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Published by Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay, 2017-12-04 13:09:14

Harbor Light December 2017

Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay's newsletter.


We Remember

Harold Schwartz
November 4, 2017

Richard Baum
November 12, 2017

INSIDE THE NORTHWEST GARDEN Within the Starr Memory Care Residence there
are two neighborhoods, each with 15 suites.
On January 10th, 2018, the Ribbon Cutting Both neighborhoods have incorporated many
Ceremony for the Northwest Garden Building exciting technology and design elements to
will take place, officially opening our new, make this space a special haven to each resident,
highly-anticipated Assisted Living and Memory including sensory circles; life enrichment centers;
Care Residences. In the weeks leading up to that reflection rooms; and dining and family rooms
date, some Plymouth Harbor residents will begin for each neighborhood.
their internal moves, familiarizing themselves
with this new wing of our campus.

Over the last year, the “Northwest Garden” While the significance of the dining and family
is a name that has become commonplace in rooms may seem obvious, there is more to them
our vocabulary. However, the new corridors, than traditional memory care dining and family
gathering spaces, restaurants, and more, are spaces. As part of our premier program, the
not nearly as familiar to us. Ahead of the Grand dining room and adjoining family room will
Opening, let’s take a closer look at these spaces, be accessible 24-7. This means that, as is done
their names, and their significance. in one’s own home, memory care residents will
be able to have a cooking or snack experience
On the first floor (above the parking level), with the help of staff, as desired. This option is
you will find the Memory Care Residence, our available in addition to scheduled meals that
newest level of care on campus. This is named will be prepared and served by Dining Services.
the Martha Jane Phillips Starr Memory Care
Residence, in honor of the late Martha Jane Located near the end of the corridor in each
Phillips Starr, whose Field of Interest Fund neighborhood, the life enrichment centers will
generously made a gift to the A Commitment provide a space for engaging activities such
to Memory campaign. as fitness and art and music therapy, helping



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to truly enrich the day-to-day lives of our

residents. The sensory circles will provide

a pleasant, personal space where residents

can interact with tangible items, while

the reflection rooms will offer a soothing,

calming space. These features are also located

near the end of each neighborhood’s corridor.

Memory Care living room.

Our new, expanded Assisted Living Residence

can be found on both the first and second The Assisted Living
floors — with six apartments on the first restaurant located
floor and 24 on the second. on the first floor has

Within the Assisted Living Residence is an elegant atrium
the Media Center, which can be found on with floor to ceiling Bistro 700 outdoor balcony.
the first floor at the southwest corner of the windows, which
new building. This space, which encompasses extends to the second level of the building
an outdoor balcony with a water view, will and serves as a centerpiece for the room. To
provide books, movies, a computer station, no surprise, this restaurant will be named the
and a printer for all residents’ use. On the Atrium Restaurant. While open to all residents,
second floor, directly above the Media Center, the restaurant is designed for the convenience
is the Lounge — a cozy place to relax or gather of our Assisted Living residents.

for social events. The second floor Assisted Equally as important to the building’s ambiance
Living Residence also houses a Family are the Courtyard Gardens, located on the first
Conference and Resource Center for intimate floor — one belonging to the Assisted Living
meetings and educational opportunities, and Residence, and the other two belonging to
a dedicated Salon/Spa for resident use. the neighborhoods of the Starr Memory Care

Two of the most anticipated and exciting Residence. These areas will offer a secure,
elements of this new building are, of course, peaceful outdoor experience.

our new dining areas. Most unique is the As we approach the Grand Opening, we hope
Bistro, which will be referred to as Bistro 700. this detailed account will help you not only
Located on the third floor, adjacent to the new navigate, but look forward to, this new piece
independent apartment residences, this space of our home. Ahead of the GrandOpening, we
is designed as both a luxury dining option and wish to invite all residents and staff to take a
a casual café. The contemporary bistro will offer look inside the new Northwest Garden Building
dining tables, high top tables, and seats at the via self-guided walk-throughs on Tuesday,
bar for informal dining as well as an outdoor December 19th, and Wednesday, December
balcony with a fireplace and patio furniture 20th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. If you wish to
for a spectacular view of Sarasota Bay. participate, we ask that you enter the building

from the second floor of the North Garden.



It’s that time of the year when days are short, evening
descends early, and the need for light seems to rise
in most of our souls. It is a miracle that in such a
time comes the “season of light” in our synagogues,
congregations, and churches! Hanukkah and Christmas,
both light candles of memory, hope, and commitment — illuminating our world, our nation, and our lives.

For Christians, the Season of Advent begins December 3rd, with every church and many homes focusing on
an Advent wreath with four candles. Each Sunday has a name: Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. A candle is lit
each week in honor of its name. Candles are symbols of the light revealed in the Christ child, pushing back
the darkness of hatred, injustice, and prejudice that divides people and nations. Most advent wreaths have
a fifth candle in the middle, the Christ Candle, which is lit on Christmas Eve.

For Jews, Hanukkah is the celebration of the Festival of Lights, commemorating the restoration of the
Temple in 165 BCE. The final act of rededication involved lighting the Eternal Light, the symbol of Israel’s
everlasting faith. It was to be fueled with oil, but according to legend, there was only enough oil to last for
one day — miraculously the oil burned for eight days, until a new supply could be located. Hanukkah begins
this year on December 12th, an eight-day celebration, beginning with the focus being the Menorah. Each day
another candle is lit, until all eight lights are burning.

This season, there are a number of ways we will recognize and participate in bringing light into our world:

On Monday, December 11th, at 7:30 p.m., all are invited to Plymouth Harbor’s BLUE CHRISTMAS
Service — a time of faith, remembrance, healing, and hope. This is one of the most meaningful services of
the year, designed for all who have experienced loss and sorrow in their lives, losses that make the Christmas
season challenging. In a culture focused on the joy of the season, there are those who have lost family and
friends, those struggling with serious illness or the illness of loved ones. For them, being merry is difficult.
The Plymouth Harbor community is invited to join in the service and we encourage you to invite friends
and family to come with you as well.

On Tuesday, December 12th, at 4:00 p.m., all are invited to celebrate HANUKKAH in the Club Room.
Led by Rabbi Lew Solomon, this will be filled with stories, songs, games, candles, wine, and homemade
latkes that will bring back memories of times past. Reservations required by December 5th at Ext. 399.

On Thursday, December 21st, at 4:00 p.m., Plymouth Harbor will host a CHRISTMAS Service in MacNeil
Chapel. There will be wonderful music and a service of Lessons and Carols, in which all can participate,
singing faith-filled songs of the season. Preceding the service at 3:15 p.m., a High Tea will be served on
the Mezzanine. Come and celebrate with each other the birth of the one to be called the “Prince of Peace.”

The candles of both our Judeo-Christian faiths will be lit in the Chapel throughout the month of December.
Stop by to see them, take the light into your own souls, and reflect the light of this season to others.

— Chaplain Dick Sparrow



APT. T-312 EXT. 446

We have all heard the expression, “It’s better
the second time around,” but how many of us
have actually experienced it?

Reita and Richard Lambrecht truly have. Richard
(Dick) had been married for 37 years, with a son
and a daughter, and Reita was married for 26
years with one son.

Reita is from a family of educators, with They started talking and they kept on talking.
strong family values and traditions. As did her From then on, they were together.
father and brother before her, Reita attended
undergrad at Denison University. She then Dick is a man of German heritage. He
received a B.S. degree from Indiana University, graduated from Choate School and then
followed by six years of teaching. After her from the Detriot Institute of Technology with
divorce, she returned to school. Reita attained a B.S. in engineering and business. His career
her M.S.W. and did further graduate work in encompassed industrial engineering and
clinical psychology and then went on to a career management in both the paper manufacturing
working in a family psychology clinic near her and the iron and steel industries. He also is a
home. Reita is a very calm person, with great licensed commercial pilot with early experience
people and listening skills. in charter, corporate, and airline flying. Dick
has been actively involved in several local and
A break from career found Reita traveling. A national organizations, including the Propeller
visit to Germany eventually resulted in her living Club of the United States, the American
in Wiesbaden for four years. She loved it there, Foundry Society, the Witenagemote, and the
made many friends, especially Elfi, who lived Woodworkers of Grosse Pointe. Dick’s interests
next door and became her close, forever friend. have included hunting, fishing, skiing, and
They are still in touch and visit back and forth. woodworking/construction.

When Reita returned to Grosse Pointe, Michi- Together, the Lambrechts have enjoyed church,
gan, where Dick had been living all along, close traveling, music, family, and friendships. They
friends who also knew Dick had the idea that the are delightful new arrivals at Plymouth Harbor.
two of them would click...and it was true. They You will love meeting them, and vice versa.
were introduced at a prenuptial party of friends
and were immediately at ease with each other. — Ann Anderson


ESTELLE & BURT SILBERT The Silberts became snowbirds in 1997, and after
buying an apartment at the Players Club in 1983,
APT. T-1012 EXT. 322 they were very happy and had a raft of friends.
However, they were friends of Gerry and Walt
“Wishes do come true,” say the Silberts. They had Mattson and Charles Gehrie who had told them
a placeholder apartment for over a year and kept about Plymouth Harbor, and eventually, the
hoping for a two-bedroom overlooking the harbor, Silberts decided the time for moving had come!
and, at last, the perfect place became available!
The Silberts have four children, all married, and
Estelle Silbert graduated from George Peabody four grandchildren, aged 15 to 26. Three families
College for Teachers, which is now Vanderbilt live in Colorado and one in Atlanta. One son is an
School of Education. However, she never got to use architect and one is a banker. One daughter is the
her teaching license because she got married to Director of Economic Development of the Arts
Burt, became pregnant, and in short order had four in Ridgway, Colorado. The other daughter is the
children who kept her very busy. As they grew up, National Executive Director of Great Old Broads
she was very involved with community activities; for the Wilderness, an organization whose purpose
she served as president of Jewish Family Services, is to protect the wilderness.
as chairman of the Jewish Educational Service,
helped with many fundraising activities for the What do they like to do now that they are both fully
Jewish Federation, and was on many community
boards in Nashville. retired? They enjoy golf, reading books, the theater,

Burt Silbert, a Brooklyn boy, had known Estelle and water aerobics. Estelle also plays mahjong and
since they were children, and then her family moved enjoys art. They are currently going through albums
to Nashville. So, having just graduated from NYU, he
applied and was accepted at Vanderbilt University of pictures; a mission we all remember!
Medical School. After graduating, interning, and
doing his residency in Michigan, he became a So far, they are delighted with their apartment,
clinical assistant professor at Vanderbilt University
Medical School, where he taught for many years. with the people they have met here at Plymouth

Burt then became a founding member of the Harbor. We hope they will continue to enjoy
Radiology Consultants of Nashville and a director
of the national Breast Cancer Detection and being here and will take part in the many activities
Demonstration project at Vanderbilt. He was also
chairman of the Tennessee State Medical Society Plymouth Harbor offers! — Addie Hurst
Committee on Mammography. He performed the
first mammogram in Nashville.

They were both very involved with temple activities.
She served as president of the Sisterhood and was
involved with fundraising and education. He was
on their Board of Directors and served as president
of their Couples Club.


MARGOT & WARREN COVILLE Meanwhile, Margot was busy raising three
beautiful daughters and volunteering at Children’s
APT. T-25C EXT. 387 Hospital in Detroit. Through the years, she
volunteered more than 20,000 hours – a record!!
Margot has a harrowing tale about her youth in Warren and Margot got very involved in the
Munich. Like all Jews, the ten year-old, her 16 year- “I Have A Dream” program, sponsoring 78 inner-
old brother, and her parents were forced to leave city 5th graders, inspiring them to go to college
their home in Munich. She began a years-long by offering to pay for tuition. Fifty-two students
odyssey of prison, deprivation, and camps. Her graduated high school and 35 attended college.
parents both died in the camps. Her brother
emigrated to the U.S., joined the army, landed on They owned a second home in Anguilla for many
Omaha Beach, and eventually, became a translator years. A six-way bypass made them think they
at the Nuremberg trials. Margot stayed in several needed to be closer to a bigger hospital, and
countries during the war, including a French they chose Sarasota. Boaters since 1954, they
prison, and did not make it to this country until progressed from a 25’ Grady to a 37’ Intrepid,
after the war. One week after arriving in Detroit, which they sold two years ago.
speaking no English, she met a man on a blind
date, Warren. How her life changed. After working Always collectors, Warren amassed 3,500 art
in Georgia for a year, Warren returned to Detroit, photographs, of which he has donated 1,700 to the
called Margot, and thus began a great love. They Ringling Museum. Margot’s passion was glass, a
will celebrate their 70th anniversary in April. major portion of which has already been donated
to the Museum, to be exhibited in the new Kotler-
Warren spent most of his life in Detroit. He Coville Pavilion opening early next year. They are
volunteered for the aerial photography program very happy to have moved into Plymouth Harbor.
in the Air Force during the war. Headquartered in
England, he accompanied the bomber planes to — Christine Furgiuele
record the damage. After the war’s end, he arrived
late one night from furlough, dressed as a sailor(!);
his CO was not amused. He was transferred to
Germany to photograph the devastation. Finally
released from service, he came home by ship and
won a huge pot playing hearts - $3,000!

Warren started in the “kidnapping” business!
That is, he would go door to door asking to take
photographs of the kids. He later decided there
was better money in the photofinishing business,
which he grew through the years into the third
largest in the country. Guardian went public
in 1970. When his partner in another Guardian
business bought Warren out in 1985, Warren


RICKY & KARL NEWKIRK Andersen’s increasing use of computers in business
and swerved in that direction. Andersen Consulting
APT. T-25A EXT. 382 grew rapidly and later split off to become Accenture,
a consulting firm that helps businesses make the
Karl and Ricky bring energy to everything they do. best use of modern technology.
Whether it’s putting the final touches on their
lovely apartment or joining with their neighbors The day after his retirement in 2002, tired of the
to redecorate the shared space on the 25th floor, cold, Karl came to Southwest Florida, intending to
they work with enthusiasm and care. start in Tampa and work his way to Naples. He
quickly fell under the Sarasota spell and went no
It’s been a lifelong characteristic for both of further, buying a house on Longboat Key. “It was a
them. Whilst still in high school, Ricky taught lucky decision,” he says, because although he didn’t
seven-to-nine-year-old Wolf Cub Scouts in her know it, Ricky lived here. They met, fell in love, and
native Cheshire, England. Her pack name was married in July 2006 on an unusual venue, a glacier
Rikki-tikki-tavi (from Kipling’s famous story), above Juneau, Alaska.
hence her long-time alias, Ricky. As a young woman
she rose rapidly from typist to secretarial-assistant, This was Karl’s third marriage, and the couple
longing to see more of the world than her corner share seven children, twenty grandchildren, and two
of England. She became, in 1970, a flight attendant great-grandchildren. They are actively involved in
with British Airways. “Where did you travel?” promoting the education and happiness of this
I asked. “Everywhere except Russia and Australia.” brood. Both like to read history, historical fiction,
and biographies. Ricky enjoys cooking, gardening,
She met her first husband at British Airways. ballroom dancing, and, oh yes, working on a
Shortly before their marriage, Ricky was pulled from magnificent dollhouse that I hope she will display.
a Brussels flight and assigned a flight to Paris. She Karl is active as a board member of Ringling College
did not learn until her return to England that the of Art and Design and of the Van Wezel Foundation,
Brussels-bound flight had crashed, with no survivors. which has involved him in Sarasota Bayfront 20:20.
Although mourning friends, she knew how lucky For relaxation, he enjoys watching sports and play-
she had been. The incident confirmed her new ing chess, backgammon, and card games.
husband-to-be’s wish to start his own business.
Ricky returned to secretarial work until the birth This energetic couple has much to offer Plymouth
of their children.
Harbor. — Celia Catlett
After several visits to Sarasota, they decided in 1955
to settle in America and bought a hotel on Siesta
Key. Later, selling it, they bought a Holiday Inn in
Punta Gorda. That hotel was destroyed by Hurricane
Charley in 2004. As their marriage had ended in
2000, they sold what remained of the Punta Gorda
Hotel and Ricky retired.

In the meantime, Karl (born in Akron, Ohio) was
using his degree in Industrial Engineering and an
MBA from Case Western Reserve University to start
his career. He, like Ricky, wanted to be “on the
move” and joined accounting firm Arthur Andersen
Co. As a CPA and partner, he became fascinated by




Art in all forms is alive and well at Plymouth Harbor, reflecting
Sarasota’s vibrant arts scene. Architecture, ballet, opera, theater,
performance art, and the visual arts are all well supported by
residents, and monthly programs feature performers, art lunch
and learns, discussions, and films about artists and art history.
As part of this emphasis on the arts, works from area artists are
exhibited on a rotating basis in the Mezzanine Gallery.

Who manages exhibits for the Mezzanine Gallery?
The process for finding artists interested and able to exhibit
in Plymouth Harbor’s Mezzanine Gallery has changed hands
over the years, but today, residents Esther Jensen and Judy Liersch (pictured above) head the effort. The
two inherited the job last year, from what was formerly known as the Plymouth Harbor Art Council. They
have been responsible for carrying out the already planned 2017 Mezzanine Gallery calendar of exhibits, in
addition to researching, vetting, and recruiting artists for the 2018 calendar year — and beyond.

How does the exhibit process work?
Judy and Esther receive suggestions for shows from fellow residents, Plymouth Harbor staff, and plenty of
research on their own. The two visit galleries, area art centers, and artists’ studios/homes in search of exhibit
possibilities. They continually strive to find excellent and professional-quality art and to vary the medium
of art that is on display — oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, mixed media, photography, and more. Another way
Judy and Esther try to keep the exhibits fresh is by not showing the same artist at Plymouth Harbor within
three years of their last exhibit. In addition, only original (including graphic art, but not giclée) art is
permitted, and typically, 20-25 pieces are required to fill the Mezzanine Gallery.

Once Judy and Esther connect with a likely artist, they establish the artist’s interest and availability for
showing in a specific timeslot, often for a two-month period. A few months prior to the scheduled exhibit,
they invite the artist onsite for a tour of the space, where they review the specifics of Plymouth Harbor’s
exhibition process and give the artist a letter with guidelines as well as a detailed layout of the exhibit space.

On the day before the opening of their exhibit, the artist delivers and hangs their work in the gallery, making
any last-minute adjustments, as needed. The next day, Plymouth Harbor hosts a reception for residents as
well as family, friends, and collectors of the artist. One part of the Mezzanine Gallery, located near the
Plymouth Harbor Foundation office, is reserved for exhibits by Plymouth Harbor resident artists — aptly
called the Artists in Residence program. Maryanne Shorin, Director of Resident Programming, coordinates
exhibits for this program, and its openings coincide with the Mezzanine Gallery artist reception.

Looking Ahead: The 2018 Calendar

 Jan. 2-Feb. 2: Essie Garfinkel, Watercolor  June 25-Sept. 7: Jacquie Clark, Watercolor
 Feb. 5-March 30: Judy Lyons Schneider, Mixed Media  Sept. 10-Nov. 2: Nancy Goff, Pastel
 April 2-April 27: Marilyn Powell, Acrylic  Nov. 5-Dec. 28: Ann Burroughs, Oil,
 April 28-June 22: Judy Kramer, Photography
Jewelry, Sculpture, and Graphic Art

Questions or Suggestions? Feel free to contact Judy or Esther with any questions or suggestions you have
about the Mezzanine Gallery exhibits. Also, please stay tuned for more information on Plymouth Harbor’s
expanding art offerings and education.




Wellness is an important part of our daily lives
here at Plymouth Harbor, which is why our
Wellness Center staff makes a point each year
to host a week-long celebration of events that
remind us to keep health, happiness, and
whole-person wellness a priority. This year’s
Wellness Week was held November 13th-17th.

On Monday, November 13th,
residents explored the great outdoors
with a two-hour guided kayak trip through
the mangrove tunnels in Sarasota Bay,
followed by a catered picnic lunch.
On Tuesday, November 14th, residents
participated in a drum circle event by the
Bocce Court. Featuring Jana from Drum
Circle Magic, this was an entertaining and
healing musical experience.

Thursday, November 16th was spent on
an Eco-Boat Tour excursion, where residents
joined a marine biologist on a 1-hour and
45-minute cruise through Sarasota and
Roberts Bay, observing manatees and
bottlenose dolphins, and learning about
the ecology, history, and folklore of the area.

The annual celebration concluded on

Friday, November 17th with a Bocce Party

here at Plymouth Harbor, where residents

gathered in the beautiful weather for 
appetizers, refreshments, and of course,

bocce. Gift basket drawings were also held

at this event, where Tom Goddard won the heathy snack basket, Dan Juda won the fitness basket,

Paul Groen won the wine basket, and Carol Pregont won the mental activities basket. In addition,

at the end of each Wellness Center fitness class throughout the week, residents had a chance at

winning a drawing for gift cards to Starbucks, Whole Foods, Fit2Run, and Barnes & Noble.

We hope you enjoyed Wellness Week and will join us to celebrate in 2018!




We are thrilled to celebrate the completion of the A Commitment to Memory Campaign — with
more than $3.3 million committed! We received gifts or pledges from 144 donors, representing
more than 198 people, ranging from $10 to $1 million — the average gift being $7,000.

We are overwhelmed with the response from our residents, employees, trustees, Harbor Club
members, business partners, and the community! The additional funds over the $3 million goal
will be added to the Designated Investment Fund, which will generate the annual funds needed to
deliver a premier program in innovative care that this campaign made possible.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place on January 10th, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in the new
Northwest Garden Building. Invitations are forthcoming. We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you
to the Campaign Committee and all of the donors who have made this campaign possible!

Campaign Committee

 Geraldine and (the late) Walt Mattson  Ann and Ray Neff
(Honorary Chairs)  Joan Sheil and Bruce Crawford
 Cade Sibley
 Barry and Phil Starr (Co-Chairs)  Joe Devore (Staff)
 Marie and Tom Belcher  Becky Pazkowski (Staff)
 Jack Denison  Sandy Taylor (Staff)
 Charles Gehrie  Julie Taylor (Advisor)
 Jean Glasser  Bart Tryon (Advisor)
 Harry Hobson
 Nancy Lyon and Tom Towler
 Jeanne Manser

Year-End Giving

We are happy to announce that we are now able to accept credit 
card gifts online through our website. If you wish to make a
credit card gift before the end of the year to support our annual
efforts, such as employee assistance, resident assistance, or an
unrestricted gift to our general fund, please visit our website at:, and click Make A Gift.
You will see information there on how to make a gift of cash or
credit card. We are also able to process gifts of appreciated stock.

Please contact Becky Pazkowski at 941-361-7398 (or Ext. 398) for more information.



SIEGLERS MAKE GENEROUS GIFT Members of the Siegler family raise
a glass to toast their generous gift
We are very grateful to the Sieglers for their generous in support of the A Commitment
gift to support A Commitment to Memory campaign. They
expressed interest in supporting this project from the very to Memory campaign.
beginning, knowing how important it is for our residents
and our community. Their name will be associated with
one of the two courtyards in the Martha Jane Phillips
Starr Memory Care Residence.

Carol and Mort Siegler’s Reflections on Their Gift
to the A Commitment to Memory Campaign
Mort and I have always tried to be proactive in the human
rights field by attempting to stay ahead of the curve. We
believe there is substantial evidence that mental illness is
increasing exponentially in our younger generations. Our
contribution to the memory care campaign follows our
thoughts on mental health, which dictates to us the need
to respond in kind.

We are so excited to be a part of making this Garden a
reality! This will be a beautiful and restful place for those
challenged to reflect and feel safe.

Foundation Matters: A New Publication from the 
Plymouth Harbor Foundation

We have released our first edition of Foundation Matters, an electronic-
only newsletter that will be published on the 15th of each month. The
publication launched on November 15th, National Philanthropy Day.
This newsletter will provide more information on matters relevant to
the Foundation, and on philanthropy in general. It is our hope that
you will share this newsletter with your friends and family outside of
Plymouth Harbor, in an effort to help them more fully understand what
the Foundation does, and how they can be involved, if they so choose.
If you would like us to send the newsletter to your friends and family
directly, please contact Becky Pazkowski, and we will be happy to add
their email to our database.




Over the last year, you have heard us describe the new
Starr Memory Care Residence and its premier program
in innovative care — but what exactly does that mean?

Specifically, the care program for the Starr Memory
Care Residence will be based on the fundamental
principles of the Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC)
developed by Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist,
dementia specialist, and educator. Designed to help
residents continue to thrive in everyday living, PAC focuses on maintaining one’s dignity, encouraging
individual capabilities, offering healthy choices, and providing a wide variety of cultural and intellectual

Beginning in early December, memory care staff members are required to undergo a specialized three-
week training, which will include extensive PAC training. This training will be conducted by Stephanie
Leathers, Administrator of Assisted Living and Memory Care, and Brandi Burgess, Social Worker
and Certified PAC Trainer. Additionally, guest speakers will present on topics such as depression, the
caregiver’s perspective, medication and its side effects for Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, and more.
The last week of their training will be done in the new building so that staff are able to familiarize
themselves with the environment before residents move in.

The driving force behind Plymouth Harbor’s memory care program is to personalize care as much as
possible. To accomplish this, we have incorporated several unique features within each neighborhood.
For instance, each resident has a shadow box directly outside their suite, which has space for them to
place photos, keepsakes, and other identifying, personal items. Additionally, the residence will utilize

®“It’s Never 2 Late ” — a touch-screen interface that allows users to simply “touch” their way to find

engaging, educational, spiritual, and personalized content.

Other unique elements include designated spaces for reflection, meditation, interaction, and activity

through life enrichment centers, sensory circles, and reflection rooms located in each neighborhood.

Residents can also come together, as desired, in each neighborhood’s country kitchen, where they are

able to prepare snacks with the help of a staff member. In addition to this option, regularly scheduled
meals will be prepared behind the scenes and served by Dining Services.

Staff in the Starr Memory Care Residence will use a resident-centered model of care. This model
involves staff who perform multiple job tasks that blend direct care and support service functions.
These staff members will work 12-hour shifts (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.), making
it less stressful on residents as the same staff will be present throughout the majority of their day.

We plan to introduce this unique, resident-centered care concept in more detail in the January issue
of the Harbor Light. In the meantime, we look forward to the opening of our new residence.




Luis Arevalo, Transportation Department
Employee since July 1999

“Luis expresses enthusiasm and eagerness in promoting the
mission of Plymouth Harbor. His caring attitude for the residents
is demonstrated on a daily basis. He is a valued employee of the
Transportation Department, and regularly receives positive
comments by residents and staff.”


For more photos from this event:

Password: resident



Thursdays Friday
5:15—6:15 p.m. 10:00 a.m.
December 7th & 21st December 1st

6:00—7:00 p.m. A CAFÉ CHAT
December 14th & 28th IN DECEMBER.


The Wellness Department is excited to announce the
addition of new equipment to the fitness center. We
now have a stationary indoor bike for your use. The
bike is a Stages Cycling SC3 indoor bike, which features
an aluminum frame and magnetic resistance. This new
bike also has large, easy-to-use adjustment knobs and
a digital console display.

Cycling is an effective way to improve cardiovascular
health, build muscular endurance, and tone. For more
information and to schedule an orientation on how
to use the new stationary indoor bike, please contact
Elizabeth Goldsmith at Ext. 350 or stop by her office
in the Wellness Center.



An opportunity to share poetry that speaks to us, or poetry we have written.

Monday, December 4th at 11:00 a.m. on the Mezzanine.


“We’re Building a Dystopia Just to Make People Click On Ads” and
“Machine Intelligence Makes Human Morals More Important” by
Techno-Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci.

Wednesday, December 6th at 4:00 p.m. in Pilgrim Hall.





Damages. This critically-acclaimed legal thriller breaks all the rules. Glenn
Close portrays a relentless litigator, who commands the courtroom and screen.

Mondays, December 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th at 7:30 in Pilgrim Hall.


Join Chaplain Sparrow for a service of faith, remembrance, healing, and hope.
This is one of our most meaningful services – designed for all who have
experienced loss and sorrow that make the Christmas season challenging.

Monday, December 11th at 7:30 p.m. in MacNeil Chapel.


We invite you to attend a wonderful Hanukkah celebration in the Club Room.
There will be stories, songs, games, and more. Reservations required.

Tuesday, December 12th at 4:00 p.m. in the Club Room. Call Ext. 399 to sign up.


The Sarasota Young Voices children’s chorus will present a Holiday concert.

Tuesday, December 19th at 7:15 p.m. (Note!Newtime) in the Club Room.


Join us for this insightful discussion, presented by Mark Magenheim, M.D.

Wednesday, December 20th at 3:00 p.m. in Pilgrim Hall.


This service will feature a special children’s pageant to portray the Christmas
story. Before the service, a High Tea will be served on the Mezzanine.

Thursday, December 21st at 4:00 p.m. in Pilgrim Hall. High Tea at 3:15 p.m.


We have reserved the best seats in the house (tent!) for Circus Sarasota on
February 14, 2018, for the matinee. VIP seating sales are now in progress.
Call Ext. 252 to reserve and to ensure that you are part of our group.
Cost: $65 (includes transportation).



You might want to sit down when you hear
this. The number of bags we humans use
worldwide in the course of a year is, drumroll,
please — one trillion. Next, consider the
number of years it takes most plastic bags to
break down: 1,000 years. Reusable shopping
bags are the answer.



On Saturday, December 9th, the Dining Services Department will be closed
for dinner in order to allow all staff to attend the Employee Holiday Party.
Carry-out dinner will be available. To arrange, call Ext. 258 by 2:00 p.m. on
December 9th. Carry-out dinners must be picked up by 3:00 p.m.
On Sunday, December 24th, the Mayflower Restaurant will be open for lunch
and dinner.
On Monday, December 25th, there will be a Christmas Buffet from 11:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m.; there will be no dinner service. Reservations required at Ext. 258.
On Sunday, December 31st, the Mayflower Restaurant will be open for lunch
and a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. Reservations required at Ext. 258.
On Monday, January 1st, regular lunch and dinner service will be served.


Carolers from Christ Church of Longboat Key will sing songs of the season.
Sunday, December 10th at 4:00 p.m. in the Lobby.


Tuesday, December 12th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Main Lobby.


The elementary school’s chorus will sing songs of the holiday season.

Wednesday, December 13th at noon in the Mayflower Restaurant.


Join us for this month’s 92nd Street Y On Demand, “Architecture and NYC’s
21st Century Identity.” Meet the new shapes of New York City!

Wednesday, December 13th at 3:30 p.m. in Pilgrim Hall.




Dressed in Renaissance garb, students will perform choral music from all eras
and genres from madrigals to today’s jazz standards. Note! New time.

Wednesday, December 13th at 7:30 p.m. in Pilgrim Hall.


Join us for Sarasota Chorus of the Keys, an extraordinary group of gentlemen
who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop music.

Thursday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m. (Note!Newtime) in Pilgrim Hall.


Tour the best local holiday light displays. No charge. Bus departs at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 18th, and Wednesday, December 20th. Call Ext. 252 to sign up.


Want to take a look inside the new Northwest Garden Building before the
Ribbon Cutting? The new building will be open for self-guided walk-throughs
on Tuesday, December 19th, and Wednesday, December 20th, from
4:00-5:00 p.m. Simply come to the Northwest Garden Main Lobby at this time.


The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held in early January, which will
include a champagne toast, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and self-guided tours.

Wednesday, January 10th at 4:30 p.m. Invitations to follow.


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December 1: Mommie Dearest December 8: Nebraska

(1981), Subtitles, 129 minutes, R (2013), Subtitles, 115 minutes, R

December 15: Pretty Woman December 22: Mrs. Doubtfire

(1990), Subtitles, 125 minutes, R (1993), Subtitles, 125 minutes, PG-13

December 29: Nunsense 2

(1994), Subtitles, 109 minutes, NR




Wednesday, December 27th
at 3:00 p.m. in Pilgrim Hall



Call Ext. 399 to make an appointment with the eTEAM, onsite to assist you

with your electronics. Saturday, December 16th at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Artist Jacobina Trump discusses: “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.”
Your left brain is your verbal and rational brain; your right is nonverbal,
intuitive, and thinks in patterns/pictures. How can we use this to develop
our artistic abilities?

Space is limited! Call Ext. 252 to sign up. Lunch is available.
Tuesday, December 12th at noon in the Private Dining Room.


Join us for a Mezzanine Art Gallery Reception for the Sumi-e Society of
America, a non-profit membership organization that promotes the art of
East Asian Brush painting. The exhibit will run from Tuesday, December 5th
through Friday, December 29th.

Tuesday, December 5th at 4:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine.


The troubled Vuillard family is no stranger to illness and grief, but when their
matriarch requires a bone-marrow transplant, the estranged clan reunites.

Saturday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m. in Pilgrim Hall.


Picasso vs. Matisse; Manet vs. Degas; Pollock vs. de Kooning, presented by
noted lecturer Baila Miller. $25 for workshop. Sign up required, call Ext. 252.
(Workshop skips Dec. 4th).

Mondays, December 11th and 18th at 4:00 p.m. in Pilgrim Hall.



*Indicates a gift. “NICKEL AND DIMED — ON (NOT)
By Barbara Ehrenreich
A compelling, honest description of Ehrenreich’s
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber undercover work as a waitress, hotel maid, house
Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini cleaner, and nursing home aide, and how she
The Closers by Michael Connelly struggles to make a living on her pay.
Deep Freeze by John Sandford
Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben Friday, December 8th at 4:00 p.m. in the
Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke Club Room. Call Ext. 252 to sign up and to buy
Maestra by L.S. Hilton a copy of the book ($12). Discussion will be led
Never Never by James Patterson & Candice Fox by Margo Light. All are invited, even if you have
Origins by Dan Brown not read the book.
The Rooster Club by John Grisham
Small Mercies by Eddie Joyce NEW MOVIES
Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand
Behold a Pale Horse*
Bel Ami
Drink With the Devil by Jack Higgins
End Game by David Baldacci A Bigger Splash
The Midnight Line by Lee Child
The Magic and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer Billions (Season 1)
The Right Time by Danielle Steel
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King Book of Henry
Y is For Yesterday by Sue Grafton
The Comedian
399 Games, Puzzles, and Trivia by Nancy Linde
Churchill and Orwell by Thomas E. Ricks Durrells in Corfu (Season 1)
Coming to My Senses by Alice Waters
Do the Right Thing by Mike Huckabee Earthly Possessions
Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
The Templars by Dan Jones The Exception
Why Socrates Died by Robin Waterfield

Fireflies in the Garden

Forrest Gump


From Rococo to Revolution*

History of Christianity

Home Fires (Season 2)

House of Cards (UK version)*

The International

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

The Last of Robin Hood

Le Nozze di Figaro*

Midsummer Night’s Dream* 
The Piano*

A Place to Call Home (Season 3)

Romeo & Juliet*

Rothko’s Rooms*

The Sense of an Ending


Song to Song

T2 Trainspotting

To the Wonder

Touring the World: Australia & New Zealand



SUNDAY MOVIES AT 2:00 & 7:00 P.M.

DECEMBER 3 2:00 PM Danny Collins R G. Duncan Finlay
(2015) Subtitles 106 minutes Chair, Board of Trustees

7:00 PM A Kiss Before Dying \

(1991) Subtitles 94 minutes Harry Hobson

DECEMBER 10 2:00 PM The Light Between the Oceans President/CEO

(2016) Subtitles 143 minutes PG-13 Garry Jackson

7:00 PM Black Swan Senior Vice President/CFO

(2010) Subtitles 108 minutes R Gordon Okawa

DECEMBER 17 2:00 PM TS Spivet PG Vice President of Marketing &
R Community Affairs
(2013) Subtitles 105 minutes
Harbor Light Staff
7:00 PM Slumdog Millionaire
Maryanne Shorin
(2008) Subtitles 120 minutes
Director of Resident
DECEMBER 24 2:00 PM Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Programming

(2005) Subtitles 108 minutes NR Kathy Messick

7:00 PM Miracle on 34th Street Communications Coordinator

(1947) Subtitles 96 minutes NR Harbor Light
DECEMBER 31 No movie.
Isabel Pedersen, Chair
TUESDAY MOVIES AT 7:30 P.M. Jim Ahstrom
Ann Anderson
DECEMBER 5 Dark Places 113 minutes R Al Balaban
DECEMBER 12 121 minutes R David Beliles
(2013) Subtitles Celia Catlett

The Piano Peggy D’Albert
Christine Furgiuele
(1993) Subtitles
Lorna Hard
Addie Hurst
Beverly Koski
Cerita Purmort
Judy Stanford
Ky Thompson
Sallie VanArsdale

700 John Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236

DECEMBER 19 No movie.

DECEMBER 26 Tulip Fever 107 minutes R

(2017) Subtitles

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