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March 2014 in Review

Times of Our Lives

Decade of Resilience and Community: 1930-1939 By Lindsey Glenn

Say “Cheese” everyone!

Mary’s beautiful handmade beaded jewelry and dolls from February’s Art Show!

Betsy on Bourbon Street!

Just as Dorothy so eloquently told us as she tapped her brilliant ruby slippers together, there really is no place like home. We all have fond memories of the safety and comforts associated with what we have called “home” over the years, and we at Spectrum truly hope that each of you feels just as affectionately at home today, here in your community. Join us this month as we reminisce about what “home” means to you, and as we celebrate another monumental time of our lives…

Looking festive June!!!

Rosa and Dee!

Lillian crafting her Mardi Gras mask! Very Pretty!

Helen loves saxophone players!

Jim is our Shamrock Contest Winner!!!

Larry outside of Bourbon Street.

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The Decade of Resilience and Community: 1930-1939 After the war, the stock market crashed and The Great Depression took hold on the world. Many families struggled to make ends meet as entire industries dried up, unemployment rates rose and, for those who were lucky enough to retain a job, salaries were drastically reduced. It would be a long road to recovery and a great challenge to simply survive. Though times were tough, we have probably all learned at least once in our lives that through great pain also comes great progress. One of the first female pilots in our history, Emelia Earhart, was making history in the aviation industry, and for womankind. Politically, two presidents, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt, made their marks during their terms as they attempted (from very different

April 2014

points of view) to improve the state of the economy. And in the name of entertainment, people found pleasure in simple forms of leisure. President Roosevelt, an avid stamp collector, started a fad among hobbyists. Traditional parlor games as well as board games became all the rage in households as Parker Brothers introduced the still-popular game of Monopoly. Gambling increased and also became an outlet as people sought any means to add to their income. The attendance and radio play of spectator sports like baseball and horse racing also grew in popularity. And in Hollywood, film and film-making flourished to serve as an escape for the suffering people of the Depression. Perhaps one of the most notable film releases of the time is The Wizard of Oz due to the exorbitant cost to produce it, the elaborate set and costume design, and the breathtaking revelation of Technicolor used during the opening scenes. This time of our lives, with so much necessary effort to survive, revealed the best and worst attributes of our very being. There is no shortage of remarkable tales from the era… What experiences or stories do you remember from this time, and how did they shape who you are today?


April 2014

Happy Birthday RESIDENTS: 2 Mary Lou G. 3 Patricia B. 6 Thelma R. 7 Helen R. 9 Peggy B. 15 Jerry K. 17 Joann W. 21 James Q. 25 Joe V. 27 Roberta B. 28 Alice K. STAFF: 23 Geralyn C..

Welcome New Residents MaryAnn T. Verl C. Helen R. Betty M. Joseph & Mildred P. Fern J. Vallee K. Irene A. Patricia S. Carl & Anna J. Josephine A. Mary Kay K.

Thoughts from the Director of Fun

Monthly Events Overview

Last month was such a blast!!! We had lots of fun at our Mardi Gras party! It was so nice to see everyone enjoying each other’s company and wearing their Mardi Gras hats and masks in front of our Bourbon Street hallway! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at our 1920s themed Speakeasy Casino Night as well! Congratulations to those of you that won prizes! The month of April is now here. The weather

On Saturday, April 19th, we will be hosting an Easter party, in which we invite your friends and family to join us and partake in the day’s fun and activities. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the kiddies, an appearance by the Easter Bunny, and much more! Please make sure to let the front desk

will begin to warm up, flowers and trees will soon bud new life, and we can start going out on some really fun excursions! I would also like to welcome the many new residents that moved in last month and those that will be coming this month!!! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

John Aman Director of Fun

Executive Director Spotlight Your friends make the best neighbors. Be a part of our “Refer a Friend Program,” and receive a $ 1000 credit on your bill or a 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 Plumbrook.

Dolanda Scott Executive Director

Community Spotlight We would like to congratulate Jim K. as our winner of the Shamrock Clover Contest. We put up numerous amounts

of shamrocks throughout the building the week before St. Patrick’s Day and he found over 46 Shamrocks!!! Great work Jim!

“...People would rather live in homes regardless of its grayness. There is no place like home.” -L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

concierge know how many people you may have coming to this event so that the kitchen and staff can plan accordingly with snacks and drinks! January and Dave will also be performing on this day for us as well!! We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

Activity Highlights 1

Popular Tune of the 1930s

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12 Entertainment with The Melodies 2:30

1

Darlene’s Jewelry Sale 11:30

14 Jewelry Making with Linda 1:30

2

Bible Study for Everyone 10:00

15 Mitch Miller Sing Along 10:00

2

Craft Hour 1:30

16 Entertainment with Richard Sennema 2:30

4

Entertainment with Russ Allgaiers 2:30

18 New Resident Meet and Greet 2:30

4

HUGS Committee Meeting 10:30

19 Entertainment with January and Dave 2:30

6

Entertainment with Ron Muka 2:30

21 Physical Therapy Discussion 10:30

7

Mystery Trip 9:30

23 R.O.M.E.O. Luncheon 11:30

7

Sing Along with Charlene 10:00

25 Brain Food with Sandra 2:30

7

Bible Study with Dave Sheldon 10:45

25 Activity Prize Auction 3:30

7

Out to Lunch 12:30

26 Prize BINGO 10:30

9

J.U.L.I.E.T. Luncheon 11:30

27 Entertainment with Joel Palmer 2:30

9

Entertainment with Dorothy Martin 2:30

28 MGM Grand 9:00

10 Foot Doctor 8:30

30 Food Committee Meeting 1:30

10 $1.00 Horse Races 3:45

30 April Birthday Party with Cowboy Joe 2:30


APRIL 2014 INDEPENDENT LIVING

SUNDAY

MONDAY

1

TUESDAY

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

6 10:00 Billiards, Exercise, Theater, Library, Crafts 10:15 Prayer Service AR 1:30 Crafts, Arts & Painting AR 2:30 Entertainment-Ron Muka DR 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie T

7

8

9:30 Mystery Trip OB 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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There’s no place like home. - Wizard of Oz

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

2

WEDNESDAY

9:30 10:00 10:45 1:30 2:30 3:30 3:45 4:30 6:00 7:00

9 9:30 10:45 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 3:45 4:30

Out to Meijer OB Bible Study for Everyone T Marvelous Minds L Craft Hour AR Pinochle Café Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls SpectraFit PT Exercise AR SpectraMoments-Wine Night DR Cards AR Classic Movies T

THURSDAY

3

10:00 Bible Study AR 10:00 Pretty Nails CR 11:00 Who Wants to be a Millionaire? L 1:45 Activity Roundtable AR 2:30 BINGO DR 2:45 Activity Grab Bag-Euchre Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 4:00 SpectraFun-Noodle Ball AR 6:00 Cards AR

10 8:30 Foot Doctor AR Out to Target OB 10:00 Pretty Nails CR Marvelous Minds L 11:00 Who Wants to be a J.U.L.I.E.T. Luncheon AR Millionaire? L "I Love Lucy" T 1:45 Community Roundtable AR Entertainment-2:30 BINGO DR Dorothy Martin DR 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Walk and Sing Around the Halls Around the Halls 3:45 Euchre Café SpectraFit-4:00 SpectraFit-PT Exercise AR Stretching AR SpectraMoments-6:00 Cards AR Wine Night DR Cards AR

1930-1939 6:00

FRIDAY

4 10:00 10:30 11:00 12:45 2:30 3:30 6:00 7:00

Painting AR HUGS Meeting AR Science Experiment AR SpectraFun Wii Bowling L Entertainment-Russ Allgiers DR Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls Pass a Dime AR Men at Play-Coffee Hour Café

11 10:00 10:45 11:15 2:00 3:00 4:00 6:00 7:00

5

SATURDAY

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 Cards Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Netflix Movie AR

12 Sketching AR What's News? L Movie Meeting Café SpectraMoments-Happy Hour Café $1 Horse Races DR Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls Pass a Dime AR Men at Play-Men's Billiards T

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 BINGO AR 1:30 Activity Table--Puzzle 1:30 SpectraFun-Wii Bowling L 2:30 Entertainment-The Melodies DR 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Night T


APRIL 2014 - INDEPENDENT LIVING 13

SUNDAY

14

10:30 Marvelous Minds L 1:00 Challenge Someone in a Board Game AR 1:30 Jewelry Making with Linda 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

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

20

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 Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Rerun T

27 10:00 Billiards, Exercise, Theater, Library, Crafts 10:15 Prayer Service AR 1:30 Doughnuts at the Desk L 2:30 Entertainment-Joel Palmer DR 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Netflix Movie T

MONDAY

21

10:30 Quality Living-Physical Therapy Talk L 10:45 Trivia Time L 1:00 Challenge Someone in Checkers AR 2:00 Who Am I? L 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

28 9:00 1:00 2:00 3:00 3:30

3:45 6:00

15

TUESDAY

16

10:00 Rhythms of Spectrum-9:30 Out to the Dollar Store OB Mitch Miller Sing Along T 10:00 Bible Study for Everyone T 10:45 Marvelous Minds L 10:45 Pass a Dime AR 1:30 "I Love Lucy" T 1:00 Blood Pressure Check L 2:30 Entertainment-2:30 BINGO DR Richard Sennema DR 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Walk and Sing Around the Halls Around the Halls 3:45 Euchre Café 3:45 SpectraFit-4:00 SpectraFIt-PT Exercise AR Flexercise AR 4:30 SpectraMoments-Wine Night DR 6:00 Cards AR 6:00 Cards AR

22

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

29 MGM Grand OB Challenge Someone in Checkers AR Marvelous Minds L Coffee Connections-Tea at Three Café Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls SpectraFit-PT Exercise AR Cards AR

WEDNESDAY

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

23

17

THURSDAY 10:00 Pretty Nails AR 11:00 Who Wants to be a Millionaire? L 1:45 Resident Council Meeting AR 2:30 Cards Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk the Halls 3:45 Euchre Café 4:00 SpectraFit-Stretching AR 6:00 Cards AR

24

9:30 10:45 11:30 1:30 3:30

Out to Wal Mart OB Marvelous Minds L R.O.M.E.O. Luncheon AR "I Love Lucy" T Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 4:30 SpectraMoments-Wine Night DR 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Classic Movie T

10:00 Pretty Nails AR 11:00 Who Wants to be a Millionaire L 1:30 Activity Table--Puzzles 2:30 BINGO DR 2:45 Cards Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 4:00 SpectraFun-Noodle Ball L 6:00 Cards AR

18

10:00 Painting AR 10:45 Spectra Fun-Drum Circle with John 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 6:30 Men at Play-Coffee and Cards Café 7:00 Netflix Movies T

25 10:00 Painting AR 10:45 Reflections of a Life Well Lived L 11:15 Question of the Week L 2:30 Brainfood w/ Sandra from Memory Keepers DR 3:30 Activity Prize Auction DR 6:00 Pass A Dime AR 6:30 Men at Play-Coffee and Cards Cafe

30 9:30 10:45 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 6:00 7:00

FRIDAY

Out to Kohls OB Marvelous Minds L Food Committee Meeting T April Birthday Party-Cowboy Joe DR Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls SpectraMoments-Wine Night DR Cards AR Great Moments in Entertainment T

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

SATURDAY

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10:00 Billiards, Exercise, Theater, Library, Crafts 10:00 BUNCO AR 1:30 Activity Table--Puzzle 1:30 SpectraFun-Men's Wii Bowling L 2:30 Entertainment-January & Dave DR 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Night T

26 10:00 Painting CR 10:30 Prize BINGO AR 1:30 Activity Table-Crossword Puzzles 1:30 SpectraFun-Men's Wii Bowling L 2:30 Activity Grab Bag-Pinochle Café 3:30 Spectrum Steppers-Walk and Sing Around the Halls 6:00 Cards AR 7:00 Movie Night T


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