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Harbor Light March 2019

Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay's monthly newsletter

HarboTrhe Light

Plymouth Harbor's Smith Care
Center awarded its third Gold Seal!

What's Inside? MARCH 2019

-Bringing home the
Governor's Gold Seal (p. 2)

-Introducing a new yoga
program in the Starr
Memory Care Residence
(p. 7)

-A word from Jay Price,
Plymouth Harbor
Foundation Chair (p. 13)

Bringing Home the Gold

How Plymouth Harbor's Smith Care Center earned its
third Governor's Gold Seal Award

On January 2, Plymouth Harbor’s Smith Care Center was once again
awarded the prestigious Governor’s Gold Seal Award, which
recognizes Florida skilled nursing facilities that demonstrate
excellence in long term care and facilitate the physical, social,
and emotional well-being of its residents. The Gold Seal
is awarded to only the top three or four percent of skilled
nursing centers in Florida, and Plymouth Harbor is
extremely proud to be considered in this top tier of skilled
nursing facilities.

In order for the Gold Seal application process to even
begin, a facility must fall in the top 10 percent of those
surveyed annually by the Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration (AHCA) and must have a five-star rating from
the State. These two ratings take a variety of factors into account
including quality of care, administration, nutrition, and dignity.

If a facility meets these requirements, which the Smith Care Center does, it is eligible to apply for
the Gold Seal. The screening process begins with an initial phone interview with all the members of
the Governor’s Gold Seal committee, a group of individuals with experience in long term care such
as professors and industry professionals. Then, a committee member comes to tour the facility.

On November 15, 2018, Dr. Kelly Smith, Director of Process Improvement for Opis Senior
Services Group, arrived on site to examine our facility. For three hours, Dr. Smith toured Plymouth
Harbor to determine that what we said on the phone was what was truly being practiced. She spoke
at length with many residents and staff and was pleasantly surprised with the number of long-
term employees we have. Dr. Smith’s parting words were particularly uplifting and emphasized
the especially positive impact our staff has on the quality of life of our residents. “The caring,
enthusiastic, and attentive staff are only a few of the reasons Plymouth Harbor deserves Gold
Seal recognition,” said Dr. Smith. “We (committee members) all have pre-conceived notions and
expectations of high quality when visiting a CCRC due to the clientele and their socioeconomic
status. However, what you see at Plymouth Harbor has absolutely nothing to do with money and
everything to do with heart.”


The third and final step in the process was to present in front of the entire Governor’s committee
in Tampa. Harry Hobson, CEO, Joe Devore, Senior Vice President of Health Services, Karen
Novak, Director of Nursing, and Gordon Okawa, Vice President of Marketing, were the team
who represented the Smith Care Center. Plymouth Harbor was one of only three facilities to
make it to this phase of the process. The review was a success and we were recommended to the
Governor. A few weeks later, we received news that the Governor had accepted the Committee's
recommendation and that our Gold Seal was en route to us. This is the third Gold Seal that our
facility has received, the first being in 2011 and the second being in 2016. We are now Gold Seal
certified until 2021 and have the plaque hanging proudly in our Smith Care Center.
Throughout the review process, our Smith Care Center staff stood out to the committee as a key
reason we received the Gold Seal. “I believe there is a direct correlation between the length of
service of our staff and the quality of care we provide our residents,” said Joe Devore. “It's the
Plymouth Harbor culture. People want to be a part of that.”
Many members of the SCC staff have been here for over five years, which has allowed them the
time to develop particular knowledge of our residents and their preferences, needs, and stories.
When a family member comes to visit their loved one, they are often greeted with hugs from our
staff. When they leave, they know that their loved one is in the hands of
someone they trust. “It gives family a sense of comfort and relief to
know that the people taking care of their parents are the same ones
that have been for many years, a rare blessing in nursing facilities,”
said Joe Devore.
We work year-round to ensure our Smith Care Center is
providing the high-quality care that we promise our residents
and our community. The Gold Seal validates our hard work
and our performance during the survey season, but that isn’t
what it is really about. At the end of the day, it comes down to
the people we have working to make it all possible. It’s about
staff that knows what to do, and how to do it right.



Yaima Comas, Home Care

Yaima Comas is a familiar face for many of us around
Plymouth Harbor. She came to work here at Plymouth
Harbor eight years ago, and has shown up each day
since ready to go above and beyond. She is this month’s
employee of the month and has most definitely earned
this recognition.
Yaima is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the
Home Care department. She is often the first face you
see if you need to use the emergency call system, and
is always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. “I
love that I get to work so closely with the residents,”
Yaima said. “I feel like I am making a positive impact
in their lives.” Whether a resident needs assistance or just
someone to listen, Yaima is that person.
While working here full-time, Yaima is also working as a full-
time student. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in
business through the State College of Florida (SCF) and plans to one day work as a
financial advisor. Education is important to Yaima, and she is grateful to have found a work
environment that supports her goals. “One thing that always strikes me is that every person
here values education,” she said. “It puts pressure on you, because other people are working
hard, too.”
Yaima has been the recipient of two scholarships through Plymouth Harbor. In 2013, she
received the first ever Jane T. Smiley scholarship, and in 2018 she received a Foundation
scholarship. These two scholarships have helped Yaima fund her education. “Plymouth
Harbor has been my support system while I work towards my degree,” Yaima said.
“Leadership really believes in you.” The opportunity that these scholarships have provided
Yaima have made a huge impact on her life, and she is grateful that Plymouth Harbor offers
them to its employees.



by Chaplain Dick Sparrow

February 14, 1954 was the day it all began, or at least one part of it began. A group of "seekers" gathered in
the Sarasota Women’s Club to explore the beginnings of a new church in this area – one with the authority
and love of creating their own worship, calling their own minister, and defining their own statement of
faith, while following the principles and teachings of Jesus. While they would become a United Church of
Christ congregation in 1961, what was birthed at the Women’s Club in 1954 was a First Congregational
Church – new for this area but old in other parts of the country as congregationalism came to these shores
with the Pilgrims in 1620.

From this quiet beginning, the First Congregational Church has grown in spirit and size, birthing a number
of remarkable institutions and churches through its 65 years of mission and worship. On February 17,
2019, the congregation began the celebration of their 65th year "on the brink of everything" a phrase
borrowed from Parker Palmer’s new book, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity and Getting Old.

An overflowing congregation began by celebrating the past and present with these words:

For the group of people who gathered on February 14th, 1954 at the Women’s Club here in Sarasota planting seeds
of this congregation.

For the gift of $20,000 that purchased this five acre tract of land on which our prayers over the years have soaked
and saturated the soul.

For the 18 children who first attended Sunday School here in 1955 and for the children and youth who still gather
on Sundays to learn about God’s love.

For the faithful pastors: Dr. John Jockinsen, Dr. John Whitney MacNeil, Dr. John Thompson and Dr. John Syster
who loving cared for this church.

For vision to step out to build Plymouth Harbor, New College, Little Pilgrim Preschool, Orchard Place, Sarasota
United for Responsible and Equity, Resurrection House, helping to found Venice United Church of Christ and St.

Andrew United Church of Christ and countless other ventures.

For a vital and vibrant ministry of music that is saturated into the woodwork. Preludes and postludes, anthems and
hymns, guest instrumental, soloists and faithful choirs.

For these amazing reasons and so many more, we kick off our 65th anniversary celebration.
Alleluia. Alleluia and Amen!

While we may never step inside this church, let us take a moment to give thanks for a faith body whose
commitment to their community included this magnificent retirement community on Coon Key along the
shores of Sarasota Bay. Congratulations and happy anniversary to Pastor Wes Bixby and members of the
congregation of First Congregational United Church of Christ.

Messages from the Heart

A Valentine's Day reminder of how
much you are loved

This Valentine’s Day, 79 handmade cards were delivered to residents in the Smith Care Center,
the Starr Memory Care Residence, and the Seaside Assisted Living Residences. Dining Services
and Activities staff placed the cards on dining room tables as a sweet surprise for residents to enjoy
during their lunch.
The cards were made by staff members from all across the campus at an event organized by
OnBoard, Plymouth Harbor’s employee wellness program. If you happened to wander past the
Private Dining Room on February 8, you may have seen staff members gathered around tables
making the cards with stickers, markers, ribbon, and more. Whether they stayed for ten minutes or
30, our staff made sure to take some time out of their days for this event. Many even made more
than one card! “It feels good getting together with fellow employees to do something caring for
someone else,” said Trisha Roman, Operations Supervisor. “Knowing that what we are doing will
help make someone smile is so special.”
The Valentine’s Day Card event has been occurring for three years. Every year it helps spread love
and joy to our residents, and this year was the most successful yet. The cards help ensure that
everyone under our care here at Plymouth Harbor knows that they are very much loved and that
they have a support system they can rely on. “It’s a small way for us to give back to the folks that
make coming to work each day a true joy,” said Summer Rentsch, Wellness Director and head of
the OnBoard committee.
A seemingly simple event becomes
meaningful when done with heart,
and there is no shortage of that here at
Plymouth Harbor. This act of kindness
is just another example of the tight
bonds formed between our staff and
our residents. “This small gesture has
a big impact,” said Brandi Burgess,
Administrator of Assisted Living and
Memory Care. “It puts a smile on so
many faces on what could be a lonely
day, and that is exactly why we do it.”


Exercising Our Bodies and Minds

Introducing yoga classes in our Starr
Memory Care Residence

It is commonly known that exercise is important for everyone. Physical activity, whether it is
walking, working out at the gym, or any other type of movement you enjoy, can improve your
self-esteem, mood, and physical health. Maintaining a good level of fitness is key to healthy aging,
and it becomes even more important for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Incorporating regular
movement into our residents' days is important to help maintain strength, flexibility, and a level of
independence. To help with this, we have begun a yoga program to keep our residents moving.
Through our partnership with Sarasota Memorial Health Fit, we now offer 30-minute yoga classes
for our residents in the Starr Memory Care Residence and Seaside Assisted Living Residences. Every
Saturday morning, yoga instructor Nancy Zampella holds classes in both the Ringling and Lido
neighborhoods of our Starr Memory Care Residence.
Nancy has been practicing yoga since 1991 and is now the owner of her own studio, Yoga Libre.
She was a student of yoga for 10 years before she decided to pursue a career as a yoga teacher.
The training program was a transformative experience for Nancy that helped her heal her own
carpal tunnel by improving her shoulder alignment. She completed the course with a feeling of
empowerment and a new mission to show others they don’t have to live in pain.
On Saturday mornings, Nancy teaches chair yoga to residents in the Starr Memory Care Residence.
Chair yoga is a gentle, non-traditional form of yoga that reduces strain on the limbs and joints.
“A lot of people don’t know that you can do yoga while sitting in a chair, but it is a lot of fun,”
Nancy said. “This class has been an opportunity for me to try new ways of teaching, which has
been a wonderful surprise.” Whether in a chair or on a mat, yoga is all about moving your energy
throughout your body. As a teacher of yoga, Nancy’s goal is to help people open up their bodies and
feel better, mentally and physically. The class focuses on simple, rhythmic movements to increase
circulation and develop muscle memory.
Yoga is not only an exercise for the body. It also works the mind and helps reduce stress and improve
mood. Alzheimer’s can be disorienting, and yoga’s emphasis on connection with your body, mind,
and breath helps people reconnect with themselves and their world. The group setting of the class
provides residents with an experience they can share in together, and friends and family of residents are
encouraged to attend the classes as well. “Both caretakers and residents can benefit from a yoga class,
and doing it together can be a meaningful experience," Nancy said. "The more the merrier!"


TEEPA Takeaways

During our Snow Day 2019, we had
the pleasure of touring Teepa Snow through
our Starr Memory Care Residence Ringling
Teepa was most impressed with the design
and comfort, and offered some additional
suggestions for enhancements. Some of those
enhancements included adding the first name
of the resident near their door knob so that they
are assured they are entering their own apartment.
She also suggested adding a gentle massage pad to the
recliner chair in the Reflection rooms so that a resident
and family member are both able to enjoy a relaxing massage visit. Finally, she made additional helpful
suggestions for aesthetics, such as bird feeders in the courtyards and art on the walls that the residents
can recognize and relate to. She was impressed with the textured walls leading to the sensory circles
in the neighborhood, and the memory boxes at the entrance to each apartment. During her tour, she
even took time to join in a game that the residents were playing in the family room.
As Teepa joined our board meeting at the end of her visit, she alluded to Plymouth Harbor taking a
leadership role in Sarasota for training and education on caregiving for those challenged with brain
decline. Sarasota, being the oldest county in terms of median age, is in a unique position to be a model
for dementia care in the country. We have been a leader for retirement living for over 50 years. If not
us, then who will lead the next phase of care for aging services?

We need your time and talent!

We are looking for volunteers to help residents in the Seaside Assisted Living, Starr
Memory Care, and Smith Care Center. If you are interested in volunteering in any of
these areas, please contact Leanne Beach, Activities Director, at Ext. 260. A volunteer
orientation and informational session will be held on Friday, March 1 at10:30 a.m. in the

Assisted Living Media Center (first floor past the Atrium).



You don’t need to be a super
hero to save the day.

Donating blood is a fast, simple, and safe way to help change, and even save, someone’s life.
Luckily, Plymouth Harbor makes it easy to do. Thanks to a partnership with the Suncoast Blood
Bank, the bloodmobile is on campus five times a year, making it quick and convenient for
residents and staff to donate.
Plymouth Harbor has participated in blood drives through the Suncoast Blood Bank since
August of 2006. Since then, Plymouth Harbor blood drives have collected 251 units of blood.
Each unit can save up to three lives, and with our donations we have helped save approximately
753 lives in our community, according to Susan Weber-Hegge, our Donor Representative from
Suncoast Blood Bank.
Plymouth Harbor has supported the Suncoast Blood Bank for over 12 years, and we have recently
seen an increase in the number of residents and staff that are actively donating blood and learning
more about the importance of blood donation. There is always a need for blood, and an average
of 40,000 units of donated blood are used each day in the U.S. and Canada, according to the
Suncoast Blood Bank ( Volunteer blood donors provide nearly all the blood used
for transfusions in the U.S.
When you donate blood, you also have the opportunity to learn more about your own body and
information that is pertinent to your own health and wellbeing. “I have had staff share with me
that they learned what their blood type was for the first time because of our blood drives,” said
Summer Rentsch, Wellness Director. Everyone belongs to one of four blood groups. If you know
what type you are, then you can know when your community is in need of your blood type. You
just might be able to help the right person at the right time.
The next scheduled blood drive is April 24th. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least
16 years old and 110 pounds, and you must pass a physical and health history exam.
Each donation is helping to save a life. What could be a more powerful way to give back to our
community than that?




Julie Magenheim, Apt. T-1007, Ext. 318

Julie Magenheim joins the ranks of Plymouth Harbor residents who have had
careers as social workers. Julie's specialty was geriatrics, so clearly she has moved
into the right place. She was also a professional singer and violinist with an
interest in piano, clearly a woman of many talents.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, she moved to Devils Lake, North Dakota, with
her family, after the death of her father when she was six. Then to St. Louis
where she graduated from Washington University. Julie's career included
a position as Director of Social Services at The Pines. Her husband, Robert
Garvin, retired as Vice President of International Marketing at General Electric.
They were blessed with 18 years together.
Julie has made a few false starts at moving to her tenth floor apartment. First,
she spent time in Smith Care waiting to move in and then vanished again for several
months because of health problems. Now she is back, settled again into her apartment which she has made very attractive.
The food here is wonderful. Oh, those veal chops, lobster mac and cheese and, yes, Take Out. She has met many nice
people and finds the staff pleasant and helpful. Julie sounds like a happy camper. Between being an avid reader and
her membership in Sarasota Community Church, she will have enough to do. Just so she does not decide we, her new
neighbors, need the services of a geriatric social worker.

-Bev Koski

Mary McNally, Apt. NW-216, Ext. 887

When Mary McNally moved into Plymouth Harbor's Assisted Living last fall,
it was almost the first time she had lived outside her native Philadelphia. For a
moment, after her husband died when he was 58, she moved to New Jersey to
be near her daughter, but moved back to Philadelphia.
She had only two jobs, both of which she loved. Starting when she was 18, she
went to work first at Disten and Company. To sharpen her secretarial skills, the
company sent her to earn a Professional Secretarial Certificate. After a time, she
left to raise her two children and when she came back, it was to a hospital, first
part-time and then full-time. Her job was to manage the Accounts Receivable
Division. Mary, loving that job too, stayed until she retired when 65 and a half.
With a daughter in New Jersey and a son in Bryn Athen, near Philadelphia, they stayed
close to home, too. Other places may be interesting, but there is no place like home.
Mary left Philadelphia to move to Plymouth Harbor only because her daughter has moved to Longboat Key. Mary
is now at her new home where she can make new friends and see them regularly while having a daughter in the
neighborhood. What's not to like?

-Isabel Pedersen

Joan Kretchmer Apt. NW-205, Ext. 871

What started out as a casual "Hello" to Longboat Key became an embrace
when Joan and Henry "Hank" Kretchmer came to visit friends living on the
key. They settled in at Sea Place and enjoyed the many things offered on the
key, especially the golf.
Joan was born in Gary, Indiana. She graduated from University of Michigan
with a degree in Economics and received her Master's at University of
Chicago. Benjamin H. Gordon Department Store in Gary was founded by
her father. Her mother lived at Plymouth Harbor, first in Callahan Center
then Smith Care. She passed away one month short of her one hundredth
birthday. Joan's sister, Gloria Levine is a resident here at Plymouth Harbor.
Joan and her husband, Hank met at a hospital dance. It was "love at
first sight." He was in private practice and had just returned from active duty in World War
II. They married and moved to New Orleans where he was resident director of Anesthesia at Charity Hospital. The
couple lived in New Orleans for several years as well as other cities where he continued his specialty in Anesthesia. Joan
was always active in the medical auxiliary in the hospitals and is an avid bridge player.
The couple had two children. Kenneth is a physician at the Cleveland Clinic. Her daughter is an attorney in the State
Attorney office in California. Joan is very proud of her three grandchildren and one great grandchild. When Hank
passed away after a long illness, Joan moved to the Sarasota Bay Club and has many friends who stay in touch with her
since her move to Plymouth Harbor.
The Seaside Assisted Living Residences in the Northwest Garden offer many opportunities for successful transition
from independent living into the next phase of care. Joan is aware that she is receiving the care that contributes to her
well being.

-Cerita Purmort

Ann and Gary Olson, Apt. NW-309, Ext. 277

When it comes to air-conditioning, Ann and Gary Olson are in opposite camps,
but this very busy and active couple are on the same page about almost
everything else. They met in graduate school at the University of Illinois, both
interested in radio and television, and eventually married and had a son and
a daughter. Gary moved from commercial and educational TV production
to sales of video production equipment, working for several well-known
manufacturers in the field.
In the early eighties Gary started his own company, GoVideo Sales, Inc.
Ann assisted in the business while she pursued paralegal training, and
worked for a local lawyer. Because they fell in love with Florida a long time
ago, (Gary during his college years, and Ann when a friend invited them
down to Siesta Key in 1976), Gary knew he would escape the northern winters
to become a Floridian when he retired.


Seven years of Siesta condo vacations led to their abandoning Illinois in the mid-nineties to build a home on
Siesta Key, where Gary could work at their family business while sitting on his lanai in his beach clothes. Ann
wanted more than a resort life. She joined newcomers groups, and actively sought out volunteer activities that
built on her activities up north, becoming a SPARCC volunteer, and eventually joining their staff. She then
worked for the State of Florida court system in the areas of domestic violence and mediation. Since retirement
she volunteers as a peer resource advisor for the Women's Resource Center, tutors reading in the Sarasota County
schools, and is a volunteer mediator for the Citizens Dispute Settlement Program.
Gary's activities in Florida have run the gamut. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the YMCA
Foundation, on the Board of the Banyan Theater, taught computer classes for Senior Net, helped build houses
for Habitat for Humanity, and has hosted talk, public affairs and music shows on our community radio station
WSLR 96.5FM. He currently manages and plays on teams in the Sarasota Senior Softball league. (He's an
outfielder, by the way, as well as the League's Webmaster.) He stays fit by biking, walking, and swimming.
Ann and Gary are busy creating their new home in the Northwest Garden. Leaving the house they lived in for
twenty-one years has been a little hard, but one swim in our beautiful pool really helped Gary appreciate their
decision. Once the Olsons are settled, we can look forward to their contributions to the Plymouth Harbor
community, because this is a couple who have a LOT to give.

-Catha Abrahams

Alice Rau, Apt. NW-102, Ext. 860

Alice Rau knew early that Plymouth Harbor would be her Destination when she
needed help to continue to enjoy her life. She purchased a one bedroom unit to
hold her place on the list at Plymouth Harbor. She lived at The Plaza at Five
Points in Sarasota as she considered her move. As time passed, Alice realized
that she had to make a decision. She knew she needed help and decided to
accept a unit in Assisted Living.
Alice was born in Norwalk, Ohio, to Dudley White and Alice Mack
Snyder. Dudley was a member of Congress and a newspaper publisher. The
family split their time between Washington, D.C. and Huron, Ohio. Alice
attended Public School for Girls and Smith College.
For six generations her family has owned newspapers and radio stations. In
1983, Alice's son hired her to be the publisher of the Grand Haven (Michigan)
Tribune. She is also the former vice-president and treasurer of the Sandusky (Ohio)
Newspapers. Alice's life is committed to those organizations that serve the needs of the
community. As a donor and board member, she has supported many organizations:
Selby Botanical Gardens, New College Library Association, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and Hospice.
Travel has given Alice much pleasure: England, France, Japan, India, and the U.S. She could not give an answer to the
question about which was her favorite place to visit or where she would she like to return. "All were special." Bridge is
one of her favorite pastimes. Alice has played both duplicate and social bridge. Crossword puzzles challenge her every
day, and she loves to read. Alice's son Norman lives in Sarasota and son David Allen lives in North Carolina.
When asked to comment on her life, Alice says, "The best part of my life was the people I met along the way."

-Beverly Koski



My parents Elsa and Donald Price moved to Sarasota in the mid-70s after
looking for a warm climate in which to retire. They settled on Lido Shores
in an old Florida style home. After many visits, I myself relocated to
Sarasota in 1984. A few years later, my father called me to say they were
ready to move to a community that had all the amenities as they aged
and had put a deposit down in a place called Plymouth Harbor.

I was shocked, but my father assured me he was doing what he thought
best—he did not want to be a burden to us. I did some research and
found that Plymouth Harbor was truly a hidden gem. They waited 5
years for their apartment, and then spent the next 3-4 years traveling on
their boat Priceless and at Plymouth Harbor. My father quickly immersed
himself in Plymouth Harbor daily life. He was the first resident trustee on the
board in 1997-98, which paved the way for future resident trustees. My mom’s
25 years now at Plymouth Harbor have been incredibly satisfying and busy!

I was traveling the world for work, but after a career change in 1998, I was able to spend my entire time in
Sarasota. I am very fortunate to be in financial services with my wife, Leslie Juron, guiding families to achieve
lifelong success. Leslie and I spend many hours giving back to the community and thoroughly enjoy our
clients who are either about to, or have retired. Our experience in this community has helped us understand
how to age with a better quality of life. It has also helped us teach our clients and families how to achieve
better family dynamics and communication. When children or spouses are not the caregivers, relationships
with family have better outcomes.

Having been on the Plymouth Harbor Foundation board for a number of years, I now serve as the chair. I
have also served on numerous Sarasota nonprofit organizations in the past. I feel fortunate to have been able
to get to know many of the residents and staff throughout my visits to Plymouth Harbor and through serving
on the Foundation board. The Foundation supports positive aging by adding new and exciting opportunities
for residents and employees. Some examples include employee scholarships, leadership development, and
programming or capital support to improve life at Plymouth Harbor. In the past few years we have upgraded
Pilgrim Hall, the Wellness Center, and the Memory Care program. We have clients in many other similar
communities, but none that I have seen are as dynamic and forward thinking as Plymouth Harbor.

We are excited to begin 2019 with many initiatives that will make Plymouth Harbor an even better place.
We look forward to communicating those to you as they develop--always with resident input. While we will
greatly miss Becky Pazkowski, she has left us with a great legacy and in good hands with a very capable board.
I am also excited that we have added four new trustees who will be a huge asset with their past experiences. I
hope everyone gets to meet them in the very near term.

I appreciate the opportunity to serve the Plymouth Harbor Foundation for the next few years and look
forward to continuing to meet all the residents coming to our gem on the West Coast.

-D. Jay Price 13

At the Movies: MARCH
SUNDAY MOVIE 2:00 & 7:00 PM

March 3 2 P.M. 7 P.M.

Old Man and the Gun While You Were Sleeping
2018, 93 min, PG-13, Subs 1995, 103 min,PG, Subs

March 10 Mary, Queen of Scots The Viceroy's House
2018, 124 min, R, Subs 2017, 106 min, NR, Subs

March 17 Green Book Green Book

2018, 130 min,PG-13, Subs 2018, 130 min, PG-13, Subs

March 24 The Judge Beautiful Boy
2014, 141 min, R, Subs 2010, 101 min, R, Subs

March 31 All the King's Men First Man

2006, 140 min, PG-13, Subs 2018, 142 min, PG-13, Subs


March 5 A Private War March 1 Zookeeper's Wife
March 12 2018, 110 min, R, Subs 2016, 126 min, PG-13, Subs
March 19
March 26 Tuesdays with Morrie March 8 Dead Poets Society
1999, 89 min, NR, Subs 1989, 140 min, PG, Subs

Can You Ever Forgive Me? March 22 The Hours
2018, 127 min, R, Subs 2002, 114 min, PG-13

Extremely Loud, Incredibly March 29 The Prime of Miss Jean
Close Brodie
1969, 116 min, PG, Subs
2011, 130 min, PG-13, Subs


Harbor Happenings: MARCH


Thursdays, March 7 and 21
Fridays, March 8 and 22, 10 a.m.
JIM MYERS: (5:15 pm)
Tuesdays, March 12 and 26 RENE:

Tuesday, March 26, 2 p.m.


Sharp Objects is a psychological drama about a city journalist (Amy
Adams) with a troubled past who returns to her rural hometown to
cover the murder of two preteen girls. Begins March 4.
7:30 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


Cost: $6.50 per individual lecture. Tensions in the Ukraine and
Why It Matters by Nolan Peterson (Mar. 7); India: Rise on the
World Stage by Dr. Alyssa Ayres (Mar. 14); Understanding World
Leaders by Dr. Margaret Hermann (Mar. 21); The End of White
Christian America by Dr. Robert Jones (Mar. 28).
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Pilgrim Hall


The Wind in My Hair – My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by
Masih Alinejad. Discussion led by Catha Abrams.
Mar. 1, 4 p.m., Club Room


Join us for an afternoon workshop focusing on proper body
mechanics! We aim to give you the tools and knowledge to
confidently remain active and avoid injury.
Mar. 4 , 1-3 p.m., Wellness Center


Brenda K. Robinson, “Fragmented Memories,” acrylics
Mar. 5 , 4:30-6 p.m., Wellness Center



A representative from the Asolo will be on hand to assist you
with renewals and subscriptions.
Mar. 5, 3-4 p.m., Lobby


Share poetry with your neighbors.
Mar. 5, 11 a.m., Mezzanine


Dining Services Consultant Update and Recommendations
Mar. 6, 2 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


“Color blind or color brave?” by Mellody Hobson and “How
racism makes us sick” by David R. Williams
Mar. 6, 4:00 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


Do you have jewelry that needs repair? A watch that needs
batteries? Michael & Co. Jewelers will be in our lobby to help.
Mar. 7, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Lobby


Carol Lieberman will bring her instruments and bows to
demonstrate how the violin changed over the years.
Mar. 7, 7:45 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


Historian David Miano brings us 3 exciting lectures: The Trojan War:
Myth vs Reality; Ancient Potions, Pills, and Concoctions; Human
Sacrifice in the Ancient World. Sign up for this education series at
Ext 252. Cost is $25 for the series.
Mar. 11, 18, 25, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


St. Armands Optical will be here to adjust your eyeglasses.
Mar. 12, 10 a.m., Lobby


Andre Krauss presents “How to Read A Painting.” Sign up at Ext
399. Lunch is available.
16 Mar. 12, 12 p.m. Noon, PDR


Massimo Bottura and Friends on the Future of Food. No charge.
Mar. 13, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


Lenny Dave returns to our stage to keep us laughing.
Mar. 14, 7:45 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


This educational BBC series takes us on a journey deep inside
the earth to uncover the mysteries of how these treasures were
created and explores how they have allowed humans to evolve
and build great civilizations. No sign up required.
Mar. 15, 22, 29, 2 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


Camille Claudel (Biography)
Mar. 16, 7 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


Keep Sharp! Bring your dull knives and scissors for sharpening by
Sharper Than New.
Mar. 18, 10:30 a.m. AND Mar. 19, 3 p.m., Lobby


Bonnie Hammer available for computer help from 1-4 p.m. Call Ext 399
to sign up. Cost is $37.50 per half hour, billed to your account.
Mar. 19, 1-4 p.m.


Who’s Who in your Physician’s Office by Cindy Underwood from
Neuro Challenge.
Mar. 20, 3 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


Chat with a personal trainer about your health and wellness
goals. No appointment necessary.
Mar. 21, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Wellness Center



Sarasota County’s Corrections Captain David Scott will tell
you everything you ever wanted to know about our jail. Note
earlier start time.
Mar. 21, 7:30 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


How to stay healthy naturally presented by Food Pharmacy
Mar. 25, 12 p.m. Noon, Wellness Center


Enjoy an on-site cooking class with Food Pharmacy
Mar. 25, 2 p.m., Wellness Center


Tour behind the scenes at the Sarasota Ballet. Not handicap
accessible; must be able to climb stairs unassisted. Cost: $10 for
Mar. 26, Bus departs at 9:15 a.m.


Sign up at Ext. 399. Lunch is available.
Mar. 26, 11:30 a.m., PDR


Mar. 27, 3 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


Christopher Hird will talk about the Sarasota Ballet.
Mar. 28, 7:45 p.m., Pilgrim Hall


Mar. 29, 9:30 a.m., Wellness Center


This is a four-session writing workshop to express life material
in memoir, fiction, poetry or theater pieces, led by Ronni Miller,
award winning author of short stories and founder of Write it
Out. $30 for the series. Call Ext 252 to sign up.
Apr. 8, 15, 22, 29, 3:30-5 p.m., Club Room


New in the Library: MARCH


Beatriz at Dinner
The Immortals*
FICTION Captain America: Winter Soldier*
The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash Mildred Pierce*
The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and The Damned Don't Cry*
Josh Mensch* Possessed*
Verses for the Dead by Douglas Presto and The Women*
Lincoln Childs* Humoresque*
A Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods* South Pacific (in concert)*
The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke* The Pallisers*
Past Tense by Lee Child* Wuthering Heights*
The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk* Daniel Deronds*
Rule of Law by John Lescourt* In a Lonely Place*
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Driving Miss Daisy*
Arikawa* Shall We Dance?*
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover Anna Karenina*
The Patriarch: Bruno, Chief of Police* North and South*
The Children Return: Bruno, Chief of On the Basis of Sex
The Rule of Law by John Lescroart* APRIL BOOK
The Library Book by Susan Orlean* DISCUSSION
The Wedding Guest by Jonathan
Kellerman Our Souls at Night
Daughter of War by Brad Taylor by Kent Haruf
Crucible by James Rollins
Discussion led by Marita Marsh.
The Boy by Tami Hoag Call ext 252 for a copy of the book ($12)
The Best of Us by Robyn Carr
April 5, 4 p.m., Club Room
Betty Ford: First Lady; Women's Advocate;
Trailblazer by Lisa McCubbin
Hero of the Empire: The Making of
Winston Churchill by Candice Millard

*INDICATES A GIFT 19 Brian D. Hall
@PlymouthHarbor Chair, Board of Trustees

Harry Hobson

Liz Clark

Home Care Administrator
Joe Devore

Senior Vice President of Health Services
Gordon Okawa

Vice President of Marketing &
Community Affairs
Becky Pazkowski

Senior Vice President of Philanthropy
& Special Projects
Maryanne Shorin

Director of Resident Programming
Kalynna Thompson

Communications Coordinator
Tena Wilson

Vice President of Resident & Employee Relations

Judy Stanford, Chair
Catha Abrahams
Ann Anderson
Al Balaban
David Beliles
Sue Elliott
Lorna Hard
Kathy Hendricks
Beverly Koski
Isabel Pedersen
Cerita Purmort
Estelle Silbert
Sallie VanArsdale

700 John Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236

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