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March 2014 in Review

The

Times of Our Lives

Decade of Resilience and Community: 1930-1939

Great Memories at Shawnee Hills!

By Lindsey Glenn

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…

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.

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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

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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?


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Happy Birthday RESIDENTS: 3 David S. 4 John R. 4 Linda S. 5 Anita S. 7 Dick K. 7 Ed S. 9 Sharon B. 12 Earl L. 21 Al B. 22 Bob M. 27 Mack B. STAFF: 4 Colby C 15 Rita H 21 Sandy B

“...if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I shouldn’t look any further than my own backyard.” -Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz

Thoughts from the Director of Fun

Activity Highlights

Hello everyone – Spring has arrived and the weather makes it perfect for fun, both indoor and out! This month, Shawnee Hills celebrates its five year anniversary with a special party on April 3. In honor of the 1930s, the entertainment for our anniversary will be the Kansas City Swing Band: a five piece band that will tempt you to get out of your chair and do the Charleston. Speaking of the 1930s—did you know the film “The Wizard Of Oz” was released in 1939? This month, we’ll head to the Crown Center and visit the Wizard of Oz exhibit. Speaking of exhibits, be sure to check out the King Tut exhibit at Union Station, full of artifacts from the ancient Egyptian crypt. Other Kanas City outings we’ll

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NEW THEATER RESTAURANT. The musical “Harvey” is playing this month, and the meal is included in the price!

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SHAWNEE HILLS ANNIVERSARY. Let the celebration begin as we recognize our community’s five year anniversary, complete with food and a swing band!

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EASTER CRAFTS. Join us as we make some arts and crafts with the Easter holiday theme. Be sure to sign up at the front desk.

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MARY KAY COSMETICS. Representative Donna Enloe returns to Shawnee Hills with affordable cosmetics from Mary Kay.

be taking include the John Warnol House & Museum, Dinner Theater to see “Harvey” and the Independence Temple. In house, we’ve got some great activities lined up, including a fresh-baked cookie social, musical entertainment from the Cool Breeze band, and a play from the Senior Barn Players performed in the Shawnee Hills dining room. The 1930s may have featured the great depression, but there is nothing depressing about this month’s activities!

Donny O’Bryan Director of Fun

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A Word from Debbie About a year ago, I was asked if I would be interested in leading the Arts & Crafts classes here at Shawnee Hills. I enjoy doing crafts, so I accepted the challenge – and it has been rewarding. To my surprise, the craft group of residents who attend enjoy it just as much as I do. Thank you all for coming to my craft activities. Remember, I only have spots for ten residents, so be

sure to sign up at the front desk each month to ensure there’s room for you. This month, we’ll be doing an Easter craft. I haven’t decided which one yet (there are so many good ones!) but I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! See you there!

Debbie

Community Spotlight Does your back ache? Muscles sore? Shawnee Hills has the treatment you need: a massage. Our massage therapist, Jacob Nash, comes to our community every Friday morning. His rates are very affordable and the

residents who use his service praise him. If you’re interested, sign up at the front desk for an appointment. Or feel free to request to see him while he’s here on Fridays for a consultation.

HEARTSTRINGS SHOPPING. This second hand store (located in downtown Overland Park) features many quality items for your home. Seniors get a discount!

12 INDEPENDENCE TEMPLE. You’ve heard about it. Now’s your chance to get a tour of the famous RLDS Temple in Independence. 16 WIZARD OF OZ EXHIBIT. Join us as we travel to Crown Center to visit the Wizard of Oz Exhibit. Admission is free.

19 JOHN WORNALL MUSEUM. Famous for the Civil War Battle of Westport, this Home and Museum is a popular tourist attraction in KC. 19 EASTER EGG HUNT. Watch as the children visit Shawnee Hills and search for Easter eggs that are hidden throughout the building. 21 HEALTH AWARENESS SEMINAR. Interim has set up a guest speaker today to talk to you about health awareness. 23 LUNCH AT FRONTIERS. Famous for their fried chicken, this restaurant is a Shawnee Hills favorite when eating out. 24 SENIOR BARN PLAYERS. This theater group will perform in our dining room. Today’s comedy play is about senior friends trying to understand AARP. 26 KING TUT EXHIBIT. Join us as we travel to KC’s Union Station to see the King Tut Exhibit, full of odds and ends found in his place of rest. 27 DONNY’S CHEESEBURGERS. The cheeseburger was introduced to the USA in the 1930s, so Donny will make your Sunday night perfect with a cheeseburger bar.

“...People would rather live in homes regardless of its grayness. There is no place like home.” -

L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


APRIL 2014 INDEPENDENT LIVING

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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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TUESDAY APRIL FOOLS DAY Doctor Appointments BT SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Wii Darts WC Live Family Feud WC Poker SL Canasta MPR Movie on DVD T Spectrafit WC Crazy Mad-Lib MPR April Fools History MPR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

8 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Meet, Greet & Eat B Debbie's Crafts Outing: Shopping Trip BT Golf Cards or Farkle MPR 10-Cent Bingo MPR Canasta CR Catch Phrase WC Poker SL Movie on DVD T Pinochle MPR SpectraFit WC Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

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There’s no place like home. - Wizard of Oz

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SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Target Practice Game WC Hugs: Yarn Club MPR Outing: New Theater Restaurant: "Harvey" $35 Rumikub or Cards CR Blood Pressure Clinic WC 10-cent Bingo MPR Movie on DVD T Sequence MPR SpectraFit WC Marvelous Minds: Evening Games MPR Catholic Service T Movie on DVD T

9 Doctor Appointments BT SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit: DVD WC Coffee Connections B Live Family Feud WC Mary Kay Cosmetics B Poker SL Canasta MPR Diabetic Shoes Movie on DVD T Cool Breeze Band DR SpectraFit WC Movie on DVD T Evening Games SL Nancy's Singalong DR

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8:00 Outing: Doctor Appointments BT 8:30 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 9:30 SpectraFit WC 10:00 Tea Connections B 10:30 Barbara's Trivia B 1:00 Qualify / Canasta MPR 1:30 Marvelous Minds: Blackjack SL 2:00 Movie on DVD 4:00 Shawnee Hills 5-Year Anniversary Party with KC Swing Band DR 6:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR

10 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Farkle / Other Game MPR Outing: Heartstrings Store in Downtown OP, KS BT Canasta CR Blood Pressure Clinic WC 10-cent Bingo MPR Movie on DVD T Cookie Social MPR SpectraFit WC Evening Games MPR Catholic Prayer Service T Movie on DVD T

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FRIDAY SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Activity Grab Box B Spectra Moments: KC In Photographs B Outing: Shopping Day BT Progressive Rummy CR 10-Cent Bingo MPR Movie on DVD T Poker SL SpectraFit WC Bible Study MPR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

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

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SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC Paper Puzzles B Coffee Connections B Free BINGO DR Lunch Outing: Arby's Marvelous Minds: Pinochle MPR Bridge SL Chickenfoot L Movie on DVD T Guess The Letter WC Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

12 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Coffee Connections B Rumikub MPR Outing: Shopping Day BT 10-Cent Bingo MPR Canasta CR Poker SL Movie on DVD T SpectraFit WC Scatagories MPR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

8:30 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 9:30 Marvelous Minds: Paper Puzzles B 10:00 Coffee Connections B 10:00 Progressive Rummy MPR 10:00 Outing: Tour of the Temple in Independance, 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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PALM SUNDAY 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

EASTER 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

SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC Outing: Church BT Coffee Connections B Champagne Brunch DR Pinochle MPR Movie on DVD T Marvelous Minds: 313 Card Game MPR Catch Phrase WC Church Service DR Donny's Cheeseburgers B Marvelous Minds: Evening Games MPR Movie on DVD T

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8:30 9:30 10:00 10:30 10:30 1:00 1:00 2:00 2:00

SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Meet, Greet, Eat Donuts B Outing: Shopping Trip BT Hidden Pictures Contest B 10-Cent Bingo MPR Canasta CR Movie on DVD T Marvelous Minds: Poker SL 3:00 Health Awareness Seminar WC 6:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Marvelous Minds: Evening Games MPR

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WEDNESDAY

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SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 8:00 Outing: Doctor 9:30 SpectraFit WC 10:00 Appointments BT Meet, Greet & Eat Donuts B 8:30 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 10:00 Outing: Shopping Trip BT 9:30 SpectraFit: DVD WC Fill Easter Eggs MPR 10:30 10:00 Coffee Connections B 10-Cent Bingo MPR 10:00 Live Family Feud WC Canasta CR 1:00 1:00 Poker SL Poker SL 1:30 1:00 Canasta MPR Movie on DVD T 2:00 Movie on DVD T Pinochle or Rumikub MPR 1:30 SpectraFit WC 3:00 SpectraFit WC 2:00 Movie on DVD T 3:30 Remember The Details MPR 3:00 Evening Games MPR 2:45 6:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 6:00 Evening Games SL 6:30 7:00

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SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Meet, Greet, Eat Donuts B Barbara's Trivia: Stump the Department Heads B B'day Lunch at Ryans BT 10-Cent Bingo MPR Canasta CR Shopping Trip BT Movie on DVD T Poker SL Smarter 5th Grader? WC SpectraFit WC Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

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Doc Appointments BT SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Coffee Connections B Farkle or Card Game MPR Live Family Feud WC Poker SL Canasta MPR Movie on DVD T Rumikub MPR SpectraFit WC Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR Nancy's Singalong DR

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8:00 SpectraFit WC 8:30 Farkle or Other Game DR Veteran's Meeting with 9:30 Guest Speaker MPR 10:00 Wizard Of Oz Display at 10:15 Crown Center ($ - Free) BT 10:30 Canasta CR 1:00 Blood Pressure Clinic 1:30 & Healthcare Vendor WC 2:00 10-cent Bingo MPR 2:30 Movie on DVD T 4:00 SpectraFit WC Rumikub MPR 6:00 Evening Games MPR 6:00 Catholic Prayer Service T Movie on DVD T SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Coffee Connections B Farkle MPR Hugs: Yarn Club MPR Outing: Lunch at Frontiers Canasta CR Blood Pressure Clinic WC 10-Cent Bingo MPR Movie on DVD T Canasta or Rumikub MPR SpectraFit WC Evening Games MPR Catholic Prayer Service T Movie on DVD T

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Doc Appointments BT 8:30 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 9:30 Outing: Casino & Buffet BT SpectraFit WC 9:30 SpectraFit WC 10:00 Coffee Connections B Coffee Connections B Farkle or Card Game MPR 10:00 Farkle MPR 10:30 Hugs: Yarn Club MPR Live Family Feud WC 1:00 Rumikub MPR Poker SL 1:30 Blood Pressure Clinic WC Rumikub MPR 1:30 10-Cent Bingo MPR Canasta MPR 2:00 Movie on DVD T Movie on DVD T 2:30 Canasta MPR SpectraFit WC 3:00 SpectraFit WC Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR 6:30 Catholic Prayer Service T Evening Games MPR 7:00 Movie on DVD T

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Doc Appointments BT SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Coffee COnnections B Marv. Minds: Reminisce B Barbara's Trivia B Rumikub MPR Blackjack SL Movie on DVD T Sequence Game MPR Happy Hour DR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

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FRIDAY GOOD FRIDAY SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC Tech Wizards MPR Live Jeopardy WC Outing: Shopping Day BT Canasta MPR 10-Cent Bingo MPR Poker SL Movie on DVD T SpectraFit WC Bible Study MPR Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

Doc Appointments BT 8:30 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC SpectraFit WC 9:30 SpectraFit WC Tea Connections B 10:00 Live WOF/Family Feud WC Scategories MPR 10:30 Outing: Shopping Day BT True or False MPR 1:00 10-Cent Bingo MPR Blackjack SL 1:00 Poker SL Catch Phrase MPR 1:00 Canasta or Pinochle CR Movie on DVD T 2:00 Movie on DVD T Name 5 Game MPR 2:00 SpectraFit WC Senior Barn Players DR 2:30 Music Events: Karaoke DR Town Hall / B-Day Cake DR 6:00 Evening Games MPR Happy Hr DR 6:00 Movie on DVD T Movie on DVD T Evening Games MPR

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SATURDAY

8:30 SpectraFun: Wii Bowl WC 9:30 Marvelous Minds: Paper Puzzles B 9:30 Outing: John Wornall House & Museum 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 Easter Egg Hunt DR 2:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Movie on DVD T 6:00 Evening Games MPR

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9:30 Marvelous MInds: Paper Puzzles B 10:00 Coffee Connections B 10:00 Pinochle MPR 1:00 Canasta MPR 1:00 Bridge SL 1:00 Outing: King Tut Exhibit at Union Station BT 2:00 Movie on DVD T 3:00 Pitch/Game of Choice MPR 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


Shawnee Hills April Newsletter and Activities