January 14, 2015

February 11, 2015 Green Bag
Winter World Mailing
Wednesday, February 11 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Willows Place
We need your help to prepare the Winter
WORLD Newsletter for mailing. We will only
stuff the newsletter (no stickers!). Please feel
free to bring a friend! Beverages, snacks, and
wonderful company will be provided. We
greatly appreciate the time you share with us!
February 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Taco Bar
John Ortberg Study Group
Wednesday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Swingley Lounge
As a reminder to all who’ve attended the John
Ortberg study group, this will be our last meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!
Art & Stuff Club
New Members Welcome!
Wednesday, February 11 & 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Art Center
Wednesday afternoons Art and Stuff Club presents open studio painting from 1:00 p.m.-3:30
p.m. We invite you to come and play with our
art stuff. Greeting card paper and paint provided.
We are recruiting new participants!! We'll help
or you can do your own thing. Please call Alice
Rice at 815-624-7029 if you have any questions.
Wednesday, February 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Van Sickle Room
Join Activities for singing classic songs we all
love! This will be so much fun you won’t want to
miss it!
Grocery Shopping at Valli
Thursday, February 12
Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 9:20 a.m.
And the Town Center at 9:30 a.m.
Please sign up with Guest Services at 815-3161500 for grocery shopping at Valli Produce.
Seats are limited.
Men’s Discussion Group
Thursday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m.
Town Center Ziegler Auditorium C
Calling all Wesley Willows Men! Please join our
discussion group. This week, we welcome Wesley Willows’ very own Mark Ticknor! All Wesley
Willows Men are welcome to attend!
Fiddler on the Roof
Thursday, February 12
Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 10:50 a.m.
And the Town Center at 11:00 a.m.
Bus is full. Call Amanda or Kristina at 815-3161594 with questions.
A Day In History
Thursday, February 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Swingley Lounge
Join us in a discussion about this month in history! All are welcome, the more the merrier!
Exploring Ways to Make a Difference
Thursday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Ziegler Auditorium A
Lisa Carter of Thrivent Financial will explore
simple ways to make a meaningful donation
to the charity you love through life insurance,
IRAs and other financial holdings.
Thursday Night Movie: The Notebook
Town Center Auditorium
Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Behind every great love is a great story. Two
teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall
in love during one summer together, but are
tragically forced apart. When they reunite 7
years later, their passionate romance is rekindled, forcing one of them to choose between
true love and class order. Starring Ryan Gossling and Rachel McAdams.
Shopping at Walmart
Friday, February 13
Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 9:20 a.m.
And the Town Center at 9:30 a.m.
Please sign up with Guest Services at 815-316
-1500. Seats are limited and fill up fast.
Valentine’s Party
Friday, February 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Van Sickle Room
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Entertainer
Steve Morris! Steve will give a lively performance of singing and playing the electric
drums. You will not want to miss this!
Line Dancing
Saturday, February 14th and 21st at 10:30 a.m.
Van Sickle Room
Are you a line dancer or have you ever wanted
to try? Line Dancing is offered at Wesley Willows, led by Dick Drogemuller and Margaret
Kasak. If you would like to learn more, stop by
or join in! Questions? Contact Dick Drogemuller at 815-316-1741 or Margaret Kasak at 815633-8311.
RSO Classics: Memories from Times of War
Saturday, February 14
Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 6:35 p.m.
And the Town Center at 6:45 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: If you bought your tickets
through Wesley Willows, you are guaranteed a
seat on the bus. If you did not buy your tickets
through Wesley Willows, please call Guest Services at 815-316-1500 to reserve your seat.
Current Events
Monday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Swingley Lounge
Join the discussion group to talk about what is
going on around the globe! This week’s topic
covers college education.
Salvation Army
Monday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Van Sickle Room
Join members from the Salvation Army for an
afternoon of songs, poems, and prayer! All are
Wesley Willows
The WORLD Winter Mailing
Winter Newsletters
are coming soon!
We need your help to prepare the
WORLD Newsletter for mailing.
Please join us in Willows Place at Wesley Willows!
Wednesday, February 11
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
We will only stuff the newsletter. No stickers!
We would love to see YOU!
Please feel free to bring a friend!
Enjoy beverages, snacks and wonderful company!
We appreciate the time you share with us. The WORLD
Newsletter goes out to our friends and family members.
Your help makes all the difference!
For more information, call Janna at 815-316-1570.
Veteran’s Breakfast
Friday, March 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Town Center Auditorium
If you are a Veteran of our Armed
Forces, you are invited to join us
for a breakfast honoring your service to our country! Transportation
will be available to the Town Center for those requesting it. Please
sign-up with Kristina or Amanda at 815-316-1594 by Thursday,
March 12. Thank you for your
at the Lyric Opera in Chicago
Tuesday, April 21
Bus leave the Town Center at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch reservation at Lloyd’s Chicago at 11:00 a.m. Performance
begins at 1:30 p.m. (Seats are on
the main floor). Approximate return to the Town Center by 8:00
p.m. If you need transportation to
the Town Center, please request
this when you sign up. *You must
be able to ambulate well - walkers
are permitted* Price is determined
by how many people sign-up.
(Range: $120-$150). Please sign
up with Amanda or Kristina at
815-316-1594 by February 13th.
To help you celebrate Valentine’s Day
Dining Services will be offering residents
and staff alike, the chance to purchase
boxed chocolates and roses for their Valentine!
All orders must be submitted by Friday,
February 13th by 10am and will be available for pick up in the Dining Services
office on Saturday, February 14th. Thank
you for your participation.
1 Small box of chocolates: $6.00
3 Chocolate Covered Strawberries: $3.00
Single rose with a water tube: $3.00
Decorative rose with a bow and baby’s breath:
Vase filled with spring flowers and roses:
Call Kyle to Order! 815-847-7614
Happy Valentine’s Day from Dining
Retired Nurses Interest Group
Tuesday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Swingley Lounge
All retired nurses are invited to get together
for a social gathering. This month Mary
Hallock, Community Relations Specialist
with BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, will
be our guest. She will review Medicare A
& B Benefits, Medicare Preventative Benefits, Understanding Supplement Plans, the
new Health Care Law and Medicare, and
will have resource materials and handouts
available. Please sign-up at Guest Services
by Friday, February 13th if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please
contact Bea Whitgrove at 815-316-1773.
OATS Meeting
(Older Adults Technology Support)
Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Art Center
We will be learning how to download ebooks from the library to our devices
(Kindle, iPad, or other tablets) There will
be NO meeting on March 4th. March 17th
at 7pm will be an open forum---bring your
Have a Merry Musical Mardi Gras!
Tuesday, February 17 at 5:45 p.m.
Ziegler Auditorium
(doors will NOT open until 5:30 p.m.)
Jodi Beach will entertain us with her vocal and piano
Menu- $13 per dinner
Shrimp Creole
Fried Green Tomatoes
Corn Bread & Rolls
Moon Pies
Bananas Foster
Coffee, Tea, Water
 Residents may use their meal plan with a $4.50 upcharge. (Payments accepted in cash, check, or
charge to account.
 Diners may bring their own alcoholic beverages
(beer and wine only), but must provide their own
drink ware. **Please understand that staff cannot
open or serve alcohol, and that alcohol must not be
consumed outside the auditorium.**
 Sign up and pay with Guest Services before Saturday, February, 14th.
 If you need transportation, please mention that when
you sign up.
Square Dancing
Tuesday, February 17th and 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Van Sickle Room
If you are interested in square dancing, check out the
Entertainer: Jodi Beach
beginner/mainstream level class at 7:00 p.m. At 7:30
Tuesday, February 17 at 4:30 p.m.
p.m., Advanced Square Dancing will begin. We look
Luehring Lounge
Celebrate Mardi Gras by listening to Rock- forward to having you observe or join us! Contact Calford native Jodi Beach as she wows us lie at 815-316-1516 or Margaret Kasak at 815-6338311 for questions.
with her vocal abilities. All are welcome!
Ice Hogs Game
Wednesday, February 18
Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 9:35 a.m.
And the Town Center at 9:45 a.m.
Sign up has passed. Contact Kristina at 815-3161594 with questions.
Floral Design Workshop
Wednesday, February 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Van Sickle Room
Join freelance floral designer Melody and create
your own floral arrangement to take home! Cost
is $10, cash only. Sign up and pay with Guest
Services at 815-316-1500 by Thursday, February 12. Questions? Call Amanda or Kristina at
Grocery Shopping at Schnucks
Thursday, February 12
Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 9:20 a.m.
And the Town Center at 9:30 a.m.
Please sign up with Guest Services at 815-3161500 for grocery shopping at Schnucks on Rockton. Seats are limited.
Birthday Dinner
Thursday, February 19th at 5:30 p.m.
Willows Place
Reminder for those planning to attend the birthday
dinner to please make your reservations with
Guest Services at 815-316-1500 before Monday,
February 16th. Look for the entrees in the menu
provided in this week’s Green Bag.
Entertainer: Steve Askins
Thursday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Van Sickle Room
Come and listen to Steve Askins as he dazzles you
with his singing and piano playing abilities! You
do not want to miss this performance!
Chinese New Year Tea & Snacks
Friday, February 20th at 2:00 p.m.
Van Sickle Room
Happy Chinese New Year! Join us for traditional Chinese refreshments and snacks.
Between Planes Concert
Saturday, February 21st
Bus leaves Willows Arbor at 6:05 p.m.
And the Town Center at 6:10 p.m.
At Rockford Universalist Unitarian Church
This is another free-will offering concert; it features a group performing classic rock, country,
folk, etc. (a real “mixed bag”!). It appears at this
point that food will NOT be served. Please call
Karen Ingrassia at 815-282-4607 to reserve a
seat on the bus, or with any questions.
Nutrition Support Group
Monday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm
Town Center Ziegler Auditorium A
Join us for an informative session on an upcoming Nutrition Support Group. This group is for
anyone interested living a healthy lifestyle! For
our first meeting we will discuss potential topic
ideas for upcoming sessions. Topics may include: menu planning, reading food labels, developing grocery shopping lists, and many
more! Led by Wesley Willows Registered Dietitian, Erin Gorman. *(Please note this is for Willow Ridge Homes and Suites residents)
Men’s Discussion Group
Tuesday, February 24th at 2:30 p.m.
Swingley Lounge
Join in the discussion about what is going on
around us! This month’s topic covers Illinois
Politics. All Wesley Willows men are welcome!
Activity Forum
Wednesday, February 25th at 3:00 p.m.
Van Sickle Room
Join the Activity Department to share your
thoughts and ideas for upcoming activities. Also, get a “sneak-peek” at the fun things already
in the works. Hope to see you there!
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Tuesday, March 10
Bus Leaves Willows Arbor at 9:15 a.m.
And the Town Center at 9:25 a.m.
Come on a tour of the Illinois Holocaust Museum. The mission of the Holocaust Museum is
expressed in their founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the
Holocaust by honoring those lost and teaching
lessons that combat indifference. The museum
is handicap accessible and has benches for reflection. Lunch at Johnny Rockets prior to the
tour. Approximate return by 5:00 p.m. Cost is
$10, please bring money for lunch. Sign up
and pay with Guest Services at 815-3161500 by Monday, February 16. Questions?
Call Kristina at 815-316-1594.
Breakfast with Orion Samuelson!
Saturday, March 14, at 9:00 a.m.
Town Center
Order and pay for your tickets today for Breakfast with Orion! We’ve extended the deadline
for the discounted price of $25.00 thru
Wednesday, February 11. Make checks payable to Wesley Willows Auxiliary and drop off
at Wesley Willows Guest Services. Invite your
family and friends! After February 11 tickets
will be $35.00. This event is a Wesley Willows
Auxiliary Fundraiser for the Good Samaritan
Wesley Willows Concert Series
Mark Baldin and Jon Warfel
March 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Please note that the date for this concert has
changed to March 19, 2015 from March 12, 2015.
Tickets go on sales Monday, February 23, 2015.
Agatha Christie’s “The Verdict”
Sunday, March 22
Bus Leaves Willows Arbor at 1:00 p.m.
And the Town Center at 1:10 p.m.
Rock Valley College Studio Theater presents Agatha Christie’s “The Verdict.” Karl Hendryk flees
persecution to care for his invalid wife, Anya, in
England. Her suffering continues and she despises
their new life. Tensions build when Karl's cousin
moves in to assist in caring for Anya. The situation
is intensified when one of Karl's students begins to
take private lessons from him and feelings are
quick to develop. Cost is $17. Sign-up and pay
with Guest Services at 815-316-1500 by Tuesday, March 10. Call Kristina at 815-316-1594
with questions.
AARP Driver Safety Course
March 23th and 24th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Swingley Lounge
This class is open to anyone aged 50 and older.
Participants will learn safety strategies; understand
the links among the driver, vehicle and environment; learn how aging, medications, and other issues affect ability; learn the newest safety and features; and learn when driving may not be safe.
This class (two 4-hour sessions) may qualify you
for an auto insurance reduction for three years. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate for auto insurance purposes. Cost is $15 for AARP
members and $20 for non-members. A check to
AARP will be collected on the first day. Sign up
with Kristina or Amanda at 815-316-1594.