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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

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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!


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Happy Birthday Residents: 2 Erma C. 8 Johnnie M. 8 Bill E. 10 Carolyn R. 11 Margaret P. 16 Phillip R. 20 Mildred K. 24 Judy G. 27 Mary Frances B. 27 Betty K. 30 Pearl H. Staff: 26 Ron O.

“Let us be frank about it: most of our people have never had it so good.” -Harold MacMillon

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Thoughts from the Director of Fun

Monthly Main Events Overview

The 1950s was an exciting decade. Who can forget Elvis Presley, poodle skirts, bowling shirts, cuffed up jeans, do-wop music and pink/blue home decor. This month we recognize the ‘50s with some great activities: a trip down Route 66 that ends up with our Sock-Hop Happy Hour, a lunch outing at a ‘50s themed diner, a soda jerk social and assorted films from the 1950s. Also, we’ll have a

Get Your Kicks On Route 66! This month’s

father’s day “Beer & Brats” social. For outings, join us at the Bob Dole Museum, Smiley’s Miniature Golf, and Hereford House. This month, the Senior Barn Players present a great play. So many great events to keep you hoppin’ and boppin’ all month long!

Donny O’Bryan Director of Fun

18 1950s Malt Shop. What could be better than a milkshake or malt with friends on a hot day?

your poodle skirts, men, get your DA’s looking good and be ready for a 1950’s Drive-In Party! And for the adventurous, we’re having a costume contest. So, polish up your saddle shoes and let’s have some fun!

3 Remember KC Photos. Compare images of our city, old and new.

19 Stump Barbara. Each week, she questions us with trivia. Now the tables are turned!

David Russell Executive Director

11 Chubby’s Diner. Join us at this ‘50s-themed diner complete with classic music.

Community Spotlight Interim HealthCare is the perfect partner for Shawnee Hills. Through their private duty services, they help with activities of daily living to keep you independent and safe for as long as possible, helping you with bathing, dressing, med-

Activity Highlights 2 Who Am I? Residents read details of their life. Guess which resident is being discussed.

Executive Director’s Corner It’s June – can you believe it; 2014 is already half way done! Of course, that means it’s time to have a party and we’ve got a great time planned. This month we’re doin’ a little cruisin’. We’re cruisin’ down Route 66! And Route 66 ends in California and during the 1950’s California was a happening place and the birth of Drive-in Dining! Ladies, put on

1950s theme wouldn’t be complete without a trip down the infamous Route 66. We’ll showcase documentaries about traveling spots on the R66 journey throughout the month. And finally, pull up your pink Cadilac to our 50’s-themed party.

We’ll have a costume contest, a buffet of diner/car hop food, and a soda shop set up! A special band will play the ‘50s classics. So tell your family and friends to come out of their bomb shelter, slip on their cool attire, slick back their hair (men) set hair high (women) and head to this exciting event!

management, transferring, bathroom assistance, laundry service, light housework and much more! For more information, call Jennifer Wilson, the Facility Nurse Manager, at 816-686-3900 or 913-381-3100. www.interimhealthcare.com/kc

“...keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” - Marilyn Monroe

6 1950s Trivia. Challenge your memory of the decade for a super prize!

11 Health Seminar. Interim is providing an informative presentation to better your health. 14 Miniature Golf. Let’s head over to Smiley’s Miniature Golf course for a few rounds. 14 Beer & Brats. Our Father’s Day event (for men only) features Beer, Brats & Fried Potatoes. 17 Canasta Tournament. Team up and compete for a cash prize in this popular monthly tournament.

21 Wornal Museum. Rescheduled form last month, this Civil War home is a local favorite. 24 Senior Theatre. The Senior Barn Players return this month, presenting a humorous play. 26 Cruising In The ‘50s Party. This is a big event, full of food, music, fun and laughter. 28 Bob Dole Museum. We’ll head to Lawrence, KS to tour the Bob Dole Home and Museum. 30 Let’s Make A Deal. The popular game returns, allowing you to win prizes behind three doors.


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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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SUNDAY 8:15 8:30 10:00 10:30 1:30 2:00 2:00 3:30 5:00 6:00 6:00

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MONDAY

SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 9:30 SpectraFit: Debbie WC Outing: Church BT 10:00 Ron's Meet, Greet & Eat B 10:30 Who Am I Game B Coffee Connections B 10:30 Outing: Shopping Trip BT Champagne Brunch DR 1:00 10-Cent Bingo MPR Marvelous Minds: 1:00 Canasta CR Pinochle MPR 2:00 Poker SL Movie on DVD T 2:00 Movie on DVD T Marvelous Minds: 2:15 Large Print Book Club MPR 313 Card Game MPR 2:30 Pool with Beer SL Catch Phrase WC 2:30 Rumikub MPR Church Service DR 3:00 SpectraFit: Deborah WC 6:00 Movie on DVD T Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR Evening Games MPR

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SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 9:30 SpectraFit: Debbie WC 10:00 Ron's Meet, Greet & Eat B Outing: Church BT 10:30 Debbie's Crafts MPR Coffee Connections B 10:30 Outing: Shopping Trip BT Champagne Brunch DR 1:00 10-Cent Bingo MPR Marvelous Minds: 1:00 Catch Phrase WC Pinochle MPR 1:30 Canasta CR Movie on DVD T 2:00 Poker SL Marvelous Minds: 2:00 Movie on DVD T 313 Card Game MPR 2:15 Pinochle MPR 2:30 Pool with Beer SL Catch Phrase WC 3:00 SpectraFit: Deborah WC Church Service DR 6:00 Movie on DVD T Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR Evening Games MPR

FATHER’S DAY

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SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 8:15 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC Outing: Church BT 9:30 SpectraFit: Debbie WC Coffee Connections B 10:00 Ron's Meet, Greet & Eat B 10:30 What's News B Champagne Brunch DR 10:30 Outing: Shopping Trip BT Marvelous Minds: 1:00 10-Cent Bingo MPR Pinochle MPR 1:00 Canasta CR Movie on DVD T 2:00 Poker SL Marvelous Minds: 2:00 Movie on DVD T 313 Card Game MPR 2:15 Pinochle MPR Catch Phrase WC 2:30 Pool with Beer SL Church Service DR 3:00 SpectraFit: Deborah WC Movie on DVD T 6:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR Evening Games MPR

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TUESDAY Doctor Appointments BT SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC Debbie's Walking Club SpectraFit: DVD WC Wii Darts WC Live Family Feud WC Poker SL Canasta MPR Movie on DVD T Remember KC In Photos B Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR Nancy's Singalong DR Doctor Appointments BT SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC Debbie's Walking Club SpectraFit: DVD WC Wii Darts WC Live Family Feud WC Poker SL Scatergories MPR Canasta MPR Movie on DVD T Spectrafit: DVD WC Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

WEDNESDAY

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8:15 9:30 10:00 10:45 1:00 1:30 1:30 2:00 2:45 3:00 6:00 6:30 7:00

SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit: Debbie WC Carnival Games WC Outing: Hereford House BT Canasta or Rubikub CR Blood Pressure Clinic WC 10-cent Bingo MPR Movie on DVD T Card Games MPR SpectraFit: Deborah WC Evening Games MPR Catholic Service T Movie on DVD T

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SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit: Debbie WC 10-Cent Bingo MPR Lunch: 50's Diner Chubbys Blood Pressure Clinic WC Movie on DVD T Donny's Trivia DR Here's To Your Health DR SpectraFit: Deborah WC Marvelous Minds: Evening Games MPR 6:30 Catholic Service T 7:00 Movie on DVD T

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Doctor Appointments BT 8:15 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 9:30 SpectraFit: Debbie WC 10:00 Telling Lies Game MPR Hidden Pictures B 10:30 Outing: Starbucks & Oak Debbie's Walking Club Park Mall BT SpectraFit: DVD WC 1:00 Canasta CR Coffee Connections B 1:30 Blood Pressure Clinic WC Live Family Feud WC 1:30 10-cent Bingo MPR Poker SL 2:00 Movie on DVD T Canasta Tournament MPR 3:00 SpectraFit: Deborah WC Movie on DVD T 3:00 1950s Malt Shop MPR Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR 6:30 Catholic Prayer Service T Evening Games SL 7:00 Movie on DVD T Nancy's Singalong DR

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FRIDAY

8:00 Outing: Doctor 9:30 SpectraFit: Debbie WC Appointments BT 9:30 Outing: Swimming BT 8:15 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 10:00 Remember The Items B 9:30 SpectraFit: DVD WC 10:30 Trivia For KC Book B 10:00 Deb's Tea Connections B 10:30 Outing: Shopping Day BT 10:30 Barbara's Trivia B 1:00 Canasta or Rummy CR 1:00 Qualify / Canasta MPR 1:00 10-Cent Bingo MPR 1:30 Marv. Minds: Blackjack SL 2:00 Movie on DVD T 2:00 Movie on DVD 2:00 Poker SL 4:00 Happy Hr: Gino Bueno DR 2:00 SpectraFit: Donny WC 6:00 Movie on DVD T 2:30 Bible Study MPR 6:00 Evening Games MPR 6:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR

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Doc Appointments BT SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit: DVD WC Barbara's Trivia: Stump David B Guess The Letter WC Blackjack SL Sequence Game MPR Movie on DVD T Happy Hour DR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

Doc Appointments BT Debbie's Walking Club SpectraFit: DVD WC Donny's Trivia: Stump Barbara! B Debbie's Guess Letter WC Glen's Blackjack SL Smarter...5th Grader MPR Movie on DVD T Happy Hour DR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

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SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit: Debbie WC Outing: Swimming BT Coffee Connections B Hugs: Yarn Club MPR Outing: Shopping Day BT 10-Cent Bingo MPR Canasta CR / Poker SL Movie on DVD T SpectraFit: Donny WC Scatagories MPR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

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SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit: Debbie WC Outing: Swimming BT Coffee Connections B Rumikub MPR Outing: Shopping Day BT 10-Cent Bingo MPR Canasta CR / Poker SL Movie on DVD T SpectraFit: Donny WC Bible Study MPR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

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SATURDAY SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC Paper Puzzles B Coffee Connections B Free BINGO DR Lunch Outing: Sonic Marvelous Minds: Pinochle MPR Bridge SL Chickenfoot L Movie on DVD T Guess The Letter WC Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

FLAG DAY

8:15 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 9:30 Marvelous Minds: Paper Puzzles B 10:00 Coffee Connections B 10:00 Progressive Rummy MPR 10:00 Outing: Smiley's Minature Golf Course $8 BT 1:00 Qualify Card Game MPR 1:00 Bridge SL / Chickenfoot L 2:00 Father's Day Beer/Brats B 2:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR

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SUMMER BEGINS

8:15 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 9:30 Marvelous Minds: Paper Puzzles B 10:00 Coffee Connections B 10:00 Progressive Rummy MPR 10:00 Outing: Wornall Home, followed by lunch BT 1:00 Qualify Card Game MPR 1:00 Bridge SL 1:00 Chickenfoot L 2:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR

CALENDAR KEY: B-BISTRO, BT-BUS TRIP, CR-CRAFT ROOM, DR-DINING ROOM, GH-GREEN HOUSE, GP-GRAND PARLOR, L-LIBRARY, MPR-MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, SL-SKY LOUNGE, T-THEATER, WC-WELLNESS CENTER


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SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC Outing: Church BT Coffee Connections B Champagne Brunch DR Marvelous Minds: Pinochle MPR Movie on DVD T Marvelous Minds: 313 Card Game MPR Catch Phrase WC Church Service DR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

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SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC Outing: Church BT Coffee Connections B Champagne Brunch DR Marvelous Minds: Pinochle MPR Movie on DVD T Marvelous Minds: 313 Card Game MPR Catch Phrase WC Church Service DR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

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MONDAY

SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit: Debbie WC Ron's Meet, Greet & Eat B Outing: Shopping Trip BT Debbie's Food Crafts MPR 10-Cent Bingo MPR Canasta CR Poker SL Movie on DVD T Card Games MPR Pool with Beer SL SpectraFit: Deborah WC Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit: Debbie WC Ron's Meet, Greet, Eat B Outing: Shopping Trip BT Hidden Pictures B 10-Cent Bingo MPR Canasta CR Movie on DVD T Marvelous Minds: Poker SL Pool with Beer SL Let's Make A Deal MPR SpectraFit: Deborah WC Movie on DVD T Marvelous Minds: Evening Games MPR

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8:15 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 8:00 8:00 Outing: Doctor 9:15 Outing: Casino/Lunch BT 8:15 Appointments BT 9:30 SpectraFit: Debbie WC 9:30 8:15 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 10:00 Loaded Questions Game B 10:00 9:00 Debbie's Walking Club 11:00 Private Event MPR 10:15 9:30 SpectraFit: DVD WC 1:00 Canasta CR 10:00 Live Family Feud WC 1:30 Blood Pressure Clinic WC 10:30 1:00 1:00 Poker SL 1:30 10-cent Bingo MPR 1:30 2:00 Movie on DVD T 1:00 Canasta MPR 2:00 3:00 SpectraFit: Deborah WC 2:00 Movie on DVD T 2:30 2:30 Sr. Barn Players Theater DR 2:45 Rumikub MPR 6:00 Evening Games MPR 4:00 3:00 SpectraFit: DVD WC 6:30 Catholic Prayer Service T 6:00 3:30 Remember The Details MPR 7:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 6:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games SL

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8:15 Doc Appointments BT 9:30 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 9:30 SpectraFit: DVD WC 10:30 Coffee Connections B M. Minds: '50s Reminisce B 10:30 1:00 Barbara's Trivia B 1:00 Rumikub MPR 1:00 Blackjack SL 2:00 Movie on DVD T 2:00 Sequence Game MPR 2:30 Happy Hr: Rt 66Cruise DR 6:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR

FRIDAY SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit: Debbie WC Outing: Swimming BT Live Jeopardy WC Outing: Shopping Day BT Canasta CR 10-Cent Bingo MPR Poker SL Movie on DVD T SpectraFit: Donny WC Baulderdash MPR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

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SATURDAY

8:15 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 9:30 Marvelous Minds: Paper Puzzles B 9:45 Outing: Bob Dole Museum in Lawrence, KS BT 10:00 Coffee Connections B 10:00 Progressive Rummy MPR 1:00 Qualify Card Game MPR 1:00 Bridge SL 1:00 Chickenfoot L 2:00 Movie on DVD T 2:30 Sweet Tunes Concert DR 6:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR

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CALENDAR KEY: B-BISTRO, BT-BUS TRIP, CR-CRAFT ROOM, DR-DINING ROOM, GH-GREEN HOUSE, GP-GRAND PARLOR, L-LIBRARY, MPR-MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, SL-SKY LOUNGE, T-THEATER, WC-WELLNESS CENTER

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