January 2014 in Review
Times of Our Lives
Decade of Resolution: 1910-1919 By Lindsey Glenn
Parkrose Resident Carolers spreading holiday cheer
Our monthly Parkrose Downs horseracing game, with a holiday twist
New Year’s Eve Party
With Valentine’s Day and other special events right around the corner, we encourage you to join us and connect with one another for the myriad of entertaining activities and programs that we have planned for you. Together, we will celebrate many things from our past while creating all-new memories, friendships, and accomplishments for our future.
Lunch Trip: The Retreat Baking: Sugary Tortilla Snowflakes Soup Making: Ruth R. and volunteer Margaret B.
Ann B. giving it her best at darts Soup Making: Shirley S. & Elaine A. cutting the carrots for Cream of Carrot Soup.
Bean Day Baking: Garlic Hummus
Parkrose Estates Retirement Community 315-452-9500 • ParkroseSeniorLiving.com • 7251 Janus Park Drive • Liverpool, NY 13088 A SPECTRUM RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
Every day, we at Spectrum strive to help you live life to the fullest by creating exciting, new experiences for you to enjoy and look back on. Following all of the compelling events and activities that we brought to you last month, we are delighted to introduce even more fun and creative ways for you to enrich your lives in February.
In addition to recognizing the present “month of love”, we will explore another monumental time in our rich history. We are most excited to bring you our main event, Art Through the Ages, which will feature intergenerational art pieces from within your own community, as well as pieces by local artists and artisans who will have their unique works on display. Each passing decade brings remarkable events and innovations that have shaped and molded our present and our future. This month, let us reflect together on another very unique time of our lives...
The Decade of Resolution: 1910-1919 Many will remember this decade as a turning point in history: The United States bravely entered the First World War (1914-1919). Despite the feeling of uncertainty that the world experienced during that time, many exciting new innovations were still developing. Einstein published his Theory of Relativity, ballroom dancing and silent films became ever more popular, and inventions like the Pop-Up Toaster were introduced, adding efficiency to our daily lives. Perhaps one of the most talked-about news stories of our lifetime occurred: The famed Titanic passenger ocean liner was conceived and tragically destroyed after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912. During this time of our lives, so many extraordinary events occurred. Let us look back and ponder the incredible happenings of this time. What events or stories do you remember the most? How have these events and innovations shaped your life and our country over time? We look forward to seeing you at each of our planned events and activities – be sure to keep your eye out for more details on our main event: Art Through the Ages!
Happy Birthday RESIDENTS: 6 Shirley F. 13 Joan H. 22 Lucy C. 23 Ruth Roe. 26 Ann G. STAFF: 6 Que B. 22 Jerilyn R.
Thoughts from the Director of Fun
We are proud to say that we have our very own resident newspaper, “The Parkrose Gazette”. We started the newspaper last May and continue to make improvements each month. The paper is printed the 5th of each month and is delivered to each apartment. We regularly feature a staff & resident spotlight, horseracing update, restaurant
This month we will be focusing on the years 1910 to 1919, the decade of resolution. Watch your calendars for the many decade specific programs. Also, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we will be doing several sweetheart type crafts, enjoying lots of chocolates, and lovely music. The 138th Annual Westminster Dog Show is on Monday February
Welcome New Residents Patricia M.
“A co-ed is a woman student who patronizes a man’s college and who makes strong men giggle in Botany and Psychology classes.”
The Pennsylvanian, 1916
10th. In honor of the event, we will be having a dog photo contest. Start looking for your favorite picture of your pooch; see Carolyn to enter. Don’t forget our annual “Ladies only” pajama party will be held on Thursday February 13th @ 6pm in the theater. Even bigger & better this year! Sincerely, Carolyn
Dear Residents, Please join me in congratulating all of the 2013 Gatekeeper recipients!! David, Eddie, Phyllis and Pam live our Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Leadership, Personal Growth, Excellence and Stewardship every day they are at work. Each of the recipients have the best interest of our residents and their fellow team members in the forefront of their minds at all times and are always there to go above and beyond in any
situation. Again-congratulations to each of them- especially Phyllis Ross who was selected as the Gatekeeper of the Year!!! Also, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete a nomination and to ensure we all know what each of these team members has done to contribute to making Parkrose the special Community that it is! Sincerely, Karen O’Hara
February Main Event Please join us for our annual art show on Thursday, February 27, from 1:00-3:00 and 5:30-7:30 in the activity room and coffee café. Our theme this year is “Art through the Ages”. We will be featuring artists of all ages,
Activity Highlights 2 Super Bowl Spread: 11:30
19 R.O.M.E.O “men only” Pizza & Wings Luncheon: 12:00
6 Trip to Meals on Wheels: 1:00
20 Dinner Club Trip: Dominicks: 4:15
7 Happy Hour w/Vince Iarossi: 3:00
as well as providing music, wine, and appetizers. If you are interested in entering some of your works of art, please see Carolyn by February 21st. Family and friends are always welcome. Hope to see you there!
review, just for laughs, comments on past events, and share resident news. Thank you to everyone who attends the monthly meetings and helps with the articles. To be able to keep our newspaper going we need your help. Please submit articles to Phyllis and/or Carolyn or you can also drop them off in the activity room. Thank you!
21 Birthday/Anniversary Party w/Mike Burns: 3:00
10 Dog Photo Contest 10 Sweetheart Sundaes @ Friendly’s: 1:15
24 Flamingo Bowl for Lunch and Bowling: 11:30
13 Ballroom Dancing Demonstration: 3:00 13 J.U.L.I.E.T “Ladies only” Pajama Party: 6:00 14 Sweetheart Happy Hour w/Gary Branch: 3:00
26 United Healthcare: Medicare Options: 10:30 27 “Art through the Ages” Art Show: 1:00-3:00 & 5:30-7:30 28 Lunch Trip to Jo Li Me’: 11:15
1910-1919: Red, White And Black Sox Player of the decade: Ty Cobb. He batted .387, had nearly 2,000 hits between 1910 and 1919 and won nine batting titles.
championships (1912, ‘15, ‘16, ‘18) and had a decadebest 105 victories in 1912. Red Sox’s 1918 title was their fifth World Series crown--and their last.
Pitcher of the decade: Walter Johnson. “The Big Train” won 265 games, including a decade-high 36 in 1913.
Defining White Sox moment: The 1919 Black Sox scandal.
Team of the decade: Boston Red Sox. Boston
Most unfortunate quote by a president: William Howard Taft in 1910 calls baseball “a clean, straight game.”
FEBRUARY 2014 INDEPENDENT LIVING
FUN FACT Men over the age of 21 and women over the age of 30 became allowed to vote in elections in 1918
PARKROSE ESTATES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY 7251 Janus Park Drive • Liverpool, NY 13088 315-452-9500 • ParkroseSeniorLiving.com
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 A Baking A Thumbprint Cookies SpectraFun Dominoes C
Fingerprint Day (Fingerprinting started in 1911)
9:30 Church Shuttle 12:15 Marvelous Minds Table Top Trivia D 11:30 Super Bowl Spread D 1:30 PUNXY Bingo A 3:00 Super Bowl Pre-Game Party A 6:30 Super Bowl XVlll T
9:30 SpectraMoments C 10:15 Marvelous Minds Wheel of Fortune A 11:15 HUGS Meeting C (members only) 1:15 Shopping: Christmas Tree Shop 1:30 Crafts: A Paper Roses 3:00 SpectraFun Bocce Ball T 6:30 Men at Play -Pool (2nd floor east)
9:30 Community Meeting A 9:30 SpectraFit Activity Steering Committee Walking Club L 10:00 10:30 Coffee Connection/ 10:15 Marvelous Minds A What's News? C Smarter than a 5th Grader? 10:15 1:15 Shopping:Wegmans/Tops 1:30 Rhythms of Spectrum 1:30 Pampered Nails C Sing Along with Ed C 3:00 SpectraFun 1:30 3:15 Crafts: A Wii Bowling League T 2:00 Love Notes Door Decor. "Trouble vs. Seniors" 3:00 6:30 Spectrum Travel Adventures 6:00 "Parkrose Gazette" New Mexico T 6:30 Newspaper Meeting L 6:30 SpectraFun 6:30 Dominoes C New Mexico became the 47th state 1912 Rosa Parks Birth Anniversary:1913 9:30
SpectraFit Exercise A SpectraFun Bridge Club C Marvelous Minds Scattergories A Rosary T Ecumenical Service T Rhythms of Spectrum Kitchen Band Practice A The Rosa Parks Story T SpectraFun Pitch C
7 9:30 SpectraFit Bodies in Motion Exercise Stations A 10:00 Marvelous Minds C -Olympics 11:05 Rosary T 1:30 Quarter Bingo A 3:00 Happy Hour w/Vince Iarossi Trio A 6:30 Movie Night "A Tale of Two Cities" T
1910-1920 Groundhog Day & Super Bowl Sunday
A Rose is a Rose Day
Winter Olympics Begin
CALENDAR KEY: A - ACTIVITY ROOM, L - LOBBY, D - DINING ROOM, C - COFFEE CAFÉ, T - THEATER, F - FRONT PATIO, B - BACK PATIO, E - EXCERCISE ROOM
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SpectraFit Walking Club L Bible Study C Marvelous Minds Outburst A Bingo A Snack Attack A SpectraFun Dominoes C
Snack Food Saturday
FEBRUARY 2014 - INDEPENDENT LIVING 9
9:30 Church Shuttle 12:15 Marvelous Minds Table Top Trivia D 1:30 "Life is Like a Box of Chocolates" Bingo A 3:00 Chocolate Mania A 6:30 Movie Night T "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
9:30 SpectraMoments C 10:00 SpectraFit Tai Chi A 1:15 Trip: Sweetheart Sundaes @ Friendly's 1:30 Afternoon @ the Cinema T "Lassie" 3:15 Marvelous Minds Family Feud A 6:30 Men at Play -Pool (2nd floor east)
Chocolate Kiss Day
138th Annual Westminster Dog Show
9:30 Church Shuttle 12:15 Marvelous Minds Table Top Trivia D 1:30 Bingo A 3:00 Just for Laughs Joke Exchange A 6:30 Movie Night T "Daddy Long Legs" 1919
9:30 12:15 1:30 3:00 6:30
9:30 SpectraMoments C 10:15 Marvelous Minds -Presidents A 1:15 Shopping: Kmart/$Tree 1:30 SpectraFit Yoga A 3:00 Presidential Bingo A 6:30 Men at Play -Pool (2nd floor east)
24 Church Shuttle Table Top Trivia D Bingo A Activity Grab Bag A History's Mysteries: T "Titanic: The Complete Story" (Titanic sank 1912)
Oreo Cookies introduced: 1912
9:30 SpectraFit Exercise A 10:00 SpectraFun Bridge Club C 10:15 Art Show Prep w/BOCES A 1:30 Rosary T 2:00 Ecumenical Service T 3:00 Marvelous Minds Jeopardy A 6:30 Bunco $1.00 A
9:30 SpectraMoments C -Aging with Grace 1910-1919 vs. today 10:15 Marvelous Minds Clever Endeavor A 11:30 Trip: Flamingo BowlLunch & Bowling $ 1:30 SpectraFit Dance with Andrea A 3:00 Poetry Fun A 6:30 Men at Play -Pool (2nd floor east)
9:30 SpectraFit Exercise A 10:00 SpectraFun Bridge Club C 10:15 SpectraFun Pokeno A 1:30 Rosary T 2:00 Ecumenical Service T 3:00 Rhythms of Spectrum Kitchen Band Practice A (skits only) 6:30 SpectraFun Pitch C
9:30 SpectraFit Exercise A 10:00 SpectraFun Bridge Club C 10:15 Marvelous Minds The Price is Right T 1:30 Rosary T 2:00 Ecumenical Service T 3:00 SpectraFun Auction A 6:30 SpectraFun Pitch C
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Hearing Aid Service C Coffee Connection/ What's News? A Shopping: Wegmans SpectraFun Shuffleboard A SpectraFun Wii Bowling League T "Bobbysox vs. Alley Oops" Movie Night: "Lincoln" T SpectraFun Dominoes C
Lincoln's Birthday " "
9:00 Blood Pressure C 9:30 Food Meeting A? 10:30 Coffee Connection/ What's News? C 12:00 R.O.M.E.O (men only) Pizza & Wings Luncheon *sign up by 2/17
1:15 Shopping: Wegmans 1:30 Pampered Nails C 3:00 Just for Laughs Liars Club A 6:30 Dominoes C Parkrose Popcorn Day
26 9:30 SpectraFit Tai Chi A 10:30 Quality Living United Healthcare: Medicare Options L 1:15 Shopping: Wegmans 1:30 SpectraFun Darts A 3:00 SpectraFun Wii Bowling League "Misfits vs. Trouble" 6:30 Dominoes C Levi Day (wear your jeans)
9:30 10:00 10:45 1:30 3:00 6:00
SpectraFit Walking Club L Valentine Life Savers Craft w/CHILDTIME A Needle Work Club (1st floor west) Marvelous Minds Password A Ballroom Dancing Demo. A J.U.L.I.E.T (Ladies only) Pajama Party T
9:30 SpectraFit Exercise A 10:00 Marvelous Minds C -Valentine 11:05 Rosary T 1:30 Lovely Bingo A 3:00 Sweetheart Happy Hour w/Gary Branch A 6:30 Movie Night T "Shakespeare in Love"
Life Savers Candy 1912 1910s "Ballroom Decade"
by invitation only
10:00 Great Moments in Entertainment: T "Charlie Chaplin: His Life & Work"
1:30 Rhythms of Spectrum Sing Along with Ed C 3:00 SpectraFun Parkrose Downs Horseracing A 4:15 Dinner Club Trip: Dominicks $
9:00 9:30 10:30 1:30 3:00 6:30
9:00 Welcome Breakfast C
10:45 1:30 1:00 5:30
SpectraFit Walking Club L Bible Study C Rhythms of Spectrum: A Parkrose Chorus Practice Bingo A Marvelous Minds Apples to Apples A SpectraFun Dominoes C Gumdrop Day
9:30 SpectraFit Bodies in Motion Exercise Stations A 10:00 Marvelous Minds C 11:05 Rosary T 1:30 Quarter Bingo C 3:00 Birthday/Anniversary Party w/Mike Burns A 6:30 Movie Night T "Intolerance"
9:00 9:30 10:30 1:30 3:00 6:30
SpectraFit Walking Club A Bible Study C Marvelous Minds Adverteasing A Zookeeper Bingo A SpectraFun Animal Hunt A SpectraFun Dominoes C
Washington's Birthday & Safari Saturday
9:30 SpectraFit 10:15
9:30 SpectraFit Exercise A Walking Club L 10:00 Marvelous Minds C Reflections of a Life -1910 to 1919 Well Lived: T 11:05 Rosary T Norman Rockwell:Painting America 11:15 Lunch Trip: Jo Li Me $ Needle Work Club 1:30 Bingo A (1st floor west) 3:00 Happy Hour Protestant Service T w/Nick Mulpagano A until 3:00 and 6:30 Movie Night T until 7:30 "The Birth of a Nation" 1915 Art through the Ages Art Show C & A
CALENDAR KEY: A - ACTIVITY ROOM, L - LOBBY, D - DINING ROOM, C - COFFEE CAFĂ‰, T - THEATER, F - FRONT PATIO, B - BACK PATIO, E - EXCERCISE ROOM