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Grandover Community March 2014 Newsletter

Greensboro, North Carolina

March 2014 Sun








4 tone & sculpt 8:5 Wellness Walkers 9 Canasta 2 pm



11 tone & 12 sculpt 8:5 no Wellness Walkers Canasta 2 pm


17 Cribbage 10 am Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

18 tone & sculpt 8:5 Wellness Walkers 9 Canasta 2 pm

20 wellness 19 walkers 9 Ladies lunch 12 Bridge 9 pm southern lights bistro


24 Cribbage 10 am

25 tone & sculpt 8:5 Wellness Walkers 9 Canasta 2 pm Book Club 4 pm

26 Morning hike 10 am matinee

27 wellness 28 coffee 29 tone & walkers 9 and chat sculpt 9am Bridge 9 8-10 am Pilates 8:45 Cardio 9 Sunset social

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Apr 3 wellness walkers0 Bridge 9


31 Cribbage Golf Mixer 10am 1 pm

tone & sculpt 8:5 Wellness Walkers 9 Canasta 2 pm



6 wellness 7 coffee 8 tone & walkers 9 and chat sculpt 9am Bridge 9:30 8-10 am Pilates 8:45 Cardio 9 13 no wellness walkers Bridge 9 am

15 tone & 14 no coffee and sculpt 9am chat Pilates 8-45 Cardio 9 22 tone & 21coffee sculpt 9am and chat 8-10 am Pilates 8:45 Cardio 9

Apr 5 tone & coffee and chat sculpt 9 8-10 am am

Apr 4

Pilates 8:45 Cardio 9

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

connections Grandover Book Club

Cards in the Clubroom Bridge: Thursdays 9:00am All levels of play are welcome for this game. Coffee and Light refreshments provided

February’s event was well attended and what a great discussion- Thank you to host Patty Edmonds! The Grandover Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 4-5:30 pm in the Clubroom for an invigorating discussion, wine and refreshments. All interested residents are invited to attend. Upcoming Selections: Tuesday, March 25th: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Hosted by Ann Kroupa

Canasta: Tuesdays 2 pm Open to new and experienced players. If you have never played before we will teach you The focus here is on FUN! NEW Cribbage game every Monday at 10 am starting on March 17th. New players are encouraged to join! We’ll spend the first few weeks learning the game Betty Sarsfield of Creswell Ct. was the winner at Canasta this week and gets to wear the canasta queen tiara! Join us for fun and friendly competition

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn

wellness Cardio Circuit with Brenda

Moderate to high intensity resistance and cardio training in a fun circuit format! Complete your daily cardio and strength requirements in one hour with this hybrid class. $10/Fridays 9 am

Tone & Sculpt with Brenda Cardio Sculpt with Lyssa A great class set to music!

strengthen and tone your major muscle groups in this fast paced workout! $10/class $30/month

Pilates Mat with Lyssa

Pilates Mat Class is wonderful for toning and strengthening your core as well as all you major muscle groups. Fridays at 8:45 $10/class $30/ month March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Enjoy the taste of eating right” Check out this website for daily tips and recipes to help you achieve a higher level of nutrition: Month

Tuesday Mornings at 8:15 Great all over toning class using light hand held weights and resistance. $10/class $30/month

Wellness Walkers

A fast paced 60 minute power walk through the neighborhood. Your dogs are welcome! Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9 am Meet at the Grandover Hotel

Monthly Hike with Nancy

Once a month we will travel to a walking trail in the triad for a morning hike. Our hike will take place on the last Wednesday of the month at 10 am. If you would like to come please sign up by the previous Monday. Upcoming Date: Wed, March 26th

Feed your mind : Check out these unique and varied classes at UNCG Emeritus Society:

Brenda’s blog No Weigh! By Brenda Shropshire

Scales are evil. You may not be aware of this but the first scale was used to measure evil spirit activity in the early 1800’s. Okay, I may not have the facts to back this up, per se, but I’m innately sure it’s true. Here’s how I know: Even before you step on a scale, its mystical power starts to pull you in and mess with you. As you place one foot up, and then the other, your heart races and you start to sweat. The number on the scale teases you, like that little ball on a black jack table, it takes it’s time, before it tells you what it thinks of you. Good? Bad? Fat? Thin? Weak? Unattractive? Actually, the scale doesn’t get it’s power from the dark side, it gets its power from you; you let it tell you things about yourself that have nothing to do with how much the body you walk around in, weighs. If the number is down, you’re pumped, your self-confidence soars and you feel like you can do anything. But if you’ve gained, the scale leads you down a dark ally. It sucker punches you in the gut and nothing short of a whine session and/or wine session with your friends can help you stop beating yourself up. That’s why I don’t weigh myself and I don’t think you should either. As much as I like to think of myself as a balance-focused, thumbs-up-for-moderation, health professional, I know I can easily be lulled into a place of self-deprecation, just like everyone else, if I get on a scale and I’ve gained. So I stay off the thing. It’s actually very liberating to not allow a number to dictate how good of a day you’ll have. If you’d like to see some science to support my “No Weigh” philosophy, I’m happy to oblige: It takes 3,500 calories to gain a pound of fat. In other words, for every 3,500 calories you don’t use, you gain a pound. Conversely, if you create a 3,500 deficit, through a reduction in calories and/or burn them up through exercise, you’ll lose a pound. So this means you would need to eat 3,500 EXTRA calories, over and above what you utilized, in a 24-hour period, to gain a pound. Not likely. So, what if the scale does reflect a pound difference between one day to the next? It means there’s another reason for the gain. Likely, you’re retaining water related to your cycle or you’ve eaten a lot of salt. There are so many other ways to determine how well you are doing with your weight. Here’s two I like: The Mirror Method. This is where you get a mirror and you stand in front of it and decide whether or not you think you may be going a bit up or down. And then there’s The Clothes Assessment Tool. This is where you put your clothes on and determine whether or not they feel tighter or loser. Word of caution: You can get obsessive about anything, even the Mirror Method or the Clothes Assessment Tool. However, I do find that people who don’t weigh constantly, who look for other ways to determine their weight loss success, ironically, have a more accurate perspective that makes their journey more pleasant and inevitably yields longer term success!

Grandover Supper Club

Congratulations to the hostesses of The Venetian Masquerade Supper Club Event ~ These ladies certainly brought the glamour! Thank you to Addison Riddleberger for the wonderful photographs.

Grandover Supper Club

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. ~Thomas Jefferson

community Couples Golf Mixer Sunday, March 30th 1 pm

Two man team captains choice format. Fun on the golf course for players of all levels! Your guests are welcome to play. Meet for drinks and prizes after play in CafĂŠ Espresso. Please sign up via email by the previous Thursday

Ladies who Lunch

On the third Thursday of every month we visit a locally owned restaurant for great food and friendship Upcoming Dates: March 18th Southern Lights April 16th: Printworks Bistro We had a lovely time last month at Pastabilities! We had a blast at our Spring Bunco Party! Isabella was the big winner and Dottie Bryan and Alison MacCord took home prizes as well!.We added a new game to our Bunco nights: Left Right and Center and everyone loved it! Thank you to Sue Davis for the recommendation. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming Summer Bunco Party!


Save the Date We will celebrate SPRINGTIME at our next Supper Club Event To be held on Friday, May 9th In The Club Room at Grandover Swim & Racquet Club

Sunset Social Friday, March 28th

If you would like to join Supper Club, please email Nancy at Or call 336.454.1791 ext. 1

Did you know…Grandover throws a cocktail party every Saturday March 1 – Travis and Steph Friday and Saturday Night! Friday March 7 – David Lin Live Music from 6:30-9:30 pm

March in The Lobby Bar

Saturday March 8 – Brother West Friday March 14 – Jessica Mashburn Saturday March 15 – Travis and Steph Friday March 21 – Brother West Saturday March 22 – David Lin Friday March 28 – Jessica Mashburn Saturday March 29 – Corey Hillman

Sunset Social Friday, March 28th

Come out and meet your neighbors ~ complimentary appetizers for Residents

Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring. ~Terri Guillemets

Grandover Residents of all ages had fun playing in the snow at Hadley Park . Thanks to Paige & Josh Walters for the pictures

Grandover Contact Information

Nancy Cunningham Activities Director…………. 336.454.1791 Dawn Allred, Grandover Realty………………….. 336.854.2900 Brenda Shropshire, Wellness Director……………. 336.312.4672 Amanda Laszacs, Spa Director ……………….......336.294.1800 Buck Stephenson, Tennis Pro……………………… 336.423.7553 Jonathan York, Director of Golf …………………..336.834.4880 Jim Nemeti, Head Golf Pro………………………... 336.323.3838

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