June 2015 - Nikkei Senior Gardens

Around the Garden
June 2015
Issue 76
June
Mother’s Day Dinner
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
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Mother’s Day Dinner
Page 2-3
Garden News & Views
Nurse’s Notes
Special Events
Page 4-5
Outings & Upcoming Outings
Nikkei Village Moments
Page 6-7
Calendar of Activities
Page 8-9
Volunteers & Donations
Announcements
Page 10
NSG Team News
Who Am I? Contest
Page 11
Word Search Puzzle
Garden Giggles
Super food of the Month
Page 12
Japanese Trivia
Quote of the Month
“If the world's a veil of tears,
Smile till rainbows span it.”
~Lucy Larcom
Nikkei
Senior
Gardens
enjoyed a day of celebration,
honoring all the mother’s in the
community, with a special Mother’s
Day Dinner. The evening was filled
with good eats, good company, and
lots of love.
Chef Carlos and the dining services
team constructed a beautiful buffet spread for the guests to enjoy.
The dinner consisted of assorted sashimi, roast beef, teriyaki
salmon, seasonal vegetables, and roasted baby potatoes. To end
the evening, a dessert plate was served to all guests with a red
velvet cupcake and a manju. As a mother’s day treat, all of the
lovely ladies in attendance were presented with a red rose.
Nikkei Senior Gardens is happy that we could host this event
dedicated to honoring Mother’s, but it would not have been a
success without all those in attendance. Thank you to all of our
guests, who were able to join us for a delicious dinner and we hope
you had a delightful time with your loved ones.
Pictured above: Grace M. and loved one. Left: Mari W. and family. Center: Suwako
and dining services team serving dinner. Right: Margaret T. and family.
The Nikkei Senior Gardens family would love for you to share
your life story. For More information, please contact
Desiree Kitagawa, Director of Life Enrichment at
(818) 899-1000 or [email protected]
Garden News ...and Views
Page 2
Nikkei Senior Gardens
Celebrated May Birthdays
Nurse’s Notes
By Kelly Garfalo, LVN
Sue L.
Sats Y.
Sachiko S.
Ted F.
Ken Y.
Sue O.
Saburo O.
June Birthdays
Surprising Cause of Depression
in Older Adults
One of the most important factors in treating depression in older
adults is socialization. The main thing you can do to treat or
prevent depression in a loved one is to help them re-engage
with their community, family and social network. This could be
as simple as helping them get back to church or see their
friends, as isolation and depression go hand in hand.
The problem that often occurs and the reason why many seniors
withdraw and begin to show signs of depression can be directly
related to a fear of falling. The fear of injuring themselves while
outside of the home can hold them back from socializing and
staying active, no matter how much they are encouraged. Being
stuck alone, inside the house can cause an older adult to
develop depressed feelings and further remove themselves from
the outside world.
Since falling and depression may not seem directly linked, it
goes unrecognized by many. However, with simple fall
prevention education, one can put their loved one's mind at
ease and allow them to continue their lives, preventing the onset
of depression. Below are a few ways that caregivers can
implement a fall prevention program for their loved one:
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1– Yuki H.
15– Linda T.
18—Lois Y.
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Our Newest Residents!
Help us welcome our newest residents
to the community!
Betty W.
George
Emiko N.
Linda T. & Taye T.
(Picture unavailable)
Join us on Saturday, June 27, 2015
for our New Resident Welcome Party!
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Determine if your loved one is a fall risk by asking about
their history with falling.
Conduct a home safety assessment. Identify areas where
modifications can be made to help reduce falls, such as
installation of grab bars in the bathroom and removal of
obstacles in the home that can create hazards.
Create an open dialogue between you and your loved one,
and allow them to confide in you regarding their fears.
Provide them with ways to combat their fear of falling, such
as test walks to desired destinations, and encouraging them
to exercise in order to strengthen their legs and increase
their endurance.
Currently at Nikkei Senior Gardens we offer fall prevention
assistance that include:
 Fall prevention and safety assessments.
 Exercise programs including Tai Chi Classes. Research has
shown that performing Tai Chi, a slow and gentle form of
exercise, can greatly improve strength, endurance and
balance without worsening existing impairments.
 A review of Vitamin D levels as many older adults that are
deficient in Vitamin D can suffer from muscle weakness and
pain. Proper Vitamin D levels improve strength and helps
with balance.
Through pro-active measures, we can significantly increase the
quality of life for the aging adults in our communities.
Special Events
Issue 76
Page 3
Super Senior Luncheon
at Crossway Church
Dr. Bob, Tami, Anne, and Sue L.
Janet, Atsie and Ted
On May 2, 2015, residents attended the Super
Senior Luncheon at Crossway Church, just down the
street from Nikkei Senior Gardens. Every year, the
Luncheon has a special theme, this year, the theme
was Japan. Guests were encouraged to wear Hapi
coats and kimonos, and other Japanese accessories,
while they enjoyed their bento box lunches.
Along with good food and good company, came fun
games and more. From Japanese dancing to singing
old Japanese classic songs, everyone had a great time!
Thank you Crossway Church for hosting such a
wonderful event!
Mary F., Ted F., & Chiye
Sue M. and friend
Tai Chi with Carrie Wong
Residents and team members participating in
Carrie’s Tai Chi class. Tai chi helps strengthen muscles
and improves balance.
Join us every Wednesday at 9:15am in the Dining room.
Pictured left, Satoko at Watercolor class,
holding her recently completed piece of
artwork. Pictured right, residents made flower
pens at Arts & Crafts with Takako.
Upcoming Outings
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Nikkei Senior Gardens
George C. Page Museum
La Brea Discoveries
In May, residents enjoyed a trip to the Page
Museum La Brea Discoveries, otherwise known
as the La Brea Tar pits in Los Angeles, CA. For
over a century Ice Age fossils have been
excavated from the tar pits and over 1 million are
on display in the museum Pictured right, Mark,
Sats, George, Dr. Bob, Tomiye, Matsuko, and
Sue N., posed with a mammoth.
Upcoming Outings
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 1:00pm
Northridge Mall, Northridge, CA
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 1:30pm
Trader Joe’s, Chatsworth, CA
June 10th & 12th, 2015 at 1:30pm
Walmart, Porter Ranch, CA
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 1:00pm
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:30pm
99 cents store, Sun Valley, CA
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 1:00pm
Marukai, Gardena, CA
Friday, June 26, 2015 at 1:00pm
Nijiya (Japanese Village), Los Angeles, CA
Japanese Garden at Descanso Gardens
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Due to cold weather we cancelled our trip last month to the Descanso Gardens. The
trip has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 17th at 1:00pm, please R.S.V.P. on
the sign-up sheet posted on the announcement bulletin board (located near the dining
room) the week of the outing. NSG Special Rate: $4
Nikkei Village Moments
Page 5
Issue 76
Happy Birthday Sue!
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Nikkei Village celebrated
Sue’s birthday with a party.
Surrounded by her friends,
Sue opened her birthday
present and enjoyed
birthday cake!
1-on-1 with Salve, Yaeko
(above) and Sadie (below)
spent time doing leg exercise.
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Arts & Crafts
Parachute
Fun
Sets, Salve, Fumiko,
& Hisaye.
Pictured above:
Fred, Yaeko,
Hisaye coloring.
Pictured below:
Tosh and Fumiko
Teruko, Aiko, Yoshiko, Marie, Sets, & Fumiko.
June 2
Sun
Mon
1
Daily Movie
Monday—Saturday
1:30 & 6:30pm
Sunday
Doctor Day
8:45
9:00
9:30
10:30
8:45
9:30
10:30
10:30
1:00
1:30
2:00
3:00
6:30
8
Morning Walk—D
Exercise w/ Yukie—D
Crochet—D
Nikkei Residents
Fellowship Service—S
2:15 Bingo—D
3:30 Cards—D
6:30 Movie—T
9 Podiatrist Day
Doctor Day
8:45
9:30
10:30
1:00
8:45
9:00
9:30
10:30
14
15 Doctor Day
8:45
9:30
10:30
1:00
8:45
9:00
9:30
10:30
Morning Walk—D
Exercise w/ Yukie—D
Crochet—D
Nikkei Residents
Fellowship Service—S
2:15 Bingo—D
3:30 Cards—D
6:30 Movie—T
21 Father’s Day
FIRST DAY OF SUMMER
8:45
9:30
10:30
12:00
1:00
Morning Walk—D
Exercise w/ Yukie—D
Crochet—D
Father’s Day Luncheon– D
Nikkei Residents
Fellowship Service—S
2:15 Bingo—D
3:30 Cards—D
6:30 Movie—T
28
8:45
9:30
10:30
1:00
Morning Walk—D
Exercise w/ Yukie—D
Crochet—D
Nikkei Residents
Fellowship Service—S
2:15 Bingo—D
3:30 Cards—D
6:30 Movie—T
Morning Walk—D
Men’s Coffee Hour—S
Exercise: Chair Yoga—D
Arts & Crafts—D
“Garden Golf Ball Lady bug”
2:00 Singing—D
6:30 Movie—T
11:30
1:30
2:00
6:30
Morning Walk—D
Men’s Coffee Hour—S
Exercise: Chair Yoga—D
Arts & Crafts—D
“Design-a-Backscratcher”
Lunch at
Wood Ranch—$
Movie—T
Singing—D
Movie—T
Wed
2 Doctor Day
Morning Walk—D
Men’s Coffee Hour—F
Exercise: Chair Yoga—D
Arts & Crafts—D
“Paper Purse craft”
1:30 Outing to Public Library
2:00 Singing—D
6:30 Movie—T
6:30pm Only
7
Tue
8:45
9:30
10:30
10:30
1:00
1:30
2:00
3:00
6:30
3
Morning Walk—D
Exercise—D
Cooking Class w/ Hitomi—F
Bingo—D
Mahjong—G
Movie—T
Bon Dance—D
Wii Tennis & Bowling—D
Movie—T
10
Morning Walk—D
Exercise—D
Cooking Class w/ Hitomi—F
Bingo—D
Mahjong—G
Movie—T
Bon Dance—D
Wii Tennis & Bowling—D
Movie—T
16 Doctor Day
8:45
9:30
10:30
10:30
1:00
1:30
2:00
3:00
6:30
23 Doctor Day
8:45 Morning Walk—D
9:00 Men’s Coffee Hour—S
9:30 Exercise: Chair Yoga—D
10:30 Arts & Crafts—D
“Cupcake liner Butterfly Clip”
1:30 Movie—T
2:00 Singing—D
6:30 Movie—T
8:45
9:30
10:30
10:30
1:00
1:30
1:30
2:00
3:00
6:30
29 Doctor Day
30 Doctor Day
8:45 Morning Walk—D
9:00 Men’s Coffee Hour—S
9:30 Exercise: Chair Yoga—D
10:30 Arts & Crafts—D
“Satoko’s Japanese Doll Card”
1:30 Movie—T
2:00 Singing—D
6:30 Movie—T
8:45
9:30
10:30
10:30
1:00
1:30
2:00
3:00
3:30
6:30
9:15 Taichi w/Carr
10:30 Nickel Bingo
1:30 Outing to
Wal
1:30 Movie—T
2:30 Shave Ice So
6:30 Movie—T
17
Morning Walk—D
Exercise—D
Cooking Class w/ Hitomi—F
Bingo—D
Mahjong—G
Movie—T
Bon Dance—D
Wii Tennis & Bowling—D
Movie—T
22 Doctor Day
9:15 Taichi w/Car
10:30 Nickel Bingo
1:30 Outing to
Nort
1:30 Movie—T
2:30 Shave Ice So
6:30 Movie—T
9:15 Taichi w/Car
10:30 Nickel Bingo
1:00 Outing to
Descanso
1:30 Movie—T
2:30 Shave Ice So
6:30 Movie—T
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Morning Walk—D
Exercise—D
Cooking Class w/ Hitomi—F
Bingo—D
Resident Council Meeting-D
Mahjong—G
Movie—T
Bon Dance—D
Wii Tennis & Bowling— D
Movie—T
9:15 Taichi w/Carr
10:30 Nickel Bingo
1:00 Outing to
Marukai (G
1:00 A Visit with N
College Stud
1:30 Movie—T
6:30 Movie—T
Morning Walk—D
Exercise—D
Cooking Class w/ Hitomi—F
Bingo—D
Mahjong—G
Movie—T
Bon Dance—D
Wii Tennis— D
Wii Bowling—D
Movie—T
**ALL CALENDAR EVENTS AR
2015
d
rrie Wong—D
o—D
thridge Mall
ocial
rie Wong—D
—D
lmart
Thu
4
Doctor Day
8:45 Morning Walk—D
9:30 Exercise with Takako—D
8:30-10:00 Wellness Checks—CR
10:30 Ladies Meeting—S
1:00 Mah Jong—G
1:30 Movie—T
2:00 Dominoes: Chicken Foot—D
3:00 Uno—S
6:30 Movie—T
11
8:45
9:30
10:30
1:00
1:00
ocial
rrie Wong—D
o—D
o Gardens—$
ocial
rie Wong - D
—D
Gardena)
Naniwa Dental
dents—D
1:30
1:30
3:00
6:30
18
Doctor Day
Morning Walk—D
Exercise with Takako—D
Japanese Calligraphy—D
Mah Jong—G
Shamisen Dokkoi
Performance- D
Movie—T
Karaoke—D
Hanafuda—D
Movie—T
Doctor Day
8:45 Morning Walk—D
9:30 Exercise with Takako—D
10:30 Ladies Meeting—S
10:30 Buddhist Service—T
12:30 Resident Birthday Party—D
1:00 Mah Jong—G
1:30 Movie—T
2:00 Dominoes: Chicken Foot—D
3:00 Uno—S
6:30 Movie—T
25
8:45
9:30
10:30
1:00
1:30
1:30
3:00
6:30
Doctor Day
Morning Walk—D
Exercise with Takako—D
Japanese Calligraphy—D
Mah Jong—G
Movie—T
Karaoke—D
Hanafuda—D
Movie—T
Fri
Sat
5
6
8:45
9:00
9:30
10:30
1:30
1:30
Morning Walk—D
Mieko’s Café—F
Morning Stretch— D
Nickel Bingo—D
Movie—T
Outing to
Trader Joe’s
1:30 Canasta—G
2:00 Beginner’s Mahjong—G
6:30 Movie—T
12
1:30
1:30
2:00
6:30
Morning Walk—D
Morning Stretch— D
Nickel Bingo—D
Outing to
Walmart
Movie—T
Canasta—G
Beginner’s Mahjong—G
Movie—T
19
1:30
1:30
2:00
6:30
Morning Walk—D
Exercise—D
Puzzles and Sudoku—D
Movie—T
Blackjack—D
Poker with Toji— D
Movie—T
13
8:45
9:30
10:30
1:30
8:45
9:30
10:30
1:30
8:45
9:30
10:30
1:30
2:00
3:00
6:30
8:45
9:30
10:30
1:30
2:00
3:00
6:30
Morning Walk—D
Exercise—D
Watercolor Painting—D
Movie—T
Blackjack—D
Poker with Toji— D
Movie—T
20
Morning Walk—D
Morning Stretch— D
Nickel Bingo—D
Outing to
99 cents store
Movie—T
Canasta—G
Beginner’s Mahjong—G
Movie—T
26
8:45
9:30
10:30
1:00
8:45 Morning Walk—D
9:30 Exercise —D
10:30 Rubber Block Print
Making Class—D
1:00 Takesue Piano Studio
Student Performances-D
1:30 Movie—T
2:00 Blackjack—D
3:00 Poker with Toji— D
6:30 Movie—T
27
Morning Walk—D
Morning Stretch— D
Nickel Bingo—D
Outing to
Marukai & Kinokuniya
1:30 Movie—T
2:00 Beginner’s Mahjong—G
1:30 Canasta—G
6:30 Movie—T
8:45 Morning Walk—D
9:30 Exercise —D
10:30 Watercolor Painting—D
1:30 Movie—T
1:30 New Resident
Welcome Party—S
2:00 Blackjack—D
3:00 Poker with Toji— D
6:30 Movie—T
ACTIVITY LOCATIONS
First Floor
D - Dining Hall
B - Beauty Salon
S - Solarium
P - Podiatrist
F - Family Dining Room
CR - Conference Room (Lobby)
Second Floor
G - Game Area
T - Movie Theatre
New Activities in Blue
Special Events in Red
RE SUBJECT TO CHANGE .**
This monthly newsletter can also
be viewed at
www.nikkeiseniorgardens.com
Annoucements
Page 8
Nikkei Senior Gardens
A Visit from….
FATHER’S DAY
NANIWA Dental Hygiene
Luncheon
College (JAPAN)
Saturday, June 21, 2015
12:00pm
We invite you to join us as we celebrate all Father’s with a
special Baby back rib plated lunch.
$10.00 per person
*Limited to 4 guests per apartment.
Additional guests may accommodated based on availability.
Please help us welcome the Naniwa
Dental Hygiene students from Japan,
and learn how to practice proper dental
hygiene and facial massages.
Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, June 17, 2015
at (818) 899-1000 or [email protected]ikkeiseniorgardens.net
Sunday, June 24, 2015
At 1:00pm
In the Dining Room
Volunteers & Donations
May Volunteers
Donations
Mieko Akima
Sam Kanno
Yoichi Kimura
Arts & Crafts Supplies
Magazines
Harry Nakada
Barbara Okita
Stan Date
Monetary Donation
Bingo Prizes
Toji Hashimoto
Kiyoko Kamii
Hisano Tilner
Exercise bands
Newspapers
Keiko Roter
Emiko Kami
Lois Okui
Tami Shiotani
Kay Kami
Akiko Idian
Table reminder signs
DVD’s
Carrie Wong
Hitomi Hashimoto
Kumiko Mori
Akiko Bloom
Mark Yokomizo
Yoshiko Kawada
John Goka Jr.
Evelyn Motoyama
JoAnn Komai
Karen Yokomizo
Vanessa Orozco
Yasuko Jones
Rev. Patti Usuki
Nancy Gohata
Tomo Padilla
SFV Hongwanji Temple
Crossway Church
SFVJACC
Joy & Lacey
KC & Tuna
Books
We Thank You For Your Continuing Generosity and Support!
Announcements
Issue 76
Page 9
Board of Directors Meeting
REFER A FRIEND AND
RECEIVE $500 OFF
ONE MONTH’S RENT
June 11, 2015
Open Forum begins at
7:00pm
Shave Ice
Social
Please join us for a yummy treat!
Every Wednesday
In the Dining Room
At 2:30pm
As a resident of Nikkei Senior Gardens you have the added value of
referring friends to live in your beautiful community with you as their
neighbor.
If they decide to join you in living here, you will receive $500 off one
month’s rent once they have lived here for two months.
Just think. Relax among your friends. Play cards. Watch a movie or
enjoy the resident garden, all with friends that you are familiar with!
And we will give you $500 off one month’s rent for each person that
you refer that moves to Nikkei Senior Gardens.
if you want to have your friends living here with you and you want
$500 off a month’s rent, then see Marc Aronoff, Director of Sales and
Marketing for more details.
PODIATRIST DAY
w/ Dr. Teshima
ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS!
Nikkei Senior Gardens is looking
for a few good men and women to
be Resident Ambassadors.
A Resident Ambassador is a
resident that helps new residents
to get acclimated to their new
home here at Nikkei Senior
Gardens and assists the
Marketing Director to promote
Nikkei Senior Gardens.
If you would like to represent
Nikkei Senior Gardens as an
Ambassador, or if you would like
more information please see Marc
Aronoff, Director of Sales &
Marketing.
Buddhist Service
By Reverend Patti Usuki Of
SFV Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
Will be held on the SECOND
TUESDAY this month.
Please see Concierge to
schedule your appointments
today!
Do you need to
book a Doctor
Appointment?
Bring your Doctor’s
contact information to the
front desk
&
They will do it for you!
Every 3rd Thursday
of the month
In the Solarium
At 10:30am
Nikkei Residents
Fellowship
Service
Hosted By
Crossway Church
Every Sunday
In the Solarium
At 1:00pm
NSG
Special
Team
Event
News
Issue
Page 40
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Nikkei Senior Gardens
Nikkei Senior Gardens
FEATURED
Team Member of the Month
Stellar Story
Shirley Arteaga
Shirley joined the Nikkei Senior Gardens team as a
Resident Assistant in the Resident Care Services
Department in 2009.
Since then, Shirley has
advanced to being a Med Tech on the morning shift.
For over five years, Shirley has dedicated herself to
providing exceptional service to our residents and
families. Building meaningful relationships with those
she works with and serves, along the way. Nikkei
Senior Gardens is proud to award Shirley the May
2015 Team Member of the Month Award.
Congratulations Shirley!
In preparation for the Mother’s
Day Dinner at Nikkei, this
group of Stellar women took
the opportunity to
create
one-of-akind positive experiences for
many of the residents
at
Nikkei. Mary, concierge who
also works as a
part-time
make-up
artist,
brought her own make-up kit and hosted a Glamour
Hour for two hours teaching the women how to apply
make-up for special occasions. Takako, Activities
Assistant and a part-time manicurist provided
manicures for the ladies that included massages with
scented lotions.
Not to be outdone, Resident
Assistants, Loida Margarita, Monica and Angelica
brought in make-up and hair products and did the same
for the ladies in Nikkei’s Memory Care area. Everyone
had a glamorous Mother’s Day and the residents were
delighted, that they thanked the team with cupcakes.
Who Am I?.....

I LOVE soup! Tomato or clam chowder are my favorites!

I favorite color is black.

I used to be a mechanic.

I love to watch movies and play poker.

I am a Sagittarius (born December 19th).
HINT: I am a resident here and I live in building three, second floor.
Please submit your answer by completing the form below and returning
to the front desk by Sunday, June 14th for a chance to enter into a Raffle
for a $20 gift card to Target! The winner will be announced at the next
Resident Council Meeting held on June 23, 2015. GOOD LUCK!
May Answer: Kelly Garfalo
May Winner: Dr. Bob Y.
Prize: $20 Target Gift Card
CUT ALONG THE LINE
NAME:____________________________________________
APT #:____________
ANSWER:___________________________________________________________________
This portion to be completed by
the Concierge ONLY:
Date Submitted :___ /___ /___
Received by:_______________
Word Search Puzzle for June
Issue 76
Page 11
Golf
Find and circle all of the words that are hidden in the grid.
The words may be hidden in any direction.
ALBATROSS
GREEN
APPROACH
GRIP
BACK NINE
GROSS SCORE
BACKSPIN
HANDICAP
BALL
HOLE IN ONE
BIRDIE
HOLES
BOGEY
HOOK
BUNKER
IRON
CADDIE
NET SCORE
CART
PAR
CHIP
PUTTER
CLUBHOUSE
ROUGH
CLUBS
RULES
CONDOR
SHOT
COURSE
SLICE
DIVOT
STROKE
DRIVER
SWING
DRIVING RANGE
TEE OFF
EAGLE
TREES
FAIRWAY
WATER HAZARD
FLAGSTICK
WEDGE
FORE
WOOD
Garden Giggles
Did you know?...
 YMCA organized in London, June 6, 1844.
 Hawaii organized as a territory, June 14,
1900.
SUPER FOOD
OF THE MONTH
APRICOT
 Rich source of anti-oxidants
 Helps prevent age-related
Macular Degeneration
 High source of dietary fiber
For the answers, see page 12.
HINT ON PAGE 12.
NIKKEI SENIOR GARDENS
9221 Arleta Avenue
Arleta, CA 91331
Phone: (818) 899-1000
Fax: (818) 834-5728
www.NikkeiSeniorGardens.com
RCFE License #197607606
Nikkei Senior Gardens Directors
Michael Motoyasu
Executive Director
Marc Aronoff
Director of Sales and Marketing
Gabriela Perez
Director of Business Services
Kelly Garfalo
Director of Resident Care Services
Desiree Kitagawa
Director of Life Enrichment
Carlos Marquez
Director of Dining Services
Steve Hynds
Director of Environmental Services
Japanese Trivia
Solution to Word Search
KIRIN, more than just a name
Most people hear the
word,
kirin,
and
think
of
the
popular
their
favorite
sushi
restaurant. When in fact,
the beer was named after
one of the most interesting
mythological creatures of
the Japanese folklore.
Kirin looks like a unicorn
deer with the body covered
in scales and with the tail of
an ox. A symbol of good
luck, kirin is a good omen,
considered
to
bring
prosperity, success, and
because it is considered to live a thousand years, it is
also a symbol of longevity. This hooved chimerical
creature, is also known in China and other East Asian
cultures, as the quilin. While the quilin may be depicted
with slight differences than the kirin, overall they care the
same features. In Chinese culture, the earliest
references to the qilin are in the 5th century BC Zuo
Zhuan.
MR. SAD PUZZLE (PG. 11) HINT: My face is RED.