BIG NEWS for entertainment at Bay Village! Starting April 15th we will have LIVE entertainment. We will be able to seat 40 residents in the auditorium with masks on. We have booked entertainers who are willing to do 2 shows so that more residents can see the programs. The shows will be at 5:30 and 7:00 on Thursday evenings. There will be sign-up sheets in the activity book which is located in the craft room. You must sign-up to attend. The sign-up sheets will be available on April 1st.
April 1st we will finish up with the SILL Music Programs. The program concludes with singer Maria Wirries. She most recently participated in the National Tour of “Dear Evan Hansen”. This will be shown on Channel 195 at 4:00 & 7:30.
April 8th we will show the movie that started a craze that continues today. The original “Star Wars”, which is actually part 4 of the series, will be shown on Channel 195 at 3:30 & 7:30. This movie is part of our feature on the 1970’s. It was released in 1977.
April 15th We are thrilled to introduce to Bay Village the Astralis Chamber Ensemble. The group includes Angela Massey on flute, Kris Marshall on trumpet, and Haley Rhodeside on harp. Angela is an international solo flutist, Kris is principal trumpet with the Southwest Florida Symphony, and Haley is principal harp with the Orlando Philharmonic and Annapolis Symphony. Please sign-up in the activity book located in the craft room. There will be two shows at 5:30 & 7:00.
April 22nd local classical pianist Eleonora Lvov will get our beautiful grand piano out on center stage. Eleonora Lvov has achieved world-wide reputation as a piano virtuoso and popular recording artist. A winner of many international competitions, she performs widely as a soloist with major orchestras and in recitals throughout the United States and Europe. Please sign-up for either 5:30 or 7:00.
April 29th violist David Pedraza will be back to wow us with his talent. From 2003 to 2005 David was part of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas under Placido Domingo, Carlos Prieto and Gustavo Dudamel. David holds a Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University Conservatory of Music and recently he finished his Master of Music at the same institution with an award of full scholarship. Please sign-up for either 5:30 or 7:00.
April 4th is Easter Day and Bay Village will be having a Sunrise Service on the third floor terrace at 7:30AM.
April 5th there is an alcohol ink class. You will learn several techniques with this unique art medium. Please sign up in the activity book located in the craft room.
April 7th is National Beer Day and we will be giving away beer and root beer in the main elevator lobby from 4:00-5:00.
On April 9th we are combining fitness, the environment, and curiosity! We are going to take a group to walk the 3 blocks to the construction site of The Tides of Bay Village. Along the way we will pick up trash to help the environment. Once we get there Marvin will talk to us about what is going on at the site. We will then walk the 3 blocks back to Bay Village. Please sign up in the activity book.
April 12th there will be a trip to Selby Gardens. We will enjoy the beautiful grounds including the special display, “Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop”. This is a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the beautiful gardens and the bay front. The cost for Selby Gardens is $23. After the gardens we will go to Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar for a terrific lunch on the deck. More details and the sign-up sheet are in the activity book.
April 19th there is a class learning how to make Faux Leather Earrings. You can be creative making earrings for any occasion and they are very lightweight. You can make 4 pair of earrings for $5. Sign up in the activity book.
April 21st Bay Village will be celebrating Earth Day one day early on April 21st. Working in conjunction with our Environmental Committee there will be a display table with information and give-aways in the main elevator lobby from 12:00-1:00 and 4:00-5:00. We will also be showing the movie “Chasing Ice” in the auditorium at 2:30.
April 23rd enjoy lunch at Evies at Spanish Point. This is a casual spot with a tiki hut right on the Intercoastal Waterway. This is a short ride to Osprey for this fun trip.
April 26th we will finish up our look at the 1970’s with music, trivia and a give-away from 4:00-5:00 in the main elevator lobby.
Friday April 2nd you can see Dr. Robert Barylski discuss Russia-American Relations after our Presidential Election on Channel 195 at 4:00 and 7:30.
April 6th we will show the last SILL Global Issues lecture: The Politicization of the Department of Justice by Robert Gary. This will show on Channel 195 at 4:00 and 7:30.
On April 13th we are honored to show a recording of our own Dr. Ken Bradt discussing his career with the CIA. Ken is eager to solicit any questions that residents might have about his work at the CIA. Please give your questions to Resident Services by April 3rd, so he can include them in the recording.
We will return to the Great Courses program, “England, Scotland, and Wales” on April 20th. We will show two 30 minute sessions every Tuesday at 7:30. We will start with “Industrial Britain” and “Victorian Britain”.
April 27th we will see “20th Century Britain” andthen “Edinburgh and Glasgow”.
By Petra Mueller
Environmental Wellness is our theme during the month of April. The meaning of environmental wellness is having good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being. This happens to be the month with Earth Day in it also, so a nice coincidence or you can call it good planning. If you are interested to read some more about this dimension get a flyer out of the rack by the mail room. We are planning a walk to our construction site of the new Memory Care Unit: ‘The Tides of Bay Village’ on the morning of April 9th. We are meeting up there with Marvin Lunsford our Maintenance Director and Randy McAlpin, the project manager, for information about the site. You will have to sign up to walk with us and we are leaving at 10 am.
Try to take advantage of the nice and still cooler weather as long as it lasts and walk the grounds, play shuffleboard or relax in and by the pool. Don’t get fooled on April 1st and if you do, smile or laugh it off.
ASK NOT WHAT SOMEONE ELSE CAN DO, BUT WHAT CAN I DO?
First it takes self-awareness, to realize we are all part of the environmental problem plaguing the whole world. It is people working together doing their part to improve and change old habits. Little changes done by many people make a difference. Let’s look at the math of one small change at Bay Village. If you leave the liner intact in your bathroom waste basket until it is dirty, how many plastic bags Bay Village can save from going to the landfill in one year? Just empty it into your bag in the kitchen. There are about 300 bathrooms that are cleaned 25 times a year. That equals 7500 bags a year. Make it a habit to keep a drinking cup in your walker. Chill and Grill uses plastic cups if you would like a drink. Waste not!! Also, be sure and bring your own coffee cups. You did not use disposable cups in your homes.
I would like to finish with what we call “up news”. Several companies are working on a battery called a Quantum Glass Battery. It can recharge an electric car in 60 seconds. Our grandchildren are going to be living in a different world.
Information at Bay Village
The last few months we have had articles about various resources at Bay Village. For instance in January we wrote about volunteer opportunities, in February all of the medical resources available and in March all of the recreation resources. In April we are going to give you information on information at Bay Village.
First and foremost, there is someone at the front desk 24 hours a day. If necessary you can call “0” to get the information you need. But the staff who work the front desk have many other duties so check out some of the other ways you can find out what you need.
Channel 195 or Touchtown is Bay Village’s own television channel. Daily there are announcements and activities posted on this channel. You can also see the menu. You can even see the temperature outside. This is where we have shown movies, entertainment, speakers, exercise and more during COVID.
The Vibes, this newsletter you are reading right now. Keep the calendar all month so you know what is going on! Also you can find all of the birthdays and anniversaries.
The Bay Village App is available to any resident who has a computer, tablet or smart phone. If you have difficulty getting the app, call Resident Services. On the app you can see all the announcements that are on Channel 195. There are construction updates, Covid updates, daily events, the dining room menu and more. Many of us use the Resident Directory on the app most of all. You can look up fellow residents by first name, last name and even room number. There is also a Staff Directory. Curious what the hours of the Gift Shop are, or wondering how to schedule a massage? The app can help with that also. There is a section called General Information which can give you the information on most resources here at Bay Village. The entire Resident Handbook is on there as well. If you haven’t tried it, you really should check out the Bay Village App.
For some Bay Village residents it is difficult to see the announcements on Channel 195 or to read the App. Alexa to the rescue! If you have an Alexa device (Echo Dot, Echo Show, Home Mini) it can be hooked up to the Bay Village App. Then you can ask Alexa what is for dinner tonight and she can tell you. Alexa can also tell you the activities & the announcements. You can usually find an Echo Dot for less than $30, and you can put in a work order for IT to set it up for you.
Bay Village works with the same company (Touchtown) for Channel 195, the App, and the Alexa option. But there is one more thing we can now do in conjunction with Touchtown. We can now live-stream events. We officially tried out this new service on March 25 for the Quarterly Meeting. A few residents were able to attend the meeting in person, but everyone else could either watch it on Channel 195 or the App. Bay Village was one of the first communities to work with Touchtown on this live-streaming option.
Bay Village is also on Facebook and has a web-page. The marketing team keeps up with both of these. On Facebook you can see fun photos of things going on at Bay Village. The Bay Village web-page is a great source for family and friends who may want to learn more about Bay Village.