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Century of Boca Raton Umbrella Association
M&O Committee
By Stanley Siegel, Chairman
Al DiPretoro - Bill Knowles - Mike Limongelli Adelle Pastman - Lynn Roberts - Syd Schwartz
Our monthly meeting with representatives of Management took place
January 21, 2015. Present were Anita Pearce, Administrator, Dan Cruz,
Regional Facilities Manager and Monica Wells, Cenvill CFO. Laura Coffey,
Esq. brought us up to date on collections from delinquent accounts, which
total $75,589. For the year we collected $777,000. She also informed us
that there are fewer foreclosures and the banks are working a little faster
processing them in the system.
~Attendance at shows is doing very well.
~The clubhouse parking lot is just about complete. Lighting and lane
indicators remain to be done. From a safety standpoint, residents should
use the walk lanes. We have added a number of lanes so play it safe and
use them.
~Clubhouse furniture is being reupholstered. A number of chairs have
added cushioning to make it more comfortable.
~After a number of changes, the bus contract has been sent to Academy.
The next phase will be with the schedule in-season and off-season. At the
last meeting, a resident suggested that I should be a bus rider. Even though
I would periodically ride our buses, during January I had the opportunity
to be a regular rider for several weeks. There were times when riding the
internal bus I was just about the only passenger (and this is season). So in
planning to schedule for the new contract, a thorough examination of the
ridership will be taken into consideration.
~The Committee agreed on adding Wi-Fi in the Fitness Center. In general, with the new software we are trying to determine if problems will be
cut down. Remember, our system is not meant for streaming, movies or
heavy duty work.
~Revalidation of ID cards started and hopefully everyone will make it
their business to receive their new one.
~AARP’s tax preparation is now administered by the Internal Revenue
supervisor. In reviewing how the program works, the supervisor informed
us that in order to continue this service in the clubhouse, area residents
would also have to be included in the program. Since we did not want outsiders possibly wandering and using the clubhouse facilities, we could not
agree to the IRS’s rules.
~As soon as the walkway is completed by the excursion bus area, a bench
and bus stop sign will be added.
~Canasta players are asked to use a card room for playing. The library
is not a card room. Please cooperate.
~After the season, the theatre seats will be reupholstered and the theatre
will be painted.
~Preparation for new lighting in the walkways near the Ainslie-Cornwall
section has begun and should be completed by the time the next edition is
in circulation. The Yarmouth-Wolverton section will also be adding lighting
for the walkways.
Next month there will be additional information regarding ongoing and
new projects.
March 2015
Community Affairs
By Stanley Siegel, Chairman; Mike Limongelli, Marvin Manning
Unlike other Century Villages, our Government meeting the 2 nd Monday of the month is quite successful. Residents have the opportunity to
air their problems or ask questions of our local and federal representatives. Also available are representatives from Comcast, DSL (Wi-Fi)
and amplified telephones. Remember the session takes place in Room
A from 10am – 12noon. Mark it on your calendars.
No matter how many times we write about driving in the village, it
seems to fall on deaf ears for a number of our residents. Stop signs
mean stop. When making a turn, use your signals. Too many times it
seems to be a guessing game with a number of our residents. Remember
the slogan; the life you save may be your own.
Our local representatives were contacted regarding the traffic conditions in our local area. Now with the widening of Lyons Rd. north of
Yamato, we will need relief because the volume will only increase. This
situation was brought to the attention of the West Boca Community
Council. Hopefully, a solution can be made.
State Senator Joe Abruzzo is working with other legislators regarding
a bill to give grandparents visitation rights. Too many times we read
grandparents are not permitted to visit their grandchildren. We will
contact his office and find out how we can support Senator Abruzzo’s
effort.
MONDAY, MARCH 16TH
Election Update
8 AM to 1 PM • SPONSORED BY COBRUA
By Sharon Lustgarten
The four candidates for three (3) open M & O positions are as follows:
(In Alphabetical Order)
Bojidar Dobrew, Adelle Pastman, Lynn Roberts, Stanley Siegel
Candidates for M & O Committee will be permitted to speak for two
minutes on their own behalf before the election at the Delegates Meeting
March 10, 2015.
There will be an election to replace Sydney Schwartz, Recording Secretary.
DELEGATES MEETING
BLOOD PRESSURE
On the Inside
When:
March 4th and 18th
Where:
Time:
Room “I”
Noon to
in Clubhouse
1:30 p.m.
TO BE HELD IN MOBILE UNIT IN FRONT OF CLUBHOUSE
Tuesday, March 10th, 10am Clubhouse
Everyone Welcome!
Advertisers Index................................................................................. 13
Classified, Service Ads.......................................................................... 34
Club Dates........................................................................................... 51
Social Whirl......................................................................................... 44
Shows................................................................................ 24, 25, 26, 27
Free Movies......................................................................................... 23
Saturday Dances ................................................................................. 13
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COBRUA REPORTER
March 2015
Delegates Meeting
Executive Board
January 13, 2015
February 2, 2015
The Delegates were called to order by President Mike Limongelli at 10:00
a.m. A quorum was established. The minutes of the November meeting were
approved as published in the Reporter.
President’s Report: Mike Limongelli reported. He reminded the Delegates that candidates nominated from the floor at the February meeting
must have their article for the newspaper at the COBRUA office by noon
on Wednesday, February 11th.
Treasurer’s Report: Lynn Roberts reported. The cash and CD balance
on December 31, 2014 was: Checking - $34,879.69 and CD - $40,232.79 for
a total of $75,112.48, a decrease of $434.93 from the prior month.
Security: Security Supervisor Joe Tucker reported. (1) He cautioned
residents to obey the posted speed signs in the Village. (2) A Security guard
cannot close a unit door left open by a resident; security must call the Sheriff’s
office to do it. (3) The gate automated system was down for a short time.
It is back up and running. (4) Check at the Information Desk for the date
of I.D. renewals for your association.
Cops Program: No report.
Election Committee: Sharon Lustgarten reported. Nominations for
three M&O seats will be taken from the floor at the February meeting. The
announced candidates to date are: Stanley Siegel, Lynn Roberts, Adelle
Pastman and Sara Lazarus. Candidate articles for the newspaper are due
in the COBRUA office by noon on February 11th.
Community Affairs Committee: Stanley Siegel reported. (1) We are still
waiting for more flyers and decals for the Yellow Dot program. (2) Possible
changes coming to our neighborhood are: a new development at Clint Moore
and 441 replacing Thomas Farms; a new entrance and traffic light at Sports
Authority; a new entrance but no new traffic light at the Target Center; and
a Benihana Restaurant replacing Denny’s.
M&O Committee: Stanley Siegel reported. (1) Problems with Wi-Fi
disconnects have been addressed with new software. The vendor will meet
with the Committee again in a few weeks. (2) Collections from delinquent
owners last month were approximately $116,000. (3) The Clubhouse parking lot project is almost complete. New lights are going in, new striping and
curbing in front of the Clubhouse remain to be done. (4) Drivers are abusing
the drop off privilege in front of the Clubhouse. (5) A proposed contract was
received from Academy. It was reviewed and revised by counsel for CenWest,
the M&O, and counsel for M&O and returned to Academy. The schedule for
internal buses will be added when the contract terms are settled; the buses
will run six months on the half-hour and six months hourly. (6) Work on
the New England recreational area will begin after season. In addition to
refurbished tennis courts, there will be additional parking, pickle ball courts
and landscaping. (7) The December 11th new residents orientation had a
very poor turnout. (8) The request for Catch and Release signs requested
by the Fishing Club was approved. (9) The revalidation of I.D. cards has
started. Check with the Clubhouse desk for the dates for your association.
(10) Another project to begin after season is refurbishing and bringing to
Code the first floor restrooms. (11) COP cars will be permitted to gas up
prior to a Monday holiday.
Blood Bank: Ed Sussman reported. The next donation date is Monday
January 19th in front of the Clubhouse. There will be a second bus for donation of blood platelets in addition to plasma. The gift is a t-shirt.
Old Business: (1) A resident complained of noise from the indoor pool
fan. (2) A sign was requested at the excursion bus stop. (3) The resident who
submitted a letter at the last meeting re dissatisfaction with Wi-Fi service
is still not satisfied with the service.
New Business: (1) Music was again requested at the satellite pools. (2)
Bike riders on the walking paths are not using bells to alert pedestrians;
bells should be required equipment. (3) Pedestrians are inconsiderate of
bike riders. (4) AARP is no longer sending representatives to complete tax
forms with residents. The AARP’s new requirement that the schedule be
open to residents of neighboring communities was not acceptable to the
Village. (4) The M&O was thanked for the new walkways but several problems were pointed out for repair. (5) The drivers of off-premises buses are
not requiring passengers to show I.D. (6) Questions were raised about the
anticipated new bus schedule
Good and Welfare: (1) Florrie Wolff thanked the residents for their good
wishes after her accident and during rehab. (2) A request was made for the
Associations to submit insurance proposals to residents. (3) Bikers without
bells are dangerous but pedestrians ignore the bells when they are used.
(4) Music at the satellite pools would disturb residents in their apartments.
(5) Various alternative bus schedules were proposed. (6) Snowbirds do not
want extensive cable TV. There should be just basic service and individual
residents should pay for their own add-ons. (7) An update was requested on
review of Code for jalousie doors. (8) Shampoo and soap should be allowed
in the locker rooms. (9) A request for documents authorizing M&O was not
mentioned in the minutes of the last meeting. (10) There were complaints
about Wi-Fi service and price. (11) Advice was requested for procedure to
get a welfare check on a resident. (12) Another vendor was requested to
replace AARP to do tax returns. (13) The refreshment vending machines
are out of order too often. (14) There should be Pedestrian Crossing or Yield
to Pedestrians signs at gatehouses. (15) There should be speed bumps or
flashing lights before crosswalks.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
Respectfully submitted,
s/ Sydney L. Schwartz
Recording Secretary
First Vice President Al Weinstein called the meeting to order at 9:30
a.m. A quorum was established. The minutes of the January 2015
meeting were accepted as published in the Reporter.
President’s Report. Mike Limongelli reported. (1) A volunteer is
needed to supervise the Blood Bank. Please call Maggie for information. If there is no volunteer, the program will be closed. (2) Syd
Schwartz will retire as Recording Secretary after the March 10th
meeting. The open position will be added to the March ballot. Call
Maggie to file a letter of intent. Nominations will also be taken from
the floor at the February Delegates Meeting. (3) Representatives from
the Veterans Administration will be in the Party Room February 12th,
from 10:00 a.m. to 12noon and 2-4pm. All veterans and the spouses
of veterans are invited to bring questions about their benefits.
Treasurer’s Report: Lynn Roberts reported. The cash and CD balances at January 31, 2015 were: CD – $40,463.62 and Checking $30,975.51, for a total of $71,439.13.
Community Affairs Committee: Stanley Siegel reported. State Sen.
Joe Abruzzo will be sponsoring legislation to increase grandparents’
legal rights to grandchildren.
M&O Committee: Stanley Siegel reported. (1) Counsel for CenWest
reported collection of delinquent accounts for the year ended October
31, 2014 was $777,000. The number of units in foreclosure is dwindling. (2) Attendance at the shows has been good. (3) The parking lot
project is just about complete. New lighting is being added and the lanes marked. (4) The lobby furniture is being reupholstered
and padding will be added. Completion is expected by Valentine’s
Day. (5) The new bus contract is being reviewed. Once signed, we
will be working on the schedules for the internal buses – six months
of half-hourly service with six buses and six months on the hour with
four buses. (6) The addition of Wi-Fi in the Fitness Center was approved. (7) Revalidation of I.D. cards is in progress. The schedule is
at the lobby information desk. (8) Annual tax preparation by AARP
in the Clubhouse has been discontinued. IRS rules do not permit an
organization qualified like AARP to supply services on an exclusive
basis; the Village would be required to allow outsiders to make appointments in our Clubhouse. (9) A walkway and bus stop is being
created from the bus road to the Excursion Bus shelter. (10) Painting
the theater and reupholstering the seats will be scheduled after the
season is over. (11) Preparation has started for new lighting in the
Ainslie and Yarmouth areas.
Old Business: (1) Security supervision is requested at the Saturday
night dances. Residents are coming wearing shorts and flip flops. (2)
The shows have been wonderful. (3) Mark is no longer introducing
the shows. (4) People have been tripping at the walkway on the south
side of the Clubhouse. (5) The Wi-Fi vendor has not performed as
promised
New Business:
(1) Rules for walking dogs are not being followed.
Our attorneys are reviewing and updating the documents required for
bringing dogs into an association. (2) First Residential’s emergency
call center has not been responsive to calls for maintenance after
hours. Good and Welfare: (1) A resident has complained to his
Association about the holiday gift bonus given to employees. (2) Residents complain bus drivers show preference to certain riders.
There being no further business, on motion duly made and seconded,
the meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.
Respectfully submitted,
s/ Sydney L. Schwartz
Recording Secretary
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March 2015
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M&O Candidates
In Alphabetical Order
Bojidar Dobrev
Candidate for M&O Committee
I have been a resident/unit owner
in the Village since 2009 and currently serve on the Mansfield Association Board of Directors and as
a member of the Citizen Observer
Patrol (COP). I love this community
and believe I can be useful as a member of the Management and Operations Committee. I am an engineer
by trade with an advanced degree in
mechanical engineering. I’ve worked
primarily in the transportation field
as an engineer for 40 years, and have
also worked directly with the public.
As a matter of fact, I’ve worked here
at CVW as a bus driver.
I have managed teams of engineers
and other workers over the years and
have experience in planning, scheduling, and cost analysis and control,
among many other business-related
skills.
I believe my analytical, engineering, and technological skills and experience would be a useful addition to
the M & O Committee. As a Committee member, I would be diligent about
getting the best service available
at the most reasonable price and I
would dedicate myself to maintaining, improving and safeguarding the
quality of living we enjoy and expect
here in Century Village.
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to face a sneer.
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It is often difficult...
to be broad minded.
to forgive and forget.
to profit by mistake.
to think before you act.
to keep out of a rut.
to make the best of little.
to shoulder deserved blame.
to maintain a high standard.
to see the silver lining.
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Adelle Pastman
Candidate M & O Committee
I have been living in Century Village since 1989. I became a Director
1998-99 and from 2000 to the
present, I have been President of
Preston Association.
My knowledge of property management came from my father – he managed and owned commercial real estate in Orlando. Upon his retirement,
my daughter-in-law and I took over
management. We were faced with
all aspects of management, including
leasing, budgets and insurance.
The management issues presented
to the M & O Committee are no different than the issues I encountered
managing commercial real estate and
then Preston Assn. As a member of
the M & O, I was able to help implement the wish list that had been
languishing for many years. In the
two years I have been on the Committee, I have been instrumental in
the decision making process of the
following projects: a new clubhouse
roof, new clubhouse parking lots and
lighting, indoor pool renovation with
a beautiful mural, updated billiard
room, locker rooms with ADA accessible bathrooms, additional fitness
center equipment and reupholstered
lobby furniture. Coming in 2015 will
be the New England athletic area,
tennis and pickle ball courts with additional parking, ADA compliance to
the two restrooms next to the party
room, renovation of the party room
and theatre and new carpeting in
card rooms
I am available to hear your needs
and will continue to make this village
a premier community. I am proud to
have served on the M & O Committee for the last two years and wish to
continue. Please give me your vote.
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for their donation. Their
generosity is deeply
appreciated.
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2014 COBRUA OFFICERS
President
Mike Limongelli
Alan Weinstein
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President Sheila Goodman
Lynn Roberts
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Sydney Schwartz
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Lynn Roberts
Candidate for M&O
I have been a resident of Century
Village for twelve years. I am VicePresident and Director of Cornwall
Association. I have served as the
President of Cobrua for four years
and have been a member of the M&O
Committee for the past eight years.
The work of the Committee has
become even more challenging in recent years because our population has
become more diverse in both age and
culture. New interests and needs must
be addressed to attract new buyers
without jeopardizing a way of life the
long-time residents enjoy.
I have promoted enlarging our outdoor activity facilities. Our Mansfield
tennis courts will now become the New
England Rec Area. The New England
Rec Area will incorporate the current
tennis courts with dedicated pickle ball
courts and additional parking.
As Chair of the Clubhouse Maintenance Committee, I knew it was time
for a ‘redo’. The glamour of the 1980’s
and 90’s had become a little shabby
in the 21st Century. Before the end
of this fiscal year, our residents will
have an updated Clubhouse to enjoy
-- reupholstered furniture in the lobby,
new carpet and updated seating in the
Party Room, new carpet in all four
card rooms, and reupholstered seats
in the theater.
We have a most unique senior community. I am proud to have had a hand
in its on-going success. I would like to
continue my work on the M&O Committee and I am asking for your vote.
Thank you.
Stanley Siegel
Candidate for Reelection
M & O Committee
I am a graduate of Bernard Baruch School of Business - City College of New York (CCNY). I served
two years in the army (1st Infantry
Division). After discharge, I was
employed for forty-one (41) years
with one of the largest textile firms
in the United States. I began as
a Junior Accountant and retired
as its Personnel Director (Human
Resources). During this tenure, I
was Payroll Manager (3,500 employees), Administrator of Basic
Medical, Major Medical, Group Life
Insurance, Long and Short Term
Disability programs and Officer and
Director of our Pension and 401K
Plans. I was on the team that was
responsible for negotiating contracts for our Welfare Plans.
I volunteer 48 days per year at
the JCC Thrift Shop which raises
money for families in need, regardless of denomination.
I have been President of Hythe
Association since 2002. I am a
past President (3 ½ years), 1st Vice
President, 2nd Vice President and
Budget Director of Cobrua. I am
also a member of the Management
& Operations (M&O) Committee.
My goal for M & O has always
been to work with the Committee
to improve the quality of life for all
residents in the village.
With your support, I wish to continue on that path. Thank you.v
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COBRUA REPORTER
March 2015
Property Matters
Anne M. Gannon
Palm Beach County Constitutional Tax Collector
Fundraising Free February
I’m taking a break in February. Not from my official duties, but from raising money for my campaign in Washington when Congress is in session and
I should be most focused on serving my constituents. You may have heard
of Movember. Allow me to introduce Fundraising Free February.
Americans are in near universal agreement that Congress is broken.
Sweeping bipartisan policy initiatives have been replaced with negativity
and partisanship. Politicians on both sides decry this toxic environment, and
many of us even run for office pledging to overcome it. Unfortunately that
passion for problem solving often succumbs to the daily grind in Washington.\
Members of Congress have always been scheduled down to the minute,
running between committee hearings and votes, briefings and mark-ups, and
meetings with advocacy groups, foreign officials, lobbyists, and constituents.
The problem is that more and more of our time is dedicated to fundraising.
Freshmen are expected to be on the phone before they are sworn-in. Frontline Members must raise millions to win re-election, and those in so-called
safe districts must pitch in as much as they can while arming themselves
against potential primary challengers.
This week marks five years since the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and it is no coincidence that Congress has been plagued
by unprecedented partisanship and dysfunction ever since. That January
2010 decision left every member vulnerable to multimillion dollar smear
campaigns by super PACs and sham 501(c)4 groups backed by deep-pocketed
special interests and highly ideological, often anonymous donors.
The notion that allowing more big money in our elections could corrupt
the democratic process was flatly dismissed by the Supreme Court's 5-4
majority in last year's McCutcheon v. FEC ruling. Yet there are few ways
to more accurately describe what is going on. Members of Congress are
dedicating more of their time in Washington to fundraising off a tiny sliver
of incredibly wealthy individuals whose priorities often differ from those of
most voters. Furthermore, the implicit threat of attacks from outside groups
ready to target those who compromise only pushes Members toward the
extremes of the political spectrum. Doing so may help protect themselves
in the next primary or maintain their scorecard grade, but it discourages
thoughtful debate on the issues, and erodes the public’s confidence that
we are able to compromise on solutions that move our country forward.
In February, Republicans and Democrats come back from their respective retreats enthusiastic about getting things done. If there is any common ground for us to find, we have a far better chance of finding it if
we spent a bit more time talking to each other and a bit less talking to
donors. I invite all Members to join me for Fundraising Free February - a
simple pledge that for the shortest month of the year, we put the permanent campaign on hold when we are in Washington and Congress is in
session. We will use that time instead to get to know each other better,
build bipartisan relationships, and do the work we were elected to do.
Deutch has represented Congressional districts in southern Florida since
2010.Horrific gun violence has devastated too many families across this country, and all the more tragic is the fact that we know how to stop such crimes
but have failed to act. The overwhelming majority of Americans – including
gun owners – understand that our gun laws are not working if our citizens
must live in fear whenever they send their children to school, go see a movie,
or stop by the grocery store. Reducing gun violence will require standing up
to the powerful special interests. Again and again, the gun industry lobby
has proven it is more concerned with protecting its profits than representing
the voices of America’s responsible gun owners.
While there may be no single policy capable of ridding our society of all gun
violence, we have the power to enact commonsense reforms that will make
our communities safer and ultimately save lives. I am pleased that President
Obama’s comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence includes many proposals
I have long supported, including universal background checks on all gun sales
in America. I am also a cosponsor of a new assault weapons ban in Congress
that would also apply to the sale of high capacity ammunition capable of
inflicting mass murder in a matter of seconds. Finally, I have introduced my
own legislation – the Buyback our Safety Act – to bolster the impact that
local gun buyback programs are having on communities across the country.
Reducing gun violence also demands that we look beyond our gun laws.
Recently, I joined several of South Florida’s leading mental health advocates to discuss how we can expand access to affordable mental health
care in Florida. With two-thirds of Floridians with mental illness unable
to access treatment, it is imperative that our state legislature fully enact
the Affordable Care Act. New mental health parity regulations will require
insurance companies to cover treatments for mental illness and addiction just as they do for other ailments, and a new expansion of Medicaid
could extend coverage to over one million Floridians without health care.
Our nation has been shaken by horrific tragedies in Newtown, Tuscon,
Aurora, and too many other communities. There may be no perfect solutions to our national gun violence epidemic, but failure to take action
would mean a failure to save innocent lives and prevent more families
from experiencing the pain of these unspeakable losses. In the coming
weeks and months, I will continue meeting with elected officials, law enforcement, and community groups to discuss how we can work together
to stop these senseless tragedies and better protect our communities.
Dear Friend,
Spring is here. Public schools close for spring break the week of March
16. Many students use this time to come to our office to get their 1st
driver’s license. Our free “In the Driver’s Seat” app is designed to help
prepare for this exciting milestone. It has everything needed, including
the Florida Driver Handbook, required forms and a practice test. You
can also make a driver license appointment. Why not download it today?
Search “In the Driver’s Seat” at the Apple App Store or Google play.
News from Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a new deadline
for REAL ID compliance. REAL ID documents include a state-issued
driver license, state-issued ID card and a current passport. The new
deadline for all individuals to have a REAL ID for official purposes is
October 1, 2020. This new deadline eliminates all previous DHS compliance deadlines. Read more at http://www.flhsmv.gov/realid/.
To get a REAL ID driver license or ID card, federal law requires people
present specific, original documents proving birth, social security and
residence. REAL ID’s have a star in the upper right hand corner. So far
68 percent of all eligible drivers in Palm Beach County have REAL IDs.
For more information on how to get your REAL ID visit www.pbctax.
com/real-id.
REAL ID enforcement dates are separate from the new compliance
deadline. Enforcement is being handled in phases and has already begun.
By October 1, 2020 DHS rules require individuals to have a REAL ID
document to board commercial flights or enter federal buildings.
Lost Your Birth Certificate?
We have a new customer service for anyone born in Florida. If need
your Florida birth certificate, we can now provide certified copies at designated service locations. Locations include our offices in Delray Beach,
downtown West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. The fee for this
service is $21.25. You must have valid photo identification. If you were
born in another state go to www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm and click on your
birth state.
Property Tax Deadlines Approaching
If you still owe 2014 property taxes, be sure to pay this month. Payments received after March 31 are delinquent. Delinquent taxes are
charged 3 percent interest and advertising fees. Why not pay online at
www.pbctax.com? It’s secure, easy and convenient. If you own more than
one property, our system allows you to make multiple payments in one
transaction. eChecks are free. Credit cards companies charge a convenience fee per transaction. Our office does not retain this fee.
Do you know we have an Installment Payment Plan for property taxes?
The plan allows you to make quarterly payments and offers a discount
of slightly less than 4 percent. To enroll for 2015 taxes just complete our
short application. It is available at www.pbtax.com/installment-paymentplan or at our service locations. The deadline to enroll is April 30. If you
are already on the plan, you do not need to complete a new application.
Community Outreach
We attend events throughout Palm Beach County. Our staff is available
to answer questions and provide information about our services, including
payment options, what documents are necessary to complete transactions
and customer service tips, including how to save time and money.
Homeowner associations are a key partner in our outreach efforts. If
your community or organization would like us to provide a speaker, publications or participate in an expo event, please email [email protected]
taxcollectorpbc.com with specific details. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
I hope you will follow us on Twitter @TAXPBC. You can see pictures
of our newest drivers, read important tax deadlines and stay up-to-date
on the latest news about our services.
Sincerely,
Anne
Anne M. Gannon
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR
FLORIDA DRIVERS!
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a new deadline for REAL ID compliance. That new deadline is October 1, 2020.
This new deadline eliminates all previous DHS compliance deadlines.
A REAL ID includes state-issued driver licenses and ID cards or a
current passport.
Enforcement dates of REAL ID are separate from the new compliance deadline. Enforcement is being handled in phases and has already
begun. DHS expects to announce dates to require a REAL ID to board
commercial flights or enter federal facilities no sooner than 2016.
Please note that this DHS announcement makes REAL ID informational materials previously distributed to the public no longer
accurate. Our agency is making changes reflecting the new deadline
on all REAL ID educational materials and website information.
March 2015
The Berger Banner
Palm Beach County
Vice Mayor Mary Lou Berger, District 5
The highly anticipated opening of the new District 4 Sheriff Substation
will be completed by the end of February. For too long the residents of unincorporated Delray Beach and Sheriff Deputies have had to travel to and
from Congress Avenue to resolve incidents in the District. The Alliance
of Delray and I worked together to help make this happen. I am sincerely
happy for all who will benefit from this relocation, particularly the senior
citizens in my district.
The new PBSO headquarters, located in the old library building in West
Delray at Cumberland Drive and West Atlantic Avenue, will provide many
services including fingerprinting, VIN verifications and accident reports.
The $2.2 million project includes an 800-square-foot community room and
is generator ready so that it can be used as a 24 hour base of operations in
the event of hurricane or other emergency. I would like to acknowledge the
hard work of Audrey Wolf, the County’s Facilities Director, who oversaw the
transformation of the new site from inside out, including roof replacement
to comply with new wind code requirements, weatherproofing of the exterior, parking lot improvements, new HVAC, lighting and interior finishes.
Speaking of emergencies, over the past few years we have all been made
aware of the grassroots initiative by the West Boca Community Council and
the Delray Alliance to bring the nationally recognized Yellow Dot program to
Palm Beach County (PBC). With the help of Fire Rescue and the Coalition of
Boynton West Residential Associations, the PBC Yellow Dot campaign now
in full force. On Tuesday, January 27th I sponsored a Year of the Yellow Dot
proclamation and presented it the above mentioned and to State Senator
Joe Abruzzo and State Representative Irv Slosberg who passed legislation
in Tallahassee to create the Yellow Dot Critical Motorist Program. For more
information, visit pbcyellowdot.com.
Lastly, for those that are not yet aware, the County’s Water Utilities
Department (WUD) now accepts credit and debit card payments for their
customers who pay their water bills online and have signed up for an online
account. There are no fees for the convenience of this service. If you haven’t
done so, signing up is easy. It’s how I pay the water bill for my Kings’ Point
condo! Almost all the information needed to create an online account is
available on your water bill. Currently, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are
accepted with plans to expand the service in the future. Customers who will
benefit most from this new payment option are those who make cash-only
payments that need to be made in person at the Customer Care Service
Center. WUD customers are encouraged to also sign up for eBill which allows
them to receive bills by email instead of mail and offer other conveniences
such as reminder emails when bills are due and access to usage and billing
history. To set up an online account, visit pbcwater.com and click “Access
Your Online Account.” For more information, call 561-740-4600.
As always, I invite your comments on any issue of interest to you. As your
Commissioner I am here to help you. You may write me at 301 N. Olive Ave.,
West Palm Beach, 33401 or at [email protected] You can call me or my
staff at 276-1310 or toll free at 877-930-2205. Please visit me on the web
at www.pbcgov.com/d5.
Want To Be Among Century Village’s Finest?
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Call Capt. Jay Levy
(561) 218-4419
and Sign Up Today!
We Care in the Village
Needs Volunteers
Do you have a few hours to volunteer to help your neighbors?
Do you have a few hours to help take someone to a doctor’s
appointment?
Do you have time to call or visit homebound Century Village
residents?
We Care of Century Village West Needs You! We Need
• Drivers
• Office Staff and Clerks
• Friendly Visitors
• Telephone Reassurance
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 – 11:30am and 1-3:30pm
For information call 487-2827
COBRUA REPORTER Page 5
Fire Rescue FAST Facts
Smoke Detectors- Did you know that there are new smoke detector laws
for 2015? These laws are designed to make them more simple to maintain,
cheaper, and prevent future fire deaths.
Simple- New smoke detectors come with a permanently installed lithium
battery. That means, you will never have to remember to change the batteries. Once installed these batteries last 10 years!!
Cost- The old rules of smoke detectors-’’Change your battery, when you
change your clocks’’ is out the window with these new detectors...With the
cost of 9 volt batteries around $4 each the savings over the life a smoke
detector really adds up.
Preventing fire deaths- Did you know that 3 out 5 of all fire related deaths
occurred in homes where they were broken (dead batteries) or no smoke
detectors. With these new detectors you no longer have to worry about dead
batteries.
If your smoke detector is more than 10 years old than replace its time to
replace it, and for more information check out www.nfpa.org .
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FESTIVAL FLEA MARKET BUS
THE BUS MAKES THE TRIP EVERY OTHER
THURSDAY ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
March 12th, 26th
THE $3.00 ROUND TRIP TICKET CAN BE PURCHASED THE THURSDAY MORNING
OF THE TRIP AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE INFORMATION DESK IN THE CLUBHOUSE.
THE BUS LEAVES OUR CLUBHOUSE AT 10:00 AM AND LEAVES THE FLEA MARKET
FOR THE RETURN TRIP HOME AT 2:00 PM
SLOW DOWN
THIS IS A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
SPEEDING PUTS ALL OUR LIVES AT RISK
RESIDENTS & VISITORS
COMPLY WITH OUR SPEED LIMITS, CROSSWALK CAUTION &
ALL SIGNAGE. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN FURTHER
RESTRICTIONS & ENFORCEMENT
RESIDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO CROSS THE
ROAD WITHOUT FEAR OF A SPEEDING CAR
THIS IS A SAFETY MESSAGE FROM
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COBRUA REPORTER
March 2015
From A RabbiRabbi
’s D
esk
Dr. Chaim Shapiro
Rabbi Emeritus - Congregation Torah Ohr
I have been very concerned
about certain events, generally
involving victims of various forms
of terrorism. These actions have
not been limited to a certain area
of the world but often have been
committed by sources from the
Mid-East. For instance, Arab
murderers killed innocent victims
in Australia. I have also heard of
some 300 young Chinese men who
joined an Islamic terrorist group
and murdered a huge group of local Chinese citizens. In Brooklyn,
a student of the Chabad Yeshiva
was attacked coming out of the
Yeshiva’s headquarters building
and, fortunately was saved from
this attack by a nearby police
officer. Talking about New York
City, the recently elected mayor
came out with remarks denigrating and insulting to the police of
New York. I consider this a stupid
action since police are there to
protect the citizens of that city.
Other upsetting information involves the government leaders of
Syria. The leader of Syria (during
the recent years) has been Basher
al Assad. A recent report claimed
that the Syrian government had
jailed 150,000 and had seriously
tortured over 11,000 civilians.
Another disturbing event was
the removal of the terrorist organization Hamas from the official
European Union list of terrorists.
Here is an organization that tried
to destroy the people of Israel in
the recent Gaza war. I recently
read that Hamas was not satisfied
with the possible establishment
of the future Palestinian state
within the 1967 lines. They also
revealed that Iran had supplied
them with most of their rockets
and other deadly weapons. Most
people know that Iran would like
to destroy Israel and stated they
would attack the U.S. after that.
Hamas also publicly stated they
would not recognize any Zionist
entity. I believe that their title
is very apropos for, in Hebrew,
Hamas is usually translated as
murderer or thief. Israel Prime
Minister Netanyahu warned his
people that Hamas has written
in their official charter that their
major goal is to destroy Israel.
I recently came across a news
article that described how the
Pakistan terrorist group Taliban
murdered 145 high school age
students. It was truly painful
for me to learn of such disgusting
actions. My only consolation of
these terrible events is a Talmudic comment. It talks about the
coming of the Messiah, who will
bring peace to the entire world
after a period of much bloodshed
and warfare. May his arrival
come soon.
My wife Sheila joins me in
hopes for a better future for us
and all mankind.
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COBRUA REPORTER Page 7
Understanding Your AMR Transportation Coverage
By Sarah Kirkwood
Account Manager
AMERICAN MEDICAL
RESPONSE
THE FOLLOWING IS
INFORMATION FOR ALL
RESIDENTS OF CENTURY VILLAGE REGARDING YOUR COVERAGE
FOR MEDICAL AND NONMEDICAL TRANSPORTATION WITH AMERICAN
MEDICAL RESPONSE
YOU PROVIDE AMR
WITH ALL YOUR INSURANCE INFORMATION.
Additional Ambulance
Services
It is important to notify anyone arranging
ambulance or non-medical
transportation, that you
have a contract with AMR.
Some examples of Ambulance Transports are:
• Ambulance transportation will be provided
from Hospital to Hospital, as ordered by your
physician, for approved
medical necessity and
higher level of care.
• Hospital discharges to
skilled and rehab facilities or home, if medically necessary.
• Skilled or Rehab facilities to medical appointments, if medically necessary
• Skilled or Rehab to hospital ER
• Skilled or R ehab to
home if medically necessary
• A L L T R A N S P O RTA TION WILL REQUIRE
THE RESIDENT TO
SHOW THEIR CENTURY VILLAGE ID CARD.
FOR ANY AMBULANCE
TRIP THAT IS NOT A
COVERED SERVICE,
YOU MAY BE BILLED
AT 40% OFF OF AMR’S
PUBLISHED RATES.
911 Medical Transportation
• IN ANY AND ALL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES,
YOU MUST CALL 911!
This is the Medical Emergency Network of all Palm
Beach County and Fire
Rescue will respond appropriately.
• Once transported, you will
receive a billing statement
from the Fire Department.
Contact them directly to
discuss additional billing
information they may need
or to make co-payments depending on your insurance.
AMR will not pay for transports nor is it a covered
service, when transported
by Fire Rescue.
• If, at time of transport, you
are medically stable, but
still should go to the hospital, the County Rescue
Paramedic will call AMR
directly, and AMR will respond and transport you.
• Your AMR contract allows
us to bill your insurance,
so you may be contacted Non-Medical Transportation
for additional insurance
information and co-pay Services (CABULANCE)
information. ALL EMER- • Non-Medical services shall
be available to all full-time
GENCY TRANSPORTS
and part-time residents
A R E C O M P L E T E LY
who permanently or tempoCOVERED BY YOUR
rarily are in need of wheelAMR CONTRACT ONCE
RENERT DENTISTRY
Dr. Joseph Renert
Practicing in South Florida since 1973
Graduate of Tufts Dental School
Former assistant professor at Nova Southeastern Dental School
Offering general dentistry procedures:
• Crowns • Bridges
• Dentures and Partial Dentures ~ Same day denture repair
• Fillings • Cleaning (Prophylaxis) • Cosmetic whitening
• Extractions • Simple Root Canal Treatment
We accept most dental insurances including many HMO’s
488-0770
Located across the street in the Boca Hamptons Plaza
chair service. Services
provided are within Palm
Beach County. Any out-ofcounty trips are reviewed
on a case by case basis.
• Non-Medical services are
for medical appointments
only and the service is not
to be used as a taxi service.
• All Hospital transports can
All home transbe s•
ports or Facility arranged
transports must be scheduled with AMR 24 hours
prior to appointment.
• AMR will provide a wheelchair if the resident does
not have their own.
• All transportation will require the resident to show
their ID card and provide
AMR with any and all insurance information
YOUR AMR CONTRACT
APPLIES TO RESIDENTS
OF CENTURY VILLAGE.
IF AN OWNER OR RENTER CHANGES PERMANENT RESIDENCE TO A
NURSING HOME OR ASSISTED LIVING HOME,
HE/SHE IS NO LONGER
COVERED UNDER THE
TERMS OF THE CONTRACT.
MOST IMPORTANTLY…
ANY AND ALL COMMUNICATIONS FROM
AMR TO YOU, WHICH
ASKS FOR PAYMENT,
SHOULD BE TURNED
OV E R I M M E D I AT E LY
TO THE COBRUA OFFICE FOR PROCESSING.
DO NOT PAY AMR FOR
ANY TRANSPORTATION
WITHOUT CONSULTING
THE COBRUA OFFICE
ATTENTION SNOWBIRDS
TOTAL CONDO CARE
WILL PROVIDE
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
WEEKLY INSPECTION
MONTHLY PEST SPRAYING
PROMPT FOLLOW-UP AFTER WEATHER DISASTER
SUPERVISE DELIVERIES AND SERVICE CALLS
MONTHLY E-MAIL COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS AS REQUIRED
ALL INSPECTIONS AND ACTIVITIES ARE RECORDED
BONDED AND INSURED
AIRPORT PICK UP AND DRIVING SERVICES
PROFESSIONAL CLEANING, PAINTING AND RENOVATION SERVICES
561-314-9889
We will take care of
[email protected] your condo as our own.
WE CARE
Visually Impaired Persons Support Group
Meets the First Wednesday
of each month except August
Next Meeting:
March 11th • 10:30 AM in Room A
ALL WELCOME
•INFORMATION ON THE LATEST
EQUIPMENT & TREATMENT AVAILABLE
•NOTED DOCTORS AND COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES
•SUPPORT AND HELP EACH OTHER
AS WE ADAPT TO VISION LOSS
If you need help or wish to speak to Robert, please
call the We Care office at 487-2827 and he will get
in touch with you.
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COBRUA REPORTER
March 2015
IMPROVING HEALTH, ONE LIFE AT A TIME
DOCTORS THAT CARE FOR THEIR PATIENTS
Something you can always count on.
At MCCI, we provide medical services of the highest quality.
Our focus is on improving our patients’ lives by enhancing
their personal health and treating them with the respect they
deserve.
We offer convenience without compromise. Our Medical
Centers are built upon our medical expertise and around the
healthcare needs of our patients.
OUR OUTSTANDING SERVICES:
• Personalized Medical Attention
• Physician Specialists
• Courtesy Transportation for
• Diagnostic Tests
Medical Visits
Call us today to receive an informational
package listing our services and to schedule a
private tour of your nearest MCCI location.
• Extended Hours
• Home Medical Visits
• Pharmacy
1-855-350-MCCI (6224)
www.mccigroup.com
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD MCCI MEDICAL CENTER:
9080 Kimberly Blvd. Suite 1
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
1-855-350-MCCI (6224)
Boca Raton
ACTIVITY CENTER
SUNDAY
MONDAY
1
TUESDAY
2
Sit & Fit
10:00am
Tai Chi - 1:00pm
8
15
Sit & Fit- 10:00am
Tai Chi - 1:00pm
Diabetic Education
Lecture - 2:30pm
Sit & Fit
10:00am
9
16
Tai Chi - 1:00pm
22
Sit & Fit
10:00am
23
Tai Chi - 1:00pm
29
Sit & Fit
10:00am
Tai Chi - 1:00pm
30
WEDNESDAY
Strength &
Balance - 10:00am
Chair Yoga - 11:15am
Rummi Kub - 2:00pm
3
10
Strength &
Balance - 10:00am
Chair Yoga - 11:15am
Games - 2:00pm
17
Strength &
Balance - 10:00am
Chair Yoga - 11:15am
Veterans Lecture - 2pm
24
Strength &
Balance - 10am
Chair Yoga - 11:15am
Rummi Kub - 2:00pm
Qigong / TaiChi
DVD - 10:00am
THURSDAY
4
Bingo - 2:00pm
Qigong / TaiChi
DVD - 10:00am
11
18
Bingo - 2:00pm
Qigong / TaiChi
DVD - 10:00am
Bingo - 2:00pm
5
Cardio & Strength
10:00am
Chair Yoga - 11:30am
Bingo - 2:00pm
Qigong / TaiChi
DVD - 10:00am
FRIDAY
12
Cardio & Strength
10:00am
Chair Yoga - 11:30am
Scrabble - 2:00pm
19
Cardio & Strength
10:00am
Chair Yoga - 11:30am
BIRTHDAY PARTY
2:00PM
25
26
Cardio & Strength
10:00am
Chair Yoga - 11:30am
Scrabble - 2:00pm
SATURDAY
Strength &
Balance - 10:30am
6
7
Wii Bowling - 2:00pm
Strength &
Balance 10:30am
13
14
20
21
27
28
Movie - 2:00pm
Strength &
Balance - 10:30am
Spanish for Beginners
2:00pm
Strength &
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Movie - 2:00pm
31
Strength &
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Chair Yoga - 11:15am
Games - 2:00pm
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March 2015
YOUR DENTAL HEALTH
COBRUA REPORTER Page 9
Dr. Alan Wishneff, The Experience,
Caring and Quality Behind Your Smile
“Dental procedures may not vary
much, but patients do – it’s the
personal attention that makes
all the difference . . .”
Dr. Alan Wishneff
No one likes to be treated like just
another cog in a wheel. In an age of
assembly lines, standardization of
products, and ‘high tech’ mentality,
most of us have just about had it
being treated like we’re in a factory. Particularly when it comes
to dental care.
“Everyone’s an individual, and
deserves to be treated like one,”
says longtime favorite Boca Raton
dentist, Dr. Alan Wishneff, whose
offices are on the second floor of
the Plaza at Boca Hamptons. “Although many dental procedures
appear alike, their individualized
attention can make all the difference between a satisfied patient
and an unsatisfied one.” He notes
that from the outset, a key element
in patient satisfaction is listening
carefully to the patient. “The way
a patient chooses to explain his or
her needs is as important as the
substance of their explanation.” he
notes. “We often deal with patients
who express varying degrees of
anxiety or fear, and that colors their
expectations. I instruct my staff to
be sensitive to this and try to allay
the anxiety. It may mean spending
extra time with the patient in order
to listen and educate.”
Individualized patient care
starts outside the office
Dr. Wishneff’s staff recognizes that
patient care often takes place outside the office. “When a patient calls
with a toothache or other problem,
we know they want to be treated
right away, not two weeks from
now,” observes Ilene Leventhal,
office manager. “We’re dealing
with people who need attention
and can’t afford to wait.”
Preventive or routine
care needs individualized attention as well
But the patient-centered philosophy also extends to patients who
are not in pain.
Our dental hygienist spends all
her professional time cleaning
teeth and teaching patients how
to avoid dental crises. But each
dental cleaning (called a ‘prophy’
– short for ‘prophylaxis’) is as different as the individual patient
she treats. “Some mouths are more
sensitive than others to prophies,
so we have to adapt procedures to
accommodate individual patient
needs,” she points out. Preventive
care mandates that patients be
well-informed about periodontal
(gum) disease so as to avoid costly,
time-consuming and sometimes
uncomfortable conditions from
occurring. According to Ingrid, our
hygienist, “Each person’s life-style
differs also, and that may have
different implications for their
dental hygiene.” Eating habits,
diets, brushing, flossing regimes,
whether the patient wears dentures, takes certain medications,
all affect things like mouth odor,
tooth color, puffiness or bleeding
of gums.
Accommodating
patient needs
Even the follow-up scheduling of
patients for recall appointments
should take into consideration
their individual needs. Sometimes patients need to return
every 3 months, sometimes every
6 months, sometimes only once a
year. The individualized attention
given patients at Dr. Wishneff’s
assures a dental health program
tailored just for them.
A tradition of experienced, dedicated and up-to-date care.
“I’ve always been a ‘people person,’ the kind who finds other people interesting and derives enjoyment from working with and helping others.
When I started practicing dentistry in 1980, I found that I really liked this
part of being a dentist. Today, more than 25 years later, this is still what
motivates me to come to work each day and give my best. I get a charge
out of being with people and meeting them, learning about them, interacting with them and playing a role in their oral health and ability to smile
proudly. And it’s a natural part of this process to want to provide not just
dentistry but excellent care, from offering quality clinical services to being personally dedicated. The reward for me is providing great results to
a real person. My satisfaction only comes when you’re satisfied, and for
that I strive to keep my skills sharp and my capabilities current with the
latest and most effective methods.”
DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES
Most repairs done while you wait
It is not uncommon for denture wearers to experience discomfort
from damaged or broken dentures. Dr. Wishneff’s office strives
to offer swift turnaround service for such walk-in patients,
whose repairs can usually be completed same day or while
you wait.
Dr. Wishneff’s office is
conveniently located on the 2nd
floor of the Plaza at the Boca
Hamptons
Call Ilene
at
488-3111
Also . . .
Dr. Wishneff, a double graduate of
Emory University takes pride in
providing comprehensive dental
care. His office features the following dental services.
Advanced training...
Advanced Training: Cosmetic
dentistry, including porcelain veneers; advanced cosmetic bonding
techniques; oral surgery; advanced
crown and bridge; advanced TMJ;
implant dentistry; endodontics
— root canals; utilization of most
advanced materials and the finest
sterilization technology.
“We are here to
make your dental
visit as pleasant
as possible.”
– Dr. Alan Wishneff
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March 2015
March 2015
The Good In People
By Gregory Fusillo
I have written about people who
I categorize as being good people
and then you come across someone
that you feel goes beyond good and,
simply put, they are two of the most
caring people I have met in my
almost nine years living in CVW.
They come to us by way of our
Orthodox Jewish brethren and are
a couple for whom life is a continuum of helping others. One can
only feel that they consider what
they do as their God given duty to
always help you.
For their response to my asking
them what it has been like living
here in CVW they answered, “It
was a gift from God”. How is that?
I asked and they replied,”God has
given us the chance to help people”.
How sweet is that!
They are my “storybook” couple
of CVW… Jeff and Jill Adler.
Whenever I meet up with them, it
is always a pleasure to talk to them.
“How is your daughter?” they
would always lead off with. They
exude a positive attitude toward
their fellow man and are always
looking to help someone in need.
If you have trouble with your
eyesight, Jeff will be at your door
with a magnifying glass to help you
with your reading.
Have no one? They will be there
to run errands or just to talk to you.
Their work at Torah Ohr is ongoing and they consider it an honor
to lend a hand. Jeff tells me that he
belongs to several congregations up
north and is involved with volunteer work at all of them.
Their kindness extends to the
northeast in New York where they
regularly visit a nursing home sharing their kindness with those that
have not. You will find them behind
the wheel of their car in Borough
Oh My Aching Back!
BY CINDY GOLDBERG, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
In March I begin my fourth fabu- get a lot of help and BEND YOUR flexibility, contributing factors to a
lous year here at Century Village and KNEES! If it is over 8 years old, it has stronger back. Please check the exI cannot believe I have not written one lost support and it may be time to get ercise schedule, classes are free and
no sign up required. For any specific
article about low back pain! Most of us a new one that is medium firm.
Many of the group exercise classes questions, please feel free to stop by
will experience low back pain at one
time or another, a chronic illness with we offer can help to strengthen the fitness center and speak with me,
a high likelihood of recovery and re- abdominal muscles and increase Monday through Friday 12:15-1:00.
currence. The prevalence of back pain
in the senior population is estimated
to be more than 70%!
There are many causes of low back
pain (too many to address) but I would
like to provide some tips on how to
AVOID low back pain. One of the most
important lessons I have learned in
my 15 years of experience in the fitness field, is that you cannot exercise
pain away! If you already suffer from
a high level of pain, consider rest, ice
and/or a visit to your doctor.
If you have experienced it in the
past and want to try to prevent recurrence, consider these tips:
Exercise and Posture: Good posture and regular exercise helps minimize chronic back conditions.
Environment: Avoid back injury by
making your home as safe as possible.
Attend to anything that can be a fall
or trip hazard.
Build up muscular strength and
flexibility: Abdominal muscles and
back muscles work together to give
your spine support and strength.
Strength and flexibility in your hips
and thighs help to maintain proper
alignment.
Regular exercise such as swimming
and walking allow muscles to function
better: Remember to consult your
doctor if you are just beginning an
exercise program.
Avoid prolonged standing and sitting: Standing in one position too
long puts strain on your vertebrae.
Chairs need good back support; be
sure to sit up straight and no slouching.
Lifting and Carrying: Poor technique is the most common and avoidable cause of back pain. Never carry
loads that are too heavy. Keep your
back straight when lifting and bend at
your knees, never bend straight down
from your hips.
Weight gain: Maintain a healthy
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pressure and strain on your back
muscles. Losing weight can make a
significant difference to back pain and
discomfort.
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They have been married for 42
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stop doing for them.
We at CVW are lucky to have such
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You are not alone.
by Barry Rock, Bereaved Caregiver
Alzheimer’s/Dementia
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No one has to tell you that being
a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia
illness is stressful and frustrating.
You even have feelings of anger on occasion. There are a number of things
you can do to redirect those feelings
into a more positive direction. Here
are a few helpful hints.
1. Seek Support: Talk to other
caregivers right here at Century
Village. The group meets on the first
and third Wednesdays of each month
from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room
D in the Clubhouse. The group is led
by Social Worker Danielle Cohen,
(561) 477-1467.
2. Trust Yourself: Give your instincts a chance; they’re probably
leading you in the right direction.
3. Be Informed About Your Loved
One’s Condition: Education is a pow NIGHT ENCHANTMENT By Lee Chanin
As a winged angel perched on a
moonbeam, I fly to the
to the far flung firmament,
Moving through the murky Milky
Way, to the galaxy of
glittering glowing gems, brightly
lighting the velvet night,
Observing the radiant ghostly white
globe shimmering
in the darkness.
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shadows waiting to
be discerned by my vivid imagination?
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erful tool. Learn all you can about
your loved one’s condition to help
you understand their behavior and
respond appropriately.
4. Don’t Be a Martyr: Be open to
new technologies, hiring help and
taking advantage of new facilities.
If you can promote your loved one’s
independence and take some of the
weight off your shoulders, jump at
the chance.
5. Accept Help: When others offer
to help, accept it. Direct your helpers
to specific tasks whenever possible.
6. Grieve When Necessary: You
wouldn’t be human if you didn’t feel
sad from time to time. It is difficult to
watch a loved one’s decline and it can
be overwhelming to care for them.
Give yourself permission to cry and
grieve as things change.
7. Be Honest About Depression:
Particularly if you’re dealing with
an unhappy loved one, you may find
yourself suffering from depression.
Get help when you need it.
8. Treat It Like A Job: Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s
disease or other dementia illness is a
job, and like any other job you need
some breaks. Adult Daycare Centers
offer a great option for getting a few
hours of total (and guilt-free) freedom during the day.
9. Keep Yourself Healthy: You’ll be
less likely to lose your temper if you
are well-rested and well fed. Make
your self-care a priority.
Bottom line... You are not alone.
Help is available. The Century Village Caregiver’s Group is ready, willing and able to be of any assistance
you need. All you have to do is give
us a chance. We hope you can attend
our meetings. It’s FREE and it really
helps.
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The dock is full of happy
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of the photos we are on the
right track and all indicators
are good.
The catfish pictured was
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the dock and the three young
men (meet Shimmie, Tzvi
and Moshe!) came down to
the dock to see what all the
fun was about while visiting
their grandparents. A fishing
club member was nice enough to
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that they cumulatively had hooked a
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the winter season has ended, however we will make due and thank
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The catch and release policy in
CVW is taking ground (or water) and
all will benefit from it.
We are heading out to Holiday
Park in the Everglades to freshwater fish on motor boats and I will
have more to say about that in next
months’ column.
The dinner/dance held on January
29th at the Pavilion Grille was a beautiful affair. The food was great and
the entertainment was even better.
It was dancing with the stars since
the dancers we got to see were of a
noteworthy caliber and it was enjoyable to watch and dance with them.
Our last trip on the ocean was
okay and we caught a lot of fish that
had to be thrown back - blue runners
were on the menu for the day (they
are not that good as edible fish).
There were eight members signed
up at the February meeting, so the
interest in fishing and enjoying the
good life is catching on. If you would
like to join in fun call me at 561-4002573.
The Century Boca Fishing
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month in the party room and breakfast is served to all members.
If you would like to have a grandchild, son, daughter, spouse or yourself featured in this column, call me
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The Key Fourth
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By Stan Slater
Whence comes this famous line –
“Between their loved homes and
the war’s desolation?”
Answer: The Star Spangled Banner. The second and third stanzas
are obscure to be sure, but less so the
fourth stanza which starts as follows:
“Oh thus be it ever, when freemen
shall stand,
Between their loved homes and
the war’s desolation.
I told you it was “Key.”
March 2015
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The Repertory Theatre Group
meeting of February 13th was
called to order by the President
Phyllis Kinsler. The National
Anthem was led by Annette Husik
and accompanied on the piano by
Carol Lieberman. Marc Goldsmith
announced the workshops that are
being rehearsed as well Signature
Moments and Rehearsed Readings. Fran Goldenberg again explained
the Signature Moments. Other chairpersons were called
for their reports and Milt Strumeier talked about the High
School shows we will be attending
in March and the exciting bus trip
to Savannah next week. We are
really busy having fun.
The members were hurrying to
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We look forward to having new
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Many thanks go to Anne Marcus
for all the door prizes she contributed
to the wine and cheese party and to
Fred Hadley for his wonderful review
of the event in the Village Sentry.
Ivan Metzger, a long- time member
known for his work in pastels, was
the special guest of honor at the wine
and cheese party.
Our club took part in the Village
Wide two -day art exhibit February
26th and 27th.
Elections will be held in
March. We urge members to step
forward to serve on the board. With
active participation and a dynamic
exchange of ideas, we will ensure the
success of the club and its continuation. Please consider giving of your
time.
The members of this year›s Board
have been: Caryle Block and Bill Farran co-Presidents; Bernie Hoffman,
Vice President; Norman Maneely,
Secretary; Roz Ross-Hoffman, Treasurer and Patty McCully and Diana
Willis general Board members. We
thank them all for their commitment
and hard work.
Checks for the luncheon at the
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Remembrances
of the
Past
By Lee Chanin
In reminiscing about my happy
childhood, Mama was always sharing stories and details of her life in
the small town of Kishinev, Romania
where she and Papa grew up and got
married. They came to this country
in 1921.
Papa seldom brought up memories
of his life there with one exception
that I can recall. He did reveal with
a smile on his face that when he was
a soldier in the Russian Army during
World War I, a bullet whizzed by his
head barely missing him. It might
have killed him, but that was a lucky
day…more good luck was to follow. A high military officer learned that
Papa was a tailor. He took him off
the firing lines and made Papa his
personal tailor for duration of his
service. On the other hand, when Mama
and I were alone at home after
school, while she prepared our supper or did the ironing, she would often reminisce about her experiences
as a child. One such story she relayed
to me was about her becoming an
apprentice to a seamstress when
she was just nine years old. Mama
was left-handed. Back in those days,
being left-handed was looked on as
a negative. The seamstress bound
Mama’s left thumb so she couldn’t
use it to sew. From then on, Mama
used her right-hand, but only for
sewing. She did everything else with
her left hand.
Mama explained that girls were
not required to attend school. Therefore, they were taught a skill. Boys
were schooled until they reached
eighteen and were then conscripted
into the Russian army. Mama remembered very well when her older
brother became eighteen. My Grandparents knew the army would take
him so they did what so many other
parents did back in those days…they
secretly arranged to have their son,
my Uncle, go to America. By sending him away, Mama told me how
heartbroken she and her parents
were, knowing they would never see
their son again. And that’s the way
it was. At other times when Mama
reminisced, she often spoke lovingly
of her mother, and how devoted they
were to each other. After World War I, there was an
outbreak of Typhus which was highly
contagious. Her Mother contracted
it and was hospitalized. Mama went
daily to care for her, as was required
by the hospital, and sadly she fell
ill as well. Her mother succumbed,
but Mama was more fortunate. She
had surgery and survived. When she
spoke of it, she would show me the
little scar on the side of her neck.
I was born left-handed and my teachers
forced me to write with my right hand. As a
result, I write with my right hand, but I favor my
left for almost everything else (just like Mama). My daughter, Leslie, was born right-handed,
but my son, Rick, was born left-handed. I
insisted that his teachers made no attempt to
change him. Years later, as a dental student,
his chairside setup had to be in complete
reversal to the standard as well as his new
setup when he opened his practice.
This poem that I wrote in 1999
brings a little mistiness to my eyes, as
it tells of some of the highlights with
Papa during my early years, and the
passing of him and Mama:
I REMEMBER PAPA
He was a gentle, mild-mannered, quiet man,
Who supported his family as best he can.
A shadowy figure, always in the background.
Mama protected him from every sight and
sound.
We would go walking together once in a while.
He would read a lot, and seldom did he smile.
Excitement rose when the circus came to
our town.
He would take us kids to see our favorite
clown.
Years went by – Mama at 67 passed away.
Papa managed alone, visiting us some days,
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Quite suddenly, past 80, Papa was gone.
We miss him and Mama more than words
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By Ronnie Mandelbaum
A Sisterhood President’s job is not an easy one and we are
all sorry that Beverly Kornfeld’s term
is almost done.
Beverly did something we will remember forever.
She had a brilliant idea and proved she is so clever.
She rounded up sponsors to serve kosher food, you could
eat to your heart’s content . .
…I must confess it was the best seven dollars I ever
spent.
Beverly worked very hard to get sponsors to participate.
It’s true that she had a great deal of help, but the idea she
did create.
The food was delicious, the variety was great. I am sure
that you loved almost everything that you ate.
The Temple raised money, and of course, we always need
more, so I hope that more of these types of events are in store.
All the sponsors were happy and said that they would come
back someday.
Whoever follows Beverly will find it much easier because
she paved the way.
So, thank you, Beverly Kornfeld. It’s hard to express how
we feel.
We wish you many healthy, happy years ahead.
We thank you a great deal.
Support Groups
By Robert Goodman, MSW
Geriatric Social Worker
Are you struggling with the loss
of a loved one? Are you trying to
cope with caring for a person with
Alzheimer’s or other illness? Do
you need someone to talk to? Well
there is help out there for you. It
is not healthy to keep your feelings
bottled up. Support Groups provide
an opportunity for you to share your
feelings, concerns, and ideas with
others who are struggling with the
same issues as you are.
In a support group, members provide each other with various types of
help. The help may take the form of
providing and evaluating relevant
information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting
others’ experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support
group may also work to inform the
public or engage in advocacy.
Support groups help you realize
that you are not alone in struggling
with an issue or loss. If you have
successfully coped with a challenge
in your life, support groups provide
you with an opportunity to share
your story with others so that they
might learn from you.
There are several support groups
that meet in Century Village. These
include: Alzheimer’s Support Group,
meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday
of the month at 1PM. The Faulk Center for Counseling 483-5300 sponsors
Sharing and Caring support group
every Thursday at 2PM in Room E.
We Care (487-2827) sponsors a support groups for persons with visual.
Watch Channel 63 for contact information on other groups.
Several community organizations
offer counseling and sponsor support
groups. These include:
Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services
— 561- 852-3333
Morse Life Neighbors 2 Neighbors
— 561-531-9844
Alzheimer’s Association — 800272-3900
American Parkinson’s Disease Association — 954-786-2305
Arthritis Foundation — 561-8331133
Mental Health Association — 561712-0584.
MS Society for South Florida —
800-344-4867
If you are interested in forming a
support group on an issue of concern
to you, contact Robert Goodman at
We Care 487-2827.
EMERGENCY
POOL PHONES
Anita J. Pearce, Vice-President
Cen-West Management
We have recently installed
red, 911 emergency phones
at each pool, right next to the
black phones. Please note the
following:
Black Phones: Use the
black phone to speak with a
security guard related to a nonemergency situation. Use of this
phone routes your call directly
to a security guard.
Red Phones: Use the
red phone for emergency situations only. Use of this phone
routes your call directly to the
Palm Beach 911 Emergency Call
Center, and connects you with a
911 Operator. There is a large,
red sign over each red phone
which provides the address location of that pool. Please refer to
this sign when asked by the 911
Operator for the address you are
calling from.
All pool phones are checked
by a security officer once a week,
and the entire 911 system is
automatically checked by the
DSL Express Network Operations Center every 60 seconds
to ensure they are operational.
PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO
CHECK THE RED PHONES
YOURSELF since that will
trigger a response from the
closest Palm Beach County 911
emergency team.
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Century Village Boca WiFi System
The WiFi system software is in the
process of being upgraded to provide
a more reliable connection in the
wake of the extreme interference we
are experiencing in the community.
The interference is from many new
WiFi Access Points being turned up
the same channels that are being
used by the WiFi system. The new
software will monitor the channel
and if interference is detected, the
radio will automatically switch to a
clearer channel.
A few notes about the WiFi system; the system currently has just
over 2,000 devices connecting daily
with 25-50 new users per week. The
WiFi system is connected to the Internet via a Fiber-Optic connection
that is far below capacity. The WiFi
system was not designed to replace
Comcast or AT&T for High-Speed
Broadband Service. The system was
designed to provide extremely lowcost low-speed Internet connectivity. The system is not designed for
residents to run their home-based
businesses or for streaming movies.
The system was designed to provide
a maximum of 1.5Mbps of download
speed. This is equivalent to the slowest speed available from AT&T. The
cost for the WiFi service is about 5
cents a day per unit.
The WiFi service is for inside the
Clubhouse and buildings only. We
do not provide WiFi at the pools at
this time. The WiFi system is not
designed for roaming throughout
the community using a smartphone.
The Helpdesk is for WiFi issues
and repeater orders only. They will
not assist users with software or other computer related issues. If you are
on hold for more than 3-minutes, this
indicates the helpdesk technicians
are on the phone with other users.
You will be asked to leave a message.
Please leave your name and number
and your call will be returned as soon
as possible. Please be aware that the
helpdesk is assisting up to 50 new
users per week during this time
of year so please be patient. If you
leave multiple messages, this may be
confusing to the technicians and you
may not get a return call at all. The
Helpdesk is available Monday-Friday
8 AM to 10 PM excluding holidays.
We are at the Clubhouse every 2nd
Monday of the month from 10 AM
to noon. We can answer questions,
take Repeater orders and configure
devices to work on the WiFi system.
We can not troubleshoot WiFi issues
at the meetings.
In many units, the location of
the Repeater will greatly affect the
quality of your service. Please do not
give your username or repeater to
other people as it is assigned to you.
Contact the Helpdesk if you want
to transfer the Repeater to another
person.
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Reflections
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By Rabbi Benjamin S. Yasgur
Congregation Torah Ohr
Last month, I referenced an occurrence in which my oldest child,
when she was five years old, questioned why I bid “Good Morning” to
a stranger. While she would not have
remembered an earlier episode, it
was the same child who almost isolated my wife and me from our plane
neighbor. My daughter was one year
old when my wife and I made our
first trip as a family to Israel. The
takeoff and early stages of the flight
were difficult for our daughter; she
cried for a while. The woman sitting
immediately to our right was not
pleased. My wife and I did as much
as we could to calm our daughter.
We were not, however, as successful
as we wanted to be. Much to our relief, our daughter quieted down and
adjusted to her new surroundings.
About an hour later, unsolicited,
our daughter (remember, she was
only one year old), turned to our
in-flight neighbor, looked her in
the eye and said, “Hi!” That little
word opened a new world. During
the flight, my wife and I shared
several pleasant conversations with
the woman. She was a government
worker in Israel; her husband a
university professor. The couple
lived in Jerusalem, not far from the
apartment we would be renting for a
month. She invited us to visit on the
Shabbat afternoon of our choice. We
did. How pleasant it was.
A relationship which started on a
tense note was quickly reversed by
one small word. That one word broke
the ice. Other small words can also
break relationships. The words we
speak may very accurately reflect
how we feel. They may reflect how we
think. But, do we need to say them
at all? If we answer “yes,” we should
then ask ourselves: do we need to say
them at that moment? The Sages of
How A Colonoscopy Can Bring You New Friends
By Arlene Coleman
Sometimes I see things and have
a different way of processing my
feelings. A long time ago, one of my
friends from P.S. du Pont High School
in Wilmington, Delaware said, “Arlene, you just see things differently”. When he said that I finally realized
“ok” not everyone sees it the way I
see it - but that’s “ okay – just different results.
This latest revelation was something that happened last year when
I decided to learn canasta. I figured
“why not”? So, I like other who
joined the class was sitting at a table
of four when I looked around at the
group (which consisted of eight) and
“thru my eyes” saw an opportunity. I had been procrastinating with the
colonoscopy procedure and knew it
was time to bite the bullet and do it. I
looked around and said to myself, “if
anyone knows of a good gastro doctor
it’s got to be this group”. So while
the teacher was away from the class
for a short time, I hollered out “does
anyone know of a good gastro doctor?” I am not lying when I tell you
that within 15 seconds, names came
flying from all directions. One of the
people who offered her information
was a neighbor of mine and within
minutes she was kind enough also to
coordinate the visit to the doctor for
the procedure and back for me the
same day as hers. Her husband was
also very kind and was the driver to
this event. I see them occasionally
and always think to myself how even
a colonoscopy can help you make new
friends. Who would have thunk it?
the Talmud, in Ethics of the Fathers,
caution us not to even attempt to placate someone in the heat of his anger.
How much more so could we hear the
Sages warning us not to exacerbate
a difficult situation by being critical
of another while he is upset?
For anyone who regrets a wedge
which separates one from those
whom we love or from those whose
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friendship we desire, it may be helpful to reflect on the advice given by
the thirteenth century Jewish scholar, Nachmanides: “Think about your
words before you let them leave your
mouth”. Small words can, at times,
get us into big trouble. Sometimes,
though, small words may enable us
to begin a fresh and welcomed new
start.
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steadily worse and the so-called
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situation worse by inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to address the U.S.
Congress, putting Israel between
them and President Obama. No
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Vladimir Putin of Russia and the
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when the Soviet Union fell apart.
There is the inaction as Iran
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nuclear bomb. Surging in Nigeria
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helpless men, women and children
in villages, slaughtering them like
innocent sheep.
The worst of all are the radical
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savages butchering their innocent
captives, burning and beheading
them. While all this is going on, the
civilized world stands by and doing
almost nothing to help.
It is time for the great powers to
declare war on the predatory animals and destroy them no matter
what it takes. The great powers
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Clubhouse Entertainment
Century Village 2014-2015 Season
Coming Soon...
At Your Request - Stayin’ Alive
A Tribute To The Bee Gees
Tuesday, March 3
You demanded and we listened—the world’s number one tribute to the
Bee Gees returns! This amazing Canadian band is also a favorite at Disney
World returning to multiple engagements year after year in Epcot.
The New York Times describes the trio as “amazing” while the
Chicago Tribune calls them “fantastic”—our crowds just cry
“bring ’em back!”
Larry Marshak’s Tribute To The Platters
Thursday, March 5
To truly appreciate the success of this incredible group, take a
look at just some of their hit songs—Only You, My Prayer,
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, One In A Million, It’s Magic, The Great
Pretender, Enchanted—the list is seemingly endless. This
performance presents the best of the best… by the best.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday, March 7
Presented by Dance Alive National Ballet, this bright and beautiful ballet
performed in the classical style shows how true love never runs smoothly.
On a dreamy midsummer night’s eve, the worlds of fairies, humans, dukes
and donkeys all collide under the magic spell of Cupid’s arrow. As the
mischievous Puck proclaims, “Lord what fools these mortals be!”
The McCartney Years
Thursday, March 12
This show celebrates the genius of Paul McCartney at the height of
his career. Praised by original Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein as “the
best on the scene today,” The McCartney Years is a
note-for-note faithful recreation of a mid-1970s McCartney concert.
With a full band led by perfectionist Yuri Pool as Sir Paul, the show is
period-true, technically stunning and a blast to watch and listen to.
Just close your eyes, you’ll think you’re listening to McCartney
himself!
Michael Bublé Tribute
Saturday, March 14
With backing by the outstanding Paul Vesco Orchestra, acclaimed performer
and entertainer Clark Barrios pays tribute to the Canadian sensation, Michael
Bublé. Just some of the hit songs to be heard are Haven’t Met You Yet,
Everything, Feeling Good, Home, Save The Last Dance For Me, Lost and much
more.
March 2015
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Clubhouse Entertainment
Century Village 2014-2015 Season
Coming Soon...
The Duprees
Tuesday, March 17
“See the pyramids along the Nile…” as you take in the beautiful sounds of
this legendary foursome returning to Century Village for the first time in
years. You Belong To Me is just one of scores of hits for The Duprees.
My Own True Love, Take Me As I Am, Have You Heard, It’s No Sin,
Why Don’t You Believe Me and It Isn’t Fair are just some of the gems to be
treasured from this group. Along with their unique sound and outstanding
vocal harmonies, The Duprees perform with a showmanship that is second to
none.
Laugh Out Loud
Starring Sarge
Saturday, March 21
Sarge is a one-of-a-kind comedian and musical savant. He delivers one
of the most entertaining and hilarious performances ever to hit the
stage. His rapid-fire, off-the-cuff style of observational comedy takes
aim at anyone and everyone! Sarge also does spot-on singing
impressions of well-known performers such as Stevie Wonder,
Lionel Richie and Harry Connick, Jr. and his skills at the piano are
equally prodigious. Needless to say, no two of his shows are ever alike.
Cirquesco
Sunday, March 22
Combining the magical artistry of a European circus with the
flirtatious camp of burlesque, Cirquesco is an intimate and
tasteful evening of song, dance, humor and mind-blowing
acrobatics. Featuring gorgeous costuming, an electrifying score
and sizzling choreography, Cirquesco is a treat for all of the
senses.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Thursday, March 26
Going courtin’ has never been so much fun! This
rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie tells the
story of a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon
wilderness and her plan to marry off her six rowdy
brothers-in-law. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the
original film, this theatrical production contains all the
boisterous fun and romance that brings back memories of the
glory days of the movie musical.
At Your Request
Earl Turner’s Box Of 45s
Saturday, March 28
Never let it be said that Century Village audiences don’t have great taste! This
man is a CV favorite and he’s also a favorite in prestigious venues throughout the
world. The Las Vegas Review Journal named Earl Turner “Male Vocalist of the
Year.” Turner returns in a new show featuring some of the best pop, standards
and R&B classics ever sung.
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Clubhouse Entertainment
Century Village 2014-2015 Season
Coming Soon
Meritt & Moreau
Saturday, April 4
From Broadway to nightclubs to television, Don Meritt and Annette Moreau weave a spell of warmth and
excitement that captivates every audience. They combine good looks, comedy and sensational singing in an act
that’s bursting with energy, enthusiasm, and an obvious love of music.
They offer their audience some of the greatest music ever written. The finest Broadway show tunes, the best
in popular music past and present, and even opera! These two versatile performers can sing it all without
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You’re just going to fall in love with Don Meritt and Annette Moreau.
Meet The Rhythm Chicks
Saturday, April 11
Donna Shelley
Donna Shelley, born in Brooklyn, NY began her career in Murray the K’s comeback revue in New York City at
barely 18yrs old. Choreographed by Henry Le Tang, Donna & her partner Jeff went on to perform a successful
club act that led to 2 yrs on the syndicated TV show “Soap Factory”. They were a featured act on many of
the top cruise lines and in commercials & several films including “Let It Be Me”. They joined the American
Ballroom Theatre for 6 yrs where they performed in major theatres around the world including Kennedy Center,
the Jackie Gleason Theatre, the Joyce Theatre and Kravis Center. Donna has also been featured in films &
television commercials & recently moved to Florida where she choreographs & performs in her own shows.
Yvette Carol
Yvette Carol, the youngest of 15 children was born in Jacksonville, FL. At a young age she embarked on
a singing career that took her to places like NYC, the Hamptons,Las Vegas, Japan & South America. She
performed in Ceasars Palace, The Rainbow Room, The Latin Quarter, Eden Rock & Regine’s at the Grand Bay
hotel just to name a few.Yvette has performed with Ann-Margaret, Tom Jones & Pat Boone. This beautiful &
talented lady has both written & recorded her own music & has been performing with The Rhythm Chicks for
the last 2 yrs.
Erica Rubio
Erica Rubio hails from Tampa, FL and began singing & dancing at the age of 5 She was a student of Rene
Godin & performed with Scott Evans productions and the Forida Allstate Choir. Erica was also honored to sing
at Carnegie Hall in a tribute performance for 9/11. Her theatre credits include “Mary” in Give My Regards To
Broadway and “Miss Adelaide” in Guys & Dolls. She is happy & proud to be part of a fun “Girl Power” show
like the Rhythm Chicks. She is also an accomplished ballroom dancer & won many competitions
David Orson
Saturday, April 18
At a time when performers are labeled “artists: simply because they seek to exercise their eccentricity, it’s
refreshing to encounter a talented individual who is both a superb showman and an accomplished performer.
That description could easily apply to David Orson, a South Florida singing sensation whose soaring baritone
and riveting stage presence have moved audiences from cheers to tears and caused critics to echo their
approval.
The Motowners
Saturday, April 25
This up-beat show of 5 singers will perform a song and dance tribute to the legends of Motown
& The Big Band Era. The group will take you back in time of the glorious days of Duke Ellington,
Cab Calloway, and Etta James. From that time line the group moves on to the the doo-wop era of the
Platter. The second half of the show is a tribute to Motown. Performing classics by The Temptations,
The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, and The Supremes. The group closes out the show with classics
from the disco era.
In January 2010; Derrick & The Motowners enjoyed a 4 city tour in Spain. This included
Barcelona, Bilbao, Zaragoza, and San Sebastian. In March of 2011, opened for the legendary
Spinners at the city of West Palm Beach’s one hire anniversary of Centennial Square. In October of
2012, the group was asked to perform for first lady Michele Obama.
Born in Manhattan; Derrick Hadley, the producer of the group spent his earlier years being
cultivated by his family of generational musicians. His grandmother attended New England
conservatory during the roaring 20’s and his mother; an accomplished choral music and piano
teacher: played a major role in his early artistic development. Also, singing in the A.M.E Church
gospel choir; helped to broaden and give him the overall power in his voice.
Derrick Hadley performs as a soloist and with his Motown group at Festivals, corporate events,
and on Florida’s country club circuit.
Let’s us enjoy the 50’s and 60’s as the Motowners take you on a walk downtown with the sounds
of Motown.
March 2015
The Savvy Senior
By Robert Goodman, MSW
Retirement is a major life changing
event. One has to plan for retirement.
More and more “younger” people are
retiring to South Florida (and Century
Village). Many decisions have to be
made about how to spend your retirement.
Do you have a plan? What will you do
after you retire? Will you move to South
Florida as a snowbird, snowflake, or
snowdrop or full time? What activities
are you going to participate in? Will you
continue to work?
Hopefully you have put away money
for your retirement and can now live
comfortably in this stage of your life.
There is a lot to learn about being
retired. You have financial, health and
use of leisure time concerns. I always
say you have to be healthy, wealthy,
and wise to retire to Florida. You need
your health to enjoy retirement, money
to spend, and wise enough to make the
right choices on how to utilize your
time.
There are many activities to choose
from in Century Village and in the local area. There are all kinds of classes,
clubs, a full service gym and first rate
entertainment right here in Century
Village. There are theaters, educational
opportunities, and other kinds of activities in the Boca area. You can’t get
bored around here!
Another way to spend your time and
give back to the community is by volunteering. There are many volunteer
opportunities available.
You can start by volunteering in
your own community, here in Century
Village. Your Association or building
may need a Director or President. Get
involved with COBRUA. The library in
the clubhouse is staffed by volunteers.
Join the COP program and help patrol
our Village roads.
We Care needs volunteers to work
in the office and to drive residents to
doctor’s appointments. If you are interested in volunteering call 487-2827.
I have recently been involved with
SCORE, the Service Corp of Retired
Executives. They are a wonderful organization with dedicated volunteers
who make themselves available to help
up and coming entrepreneurs. SCORE
offers information and assistance for a
business or business idea. Every month
SCORE provides FREE counseling to
hundreds of budding entrepreneurs in
the South Florida area. They also offer
a variety of workshops. If you have at
least 10 years of business experience as
an owner, officer of your own business,
or served at mid-level management
or higher in the corporate world, and
would enjoy helping men and women
seeking to start or grow their own businesses, call SCORE at 561-981-5180.
The local hospitals, Boca Raton Regional and West Boca Medical Center
use volunteers for a variety of patient
related duties, like answering phones,
transporting patients, and delivering
flowers. Contact West Boca Medical
Center at 561-488-8178. The number to
volunteer at Boca Raton Regional Hospital
is 561-955-4098.
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Other volunteer opportunities:
American Red Cross
561-833-7711
Area Agency on Aging SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
561-746-7111
Boca Helping Hands
561-417-0913, ext. 206
Brandeis Used Book Store
561-852-2650
Jewish Family Services
561-852-3333
Jewish Federation
561-558-2191
Literacy Coalition of PBC
561-279-9103
Morse Life
561-687-5749
Seniors Versus Crime
561-865-1571
Trustbridge Health
561-227-5138
Vitas Health
561-683-5012
Volen Center
561-395-8920, ext 272
For more information on volunteer
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volunteer-opportunities/
Functions Of Various Entities Of
Century Village West
By Stanley Siegel
Cobrua, which is our Umbrella
Association, works on behalf of the
sixteen autonomous Associations
that are represented in Century
Village West (CVW). Cobrua committees put together proposals for
the Associations, who in turn either
approve or reject what is presented.
Some examples are Comcast Cable
and the AMR contract.
The purpose is clear. Rather than
sixteen Associations attempting to
get proposals, the Cobrua Committee
working in conjunction with the Associations, puts it together for them.
When there is more than one vendor
available, we get proposals. Since
Associations are required to get
competitive bids whenever possible,
Cobrua performs this function. Also,
the lowest bid does not always have
to be accepted, but in the majority of
situations, that is the one accepted.
Cobrua is required to publish a
newspaper, which we do, for ten
months during the calendar year,
and it is financially successful. Our
publication keeps residents informed
as to what is occurring in the village,
plus it features many diversified articles submitted by residents as well
as our government representatives.
Cobrua’s Community Affairs
Committee is the liaison to the West
Boca Community Council (we have a
seat on the Executive Board). A dialogue is constantly maintained with
local, state and federal representatives on behalf of issues affecting the
residents of our village.
If a question or situation occurs
with any billing or transport issues
with AMR (American Medical Response), we will intercede on behalf
of our residents.
Cobrua conducts nine monthly
meetings with its Executive Board
(sixteen Association presidents and
past Cobrua presidents) as well as
nine delegate meetings in the Party
Room of the Clubhouse. All residents
are invited to attend the delegates
meeting.
Management and Operations
Committee (M&O)
This Committee came into existence in 1994. CVW became an
active and functioning community
commencing in 1979. An Agreement
(1994) was hammered out between
the H. Irwin Levy Group, owners of
Century Village, and Cobrua, representing the sixteen Associations’
residents. As a result of a lawsuit,
the court instructed both Parties to
come up with a workable Agreement,
which they did. The Agreement stipulated that the Committee consist
of no more than seven (7) members.
M&O was to act on behalf of the
5,712 unit owners in seeing that the
living conditions remained at a high
level. M&O was mandated to review
and approve the annual budget for
Borec, Inc. and CenWest Communities, Inc. Borec, Inc. is responsible
for recreation activities (clubhouse,
swimming pools) and CenWest the
common elements and services
needed to run a village of our size.
The M&O Committee approves what
is being done in CVW on behalf of
the residents. The Committee is
comprised of former corporate executives in both financial and human
resources, an attorney and business
experienced individuals. We proudly
can claim that this group is dedicated to see that the standard of living
in CVW remains at the highest-level
at the most reasonable cost. The nicest part is that this Committee has
no personal agenda other than CVW.
M&O works closely with our
entertainment director who has
provided us with quality entertainment during the season as well as
off-season. We have maintained a
reasonable ticket price level, particularly when you see the cost of
the tickets on the outside for some
of the same shows we have.
Borec, Inc. and CenWest Communities, Inc. are private corporations
and our Committee does everything
in its power to protect the interest of
all unit owners. M&O reports to the
Executive Board and the delegates
monthly about our meetings with
Management (in accordance with the
mandate given the Committee and
the bylaws of Cobrua). This is the
Committee’s only responsibility to
Cobrua. Nowhere is the Committee
responsible or required to be linked
to the officers of Cobrua. The functions and responsibilities of Cobrua
and M&O are completely opposite
and not overlapping in any way,
shape or manner.
The Association
Each one is a separate corporation
under Chapter 718 Fl. Statute, the
Condominium Act. As a corporation,
it is run by a board of directors who
select the officers. Everything within
the boundaries of the Association,
with the exclusion of the satellite
pool, is the Board’s responsibility
(maintenance, finances, insurance,
general upkeep such as irrigation,
landscaping, etc.) If there is a problem in the Association a unit owner
must approach the Board’s directors
to remedy the problem. Each Association has contracted with First
Service Residential to provide the
services needed to undertake the
running and upkeep of the Association. Boards are required to meet
at least twice a year (budget meeting and annual meeting). It is the
Board’s sole responsibility to run
the business of the corporation on
behalf of its unit owners.
First Service
Residential
The Management Company that
each Association has contracted
with to provide the necessary services for the Association to function.
Examples are janitorial, bookkeeping and accounting, landscaping,
irrigation, maintenance, etc. First
Service Residential will work with
the Association to get competitive
bids when required, offer guidance
at Board meetings and handle the
sale and rental agreements on behalf
of the Association.
First Service Residential works
closely with Cobrua, Associations
and the county in preparing for
hurricanes.
After hurricane Wilma, Cobrua
and CVW, in conjunction with Palm
Beach County’s various emergency
hurricane units, became an active
participant. Internally, we established
a hurricane committee with First
Service Residential and CenWest.
We were designated by the county
as a community distribution site for
CVW. Fortunately Mother Nature
did not test us for two years, but we
were ready. Even as we get ready to
organize this year, we will not be disappointed if not tested again!
Borec/Cen West
Borec, Inc. administers the clubhouse as well as the various recreational facilities in CVW. They
offer classes to residents, a library,
meeting rooms, a party room for
functions our clubs and Associations
may want to hold, a fitness center,
billiard room and provides entertainment throughout the years whether
it be live shows or movies.
CenWest Communities, Inc. is
responsible for the common element
areas outside the domain of the Associations. This includes roadways,
lighting, security, bus service (both
internal and external), landscaping
of the premises, offices that take
care of the administrative functions,
resident ID’s, auto decals, in-house
TV channel and all other functions.
As we stated at the outset of this
article, this is meant to give everyone
an idea of what the functions of each
CVW element is responsible for.
I believe the items outlined in this
article will give everyone an idea of
the responsibilities of each group.
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Bus Schedule Suggestions
By Karen Greene
All Century Village residents
value the ability to maintain
an independent lifestyle for as
many years as possible. The
convenience of our facilities
and our transportation system
helps to facilitate that goal for
many. M&O wants to cut the
bus schedule on the off-season
to save on fuel. No one with
whom I have spoken has a problem with cutting the number of
buses and extending the routes,
but running the buses only once
an hour would have a radical impact on life in the Village. The
independent lifestyle of which I
spoke relies on a reasonable bus
schedule. When the snowbirds
leave, the humidity spikes and
the rains come, the buses become
even more of a necessity -- for the
elderly, the disabled, for couples
with one vehicle pursuing separate activities, and for those who
find walking very difficult in
stifling summer heat. The idea
of having to manage with buses
that run only hourly during the
off-season, makes CV a less attractive place to live for those
who want or need alternative
transportation. As many of us are
aware, life in CV does not stop
when the snowbirds fly north.
What does an hourly schedule
mean? If you take a class that
begins at 9:20 am, you can just
about make the class if you take
the 9:00 bus now, but once the
route is longer, you will be missing the first part of the class.
If you want to be there for a
10:10 class, you would have to
leave your apartment at 8:50 to
make sure you catch the 9:00
bus. Likewise, making an 8pm
movie or show would require
leaving one’s apartment around
6:50. Really? Should one need
an hour and ten minutes to get
somewhere that’s only five or
ten minutes away? And on the
flip side, if you miss the bus to
bring you home, you would have
to wait another hour. What kind
of quality of life is this? Not the
one I expected when I bought my
apartment seven years ago, and
not the one my neighbors and I
have enjoyed until now. Do we
want CV to become a place with
a reputation for being unfriendly
to those who do not drive? Do
we want to watch our neighbors
trying to cope with this change in
lifestyle, or will those with cars
be chauffeuring them around.
I would suggest that (a) M&O
should do a study of when the
buses are most needed rather
than simply cutting down to once
an hour, (b) We should be thinking of creative alternatives, and
(c) if more of us take the bus, this
would also cut down on fuel and
personal expenses and it would
show support for our friends and
neighbors who need the service.
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Harriet and Jay Wickner - Fanshaw Association
By Arlene Coleman
In my past life raising my children
in Livingston, NJ there were always
people who made an impression on
me and my children. Two of those
people are Harriet and Jay Wickner. Harriet and Jay moved to Century
Village twenty years ago and, of
course, live a totally
different life in retirement. You can see
Harriet and Jay busy
with exercise classes
and Jay enjoying riding his bike.
Why I chose to write
a short article on them
is simple. When I
bump into them occasionally here, I immediately go back to
a past time in my life
which was one of the
happiest, and they are
part of that experience. Jay owned Jay’s
Shoe Box on South
Livingston Avenue in
Livingston, NJ. This is one of the
town’s landmarks and was one of the
Mom and Pop shops at that time. Going to Jay’s for your children’s shoes
(whether it was for school, camp or
a special occasion) was always regarded as a very pleasant experience. The reason was because of Harriet
and Jay who worked side-by-side,
always with a smile and never losing
their temper. I can vouch for many
times when I was in the store and
there were customers who I would
have put in their place for such poor
behavior. But that was never the
demeanor of Harriet or Jay – always
smiling with their customers while
the kindest interaction took place
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Through their sensitivity they created a memory of an experience that
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with sensitivity and respect. That’s
why my memory is always “Jay and
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March 2015
Tennis Times
By Bob and Judy Cantor
The passing of George Spitz, one of
the most liked longtime BCTC members, gives us pause to think once
again of the human condition and
to realize that precious time should
not be spent dealing with petty arguments and grievances such as the
unnecessary disputes that sometimes
affect tennis activities here at CVW.
So, let’s get serious for a few moments
and consider Tennis Life and Tennis
Strife in our Village.
What causes such strife? First,
there are the minor irritations of
people opening the doors to the
courts and walking through when
others are playing, thereby interrupting the game. Or people, who while
sitting or standing on the sidelines,
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thoughtlessly make a good deal of
noise or smoke or otherwise distract
players and cause them to lose their
concentration on the game…or people
who, under the guise of giving an
unauthorized tennis lesson, use a
basket full of balls which scatter
all over the courts interfering with
regular players. All these relatively
minor irritations which at times lead
to harsh words and ill feelings could
be avoided by following the rules of
simple tennis etiquette.
There is another category however, that is more insidious and less
capable of simple solutions. That is
the problem known as Looking For A
Game. It is the situation we all know
about. Typically it involves a single
player standing by and looking on as
others are playing and obviously the
standbty person wants to join in the
game. He or she may have a hang dog
imploring facial expression or sometimes may vituperatively demand the
right to join in the play. What do you
“All Calls Answered Live”
ing at 8:40am saying, “we shouldn’t
have to get off the court because we’ve
only been playing for 20 minutes.”
Once again a situation arises where
disagreements can cause animosity
between otherwise pacific people .
What is the solution to all of these
dilemmas.? Your authors have no
Solomon-like wisdom to impart. However as to the Looking For A Game
problem we do have the example of
our northern residence where each
day a period is set aside for a so-called
open game where anyone who shows
up, whether alone or not, will get to
play even if they have to wait 10-15
minutes. It would be nice if such a
program (which works without supervision) could be had at CVW.
An even more fitting solution to
these problems (again brought to
memory by the passing of George
Spitz) is that of human empathy
and the remembrance of the golden
rule --Do unto others as you would
have them do unto you. Bear in mind
that good humor and camaraderie
trumps good play! After all, it is just
a game. And remember it is a game
that in the English speaking world is
saturated by a particular word which,
as far as we know, is not used in any
other sport and that word is LOVE .
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tell such a person ? Do you say “this
is a private game and we do not want
you to join in” ? Or do you say “we
don’t want to play with you because
you are too weak a player” or “you’re
a snowbird and our game is for fulltime residents only.”?
The way these touchy situations
are handled can lead to long-lasting
animosity between people who were
previously either friends or at least
good neighbors. Relatedly, there is
the problem of failing to follow the
official rules for access to the courts.
Here it involves not a single lone supplicant seeking a game but rather a
foursome that shows up and wishes to
obtain a court to start their game. The
problem though, is that the courts
are full up! What should happen?
The rules, which were promulgated
in 2007 and approved by CVW Management as applying to all residents,
state that there should be a lottery
held fifteen minutes before the hour
and that players who have already
been playing on the courts must get
off and are not entitled to participate
in the lottery. Please review the
rules which are posted at each
location.
How many times have we had the
situation of a group which starts play-
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Jurors provide crucial public service in
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A juror has the power to transform a
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most important responsibilities that any
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the justice system and their country. Jury
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The importance of jury duty has come
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and throughout Florida. Those cases get
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The Clerk & Comptroller’s office manages Palm Beach County’s jury system,
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Understanding that jury duty may
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Rescheduling jury duty is simple if
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Serving on a jury, you quickly realize the
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their part to protect a fundamental right
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intended and operated for occupancy
by persons 55 years of age or older.
As such, if a community meets specific requirements, as mandated under
federal and state laws, it may restrict
occupancy based upon age. Typically, the right to restrict occupancy
based upon age is based upon precise
wording contained within a commu-
nity’s governing documents. It may
have been originally drafted by the
developer, or may have been added
pursuant to an amendment voted in
by the owners.
Despite the fact that a community
may have the proper wording in its
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It is important to point out that the
Federal and State laws only provide a
minimum threshhold for the number
of units that must be occupied by at
least one person 55 years of age or
older. In other words, by virtue of the
fact that the statute requires “at least”
80% of the homes/units to be occupied
by at least one person 55 years of age
or older, this leaves open the door to
the possibility that an association can
amend its documents to require 90%
or 100% occupancy by at least one person 55 years of age or older. Further, it
is important to point out that, where
a community is properly registered
and meets all other requirements of a
“55 and over community,” such community may prohibit children under
the age of 18 years from residing in
the community. Of course, many associations do provide some allowances
for temporary visitation for up to 30
or 60 days in any given calendar year,
which would be allowable under both
the Federal and Florida statutes.
It is additionally important to point
out that, although the Federal and
State statutes allow up to 20% of the
units to be occupied by persons under
the age of 55 years, the association
should not simply just allow any person under the age of 55 to reside in
a unit simply because space is available for such occupancy. We would
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would be contradictory to the law’s
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Therefore, we recommend that the
20% of the units allowed to be occupied
by persons under the age of 55 years
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such as where a residing spouse who
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from his or her deceased spouse, or
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Failure to adhere to the above
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times a community association incorrectly assumes that its designation
alone, without anything further, will
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For those communities which are
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Musical Notes
By Max Deutsch
Question Songs:
Ever notice that the question
songs never have answers? Is $50 the
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the window? Could Las Vegas be the
answer to Where Did Our Love Go?
I guess the word Yes would be the
answers to Do You Love Me?, Does
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on the Bedpost Over Night? and Are
You Lonesome Tonight? By the way,
‘Does Spearmint Lose its Flavor had
to be changed to Chewing Gum in
Great Britain because the English laws
prevent songs from having corporate
names. Today with GPS and MapQuest, no one would ask Do You Know
the Way to San Jose? Shopping, paying
bills, eating, and doctor appointments
were the answers I got from several of
my friends living in Century Village
when I asked What Are You Doing for
the Rest of Your Life? How Much Do
I love You? answers questions with
questions such as How deep is the
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Do I Worry?, sung by the Ink Spots, is
about a man who worries about a girl
who has strayed from him. The last
words in the song are “You bet your
life I do.” There are three questions
in the song title Was I Drunk? Was He
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Hell? They deal with a 16 year old going
out on her first date. It was first sung in
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Do You Wanna Dance?” one of a few
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By the way I wonder who wrote the
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By Scott Cunningham
To work with the body, rather
than against the body the spark of
the Creator within each thing is one
with the essence of spirituality this
oneness the oneness is the Creator.
---Ba’al Shem Tov.
Is Rabbi Yisroel ben Eliezer
the founder of Hasidic Judaism?
A miracle worker and healer said
to be a Ba’al Shem Tov ‘Master of
the Good Name’ and now known as
the Ba’al Shem Tov. The mysteries
of his birth, of when and where
are still basically unknown even
though some publications put him
coming into this world as an Elul
(Virgo), 25 August 1698 in the “holy
community of Okup” a mysterious
corner of the earth in a tiny village
in Poldolia, Ukraine. There is no
known record of this location of
the mysterious “holy community
of Okup” and whether the Besht
was really born there or if he just
spent time there as an adolescent
or a child. We do not know a thing
about his parents and teachers or
his mentors. Everything about his
life is shrouded in secrecy. If this
is the Ba’al Shem Tov that is the
founder of a movement based on
teachings that were satiated by
the Kabbalah’s “wells of wisdom?”
Then Reb Yisroel would be the
Holy Sage who taught his disciples
what has become known as “Torat
Habesht”.‫ ‏‬These are said to be
the Besht’s teachings even though
no records have ever been found
of these teachings, “as though a
trusted hand sought to cover up
his tracks,” noted writer Eliezer
Steinman.
Florida Drivers
By Marilyn Kaufman
Why don’t drivers signal in Florida? Why do I feel so unique and
alone here when I signal constantly,
even within the confines of CV? Is
it because cars are so loaded with
technology and data streaming at
drivers that they feel signaling is now
redundant? Is it that cars are so big
they feel their intent is clear without
signaling? Is it that the conversation inside or on the phone is more
important and there is no free hand?
Please signal your intent to turn
a corner or change lanes well in advance. It truly is in your own best
interests to let other drivers know
what you are doing so they can avoid
having to brake suddenly or, worse,
hit you.
I beg anyone reading this who
fails to signal regularly to reconsider. Please use your signals all
the time and often, and even when
there is no other traffic. It becomes
second nature and part of ‘muscle
memory’ and will make all of us safer,
including you.
And then there is the 98% of the
Florida population that obviously
has a death wish, carefully holding
their children›s hands while stepping
off the curb without even a sideways
glance to check for oncoming traffic. Despite the law siding with pedestrians, I cannot really be the only
one who believes both drivers and
pedestrians have a responsibility to
respect each other.
It was only when Rabbi Eliezer
began with his mystical and public
actions, in the middle of the 1730s,
did he slowly begin to reveal himself
as the inspiring figure we envision
him as today. He became known
as a Ba’al Shem Tov as a reaction
against overly legalistic Judaism.
He met Kabbalists and people like
himself with unparalleled devotion
to prayer; students, admirers and
opponents; women and common
people; Jews and gentiles. He was
truly a man of the Kabbalah. This
Ba’al Shem Tov had the unique
ability to understand the depths of
the Torah and by sharing this understanding with all other peoples
of his time; he knew how to explain
the Kabbalistic tools to reveal Torah in its simplicity. His teachings
were of a street level Kabbalah, the
simplest of perception for a better
understanding of the Torah’s penetrating wisdom.
The approach of the Chassidim
themselves towards this legend is
an unusual mixture of suspicion on
one hand, and ingenuous, almost
naive belief on the other. With so
little information to make my own
judgment call as to Rabbi Yisroel
ben Eliezer being the Ba’al Shem
Tov of Hasidic Judaism, I have to
say yes this is he. It’s a galvanizing feeling I receive that pulsates
through me when I meditate upon
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his soul that brings me to this conclusion. Just feelings to go on as
the historical information is only
at best a modicum.
Kabbalah says that the souls of
these Holy Sages have an intelligent energy of their own that can
be obtained by those who mediate
on them by asking for assistance
from this energy.
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club two or three times and fire away.
It’s important to repeat this routine on
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ready every time you address the ball.
The Pitch Shot: If executed properly
it will definitely lead to lower scores.
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swing you make, even more so in pitching because the swing is short. In other
words, a player with a poor set-up is
almost always a poor pitch shot person.
The set up keys that I feel works best
are as follows. First, tilt your body forward from the hips so your hands hang
directly below your shoulders; next, set
your stance parallel to the target line
with your weight set equally between
your feet and flex your knees slightly
playing the ball forward. The Swing:
good contact and distance control are
the major objectives in pitching. Swing
the club back with the hands and arms.
This move will pull the shoulders into
action. Extend the club straight back
along the target line until your hands
reach chest high. Now, the first move on
the down swing is a simple falling of the
arms back to the ball. Make sure your
back stays turned as your arms drop.
This assures the club head will swing
down from the inside. Keep your right
or left heel planted on the ground. This
keeps your hip from turning out too
soon and will maintain space for your
arms to drop to the inside. Important
- through impact, hold the club open.
Finally, control your swing speed by
making your follow-through the same
length as your backswing, about chest
high. The result will be a high, soft
landing shot.
Putting: Putting accounts for about
40% of your score, so doesn’t it make
sense to find out as much as you can
about reading greens? I think it does,
so let me tell you several ways to read
a green. This should help you to greatly
improve your putting. The amount a
putt breaks is determined by the slope
of the green and the pace you hit the
ball. Excellent tip: read the green before you reach it. As you walk toward
the green pay attention as to how it
slopes. This will, of course, help you to
understand if you have a left to right or
right to left breaker that is either uphill
or downhill. I recommend that you look
at the putt from behind, from below
and from above the hole to determine
the break point, and then concentrate
on the speed you need to hit the putt.
If you consistently struggle with short
putts of six feet or less, try the following:
get in your normal address position,
line up the putt, now look at the hole,
continue to look at the hole and putt.
Yes, you read it right, continue to look
at the hole while you putt. This simple
step keeps you from moving your head
as you strike the ball. It sure has helped
me and I’m sure it will help you.
You are now on your way to lower
scores, lots more fun on the course, and
bragging rights in the bar while having
a cold one.
In closing I thought you would enjoy
this story. I was having lunch with my
friend Nick, and I said to him, “here’s
a tip that will take 8 strokes off your
game”, he said, excitedly, “Tell me
how.” I said “skip one of the par 3’s.”
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Thorner’s Corner
By Paul Thorner
Luck Had Nothing To Do With It
Jack was sitting on his patio looking out on the lake. It was
a sunny day and he was watching
a family of ducks glide smoothly
across the water. It was one of his
daily activities. He was a simple
man, lived a simple life, with one
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elbows were on the arm rests. His
head bothered him a bit. A few
times when he moved his shoulders, a slight pain brought him
back to last week. He remembered
the crash, but there was something
he didn’t remember that bothered
him.
Someone had touched his shoulder. He had opened his eyes. Everything was white. A hospital?
“You’ll be okay,” he heard a voice
say. He turned to his left and saw
a doctor standing there. “It was a
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Bridge In Our Century
By Stan Slater
North (IB)
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D A3
C Q7
West (PH)
East (NH)
S J842
S 97
H Q976
H AK103
D 8654
D K107
C J
C K953
South (SS)
S AK6
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D QJ92
C A108642
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Opening Lead: Heart six
Every now and then a player will
find himself in a high level doubled
contract which is due to fail badly,
perhaps because of a bad trump split.
In most cases, there is no better
contract available. Consider today’s
hand where it’s an altogether different story.
When East opened one club, South
quietly passed. This is usually the
right move when you were about to
open in that suit, one in which you
have length, say a five or six carder.
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of the hand’s weakness.
Now it was North’s turn in
what is referred to as being in the
‘balancing seat’ because a pass allows the declarer to play in one of a
suit. Here, less strength is required
to keep the bidding open. As such,
North chose to make a takeout
double despite the shortage of diamonds. East had a clear pass, and
South with a decent six card club
holding converted the double to a
penalty double by passing.
Now came the key point of the auction. West should redouble which in
this case is an ‘SOS’ redouble asking
partner to bid another suit. East had
a clear runout to one heart. When
South then bid two clubs, which
showed a suit along the lines of the
one he actually held, East-West were
now off the hook and wisely chose
not to compete any further.
West led the heart six, declarer
ruffing East’s king. The trump two
then brought out the jack, queen
and king. South trumped the heart
return and followed up with a diamond to dummy’s ace in order to
lead a trump. East followed low and
South finessed the eight because
West’s play of the jack at trick two
indicated it was a singleton.
South pulled East’s remaining
two trumps and went after spades,
successfully finessing West’s jack on
the third round of the suit based on
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the diamond king and the heart ace.
Declarer made ten tricks in all – two
heart ruffs, three trump tricks, the
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COBRUA REPORTER
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Club Dates
AMERICAN LEGION POST 245
meets 2nd Thursday of month at South
County Regional Park, 7 p.m. Call
Cmdr. Jerry Blumberg, 488-5061, cell
213-2799.
CORNWALL SOCIAL CLUB meets
the 4th Tuesday of each month at
10:00 a.m. in the Party Room. All are
welcome. Call Gladys, 482-3657; Ceil,
477-9820.
AMERICAN RED MOGEN DAVID
FOR ISRAEL meetings are 4th Sunday of the month, Sept.-May, 1:00 p.m.,
Temple Beth Shalom, entertainment
and collation included. For info call
Sylvia, 487-7477 or Gerry, 482-5762.
CVW SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB
meetings are held the 4th Sunday
of each month in the MUSIC room
at 10:00 a.m. New members always
welcome. Call Larry at 487-3874. Club
plays daily from 8:30 to noon.
ART APPRECIATION CLUB meets
1:30 p.m., 2nd & 4th Friday of the
month, MEDIA Room. Significant artists are featured. Free Admission. Call
Elmer, 215-350-0496; Fred, 482-9096;
Sylvia, 479-2503.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER 133 meets 4th
Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at
Boca Community Center, 201 W. Palmetto Pk. Rd.
“B-HYTHES’’ meet the first Sunday
of each month, at 10:00 a.m. pool­side.
BILLIARD CLUB OF CVW meets
2nd Tuesday of each month, 2:30 pm,
Room F. Call Marvin 465-9781, Harold
715-8009, Abie 845-807-6895 for info.
BIOGRAPHY CLUB - Lecture and
discussion on the lives of famous, infamous and little-known people who
had interesting and exciting lives. We
meet at 10:30 a.m. the 2nd and 4th
Wednesday of every month in Room
B, Clubhouse. Free admission. Everyone welcome. Any questions call Paul
Thorner, 482-6784.
BOCA CENTURY ART CLUB meets
every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. in the Art Room at Clubhouse.
Patti, 724-549-3911.
BOCA CENTURY CANCER RESEARCH meets the 3rd Tuesday of
the month in Temple Beth Shalom at
10 a.m. Louise, 483-4612.
BOCA CENTURY TENNIS CLUB
meets the last Friday of every month
at 12:45 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Rm.
A. President: Len Lechtner, 487-0384.
BOOK DISCUS SION GROUP
meets 2nd Tuesday of every month,
1pm, Room G, Clubhouse. For info call
Pat, 400-2162, Carol, 465-5425.
BROOKLYN/CONNECTICUT SOCIAL CLUB & FRIENDS — meets
first Tuesday of month until May, 12:30
p.m., Party Room. Entertainment &
refreshments. New members welcome.
Call Gladys, 487-8979.
BROTHERHOOD-TEMPLE BETH
SHALOM breakfast is held on the last
Sunday of each month in the Temple
auditorium. Dues are $18 per year.
483-5557.
CANADIAN CLUB meets 2nd Tuesday Dec.-Mar. We welcome new members, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Party Room
- refreshments. Call Noreen for info.
482-3233.
CENTURY BOCA FISHING CLUB
meets 1st Tuesday of each month,
10am in Clubhouse Party Room.
Fishing trips, contests, prizes, speakers. Bagels & coffee for members.
Gregory 400-2573.
COMPUTER CLUB meets the 1st
Thursday of the month, 1:30 p.m. in
the Media Room. All skill levels invited. Free! For info call Fred Hadley,
372-1772.
DORSET ASSN. MONTHLY
MEETING – 3rd Friday of the
month, Music Room, 10AM.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB ACBL
sanctioned games held Tues. & Thurs.
6:45 p.m., Room A. Board Mtgs. 1st
Friday each month, 10 a.m. Club meetings, 2nd Saturday of each month, 10
a.m., Party Room.
FRENCH CONVERSATION &
MUSIC CLUB meets 2nd and 4th
Thursday of month, 2:30 p.m., Room
D2 of Clubhouse. Must speak French.
Call Hetty for info., 487-7326.
FRIENDS OF HABILITATION
ENTER meet the 1st Monday of the
month at Utopia Bagels. Call Harriette
487-0617 for info.
GUILDFORD SOCIAL CLUB meets
10:30 a.m., 2nd Wednesday of each
month, October thru April, Party
Room.
HADASSAH CHAPTER meets 3rd
Wednesday of month, 12:00 Noon,
Temple Beth Shalom. Call Pauline
487-1305
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS CLUB
meets 2nd Sunday Oct.-May at 5:30
p.m. in Room A Clubhouse. Stanley,
852-4817.
NA’AMAT USA meets 2nd Thursday
of each month, 1PM, Party Room.. Call
Marlene, (561) 470-2208 or Doris, (561)
961-4912.
NEW CVW GOLF CLUB — meets
4th Monday of each month, 10 a.m.,
Room H, clubhouse. Contact Steve,
487-3004.
NEW FRIENDS OF CVW meets
December thru March. Call for more
information. Harriett, 483-8910;
Claire, 483-3150.
NEW MANSFIELD SOCIAL CLUB
meets 4th Sunday of every month at 11
a.m. in the party room of clubhouse.
Program following meeting. Call Nettie for info. 470-1499.
PHILADELPHIA CLUB — Meets
3rd Sunday of each month at Clubhouse Party Room. Entertainment &
Brunch. Call Jordan 477-7501, 215669-3914.
POETRY CLUB meets 1 st & 3 rd
Monday of each month (except major
holidays) Room H, 2pm. Some of us
write poetry, others just appreciate it.
Sue, 561-886-8258.
REPERTORY THEATRE GROUP
of Century Village West, meets the 2nd
Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in
the Party Room at Clubhouse. Phyllis,
483-3129.
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SISTERHOOD TEMPLE BETH
SHA­­L OM CVBRW - Sisterhood
meeting is on the 4th Monday in
the Temple at 9:30 a.m. Continental
breakfast and entertainment. All are
welcome. Call 477-4955 for more info.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM meets
3rd Sunday of the month, 9:30 a.m. in
the Temple. Continental breakfast &
entertainment. All are welcome. Call
483-5557 for more info.
UFT/RETIRED TEACHERS
CHAPTER - Meets 2nd Tuesday
each month Dec.-April, Temple Anshei
Shalom, Delray Beach.
USA FRIENDS OF BEIT HALO­
CHEM - Call Milton for meeting
information, 487-3947.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
POST #10556 meets 1st Wednesday
of every month, 7 p.m., Veterans Park,
Palmetto Park Rd., between Lyons &
441. Call Cmdr. Jim Foye, 483-3175.
WOLVERTON “C” SOCIAL CLUB
— Meets 2nd Sunday of month, 10
a.m., poolside.
WOODCARVING CLUB meets
weekly. Call for day, times and location. Bernie, 483-0377.
YARMOUTH ASSOCIATION meets
every 4th Wednesday, 10 a.m. at the
Clubhouse.
SCRABBLE CLUB meets every
Friday, 1-4 p.m. Room G. Call Brenda,
705-5592.
YARMOUTH C, meets every 2nd
Sunday, 10:00 a.m., Clubhouse.
SENIOR BOWLERS CLUB meets
each Wednesday, 12-3 p.m. Contact
Stan, 852-6193.
YIDDISH CONVERSATION CLUB
— meets every Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.,
Clubhouse Room H. For info call Morris, 488-9331.
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ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB meetings held Sept.-April 3rd Tuesday from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Clubhouse Party Room. Refreshments will
be served. Nancy, 483-4716.
JEWISH WAR VETERANS, SNY­
DER-TOKSON POST 459 & LADIES AUXILIARY will meet 2nd
Sunday of the month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Veteran’s Park Palmetto Parkway.
Breakfast will be served and there
will be a program. For info about the
Post, please contact Recruiter Ralph
L. Shear, 482-4032.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS LODGE
#206 meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of
each month at 7:30 at Firehouse on
Hagen Ranch Rd., Delray Beach. We
welcome all Pythians as a dual transfer
or reinstated members. Contact Norman 482-4751
LATINOS & FRIENDS meets 3rd
Friday of each month, 6 p.m., Party
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LINCOLN SOCIAL CLUB meets 1st
Sunday of the month in party room.
Call Ruth for info, 488-1588.
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