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03 07 08 26 28 Friday, December 6th, 7pm, in the Theater: The Bob Sobo Trio entertain us with a variety of showtunes and easy listening standards. Monday, December 9th, 4pm, in the Chesterfield: FVC Holiday Ball! This event will feature an elegant meal as well as entertainment provided by Switchback and The Dickens Carolers. Friday, December 13th, 7pm, in the Theater: The Eighth Notes bring Christmas cheer to Friendship Village!

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Friday, December 20th, 7 pm, in the Theater: Tall Berta” featuring Roberta Mueller presents “The Greatest Songs of the Greatest Generation.” Friday, December 27th, 7 pm, in The Theater: Hamre Family Strings present a variety of Broadway, classical, & Celtic Songs.

On the Cover: May all the joys of this Holiday Season be yours throughout the New Year. Happy Holidays from all of us at Friendship Village Chesterfield. 02

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The FVC Residents’ Council operates with a number of Working Committees which meet regularly to facilitate resident involvement in various functional areas around the Village. This month we are pleased to feature the Audit and Finance Committee. The goal of this Committee is to review and help preserve the current and long term financial integrity of Friendship Village Chesterfield (FVC). The Committee meets regularly to discuss the Operating and Balance Sheet Reports issued each month by the Accounting Director. It also reviews other reports and items of interest that may materially impact net assets. The documents include, but are not limited to, any statements or studies issued by the Accounting Director, the Friendship Fund Director, the Executive Director, the Health Center Administrator and the Independent Auditor. It is an active participant in the preparation and review of the Annual FVC Budget. A representative from the Committee also is designated to serve as an advisor to the FVC Board of Director’s Finance Committee as well as the Friendship Fund Committee. The Committee acts as a financial and operating sounding board and makes reports and recommendations to the Residents’ Council, Staff and all residents as appropriate. Interested residents are welcome to visit the Committee meetings by contacting Leroy Amen, the Audit and Finance Committee Chairman.

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Carla DeGrande

Gift Giving The holiday season is busy. With shopping, family affairs, the change of seasons, it is easy for even the most seasoned Holiday reveler to become run down. Make sure this season you include one last gift on your list: the gift of a better you. The best gift we can give ourselves and our loved ones is a better self. So make sure this season you take good care of yourself by eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, drinking enough water, getting ample sleep, being active, enjoying the present moment, and resting. Taking care of ourselves gives us and our families a gift that keeps on giving.

Carla DeGrande

Molten Chocolate Cups (serves 6) 2 oz chopped bittersweet chocolate 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons espresso powder 1/2 cup of granulated sugar 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 5 eggs Instructions: 1. Melt all chopped bittersweet chocolate, unsalted butter, and espresso powder in a medium saucepan, stirring over medium heat. 2. Take pan off heat and whisk in sugar, vanilla, 3 large eggs, and 2 egg whites one at a time. 3. Sift ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder over top. Whisk to combine. 4. Divide among 6 (4oz) ramekins. 5. Bake in 350oF oven until puffed, top cracks, and edges are set but center is gooey (~15 mins). 6. Cool 1 to 2 minutes. Dust with confectioner’s sugar. Serve immediately, 04


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

11:15 am Water 8:00 am Walking Fitness in the Pool. Club meets in 1:00 pm Ballroom Friendship Hall.

10:30 am Yoga Stretch in Friendship Hall.

& Latin Dancing in 9:00 am Group The Theater. Exercise Class in Friendship Hall. 2:15 pm Low

11:15 am 9:00 am Group Relaxation Exercise Class in in Friendship Hall. Friendship Hall.

Impact Exercise 10:15 am Group in Friendship Hall. Exercise Class in Friendship Hall.

8:00 am Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

Friday

Saturday

9:00 am Water 9:30 am Tai Chi Fitness in the Pool. in Friendship Hall. 10:30 am Yoga Stretch in Friendship Hall.

1:00 pm Yard Golf 10:15 am Group & Bocce Ball in the Exercise Class in Theater. Friendship Hall. 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise in Friendship Hall.

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Programs Provided by Creative Arts Coordinator, Beth Krusa Edible Gift Making: Cocoa Cones and Candy Trees Thursdays 10 am -11:30 am (no class on December 26th). Edibles, the perfect gift for those who have everything! Start with hot cocoa reindeer cones. They’re filled with all the trimmings (mini marshmallows and chocolate chips). Then build a candy tree that visitors can enjoy one piece at a time.

Bow Making Day with the Floral Design Group Wednesday, December 4th, at 9:30 am -11 am. Learn how to make gorgeous bows with the help of our Floral Design Group! You will be guided step by step in making several bows to decorate floral arrangements, wreaths, and gifts. Choose from our large assortment of holiday ribbons. All participants are encouraged to share their bow making skills as well. Take home beautiful bows to adorn packages and add to your holiday décor.

Die Cut Classes; Holiday Gifting and Packaging Friday, December 6th, at 10 am and Monday, December 9th, at 10 am. Create beautiful gift tags, money envelopes, wine bottle toppers, and more! Join us for this exciting paper craft class taught by future resident Jeanne Kuhlman. Learn to use a die cutting machine, stamps, folding, and embossing to create unique gift packaging.

Tilles Park Holiday Lights Tour with Dinner at Maggiano’s Tuesday, December 17th, & Thursday, December 19th, load Door 5 at 4:45 pm. Experience a Winter Wonderland of more than a million twinkling lights and elaborate holiday scenes. Maggiano’s specializes in serving lavish portions of authentic Southern Italian cuisine in a traditional Italian setting.

Live Floral Arrangement Demo (Floral Snowman) with Lorene Rowland Friday, December 13th, at 11 am. Watch resident Lorene Rowland create a winter centerpiece before your very eyes! Meet in the Creative Arts Studio before lunch, at 11am. This talented artist will arrange simple flowers into a charming snowman. 06

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Folks are wondering... If you are one of the people who has been wondering who drew the beautiful and festive drawings in the gallery across from the Creative Arts Studio, here’s the answer:

FVC Artist and Resident, Frank Stanton. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in 1955, Frank's first art job was with New Center Studios in Detroit where a lot of advertising and illustration was done for the automobile industry.

When a slow period came, Frank returned to St. Louis, intending to go back to Detroit when business picked up, but took a job in St. Louis with the Illustrators Studio and worked there for 4 1/2 years, never going back to New Center Studio in Detroit. After establishing a number of clients at the Illustrators Studio, he went into business for himself. He had a studio in St. Louis and while working there he met his future wife, Betty, who was an artist working for another studio in that building. After marriage, they continued to have a free lance business in their home studio. In 1966, Frank was hired as Full Professor in the newly formed Art Department at Florissant Valley Community College, to teach a variety of Graphic Design courses. He continued to do this for 32 years, as well as continuing to do his freelance work in the evenings and on weekends. The family decided to use Frank’s artwork for their Christmas cards in 1971. With Frank grading final projects of the students and getting grades turned in for the semester, it was always a very busy time each year. While Frank was teaching at Florissant Valley CC, he enrolled in an independent study Masters Program at Syracuse University, attending for 3 summers and spring breaks and achieved his MFA. He worked under well-known active American illustrators and found the course extremely interesting and beneficial. Also included was a two week trip to London and Paris to view studios and talk with artists abroad. The Stantons displayed original artwork of Frank's, Betty's, and their two girls, who are also professional artists, in a Stanton Family Retrospective at Florissant Valley CC in 1997. Many friends and relatives have collected and enjoyed the cards throughout the years. The Stantons are happy to share them with everyone at Friendship Village Chesterfield. 07


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Friendly Mug Coffee Hour Mondays in the Theater 9:30 am - 11 am. 09


Menus, times, & dates are posted outside of the Olive Leaf Bistro.

Celebrate your birthday with a delicious meal & a birthday surprise on Wednesday, December 18th, at 5 pm. R.S.V.P. to Kathleen at ext. 779 by 12/13.

December 5th & 6th Nutcracker Christmas Theme Dinner at 5:00 pm. December 12th Dinner with Mrs. Claus Theme Dinner at 5:00 pm.

Now enjoy a free continental breakfast provided in the Bistro from 7:00-9:00 am!

December 19th & 20th Candy Cane Christmas Theme Dinner at 5:00 pm.

Breakfast 12/9, 12/16, & 12/25,

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Lunch

12/4, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11, 12/16, 12/25, 12/26, 12/27, 12/28, & 12/31

Dinner

12/9, 12/10, 12/13, 12/18, 12/25, 12/27, & 12/31


Chesterfield Village Senior Food Drive Thanks to the Villagers’ generous support, the FVC Senior Food Drive has made a significant donation. Our gifts have made an impact in the lives of seniors throughout St. Louis. An excerpt from a letter from Judy Coyman, Food Drive Coordinator from Operation Food Search, says it all: Dear Helen, Thank you for Friendship Village Chesterfield’s donation of 456 pounds of food and personal care items and $276 in checks and cash. These donations are valued at $1,046.64 and will provide enough food for 281 people for a day. On the day it arrived the donations went immediately to a South St. Louis Senior Center and to say the least, they were thrilled with your efforts. Beyond the donation, they were especially touched by your concern and the community spirit shown by all of you at Friendship Village Chesterfield. The monetary donations have been earmarked for our acquisition of senior care items (liquid protein supplements and incontinence products which are in extremely high demand)...

-Judy Coyman OFS Food Drive Coordinator

Thank you all for your continued support. The next collection date will be on Monday, December 2nd, at 9:00 AM. 11


Transportation & Tours SUNDAY 1

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FVSH & FVC Trip to Ste. Genevieve Load at 9:15 am Depart at 9:30 am

TUESDAY 3

Claymont Elementary School Depart at 9:15 am

Doctors within 9 miles Sign up by 11/29 @ 10 am

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Holiday Brass Concert Load at 12:50 pm Depart at 1:00 pm 10

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Doctors within 9 miles Sign up by 12/6 @ 10 am FVC Holiday Ball Doors open at 4:00 pm

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Claymont Elementary School “Generation to Generation” Depart at 9:15 am

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16 Doctors within 9 miles Sign up by 12/13 @ 10 am

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Doctors Eastbound 40 Sign up by 12/13 @ 10 am ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

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Lights at Tilles Park & Dinner Load at 4:45 pm , Depart at 5 pm 24

Doctors within 9 miles Sign up by 12/20 @ 10 am

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Bus Maintenance #1

31 Doctors within 9 miles Sign up by 12/27 @ 10 am New Year’s Eve

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December 2013 15201 Olive Boulevard Chesterfield, MO 63017 Tel: 636-532-1515 FriendshipVillageSTL.com WEDNESDAY 4

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Chesterfield Mall 11:45 am – 2:15 pm

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Doctors within 9 miles Sign up by 12/3 @ 10 am

Village Care Center Outing Load at 4:30 pm Depart at 5:00 pm

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Winter Wonderland Light Tour at Tilles Park & Dinner at Maggiano’s Load at 4:45 pm Depart at 5:00 pm Sign up by 12/12

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

20 Dierbergs 9:00 - 10:30 am

14 Omnimax Film Jerusalem at the STL Science Center & Lunch at Vito’s Load @ 9:35 am Depart @ 9:50 am

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Bus Maintenance #2 Churches within 5 miles.

7 St. Louis Civic Orchestra Post Office & Banks 11 am Load at 6:55 pm —————————————————–————————— Shop in the Valley Depart at 7:10 pm 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm —————————————————–—————————

12 Schnucks 8 am - 11:15 am

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6 Dierbergs 9:00 - 10:30 am

Chesterfield Mall 11:45 am – 2:15 pm 11

FRIDAY

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

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Sunday, December 1st Monday, December 2nd Tuesday, December 3rd 9:45 am Catholic Communion Service in the Tulip Lounge, by Apt 233. 10:45 am Worship Service in Theater & on Ch. 3.

1:00 pm Game Day in Friendship Hall. 2:00 pm Ch. 3 Movie: White Christmas, star r ing Bing Crosby. 2 hours. 2:00 pm Play Scrabble in Friendship Hall.

9:30-11:00 am Friendly Mug Coffee Hour. “Shop ‘Til You Drop!” in the Theater. 11:15 am Water Fitness Class in the Swimming Pool.

5:30 pm No “Around the Table” tonight. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in Green Room.

8:00 am Walking Club meet in Friendship Hall.

1-3:00 pm 9:00 am & 10:15 am Ballroom & Latin Dancing in the Theater . Group Exercise in Friendship Hall. 1:00 pm Biography Group with 10:00 am Josh in the Green Room. Book Club: "The Unbearable Lightness of Scones" by Alexander 2:15 pm McCall Smith in the Private Women’s Bible Study Dining Room. in the Tulip Lounge.

2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise 3-4:00 pm Class in Fr iendship Computer Class: Computer Basics with Hall. Mike in the Business Center. 4-5:00 pm Computer Class: General Computer Questions with Mike in the Business Center.

8:00 am Salvation Army will pick up donated items (properly bagged or boxed) from the Friendship Hall closet.

10:30 am No Dietary Committee Meeting this month. 1:00 pm Play Billiards Pool in the Pool Room, near Apt 215. 2:00 pm Joan Maute, daughter-inlaw of FVC Resident, Betty Maute performs in the Fireside Lounge. 6:15 pm Sing-A-Long w/ FVC resident, Owen Reinert, in the Fireside Lounge.

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Wednesday, December 4th 9:30 am-11 am Bow Making Day with the Floral Design Group in the Creative Arts Studio. 10:00 am Book Club: " Ape House" by Sara Gruen in the Private Dining Room.

10:30 am Women’s Bible Study with Marj in the Gr een Room. 10:30 am Yoga Stretch in Fr iendship Hall. 11:15 am Relaxation in Fr iendship Hall. 1:00-3:30 pm Bremen Bank Christmas Party in the Theater. Join in for music, refreshments, a visit from Santa and prizes. 1:30 -2:30 pm Bookmobile at Door 5. 1:30 pm Needleworkers in the Creative Arts Studio. 2:00 pm Cancelled: Science Wednesday.

2:15 pm Rosary Service in the VCC Activity Room. 3:30 pm Worship Choir Rehearsal in Friendship Hall. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in Gr een Room. 7:00 pm Bible Study in Fr iendship Hall.


Thursday, December 5th

Friday, December 6th

Saturday, December 7th

8:00 am Walking Club meets in Fr iendship Hall.

9:00 am Water Fitness in the Swimming Pool.

9:30 am Tai Chi Class with Violet in Friendship Hall.

9:00-10:15 am iPad Basic in the Gr een Room. Sign up by contacting Jenifer at 154.

11:00 am Continuing Education with Marlene Bake. “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 72 years ago,” in Friendship Hall.

9:00 am & 10:15 am Group Exercise in Fr iendship Hall. 10:00 am Edible Gift Making: Cocoa Cones & Candy Trees in the Cr eative Ar ts Studio. 10:15 am Village Chimers Rehearsal in the Theater . 11:30 am David Venn in the Fir eside Lounge. 1:00 pm Quilting in the Cr eative Ar ts Studio. 1:15 pm Men’s Bible Study in the Tulip Lounge. 1:30 pm Blood Pressure Clinic in the Health at Home Office, Apt 357. 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise in Fr iendship Hall. 3:00-6:00 pm Mini Holiday Craft Bazaar in the Fireside Lounge. 5:00 pm Olive Leaf Bistro Dinner: “Nutcracker Dinner.” 5:00pm The Lighting of the Village, Village-Wide.

10:00 am Die Cut Classes: Holiday Gifting and Packaging in the Cr eative Ar ts Studio. Create beautiful gift tags, money envelopes, wine bottle toppers, 2-4:00 pm and more with future FVC Resident Lips for the Ladies in the Jeanne Kuhlman. Theater. Join Independent Beauty Consultant JoAnn Kites From Mary Kay 10:30 am Yoga Stretch in Fr iendship Hall. Cosmetics. Lipsticks and glosses for sample and sale. 10:30-11:45 am iPad Advanced in the Gr een Room. 2-4:00 pm Sign up by contacting Jenifer at 154. Penny Poker in the Green Room. 1-3:00 pm Wii Wellness in the Theater . 6:00 pm Pinochle in Friendship Hall. 1:30 pm Coffee Hour Center Pieces in the Creative Arts Studio. 5:00 pm Olive Leaf Bistro Dinner: “Nutcracker Dinner.” 7:00 pm Bob Sobo Trio in the Theater . This talented trio entertains us with a variety of showtunes and easy listening standards.

6:00 pm Cub Scout Holiday Performance in the Theater. 6:15 pm Cancelled: Bridge.

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Sunday, December 8th Monday, December 9th Tuesday, December 10th Wednesday, December 11th 9:45 am Catholic Communion Service in the Tulip Lounge, by Apt 233.

9:00 am Men’s Barber in the Beauty Salon.

8:00 am Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

9:30-11:00 am 9:00 am & 10:15 am Friendly Mug Coffee Group Exercise 10:45 am Hour. “You’d Better Be in Friendship Hall. Worship Service in the Good.” in the Theater. Theater & on Ch. 3. 1:00 pm 10:00 am Play Billiards Pool in the 1:00 pm Die Cut Classes: Pool Room, near Apt 215. Holiday Gifting and Game Day Packaging in the in Friendship Hall. 4:30 pm Creative Arts Studio. VCC Holiday Ball in the Chesterfield. 2:00 pm 11:15 am Play Scrabble Water Fitness Class 6:15 pm in Friendship Hall. in the Swimming Pool. Cancelled: Sing-A-Long. 2:00 pm Ch. 3 Movie: A Christmas Carol. 1 hr & 40 mins.

11:15-12:15 pm Village Chimers Rehearsal in the Theater.

3-4:00 pm Computer Class: Basics of Ancestry.com with Mike in the Business Center.

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

4-5:00 pm Computer Class: General Computer 2:15 pm Questions with Mike in Women’s Bible Study the Business Center. in the Tulip Lounge.

5:30 pm Around The Table with inspirational readings by FVC resident, Virginia Rule, 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. 4:00 pm FVC Holiday Ball in the Chesterfield. The event will feature an elegant meal prepared by our Food and Beverage Department, followed by entertainment.

9:30 am-11 am Floral Group Silk Sessions in the Creative Arts Studio. 10:30 am Safety Committee Meeting with Tom in the Theater. 10:30 am Women’s Bible Study with Marj in the Gr een Room. 10:30 am Yoga Stretch in Fr iendship Hall. 11:15 am Relaxation in Fr iendship Hall. 1:00-1:45 pm Bocce Ball with Car la in the Theater. 1:30 -2:30 pm Bookmobile at Door 5. 1:30 pm Needleworkers in the Creative Arts Studio. 2:00 pm Science Wednesday: “Science and Religion” in Friendship Hall. 2:15 pm Rosary Service in the VCC Activity Room. 3:30 pm Worship Choir Rehearsal in Friendship Hall. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room. 6:30 pm Angel Tree Wrapping Party in Friendship Hall.


Thursday, December 12th

Friday, December 13th

8:00 am Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

9:00 am 9:30 am Water Fitness in the Swimming Pool. Tai Chi Class with Violet in Friendship Hall. 10:30 am Catholic Mass in the VCC 2-4:00 pm Activity Room. Penny Poker in the Gr een Room.

9:00 am & 10:15 am Group Exercise in Fr iendship Hall.

10:30 am 10:00 am Edible Gift Making: Cocoa Cones & Yoga Stretch in Fr iendship Hall. Candy Trees in the Cr eative Ar ts 11:00 am Studio. Live Floral Arrangement Demo (Snowman) with Lorene Rowland 10:15 am in the Creative Arts Studio. Village Chimers Rehearsal in the Theater. 1-3:00 pm Wii Wellness in the Theater . 11:30 am David Venn at the Piano 1:30 pm in the Fireside Lounge. Painting and Drawing Class: Lear n drawing skills or bring in personal 1:00 pm projects in the Creative Arts Studio. Quilting Group in the Creative Arts Studio. 7:00 pm The 8th Notes Christmas Concert 1:15 pm in the Theater. Men’s Bible Study in the Tulip Lounge. 1:30 pm Blood Pressure Clinic in the Health at Home Office, Apt 357. 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise Class in Friendship Hall.

Saturday, December 14th

6:00 pm Bingo in Fr iendship Hall.

Note: The Chesterfield’s hours will be 11-4 pm today due to an off-site Employee Party.

5:00 pm Olive Leaf Bistro Dinner: “Dinner with Mrs. Claus.” 6:15 pm Play Bridge in Fr iendship Hall (sign up in Library Lounge).

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Sunday, December 15th

Monday, December 16th Tuesday, December 17th Wednesday, December 18th

9:45 am Catholic Communion Service in the Tulip Lounge, by Apt 233.

9:00 am Resident & Employee Holiday Coffee Hour in the Chesterfield.

10:00 am Worship Choir Warm Up in Friendship Hall.

11:15 am Water Fitness Class in the Swimming Pool.

10:45 am Worship Service in the Theater & on Ch. 3.

11:15-12:15 pm Village Chimers Rehearsal in the Theater.

1:00 pm Game Day in Friendship Hall. 2:00 pm Ch. 3 Movie: The Christmas Shoes, starring Rob Lowe. 1 hr & 34 mins. 2:00 pm Play Scrabble in Friendship Hall. 3-4:00 pm Computer Class: Help with Email, Word, Excel, & Wordpad in the Business Center. 4-5:00 pm Computer Class: General Computer Questions in the Business Center. 5:30 pm Around The Table with inspirational readings by FVC resident, Dorie Reed, in Friendship Hall. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room. 18

8:00 am Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

9:30 am-11 am Floral Group Silk Sessions in the Creative Arts Studio.

9:00 am & 10:15 am Group Exercise in Friendship Hall.

10:30 am The Junior League Larks will perform in the Theater

1:00 pm Play Billiards Pool in the Pool Room, near Apt. 215.

10:30 am Women’s Bible Study with Marj in the Gr een Room.

1:30-3:00 pm 1-3:00 pm Health at Home Hosts Ballroom & Latin FVC Resident Holiday Dancing in the Theater . Celebration in the Theater. 1:00 pm Biography Group with 6:15 pm Josh in the Green Room. Sing-A-Long w/ FVC resident, Owen Reinert, in the Fireside Lounge. 2:15 pm Women’s Bible Study in the Tulip Lounge. 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise Class in Fr iendship Hall.

10:30 am Yoga Stretch in Fr iendship Hall. 11:15 am Relaxation in Fr iendship Hall. 1:00-1:45 pm Yolf (Yard Golf) in the Theater . 1:30 -2:30 pm Bookmobile at Door 5. 1:30 pm Needleworkers in the Cr eative Arts Studio. 2:00 pm Science Wednesday in Friendship Hall. 2:15 pm Rosary Service in the VCC Activity Room.

5:00 pm December Birthday Dinner in the Bistro. RSVP to ext. 779 by 12/13. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in Gr een Room. 6:30 pm Village Chimers Christmas Concert followed by Carol Sing in the Theater and on Channel 3.


Thursday, December 19th

Friday, December 20th

Saturday, December 21st

8:00 am Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

9:00 am Hearing Aid Clinic. Sign up by 12/18 in the Woodard Library and testing in the Board Room.

9:30 am Tai Chi Class with Violet in Friendship Hall.

9:00 am & 10:15 am Group Exercise in Fr iendship Hall.

9:00 am Water Fitness Class in Swimming Pool.

10:00 am Edible Gift Making: Cocoa Cones & Candy Trees in the Cr eative Ar ts Studio.

9:00-10:15 am iPad Basic in the Gr een Room. Sign up by contacting Jenifer @ ext. 154.

11:30 am David Venn in the Fir eside Lounge.

10:30-11:45 am iPad Advanced in the Gr een Room. Sign up by contacting Jenifer @ ext. 154.

1:00 pm Quilting in the Cr eative Ar ts Studio.

10:30 am Yoga Stretch in Fr iendship Hall.

11:00 am Continuing Education with Marlene Bake. “2013 Christmas Program” in Friendship Hall.

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

1:15 pm 1-3:00 pm Men’s Bible Study in the Tulip Lounge. Wii Wellness in Theater . 1:30 pm Blood Pressure Clinic in the Health at Home Office, Apt 357. 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise Class in Friendship Hall. 5:00 pm Olive Leaf Bistro Dinner: “Candy Cane Christmas.” 6:15 pm Play Bridge in Fr iendship Hall.

1:30 pm Coffee Hour Center Pieces in the Creative Arts Studio. 2:00 pm GriefShare Video: Surviving the Holidays with Chaplain Jake Bennett in Friendship Hall. 5:00 pm Olive Leaf Bistro Dinner: “Candy Cane Christmas.” 7:00 pm “Tall Berta” featuring Roberta Mueller presents “The Greatest Songs of the Greatest Generation” in the Theater.

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Sunday, December 22nd

Monday, December 23rd

Tuesday, December 24th Wednesday, December 25th

9:45 am Catholic Communion Service in the Tulip Lounge, by Apt 233.

9:30-11:00 am Friendly Mug Coffee Hour Presents “Teen Cabaret Showcase” in the Theater.

8:00 am Cancelled: Walking Club.

10:45 am Worship Service in the Theater & on Ch. 3.

11:15 am Water Fitness Class in the Swimming Pool.

1:00 pm Game Day in Friendship Hall.

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

2:00 pm Ch. 3 Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life, star r ing Jimmy Stewart. 2 hrs & 12 2:15 pm mins. Women’s Bible Study in the Tulip Lounge. 3-4:00 pm Computer Class: Computer Basics for the 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise New Windows 7 with Class in Fr iendship Hall. Mike in the Business Center. 4-5:00 pm Computer Class: General Computer Questions with Mike in the Business Center. 5:30 pm V.I.P. Christmas Party in Friendship Hall. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room.

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9:00 am & 10:15 am Cancelled: Group Exercise. 1:00 pm Play Billiards Pool in the Pool Room, near Apt. 215.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! 9:30 am Christmas Worship Service in the VCC Activity Room. 10:45 am Christmas Worship Service in Friendship Hall.

11:00 am Catholic Christmas Mass in the VCC Activity Room.

6:15 pm Cancelled: Sing-A-Long. 11:00 am—4:00 pm Christmas Day Brunch in the Chesterfield.

Cancelled: Floral Group Women’s Bible Study Yoga Stretch Relaxation Class Bocce Ball Needleworkers Bookmobile Science Wednesday Rosary Service Bible Study 6:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room.


Thursday, December 26th

Friday, December 27th

Saturday, December 28th

8:00 am Cancelled: Walking Club .

9:00 am Cancelled: Water Fitness.

9:30 am Tai Chi Class with Violet in Friendship Hall.

9:00 am & 10:15 am Cancelled: Group Exercise. 11:30 am David Venn in the Fir eside Lounge. 1:00 pm Quilting in the Cr eative Ar ts Studio. 1:15 pm Cancelled: Men’s Bible Study. 1:30 pm Blood Pressure Clinic in the Health at Home Office, Apt 357. 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise Class in Friendship Hall.

10:30 am Yoga Stretch in Fr iendship Hall. 11:15 am Episcopal Worship in the Tulip Lounge.

2-4:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room. 6:00 pm Bingo in Fr iendship Hall.

1-3:00 pm Wii Wellness in the Theater . 1:30 pm Painting and Drawing Class: Lear n drawing skills or bring in personal projects in the Creative Arts Studio. 7:00 pm Hamre Family Strings in the Theater . This family affair will include Broadway, Classical, & Celtic Songs.

6:15 pm Cancelled: Bridge.

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Sunday, December 29th

Monday, December 30th

Tuesday, December 31st

9:45 am Catholic Communion Service in the Tulip Lounge, by Apt 233.

9:30-11:00 am Friendly Mug Coffee Hour. “Bingo” in the Theater.

8:00 am Walking Club meets in Friendship Hall.

11:15 am Cancelled: Water Fitness.

9:00 am & 10:15 am Group Exercise in Friendship Hall.

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: A Christmas Story (1983). 1 hr & 38 mins. 2:00 pm Play Scrabble in Friendship Hall. 3-4:00 pm Computer Class: Help with online searches using Google, Bing, and Ixquick with Mike in the Business Center. 4-5:00 pm Computer Class: General Computer Questions with Mike in the Business Center. 5:30 pm No “Around the Table” tonight. 6:00 pm Penny Poker in the Green Room.

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1-3:00 pm Ballroom & Latin Dancing in the Theater .

1:00 pm Biography Group with Josh in the Green Room. 2:15 pm Women’s Bible Study in the Tulip Lounge. 2:15 pm Low Impact Exercise Class in Friendship Hall.

1:00 pm Play Billiards Pool in the Pool Room, near Apt. 215. 6:15 pm Cancelled: Sing-A-Long. 8:00 pm New Year’s Eve Party in the Theater . RSVP by 12/20 to Cindy Catlett at ext. 158.


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.

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

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 appointment 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 (except Holidays) 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.

Hearing Aid Clinic-Hear USA: Available on Friday, December 20th, sign up in the Woodard Library by 12/18. Testing in the Board Room. Questions? Call Hear USA at 314-514-7800.

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December VCC News Provided by Village

Care Center Activity Coordinator, Kim Parks

December 2nd Resident Council at 2:15 pm. All Village Care Center residents are encouraged to come and share any thoughts, questions, and concerns. Hope to see you there! December 3rd Deck the Halls at 1:30 pm. Enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas Carols while decorating the Care Center! December 6th Ballet for Seniors at 10:30 am. Come learn ballet techniques while using your wheelchair, walker, or nothing at all! December 7th Rising Generation Youth Choir will perform at 11:00 am in the Grand/Broadway Lounge. You don’t want to miss these talented teens!! December 9th December Birthday Celebration! Come party with Anita Marie at 2:15 pm. December 8th Tenth Life Kitten Visit at 2:00 pm.

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December 10th Spa Day from 10:30 am. until 3:30 pm. Manicures, massages, make-up and more!!!

December 23rd Village Carolers at 2:15 pm. Come sing along to your favorite Christmas Songs.

December 10th VCC Holiday Ball in the Chesterfield. Doors open at 4:30 pm.

December 24th ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at 2:15 p.m. Come hear the classic tale while testing out the milk and cookies we’ll leave out for Santa!

December 12th VCC Outing to Santa’s Magical Kingdom at 5:00 pm.

December 25th Christmas Worship Service at 9:30am.

December 12th Pet Visit with Harpo and Margo at 6:30 pm.

December 25th Christmas Mass at 11:00 am in the VCC Activity Room

December 13th Ornament Making at 2:15 pm.

December 28th Sing-a-long with John Ciesek at 2:15 pm.

December 14th Enjoy the musical stylings of Chad Evans at 2:15 pm. December 16th Piano Time with Dorie Reed at 2:15 pm. December 17th Entertainer Wayne Kean at 2:15 pm. December 18th The Junior League Larks will perform in the Theater at 10:30 am.

December 30th Ring in the New Year with Sandy Ungar’s Jazz Band at 2:15 pm. *Rosary takes place Wednesday at 2:15 pm. *Coffee Chat takes place every Wednesday at 3:15 pm. **with the exception of Christmas Day**


by FVC Chaplain, Jake Bennett “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!” Psalm 98:4 It is hard to believe that we have already reached December! While our year has gone by quickly I hope that you have enjoyed this brief survey of the history of hymnody. Throughout the year we have seen how God has used great sorrow, suffering and even conflict to produce some amazing, hopeful hymns of praise. While there are many more hymn authors that we could spend great length studying there is one that we absolutely should not miss; English hymn writer Isaac Watts. During the course of his life Watts wrote over 750 hymns and is considered the “Father of English hymnody”. He was born in 1674 to a Nonconformist home in Southampton, England. A Nonconformist home was a family that refused to conform to the official state religion of the Church of England for theological reasons. Watts’ father was so passionate about his faith that he was imprisoned twice. This strong conviction undoubtedly affected Watts’ own faith in the Lord and was likely instrumental in his study of theology later in life. From a young age Watts displayed a keen wit and strong affinity for rhymes. As a child he apparently annoyed his parents with his constant rhyming and replied to one of his father’s threats with: “O father, father, pity take, And I will no more verses make.” It makes you wonder how his father responded to that!

As a young man Watts was theologically trained and was ordained as a pastor. His work eventually gave him the opportunity to train pastors for ministry. Around this time he fell in love with the Psalms. Watts believed that the Psalms were beautiful in the original Hebrew but felt that they should be sung in modern English translations. This is where much of the inspiration came for writing his hymns. Watts sought to reflect a clear picture of the theological truth behind the Psalms, updating them with theology from the New Testament and placing them within the forms and structure of English poetry. The amazing results were hymns of rich theological truth and beautiful, profound statements. While there are many good examples of this (“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”, “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed”, “From All That Dwell Below the Skies” “Jesus Shall Reign”, “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”) there is one hymn that stands out in this particular season: “Joy to the World”. “Joy to the World” was based upon Psalm 98. In it we are encouraged to invite all creation to the worship and praise of the living God. While it is not contextually a Christmas hymn, we tend to assign it in the Advent season because the opening verse celebrates the arrival of Jesus, the Messianic King. Yet this hymn stretches beyond the themes of Christmas to encourage us to proclaim and rest in the Mission of God which is the primary reason why Jesus came into the world: to

save and forgive us from our sins and reversing the destruction of death. In “Joy to the World” Watts declares the biblical truth that Jesus comes to make His blessings flow – far as the curse is found. Where is the curse found, we may wonder? The curse is found in every single human heart and life. Jesus comes into the world to redeem us from our sins and save us from complete separation from God – the ultimate form of death. This is ultimately what we celebrate at Christmas; the fulfillment of God’s promise to bring us a Savior. His birth marks the beginning of the end as His atoning sacrifice and resurrection would be the means of saving us from our sins as He dies the death we deserved to die. That is the true Joy in the World. May God bless you and your families this Season with His love and true joy.

Alan Bixler Genevieve Dierberg Bea Higgins Richard Sabath June Tesson

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Dick & Martha Stuber Villa 13

Sue Hinton Apt. 320

Articles written by FVC resident, Esther Phillips Heights and no longer drives so she Ina neglected at Children’s Hospital. Blackwell came here for the transportation FVC Travels have taken her many places moved into offers. and she said she was lucky to be able Apartment Welcome to your new home, Ina, to travel. Sue attends Parkway 124 on and enjoy many years here! th United Church of Christ and after she May 24 . had a fall and broke her hip she began She said Sue Hinton searching and found the Life Care that her joined us when Services Friendship Village offers, at girlfriend’s she moved into the behest of her son. daughter Apartment 320 worked on June 11th. Welcome to FVC, Sue! as a She is a native coordinator and she said to St. Louisan, What an “check out Friendship Village born and raised energetic and I’m glad to be here.” in the Central and friendly West End. She couple! Born in St. Louis, Ina grew up went to Martha and living in the city and St. Louis Community Dick Stuber county. She went to Fremont Grade School, graduated from John moved into Grade School and graduated from Burroughs High School and earned a Villa 13 on Normandy High School. Her first Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a June 10th. job was with Edison Brothers, a Masters in Social Work. Martha’s shoe company where she got all of mother her shoes at discount prices. Her fondest memory? “I think the made her years I was a public health nurse are home here “My family sat behind his in my fondest memories because I and Dick has an aunt living in the church (Central Seventh-Day admired those people so much,” she Care Center. Adventist) every Sabbath and said. that’s how we met,” Ina told me of Martha was born and raised in her husband. When Ina and Ralph Sue’s children are Michael, who Columbia, Missouri, where she were first married in 1949 they makes his home in Boston, MA; attended the University of Missouri lived in a small apartment in Caroline, who lives in Clayton, and from a very early age. Martha Wellston, then moved to live near Dave who makes his home in attended kindergarten, grade school, Forest Park. Ralph then was Washington, Missouri. When they and high school at the University. Her drafted and they went to live in were growing up the family’s home childhood ambition was “to be the San Antonio, Texas. Ina tells me was in Kirkwood. She has five grandfirst female major league baseball her biggest challenge was raising children: Cristy, Alexandria, Missy, player.” Her first job? At 14 years of her four sons. Bob and P.J. She also has six greatage she painted several rooms in a grandchildren. neighbor’s house. Four sons! The oldest, Dennis, passed away two years ago. SecSue’s first job was as an assistant Though born in Omaha, Nebraska ond son, Steven, lives in Seattle; nurse at the Community Grade School where Dick’s grandparents lived, he Brian makes his home in Gohener, she attended as a child. She worked was raised in Cape Girardeau, Nebraska, and Mark lives in for Children’s Services for which she Missouri. He went to Franklin Grade Cartersville, Georgia. Ina has nine said: “I found out people I was visiting School and moved to Iowa when he grandchildren and six great grand- had more social problems than was 14. He graduated from Ames children. physical problems. I worked in the High School in Ames, Iowa. His faslums of St. Louis.” Sue also worked ther was Iowa State’s football coach As a hobby Ina enjoys crocheting at the Salvation Army Hope Center and Dick attended Iowa State for his afghans and she likes to play the (now closed) for Abused and first two years of college. He then game chicken foot. She moved Neglected children and worked as a co transferred to the University of Mishere from her home in Maryland -coordinator for the abused and


souri, where he played football for Coach Don Faurot and earned an Electrical Engineering degree. He was in R.O.T.C. for two years and then earned his Masters at Saint Louis University. He worked for Emerson Electric for ten years and more than 30 years for McDonnell Aircraft. The Stubers met at Mizzou’s library where Dick was two years ahead of Martha in school. They married in 1957 and lived in New Jersey for six months and then in Germany for a year and a half. Then back to St. Louis and on to Fort Worth, Texas; then Michigan and eventually settled in Creve Coeur. “He’s a wonderful husband and father,” Martha tells me. They have two daughters, Rebecca (Don) Klingler and Helen (Rich) Petrofsky and five grandchildren. All members of the Stuber family live in the St. Louis area with the exception of one grand-daughter in Dallas and another in Los Angeles. “We’re big tent campers,” they said. “We especially liked rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon (280 miles) and camping in Rocky Mountain National Park.” They’ve made two trips to Alaska, where they went back-packing. Martha enjoys gardening. Once, Creve Coeur was searching for the “Best Garden.” Though she did not want to enter the competition, a friend entered Martha’s garden on her behalf. Martha won First place! May Friendship Village offer you many good years, Martha and Dick!

Marcia O’Brien

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