A Publication for Members of the Crescent Run Community
VOLUME 13, ISSUE 10 OCTOBER 2009
Submitted by Ranée LesCallett
UPCOMING ICE - In Case of Emergency
EVENTS We had an article in last year’s Crier about the
“ICE” (In Case of Emergency) system for your cell
phones. Here is some more great information on an-
Mark Your Calendars and other way to carry your medical records with you.
Plan To Attend Our Functions USING A TRAVEL DRIVE
If you have a more difficult medi-
Saturday, October 3rd cal condition, you'll want to con-
Monthly Manager’s Coffee sider this next tool, too.
8:00 am – Ballroom Create a document on your com-
Special Speaker from: puter that includes all the details
medical personnel may need to know. Name the
All American Coins document ICE. Be sure to use a basic word processor
like Word or Works.
Wednesday, October 7th Purchase a travel drive, also called a flash drive,
Mollen Clinic Flu Shots personal drive or a USB thumb drive. It's one of those
9:00 am-12:00 pm – Social Hall small computer storage devices that can fit on a key
chain or in a purse. Now make a copy of the ICE
document you've created and save it to your travel
Saturday, October 17th drive. Use a permanent marker or use a sticker to
Veterans Oktoberfest note ICE right on the drive. Then attach it to your key
5:00 pm – Social Hall chain or drop it into your purse.
If something should happen to you that requires
Dates & Times Subject To Change emergency medical treatment, personnel will look for
Watch Bulletin Boards a document called ICE on your travel drive. Since
you've used a basic word processor to create the
and “E-Minutes” for Details
document, it will be easy for them to open. The infor-
mation they need will be readily accessible.
8500 East Southern Avenue • Mesa, Arizona 85209 • (480) 373-8500
1 Dee Moffatt 12 Floyd Jackson 25 Peggy Berger
1 Darlene Orvold 13 Neil Clasen 26 Alan Andrus
2 Lucille Gillette 13 Marge Pless 26 Kristine Atwell
2 Ed Twigg 14 Ken Anderson 26 Marv Donkersloot
3 Leslie Romanchick 14 Doris Bierman 26 Betty Droubay
3 Jerry Rossow 16 Jim Monks 26 Bill Snyder
4 Sharon Hansen 16 Carol Nielsen 28 Margaret Sandstone
5 Don Dunmire 17 Lou Vitale 28 Debra Whitton
5 Walt Walton 17 Janet Gilbertson 29 Jerry Michealson
7 Betty Clouser 18 Valerie Hesselberg 29 Sharon Zogheib
8 Mary Anderson 19 Rita Kaiser 30 Eleanor Spencer
8 Penny Blaske 19 Lila Evans
8 Colleen Carleton 19 Pat Lake
8 John Derks 20 Mary Modisett
8 Russ Willhide 20 Jim Sartori
9 CarolAnn Moore 21 Sue Weber
10 Barbara Stearns 22 Tony Columbo
11 Dennis Chesney 22 David Romanchick
11 Patricia Mills 22 Alan Staples
12 Elberta Griffiths 23 Bruce Stewart
1 Norman & Arlene Barrow 17 Jan & Nancy Fetterly
2 Jim & Chris DePhillipo 17 Ron & Kay Krause
5 Walt & Roslyn Walton 18 Ken & Mary Anderson
6 Chuck & Darlene Orvold 19 Mont & Doris Orr
6 Marlyn & Carol Voehl 20 Roy & Val McClymonds
8 Bob & Betty Clouser 22 Bob & Marge Pless
9 Ron & Pat Schroeder 24 Ron Paluch & Shirley Claggett
9 John & Wilma Derks 28 Brad & Joni Gaudry
12 Harlan & Sandra Rademacher 28 Michael & Mary Hogan
15 Robert & Pat Krisik 30 Marv & Luann Donkersloot
According To John . . .
We are entering that time of the year when residents want to decorate their homes for the holidays. It is very im-
portant that you read the Rules & Regulations that govern this activity, so that you are in compliance.
I am still seeing trash containers put out too early. They are not to be out before 6 p.m. on Friday and taken
back in before noon on Saturday. Additionally, when not out for pick-up, they must be stored so that they are not
seen from the street.
We still have many in the community who are driving faster the appointed 15MPH. Now that the weather is getting
cooler and the snowbirds are coming back, more people are walking. So please obey the speed limit.
The fall patio sale is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th. Start collecting your treasures for this fun day.
Rules & Regulations:
Copies of the R&R’s are available at the office.
"Life’s most urgent question is: What are John LesCallett, Property Manager
you doing for others?"
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Congratulations Are In Order
In September, John presented three members of our Courtesy Patrol staff with plaques to celebrate their 5-year
anniversaries with Crescent Run and Hometown America. Thank you so much for your years of service.
Donald Moffatt Alan Burke William Bubar
A Mary Leone “Original”, 2009
Monthly It’s hard to visit in offices,
To see a doctor, or a nurse.
Manager’s Most of all, the dentist’s chair,
Coffee & To me – that is much worse.
Donuts Big men quail at dentistry,
Find excuses not to go.
Defeating problems that may be small,
Or ones that never show.
Saturday, October 3rd
8:00 a.m. • Ballroom Thank you God – for novacain –
It was not always so.
WEAR YOUR NAMETAGS! To those of us, whose years reach back,
The dentist was our foe.
Special Guest Speakers From
It doesn’t always follow
All American Coins To solve problems – and have dentures,
I have heard tell that this decision,
Is one of life’s big ventures.
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, Let’s all stay well, and do our best,
summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic Of all life has to give –
Take in stride, what lies ahead,
of them all.” – Stanley Horowitz Greet each day – and live!
There will be a celebration of ♥ Alvin Brown, cookies
SUMNER HARKEY’S ♥ Nancy Ryan, cookies
life on ♥ Floyd & BJ Jackson, Tootsie Rolls
Saturday, October 24th ♥ Gloria Morgan, mini muffins & bagels
at 11:30 a.m. ♥ Nancy Shenk, candy bars
♥ Virginia Ropicky, bundt cake
♥ Charlesetta Mumma, roaster
Since lunch will be served,
it is necessary to limit
attendance to 100 people. MEN’S
Please sign up with Sheryl Begins Wednesday,
by Saturday, October 17th October 7th, 7:00 pm
in the Sales Office.
Runs through November 18th.
COMMUNITY CHURCH AT CRESCENT RUN
Special “Thank You” from the Crescent Run Ceramics Group--
Submitted by Jane Neidermayer, as seen in a Florida newspaper
SENIORS NEED STIMULUS
It appears there will not be an increase in the monthly Social Security
payments in 2010. Due to a small increase in the Medicare costs, this
will result in a net decrease in the amount senior citizens will re-
ceive. (Apparently, there have been no increases in the cost of food,
beverages, gasoline and other necessities in 2009). What we should
do is give every citizen, aged 62 and above, a $500,000 stimulus
There should be some conditions attached to this though:
All credit card and other debts should be paid in full.
If they own a car that is more than 3 years old, it should be traded in, within a year, for a car
that has been made in the USA. If they cannot drive, this doesn’t apply.
If they do not own house or condo, they must buy one within a year, unless they reside in an
assisted living facility.
They must donate at least $10,000 each to three different charities.
They can do as they like with the rest.
There are fewer than 30 million people who would qualify. Cost: $15 billion. Value: Priceless
Go Green – Pay Electronically
During Sumner’s illness and his eventual
passing on July 15, I was overwhelmed with Want to go green? Here’s an
kindness, support, and assistance from you, the easy way to be kind to the envi-
residents of Crescent Run. Even those who were ronment, receive and pay your
back in their home states called or sent cards. bills electronically. According to
Many signed his page on the Federal Reserve, nearly 50
Legacy.com. percent of the checks written in
Your concern for me and my well being is truly the US are written by consum-
appreciated. Indeed, it helped me during a very ers to businesses. American businesses mail about
difficult time, and I will be forever grateful. You 26 billion bills and statements per year, and consum-
are amazing. ers mail 9 billion payments per year in paper form.
All that paper mailing consumes 755 million
Many thanks to everyone; I am very blessed to pounds of paper, nine million trees, and 512
have you in my life. million gallons of gasoline.
JANET HARKEY On a household scale, here’s how paying electroni-
cally pans out. Stuart Williams, of CheckFree/Fisery
and a member of the PayItGreen Alliance, says that
Submitted by Wilma Derks the average U.S. household receives 19 bills and
statements each month, and makes seven payments
How To Succeed with checks each month. If just 20 percent of Ameri-
“To laugh often and much; to win respect of intel- can households switched to electronic statements
ligent people and the affection of children; to earn and payments, it would save 150 million pounds of
the appreciation of honest critics and endure the paper and avoid producing 3.9 billion pounds of
betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to greenhouse gases. So why aren’t people switching
find the best in others; to leave the world a bit bet- over? Williams says it’s mostly because people are
ter, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a entrenched in their habits. But by breaking away
redeemed social condition; to know even one life from routine and switching over to electronic state-
has breathed easier because you lived. This is to ments, each year the average American household
have succeeded.” would:
– Ralph Waldo Emerson • Save 6.6 pounds of paper
• Save 8 trees
Submitted by Dick & Elsie Candey
• Prevent 63 gallons of wastewater from
entering the environment.
Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center • Save 45 gallons of gasoline needed
were sitting on a bench when one turns to the to transport bills, statements and
other and says: “Slim, I’m 83 years old now and payments via mail service.
I’m just full of aches and pains. I know you’re
about my age. How do you feel?” Sign-up for EZ Pay Today at the Front Desk!
Your monthly rent payment and mortgage payments
Slim says, “I feel just like a new born baby.”
can be automatically deducted from your bank ac-
“Really!? Like a new born baby?” count. Another plus . . . No Late Payments Ever.
“Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my 60% of you neighbors are already on the
pants.” EZ Pay Plan. Join them and make us 100%!
Some “Wacky” October Holidays
• Name Your Car Day – October 2 • Sweetest Day – October 17
• Toot Your Own Flute Day – October 4 • No Beard Day – October 18 (except for Bob)
• Bath Tub Party Day – October 5 • Babbling Day – October 21
• Come and Take It Day – October 6 • Hermit Day – October 29
• Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work Day – October 10 • Haunted Refrigerator Day – October 30
• Be Bald and Free Day – October 14 HAVE SOME FUN IN OCTOBER!
Submitted by Lisa-Diane Joseph Submitted by Chris DePhillipo
PERSPECTIVE SNOTTY RECEPTIONIST
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his An older gentleman had an
son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of appointment to see the urologist
showing him how poor people live. who shared offices with several
They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of other doctors. The waiting room
what would be considered a very poor family. was filled with patients.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his As he approached the recep-
son, "How was the trip?" tionist’s desk, he noticed the receptionist was a
"It was great, Dad." large unfriendly woman who looked like a Sumo
wrestler. He gave her his name.
"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.
"Oh yeah," said the son. In a very loud voice, the receptionist said,
“YES, I HAVE YOUR NAME HERE; YOU WANT TO
"So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked
SEE THE DOCTOR ABOUT IMPOTENCE, RIGHT?”
All the patients in the waiting room snapped
The son answered:
their heads around to look at the very embar-
"I saw that we have one dog and they had four. rassed man.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our He recovered quickly, and in an equally loud
garden and they have a creek that has no end. voice replied, “NO, I’VE COME TO INQUIRE ABOUT
We have imported lanterns in our garden and they A SEX CHANGE OPERATION, BUT I DON’T WANT
have the stars at night. THE SAME DOCTOR WHO DID YOURS.”
Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the
whole horizon. DON’T MESS WITH OLD FOLKS!
We have a small piece of land to live on and they have
fields that go beyond our sight.
We have servants who serve us, but they serve
We buy our food, but they grow theirs.
We have walls around our property to protect us, they
have friends to protect them."
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how
poor we are."
Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you
wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for
everything we have instead of worrying about what we
Appreciate every single thing you have, especially
"Life is too short and friends are too few."
GROUPS & ACTIVITIES
COMPUTER CLUB NEWS TENNIS ANYONE?
The Crescent Run Computer Club Are you really excited about
will resume meeting on Tuesday this cooler weather and coming
November 3 with a program on out to play tennis? Crescent
"Medicine on the Internet: Run has a wonderful tennis
Searching for Drug and Medical club just for you. We have
Information" by Janie Grosman, Medical Librar- mixed doubles, men's doubles and this year we are
ian. Coffee and sweets will be served as al- forming a doubles group just for women. Call Janie
ways. Other programs coming up this Fall and Win- Grosman (984-6771) or Bob Legge (357-6015) for
ter include a return visit by the Reference Librarians general information. Dues are $20.00 for new mem-
from Mesa Public Library, a Presentation on Geneol- bers and $10.00 per year after that. Your dues enti-
ogy Information on the Internet, a visit and presenta- tle you to use our newly refurbished ball machine
tion on the latest computer social networks-- and attend our famously fun social events.
Facebook, Twitter and other fun topics. We'll keep
And If you are interested in joining the women's
you posted on the latest programs as they come
group (probably will be playing on Monday morning
up. Remember, dues for the Computer Club are re- or afternoon when it cools down) please contact
newable this Fall at the same low price of $10.00 a Janie Grosman #519, 984-6771 or
year. For information about the computer club, con- email@example.com. No you don't have to play
tact Janie Grosman, Lot 519, 984-6771 or like Billie Jean King! You just need to dust off your
firstname.lastname@example.org. tennis shoes and racquet and come out and meet
other fun ladies who want to return to tennis or take
it up for the first time. If we get enough response we
will set up some beginner clinics so we can have
PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB someone give us some professional guidance. This
As was mentioned in earlier is fun---not WORK so "Come on down!"
this month in one of our “E-
Minutes”, the numbers of And remember the great thing about playing doubles
attendees at our monthly ----if you lose the point you can always blame your
Photography Club meeting partner! :)
We still want to show off the beautiful artwork cre- Thank you to everyone
ated by our members. who traveled with me to
Broadway Palm Dinner
Plans are to post a few select photos on the bulletin
Theater and the
board back by the Exercise room, and allow you, the Scottsdale Culinary
residents to vote for your favorite. Institute in September.
Watch this column for more details, and get ready to I always have a great time on these trips, and I
check out the “Art Gallery”. must say everyone was very well behaved! ☺
GROUPS & ACTIVITIES
Caring Friends Group LINE DANCE CLASS
“CARING FRIENDS” has a list of Tuesday Nights
medical equipment available to 7:00 pm -- Beginners
residents at no charge. See the
list posted at the Clubhouse bul- 8:00 pm -- Intermediate
letin board near the “CARING In The All-Purpose Room
If you need to keep equipment for more than 45
days, please stop by the office and re-sign out what
you have, or let one of the Caring Friends members
☺ Social Hour ☺
know so our list will be current. Join neighbors for good food and
camaraderie every Friday
BINGO! For All Our Residents
Crescent Run has a nonde-
6:45 PM nominational PRAYER CHAIN. If
All Year you have a family member or a
Long! friend you would like to add on
our PRAYER CHAIN please call
Carol Sandilla at space #446 or Delores Gordon at
space #523 from 9 AM to 8 PM.
Monday, Tuesday, Golf With Us At
Thursday, Saturday Arizona Golf Resort
8:30 am Thursdays
11:00 a.m. (10/22)
Call Tom Shenk
Any of our widows are invited to
breakfast each Friday at 8:00 a.m. at QUILTING CLUB
Little Kitchen on Main Street. The quilting group will meet again
on Monday, October 5th at 9:00
Talk to Carolyn Chandler, Betty am at Phyllis Lalley’s home,
Conway or Phyllis Lalley #351. If you have questions,
please call Phyllis at 480-380-1008.
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8500 E. Southern, #377, Mesa, Arizona 85209
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HIGHER INTEREST RATES
TAX DEFERRED GROWTH
Monies in an annuity go directly to the beneficiary, eliminating
probate tax at death.
If you already have an annuity, I’ll be glad to review it and make improvements
which will help you enhance the total amount of money in the contract.
Call me for an appointment at your house day or night.
Helping Crescent Run residents for the past 8 years with their investment needs.
REFERENCES GLADLY GIVEN
On-Going Weekly Activities
MONDAYS TUESDAYS WEDNESDAYS
7:30 AM Water Aerobics 7:30 AM Water Aerobics 7:30 AM Water Aerobics
8:00 AM Daily Aerobics - AP 8:00 AM Daily Aerobics - AP 8:00 AM Daily Aerobics - AP
8:30 AM Tennis 8:30 AM Water Aerobics 8:30 AM Architect. Meeting - SO
8:30 AM Water Aerobics 8:30 AM Tennis (4th Wed.)
9:00 AM Men’s Billiards 9:00 AM Ceramics Class - AP 8:30 AM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM Bunco - LIB 12:00 PM Veterans Meeting - SH 9:00 AM Men’s Billiards
7:00 PM 500 Cards - LIB (2nd Tues.) 9:00 AM Ceramics Class - AP
1:00 PM Social Bridge - LIB 2:00 PM Poker - LIB
6:45 PM BINGO - BR 6:00 PM Texas Hold ’em - SH
7:00 PM Men’s Bible Study - SO (2nd & 4th Wed.)
(through 11/18) 7:00 PM Euchre - LIB
7:00 PM Line Dancing - AP
8:00 PM Line Dancing - AP
THURSDAYS FRIDAYS SATURDAYS
7:30 AM Water Aerobics 7:30 AM Water Aerobics 8:30 AM Tennis
8:00 AM Daily Aerobics - AP 8:00 AM Daily Aerobics - AP 10:00 AM Horseshoes
8:30 AM Water Aerobics 8:30 AM Water Aerobics 7:00 PM TIC - SH
8:30 AM Tennis 9:00 AM Men’s Billiards (2nd & 4th Saturday)
11:00 AM Golf (starting 10/22) 1:00 PM Women’s Billiards
1:00 PM Social Bridge - LIB 5:00 PM Social Hour - Pool
7:00 PM Bunco - LIB 7:00 PM Game Night - LIB
9:00 AM Church Service - BR
1:00 PM Private Meeting - AP
(starting Oct. 11th)
SH = Social Hall CH = Clubhouse
BR = Ballroom CR = Computer Room
AP = All Purpose Room SO = Sales Office
LIB = Library
Dates/Times subject to change -- Always check in the Clubhouse for current events
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3
SH = Social Hall
BR = Ballroom Manager’s
AP = All Purpose Room Coffee
LIB = Library 8:00 am BR
CH = Clubhouse
CR = Computer Room Private Party
SO = Sales Office 2:00 pm SH
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Church BINGO Flu Shots Pete’s
Service 6:45 PM 9:00 am SH Service
9:00 AM BR 11:00 am BR
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
6:45 PM Oktoberfest
9:00 AM BR
BR 5:00 pm
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
9:00 AM 11:30 am
7:00 pm SH
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Church Architectural Crafts
Service Meeting (Private)
9:00 AM 8:30 am 8:00 am
BR SO SH