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Volume 10, Issue 2 February 2017

ShorePointe News S H O R E P O I N T E V I L L A G E
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I N S I D E
I S S U E :
T H I S
Snowball Dance

The Directors Chair 2


T h u r s d a y , M a r c h 2 n d
Health and Wellness 3 6 : 3 0 p m - 8 : 0 0 p m

Chaplain's Corner 4
F e a t u r i n g t h e
Sunnyside of Brys Park
Activities
4 M i k e W o l v e r t o n B a n d

Morrison Senior Dining 5


D a n c i n g , d e s s e r t s , d r i n k s
In touch with your
Spirituality
6 a n d f u n !
From the Desk of
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Kavin Yaden

Paczki Sale

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I n t h e I c e C r e a m S h o p
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F l a v o r s i n c l u d e : R a s p b e r r y , s t r a w b e r r y ,
c u s t a r d , l e m o n , b l u e b e r r y , a n d a p p l e
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F r o m t h e D i r e c t o r s C h a i r
Greetings Residents and Family Members,
Happy February! According to the weather predictions on my trusty smart phone we will have clouds and snow on February
2nd for that pesky little groundhog, Punxsutawney Pete. I am A-OK with an early spring and have officially abandoned fur-
ther quotes from The Farmers Almanac since their prediction of a dry and colder than normal winter could not be further
from the truth!
Since we all have to be stuck inside at least we have a little distraction! Our neighborhoods are getting a bit of a facelift
dated wallcoverings go bye-bye and are being replaced with a fresh and much brighter two-tone look. Considering this is the
first time most of these walls have seen paint since our building opened in 1999 the change is a welcome one. New window
treatments which will be compliments of the hundreds of Bed, Bath and Beyond couponstossed regularly in our junk mail
basket over the past yearwill also contribute to brightening up our neighborhood common areas this month.
In the interest of containing costs (not to mention the entertainment factor) we have arranged for our painters to work in our
neighborhoods during normal business hours. Thus far, they have done a bang-up job of staying out of our busy Village traf-
fic. On the other hand, our lobby is another story altogether. Repainting this area requires constructing scaffolding to reach
our towering ceilings and upper walls. As you might imagine this work will be best completed after hours in the interest of eve-
ryones safety. Too bad because the tomboy in me screams, I wanna help! Even today, I have a hard time passing up a
good climbing tree!
Watch for another welcome distraction; one you will begin to see on a regular basis. Starting late last month, a certified thera-
py dog named Grace, and her beloved handler Kim became known to us via Tammy, our weekly exercise therapist. Tammy
and Kim have been long-time friends and recently reconnected through Facebookthe Internet social media network so popu-
lar among both the young and not-so-young. Grace is a Black Lab and she and Kim plan to visit every Friday doing individual
room visits to those residents who have expressed an interest and will end their time with us as morning exercise winds down
in our Activities Room for their final round of cuddles.
A couple of reminders concerning transportation and guest registers: In order to meet your transportation needs the more
notice we have the greater the likelihood we will be able to meet your need. Transportation is complimentary, however there
are a few exceptions. Same-day requests, destinations beyond our 10-mile radius or service outside our normal business
hours (before 9am or after 4pm M-F) are subject to service fees. Also, family members, visitors and guests are asked to sign
in upon arrival and sign out at departure. Even if you are stopping by for just a quick visit we do ask that you sign in and out.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
For those who occasionally need to communicate via email, our email addresses have changed as of late last month. Our
basic address convention remains the same, (first name.last name) however the extension is now, @bahrc.com
(anne.khoury@bahrc.com). It is our policy to maintain strict compliance to privacy requirements. To that end, we ask that if
you do send an email communication, please use caution to avoid any reference to HIPPA protected subject matter.
You should have received notification of the annual Morrison rate increase. This increase is a contractual obligation we have
with our food service provider adjusted annually and is based on the published Government Consumer Price Index for Food
Away from Home. The new rate will reflect a monthly increase of $17.03 plus tax and is effective March 1st. Please contact
me if you have any questions.
Finally, lets all do our best to focus on springafter all, the best indicator that spring is right around the corner is when our
pitchers and catchers report for duty on February 13th and 14th and position players on February 17th and 18th! Now thats
what I am talking about! Go Tigers!

Warm Regards,
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H e a l t h a n d W e l l n e s s

ShorePointe Village is partnering with Lake Shore High School in their Health Occupations program that will offi-
cially begin at our facility in February of 2017.

This program gives high school seniors interested in being a health care or medical professionals a glimpse of
many different areas of the medical field through shadowing of multiple areas of care.

The students shadowing is done at Beaumont Grosse Pointe Hospital in many of their departments that includes
the medical/surgical units, the X-ray and ultrasound departments and many other areas.
The group coming to ShorePointe Village from Lake Shore High School will be here from 8:30 am to 10am the first
Monday and Thursday monthly through the end of the current semester.

The areas students will be shadowing will include:


Care Giving on 3 West
Medication Administration
Activities on 3 North West
Activities for all residents

This kind of a program generates employment interest for HS seniors that are wondering how what path to take in
the future as well as giving them employment options when they are ready to enter the work force after graduation.
Working in a field such as an assisted living facility can give these students an irreplaceable experience that will
help to form the kind of professionals they will be in their future.

Debbie Hampton RN,

Wellness Coordinator

Be sure to join us for some exciting events this month!

Sunday, February 5th at 6:30pm-Super Bowl Sunday Party


Tuesday, February 14th at 6:30pm-Valentines Day Celebration
Sunday, February 19th at 6:30pm-Black History Month Discussion
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C h a p l a i n s C o r n e r

February Greetings to one and all at ShorePointe Village!

Chaplain Cathy here to offer a thought for February; this month of LOVE. God instructed us to love one another
for God is love. How do we express that love? Are the words that come from our lips (and to Gods ears!) those of
kindness and compassion? Or are those words, harsh, critical and judgmental? Our words can be powerful tools or
devastating weapons. Following is an interesting reflection on words and gossip, specifically. I hope this empowers
you in choosing your words day to day.

Gossip is a weapon and it threatens the human community every day; it sows envy, jealousy and power struggles.
It has even caused murder. Gossip is evil! It happens every day, in our hearts, our communities. We might wel-
come someone and speak well of them the first day but little by little that worm eats away at our minds until our
gossip banishes them from our good opinion. The person in a community who gossips against his/her neighbor is,
in a sense, killing their neighbor! - Pope Francis.

Blessings one and all!


Chaplain Cathy

F r o m t h e S u n n y s i d e o f B r y s P a r k

Exciting New Events and Programs on Sunnyside and Brys for 2017
You may notice we have sample magazines available on Brys and Sunnyside. We have Reminiscence magazine
and Readers Digest in large print. We have decided to subscribe to both for a year. We have already started read-
ing from both magazines. Our residents really seem to enjoy this activity.

Most of you visit in the afternoon and may not be aware we started an exercise program with Tammy Meier on
3NW. Tammy has been leading our exercise program at ShorePointe Village for seven years. Our class takes
place in Sunnyside. Our residents are getting the routine down and enjoying the energetic, fun loving program with
Tammy and me. We hope you have an opportunity to observe the class. Should you like to participate in it with us
we would also encourage that. Class is Monday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Sunnyside Living Room. Keep
your eyes out for more news and exciting programs taking place in our neighborhood! As always your suggestions
are welcome.
Thank you for allowing us to care for your loved ones.
Janet Barolo
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M o r r i s o n S e n i o r L i v i n g
GREETINGS! This February we will be celebrating Black History Month. Among countless achievements and
contributions to our country, the one that is most near and dear to my hungry heart, is of course, the rich culinary
history. Some of our most prized kitchen staples actually originated from Africa by way of the slave trade. For
instance, coffee, probably originated in Ethiopia. Can you imagine your mornings without it? Or, the kola nut,
grown from trees in the rainforest regions of Africa. That is one of the main ingredients in Coca-Cola. (Coke over
Pepsi any day!) Or, how about okra? A vegetable that has been widely used in cooking in the south to thicken
stews and gumbos. Or served-up deep fried and delicious. Yum! Even the humble watermelon originated from
Africa. Its seeds were used as a form of hydration.

Every Wednesday in February, we will showcase a traditional soul food meal, prepared by Chef Juan, and an
accompanying sweet treat from myself. Food is one of the many ways we can celebrate each other and our di-
versity. We hope you enjoy it! This months recipe is Sweet Potato Pie. You cant serve soul food without it!

SWEET POTATO PIE


INGREDIENTS:
2 CUPS PEELDED AND COOKED SWEET POTATOES
1 CUPS SUGAR
HALF STICK OF MELTED BUTTER
2 EGGS
1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT
TSP SALT
TSP CINNAMON
TSP GINGER
1 CUP MILK
1 9INCH PIE CRUST

METHOD: Par bake your pie crust, per package instructions, to avoid a mushy bottom. With a hand mixer, com-
bine sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, and spices. Add the milk. Pour into prepared pie crust, and
bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes. Pro tip-wrap the crust of your pie with a thin strip of tin foil, re-
moving the last 15-20 minutes of baking. This will ensure a golden crust!

Enjoy!
Chef Stacy Henderson
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I n T o u c h w i t h y o u r S p i r i t u a l i t y b y T o m
M c C a r r e n

Hope
Hope, is defined by Websters Dictionary, as: 1: to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment <I hope she
remembers. 2: to expect with confidence : TRUST <Your mother is doing well, I hope.>

Hope and trust are mentioned in scripture from Genesis to Revelations; too many times to count. So what is it that
we hope and trust in?
1 Peter 1:3 : Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused
us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Jeremiah 17:7 : Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord.

Jesus came to this earth to show us all things of the Father. He showed us mercy, compassion, forgiveness, healing,
and love beyond all understanding. One might ask why? Jesus came to reconcile us to the Father; to repair the di-
vide that sin created that separated us from God. Jesus concurred sin and opened the gates of Heaven for us once
and for all. Through the grace of baptism, we are adopted sons and daughters of the Father in Heaven. He loves us
with the same perfect love that he loves His own son Jesus.

Our trust is in the love and mercy of the Father for we are nothing without it. Let us pray that the love and mercy of
the Lord will shower down upon us all of our days and that we will one day reach our destiny, eternal life in the pres-
ence of the Lord.

Our hope is that through the mercy and grace of the Father, one day we will join him in His Heavenly Kingdom for all
eternity. Our trust is in the love and mercy of the Father for we are nothing without it. Let us pray that the love and
mercy of the Lord will shower down upon us all of our days and that we will one day reach our destiny, eternal life in
the presence of the Lord.

S i s t e r C a r o l y n s J o k e o f t h e M o n t h
The Afterlife:

Do you believe in life after death? the boss asked one of his employees.

Yes sir, the new employee replied. Well then, that makes everything just fine the boss went on. After you left
early yesterday to go to your grandmothers funeral she stopped in to see you!
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F r o m t h e D e s k o f K a v i n Y a d e n

Well last month we survived our last (hopefully) last power outage! I would like to thank the ShorePointe Village
staff, as everyone pulled together as a team to maintain the comfort and security of our residents. The engineers
have informed us that in just a few weeks the installation of our new generators will be complete and once they are
fired up, we wont need to worry about power outages anymore!

You may have noticed wall paper being removed and fresh painting going on in the dinning, living, country kitchens
of our first-floor neighborhoods. Every one of our neighborhoods are scheduled for this fresh look and I expect all
to be completed by end of the month. The painters have done a great job so far and all that will remain will be the
trim work, which we plan to complete ourselves, in-house. I look forward to seeing the finished product and already
things look a whole lot brighter.

As always, it is my pleasure to serve you and I look forward to seeing you around the Village.

E m p l o y e e o f t h e M o n t h

The February Employee of the Month is Onzell Smith


(fondly known to us as Oz). Oz has been with Shore-
Pointe since May, 1999. One of our oldie but goodies
Oz has worn many hats at ShorePointe Village. She has
been a Caregiver, Lead Caregiver and Med Tech. Oz is
currently in Laundry and has recently assumed an im-
portant task of making sure our altar linens are laun-
dered. A very important task to many of us at Shore-
Pointe. In her spare time Oz enjoys spending time with
her five children and grandchildren. She also loves to
read, hike and spend time outdoors. Congratulations Oz
for being designated the February Employee of the
Month.
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Village Players

Director: Anne Khoury

Wellness Coordinator: Debbie Hampton, R.N.

Office Manager: Denise ONeil

Sales and Marketing Director: Mary Jo Fresard

Office Assistant: Heather Michael

Plant Manager: Kavin Yaden

Activities Coordinators: Celeste Lewis & Janet Barolo

Transportation: Gerry Weaver & Les Thomas

Morrison Food Service Chef Manager: Chef Stacy Henderson

Chaplain: Fr. Rich Bartoszek

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