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 Lodge Living
                                                                               Volume 3 Issue 9
                                                                                September 2010

               Off to College They Go                                       INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
        Laura Emma Sherman, my mom, graduated from Brigham
Academy in Bakersfield, Vermont in 1933 as class valedictorian.
She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education      Bill Finger on the New Bridge   2
from The University of Vermont and taught in several local high       —————————————————————————————--

schools for 37 years. My wife Linda is currently a kindergarten       Dr. Curtis Gross Presentation   2
teacher at the John F. Kennedy School in Winooski where she has       August Trivia                   2
taught for 22 years. My brother Bob is a child psychiatrist in        —————————————————————————————–

Connecticut having earned both his undergraduate and medical          Sunday Music Series             2
degree at UVM. I too was a teacher and coach for 16 years prior       Fall ESI Classes                3
to my transition to property management. As you can see,              —————————————————————————————--

education runs deep in our family as I would hope it does with        ESI Seminar & Lunch Meeting 3
yours.                                                                September Birthdays             4
        Certainly that is true with many of the fine staff working    —————————————————————————————-

here at The Lodge. In some cases, young people that arrived just a    Birthdays are Special Here      4
few short months ago with some trepidation now, before our eyes,      Dining Room Reservations        4
are maturing into young adults ready to take that ―next step on the   —————————————————————————————--

ladder of life‖ on a college campus.                                  Salon Gift Certificates         4

Tia Burke-Sumner, wait staff -University of Vermont                   Improv & Experimental Music 5
Clara Cox wait staff – University of Vermont                          Mark Lavoie, harmonica          5
Kelsey Foley, wait staff – University of Hartford, Connecticut        —————————————————————————————--

Robert Gill, wait staff – University of Nevada at Las Vegas           Midd. College Museum Lecture 5
Shelby Laframboise, wait staff – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,    Midd. Natural Foods Co-op       5
New York                                                              —————————————————————————————--

Zoe Hemenway, wait staff – off to Peru in South America               Summer’s Last Picnics           6
Andrew Yarbrough, concierge – Beloit College, Wisconsin               Shelburne Museum Trip           6
Rose Wells, Health Services – Vermont Technical College               —————————————————————————————--

Bridget Yantz, Health Services – Vermont Technical College            Birds of Vermont Museum         6
Tasha Thomas, Health Services – St. Joseph’s College, Maine           Alzheimer’s Memory Walk         7
Kali Trautwein, Health Services – Castleton State College             —————————————————————————————--

Chelsea Purinton, Health Services – University of Vermont             Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruise    7
Mae Murdock, Health Services – Williamsburg Technical College,        Employee of the Month           7
South Carolina                                                        —————————————————————————————–

Alison Jennings, Health Services – Community College of               AARP Driver Safety Course       8
Vermont                                                               Family Caregiver Support Grp. 8
Renee Genova, Health Services – Vermont Technical College             —————————————————————————————--

                                                                      Coming Events                   8
        Some will remain close to home, others will travel afar
and a few will continue to work here providing the best possible
environment for you. We wish them all well but hurry back to
visit … for you will be missed!
                                     Jim McWilliam
                                     Executive Director
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                       September Speakers at The Lodge
           Bill Finger, Middlebury Town Manager
        If you’ve been across town in the past year, you’ve likely seen or
encountered some of the construction of the new Cross Street Bridge that will
soon connect the south and west sides of Middlebury. On Thursday, September
16th, Middlebury Town Manager Bill Finger will give a presentation on the new
bridge, from initial planning to the grand opening ceremony. Join us in the Theater at 11:00 AM for
this informative discussion.

                                Dr. Curtis Gross, Chiropractor
                    Dr. Curtis Gross has been freeing people from pain since 1984 in his clinic in
             Middlebury. As a Chiropractor with experience, he is committed to promoting the health
             and well being of his patients. By combining his ―whole person approach‖ with the
             newest techniques, procedures, and knowledge, Dr. Gross has designed a program called
             ―Living Healthy.‖ Join us on Thursday, September 23rd as Dr. Gross visits The Lodge
and explains this new program and its many benefits. This discussion will take place at 11:00 AM in
the Founders’ Room.

                                        August Trivia
       The Village People made it famous with their song in the 80’s – YMCA – and Mary
Williamson got in right when she answered the monthly trivia question – what does YMCA stand
for – Young Men’s Christian Association. Think we’ll see any of the Village People at The Storm
Café Mary???

                                  Sunday Music Series
        Every Sunday afternoon, the Founders’ Room at The Lodge comes alive with music. From
song to instrumental and beyond, The Lodge continues to offer a variety of local musical talent to
liven up your weekends. The performances begin at 2:00 PM each Sunday, so be sure to join us!

                         September 5th
                                                           September 12th
                        Dayve & Hannah
                                                           Colin McCaffrey
                        Guitar and Vocals

                                                                          September 26th
        September 19th
                                                                        ―Give My Regards to
          Dick Forman
       Piano Sing-a-Long
                                                                         With Kelly Moore
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                           Fall ESI Classes at The Lodge
       The Lodge is hosting two very exciting Elderly Services college fall classes that begin this
month. One is a six part series on healthier living and the other is a four part series about the Black
Sox baseball scandal of 1919.

              Healthier Living Series (a free 6-part series)
              Meets 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM on September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12 (all Tuesdays)
                      Nancy Damm and Ann Brousseau, both certified and trained by the Vermont
              Department of Health, will take you through this 6-part series that is designed to
improve your health and thereby your life. Topics of discussion will include how to determine if
you have a chronic health condition and ways to learn to manage your health, to name just a few.
This class is free but space is limited so please contact Scott Needham at Elderly Services at
388-3983 to register.

             ―Eight Men Out: A Search for the Truth about the Black Sox Scandal in the
             Baseball World Series of 1919‖
             Meets 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM on September 16, 23, 30, and October 7 (all Thursdays).
             Cost of course is $80.
                    1n 1963 Eliot Asinof wrote a book about the eight men who were indicted for
―throwing‖ the 1919 World Series. Entitled Eight Men Out, the book was later turned into a film by
the same name. This sport episode has remained controversial over the decades. Following a brief
overview, the class will view the film and then explore the many factual and moral issues raised by
the case. The study of any facet of baseball history is never limited solely to the game. Rather it is
always, and ultimately, about American Culture and society at large: context and content, symbol
and sentiment, process and penalty, redemption and rebirth.
        The instructor for this course is Rudi Haerle, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Middlebury
College. Hal Cohen, former member of the Palm Beach County, Florida, Circuit Court, will assist
Professor Haerle with questions about legal issues and procedures for this course.

       You can call Scott Needham at Elderly Services at 388-3983 to register for one of these
courses, or pick up a registration packet from the mailroom to register by mail. There is a $10 off
coupon for any fall course in the registration packets!

                      Waybury Inn Seminar and Luncheon Meeting
                        Carol and Cass Tillman own ―Moonlit Alpacas‖ in Cornwall, a farm where
                they raise – you guessed it – alpacas. The Tillmans recently held a contest at their
                farm for ―The Best Alpaca Shearer in North America‖. The Tillmans started their
                business about six years ago as they neared retirement and they now have more
                than 100 alpacas. They distributed more than $2000 in prize money at this event.
       On Wednesday, September 15th the Tillmans will present a Powerpoint program at the
Waybury Inn about their alpaca farm. The cost for this seminar and luncheon is $25 per person.
Please contact Scott Needham at Elderly Services to register, and be sure to sign up for the bus in
the mailroom. We will leave The Lodge at 10:15 AM.
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                       September Birthdays at The Lodge

                                                                    Staff Birthdays
      Resident Birthdays                                      September 1         Brenda Cota
   September 2      Lorraine Phillips                         September 7         Kim Fallon
   September 5      Doris Quattrocci                          September 9         Kalvyn Langford
   September 9      Nancy Tremmel                             September 14        Cindi Duff
   September 10     Helen Durand                              September 19        Marilyn Fuller
   September 15     Lois Hunsdorfer                           September 21        Tracy Clark
   September 17     Cindy McCullough                          September 28        Rose Cleveland

   September 17     Bea Post                                  September 28        Candy Torrey

   September 23     Donald Sauer
   September 25     Bob Moore
   September 27     Mary Williamson                  Join us for a birthday celebration honoring
   September 29     Helen Snyder                     all our September birthdays on Wednesday,
                                                     September 29th at 3:00 PM in The Shores.
                                                                  All are welcome!

                               Birthdays Are Special at The Lodge
                          Lobster tail, rack of lamb or a beef tenderloin filet mignon, those are the
                  delectable choices that Executive Chef George Schreck and his staff prepare for each
                  resident to enjoy at dinner on their special day. But wait – it doesn’t stop there. For
                  dessert there’s a scrumptious chocolate cake. Makes your mouth water, doesn’t’ it?
Strange though, that those who have celebrated their special day to the ―max‖ can often be found on
the tread mill in the Landis Fitness Center the next day. Coincidence?

                               Dining Room Reservations
        As our community fills, so does our dining room. In our efforts to provide you and your
guests the best possible service we ask that you give our dining staff appropriate notice when you are
having guests for dinner or Sunday Brunch. Please call Lauren Mohan at extension 3274 to make
your reservation. Thanking you all for your cooperation.

                                          Salon Gift Certificates
                        The Lodge’s LeManchec Salon has a solution for that last-minute gift idea for
                Mom or Dad, Grandma or Grandpa, or whoever that special person is that is part of
our Lodge community. Gift certificates are now available in any amount and can be applied to the
cost of any salon service. Contact the Front Desk for details or a price list of services available.
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                             Middlebury College Events
                     Improvisation and Experimental Electronic Music
                        Middlebury College’s computer musician and Department of Music chair
               Peter Hamlin (not to mention Middlebury College graduate, class of 1973) brings
               together a group of old musical friends for an evening of musical exploration: Sandy
               Nordahl, bassist, recording engineer, keyboardist and composer, based in Iowa; Mario
Schambon, visual artist and percussionist, based in Atlanta; trumpeter Arthur Brooks, formerly on
the Bennington faculty and currently in the Burlington-based group Ensemble V; and Kareem
Khalifa, from the Department of Philosophy, and also a bassist, composer, and music-technology
       Join us for this musical experience on Thursday, September 9th. The bus will leave The
Lodge at 7:15 PM for this free concert sponsored by the Middlebury College Department of Music.

                        Mark Lavoie, Harmonica
        Mark Lavoie is an Affiliate artist at Middlebury College and is an active
recording and performing blues harmonica player who has played with many of the
great blues artists, including Bill Sims, Big Joe Burrell, and Sonny Terry. On Friday,
September 17th Mark will present a free concert at the Mahaney Center for the Arts at
Middlebury College as part of its Blues Weekend. The bus will leave The Lodge at 7:15 PM for
anyone wishing to attend this performance.

                          Museum Lecture at Middlebury College
                      Richard Saunders, director of the Middlebury College Museum of Art and
              Walter Cerf Distinguished College Professor (as well as son of resident Dick
              Saunders), will present a lecture titled, ―Some Observations on 25 Years of Collecting
              Art for a College Museum‖ on Thursday, September 30th at Dana Auditorium on the
              campus of Middlebury College.
      In this lecture, Saunders will discuss the journey taken to build an art collection for the
museum since his arrival in 1985. His talk considers such important ingredients as an aesthetic
compass, luck, patience, money, expertise, creativity, and friends, all of which have been essential
elements in determining the direction the collection has taken. The bus will leave The Lodge at
3:45 PM on September 30th for residents wishing to attend. There is no cost for this lecture.

                         Supporting Our Local Economy
                     Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op
        The Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op began in the early 1970s and continues
a successful, member-owned cooperative with locally grown organic products. The
Co-op is a democratic cooperative committed to providing healthy, competitively
priced foods; encouraging ecologically sound and healthful patterns of production and
consumption; and responding to members’ needs accordingly.
        We’re planning a shopping trip to the Co-op on Thursday, September 16th. Come along and
see what’s in season locally and the extensive variety of locally-grown foods available. The Co-op
even has a deli where you can purchase ready-to-eat foods as well as fresh-from-the-garden choices.
The bus will leave The Lodge at 1:30 PM.
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                             September Lodge Outings
                                           Summer’s Last Picnics
                           We’re determined to enjoy summer days as long as we can so we’ve
                   planned this year’s final summer picnics at area state parks. We do all the work
                   so all you have to do is come along and enjoy! We’ll travel to Mt. Philo State
                   Park on Wednesday, September 8th and again on Thursday, September 9th. Be
sure to check your calendar for the date and departure time of the trip that’s appropriate for you.

                   Shelburne Museum
         The Shelburne Museum was founded in 1947 and houses
over 150,000 works of art in 39 exhibition buildings. Many of these
historic structures are 18th- and 19th-century buildings relocated to the
museum grounds from New England and New York. They include
houses, a circular barn, a meeting house, a one-room schoolhouse, a lighthouse, a jail, a general store,
a covered bridge, and the 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga.
         One of the museum’s summer exhibitions is the Alzheimer’s quilt display titled, ―Alzheimer’s:
Forgetting Piece by Piece.‖ This incredibly moving 52-quilt exhibit has been seen by more than
223,000 people across the country and has made the Shelburne Museum its last venue before the quilts
are retired. This exhibit includes interactive listening stations where visitors hear memories of elders
produced by Vermont Public Radio with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national initiative to
record and collect stories of everyday Americans. StoryCorps spent a few days at The Lodge earlier
this year creating some of these recordings from Addison County residents.
                         Other exhibits on display this summer include ―Constructed Landscapes‖
                 featuring works by Ansel Adams and Edward Burtynksky, and ―America‖, an exhibit
                 of works by Brandon resident Warren Kimble. This is our second trip to the
                 Shelburne Museum this summer. With so much to see it’s hard to do it all in one day.
                 Join us for this exciting trip on Monday, September 13th. We’ll leave The Lodge at
                 12:30 PM. Admission is $10 per person.

                  Birds of Vermont Museum
       The birds of Vermont Museum, located in Huntington, is a delightful
place where visitors can learn about birds and their roles in the earth’s
ecosystems. A private, non-profit organization, the museum features over
479 carved birds, representing 258 species. These woodcarvings depict
Vermont’s nesting species in their natural habitats as well as North America’s
endangered and extinct species.
       The Birds have been carved by Robert Spear, Jr., a native Vermonter who is one of
Vermont’s foremost naturalists and woodcarvers. Additional birds are carved by his skilled
apprentice, Ingrid Riga, curator. Their current project is the Fall Migration/Wetland Diorama.
The museum’s displays, the surrounding 100-acre bird sanctuary/nature preserve, and the bird
viewing window offer visitors a unique opportunity to see and study birds that will not fly away!
       We will take a field trip to the Birds of Vermont Museum on Monday, September 20th,
leaving The Lodge at 12:30 PM. Admission is $5 per person.
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                                September Lodge Outings
                                      2010 Alzheimer’s Memory Walk
                                 If you’re the kind of person who’s not going to sit on the sidelines
                         when there’s a chance to change the future, then you’re the person we need!
                         With more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, and nearly
                         ten million more serving as caregivers, the time to act is now.
                                 Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and
funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than
$300 million for the cause. All Memory Walk donations benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, whose
mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and
enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion
of brain health.
        Join us for the area’s 2010 Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk at the Shelburne Museum
on Saturday, September 25th. We’ll leave The Lodge at 8:30 AM for this community event that joins
friends, family and co-workers as they walk to end Alzheimer’s. If you’d like to join our team,
please contact Jim McWilliam.

            Spirit of Ethan Allen Scenic Lunch Cruise
        The Spirit of Ethan Allen Company started in 1984 with the Spirit of Ethan
Allen I, a 149-passenger paddle wheeler, and has expanded to the present day operation
with the Spirit of Ethan Allen III, Lake Champlain’s largest cruise ship. The Spirit III,
140 feet long and with a 33 foot beam, accommodates 424 passengers, and is one of
Vermont’s largest banquet facilities. The ship was built in 1997 in Salisbury,
Maryland, and is powered by two Detroit Diesel engines, navigating at an average speed of seven
knots. The Spirit III offers 3 heated and air conditioned decks for your cruising pleasure.
        The Spirit of Ethan Allen III offers 1 1/2 hour narrated ―Lunch-on-the-Lake‖ cruises around
Lake Champlain, offering a breathtaking panorama from Vermont’s Green Mountains to the
Adirondacks of New York. Their Executive Chef’s newly created menu features soup of the day, a
green salad bar, pasta of the day, a carving station, fresh baked artisan bread, a selection of main dish
salads and fresh baked desserts.
        The Spirit of Ethan Allen III sets sail from the Burlington Boathouse in downtown Burlington
daily. Join us for their daily lunch cruise on Thursday, September 23rd. We will depart The Lodge at
10:15 AM. The cost for lunch and the cruise is $26.50 per person.

                                     Around The Lodge

                                           Employee of the Month
                            No doubt you’ve heard the saying, ―the luck of the Irish.‖ Here at The
                    Lodge we have the luck of the Irish in person—none other then Beth Spencer,
                    our August Employee of the Month. Beth works in the Health Service
                    Department one day per week with the other four in Activities. No matter where
                    she is there is an air of excitement as she focuses her attention on the task at hand.
                    Whether it is assisting a resident or planning a full day of activities in The Shores,
Beth is there with her friendly smile and caring attitude day after day.
                                                       AARP Driver Safety Course
 The Lodge at Otter Creek                                This October The Lodge will again host an AARP
                                                 Driver Safety Course. This 4-hour classroom refresher
     350 Lodge Road                              driving course is open to all drivers aged 50 and over.
   Middlebury, VT 05753                          The course covers important issues that affect older drivers
   Phone (802) 388-1220                          such as physical changes and limitations, normal driving
    Fax (802) 382-1613        situations and environmental conditions, safe driving and vehicle
                              information, and the effects of medications on the motorist. The course
                              provides drivers the opportunity to fine tune driving skills and become a
                              safer and better driver. Upon completion of the course, participants will
                              receive a certificate valid for three years, a course workbook, and other
     We’re on the Web!
     You can find us at       instructional material. Some insurance companies offer a discount to drivers   who have completed this class.
                                      This class will be held in the Gauger Theater on Thursday, October
                              21st from 8:45 AM—1:00 PM. Pre-registration is required. The cost of this
                              course is $14, or $12 if you are an AARP member. Payment is due by the
Family Caregiver              beginning of the class. Checks should be made payable to AARP. Contact
 Support Group                the Front Desk for more information or to register.
    The meeting of the
Family Caregiver Support
Group for September will                                 Coming Events
be held in the Haven                  Middlebury is a college town and situated directly between Burlington
Family Room on Monday,        and Rutland. This location provides us with an abundance of superb cultural
September 6th at 1:00 PM.     offerings. With the Flynn Theater in Burlington, the Paramount Theatre in
Anyone caring for a family    Rutland, The Vergennes Opera House in Vergennes, the Town Hall Theater
member with declining         in Middlebury, and the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College,
health issues is welcome.     there is something to please everyone.
                                      Here are just some of the events you’ll find listed in our upcoming
                              newsletters and activities calendars.

                              Lyric Theatre Company at the Flynn
                                     November 11-14, 2010      Peter Pan
                                     April, 2011                    Chicago the Musical

                              Paramount Theatre
  Residents enjoying the           October 13, 2010                 Rhythm of the Dance
  view and the weather at          December 13, 2010                A Garrison Keillor Christmas
 Kingsland Bay State Park          January 8, 2011                  The Magic Flute
 during one of our Lodge
                                   February 11, 2011                FDR starring Ed Asner
                                   March 18, 2011                   The Capital Steps

                              The Vergennes Opera House
                                    October 14-17, 2010             The Wind in the Willows
                                    November 6, 2010                Tom Rush in Concert

                              Plus the numerous events at the Town Hall Theater and Middlebury College’s
                              Mahaney Center for the Arts—be sure to watch for listings coming soon!

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