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
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!
Thoughts from the Director of Fun
Monthly Main Events Overview
Residents: 12 Elsie M. 16 Gloria R. 18 Bess F. 18 Doris J. 24 Jean B. 24 Virginia S. 25 Dorothy V.
Well, the Conference in Dever was outstanding. I learned a lot of new information and we had FUN FUN FUN! I’m always anxious to get back to implement some of the things I have learned.I also missed you all a lot so it was fun catching up on things while I was gone. So now it is time to get on with the show. I will be adding to the calendar each month an extra Bingo game. The prizes you will win for a Bingo will be Homestead bucks that can be used at the monthly auction. Make sure to watch the calendar for
that added Bingo. There will be no limit to how many you can win. There will also be a number of outings in June. I will also be focusing on some interesting National Geographic specials. The month of June will be dedicated to the 1950’s so there will be activities geared to that time period. So, lets get out there and have some FUN. Till next month...
The month of June will be dedicated to “Crusing Rt. 66.” We will be doing some cruising to our sister communities to spend some time with them. Crestview will be hosting a Sock Hop on Thursday, June 5th. On Wednesday, June 11th we will be joining our sister communities at Rt. 66 Park for a
Sandy Davis Director of Fun
2 Bingo with Crossroads Hospice
19 Family Fun Night
4 Riverfront Trail Day 5 Sock Hop at Crestwood
20 June Birthday party with music by Gary Goza
6 Music with Mike Rufkahr
23 JULIET Lunch out at Lewis Cafe
9 Bonus dollar bingo
24 Rt. 66 Car Show
11 Rt. 66 Park. Picnic and Bingo
25 Resident Meeting followed by Let’s Talk Dining
Staff: 1 Danielle W. 9 Rose K. 29 Samantha V.
Welcome New Residents Residents: Pat C. Dale & Helene K. Richard & Marjory F.
“Let us be frank about it: most of our people have never had it so good.” -Harold MacMillon
Executive Director’s Corner Happy June! I hope you are ready for all kinds of fun because the June calendar is packed with all sorts of great activities. Sandy sure has been working hard. In addition to our calendar, I am sure your personal calendars are full with graduations and I’m sure there are a few weddings slipped in. This year, the Homestead has seven graduates. They are Cory E., Sam, Pat, Jonah, Luke, Korey F. and Will. Please take the time to wish each of them the very best for
reaching this mile stone in life. The sad part that comes with graduations is that some of these fine people will be moving on to college and new faces will start to appear. Be patient as with our new staff as there is a lot to learn. Within no time, they will be ol’ pros and meeting and exceeding all of your needs. Take advantage of all that is placed before you and enjoy life.
Katie Geisert Executive Director
Community Spotlight Congratulations to Luke Davis for being selected as Homestead’s Gatekeeper Award. Luke displays all of the Core Values of the Spectrum Corporation. The Homestead team is very proud to have Luke be a part of their team. Everyone enjoyed
cupcakes at dinner and he even received a special kiss from Betty. Congratulations Luke! If you would like to nominate one of the team members for the Gatekeeper Award please pick up the nomination form at the Concierges desk.
picnic followed by Bingo. On June 18th we will be heading to Grant’s Farm and to round out the crusing theme the Homestead will be hosting a Rt. 66 Car Show. It sounds a lot of good time. Hope to see ya there.
12 Happy Hour 13 Music with Mike Forristal 16 ROMEO Lunch out at Hawthorne Inn
26 Happy Hour 27 Music with Herb Eberle 30 Monthly Auction
18 Trip to Grant’s Farm
“...keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” - Marilyn Monroe
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.
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Church Transportation United Methodist Church Our Lady of Lourdes Immanuel Lutheran Peace Lutheran Rosary CR Resident $Bingo CR Movie - You'll Never Get Rich WR
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Church Transportation United Methodist Church Our Lady of Lourdes Immanuel Lutheran Peace Lutheran Rosary CR Resident $Bingo CR The Parent Trap II WR
FATHER’S DAY Church Transportation United Methodist Church Our Lady of Lourdes Immanuel Lutheran Peace Lutheran Rosary CR Resident $Bingo CR Crocodile Dundee WR
9:45 SpectraFit with Karen WR 10:30 June Marvelous Minds CR 2:00 Bingo with Crossroads Hospice CR 3:30 Spectra Moments CR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 Washers WR
9:00 Coffee/Tea Connections St. Louis Bread Co. 9:30 until 2:00 Appointments & Errands 9:30 HUGS Homestead Stitchers Apt. 320 9:45 Movie – Ziegfeld Follies WR 1:30 Pretty Nails WR 7:00 Rosary & Communion WR
9:45 SpectraFit with Karen WR 10:30 1950's Marvelous Minds CR 2:00 Bonus Dollar Bingo CR 3:30 Spectra Moments CR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 Washers WR 6:00 OPTUM Hospice Grief Support Group PDR
Riverfront Trail Day No Regular Bus Service
10:00 Riverfront Trail Day and Tram Ride 11:00 Riverfront Trail Day and Tram Ride 1:00 Upper Room Bible Study with Pastor Marsha WR 2:30 Childhood Memories with Cecelia Reminisce 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 Movie -Designing Women WR
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9:30 Coffee/Tea Connections Homestead Community 10:30 Picnic with other Spectrum Room Communities at Route 66 9:30 until 2:00 Appointments Park with Bingo to follow & Errands 1:00 Upper Room Bible Study 9:30 HUGS Homestead Stitchers with Pastor Marsha WR Apt. 320 2:30 Spectra Fun - Bunco CR 9:45 Movie – Evan Almighty WR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 2:00 Spectrum Fun Rob Your 6:00 Movie - Annie WR Neighbor CR 3:30 Tuesday Trivia CR 7:00 Rosary & Communion WR
9:45 SpectraFit with Karen WR 10:30 1950's Marvelous Minds CR 11:00 ROMEO Lunch Out Hawthorn Inn 2:00 Rhythms of Spectrum Sing-A-Long CR 3:30 Spectra Moments CR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 Washers WR
9:00 Coffee/Tea Connections St. Louis Bread Co. 9:30 until 2:00 Appointments & Errands 9:30 HUGS Homestead Stitchers Apt. 320 9:45 Movie–City Slickers WR 1:30 Pretty Nails WR 7:00 Rosary & Communion CR
18 9:30 Until Noon Appointments & Errands 10:00 Trip to Grant's Farm 1:00 Upper Room Bible Study with Pastor Marsha CR 2:30 A Little Night Music/One of the most enjoyable musicals every made WR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 Movie - The Road to Bali WR
until Noon Appointments & Errands 9:45 SpectraFit with Karen WR 10:30 Stories With The Homestead Reading Group CR 1:30 Bingo CR 1:30 Sock Hop at Crestview 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P
12 9:30 until Noon Appointments & Errands 9:45 SpectraFit with Karen WR 10:30 Name That Tune P 1:30 Bingo CR 3:30 until 4:30 Happy Hour CR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P
9:45 SpectraFit with Karen WR 10:30 Inventions of the 1950's Reminisce CR 1:30 Bingo CR 4:30 until 6:00 Family Fun Night: The 1950's Soda Shop with Sock Hop Trivia DR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P
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9:00 Bookmobile P 9:30 until Noon Appointments & Errands 10:00 SpectraFit Strength Training WR 10:30 Activity Steering Committee Meeting CR 2:00 Music with Mike Rufkahr CR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 National Geographics Secret Yellowstone WR
13 9:00 Blood Pressure Checks in Cooperative Office 9:30 until Noon Appointments & Errands 10:00 SpectraFit Strength Training WR 10:30 Love On a Leash CR 11:00 Lunch Out at Aldos 2:00 Music with Mike Forristal CR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 National Geographics The Great Pyramids DVD WR
20 9:30 until Noon Appointments & Errands 10:00 SpectraFit Strength Training WR 10:30 Histories Mysteries CR 2:00 June Birthday Party with Gary Goza CR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 National Geographics Inside The Vatican DVD WR
CALENDAR KEY: DR-DINING ROOM, P-PARLOR, CR-COMMUNITY ROOM, WR-WELLNESSROOM, L-LOBBY
SATURDAY 9:45 SpectraFit Exercise DVD WR 10:30 Marvelous Minds P 2:45 "Who was Smokey the Bear?" This activity is in celebration of World Environment Day. Given by Rose 6:00 Movie -The Parent Trap I WR
9:45 SpectraFit Exercise DVD WR 10:30 Flag Day Marvelous Minds P 2:45 "Remarkable Russia" This activity is in celebration of Russia Day. Presented by Rose CR 6:00 Movie –The Whole Nine Yards WR
9:45 SpectraFit Exercise DVD WR 10:30 Marvelous Minds P 2:45 Spectra Fun Blackjack CR 6:00 Movie – Men of Honor WR
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Church Transportation United Methodist Church Our Lady of Lourdes Immanuel Lutheran Peace Lutheran Rosary CR Resident $Bingo CR Movie -Saving Mr. Banks WR
29 9:15 Church Transportation United Methodist Church Our Lady of Lourdes Immanuel Lutheran Peace Lutheran 9:30 Rosary CR 2:45 Resident $Bingo CR 6:00 Movie - Must Love Dogs WR
9:45 SpectraFit with Karen WR 10:30 1950's Marvelous Minds CR 10:45 JULIET Lunch Out Lewis Cafe followed by shopping at R&R Center in St. Clair CR 3:30 Spectra Moments CR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 Washers WR 6:00 until 7:30 OPTUM Hospice Grief Support Group PD
. 9:30 until 2:00 Appointments & Errands 9:30 HUGS Homestead Stitchers Apt. 320 Apt. 320 11:00 until 2:00 Homestead hosting Spectrum Communities Car Show and Diner Lunch 7:00 Rosary & Communion CR
9:30 Until Noon Appointments & Errands 10:30 Spectra Fun Shake Loose A Memory CR 1:00 Upper Room Bible Study with Pastor Marsha CR 2:30 Resident Meeting CR 3:00 Let's Talk Dining CR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 Movie - Wild Wild West WR
9:45 SpectraFit with Karen WR 10:30 Lighten Up Just For Laughs 1:30 Bingo CR 3:00 until 4:30 Happy Hour To welcome our PT Friends sponsored by Cooperative Home Care CR
9:30 Until Noon Appointments & Errands 10:00 SpectraFit Strength Training WR 10:30 June Jeopardy CR 2:00 Music with Herb Eberle CR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 National Geographics Inside The Milk Way DVD WR
9:45 SpectraFit Exercise DVD WR 10:30 Marvelous Minds P 2:45 Spectra Fun Card Go CR 6:00 Movie - Play The Game WR
30 9:45 SpectraFit with Karen WR 10:30 Marvelous Minds CR 2:00 Monthly Auction CR 3:30 Spectra Moments CR 5:30 Cards & Games CR&P 6:00 Washers WR
CALENDAR KEY: DR-DINING ROOM, P-PARLOR, CR-COMMUNITY ROOM, WR-WELLNESSROOM, L-LOBBY