March 3 is National Anthem Day. We are challenging residents to learn all FOUR verses of the Star Spangled Banner. You can find hand-outs in the mailroom racks. This is a nice mental challenge as we are focusing on the cognitive aspect of wellness this month.
We are having our first group outing in a year on March 5. We will be taking a group to Nokomis Beach to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. We will be bringing a sack lunch for everyone. There is more information and a sign-up sheet in the Activity Book in the Craft Room.
March 8 there is a spring wreath making class. The cost is $5.00 and all supplies are provided. Sign-up in the Activity Book.
March 14 is Write Your Story Day and March 21 is World Poetry Day. We would like to encourage our residents to try either of these activities. There is some information in the mailroom racks to help you with this. Also Bay Village has a Writers Group that meets the first Friday of every month at 10:00.
Another chance to head to Nokomis Beach is Saturday, March 20. We will watch the sunset, listen to the drum circle and eat a picnic dinner. More information and the sign-up sheet are in the Activity Book.
We are offering a new craft class March 25. We are going to make a glasses case and/or a coin purse out of men’s old neckties. We have some ties or you are welcome to bring your own. Please sign-up in the Activity Book. There is no cost for this class.
March 26 we will be taking a trip to Bay Front Park to enjoy the Embracing Our Differences Art Display. After walking around the park enjoying the art we will dine outdoors at O’Leary’s Tiki Bar. Please sign up in the Activity Book.
We will conclude our look at the 1960’s with a give-away on March 29 from 4:00-5:00.
March 30 is “Walk in the Park Day”. We are so fortunate to have such beautiful grounds here at Bay Village and we are going to celebrate that with walking around the pond and playing some games such as shuffleboard, bocce, and corn hole. Join us for some fresh air in the great outdoors from 10:30-11:30!
Since in March we are remembering the 1960’s, the movies will either be from the 60’s or about the 60’s. Plus we will have one environmental movie.
Wednesday, March 3rd you can watch the sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth”, “An Inconvenient Sequel”. Ten years later, Al Gore continues to educate the next generation about climate change.
You can enjoy the beautiful voice of Julie Andrews on Saturday, March 6th in “The Sound of Music”. This 1965 movie won 5 Oscars.
Sunday, March 7th you can see Sean Connery as James Bond in the 1962 movie,“Dr. No”.
“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” stars Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, and Katharine Hepburn. You can watch this Oscar winning movie on Wednesday, March 10th.
“Hidden Figures” was released in 2017, but the story is set in the early 1960’s when three African American female mathematicians worked with NASA to get the United States into space. This movie will be shown Saturday, March 13th.
On Sunday, March 14th you can see “Born Free”. This 1966 British movie tells the true story of a couple who raised Elsa the Lioness and released her in the wild in Kenya.
Robert Redford and Jane Fonda star in the movie “Barefoot in the Park” based on the Neil Simon play. You can see this romantic comedy on Wednesday, March 17th.
Paul Newman and Robert Redford star in the 1969 movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. You can see this movie Saturday, March 20th.
“Yours, Mine, and Ours” is a wonderful comedy starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. You can see this 1968 movie on Sunday, March 21st.
On Wednesday, March 24th you can see “The Graduate”. This 1967 drama stars Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. You won’t want to miss Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 musical “My Fair Lady”. This movie will be
shown Saturday, March 27th.
Clint Eastwood starred in a number of “spaghetti westerns” in the 1960’s. Sunday, March 28th you can see him in
“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”.
Finally on Wednesday, March 31st you can watch the 2005 movie “Capote”. The movie follows the events leading up to the 1966 release of Truman Capote’s book “In Cold Blood”.
We will continue with the SILL Music Programs for our entertainment in March. 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. March 4 Jennifer & Christopher Takeda both play the violin and are part of the Sarasota Orchestra.
Dick Hyman is a legendary pianist who is a Jazz Master, arranger, music director and composer. Robert White is a Tenor who has performed for 5 Presidents, the Queen of England, and the Pope. They will entertain on March 11. March 18 we will be entertained by Peter and Kara Dugan. He on the piano and she a mezzo-soprano.
Tetiana Shafran started playing the piano at age 3 in the Ukraine. She has won 19 international piano competitions.
5Gis coming – What is it?
Much has been in the news in recent months about this coming improvement in network
technology and how it will impact nearly all phases of our lives. Basically 5G refers to improvements in the use of radio waves which carry formless data for communication as used in such items as TV transmission, cell phones, videos, computer activity, and the like. Of course this is not a new technology as the first cellphone call as a test was made in April 1973 by a Motorola employee who said, “I’m ringing you just to see how my voice sounds at your end”. Since then there have been 4 major technological advances in the systems; hence referred to as “G”s, and we are currently in 4G phase.
So how is the new 5G different? These systems will provide enhanced device and network capabilities, faster data transfer, low latency, low energy consumption, increased number of devices, and broader band-with. It does not only provide enhancement to the traditional mobile broadband scenarios, but extending the applications to use cases involving ultra-reliable massive machine type control and communications.
Some of the things we can expect are improved gigabyte capacity and control, better streaming and reality, industry automation, critical mission applications in health and medicine, self- driving cars, and smartphone control of functions in our homes and even cities.
So, as one can see, the potential for lifestyle changes is present in many facets of our future. Let’s hope they will be for the benefit of all mankind!
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.
March 2 Rosemary Gibson will discuss Lessons from the Global Pandemic: The U.S. Can’t Make Its Own Generic Medicines.
Friday, March 5 Dr. Aron Troen discusses Food Security: Bringing Science & Politics to the Table.
Suzanne Spaulding will discuss The United States Under Electronic Siege: Are We Losing the War?” on March 9.
Dr. Robert Lieber will discuss Indispensable Nation? The U.S. Role in World Order on March 12.
March 16 Thomas J. Gentzel discusses Pandemics, Privatization and Political Power Plays.
March 19 Dr. David Dollar discusses China’s Economic Challenges and U.S.-China Competition.
Judge James Baker will discuss The Centaur’s Dilemma: National Security Law for the Coming Artificial Intelligence Revolution on March 23.
Amb.RobertFordwilldiscussSyria&theKurdsonMarch26. March 30 Dr. Joshua Walker discusses Japan’s Global Moment.
By Petra Mueller
In March we are focusing on Intellectual Wellness by engaging you in creative and stimulating mental activities to expand your knowledge and skills & help you discover the potential for sharing your abilities within the community. In the rack by the mail room you can find the history of the National Anthem & all four verses. We challenge you to memorize it and on March 3 at 12 pm you have the chance to check on your progress by singing along on channel 195.
March 14 you have the chance to get creative & write your story and March 21 is World Poetry Day. March 30 you have the opportunity to try a new game during the Walk in the Park and Games Hour. Shuffleboard, the Golf net, Bocce and other games will be set up by the pond for your use.
Some outings to the great outdoors here in Sarasota are on the schedule this month, sign up and get some much needed fresh air and a change of scenery. Here some other ideas for you: Read for fun, debate an issue with a friend, learn a foreign language or count to 10 in several different languages. Play a game, write a journal, do crossword or sudoku puzzles. You can find many of them in the rack by the mailroom.
Recreational Resources at Bay Village
This month we thought we would review some of the recreation resources available at Bay Village. Boy there sure are a lot of things to do here if you want! If we missed anything, let us know.
- The Wellness Center has a wide variety of cardio and strength machines. If you are not familiar with the equipment you can schedule an appointment with Petra (4033) to learn more.
- The Beautiful Bay Village Swimming Pool is open for lap swimming, exercising, and just relaxing. There is equipment available in the containers by the pool. Petra offers an exercise class, Splash on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 9:45.
- Currently Petra offers a wide variety of exercise classes on Channel 195. Everything from Chair Fitness to Strength & Balance to Tai Chi. There is even a Cardio Drumming Class by Diana. Hopefully we will soon be able to have live exercise classes.
- We just added some walking sticks to our inventory of equipment in the Wellness Center. These can add upper body work to your walk and help with balance. See Petra for more information.
- Did you know there is a very nice pool table available for residents to use in the lower level near the Medical Office. Please just limit it to 4 people at a time and wear your masks.
- Bay Village also has two ping pong tables located in the back of the Computer Room. Again all are welcome and the necessary equipment is provided.
- In the Wellness Center there is also a variety of other games that can be played indoors or out. Residents are welcome to borrow them anytime.
- Would you like to try Shuffleboard? We have a men’s group that meets Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:00 out on the courts. We have been trying to get a women’s group together also. Call Petra if interested.
- If you enjoy golf, we have a net set up near the shuffleboard courts where you can practice your swing. If you don’t have your own equipment, check with Petra about borrowing some.
- Our Craft Room is fully stocked for all kinds of projects. You are welcome to use the room and any supplies that are not personally labeled. Bay Village offers at least 2 craft classes a month so you can try different things. There is a Needle Arts Group that meets on Monday mornings for anyone who enjoys any type of needle art. There is also a Card Making Group that meets on Tuesday mornings.
- If you enjoy jigsaw puzzles, there is usually one set up on every floor in the core area.
- Although we have not been able to have our various card groups during COVID, small groups of residents (4) are able to play cards or other games in their core areas or the card room.
- There are a variety of board games in the cabinet in the Card Room. Anyone is welcome to borrow them.
- Did you know Bay Village has a Workshop? We do, down on the lower level. There is plenty of space to work on projects and a variety of hand tools as well as table saws, sanders & more available. This room is locked but you can get the key at the front desk.
- Of course we also have the beautiful gardens at Bay Village. Whether you just enjoy looking or if you have a green thumb we have opportunities for you. Babe and Bennie Baptist can be found most mornings working on the Butterfly Garden and Jane Camarota and Mike Mayers keep up our Orchid Garden. Or if you prefer, we have small garden plots that individual residents tend to. Contact Resident Services if interested.
- The Bay Village Library offers a huge selection of books, newspapers, and DVD’s for residents and staff to check out.
- There are 3 computers available for resident use in the computer room.
- There are different types of puzzles (crossword, word search, trivia, sudoku) & coloring pages kept in the mail room racks. • We currently show movies, entertainment, BILL and more on channel 195. Soon we hope to have these programs in the auditorium again.
- There are many groups or clubs that meet at Bay Village. You can meet with people with common interests. There is everything from Bible Study to Writing Groups.
- And starting this month, we are adding some outings. Prior to COVID we had trips to the theaters, concerts, bridge walks, shopping and more. We will be gradually doing more of these.