Join us for our annual “BOO! Bash” on Thursday, October 27th! The dance floor will be wide open and by popular demand, we have invited the Al Hixon Band back to perform again. As usual, we are giving away door prizes to those of you who show up in COSTUMES! You will receive 1 ticket for the drawing for arriving in fall or Halloween colors and 3 tickets for an ACTUAL costume. This is always a fun time, so we hope to see everyone there!
Years of Service Luncheon
We all know the staff members at Bay Village do their best to go “Above & Beyond” each day to ensure the nearly 400 people who reside here are not only happy, but feel that they certainly made the right choice by choosing Bay Village.
To thank them, and specifically those reaching certain “milestones” (with regard to length of employment), we hold our “Employee Appreciation Luncheon” each October. We also honor the twelve staff members who were named “Employee of the Month”. From that group, our “Employee of the Year” is chosen.
The employee of the year receives $500, a covered parking space and his or her photo appears on the plaque across from the beauty salon.
This year, the luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 26th, so no lunch will be served that day in the dining room.
By Petra Mueller
October will be a busy month, with a Ringling Bridge walk on the 15th, followed by breakfast at the Holiday Inn on Lido Key. On the 10th, the physicians assistant of Dr. Leonard Slazinski will give a talk on Dermatology. Very interesting if you lived under the Florida sun for a while. On the 18th, Dr. Ronald White will be here and talk about an orthopedic topics.
Health Tip of the Month: Over-the-counter sleeping pills frequently contain Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Because of slower metabolism the older person is more susceptible to side effects, such as blurred vision, dizziness, confusion, decreased coordination and “morning after” problems. These medications should not be used for extended periods of time because of potential psychological and physical dependence. Never combine these drugs with alcohol. (Essentials of Pharmacology, 2015. See Sedatives and Hypnotics). It is available for reference only in our library.
Our current DVD series ended on September 6th.
Our next DVD from the Teaching Company is The Guide to Essential ITALY.” Although this is a “Teaching Company” DVD, it was produced by “Smithsonian Journeys,” the travel arm of the Smithsonian. Taught by Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett from the University of Toronto, it takes you through all of Italy, giving you insight into the history of each region, as well as current information about each place. It’s like a travelogue! It also has CLOSED CAPTIONS! We are breaking it into 3 parts. The final class in part one is on October 18th.
At press time we are awaiting confirmation of the start date of our next class from Sarasota County Adult & Community Education. We hope that it will begin on Tuesday, October 25th, after Italy ends. The instructor for this, David Maino, teaches ancient civilizations/Biblical history at the University of South Florida. He has a few classes he would like to offer! Our B.I.L.L. committee chose “The History of the New Testament.” If everyone seems to enjoy the class, we can invite Professor Maino back to present another topic. We’ll pop a flier in your mailbox once we confirm everything. Thanks for your patience!
Sixty Years Later
In 2016, Hungarians all over the world will observe the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. The Kossuth Club of Sarasota has invited two groups to the U.S. to help recognize this important event in Hungary’s history. We have a number of Club members who reside at Bay Village, so we invited the performers here.
On Saturday, October 8th, at 4:00 p.m., we welcome the Enyedi-Salamon Quartet to the Bay Village stage. This concert presents authentic Hungarian folk music characterized by its various styles, different variations of tunes and several types of instruments as well as different styles of dance. You will hear some unique instruments tonight including the cimbalom and different types of flutes and percussion instruments.
This concert is at 4:00 p.m. at the request of the Kossuth Club. We ask that if you plan on attending and usually eat dinner at 4:00 p.m., that you adjust your dining time. Information about the second concert by pianist Tunde Krasznai appears on stage.
We have a few day trips planned! It’s been a few years since we walked along the scenic Manatee River! We are headed to the Bradenton Riverwalk and then out for lunch at The Blue Mangrove Grill. Join us on Thursday, October 13th! The bus departs at 10:45 a.m. The river walk is really quite nice, so if you didn’t get to see it last time, here’s your chance! They have plenty of benches, good restroom facilities and the view is wonderful! The Blue Mangrove is also on the water.
If you didn’t get enough fresh air on the Riverwalk trip, join us for another day out as we head to Palmetto and board Riverside Tours 44-passenger boat for a 2-hour sail! Narrated by a Florida naturalist, you’ll enjoy wildlife sightings and a calm sail on the bay! Following our tour, we’ll head to lunch at Riverhouse Reef. The bus departs at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 20th for this trip. We’ve chosen the morning sail to be a bit cooler!
Have fun enjoying our spectacular (usually) fall weather!
Pine Shores Concerts
Each year, Pine Shores Presbyterian Church holds a fantastic concert series! There is no cost to attend! Historically we have low attendance. We think it’s because they begin at 5:00 p.m., which, obviously, is right in the middle of Bay Village dinner hours. We wanted to remind everyone that the concerts have complimentary “heavier” snacks following the show, like meatballs, etc. Also, this year, not only do they have a marimba quartet, which we’re scheduled to attend on October 2nd, The Merling Trio will be perform in January. The Merling Trio performed at Bay Village a few months ago and many people commented, “world class” and “that was not only one of the best concerts I’ve ever had at Bay Village, it was one of the finest performances I’ve ever seen!” Enjoy!