Ringing in the New Year at Kirby Pines

This January, we can celebrate not only the new calendar year 2020, but also the Chinese Lunar New Year 4717 – the Year of the Rat. Unlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years. 2020 is the year of the White Metal Rat. It is a year to make peace and enjoy life. As a White Metal year, we need to wait patiently for things to happen. It is time to prepare for the next year. Perhaps this is because the Rat year is the first animal of the twelve earthly branches celebrated in the Chinese calendars.

The Rat is characterized as being a quick problem solver, having a strong memory and a brilliant sense of creativity. Individuals born in the year of the Rat are said to be agile, active, resourceful, thoughtful, sharp-sighted and alert.

This past year at Kirby has been filled with many accomplishments, such as winning the Memphis Most Award for the 13th consecutive year, and again being named the largest retirement community by the Memphis Business Journal. Our Marketing team is on track to yet again bring in a record-breaking number of deposits and move-ins, as prospects realize the value of lifecare and all that Kirby Pines offers to our residents. We saw the start of the balcony renovation project, and of course, we continue our apartment and garden home renovations. New on the horizon is a new wellness center to be built near the greenhouse.

We can expect many new accomplishments in 2020. So please have the patience of the Rat, to wait for things to come. Wishing you happiness, prosperity, and a Happy New Year.

“Gung Hay Fat Choy”

Michael EscamillaMichael Escamilla,
Executive Director,
Kirby Pines