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Resident Profiles by Marianne Torres

ROCKWOOD LANE

Meet Rose Bennett

(509) 838-3200 221 East Rockwood Blvd, Spokane Washington

That vibrant, busy woman you’ve seen here at Rockwood Lane since December last year is Rose Bennett, formerly from Wasco, California. She has been in Spokane since 1995, on South Hill, but when she was ready to get off the Lawn Care/Snow Shoveling/Home Maintenance circuit, she took seriously her friend Myrl Longshore’s (yes, our own Myrl Longshore) recommendation of Rockwood Lane. After Myrl facilitated her viewing of several condos here, she made the move, and is very glad she did. Rose was raised on a dairy farm outside Wasco, California, with her 8 brothers and sisters. Her parents had come to the U.S. separately as young people, from Switzerland, where they had known each other in school. Rose’s mother actually came here to marry someone else, but she met up with Rose’s dad, and the rest is history. She loved living on the farm, but when she graduated high school, she attended and graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in San Francisco. She married her husband, Howard, a pharmacist in Wasco, in 1955. Howard was, Rose said, the “most loving, kindest man you could meet”, and was “the town catch”. After they married, Rose devoted her life to raising their four children: John, a doctor who practices in Iowa; Mary, a nurse who lives in Spokane; James, who works in Spokane in food service for Mariott; and Michael who lived in Canada. She lost Michael as she was selling her house in Spokane. She and Howard were married for 24 years before he died in 1979 – far too short a time, Rose said. They enjoyed raising their children, spent time at the beach and travelled as a family. She was only 44 when Howard died and she still had two children at home, so she went to work at the hospital in Wasco. Eventually, she moved to Spokane where her daughter Mary was living, and bought a home on South Hill. She lived there until she reached that point of not wanting house responsibilities any more, and about that time her friend Meryl, with whom she participated in the choir at St. Augustine’s, told her there was a condo available at Rockwood Lane, and here she is! Rose still has two brothers and a sister, and has traveled with one brother and sister-in-law 4 times to Jerusalem (and once solo) and to Rome three times. All of these trips were more like religious retreats than vacation and she enjoyed them all, including her time in the Old City section of Jerusalem and her time in Rome, particularly at the Vatican. Music is important to Rose, particularly the piano, which she has played since the 2nd grade (she also played her church organ when she was 12!). One of the things that keeps this lively woman busy is her involvement with Project Joy, sponsored by Spokane County Parks and Recreation. Project Joy, a long lived group with an office in the Southside Senior Center, is composed of seniors who entertain at care facilities, churches, and more. She sings, but primarily plays piano for them. Rose spoke of how glad she is to have moved here, with wonderful people and many role models of older folks still very active and engaged. She’s doing Singalong and Bridge here, and is also enjoying the peace of mind that comes from being released from the responsibility of home ownership! She’ll be around more in the next months as Project Joy goes on hiatus during the summer, so more of us will have an opportunity to visit with her. Welcome to Rockwood Lane, Rose!

happy birthday to you! Party on Wednesday, May 23rd 2:00 pm Lounge Area “Over Easy”

Barbara Clinton 05/04 Rose Bennett 05/05 Roger Ryan 05/05 Jane McLeod 05/08 Ron Mensch 05/18 Ann Vargas 05/20 Sula Potter 05/23 Marilyn Norgard 05/25 Mikel Stevenson 05/30

M ay 2 0 1 8 i s s u e

REMEMBER MOTHER’S DAY IS MAY 13TH CELEBRATING

BEST MOMS

EVERY WHERE!

has been enriched d resourceful. My life an l tfu gh ou th , ve ati memories of her ock) was cre . I have numerous fond ily fam r My mother (Luella Wilc ou in ily da its using these tra ther. because of my mother t feelings. I love my mo an as ple t ou ab ing br h to using her magical touc but for the memories include: Some fond memories joyed our birthdays, not so much for the presents in constructing s en participate My siblings and I alway ds. She always let us en fri r ou d an us r fo ts for a circus theme to my mother would create rs for neighborhood pe lla co special g kin ma m fro ything our own design. One of ata Piñ a g kin the decorations. Ever ma to one summer rtain for a fishing game was when I came home t en decorating a shower cu tal ve ati cre r he keover for for me using d totally designed a ma ha e sh ; rk surprise my mother did Pa ne to ws d on a e just outside Yello ideas my mother create e us to ed cit ex from working at a Lodg ds ien lish and had my girlfr my bedroom! It was sty droom. plement in their own be im to et dg y of giving bu ing str oe sh gulations imposed toda re d an les ru e th all ats for mini hen there weren’t the kitchen baking tre in us ve ha During the holidays (w uld wo er , paper o serve us) my moth , bread man, milkman an ilm ma e th r fo ) te away treats to those wh ra co e neighborhood. brother and I got to de achers and those in th te r ou goodie boxes (boxes my n), me re we ey “Bom Bom p, back then th e wasn’t looking were sh en wh g boy, garbage man (ye tin ea d an ed dipping in icing My favorite treat I enjoy my family…. ould make a batch for and I feel strongly Cookies.” Maybe I sh ssity for most families ce ne a s wa ss lne fu ce re unique but ing up resour y budget was tight we er oc gr e Back when I was grow th en wh als .); our this area. Our me en I need comfort food wh s ion on th my mother was tops in wi up so couple self a bread and milk ng his own business a rti sta s wa r he fat tasty (I still prepare my my en nces in our own r looked like such; wh having camping experie up ‘hand-me-downs’ neve d de en we so id ighborhood l didn’t get pa t plays using all the ne ec dir uld of times the electric bil wo er th mo fire and all; and my backyard with a camp watch. ent for the parents to kids for free entertainm

— Linda Barney


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CELEBRATING WOMEN

FRIDAY

THURSDAY

MAY

Scripture Study and Prayer 2:00 pm Group

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Family Room

MONDAY

MAY

4 2:00 pm Family Room

MAY

Sites of Italy Presented by Roger & Joan’s Son

THURSDAY

COMING UP THIS

summer • Salish School Performance

and Fund Raiser • Outing to Wallace and

the Sierra Silver Mine • Rockford Lunch Outing and

Drive through the Palouse • Lake Cruise either

in CDA or Sandpoint

this month’s outings

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Sharing of Books 4:00 am Read Honoring Family Room Women

2:00 am Family Room No cost

CELEBRATING WOMEN

Kay Lester presentation: “May Arkwright Huttonfrom Poverty to Wealth & Influence” 11:30 AM Light Tea Service After Program Lounge and

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Family Room

MAY

Victoria and Abdul Movie

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2:00 am Family Room

MAY

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Textile Arts Resident Showcase

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4:30 pm Lounge Area

GROCERY OUTINGS TUESDAY, MAY 1ST, 11:30 AM

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

MAY

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Lounge Area and Upper area

6:30 pm Community Room

Create a Succulent Garden

MAY

FRIDAY

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Pie & Poker Night

WEDNESDAY Celebrating Women MAY

THURSDAY, MAY 3RD, 10:30 AM

TUESDAY, MAY 8TH, 11:30 AM- ERRANDS

THURSDAY, MAY 10TH, 10:30 AM New move-ins are encouraged to attend! Snacks Provided!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16TH, 10:30 AM

TUESDAY, MAY 22ND, 11:30 AM

THURSDAY

THURSDAY

MAY

MAY

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Scripture Study and Prayer 2:00 pm Family Room Group

2:00 pm Craft/Community Room

COLOR AND CHAT GROUP OFFICE

for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 02nd 11:00 am Nordstrom for Facials/Makeovers Outing Monday, May 14th 8:30 am R.O.M.E.O. Breakfast Outing Friday, May 11th 1:00 pm Shopping Outing to Spokane Value Village Classy Rack & The Arc Saturday, May 19th 10:30 am Ritter’s Garden & Gift Center Outing Monday, May 28th 8:30 am Breakfast Outing “Yards Bruncheon ” Friday, May 25th 10:30 am Mirabeau Park Walking Outing Wednesday, May 30th 10:30 am Lunch Outing to “Beverly”

THURSDAY, MAY 24TH, 10:30 AM

TUESDAY, MAY 29TH, 11:30 AM -ERRANDS

THURSDAY, MAY 31ST, 10:30 AM

To sign up or for more information, call Linda 838-3200, ext. 205 WATCH THE BULLETIN BOARD FOR EVENT UPDATES.

Rockwood Lane Newsletter - May 2018  
Rockwood Lane Newsletter - May 2018  
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