PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. Postage PAID EDDM Retail Monroe Twp., NJ 08831 VOLUME 50 / No. 6 Monroe Township, New Jersey June 2014 How to succeed in one easy lesson By Carol De Haan “I’ll tell you how to do it,” says Ray Calvert of Mutual 5. “Just pick a subject you’re interested in and spend one hour a day reading about it every day for the next six months. That’s how I did it,” says Ray as he recounted his rags to riches career in the insurance industry. Ray, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday with 103 guests at a luncheon in the Clubhouse, recalled how he eased his way into the John Hancock Insurance Company after World War II, at a time when good jobs were scarce. He convinced the company executives to take him on as a temporary employee, and then Ray went to work soliciting business door-to-door, all the while studying how to be an effective salesman. In the next 34 years, Ray’s self-instruction took him from temp to full-time salesman to sales manager to district manager to field vice president. Along the way, he opened John Hancock agencies in New Brunswick, N.J., North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. “I’ve helped quite a few employees, too,” says Ray. He recalled an AfricanAmerican employee who was chafing under a difficult boss. “Learn from a bad boss,” said Ray. “Let him teach you how to be a good boss.” Sure enough, when opportunity knocked, that employee became a terrific manager and probably became a rich man in the process. “I’ve made a few millionaires over the years,” reminisced Ray, with satisfaction. This fabulous career had humble beginnings. Born in 1924, the eldest of 12 children, Ray left school early to take a job in a cookie factory and help support the family. Eventually, he became the driver, delivering coffee cakes, bread, and coconut custard pies. When war broke out in 1942, Ray tried to enlist in the armed forces. “No,” they said, “you’re too tall for us.” (Ray is a whopping 6’4”.) Refusing to give up easily, Ray was finally accepted into the United States Marine Corps and sent to Parris Island, S.C., for basic training. Of course, when he arrived for the 11-week course, the staff had to scramble to find shoes and uniforms big enough for him. Assigned to the newly formed Third Marine Division, he was sent to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands for jungle training. He nearly lost his life in a drowning incident because his abbreviated wartime basic training had left no time for swimming instruction. A stint in New Zealand taught Ray and his buddies the skills needed for mountain climbing, which they would need in a planned invasion of China to help the Chinese resistance fighters. However, he found himself transferred back to Guadalcanal for the invasion of Bouganville, New (Continued on page 2) Family and friends celebrated Ray Calvert’s 90th birthday. Seated in center is Ray. Standing, from left, are Ray’s son-inlaw Bill Mitchell, grandson-in-law Brent Bushell, daughter Pat Mitchell, and granddaughter Sara Bushell. A new RCAI Executive Committee was elected at the May 15 annual meeting of Rossmoor delegates. From left, Treasurer Jerry McQuade, Vice-President Arnold Jasper, Secretary Muriel Calvanelli, and President Dan Jolly. Each candidate ran unopposed and was therefore elected by unanimous vote for a one-year term until the next annual meeting. Proposed legislation could lower your taxes By Carol De Haan Bills were recently submitted in both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate to change the formula by which state aid to schools is calculated. A recalculated formula would benefit school districts, such as Monroe, in which individuals over the age of 65 make up at least 33.3 percent of the population. In the school year 20092010, state aid to Monroe Township schools came to nearly $5 million. Since that time, however, state aid has dropped off precipitously. In the most recent three years, state aid under the present administration has seen a cumulative reduction in the amount of $10.8 million. That amount had to be made up by increases to Monroe’s local property taxpayers. Several members from Monroe Citizens for Responsible Government approached State Senator Linda Greenstein to discuss this problem. In response, she and Senator James Holzapfel, along with Assemblymen Dan Benson, Wayne De Angelo, and Joseph Laguna have submitted bills to their respective governing bodies to call for a recalculated formula. This proposed legislation goes first to the Education Committee, and then to the Budget Committee, where its effect on the state budget will be calculated. The terms of the bill can be modified in either committee before the matter is brought up for final consideration and vote. These steps take time. Senator Linda Greenstein also arranged for an April 30 meeting between the MCRG members, herself, and State Education Commissioner David Hespe, Assistant Commissioner David Corso, and several of their key staff members. In addition to the proposed change to the funding formula, discussion at the meeting centered on the fact that local planning boards are prohibited by law from rejecting a residential builder’s application based on the number of students who might come into a school district as a result of the new construction. A new development, which is a profit to the builder, becomes a burden to the taxpayers when it brings in many more students than the schools can accommodate. One remedy might be “impact fees,” in which the builder would have to pay for increased school costs as a result of the new development. MCRG members reported that the meeting was open and friendly, and that Senator Greenstein, Commissioner Hespe, and their staff were sympathetic and concerned about these issues. Inside this issue Bits & Pieces................... 2 Bob Huber’s Almanac ..... 5 Clubs ............................ 15 Culinary Corner............. 13 John’s Nutrition ............... 8 General Manager .......... 10 Healthcare .................... 23 Inquiring Photographer . 12 Maintenance................. 23 New Neighbors............. 11 RCAI Meetings ............... 2 Religion ........................ 21 Sports ........................... 19 Swimming Pool Rules .. 25 This month in pictures ..................... 14 2 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Bits & Pieces Sue Ortiz Daniel Jolly, RCAI President, opened the Annual Meeting of the Association promptly at 9 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. gm The Annual Meeting of the Association conducted its elections. The results were as follows: Daniel Jolly, President; Arnold Jasper, Vice President; Gerald McQuade, Treasurer; Muriel Calvanelli, Secretary. gm Daniel Jolly, RCAI President, opened the monthly Board of Governors meeting at 9:30 a.m. Joan Avery gave the Community Affairs report and announced the results of the Committee elections: Joan Avery, Chair; Jean Houvener, Vice-Chair; and Moya Brady, Secretary. Mr. Jolly reported on the results of the Maintenance Committee elections: Vincent Marino, Jr., Chair; William Gumersell, Vice-Chair; and Judy Vacca, Secretary. Mr. Gumersell stated that the Committee recommended the resolu- tions brought before them. Judith Sforza, reported that the Financial Analysis reports were reviewed at the Finance Committee meeting and announced the results of the Committee election: Judith Sforza, Chair; Gerald McQuade, Vice-Chair; and Carol Mogor, Secretary. gm The Board of Governors approved a resolution to adopt the Rossmoor Community Association, Inc. Emergency Management Plan. How to succeed Ray was discharged and sent home to Garfield from whence he began his illustrious career with John Hancock Insurance. Forty years ago, Ray and his wife moved to Rossmoor. They often spent winters in Florida and Ray still lives in the house they bought together. “I’ve had a good life, thank God,” says Ray, “with no regrets,” as he hands this writer a gift – one of his favorite books: Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager, by New York Times bestselling author Ken Blanchard. Hmmmn, let’s see now, one hour a day… (Continued from page 1) Guinea. There, they had to live partially submerged in swamps, which Ray believes has caused him subsequent leg problems. They pushed the Japanese invaders off the island and the Seabees came in to build an airstrip. On the birthday of the Marine Corps, these Seabees sent over beer, cigarettes, and roasted turkey to help them celebrate. Ray didn’t smoke, but the cigarettes were good for trading. Ray took part in the invasion of Guam in the Mariana Islands. It was hand-to-hand combat and he saw many deaths before he, himself, was wounded. First treated in a tent hospital, Ray was evacuated by the Navy to a hospital in Hawaii, where Spencer Tracy came by to visit the men and actually sat on Ray’s bed to chat. It was in Hawaii that Ray decided to read one hour per day for six months to learn whatever subject was dear to his heart at the time. He received a Purple Heart for his arm injury, and later two gold stars for additional combat injuries. Following treatment and rehabilitation in San Diego, News Board: Joe Conti, Chair Carol DeHaan, Bob Huber, Madeline Reed, Jean Hoban, and ex-officio, Jane Balmer, General Manager. Editorial Assistant: Sue Ortiz Dan Jolly and Ray All copy and pictures are subject to editing and are accepted with this understanding. 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Visit the Rossmoor website at www.rossmoor-nj.com Dreams are those adventures we have when we are asleep. Sometimes those adventures are grand or thrilling; sometimes they are mundane, even boring; and sometimes they are dangerous, ominous, scary nightmares. Sometimes they are so crazy and disjointed that we can’t even begin to explain them to anyone. It’s a case of “you’d have to be there.” They can also be very personal or very embarrassing, best kept to ourselves. (You know the ones I mean!) There are those exhilarating dreams where you soar through the clouds over an azure sea—your destination a distant snow-capped mountain peak; or you glide over a vast, verdant landscape toward a far-off castle. Maybe you’re falling, falling into a deep chasm, about to hit the cold, stony ground, but instead land on a feather bed. Whew! Then there are those work dreams--where you are sorting a steady stream of mail or doing some other never-ending monotonous task. Everyone goes home, and you are left alone to finish the job. And, maybe you are haunted by the copy machine emanating an eerie blue glow. How about the nearnightmares where you’re arguing with your spouse or friend or father; he or she is doing something to upset you, and you wake up in a cold sweat, your heart racing, screaming, “no! No! NO!” You might not be the only one startled awake. Have you ever had a dream where you’re sleeping and dreaming that you’re asleep, dreaming? It’s so difficult to awaken from one of those deep dreams; actually, you have to wake up three times! Some people say they don’t dream. Maybe it’s because they don’t reach REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, that stage of sleep where dreams occur. I tend to reach that stage within minutes of zzzZZZZ…oh sorry, dozed off there. I just had this strange dream… I think everyone dreams to some extent; they just don’t remember their dreams. My dad had highly detailed dreams, and so do I, and we used to spend hours discussing our outlandish dreams of underground worlds and extraordinary other-worldly adventures. My mom claimed she rarely dreamed, but when she did, she usually dreamt of her favorite country singer serenading her with a song written just for her. If it’s forgotten upon awakening, a dream may resurface hours, days, even years later. It all comes back in a flood of memories. I’ve also noticed that some dreams are triggered by events and minutiae of the previous day. I might barely notice a woman walking by wearing a swirling red scarf. That night I might dream of blood, rose petals, or a swarming mass of ladybugs. Picking up a found penny might trigger a dream about Abraham Lincoln! Some people experience the same dream over and over again. I don’t have recurring dreams, as such. But, I do revisit certain dreamscapes over and over: houses, stores, even an unusual circular mall, and I always travel the same road to get to those places. Same scene, different dream. Lucid dreams are those where you are aware that you are in a dream and can control the situation. You have the power to choose your path, overpower an adversary, or just walk away from an argument. It takes practice to realize you are within a dream, but it can be done, they say. (Well, I have done it twice!) What is the meaning of all these dreams? This column is too short to try to explain even one. There are myriad books on the subject with as many interpretations; I have a bookshelf full of them and refer to them often, just for fun. I keep a journal by my bed, along with a lighted pen, to record those midnight excursions in Dreamland. Who knows, I might be able to use one of them as an idea for a future story! Dreams connect you with long lost friends and departed family members. We can walk through our past, envision a possible future, or solve a problem in our present. Each dream is a life, a world unto itself. I, for one, look forward to visiting my nightly dream world. Maybe I’ll even meet you for breakfast some night! B&P “The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.”—Ashleigh Brilliant (English author and cartoonist, b. 1933) “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” Calvin & Hobbes (Fictional characters from the comic series created by Bill Watterson.) Open RCAI meetings in June Thursday, June 5 Thursday, Jun 12 Thursday, June 12 Thursday, June 12 Wednesday, June 18 Agenda Committee Maintenance Committee Community Affairs Comm. Finance Committee Board of Governors 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 9 a.m. All meetings are held in the Village Center Meeting Room The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Kiwanis announces March of Dimes Golden Mile Walk The 2013 March of Dimes Golden Mile Walk was a successful event. The Kiwanis Club of Rossmoor is looking forward to another successful day this year. By Alyce Owens Come, join the fun . . . Help the babies! The Kiwanis Club will again sponsor the Golden Mile Walk for the March of Dimes on Saturday, June 14. Started by the Kiwanis Club nearly 30 years ago, this Walk provides an opportunity for our residents and friends who no longer can participate in the long distance “Walk for Babies” to help raise money for the March of Dimes’ research programs for babies born prematurely or with birth defects. Those who wish to participate should register with their donation in front of the Clubhouse between 11:00 and 11:30, when the walk begins — rain or shine. The Walk, which will again be led by Richie Franks in his classic 1931 vintage Model T Ford, is not really a mile. It will leave from the circle in front of the Clubhouse, go along Rossmoor Drive to Old Nassau by the East Gate, and back to the Clubhouse, where hot dogs will be served in the Ballroom to all who participate. Bob Brubaker, secretary of the Kiwanis Club who has chaired this event for many years, invites all residents, Tuesday, June 3 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Gallery Please remember after you have voted on Tuesday, June 3, to stop in the Gallery for the Rental Library’s Book and Bake Sale. There will be plenty of cakes, cookies, brownies, etc., etc. for sale to take home or to eat right there along with free coffee. There will also be plenty of hardcover books for sale for $1 each and paperbacks for 25¢ each or four for $1. Thank you for your support. The deadline for The Rossmoor News is the 7th of every month. families, clubs and organizations to come, wear your club colors or shirts, walk or ride in golf carts, and participate in this popular, fun event while supporting a very worthwhile cause. Even if you can’t take part in the Walk, come out and cheer for the walkers along the route. If you wish to mail a donation, please make the check payable to “The March of Dimes” and mail it to Bob Brubaker, Kiwanis Club, 2 Rossmoor Drive, Monroe Township, N.J. 08831. Each year thousands of dollars are raised by residents and friends for this lifesaving March of Dimes research program. Premature birth is the #1 killer of newborns -- more than half a million each year. Every 4½ minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the U.S. – that’s one out of every eight babies born in this country. The average cost for a baby born prematurely or with birth defects is $50,000 compared to $4,500 for a newborn without complications. As a result of this ongoing research, millions of babies have been saved from death or lifetime disabilities. All residents are invited to come together and take part in this important event . . . and to give generously to this worthy cause. Members of the planning committee are Bob Brubaker, Joan Avery, Alyce Owens and Betty Schneider. Kelly Witkowski, Central Jersey Community Director for the March of Dimes, and Julie Davis, Middlesex County Coordinator who works closely with the group, will be on hand June 14 to welcome and thank all Golden Mile Walk participants. Mailing Addresses If you are not receiving mail from Rossmoor, your Mutual, or the Rossmoor News, it may be a matter of not having your correct mailing address. Many residents, over the years, filed “Winter Address” forms with Administration without a return date. If you did not contact us when you returned, it may be possible that we still have an alternate or winter address in our system. Please contact Cindy Mackey, Resident Services Manager, at 609-6551000, to verify your address. 3 4 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Nowhere to run By Jean Hoban Though I do not knowingly associate with or seek out drug abusers, in the last two years I have lost friends and family to the epidemic of drug overdoses due to prescription drugs and heroin. These victims were men between the ages of 25 and 49. Two of my friends were hard working fathers with nearly grown children who owned their own homes, had high paying jobs in the building trades, licensed professionals with union membership. The youngest one, Johnny, age 25, was the son of my cousin Tom. In our family he was what we call one of the “little cousins.” Neither of these men had trouble with the law, were ever imprisoned or lived in high crime areas. All had families who loved them and tried desperately to support them through their addiction. I have written articles in this newsletter about my childhood memories of growing up in East Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1954, my parents decided to move out of our neighborhood to Yonkers; within two years my grandmother and my two uncles also moved from East Harlem. The problem was the influx of crime fueled mostly by drugs and drug dealers, graft by the local police and politicians, and the lack of safety in the public schools because of gangs. My uncle Tom, who had six children, moved to Rockaway, N.J., my uncle John moved to Bayside, Queens, and my grandmother followed us to Yonkers. Today there is no- where to run. On a recent PBS news broadcast, Sam Quinones, a reporter for The Los Angeles Times, said, “I have been all over the country. And I would say, largely, this is a white problem. I don’t find opiate addiction too much in black or Latino populations. This is very different from the way heroin spread 40 years ago in the 1970s, where a lot of black or Latino communities were really badly hit. Heroin today and prescription pill addiction today is almost entirely a white phenomenon. It’s in rural America. It’s largely in suburban America, places that have done fairly well, middle-class, upper-middleclass areas. It’s in towns that really never had a problem with heroin before this; Charlotte, Salt Lake, Columbus, Cincinnati, Albuquerque, places like that where you just didn’t really see it so much.” According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), “In 2012 about 669,000 Americans reported using heroin in the past year, a number that has been on the rise since 2007. This trend appears to be driven largely by young adults aged 18–25 among whom there have been the greatest increases. The number of people using heroin for the first time is unacceptably high, with 156,000 people starting heroin use in 2012, nearly double the number of people in 2006 (90,000). “Harmful health consequences resulting from the abuse of opioid medications that are prescribed for the treatment of pain, such as Oxycontin®, Vicodin®, and Demerol®, has dramatically increased in recent years. Unintentional poisoning deaths from prescription opioids quadrupled from 1999 to 2010 and now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined. Research now suggests that abuse of these medications may actually open the door to heroin use. Nearly half of young people who inject heroin surveyed in three recent studies reported abusing prescription opioids before starting to use heroin. Some individuals reported switching to heroin because it is cheaper and easier to obtain than prescription opioids.” Heroin is extremely addictive no matter how it is administered. Once people become addicted to heroin, seeking and using the drug becomes their primary purpose in life. Arian CampoFlores and Zusha Ellinson, reporters for the Wall Street Journal, wrote in a Feb. 3, 2014 article following the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, “...heroin manufacturers in Mexico have boosted production in recent years. Traffickers increasingly are distributing Mexican heroin not just in the western U.S., where it has long prevailed, but in the East, which had been dominated by Colombian supply. Heroin seizures along the border between the U.S. and Mexico rose 232% from 2008 to 2012, to 1,855 kilograms, according to DEA data. Batches also generally have become more potent, in part because of more sophisticated production methods, officials said. James Hunt, special agent in charge of the DEA’s New York division said, “A dose of heroin in the 1980s might have been 5% pure; it is not uncommon to find a street bag today that is 50% pure, making it potentially more lethal.” Thomas Carr, director of the Washington-Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Department, stated in the same article, “Users think they’re getting regular street heroin. Instead, they’re getting something that could kill a horse.” As senior members of the community, we have a responsibility for the drugs that are in our homes. We should know what pills we are taking and how many we take a day. When we have visitors, cleaning people, handymen, or other persons in our houses, we should put painkillers and other medications in a safe place and not leave them in a bathroom closet or drawer. Keep a count of the number of pills that are in each bottle or packet. Avoid alcohol if you are using painkillers. Always have a list of your current prescriptions for each doctor you visit. I hope none of you ever have to open your email to read: Sad news “Hi Jeanie, I want to let you know that little Johnny died of an overdose. Little Tommy found him this morning, when he went to his room and tried to wake him. Take Care, Love Suzi” ATTENTION RESIDENTS Be certain to keep your telephone number and contact information current at the Administration Office. Please call 655-1000 with any updates or changes to your information. The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Bob’s Almanac By Bob Huber What is so rare as a day in June? James Russell Lowell America’s most beloved romantic poet certainly hit the mark when he composed the above line. What, indeed, is so rare as a day in June? A particularly harsh winter is behind us. We can breathe in the scent of flowers and fresh mown grass and enjoy the best Mother Nature has to offer. It goes without saying that a plethora of events are scheduled for this month, not the least of which are June weddings. Though more weddings are actually held in July and August, June is the traditional month to get married. June weddings attract more traditions than a dog has fleas. One of the most peculiar dates back to antiquity. During medieval times, it was the custom to bathe once a year, (whether you needed it or not). Since this bathing rit- ual was usually held in June, it was prudent to hold a wedding as soon after the bathing event as possible. The most persistent wedding tradition is based on an old English rhyme which says a bride must wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” Something old represents continuity. Something new signifies optimism for the future. Something borrowed represents happiness, and it is usually an item loaned from a friend or relative who is happily married. Something blue signifies fidelity, loyalty and love. In early biblical times blue, not white, symbolized purity. We now turn our attention to the older gentleman escorting the bride down the aisle: dear old dad. It is appropriate that we devote at least one day to honoring father, because he often gets lost in the shuffle, particularly What goes around… By Jean Hoban In the March edition of The Rossmoor News, I reported the closing of Mother Cabrini High School, a school that had been founded by Mother Cabrini and had educated the children of New York’s immigrants for 115 years. Because of the lack of money needed to continue the operation of this institution the seniors of 2014 will be the last class of young women to graduate. The property is located at 701 Fort Washington Avenue in upper Manhattan; the rear of the building overlooks the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades. It is a prime piece of New York City real estate and many of the alumnae, parents and students speculated in emails, phone calls and text messages about the final destiny of their beloved alma mater. This question was answered on April 26, when Mayor de Blasio and Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz agreed to end their months-long feud over the Success Academy Charter Schools that are currently housed in the city’s public schools. The city announced that it had secured spaces for the charter schools in Washington Heights, Harlem and Jamaica, Queens. The three charter schools will move into former Catholic school buildings. The Washington Heights site is Mother Cabrini High School. If the boys and girls attending the charter school housed in my former high school are as motivated to learn as the previous tenants of that building, then all is not lost and we can only hope that they give back to their community, their city, and their country. It is a shame that there is such a need for charter schools. Like many of you, I attended a New York City public school through grades one through six and received a great primary school education from my teachers, who together with my parents would accept nothing but the best from me. I remember my fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Pratt, who climbed five flights of stairs to bring me my history book and see how I was feeling when I had the measles. I want to believe that the teachers in the charter schools have that kind of dedication to their students. Too bad that New York City’s education department, teachers, principals, and parents have failed so many of the children and the system that was once the most superior in the nation. Mother Cabrini High School may be shuttered but the pursuit of the school’s founder continues. at a wedding. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June, thanks to the efforts of Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, of Sp o k a n e , W a s h i n g to n . (Anyone with four names is bound to get your attention.) On Mother’s Day in 1910, Dodd approached the pastor of her church to propose a similar occasion to honor fathers. Her pastor agreed. On June 6, 1910, at a meeting of Spokane ministries, Mrs. Dodd presented a petition which soon gained national attention. In 1914, Congress endorsed Father’s Day, but it wasn’t until 1972 that President Richard Nixon signed the proclamation that officially established Father’s Day as an annual national observance. Obviously, the powers that be in Washington didn’t put dad at a very high priority. But regardless of whom you may choose to honor or what occasion you plan to celebrate, the odds are that June will provide a day to cover it. We suggest you make the most of it. 5 6 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Father’s Day By Anne Rotholz In the United States and in many other countries, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, which falls on June 15 this year. Father’s Day is a day to honor and celebrate fathers and fatherhood and to recognize how influential fathers are in society. Over the years, there has been much discussion about the origin of Father’s Day. Some people feel that it began in West Virginia. On December 6, 1907 the worst coal mine accident in U.S. history took place at the Fairmont coal mines in Monongah, when explosions killed 362 miners, 250 of whom were fathers. The following year, a local woman named Grace Clayton lost her father. Feeling that she shared the pain of the widows and children, she convinced her pastor to have a service in memory of the miners who died the previous year. He chose the Sunday closest to her father’s birthday. The service was held at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Fairmont on July 5, 1908. Though many considered it a Father’s Day service, the event was not repeated, leaving no direct connection to our current celebration. Credit for Father’s Day as we know it goes to a Washington State woman, an artist and writer named Sonora Dodd. Born in Arkansas, her father, a Civil War veteran, moved the family to Spokane. After his wife died in childbirth, he was left as a single parent to raise Sonora and her five brothers. Impressed by the devotion with which her father raised his family and having heard a sermon about the success Anna Jarvis had in promoting Mother’s Day, Sonora went to her pastor and asked him to have a similar day to honor fathers. She asked to have it on June 5, her father’s birthday. Her pastor, feeling that he needed a little more time to prepare, suggested the third Sunday of June instead. The celebration was held at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Despite its initial success, Father’s Day was not widely accepted in its early days. Though it seemed to be a natural complement to Mother’s Day, many people felt that it had an emotional connotation that was not appropriate for men. Some even poked fun at it. Others felt that it would become a commercial opportunity for merchants and, as such, would lose its real relevance. The prediction is partly true since economists estimate that more than a billion dollars is spent on Father’s Day in the U.S. each year. For a time there was a movement to combine the two celebrations and to have a Parents’ Day. It did not materialize mainly because of World War II. The war took men away from their families and many fathers died. This led to a renewed appreciation of fatherhood and celebrating Father’ Day was seen as a way to express it. Several U.S. presidents were active in the evolution of Father’s Day in our country. In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson accepted an invitation to speak at the Father’s Day celebration in Spokane. President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be made a national holiday. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a Presidential Proclamation honoring fathers and designating the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day. President Richard Nixon signed a law in 1972 making Father’s Day a permanent national holiday. Finally, there are many inspiring quotes about fathers. Here is my favorite. “A father is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off and encourages you to try again.” (Author unknown) Happy Father’s Day! Calamities at Clo-Achers to open in July By Myra Danon Calamities at Clo-Achers, (pronounced Acres), a satire on life in an active adult community, will be presented by Berdanhand Productions at the Hightstown Elks Lodge, 110 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, N.J., weekends July 11-July 27. The play will portray the residents as they engage in many every-day activities of community living Their thoughts, ideas, and attitudes will be uncovered as they participate in social groups and play their favorite games of Mah-jongg, canasta, and poker. Alas, some behavioral irregularities begin to surface, both typical and outrageous, often at the same time. Three savvy doctors are on site to observe the increased hostility as the residents interact while going about their daily activities, joining clubs, running clubs, and thinking of using clubs. The professional team is hard at work attempting to treat these shenanigans using some of the newer electronic devices that have not been approved by the FDA; in fact the FDA is not yet aware of their existence. The spirited spoof continues. Berdanhand Productions is especially thrilled that the talented members of the Rossmoor Players Group— Debbie Sills and Barry Jacobsen will perform as Clo -Achers’ more outspoken residents. Debbie’s son, Benjy Sills, a theater major at Rutgers University, brings his training and expertise to his role as an authority who knows he can fix all that’s awry. The spinning of the spoof spirals. Calamities at Clo-Achers is directed by Bobbi Blumenthal of East Brunswick. The other talented and uninhibited members of the cast hail from neighboring communities including Edison, Hightstown, Keyport, Marlboro, and Parlin. Show times are Fridays, July 11, 18, and 25 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 12, 19, and 26 at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees, July 1, 20, and 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 p.p., group rates are $15, and can be purchased at: Berdanhand Productions, P.O. Box 6135, Monroe Twp., N.J. 088316135 Call 609-619-3934, 908208-2750, or e-mail [email protected] for ticket and other inquiries. The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Sound Advice By Norman J. Politziner, CFP, Equity Services Inc. Five ways to plan smarter and for the long haul Norman J. Politziner, CFP® President of NJP Associates Maybe you’re in the homestretch before retirement or perhaps you’ve already stopped working. If you’ve been diligent in setting aside funds to sustain you through your golden years, congratulations are in order, but you can’t rest on your laurels. As life expectancies continue to increase, it’s more important than ever to address concerns that you might outlast your money. As the rebound in the economy and stocks has demonstrated, you need to take steps to plan for the long haul and stick with that plan through downturns. Although there are no guarantees when it comes to investing, consider these five suggestions for planning for the long term: 1. Be able to ride out stock market downturns. Even if investing in equities helped get you where you are today, you may decide that the inherent volatility of the stock market means you should get out of it altogether during retirement. That might not be the best approach. Instead, try to stay on a path for sustained growth that factor in your personal tolerance for risk. For instance, a conservative investor embarking on retirement might allocate 30% of a portfolio to equities and 70% to fixed-income investments. A more aggressive investor likely would choose a higher percentage— perhaps 40% or 50%—to keep in stocks. But the important thing is to find a balance between risk and reward that helps you meet your goals and that won’t send you fleeing from stocks when they decline sharply. 2. Try to live off the income your investments generate. The longer you can go without tapping the principal of your savings, the better. But that doesn’t mean that interest and dividends alone can always carry the day. Assume you have a $1-million portfolio that produces 3% in annual income ($30,000), plus you and your spouse receive Social Security benefits of $2,000 a month each. That gives the two of you a total of $78,000 annually before taxes, and that may not be enough to support the lifestyle you have in mind. Depending on your situation, you could arrange to do some consulting work in retirement, wait until age 70 to begin drawing Social Security—a delay that will earn you a higher monthly benefit—or seek higher investment returns. In any event, look for ways to avoid drawing down your savings too quickly. 3. Weigh the 4% solution. That’s a rule of thumb for the percentage of a nest egg you might withdraw annually to take income to fund a 30-year retirement. The idea is to take 4% of your total portfolio during the first year of your retirement and then to adjust that amount in subsequent years to account for inflation. But like any rule of thumb, this doesn’t factor in unusual circumstances, like the economic conditions you may face. You might decide a lower or higher percentage would be appropriate depending on your situation. 4. Let the IRS determine your income. Once you reach age 70½, you’ll have to begin taking “required minimum distributions” from 401(k)s and other employersponsored plans (if you’re no longer working) and IRAs. The size of each year’s RMD depends on your account balances and your life expectancy. Another way to determine how much income to draw from your portfolio during retirement is to use the IRS calculation for your RMDs. Suppose that you are age 70½ and have $500,000 in an IRA. The IRS says your first distribution would be about $18,800. Will that be sufficient to supplement your other sources of income? In some cases, such an approach might work well, but it doesn’t take all of your personal circumstances into account. 5. Make a “bucket list.” Another possible way to hedge your bets against market downturns and make your savings last is to divide your money into various “buckets.” One bucket might be earmarked to supplement Social Security and other reliable income in covering your basic expenses, with the funds kept in conservative, liquid accounts. You could have a second bucket of money for discretionary expenses, such as travel, that you put into short- and intermediate -term bonds. The remainder could go into a third bucket, invested in a mix of stock and bond funds. As you rebalance the portfolio for the third bucket, you could use proceeds from investment sales to replenish the first two buckets. All of these ideas are for illustrative purposes only. What you do will depend on your personal situation and goals. The important thing is to consider all of your options and come up with a plan that is realistic and based on the long haul. Norman J. Politziner, CFP, a resident of Encore, is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of Equity Services Inc. Securities and investment advisory services are offered solely by Equity Services, Member FINRA/SIPC, 4401 Starkey Rd., Roanoke, VA 24018. (540) 989-4600. NJP Associates and all other entities are independent of Equity Services, Inc. For more information, questions, or comments, we encourage you to visit our website at www.politziner.com or call us at (732) 296-9355. 12/11/2013 ©2014 Advisor Products Inc. All Rights Reserved. The views and information contained herein have been prepared independently of the presenting Representative and are presented for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. Please consult with your Attorney or Accountant prior to acting upon any of the information contained in this correspondence. Investing involves risk, including the potential for loss of principal. TC78178(0214)1 7 8 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 John’s Nutrition Corner By John Pillepich, Ph.D. Don’t blow a gasket, but did you know that high blood pressure is usually called the silent killer? No? Well, here are some boring statistics. The following comes from the CDC (Centers for Dis- ease Control and Prevention): • 67 million American adults (31%) have high blood pressure. That’s 1 in every 3 adults. • Only about half (47%) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control. • Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has prehypertension―blood pressure numbers that are higher than normal, but not yet in the high blood pressure range. • High blood pressure costs the nation $47.5 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications to treat high blood pressure, and missed days of work. High blood pressure is a medical condition, usually without symptoms, in which the arterial blood pressure consistently exceeds 140/90 mm Hg. (Optimal is below 120/80.) Basically it is a combination of too much blood volume and/or too narrow arteries. In most cases of hypertension (about 95%), the cause is unknown (idiopathic), but may be connected to genetic predisposition, race, obesity, smoking, stress, and a highfat or high-sodium diet. This is called essential hypertension. In secondary hypertension, the cause is related to a medical condition, such as kidney disease, or endocrine or metabolic disorders. Two other forms of hypertension are malignant and preeclampsia (toxemia of pregnancy). If left untreated, hypertension can increase the likelihood of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. Treatment usually starts with the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) that includes changes to diet (less fat and salt, and more fresh fruit, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products) and lifestyle (weight loss, stopping smoking, less alcohol, stress reduction, more exercise). Plenty of medications are available, including diuretics (water pills), beta-blockers, and ACE inhibitors. NOTE: Do not stop taking medications unless directed so by your doctor. The DASH diet was introduced in the previous paragraph. The DASH diet is a dietary pattern promoted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (part of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services) to prevent and control hypertension. Compared to the typical American diet, the DASH eating plan is rich in fruits, vegetables, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, seeds, and nuts. The DASH diet also contains less salt and sodium; fewer sweets, fewer added sugars, and fewer sugar-containing beverages; less dietary fat; and smaller portions of red meat. This heart healthy way of eating is also lower in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol. It is also rich in nutrients that are associated with lowering blood pressure, such as the minerals potassium, magnesium, and calcium, and fiber. Tips for transitioning to the DASH diet include: • Increase servings of vegetables, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and cooked dry beans. Try casseroles and stir-fry dishes, which have less meat and more vegetables, grains, and dry beans. • For snacks and desserts, use fruits or other foods low in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugar, and calories. For example, unsalted rice cakes; unsalted nuts or seeds, raisins; graham crackers; fat-free, low-fat, or frozen yogurt; popcorn with no salt or butter added; or raw vegetables. • Use fresh, frozen, or lowsodium canned vegetables and fruits. Changing your diet may cause some minor and temporary digestion problems. Here are some tips for easing potential problems: • Be aware that the DASH eating plan has more servings of fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods than you may be used to eating. These foods are high in fiber and may cause some bloating and diarrhea. To avoid these problems, gradually increase the amount of fruit, vegetables, and whole grain foods that you eat over several weeks. • If you have trouble digesting milk products, try taking lactase-enzyme with milk products. Or buy lactose-free milk, which includes the lactase enzyme. • If you don’t like or are allergic to nuts, use seeds or legumes (cooked dried beans or peas). • If you take medicines to control your high blood pressure, keep taking them. Tell your doctor that you are now eating the DASH way. In addition to the food groups mentioned above, the following foods and supplements may be helpful for lowering elevated blood pressure. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and has several important functions. Calcium is needed for muscle contraction, blood vessel contraction and expansion, the release of hormones and enzymes, nervous sys(Continued on page 9) The Rossmoor NEWS Nutrition (Continued from page 8) tem signaling, and building and maintaining bones. Both calcium and magnesium have blood pressure lowering benefits. Chocolate comes from the cacao bean, a tropical plant native to South America. Cocoa contains flavonoids, which have antioxidant and blood thinning properties. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, has been studied for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including heart disease, skin conditions, and constipation. There is evidence that cocoa lowers blood pressure. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is produced by the human body and helps in cell function, especially energy production. CoQ10 levels decrease with age, and some medications (statins) may also lower CoQ10 levels. Besides helping with hypertension, CoQ10 may be helpful for a variety of heart problems. Garlic is an herb used for the treatment and prevention of heart disease and cancer. Research suggests that garlic may reduce total cholesterol. Early evidence suggests that garlic may reduce blood pressure and prevent blood clotting. Regular consumption of garlic may reduce the risk of several cancer types, including stomach and colon. Bleeding has been associated with garlic use, so caution is warranted in people at risk of bleeding and before some surgical/ dental procedures. Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in many reactions in the human body. Magnesium sulfate is used to treat pregnant women who have seizures or high blood pressure. Magnesium is also used to lower the risk of abnormal heart rhythms. There is good evidence to support magnesium use for severe asthma, bleeding in the brain, hearing loss, pain, and blood sugar control. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids. Omega3 can be found in fish oil and certain plant and nut oils. MONROE TWP. FIRE DISTRICT #3 AT YOUR SERVICE, ANYTIME. www.mtfd3.com 609–409–2980 JUNE 2014 The two omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Some nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which may be converted on a limited basis into DHA and EPA in the body. Omega-3 is believed to benefit health by reducing heart disease risk and cholesterol. It has also been studied for cancer, depression, and attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Studies suggest that fish or fish oil supplements may lower triglycerides and reduce the risk of heart attack, abnormal heartbeat, and stroke in people with heart disorders. Omega3 may benefit people who have hardening of the arteries or high blood pressure. Some fish, including swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish, and tuna, may carry a higher risk of mercury poisoning. However, fish oil, especially if it is molecularly distilled, has not been found to carry a significant risk. Potassium is the most abundant electrolyte found in the body. Electrolytes are electrically charged ions that the body needs to function properly. Most fruits and vegetables are good dietary sources of potassium. Some salt substitutes may also contain high levels of potassium. Hypokalemia (low levels of potassium in the blood serum) may cause muscle cramps and pain, weakness, and cardiovascular abnormalities. Hypokalemia may be caused by decreased potassium intake, vomiting, burns, dialysis, sweating, various medications or supplements, and low levels of magnesium. There is evidence from human studies that potassium is an effective treatment for hypertension. Finally, before trying any of the above dietary changes or nutritional supplements, first consult with your physician and pharmacist. Some supplements may interfere with medications and/or reduce the amount of hypertension medication needed. 9 10 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Mayor Pucci Writes Q: What is the status of the collapsed NJ Transit bus shelter on Applegarth Road, just north of the East Gate? A: The Monroe Township Administrator’s office has been in contact with NJ Transit for quite some time now and finally received some promising news last month: NJ Transit has agreed to replace the shelter. Before it can be replaced, though, the County and Township must approve the installation and maintenance of the new shelter. Once approved, a NJ Transit contractor will start the project. Keep in mind with all these steps it might be the fall before the shelter is in place and ready for use. We owe the Township many thanks for staying on top of this for us! Q: Are portable generators permitted in Rossmoor? A: Unfortunately, before we know it hurricane season will be upon us and residents may start thinking about generators. Keep in mind, the Clubhouse is equipped with a permanent generator to power the entire building within seconds of a power outage and will be made available as a comfort station or a temporary location for residents during emergencies for a limited period of time or until such time that residents are able to make other living arrangements and/or a shelter is opened in Monroe Township or Middlesex County. Most Mutuals do not permit portable generators for several reasons: • The noise level of a portable generator is as much as 20 decibels higher than a standby generator. • The storage of gasoline or diesel is a health and life risk, as it is highly flammable and must not be stored indoors or in a carport. • Storage of a portable generator becomes problematic. Most manufacturers recommend that the fuel be drained prior to storage. • Portable generators cannot run inside a home or garage and should not be used in wet weather to avoid electrocution. It is best to consult the Rules and Regulations for your Mutual prior to purchasing any type of generator. Most of the Mutual rules state that generators of any type powered by, but not limited to, gasoline, diesel, propane, kerosene, and/or natural gas, are prohibited, except as approved in advance for chronic medical conditions. Certification by a physician is required and the paperwork is available in Administration in the Village Center. A copy of the specifications drafted by our engineer, detailing the type of standby generator that will be acceptable, the Declaration of Maintenance Obligation, and a work permit are available in the Maintenance Department. Should you have any questions, please contact Administration and we will be happy to assist you. Township’s low crime rate continues to be impressive During the past 48 years, the annual publication of “Crime in New Jersey” has been used as a means of presenting an impartial and accurate account of the status of crime in the State. The report is prepared and issued by the Division of State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit. The recently released statistics show Monroe Township’s crime rate was 6.5 per 1,000 residents with a total of 267 crimes in 2012, which is the latest data available. Compared to the other 24 municipalities in Middlesex County, the crime rate in Monroe is the second lowest with only tiny Helmetta having a lower index of 6.4 and 14 crimes in 2012. The 2012 average crime rate for all municipalities in Middlesex County was 18.5 offenses per 1,000 people, which is more than 2.8 times greater than Monroe Township’s crime rate of 6.5. In addition, the Township’s average crime rate for the past five years (2008-2012), was 7.26 per 1,000 residents, which was the lowest in Middlesex County and 2.42 times lower than the County average of 17.61. The facts in the annual statewide crime report are obtained by the New Jersey Uniform Crime Reporting System, which is based upon the compilation, classification and analysis of crime data reported by all New Jersey police agencies, in accordance with the regulations prescribed by law. All law enforcement agencies in the state are responsible for submitting monthly and annual summary crime reports. All reported offenses are compiled from records of all criminal complaints received by police during routine operations. This data along with other factors, including the population make-up of Monroe with more than 50 percent of our homes located in gated active adult communities, a lower tax rate, and the outstanding school district, led to Monroe being named the 14th safest town in N.J., according to a list compiled by the private security company (Continued on page 11) The Rossmoor NEWS SafeWise. The low crime rate and high ranking by SafeWise is a testament to the dedicated service of Chief Michael Lloyd and the men and women of our Police Department. The Monroe Township Police Department should be commended for its outstanding service, especially for the programs and activities developed in the area of crime prevention. The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program, which has been a cooperative effort between the police and the school district, educates our children at a very young age about drugs. It is the type of prevention program that helps reduce crime. The Department’s Detective Bureau reaches out to and responds to requests for speakers and information on crime prevention. During a typical year, several dozen informative talks with the public are conducted and include topics such as home safety, personal safety, computer Internet safety and general crime prevention. Crime Stats 2012 Middlesex County Crime Rate Per 1,000 People 2008-2012 Low crime rate (Continued from page 10) Town Crime Rate per 1,000 Monroe 7.26 6.5 Helmetta 7.42 Plainsboro 7.6 Plainsboro 8.04 Middlesex Boro 9.8 Middlesex Boro 10.24 Spotswood 12.1 South Brunswick 11.8 Jamesburg 12.2 Jamesburg 11.82 South Brunswick 12.5 Spotswood 13.66 Milltown 13 Cranbury 14.16 South River 14.1 Old Bridge 14.4 Sayreville 14.4 South River 15.66 Old Bridge 14.8 Highland Park 15.98 Piscataway 14.8 South Amboy 16.18 Metuchen 15.3 Piscataway 16.38 Edison 16.6 Milltown 16.52 Cranbury 16.7 Sayreville 16.66 Carteret 17.7 Metuchen 17.26 Highland Park 17.8 Carteret 18.66 East Brunswick 18.6 East Brunswick 19.24 South Plainfield 19.1 South Plainfield 19.92 North Brunswick 19.3 Edison 21.2 Town Crime Rate per 1,000 Helmetta 6.4 Monroe South Amboy 20.4 North Brunswick 22.22 Woodbridge 21.3 Woodbridge 26.04 Perth Amboy 28.1 Dunellen 27 Dunellen 35.3 Perth Amboy 27.04 New Brunswick 41.3 New Brunswick 46.6 (Data taken from NJ State Police Uniform Crime Report) Amal and Izzedin Asad, 267-O Milford Lane, from Jersey City, N.J. Marilyn Hooper, 158-D Pelham Lane, from Somerset, N.J. Giuseppe and Maria LaMonica, 621-A Old Nassau Road, from No. Brunswick, N.J. Anita DiSarli, 88-C Gloucester Way, from Sunnyside, N.Y. Judith Phillips, 189-C Malden Lane, from Spotswood, N.J. Andrea Treiber, Michael and John Sedlak, 327-O Nantucket Lane, from Sayreville, N.J. Angela Feeley, 51-N Emerson Lane, from Matawan, N.J. Mary Miller and Martin Schwartzberg, 265-B Middle- 11 JUNE 2014 bury Lane, from Monroe Twp., N.J. Shirley Shotwell, 533-N Terry Lane, from Bridgewater, N.J. Gerald Hall, 220-N Manchester Lane, from Sarasota, Fla. Rogelio Graham, 411-O Newport Way, from Perth Amboy, N.J. Dominick and Maria Marino, 537-N Old Nassau Road, from No. Brunswick, N.J. Sara and Maria Acevedo, 185-C Providence Way, from Perth Amboy, N.J. Deborah Richards, 262-C Middlebury Lane, from Monroe Twp., N.J. Basil and Renee Karakatsanis, 298-N Sharon Way, from Freehold, N.J. In August, the Police Department will hold its annual National Night Out event in Thompson Park. The gathering provides residents with an opportunity to meet oneon-one with police and strengthen relationships between the community, police, and other emergency management personnel. It provides a fun environment with games and presentations that engage children in a fun way to educate them about the dangers of drugs, drinking and driving, safe bicycle riding practices and so much more. Chief Lloyd and the Monroe Township Police Department should be commended for their continuous efforts to keep Monroe among the safest towns in the state. Through their efforts, the police will continue to forge relationships with our residents and help keep Monroe a great place to live, raise a family, and retire. The deadline for The Rossmoor News is the 7th of every month. 12 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 (s)milestones Inquiring Photographer By Connie Previte Four teachers, residents of our community, were asked to give advice to graduating seniors. Many of us with young grandchildren and other extended family or close friends may want to share these responses with their loved ones as they move on to their next level in life. Five-year old-Cillian Healy celebrates reaching the top of the mountain! With his father John, an accomplished hiker, he climbed Cromasc, a peak in the Ox Mountain range, Ireland. Cillian is a grand-nephew of Anne Rotholz, a Rossmoor resident. Contractor license # 13VH06032600 Herb Junker As a second career, I was a teacher at the High School of Engineering and Science in Philadelphia. The teachers were engineers and scientists. Students could enter college in their senior high school year. I would offer a few thoughts to my students. I would tell them I did not care if they did not do their homework; we always need people to do menial work. A photographic memory is extremely helpful. The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne will show you the way. Do not worry about your competition; let them worry about you. Be early to class, appointments, or work. It is amazing how much can be accomplished before others come in to interrupt your thoughts or work. If you cannot solve a problem in 15 to 20 minutes, move on to something else. You can always come back to it after a good night’s sleep or after conferring with others. Many students with average grades are just as successful, if not more so, than some very bright students. If you remain bright eyed and bushy tailed, you will do just fine. Diane Charleton My 34-year teaching and coaching career was with the Newark School District. In the high school, I taught physical education and health. In the middle and elementary schools, corrective physical education classes. A little advice for high school graduates. As you move forward, please do not do so with a cavalier “know it all” attitude. You may be unique, but graduating from high school is no longer so. Exit looking to learn and improve (not just in formal education). Listen to those who have gone before you. Experience is one of the greatest educational tools. You may have some formal knowledge to share, but those older have experience to which you cannot catch up. Learn from those with experience. Table casual attitudes and carry yourself in a professional manner. Do not follow those who use negativity to curry your favor. Follow the positive trail. You are entering a new established world. Work hard to fit in and then, spread your wings showing the world what you can do. Barbara Segal I grew up in a small town on Long Island in New York State. For as far back as I can remember I wanted to become a teacher. I realized that goal in 1955 when I started teaching third grade in the New York State Public School System. I left after four and a half years to have a family. I later returned to teaching and taught first and second grades for 30 years in a small private school. My advice to graduating students? Try to get a job doing what you love. Realize that even if you are doing what you love, there will be days when you may not want to get up in the morning and go to work! This happens in every job. Maximize your retirement savings. Try to have fun, no matter what you are doing. Carol Gillmore My teaching experience was in both high school and college, in mathematics, economics, and coaching. I was one of the lucky weirdos who looked forward to Mondays! That is what I would hope every graduating senior could do. Make a life that fully engages your mind and your heart and make every day (well, almost every day) challenging, joyous, and useful. Work at making yourself and the world a better place. Do as little harm as possible. Have fun, keep educating yourself and really notice the good stuff. The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 CULINARY CORNER By Sidna Mitchell the croquet courts behind the inn with its charming little clubhouse to see who is playing. Ken, Bill Cole and I played in the Gasparilla Croquet Club’s tournament last year but concentrated on the competition in Venice at the Sarasota County Croquet Club this year. I surprisingly came in second in my flight in one tournament and Mac and MaryAnn McDermott took first and second in their flight. Former Rossmoorite Richard Zeck, now a Florida resident, also did very well in his tournaments. Back to Gasparilla, from the croquet court Ken and I head over to the Pink Elephant for lunch and usually have our favorite drinks: pinot grigio for Ken and a sea breeze for me. Then we order the Baby Iceberg One of our favorite activities while in Venice, Florida, was to drive down to Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande) to the Pink Elephant. (I’m sure that has nothing to do with my being a registered Republican.) The menu is limited but very good and eating outside is delightful. The restaurant is owned by the Gasparilla Inn and Club, a Historic Hotel of America Landmark Inn, formerly serving such famous guests as Henry Plant, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, portrait painter John Singer Sargent, as well as the Cabots, the Drexels, and the Biddles since 1913. Today you hear of the Bushes and Bret Hume vacationing on Gasparilla Island. Ken and I always stop by Iceberg-Blue Cheese Salad 2 quarters of iceberg lettuce blue cheese dressing ½ cup hearts of palm, diced Culinary corner 2-4 pieces of crisp bacon, crumbled ¼ cup chopped red onion ½ cup grape tomatoes, halved extra blue cheese Place the lettuce on a salad plate. Add as much blue cheese dressing as you like. Top with hearts of palm, crumbled bacon, red onions, grape tomato halves and extra blue cheese. NOTE: The other night I didn’t have iceberg lettuce so I cut off the top leaves of a Romaine lettuce heart and halved the heart. Since I didn’t have grape tomatoes, I sprinkled chopped pimentos for the red color. Ken claimed, “Very good, my dear.” You can purchase the hearts of palm in a can. Pour the remaining palm hearts and liquid into a plastic container and place in the refrigerator for another salad. I can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] In Memoriam Jack Katz Jack Katz, 95, died Sunday, April 27. Mr. Katz honorably served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Asia Pacific Theatre. Surviving are his wife Madeline; a son, Donald Katz, and his wife, Sue Tisiker, and a daughter, Audrey Katz. Carmen (Vargas) Campanali Carmen (Vargas) Campanali passed away on Monday, May 12. She resided in Rossmoor since 1997. She is survived by her husband Michael, sons Michael and Steven; daughter Catherine Moskowski and her husband Stanley; two brothers, a sister, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are many other extended family members. Salad with Maytag blue cheese dressing topped with hearts of palm, smoked bacon crumbles, shaved red onions, grape tomatoes and extra blue cheese. If we wanted, we could have added shrimp, chicken or tuna but the salad is just enough for lunch. I replicated the salad a couple of times and here’s what I do for the two of us. 13 14 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 This month in pictures Photos by Joe Conti and Connie Previte National Day of Prayer Service Members of the Rossmoor Chorus sing a hymn at the Meeting House E&R’s Peter Hodges Sister Regina was the key speaker at The National Day of Prayer. At the Activities Expo Italian American Club Kiwanis Club Emerald Society Jewish Congregation Above: New Jersey Social & Cultural Club On right: Music Association Rossmoor Players Republican Club The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Clubs and Organizations Jockeys are ready to kick off the 15th annual Rossmoor Downs. Ann Azzinaro, Josie Avarello and Papa Joe Avarello are honored for their contributions to the success of the Rossmoor Downs. Italian-American Club By Lola Calcagno Members are urged to join the Club on Saturday, June 14, for the Golden Mile Walk in which money is raised for the March of Dimes to help disabled and premature babies. We will meet at the Clubhouse for contributions at 11 a.m., and at about 11:30 a.m. or noon we will take a short walk behind our Club’s banner. Wear any green, white or red apparel. Free hot dogs and other refreshments will be served in the Ballroom after the walk. I don’t know if anyone beat the odds at the Rossmoor Downs social or the trip to the Sands Casino, but I heard a grand time was had at both. At the Activities Expo held in the Clubhouse on Sunday, May 4, many new residents expressed interest in joining the Club. We hope they will complete the enrollment forms and send them to Joan Russo. New members, with new stories and ideas, are welcome additions. Bingo will be played in the Ballroom on Friday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. Golf Pro Ted Servis will tell Kiwanians “What’s Going On” at the golf course By Alyce Owens On Tuesday evening, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse Maple Room, the Kiwanis Club invites all residents to hear our own PGA Golf Pro, Ted Servis, talk about “What’s Going On” at our beautiful golf course – the jewel at the center of our community. Ted was born and raised in the Princeton Junction home built by his grandfather. He worked for 16 years at Carter Wallace in Cranbury. Although Ted started playing golf at 14, he didn’t take it seriously until the age of 23, when he began work- ing part time at driving ranges and then for the large golf chain, Las Vegas Golf & Tennis in South Brunswick. Ted’s prowess on the golf course did not go unnoticed, and he was offered a job as a golf professional assistant, and the opportunity to go through the PGA’s prestigious four year apprentice program to become a qualified PGA Golf Pro. He subsequently spent eight years working at the Princeton Meadows Golf Course, then at the Cranbury Golf Course before becoming the PGA Pro at Rossmoor in 1999. Ted lives in Plainsboro with his wife Maureen, daughter Samantha, age 16, and 11year-old son, Ted. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of our golf course, Ted interacts with the RCAI Executive Committee, the Golf Course Committee, various golf associations, as well as with Tom Tucci, our golf course superintendent. He will describe how two years of storms have taken their toll on our award-winning course, what changes have been made in the course over the years, and what are the plans for the future. (Continued on page 16) 15 16 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 This summer Ensemble Schumann to perform on Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m. By Gene Horan A lively and colorful trio with artists who have performed at venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as in outstanding music festivals, including Tanglewood and Mostly Mozart, will bring a world-class performance to Rossmoor. The Ensemble Schumann has been featured at the prestigious Da Camera Series in Los Angeles, at the Clark Art Museum in Massachusetts, and on Live from Fraser on WGBH-Radio Boston. Their debut recording of works by Loeffler, Klughardt, Schumann and Kahn, as well as an all-Mozart disc (in collaboration with the Adaskin String Trio), will soon be released by MSR Classics. The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, June 20, in the Meeting House. Tickets for non-subscribers will be available at the door for $15. Violist Steve Larson is a Senior Artist Teacher at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford, Connecticut, where he has served both as String Department Chair and Chamber Music Chair, and is also on faculty at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Conn. The Montreal Gazette has praised his “singing tone, eloquent phrasing, expressive dynamics and flawless intonation,” and The Boston Globe hailed his playing as “supercharged, clearheaded, yet soulful.” In addition to his work with the Adaskin String Trio and Ensemble Schuman, Larson performs regularly as a soloist in duo with his wife, violinist Annie Trépanier, and with their acclaimed chamber group, The Avery Ensemble. He holds degrees from McGill University, the University of Montreal and the Hartt School. Oboist Thomas Gallant is one of the world’s few virtuoso solo and chamber music performers on his instrument. His astonishing technique and breath control have often been compared to that of the great violinists and singers. Gallant has been praised by the New Yorker magazine as “a player who unites technical mastery with intentness, charm and wit.” He is a First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild International New York Competition and has collaborated with flutists Jean-Pierre Rampal and Cuarteto Casals. Gallant’s performances have taken him to Avery Fisher Hall and the Frick Collection in New York City, to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, as well as to the Spoleto Festival in Italy, and to the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. He plays on an “Evoluzione” Ensemble Schumann oboe made by the Italian maker Fratelli Patricola. Following her Wigmore Hall debut, Israeli-born pianist Sally Pinkas has been heard as recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, Russia and Nigeria. Described by Gramophone Magazine as “an artist who melds lucid textures with subtle expressive detailing, minus hints of bombast or mannerism,” she has appeared with the Boston Pops, the Aspen Philharmonia, Jupiter Symphony and the Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra. Summer festival credits include Rockport, Marlboro, Tanglewood, Apple Hill and Aspen, as well as Kfar Blum (Israel), Officina Scotese (Italy) and Masters de Pontlevoy (France). Trained in the United States, Pinkas holds performance degrees from Indiana University and the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Ph.D. in Composition from Brandeis University. She is pianist-inresidence at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College. A night on the town How is this for a night on the town? Gather some friends and hire a limousine to take you to New York City for dinner and a concert at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center. It will be a very nice evening unless, of course, you run into a traffic jam. And you should certainly be home by midnight. How much will it all cost? I’ll let you figure that one out. Here’s an alternative: Have dinner and some wine in a nearby restaurant, one where the owner doesn’t think your name is Rockefeller. After dessert, go to a concert by outstanding artists in Rossmoor’s beautiful Meeting House. The cost? Well, it sure won’t break the bank. No fuss, no bother and you can be home in bed by 10 p.m. Try it; you’ll like it. “What’s Going On” (Continued from page 15) Ted will show aerial photos of the entire golf course, and talk about our new “goose dog,” Rose, who has just arrived to continue the great job done by her much-loved canine predecessors, Corey and Dot. It’s sure to be an informative and enjoyable evening. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting and presentation. The Kiwanis Club invites anyone who is interested in Club membership, or who wants to learn about its charitable and community service activities, to call President Sidna Mitchell at 409-7837. The Rossmoor NEWS Mid-June open auditions for variety show By Linda L. Kaucher We will be holding open auditions for the Variety Show on Tuesday, June 17th from 1-3 p.m. in the Meeting House. If you want to be in the show and cannot make it to the audition on that date, or if you need information on the show, please call Dottie Haff at 609-409-7159. We welcome singers, dancers, comedy acts, readings, and anything you care to bring to the stage. The Variety Show will be presented on stage Friday, August 1, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 2, at 2 p.m. in the Meeting House. Tickets will go on sale in the Red Room two weeks before the show and will, as usual, NJSCC By Ellen Parker The New Jersey Club will meet on Friday, June 27, at 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom to celebrate our annual birthday with strawberry shortcake. We celebrate this birthday with a very important other birthday,- the 350th birthday of New Jersey! Come and learn about this by attending a program titled “This is New Jersey’s 350th birthday, but why is it 112 years older than the United States?” given by our program director, Al Parker. After this meeting, the New Jersey Club will go on vacation for July and August, returning on Friday, Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. Our first fall program, “New Jersey Writers,” will be given by resident Carol DeRuiter, former professor of English at Texas A&M. The October program for Halloween will be presented by Ed Raser on Friday, Oct. 24, on the subject of “Important New Jersey Residents – Graveyard Locations!” We wish you a very happy summertime, and look forward to joining you for our September program, which continues our tenth year of New Jersey related presentations. Trips of distinction By Jocelyn Boyd President Dot Prouty welcomed members and guests to the regular monthly meeting of the Travel Club. We enjoyed the show South Pacific at Paper Mill Playhouse in April, and also a high tea in May. The trips for the summer months were announced. On Saturday, June 28, we will go to the Meadowlands Racetrack. We will have dinner in a private skybox overlooking the finish line. There is another exciting musical show at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Sunday, August 10. The show is Better with a Band, and will be preceded by their special Sunday dinner. Hope to see everyone at our June meeting on Wednesday, June 18, in the Ballroom. Have a great summer. 17 JUNE 2014 be sold in Sal’s Deli. Bob Huber’s Play Possibilities was a big hit. It was different from the previous plays we’ve produced in that there was a little drama and some science fiction dashed in. The plot was witty and very enjoyable to watch. Our June meeting will feature a video of Possibilities, on Monday June 30 at 1 p.m. in the Maple Room. It will be a great way for the actors to see themselves as the audience saw them. Bill Strecker’s sing-along at our May meeting was fun. He provided a variety of songs for us to sing. Leave it to Bill to come up with a great form of entertainment. The Activities Expo took Emerald Society’s future activities By Joan Avery place on Sunday, May 4. It was a great way to entice more people to join our Club, and I’m hoping some people took an interest. It’s what drew me into the Players Club back in 2009. I hope our new members are finding the Players Club to be enjoyable and a great way to be creative and have some real fun. I hope all you gals had a happy Mother’s Day and that the Memorial Day weekend was enjoyable for all. Happy Father’s Day to all you guys on Sunday, June 15. As always, stay cool, drive carefully and be safe. See you all soon! The Emerald Society had a wonderful start to the spring season with a trip to Sights and Sounds in Lancaster, Pa. Everyone enjoyed the new production of “Moses.” Barbara and Dan Jolly have arranged a fabulous trip to “Vermont Villages and Vistas,” a Taste of Vermont tour. The trip is from September 8 to 11, with many activities along the way. There is also a day trip scheduled on October 21 to Doolan’s in Spring Lake to have lunch and see the show, “Old Time Rock and Roll.” Some Emerald Society members are going on the trip to the Sands in Bethlehem, Pa. on June 17. The cost will be $25 with $20 back and a $5 food voucher. A great deal! It is important to note that the July Annual Emerald Society picnic will be held on July 20, not July 12, due to a conflict with activities in the Clubhouse. Please mark your calendars. It is also important to note that the June Emerald Society meeting will take place on June 26, not June 25, due to several high school graduations, which we grandparents love to attend. See you at the June 26 meeting. 18 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 By Mary Jane Hesson FICTION Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons Tragedy tore the Girls of August apart, but new marriages will bring them together as the women who shared friendships reunite on a remote island, where shocking truths will forever change them. A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel Highly successful news anchor Blaise McCarthy’s world is turned upside down when, after a devastating tragedy, her blind daughter comes to live with her, bringing her very attractive male caregiver with her. MYSTERIES Nine Lives to Die by Rita Mae Brown Severed human fingers in a pencil jar, a pair of dead mentors, and a cold case involving the disappearance of Harry’s high school Latin teacher keep Harry and her husband busy as they prepare for the church’s upcoming gala. Power Play by Catherine Coulter US Ambassador Natalie Black races to clear her name after being accused of her fiance’s death, while psychopath Blessed Blackman escapes from a mental institution intent on destroying the person who brought down Blackman’s mother’s cult. Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes Richard Jury thinks it’s wise to investigate the death of Tom Williamson’s wife, when he finds that a 9 -year-old girl and the estranged husband of another tenant have also died in the house. Remains of Innocence by Judith Jance Sheriff Joanna Brady wonders if the hidden stash of cash a dying hoarder’s daughter found among the dying woman’s books is somehow linked to a Brady family friend found dead in a limestone cavern. Sight Unseen by Iris Johansen After decades of being blind, Kendra Michaels is put to the ultimate test by a lethal San Diego bridge pile-up, as she uses her unique observation skills to uncover a dangerous conspiracy. Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta After 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a murder, the police sneak him into a wilderness skills program to protect him. But the murderous Blackwell Brothers are still looking for him. Invisible by James Patterson Emmy Dockery is convinced that one person is behind hundreds of unsolved Democratic Club is proud to present Freeholder Charles Tomaro By Helen Ward Ever wonder what the Board of Chosen Freeholders does? Here’s your chance to find out. Come to the Democratic Club on Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. in the Gallery when Freeholder Charles Tomaro will be the guest speaker. Tomaro, a four-year member of the Board, now chairs the County’s Infras tr u c tu r e M a n a g e m e n t Committee. He has a long history of activities to improve the quality of life for Middlesex residents, including public clean-up projects and open-space programs. As a former member of the Edison Council, he was the author of numerous municipal ordinances to help local businesses but also to require them to meet standards helpful to the community at large. When the U. S. Supreme Court expanded the concept of eminent domain to permit municipalities to seize private homes and turn them over to developers for the purpose of generating higher tax revenues, (the whole country was up in arms over that one), Tomaro came up with a solution: legislation giving that power to local voters, and taking it away from politicians. That’s our idea of leadership! Come and meet Freeholder Tomaro, who was named a “Community Champion.” You’ll be glad you did. rapes, kidnappings, and murders, but it takes a new outbreak of violence to convince ex-boyfriend Agent Bookman of this. Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh In another Peter Wimsey series, Wimsey and wife Harriet Vane are sent to 1950s Oxford to settle a dispute among the fellows. However, now the fellows are disappearing right and left, and only Peter and Harriet can find the answers. Library Hours Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12 noon First dance of the summer By Judy Perkus On Saturday, June 28 at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse Ballroom, the Dance Club will celebrate the beginning of summer with the dance music of Bobby Picone. Everyone is welcome. Send your reservation check made out to The Rossmoor Dance Club to Anne Azzinaro at 607B Winchester Lane. The cost is $8 a person for members and $10 a person for nonmembers. Annual Membership is $7.50 per person, $15 per couple. Refreshments include coffee, tea, soda, and cake (sugar-free available). Call Anne at 655-5799 for more information. Save the date: Saturday, September 27 is the date of the Anniversary Dinner Dance. More details to follow. Computer Club How to Dropbox on Al Parker By Alec Aylat Yes, it’s on Dr. Al Parker, our website designer, Computer Club maven, and an August party jokester, to bring Club members and other interested residents up to date on Dropbox, the free service that lets you bring your photos, documents and videos anywhere and share them easily. He will take you up in the clouds with Dropbox at the Club’s monthly meeting in the Gallery at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 16. He will not serve coffee at 9:30 but you are welcome to come help yourself. Also to cake. Before coming, you may want to look up Dropbox on the Club’s website at www.rossmoor.org where webmaster Fred Milman may have something to add about this premier solution to file backups. Anyway, you’ll never have to email yourself a file again. The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Mutual News for June Mutual 16 By Bill, Jim, Jean, Ken, George, and Sidney Thirty-five manors were represented at our annual membership meeting on April 16, 24 in person and 11 absentee, with a total of 33 people at the meeting. That is a good turnout, but we wish all residents had either attended or sent in their absentee ballot. Jim Fitzgerald was reelected unanimously to the three-year term as director, and Ken Meyers, Sid- ney Lincoln, and George Mertz were reelected as alternate directors for one-year terms. Jean presented a summary of our audit this year. First and most important, we received a clean opinion from the auditors. Various line items were explained and discussed. For the most part, our expenses and income were as we expected them to be for the 2013 fiscal year. The differences between the operating, de- SPORTS Croquet Club news By Ruth Mullen Thirty-two members attended our opening meeting on April 26. All enjoyed a wonderful luncheon and about half moved after the meeting to the croquet court for the first game of the season. The court was in good condition and all had a good time. Members were informed that Betty Anne Sullivan resigned as publicity chairperson. She was warmly thanked for her years of dedicated service. Ruth Mullen was elected by the Board as the new publicity chairperson. The Club welcomes new and advanced members and offers weekly clinics to learn or sharpen one’s skills. If you would like to learn Six Wicket Croquet, this is a great opportunity to do so. Contact Bill Cole at 609-409-3937 to learn about days and times. If you would like a more relaxed and fun game, join us for Golf Croquet every Friday evening from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and mingle with the members afterward under the trees for refreshments and good company. This is a good way to get some light exercise; get to know your neighbors and learn more about the game in a friendly and relaxed setting. John McDermott, president and MaryAnn McDermott, along with other members, represented the Croquet Club at the Activity Expo held in the Clubhouse on May 4. Member applications and brochures were handed out to all interested parties. The Club provides all the equipment needed to play and we welcome all new members. Contact MaryAnn McDermott, membership chair at 609-655-3008, or join us next Friday! Upcoming events • Tournament play - 6/1 6/22. Check the outside board for team assignments. • Round-robin play - 5/5 10/31, Mondays and Tuesdays. Ladies 18-hole golf league’s tournament news By Arlene McBride Opening Day Scramble on April 15 was (you guessed it) rained out. We held our luncheon as planned and many thanks to the social committee, Gail Dimaio and Joan Semen, for their lovely, bright display of decorations, despite a very rainy, gloomy day. It did brighten our spirits and now going forward, no more rain outs please, for the season. On April 22, a “Modified Peoria” tournament was held. First place winner: Sue Petersen (MOC); second place winner: Lanie Kartagener (MOC). Great game! On April 29 (I’m not going to say it…). On May 6, a “2 best balls of the team” tournament was held. First place team: Muriel Feniello, Lanie Kartagener, and Joan Semen; second place team: Gail Dimaio, Carol Faraci, Carolyn Glosser, and Jeannette Squires. Good team work, girls. On May 13, a general membership meeting was held to discuss some of the issues that need to be voted on. Results of that meeting and the results of the remaining tournaments scheduled for May will be reported in my next article. Welcome to summer!! It’s a long time coming. The trees and bushes have finally bloomed and the golf course looks beautiful. Have a great Fourth of July. Drive carefully around hikers and bikers! ferred maintenance, and replacement funds were discussed as well. The auditors felt we had a proper amount set aside in each of the funds to provide for Mutual needs. Jim presented information on maintenance plans for this year. The biggest project is the paving of Old Nassau through the Mutual and the paving of Yarborough by contractor S&G. This project includes replacement of numerous curb areas, drains, and sidewalk replacement as well as the actual milling and paving. By the time you read this, the project may well be complete, but it is a very large project for the Mutual. While the roads and curbs are an RCAI project, the sidewalks are a Mutual expense. Jim also encouraged residents to submit permits for planting trees adjacent to their manors. The procedures for planting are in the Mutual Rules and Regulations. There are plans to seed in various areas of the Mutual. Due to delays in the pre-emergent application to April, seeding will probably not be done until fall, other than the areas being reseeded by S&G. Residents were also encouraged to have their windows painted if they need it. The work can be arranged through Jim, but the very reasonable cost is the responsibility of the residents. Plans and estimates for painting the siding on manors are still under way. Mutual 16 Directors: Bill Murphy (860-1148, [email protected]); Jim FitzGerald (732-407-3390, [email protected]); Ken Meyers (409-5156, [email protected]); George Mertz (655-3711, [email protected]); Sidney Lincoln (235-9223, [email protected]); and Jean Houvener (6553632, [email protected]). 19 20 Men’s Golf Club is in full swing By Ed Harkins The Men’s Golf Club started its season on April 23. It was a cool and windy day but that didn’t stop 45 members from teeing up. We will have different contests each week to keep everyone interested. We will also have hot dogs and refreshments after the tournaments the second Wednesday of each month starting in June, so come out and join us for a good time. Our Member/Guest will take place June 6 at 8:30 a.m. (rain date June 13). It is our first big event and it is approaching very quickly. Your registration fee includes a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., hot dogs and cold beverages at the turn and a hot buffet party after golf in The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 the Clubhouse Ballroom. We also have a commemorative hat for each golfer. There will also be on-course skill contests with prizes. It’s a great time to show off our golf facility to family and friends. The cost for this year’s event will remain the same as it has been the last 2 years. A twosome, which consists of a member and 1 guest, is $125. A foursome, which consists of a member and 3 guests, is $275 (cart fees not included). Don’t miss out on a great day; get your application in early. Applications are available in the Pro Shop and are on first-come, firstpaid basis. Spots are limited so don’t wait and be left out. Our Golf Pro Ted Servis is available for lessons or advice and is always happy to Golf 9-Holers help our members with their game. The Pro Shop is stocked and ready for the season so stop in and say hello. The handicap computer is on, so make sure you put in all your scores. Our golf course is in great shape as usual thanks to our hard working Superintendant Tom Tucci and his staff. The course is in full bloom and looks and plays great; be sure to let the grounds crew know when you see them that their hard work is noticed and appreciated. Don’t forget our mission to speed up play. Tee it, hit it, find it, and hit it again. We play ready golf. On the green, look at it, putt it, tap it in. Talk about it after the round is over. Don’t forget, rake the bunkers, replace your divots, and fix your ball marks on the greens. As they say, go play. See everyone on the links. By Doris Herron After a rather rainy start to the season, the 9-Hole golfers are back on the course again, anticipating a wonderful season. For the always fun 2 Mulligan tournament the A flight winners were Grace Hammesfahr and Tori Meiselbach; the B flight winners were Joan Gabriello and Marie Eppinger. The 9-Hole group is looking forward to the June activities, which include the ever popular Step-Away Scramble, the Member/ Member, and the Blind Holes tournaments. The next social event will be the Brown Bag luncheon on July 8, chaired by Marjorie Heyman. President Marie Bills expressed her pleasure that all chairmanships of social events and all committee chairpersons are now in place, promising a fine season. The 9-Holers were very pleased to learn that Ted Servis, our golf pro, is again conducting his monthly golf clinics. They are held on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m., starting in mid May and continuing throughout the season. They are free and extremely valuable. All are invited to sign up for them in the Pro Shop. Anyone interested in joining the Women’s 9-Hole golfers is urged to contact the membership chairperson, Mary Ellen Mertz (609-6553711). Remember—all the important life lessons are contained in the three rules for achieving a perfect golf swing: 1. Keep your head down. 2. Follow through. 3. Be born with money! Overheard at the 19th hole: The first chapter in The Rules of Golf is etiquette. Apparently everyone starts reading at chapter two! Doris Herron and Marie Bills getting set to drive on the 1st hole. By Ted Servis, golf pro What’s going on at the golf course? Golf season is in full swing and it’s been great so far for everyone. A job well done goes out to Tom Tucci and his staff. The course is in great shape. Ladies’ golf clinic will be on August 23. Please call the Pro Shop to sign up The Pro Shop is fully stocked with merchandise for all your golfing needs, so please stop in and take a look. If there is something you’re looking for and we don’t have it in stock, we’ll be happy to order it for you. The Pro Shop hours of operation are as follows: Monday from 11 to 5:30; Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00 to 5:30; all hours subject to the weather If there is anything we can help you with or any questions we can answer please give us a call at 609 -655-3182. Thank you and I wish everyone a healthy and happy golf season. Remember: The golf course is currently offering a referral incentive of $200 in Pro Shop credit for bringing in new members. The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 21 Religious Organizations Jewish Congregation’s Board elected; summer events noted By Ben Wistreich The Jewish Congregation’s Board of Directors for 2014-2015 was elected and installed last week at the annual meeting. President Janet Goodstein heads the new Board. Other elected officers were VicePresidents Norman Perkus, Judith Wistreich, and Ben Wistreich; Treasurer Jeffrey Albom; Recording Secretary Dolores Grieff; Corresponding Secretary Virginia Kolker; Delegates (one year remaining) Mary Slover, Shirley Merke; (two years remaining) Doris Friedman, Regina Shein; newly elected for three years are Jeanette Dobrin and Sylvia Weshnak. The congregation congratulates all officers and wishes them great success! The next Board meeting has been moved to a new date because of the Shavuot holiday. It will take place on Wednesday, June 11. Board members will be notified by e -mail a few days in advance of this meeting. This will be Janet Goodstein’s first Board Meeting as president. It will be held in the Dogwood Room, starting at 7 p.m. The Jewish Men’s Club: As the upcoming late spring/ early summer days will be the first hot-sun eating days in the new Jewish Men’s (lunch and dinner) Club, plans are being made for the next event. Reasonable prices plus air-conditioning are musts! An option: take the summer off…and pick it up again in early September. Ideas? Call or drop a note to Ben. We would welcome your thoughts and suggestions about the next few lunch spots…when and where! Thursday, June 5 (the last day of Shavuot) there will be a Yizkor Service in the Meeting House, starting at 10:30 a.m. Please attend this important one-hour Memorial Service. Sabbath Services on Friday, June 13, will honor all Hear stories that span the world and time By Judy Perkus Sit back and enjoy a story quilt, spanning tales from not only the Bible, ancient Rabbinic lore, and Jewish history, but also from the Borsht Belt, folk narratives and humorous personal anecdotes, both Ashkenazi and Sephardic. After all, everybody loves a good story, and you’ll hear some of the best at the next meeting of the Sisterhood on Monday, June 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. Rivka Willick is a tradi(Continued on page 22) new Congregation members who joined since a year ago. Jeff Albom serves as Lay Reader, and Allen Jacobs will be the Torah Reader. The Congregation will sponsor the Oneg Shabbat. On Friday, June 27, Bob Kolker will be the Lay Reader and Jeff Albom will be the Torah Reader. Ken and Beverly Meyers will sponsor the Oneg Shabbat, which honors the memory of his parents, Alvin and Bea Meyers, who were active long-time members. Coming event: The Congregation’s popular July 4 barbecue will be held in the Ballroom and patio on Friday, July 4. All residents are invited, and flyers will be distributed. Costs and all food details will be in the June Bulletin. Above is a photo of the Bimah (the platform from which services are conducted) set up for Yizkor services on the last day of Passover. Yizkor (remembrance) memorial services are held four times a year. The next Yizkor service will take place on Thursday, June 5th, the last day of Shavuoth. Yizkor services also take place on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and Shemini Atzereth (the Eighth Day of Assembly which occurs between Succoth and Simcath Torah.). In Orthodox Jewish congregations, only mourners attend the Yizkor service at which prayers are said for a parent, spouse, sibling or child. In our congregation, we pray for loved ones and some of us include those who were killed in the Holocaust. 22 Hear stories (Continued from page 21) tional story-teller and works with individuals and families to help save their stories. She has performed and taught workshops at many story-telling festivals, Syna- gogues, senior centers, Chabad, schools, fairs, and libraries. After all, she says, a good story can be told almost anywhere. As usual, delicious refreshments will be served, and please remember to bring non-perishable food for the Kiwanis Food Pantry. Rossmoor Community Church SERVICES: • SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Dierdre L. • • • • The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Thomson will preach. Communion will be celebrated. SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Dierdre L. Thomson will preach. Guests: The Chiyan Chorus. SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 11 a.m. The Rev. Barbara McDonald will preach. The singers of the Rossmoor Chorus will be directed by Gloria Montlack. Please join us in Fellowship after the service. SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Dierdre L. Thomson will preach. Stephanie Pervall will be the soloist. SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Dierdre L. Thomson will preach. Eleanor Macchia will be the soloist. Catholic Society schedules Anointing and Healing Mass on Tuesday, June 10 in the Meeting House By Gene Horan An Anointing and Healing Mass sponsored by the Catholic Society will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, in the Meeting House. Rev. Edward Flanagan, pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Church, will be the celebrant. The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered. Please note the time and day. It is scheduled for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., not the usual Thursday evening. This is designed to make it possible for those who cannot attend in the evening to participate. Refreshments and fellowship will follow. The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, and Thursday, June 26, in the Craft Room of the Club- house. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, in the Maple Room of the Clubhouse. The next meeting of the Catholic Society Council is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, in the Meeting House parlor. The Catholic Society invites those attending the Mass to bring non-perishable foods such as canned soup and vegetables, pasta, and cereal for the Kiwanis Food Pantry. Your Garden By Mel Moss Angel Trumpets Tropical plants have become popular in recent years, with their vining or hanging growth habits and lots of different flower colors. One less well known family of tropical plants has flowers that are not only exotic, but also highly aromatic. Actually, these plants are in two closely related families: Datura and Brugmansia. Their common name is Angel Trumpet since their flowers are shaped like a trumpet, ranging between seven and 15 inches long by four to six inches wide, depending on the variety. Both varieties grow shrub -like, varying in size from five to 15 feet in height. The difference between them is that Datura is an annual and Brugmansia is perennial, except it doesn’t matter as neither one will survive our winters unless they are brought inside before the first freeze in fall. Their original habitat is the coastal rain forest of southeast Brazil, growing along river banks and the edges of forests. Having been popularized, they now grow throughout Central America, Mexico, and even Florida. The flowers are beautiful and showy, but what I find most amazing is their fragrance, especially in the evening. You don’t have to put your nose into the flower to catch its fragrance. One winter I was standing over a plant in one of my greenhouses. Although the plant was in the far end of the building, its fragrance spread through the whole place. They are more fragrant in the evening to attract night-flying moths, which aid in their pollination. One red flowered variety has very little fragrance, but the red color attracts long-billed humming birds to do the polli- REMEMBER OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN THE SERVICE nating. The original Daturas had nine species, while the Brugmansias had seven species, but because of cultivating and hybridizing, over a thousand cultivars are now being grown and sold in colors ranging from pure white to pink, gold, violet, red, or a combination of the colors. Some even have double flowers, a trumpet within a trumpet. Some varieties have variegated foliage for added ornamental value. Among the more popular cultivars are Dr. Seuss, Frosty Pink, and Charles Grimaldi. Angel Trumpets make a great container plant, blooming most of the summer and into fall. They don’t like the hot sun of summer, preferring morning sun and filtered afternoon sun. While in bloom, it is important to feed them with liquid fertilizer once or even twice a week, as they are heavy feeders. Be sure not to give them heavier than recommended doses as a substitute for more frequent feeding. When fall comes, you can cut them back and bring them indoors to a location that gets some direct sun. If you want some beautiful tropical flowers with an aroma that’s out of this world, why not try one of the many varieties of Angel Trumpet? A word of caution: Angel Trumpets belong to the Solanacea family, along with tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplant. Many in this family have toxic foliage or seeds and fruit. The leaves and seeds of Angel Trumpets are considered poisonous, but they are so bitter that it is highly unlikely that anyone, human or pet, would consume enough to cause harm. The Rossmoor NEWS HEALTH CARE CENTER NEWS Palliative Care By, Kaytie Olshefski, BS, RN-BC Many people think of palliative care and hospice as being one. There are differences and similarities between the two. Hospice care is rendered at the end of life with palliative care being part of hospice to keep the person comfortable and pain free as possible. Hospice has much to offer at a very difficult time. It helps people to reclaim their lives and allows them to be in control. It is a holistic approach to care for the sick person and the caregiver, by providing emotional and spiritual comfort. Palliative care is also referred to as comfort care, supportive care, and system management. Palliative care has the same principle as hospice to improve the quality of life and provide comfort and relief to the patient who has a serious disease and to the family. Palliative care differs from hospice in that it is offered earlier in the disease process. Care can begin as early as when the diagnosis is made regardless of life expectancy. Palliative care continues during treatment and afterwards. Palliative care is for people of all ages with serious, chronic, and life MAINTENANCE By Marlene Niwore Walk lights When you see a walk light that is out, it would be helpful if you would place a bag over it and then call Maintenance (655-2121) to report it. The bag lets other residents know it has been reported and marks the broken light. In many Mutuals a Director or resident volunteer will change walk light bulbs themselves. Please give them time to get to it. If it’s more than just a simple bulb replacement, the Director will contact us to make the necessary repair. Alteration requests If you’re having any changes or improvements made to your manor, including installing a lawn sprinkler system, the first step is to get an Alteration Request form at Maintenance. The staff will be glad to help you fill it out. If you’ve been talking to a contractor, he should be able to supply a sketch or picture to go with it to help explain what you want to do. The Alteration Request is then reviewed. This normally takes about ten days, so please allow plenty of time. Landscaping A schedule for where the landscapers will be working is posted on Channel 3 daily. It is posted the afternoon prior. You can see what Mutual they are in and what they will be doing for that day. Personal carport storage Any belongings kept in and around your personal carport storage are totally your responsibility. Bulk pick up Free bulk garbage pick up is scheduled for July 21. The schedule, locations and further information will be in the July issue. Office hours Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed between 12 and 1 p.m. If we are on another line, or unable to get to the phone, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If you have a maintenance emergency and get the answering machine, please call the North Gate at 655-7586. 23 JUNE 2014 Homeowner’s insurance It is extremely important that you have homeowner’s insurance coverage. If you experience damage in your (Continued on page 24) threatening illnesses. It helps people live as well as they can for as long as they are able. Some typical diseases include cancer, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, COPD, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). If the patient improves and/or recovers from the illness, he or she can stop palliative care. Others with chronic conditions can be in and out of palliative care, for example, someone with COPD. People who are undergoing treatment may use palliative care to ease side effects of curative treatment, such as nausea associated with chemotherapy. Research has shown palliative care is beneficial and improves the quality of life for patients and families. Palliative care is not just for the end of life. It helps a person who is still undergoing medical treatment. It gives patients control of their treatment options and improves their ability to tolerate medical treatment. If the disease progresses to where no further treatment will be pursued, palliative care can transition into hospice care. Palliative care, like hospice care, is holistic. It encompasses treatment, pain medications and side effects, emotional and social challenges, spiritual needs, goals, and the wishes in the patient’s living will. Palliative care is a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate care with doctors, nurses, social worker, patient navigator, pharmacist, and pastoral counselor. Palliative care is provided at hospitals, long term facilities, cancer centers and at home. If you are interested in palliative care, speak with your physician for the names of palliative care and symptom management specialists. Area hospitals such as Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson, and Centra State Healthcare System provide palliative care, and hospice agencies will be able to provide further information. Palliative care services are usually covered by health insurance, depending on the treatment and medications. Palliative care is covered under Medicare and Medicaid but again, it depends on the treatment and medications. In our lecture series from Saint Peter’s University Hospital, attorney Gary Hoagland, whose focus of practice includes elder law, estate planning, and many other services, will be speaking on “Living Wills/Advance Directives” on Monday, June 9 at 1 p.m. in the Maple Room. If you are interested in attending the lecture, please call the Health Care Center at 655-2220 or stop by to sign up. I want to thank everyone for coming out to the Health Fair. It was wonderful to see you and I hope you found it informative and took advantage of the screenings being offered. I especially want to thank all the volunteers who helped us at the Health Fair. Thank you! 24 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 The deadline for The Rossmoor News is the 7th of every month. Millennium Maintenance By Vincent Piccoli, President (Continued from page 23) Activities for the month of June 2014: mowing lawns, pruning bushes in 3-ft. bed area, spraying weed killer in sidewalks and driveways, edging, spraying second application of preemergent, broadleaf weed control, and fertilizer. Tip for the month: Watering lawns should be done first thing in the morning and in the evening. Make sure your irrigation system is working properly. If you remove bushes, large branches or yard debris, please tie and put it on the curb for pickup on Mondays only. No pots or plastic bags. If it rains, pick up will be Tuesday. If you have a landscaper remove bushes, he must take them away. If you choose to have your own landscaper or do your own landscaping, please use the yellow stake and ribbon procedure. Directions, ribbons and stakes are available at the Maintenance office. Do not put yard debris in the dumpsters. If you have any questions or concerns about landscaping services, please feel free to call. The phone number for Millennium is 655-5134. If no one answers, leave your message on the answering machine and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you have an emergency, call Maintenance at 655-2121 and they will get in touch with someone from Millennium. The main office phone number, 1-877-7174300, is for irrigation calls only. All monthly activities are subject to weather conditions. Please watch Channel 3 for our daily and rescheduled activities. home, even if it came from your neighbor’s manor, it still falls under your policy. If you do not have coverage, the damage would be an out-ofpocket expense and can be very costly. Make sure to have an H06 insurance policy and a rider for sewer backups. Please check that your current policy has enough limits to cover the items in your manor such as personal belongings, flooring and any upgrades. You may have to increase the limits on your policy. Sewer lines Please refrain from putting wipes and paper towels down the drains and toilets. This can clog the sewer pipes, costing your Mutual and RCAI money, which in turn costs the homeowners money. Women and the law will be topic at LWV annual luncheon By Ruth Banks The annual luncheon and business meeting of the League of Women Voters of Monroe Twp. is scheduled for June 9 at the Forsgate Country Club. This year’s guest speaker will be Dolores Meyerhoff, a resident of Concordia and a well known educator. Space is limited and reservations for the luncheon can be made by contacting Doris Altman at 609-655-5932. The cost is $38. The business meeting will begin at 11:30, prior to lunch. Ms. Meyerhoff’s topic will be “Women’s Rights, the Law and the Constitution.” She will explore how the law and the Constitution have been used to deny women their legal rights, and how, after years of struggle and protest, the law and the Constitution were used to grant women their legal rights. The head of the social studies department at East Brunswick High School, Ms. Meyerhoff taught 20th century American history and constitutional law, and wrote the curriculum for and taught a course on women’s history. Her great interest in law and its application led her to become a member of the Juvenile Conference Committee, where the members worked with young people at risk of involvement in the justice system. A recipient of the Gover- nor’s Award for outstanding teaching of history, she retired in 1996 after 30 years of teaching. The League of Women Voters itself was created after more than 70 years of badgering Congress to pass an amendment which would grant women the right to vote, But getting the vote was just the beginning; women had to be educated to understand the workings of government. Having been voiceless, and therefore mostly invisible for so many years, women had to be taught, had to learn, how and when to use their voices. The League is a nonpartisan political organization, dedicated to creating understanding of public policy by its members and the public. It plans voter registration drives, offers pertinent information on elections, and often sponsors forums for candidates. The LWVNJ maintains a VOTELINE at 1-800792-VOTE, and publishes a Citizens Guide to Government. Information on that can be had at the League office at 204 W. State St., Trenton, or by calling 609-394-3303. The Monroe Twp. League meets monthly, usually on the 4th Monday of the month, at the Township Municipal Building, at 1 p.m. For information on joining the League, which is open to men and women over the age of 18, or about programs, which are free and open to the public, please feel to contact Ruth Banks, 609-655-4791, or Judy Perkus, 609-395-1552. Ongoing Activities The following is a current list of the Monroe Senior Center’s ongoing activities. Visit the center to see a calendar or call 609-448-7140. Computer Support/ Healthy Bones/Boning Up/ Drop-In Bridge/ Yarn It! / Got Game/ Center Chorus/ Chessmates/ Stroke Support/ Duplicate Bridge/ SHIP/PAAD & SENIOR GOLD assistance/ Blood Pressure Screening/ Friends of the Senior Center Meeting/ Green Thumbs/ Cancer Support/ Science Today/ Beginners Folk Dancing/ Computer Clinic/ Art Studio/ Cribbage/ Jewelry Gems/ Parkinson’s Support/ Diabetes Support/ Alzheimer’s Support/ Ceramics Studio/ Lo-Vision Support/ Folk Dancing/ Canasta Clique/ Harmonikids/ The Busy Bees. The Rossmoor NEWS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 2014 POOL SEASON RULES, REGULATIONS, & POOL HOURS The Rossmoor Community Pool will open the weekend of Memorial Day on Saturday, May 24th, and close on Labor Day, Monday, September 1st The Pool will be open daily between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Access to the pool and any of the facilities in the fenced area around the pool are permitted only when a lifeguard is in attendance. Upon entering the pool area, all residents must register and present Rossmoor identification. Residents are required to register their personally invited guests. Guests are required to abide by all established rules and regulations. As per New Jersey State Bathing Code: persons showing evidence of communicable infection, sore or inflamed eyes, cold, nasal or ear discharges, or excessive sunburn will not be permitted in the pool area. Persons with open sores, blisters, cuts, and/or bandages will not be permitted in the pool. Persons recovering from diarrhea or symptoms of gastrointestinal disease are encouraged to wait seven days before using the pool. Showers are required prior to entering the pool. No animals, except for service animals, shall be allowed within the pool area. Food and snacks are not permitted in the pool area. The Clubhouse and Pro Shop Terraces have tables and chairs for residents to use for dining. Radios or other music media are not permitted in the pool area, except those equipped to play through earphones. Beach towels should be used to cover and protect pool chairs and lounges when sun tan oil/lotions are being used. There is a 30 minute time limit when using swimming lanes and the lanes are to be shared. Only water in nonbreakable containers is permitted in the pool area. Pool furniture is available on first-come, first-come basis. Personal furniture is not permitted in the pool area. Pool toys—inflatable, plastic, foam, or any other material—and swimming devices such as, but not limited to, swimmees, inner tubes, fins, etc., are NOT permitted in the pool, except for Aqua Aerobic classes. Only US Coast Guard-approved life jackets may be used in the pool as flotation devices, and paddles may only be used for lap swimming. Rossmoor residents may use “Noodles” in the shallow end of the swimming pool (as exercise/therapy tools but NOT as flotation devices.) “Noodles” may NOT be used during special events in the pool. Card and board games are permitted at the pool after 4:00 p.m. Management reserves the right to close the pool at any time. Lifeguards are obligated to close the pool in the event of potentially dangerous weather. Lifeguards and Pool Staff are required to enforce all Rules and Regulations. Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol shall be prohibited from entering the pool area. Smoking is NOT permitted in the pool area. Neither diving nor “horseplay” is permitted. Violators of the Rules may lose their pool privileges. GUESTS OF THE ROSSMOOR POOL 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. All residents must register their guests at the pool. Residents do not have to remain with guests over the age of twenty-one. Only residents may purchase pool passes in the E & R office. Residents assume full responsibility for their guests. Pool passes will be required for all guests during all hours of operation. There is a maximum of four pool passes per day, except for major holidays when there is a limit of two passes per Manor. Major holidays include Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. The fee for a pool pass is $4.00 per person. Every Manor will be given four guest passes at no charge to use during the current pool season. Passes will be available in the E & R office and must be signed for by a resident of the Manor. Children between the ages of four and sixteen will be permitted to use the pool and surrounding facilities between the hours of 11:00 a.m.— 2:00 p.m. daily and must be accompanied by a resident at all times. Children between the ages of four and sixteen must exit the pool at 2:00 p.m. and exit the pool area no later than 2:30 p.m. Children under the age of 4 are NOT permitted in the pool or any of the facilities in the fenced area around the pool. Children between the ages of 4 and 16 should be encouraged to use the restrooms before entering the water and any “accidents” in the water should be immediately reported to the lifeguard. Children under 17 years of age are NOT permitted in the Hot Tub. LANE SWIMMING SCHEDULE Lane swimming is available on a daily basis as follows: Three Lanes: Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Two Lanes: Daily: Family Swim Days 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Please note: Rules and Regulations are subject to change from time to time due to E&R special events 25 JUNE 2014 June Calendar of Events for Monroe Township Public Library Downton Abbey Series: Season 2, Episodes 3-7 2:30 p.m., Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Catch up on the awardwinning PBS drama series about a pre-WWI family and their servants. Registration not required. Book Discussion with Sylvia Deutsch 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 3. Discuss “The Witness Wore Red”, a memoir by Rebecca Musser. Register and reserve your copy at the Welcome Desk. When to Call 911 Presented by Barbara Vaning, MHA, 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 3. Whether it’s an accidental injury or sudden chest pains, do you know when to call 911? Topics include what constitutes an emergency, what to do if you can not talk and what you can do while waiting for help to arrive. Register at the Welcome Desk. Book Café 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 4. Talk about books that you read and enjoyed. Light refreshments served. Register at the Welcome Desk. New Jersey at 350 10 a.m., Friday, June 6. Author and Professor Michael Rockland presents New Jersey’s image and the events that helped shape the state from 1664 until today. Free tickets are available at the Welcome Desk. Coupon Club 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 9. Clip, swap and trade coupons. Discuss deals, share frugal tips and shopping experiences. Bring a pair of scissors and your stash of non-expired coupons. Program is free and registration is not required. P.O.V. Summer Film Series “15 to Life” directed by Nadine Pequeneza at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 10. See independent documentaries in advance of national broadcast premier on PBS. Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve society? Follow a Florida man who received four life sentences at age 15. Audience discussion to follow film. This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series P.O.V. (www.pbs.org/ pov). Registration is not required. Friends Membership Social 1 p.m., Thursday, June 12. Maggie Worsdale is Martha Washington sharing facts and stories about other First Ladies. Bring a friend and help grow Friends membership. Light refreshments will be served. Call (732) 5215000 x134 to register by June 1. Sit -N- Stitch 10:30 a.m., Fridays, June 13, 27. Stitch projects, assist others, share tips, projects and patterns. Bring your own supplies. Light refreshments served. Registration not required. Gallery Artist Reception: Valentina Kuroschepova 1-3 p.m., Saturday, June 14. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments. Registration is not required. Create it With Theresa 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 16. Craft with friends. Register at Reference or through the Library’s Website. Library Board Meeting 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 16 Coffee and a Book 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 17. Discuss “San Miguel” by T.C. Boyle. Register and reserve your copy at the Welcome Desk. The Wizard of Menlo Park Presented by Raconteur Radio Theatre Group at 2 p.m., Friday, June 20. A live production about Thomas Edison. Free tickets available at the Welcome Desk. Happy 350th Birthday NJ! Free Movie 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 24. 1994 romantic comedy, “I.Q.” Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau) helps a young man (Tim Robbins) get the attention of his niece (Meg Ryan). Free tickets available at the Welcome Desk. Friends Meeting 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 24 History of the Jersey Shore Presented by Kevin Woyce at 2 p.m., Friday June 27. Author and historian Kevin Woyce presents New Jersey’s coastal history including history of its lighthouses and popular beach resorts through slides, photos and vintage maps. Register at the Welcome Desk. George Ivers Display Case Monroe Historical Preservation Commission presents dairy memorabilia Rotunda Art Gallery Valentina Kuroschepova showcases her mosaic murals. All events are open to the public. www.monroetwplibrary.org Traffic Safety Announcement Please drive carefully within the community making sure to STOP at stop signs, use your DIRECTIONAL SIGNALS and abide by the . SPEED LIMIT. Also, please be certain to park on the right side of the street. 26 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Senior Center Highlights TRANSPORTATION TIDBITS Important phone numbers: Rossmoor Bus .......................................... 609-655-4401 Hours 10:00 -11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Monroe Township Transportation ............ 609-443-0511 Middlesex County Area Transportation (MCAT) ................1-800-221-3520 St. Peter’s University Hospital On Time Transportation .......................1-800-858-8463 All schedules are available outside the E&R office (near the copy machine) or via the Web at www.rossmoornj.com and following the links Facilities, Clubhouse and Activities, and Bus Info. The deadline for The Rossmoor News is the 7th of every month. All members, of the Office of Senior Services, have the opportunity to participate in its daily activities. Being a registered member is free to Monroe Township residents, 55 years of age or older. The Senior Focus newsletter (calendar of events) is available around the 15th of the previous month (i.e. the July issue is distributed in June). In order to participate in the different programs, registration is necessary. Members can call up to 48 hours in advance AND between the hours of 9 and 11:30 a.m. the morning of a program. Depending on the nature of a given activity, there could be attendance limitations. So, signing up in advance is ideal to guarantee your spot. For more information, visit the Senior Center to pick up a calendar of events or call 609-448-7140. Get Your Game On! On select days and times, bring friends, your game of choice, and get a table, while they last. Game Daze are on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9 to noon. RUMMIKUB available on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday; cribbage players meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. (Some days are shared with classes.) Mindless Eating On Monday, June 2, at 10 a.m., learn how to be more aware of “bad” eating habits and what you are eating for better control and nutrition. Presented by Caryn Alter, MS, RD, CentraState. Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease On Monday, June 2, at 11 a.m., Genevieve Belfiglio, RN, TNCC, from Comfort Keepers, discusses the warning signs of early Alzheimer’s and offers tips to caregivers on dealing with the daily routine, difficult behavior and coping strategies. An American Diplomat in Franco Spain On Monday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m., meet Michael Rockland, Rutgers Professor and author of An American Diplomat in Franco Spain, as he shares his experiences as a cultural attaché at the United States Embassy in Madrid, Spain in the 1960’s. He captures episodes of historical and cultural significance as he weaves in his own personal stories. After the program, Mr. Rockland will be available for book signings. Pickle Ball Clinic On Tuesday, June 3, at 9 a.m., join Norman Olinsky as he provides this brief clinic on Pickle Ball: the game, the rules, and the safety. Then, head outside to the “courts” and play the game. Please register in advance. Computer Clinic On the first Wednesday of the month, computer whizzes will be available to assist you on the computer and promptly respond to your questions, from 10 a.m. to Noon. In addition, one-onone computer guidance is available, by appointment. For more information: 609448-7140. Line Dancing Queens Perform On Wednesday, June 4, at 2 p.m., the Line Dancing Queens of Greenbriar of Whittingham have prepared a special one hour show for you. Enjoy many music genres as the ladies boogie their way into your hearts. Caregivers Cafe On Thursday, June 5, at 1:30 p.m., family caregivers and their care receivers can enjoy this special day out to socialize in a supportive environment. Light refreshments and “The Best of the Carol Burnett Show” are included. Note: pre-registration must be done by calling: Susan Schwartz, CSW at 1866-300-3277; or Dale OfeiAyisi, LCSW, at 732-2358452. Hosted by EARS for Caregivers Program, COPSA Geriatric Services. It Could be Poison On Thursday, June 5, at 1:30 p.m. Barbara Vaning, MHA, EMT Instructor, Princeton Healthcare System Community Education, provides this informative discussion on poisons: how they enter the body, identifying them, and what to do if you suspect poisoning. Please register in advance. Bagels & Secrets of the Mind On Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m., enjoy bagels and smear, courtesy of The Gardens at Monroe as well as continental fare via the Center Staff, while watching SECRETS OF THE MIND. This NOVA DVD presentation explores the work of Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, who tackles four mysterious cases of the mind and provides mindboggling conclusions. Tickets: $3 p.p. — due upon registering in-person by June 3. Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits On Friday, June 6, at 1:30 p.m., enjoy this DVD presentation featuring Billy Joel’s classic rock videos and hits from the 80’s and 90’s. The musical journey is complimented by Joel’s candid commentary on his own music and career. Drivers’ Safety Program On Monday, June 9, at 8:45 a.m., the AARPsponsored Drivers Safety Program will be held. For space availability, please ask for Rosanna. $15, member. $20, non-member. Monet’s Garden On Monday, June 9, at 10 a.m., join Maurice Mahler, Art Historian, for a fascinating presentation on Claude Monet and his most inspira(Continued on page 27) Rossmoor Resident Telephone Directory CHANGES & DELETIONS ONLY Please mail or bring this form to the Rossmoor Community Association, Inc., Village Center 128 Sussex Way, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831 with any changes or deletions to your name, address or telephone listing. Information as it now appears: NAME: _______________________________________ ADDRESS: _____________________________________ PHONE: _______________________________________ Changes for the 2014 – 2015 edition: NAME: _______________________________________ ADDRESS: _____________________________________ (1) PHONE OR (1) CELL: __________________________ **All Changes must be received by July 19, 2014** If your name, address and/or telephone number in the 2013 – 2014 edition is correct, it is not necessary for you to complete this form. The Rossmoor NEWS Classified Advertising Transportation A. HARRINGTON LIMOUSINE – Owners are Greenbriar Whittingham residents. Call (800) 458-5466. AAA TRANSPORTATION – Monroe area (Encore resident). Transportation to airports, trains, piers, NYC and reasonable rates. Call Howard (732) 979-3085. CAR SERVICE – For a comfortable ride I hope you decide to call John (609) 655-2015. Airports, doctors, shopping. TRANSPORTATION DOCTOR – Airports, trains, piers, doctors, local service, NYC. Reliable and references. Call Lon J. (732) 423-1847. EXPERIENCED LIMO DRIVER – NYC, airports, anywhere. Clearbrook resident. Call John (609) 235-9191 or (732) 610-0703. JOE’S CAR SERVICE– Any place, any time. Special care Doctors, nursing homes, shopping. Rossmoor resident (908) 433-8188. NAT TRANSPORTATION – Monroe resident. All airports, shipyards, NYC and local. Doctor and hospital visits. (917) 657-5611. LEN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE, LLC – Summer is almost here - time for fix-ups and repairs. Specializing in home improvements. We do it all. We paint one room or the whole house. Sheetrock and wall repair. Crown moulding. Renew or repair that bathroom or kitchen. Doors, medicine cabinets, closet doors and closet remodeling. Bath tile and grout, caulking, shelving, Pergo flooring and ceramic tile, electrical work – anything in your home. Whole house/ garage cleanouts. Monroe Township resident. All major credit cards accepted. Licensed and insured. NJ License # 13VH03701800. www.lenshandyman.com Call (732) 353-6031. M & M POWERWASHING – Community special - $110 plus tax. Includes I story house, concrete front walkway and back concrete patio. Call for detail s at (732) 367-1071. Miscellaneous/ Services ALTERATIONS/SEWING NEEDS – I can come to you. Joan (609) 655-4363. MASSAGE THERAPY and pain relief therapy. Please call (732) 822-9133. FOR YOUR DRIVING and shopping needs. Call Judith. (732) 266-7465. PROFESSIONAL PET CARE – Bonded and insured. Call (609) 860-9696. CALL DOREEN – If you need a ride. Rossmoor resident. (609) 655-8489. HAVE SCISSORS, WILL TRAVEL – All hairdressing services. Will come to your home. Licensed hairdresser. Call Georgianne (732) 985-8129. TRANSPORTATION – Airports, events, doctor’s appointments and more. Call George (732) 887-5437. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE – Errands, doctor’s appointments, bank reconciliation, household organizing and more. Bonded, reasonable and reliable. Call Carol (609) 448-9188. Home Improvement & Services EXPERT HOME REPAIRS. Kitchen, bath, closet remodeling, tiling, painting. Call Bob Katz – (609) 490-9522.for details. RELIABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES – Local resident. No job too small. All labor guaranteed. Call me to discuss – no obligation. Reasonable rates. Call (609) 4097096 or (908) 385-5869. CRAFTSMAN’S TOUCH INTERIOR RENOVATIONS, LLC – Windows, doors, complete renovations, small handyman services. BBB accredited. (732) 656-0040. ROOF WASHING/POWER WASHING – Reliable, dependable, affordable. Senior discounts. Bulk prices available. (732) 476-9555. MIKE THE HANDYMAN – See my display ad in this edition. (732) 780-0468. 27 JUNE 2014 HAIRCUTS DONE in the comfort of your own home. Please call Renee at (908) 705-7569. COMPUTER REPAIRS - RJF Sales Company LLC (formerly Monroe Computer Service). Is your computer running slow? It may need a tune-up. Desktop and laptop repair in your home. Virus removal and protection. Monroe resident with over 20 years of computer experience. www.monroecomputer.com (732) 723-9537 or (732) 967-3400. Wanted to Buy I WILL BUY your old digital or film camera. Arthur (609) 4090628. I will come to you. CARS WANTED-CASH WAITING – I come to you. Any make, any year, don’t trade. Call me first, I’m a fellow senior. (732) 735-0125 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days a week. BUYING & SELLING GUNS – Call for pricing. (609) 5589509. Ask for David. Licensed Firearms Dealer. For Sale DOUBLE M A U SO L E U M CRYPT at the non-sectarian Woodbridge Memorial Gardens. For additional information call (352) 553-0469. NORDICTRACK AUDIO RIDER R400 RECCUMBENT BIKE. Purchased 2007, excellent condition, $250. Horizon Club T500 treadmill, nine programs, quick keys. Folds for storage, excellent condition. Purchased 2007, $250. Both for $400. Call (609) 664-2421. OVERCOMING INCONTINENCE. Whether we call it an accident or overactive bladder, our body can lose bladder and bowel control. If the solution is absorbent products, perhaps I can help. Products for less. Discreet packaging. Satisfaction guaranteed. Free catalog. Please call Elaine (570) 8514793 or write to: E. Austin, P.O. Box 34, Robbinsville, NJ 08691. Real Estate for Sale ADIRONDACKS – 3 bedroom, 1½ bathrooms, laundry, living/ sunroom. Toplisky (609) 4097575. Business Opportunity RETIRED AND BORED? Help me market environmentally safe, eco-friendly products. Hold in-home product parties. Have fun and make money. We will show you how. Training and help is provided. Call Phil, Clearbrook resident at (718) 619 -9827 for more information. Leave your name and number. We will return your call. Help & Health Services CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE – 15 years of experience, valid driver’s license, willing to work live-outs only. (609) 369-6425. AIDE/CAREGIVER – Companionship, meals, errands, scheduling and transportation to doctor appointments, recreational needs. Monroe Township resident. Call Lillian (908) 208-2215. CARING HANDS HOME CARE PROVIDER SERVICES – Home Health Aides, Skilled Nursing, companion care, 24 hour live-ins, hourly live-outs. Accredited by CHAP. Licensed, insured and bonded. Your comfort is our responsibility. Call (732) 441-2273. CARING ELDER CARE – We will help you live independently; a few hours a day or a few hours a week. Experienced, reliable, affordable. Local, references. (646) 4130813. www.CaringElderCare.com PRIVATE ADULT CAREGIVER available. 19 years experience, live-in/out. Janka (203) 460-0918 or (732) 8733937. COMPANION/HELPER - By Rossmoor resident. References. Call Doreen. (609) 6558489. CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY – Very experienced, reliable, kind. Rossmoor references. Call (732) 809-1001. ANNA’S HOME CARE – Certified professional caregiver is looking for live-in/live-out job in Monroe Township. Experienced, references. Driver’s license. Accepts long-term care insurance. Low prices. Private care option. Call Anna at (609) 409-1600 or (908) 337 -7462. LEASE A NIECE – Certified Medical Assistant, assistance with cooking, household activities, paperwork, companionship, shopping, appointments and local transportation. NJ born and bred. Tracie (732) 904-3885. Housecleaning Services HOUSE CLEANING to clean your home expertly and thoroughly. References, honest, courteous and experienced. Reyna (609) 371-4775. You’ll be glad you called. NICE JEWISH GIRL’S HOUSE CLEANING and Health Aide Service. 20 years experience. Low rates. Insured and bonded. Call Eileen at (609) 860-9050. HENRYKA’S HOUSE CLEANING – Polish ladies, reliable and experienced. References available. (609) 5860806. IZABELA’S CLEANING SERVICE - Professional house cleaning. Quality work. References available. Reasonable. 2 bedroom/2 bath, $65 and up. Experienced. Free estimates. (609) 954-0181 or (609) 6569281. Senior Center (Continued from page 26) tional subject: the Giverny, the garden that was planted to be painted. Please register in advance. Senior Boot Camp On Monday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m., our fitness instructor, Georgeann, provides a demonstration to a potentially new workout for the Center. In Senior Boot Camp, different exercise stations will be put in place to help you work on balance, strength, and endurance. Sign up and give it a try! Arthritis and Heart Health On Monday, June 9, at 1:30 p.m., Chris Socha, RPh, from Texas Road Pharmacy, provides a plethora of information from healthy heart tips to recipes for healthy eating to exercise with arthritis. Question & answer period too. June Movie Times On select days and times, enjoy movies such as “SAVING MR. BANKS” (6/10); “ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES” (6/19) and “PHILOMENA” (6/27). Please (Continued on page 28) 28 The Rossmoor NEWS JUNE 2014 Senior Center Highlights (Continued from page 27) check this month’s Center Activities Calendar for times. Evening Summer Series On Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m., the summer series kicks off with a special ICED TEA TASTING & TREATS event, hosted by One Steep at a Thyme. Other events include: a Summer Dance Recital (6/17); a “DINE & DISCUSS” forum on Osteoarthritis (6/17); a 2-night Drivers’ Safety Program(6/25 & 6/26); and MEET THE AUTHOR (6/25). For complete series information, please consult the flyer insert or pick one up at the Senior Center. Watercolor Media Class Starting on Thursday, June 12, at 1:30 p.m., join Jeremy Taylor, regionally known watercolorist, for this 5-session program focusing on watercolor and incorporating acrylics and guache. Explore your imagination and take your creativity to new heights. Course fee: $50, due upon registering in-person. Space limited. Prostate Health On Thursday, June 12, at 1:30 p.m., learn about treatment options available and have your questions answered about the risks, benefits, side effects, and cure rates of the treatments by a board certified radiation oncologist from Princeton Radiation Oncology. Art Demo & Do: Travel Journal On Friday, June 13, at 10 a.m., Clare Godleski shows you how to create a colorful travel/art journal of special memories. After viewing an informative video, you will review those ideas to start designing your own journaling experience. COURSE FEE: $25 p.p., (includes all supplies) due upon registering in-person before June 6. Art of the Masters: John Singer Sargent On Friday, June 13, at 2 p.m., Christina, from Creative Notions, discusses the career of Sargent. After the lecture, you can create a personal masterpiece in the artist’s style. Lecture only? Sign up over the phone. Project? Please register in-person to get a coupon, while supplies last. Thomas Elefant Presents On Monday, June 16, and Tuesday, June 17, both at 1:30 p.m., Mr. Elefant, Orchestra Conductor, provides two music lectures this month: “Form in Music from Bach to Sinatra” (6/16) and, “The Violin and the Legendary Heifetz” (6/17). Music aficionados will have a joyful afternoon. Please note each program date separately on your registration form. Senior Sensations On Wednesday, June 18, at 2:30 p.m., enjoy a performance complete with beautiful costumes and an amazing repertoire from this tapping dance group (formerly the “G/W-Regency Tappers”) under the direction of Bunny Feigenbaum. Zumba Gold, PLUS Starting on Friday, June 20, at 9 a.m., join Sandra as she kicks up the intensity with Zumba Gold Plus during this 8-session course. Entirely optional, more intense moves are offered for those exercisers who wish to advance. Course Fee: $20, due upon registering by June 12. Silent Meditation On Friday, June 20, at 10 a.m., join our Judy Kalman, CSW, for a relaxing, silent mediation. Take a deep breath and discover a sense of serenity. Weather permitting; the group will mediate in the gazebo. Space limited. Pizza Plus Movie On Friday, June 20, at Noon, enjoy the Oscarwinning animated feature, FROZEN, while enjoying pizza, a drink, and perhaps, a frozen treat. This comedyadventure-musical will warm your heart! Tickets: $6 p.p., due upon registering inperson. Library Computer Offerings On Monday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m., Karen Klapperstuck, from our Monroe Township Library, discusses the computer services available to you, including but not limited to: media downloads, research databases, managing your Library account, and more. The Center’s Computer Club will follow up with a hands-on workshop where you can put what you learned to good use. Treasures from Korea On Monday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m., Beth Williams, from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, shares the art and culture of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) during this illustrated talk at the Center. Michael & Ted Present: Mickey Rooney On Tuesday, June 24, at 2 p.m., join Michael and Ted, our friends from WWFM’S “The Classical Network”, as they look at the life and career of Mickey Rooney, who passed away on April 6th. His legacy, as a performer, will live on forever. New Zealand & Australia On Monday, June 30, at 1:30 p.m., take an armchair adventure, with Roz Rosenblum, as she provides an audio-visual experience of her month-long trip to New Zealand and Australia, which coincided with the 2000 summer Olympics.
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