September 5 our own Holly from the salon will share her talent with us as she does a cabaret like show with ’50s music! We will also serve refreshments.
September 12 you will enjoy the talented Stephen Ditchfield as he shares his beautiful voice with us.
September 19 we will have a classical concert by the duo of Susan Knapp Thomas on harp and Linda Bento-Rei on flute.
And finally on September 26 we will show the musical “Bohemian Rhapsody” about the life of singer Freddie Mercury.
September Special Events
September 9 at 3:30 Betty Camora will be playing the piano in the living room and leading us in a sing a long.
September 10 Toale Brothers will provide a presentation in the auditorium at 10:00.
September 17 our Salon staff will be celebrating their one year anniversary. They would like residents to join them for a party in the auditorium from 3:00-5:00.
Do you have a piece of jewelry from your grandmother, or a trinket that has been in the family for decades? We will have our own version of Antique Roadshow here at Bay Village. We have experts from a local antique store who will tell you what your item is worth. There will not be any buying or selling, just fun finding out “What It’s Worth”. If you have an item you would like appraised please sign up in resident services.
Flu Shot Season
Yes it will soon be that time of year, FLU SEASON! Bay Village will again be offering a flu shot clinic in the auditorium October 2. Some of you may be wondering, do I really need a flu shot? Well, here are the facts:
- People 65 years and older are at high risk of serious flu complications due to weakened immune systems. 70-85% of flu related deaths in the United States occur among people 65 years and older.
- While flu vaccine can vary in how well it works, vaccination is the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications. Some people who get vaccinated may still get sick, but with reduced severity than if they had not been vaccinated.
- The side effects of flu shots (red, tender arm, headache, tiredness, nausea) are mild when compared to potentially serious consequences of flu infection.
- The flu can make long-term health problems worse. This includes issues such as diabetes, asthma, and chronic heart disease.
There are 2 vaccines designed specifically for people 65 and older:
- A high dose flu vaccine that contains 4 times the amount of antigen as the regular flu shot to create a stronger immune response.
- An adjuvanted vaccine is a standard dose flu vaccine with an adjuvant to create a stronger immune response.
by Petra Mueller
On September 12th we have Kerri Asmus, a Hearing Aid Specialist giving a presentation on “Hearing Loss and New Technology”.
The summer heat is not over yet, so we are heading to the Nokomis Beach one more time on September 18th. The monthly walk will be indoors at the Southgate Mall on September 28th.
Thank you to the participants at the first Golf Games here at Bay Village – a very competitive bunch!
This is an exciting time at Bay Village, as we prepare for a major reconstruction of parts of the main building and the creation of a memory care unit at another location. Since the drawings have been posted there has been a great deal of discussion about how the changes will affect the present residents of Bay Village.
Our biggest concern is how much the environmental impact will be. We have been educating ourselves about sustainable construction and what constitutes environmentally sound practices. We are interested in the choices for insulation, flooring, lighting, and a myriad of things that go into the finished construction.
We feel that a green building is a marketable asset, as well as a necessary effort to combat the high production of waste produced in the healthcare industry.
Please contact the environmental committee with your questions and concerns.
Did you know Bay Village has a group that makes mats for the homeless. This dedicated group went on an outing August 28 and gave the mats they had made to some folks who really appreciated them! Please continue to donate your plastic bags and leave them in the craft room.
Bay Village has highly trained, compassionate caregivers that are ready to help with non-medical activities of daily living. Call extension 4111 for a FREE CONSULTATION.
September 8-14 Bay Village will be celebrating Assisted Living Week with fun activities for our staff and residents. Stop by the Assisted Living on the first floor and check it out.
How Novel will take a break for the month of September. The book for October 15 is “Wonder” by Patricia Polacco and the book for October 29 is “The Human Stain” by Phillip Roth. All meetings begin at 10:00. Sign up in the Activity Book.
Special BILL Lecture
Mark your calendar now for October 1st at 7:30 in the auditorium. The BILL committee is proud to offer a 5 star lecture by Dr. Susan MacManus, Florida’s most-quoted political scientist, who has appeared on every major broadcast and cable network and in dozens of newspapers. She will discuss the 2020 presidential election and why Florida is the most hotly-contested state in the union. Don’t miss this one!
We know that there is a lot of information on the Touchtown monitors. This is an easy, environmental friendly, and cost effective way for us to get information out to everyone. Did you know that if you have the Bay Village App you can scroll through the screens as quickly or as slowly as you want? If you would like assistance getting the App please call Resident Services at 4005.