Volume 24; Issue1 Newsletter January 2012
activities may be
paid for by cash
(in person only),
to the City of
Wednesday, January 18 gram features Polka music,
MasterCard, 12:00. as well as easy listening
Visa, American Start the year with friends, music of the 40s, 50s, and
Express, comfort food, and music 60s, country, and swing.
that put Cleveland on the Here are a couple of inter-
map—Polka music! esting polka tidbits....the
440.899.3544 U. S. Polka Association is
12:00. Lunch. Chicken Eric Noltkamper. based in Cleveland; Polka
This symbol Schnitzel, German Potato Varieties, on television
Salad, Applesauce, Roll with America’s Polka King, from 1956-1975, was the
and Butter, Green Beans, Frank Yankovic. Eric plays only television program for
denotes a free
activity or Apple Strudel. several instruments, including this type of music in the
program. 1:00. Eric Noltkamper has bass, banjo, accordion, U. S. (Entertainment, favors,
been performing for 25 drums, guitar, and piano, door prizes sponsored by
years - since he was 16 and has made numerous Westlake Village.)
years old. His first job was recordings. Today’s pro- Cost: $9, pay by 1/11.
The Life of Abigail Adams
All City offices Thursday, January 19 president. Abigail was intel- After his election in 1797,
will be closed ligent and well-read, and he said to Abigail, “I never
10:00. Join historian and her husband, who had a
educator Alice Wills as she wanted your advice and
January 2, the great deal of respect for assistance more in my life.”
day after New brings to life the fascinating her, frequently sought her
Year’s Day, and story of Abigail Adams, wife advice. Their letters to Pastries and Coffee will be
on Monday, of John Adams, second each other are filled with served. (Pastries provided by
January 16, in president of the United Brighton Gardens.)
intellectual discussions on
observance of States, and mother of John government and politics. RSVP by 1/13.
Martin Luther Quincy Adams, the sixth
AARP tax help
2/6-4/16. Friday, January 13 Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Rod Stewart, and Yanni.
See p. 4. Trinity Cathedral Chamber Pastries and coffee will be
9:30. Fabulously talented
Orchestra, and Playhouse served. (Program/pastries
violinist Mary Beth Ions
Square productions. She courtesy of The Harbor Court.)
returns to Westlake Center!
has provided back-up music
Ms. Ions plays in the RSVP by 1/10.
for Barry Manilow, Clay
Cleveland Orchestra, the
Aiken, Johnny Mathis,
COMEDY CAFE DIABETES SUPPORT
Monday, January 9 Carbohydrates
9:30. Movie Talk. Movie trivia placemat. Tuesday, January 10
Pastries & coffee. 11:00. The first meeting of the year will
Three Men and a Baby (1987). Directed be presented by Michelle Hiatt, RD,
by Leonard Nimoy, starring Tom Selleck, LD from St. John Medical Center.
Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg. The The topic is Carbohydrates: How Do I
mishaps and adventures of three bache- Keep Them Consistent? Carbs are
lors who have to adapt their lives to essential to good health, but not all are
fatherhood when one of the men’s love beneficial. Michelle will talk about the
child arrives. This was the highest- importance of a consistent carbohy-
grossing movie of 1987! drate diet and practical ways to
RSVP by 1/6.
RSVP by 1/6.
Comedy Café includes
pastries and coffee and
a hot dog lunch. MEET & EAT MEN’S MORNING
Tuesday, January 10 Wednesday, January 11
12:00. Note day change. Join us for 9:45. A hot, homemade breakfast will
lunch at the Rusty Barrel, 27027 Center be followed by an awesome presenta-
Ridge. Casual atmosphere—good food. tion from Fun-Tastic Bob Durante.
CONTENTS Lunch is on your own. There will be a magic show and an
RSVP by 1/6. exciting interactive show about Poker
Activities 1-4 and Black Jack. Mr. Durante will also
entertain you with stories of famous
Movies 5 gamblers and some of their more
unusual bets. You’ll really enjoy this!
Fitness 6 BOOK REVIEW
Tuesday, January 10 RSVP by 1/7.
6 1:30. Irma Baker, M.A. returns with more
delightful mystery book reviews—Digging
Social Up A Mystery. The science of archeology COFFEE & CONVERSATION
Services helps us solve mysteries from long ago, but Wednesday, January 11
Southern sleuth/anthropologist Elizabeth
Travel (back McPherson, intrepid archaeologist Amelia 1:30. Department director Joyce Able
of calendar) Peabody, anthropologist/ detective Gideon Schroth invites you to join her for
Oliver, as well as others, all manage to dig coffee and pastry. She’ll be talking
up plenty of their own mysteries to solve. about the various happenings around
Refreshments will be served. town, as well as at Westlake Center.
RSVP by 1/9. RSVP by 1/9.
Bali and the
Portrait of a Place, Sing-Along & Lunch
fascinating Wednesday, January 25 11:30. Our favorite piano Warm Caramelized
9:00. Today’s video player, Jack Hogue, Bananas over Vanilla
Malaysia. destination is the beauti- leads us in a Sing-Along. Bean Ice Cream. Yum!!
ful Island of God, Bali. Lots of old, familiar tunes. Cost: $6, pay by 1/18.
You’ll also visit Malaysia 12:30. Lunch. Chicken
in Southeast Asia, a melting Vegetable Stir-fry over
pot of races and regions. Rice; Roll & Butter;
TALK ABOUT TOWN MEDICARE EDUCATION
Friday, January 13 Wednesday, January 25
11:00. Everything you always wanted to know about 1:00-3:00. Meet Liz Powe, Vice President of
eReaders—and more! A Porter Public Library staff Karsten Bradley, a Medicare/Social Security
member will be here with an Introduction to Over- consulting firm. Today’s presentation will be an
drive and eBooks. She’ll show you how to use overview of the next four seminars, which will
eBooks, download them, and answer questions. If be presented over the year. Presentations are
you have an eReader, bring it with you. designed to provide you with an in-depth overview
12:00. Hots Dogs, Chips, Cookie. of Medicare Parts A, B, C (Medicare Advantage),
(Sponsored by Bradley Bay Health Center.) and D (Prescription Drugs). You’ll also learn about
Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap), enroll-
RSVP by 1/9.
ment periods, disenrollment periods, eligibility, and
when to make decisions to ensure coverage and
NEWS & VIEWS RSVP by 1/23.
Tuesday, January 17
11:00. Dr. Floyd Adams is a long-time presenter at
Westlake Center. During his popular monthly talk, Dr.
Adams looks at what’s happening locally and around Lunch & Learn
the globe as seen and heard on the news. Needless Monday, January 30
to say, he’s never without interesting material to work
with! You’re invited to join Dr. Adams—and feel free 11:00. Lunch & Learn is a year-long, no-cost
to toss in your thoughts on the subject at hand! series featuring a potpourri of topics. Lunch
will be included in each program.
RSVP by 1/13.
This month’s focus is on how to make the best
possible nutritional choices. Nutritionist Mary
Kronik from Devon Oaks will explain the impor-
BINGO FOR FUN tance of proper food choices in fueling your body.
Thursday, January 19 Q&A. Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the
program. (Lunch/ speaker provided by Devon Oaks.)
11:30. Lunch: Hot Dog, Chips, Cookie, Coffee/Tea.
12:00. Play bingo—win small prizes just for fun. RSVP by 1/23.
(Sponsored by Devon Oaks.)
RSVP by 1/17. Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, February 7
11:00. Kathryn Milligan, RN from HCR Manor
ART APPRECIATION Care will talk about the Healthy Heart—a program
Friday, January 20 focusing on heart disease and prevention, and
11:00. The Fantastic World of M. C. Escher: A cultural differences in heart disease. Don’t miss
Look at the Life and Works of the Famous this important discussion! Lunch will be served
Graphic Artist. This documentary explores the following the program.
genius of the Dutch graphic artist known for his (Program/lunch sponsored by HCR Manor Care.)
optical illusions and technical virtuosity. RSVP by 1/31.
RSVP by 1/18.
Monday, January 23
11:00. Vitamins and Supplements. Confused by all
the vitamins and supplements you see on drug store M. C. Escher. Drawing Hands.
shelves? Are some brands better than others?
1958. Lithograph. (See Art
Medical lecturer Tom Strong will talk about the
perplexing world of vitamins. Appreciation.)
RSVP by 1/20.
JOLEEN ARTHUR’S ART CLASSES AARP TAXES
All experience levels welcome. You’re Mondays, 2/6—4/16 (not 2/20)
welcome to stop in and observe a class. 12:00-3:00
Watercolor BY APPOINTMENT
Fridays, 9-12:00 Call 440.899.3544
Cost: $9/class, pay before class. IRS-certified AARP volunteers provide
FREE tax assistance to older adults
Drawing who need help preparing their tax
Fridays, 1-2:30 forms. Bring last year’s tax forms and
Cost: $5/class, pay before class. any forms received in the mail.
HELP AVAILABLE... SCARLET BLOOMERS
Call Westlake Center and ask to Tuesday, January 17
Joleen Arthur’s speak to Sue Venick 12:00. The group will meet at Little
Watercolor welcomes Budapest, located at 25124 Center
all experience levels. Ridge. Call Queen Jane for details.
Water and Sewer Costs
HEAP (home heating)
Please Note: KNITTING
If an activity Wednesdays in January WINE TASTING
includes both 10:00. Non-knitters welcome! Friendly, Wednesday, February 15
lunch and a low-key group. at Meadowood Golf Course
may not sign up 2:00. Katie from Heidelberg Wine
for the program Distributors will be back to do another
only. SENIOR SUPPER CLUB wine tasting. Hor d’oeuvres and dessert
Discounted dinners in the cafeteria of will accompany six different wine
St. John Medical Center. You’ll need sampling (mostly reds).
to show your Senior Supper Club card Limited seating—reserve now!
– available FREE at Westlake Center. Cost: $20, payable by 2/8.
The week’s menu is available at West-
lake Center or you may call the Menu
Hotline at 440.827.5990.
CLEVELAND POPS AT SEVERANCE
Tickets now 12TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO THE
on sale for Westlake Bicentennial ARMED FORCES
Cleveland Cookbooks may be Friday, May 25
Pops 12th purchased at reception This is one of our most popular outings
Annual desk. Cost: $14. and always a sell-out—so sign up
Salute to early! Depart 7:00 p.m.; return 11:00.
the Armed Cost: $60, payable by 3/15.
Forces TRANSPORTATION CLIENTS
Westlake Transportation is
cancelled when Westlake City ADDITIONAL TRIPS
Schools are closed due to inclement SEE BACK OF CALENDAR
weather. Check local radio or
television stations for up-to-date Multi-day trips
information. Cleveland Orchestra Friday
THURSDAYS AT THE MOVIES
Morning Movie: 9:00 Snacks; 9:30 Movie
Afternoon Movie: 1:00 Snacks; 1:30 Movie
Limited seating! Be on time. Call if you need to cancel.
January 5—One Day January 12—The Debt
Drama/Romance (2011). Starring Anne Hathaway, Thriller (2010). Starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington,
Jim Sturgess. After spending one day together, July Tom Wilkinson. The story goes back and forth between
15, 1988, Emma and Dexter begin a friendship that 1965 and 1997. In cold war Berlin, three Mossad agents,
will last a lifetime. For the next 20 years, key moments Rachel, Stephan, and David, completed a secret
of their relationship are experienced over several July mission to capture a Nazi fugitive. Their daring, widely
15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see them celebrated exploits later become the subject of a book
through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed written by the daughter of Rachel and her ex-husband,
opportunities. Somewhere along their journey, they Stephan. Rachel, particularly, was lionized for her cour-
realize that what they are searching and hoping for age. Gradually, through flashbacks, the accepted ac-
has always been there. Academy nomination for Best count of Rachel’s actions begins to unravel.
Picture. (PG-13; 107 minutes) (R; 113 min.)
RSVP by 12/30. RSVP by 1/5.
January 19—Cowboys & Aliens January 26—The Help
Thriller (2011). Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford. Drama. (2011). Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis,
1875. New Mexico. A stranger with no memory of his Cicely Tyson, Sissy Spacek. Based on the #1 New
past stumbles into the desert town of Absolution. He York Times best seller. An extraordinary film. Winner of
discovers that it’s a town that lives in fear and no one the 2011 Hollywood Film Award. The Help is an inspira-
makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so tional story about the very different, extraordinary women
by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. But Absolution in the 1960s South. From their improbable alliance, a
is about to experience fear it can scarcely compre- remarkable friendship emerges as they push aside
hend as the town is attacked by marauders from the society’s rules, bringing their town face-to-face with a
sky and the stranger is their only hope for salvation. changing world, even as they put themselves at risk.
(PG-13; 118 min.) (PG-13; 137 min.)
RSVP by 1/12. RSVP by 1/19.
CLASSIC MOVIE & PIZZA—TUESDAY, JANUARY 31
9:30. Pastry and coffee. Movie Talk. Handouts.
Movie: It Happened One Night. 1934. Romantic Comedy. Directed by Frank Capra,
it stars Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, and Roscoe Karns. It was
the very first film to win FIVE Oscars - Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best
Picture, and Best Writing. Heiress Ellie Andrews marries fortune-hunter "King"
Westley but her father has the marriage annulled. She runs away, boarding a bus
to New York City to reunite with her spouse. She meets fellow bus passenger Peter
Warne, a newspaper reporter, who recognizes her. He gives her a choice: if she will
give him an exclusive on her story, he will help her reunite with Westley. If not, he will
tell her father where she is and collect the reward offered for her return. Ellie agrees to
the first choice. Nearing the end of the trip, they discover they’ve fallen in love with each
other – but there are still lots of problems!
Lunch: Pizza, Chips, Cookie (sponsored by Independence Village). Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
RSVP by 1/26. It Happened One Night
WII BOWLING JUDI BAR’S YOGA
Tuesdays, 1:00 Cost: $6/class; pay prior to class,
Experience the excitement of the lanes before 5:00. Note fee change.
with Wii bowling! It’s easy to learn—and Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
good exercise for the winter months! Play Therapeutic. Start on chairs.
by yourself or with friends—either way,
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:10 p.m.
this is a fun game. Try it once and you’ll
be hooked! We’d love to have some
teams playing on a regular basis! Open or Fridays, 9:00-10:15
league play welcome. Meet instructor Judi Bar. Start on chairs.
Note Instructor Elizabeth Wolfe. Beginning
Arthritis Foundation Change chair yoga. For those with physical
EXPERIENCE THE FUN
EXERCISE & TAI CHI s challenges.
OF WII BOWLING!
An exercise program for people with
arthritis. Class consists of 30 minutes of MONDAY NIGHT YOGA (not 1/2, 1/16)
Tai Chi and 30 minutes of exercise. FLEXIBILITY CLASS
6-7:00 p.m. Yoga/flexibility. Not strenu-
This program will take place on
ous. Great for beginners.
WEDNESDAYS AT UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH and on FRIDAYS AT WESTLAKE
CENTER as follows:
Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30. Westlake TAI CHI FOR YOU
Methodist Church, 27650 Center Ridge Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
(enter through back door, off parking lot). Tai Chi for older adults is an excellent
Taught by Val Dureka. fitness class. Instructor Bert Sanchez
BLOOD PRESSURE Fridays, 1:00-2:00. Westlake Center. will work with you to make his class fit
Sponsored by St. John Taught by certified instructor Madeline your needs.
Medical Center Crandall. Cost: $5/class, pay prior to class
Thursdays, (before 5:00).
needed. CHAIR MASSAGE EXERCISE
Fridays, January 13 & 27 Mondays/Wednesdays
10:00-12:00. By Appointment. Ellen 8:30-9:15 (not 1/2, 1/16)
Tudron, Licensed Massage Therapist, Taught by certified exercise instructor
provides 15-minute massages (neck, Kelly Rigo. If you are new to Exercise,
hands, arms, shoulders, back from head you’re invited to attend one class free.
to hip) twice monthly at Westlake
Center. Clients remain fully clothed. Cost: $4/class; $30/10 classes. The
Lotion optional. 10-class package must be used within a
Cost: $13, prior to appointment.
INDOOR WALKING TRACK KEEPING HEALTHLY
Westlake Recreation Health Talk, see p. 3
Monday-Friday, 10:00-2:00 About Carbohydrates, see p. 2
Westlake residents age 60+. Call
Recreation Center at 808.5700 for
WALKERS—see you in the spring!
Need help? Contact Our Licensed Social Worker
Call the department social worker at 440-899-3544 for assistance with the following:
Medicare Prescription Drug Program
Transportation—for Westlake residents 60 years old and over
Cell Phones for Emergency Use
Are You Okay?™ - a computerized home calling service
Westlake Assistance Program—Food Cupboard
Loan of medical equipment, as available (wheelchairs, canes, walkers)
Use of a TeleSensory Vantage CCD machine at the center (by appointment)
Referrals, applications for government programs
Homestead Exemption—file January 9-June 1.
HEAP for home heating help for eligible Ohioans (apply through May 31)
Help with Water and sewer bills to eligible seniors/disabled
Utility assistance through the County Department of Senior and Adult Services if you meet the following
requirements: 60 years or above or disabled; have a disconnection notice; income at or below $21,660 (one person)
or $29,140 (two persons); assistance can be up to $360; Money may be split between the gas and electric bills if
there is a shut-off notice for both
The social worker is available for appointments weekdays between 9:00 and noon.
WESTLAKE FOOD CUPBOARD
The food cupboard is available to Westlake residents with limited income. It includes an emergency
three-day food supply of non-perishable food, as well as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas food
Thank you all for the holiday food donations! Your generosity has made a difference to Westlake
families in need! This month’s focus is on personal hygiene products—shampoo, conditioner, deodorant,
toothpaste, and bar soap.
MEDICARE HELP LOW VISION ASSISTANCE
For help with Medicare, Medicaid Audio description is available for
Prescription Drug Program, Medicaid, select performances at Playhouse
and long-term care, call department Square, courtesy of Cleveland Sight
social worker at 440.899.3544. Center. An audio describer describes
the set, costumes, body language,
and movement of the actors during
LEGAL HELP pauses in dialogue. For additional
Tuesdays, 1/3, 10, 17 information, call 216.791-8118.
4:00; 4:30—by appointment
Westlake Center has a TeleSensory
Attorney and Westlake resident Justin
Vantage CCD magnifying device
Watling will be available to help with
available to use at the Center or in
Living Wills and Health Care Directives
your home. Call Sue at 899-3544 for
at no cost. Call 440.899.3544 to make Westlake Assistance Program,
a half-hour appointment. more information.
Helping Westlake residents in
Cards, Games, and More
ALL ACTIVITIES MUST END BY 4:30.
Board Games: Mondays, 12:30. Not 1/2, 1/16.
Bridge: Mondays, 9:30 (minimum knowledge of game). Not 1/2, 1/16.
Cost: $13, checks payable to Bridge: Tuesdays, 9:30 (just drop in).
City of Westlake or by Visa,
Bridge: Fridays, 12:45 (good knowledge of game needed).
MasterCard, Discover, or
American Express. Chess: Tuesdays & Fridays, 1:00.
Pinochle: Mondays,1:00; beginner/intermediate. Not 1/2, 1/16.
Stop by or mail to: Tuesdays, 1:00; regular play.
Westlake Community Services Poker—Mixed: Thursdays, 12:00-3:30.
29694 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145-5117 Men’s Card Group: Mondays, 9:00-12:00. Not 1/2, 1/16.
Reserve Cards: Mondays & Wednesdays; 1:00. Not 1/2, 1/16.
Subscription renewal date is RSVP week before.
shown on last line of the
Knitting: Wednesdays, 10:00.
mailing label. A month
before that date, the
expiration date will be
highlighted to remind you it
is time to renew. Individual
newsletters available at
Reception for $1.00.
City Departments tab,
Community Services tab
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Susan Louisell, Gloria Flint
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