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Volume VI/, Issue 4

Thank you to everyone who voted in our recent election. Per centage of participation was 83%.

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A Newsletter ofFlat Rock Towers

July-Aug., 2011

The Prez Sez:

MEETINGS: 2 p.m. on 3rd

Officers for 2011-12:

& 4th Mondays each month.

President Suzanne Beattie Vice President Janice Driscoll Secretary Wanda Harris Treasurer Mary Bell

Council: Julv 18 - Aug. 15 General: Julv 25 - Aug. 22 *RECENTLY HOSPITALIZEO* Mary DeGiorgio (209), Janice Driscoll (509), Edna Berna (613), Lorene Turnbull (215) Nancy Schaffer (307), & Margaret Bergamini (408).

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On Saturday, September 17 Huroc Park will be a-buzz with activity from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. All sorts of fun and games are planned for people of all ages. Our Community Room will become a g~~~~: BINGO place, where aficiWhen you have to onados can enjoy their favorite game. There will be a make a choice, and parade, street dancing on don't make it, that in Arsenal Road, food vendors itself is a choice. and FUN all day long.

"The Team"is looking forward to another fantastic year! We still have some old projects to finish before startinq on any of our new ideas. ' . () ~d'/h;,,~

Compiled & Edited by WELCOME Bryan Kovacs M an-. yn H a9 00d J h B

n reen Beatrice Scanlon 734路 782路9171 Chester Juszczyk Sharon McKinney Sandra Renon HAPPY Warren Michaels SUMMER Betty Schaller (208)

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New Residents: Apartment 516 Apartment 510 Apartment 315 Apartment 605 Apartment 513 Apartment 612 Apartment 117 Apartment 104

Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

BUNCO Community Room


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On June 6, 7, and 8 The Tri-County Company washed all our windows, both inside and out. The two gentlemen made the work seem so easy because they were so quick and efficient. SMOKE-FREE Building ?

Our vote at May's General Meeting ended in a deadlock (tie). There were three options on the ballot: 1. No change, 2. Smoke-free, and 3. Smoke-free with a grandfather clause. The grandfather clause means that all current residents who are smokers could continue to smoke in their apartments, but ALL new residents would have to be Non-smokers. (It could be several years before the building is smoke-free. The first option and the third received the exact same number of votes. It was decided at June's General Meeting that we would bring up the Smoke-free issue again in six months. New Benches and New Electric Grill

At our June General Meeting, we also voted to purchase new benches for our back entrance. We will be getting two five-foot benches and one six-footer. The old benches will be discarded as they are no longer safe to use. We also authorized purchase of a new electric grill for our patio area. The old grill was not functional, so we will now be able to schedule some bar-be-cues.

HAPPINESS is not a destination; it is a state of being_


· -;:,- TOWERS ACTIVITIES

Third Thursday9-10:30 a.m. Exercise - 9 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday Nurses check blood Laurie Brown, Flat Rock's Senior Co-ordinator, pressure leads us in aerobics, cardio-vascular, and weight- Community Room lifting exercise in an atmosphere of fellowship

Crafts with Laurie- 10 a.m. Thursday Each month (check First Floor Bulletin Board) Laurie brings all the ingredients for a craft project to our Community Room. It's great FUN! Bring $1. scissors. and a glue gun (if you have one.)

BINGO Wednesdays at 3 and Fridays at 6:30 Janice Sanchez (608) invites everyone who plays BIN G 0 to: "~

Meet Chef Barney: On Thursday, July 7,

Chef Barney will prepare a complete meal for us in our Community Room - kitchen. Pot roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, carrots, salad, rolls & butter, and dessert will cost $5, and will be served at 4:00 p.m. These complete meals will be served every month. Dates and menus will be posted on bulletin boards. Sign up sheets in office; $5 will be collected.

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7atcfwt fjafJi On Saturday, July 16, at 4 p.m. our Kitchen Committee will be serving a Sloppy Joe, potato salad, bal{ed beans, dessert meal. Sign up in office, pay $5. V-'afl come

Shopping Trips-Every Tuesday our City bus comes at 11 a.m. and takes us to a shopping center so we can do our weekly shopping. The bus brings us home before 3 p.m. The sign-up sheet is on the First Floor bulletin Board weekly_ Saturday Night at the Movies In order to resume our movie night, we need a new chairman, as Mary Bell (316) Is temporarily unable to host our movies. If YOU are able to get movies to present on Saturday nights, let Suzanne know. It's great FUN!

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§~'o, §etM Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another.

Have you checked out our Pool Table? Pool is a popular game with Seniors. Even if you haven't played in a long time, come on down and challenge one of your neighbors. l'ffladi (em up 1"

NO MAIL Monday, July 4


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Adopt-A-Park

SEA CRUISE

You may enjoy a cruise during your vacation. The pace is leisurely, andevemhing needed to have a happy time is right aboard ship.

When Gary Borden, Chairman of the Riv- Anchor erfestCommittee was Band here to suggest some projects that Senior Bridge citizens could do to Cabin help the environment, or to make it "green," Cable he said we might Captain Adopt-A-Park. Immediately, Peg Cuisine Bobier (604) conDancing tacted a teacherDeck friend from Barnes School to find out Director whether or not the Dock Fourth Graders would be willing to Embark participate. They Flag were enthusiastic! So, at the prearGangplank ranged time, Mrs. McNeil and nine stu- Guest dents, along with Gulls two parents, met Peg at Huroc Park. Lifeboat

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Solution on Page 4 On June 7, this group of Fourth Graders, parents, and teachers collected 64 kilograms of recyclable trash from Huroc Park. If you'd like to help with this project, contact Peg at 789-7729.


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·D:~;S'"'TO REMEMBER: .J I 4 ury ""

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July" 10 a.m. Crafts with Laurie July 21 9 -10:30 a.m. Blood Pressure Check

? ~ g~ ? July 27 9 a.m. Commodities '? 10 A ug. • . a.m. _ Crafts with Laurie

Did vou know ··· Rummage &Bake Sale

that the Management Con~erence I·S b· h Id.' A elng e ugust 23- 251 This year 10 peopke are invited to enjoy the fun, food and information from all the various worl{ShOPfS which will be 0 fered. R · t er In . th e 0 f egis fice right away.

Aug. 18 9-10;30 a.m. Blood Pressure Check Aug. 31 9 a.m.

On Saturday & Sunday May 14 & 15, we added $373.87 to our House Funds as a result of our Sales. Barbara thanks everyone who helped.

laugh lines . Consider the banona: When it left the bunch it got skinned. * * * * * * o Needlecraft I

Happy Birthday

To everyone celebrating a Sign-up sheet on 1st birthday during floor Bulletin Board t---------.&...------- July or August. Commodities

c5~e~ Barbara Edwards (615), Chairman of the Showcase Committee, has set hours for selling: 10 - 12 on Mon., and 1 - 3 on Tues., Wed., Thu., & Fri. Barbara still needs volunteers to fill these time slots. If you can help, call Barbara: 734789-1666 (new #.) Also, Barbara welcomes suggestions as to stock to order.

LD~ to fw.e ~ ••• Don't forget the folks who are holding the ladder while you're climbing it to success.

Tuesdays 10 a.m. Thursdays 1 p. m. Community Room By Pat Gann (502)

Recipe of the Month- Makes 48 Peanut Buner Chocolate Bars 1/2 c butter (margarine), softened 1 C Splenda 1/3 c firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 c milk 1/2 c creamy peanut butter 1 egg 1 t vanilla 1 c flour 1 c quick oats, uncooked 1/2 t baking soda 1/4 t salt 3/4 c mini semi-sweet chocolate bits Beat butter, Splenda, & brown sugar until well combined. Stir in milk, peanut butter, egg, & vanilla until blended . Graduallu mx in combined flour, oats, baking soda, & salt uttil blended. Add chocolate bits. Bake @ 350 for 21 mins. Cool & cut.


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Interview Jeanette Bunea (304) was born in Trenton, MI, 91 years ago. She went to school in Ecorse as a child, but received her High School diploma from Adult Education in Monroe at age 67. She was introduced to her future husband by her cousin. She said she "didn't like him at first, but married him anyway." They had 7 children (6 sons, 1 daughter.) He died of bone cancer after 38 years of marriage. One of the jobs Jeanette liked most was in the Ecorse Library. She's Grandmother to 7, Great-Grandma to 13. Jeanette enjoys playing BINGO, bunco, and slot machines at the Casino. She looks forward to our 'Crafts with Laurie' every month, and going to her 'Red Hat' meetings Is a high point in her life. Jeanette moved into Flat Rock Towers when it opened - August, 1989. She has served as Vice President, and was Third Floor Rep. or Alternate many times. She cherishes her 'treasures' - the many handmade gifts she's received from her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren over the years.


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PARADE On Saturday, September 17, our Towers residents will be invited to ride on a float to the festivities at Huroc Park at Riverfest. As the date gets closer, more details will be forthcoming. This is a citywide event for all ages. The Riverfest has not been held fora few years, so we're excited it's back!

SAVE THOSE LABELS! Continue to clip those labels and logos from Betty Crocker products, Campbell, General Mills, Progresso soup, Saran wrap, and many more. Put them in the box that's just inside the Community Room. All these labels, logos, and codes can be converted to money that will buy playground equipment or something else for Flat Rock Elementary Schools. This is an ongoing project that is so worthwhile and so easy.

Rally Picnic July 29 is the date set for the Rally Picnic at Willow Metropark. Everything's FREE, it's great FUN, food's wonderful, and the fellowship is fantastic! Sign up sheet is in office for the bus. Ask in office for more details.

Tidbits from the Towers .. I - - - - - --

If you'd like to yarn, which I will dis~cPTeaathe Love have your name tribute to our croWe are still collecting on your door, cheters. I'll try to get a afghans for hospice call Marilyn at variety of colors. patients at Southshore 782-9171 (These blankets Hospital. should measure 4 ft. x These blankets are so 4 ft. or 4' x 5' -to fit a very much appreciated single bed.) by the patients and Share Solution_~~.p-y.?Zle #33: their families. Right your talents now I have 16 handwith others: made afghans ready to VOLUNTEER take to Southshore Hospital. I took 14 Next issue: there before Easter. first week When I deliver the of blankets, I will get September, '11 some more skeins of


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NEW DIRECTORIES in July After the Elections in July (new committee chairmen, new Floor Reps and alternates, and new officers) we will be putting out a new Towers directory. If you don't want your telephone number included, if you have a new telephone number, or if you're not sure we have your correct number, let Marilyn know (734-7829171) as soon as possible If there is some other information you'd' like to see in the directory, let me know that, too. This is , after all, YOUR directory, and we'd like for it to be as useful as possible.

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* The best medicine is HOPE. * *

Thanks to Okie Tackett and the VFW for s:=our new flag. We are attempting to put a spotlight on it, but so far without success. The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgment.

Our little beagle friends, Molly and Sadie, will be visiting us in July. They discovered bedbugs in only two apartments last time, which are now free of the little pests after two treatments. Remember - "Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something."

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