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October 2018 Community Newsletter

The Spinney at Van Dyke October 2018 Newsletter

Friends and Neighbors,

We welcome Fall with some new activities based upon suggestions shared at our Community Meeting in September.  Of course, our calendar has the established weekly activities printed, but we will highlight the new ones here along with special events!

The Food Florist has agreed to continue to visit our Clubhouse through the end of the year!  They will be here at 1 pm until 1:45 the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  New menus will be available in the clubhouse by Oct. 1.

New Activity:  Tuesdays at 7 pm in the Media Room those who enjoy shooting Pool are invited to gather and play some evening games!  All are welcome to attend – have fun and meet new friends!

Oct. 9:  11 am we will be holding an Autumn Craft session.  We have lots of materials to choose from and different ideas for you to try out.  Come and bring your wire cutters if you have them!

Chair Yoga is returning on Thursdays at 4 pm to the Clubhouse!  Our new instructor will keep the cost at $5 per session and please bring your cash with you.  Space is limited, so please SIGN UP in the binder on the table in the clubhouse asap!  Class will begin on Oct. 11.

Oct. 12:  1 pm:  We will be learning all about and beginning our new community service project, Hearts of Love – a simple “craft” that all can help with.  Bring some sharp scissors and a willing spirit to provide for babies in our NICU units in local hospitals.

Oct. 15:  3 pm we will hold a Poetry “Open Mic” time for you to bring and share your favorite poet’s work.  At this time of year, we are naturally drawn to works by Robert Frost and others, so please SIGN UP in the binder, or come and just enjoy others.

Oct. 17:  5pm is the day to gather together for a great POTLUCK DINNER!  Remember, we celebrate Pizza, Chili, Popcorn and Chocolate this month, along with comfort foods for colder weather.  Bring your recipes to share!  SIGN UP IN THE BINDER, PLEASE.

Oct. 20:  10am-2pm  The Spinney will be participating in a Downsizing Open House in the Clubhouse.

Oct. 23:  4 pm  We will enjoy Guided Meditation.  At 6 pm, we will be having a presentation by Conor Bryant, who will be joined by an attorney, to speak about not leaving your heirs crazy!  More info to follow.

Oct. 26:  11 am  A morning of Halloween Crafts.   SIGN UP PLEASE.

Oct. 28:  1 pm  Our own Lynne Collins will lead an afternoon workshop on Ancestry!  Learn how to begin to trace your family’s roots from someone who has traced her lineage back to the Mayflower and beyond.

Oct. 31:  5 pm  Halloween/Birthday Party !  Come dressed as your favorite character – perhaps one from history or your own family history.  A small plates meal will be served, followed by cake.  SIGN UP PLEASE.

Thank you all for your suggestions for activities.  Please remember to send them along to me when you want to add something new and please think  about volunteering to do a craft, activity or a class on a topic you feel comfortable with.  Needlepoint, knitting, and crocheting have all been requested.  What about  a morning stitching group?  CPR and Defense training will be explored for the Spring of 2019.

“Advice from a pumpkin: Be well-rounded. Get plenty of sunshine. Give thanks for life’s bounty. Have thick skin. Keep growing. Be outstanding in your field. Think big!” (Author unknown)

🌿Connie Holden

Activities Coordinator

The Spinney at Van Dyke

Office  518-689-0162 Home 518-439-0164

Posted by: spinneyatvandyke on September 28, 2018
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