February 1st we will have a paper crafting class. In this free class you can make a Valentine decoration for your apartment and some Valentine cards. The class is limited to 6 people. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
National Wear Red Day is Friday February 5th. We encourage everyone to wear red to support awareness of Heart Disease and Stroke. To help all of us improve our heart health, we are having a Heart Healthy Walk on that day as well. The walk is from 10:00-11:00 and starts and finishes in the lobby.
The Super Bowl will be on Sunday February 7th. Unfortunately we can’t have a party like last year, but we will be giving you a party in a bag so you can celebrate on your own. Come down to the main elevator lobby Saturday February 6 from 11:00-12:00 to pick up your party in a bag.
February 16th is Mardi Gras. We won’t have beignets, but we will be giving out donuts by the coffee bar from 9-10!
February 17th is Ash Wednesday. From 10:00-11:00 the auditorium will be set up so that individuals can come in for a time of reflection and Chaplain Chuck will be there for anyone who would like to receive ashes.
This month we are reminiscing about the 1950’s with a program on channel 195 every Monday at 7:30. There will be a 1950’s give-away on Monday February 22nd from 4:00-5:00 in the main elevator lobby.
Thursday February 25th there will be a unique jewelry class at 10:30 in the craft room. You won’t believe the items you can make jewelry from. Sign up in the Activity Book. Cost is $5.
This and That
There was a recent announcement that we should not feed bread and other scraps to the birds on the property as it is not good for them. That is why there are “Do Not Feed The Wildlilfe” signs around the pond. However it is ok to feed the fish in the pond. There is a 50 gallon can of fish food located in the garage just outside the doors from the lower level hallway. You are welcome to get some food and throw it into the pond for the fish. Just don’t use it to feed birds or land animals. Thank you.
Just a reminder that the second round of the COVID vaccine will be distributed on Wednesday February 3rd in the auditorium. The schedule will be similar to the one we followed on the first round. You will receive a card at that time that serves as proof that you have received both rounds of the vaccine. There will not be grocery shopping service available on Feb. 3 due to the vaccine clinic.
The Guys Only Lunch is held the first and third Thursday of every month. The men meet at 12:00 in the dining room.
For the month of February we will be taking a closer look at the decade of the 1950’s. We will look at the history, culture, music, movies and more. There will be quizzes about the 1950’s in the mail room racks. On Monday February 22nd there will be a 1950’s give-away.
Do you know what Care Notes are? Did you know the Bay Village Spiritual Life Committee makes them available to residents free of charge? Did you know they are located in the mail room? Care Notes are booklets with helpful information and support for individuals going through difficult times. They are located in a rack on the wall in the mail room and you are welcome to take any that would be helpful to you.
The Gift Shop has many new arrivals for Valentine’s Day!
We will continue with the SILL Music Programs for our entertainment in February. The programs will be shown on Channel 195 on Thursdays at 4:00 & 7:30. Please remember there is a break in the program at the 30 minute mark.
– February 4th we will enjoy versatile American bass-baritone Kevin Short. Kevin has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Sarasota Opera and more.
– February 11th you can enjoy Steven Banks on the saxophone. He is known for his glowing mahogany tone and breathtaking performances. He will be joined by Xak Bjerken pianist and Professor of Music at Cornell University.
– February 18th Russian-American pianist Olga Kern will perform and discuss her career. Her son Vladislav, also a pianist will join her.
– Finally February 25th you can enjoy Mezzo-Soprano Lisa Chavez. She has appeared through-out the country and is a Sarasota Opera favorite.
Congratulations Bay Village – We are BIG Recyclers! Besides the Down Under which offers everything from furniture and jewelry to electronics, we recycle clothes for Resurrection House. We have a gift shop which sells new items but also accepts donations of new jewelry and other items. Some of these items are handmade such as the baby items, pillows, and cards. We recycle brown shopping bags for a church food distribution service. There was also a group weaving those pesky plastic grocery bags into waterproof mats the homeless could sleep on.
That amounts to a lot of recycling, but there are additional ways we can think about. If you have a large serving piece or small appliance that you only use occasionally, you could offer use of it to other residents so that others don’t have to purchase and store a seldom used item. If you have an item you don’t use but also don’t want to donate, there is a new huge consignment shop at Sarasota Square Mall. They will take “pretty much anything”. If they pick up the item they split the sale with you 50/50. Otherwise it is 65/35.
Let’s keep on doing a great job and dreaming up new ways we can save money and the Earth!
By Petra Mueller
In February we are tending to your spiritual Wellness, which means expanding a sense of purpose and meaning to life. Ponder these questions: 1. What gives my life meaning and purpose? 2. What gives me hope? 3. Do I make time for relaxation in my day? We are offering a variety of new meditations each afternoon at 3:15 pm on channel 195 to assist with your spiritual wellness. We have also made a list of church services available online and on television so you can worship from home. You will find the list in the racks by the mail room.
February is also American Heart Month and in order to keep your hearts healthy, I am hosting a Red Valentine Walk on Friday, February 5th between 10 and 11 am. You start in the lobby and walk around the pond looking for the hidden red signs, then end up in the lobby again and pick up a little Valentine’s treat.
It coincides with the National Wear Red Day, so please go through your closets and find something red to wear that day. Invite a friend or neighbor to join you and share the fun and health!
Just a reminder, if you have not used your gratitude journal yet, you can start anytime. See how it makes you feel more positive.
Wednesday, February 3rd you can watch the movie “Road to Bali”. This 1952 comedy stars Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. It is the sixth of the 7 “Road” movies.
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” will be shown on Saturday, February 6th. Paul Newman plays an alcoholic ex-football player, Elizabeth Taylor is his wife and Burl Ives is her dying father. This drama came out in 1958.
1958 was also the year for the movie “The Old Man and the Sea”. Based on the novella by Ernest Hemingway, this film stars Spencer Tracy. It will be shown Sunday, February 7th.
The movie “Grease” was made in 1978 but is set in the 1950’s. On Wednesday February 10th you can watch John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in this musical.
Although “From Here to Eternity” is set in 1941, it was released in 1953. This movie stars Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, and Donna Reed. It will be shown Saturday, February 13th.
On Sunday, February 14th we thought it appropriate to show a love story. So we will show “An Affair to Remember” starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. This 1957 movie tells the story of a man and woman who have a romance on a cruise ship and decide to meet six months later on the top of the Empire State Building.
“Sabrina” will be shown on Wednesday, February 17th. This 1954 multi-award winning movie stars Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.
“All About Eve” is a 1950 drama starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. It will be shown on Saturday, February 20th. Sunday, February 21st we will show “On the Waterfront”. This 1954 crime drama stars Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Rod Steiger and Eva Marie Saint.
“At War with the Army” is set during World War II, but this comedy film was made in 1950. There is some music and the classic comedy of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. It will be shown Wednesday , February 24th.
“West Side Story” the movie is based on the 1957 Broadway musical which was inspired by Shakespeare’s play, “Romeo and Juliet”. The movie stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, and Russ Tamblyn and will be shown Saturday, February 27th.
On Sunday, February 28th we will show an environmental movie to help keep this important issue on all of our minds. This month we will show “An Inconvenient Truth” the original documentary with Al Gore. Next month we will show the sequel.
Bill programs continue to utilize virtual SILL Global Issues Programs. We are able to show one program on Tuesdays at 4:00 & 7:30 on Channel 195 and the other program on Fridays at 4:00 & 7:30. Please remember that there will be a short break in the programs at the 30 minute mark.
– Tuesday, February 2nd Amb. John Beyrle will discuss the U.S. and Russia: Paradoxes of Conflict and Collaboration.
– Friday, February 5th Prof. John E. Jackson from Naval War College discusses Drones and Drone Warfare.
– Tuesday, February 9th Amb. Thomas Shannon discusses Diplomacy in the Time of COVID-19.
– Friday, February 12th Martin Walker examines The European Union and What’s Next.
– Tuesday, February 16th Ms. Asli Aydintasbas will help us understand Turkey’s Return to the Middle East in an Age of Global Turmoil. – Friday, February 19th Amb. Wendy Chamberlin’s presentation looks at Neglected Crises: Casandras.
– Tuesday, February 23rd Baroness Margaret Jay will discuss The New Normal of the way our economies work.
– Friday, February 26th Dr. Jeremi Suri discusses Presidential Leadership in Crises.
Health / Wellness Services Available at Bay Village
We have a wide variety of Health/Wellness Services available to the residents at Bay Village. Some of these services are provided by Bay Village staff, some with contracted services, and some are totally independent of Bay Village.
Dr. Barry Stein is the Medical Director of the Health Center at Bay Village. Either he or his Nurse Practitioner Kim Dumas attend to patients at least 5 days a week. Many of Bay Village independent residents also use Dr. Stein as their Primary Care Physician. You
can call his office at 923-5882 to schedule an appointment. He even has monthly office hours at Bay Village in the medical office on the lower level.
Bay Village has a Home Health Department that can provide assistance to residents on an individual basis. They can provide assistance with self-care activities, attend medical appointments with residents, and even provide companionship. To find out more about these services please call Donna Brooks at extension 4111.
Bay Village has Nursing staff and Security in the building 24 hours a day. Independent residents have a pull cord in their apartments they can use in an emergency to get medical assistance. There are also pull cords located in many of the common areas. Nursing staff in the Assisted Living Unit will also assist independent residents with medication management.
Dr. Dawn Chiu and Dr. Arthur Clode are Podiatrists that make monthly visits to the Health Center at Bay Village. They will also make “house-calls” to independent resident apartments. To schedule an appointment, call 941-366-4888.
Jennifer Slanker is an Audiologist who visits Bay Village the first Wednesday of every month. To schedule an appointment with Jennifer, sign up in the Resident Services Office. She uses the Medical Office on the lower level as well.
Petra Mueller is the very dedicated and talented Wellness Coordinator at Bay Village. During non-pandemic times, Petra teaches a wide variety of fitness classes, maintains our wellness equipment, plans wellness special events, & meets with residents individually to help them develop an exercise routine. Since the pandemic, Petra is doing all of these things plus she has become a TV star. She has recorded many fitness videos that our residents can follow on Channel 195.
Functional Pathways Therapy provides Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy to inpatient residents of our Health Center. But they also provide outpatient services to Bay Village residents. Once a resident has a physician order, they can schedule with Functional Pathways to receive therapy in their apartment. Once the pandemic is over residents can also receive therapy in the Therapy Gym on the second floor.
Csilla Callesen is a Licensed Massage Therapist who provides massages to Bay Village residents in the Medical Office in the lower level. To schedule an appointment with Csilla, please call her cell phone at 941-402-0794.
Sean Leonard is an Acupuncturist in Sarasota. To learn more about his services check out his website: www.360DegreeWellness.com. You can call his office at 941-525-3752, and if needed, he will make “house-calls” to Bay Village residents.