Vol. 3 Issue 8 AUGUST 2009
Community Events Aloha !!!
Weekly Senior-Cize August is traditionally a family time.
Wednesdays, 10:15 – 11:00am
The end of summer and the last of summer
For reservations call (216) 587-8138
vacations before we get back to the back to
Maple Hts. Music in the Park
Sponsored by The Village at Marymount
Here at Villa St. Joseph we’re spending
Tuesday, August 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Everyone is welcome to stop by!!
our days enjoying a tropical theme.
Aloha Phil starts off the month and
“A Summertime Picnic” Supper Club
Raisin Canes is bringing their luau show.
Wednesday, August 19th, 3:00 - 5:00pm
For reservations call (216) 587-8138
There will be many special outings for fun in
Senior Safari at the Cleveland Zoo
We’ll spend the month making friends
Friday, August 28 -Free Admission for Seniors
Come stop by our booth!
and getting to know one another better.
Don’t forget the Bedford Band Concert is
Villa Fest & Car Show
Monday, August 10 at 7:00pm in the Main
Saturday, August 29th, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Come enjoy a pierogi/kielbasa dinner and a car Courtyard (weather permitting).
show along with fun & games for children, side The month ends with our very first
boards, and a Chinese auction! Villa Fest featuring the Barto Band,
cornhole, pierogi & kielbasa dinners, side
Speaker Series boards, Chinese auction, and car show!!
“Colon Cancer: The Importance of
Early Detection” Presented by
Bryon Coffman, MD, Oncologist
Tuesday, August 11th, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Complimentary light lunch included.
For reservations call (216) 587-8138.
“Spirituality: Tapping into Your Inner
Peace and Strength”
Thursday, August 27th, 3:00pm
For reservations call (216) 587-8141.
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear……
August 2, 1922 Genevieve Leciejewski Room 232 87 Candles
August 8, 1914 Helen Turza Room 133 95 Candles
August 10, 1914 Henry Dombrowski Room 128 95 Candles
August 10, 1934 Loretta Alonzo Room 316 75 Candles
August 15, 1924 Marion Karwoski Room 121 85 Candles
August 16, 1917 Adele Stevens Room 224 92 Candles
Villa St. Joseph
August 9, 1912 Geraldine Kaftan MCU Room 6 97 Candles
August 15, 1926 Florence Andreatta MCU Room 2 83 Candles
August 21, 1921 Essine Shibley CCU Room 202 88 Candles
August 21, 1927 Georgeanne Wenneman MCU Room 23 82 Candles
August 22, 1918 Stella Szymanski MCU Eoom 17 91 Candles
August 2, 1929 Sr. Angeline Kubit Room 2-16 80 Candles
August 13, 1914 Julia Krach Room 2-73B 95 Candles
If anyone would like to volunteer their time to Our deepest sympathy to
play the organ or help usher during the friends and family of
4:00pm Saturday Mass, please call Bernard Collingwood
Sister Betty at (216) 332-1389 Theresa Zorc
For Marymount Place Residents! Theresa Pflug
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Just a reminder…
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We do not provide personal at www.villageatmarymount.org
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*Please note that the Activity Calendar inserted in the newsletter is the Marymount Place Activity Calendar.
While everyone is invited to every activity, there are separate calendars for the different units. Please refer
to your loved one, or to our website, for the other activity calendars for the different units
throughout the Village. Please contact the Activity Department with any questions. (216) 332-1100
New therapy program with Rudy gets seniors back on their feet
We have long known the health benefits of having pets. The Center for Disease Control
says pets can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol and feelings of loneliness. Pets also increase
opportunities for exercise and socialization. You've probably seen service dogs helping the blind or
disabled or perhaps you've come across a therapy dog bringing emotional support to hospital and
nursing home patients.
And then there's Rudy. He's not professionally licensed or certified, but he sure knows how
to get physical therapy patients motivated and back on their feet. Jesse Caver of Bedford had a
knee replaced last week. He recently did his rehab here at The Village at Marymount. Usually you
could find Jesse with a physical therapist in the therapy gym, except on Tuesdays. That's when
Jesse worked with Rudy, the four legged therapist. Rudy is a 1 1/2 year-old silver Labrador
retriever. He belongs to The Village of Marymount's physical therapist Jennifer Trecaso.
The Village at Marymount began its new Therapy Program
With Dogs on June 1. The program is designed to improve a therapy
resident’s balance and functionality by allowing them to perform
routine tasks. Jennifer got the idea for the program when she saw how
responsive the residents were to the puppy of a rehabilitation
technician. The rehab tech brought her puppy to visit the residents in
rehab and they all responded well to playing with the dog.
The Village at Marymount began its new Therapy Program
With Dogs on June 1. The program is designed to improve a therapy resident’s balance and
functionality by allowing them to perform routine tasks. Jennifer went to Silvia Stillion, Director
of Rehabilitation, and the two implemented the program. The Rehabilitation Department currently
offers the Dog Therapy Program once a week – at 2 p.m. each Tuesday – with plans to add more
days, Silvia said. “By throwing the ball to Rudy, the resident has to walk, balance themselves, and
use their strength,” Jennifer said. “Many of our residents who are receiving therapy have a pet at
home. They may not have been sure if they can walk or play with their dog. This program allows
them to do so – and so much more - when they return home.”
“There has been a lot of research done on the physiological effects of pet therapy in a
person’s rehabilitation process,” Silvia said. “Pet therapy can lower endorphins and serotonin
levels in the brain, allowing them to do better during therapy.”
"They're getting up. They're bending over. They're working on their endurance, strength,
range of motion, flexibility which pretty much encompasses all of therapy but it makes it fun,"
Jennifer says. All of the exercises Rudy helps them do are things residents must do when they go
home, Jennifer says.
Summer Pleasures at The Village…
Waffle breakfasts, picking fresh vegetables from the garden, exercise in the
courtyard, summer potlucks, barbecue lunches, bus rides for ice cream cones,
baseball days, lunch in the park, a game of bocce ball, summer movies, trip to
the ice cream parlor for butter pecan ice cream, men’s sports group, summer
color days, walk to the shrine, arranging flowers, home grown green beans, fresh
zucchini bread, gardening, and sitting outside with a friend...
Find the under lined wo rds o nly !
F O R D D W S O Q I L C Z U K
I Y B U R N E T T I H E K E M
E L O A Z A Y K R O Y D L H J
L B N Q M D L B I L B L G Y I
D C A E S A R L N E E U Q C M
S A P F R M L G E R A L D L I
H M A P X S D B U N B X U I S
I P R O C K E F E L L E R N C
R B T M V L O H Y R J T R T N
L E E X T K P R N K T U L O F
E L A J V D H X B J B F D N L
Y L S G P Y C M M X Q S N Y V
Y M C W A T T Q B A E E S L L
T V Q R U N Q Q N Y L V Q T X
DON ADAMS JULIUS CAESAR JUDY GARLAND
EDDIE ALBERT GLEN CAMPBELL HELEN KELLER
TIM ALLEN BILL CLINTON STEVE MCQUEEN
DAN AYKROYD W.C. FIELDS BARACK OBAMA
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE HENRY FORD RONALD REAGAN
CAROL BURNETT GERALD FORD DAVID ROCKEFELLER
GEORGE BURNS JIMI HENDRIX SHIRLEY MACLAINE
“Left-handers are wired into the artistic half of the brain, which makes them imaginative, creative,
surprising, ambiguous, exasperating, stubborn, emotional, witty, obsessive, infuriating, delightful,
original, but never, never, dull.” James T deKay and Sandy Huffaker from The World’s Greatest Left-Handers
“The right half of the brain controls the left half of the body. This means that only left handed people are
in their right mind.” Anonymous
Can you name residents or staff throughout The Village at Marymount who are left-handed??
Greetings from the Sisters of St. Joseph, TOSF
It’s August already – where has the summer gone, how can it be half over?! Flower
beds are starting to be at their prime, showcasing the blossoms that were planted and
tended with care just months ago. The best of the sweet corn is now coming from the local
farmers, and home grown vegetables are the order of the day…
It seems our lives are a little bit like the seasons, doesn’t it? Almost before we are
ready we find that we have “grown” from our youth and through the “prime” years of our lives
and begin to experience those telltale signs of another season yet to come – the golden or
“harvest” years as they are often called. Right along with some new aches and pains we
also come to recognize the wisdom and grace we carry within us that enriches our days and
which we still have to offer.
For us here at the Village at Marymount, it is important that we not let any part of our
lives or any day go by without celebrating the best of what has been and looking forward to
the best that is yet to come. Just as our good God has created the beauty of nature all
around us, God has also created each of us as unique and wonderful individuals. One of the
most physically, spiritually and mentally healthy things we can do is to express our gratitude
daily for the beauty around us, the goodness of the people in our lives, and for every good
thing we’ve ever been able to do. God is good, and so are you – live in peace and enjoy
each day. God bless!
The next Speakers’ Series event is “The Benefits of
Medicare Part A,” presented by featured speaker On Thursday, August 27th at 3pm,
Alyssa Moore, Director of Provider Relations with Hospice of the Western Reserve will
Crossroads Hospice. The program, which is present Spirituality: Tapping into Your
Inner Peace and Strength at Villa St.
sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, will be held Joseph. This program focuses on ways
from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 in the people can tap into their inner strength
main dining room of The Village at Marymount’s and resources to find hope, new meaning
Memory Care Unit, 5200 Marymount Village Drive in in life and ways to cope with adversity
Garfield Heights. Call 216-332-1751 to register. and disappointment. All are welcome!!
Free lunch provided!!
Knitting Circle News
Our knitting circle gladly welcomes back
Lorain!! She is truly an asset to our group as she
helps and teaches others during our weekly
gatherings. Along with the hundreds of baby hats
donated to the hospital every year, our Knitting
Circle will also begin making Prayer Shawls and
Prayer Quilts! Thanks to everyone who has
contributed! Please watch our website and
newsletter for new patterns and updates!
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AUGUST 4 Aloha with Island Jeff
Adele AUGUST 5 Raisin Canes Luau Show
Stevens AUGUST 6 Tropical Trivia & Limbo
AUGUST 7 Aloha Friday Bingo
Room: MMP 224
AUGUST 8 Ice Cream Parlor
Birthday: August 16, 1917
AUGUST 10 Bedford Band Concert
AUGUST 11 Village T-Shirt Day
Family: 1 daughter, 2 sons Lunch & Learn
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio AUGUST 13 Parrot Visits
Nationality: Polish Woodworking Rick & Lori
Occupation: Telephone Operator AUGUST 15 Family Bingo
Hobbies: Belonged to Bridge Club AUGUST 16 Mass at the Shrine
Favorite Animal: Dog AUGUST 18 “Name That Tune”
Favorite Color: Pink AUGUST 19 Supper Club
Favorite Memory: Everything pertaining to AUGUST 20 Italian Day with Fred Svillo
my kids! AUGUST 21 Birthdays with Jim
Best Advice: Love One Another! AUGUST 26 Ralph Szubski &
Life at the Village: Can’t complain, Rootbeer Floats
everyone treats me nice! AUGUST 27 Woodworking Rick & Lori