PLYMOUTH HARBOR ON SARASOTA BAY EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER
Annual Halloween Party OCTOBER 2017
DATES TO REMEMBER
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OCTOBER 5 New!
Employee Halloween Party The winner in this category will win a OCTOBER 19 Repeat
-Costume Contest $100 prize. Those who prepare a dish Learn n Earn
-Snack Contest for the party will also receive $1 in “Correcting Postural
-Pumpkin Decorating Contest OnBoard Food & Fun Bucks. Imbalances with
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Friday, October 27th This year, we will host a pumpkin OCTOBER 9
from 2:00-3:30 p.m. decorating contest - where you may Columbus Day
decorate or carve your pumpkin! Due
¡ ¤¦ ¤ to time constraints, we ask that you OCTOBER 10
decorate your pumpkins at home and 401k Consultation
The Wellness Center bring them in on October 27th for by appointment
the party. The winner of the pumpkin
Join us food, fun, and prizes! carving contest will win a $100 prize. OCTOBER 13
All Staff Meetings!
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All employees are invited to dress #$ # OCTOBER 27
up on the day of the event in their ¨ Halloween Party!
Halloween best! The employee %¨ ! ¨
with the best overall costume will OCTOBER 27
win a $100 prize. So stop in on your On the morning of the event, please Insights: Bill Johnston
break, get some snacks, and enjoy bring your snack and/or pumpkin to
the party. the Wellness Center Conference OCTOBER 28
Room. We’ll provide a card for you KSCB International
to indicate your name and snack Coastal Cleanup
and/or pumpkin “title.”
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If you don’t feel like dressing up, Voting will be a little different this Important Note: Due to
we will once again be holding year. To ensure that all costumes, Hurricane Irma, Diversity
our contest for the most creative pumpkins, and snacks are seen (and Day was rescheduled. It
Halloween snack. tasted), we will have an anonymous will tentatively be held in
committee, representing 10 different January 2018.
Last year, our favorites included departments, voting on the winners
“witch ﬁngers” and “spider web dip.” for each category. After the event,
Show us how creative you can be! results will be tallied and the winners
will be announced. Good luck!
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le to earn Bucks!
DON’T MISS OUT! Bill Johnston
Friday, October 27th
OnBoard Bucks for the 2017
calendar year must be earned 12:00-12:30 p.m.
by the Beneﬁts Fair, held on Private Dining Room
RSVP to Karen Smith
November 7th and 8th. (Ext. 399) by Friday,
This includes the $40 OnBoard October 20th.
Wellness Rewards Bucks required
for the 2018 insurance
View your OnBoard Wellness Binder
for Buck-earning opportunities!
We will host an OnBoard Bucks
“store” in December 2017, where
employees can spend excess bucks.
WHAT’S UP The Fall Challenge begins Sunday, October 1st!
EQUIPMENT • The Challenge will end on Sunday, December 31st.
ORIENTATION • Bucks earned during the Fall 2017 Challenge will go
Contact Elizabeth Goldsmith toward your 2018 earning year.
in the Wellness Center
• The minimum step requirement for the challenge will
to schedule at Ext. 350 or remain at 400,000 steps.
• Participants will earn $1 in OnBoard Wellness Rewards
HEALTH COACHING Bucks per 100,000 steps you walk. (Challenge max: $10).
Are you interested in working The winner of the Summer OnBoard Walking Challenge will
with Plymouth Harbor’s be announced at the October 13th All Sta Meeting. They
Employee Health Coach? will be awarded our “Stanley-Cup style” Walking Challenge
trophy with their name plate on it. This trophy will then be
Contact Employee Health Coach on display on the Ground Floor of the Tower, near the
Joan Weder at 941-374-0815 Wellness Wall.
or [email protected] Good luck, and keep up the great work!
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Employee of the month PLYM UTH
Sales & Marketing
Employee since May 2012 AND BELLE
Cindy Taylor, Home Care
Notes from Liz’s
nomination form: Have a funny/cute/
creative picture of your
Liz Sparr is a pet(s)? Send images
dedicated employee of to: [email protected]
Plymouth Harbor. She PlymouthHarbor.org
puts in the extra time
and e ort needed with both prospective and current
residents. When new residents move in, they are
sometimes at a loss for how to begin ‘ﬁtting in’ and
starting their life at Plymouth Harbor. Liz takes the
time to help the new resident(s) and their family
members become accustomed to their new routine
and makes sure to be there for support until they ﬁnd
their place in our wonderful establishment...Although
she is here to ‘sell’ our community, she doesn’t stop
once she makes that sale.
Get a Clue...Fight the flu! with us!
Annual Flu Clinic International Coastal
Thursday, October 5th
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28th
Wellness Center Conference Room 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Lido Beach
Earn $2 in Wellness Rewards OnBoard Bucks!
Contact Bert Adams (Ext. 480)
If you receive your shot elsewhere, you must provide proof of vaccination to for questions/sign up.
Karen Novak (Ext. 510) by October 31st. If you have an egg allergy, and you are
on Plymouth Harbor’s insurance, you may go to a local pharmacy at no cost. The Walk to End
Why should you get vaccinated against the ﬂu?
Inﬂuenza is a serious disease with nearly 30,000 deaths each year Saturday, November 11th
in the United States. Eighty-ﬁve percent of those are in people over 9:00 a.m. at Nathan
65 years of age (Plymouth Harbor residents). Flu season can begin as Benderson Park
early as October and last as late as May. When people are willing to
get the ﬂu vaccine, viral exposure is signiﬁcantly reduced. Contact Joe Devore (Ext. 246)
for questions/sign up.
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JIM OATES , MAINTENANCE LEARN SELF
Jim Oates, our painter, is my Shining DEFENSE!
Star because he humored me by offering
to paint my ‘Mr. Frog’...My ‘Mr. Frog’ All employees are
now sits stoically among my plants and invited to attend this
provides a colorful indoor garden scene! one-hour workshop,
where you will learn
Martha Chavez Housekeeping 1st skilled self-defense
Alyson Harris Accounting 2nd techniques, right here
Jacqueline Stackhouse Home Care 2nd at Plymouth Harbor!
Kekette Louis Home Care 6th
Tamara Williams Home Care 6th Who: Krav Maga Manatee will be
Erica Andrejkovics Smith Care Center 8th onsite to teach this workshop.
Carlene Harris Anderson Smith Care Center 8th
Brittney Dixon Smith Care Center 9th What: This workshop will cover many
James Myers Housekeeping 11th areas related to personal self-defense,
Hernando Cortes Smith Care Center 11th including: situational awareness and
Jasmine Bradley Smith Care Center 11th speciﬁc self-defense techniques.
Meghan Scholz Home Care 12th When: Thursday, November, 16th
Chantale Caceuis Smith Care Center 13th from 4:45-5:45 p.m.
Joan Weder Wellness 14th Where: The Wellness Center
Merline Pierre Home Care 14th Cost: $5 cash or payroll deducted.
Edda Pena Vazquez Dining Services 16th You may also use $5 in Wellness
Rene Weder Dining Services 17th Rewards OR Food & Fun OnBoard
Trisha Roman Housekeeping 19th Bucks to pay for this one-time class.
Dallas Conklin Dining Services 19th Sign up: Contact Elizabeth Goldsmith
Theresa Bogert Front Desk 20th in the Wellness Center at Ext. 350 or
Andrew Davis Dining Services 20th [email protected]
Jose Gutierrez Perez Dining Services 21st
Annette Valentine Smith Care Center 24th The Current is the employee newsletter
Elizabeth Goldsmith Wellness 24th of Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay
Sandy Taylor Administration 25th
Manny Flores Smith Care Center 25th
Samuel Zehr Dining Services 26th
Neang Chan Smith Care Center 26th
Nicole Bush Dining Services 28th
Melissa Bailey Smith Care Center 30th
Edna Pineda Housekeeping 31st
Jon Yost Housekeeping 31st