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December 2017 Newsletter

A Note From Connie, Spinney Events Coordinator:

Greetings to all!  This year has truly flown by.  We have had many good times together: Lunch with Neighbors, Meet and Greet at the new Gazebo, Potlucks and book club, card nights and many more.  With the completion of our new Clubhouse, I am sure that we will have greater participation and meet more of our newest residents!

This year, we have “Adopted a Family” for Christmas!  It consists of a single mom (due to have a baby Boy on 12/13) and her 6-year-old daughter.  I will be placing tags with their names and wishes in the clubhouse by 11/28 for you to pick up.  All gifts (wrapped and labeled) will need to be in by December 13 to allow me to deliver by the due date of the 15th.  Thank you in advance for your generosity in this season of giving.  Please bring gifts to the clubhouse.

Calendar of Events:  Unless noted otherwise, all events will take place in our clubhouse

OFFICES CLOSED: Sunday, December 24th, Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th; Monday, January 1st

The Spinney at Van Dyke offices will be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday due to the Christmas holiday.  Enjoy this festive time with family and friends!  Our offices will also be closed on New Years Day (Monday, January 1st).

Rent Drop Box

A new drop box has been placed in the Clubhouse for rent checks.  Outside of regular business hours you can use your fob to enter the building and drop off your rent at any time.  The box is not labeled, but it is near the front receptionist desk bordering the door to the conference room.

Christmas Tree Decorating

Monday, December 4th, 9AM

Trim the tree at the new Clubhouse!

Bethlehem Historical Society Open House

Tuesday, December 5th & Thursday, December 7th,

1 – 4PM

The Bethlehem Historical Society located on River Road in Selkirk is hosting Open Houses for seniors with refreshments.

The Spinney at Van Dyke Holiday Party

Friday, December 8th, 5 – 8PM

Cost: $8/per person

Celebrate the season with your neighbors and friends!  The holiday party will be catered and there will be entertainment as well.  Please bring a gift-wrapped item ($5 and under) for a Chinese Auction.  Please send Connie your RSVP to

Spinney Book Club

Tuesday, December 12th, 11AM

Chat around the fire about this month’s book!

Cookie Decorating

Thursday, December 14th, 9:30AM

Come ready to decorate!  Cookies will be precooked and ready for dressing.  Decorations would be appreciated (icing tubes, tips, sprinkles, etc.).

“You Be The Judge”

Friday, December 15th, 6-8PM

Enjoy discussion fireside regarding past court cases – voice your opinions, make your guesses on who is guilty!


Monday, December 18th, 1PM

Play games with neighbors and friends in the Clubhouse!

Guided Meditation

Wednesday, December 20th, 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.

Afternoon Movie

Thursday, December 21st, 12PM

Enjoy a movie in our new media room!  Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy.

December Birthday Celebration

Friday, December 29th, 1PM

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

Posted by: spinneyatvandyke on November 26, 2017
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