Special Requests From Wilkinson School
The aide at the school health clinic asks for the following items for the month of October:
- Underwear for boys sizes 5, 6, and 8
- Socks for boys sizes 2/6 and 10/12
- Underwear for girls sizes 5, 6, 8, and 10
- Socks for girls sizes 2/6 and 10/12
- Personal care items such as soap, shampoo, and tissues
The clothing is needed for students when their clothes become wet and/or soiled. The personal care items are used in the school clinic or sent home. Please place these items in the bins on the lower level at Bay Village.
October 2nd the story of Elton John, “Rocket Man” will be showing at 2:30.
October 3rd at 7:30 we will show “Honky Tonk Freeway”. This movie was filmed locally in 1981. You may see some familiar faces and places!
October 5th you can see Bela Lugosi in the movie ”The Raven”.
October 6th and 9th we will show “All is True”. This movie starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen, explores the human story behind a dark and little known period in the life of William Shakespeare.
October 12th there will be another “scary” movie with Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”.
October 13th and 16th the movie will be “The Professor and The Madman”. This is the true story of a murderer (Sean Penn) confined to an insane asylum and his unlikely bond with a brilliant Oxford professor (Mel Gibson).
October 19th will be the comedy “Ghostbusters”.
October 20th and 23rd we will be showing the new movie, “Yesterday”. If you like Beatles music you must see this one!
October 27th and 30th you can enjoy “Tomorrow Man” which stars John Lithgow and Blythe Danner as two people who try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other’s stuff.
by Petra Mueller
October, the month when you can start walking outside without starting to break a sweat immediately, is a great month for a beach picnic at Lido Key. Watching the waves and the wildlife, going for a walk on the beach or just relaxing and chatting up your fellow residents, while you enjoy one of the breakfast sandwiches. Mark October 15 on your calendar and sign up!
Our first Ringling Bridge Walk will be combined with breakfast at Millie’s Restaurant, a resident favorite. We will tackle that scenic walk on October 26, and you have a choice of how much walking you would like to do.
We have a panel discussion planned with our in-house dietitian, Delores Pufahl, on October 24. Come with questions about the food here at Bay Village and also general questions about diet.
If you are interested in Shuffleboard, the men are always open for new residents to join them. Give it a try. You might be surprised how much fun it can be.
October is a very busy month!
October 2nd is the Flu Shot Clinic in the auditorium from 8:00-1:00.
October 3rd we will make fall wreaths in the craft room.
October 5th we will go to the Nokomis Beach Drum Circle and enjoy the sunset and a picnic dinner. October 10th there is an outing to Fins Restaurant at Venice Beach for lunch.
In the evening of October 10th Joan Streit will entertain us with her piano playing and singing of popular music.
October 15th there is “How Novel” in the boardroom at 10:00. Also on October 15 at 2:00 the Sheriff’s Office will present a program on “Scams and Protecting Your Personal Information”.
October 16th there is a group travelling to Saint Petersburg to the Dali Museum and lunch.
October 17th is the birthday party for those who celebrated their birthdays in August, September, and October.
In the evening of October 17th the students of Sarasota Academy of the Arts will entertain us with a variety show.
October 21st Liz Coursen will be here to teach a workshop on “How to Write Your Biography”.
October 22nd there is a special presentation, “Dealing with Loss” by Jim McMillan from hospice. AND an outing to Mixon Farms to tour the orange groves and animal refuge, shop at the gift shop and eat a buffet lunch.
October 24th we will celebrate Oktoberfest. There will be music, dance, folklore, comedy and maybe beer and pretzels. International Productions by Tahja will provide four performers for the event.
October 30th a group will be riding the trolley to get a tour of the historic circus buildings of Sarasota. And finally, October 31st we have a Halloween Party. Dress up as your favorite movie character!
B.I.L.L. Speakers for October
October 1st: “Presidential Election 2020: The Mood and Makeup of the Electorate”. The speaker will be Dr. Susan MacManus. She will discuss what voters think about the candidates, campaign tactics, political parties, the media, security of the electoral system, and why Florida is again a key swing state.
October 8th: “My Life as a Diplomat” by Bill Monroe. Ambassador Monroe served at a variety of US Embassies during his 35-year career including Baghdad during the Iran-Iraq War, Burma before the popular revolution, China where he was in charge of trade negotiations, Kuwait during 9/11, and Pakistan at the beginning of the war against Al-Qaida.
October 15th: “Oscar Scherer State Park”. One of the rangers will introduce residents to the many aspects of the park, some of the events and programs that are open to the public and ways to get involved as a volunteer or a supporter. There will be handouts available.
October 22nd: “Meet Mary Bensel: Her Journey at the Van Wezel and the New Season Ahead”. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season with some of the top names in live entertainment. Mary Bensel, entering her 12th season at the Hall, will discuss how she strives to bring diverse, world-class programming to the Hall each year.
October 29th: “After Five Decades on Wall Street and Still Counting, Joan Lappin is Still Going Strong”. How to evaluate who you hire to help you with your investments. What is that alphabet soup of initials? Why a CFA is the gold standard. If you “Assemble the Mosaic” with care, you don’t need inside information.
Book Group News
On Friday, October 11th we will be challenged by one of our favorite speakers, Chuck Moffett.
You don’t want to miss his presentation on the book, “When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning Signs”, by Charles Kimball.
Remember: All Book Group Meetings are at 10:00 in the auditorium and you are welcome to invite friends.
The Health Benefits of Ping Pong
Many health benefits can be yours through the mind-body stimulation of playing ping pong. Clinical studies have proven that many people who have dementia or mild cognitive impairment will develop better eye-hand coordination, balance and concentration.
Playing enables a person to focus on hitting the ball correctly, where to hit it to his or her friend and to react quickly to the return of the ball. This brain activity also ensures social interaction.
Try it! There are two ping pong tables in the game room replete with balls and paddles. Lightweight aluminum poles with nets allow you to pick up loose balls without bending over. No worries about a bad back.
What a deal!
Phone & E-mail Fraud
Telephone and E-mail fraud is a very common occurrence. To help protect the residents of Bay Village we have asked a representative from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit to present a program on just these issues. Please plan on attending Tuesday, October 15th at 2:00.