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What exercise seems invisible, but has noticeable benefits? Reading, of course! A workout for the brain and eyes, reading has also been said to improve concentration and memory. Skills – such as writing, language usage, and vocabulary selection- are sharpened by just reading a good book. Mental and spiritual health can be revitalized by reading, or being read to. When reading, our eyes move across a page and signal the brain. The brain kicks into gear translating letters and symbols into

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language and meaning. The memory part of the brain absorbs new information. Thus, our brains are nourished and exercised.

can develop coping skills to deal with physical, social, and emotional changes and can research ways to leave a legacy.

In fact, reading can be therapeutic. It’s called bibliotherapy.

What do Older Adults Like to Read? (Top 10)

Bibliotherapy is when readers interact with books to help solve problems and heal. By reading books and other materials, individuals can better understand mental and physical diseases, as well as explore spiritual concerns. Readers may find ways to cope with personal problems, such as grief. Beyond self-help books, readers may find characters dealing with similar life situations in fictional books. Readers can also learn about life’s ups and downs. They can gain perspective on the aging process and may better understand problems that arose during this stage of their lives. They

1. Mysteries 2. Inspirational literature 3. Humor 4. Biographies 5.

Animal books

6. Escapism novels, such as romances written by Danielle Steele 7. Exploring family relationships 8.

Pioneer stories

9.

Childhood books

10.

Adult picture books

What do Older Readers Dislike in Books? Sex, Violence and Rough Language.


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It’s Margarita & Salsa Time! Providence Park will be having it’s very own “Margarita & Salsa” festival on Friday, October 19th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It will be held on the Portico out front of the Village and St. Elizabeth Place. Family members have been invited to attend as well. Music will be provided by the band Branded Heart for everyone to just listen to or dance to. There will be plenty of Margaritas of course, and beer, soda and water for everyone to enjoy. Dona and her staff will have plenty

of Chips, Salsa, Queso, Guacamole and Taquitos at each table as well. You may want to visit with the family members that will be coming to the party and remind them that we are only serving chips and dips at this party. Your regular evening meal will be served in your dining rooms from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. only that afternoon consisting of Soup and Sandwiches since we will be preparing for the Festival.

Bunco at Providence Park The St. Elizabeth balcony will be abuzz on Tuesday, October 30th around 2 p.m. We will be having our first Bunco Party here at Providence Park hosted by Janet McAdoo (the Dobbs’ daughter) and your very own activity director. If you haven’t played Bunco before, I understand it can be a very fun and exciting game. It does not however require a great deal of “brain power” from what I am told. There will be prizes

given for various degrees of winning such as highest point winner, lowest point winner, most Baby Bunco’s and most Big Bunco’s. You will not be playing with the same person every time though -- the losers have to move to another table at the end of each round, so be prepared to have different partners. Refreshments will also be served. So, grab a friend and come on down to have some fun……

A Drive in the Country “Now loading” for all points east and southeast. The van will be leaving at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 29th for a grand tour of “the country.” We will be traveling to exotic places like Mart, Riesel, Marlin, and Chilton. I think just about every resident in the Village and St. Elizabeth Place has some connection to this area either past or present. There has to be a place in that area where we can stop and have an ice cream or soda, so bring a little cash with you, just in case. Also, the cost of the trip will be one “green dollar” that you get when you go to different activities offered at “The Park.” Come on down and join in this great adventure and enjoy the countryside. You just might like it!

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Anybody for “42”? from the desk of Charles Tolbert

There are two types of people in Texas. Those who play 42 and those who need to learn. Just in case you are in the second category, you need to take a look at Winning 42: Strategy and Lore of the National Game of Texas by Dennis Roberson. The book is not only useful for beginners, but it also provides detailed information designed to enhance the skill of veteran players. The game 42 had its beginning in 1887 in the small Texas town of Trappe Springs (now called Garner). To appreciate the story, one has to take a note of the moral climate of the largely Baptist community that included the sinfulness of card playing. After being disciplined for engaging in a card game in the family hayloft, two young boys conceived the idea of creating a domino game using ideas gleaned from card games. According to Roberson, “They didn’t seek to rewrite the Baptist bylaws; they simply exploited a loophole instead. If dominoes weren’t sinful, why not play cards with dominoes? The irony of the invention was that it could be played on any day and even at church socials without sinning. The boys introduced the idea to their families and friends who spread the new game wherever they went.

Birthdays in October! Martha Davis

Oct. 1

Bill Porter

Oct. 4

Malcolm Coone Oct. 5 Mary Mabry

Oct. 13

Mary Kemp

Oct. 14

Henry Lawson

Oct. 16

Lennora Kluck

Oct. 18

Aletha Keelen

Oct. 25

Donnie Cooper Oct. 25 John Lynch

Oct. 26

Vivian Dobbs

Oct. 27

Larry Henderson Oct. 30 Ginny Dobbs

Oct. 30

Charlene Krupicka Oct. 31

Although 42 is now played nationwide and among military personnel overseas, it remains, first of all, a Texas game.

Halloween: Time for a Party! October 31st is a day for ghosts and goblins. It’s also a good day for a party here at Providence Park. The Village dining room will be filled to the brim around 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon.

There will be entertainment, trivia, costume contest, good food made by our dining services department, and yes, the winner of the “guess the corn” contest will be announced! Jay and

Tammy will be providing the entertainment for this event, and everyone knows how good they are. We usually have a lot of fun at this party, so tell your friends to come and join in.


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Sunday

Monday

VDR – Village Dining Room SDR – St. E. Dining Room VAR – Vil. Activity Room SAR – St. E.Activity Room SLB – St. E. Lobby VLB – Vil. Lobby BL – Balcony CH – Chapel GR – Game Room FC – Fitness Center 9:30 MASS (CH) 7 10:45 WORSHIP SERVICE (CH) 2:00 VILLAGE BINGO WITH JO ANNE (VDR) 2:00 ST. E. GAMES ON THE BALCONY

9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 10:00 MASS (CH)

Tuesday

9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 2 10:00 MASS (CH) 10:00 SHOPPING VAN 1:30 ST. ELIZABETH FORUM 1:30 VILLAGE RESIDENT & NUTRITIONAL FORUM & NUTRITIONAL SERVICES MEETING SERVICES MEETING (VDR) (SDR) 2:30 “FILL ER’ UP” GAME 2:30 CARD BINGO WITH (VDR) SHARON (VDR)

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10:00 MASS (CH) 2:00 AFTERNOON MATINEE’ WITH POPCORN & DRINKS (FC) 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 10:00 MASS (CH)

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1:00 DOLLAR STORE (VAR) 2:00 INTERNATIONAL COFFEE & ARMCHAIR TRAVEL (BL) 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 10:00 MASS (CH)

9:30 BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK (SAR) 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 10:00 MASS (CH) 10:00 SHOPPING VAN 2:00 “PASS THE BOMB” (VAR) 3:00 CHOIR PRACTICE (CH) 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 10:00 MASS (CH) 10:00 SHOPPING VAN

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2:30 HYMN A LONG WITH DAVID & SHARON (V. LB) 6:30 COLEMAN GOSPEL BAND (SDR)

9:30 BLOOD PRESSURE 23 CHECK (SAR) 9:30 EXERCISE (VC) 2:00 AFTERNOON MATINEE’ 10:00 MASS (CH) WITH POPCORN & 10:00 SHOPPING VAN 2:00 VILLAGE BINGO WITH DRINKS (FC) JO ANNE (VDR) 6:30 OCTOBER BIRTHDAY 2:00 “PASS THE BOMB” 2:00 ST. E. GAMES ON THE PARTY WITH BUCK (VAR) BALCONY AND GLORIA (VDR) 3:00 CHOIR PRACTICE (CH) 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 9:30 MASS (CH) 28 29 30 10:00 MASS (CH) 10:00 MASS (CH) 10:45 WORSHIP SERVICE 1:30 AFTERNOON DRIVE – 10:00 SHOPPING VAN (CH) MART, RIESEL, MARLIN CHILTON & ALL 2:00 VILLAGE BINGO WITH 2:00 (NEW) BUNCO PARTY POINTS EAST/S. EAST JO ANNE (VDR) WITH JANET, SHARON (COST: 1 GREEN DOLLAR) 2:00 ST. E. GAMES ON THE & JO ANN NEED REAL MONEY FOR BALCONY (SBL) A TREAT IF WE FIND A GOOD PLACE TO STOP Sharon Clark – Activity Director/Volunteer Coordinator – 761-8467 9:30 MASS (CH) 10:45 WORSHIP SERVICE (CH)

8:30 PRETTY N PEDICURES (VAR) 9:30 EXERCISE 10:00 MASS (CH 10:15 ED. CRED (SLB) 2:00 GAMES P (GR)

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Columbus Day (US) Thanksgiving Day (Canada)

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Thursday

Friday

9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 4 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 5 10:00 MASS (CH) 10:00 MASS (CH) 12:30 VILLAGE WII GAME (FC) 1:00SHOPPING VAN 1:30 ST. ELIZABETH BINGO WITH JO ANNE (BL) 2:00 AFTERNOON DELIGHT 1:30 VILLAGE BINGO WITH (VDR) WITH JO ANNE (VDR) 2:30 BIBLE STUDY WITH 2:15 “HAPPY HOUR” (VDR) CHURCH ALIVE (SLB) 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 12 11 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 10:00 MASS (CH) 10:00 MASS (CH) 12:30 VILLAGE WII GAME (FC) 10:00 AMANDA’S CANDLES 1:00SHOPPING VAN 10:00 ZEM’S GEMS & MORE 1:30 ST. ELIZABETH BINGO (ST. C. LOBBY) WITH JO ANNE (BL) 10:15 OUT TO LUNCH 2:00 AFTERNOON DELIGHT Farmhouse / Mexia 1:30 VILLAGE BINGO WITH (VDR) JO ANNE (VDR) 2:30 BIBLE STUDY WITH CHURCH ALIVE (SLB) 2:15 “HAPPY HOUR” (VDR) 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 18 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 19 10:00 MASS (CH) 10:00 MASS (CH) 12:30 VILLAGE WII GAME (FC) 1:30 VILLAGE BINGO WITH 1:00SHOPPING VAN JO ANNE (VDR) 1:30 ST. ELIZABETH BINGO 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. WITH JO ANNE (LB) MARGARITA & SALSA 2:00 AFTERNOON DELIGHT FESTIVAL ON THE (VDR) PORTICO 2:30 BIBLE STUDY WITH (FAMILIES INVITED) CHURCH ALIVE (SLB) 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 26 25 9:30 EXERCISE (FC) 10:00 MASS (CH) 10:00 MASS (CH) 12:30 VILLAGE WII GAME (FC) 10:00 ESOTERIC JEWELRY 1:00SHOPPING VAN (ST. C. LOBBY) 1:30 ST. ELIZABETH BINGO 10:45 OUT TO LUNCH WITH JO ANNE (BL) Cantina Texas / Hewitt 2:00 AFTERNOON DELIGHT 1:30 VILLAGE BINGO WITH (VDR) JO ANNE (VDR) 2:30 MEMORIAL SERVICE 2:15 “HAPPY HOUR” (VDR) (CH)

Saturday 9:30 SATURDAY MORNING COFFEE CLUB (VIL. PATIO)

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2:00 ST. E. BINGO WITH JO ANNE (BL) 2:00 GAMES IN THE VILLAGE GAME ROOM

9:30 SATURDAY MORNING COFFEE CLUB (VIL. PATIO)

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2:00 ST. E. BINGO WITH JO ANNE (LB) 2:00 GAMES IN THE VILLAGE GAME ROOM

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2:00 ST. E. BINGO WITH JO ANNE (LB) 2:00 GAMES IN THE VILLAGE GAME ROOM

9:30 SATURDAY MORNING COFFEE CLUB (VIL. PATIO)

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2:00 ST. E. BINGO WITH JO ANNE (LB) 2:00 GAMES IN THE VILLAGE GAME ROOM

THE VILLAGE & ST. ELIZABETH PLACE


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Lunch Tossed Salad, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Broccoli Dinner Tropical Fruit, Lemon Pepper Tilapia Filet, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans

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Lunch Ambrosia Salad, BBQ Brisket, Potato Salad, Ranch Style Beans Dinner Cottage Cheese and Pears, Salisbury Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Zucchini and Tomatoes

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Lunch Applesauce Gelatin, Baked Ham, Great Northern Beans, Fried Okra Dinner Fried Chicken, Creamed Potatoes, Mixed Squash

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Lunch Apple Waldorf Salad Roasted Turkey with Gravy, Cornbread Dressing, Steamed Broccoli Dinner Tropical Fruit Salad, Popcorn Shrimp, Baked Potato, Stewed Tomatoes

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Lunch Carrot Raisin Salad, Fried Chicken, Au Gratin Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts Dinner Fruit Salad, Beef Brisket, Potato Salad, Baked Beans

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Lunch Pickled Beets, Smothered Chicken over Pasta, Mixed Vegetables Dinner Mandarin Oranges, Deli Roast Beef Sandwich, Pinto Beans

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Lunch Marinated Cucumber Salad, Swiss Steak, Baked Potato, Broccoli Dinner Tropical Fruit Salad, Chopped BBQ Sandwich, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw

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Lunch Autumn Jell-o Beef Stew, White Rice, Winter Blend Vegetables Dinner Celery and Carrot Sticks Chicken Fried Steak, Creamed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables

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Lunch Tossed Salad, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Broccoli Dinner Tropical Fruit, Lemon Pepper Tilapia Filet, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans

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Tue

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Lunch Strawberry Banana Salad, Chicken and Dumplings, Turnip Greens Dinner Gelatin Salad, Chicken Stir Fry, Fried Rice, Egg Rolls

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Lunch Apple Waldorf Salad, Pork Loin, Scalloped Potatoes, Okra and Tomatoes Dinner Roast Turkey and Gravy, Whipped Potatoes and Capri Vegetables

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Lunch Marinated Tomatoes, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Au Gratin Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables Dinner Under the Sea Gelatin, Beef Stew, Seasoned Cabbage

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Lunch Ambrosia Fruit Salad Mesquite Chicken, Twice Baked Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans Dinner Hamburger Salad Beef Hamburger Steak Fries, Baked Beans

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Lunch Strawberry Banana Salad, Chicken and Dumplings, Turnip Greens Dinner Gelatin Salad, Chicken Stir Fry, Fried Rice, Egg Rolls

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Wed

Lunch Stuffed Pear Halves Meatloaf, Whipped Potatoes, Capri Vegetables Dinner Rosy Applesauce, Chopped BBQ Sandwich, Cole Slaw

10

Lunch Carrot Raisin Salad, Chili with Beans, Spinach, Corn Bread Dinner Steak Fingers with Gravy, Macaroni and Cheese, Vegetable Blend

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Lunch Autumn Gelatin, Chopped Beef Steak, New Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts Dinner Chicken Strips with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, French Style Green Beans

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Lunch Steak Fingers with Cream Gravy, Macaroni and Cheese, Vegetable Medley Dinner Sweet and Sour Chicken Steamed Rice, Buttered Broccoli

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Lunch Stuffed Peach Halves, hicken Fettuccini Alfredo, Seasoned Green Beans Dinner Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Steak Fries, Carrots

Lunch Ambrosia Salad Swedish Meatballs, hipped Potatoes, Squash Medley Dinner Chicken & Dumplings Vegetable Medley

Lunch Cole Slaw Fried Catfish, Parsley New Potatoes, Cream Style Corn Dinner Tossed Salad Veal Parmesan served over Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Squash

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Fri Lunch Cole Slaw, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Potato Salad, Baked Beans Dinner Peach Halves, Shepherd’s Pie, Spinach

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Lunch Pickled Beets, Beef Stroganoff over Egg Noodles, Vegetable Medley Dinner Mandarin Oranges, BBQ Chicken, Cream Style Corn, Turnip Greens

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Lunch Fried Catfish, Au Gratin Potatoes, Broccoli Dinner Tossed Garden Salad, Chicken Rice Casserole, Capri Blend Vegetables

Lunch Under the Sea Gelatin Herb Roasted Chicken, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Green Peas Dinner Stuffed Pear Half, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Italian Green Beans

Lunch Fruited Gelatin Baked Virginia Ham, Broccoli & Rice Casserole, Stewed Tomatoes Dinner Applesauce Beef Tips with Gravy over Rice, California Blended Vegetables

Sat

Lunch Strawberry Banana Salad, Chicken Pot Pie, Seasoned Greens Dinner Turkey and Ham Deli Sandwich with Lettuce, Tomatoes and Pickles, Potato Chips

Lunch Garden Salad Chicken Spaghetti, Buttered Carrots Dinner Fruit Cocktail Salisbury Steak with Gravy, Golden Hominy, Zucchini Lunch Beef Enchiladas Spanish Rice, Pinto Beans

Dinner Old Fashioned Corn Dogs, Crisp Tater Tots, Marinated Tomatoes

Menus  may  change  without  notice.  

Providence Home Care Administered Flu Shots Providence Home Care came to the Village and St. Elizabeth Place to give flu shots to the resident on Wednesday, September 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth Activity room. They will continue to give flu shots at the Providence Home Care Office and will bill Medicare or will charge $25 for non-medicare patients. Call 254-399-2500 for more information.

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Lunch Tossed Salad, hicken Parmesan over ngel Hair Pasta, Green Peas Dinner Hamburger Salad, amburgers, Steak Fries, Carrots

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Mary & Jim Kemp take time to get their flu shots.


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Welcome to Providence Park Maybell Key Apt. 2215

Farmhouse Open in Mexia We will be traveling to Mexia on Friday, October 12th to the new Farmhouse Restaurant for lunch. We have been to this restaurant in the past, but they now have a brand new location. The buffet style food has always been great in the past. We will be leaving at 10:15 a.m. in order to beat the lunch bunch crowd. Grab a friend and try it out with us.

Maybell comes to us from Indianapolis, Indiana where she was living in a private care home and said she was getting the “best of care.” Maybell was married to Otha Preston Key for a “lot of years” and they had five beautiful children together -- three of which are no longer living. Her remaining son wanted her to move to Waco to be closer to him so he could take care of her. She also has a daughter who lives in North Carolina and comes to visit once or twice a year. She retired from Sears & Roebuck after 30 years of service. Maybell enjoys crocheting and has many pretty items in her room to prove it. She says she is very satisfied here at Providence Park. Please welcome Maybell to the family.

Special Days in October!

Also on Friday, October 26th we will be going to Hewitt to try out Cantina Texas. They have a two page menu in the new phone books and it also looks good.

Columbus Day - Oct. 8 National Bosses Day - Oct. 16 Halloween - Oct. 31


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