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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: 2 Frances H. 2 Ursula E. 30 June J. Staff: 19 Paola A. 22 Emily S.

Welcome New Residents Residents: Ruth E. Catherine F. Shirley J. Doris B.

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

June 2014

Thoughts from the Director of Fun

Community Spotlight

Our 10th Annual Senior Prom this year was another success. Residents and students had a great time with the photo booth, dancing and enjoying the refreshments. Congratulations to our Prom King Henry and our Queen Vita. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such an amazing event. Summer is arriving this month and that means picnics, ice cream and lotsa outdoor events. Gold Rush will be here June 6th at 6:00 to kick off the summer concert series. We will be going to Stoney Creek Metro Park for a picnic on June 16th. Great

way to spend an afternoon. June is traditionally the month of weddings so for our tea on Tuesday June 10th bring your wedding pictures to share. If you have your wedding dress, bring that also. Bible Study this month begins on Wednesday at 3:15. It is non denominational so everyone is invited to attend.

History of the U.S. Flag:

Let’s get outdoors this summer and have some fun...

1795: The flag had 15 stars & 15 stripes for the original states plus Vermont & Kentucky.

Mary Bajis Director of Fun

Monthly Main Events Overview

Executive Director’s Corner I bet everyone is really looking forward to summer arriving this month. There is so much more going on indoors and out and the days are longer. The sunshine makes us all more energetic and happy! For those new residents in our community, I have to warn you about a strange thing that happens with our bus. There is this gravitational pull that some believe is caused by the sun and others believe it is because the residents are happier. Some doctors might think it is the extra Vitamin D. One thing we are sure about is the fact that it happens every summer and all summer long. The bus ends up STOPPING at many Ice Cream Parlors while it is away from Pine

Ridge. Be prepared, because you never know when it happens! During the month of June, our community is filled with beautiful flowers outside for everyone to enjoy. I believe this is the best time of year to invite a friend out to see us. You can relax out on your screened in porch or stay cool indoors while enjoying ice cream or an afternoon of bingo with a friend. Please keep in mind, if someone who you know, moves here you will receive a $1,000 resident referral after they have lived with us for 60 days.

Diane Rickard Executive Director

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

1776: Grand Union Flag still bore the British Emblem. 1777: On June 14th, the Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, giving birth to the Stars & Stripes. There were 13 stars on the flag with no official arrangement.

Remember the song by Bobby Troop?...“If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way. The highway that’s the best. Get your kicks on Route 66.” We are traveling Route 66 this month.We begin in Chicago, then St. Louis, on to Oklahoma City, Amarillo & finally to Los Angeles. Several activites this month will feature the famous route

1818: The number of stripes returned to 13 and 20 stars represented the number of states. 1861: During the Civil War, the flag had stars for 34 states inlcuding the Conferderate States 1912: 48 stars 1959: Alaska & Hawaii added, 50 stars to the current flag.

across country. On Friday, June 27th we will arrive at our destination and celebrate with a Cruise Night Party. We’ll have some burgers and shakes, an outdoor concert and a Classic Car Show. Plan to join us from 4:00- 7:00 for an old fashioned evening of fun.

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Tea and Cowboy Joe to Entertain Lunch out at Shelby Coney Island Lakeside Mall Shopping Trip Poker/Card Night Outdoor Concert, 50’s Night with Gold Rush to Entertain Ice Cream Social Bus Trip to the Country Supper Out Shopping at the Christmas Tree Store Father’s Day Celebration - Dan Beaubien to Entertain Picnic at Stoney Creek Park

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New Resident Social & Tea Bingo Bash at Garfield Community Romeo Dinner at Pine Ridge Juliet out to Tim Horton’s Wine & Cheese Party - Celebrate Summer Evening Bus Ride Birthday Celebration - Andy to Entertain Dollar Store Shopping Trip Black Jack Card Game Route 66 Cruise Night - Car Show- Joel Palmer to Entertain MGM Casino


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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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9:30 Coffee Connections Daily Chronicles FA 10:15 Mass Van FE 3:00 Dessert DR 3:00 Marvelous Minds Word Games FA 3:30 SpectraFun Wii Games BA 6:30 Movie Theatre to You BA

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9:30 Coffee Connections Daily Chronicles FA 10:15 Mass Van FE 2:30 Ice Cream Social DR 3:00 Marvelous Minds UNO FA 3:30 SpectraFun Wii Games BA 6:30 Movie Theatre to You BA

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FATHER’S DAY

9:30 Coffee Connections Daily Chronicles FA 10:15 Mass Van FE 12:00 Entertainment DR 3:00 Dessert DR 3:00 Marvelous Minds Word Games FA 3:30 SpectraFun Wii Games BA 6:30 Movie Theatre to You BA

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MONDAY

8:45 Marvelous Minds DR 10:00 Spectra Fun Wii Bowling FA 11:00 Hugs Meeting FA 1:30 Arts & Crafts BA 2:30 Cards BA 3:30 SpectraFit Arthritis Stretch FA 4:00 SpectraMoments FA 6:00 Sit & Chat FE

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8:45 Marvelous Minds DR 10:00 Spectra Fun Wii Bowling FA 11:00 Hugs Meeting FA 1:30 Bus Ride FE 2:30 Cards BA 3:30 SpectraFit Arthritis Stretch FA 4:00 SpectraMoments FA 6:00 String Music DR

16 8:45 Marvelous Minds DR 10:00 Spectra Fun Wii Bowling FA 11:00 Hugs Meeting FA 11:30 Picnic at Park FE 2:30 Cards BA 3:30 SpectraFit Arthritis Stretch FA 4:00 SpectraMoments FA 6:00 Arts & Crafts Watercolor Painting BA

TUESDAY

3 8:45 10:00 10:00 2:00 2:30 2:30 3:30

Marvelous Minds DR Meijer FE Reiki BA Aging With Grace BA Cowboy Joe DR Tea & Dessert DR SpectraFit Arthritis Exercise FA 4:00 SpectraFun Word Games FA 6:30 Quarter Bingo DR

10 8:45 10:00 2:00 2:30 2:30 3:30

Marvelous Minds DR Meijer FE Reflections of Life BA Wedding Pictures DR Tea & Dessert DR SpectraFit Arthritis Exercise FA 4:00 Bell Choir 6:30 Quarter Bingo DR

17 8:45 10:00 10:00 2:30 2:00 2:30 3:30

Marvelous Minds DR Meijer FE Reiki BA Quality of Living BA New Resident Social DR Tea & Dessert DR SpectraFit Arthritis Exercise FA 4:00 Rhythms of Spectrum FA 6:30 Quarter Bingo DR

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WEDNESDAY

8:45 Marvelous Minds DR 9:30 SpectraFit Walk & Stretch FA 10:00 New Ear Hearing FA 11:30 Lunch Out FE 12:30 Blood Pressure CA 1:30 SpectraFun Bean Bag Toss FA 2:30 Staff Book Reading FA 3:15 Bible Study BA 6:00 Legends Video FA

11 8:45 Marvelous Minds DR 9:30 SpectraFit Walk & Stretch FA 10:00 Garden Club BA 12:30 Blood Pressure CA 1:30 SpectraFun Outdoor Games FE 2:30 Staff Book Reading FA 3:15 Bible Study BA 4:30 Supper Out FE 6:00 Great Moments in Entertainment FA

18 8:45 Marvelous Minds DR 9:30 SpectraFit Walk & Stretch FA 10:00 History's Mysteries BA 12:30 Blood Pressure CA 1:30 Relax & Meditate BA 2:00 Bingo Bash FE 2:30 Staff Book Reading FA 3:15 Bible Study BA 4:30 Romeo Dinner BA 6:00 Board Games FA

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THURSDAY

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FRIDAY

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8:45 10:00 1:30 2:30 3:30

9:30 Whats News? FA 10:00 Men at Play MAC 11:00 SpectraFit Walk & Stretch FE 1:30 Rosary BA 2:00 Marvelous Minds Nickel Jackpot FA 3:00 SpectraFun CC Plus Chair Dance FA 4:00 Happy Hour DR 6:00 Outdoor Concert 50's Night FE

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Just For Laughs DR Lakeside Mall FE Activity Round Table BA Bingo DR SpectraFit Arthritis Exercise FA 4:00 Marvelous Minds FA 6:30 Poker/Cards DR

8:45 10:00 1:30 2:30 3:30

Just For Laughs DR Christmas Tree Store FE Photo Club BA Bingo DR SpectraFit Arthritis Exercise FA 4:00 Marvelous Minds FA 6:00 Card Making FA

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Just For Laughs DR Juliet to Tim Horton's FE Garden Club BA Bingo DR SpectraFit Arthritis Exercise FA 4:00 Marvelous Minds FA 6:30 Wine & Cheese Party DR

9:30 10:00 1:30 2:00 3:00 4:00 4:30 6:30

What's News? FA Men at Play MAC Rosary BA Marvelous Minds Pass a Penny BA SpectrFun Putt Putt Golf FA Happy Hour DR Musical Events FA Movie Theatre to You BA

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9:00 Marvelous Minds DR 11:00 SpectraFit Walk & Stretch FA 2:30 Quarter Bingo DR 5:30 SpectraFun Chair Dancing BA 6:30 Movie Theatre to You BA

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FLAG DAY

9:00 Marvelous Minds FA 11:00 SpectraFit Walk & Stretch FA 1:00 Patriotic Sing Along FA 2:30 Quarter Bingo DR 5:30 SpectraFun Chair Dancing BA 6:30 Movie Theatre to You BA

21 What's News? FA Men at Play MAC Rosary BA Marvelous Minds Dirty Bunco BA SpectrFun CC Plus Chair Dance FA Happy Hour DR Musical Events FA Movie Theatre to You BA

SATURDAY

SUMMER BEGINS

9:00 Marvelous Minds FA 11:00 SpectraFit Walk & Stretch FA 2:30 Quarter Bingo DR 5:30 SpectraFun Chair Dancing BA 6:30 Movie Theatre to You BA

CALENDAR KEY: BA-BACK ACTIVITY ROOM, CA-CRABAPPLE HALLWAY, DR-DINING ROOM, FE-FRONT ENTRANCE, FA-FRONT ACTIVITY ROOM, MAC-MEN’S ACTIVITY


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SUNDAY

9:30 Coffee Connections Daily Chronicles FA 10:15 Mass Van FE 3:00 Dessert DR 3:00 Marvelous Minds UNO DR 3:30 SpectraFun Wii Games BA 6:30 Movie Theatre to You BA

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9:30 Coffee Connections Daily Chronicles FA 10:15 Mass Van FE 3:00 Dessert DR 3:00 Marvelous Minds Word Games FA 3:30 SpectraFun Wii Games BA 6:30 Movie Theatre to You BA

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MONDAY

8:45 Marvelous Minds DR 10:00 SpectraFun Wii Bowling FA 11:00 Hugs Meeting FA 1:30 Activity Grab Bag BA 2:30 Cards BA 3:30 SpectraFit Arthritis Exercise FA 4:00 SpectraMoments FA 6:00 Evening Bus Ride FE

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TUESDAY Marvelous Minds DR Meijer FE Walk & Stretch FE Catholic Mass BA Resident Meeting DR Word Puzzles DR Birthday Celebration DR Quarter Bingo DR

WEDNESDAY

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8:45 Marvelous Minds DR 9:30 SpectraFit Walk & Stretch FA 10:00 Garden Club BA 12:30 Blood Pressure CA 1:30 Arts & Crafts BA 2:30 Staff Book Reading FA 3:15 Bible Study BA 4:30 Travel Dinner DR 6:00 Travel Video FA

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THURSDAY

8:45 10:00 1:30 2:30 3:30

Just For Laughs DR Dollar Store FE Bell Choir FA Bingo DR SpectraFit Arthritis Exercise FA 4:00 Marvelous Minds FA 6:30 Black Jack DR

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FRIDAY

What's News? FA Men at Play MAC Rosary BA SpectraFit For Get It BA 3:00 SpectrFun Outdoor Games FE 4:00 Happy Hour DR 4:00 Route 66 Cruise Night DR 4:30 Entertainment FE

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SATURDAY

9:00 Marvelous Minds FA 11:00 SpectraFit Walk & Stretch FA 2:30 Quarter Bingo DR 5:30 Chair Dancing BA 6:30 Movie Theatre to You BA

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8:45 Marvelous Minds DR 10:00 SpectraFun Wii Bowling FA 11:00 Hugs Meeting FA 11:30 Lunch & MGM Casino FA 2:00 Shuffleboard FA 2:30 Cards BA 3:30 SpectraFit Arthritis Exercise FA 4:00 SpectraMoments FA 6:30 Board Games FA

1950-1959

CALENDAR KEY: BA-BACK ACTIVITY ROOM, CA-CRABAPPLE HALLWAY, DR-DINING ROOM, FE-FRONT ENTRANCE, FA-FRONT ACTIVITY ROOM, MAC-MEN’S ACTIVITY


Hayes June Newsletter & Activity Calendar