At The Movies
The movies on Wednesdays will be some classics. The Saturday movies are mostly newer movies with a music theme. And the Sunday movies are a variety of newer movies. All of the movies are shown on channel 195 at 3:30.
Wednesday September 2nd will be “The Man Who Knew Too Much”. This Hitchcock thriller stars James Stewart and Doris Day. Saturday September 5th we will show “Mozart’s Sister”. This is a re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna, Wolfgang’s older sister, who was also a musical prodigy. “Storm Boy” tells the story of a lonely boy who forms a relationship with a pelican. This will be shown on Sunday September 6th. Cary Grant and Jayne Mansfield star in “Kiss Them For Me” which will show on Wednesday September 9th. “The High Note” is about a singing superstar and her over-worked personal assistant with bigger aspirations. Watch this movie Saturday September 12th. On Sunday September 13th we will show “Break Through”. This story shows parents’ amazing faith and love during a tragedy. “Funny Face” starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire will show on Wednesday September 16th. “Military Wives” is the story of some misfit women who form a choir on a military base and inspire a global phenomenon. This will be shown Saturday September 19th. On Sunday September 20th we will watch “End of Sentence”, described as a road trip movie that takes the audience
on an emotional journey. On Wednesday September 23rd you can watch the winner of the 1947 Oscar for Best Picture, “Gentleman’s Agreement” starring Gregory Peck. “Damn Yankees” is a movie based on the Broadway play starring Tony Award winning performers and choreography by Bob Fosse. This will show on Saturday September 26th. “Resistance” tells the story of an aspiring Jewish actor who joins the French Resistance to save thousands of orphaned children from the reign of the Nazis. This movie will show on Sunday September 27th. And finally we will watch another Cary Grant movie on Wednesday September 30th, “An Affair to Remember”.
As you will see on the calendar, we are celebrating World Gratitude Day on September 21st. World Gratitude Day has been designed to bring the whole world together in a day that is all about being thankful. World Gratitude Day joins organizations, nationals, and individuals in sharing their gratitude in a number of different ways.
A little bit of gratitude can go a very long way. It is important for people to feel appreciated for everything that they do. There are also many other benefits that are associated with giving gratitude. Did you know that it is actually good for your own health too? Being thankful results in a whole host of emotional and physical benefits. For instance, you can boost your immune system, lower stress levels and improve sleep by being thankful.
If that was not enough, gratitude can also help to improve self-esteem and lower symptoms of depression. If all of this was not enough, you can enhance your professional and social skills too. Who knew that expressing gratitude could offer so many amazing benefits?
The celebration started in 1965 in Hawaii when an international gathering decided that it would be a good idea to have one day per year to formally express gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful things to be found in the world. Following the meeting in Hawaii, many attendees marked Gratitude Day on 21st September 1966 when back in their own countries. Ever since then, the number of people celebrating Gratitude Day across the world has grown and grown.
The awareness of the benefits of having time in one’s life for gratitude, appreciation and positive reflection have become increasingly apparent. The hope of the founders of Gratitude Day is that by taking time, one day a year, to reflect on the many amazing things we have in our lives, it would positively impact our well-being and make us happier, more contented people.
There are so many different ways that you can be thankful on World Gratitude Day. This includes simply being thankful for the fact that you have woken up and experienced a brand new day. There are lots of other things that you should be thankful for as well. You can also be thankful for the beautiful nature, which provides us with sunsets and many other blessings. We often take our health for granted as well, yet this is another thing that you should appreciate. You can also be thankful for the roof that is over your head. Some people don’t have a home to live in, and so this is something you should always be grateful for.
There are a number of different things that you can do in order to celebrate World Gratitude Day. One thing that you can do is to start keeping a gratitude journal. You can make sure you write down all of the things that you are thankful for. Keeping a gratitude journal has been shown to increase people’s sense of happiness by forcing them to acknowledge the happy and positive moments in their day, irrespective of how insignificant they may appear. Whether it is an awe- inspiring sunset, a compliment from a friend, or just a smile from a stranger, we can all feel more joyful and a lot calmer if we appreciate these experiences. On World Gratitude Day we are asking staff and residents to fill up posters with notes about what they are grateful for, even in this difficult time. Let’s focus on the positive!
Bay Village is starting to have gatherings of less than 10 residents in select areas of the building. We are very excited to offer some small craft classes during September. For any of these classes you need to sign up in the activity book in the mail room. We can only have 6 in each class but if we get enough on the waiting list we will hold the class again. September 2nd at 2:00 we will teach you how to make a burlap ruffle wreath and how to make bows for the wreath. You will end up with 1 wreath but with at least 4 different bows for different seasons or holidays. The cost for this class is $12. Would you like to have jewelry that exactly matches your outfit, or have a piece unlike anything else you have seen? Then you need to try the unique jewelry class on September 10th at 2:00. The cost is $5 for a necklace and earrings or 2 necklaces. Last January we offered an alcohol ink class and it was very popular so we are going to offer it again. September 14th we will teach the basic class. You will learn the techniques using paper and then make a tile coaster to take home. This class is free. Then on September 21st we will teach a slightly more advanced class. In this class you will work with various glass items and the cost is $5. Jane Camarota has offered to provide instruction to anyone who would like to take up adult coloring. This is a great hobby that can reduce stress. She will be in the craft room Wednesday September 9th from 2:00-3:00 to give you some tips. We will provide supplies. You do not need to be an artist for any of these classes!
There are some other small groups meeting as well. How Novel Book Group has started meeting in the auditorium. The next session is September 22nd at 10:00. The Writers Group is starting back up September 4th at 10:00. They will be meeting in the back of the computer room. The Guys Only Lunch has also started to meet on the first, third and fifth Thursday at 12:30. They enjoy their meal and conversation out on the pool deck. There is a group of needle artists that meet every Monday in the craft room at 10:00. Anyone is welcome to join them. There is also a group of card makers that meet in the craft room every Tuesday at 10:00. Some of our committees are also meeting on a regular basis. For any of these classes or meetings please remember no more than 10 people, social distance and wear your masks!
Benefits of Crafting
Besides being fun, there are many other benefits to various crafts. Crafting helps improve hand-eye coordination, spatial coordination, and dexterity. The focus that’s involved with crafting stimulates areas of the brain that have been dormant, keeping the brain sharp and more well-rounded. Also, crafting really improves your mood. Doing something productive like crafts, helps keep your mind off other things (like COVID-19) and simply just makes you happier. Crafting keeps you from watching too much television and if you come to one of the classes at Bay Village you get to interact with other residents. Classes are limited to 6 participants to maintain social distancing and masks must be worn. But we will try new things and have some fun!
By Petra Mueller
September is here and life has not changed much lately for our residents. The classes I am taping are being shown on our in-house channel 195 and I hope that you are participating. There is a variety of classes offered for all fitness levels and even a Hand Class for residents with arthritis in their hands. Look for the beginners Tai Chi class that I am adding on Wednesday mornings. I am trying to tape at different locations, to give you that outdoor and refreshing feel, that you might miss these days. Motivating and inspiring you to work out and stay fit and healthy is my goal. Feel free to give me your feedback. September 26th is National Family Health and Fitness Day and, we want to celebrate that day with a little fun fitness challenge as the Bay Village Family. I am planning different stations, where you have to do a certain task or game and then move on to the next station. The plan is for a mix of inside and outside stations, depending on the weather. There are prizes involved for participating!
Shuffleboard and the pool are welcome alternatives to walking on the property. Games are available for your enjoyment in the Wellness Center. Feel free to take them to your floor or outdoors, disinfect and return.
Call me at ext. 4033, if you need assistance with your wellness needs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the industrial meat-processing industry. By the end of April 115 processing facilities in 19 states across the U.S. had reported COVID-19 outbreaks. This caused an immediate domino effect in the supply chain leaving an untold number of farmers in limbo. Unable to sell their livestock to industrial meat processors, the farmers scrambled to find smaller processing plants. As beef, pork, and chicken became harder to procure, chains such as Costco and Walmart were forced to limit the sales of certain meat products. Over decades industrial meat processing has evolved in tandem with the farming industry. Because todays system is so concentrated, and processing done in fewer large plants, the pandemic has over-whelmed the system. When a supply chain becomes more concentrated there is a greater loss of supply when a single plant is closed.
September Special Days
You will notice on the calendar that we have marked some special days coming up. We thought celebrating even some silly things might brighten up the mood of everyone! The first special day is College Colors Day on Friday September 4th. Ideally this is a day to support your favorite college as the football season starts. We don’t know if any schools will be playing football but we can still wear the colors of our alma mater or that of our children or just your favorite team. We will have football trivia and a give- away that day. Of course there is Labor Day on September 7th. Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. Saturday September 12th is Chocolate Milkshake Day and we will be serving them that afternoon. Sunday September 13th is Grandparents Day. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. World Gratitude Day is September 21st. Even in these times there are things to be grateful for. We will be challenging residents to come up with things they are grateful for and handing out treats. Saturday September 26th is Family Fitness Day and Petra has something special planned for the Bay Village family. It is important to stay active during this time! National Coffee Day is September 30th. To celebrate we will provide free donuts to go along with your coffee out on the pool deck that morning. The entire month of September is Classical Music Month. There will be classical concerts on channel 195 every Sunday at 5:45.