Each year, Bay Village holds its annual Staff “Years of Service” Appreciation Luncheon to thank our wonderful staff for all the hard work they do to keep Bay Village the fantastic place it is to live and work!
This year, the luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The staff members who are invited to this event are those celebrating 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 , 25 and 35 years of employment. We have 35 employees celebrating that milestone this year! Fifteen-year staff: James Rowell of our housekeeping department and Lisa Horvath from dining services. Bob Burtner from resident services is celebrating 20 years of employment. Those celebrating 25 years are Denis O’Connor, our director of dining services, and Delzerie Wrather from the health center.
Ardith Wright from our housekeeping department is celebrating 35 years of employment! We will also honor Barbara Griffin from administration, for her 39 years of employment with Bay Village.
Lunch will not be served in the dining room that day, by the way, but the poolside cafe will be open the usual hours.
At press time, the PLAN going forward with group exercise classes is to put the “regular” schedule back in place. However, Petra may not be able to PHYSICALLY teach class for a while. She will LEAD classes, but not physically. We’ll see how she feels when she returns to work, and any changes to the October schedule from the “norm” will be posted on the bulletin boards and on channel 195.
ALSO—thank you so much for everyone’s attendance when MaryAnn Vento was teaching!! Nice to see you keeping up while Petra “wasn’t looking.” An issue came up during this time, and it really needs to stay in place going forward: PLEASE allow the folks finishing exercise class to EXIT the wellness center before the next group enters. This can really be a safety hazard, everyone tripping over one another, so please be mindful of that.
FLU SHOTS will be given on Monday, Oct. 6! If you have never gone to Bay Village’s “Flu Clinic,” we break you up by floor as to when to come down to the auditorium. The visiting nurses will be here 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Alec will send out a flyer regarding flu shots about a week before the clinic. There is some paperwork to fill out, and bring your Medicare information as the cost of the shot is covered!
We will hold our annual Halloween “Boo Bash” on Friday, Oct. 31! We welcome the Al Hixon Band back to the Bay Village stage to provide the music, and we will also have refreshments. As usual, we’d love it if you come in costume, and everyone who does gets a raffle ticket. We have some great prizes to give out, but only those who come in costume receive raffle tickets!! You get ONE ticket if you wear Halloween colors or accessories … TWO tickets for coming to the party in an actual costume! See you in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m.!
Day Trips and Travel
We’ve got some fun events coming up that you’ll want to get on your calendar! First, it’s “Free Monday” at Ringling Museum on Oct. 13! There are two wonderful visiting exhibits there now, “Bandits, Beauties, and Beggars: The Etchings of Salvatore Rose” and photographer Danny Lyons work: “The Bikeriders,” so we’ll visit those and have some lunch at the Treviso restaurant.
Also, we’ll spend the day in Punta Gorda on Oct. 29. First, we’ll visit the rescued wildlife at Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary, and then to Fisherman’s Village for shopping and lunch. The sanctuary has been caring for animals in need of rescue for over 30 years. You’ll see bears, tigers, lions, monkeys and even wolves and coyotes.
Further details of these trips will be on the mailbox flyer! Have fun everyone!
B.I.L.L. Series News
Beginning on Monday, Oct. 20, Dr. David Tschanz will teach “The Crusades” in the auditorium at 10:30 a.m. This is a six-week class from Adult and Community Education. The crusades have been hailed as the driving force that brought Western Europe out of the Middle Ages—and condemned as the beginning of European imperialism in the Muslim Near East. But what were the crusades? What were the forces that led to one of history’s most protracted and legendary periods of conflict? How did they affect the three great civilizations that participated in them and ultimately, why did they end and what did they accomplish? Come to this class and find out! NOTE: Bible class will start EARLIER on the Mondays that this class is held: see you at 9 a.m.!
Our current DVD series from the Teaching Company is titled “Optimizing Brain Fitness.” This is taught by Professor of Clinical Neurology at George Washington University, Richard Restak. Come and learn how to increase the power of your brain by your own effort! The good news about this type of “fitness” is that it doesn’t MATTER how old you happen to be! You can improve your brain function at any age. The final class for this series Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium, we will have a series of four computer classes for BEGINNERS! Jim Cerny, who has taught here many times, will be back.
Classes are on the WINDOWS 7 operating system, so those of you who are interested in learning about APPLE software should not sign up for these classes. You will learn the basics of computer operation including basic Windows, email, and Internet basics. There is a nominal fee to attend and class size is limited to 12. Once you receive the mailbox flyer with further details, sign up in the activity book if you want to attend.
Hello, everyone! Chef Chris here …
I hope everyone had a wonderful and healthy summer; before we know it, the holidays will soon be upon us. I have another chef’s table coming in October, so be on the lookout for that. We are in the process of instituting a fresh fish program that I hope works out for us, as well as blending in new recipes and more healthy alternatives.
This past Aug. 13 marked my first year here at Bay Village. It has been both fun and educational, and I look forward to many more!
That’s all for now, and as always, your comments and concerns are all taken to heart.
Mahaffey Theater Trips
Wow! We are so excited to have been able to secure inexpensive and PRIME seats for these “soon to be sold out” shows at the wonderful Mahaffey Theater! Get ready to be amazed at the talented and funny ventriloquist (and friends, of course) Terry Fator on Sunday, Nov. 23. Terry won the million dollars in 2009’s “America’s Got Talent” and then was awarded the largest contract in Mirage Theater (Las Vegas) history, where he has performed for the last 5 years to sold-out shows every night. Now, he is on tour, so you get to see this amazing ventriloquist in person. We’ll have dinner at Cassis American Brasserie prior to the show!
Then, we’ll kick off the holidays when we enjoy the incomparable Kenny Roger’s Christmas Show on Sunday, Nov. 30! Kenny Rogers is a true American icon with three Grammys and 18 American Music Awards. He has sold over 120 million albums! Come find out why! We’ll have dinner at Parkshore Grill before the show! Both shows start at 7 p.m., so you will be home early!