What to do with holiday trash
DEAR EDITOR, Thank you for your fascinating article about the game of bridge in the November 2017 issue of The Beaumont News. As the son-in-law of Adeline F. Gay, however, I was disappointed that her name was not mentioned as one of the Beaumont loyal players. I understand she played on Beaumont’s number one team for years, and on at least one occasion was called out of “retirement” to participate in the all-important match with Waverly. You mentioned the names of several loyal players who are no longer with us. Mrs. Gay remembers them all. Mrs. Gay is still with you at Beaumont at the mature age of 109. Perhaps you could give her some recognition in the next issue of the Beaumont News.
By Irene Borgogno for the Green Committee
— Tom Herlihy, Esq., Wilmington, Delaware
• Cardboard boxes should be flattened and put in the recycling bin. • ‘Air pillows’ (used for cushioning in shipping) should be punctured and flattened. Deflated pillows and bubble wrap are trash for the Beaumont collection system. (These materials can be recycled in the shopping bag collection bins at local ACME, Giant and Whole Foods markets, if you take the materials to these locations.) • Styrofoam ‘peanuts’ are trash for the Beaumont collection system. (UPS and its affiliate stores are willing to take Styrofoam peanuts, if you take the material to one of their locations.)
The holidays are over. I know this is true because I no longer hear Christmas music everywhere I go. However, physical bits and pieces remain. How should you deal with them? Wrapping paper and ribbons:
• Wrapping paper, including tissue paper, can go in the recycling bin. • Boxes and paper bags used for wrapping presents can also go in recycling. Remember to flatten the boxes. • Ribbons go in the trash. Shipping materials:
[The Beaumont News regrets the unintentional omission of Mrs. Gay’s name, which is spoken with reverence in Beaumont bridge-playing circles.]
Goodbye CCRC, Hello Life Plan Community
Readers of last month’s article about acronyms by Linda Madara will appreciate the timing of this news from Beaumont’s Front Office: Beaumont will gradually cease to be known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). It will be categorized, along with other communities of its sort, as a Life Plan Community. The decision was announced by Leading Age, which describes itself as “a national association of notfor-profit senior living organizations.” After “prolonged and intensive research,” which the organization called its “Name Storm Initiative,” its leaders settled upon Life Plan Community as a “more positive” name than Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), and easier to remember. Whether the new designation will gradually be further shortened to become LPC is not known at this time.
• Paper greeting cards can go into the recycling bin; however, remove any glitter, foil or ribbons, which are ordinary trash. Also remove the battery pack, if the card has an audible feature. Battery packs are treated as batteries. • Envelopes go in the recycle bin, but first remove any foil lining, which is ordinary trash. Greenery and plants:
• Woody greenery (trees, branches, swags) are trash. TRASH continued on page 4 BEAUMONT NEWS The Beaumont News is published by the residents and staff of the Beaumont Retirement Community, 601 N. Ithan Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
— Mary Graff
Executive Editor Mary Graff Managing Editor Lynn Ayres Deputy Executive Editor and Production Manager John Hall Graphic Designer TJ Walsh Photo Editor Louise Hughes Contributing Editor Linda Madara Quality Control Jennifer Frankel Index Manager Nancy Harris Consulting Assistant Editors Mary Schnabel, Jean Homeier, Peggy Wolcott, Sis Ziesing and Wistie Miller
In Memoriam Eleonore “Lorle” Wolfson Mary Disston December 8, 2017 December 25, 2017 Frank Boyer January 4, 2018 Members of the Beaumont Community extend deepest sympathy to their families and friends.
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