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Glenridge Eagles’ Vision Takes Giant Step Toward Completion by Joyce Morrison

ous other communities are competing for those same expansion investors but the Glenridge plan was ready to go, the buildings and grounds were in showplace order and our management company, administrators, board and Ambassadors were ready and able to play host and answer any and all questions. The timing was perfect, he modestly admitted. Result: $64 million in a The Funding Process fixed interest bond and $54 The large number of million with a variable rate. visitors exploring the GlenThe $54 million will conridge campus over the past tinue to be held by Lloyd’s weeks heralded good news Bank of Scotland, the buyer for the expansion of the of the Bank of Scotland Health Center as represenwhich held Glenridge’s tatives of numerous funding original debt. Four major organizations came, and investment groups will each liked what they saw. hold $10 million or more Glenridge bonds, which (L-R): Praxeis President Jim Cater, CEO Charley Tirrell and in shares, while several will also finance the $6.4 Board Chairman Steve Stottlemyer break ground on the smaller groups hold more million addition to the Carroll Center expansion project. limited shares. Closing took Health Center, were sold place May 25. “The speed Friday, May 6. The sale was with which this was accomplished speaks well for The completed in one day, after four weeks of concerted Glenridge,” Tirrell said, adding that the 2006 bond effort, presentations and tours of the Glenridge faciliGlenridge originally held will now be retired. ties given by the Board, administrators and members The ceremonial groundbreaking took place with appropriate fanfare, as Glenridge directors, officers, members and staff symbolically began construction on the final phase of the Glenridge campus. The Carroll Center expansion will bring to fruition the architectural plans developed as a result of the vision of the original group of Glenridge investors known as the “Eagles.”

for a number of funding organizations. Those organizations carefully explored what The Glenridge has to offer and how it compares to similar institutions, CEO Charley Tirrell said. He pointed out that numer-

Construction Begins A traditional groundbreaking ceremony was held May 20 – “Shovels in the ground and all that,” the Please turn to page 6


Charley’s Corner by Charley Tirrell, CEO

A funny thing happened on the way to the bond sale: They sold in one day! This is the first column since we began construction on the Carroll Center expansion. This long-awaited event is finally upon us. The Weitz Corporation will be utilized as our General Contractor. They will maintain overall supervision of the project. Mr. Mark Crouch will oversee the project as our Project Supervisor. Mark is an employee of Praxeis and has been with us for a number of years throughout the planning stages. Added to this mix will also be our Director of Environmental Services, Ron Byers. Undoubtedly, there will be some inconveniences throughout this process. We will work hard to minimize any inconvenience to our members. Please rest assured that even as we move forward with this project, we are much aware and focused on our pledge to you, our members, that there are other priorities that must also be continually at our forefront. Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us. Our financials for April continue to be very good. The revenue was

slightly higher than budget. On the expense side, April was also under budget. I want to elaborate that these are operational efficiencies. We are not reducing our staffing or reducing our level of services to you. In fact, the largest year-to-date savings come from decreases in our utilities usage. Lastly, summer is upon us. Many of you may be taking an extended vacation to visit other friends and family out of the area. Please

Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .George Measer Estelle Barrett Cynthia Cudworth Jean Minneman

Ken Bonwit Jane Goehrig Joyce Morrison

Anne Calvert Jan Linehan

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Best regards, Charley

The beautiful new wood and granite Will Call station for the Glenridge Performing Arts Center was made possible through a generous donation from Jenny and Woody Wood, shown with GPAC Performance Coordinator Deborah Kerr. Shirley Gilbert also contributed significantly to the finishing details. The new booth’s design is both elegant and functional, serving as an appropriate welcome area for theater events.

The Piper Member Editorial Board Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenridge Board of Directors Charley Tirrell, CEO

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prepare your home for hurricane season before you go. Refer to the Hurricane Season 2011 Guide, available from the Concierge or Receptionist. Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and comments to continually assist us in providing ongoing improvements to our wonderful community.

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AROUND THE GLENRIDGE

Jane’s Retirement Leaves Large Need; Help Wanted! by George Measer

It’s about time that the tables are turned on Jane Goehrig and a story is written about her. Jane has been the Piper’s interviewer and writer of our “Welcome New Members” column for over six years. Now Jane wants to retire from that interesting position. We are very sorry to see her depart the staff of the Piper. Jane has written many superb newcomer reports – stories that include all the facts and welcome these folks to our community. Jane was born in Trenton, NJ, and graduated from Prospect Hill School, Trenton High School and Beaver College. She worked briefly for the NJ Highway Department

before her marriage to Jack Goehrig who was in the military at Fort Lewis. Her husband was a PFC at the time of marriage but came out of the Army as a captain. After the war, they lived in Yardley, PA, where their two children grew up, a boy and a girl. Jane has two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Jane and her husband came to Sarasota in 1983 after living several years in Fort Lauderdale. They lived in the Landings and Bent Tree. “I have always enjoyed volunteer work,” Jane related. Here at The Glenridge she is an Ambassador, a volunteer in the Highlands twice a week and a member of the Vespers Committee. Jane is also a tickettaker in the Performing Arts Center.

Her interests reflect her outgoing personality. “I particularly like spectator sports, bridge, parties, animals, people Jane Goehrig and The Glenridge,” she says. With her retirement, Jane has opened the door for someone else to write our Welcome New Members column. Journalism experience is not necessary; just a desire to meet new people. Call George Measer (923-8362) or Rennie Carter in Member Services (552-5327) for more information.

Dear George,

Ode to Jane

The last six years have been a blast! I hoped that they would always last. I was having so much fun Making friends with everyone.

Jane’s retiring! What can we do? Her Piper colleagues cry “Boo Hoo!”

I loved to talk with every move-in, Learning what it takes to groove him, To hear the stories of their lives About their husbands, kids and wives. That job was always a joy and a hooter; I almost conquered that stupid computer! But now I must retire, you see, Because I’ll soon be ninety-three. So I want to let you know today That I’ll retire on the 11th of May. But I’ll still be around to laugh and joke With all you younger jolly folk! Thanks for letting me be part of the Piper. Jane

“Welcome New Members” was always her thing. She did it with flair and style and zing. With her smile and her charm, new members relax So Jane can glean the pertinent facts. She claims she is a technophobe, But she jumped in to learn what she needed to know. Always reliable, never a griper, Her column’s a highlight of every Piper. And though she may be 92, Jane runs circles ‘round me and you. So thank you, Jane for all you’ve done. Now you’ll have more time for fun. Let’s share a few hummers and many a laugh! With love and best wishes, The Piper Staff

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Referral Dollar$ can be Earned by Members “The best sales leads we receive come from our members,” Glenridge Life Planning Director Lisa Snyder declares at nearly every G.A.C. meeting. But she hastens to remind us that members can earn a substantial fee by referring someone who moves into The Glenridge. This is how the Glenridge Referral Program works: A member would complete a Member Referral form and submit it to Life Planning Coordinator

Gail Szczepanski, who checks the Sales Data Base to see if it’s already been entered or if it’s a “new” lead. Glenridge members who refer a prospect that settles in full and moves into The Glenridge will receive a referral fee equal to 1% of the Standard Refund Plan Entrance Fee price for the residence the referral chooses. This referral fee is paid to the member after the entrance fee has been paid in full. It is reflected as a credit on the member’s monthly

statement. These referred friends/acquaintances must not have been in contact with the Life Planning Consultants within the previous six-month time frame. “We urge you to bring in your friends/acquaintances for lunch and a tour. And if they become members, you can earn a substantial referral fee,” Snyder stressed. “It’s definitely a win-win situation!”

Glenridge Honored at “Best of Sarasota” Party by Cynthia Cudworth

by Ben , Lisa, Brigitte McCormack, Deborah Kerr, The Glenridge was honored by Sarasota Magazine Linda Bishop and Rick McClain. A dance floor was as the WINNER in the Best Retirement Community placed on the ground and dancers/actors Kelleen category at the “Best Of 2011” party held at Selby Purdin and Michael Morris from The Players Theater Gardens on April 26. Sarasota Magazine subscribers danced and invited and on-line friends folks up to dance to voted The Glenridge music supplied by the “Best Retirement a portable stereo. In Community” for the return the participating second consecutive guests received year. Yes, we’ve done a complimentary it again, after having voucher for an event earned the same at our theater. To distinction in 2010! enhance the dance The cocktail party floor, Plant Parents at Selby Gardens had placed beautiful plants an elegant tropical around the floor to give theme featuring casual it “pop.” attire, tropical elegance To honor the with “bites” from the winners, Sarasota best area restaurants, Magazine presented tropical refreshments (L-R): Lisa Snyder, dancer Kelleen Purdin, Deborah Kerr and Brigitte them with a plaque and reggae music. McCormack at Selby Gardens. and encouraged all to There were 38 finalists and each winner was asked to showcase a part explain their businesses. We won this award without soliciting votes. When of their business that they felt would be of interest to you see the staff involved, please give a “high 5” or the 500 party guests. Lisa Snyder, Kat Mathews and a big hug! This is indeed an honor and we should be Ben Turoff chose to showcase our 260-seat theater, a proud. Thanks to all who made this award possible. unique feature in the Sarasota community. The Glenridge was well represented at the event 4

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Family Nights to be Held in June by Karen Radcliffe, Activities Manager

Summer fun is just around the corner and we look forward to all the festivities that the summer months will bring to the Health Center. Here are some highlights: We will hold our popular Family Nights in June. At the moment we are looking at a possible murder mystery dinner theme. The Carroll Center Resident Council will sponsor a Summer Kick-Off social the week of June 20. These socials are designed to bring together the members/residents in the Carroll Center and let them know about their opportunities with Resident Council. In July we are looking at several patriotic festivities throughout the month. August will

bring our annual luau, so it is time to get out your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts. We continue with our program variety throughout the month, offering musical, intergenerational, artistic, mind-stimulating, physical and social activities. Some recent favorites are: the Highlands Book Club, which meets monthly for discussion; Picture Art 101, a Monday morning art session offering a chance for creative expression; weekly Sing-Alongs, providing an opportunity to reminisce and socialize; and Trivia, where the competition can get fierce, but it is all for fun. Enjoy your summer!

Girl Scouts Earn Badges and Make New Friends by Anne Calvert

One Saturday a month is very special at the Carroll Center when Girl Scout Troop 273 comes to visit. The troop is composed of third and fourth graders who are working on a badge, “Getting to Know You.” Initially the Scouts were rather shy. Now they are quick to raise their hands to offer suggestions and other ways to approach a task. They are ready to offer services

to others when a task is difficult. Their smiles and warmth are thoroughly enjoyed by the members who may remember their own experiences as scouts. Their leader, Lana Perez, has been a factor in making this experience so successful. She has great understanding of the girls and has enjoyed watching them succeed in earning their new badges. The Girl Scouts express their joy in being

George Davis makes some new friends on a recent trip to Aruba.

here by creating special cards – some even slip over the door handles of rooms – as well as other art projects to bring with them when they arrive for their afternoon with their special friends. The Health Center staff is thrilled to have the Scouts from Troop 273 helping with its recreation program. “Getting to Know You” has been a joy for our members in the Carroll Center!

Glenridge bartender Slade Crawford prepares for a crowd of revelers on Cinco de Mayo, when entertainer Arun Bhagwat and dance host Joe Glasgow had the joint jumpin’!

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A large crowd (below) enjoyed the groundbreaking festivities on May 20, including former Board Chair Mary Fran Carroll (center, with sunglasses). Photos by Margaret Towner.

(Above, L-R): Members Ken Lucas, Estelle Barrett, Ursula Schiff, Ed Duffy, Harold Cunning and G.A.C. President Bill Cahill take a turn at turning the dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Glenridge Eagles’ Vision… continued from page 1

CEO said with a wide grin – and construction began the following week. “The Grand Opening – and it will be grand – is planned for January, 2012.” Though Glenridge history does not always show perfect adherence to deadlines, Tirrell said “I look forward to changing that part of our history so that this expansion moves ahead quickly, easily and with excellent results.” Two new wings of 14 rooms, each with private showers, will be added to the Carroll Center. The eight patient rooms in the Carroll Center Dining Room hall will be replaced with offices, meeting rooms and storage space. The Carroll Center kitchen will be expanded so the staff there can take over some of the preparation of the special meals required by patients. The main kitchen will continue to provide some services for the Carroll Center. The Highlands will be expanded to 50 to 55 residents, up from the present 49. At present, there are eight double units, some of which may be returned to single apartments as needed. “The Carroll Center expansion builds out of the original plan of The Glenridge as envisioned by its founders,” the CEO said. “These new facilities will give us the ability to make living here more fun. That’s my hope.” 6

A Smidge of Bridge by Jean Minneman

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Glenridge Social Life Enhanced by Social CommiƩee by Joyce Morrison

Committee members gather up all toppings known to They just keep on coming – dances with live music civilized mankind including hot fudge, bananas for and dance hosts, dinner parties for special occasions like Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras, afternoon teas, splits, nuts, candies, strawberries, sprinkles, caramel, marshmallow and more. Oh, yes, there’s ice cream too. ice cream socials, trivia games …. “We go out of our way to check all the calendars and But where do they come FROM? schedules to make sure that we That question is answered at don’t conflict with any other The Glenridge with two little activities,” Bunny says, “so words: Social Committee. The sometimes we have to shift our Social Committee – a group dates.” But at least four times a of lively members headed by year there will be a large party member Bunny Nesbit and in the Mac Room with dinner assisted by staff liaison Rennie and dancing to live music. A Carter – never stops thinking of dance floor is put down in the FUN and works tirelessly, often room to improve the surface months ahead, to be sure fun is for dancing. always available here. Dances and lively trivia If there is a special day in games with prizes are also held the month, the committee monthly in the Thistle Stop. will try to use that as a theme, Each event is publicized in so that at least every other the Piper and on the in-house year, for example, there is a cable television stations. Fliers Halloween party in October. In are displayed in each building the alternate year there may be Social Committee members work hard so members a harvest party or Oktoberfest. can have fun. (Seated, L-R): Beverly Koach, Vi Ther- closer to the time of the event. oux, Attie Rodriguez, Mary Jane Cooper, Mary Lou Right now the Social “There is always a Holiday Ludwig, chair Bunny Nesbit. (Standing, L-R): Doris Committee is working on A Gala in December,” Bunny says firmly. And there is always Doll, Anne Sbarounis, staff liaison Rennie Carter. Not Night in Paris, scheduled pictured: Bob Ackerman, George Davis, for June 11, featuring a a party for the children of Corky Frensdorf. fabulous French menu created the staff, called “Bagels and by Director of Dining Services Garry Franko and Cookies with Santa,” in December. Executive Chef Tim Pheasant with input from the With the Glenridge clock set three hours comfortably ahead on New Year’s Eve, members have committee. You won’t want to miss this one, Bunny cautions. Daniel Fugazzotto, one of our members’ a traditional countdown to “midnight” while Sarasota favorite entertainers, will be on hand to get everyone is just gathering for its festivities. Father Time knows up on the dance floor. to make The Glenridge an early stop. The first Sunday in August is Ice Cream Social time.

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Welcome New Members by Jane Goehrig

Dr. Irving and Mrs. Trude Bennett

The new residents of Apartment 4208, Dr. Irving and Mrs. Trude Bennett, have wintered in Pelican Cove for over Trude and Irving Bennett 30 years. Trude was born and attended school in Westphalia, Germany. At the age of 14, in August 1938, she and her family immigrated to the United States as refugees from the Nazis. She completed her schooling in Pittsburgh, PA. When the family moved to Philadelphia in 1943, she met Irving who was attending college there. She enjoys both golf and bridge. Irving was born in Connecticut and spent his boyhood in the Adirondacks, near Ticonderoga, NY. He served in the Medical Corps during the war and after his discharge, he practiced optometry in Beaver Falls, PA, for 50 years. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry located in Elkins Park, PA, one of only 20 optometry colleges in the United States. He was active in his home community, serving on the Board of Education, the Recreation Commission, the Library Board and as a member of Kiwanis. He edited the Journal of the American Optometric Association for six years. In 1970 he started four national ophthalmic magazines, some for optometrists, others for ophthalmologists and opticians. Later he started an international ophthalmic conference in New York City that received international acclaim. Those meetings had satellites in both Chicago and California. Currently he is president of the Optometric Historical Society; he is immediate past president of the national charity Optometry Cares – the AOA Foundation. At Pelican Cove he served on the Board of Directors as chair of a number of committees, and editor of the Pelican Cove NEWS. Like his wife, he’s a golfer and bridge player. The Bennetts have been married 65 years. They have a son and a daughter and four granddaughters. Their son is an ophthalmologist in Louisville, KY, and their daughter is an optometrist in Belmont, NE. We welcome the Bennetts to The Glenridge. 10

James and Louise Pippenger

James and Louise Pippenger lived at The Preserve at Misty Creek for 21 years before moving into Apartment 4108 at The Glenridge. Jim and Louise were James and Louise Pippenger both born and reared in Dayton, Ohio. They first met at dancing school when they were in the seventh grade. They will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary on July 5. Jim graduated from Sinclair College in Dayton and served in the army in Japan for two years. After his discharge, he worked for General Motors, mostly in labor relations. He then joined Louise’s family business, a lumber company. He was secretarytreasurer of that company for 33 years. During that time, he was also Township Trustee for eight years and was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. In addition to that, he served on several volunteer boards. Jim and Louise have two children and five grandchildren. Son Alan and his wife, Marsha, are in Dayton, where Alan is the fifth generation president of the family lumber company. Alan and Marsha’s daughter graduated from Denison and Washington University and is working in Ohio; their son graduated from Georgetown and is working in Washington D.C. Daughter Karen is a registered nurse working in Sarasota. Of Karen’s three children, one is a graduate of Florida State, one is a student there and one will be there next year. Louise is a member of PEO and EGA – the Embroidery Guild of America. She does beautiful work, some of which is displayed in her home. She is a long-time golfer and still plays three times a week at Misty Creek. In Sarasota, Jim is a volunteer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Institute for Advanced Medicine and a member of Rotary Club. His hobby is photography. While at Misty Creek, he particularly enjoyed photographing wild life. A warm Glenridge welcome to the Pippengers.

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Welcome New Members continued from page 10

Karl’s main hobbies today are music, reading Congratulations to Karl Ringer and, he says with a twinkle in his eye, Bonnie. We and Bonnie Anderson, who were welcome Karl to The Glenridge, and again we wish married on April 20, 2011. The Karl and Bonnie much happiness. wedding took place on a beautiful afternoon, under the trees, with a Notary Public officiating. Karl became a member of Bonnie and Karl The Glenridge in January of this Ringer year. While he was waiting to from page 6 sell his home before moving into his apartment, he immediately began to take part in Glenridge activities. After enjoying a concert by the Glenridge Singers, NORTH Karl stopped at the bar for a drink. Bonnie, who had sK63 been participating in the concert, came by, and they 1AQ struck up a conversation. She liked his voice and 2A7653 suggested that he join the Singers. It was love at first c763 sight, as they say, and the beginning of a whirlwind WEST EAST courtship. Within three weeks he presented her with s Q J 10 2 sA98754 a beautiful diamond ring. Although the engagement 18653 174 was known by all, it was a surprise when they quietly 2Q9 2KJ4 went off and got married. They are very much in love, cQ92 c J 10 SOUTH and we wish them much happiness. They moved into s— Apartment 1204 on May 2. 1 K J 10 9 2 Bonnie is well known at The Glenridge. She has 2 10 8 2 lived here for six years, and everyone recognizes her cAK854 infectious giggle. Originally from Pittsburgh, she lived in Palmaire before coming to The Glenridge. East has the A of spades. So declarer trumps the Karl was born in Palmerton, PA. He is a graduate first trick. Do NOT lead trumps at this time. Take of Slatington High School and received his BA in the A and K of clubs …and assuming they both history/political science from Muhlenberg College. live, lead a third club, surrendering the trick. Now He was a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps you have the contract. If West leads a trump, draw during the Korean War. He was on a ship going to trumps and cash your now-good clubs. If West Korea when the Korean Armistice was signed in July leads another spade, ruff it and ruff one of your of 1953. After his discharge, he attended law school at good clubs. Cash the diamond A, and ruff a spade Dickinson College for a year and then the Institute of to come to the south hand, then lead the other good Foreign Trade. club and ruff it with dummy’s last trump. Three In 1956 Karl went with the Insurance Company high trumps remain in declarer’s hand. of North America, now Cigna. With that company Total is ten tricks via either seven trump tricks he worked in Philadelphia, London, The Hague and and three minor top tricks, or five trump tricks, the Frankfort. From 1965 to 1985 he was with TPFC as three top minor honors, and two established small a reinsurance broker, and worked in Philadelphia, clubs. The tricks lost, either way, are two diaNew York and San Francisco. In 1985 he retired to monds and the club Q. Brigantine and Smithville, N.J. In Sarasota, Karl lived at the Stony Brook Country Club and the Isles of HAPPY BRIDGE DURING THE SUMMER! Sarasota before coming to The Glenridge. Karl Ringer

A Smidge of Bridge Solution

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When Do We Get to Eat Chocolate? by Anne Calvert

Ken Bonwit

Ken Bonwit is the Unsung Hero for May. Ken is much appreciated for delivering meticulous minutes for both the Glenridge Academy and the GPAC Committee. He also shares his bridge and computer skills with others and regularly visits patients in the Carroll Center. Congratulations, Ken, for this well-deserved honor!

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This question often comes to mind when facing celebrations with luscious desserts and one has spent a lifetime counting calories. Do we splurge and regret it the next time we step on the scales? Or are there truly intelligent ways to join the party or even to eat sensibly and still have a bit of chocolate now and then? Gerry Dratch may have found the answer when he passed along a copy of Nutrition Action Health Letter for May 2011. The leading article is based on the research of Dr. Brian Wansick, the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing at Cornell University where he directs the Food and Brand Lab. Dr. Wansick has been conducting research on how external cues make us overeat. In the article, he broke down the research into several categories: external cues, health halo, exercise, the intelligence trap, what works, and food packaging. Research studies were done on each of these categories to determine facts from our own perceptions. For example, under the question of why do people overeat, 51% said they overate because they were really hungry, 37% said it tasted good, and 12% blamed a bad day! Names of foods were another factor. For example when a restaurant added fancy names, sales jumped 27%. People rated the restaurant better and the chef more competent! Wine was also an interesting study. Test groups tasted the same $3 cabernet. If people thought the wine was from California, they rated the food better. North Dakota

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wine was rejected as well as the restaurant. They didn’t rate the food as being good, left earlier, and didn’t make a reservation to return. You realize it was the same wine…. One thing to remember is that our eyes seem to have a greater influence on how much we eat than the feeling of being full. Some foods actually have a health halo. Think for a minute – Subway or McDonald’s? The halo is on Subway, but that is also a high calorie meal. Add “organic” to your food and one is likely to estimate the calories 15 to 20% lower than the food without that label. The phrase “low fat” also carries a halo effect, but one tends to eat more of it, defeating its purpose. There is always exercise! Big meal – extra walk – no harm done? The exercise person often feels virtuous at having used his calories, so rewards himself by eating more. If we review Dr. Wansick’s research we find that there are things that really do work in keeping us from overeating. We are fortunate in having elegant dining rooms and a staff that works very hard to make our meals beautiful and nutritious. Salt is controlled, sugar-free desserts are on the menu and everything can be served at our direction: smaller or larger, salads substituted for a vegetable or starch, and dishes delivered to us that will serve our needs the following day. And when can we eat chocolate? I find that anytime my conscience is resting and no one is around – works.


Healthy Eating

What Diet Do You Have Ready for Hurricane Season? by Melanie Miszewski, Dietary Manager

The last week of April, storms and tornadoes ravaged the South leaving many dead and more homeless. There were a recordsetting 173 tornadoes reported. The federal government has pledged to help those left helpless in the wake of the storms. So this got me thinking! We Melanie Miszewski have our emergency supplies for the Health Services areas, but are our independent members ready for the upcoming hurricane season? In order to ready yourself for a storm or any other sort of natural disaster, FEMA suggests that you keep at least three days’ supply of water and food per person in your house. As much as a good, home-cooked meal of fresh, seasonal ingredients would be appreciated after a storm, resist the urge to stock your emergency pack with such things. Instead, look to supply your kit with nonperishable goods such as canned foods, cereals and dry mixes. Also, FEMA warns to watch the sodium content of foods. If you are indeed limited to your emergency water supply, you should avoid items that will make you thirsty. And make sure to stock your kit with foods that do not require cooking. Suggested Emergency Food Supply List The top ten long-lasting staples you should have in your emergency food supply: • Pastas and rice • Peanut butter and jelly • Canned fruits and vegetables • Canned meat, fish and poultry • Canned stew • Powdered or canned milk • Canned or dried beans (instant beans – just add water) • Dry cereals • Canned or dried fruits • Canned all-purpose biscuits Here are some additional items that you might also like to have on hand: • Soups (canned or dried) • Pudding mixes (keep in original container)

Viola and Wilson Theroux recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married in Winchendon, MA, where they owned and operated a retail furniture store. Wilson and Vi moved to Sarasota 36 years ago and lived in Coral Cove before moving into The Glenridge. They have a son and daughter living in Peterboro, NH, and a daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter in Charleston, SC. Congratulations, Vi and Wilson! • • • • • • • • •

Crackers (keep tightly covered) Cookies, packaged ( keep tightly covered) Pop Tarts Gelatin, all types (keep in original container) Nuts Instant potatoes Instant breakfast cereal Soft drinks Snack bars

Emergency Water Supply Bottled water stored in a cool, dry place. Minimum needed for drinking is two quarts per day for each person in the family. Don’t forget that pets also will need water. Remember to check your supply and restock any items. Each year mark your calendar to have it done by June 1, which is the first day of hurricane season!

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New Face Brings Experience and Congeniality to Health Center by Anne Calvert

Chequita (Cookie) Salter has arrived, casting a wide smile as she moves about The Carroll Center. After only a few weeks one can sense that she has found a new home as she juggles conversations, supervision and warmth to everyone. As our new Director of Nursing, Cookie has accepted her position with the alacrity that comes from thirty years experience in the nursing field. We have a native Floridian in our midst. Cookie was born in Ocala where she completed her early education. She moved to Tampa to

continue her education, and continues to maintain her residence there in Riverwood. After completing her degree in nursing, Cookie also received an MBA. Her skills were honed as she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Licensed Practical Nurse. Through the years she has worked as a staff educator, MDS (care plan) coordinator, unit manager, supervisor of nursing and director of nursing. She is quick to say that she loves to work here and considers it an opportunity to share her skills. She has even been

through several construction projects for expansion and renovation of nursing facilities and knows that their completion brings great joy to the residents. At the end of the day one will find Cookie visiting her son, her daughter, or a few of her nine grandchildren from time to time. She loves to do crafts of many kinds with paper products – then share them on special occasions. She sounds as though she has found her niche at The Glenridge and we have found a new friend.

Members Benefit from ACE/Academy Partnership by Jackie Pillsbury

NOTE: Winners of this year’s Academy scholarship program will be introduced at the July GAC meeting.

Early in 2004 the Glenridge Academy was just getting started. The purpose of the Academy was to provide life-long learning opportunities for Glenridge members. The Academy was contacted by the Adult and Community Education Center of Sarasota County Schools (ACEC). Their representative, Janet Minton, explained that their purpose was to provide life-long learning. Sound familiar? They had the teachers; we had the students and the space. So a partnership was established. The partnership is a great success. Over the years we have had classes in music appreciation, foreign affairs, photography, dramatic expression, computers, art, and on and on. Glenridge members enjoy class fees significantly lower than the general public’s fees. In appreciation, the Glenridge Academy has made donations to Adult and Community Enrichment of Sarasota County, now known as ACE, and consequently received recognition in the ACE direct mailer that is sent to over 215,000 homes and businesses in the Sarasota area three times per year and on the ACE website. It’s a win-win for ACE and The Glenridge. 14 JUNE/JULY/AUGUST 2011


Lee Bingham is Recipient of First GPAC Arts Award by Jan Linehan

Were they thinking about Lee Bingham and all that she has contributed to the musical scene at the Glenridge? Or reflecting on the appropriateness of establishing a GPAC arts award? Which came first? Or did the thoughts just naturally merge in one of those “of course!” moments of inspiration? Whatever the genesis of the idea, Leola Hoke Bingham – “Lee” to Glenridge folk – is being honored tonight, June 1, as the first recipient of the GPAC Arts Award, organized on behalf of the Glenridge by Kat Mathews, Director of Member Services, and Ben Turoff, Theater Manager. A dinner and a presentation attended by Glenridge Singers and Lee’s friends will mark the occasion.

After Bing’s death, Lee became one of the early residents at the Glenridge – and so a new tale of musical service began. Her first foray was with a men’s choral group in a March 2006 presentation, but Glenridge women felt they too had talents to contribute, and soon the Singers as a community chorus came into being. Not only has the group, under Lee’s direction, given the participants an opportunity to revive longdormant musical skills, it has also fostered a great sense of camaraderie. Beyond simply directing the Singers, however, and planning, leading and accompanying their several-times-yearly GPAC concerts, Lee has spearheaded men’s only musical programs on Veterans Days, Christmas A Musical Education caroling on the grand staircase Lee’s musical skills were esand in the health center, monthly tablished early: At age four she birthday sing-along celebrations started playing the piano under Lee Bingham in the Thistle Stop, and particiher mother’s tutelage and soon pation in memorial services for went on to try other instruments. By high school she former Singers. And she can often be found playing was active in orchestra, played the organ at church, the piano in the Thistle Stop just because she loves to and was in a jazz band. As the years went on, she play. Music, music, music – and extending its pleaobtained an undergraduate degree in education and sures to others – are the hallmarks of her life. a master’s degree in music education, and found her Kat Mathews and Ben Turoff, on behalf of the Glenworking niche teaching in high schools, serving as ridge, anticipate that the awards presentation will be pianist, organist and choir director in churches, and an annual June event. Its objective will be “to recogleading community choral groups. nize people who make a major contribution to the arts A Career of Many Kudos scene at The Glenridge.” Lee’s husband’s naval career in World War II took them to various parts of the country, but she was always able to find an eager employer for her special IN MEMORIAM talents. After his retirement from the Navy and transition to the private sector, opportunities for her to use Ilene Baruch her musical skills, both professionally and as a volunKalo Parmelee teer, continued, until “Bing’s” failing health brought them to Sarasota. Even then she found ways to offer “What a beautiful difference her artistry to her community. Testimonials from the schools and churches that one single life can make.” have benefited from her expertise are evidence of the high regard in which she has always been held. JUNE/JULY/AUGUST 2011

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by Ken Bonwit

GPAC MOVIES

JUNE

Tues., June 7, 8pm: SHINE (1996)

Biography/Drama/Music; PG-13, nudity, sensuality and thematic elements; Run time: 105 min. Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Noah Taylor, John Gielgud and Lynn Redgrave The film is based on the life of Australian pianist David Helfgott (Rush, adult; Taylor, adolescent). It focuses on his retreat into mental illness in his early 20s on the brink of a brilliant career. After years of obscurity David achieves personal and artistic fulfillment with the love of a remarkable woman.

Fri., June 10, 8pm: FATHER GOOSE (1964)

Comedy/Romance; Not rated; Run time: 118 min. Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard During World War II South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine Frenau arrives on the run from the Japanese with her pupils in tow!

Tues., June 14, 8pm: COUNTRY STRONG (2010)

Drama/Music; PG-13 for alcohol abuse and some sexual content; Run time: 117 min. Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester and Jeremy Childs Singer-songwriter Beau (Hedlund) is attracted by emotionally unstable country star Kelly (Paltrow). They begin a tour managed by Kelly’s husband James (McGraw) and featuring beauty queen/singer Chiles (Meester). Romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.

Tues., June 21, 8pm: THE TOWN (2010)

Crime/Drama/Thriller; R for violence, pervasive language, sexuality & drug use; Run time: 117 min. Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Joe Hamm, Jeremy Renner and Blake Lively Doug (Affleck) and his gang in Charlestown rob a bank and briefly hold manager Claire (Hall) hostage. Doug befriends her to determine what she told the FBI; they fall in love. Doug wants to move away with Claire but the gang must do one more heist.

Fri., June 24, 8pm: THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY (1949)

Comedy/Musical; Not rated; Run time: 109 min. Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team. When a serious playwright envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade.

Tues., June 28, 8pm: SUMMERTIME (1955)

Romance/Drama; Not rated; Run time: 99 min. Katherine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin and Mari Aldon Jane (Hepburn), an attractive middle-aged secretary, takes a trip to Venice, Italy, half hoping to find the romance that she never had. She meets Renato (Brazzi) who sweeps her off her feet. But there is more to Renato than meets the eye. JUNE/JULY/AUGUST 2011 16


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