Walk Around Florida Finale!
Our “Walk Around Florida” ended with our final party at the end of June! Almost 100 residents participated on a regular basis and received the t-shirt designed by Don Gasch!
Participants earned “points” for attending group exercise classes, wellness lectures, wellness outings and for exercising on their own and reporting their efforts to Petra.
Pictured above are the residents who earned the most points! They each received a t-shirt as well as a gift card to Publix. Pictured from left to right and what “place” they came in~ 10th: Paul Binder; 7th: Larry Ream; 4th: Al Chamberland; 3rd: Dan Brabeck; 2nd: Jane Pyle; 6th: David Pyle; 1st : Estelle Estes; 5th: George Haas; 9th: Gloria Duffy; 8th: Eva Papp. Standing in the middle is Petra Mueller, our Wellness Coordinator, whose efforts in this 3-month event are to be commended! Congratulations everyone and we want to again, thank you for your enthusiasm and participation!
By Petra Mueller
The middle of summer is here, and the temperature outside is soaring. Cover up when you go outside, wear a hat, go early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Put on sunscreen if you are outside and protect your skin. Drink plenty of fluids (water) to stay hydrated and eat light meals. After the hottest part of the summer is over, we are planning monthly outings to the local county parks and will offer a nice picnic there. We are going to one park a month to explore the sites, walk the trails, watch the wildlife and enjoy the views. That is something we have not offered yet, and it will be fun to explore the “neighborhood.”
Now is your chance to use the pool before it will be closed for renovations and repairs!!!
Outings and Events!
Are you an animal lover? Do you like to help animals? Then join us on Tuesday, Aug. 4, as we head to the CAT DEPOT. The Cat Depot is a “no kill” organization staffed almost completely by volunteers. They have kittens and cats for us to hold and visit with! The staff will give us a tour of their facility and give you some background about the organization. You received the flyer about this trip and the fundraisers we are holding for them. There is a box in the resident services office for any items you may want to donate (cat food, litter, toys, and money of course). After visiting the “Depot” we’ll have lunch at “Cafe Epicure” downtown.
We will also continue going to the University Town Center. This month, lunch will be at The Cheesecake Factory. Join us on Friday, Aug. 28, the bus departs at 12:30 p.m.! Even if you don’t like to shop, this is a perfect trip for anyone who just wants to walk in a really pretty place that happens to be air conditioned!
Our current DVD series ends Aug. 11. We hope everyone enjoyed traveling through “The Smithsonian!”
Our next DVD series is from The Teaching Company and National Geographic titled “Polar Explorations.” Delve into the fascinating history, science, culture and wildlife of Antarctica and the Arctic. These 22 lectures are by different experts in these areas, so EACH class is on a different topic. We begin on Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. During this series, we will have four evenings that we take a “break” from the DVD and speaker Baila Miller will present~ “Paris The Luminous Years (or La Belle Epoque (1870-1914)”
Who would have dreamed that the once traditional city of Paris would become the center of freedom in Europe? This course examines the exhilarating, scandalous, and intimate relationships of young artists and authors who shaped this magical era that came to be known as “La Belle Epoque” (1870-1914). Artists such as The French Impressionists, Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris, writers such as Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway, booksellers Sylvia Beach, Adrienne Monnier, and many others made up this legendary milieu. Class One will be held on Aug. 4 and is titled: Art & Politics: The French Impressionists.
The French Impressionists, a mid-19th century art movement revolutionized the way art was depicted. The movement was inspired by a variety of factors including anti-establishment sentiment and a desire to paint everyday life. Their intent was to modernize the art world and move away from traditional subjects of history and mythology that had been around for centuries. The works of Monet, Cassatt, Manet, Morisot and more, are still considered the best known and best loved paintings in the world.
Sing Along with Josi and Crew!
This month’s sing along theme is: “Sing!! It’s Summer!” Join us on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m. in the living room expecting the usual FUN everyone seems to have at our sing along! If you’ve never been to one, stop by! You need to have perfect pitch and a master’s degree in music to join this group. We’re kidding, of course … you can come even if you need a bucket to carry a tune, plus it’s a great way to spend time with friends on a Sunday afternoon!
Drum Circle Anyone?
EDSEL van de Wall Arnemann is coming back for another Drum Circle on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m. this time! The group had lots of fun drumming or just tapping toes to the rhythm last time he was here. Edsel has 20 years of percussion experience, and he’ll give you a little history of the drum tonight and teach everyone some simple rhythms. If you have a drum, bring it! You can also bring a bucket or something else to drum on if you wish. Or you can just sit and enjoy! Drumming has proven health benefits like stress, tension and anxiety reduction. Plus, it’s just fun and really easy to learn. We will see you there!
Join us on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. for what should be another great performance from Chalyce! She’s a former Broadway singer (in “The Pajama Game”) who’s been “wowing” Bay Village audiences for more than 10 years!