Special Days in November
November 4th is Stress Awareness Day.
We all have experienced increased stress during COVID-19. Stress can impact your health and well-being. Some ways stress can impact you physically include: headache, upset stomach, change in appetite, chest pain, muscle tension and change in sleep habits. Stress can also impact your mood causing irritability, anxiety, restlessness, depression and more. On November 4th there will be a table set up in the main elevator lobby with more information about stress. There will also be a special video shown at 7:30pm on Channel 195.
November 13th is World Kindness Day.
World Kindness Day is an international holiday that was formed in 1998, to promote kindness throughout the world and is observed annually on November 13 as part of the World Kindness Movement. It is observed in many countries including the United States, Canada,
Japan, Australia and the U.A.E. World Kindness Day presents us with the opportunity to reflect upon one of the most important and unifying human principles. On a day devoted to the positive potential of both large and small acts of kindness, try to promote and diffuse this crucial quality that brings people of every kind together. One way we are observing World Kindness Day at Bay Village is by helping out All Faiths’ Food Bank. In the past, we have collected food items to be donated to the food bank during the month of November. But due to COVID-19, they cannot accept food donations. So on November 13th we will have a locked box in the main elevator lobby where you can make a cash or check donation to All Faiths’ Food Bank. Bay Village staff will deliver this money to the food bank and the money will go directly toward feeding families over the holidays. What a wonderful way to observe World Kindness Day.
November 16th at 2:00 there will be a soap making class.
This is a simple fun craft to try. We have all of the supplies for each participant to make 4 decorative bars of soap. These make great little gifts for the holidays! The class is limited to 6 people and will cost $5. Sign up in the Activity Book in the Resident Services Office.
Of course November 26th is Thanksgiving,
but we have some special things going on the day before. Petra is planning a “Turkey Trot” event on November 25th so we can burn a few extra calories before the turkey dinner. That evening there will be a special program on Channel 195 about Thanksgiving. The plans for the special Thanksgiving dinner will be distributed as we get closer to the day.
Changing Things Up On Channel 195
We are changing some things up on channel 195. We are going to continue with the 3:30 movie on Sundays but also repeat the movie at 7:30. We will still show the classical music concert at 5:45. We are moving Trivia to Monday nights at 7:30 so I guess we won’t call it Tuesday Night Trivia anymore! Tuesday nights we are bringing BILL back. We have a Great Courses series called, “The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales”. Wednesday we will continue with the 3:30 movie and will have a variety of programs at 7:30. On the 4th there will be a relaxation video for Stress Awareness Day. On the 11th there will be a Patriotic Concert in honor of Veterans Day. If you love animals, be sure to watch November 18th to see some of the pets of Bay Village employees. And finally on Wednesday the 25th we will show a video about Thanksgiving. Thursdays at 7:30 we are showing entertainment videos from some of the talented musicians we have had at Bay Village in the past. We are purchasing these videos from our entertainers, which helps them during this difficult time. We will also show videos from the Children’s Orchestra. Friday evenings at 7:30 we will re-play the movies from Wednesday afternoons. The 3:30 movies on Saturday will continue but will also be replayed at 7:30.
History of Veteran’s Day
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m. A bill approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.”
In 1954 the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
In 1968 there was a Bill to move Veterans Day to a Monday to allow federal employees a 3 day weekend. It was quite apparent that the commemoration of this day was a matter of historic and patriotic significance to a great number of our citizens, and so on September 20th, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a Law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978. The observance of Veterans Day on November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
By Petra Mueller
Staying positive and optimistic during times of crisis can be challenging, but it is critical to your mental well-being and immune system. Here are some tips to do so:
1. Practice gratefulness
2. Start your day with a positivity routine 3. Slow down
4. Relax your body
6. Create and nurture your digital community
7. Practice diaphragmatic breathing
8. Incorporate humor and laughter into your day
9. Walk away from distressful conversations and situations 10. Have faith
To stay positive, begin with enjoying the little things in life. They are what you will remember and appreciate when you reflect on days gone by.
Here at Bay Village, it is our goal to keep you positive and healthy. Come see me, if you need any assistance.
There were several requests to show movies more than once, so on Saturday and Sunday the same movie will be shown at 3:30 and 7:30. The movie that shows at 3:30 on Wednesday will also be shown at 7:30 on Friday. There have also been questions about newer movies. Most of the movies we are showing on Saturdays and Sundays are newer. However the movie industry has also been affected by COVID and there are not as many new movies to pick from. We hope you will find these enjoyable!
“The Secret, Dare to Dream” is the story of a young widow trying to make ends meet while raising her three children when a mysterious man enters her life. This is an inspiring and heartwarming film that shows how positive thoughts can change lives. It will show Sunday November 1st at 3:30 & 7:30.
“Bear With Me” tells the story of an 11 year-old girl whose family searches desperately for her after she gets lost in the Great Bear Rain Forest. This movie will be shown Wednesday November 4th at 3:30 & Friday November 6th at 7:30.
Saturday November 7th at 3:30 and 7:30 we will show the movie “CATS”. This fun and magical show has world-class dancers showcasing styles of dance from ballet to street dance.
The Magic Castle is a budget motel where a ragtag band of playmates spend an unforgettable summer. The movie is called “The Florida Project” and it will be shown Sunday November 8th at 3:30 and 7:30.
“The Monuments Men” will be shown Wednesday November 11th at 3:30 and Friday November 13th at 7:30. This movie is based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history.
Saturday November 14th “The Seagull” will be shown at 3:30 and 7:30. This is a tragic-comedy about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.
“A Bag of Marbles” is a true story of two young Jewish brothers in German occupied France forced to fend for themselves in order to survive the invasion. This movie is in French with English subtitles. It will be shown Sunday November 15th at 3:30 & 7:30.
“A Time To Remember” will be shown Wednesday November 18th at 3:30 and Friday November 20th at 7:30. In this holiday movie, two estranged sisters must come to terms with their mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.
“First Cow” is the story of two travelers on the run from vengeful hunters in the 1820’s North-West while trying to make their fortune. It will show Saturday November 21st at 3:30 and 7:30.
Sunday November 22nd at 3:30 & 7:30 the movie “Blackbird” will be shown. In this movie, a troubled secret agent abruptly retires from service and opens a luxurious nightclub.
The movie “Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving” is based on a short story by Louisa May Alcott. It will be shown Wednesday November 25th at 3:30 and Friday November 27th at 7:30.
Saturday November 28th you can watch the movie “Lean On Pete” at 3:30 or 7:30. Fifteen year old Charley finds acceptance at a local racetrack caring for an aging horse.
“Rainy Day In New York” is a new movie directed by Woody Allen. It will be shown Sunday November 29th at 3:30 & 7:30.