Hospitality SPRING 2019
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Outdoor pond at St. Barnabas Beaver Meadows
Inside This Issue
Cover Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Cover Story [continued] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Health & Wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Family Matters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Retirement Planning & Lifestyle. . . . . . . . . . 4 Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Founder’s Day 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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Finding Friendship and Joy
It’s Thursday afternoon and the residents of St. Barnabas Beaver Meadows are gathering in the community room for one of their favorite activities, Junk Drawers Detective. This activity is similar to hidden pictures or a Where’s Waldo game. The recreation director reads a story stopping to call out items hidden in a large picture that is displayed on the wall. [The picture is of a junk drawer similar to the one pictured on the next page.]
Then, the detective work begins and you can just feel the excitement and anticipation in the room as the residents begin their search to find the item that was called out. This continues until the end of the story. Once all items have been found, the residents and staff celebrate their accomplishment and experience the truly hidden gifts of friendship and joy. This activity is a perfect example of the engaging activities that happen on a regular basis at this facility. Just one glance at the monthly calendar and you can see the wide variety of fun activities designed to enhance resident’s physical, social and emotional well-being. continued on page 2
Finding Friendship [cont’d.]
A sampling of these activities are listed below, so gather your team of detectives and good luck with your search! a Balloon Ball - Balloon Bingo - Bingo Card Birthday Parties - Birthday Candle Board Games - Checker Card Games - Ace of Hearts Chair Exercise - Chair Dominoes - Domino Movie Night - Movie Ticket Sing-A-Longs - Music Note
Sharp Minds and Active Bodies Congratulations to our residents who joined other seniors from the Beaver region to compete in the Senior Olympics at the Community College of Beaver County. As Olympians, residents were able to choose from a list of activities designed to keep minds sharp and bodies active. Our team brought home four medals! Three silver medals in Spelling, Basketball and Golf and a bronze in Ladder Golf. It was an exciting day and everyone who took part in this event went home a winner! a
Family Maers Caring Is Our Calling
Residents’ families and staff members from St. Barnabas took part in the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in both Beaver and Pittsburgh! This event raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walkers received a Promise Garden flower, which represents a connection to the disease. a Blue - someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia Purple - someone who has lost a loved one to the disease Yellow - someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Orange - is for everyone who supports the cause
Staff planting flowers in Promise Garden
A Breakfast Salute
Several St. Barnabas Beaver Meadows residents who previously served in the military attended the annual Veterans Salute Breakfast hosted by Community College of Beaver County [CCBC] and Senator Elder Vogel Jr. at CCBC Dome. The event included breakfast and a resource fair for veterans and current military members. “We are forever indebted to the men and women who served our country with honor and distinction,” Senator Vogel said. “Veterans Day provides us with the opportunity to pay tribute to our veterans for their service to a grateful nation, and to honor and remember those that did not make it back.” a
Thank you to Barbara Smith, one of St. Barnabas’ talented cooks, for preparing her family’s Special Chili which we entered in the Annual Veterans Chili Cook Off at the Center at Beaver Mall in November. Barbara’s chili recipe includes ground beef, dark red kidney beans, onions, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, hot sauce, salt, ground pepper and finely minced garlic—but not just any garlic, the garlic she uses was brought over from Yugoslavia by her great Grandmother. This Yugoslavian red garlic is used to enhance recipes with a strong but not overwhelming flavor and its initial hotness mellows to a warm, pleasant, and sweet aftertaste. Barbara’s family has been growing this garlic in the same patch of their garden [more or less] for more than 100 years. Barbara’s chili was one of over twenty chilis that were available for sampling at the event. Live entertainment, an Honor Guard salute, a parade, hot dog luncheon, ice cream bar and raffles rounded out the afternoon in a celebration of local veterans’ service to our country. a
We Love Our Veterans!
Our residents who are Veterans, and several staff members, regularly attend the Beaver Area Veterans Breakfast Club. The mission of this group is to create communities of listening around veterans and their stories to ensure that this living history will never be forgotten. Through storytelling and sharing of memories these events build camaraderie among veterans and educate the public about the veteran experience. a
Retirement Planning Lifestle Retirement Planning
Health, happiness, love, joy, and peace in the years ahead by Nancy L. Santory
“How do you like retirement?” I am often asked this question. My enthusiastic answer is, “I LOVE IT!”, then I go on to say, “What’s not to like? I highly recommend it!” Truthfully, I can say this because I have been blessed in so many ways and far more than I deserve. My bottom-line retirement advice is to take as much time as you need for yourself, then pursue activities and interests about which you are passionate and are near to your heart. As much as possible, strive to achieve and maintain your financial independence; and, if travel is a priority, don’t wait until “someday.” My sincere hope for all of us is health, happiness, love, joy, and peace in the years ahead. a
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Best of Beaver is a thirty minute radio show hosted by Jim Roddey on Thursday mornings from 11:00–11:30 live on 1230 WBVP AM and 1460 WMBA AM and video streamed on the WBVPWMBA Facebook page. The show is sponsored by St. Barnabas and features interviews with various business leaders and newsmakers from Beaver County. a Jim Roddey hosting ‘Best of Beaver’ radio show
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Calendar of Events 3
MEMORY CAFÉ St. Barnabas Beaver Meadows Wednesday 10:00–11:30 AM
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