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On the Cover: FVC’s Floral Design Group celebrates a job well done at the June “Flowers Spring to Life” floral show. Back Row: Marilynn Booher//Laverne Brueggeman//Federated Judge, Jennet Helland//Creative Arts Coordinator, Beth Krusa Front Row: Billie Greif//Lorene Rowland 02

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This month we are pleased to introduce Mrs. Mary Beth McGreevy. She is a graduate of Butler University (B.A., Applied Piano), the University of Texas at San Antonio (M.M., Piano Performance) and Covenant Theological Seminary (M. Div.). Currently, in addition to teaching piano and New Testament Greek in her home, Mary Beth is a frequent speaker for women’s retreats and conferences and is a Visiting Instructor at Covenant Seminary. She served as a Teaching Leader and Bible Study Fellowship for eight years. She also served as a WIC Trustee Advisor for Covenant College from 2004-2010. This October, the new ESV Gospel Transformation Bible will be available from Crossway Books. In this new version, she contributed the notes on the book of Ruth. Mary Beth and her husband, Bill, have been married for 38 years, and in her rare free time, she loves to spend time with him and to travel. We are thankful for her voluntary contributions to our FVC Board.

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Carla Degrande

Carla DeGrande

By Health at Home HomeCare August 14, 2013 9 am-12 pm Theater at FVC

Balance is frequently taken for granted, but when it is impaired, your risk for falls increases. Screening takes approximately 30 minutes, and tests will be administered to assess balance, risk for falls, dizziness, and proper use of assistive devices. Recommended precautions and lifestyle changes will be discussed. Please sign your name on the sign-up list, and pick up the fall prevention screening questionnaire in the library. Fill it out and bring it the day of the screening.

Fast Fitness Tip: Want to improve balance in less than 3 minutes a day? Practice balancing on each leg for up to 30 seconds while performing an everyday task such as brushing your teeth! 04


Program Provided by Creative Arts Coordinator, Beth Krusa A Day at the Art Museum August 22nd at 9:30 am Enjoy a day at the St. Louis Art Museum! Stroll around the museum or follow Beth on a tour of the new East Wing. Have lunch at one of the two new Museum restaurants whenever you please. View the new galleries featuring postwar art and the newly commissioned sculpture by world -renowned British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. Approximate time inside the museum; 3hrs (10am to 1pm). Floral Group Silk Sessions Wednesdays, 9:30 am-11 am Help us design beautiful floral pieces for the Fall Bazaar. Join our wonderful group of ladies in fantastic floral adventures each week. We will be making wreaths, fall creations, door décor, and other seasonal floral crafts. If you enjoyed the Floral Show and want to learn this craft we’ll be happy to have you in our Floral Group. Necklace Design Thursdays, 9:30 am -11 am Design gorgeous necklaces in this new class. We concentrate on making ladder yarn necklaces with a few surprises thrown in throughout the month. Ladder yarn necklaces are simple to assemble with no crocheting needed. Participants are encouraged to make an additional necklace to sell at the Harvest Bazaar. Small handwork is involved. Seeking Contributions to Chesterfield Arts Center’s Yarn Bomb Project Be a part of the Chesterfield Arts Community by contributing to Yarn Bomb! What is Yarn Bombing? It is a surprise covering of trees, railings, and public spaces with knitted cozies. Friendship Village residents have the opportunity to participate in this large art project. Our pieces will be added to others to create a temporary installation in an undisclosed location in Chesterfield. Yarn “squares” can be knitted or crocheted approximately 9 by 7 inches. You choose the color and pattern. As you finish your yarn works, please bring them to Beth in the Creative Arts Studio. We will be visiting the Yarn Bombing Project in September. After the event, the pieces will be made into blankets for charity. 05


What’s In A Name? This question was asked in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet—but has also been asked (for years) by the senior staff at Friendship Village. As a team (from Facilities to Activities to Marketing and more), we’ve wanted to name our campus’ featured spaces in a way that made it easy for Residents to navigate, and attractive to prospective residents who are on the “Marketing Walk” and considering calling FVC home. We installed “temporary” signage to guide drivers through the streets around our campus. That was ten years ago! Many signs throughout the community do not match and carry old branding. The execution of the new expansion, our campus remodeling, and the printing of new marketing materials provided the perfect opportunity to rework our signage system from driveway to doorway, and institute formal names throughout our campus. This effort assures that the new construction and current spaces match—avoiding an “old” vs. “new” look and feel. For the past six months, all departments have collaborated and we are excited to share the news. On the next page, you’ll see our newest Campus Map, which will be a very helpful tool for Judy and the Residency Team, and for your visitors! In this article, we are going to pretend to that you are with Judy, Pat or John, and doing the “marketing walk” through the Village for the first time. Ready? Here we go…

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You are driving onto campus as a prospective Senior Living Resident. You come to the main circle and see this sign.

You park and begin to walk in, and you start to walk in the Village Care Center main door, but see the new “Senior Living” sign that takes you right to the updated front desk, where Carol and Kami are expecting you.

The Residency Team meets you and walks you through the newly renovated lobby, and shares that there are two dining venues: 

THE CHESTERFIELD- the large main dining room that includes a private dining room

THE OLIVE LEAF BISTRO - a smaller, sunny setting for special meals


The Tour Continues….

As the Residency Team walks you through the main hallways, they share that this acreage was previously a nursery, and our campus is surrounded by greenery, lavish Resident gardens and trees. Also, that our Residents include a very high percentage of educators, professionals and those with advanced degrees. In honor of our Residents and this history, the names of our spaces and apartment homes are themed around college campus names.

These main hallways (previously referred to as “the old building”), include administrative offices, five apartment buildings, and common spaces. This central area is called THE VILLAGE COMPLEX, including:

THE WOODARD LIBRARY—named in honor of the Village’s long-time chaplain Paul Woodard.

FRIENDSHIP HALL—where we have services, exercise classes, movies and meetings. This was formerly Convocation Hall prompting the constant question “what is ‘convocation’?”).

THE CREATIVE ARTS STUDIO—where we have all types of art classes.

COMMUNITY LIFE SERVICES OFFICES—where Jenifer Russell and Danielle Stewart work to coordinate the hundreds of activities, outings and events each month.

You come to a set of double doors across from FRIENDSHIP HALL and the Residency Team explains that there was an expansion completed in 2009. This space was formerly called simply “the new building” and is now named THE TRILLIUM CENTER, in honor of the many Trillium wildflowers just outside. THE TRILLIUM CENTER INCLUDES:    

The Theatre The Olive Leaf Bistro The Business Center And the VILLAGE ATHLETIC CLUB, where we have full wellness programming and a dedicated Wellness Coordinator Carla DeGrande.

You tour an existing apartment home in the Randolph Building (formerly called only “building 1”). The building names are listed on the new signs on the 3rd and 4th floors:  R1 Randolph  R2 Regis  R3 Ridley  R4 Robert  R5 Rochester

You then see floorplans for the 30 newest apartment homes in the new residential building under construction that oversees THE VILLAGE LAKE. It is called...  R6 Rutgers

As your tour comes to an end, you are given the new Campus Map on the next page! 07


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Transportation & Tours SUNDAY

MONDAY

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Save the Date! Join FVC’s

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Grandparent’s Day Celebration! Saturday,

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Churches within 5 miles

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Sep. 7th, 2013

Bus Maintenance #1

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12 Churches within 5 miles

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Doctors within 9 miles Sign up by 8/2 @ 10 am

Doctors within 9 miles Sign up by 8/9 @ 10 am

Village Care Center Outing Load at 10:30 am Depart at 11:00 am

Friendship Village Chesterfield

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19 Churches within 5 miles

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Doctors within 9 miles Sign up by 8/16 @ 10 am

Doctors East Bound Highway 40 Sign up by 8/16 @ 10 am

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26 Churches within 5 miles

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Doctors within 9 miles Sign up by 8/23 @ 10 am

Bus Maintenance #2


15201 Olive Boulevard Chesterfield, MO 63017 Tel: 636-532-1515 FriendshipVillageSTL.com

August 2013 WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY 1

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Doctors within 9 miles Sign up by 7/30 @ 10 am

Dierbergs 9 - 10:30 am

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Walgreens 11:45 am - 12:55 pm —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Chesterfield Mall 11:45 am – 2:15 pm

The Muny of St. Louis: “West Side Story” Load at door 5 @ 6:30 pm, Depart @ 6:45 pm Sign up in Advance

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Shop in the Chesterfield Valley 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stages Presents: “Legally Blonde” Load at door 5 @ 2:45 pm Depart @ 3:00 pm

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15 16 17 Central Library Tour & Dierbergs 9:00 - 10:30 am ———————————————————————— —————————————————–————————— Lunch at Steak ‘n Shake Walgreens 11:45 am - 12:55 pm Shop in the Load at door 5 @ 9:15 am Chesterfield Mall Chesterfield Valley Depart @ 9:30 am 11:45 am – 2:15 pm 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sign up by 8/12 Schnucks 8 am - 11:15 am

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Chesterfield Mall 11:45 am – 2:15 pm

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22 St. Louis Art Museum Load at door 5 @ 9:15 am Depart @ 9:30 am Sign up by 8/19

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Walgreens 11:45 am - 12:55 pm ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Chesterfield Mall 11:45 am – 2:15 pm

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Shop in the Chesterfield Valley 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Salvation Army Pickup: 1st Tuesday of each month, closet located inside Friendship Hall.

Podiatrist Dr. Norlin: 3rd Wednesday of the month, call for an appointment at #314-821-1900.

TV Channel 3: Daily Menus, Transportation Schedule, Activity Schedule, etc.

FVC Telephone Hotline ext 178: Daily Menus, Transportation Schedule, Activity Schedule, etc.

Beauty Salon: Monday - Saturday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm, for appointments call ext. 7410.

Men’s Barber Shop: 2nd Monday of each month @ 9 am-12 pm in the Beauty Salon.

Manicures & Pedicures: Available every Tuesday and Wednesday, for an appointments call ext. 489.

Village Market: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 2-3:30 pm Tuesday & Thursday from 10-11:30 am.

St. Louis County Bookmobile: Available every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 pm at Door 5.

West Oak Cleaners & Alterations: Free pickup and delivery available on Thursday. Call (314) 567-4180

Welcome Table: Available on Monday & Thursday at 5 pm in The Chesterfield Dining Room.

Hearing Aid Clinic-Hear USA: Available on Friday, August 16th, sign up in the Library by 8/14. Testing in the Board Room. Questions? Call Hear USA at 314-514-7800.

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Thursday, August 1st 8:00 am Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall. 9:00 am Group Exercise in Friendship Hall. 9:30 am Necklace design with Beth in the Creative Arts Room. 11:30 am David Venn at the Piano in the Fireside Lounge. 1:00 pm Quilting Group in Creative Arts Studio.

Friday, August 2nd

9:30 am Happy Anniversary, Friendship Village Chesterfield! Tai Chi Class 8:30 am iPad 101 in the Green Room Sign up by contacting 154. 9:45 am—12:00 pm iPad Advanced in the Green Room. Sign up by contacting 154 for one of these class times 9:45 am / 11am. 10:00 am Harvest Bazaar Meeting in the Theater. 10:30 am Yoga Stretch in Friendship Hall.

1:00 pm Community Life Services Meeting Men’s Bible Study in Tulip Lounge. in Friendship Hall. 1:00 pm

1:30 pm

1-3:00 pm

Blood Pressure Clinic in the Home Health Office, Apt 357.

Wii Wellness in the Theater.

1:30 pm Paper Tole Class with resident, Dorie Reed, in the Creative Arts Studio. Have fun creating three-dimensional artwork from paper. 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise Class in Friendship Hall. 6:15 pm Play Bridge in Friendship Hall (sign up in Library Lounge).

Saturday, August 3rd

1:30 pm Coffee Hour Center Pieces in the Creative Arts Studio. 5:00 pm

in Friendship Hall. 11:00 am Continuing Education with Marlene Bake “In 1935, FDR made Mount Rushmore a National Park” in Friendship Hall. 2:00 pm A Presentation by Fr. Bert Otten, SJ, PhD in the Theater. Come hear about the work of this remarkable man (Dot Donnelly's brother) currently living in Chikuni, Zambia. Immersed in a variety of engineering projects to improve quality of life in his Zambian village, he also helps tend to the educational and pastoral needs of the local community. 2-4:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room. 6:00 pm Pinochle in Friendship Hall.

38th Anniversary Celebration of Friendship Village Chesterfield in the Chesterfield Dining Room. Entertainment will feature The St. Louis Trio.

Notice: No Entertainment in the Theater Tonight due to FVC’s 38th Anniversary Celebration.

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Sunday, August 4th

Monday, August 5th

Tuesday, August 6th

Wednesday, August 7th

10:45 am

9:30-11:00 am

8:00 am

9:30 am

Worship Service in the Theater & on Ch. 3.

Friendly Mug Coffee Hour “38 and Going Great� in the Theater.

Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

Floral Design in the Creative Arts Studio.

10:45 am

11:30 am

Catholic Mass in the Village Care Center. 1:00 pm Game Day in Friendship Hall. 2:00 pm Ch. 3 Movie: Life of Pi Based on the award winning novel by Yann Martel, 2 hrs & 3 mins.

8:00 am Salvation Army will Water Fitness Class pick up donated items in the Swimming Pool. from the Friendship Hall closet. 1-3:00 pm Ballroom & Latin Dancing in the Theater. 1:00 pm Biography Group with Josh in the Green Room.

2:00 pm Play Scrabble in Friendship Hall. 2:15 pm 3-4:00 pm Computer Class: Email, Microsoft Word & Wordpad with Mike in the Business Center. 4-5:00 pm Computer Class: General Computer Questions with Mike in the Business Center. 5:30 pm Around The Table with inspirational readings by FVC resident, Martin Schriewer, in Friendship Hall. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room.

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Low Impact Exercise Class in Friendship Hall.

9:00 am

10:30 Cancelled: Yoga Stretch 1:00-2:00 pm Worship Choir Rehearsal in Friendship Hall.

Group Exercise Class 1:30 -2:30 pm in Friendship Hall. Bookmobile at Door 5. 10:30 am Dietary Committee Meeting in The Chesterfield.

1:30 pm

1:00 pm

2:15 pm

Play Billiards Pool in the Pool Room, near Apt. 215.

Rosary Service in the Village Care Center Activity Room.

2:00 pm

6:00 pm

Resident Council in the Private dining room.

Penny Poker in the Green Room.

6:15 pm

Bible Study in Friendship Hall and on Channel 3.

Sing-A-Long w/ FVC resident, Owen Reinert, in the Fireside Lounge.

Needleworkers in the Creative Arts Studio.

7:00 pm


Thursday, August 8th

Friday, August 9th

Saturday, August 10th

8:00 am

9:00 am

9:30 am

Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

Water Fitness Class in the Swimming Pool.

Tai Chi Class with Violet in Friendship Hall.

9:00 am

Catholic Mass in the Village Care Center.

Group Exercise in Friendship Hall.

10:30 am

10:30 am

9:30 am

Yoga Stretch in Friendship Hall.

Necklace design with Beth in the Creative Arts Room.

1-3:00 pm

11:30 am David Venn at the Piano in the Fireside Lounge.

Wii Wellness in the Theater.

Penny Poker in the Green Room. 6:00 pm Bingo in Friendship Hall.

1:30 pm

1:00 pm

Painting and Drawing Class: Learn drawing skills or bring in personal projects in the Creative Arts Room.

Quilting Group in Creative Arts Studio.

4:30-6:30 pm

1:30 pm

2-4:00 pm

Olive Leaf Bistro Dinner: “Garfield Comes to Dinner”

Blood Pressure Clinic in the Home Health Office, Apt 357. 7:00 pm 1:30 pm Paper Tole Class with resident, Dorie Reed, in the Creative Arts Studio. Have fun creating threedimensional artwork from paper.

Newcomers Bryan Foggs and Olivia Neal will thrill us in the Theater. Their lineup includes standards, Big Band & favorites you can sing-a-long to.

2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise Class in Friendship Hall. 4:30-6:30 pm Olive Leaf Bistro Themed Dinner: “Garfield Comes to Dinner” 6:15 pm Play Bridge in Friendship Hall (sign up in Library Lounge).

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Sunday, August 11th

Monday, August 12th

Tuesday, August 13th

Wednesday, August 14th

9:45 am

9:00 am

8:00 am

9:00 am-12 pm

Catholic Communion Service Men’s Barber in the Tulip Lounge, near Apt in the Beauty Salon. 233. 9:30-11:00 am 10:00 am Friendly Mug Coffee Worship Choir Rehearsal Hour “Summer: The & Warm Up in Friendship Hall Livin’s Easy” 10:45 am Worship Service in the Theater & on Ch. 3. 1:00 pm

in the Theater. 11:30 am Water Fitness Class in the Swimming Pool.

Game Day in Friendship Hall.

1-3:00 pm

2:00 pm

Ballroom & Latin Dancing in the Theater.

Ch. 3 Movie: The Impossible, Starring Naomi Watts & Ewan 1:00 pm McGregor, 1 hr & 54 mins. Biography Group with Josh in the Green Rm. 3-4:00 pm Computer Class: The Basics of Ancestry.com with Mike in the Business Center. 4-5:00 pm Computer Class: General Computer Questions with Mike in the Business Center. 5:30 pm Around The Table with inspirational readings by FVC resident, Edie Scheidt, in Friendship Hall. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room.

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2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise Class in Friendship Hall.

Free Balance Screenings Walking Club administered by Health at meet in Friendship Hall. Home Homecare in the Theater. Sign-up in the 9:00 am library for your Group Exercise Class balance screening. in Friendship Hall. 9:00 am Grounds Committee Meeting in the Creative Arts Room. 10:00 am Book Club: “The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell” in the Dining Room. 10:00 am Designer Egg Class with Marge Black in Creative Arts Studio. 1:00 pm Play Billiards Pool in the Pool Room, near Apt 215. 2-3:00 pm Meet and Greet with Karen Lanter, Friendship Fund Director, in the Theater. 6:15 pm Sing-A-Long w/ FVC resident, Owen Reinert, in the Fireside Lounge.

Notice: Garage Cleaning Day Leave garage door open at 9:00 am.

9:30 am Floral Design in Creative Arts Studio. 10:00 am Book Club: "Sweet Tooth” in the Dining Room. 10:30 am Yoga Stretch in Friendship Hall. 1:30 -2:30 pm Bookmobile at Door 5. 1:30 pm Needleworkers in the Creative Arts Studio. 2:15 pm Rosary Service in the Village Care Center. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in Green Room. 7:00 pm Bible Study in Friendship Hall and on Channel 3.


Thursday, August 15th

Friday, August 16th

Saturday, August 17th

8:00 am

9:00 am

9:30 am

Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

Hearing Aid Clinic. Sign up by 8/14 in the Library and testing in the Board Room.

Tai Chi Class with Violet in Friendship Hall.

Group Exercise in Friendship Hall.

9:00 am

11:00 am

9:30 am

Water Fitness in the Swimming Pool.

9:00 am

Necklace design with Beth in the Creative Arts Room. 11:30 am David Venn at the Piano in the Fireside Lounge. 1:00 pm Quilting Group in Creative Arts Studio. 1:00 pm Men’s Bible Study in Tulip Lounge. 1:30 pm Blood Pressure Clinic in the Home Health Office, Apt 357.

Continuing Education with Marlene Bake “Lincoln Highway, 1st highway for 10:30 am Yoga Stretch in Friendship Hall. autos, turns 100” in Friendship Hall. 1-3:00 pm Wii Wellness in the Theater. 1:30 pm Coffee Hour Center Pieces in the Creative Arts Studio.

2-4:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room. 6:00 pm Pinochle in Friendship Hall.

7:00 pm Back by popular demand, The Swing Set Trio, featuring music from 1930—1950’s era.

1:30 pm Paper Tole Class with resident, Dorie Reed, in the Creative Arts Studio. Have fun creating three-dimensional artwork from paper. 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise Class in Friendship Hall. 6:15 pm Play Bridge in Friendship Hall. (sign up in Library Lounge).

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Sunday, August 18th

Monday, August 19th

Tuesday, August 20th Wednesday, August 21st

9:45 am

9:30-11:00 am

8:00 am

Catholic Communion Service in the Tulip Lounge, by Apt 233.

Friendly Mug Coffee Hour “Families are Fun� in the Theater.

Walking Club meets in Floral Design in the Friendship Hall. Creative Arts Studio. 9:00 am

10:30 am

11:30 am

Group Exercise in Friendship Hall.

Yoga Stretch in Friendship Hall.

10:00 am

10:30 am

Designer Egg Class with Marge Black in Creative Arts Studio.

Welcome Committee Meeting in the Private Dining Room.

1:00 pm

1:30 -2:30 pm

Play Billiards Pool in the Pool Room, near Apt 215.

Bookmobile at Door 5.

6:15 pm

Needleworkers in the Creative Arts Studio.

10:45 am Worship Service in the Theater & on Ch. 3. 1:00 pm Game Day in Friendship Hall. 2:00 pm Ch. 3 Movie: The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds, 1 hr & 48 mins. 2:00 pm

Water Fitness Class in the Swimming Pool. 1-3:00 pm Ballroom & Latin Dancing in the Theater. 1:00 pm Biography Group with Josh in the Green Room.

Play Scrabble in Friendship Hall. 2:15 pm Low Impact 3-4:00 pm Exercise Class in Friendship Hall. Computer Class: Computer Basics and Open Discussion with Mike in the Business Center.

1:30 pm

2:15 pm Rosary Service in the Village Care Center. 6:00 pm

4-5:00 pm

Penny Poker in Green Room.

Computer Class: General Computer Questions with Mike in the Business Center.

7:00 pm

5:30 pm Around The Table with inspirational readings by FVC resident, Jackie Harden, in Friendship Hall. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room.

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Sing-A-Long w/ FVC resident, Owen Reinert, in the Fireside Lounge.

9:30 am

Hymn Sing in Theater and on Channel 3.


Thursday, August 22nd

Friday, August 23rd

Sat., August 24th

8:00 am

9:00-4:00 pm

9:30 am

Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

Books are Fun Fair in the Fireside Lounge.

Tai Chi Class with Violet in Friendship Hall.

9:00 am

Water Fitness in the Swimming Pool.

Group Exercise in Friendship Hall.

10:30 am

9:30 am

Yoga Stretch in Friendship Hall.

Penny Poker in the Green Room.

Necklace design with Beth in the Creative Arts Room.

10:30 am

6:00 pm

Catholic Mass in the Village Care Center.

11:30 am David Venn at the Piano in the Fireside Lounge.

11:15 am

Bingo in Friendship Hall.

1:00 pm Quilting Group in Creative Arts Studio.

1-3:00 pm

1:30 pm Blood Pressure Clinic in the Home Health Office, Apt 357. 1:30 pm Paper Tole Class with resident, Dorie Reed, in the Creative Arts Studio. Have fun creating three-dimensional artwork from paper. 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise Class in Friendship Hall.

9:00 am

2-4:00 pm

Episcopal Worship in the Tulip Lounge.

Wii Wellness in the Theater. 1:30 pm Painting and Drawing Class: Learn drawing skills or bring in personal projects in the Creative Arts Room. 4:30-6:30 pm Olive Leaf Bistro Themed Dinner: “Elvis Rocks” 7:00 pm Don’t miss professional dance company, The St. Louis Strutters, performing in the Theater.

4:30-6:30 pm Olive Leaf Bistro Themed Dinner: “Elvis Rocks” 6:15 pm Play Bridge in Friendship Hall. (sign up in Library Lounge).

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Sunday, August 25th

Monday, August 26th Tuesday, August 27th

Wednesday, August 28th

9:45 am

9:30-11:00 am

8:00 am

9:30 am

Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

Floral Design in the Creative Arts Studio.

9:00 am

10:30 am

Group Exercise in Friendship Hall.

Yoga Stretch in Friendship Hall.

Catholic Communion Service Friendly Mug Coffee Hour in Tulip Lounge, by Apt 233. “Apples for the Teacher” 10:45 am in the Theater. Worship Service in the Theater & on Ch. 3. 11:30 am 11 am- 4 pm Sunday Brunch in The Chesterfield. 1:00 pm Game Day in Friendship Hall.

Water Fitness Class 10:00 am in the Swimming Pool. Designer Egg Class with Marge Black in Creative 1-3:00 pm Arts Studio. Ballroom & Latin Dancing 1:00 pm in the Theater. Play Billiards Pool in the

2:00 pm 1:00 pm Ch. 3 Movie: Safe Haven, based on the novel by Nicholas Biography Group Sparks, 1 hr & 56 mins. with Josh in the Green Room. 2:00 pm Play Scrabble in 2:15 pm Friendship Hall. Low Impact Exercise Class 3-4:00 pm in Friendship Hall. Computer Basics: Email and Open Discussion with Mike in the Business Center. 4-5:00 pm Computer Class: General Computer Questions with Mike in the Business Center. 5:30 pm Around The Table with inspirational readings by FVC resident, Dorie Reed, in the Friendship Hall. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room. 20

Pool Room, near Apt 215. 1:30 pm "Somewhere in Time…” with Mary Saputo in the Theater. This delightful hour of Hollywood trivia is combined with a presentation of ‘Old Hollywood’ movie posters, film clips, and personal tributes of some of the best known actors, actresses, movies, and musicals of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. 6:15 pm Sing-A-Long w/ FVC resident, Owen Reinert, in the Fireside Lounge.

1:30 -2:30 pm Bookmobile at Door 5. 1:30 pm Needleworkers in the Creative Arts Studio. 2:15 pm Rosary Service in the Village Care Center. 5:00 pm August Birthday Dinner in the Bistro. RSVP to ext. 779 by 8/23. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in Green Room. 7:00 pm Bible Study in Friendship Hall and on Channel 3.


Thursday, August 29th

Friday, August 30th

Saturday, August 31st

8:00 am

9:00 am

9:30 am

Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

Water Fitness in the Swimming Pool.

Tai Chi Class with Violet in Friendship Hall.

9:00 am

Yoga Stretch in Friendship Hall.

Group Exercise in Friendship Hall.

1-3:00 pm

9:30 am Necklace design with Beth in the Creative Arts Room. 11:30 am David Venn at the Piano in the Fireside Lounge. 1:00 pm Quilting Group in Creative Arts Studio.

10:30 am

Wii Wellness in the Theater. 1:30 pm Coffee Hour Center Pieces in the Creative Arts Studio. 7:00 pm A Village favorite, Michael Farmer, performs in the Theater. Michael’s performance will include Smooth Jazz standards, a tribute to Cabaret shows & Classical Broadway selections.

11:00 am Continuing Education with Marlene Bake “The History of CocaCola” in Friendship Hall. 2-4:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room. 6:00 pm Pinochle in Friendship Hall.

1:30 pm Blood Pressure Clinic in the Home Health Office, Apt 357. 1:30 pm Paper Tole Class with resident Dorie Reed in the Creative Arts Studio. Have fun creating three-dimensional artwork from paper. 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise Class in Friendship Hall. 6:15 pm Play Bridge in Friendship Hall. (sign up in Library Lounge).

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August VCC News Provided by Village

Care Center Activity Coordinator, Kim Parks

August 1st Miniature Garden Competition at 2:15 p.m. August 4th Catholic Mass at 10:45 a.m. August 5th Resident Council at 2:15 p.m. All Village Care Center residents are encouraged to come and share any thoughts, questions, & concerns.

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August 13 Love on a Leash Visit in the Grand/Broadway Lounge at 6:30 p.m. August 17th Piano Hour with Dorie Reed at 2:15 p.m.

August 25th Tenth Life Kitten Visit at 2:00 p.m. August 26th Piano Hour with Dorie Reed at 2:15 p.m. August 27th Cooking with Chef Jon at 2:15 p.m. Get your taste buds ready for a delicious culinary treat!

August 8 Pet Visit with Harpo & Margo at 6:30 p.m.

August 19 “Wine” and Cheese Social at 3:00 p.m.

August 27th Love on a Leash Visit in the Grand/Broadway Lounge at 6:30 p.m.

August 9th Catholic Mass at 10:30 a.m. August 9th Men’s Group at 3:30 p.m.

August 20th Ballet for Seniors at 2:15 p.m. Come learn ballet techniques while using your wheelchair, walker, or nothing at all!

*Bingo Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

August 10th Enjoy the musical stylings of Chad Evans at 2:15 p.m.

August 22nd Entertainer Bill Montgomery at 2:15 p.m.

August 11th Tenth Life Kitten Visit at 2:00 p.m.

August 23rd Catholic Mass at 10:30 a.m.

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August 13th Come celebrate all August birthdays with Anita Marie at 2:15 p.m.

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August 23rd Men’s Group at 3:30 p.m.

*Rosary Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m. *Coffee Chat Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.


CHAPLAIN ’S CORNER by FVC Chaplain, Jake Bennett

As we continue our study through hymnody this month, I want us to think about how hymns are born out of our faith in action. Sometimes they are bold declarations of God’s promises, other times they are laments or cries for help. In each situation the hymns that we sing are the cadence of the Church throughout history, they tie us to the stories of God’s faithfulness. As we see God’s faithfulness in His Word and also throughout His Church we can see more clearly His faithfulness in our lives. One of these stories of God’s faithfulness is found in George Matheson, a Scottish pastor who lived in the 19th Century. Matheson was the eldest of 8 children and was born with very poor eyesight. When he was a student in seminary his eyesight became significantly worse. It was not long before he went completely blind. When his fiancé found out about his condition she called off their engagement. He would also have to wonder how he was going to finish seminary as a blind student. In the midst of this crisis Matheson turned to one of his sisters to help him get through his studies. Can you imagine learning to read Hebrew and Greek after recently losing your sight? Matheson knew the Lord was calling him to be a pastor and through his sister’s help God provided. Ashamed of his blindness Matheson chose to hide this knowledge from the public. He

would memorize every sermon, word for word, after his sister helped him prepare them. Many of his own parishioners did not even realize that he was blind. Despite his feelings, God used Matheson’s blindness to impact his sermons. They were so well received that Queen Victoria invited Matheson to preach for her and published his sermon on the book of Job. The Lord was faithful to use Matheson in ways he never dreamed possible. He even had opportunities to lecture in different universities and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Aberdeen. Throughout this time it would be an understatement to say that Matheson depended upon his sister. She was his greatest supporter and assistant in every endeavor. When Matheson was 40 years old his sister got engaged. His life was about to be radically changed. On the night before she got married Matheson experienced a breakdown. He cried out to God for help. In his journal he would write: “I was alone in the manse at that time. It was the night of my sister’s mar-ri-age, and the rest of the fam-i-ly were stay-ing overnight in Glas-gow. Some-thing hap-pened to me, which was known only to my-self, and which caused me the most se-vere men-tal suf-fer-ing. The hymn was the fruit of that suf-fer-ing. It was the quick-est bit of work I ever did in my life. I had the im-press-ion of hav-ing it

dic-tat-ed to me by some in-ward voice ra-ther than of work-ing it out my-self. I am quite sure that the whole work was com-plet-ed in five min-utes, and equal-ly sure that it ne-ver re-ceived at my hands any re-touch-ing or cor-rect -ion. I have no na-tur-al gift of rhy-thm. All the other vers-es I have ever writ-ten are man-u-factured ar-ti-cles; this came like a day-spring from on high.” What words did God put in Matheson’s heart? “O Love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee; I give thee back the life I owe, that in Thine ocean depths its flow, may richer, fuller be.” There have been four different tunes to this hymn but still the message of God’s faithfulness shines through. This is the story of God’s good provision for all who call upon His name and walk with Him through life. The third verse was originally written: “O Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to thee; I climb the rainbow through the rain, and feel the promise is not vain, that morn shall tearless be.” In Christ we climb the rainbow through the rain and feel that God’s great promises to us are not in vain. One day morn shall tearless be.

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Articles written by FVC resident, Esther Phillips

Caribbean Islands. They took a couple of Transcontinental trips and “traveled a lot with the Shriners.” May Evelyn enjoy MANY good years at FVC!

Playing piano and organ are her favorite pastimes along with volunteering at St. Luke’s Hospital. Prior to moving to Friendship Village she lived in the Baxter Ridge condos for 11 years, where she served on the Board. Her husband, Donald, passed away in 2010. She has a daughter and two sons (Ruth, Robert and Richard), 7 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Travels took them to many countries, all over Europe, China, Japan, and a lot of cruises to the 26

So, why Friendship Village? “We decided it was time to move into a retirement community and we knew this was the right place.” Currently living in Apartment 423 as of April 9th, The Mungenasts look forward to moving into their new apartment when construction is completed. Welcome Home, Mungenasts!

“I learned about Friendship Village from Aline and Owen Reinert and other members of our church,” said Evelyn Weber, who joined Friendship Village Chesterfield on March 9th. Evelyn is a native St. Louisan. The only child of her family, Evelyn attended Clay Grade School and graduated from Beaumont High School. She went on to work for the Board of Education as a secretary.

in Milan, Illinois, and Donna, a local resident. They are the grandparents to nine, and have 15 greatgrandchildren. They attend Ascension Catholic Church.

“I was raised in St. Louis, was married here, and stayed here,” Dottie Dick tells me. She and her husband, Bill, live in Apt. 333. They have been at FVC since October 17th of last year. Meeting Carl and Mary Mungenast was a real pleasure – because their sister -in-law, Ginny Mungenast, has been one of my best friends for over 60 years. Both Mungenasts are native St. Louisans. Carl was raised in the Tower Grove area, went to Holy Family Grade School and graduated from St. Louis University High School. Mary was born in north St. Louis. She attended St. Philip Neri Grade School and graduated from St. Joseph Academy. The couple met at a summer camp where both were working. They married in 1957 and lived in south St. Louis near Tower Grove Park until they bought their first home in Hazelwood. They have a son, David, who resides in Milwaukee; two daughters, Lynda, who lives

Dottie attended Roe Grade School and graduated from Southwest High School. Bill graduated from Normandy High School, earned a bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Wash U., and then received a Masters from the University of Missouri. For several years, Dottie worked for Union Electric and then the University of Missouri. Bill’s employment was with Moloney Electric, Thomas & Betts, and as an adjunct professor at Washington University in the Engineering Department. The Dicks met at Memorial Presbyterian Church. Throughout their marriage they have travelled far and wide to Scotland, Wales, Bermuda, Jamaica, Nassau, and “all over” the United States. “I knew about Friendship Village before the ground was broken for the first building,” Dottie tells me. “I’ve seen most of the changes made over the years. Paul Woodard was a dear friend of mind, and I’ve known the Barefords for many years.” We are happy to call the Dicks our neighbors!


CLIFF HANGER STORIES …… A Continuing Story by FVC’s Creative Writers Group

Isabella began to pick up the documents and things on the floor as Luis walked in. He took the papers from her and said, “Reuben did this!” He told Isabella the documents and her jewels were no longer safe in her room and should be put in Eduardo’s safe. Luis told her the documents waived Reuben’s and Antonio’s right to royal succession and Reuben intended to sell the jewels to support his extravagant lifestyle. The documents would be destroyed before they could be registered and become valid. Isabella listened to Luis not wanting to believe what he was saying, but knowing in her heart it was all true. In return for Eduardo’s silence and help, Reuben would give Eduardo the jewels. Eduardo knew the history of the jewels and believed they should remain in the Royal Family and their descendants. He wanted to personally deliver the jewels to the Monarch to ingratiate himself with the Monarch for future favors. Contributing Writer - Rose Morris Eduardo’s hacienda has an open airy den with pictures on the wall and bright wall coverings. A beautiful Persian rug extends from the hearth to the opposite wall and serves to cushion any foot falls a person might make on the way to the safe. A stone fireplace is centered on one wall with firewood stacked nearby. There appear to be floor to ceiling book shelves on each of the four walls, but only one wall has real books in it. Opposite the fireplace, behind a picture of a spring day in Spain, there is a safe which Eduardo uses for storing valuables. The picture barely covers the safe because it measures at least 3 feet square with a combination rotor in the very center. There are big overstuffed leather chairs with an electric lamp carefully arranged to the left of each providing comfortable lighting. Contributing Writer - Bob Annand This night the hacienda would have been empty, had not Isabella, pleading a cold, decided at the last minute not to attend a political dinner party and had sent her regrets by her Aunt and Uncle. She was deep in a historical novel when a faint smell of smoke brought her off the chaise. Isabella retrieved her gun from its hiding place and, in semi-darkness, crept down the marble stairs. Sounds were coming from Eduardo's library. Silhouetted against the

fireplace, a shadowy figure was tossing papers into the flames. The figure turned, Reuben! His eyes caught the glint of the gun. "No Isabella!" He rushed toward her. They struggled for the gun. It went off. They both gasped, frozen momentarily, until they realized only the Persian rug had been shot. Reuben was strong. As the gun was being torn from Isabella's grasp, the room was suddenly flooded with light. Reuben whirled to find himself leveling a gun at his adopted parents. He had done it! He was in control! All that remained was to set in motion his escape plan to Mexico. And yet, he looked at Carlotta's loving face. The two had raised him with care and kindness. Reuben shrugged, gave a sardonic laugh, handed the gun to Eduardo, and from his pocket, the necklace, a necklace now destined to be part of Isabella’s inheritance. For the honor of the family, the events of the night were kept hush-hush as much as possible. Eduardo pronounced Reuben to be under house arrest which Rueben welcomed since it afforded him protection from the people who were owed the gambling debt. Reuben was not pleased, however, when he heard the other terms of his punishment. He was to be banished to a relative's cattle ranch in the wilds of Argentina where he would work and live as the other gauchos until his pitiful salary equaled a small percentage of the gambling debt. Contributing Writer - Mary Parker

To Be Continued Next Month...

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