Tis The Season
- Dec. 11th is the resident Christmas Party, and Bay Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland! There will be amazing food, music, and fun for all.
- Dec. 14th a group of residents will be attending the Ditchfield Family Christmas.
- Dec. 15 we will honor and celebrate Ida Gordon Poole as she turns 100 years old with a party at 3:00 in the living room.
- Dec. 16th and 19th we have 2 different groups riding on the Christmas Light Trolley.
- Dec. 18th there is a matinee showing of “ALF the Musical” that a group of residents will be attending.
- Dec. 31st Bay Village residents will have the chance to ring in the New Year with our neighbors in Greece. The party starts at 3:30 p.m. and we will ring in 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (midnight in Greece). There will be live music, a dance floor, and wonderful Greek treats.
- Dec. 5th Joan Streit will sing and play the piano for us at 7:30.
- Dec. 8th there will be a Suziki Recital in the Auditorium from 1:00-5:00.
- Dec. 12th we are very pleased to have the small ensemble bell choir from Ring Sarasota called Ring Side. They will play holiday music on handbells at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
- Dec. 13th the Cantori Choir from Church of the Palms will perform a Christmas Program at 7:30 p.m in the auditorium.
- Dec. 14th there will be a piano recital in the auditorium from 3:00-5:00.
- Dec. 16th at 3:30 in the auditorium, there will be a sing a long for all interested residents.
- Dec. 23rd the Adult and Children’s Orchestra will perform their Christmas concert at 2:30 p.m.
Congratulations Bay Village Chefs!
Join us in congratulating Chef Sean and Chef Richard on taking 1st place for the second year in a row! This year, they competed in the “Hot Appetizer” category at the Best of the Best Senior Living, Culinary Extravaganza, put on by the Sarasota County Aging Network.
On Tuesday, Dec. 10th, there will be a special concert in the Bay Village Auditorium! Children from Wilkinson Elementary School will perform a concert for us at 10:00 a.m. Please make an effort to come hear the joyful music and to support these boys and girls.
Have you always wanted to learn to play bridge? If so, give Diana a call at extension 4036. If we can get at least 4 residents who want to learn, we will try to have a class.
The day after Christmas can be kind of BLAH! Guests often leave, many of the staff are off, we have opened all of the gifts, stayed up too late, and eaten too much. Resident Services staff are going to try to make it a little more fun. At 10:00, Diana will lead a walk around the pond so we can burn some of those extra calories. Then at 2:00, we will see how well you know Bay Village as we host a Scavenger Hunt. There will be a prize for the winners and healthy refreshments for all. Don’t just spend the day in your room feeling BLAH; please come join the fun.
Dec. 3rd the topic is: “Climate Change: Causes, Consequences and Coping.” The speaker is Dr. Terry L. Root, who is a major research contributor to the UN Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), which was co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Dr. Root will discuss the science behind our changing climate and how plants, animals and humans are being affected. She will also address Florida’s particular vulnerabilities and necessary remedies.
Peggy Martin will present, “Teacher: The Story of Anne Sullivan” on Dec. 10th. In this one-woman show, Ms. Martin portrays Anne Sullivan, who taught the deaf and blind child, Helen Keller, how to read. Anne served as a beacon for those in the teaching profession who every day are faced with the task of reaching students and changing their lives forever.
On Dec. 17th, Daniel Spohn will speak on “Tracking Our Enemies: An Overview of the U.S. Intelligence Community.” There are 17 separate U.S. intelligence agencies, employing tens of thousands, gathering and analyzing information about the threats to U.S. security. Physicist Daniel Spohn, a 20-year veteran of the Department of Defense Intelligence Agency, provides an overview of U.S. intelligence activities, how it is organized, what they do and how they interact.
Employee Years of Service
On October 22nd, Bay Village celebrated employees who have worked at the company 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and even 40 years! A delicious lunch was served to the honored employees and their Directors. CEO Eric Nichols spoke and presented the employees with service pins. A special award was presented to Ardith Wright of the Housekeeping Department for her 40 years of service!
By Petra Mueller
Time flies when you are having fun. We arrived at the most festive season of the year and have many activities planned for you, starting with a Ringling Bridge walk and breakfast on Dec. 7th for your physical wellness. On Dec. 16th and Dec. 19th we are taking you on the Holiday Light Trolley Tour for your social, emotional and spiritual wellness. During the month, we offer many opportunities for educational programs and entertainment to involve your intellectual wellness. It is up to you to participate and invite friends to come along and join in.
On the morning of Christmas Eve, we will meet in the auditorium for our annual Holiday Workout followed by some refreshments to celebrate the season. No matter what your fitness level is, you will be able to join us and have fun…even if you just sing along! Every resident is invited to give it a try.
Kudos for those of you who use reusable bags when shopping. They now have a sign in front of Publix stores to remind you or, if you forget as I did, to purchase a bag for 98 cents.
The “Recork it” program is an ongoing project. Either give your used wine corks to your Floor Rep or to Judy Evenson in apartment 1043. The corks will be given to Whole Foods which is partnering with Cork ReHarvest. They have a bin near the front door. Some of the corks are made of plastic. Don’t worry. They will sort them for us.
The purpose of this project is twofold: to recycle the cork into new products, and to help sustain the cork forest. The cork forests hold some of the planet’s highest levels of biodiversity supporting endemic and endangered species. We do have enough cork to bottle wine for the next 100 years. Products such as handbags, flooring and innersoles for shoes are made from the cork you recycle instead of allowing it to return to the landfill.
We can do our part to improve the health and wellness of the world we live in. Remember the earth is not infinite. Buying and recycling natural wine corks are easy ways to start. Although synthetic screw caps and plastic closures are cheaper, they are extremely harmful to the environment.
Remember, when we work together, we can accomplish great things.