Clubhouse Gazette Clubhouse of Lehigh County Clubhouse Hours November 2014 Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lunch 12:00 Noon - 12:30 p.m. House Meeting Wednesdays 1:45 p.m. Evening Activities Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m. Cheers for Peers Last Tuesday of the Month 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Phone: 610-433-9910 Drop-In Center Hours Monday thru Friday 4:00—9:00 p.m. Saturday 2:00—8:00 p.m. www.clubhouseoflehighcounty.org CLUBHOUSE WILL BE OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY AND THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING FROM 10-2 JOIN US FOR OUR THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26TH AT 12:00 NOON OUR MENU WILL BE ROASTED TURKEY CRANBERRY SAUCE MASHED POTATOES & GRAVY CORN & BROCCOLI DINNER ROLL SWEET TEA DESSERT IF YOU ARE NOT OVER STUFFED WITH TURKEY JOIN US THANKSGIVING DAY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FOR BRUNCH. WE WILL BE SERVING TURKEY, SCALLOP POTATOE, EGG, CHEESE & BROCCOLI CASSAROLE TOAST CHOICE OF ORANGE OR TOMATO JUICE Windwood Forrest Witches Halloween Ball was written by our own Clubhouse Players and presented to the public on Saturday October 4. The cast presented two shows. This made for a very busy day, but also very gratifying. After all the time and hard work, we applaud the CLC Players for a job well done. The cast included: Mary Cunningham, Jolene Barham, Kenny B, David B, Matt T, Shirley B, Chris W and Diane W. 2 MEMBER PROFILE Ray Marie By Mike S Ray Marie has been a member of Clubhouse for four to five months. She is our youngest member. Ray Marie was born July 14, 1993 in Puerto Rico and came to the United States at the age of five. She is fluent in both the English and Spanish languages. She began her studies in Puerto Rico at a very young age with Spanish as her first language. Having been acclimated to the English when she entered America, she did not have great difficulty comprehending picking up on the language. Ray Marie lived with her maternal grandmother in Puerto Rico. When she moved to the United States she moved to Allentown to live with her parents. She has three siblings, a sister and two brothers. Both of her parents work. Her father has a storage business and her mother is a supply management coordinator for a local hospital. Her older brother also works for the same hospital as a supply distributor. Her younger brother is a junior in high school. He is studying at the Lehigh County Technical Institute. Her older sister pulls double duty working at a job and balancing the care of her two young daughters. Ray Marie has just turned age 21 and has graduated from William Allen high school. She has also been employed at the McDonalds restaurant in Trexlertown. She began attending Clubhouse in June of this year. She keeps busy by doing artwork and contributing as an active member of the Services unit at Clubhouse of Lehigh County. Helping out By: Matt T Helping out at Clubhouse makes me feel like I have done something meaningful.. We have LCCC nursing students that come and participate with our work day. On a day they visited, I gave them a tour of the house, and we did arts and crafts from paper bag pumpkins to decorating Indian corn. We had a great time working together. When Clubhouse is closed I like to take walks around the community. I like to come to Clubhouse and check for any trash in the parking lot and flower beds. I like when the Clubhouse property is clean. I encourage any member to keep our clubhouse clean and presentable by picking up any trash you see outside of the building. 3 FROM THE DESK OF STEPH NOVEMBER 2014 I thought that this year I would research fun and hopefully interesting things about the Thanksgiving day holiday, There are quite a few things I have learned but have not been made aware of the following: • • • • Turkeys are responsible for the first TV dinners! and it seems the Swanson misjudged judged by 26 tons, the turkeys they would sell in the year 1953. Rather than waste them some one thought to slice and repackage them as the first TV dinners were born. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season…unless you are a plumber, For them it is the busiest work day of the year cleaning up after the turkey eaters who have overwhelmed the plumbing systems the day before! Only male turkeys gobble, Female turkeys cackle Ben Franklin wanted to name the turkey as our national official bird! And here are some facts that I do know. People with the least find more to be thankful for than many of the rich, They find the beauty in the e simple things like family, friends and the sound of the rug rats laughing, • I know that I am thankful for the honor of working with the staff and members CLC. They have shown me the true meaning of giving and sharing, Each year Clubhouse does a double celebration a Thanksgiving time, on Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving, we serve the traditional Thanksgiving day meal as our lunch meal. Come join us Nov. 26th for this wonderful meal. • Then on Thanksgiving day, November 27th we will be open from 10am-2pm. A free meal will be served that day. Come celebrate all we have, together friends, colleagues and family! 4 UNIT NEWS AND UPDATES SERVICES UNIT: SUPPORT UNIT: We are well into the fall and soon we will be cleaning up the gardens to get ready for the spring. Our big employer dinner is coming up Nov. the 19th and we are looking forward to seeing everyone attend the event. Our comedy show on October the 4th, Windwood Forest Witches Halloween was a great success. We continue with Body& Soul every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30am. Please come and join in. Don’t forget our big BonTon fund raiser which is going on at present. A booklet is $ 5.00 w/ a $10 coupon and mat be redeemed Nov. 14th & 15th at all Bon Ton locations. Books may also be purchased on the internet. Our Employer Recognition dinner is fast approaching and the Services un it is on high speed to accommodate what the event demands. There are so many small details to be worked out, but we have a great group in our unit who get the job done. With the help of our members, Family & Friends and the Drop in Center, our center pieces and place settings are coming along nicely. The evening is planned to be very informational, entertaining and relaxing. Remember those BonTon booklets, they are looking very lonely on Steph’s desk and want a good home so we need to sell them and give them a good home until BonTon Community Days (November 14th or 15th). If we sell enough of the booklets, Clubhouse gets a portion of the stores total sales for those days. Last but not least, we are refreshing the Coupon Caper’s sandwich board. We are doing this to remind our members of the coupons we have up in the HUB and the saving that are available to them at our grocery stores. HELPING OUR COMMUNITY Volunteers 24 Members Elsie M Yvonne A Kathleen M Anna M Sandy B Ryan D John L Mary Ellen K Brenda Z Marcia R John R Kris M Kris H Krissa M Marilyn F Carol W Jonathan S Cindy G Ian E Beth B Zack H Natalie K Ken K Roxanne S Ryan D Tom S Peter C ONGOING EDUCATION Education 6 Members Ann Marie N Rosa T Wes M Joseph A Sarah B Kris H CULINARY UNIT: Culinary Unit has resumed presentation of Shoppers Education Workshops. We need members to come up with topic ideas as well as assist with gathering information, typing questions and helping present thr workshop. Culinary unit continues the process of aquiering a new stand alone freezer. We hope to have a new one soon if we do not have it already by this time. Lately our unit has seen excellent attendance and participation by the members and as such we require new and exciting project and task ideas to ensue that all the members have the opportunity stay actively involved during there time here. Thanks and keep up the great work! 5 Please be sure to join us for our Employer Recognition Dinner ~ November 19th 2014 From 4-6:30pm The event will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church 1533 SpringHouse Rd Allentown PA Tickets are 5 dollars per member Please see any staff member to purchase your ticket! You must have a ticket to be served a meal If you would like to help out with this event Please sign up for a task in the main lobby Transitional Employment 5 Members Steve A (Ritz) Cheryl M (GKA Kendrick W (GKA) Supported Employment 29 Members Tammy W (GKA) Jeff M (GKA) Terry M (Ritz) John S (GKA) Christine M (GKA) Alida L (GKA) Adam M (GKA) Rich O (GKA) Matt P (GKA @Kraft) Independent Employment 79 Members Nikki D (GKA) Taylor E (GKA) Ken B (Ritz) Will B (GKA) Christine C (Ritz) John L (GKA @Kraft) Troy S (GKA-Kraft) Chris W (GKA) Christine M (GKA) Mike L (GKA @Kraft) Zach H Cheryl B Sandy M Laura F Michael T Marie P Catherine I Tami T Scott R Ann K Andrea G Jonathan D James L Tony S Annie K Howard M Cheryl B Jim G Robin O Lora K Cindy G Annie K Bonnie C Siddika J Mark R Tonya B Andrew C Marianna K Joyce B Dave H Matthew P Ian E Donna K Gail K Chris G John K Jeff M Lee Y Gary R Bonnie L Marilyn F Mike K Brenda Z Mary K Rose T Pat A Christine S Terry M Jeanette R Ari T Milissa H Michelle B Michelle R Sandra M Ann K-W Joel S Ann C Terry M John K Scott S Chris L Ed C Julie K Patricia P Jamie R Rich R Dave R Melissa C Josh B Dave G Allen D Jim M Ruby E Jonas W Arber S Wayne E Charles E Joseph R Ken K John L Fred vN 6 STANDARD OF THE MONTH The International Standards for Clubhouse Programs, consensually agreed upon by the worldwide Clubhouse community, define the Clubhouse Model of rehabilitation. The Standards also serve as a “bill of rights” for members and a code of ethics for staff, board and administrators. The Standards insist that a Clubhouse is a place that offers respect and opportunity to its members. RELATIONSHIPS STANDARD 11 Responsibility for the operation of the Clubhouse lies with the members and the staff and ultimately the Clubhouse director. Central to this responsibility is the engagement of the members and the staff in all aspects of the Clubhouse operations. What Does It Mean? By; Chris B. Consensus house operation decisions are made with the involvement of all present Clubhouse members and staff, although, implementation of the condensed decisions are, at all times, up to the discretion of the Clubhouse management director, (Steph). . Drop-in Center Wow! The summer has flown by so quickly, however the Drop-In Center is doing well. We have had many outings, such as the Allentown Fair, and Q-Mart continues to be a big hit. Drop-In staff and friends also went to Toys R Us and picked up two board games. We are starting something new on Mondays where a friend partners up with a staff member and presents a topic such as Self Esteem, Self Confidence, Coping Skills, etc. Sounds exciting to me. I like interacting with the friends, because they help me and we can learn and laugh together. We are always looking for new friends. Feel free to “Drop-In”! Need more information? Please call 610-433-1803. Please join us on October 21st so all of us can plan the activity schedule for the month of November. New ideas are always welcome, plus there will be FREE pizza! Be safe and be happy! Welcome New Members! #1288 Gregory Mann #1289 Carol Rumfield #1290 Hernan Espinosa #1291 Debbie Asquino #1292 Jodi Kale #1293 Jennifer Hanscehel #1294 Daniel Birk #1295 Christopher Janney 7 HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY TO ALL! Marvin Nett Gregor Gerson Amanda Aroniss William Meitzler Tamra Plessl Priscilla Cumberland Stacy Derouen Kimberly Trout Ghassan Bou-Safi Richard Haberern Miriam Cruz JoAnn Lauer Irene Fixl Gregory Heinzelman Lana Buttacavoli Alexander Wood Joanne Diebert Kevin Walakovits Cynthia Griffing Pam Vaughan Louis Scuzzese Margo Koehler Dante Alford Sabrina Cobb Mark Walsh Kimberly Killins Leon Robinson, Jr Raymond Snyder Tracy Paine Jason Mauger Tyrone Farmer Patricia Stevenson Clifford Muthard III Charles Studzienko Jeff Bricker Rebecca Svrcek Betsy Pitt Tom Delmastro Kelly Freeman Krysta Carvajal Brenda Bittner Joanne Hollinger Joseph Stepp Edward Hatcher Crystal Jago Betty Schissler Gregory Duranko Mark Anderson Christine Cullimore Sergio Zamora-Magna Mark Cicero Deborah Introcaso John Koch Kenneth Vandegrift James Olsen Cheryl Lehman Michael Largioll Belinda Stangherlin Lawrence Rufo Steven Prieto William Smith Darcie Spangenberger Kevin Frantz Dennis DiGiacomo Suzette Perkins Tracy Frizinger Aberto Colon Hector Reyes Hy Tea Richard Oehling, Jr Robert Bregenzer John Molloy Mark Sincavage Thomas Lawler Kathleen Buckley Jennifer Dolby Richard Bachman Christopher Gemmel Joan Miller Tina McCloughan Richard Barkan Jan DiCioccio Donna Becker Debbie Hawk Lori Gernert Brian Semmel Kim Oliver Michael Maglino Joanne Torres David Lutz Geraldo Modesti LaKeyshia Wright Deborah Dormer Mary Yackovetsky Dear Colleagues, The Clubhouse of Lehigh County is pleased to announce the release of our new website, designed with a fresh look and user-friendly navigation, updated with the latest information about our Clubhouse. The updated pages contain more information about the Clubhouse and its history. You can now find more information about the units, upcoming events, and many other topics. We also have our referral form, opportunities and how individual can support the Clubhouse, all under the same roof. You will be able to review employment and educational opportunities, the monthly social calendar and lunch menu. One of our main goals was to build a user-friendly and simple to navigate site. The new design allows the users to quickly find the contents they need, thanks to the hard work of the Clubhouse members, as well as the web design team at Enter.net. We hope that you enjoy browsing our new site, finding more options and information each time you visit! Also we hope this will be yet another useful tool to help strengthen our Clubhouse. 8 Wellness Gym/Wellness Center Available: Universal Athletics Fitness Center LLC 1901 S. 12th street Allentown, Pa. 18103 David Barth, owner/ trainer available Phone# 484-554-0532 [email protected] Hours Open: 24hr./7 days a week Fees: $65 first month, $27 thereafter/mo. Located @ the entrance to the”Merchants SquareMall” on the right. Machines, free weights, aerobic fitness training and instruction are available. Fit for Family Event Zumba, Insanity, & Yoga-thon November 22 1:00-4:00 Governor Wolf Elementary School 1920 Butztown Rd Bethlehem Free Event for all ages! Support Groups Encore-Cancer Support and Exercise Group Tuesdays 6:30-8pm YMCA, 425 S. 15th St. Allentown 610-434-9333 Adult Autism Support Group 1st Saturday monthly, 12-2pm 3005 Brodhead Rd #260, Bethlehem Call Gailelaine @610-216-4319 for info and to register Gamblers Anonymous Meeting Saturdays, 11am-1pm St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, Education Room 111 Call 215-872-5635 for more information What’s Happening Around Town… Allentown Art Mueseum FREE every Sunday 5th and Linden Streets For more information please call 610-432-4333 Free Quit Smoking Program and Medication Daily 8:00am-4:30pm 10 East Church st Bethlehem Easton Farmers Market Every Saturday in November Easton Centre Square Bacon Fest Nov 8th & 9th 9:00am-4:00pm Easton Centre Square Free Adult Cooking Classes PEACH (People Eating And Cooking Healthy) Free 6wk course starting November 6 2:00-4:00pm Sign up 610-820-2400 ext 2 Allentown Public Library 1210 Hamilton St Christmas Craft Festival Nov 7 2:00-7:00 & Nov 8 9:00-3:00 40 W Church St Bethlehem Lehigh Valley Community Health Expo November 15 12:00-6:00 5 N Front St Allentown Allentown Public Library Film Series Every Saturday 2:00-4:00 Christmas City Village Daily November 21-Devember 23 11:00am-8:00pm 534 Main St Bethlehem 9 WELCOME CARI By Mike S Cari is our newest staff member and she will be working our of the Services Unit. She seems to like it here and is fitting in quite nicely. Cari comes to us from the Oasis Clubhouse in York, Pa, where she worked in their Kitchen. Cari was born in Harrisburg. She went to Northeastern High School and then to Penn State University-York campus. While there, she majored in Human Development and Family Studies. Cari’s major responsibilities here at the Clubhouse are managing the services unit. She will be responsible for the Orientation program, the monthly newsletter, house decorations, the Daily Blurb, as well as helping with activities, cheers for peers and helping with our biggest event of the year, our Employer Recognition Dinner. Cari finds our members to be very supportive to one another. She also finds the Clubhouse to be a source of strength in her daily routine. Cari believes that there is a degree of cohesiveness within the body of the Clubhouse, with members working together for the good of the house. I hope that Cari will find the support necessary to do her job well and that the members will help her with that support. We are glad to have you on board and know that your presence is felt by all. Kudos to you Cari. Our house will be better thanks to your efforts. Current Events By Ben Kanengieser A new study suggests a natural compound found in cocoa, tea and some vegetables can reverse age-related memory loss. Using brain scans and memory tests, the study built on previous work showed flavanoids extracted from cocoa beans had improved neuronal connections in a mice’s dentate gyrus, a part of the brain involved with memory formation. Study participants who were given a high-flavored cocoa drink, created by Mars for the study, went from having the memory of a typical 60 year old at the beginning of the study, to one that functioned more like a 30 or 40 year old at the end of the study. Recycling The Allentown Recycling Center, currently located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be moving to Oxford Drive & Fish Hatchery Road this summer. There will be expanded services there and the schedule for recycling drop offs will be announced at a later date. Please note, green and blue recycling bins will be available at the new offices, however the SWEEP and Animal Control Programs will still be located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Yard Waste Site Schedule Now thru November 24, 2014 Mondays 12pm-4pm Wednesdays 8am-6:30pm Fridays 12pm-4pm Saturdays 8am-3pm For more information visit: www.allentownrecycles.org or call 610-437-8729 10 NOVEMBER 2014 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Saturday 1 3 4 10:00 Pre-Orientation 9:00-1:00 Orientation 10:30 Body & Soul 10:30 Current Events 1:15 Wellness/Recycling Meeting 2:00 Front Desk Trng 5 8:30-12 OVR 8:30 Breakfast-$2 9:00-2:30 Orientation 10-10:30 Front Desk Trng 10:30 Body & Soul 1:45 Community Mtg 6 4-6 Bowling at the Rose Bowl 7 10:00 Activities Mtg 10:30 Body & Soul 1:00 Publishers Mtg 2:00 Menu Planning 10 10:00 Pre-Orientation 10:30 Body & Soul 2:00 Front Desk Trng 11 9:00-1:00 Orientation 10:30 Current Events 12 8:30-12 OVR 8:30 Breakfast-$2 9:00-2:30 Orientation 10-10:30 Front Desk Trng 10:30 Body & Soul 1:45 Program/Policy Mtg 13 4-6 Wii games and Popcorn at the Clubhouse 14 15 10:00 Publishers Mtg 10-2 10:30 Body & Soul Brunch @ 17 10:00 Pre-Orientation 10:30 Body & Soul 2:00 Front Desk Trng 18 9:00-1:00 Orientation 10:30 Current Events 19 8:30-12 OVR 20 8:30 Breakfast-$2 9:00-2:30 Orientation 10-10:30 Front Desk Trng 10:30 Body & Soul 1-7pm Employer Rec Dinner 21 10:30 Body & Soul 22 24 10:00 Pre-Orientation 10:30 Body & Soul 2:00 Front Desk Trng 25 9:00-1:00 Orientation 10:30 Current Events 26 8:30-12 OVR 8:30 Breakfast-$2 9:00-2:30 Orientation 10-10:30 Front Desk Trng 10:30 Body & Soul 1:45 Program/Policy Mtg 28 CLUBHOUSE OPEN 10-2 CHRISTMAS DECORATING 29 All menus and activities are subject to change MONDAY Call in or Purchase Your Lunch Ticket By 10:30am Golden Corral 27 THANKSGIVING DAY CLUBHOUSE OPEN 10-2 THANKSGIVING LET’S EAT! TUESDAY 8 11-3 Qmart shopping trip WEDNESDAY AVAILABLE DAILY SALAD 1.75 + TOPPINGS TURKEY BURGER 1.50 + TOPPINGS HAMBURGER 1.50 + TOPPINGS THURSDAY FRIDAY 3 BLT with Chips & Pickle 4 Roast Beef, Roasted Potatoes & Vegetable 5 Pasta BBQ Sauce Chicken Casserole 6 Breaded Tilapia, Rice Pilaf & Vegetable 7 Egg Salad over a Pita 10 Western Omelet with Toast 11 Veal Parm over Spaghetti with a Side Salad 12 Tuna Noodle Casserole 13 3 Bean Chili with Corn Bread 14 BBQ Chicken Salad 17 Veggie Lasagna with Side Salad 18 Homemade Mac & Cheese with Stewed Tomatoes 19 Hot Dogs & Sweet Potato Fries 20 Chicken Stir Fry over Rice 21 Taco Salad 24 Beef Stroganoff with Broccoli 25 Brian’s Homemade Burger & Fries 26 Thanksgiving Dinner Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Dinner Roll, Cranberry Sauce and Dessert 27 Thanksgiving Brunch Turkey, Scallop Potato, Broccoli, Egg & Cheese Omelet 28 Left overs 11 NONPROFIT ORG U.S. POSTAGE PAID LEHIGH VALLEY, PA PERMIT NO. 819 Clubhouse is always looking for ways to improve, but as you know it takes your support. If you would like to help, please send your donations to Clubhouse of Lehigh County, 1437 Gordon Street, Allentown, PA 18102, or call Clubhouse at 610-433-9910. Thanks for your help. Name : Address: Email: Amount of Donation: Phone: (Please make checks payable to Goodwill Keystone Area.) (Write “Clubhouse” on the memo line of the check.) A copy of the official registration and financial information for Goodwill Keystone Area may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
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