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!
Happy Birthday Residents: 1 Dolores H. 1 Jo D. 7 Dick T. 16 Bob C. 21 Margaret G. 23 Beverly T. 24 Grace Z. 25 Terry Q. Staff: 10 Tommy C. 21 Yvette H. 24 Carolyn L. 29 Linda D.
Welcome New Residents Residents: Lee & Eleanor L. Louise P.
“Let us be frank about it: most of our people have never had it so good.” -Harold MacMillon
Thoughts from the Director of Fun
I would like to start by thanking everyone who donated non-perishable food items for our Food Drive, it was a great success. St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry was very appreciative. We had lots of fun in May with the 1940’s, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, etc., but now it’s time to move on to June. We welcome summer on the 21st and have several events and trips planned for the month. We will be focusing on the 1950’s, as well as celebrating Flag Day, Father’s
Day, and a day of cruising Route 66. Also, don’t forget to wear your 50’s clothes on the 23rd. Steve and I had a wonderful conference in Colorado, we learned a lot and are excited about planning for the upcoming year! Enjoy the summer weather and don’t forget to stay hydrated and put on your sunscreen!
Here at Parkrose we offer a wide array of programs, but I would like to draw your attention to our Needle Work Club. This group has been meeting for about a year now and wants everyone to know that they’re always looking for more members. Don’t feel that you have to be a master at needle
Carolyn Lincoln Director of Fun
Executive Director’s Corner
Please join us for our 1950’s/Route 66 festivities on Monday June 23rd. We start off with our Walking Route 66 Club, move on to “The King Of Rock” documentary on Elvis Presley, don’t forget to eat lunch in our Parkrose 1950’s Diner, relax with a movie in our Route 66 Drive In, cruise to the Route
We know summer has arrived when the baby geese are in the pond!
Our Annual Resident Satisfaction Survey is coming out in June and I would really like to have feedback from each of you. Please come to the Survey Completing Party in the Activities room where staff will be available to help if you need it. Your feedback really helps in our planning process for the upcoming year.
Enjoy the beginning of summer and all of the great programs and entertainment Carolyn has planned throughout the month.
8 Trip: Liverpool Highschool-Liverpool Community Chorus Concert
Karen O’Hara Executive Director
13 Birthday/Anniversary Party w/ Gary Branch
It has been a flurry of activity around the Community for a while now but the main work on the roof, the generator and the parking lot will be ending soon. Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding through all of the disruptions. The Pancake Breakfast was a great success and a lot of fun for everyone! NOVA has asked me to thank all of the residents and their families for the generous donation. They are not sure what they will use the money for but have assured it will go to a worthy cause!
“...keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” - Marilyn Monroe
work to attend, often the ladies just get together and chat about things they have made in the past and sometimes will bring an item to show others. This program is run by our wonderful volunteer Margaret, and meets once or twice a month, usually onThursday mornings. Please join us!
Monthly Main Events Overview
1 Entertainment: Hymn Sing w/ The Fuhrmans 5 Trip: Bingo @ Mattydale VFW 6 Happy Hour w/The Vince Iarossi Trio
12 Dinner Club Trip: Olive Garden
66 Car Races, and wrap up the evening with the sounds of Route66 & the 50’s with the Liverpool Community Band. Don’t forget to dress in your 50’s fashions and get your picture taken on Route 66 in your hot red convertible. Family and friends are welcome. Hope to see you there!
18 End of School Year Picnic w/BOCES 18 Resident Survey Party 19 Trip: Meals on Wheels-Cookie Decorating 20 Lunch Trip: Borio’s 20 Happy Hour w/Paul Modafferi 21 Trip: Hafner’s for Ice Cream 23 Cruising Route 66 Festivities
14 Lunch Trip: McDonalds
25 Trip: Concert in the Park-Southern Comfort Band
15 Father’s Day Social w/Bright Lights & Country Music
27 Magic Show w/David Russell
16 Trip: Beaver Lake-Nature on Wheels
27 Happy Hour w/Steve Banyas 30 Trip: Picnic & Fishing at Carpenter’s Brook
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.
9:30 Church Shuttle 12:00 Marvelous Minds Table Top Trivia D 1:30 JUNE-O Bingo A 3:00 Entertainment: A
9:30 SpectraMoments C 10:15 Marvelous Minds Wheel of Fortune A 1:15 Shopping: Christmas Tree Shop Hymn Sing w/The Fuhrmans 1:30 SpectraFit 6:30 Movie Night T Volleyball T "Rebel without a Cause" 1955 3:00 SpectraFun Pokeno A 6:30 Men at Play -Pool (2nd floor east)
9:30 Church Shuttle 10:00 Just for Laughs The Honeymooners T 1:00 Bingo (8 games) A 2:15 Trip: Liverpool Highschool Concert: $8.00 Liverpool Community Chorus
6:30 Movie Night: T "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" 1958
9:30 HUGS Meeting C (members only) 10:00 SpectraFit Tai Chi A 1:15 Shopping: Kmart/$Tree 1:30 SpectraFun Hillbilly Golf F 3:00 Marvelous Minds Family Feud A 6:30 Men at Play -Pool (2nd floor east)
9:30 Church Shuttle 12:00 Marvelous Minds Table Top Trivia D 1:30 Bingo C 3:00 Father's Day Social w/Bright Lights & Country Music A
10:15 1:15 1:30
-everyone is welcome
6:30 Movie Night T "Father of the Bride"1950
SpectraMoments C Aging with Grace 1950's vs. today Marvelous Minds Jeopardy A Trip: Beaver Lake -Nature on Wheels $3.00 SpectraFit Yoga A Afternoon at the Cinema: T "Young @ Heart" Men at Play -Pool (2nd floor east)
9:30 SpectraFit Exercise A 10:00 SpectraFun Bridge Club C 10:15 Marvelous Minds Scattergories A 1:30 Rosary T 2:00 Ecumenical Service T 3:00 Rhythms of Spectrum Kitchen Band Practice A 6:30 SpectraFun Pitch C
10:00 10:15 1:30 2:00 3:00 6:30
SpectraFit Exercise A SpectraFun Bridge Club C Marvelous Minds Adverteasing A Rosary T Ecumenical Service T A Little Tea & Trivia on the Front Patio SpectraFun Bunco $1.00 A
Iced Tea Time Day
10:00 10:15 1:30 2:00 3:00
SpectraFit Exercise A SpectraFun Bridge Club C Marvelous Minds Buzzword A Rosary T Ecumenical Service T Rhythms of Spectrum: A Kitchen Band Practice (skits only) SpectraFun Pitch C
9:30 Community Meeting A Activity Steering Committee 10:30 Coffee Connection/ What's News? C 1:15 Shopping:Wegmans/Tops 1:30 Pampered Nails C 3:00 Marvelous Minds Password A 6:30 SpectraFun Dominoes C
10:00 11:00 1:30 3:00 5:45 7:00
SpectraFit Walking Club L Marvelous Minds A Smarter than a 5th Grader? Blood Pressure C Rhythms of Spectrum Sing Along with Ed C SpectraFun Horseshoes B/A Trip: Bingo @ Mattydale VFW $ SpectraFit Line Dancing A
10:00 Hearing Aid Service C 10:30 Coffee Connection/ What's News? A 1:15 Shopping:Wegmans 1:30 Crafts: A Patriotic Wind Socks 3:00 "Parkrose Gazette" Newspaper Meeting L 6:30 SpectraFun Dominoes C 7:00 Gospel Singing & Prayer A -reception to follow
189:00 9:30 10:30
Blood Pressure C Food Meeting A Quality Living: A Eye Care of CNY presents: Eye Health Information
End of School Year Picnic w/BOCES B (sign up by 6/13)
1:15 1:30 3:00 6:30
Shopping: Wegmans Pampered Nails C Resident Survey Party A SpectraFun Dominoes C
9:30 SpectraFit Exercise A 10:00 Marvelous Minds C -serving doughnuts 11:05 Rosary T 1:30 Bingo A 3:00 Happy Hour
develops "General Field Theory"
3:00 Parkrose Downs Horseracing A 4:15 Dinner Club Trip: Olive Garden $ 9:00 Welcome Breakfast C -by invitation only 10:30 Activity Grab Bag A 11:00 Blood Pressure C 1:00 Trip: Meals on Wheels Cookie Decorating 1:30 Rhythms of Spectrum Sing Along with Ed C 3:00 JULIET (Ladies only) Crazy Cat Tea A 6:00 SpectraFun Wii Open Bowling T Happy Birthday Garfield
SATURDAY 9:00 9:30 10:30 1:30 3:00
w/The Vince Iarossi Trio A
6:30 Movie Night: T "Last Love"
9:30 SpectraFit Walking Club L 10:15 Marvelous Minds Clever Endeavor A 11:00 Blood Pressure C 1:30 Reflections of a Life Well Lived: T "Albert Einstein" -1950
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9:30 SpectraFit Bodies in Motion Exercise Stations A 10:00 Marvelous Minds C -Father's Day 11:05 Rosary T 1:30 Quarter Bingo C 3:00 Birthday/Anniversary Party w/Gary Branch A 6:30 History's Mysteries: T "Sputnik Mania" -1957 Sputnik was launched
9:30 SpectraFit Exercise A 10:00 Marvelous Minds C -1950-1959 11:05 Rosary T 11:15 Lunch Trip: Borio's $ 1:30 Bingo A 3:00 Happy Hour w/Paul Modafferi A 6:30 Family & Friends Movie Night: T "Philomena"
SpectraFit Walking Club L Bible Study C Marvelous Minds Outburst A Bingo C Chocolate Ice Cream Social A SpectraFun Dominoes C
Chocolate Ice Cream Day
9:00 9:30 10:30 11:30
SpectraFit Walking Club L Bible Study C Rhythms of Spectrum: A Parkrose Chorus Practice Lunch Trip: McDonalds 1955- Ray Kroc opens the first McDonalds
1:30 3:15 6:30
9:30 10:30 1:30 3:00 6:30
CALENDAR KEY: A - ACTIVITY ROOM, L - LOBBY, D - DINING ROOM, C - COFFEE CAFÉ, T - THEATER, F - FRONT PATIO, B - BACK PATIO, E - EXCERCISE ROOM
Bingo A Marvelous Minds -Flag Day A SpectraFun Dominoes C SpectraFit Walking Club L Bible Study C Marvelous Minds -Step into Summer SUMMER Bingo A Trip: Hafner's for Ice Cream SpectraFun Dominoes C
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9:30 Church Shuttle 12:00 Marvelous Minds Table Top Trivia D 1:30 Bingo A 3:00 ROMEO (Men only) Chat & Snack A 6:30 Movie Night T "South Pacific" 1958
SpectraFit Walking Route 66 L Great Moments in Entertainment: "This is Elvis" T
11:30 1:15 1:30
until 1:00 Parkrose 50's Diner D Shopping: Sears/Macy's Route 66 Drive In Movie: T "Some Like It Hot"
Cruising Route 66 w/ 1950's Car Racing A Cruising Route 66 w/Liverpool Community Concert Band F
Dress in 1950's Fashion
29 9:30 Church Shuttle 12:00 Marvelous Minds Table Top Trivia D 1:30 Bingo A 3:00 Just for Laughs Charades A 6:30 Movie Night T "The Fabulous 50's"
9:30 SpectraFit Exercise A 10:00 SpectraFun Bridge Club C 10:15 Marvelous Minds Apples to Apples A 1:30 Rosary T 2:00 Ecumenical Service T 3:00 Baking Demonstration: A Bananas Foster 1951 6:30 SpectraFun Pitch C
SpectraFit Tai Chi C Crafts: A Fruit Loop Rainbows w/CHILDTIME
Shopping: Wegmans SpectraFun Shuffleboard F/A 3:00 SpectraFun Auction A 5:30 Trip:Concert in the Park w/Southern Comfort 6:30 SpectraFun Dominoes C Fruit Loops Day
9:30 SpectraFit Walking Club L 10:15 Needle Work Club A 11:00 Blood Pressure C 1:30 Protestant Service T 3:00 Crafts: A Stamped Clay Charms 6:00 SpectraFun Pinnochle C
9:30 SpectraFit Bodies in Motion Exercise Stations A 10:00 Magic Show w/David Russell T 11:05 Rosary T 1:30 Quarter Bingo A 3:00 Happy Hour w/Steve Banyas A 6:30 Movie Night T "The Book Thief"
9:00 9:30 10:30 1:30 3:00 6:30
SpectraFit Walking Club L Bible Study C Rhythms of Spectrum: A Parkrose Chorus Practice Bingo C Marvelous Minds B/C -Camping SpectraFun Dominoes C
Great American Backyard Campout
30 9:30 SpectraMoments C 10:15 Marvelous Minds C -Something Fishy 12:00 Trip: Picnic & Fishing @ Carpenter's Brook $3 1:30 Spectrum Travel Adventures: Pennsylvania T (19571st American nuclear powerplant opens in Shippingport, Penn.)
3:00 Poetry Fun A 6:30 Men at Play -Pool (2nd floor east) Gone Fishin' Day
CALENDAR KEY: A - ACTIVITY ROOM, L - LOBBY, D - DINING ROOM, C - COFFEE CAFĂ‰, T - THEATER, F - FRONT PATIO, B - BACK PATIO, E - EXCERCISE ROOM