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ANNUAL APPEAL The Holidays — At The Palms and Around Town H ollenbeck is always filled with a special feeling of warmth and sharing — but at this time of year, that glow becomes even brighter. There are so many delights to savor: our Thanksgiving Day buffet dinner, Invitation William G Heideman lively roster of holiday programs, Christmas tree-trimming and elegant New President CEO Year's Eve dinner/dance. A full calendar of festive excursions includes: tours of Christmas lights, shopping for gifts, attending musical performances and much more. Reliable transportation is especially important — and that brings We invite you to me to a pressing need I’d like to share with you. join us for our Annual Transportation is among the essential core services we provide for Hollenbeck’s 200 Members. Trips to stores, the theatre and special events are made aboard our 24-passenger coach. We additionally chauffeur residents to Christmas Tree Walking medical appointments in our van — eliminating the need for our Members to Tour and Holiday Tea drive or arrange for a ride, find parking, pay for parking, and make their way on Wednesday, to the doctor’s office unassisted. December 13 from In the past year alone, our 1996 seven-passenger van logged over 2,300 2 to 4 pm. Please call today medical trips. With an odometer reading of 170,000 miles, it’s at the end of its to make your useful life. When it’s in the repair shop, our Members really feel the impact. Our community of family and friends has graciously provided much- reservations. Plan to bring a friend and needed support for recent projects through our Annual Fund. With your help, experience the warmth we can replace our old van with a new model, perhaps one equipped with a wheelchair lift. The estimated total cost is $45,000 to $50,000. The family of one of our Members has donated $6,000 to launch this effort. Your gift, large or of our Hollenbeck small, will be very gratefully welcomed. family together. On behalf of everyone at Hollenbeck Palms, warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season from our home to yours! HONOR A LOVED ONE WITH A CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT A As always, gifts of $2,500 or more to Hollenbeck ha Gift will be permanently acknowledged on the s been Tree of Recognition in our Front Lobby. in your donated honor Also, at this time of year we offer a special way to honor a loved one. Gifts of $50 or more received before December 24th can sponsor a Christmas ornament “in honor of” or “in memory of” the person you name, and hung on the Christmas trees in our two main lobbies. Hollenbeck Members will receive a holiday card letting them know that an ornament has been placed on the tree in his or her honor. Donors will receive written acknowledgement for their tax-deductible gifts. 2 WINTER 2006 Spotlight On… THE PALMS HOUSEKEEPING DEPARTMENT A fter over twenty years in the housekeeping field across Southern California, Guillermo Acosta has finally come home. Guillermo Acosta, Director of Housekeeping, and In June, he was named Director of Housekeeping his staff, take pride in their specialized services for Hollenbeck Palms, fifteen minutes from his house. He naturally appreciates the short commute — but there’s another reason he likes living so close to work. “Anytime I’m needed,” he says, “I can get here quickly.” Guillermo and his staff of thirteen are employed by Professional Building Maintenance (PBM), which has provided housekeeping services to Hollenbeck since 1978. Guillermo’s boss, David Lorin, was Hollenbeck's first Director of Housekeeping, and knows what it takes to keep the setting as well-cared for as the people who enjoy it. Guillermo’s team works seven days a week in two shifts. They’re responsible for keeping all the public areas shining, from day-to-day cleaning to regular deep- cleaning and disinfecting. They also provide apartment housekeeping services — an optional amenity offered to Members. “We pride ourselves on white glove service,” says Guillermo. “Many residents have items that require special treatment, and Martha Andrade, we’re happy to oblige.” Members often develop a rapport with one housekeeper Housekeeping — and request her regularly. Hollenbeck Employee of the Month of While they have decades of combined experience, team members still attend October monthly in-service training sessions to perfect and expand their specialized skills. Topics range from the latest cleaning techniques to critical safety measures. Keeping Hollenbeck Palms sparkling is an awesome task, one Guillermo oversees with an experienced hand. After five months, how does he like it? “It’s a wonderful place; I enjoy it very much,” he says. “Every day is different. I go home happy.” Upcoming Choose Magnolia Court as Your Retirement Destination! Seminars Hollenbeck Palms has begun the first phase of construction for Tuesday, January 23, 2007 Magnolia Court, our newest planned residential building. Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Magnolia Court will house a casual bistro, modern recreation Thursday, April 26, 2007 center and 32 spacious balcony apartments overlooking our 8-acre garden campus. Floorplans vary with one bedroom, one bedroom plus den and two bedroom garden apartments available. 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. — includes Demand for the units is high, with only five left. information, a tour, and luncheon Reserve your place today! We encourage you to reserve your seat at a Magnolia Court (323)263-6195 seminar. Or call to arrange your own private lunch and tour. WINTER 2006 3 Activities & Special Events All events are for Hollenbeck Palms Residential and Assisted Residential Members and their invited guests. NOVEMBER 2 “Operation Christmas Child” Gift packing with Jo Westervelt 2 “Cleaning New Orleans” Mr. Fred Cornelious’ Experience 8 “Mind, Body, Spirit” by CalState Professor Connie Corley 10 Veterans Day Ceremony We All Scream... Forest Lawn Hollywood th 11 Bus Outing to Veterans Day Program Sixteen ice cream lovers headed for fabled Fosselmans in of at Commerce Veterans Hall Alhambra, long a favorite destination around Hollenbeck, 12 Classical Guitar Recital for an ice cream social. Mr. Fosselman’s son treated the es by USC Music Department ~ Parlor group to a personal history of the shop, and many 13 14 Bowling at Beverly Lanes Birthday Show ~ Cary Murakami Adventur Members took tubs of their favorite flavors home to share. 16 “America’s Golden Age” Slide Show by Debbie McIntosh 16 “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” Energy to Spare by LA Opera Speaker After a Member suggestion 18 “Looking Ahead” Young Actors got the ball rolling, a team of Holiday Workshop Hollenbeck bowlers are 22 “Breaking of Bread" Ceremony descending on nearby Beverly Dining Room Lanes in Montebello every 23 Thanksgiving Day Family Worship month to polish their games. Service and Harvest Buffet 27 Bowling at Beverly Lanes Dancing At Dusk Guests from local senior dance clubs joined Members on the Sun Deck for our Annual Sunset Dance. The Wyatt Haupt Society Orchestra played against the dramatic backdrop of the downtown LA skyline at twilight. 4 WINTER 2006 V is for Victory... and Verbs In October, Hollenbeck hosted the region-wide CAHSA Spelling Bee for the second time —and kept the trophy for another year. Some 175 onlookers watched Palms dynamo Flo Cohen vanquish spellers from seven other retirement facilities, as Roger Young nabbed second place. Earlier, the team practice sessions with Flo, Roger and John Rea attracted a fan club. In other brainy news, students of Elivier Sanchez’s Spanish DECEMBER classes are now chatting with each other and Spanish speakers on 1 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute the staff. Season Holiday Party on CalState Campus Summer Al Fresco 7 Our Lady of Talpa School Children’s he Holiday Program ~ Activity Room Members enjoy the 7 Crismon Tree Ceremony with umbrella-shaded Chaplain Scott ~ Chapel ambience at the 8 Annual Christmas Tea annual Barbecue Vocalist, Clarence Ulrich Picnic. Strolling 9 Colburn Youth String Orchestra accordionist Elsie Concert ~ Chapel Anderson provided 12 Birthday Show by Jordan Preston sing-along music at Activity Room each table as the 14 “Hansel and Gretel” by LA Opera aroma from the grills Speaker ~ Library/Learning Center filled the air. 14 PUENTE Children’s Christmas Party with Santa Claus All the World’s a Stage 19 The Ebell Chorale Holiday Concert ~ Activity Room The August edition of the Saturday Musicale, a popular Hollenbeck tradition, featured a crusty group of miners singing “Sixteen Tons” 20 Christmas Lights & Restaurant Supper Trip with Mr. Heideman and the debut of the Hollenbeck Silver Liners, who strutted their stuff to the rousing “New York, New York.” 21 “Life of Christ” ~ Final in Series by Debbie McIntosh 21 Trip to see Christmas Lights and Sack Supper with Loretta 25 Christmas Worship Service with Chaplain Scott ~ Chapel 25 Christmas Caroling with Barbara Erdman at the piano ~ Parlor 27 New Year’s Fantasy Supper Dance with Tony Bartell WINTER 2006 5 Welcome New Members Mike’s interests include bowling, golf and pool. He has an open mind when it comes to learning new things and attending lectures. In fact, he first learned about Hollenbeck when he attended a ROBERT BAGBY While Bob is a new member at lecture here some fifteen years ago. He never forgot Hollenbeck, he’s us, and is now very happy to be part of the been involved with it Hollenbeck family. for several years — at one time giving DAN & MARJORIE GILLINGHAM dance lessons here. Natives of East Los Angeles, Dan and Marjorie His latest passion is first met at church and then discovered they both Bob with daughter Nancy karaoke. Bob brings his own system and leads the attended Roosevelt group in this new musical program, to enthusiastic High School. response. Marjorie grew up Bob was born in Kansas. After serving in the very near Hollenbeck Navy, he returned to California to study at UCLA, Palms at Sixth and where he met his wife Jean. They settled in Burbank Breed Street. She and raised five children, all of whom still live in the attended LA College state. His daughter, Nancy is Co-Director of and earned a degree Marketing and Admissions at Hollenbeck. in Merchandising, During his career in the insurance industry, Bob which led to a career enjoyed golf and tennis. After retiring, he became in retail sales. She later went on to work for the avidly involved in musical activities, including Consumer Price Index. singing with the Melotones, and teaching dance. Dan was born and raised in the Euclid Heights Bob thinks Hollenbeck is a great place to live. area of Los Angeles. He received his Masters Degree in Marketing at USC and worked for Pacific Bell. Dan and Marjorie raised their family of four children in the hills above Pasadena. Their neigh- LOIS CONLEY Lois was born in Alabama. She has one son, Harry Maxham Anthony who lives in the Bay area bors, Vivian and Archie Wood, introduced them to and visits his mother often. Lois was the manager of Hollenbeck. They now look forward to renewing the Tick Tock Restaurant in Hollywood for twenty- that friendship, since they will be neighbors again! two years. She also enjoyed dancing and used to The Gillinghams’ interests include collecting play the piano. minerals, hiking and camping. Their love of travel has taken them all over the world, and they have collected souvenirs from the many countries they’ve visited. Marjorie, who just received a 25 Year Award MIKE DUDISH Mike was born in Bitner, Pennsylvania, and spent his as a Docent at the Los Angeles Arboretum in early years in that area. He left Arcadia, admits that what sold her on Hollenbeck home at eighteen and was soon was “the gardens and grounds and buildings.” She drafted into the Army, serving and Dan look forward to meeting new friends and in Europe for four years. After catching up with old ones here at the Palms. returning to the US, Mike traveled to a number of HARUKO ISHIBASHI locations, finally settling in Los Angeles, where he Haruko loves to spend time with her family attended college. He later joined the International which includes, her husband, four children, eleven Typographical Union, working in that field until his grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Most retirement. live close by and visit her often. 6 WINTER 2006 She also enjoys dancing, listening to music and attended college for three watching sporting activities. Her favorite foods are years and then was drafted into the army. chocolate and strawberries. He served in Europe for four years. After returning to the States he became an accountant, and spent JAY JOSSMAN the rest of his career in the field of finance. His Jay was born in Pittsburgh, interests include the theater and related societies. Pennsylvania and moved to Los Angeles with his family at an PHYLLIS SURLAGE early age. He attended Santa Phyllis was born in Marseilles, Illinois, and Monica High School, UCLA and moved to Decatur at an early age. Later her family City College, earning a BA moved to Phoenix, Arizona, degree in Accounting. During where she worked as an his career as an Accountant, Jay accountant. She eventually became interested in photography and later turned settled in Pasadena, California, that hobby into a career in the architectural and where she raised her two sons. interior design fields. In 1982, Phyllis and her Today, Jay’s hobbies include photography and husband moved to Leisure computers. He is enjoying the relaxing and pleasant World in Seal Beach, where she atmosphere at Hollenbeck, making new friends and was active on their Board. exploring a variety of activities; he’s already joined There, she renewed her early interest in art, took our Silver Liners dancing group. Jay is very glad he classes, and received many honors for her work. found Hollenbeck and thanks his friend Trudy She also played trophy-winning shuffleboard. Sivick for introducing him to the Palms. Phyllis is very happy to be at Hollenbeck. She looks forward to making new friends and becoming involved with the Palms lifestyle. She also plans to pursue her interest in art. She finds everyone very HAROLD KIRSHNER Harold was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he friendly here, and says she’s delighted she will was educated and lived for never have to move again. many years. He has a BA and MA in Education and taught IRENE TAMBARA throughout his career. Harold Irene was born in Fresno, California into a and his wife raised their two family of two brothers and two sisters. The family children, Judy and Michael, in moved to Los Angeles where Irene graduated from the area. When he retired, he moved to Florida, East L.A.’s own Roosevelt High School. where he lived a very active life including tennis Irene married her husband, Charles in 1944. and bridge. He also served on the Board of They raised a son and a daughter in nearby Directors for his housing complex. Monterey Park. Her career as a staff developer Harold moved to Los Angeles from Florida three spanned 40 years at The Keiro Retirement Home — years ago. He is grateful that his daughter, Judy, just down the street from Hollenbeck! researched senior communities and found Hollenbeck. He is very happy to be here and is LEON WENGER participating in many activities. Recently, when Leon began his early years in Montery, Mexico, bridge was revived as an activity, he became the and later moved to Los Angeles where he earned fourth player. his degree at UCLA. His career was spent in the field of engineering which included extensive FRANK SHERWOOD traveling. Travel is among his favorite interests as Frank was born in Bird Island, Minnesota. He well as the exciting world of sports. WINTER 2006 7 Some of Our Favorite Holiday Traditions “I don’t feel the need to decorate “Rabbi Korf from Chabad of Greater “I remember all the cooking and my own apartment because the Los Feliz conducts a Chanukah decorating for the holidays. Now I’m decorations throughout Hollenbeck program. He lights the candles, glad Hollenbeck does it for us.” provide such a festive environment.” discusses the significance of the — Edna Lanier — Alberta Kassing holiday, recites the traditional prayers, and provides latkes (potato “I remember a “We cut down a pancakes with applesauce and very special tree in the woods sour cream). Rabbi Korf’s talented Christmas when near our home children help explain the holiday, I was about five and decorated it compete for the microphone, sing, years old. with popcorn dance, and show off holiday posters My sister had left home and we would string they made at school.” I got a watch.” and handmade paper chains. We had — Camille Goldsmith, Director of Nursing — Edwina Talbott a big family gathering and dinner.” — Millie Bristow “Hollenbeck staff puts on a Posada “When I was growing up we lived each year. on a farm and the whole family They act out the would come over to celebrate. “The holidays bring out the best in Nativity Scene There was always people. I love our family gatherings; in full costume lots of snow.” food is a big attraction and everyone and sing Christmas Carols. HOLLENBECK FACILITY NUMBER 191800001 — Catherine Cornelious contributes to the festivities.” Those with Broadway talent — Blanca Cedano, Social Services Designee entertain us with singing, guitar and dancing.” “I enjoy visiting — Allan Tan, Assistant Controller with friends for the holidays.” — Wes Kuhn OLLENBEC H K Hollenbeck Palms is a continuing-care retirement community NON-PROFIT U.S. POSTAGE PA L M S offering active seniors a rewarding and secure lifestyle on a PA I D a retirement oasis since 1890 beautiful eight-acre campus serving the greater L.A. area. PASADENA, CA PERMIT #127 573 SOUTH bOYLE aVENUE lOS aNGELES, ca 90033 (323) 263-6195 WWW.HOLLENBECKPALMS.COM
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