Senior Update 4.22.22

By Roberta Krieger

In my last column I started off by welcoming Spring.  As I'm writing this today, spring has departed and winter has returned.  Hopefully by the time you are reading this, the robins will be plentiful and the daffodils blooming.

On Tuesday, March 22nd, after lunch, we played Bingo.  It was kind of embarrassing for me because I won almost all of the games.  I'm not sure if people refrained from calling out that they had bingo to let me win, because it was my birthday, or I was truly just lucky.  To be perfectly honest, was not lucky with the lottery tickets that people said I should get.  In all fairness, however, I opted to select some prizes from the Dollar Tree (or should I now properly identify it by its new name, $1.25 Tree) as opposed to choosing the designer handbag and scarf from Coach.

On Wednesday, March 23rd, a fantastic time was had by everybody who went to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre to see Singin’ In The Rain. Some comments were that the production was up to Broadway standards, another feather in our Senior Advisor Cheryl Yablon's cap. Along with everything else she does, Cheryl chooses where and when we go to see these shows.

On Thursday, March 24th, once again, our fabulous caterer Norman Gras outdid himself with the most amazing macaroni and cheese.  Lunch was the topic of the afternoon.  We send Kudos to Norman Gras for his amazing meals.  After lunch, Cheryl showed the movie At War With the Army, featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

On Tuesday, March 29th, a huge crowd welcomed back Dr. Donald Koones, who  definitely did not disappoint us.  His lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright had us at the edge of our seats.  I, one of many, had no clue about some of the horrific events in Frank Lloyd Wright's life.  You must make a reservation to hear Dr. Koone's next lecture on Sidney Poitier, a Hollywood icon.  This will take place on Thursday, April 28th.

On Thursday, March 31st, after we were well-fed, in lieu of a formal program, it was off to the Miller to play Mah Jongg or Rummikub.

Programs scheduled for April are:

  • Current events with Jeff Jacobs on Tuesday, April 5th
  • Yiddish Lotto (similar to Bingo with Yiddish words) will take place on Thursday, April 7th
  • On Tuesday, April 12th, at our Business/Birthday party meeting we will have our election for President of the Senior Club.

There will be no lunches or programs on April 14th, 19th and 21st.  There will, however, be exercise classes and the Artist in Residency program. Also, the Mah Jongg and Rummikub players may come in and use the Miller in the afternoons as usual.

The abovementioned programs will take place after this article was written.  I will give you the highlights in my next column.

You still have time to sign up for these two great programs.  On Tuesday, April 26th to hear part 1 of John Maietta's "A Journey Through the History and Culture of Russia (part 2 is scheduled for May 17th) and for Dr. Koone's lecture about Sidney Poitier, a Hollywood Icon, on Thursday, April 29th.

Hope you stay well, are properly vaccinated, and appropriately wear masks.

We are looking forward to seeing you at lunch. Take care.