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April 2014 in Review

Times of Our Lives

Decade of Victory: 1940-1949 By Lindsey Glenn

It’s May and the good times keep rolling in! We can’t wait for you to join us again this month for more excitement as we kick off the summer season and celebrate yet another influential time of our lives…

The Decade of Victory: 1940-1949 Our collection of hand painted ceramic Easter eggs.

Eileen won her first jackpot BINGO!!!

Fey crafting a beautiful bracelet!

Come by the cafe everyday to play Pinochle or Euchre.

Jesse showing off our spring flowers.

Out to Lunch at Ruby Tuesdays!

Jewelry Making with Linda!!

Come by and try $1.00 Horse Races!

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It should come as no surprise that World War II would be the focus of the era. Being at war again, expectations associated with daily life had changed completely. In the United States, mass numbers of men were called upon to fight the war, and women were tasked with filling the role of men in the workplace; the great exodus from housewife to business woman. For many, this was both an immense challenge and an opportunity as they were forced to experience complete independence for the first time. As a result, modern innovations such as the inhome refrigerator and the frozen “T.V. Dinner” were introduced to supplement the newly working woman, allowing her more ease to simultaneously run a household and earn income all on her own. Times were tough, efficiency was essential, and our nation was determined to roll up its sleeves and power through. Roosevelt and Eisenhower played an integral part in leading and comforting the soldiers overseas as well as the citizens left at home. The infamous United Service Organization (USO) was developed, creating synergy between multiple charitable organizations to provide emotional support for the troops. The Office of War strategized by

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requiring entertainment platforms to broadcast more uplifting messages. Propaganda became priority: Radio was a lifeline to the happenings of the war, and the most popular shows began to bleed over into television. Movies and musical theater had a heyday with scripts that provided an escape from reality and evoked the motivation that the people needed to stay positive and come out of the ashes victoriously. The U.S. government was determined to instill hope - and the tactics worked. Although wrought with great loss after many battles in Europe, and even on our own shores at Pearl Harbor, the United States emerged from the war as the world’s newest Super Power. Proud men returned home to their wives with a new lease on life, most women returned to their housework, but with a new sense of strength, and the great Baby Boom soon followed, creating a unique, new generation to lead us into the future. The events we underwent left us forever changed, and the memorable productions from cinema, radio, and television remain nostalgic relics which continue to influence our culture today. To recognize how this great decade has shaped our present, we will be providing you with many fun activities and themed social events surrounding the era. Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming event announcements, including a few where we will be driving food donations and charity in the true spirit of the U.S.O.!


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Happy Birthday Residents: 4 Raymond D. 9 Mary C. 12 Bob M. 14 Eleanor M. 17 Jesse B. 19 Irene P. 22 Millie P. 23 Edna R. 23 Joe W. staff: 12 Halley D. 16 Debra L. 20 Francesca I. 21 Clarissa B. 28 Andrea G. 31 Ed C 30 Donnie L.

Welcome New Residents Maragret W. William L. Joyce D. Florence P. Mary Ann P. Edwin R. Elizabeth T.

May 2014

Thoughts from the Director of Fun

Monthly Events Overview

Happy May everyone! We made it through another cold winter! Finally, the weather is getting nicer, people are going outside to get fresh air, and there will be lots to do with summer on its way! I would like to say “Welcome” to all of our new residents that moved in last month and we invite those of you that have moved in recently to our “New Resident Luncheon” that will be held on Wednesday, May 21st in the Dining Room. This will be a great oppurtunity for you to meet each director, get to know us and

Soup Kitchens and Bread lines first began in the mid 1930s to help those in need. At first, it was mainly operated by churches and religious organizations, however, it has became more widespread since then and there are numerous charitable organizations that help the less fortunate all over our country.

other new residents more, as well as, us getting to know you!!! On another note, the weather’s improvement will allow us to go out to picnics, barbeques, sports games, and much more! So make sure you check your activity calendar and the daily sheets to see all the FUN that is in store for you! Remember to sign up in the red binder by the puzzle table so we know your coming!!!

John Aman Director of Fun

Executive Director’s Corner Your friends make the best neighbors! Be a part of out “Refer a Friend Program” and recieve a $1000 credit on your bill or check for this amount. If you would like more information on this program, please feel free to stop by the front desk

for more information. Thank you so much for your continued support of Pine Ridge of Plumbrook!

Dolanda Scott Executive Director

Community Spotlight We would like to congratulate Jordan H. who is our 2014, 1st Quarter Gatekeeper. Jordan has been working in this community for many years and exemplifies the core values of Spectrum Retirement Communities in the work he does everyday! If you see Jordan around the building, make sure to congratulate him. It is truly

an honor to receive this award from the comments given by residents, family, and staff who submitted their nominations. If you would like to nominate someone you believe is a candidate for this award, please see the front desk to pick up a form or speak personally with Dolanda!

This month, Pine Ridge of Plumbrook and all of Spectrum Retirement Communities will be taking part in a month long food drive to help the less fortunate in our local communities and thoughout the country by holding a food drive within our community, provided by Gleaners Food Bank!

Activity Highlights 2 HUGS Meeting

14 Entertainment featuring Gary Sacco

2 $1.00 Horse Races

16 Drum Circle with John! Let’s make music!

3 Entertainment featuring Leonard Dow 5 Sing Along with Charlene! A great way to start the day!

17 Entertainment featuring The Mark Green Trio 19 Out to MGM Grand Casino

5 Out to Lunch

21 New Resident Luncheon

7 Entertainment featuring Wayne Barakes

23 New Resident Meet and Greet! Ice Cream Social!

8 Foot Doctor

28 ROMEO Luncheon

9 Rosary Reading and Communion

30 Activity Prize Auction! Bring your tickets!

12 Physical Therapy Talk 12 Out to the Movies 14 JULIET Luncheon

31 Entertainment featuring Tom Birchler

“If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” -Bob Hope The Wizard of Oz


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FUN FACT Joe DiMaggio and many other athletes put their sports careers on hold to join the US military.

INDEPENDENT LIVING

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TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

1940-1949

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10:00 Billiards, Exercise, Theater, Library, Crafts 10:15 Prayer Service AR 1:30 Crafts, Arts & Painting AR 2:00 Matinee & Popcorn T 2:45 Euchre/Pinochle Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Rerun T

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MOTHER’S DAY

10:00 Billiards, Exercise, Theater, Library, Crafts 10:15 Prayer Service AR 1:30 Crafts, Arts & Painting AR 2:00 Matinee & Popcorn T 2:45 Euchre/Pinochle Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Rerun T

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CINCO DE MAYO

10:00 Sing Along with Charlene L 10:45 Bible Study with Dave Sheldon AR 12:30 Out to Lunch OB 1:00 Challenge Someone in a Board Game AR 3:00 Coffee Connections-Tea at Three Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk the Halls 3:45 SpectraFit-PT Exercise AR 6:00 Cards AR

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9:30 Mystery Trip OB 10:30 Quality Living-Physical Therapy Talk L 10:45 Marvelous Minds L 12:30 Out to the Movies OB 1:00 Challenge Someone in a Board Game AR 3:00 Coffee Connections-Tea at Three Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk the Halls 3:45 SpectraFit-PT Exercise AR 6:00 Cards AR

6 10:00 Rhythms of Spectrum-Mitch Miller Sing Along T 10:45 Pass A Dime AR 1:00 Blood Pressure L 1:00 Hearing Aid Check-Boyds Hearing Center L 2:30 BINGO DR 3:00 Euchre Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk the Halls 4:00 SpectraFIt-Flexercise AR 6:00 Cards AR

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9:30 10:00 10:45 2:30 3:30 3:45 4:30 6:00 7:00

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MAY DAY

10:00 10:00 11:00 1:45 2:30 2:45

Bible Study AR Pretty Nails CR Marvelous Minds L Activity Roundtable AR BINGO DR Activity Grab Bag-Pinochle Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 4:00 SpectraFun-Noodle Ball AR 6:00 Cards AR

8:30 Foot Doctor AR Out to Meijer OB 10:00 Pretty Nails CR Bible Study for Everyone T 11:00 Marvelous Minds L Marvelous Minds L 1:45 Community Roundtable AR Entertainment-2:30 BINGO DR Wayne Barkakes DR 2:45 Activity Grab Bag-Spectrum Steppers-Pinochle Café Walk and Sing 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Around the Halls Walk and Sing SpectraFit Around the Halls PT Exercise AR 4:00 SpectraFit-SpectraMoments-Stretching AR Wine Night DR 6:00 Cards AR Cards AR Classic Movie T

10:00 Rhythms of Spectrum-9:30 Out to Target OB Popular Tunes of the 40s T 10:30 Diabetic Shoe Sale L 10:45 Pass a Dime AR 11:30 J.U.L.I.E.T. Luncheon AR 1:00 Blood Pressure Check L 1:30 "I Love Lucy" T 2:30 BINGO DR 2:30 Entertainment-3:00 Euchre Café Gary Sacco DR 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Walk and Sing Around the Halls Around the Halls 4:00 SpectraFIt-3:45 SpectraFit-Flexercise AR PT Exercise AR 6:00 Cards AR 4:30 SpectraMoments-Wine Night DR 6:00 Cards AR

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10:00 11:00 1:45 2:30 2:45 3:30 4:00 6:00 7:00

Pretty Nails AR Marvelous Minds L Community Roundtable AR BINGO DR Activity Grab Bag-Pinochle Café Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls SpectraFit-Stretching AR Cards AR Classic Movie T

FRIDAY 2

SATURDAY 3

10:00 10:45 11:00 12:45 2:00 3:00 3:45 6:00 7:00

Painting AR HUGS Meeting AR Science Experiment AR SpectraFun Wii Bowling L Happy Hour-Drinks and Snacks Café $1 Horse Races DR Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls Pass a Dime AR Men at Play-Coffee and Cards Café

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10:00 Sketching AR 10:30 Rosary Reading and Communion AR 10:45 What's News? L 11:15 Movie Meeting L 1:30 May Craft Hour AR 2:30 SpectraMoments-Happy Hour Café 3:45 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Pass a Dime AR 7:00 Men at Play-Men's Billiards T

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10:00 Painting AR 10:45 Rhythms of Spectrum-Drum Circle w/ John AR 2:00 Happy Hour-Drinks and Snacks Café 3:00 $1 Horse Races DR 3:45 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Pass a Dime AR 7:00 Men at Play-Coffee and Cards Café

CALENDAR KEY: L-LIBRARY, AR-ACTIVITY ROOM, C-CAFÉ, CR-CRAFT ROOM, T-THEATER, RR-REFLECTION ROOM, OB-OUT OF BUILDING

10:00 Billiards, Exercise, Theater, Library, Crafts 10:30 BUNCO AR 1:30 Activity Table--Word Search 1:30 SpectraFunMen's Wii Bowling L 2:30 Entertainment-Leonard Dow DR 3:45 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Night AR

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10:00 Billiards, Exercise, Theater, Library, Crafts 10:30 BINGO AR 1:30 Activity Table--Puzzle 1:30 SpectraFun-Wii Bowling L 3:45 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Night T

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10:00 Billiards, Exercise, Theater, Library, Crafts 10:30 BUNCO AR 1:30 Activity Table--Puzzle 1:30 SpectraFun-Wii Bowling L 2:30 Entertainment-The Mark Green Trio DR 3:45 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Night T


MAY 2014 - INDEPENDENT LIVING SUNDAY

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10:00 Billiards, Exercise, Theater, Library, Crafts 10:15 Prayer Service AR 1:30 Crafts, Arts & Painting CR 2:00 Matinee & Popcorn T 2:45 Pinochle/Euchre Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Rerun T

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10:00 Billiards, Exercise, Theater, Library, Crafts 10:15 Prayer Service AR 10:30 Art & Painting CR 2:00 Matinee & Popcorn T 2:45 Euchre/Pinochle Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Rerun T

MONDAY

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9:00 MGM Grand Casino OB 10:30 Marvelous Minds L 1:00 Challenge Someone in a Board Game AR 3:00 Coffee Connections-Tea at Three Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 3:45 SpectraFit-PT Exercise AR 6:00 Cards AR

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MEMORIAL DAY

1:00 Challenge Someone in Checkers AR 1:30 Band of Brothers Series T 3:00 Doughnuts at the Front Desk 3:45 Spectrum Steppers-Walk the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Patriotic Movie T

TUESDAY 20

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10:00 Rhythms of Spectrum-Sing Along T 10:45 Pass a Dime AR 1:00 Blood Pressure Check L 2:30 BINGO DR 3:00 Euchre Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 4:00 SpectraFIt-Flexercise AR 6:00 Cards AR

WEDNESDAY 21

9:30 10:00 10:45 12:45 1:30 2:30 3:30 3:45 4:30

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Out to the Dollar Store OB Bible Study for Everyone T Marvelous Minds L New Resident Luncheon DR "I Love Lucy" T Entertainment-Shelby Sharps DR Spectrum Steppers-Walk the Halls SpectraFit-PT Exercise AR SpectraMoments-Wine Night DR

10:00 Rhythms of Spectrum-9:30 Out to Wal Mart OB Choose a Song 10:30 Marvelous Minds L & Sing Along T 11:30 R.O.M.E.O. Luncheon AR 10:45 Pass a Dime AR 1:30 Food Committee Meeting T 1:00 Blood Pressure Check L 2:30 May Birthday Party DR 2:30 BINGO DR Entertainment-Cowboy Joe 3:00 Cards Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Walk and Sing Around the Halls Around the Halls 4:30 SpectraMoments-4:00 SpectraFIt-Wine Night DR Flexercise AR 6:00 Cards AR 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Classic Movie T

THURSDAY 22

10:00 Pretty Nails AR 11:00 Marvelous Minds L 1:45 Resident Council Meeting AR 2:30 BINGO DR 2:45 Activity Grab Bag-Pinochle Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk the Halls 4:00 SpectraFit-Stretching AR 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Classic Movie T

29 10:00 11:00 1:30 2:30 2:45

Pretty Nails AR Marvelous Minds L Activity Table--Puzzles BINGO DR Activity Grab Bag-Pinochle Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 4:00 SpectraFun-Noodle Ball L 6:00 Cards AR

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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10:00 Sketching AR 10:30 Rosary Reading and Communion AR 2:30 Meet and Greet New Residents-Ice Cream Social DR 3:45 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Pass a Dime AR 7:00 Men at Play-Men's Billiards T

10:00 Painting AR 10:45 Reflections of a Life Well Lived L 11:15 Question of the Week L 2:00 Beer and Billiards T 3:00 Activity Prize Auction DR 3:45 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Pass A Dime AR 7:00 Men at Play-Coffee and Cards Café

10:00 Billiards, Exercise, Theater, Library, Crafts 10:30 Prize BINGO AR 1:30 Activity Table--Puzzle 1:30 SpectraFun-Men's Wii Bowling L 3:45 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Night T

10:00 Painting CR 10:30 BUNCO AR 1:30 Activity Table-Crossword Puzzles 1:30 SpectraFun-Men's Wii Bowling L 2:30 Entertainment-- DR Tom Birchler 3:45 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Night T

1940-1949

CALENDAR KEY: L-LIBRARY, AR-ACTIVITY ROOM, C-CAFÉ, CR-CRAFT ROOM, T-THEATER, RR-REFLECTION ROOM, OB-OUT OF BUILDING


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