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November 2017 Newsletter

A Note From Connie, Spinney Events Coordinator:

Greetings, friends and neighbors!  I can’t believe that we are in the month of November already.  Time is rushing so fast.

November is called to be a month of Thanksgiving.  Let us take some time to reflect on our lives and give thanks for the freedoms we have living in this great country.  We enjoy the ability to choose our paths without fear of harm from the government, a bountiful food supply and, most of all, communities that support our ideals and concerns.

This month we are also reminded to honor those who served our country so valiantly from its inception to present day.  To that end, we will be dedicating and raising our new Stars and Stripes at the Clubhouse on Friday, November 10 at 11 a.m…

Come and join us in our varied activities this month!  Your participation is the key to success.  Remember, I want to hear your thoughts and suggestions for things that you would enjoy doing.  Also, do not forget to rsvp all events so I can plan accordingly.  My email is and my phone is 518-439-0164.  Please keep in touch!


OFFICES CLOSED: Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th

The Spinney at Van Dyke offices will be closed Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  We hope that you enjoy your holiday with family and friends!

YMCA Reimbursement Ending 11/30/17

With the Clubhouse opening in November equipped with our community’s very own fitness center, The Spinney at Van Dyke will no longer be reimbursing residents for gym memberships held at the YMCA.  The last monthly cycle we will cover is November.  Beginning 12/1/17, if you are a YMCA member all membership costs will need to be paid for by you.  Another communication will be provided regarding an official Clubhouse opening soon!

National Sandwich Day

Friday, November 3rd, 12PM

Join us for sandwiches and conversation at the Adams Station Clubhouse!

Card Games

Monday, November 6th, 6PM

Come play a game of cards in the Model Cottage.

Book Club Meeting

Tuesday, November 7th, 11AM

Enjoy a discussion of the book Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

Flag Dedication Ceremony

Friday, November 10th, 11AM

Join us in honoring our country for the inaugural flag raising at new Clubhouse (6 Parker Mathusa Place)!

Lunch with Neighbors

Tuesday, November 14th, 12PM

Enjoy a lunch with your neighbors and friends at Romo’s Restaurant.  RSVP is due by 11/10 at 8AM.  Meet at the Clubhouse at 11:40AM on the 14th to carpool.

Guided Meditation

Wednesday, November 15th, 3:30PM

We all live with some degree of stress and it can get in the way of our everyday life.  Why not join us to learn how to meditate for stress relief.  Dayle Groudine, Reiki Master (and Spinney resident!), will guide us through meditation.  Please bring a water bottle, blanket/yoga mat/pillow if you wish to lie on the floor or if you want to cover up under a blanket… of course, some might prefer meditating in a chair.  Event will take place in the Clubhouse.

Blood Drive

Thursday, November 16th, 1-6PM

Donate blood at the Bethlehem Public Library.

Trivia by the Fire

Friday, November 17th, 1PM

Enjoy a friendly game of trivia in the new Clubhouse while enjoying the fireplace!

Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, November 28th, 2PM

Celebrate Spinney November birthdays!  Please be sure to come, especially if you have a birthday this month.

Holiday Crafts

Wednesday, November 29th, 1PM

Cost: $4 per person

Bring your own wreath, swag or garland – the rest will be provided and included in the $4 cost.  Time to start thinking about the holidays ahead!

Posted by: spinneyatvandyke on November 8, 2017
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