoy it. Janita was eager to share at age 50 she returned to school to complete her GED at Piedmont Carver School. Her volunteer work consisted of being a member of Walker’s Methodist Church. Welcome to Dogwood Senior Living.


Laura Thacker joined the Dogwood family in January. She has lived in Madison County for over 55 years. She retired from Comdial in Charlottesville after working 33 years. She has two daughters and two grandchildren. Laura is a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. Her hobbies are watching TV, playing bingo, attending church, and going on outings. She shared with us that her life accomplishment was marrying the love of her life and he fried the best chicken. Stop by and say hello.

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