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2014 in Review Spectrum’s Incredible Fun & Dining Teams Gathered Together in Early May for the Annual Fun & Food Conference in Denver, Colorado!

Times of Our Lives

Decade of Family: 1950-1959 By Lindsey Glenn

As we cruise into June, the warm days just get a little sweeter, don’t they? This month, as we continue to celebrate the Times of Our Lives, we are so excited to delight you with a myriad of nostalgic and fun activities surrounding the Nifty 1950s. So much learning, team-building, brainstorming, and fun was had by all!

The Fun Team poses for a great group photo!

We had a 1950s Day! Everyone dressed up, ate at a vintage diner, and went bowling together.

Lincoln Meadows won for best flavor - and it was DELICIOUS! Congrats to a great team!

The teams also went on a scavenger hunt through the city. Congrats to our group of winners!

Villas of Shelby won best presentation for their great use of Spectrum’s Core Values!

Together, we created a masterpiece, just like we try to do with our jobs every day!

We brought Fun and Food together for a Guacamole competition. Our judges really had their mouths full!

Palmilla WOWED judges with great flavor AND a spectacular performance, making them the overall competition winners!

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The Decade of Family: 1950-1959 It seems more than appropriate that this would be the decade focused on family. The USA was still recovering from World War II. Brave servicemen had come home to their wives with a new lease on life and the strong desire to start or grow a family. Americans were now able to purchase items that were not available during the war which brought on a wave of new consumerism, and allowed for corporate expansion and many new job opportunities. Men who were away at war were now able to re-enter the work force, and thousands of women across the country were able to return to the home to nurture their growing families. Despite the new conflicts developing across the globe with Korea and the USSR, things were looking up for American culture and innovation. Television continued on its path to extreme popularity as most households now had a television in the family room, and the world had access to news and entertainment like never before. Becoming a prominent part of daily life, families would gather around the set to tunein for popular shows like American Bandstand and Davy Crockett. Here, they would eat meals, play board games, and spend quality time

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together. Color television also made its debut during this time. Television began to mold America. Owning a car was also the norm, and driving for leisure became even more popular. Road trips to theme parks like the new Disneyland became a must-do activity among families. For many, cruising the new highway systems just for the fun of it became the trend. Business owners recognized the new fad and roadways became spattered with social stops like drive-in movies, diners, and burger joints to cater to the growing crowd of every day travelers. Teenagers capitalized on the exciting new trend the most, and separated themselves from the older generation with their own unique fashion sense, musical tastes, and dance styles. Poodle skirts, saddle shoes, pony tails, and blue jeans swept the nation’s young generation. Rock and Roll music was introduced to the population when artists like Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly entered the scene, breaking the mold and paving the way for modern music. Fashion and entertainment had more attitude than ever. This was the Nifty Fifties, and is one of the most fun and memorable eras of our lifetime. Come and cruise with us this month as we celebrate the 1950s with activities and events dedicated to the fashions and fads of the times, including our monthly main event, Cruisin’ Route 66!


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Happy Birthday Residents: 4 Martha G. 6 Sylvia S. 8 Joseph V. 14 Thecla B. 17 Lucille O. 19 Marquerite P. 20 Arthur T. 20 Ronald P. 24 Wally R. 25 Mary O. 27 Olga K.

Welcome New Residents Residents: Tine T. Drewann S.

“Let us be frank about it: most of our people have never had it so good.” -Harold MacMillon

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Thoughts from the Director of Fun

Monthly Events Overview

Our Directors of Fun and Directors of Dining Services attended our annual conference in Denver Colorado last month. We all had a great time and learned many new things to benefit you, our residents. Not only did we share ideas with our Team Members across the country, we also had some fun! We had a guacamole contest, a scavanger hunt, a 50’s themed

To all of our residents, make sure you mark your calendar for our Route 66 Cruise Party Saturday, June 14th. Our resident gardens

day, and much more in addition to the daily classes we attended. Thank you to our Spectrum Home Office for providing us with such a great opportunity. While it was great to be in Denver, I am happy to be back home at Garfield!

Jennifer Groves Director of Fun

Executive Director’s Corner Summer is on its way and I know we all are ready for it! I would like to thank all of you for the donations to the Gleaner’s jFood Bank. It is always good to give back to the community and help others who are not as fortunate as we are. We also had excellent response for the Salvation Army

donation drive. In case you miss Matt, our driver, will be on an extended trip out West to be there with his family to welcome the birth of a new grandchild.

Sandra Alsip Executive Director

are under way and please plan on joining us. We know we have new residents who love to garden, so please see Jennifer to join.

Activity Highlights 3 Macomb Community Band 4 Play Out 5 Ice Cream Social 6 Happy Hour w/Cowboy Joe 9 Speaker - topic depressio 13 R.O.M.E.O. Veterans lunch 13 Activity Steering Committee 13 Resident Meeting

14 Route 66 Cruise Party 15 Happy Father’s Day 18 Bingo Bash 19 Story Teller Ruth 20 Happy Hour w/Joe A. 23 MGM Casino 23 Royal Oak Bell Ringers 30 Birthday Party

Tai Chi every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. Spectrum Steppers every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Stretch & Balance Class every Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Community Spotlight: Jo Hausler

Remembering Drive-In Theaters

The spotlight this month will be our annual June Party which will be on Saturday, June 14th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The theme this month is a Route 66 Cruising Party! We will be having a rip roaring good time again! So

By Barbara Wangfield

get your kicks on Route 66 by wearing your best 50’s attire. We will be having a cookout complete with root beer floats, a car bounce house, photo booth and 50’s entertainment.

“...keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” - Marilyn Monroe

(LegendsOfAmerica.com) Known then as the “passion pit”, Drive In Theatres bring back many happy memories! I would invite all my friends over...complete with my mother’s homemade barbeque sandwiches which was my favorite. She would make it from sliced rump roast and then lay the meat in an electric skillet smothered in barbeque sauce. Just before dark we would all pile into a car and head for the drive in. I still remember the intermission jingle “Let’s

all go to the lobby” with the hot dog, soda drink and popcorn dancing across the screen. The Drive In was the favorite place to go on a date and after the show we would go to the Steak n Shake for a hamburger and fries. At that time you stayed in your car and your food was brought to you. A tray holder was placed on the drivers side window to hold the food...

What do you remember most about the 1950s or the legendary “Mother Road”, Route 66?


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FUN FACT Known by many nicknames, including the “Main Street of America”, and “The Great American Highway” , Route 66 was one of the first cross-country roads in the United States.

INDEPENDENT LIVING

SUNDAY

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1:00 Spectrum Travel Adventures Travel Video TH 3:00 SpectraFun Pool Game GR 4:00 Shuffle Board Game GR 6:30 SpectraSocial Bingo DR 7:30 Movie From 1950's TH

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MONDAY

8:00 SpectraSocial Coffee/Tea ConnectionDR 10:00 Bank Runs, Out 11:30 J.U.L.I.E.T. lunch out 2:00 Movie TH 2:30 Library Out 3:00 SpectraFit 1st Choice Exercise AR 3:30 SpectraFun Shuffle Board GR 4:00 Pool Game GR 6:30 Spectra Fun Bingo AR

9 ROUTE 66 WEEK 1:00 Spectrum Travel Adventures Travel Video TH 3:00 SpectraFun Pool Game GR 4:00 Shuffle Board Game GR 6:30 SpectraSocial Bingo DR 7:30 Movie From 1950's TH

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FATHER’S DAY

1:00 Spectrum Travel Adventures Travel Video TH 3:00 SpectraFun Pool Game GR 4:00 Shuffle Board Game GR 6:30 SpectraSocial Bingo DR 7:30 Movie From 1950's TH

8:00 SpectraSocial Coffee/Tea ConnectionDR 10:30 Movie RT 66 TH 11:30 Mens Lunch OUT 2:00 Quality Living Speaker 3:00 SpectraFit 1st Choice Exercise AR 3:30 Spectra Moments Storyteller Jesse AR 4:00 Pool Game GR 6:30 Spectra Fun Bingo AR

16 8:00 SpectraSocial Coffee/Tea ConnectionDR 10:00 Bank Runs, Out 11:30 Resident lunch out 12:30 Spectra Fun Checkers Game GR 2:00 Movie TH 3:00 SpectraFit 1st Choice Exercise AR 3:30 SpectraFun Shuffle Board GR 4:00 Pool Game GR 6:30 Spectra Fun Bingo AR

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TUESDAY DOCTOR TRANSPORTATION

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WEDNESDAY 8:00 SpectraSocial Coffee/Tea DR 10:00 Meijer Shopping, Out 1:30 Communion CH 1:30 Play Out 2:00 Movie TH 3:30 Quality Living New Ear L 3:30 SpectraFun Euchre AR 4:00 SpectraFun Pool Game GR 5:30 Musical Events 6:15 Card Games AR

8:30 SpectraSocial DR Coffee/Tea Connection 10:15 SpectraFit Tai Chi AR (Cancelled) 11:00 SpectraFun Woman's Poker AR 11:00 Library Committee L 1:30 Movie TH 1:30 Dollar Store Out 3:30 Crafts 1950's AR 6:30 Bingo AR 7:00 Entertainment DR

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DOCTOR TRANSPORTATION

8:30 SpectraSocial DR Coffee/Tea Connectio 10:15 SpectraFit Tai Chi AR 11:00 SpectraFun Woman's Poker AR 11:00 Library Committee L 1:30 Movie TH 2:00 Crafts ROUTE 66 3:30 Marvelous Minds Trivia 6:30 Bingo AR

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DOCTOR TRANSPORTATION 8:00 Coffee/Tea Connection 10:00 Kmart Shopping Out 10:15 Tai Chi AR 11:00 Library Committee L 11:00 SpectraFun Woman's Poker AR 1:30 Movie TH 2:00 Crafts AR 2:30 Non-Denominational Svc 3:30 Marvelous Minds Trivia 1950's TV Shows AR 6:30 SpectraFun Bingo AR

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8:00 Quality Living Foot Doctor AR Coffee/Tea DR 9:45 Boat Trip 10:00 Kroger Shopping Out 1:30 Mass CH 2:00 Movie TH 3:30 Quality Living New Ear L 3:30 SpectraFun Euchre AR 4:00 SpectraFun Pool Game GR 5:30 Musical Events 6:15 Card Games AR

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THURSDAY

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8:45 Mass Out 10:00 HUGS Meeting AR 10:30 SpectraFit Walking Club AR 11:00 Rosary CH 2:00 Wal*Mart Out 3:30 Wii Bowling AR 4:30 Happy Hour DR 5:00 Entertainment 1950's theme DR 6:30 Spectra Fun Bingo AR

10:00 BP Check L 10:15 Puzzles PR 10:30 Creative Arts Art Class AR 1:30 SpectraFun Dominos AR 2:30 Ice Cream Social DR 3:30 SpectraFun Wii Games AR 4:00 Garden Club Meeting AR 6:00 Bible Study L 6:30 Bingo AR

12 DOCTOR TRANSPORTATION 8:00 Breakfast w/ Sandy DR 10:00 BP Check L 10:00 SpectraFun Puzzles PR 1:30 SpectraFun Pool Game GR 2:30 SpectraFun Memories & More with munchies AR 3:30 SpectraFun Games AR 6:00 Bible Study L 6:30 Bingo AR

DOCTOR TRANSPORTATION 10:00 BP Check L 10:00 SpectraFun Puzzles PR 10:30 Creative Arts Art Class AR 1:30 Quality LIving Storytelller Ruth AR 2:30 SpectraFun Pool Game GR 3:30 SpectraFun Games AR 6:00 Bible Study L 6:30 Bingo AR

FRIDAY

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DOCTOR TRANSPORTATION

19 10:00 Meijer Shopping, Out 1:30 Communion CH 2:30 SpectraSocial Bingo Bash DR 3:30 SpectraFun Euchre AR 4:00 SpectraFun Pool Game GR 5:30 Musical Events Music w/ Dave TH 6:15 Card Games AR

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SATURDAY

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10:00 Movie TH 1:00 SpectraFit Stretch & Balance AR 3:00 Shuffle Board GR 3:30 Pool Game GR 6:30 Musical Events Sing for Fun DR 6:30 SpectraFun Bingo AR 7:30 Movie TH

14 10:00 HUGS Meeting AR 10:30 SpectraFit Walking Club AR 11:00 Rosary CH 11:30 Veterans Lunch AR 2:30 Quality Living Activity Steering Committee AR 3:30 Wii Bowling AR 4:00 Resident Meeting AR 6:30 Spectra Fun Bingo AR

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8:45 Mass Out 10:00 HUGS Meeting AR 10:30 SpectraFit Walking Club AR 11:00 Rosary CH 1:00 Ice Cream Out 2:30 SpectraFit Movie TH 3:30 Wii Bowling AR 4:30 Happy Hour DR 5:00 Entertainment DR 6:30 Spectra Fun Bingo AR

FLAG DAY

9:30 Left Right Center AR 10:30 Pretty Nails AR 1:00 Until 4:00 Route 66 Cruise Party 6:30 Musical Events Sing for Fun DR 6:30 SpectraFun Bingo AR 7:30 Movie TH

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SUMMER BEGINS 1:00 SpectraFit Stretch & Balance AR 3:00 Travel Video TH 3:30 Pool Game GR 6:30 Musical Events Sing for Fun DR 6:30 SpectraFun Bingo AR 7:30 Movie TH

CALENDAR KEY: DR - DINING ROOM, AR - ACTIVITY ROOM, L - LIBRARY, CH - CHAPEL, GR - GAME ROOM, TH - THEATER, PR - PUZZLE ROOM, CF - CAFE


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SUNDAY

1:30 SpectraFit Chair Dance AR 2:00 Spectrum Travel Adventures Travel Video TH 3:00 Pool Game GR 4:00 SpectraFun Shuffle Board GR 6:30 Bingo AR 7:30 Movie From 1950'sTH

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MONDAY

10:00 Card Games AR 10:00 Casino Out 12:30 SpectraFun Scrabble Game AR 2:00 Hang Man Game LB 2:30 Travel Movie TH 3:00 SpectraFun Schuffle Board GR 3:00 SpectraFit 1st Choice Exercise AR 4:00 Spectra Moments Jesse AR 6:30 Bingo AR 7:00 Entertainment DR

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TUESDAY

DOCTOR TRANSPORTATION 8:00 SpectraSocial DR Coffee/Tea Connection 10:15 SpectraFit: Tai Chi AR 11:00 Library Committee L 1:30 Movie TH 2:30 SpectraFit Exercise AR 2:30 Non-Denom. Church CH 3:30 Marvelous Minds Trivia1950's AR 6:30 SpectraFun Bingo AR

WEDNESDAY

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8:00 SpectraSocial Coffee/Tea ConnectionDR 9:30 Kroger Shopping, Out 1:30 Communion CH 2:00 Movie TH 3:00 Dollar Store Out 3:30 Euchre AR 3:30 Pool Game GR 5:30 Musical Events Music w/Dave TH 6:15 Card Games AR

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THURSDAY

DOCTOR TRANSPORTATION 8:00 SpectraSocial Coffee/Tea ConnectionDR 10:00 BP Check L 10:15 SpectraFun Puzzles PR 10:30 Lutheran Service CH 1:30 Movie TH 2:30 Variety Show w/Sue AR 3:30 Spectra Social Tea & Cookies AR 4:00 Garden Club Meeting AR 6:00 Bible Study L 6:30 Bingo AR

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FRIDAY

8:00 SpectraSocial Coffee/Tea ConnectionDR 10:00 HUGS Meeting AR 11:00 Rosary CH 11:30 Cooking Demo AR 2:00 SpectraFit Walking Club AR 2:30 SpectraFit Exercise AR 3:00 Movie AR 3:30 Wii Bowling AR 6:30 Bingo AR

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SATURDAY

9:30 Left Right Center AR 10:30 Pretty Nails AR 1:00 SpectraFit Stretch & Balance AR 1:30 Movie TH 2:00 SpectraFun Games, AR 3:30 Shuffle Board GR 3:30 Mass OUT 6:30 Musical Event Sing for Fun DR 6:30 SpectraFun Bingo AR 7:30 Movie TH

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2:00 Spectrum Travel Adventures Travel Video TH 3:00 Pool Game GR 4:00 SpectraFun Shuffle Board GR 6:30 Bingo AR 7:30 Movie From 1950's TH

10:00 Card Games AR 10:00 Bank Runs Out 12:30 SpectraFun Scrabble Game AR 2:30 Birthday Party w/ Entertainment DR 3:00 SpectraFit 1st Choice Exercise AR 3:00 SpectraFun Pool Game GR 6:30 Bingo AR

1950-1959

CALENDAR KEY: DR - DINING ROOM, AR - ACTIVITY ROOM, L - LIBRARY, CH - CHAPEL, GR - GAME ROOM, TH - THEATER, PR - PUZZLE ROOM, CF - CAFE


Garfield June Newsletter & Activity Calendar