CHIT CHAT April 2015 - Peter Becker Community

April 2015
Life Enrichment Monthly Newsletter Residential Living Edition
Volume 43 – Issue 4
Campus Wide Activities
Spiritual Connections
Support Groups & Seminars
Bayada News
Home Helpers
Meetings and Services
Volunteer Corner
& Auxiliary News
Trips & Activities
Green Team
Movie Night
Channel 24
Our Mission, based on the Church of
the Brethren values of service,
integrity, simplicity and love, is to
meet the physical, spiritual and
emotional needs of all members of
the Peter Becker Community.
Additionally, we are committed to
advocate for affordable housing and
related services in partnership with
local housing authorities and other
community partners to enhance our
ability to serve a wider scope of
Good Friday Service
Friday, April 3
10:00 AM - Chapel (and Live on Channel 24)
Singer Steven Ritrovato
Thursday, April 9
3:15 PM - Orchid Terrace
Karaoke with Jan Mohan
Friday, April 10
2:00 PM - Chapel
Moyer’s Shoes
Thursday, April 16
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Ridgeview Craft Room
Holocaust Remembrance Service
Thursday, April 16
10:00 AM - Chapel
The Music of “Unforgettable”
Friday, April 17
2:00 PM - Orchid Terrace
Lebanon County Youth Chorus
Friday, April 17
7:00 PM - Chapel*
North Penn Singers
Tuesday, April 28
7:00 PM - Chapel*
Mark Dezii Performs
Thursday, April 30
2:00 PM - Orchid Terrace
Semi-Annual Memorial Service
Friday, May 1
2:00 PM - Chapel
Remembering PBC residents who died between
October 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015.
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Chit Chat
Chaplain’s Corner
Merlin Hedrick
In China during the fifties there was a
devastating earthquake which shook a huge
boulder loose from a mountainside. When curious locals
climbed up to look in the cavern that was exposed they
discovered a fantastic collection of treasure and artifacts
over a thousand years old. The earthquake had opened
up a whole new world.
In Matthew’s Gospel we see the resurrection of
Jesus depicted in the same way. The women came on
Sunday morning with their spices to honor their dead
master. It seemed like death and evil had won. They
had no idea how to move the massive stone that
separated them from Jesus. But God had the final word.
He sent an angel and an earthquake to open the tomb
showing that the cold, hard stone of death was cast
aside forever. That empty tomb opened up a whole new
world that would shake the old world to its very
foundations. As we celebrate Easter and the new life
Christ offers let us ask Him to shake loose the attitudes,
thoughts and actions that belong to the old world so He
can reveal the treasures of the new one He has opened
up for us.
In Loving Memory
Naomi Yoder, 2/20/15, age 99
Margaret Lagan, 2/23/15, age 89
Ruth Butler, 2/23/15, age 86
Kathryn A. Tyson, 2/25/15, age 93
Ruth L. Keeler, 3/3/15, age 92
Dorothy Hoffman, 3/6/15, ag 95
Rose Splendor, 3/9/15, age 102
Stanley Rothermel, 3/12/15, age 89
Mary Long, 3/14/15, age 89
Edwin Cummings, 3/17/15, age 93
Spiritual Connections
Weekly Chapel Services
Sundays at 10:30 AM
Good Friday Service April 3 - 10:00 AM
Airs live on Channel 24
Weekday Worship,
7:00 PM - Chapel
Worship Leaders
Wednesday, April 1
No Service - Holy Week
Wednesday, April 8
Resurrection Hymn Sing
Wednesday, April 15
Hopewell Christian
Wednesday, April 22
Pastor Julian Law, Christ
United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 29
Rev. Tony Taylor, Faith
Church of Worcester
Roman Catholic Mass
Wednesday, April 8
10:45 AM - Chapel
Church Fellowship Hours
Friday, April 10
2:00 PM - RV Craft Room
Indian Creek COB
Friday, April 17
2:00 PM - RV Craft Room
Neighborhood Bible
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
In the RV Craft Room
Volume 43, Issue 4
Heart Strings Dementia Support
Monday, April 13
3:00 PM - Arbor Conference Center
We will be having a time of sharing.
Monday, April 20
10:00 AM - Chapel
Bayada and Home Helpers are
sponsoring April's educational seminar.
The topic is "Life is a highway: Drive
Safely." The Speakers will be Dr. Seavy
from Seavy and Sestito, Harleysville
Police Department, and a representative
from Transnet. We will focus on warning
signs for senior drivers, risks, and
alternative means of transportation.
Vision Education
and Support Group
Monday, April 27
10:00 AM - ACC
The April speaker is John Poth
from Sage Vision. He will demonstrate
different types of technology; CCTV,
potable devices, scanners/readers and
computer related devices to assist with
your low vision. Everyone is welcome.
Resident-led Women’s Bible Study
Wednesdays at 1:30 PM
Maplewood Club Room
For details please call Jean
Curry, ext 4070 or Jeanette
Schmoyer, ext 4072. We will
study the book of Matthew in
a Bible Study by Kay Arthur
entitled: “The Coming of
God's Kingdom.”
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Medicare and Health Insurance
Review Presentation
Maria Angelucci of Everence will
present on Tuesday, April 7 at 1:00 PM
in the Chapel. We reviewed the basics
of how your insurance works in Skilled
Nursing during the RL Re-Orientation
meeting in January. Now, Maria will
review original Medicare, Medicare
Advantage plans (HMO, PPO), Medicare
Part D prescription coverage and
provide time for questions. This is not a
sales pitch!
Please come with your questions
and hear what changes could impact
you. If you have questions in advance,
please contact Kate Roberts, ext. 4008.
PBC Pharmacy Seminar
Join staff from the PBC Pharmacy
on Wednesday, April 22 at 1:00 PM in
the Arbor Conference Center at
Maplewood Estates as they present on
pharmacy services, 30 day versus 90
day supply orders and a review of
pricing. They will also allow a time for
your questions. Please contact Kate at
ext 4008 if you have questions in
Bereavement Support Group
Starting in May
Thursdays, May 7 - June 11
10:30 AM - Magnolia Room at
Maplewood Estates
Anyone interested in attending
please call Merlin Hedrick at ext 6817.
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Chit Chat
Socialization Leads to
Better Quality of Life
How important is social
support as a person
ages? As individuals become older, it is
easy for their life changes to lead them to
loneliness. According to “The American
Driving Safety
Journal of Public Health”, social ties can
While driving helps us to stay
preserve mental health in seniors while
mobile and independent, the risk of
isolation can increase the level of cognitive
being injured in a motor vehicle
accident increases with age. The
An increased feeling of belonging and
following are tips to keep you safe on
sense of purpose often comes from
the road:
consistent social interactions with people
Exercise regularly. This will
who have similar interests or lifestyles.
increase your strength and flexibility.
Social interactions provide you with
Have your doctor or pharmacist review
your prescription and over-the-counter something to look forward to. Anticipation
medications to reduce side effects and facilitates keeping track of the days of the
week, time of day and aids in keeping our
minds sharp.
Have your eyes checked at least
Interacting with others and sharing
once a year and wear your glasses and
stories requires the mind to process and
corrective lenses as required.
recall events that have already occurred,
Drive in daylight and in good
promoting general cognitive growth and
improved function.
Leave more than a car length’s
Human nature leads people to crave
distance between you and the car in
social interactions. Our brains were not
front of you.
made to survive while in isolation and
Avoid distractions, such as a
meaningful relationships help satisfy this
loud radio, cell phone, texting or
need. Volunteer to assist others in your
community who may not have family or a
Consider alternative
network of friends.
transportation such as Transnet or
Higher levels of mental health are
riding with a friend.
usually correlated with higher levels of
physical health. Get involved in an
exercise group or take a walk with a
Our Web Site
The PBC web site is updated weekly
Invite a neighbor for coffee in the café,
with news stories, announcements,
join a club or simply offer your time to
menus and more. To get the latest
others. You’ll be glad you did and so will
news go to:
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Important Dates, Get Involved in Your Community
Let’s Talk About
April 8
3:00 PM
Arbor Conference
April 9
2:00 PM
Let’s Talk About
April 23
9:30 AM
Courtyard at the
Everence Insurance
Maria Angelucci, can help you with
questions you have about your Current
Medicare Health Coverage, travel
insurance, life and long term care
insurance as well as annuity needs. She
rotates between the Maplewood and
Ridgeview Offices and is available from
2:00 - 4:30 PM.
Please call 215-703-0111 for Leah
to set up an appointment or visit to learn
more about Maria and Everence Financial
Friday, April 3
not available
Friday, April 10 Maplewood
Friday, April 17 Ridgeview
Friday, April 24 Maplewood
A note from Maria: I am hearing more
and more about retiree plans that are
ending or changing how they provide their
health care coverage to retirees. If you get
a letter from your current retiree plan
stating it is changing how they provide
your coverage, please do not hesitate to
contact me for guidance. It can be very
confusing. Also, please KEEP all letters
and correspondence you receive.
Expanding Horizons
Just a friendly reminder to those
who registered for the spring session of
Expanding Horizons: The series begins on
Thursday, April 2 at 9:00 AM at
Souderton Mennonite Home. Contact
Irma at ext 6823 for Shuttle Service.
Registration has ended.
Annual Talent Show
The PBC Talent Show is scheduled
for Thursday, May 21 at 2:00 PM in the
Orchid Terrace. If you would like to
perform an act at this year’s Talent
Show please call Joe Monserrat at ext
1528. He will need the name of your act
and the participant(s) involved by May 1.
Flower Show Sales Sneak Peak
Some of these totals are before expenses:
Baked Goods
PBC Crafters
Thrift Shop
$ 808.00
$ 650.00
$ 244.00
After FS Plant Sale
$ 362.00
$ 116.00
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Chit Chat
Please see
Residential Living
Calendar for
Exercise Schedule
Success Story
Amos Seldomridge keeps everyone laughing
during exercise class every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday at 2:30 PM in the Orchid Terrace. Amos is a
spry 95-year-old living in Ridgeview; he was married
and has 2 children. A long time resident of the Peter
Becker Community, Amos remembers watching part
of the main campus being built. After Maplewood
was built he remembers cataloging the books in the
library. Born and raised in New Holland, PA, Amos
attended Franklin & Marshall College and seminary.
Serving as a chaplain in the Navy in the South
Pacific Amos remembers visiting the wounded in the
hospitals, later becoming the pastor for the United
Church of Christ and also the Old Goshenhoppen
Church. “I always enjoyed my work,” he says. As a
young man he enjoyed fishing and playing the piano.
In later years he has enjoyed reading and exercise.
The only pet Amos remembers having was “a cat
who had gotten shot and lived a long life with a hole
in its neck.” Upon receiving a compliment for the
nice watch he was wearing he replied, “Well thank
you! I think I got that in the 5 & 10!”
Whack and Roll
Croquet Tournament
May 29th & 30th
RSVP to Jane Evans at
ext 4043 by April 17.
April Birthdays
1 -Sarah Caccese
3 -Norma Smith
5 -Theodore (Ted) Fernes
6 -Arline Kratz
7 -John Davis
7 -Dr. Leon Kehr
7 -Lynn Marshall
8 -Dominick DeSalvo
8 -Mildred Texter
9 -Carol Hackett
9 -Alfred Nyce
10 -Paul Clemens
10 -Ruth Gombert
10 -Gerald B. Rosenberger
11 -Thelma Hess
13 -G.Winfield Hedrick
15 -Ruth Roux
16 -Robert Nace
16 -Madelyn O'Brien
19 -Merrill Fretz
19 -Jacob Meeter
20 -Jean DeBarth
22 -Jack McCandless
24 -Gertrude Cutaiar
26 -Marjorie Hendricks
28 -Amy Ensminger
29 -Leonard Jamison
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April Is Volunteer Appreciation Month
“Volunteers are unpaid not because they are worthless, but because they are
priceless” ~Anonymous
Our PBC volunteers are a dedicated, hard working and fun group of people! It
has been a joy to get to know our volunteers over the last month, and I look forward
to meeting many more. We have MANY opportunities to serve here on campus,
whether it’s 2 hours or 20 hours a week, one day a month or a few times a year.
We could not do all the great things we do without you! THANK YOU for your hard
Volunteer Appreciation Week: April 13-17
Stop in Martha Detweiler’s office between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM each day
that week for a special treat.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner: By Invitation
Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 PM in the Orchid Terrace
Entertainment: Linda Kenyon, One-woman Theater
On-Site Shredding
Auxiliary News
Do you have papers
PBC Auxiliary Pretzel Sale
sitting around that need to be
Wednesday, April 15
10:00 AM ‘til sold out.
shredded? Peter Becker
75 cents each
Community has scheduled
Maplewood & Campus Center Lobbies
Richter Mobile Shredding to
come on Wednesday, April 29,
Our last sale, on 2/16, profited the auxiliary $91.65
from 12:00 - 2:00 PM to
thanks to sales and donations.
provide their on-site
shredding services. They will
Thank You
set up in the Maplewood
Once again the Flower Show was a tremendous
success. I would like to say "Thank You" to all who Visitors Parking Lot.
This event is free and
had a part in making that happen. I thank Colleen,
open to employees, residents,
the Flower Show Gang and Staff for all their hard
work. Also a sincere "Thank You" to all the
family, and friends. Richter
residence for their support in volunteering
Mobile Shredding is a proud
their talents, time and financial help. It truly is a
member of NAID, the National
community effort and I am proud to be part of this
Association for Information
wonderful community. The Auxiliary appreciates all
that you do.
~Ruth Swingle
Chit Chat
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Residential Living Trips and Activities
Contact Irma Burns in Life Enrichment to reserve your seat.
Trips are now billed on your monthly statement. You will see the fees
the month following your trip. Irma Burns can now be reached directly
at 215-513-6823 or at extensions 6823 OR 7258.
(Retired Old Men Eating Out)
John’s Plain and Fancy
Wednesday, April 8
MWC 8:45 AM - RVL 9:00 AM
Join us for some camaraderie and good
food. Activity fee is $4.00, meal at your
own expense. RSVP by April 6.
JULIETS (Just Us Ladies
Interested in Eating Together)
Spring House Tavern
Friday, April 24
MWC 10:45 AM - RVL 11:00 AM
We will dine at Spring House Tavern then
stop at Burlington and Dollar General on
our return home. Activity fee is $4.00,
lunch at your own expense. RSVP by
April 17.
Plymouth Meeting Mall
Tuesday, April 28
MWC 10:15 AM - RVL 10:30 AM
Activity fee is $4.25, lunch at your own
expense. RSVP by April 17.
North Penn High School Spring Play
“Titanic The Musical”
Wednesday, April 29
MWC 12:00 PM - RVL 12:15 PM
North Penn High School students show
case their musical talents in the
production of the Beauty and the Beast.
Activity fee is $2.00. RSVP by April 17.
Bryn Athyn Historic District Tour
Friday, May 8
RVL 8:30 AM - MWC 8:45 AM
Join us for guided tours of Cairwood
Estates, Glencairn Museum and the
beautiful Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Activity
fee is $38.00, includes a box lunch. RSVP
by April 24.
Coventry Mall
Tuesday, May 12
RVL 10:15 AM - MWC 10:30 AM
Activity fee is $7.50, lunch at your own
expense. RSVP by May 8.
Lansdale Community Concert
Saturday, May 16
RVL 6:45 PM - MWC 7:00 PM
Transportation is available for ticket
holders. Activity fee is $2.50. RSVP by
May 8.
Friday, April 3
2:00 PM - Maplewood Craft Room
Walk and Talk
Starting Monday, April 13
Spring has arrived and it’s time to go
outside and enjoy some fresh air! Join
Irma for a walk around PBC Campus on
Mondays at 10:00 AM. We will meet at
Main Campus lobby and walk for about
20 - 30 minutes.
Trail Walk with Irma
Wednesday, April 15 at 10:30 AM
Contact Irma at ext 7258 to RSVP. We
will pick you up and have transport drop
us off at the Yoder Road Trail. We will
also stop for lunch at Laura’s Pizza and
enjoy a leisurely walk back.
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New Computer Network Support at PBC
Friday, April 17 at 1:30 PM - Arbor Conference Center
Representatives of Alura will be at the next Peter Becker Computer Club. They will
provide an overview of the improvements they will be making to the PBC computer
networks and how that will and will not affect internet services to the Maplewood and
Ridgeview residents. As with Prelude, Alura will not provide technical services directly to
residents to address individual computer problems. All are invited to attend. You do not
have to be a member of the "Computer Club."
Earth Day - April 21
2:00 – 4:00 PM in Orchid Terrace
Earth Day at Peter Becker Community will be on April 21. The Green Team is
arranging activities that will be available from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Orchid Terrace.
Here are some of the things being planned:
Now that we have our own “PBC Bee Hive” and honey, you can learn more about
how bees make the honey and how Walt Fitzgerald processes it here at Peter
Sign-up for space in the Peter Becker Community Garden
You can talk with Nick Perna, from Telford, and lean about honey products and his
ideas for sustainability in nature
Free flower plants for planting on your patio
Learn about making you own laundry detergent that is both inexpensive and a
great help for our environment
Horse Shoe Season is Back!
Starts Tuesday, May 5, at 6:00 PM
We play to have fun and meet and greet other residents. No Teams - No Stringent
Rules - Everybody can play.
Pitching distance varies with the health of the players. We mix guys and gals so
everyone who wishes to play can do so and some folks come to cheer and socialize.
Getting together with fellow residents is our primary goal. Our oldest participant last
year was 91 years old, so you don’t have an excuse! Bring a portable lawn chair,
although there are a couple of benches available. Come join us whether you have never
played or you are a skilled player.
“The Horse Shoe Bunch” is looking forward to joining you to have fun!
Weather permitting, we gather every Tuesday during May through September. Games
begin at 6:00 PM, so arrive a little earlier.
See you at the Peter Becker Horse Shoe Grove on Tuesdays! ~ Resident, Joe Wilkens
Chit Chat
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Monthly RL Activities
Please refer to the calendar for the dates, times and locations of the following activities:
Computer Club Crafters Photography Masonic Mtg
Veteran’s Club
Monday, April 6
1:30PM in the ACC
The April speaker is Ralph
Bozorth from RSVP of Montgomery
County. His presentation will be
“Music Videos of the Music from the
40’s, 50’s and 60’s.”
Senior Prom at Souderton Area
High School
Saturday, April 11 from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Contact MWE resident Dennis Krauss
at 215-703-4083 for tickets or
transportation needs.
Smile a While
PBC's Humor Club
Mondays, April 13 and 27
2:00 PM - Maplewood Club Room
Bring clean jokes to share or just
come to giggle, chuckle, or laugh out
loud. Laughter is healthy!
Everyone is welcome!
Art Group
Tuesdays, April 14 and 28
“Unlocking the Mysteries of Color”
9:00 - 11:00 AM - Maplewood Craft
Questions call Colleen ext 6819
Cost is only $8.00 for dinner and
PBC Book Club
Thursday, April 23, 2:00 PM - Ridgeview Craft Room
“Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. This historical
tale takes you into the lives of two women who disrupt each
other’s lives in beautiful ways. It illuminates a fascinating and
forgotten chapter of American History.
Books are available by contacting Mary Reichley
(215) 723-3288 or George Keck (215) 932-8615. Or you can
arrange for a copy through the Bookmobile. Or you may
purchase your own copy.
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Monday Movie Nights
7:00 PM in the Arbor Conference Center
April 6 “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” To make the most of their meager
retirement savings, a group of British seniors moves to India to live out
their golden years at the Marigold Hotel. But upon arrival, they discover
the once-lavish resort has wilted considerably.
Rated PG-13/Comedy/124 mins
April 13 “It’s Kind of A Funny Story” Being a teenager is too much for
16-year-old Craig, who shocks his parents by checking himself into a
mental health clinic for a little R & R. But when the youth ward is
unexpectedly closed, he's forced to live among the adult patients.
Rated PG-13/Drama/Comedy/102 mins
April 20 “The Way Way Back” A stifled teen finds his voice with
encouragement from the manager of a local water park, where he takes a
summer job to escape his unbearable home life with his mom and her
overbearing boyfriend.
Rated PG-13/Drama/Comedy/96 mins.
April 27 “Wild” Undone by a broken marriage and her mother's death,
Cheryl Strayed has been on a years-long reckless tear, fueled by addiction
and despair. In a bid to save her life, she decides to hike the entire Pacific
Crest Trail -- alone and with no experience.
Rated R/Biography/Drama/115 mins.
(Movies subject to availability)
7:00 PM in the Arbor Conference Room
April 18 “Into The Woods” Woven from a collection of revered fairy tales
and characters, this enchanting musical mash-up focuses on a childless
couple who venture into the woods hoping to end a curse put on them by a
vindictive witch. Starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.
Rated PG/Adventure/Musical/125 mins
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PBC TV Channel 24
Give us 15 minutes and we’ll give you
the community!
Get the news you need to be involved in
and stay up to date. Changes in
scheduling and late breaking news are
reported to you on Channel 24! We
give you:
Sunday Services
Sundays at 10:30 AM
Live from the Chapel, now with
upgraded audio!
Indian Creek COB Service
Mondays at 2:00 PM
Zion Mennonite Church Service
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Daily Meal Special
Seasons Café
Daily Audio Broadcast
9:00 - 10:00 AM
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Video of the Residents’
Association Meeting from April 9,
airs Thursday, April 16 at 2:00 PM.
Video of Everence Seminar on
Medicare from April 7 airs Thursday,
April 23 at 2:00 PM
Movie Matinees
Friday & Saturday at 2:00 PM
April 3 & 4 - “42” The story of Jackie
Robinson from his signing with the
Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945
to his historic 1947 rookie season when
he broke the color barrier in Major
League Baseball. PG-13, 2013,
Biography/Drama/Sport, 2 hours 8
Chit Chat
April 10 & 11 - “The Prize Winner of
Defiance Ohio” In order to support her
ten children, Evelyn Ryan (Moore)
enters a commercial jingle-writing
contest. Based on a true story. PG-13,
2005, Drama/Biography, 1 hour 39
April 17 & 18 - “Roman Holiday” A
bored and sheltered princess escapes
her guardians and falls in love with an
American newsman in Rome. Stars
Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.
NR, 1953, BW, Romance/Comedy/
Drama, 1 hour 58 minutes
April 24 & 25 - “An Inconvenient
Truth” A documentary on Al Gore's
campaign to make the issue of global
warming a recognized problem
worldwide. PG, 2006, Documentary, 1
hour 39 minutes
Movie Selections are subject to
availability. In the event that a movie
is not available, a substitute title will
*Movie summaries are from More information,
including content advisories, can be
found at this site.
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Channels 401 thru 449.
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