O T T E R C RE E K 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 P AGE 2 V O LUME 3 I SSUE 9 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 Violin September 26th September 19th ―Give My Regards to Dick Forman Broadway‖ Piano Sing-a-Long With Kelly Moore L OD GE L IV IN G P AGE 3 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. P AGE 4 V O LUME 3 I SSUE 9 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. L OD GE L IV IN G P AGE 5 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 experimenter. 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. P AGE 6 V O LUME 3 I SSUE 9 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. L OD GE L IV IN G P AGE 7 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 www.lodgeatottercreek.com 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 picnics. 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!