Ann's Choice
 Ann's Choice 

Monday Activities

November 18th 

8;30 AM – 11:30 AM:

Poker III

(KC Garden Room Lounge)

 

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM:

Morning Prayer (Chapel)

 

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM:

Woodshop Repair Service

(VC Woodshop)

Please Call to Schedule

 

9:30 – 11:15 AM:

Zumba for Seniors

(LC Club Room)

Preregistration Required

 

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM:

Pottery Club

(VC Craft Studio)

 

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM:

Aqua Tone

(VC Aquatics Center)

Registration Required

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM:

Treasure Chest Board Committee Meeting

(VC Music/Classroom)

 

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM:

Apple Computer Group

(KC Music/Classroom)

 

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM:

Cribbage (KC Lobby)

 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM:

Advanced Beginners Bridge

(KC Craft Studio)

 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM:

Beginners Bridge

(KC Garden Room Lounge)

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:

Gentle Yoga

(LC Club Room)

Registration Required

 

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM:

ACLLA Lecture: Meteors, Volcanoes and Mass Extinctions

(LC Performing Arts Center) Preregistration Required

 

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM:

Wii Golf

(LC Signatures Lounge)

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:

Ping Pong

(LC Club Room)

 

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM:

Water Volleyball

(VC Aquatics Center)

 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM:

AC Quilters

(VC Craft Studio)

 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM:

Party Bridge

(KC Craft Studio)

 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM:

Keystone Krafters

(KC Garden Room Lounge)

 

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM:

Standard Poker

(KC Garden Room Lounge)

 

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:

ACTV Volunteer Meeting

(LC Music/Classroom)

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:

Torah Study  (LC Craft Room)

 

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM:

Tai Chi (LC Club Room)

 

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM:

Table Shuffleboard

(LC Club Room)

 

6:15 PM – 9:30 PM:

Duplicate Bridge Delight

(KC Craft Studio)

 

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM:

Enjoy Duplicate Bridge I

(VC Craft Studio)

 

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM:

Enjoy Duplicate Bridge II

(LC Craft Studio)

 

6:45 PM – 8:15 PM:

BINGO

(KC Multipurpose Room)

 

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM:

Mexican Train III

(KC Garden Room Lounge)

The Short Story group is currently accepting new members for Thursday discussions.  We meet at 11:00 a.m. in the Village Music Room.  Our Tuesday group is now filled to capacity.

As we continue to improve our resident web site, we are changing the look of our home page.  Everything is there but organized better.  If you spot something amiss, please let us know.

Our Community Board has announced a 3.5% increase for next year.  Since 2010, our rent has gone up 43%.  Interesting.

We are looking for a guitar player who can spend 30 minutes at the Sunday Catholic
Communion service at Liberty Commons each Sunday. The hymns are simple chords.
Age is no barrier- young or older. Call 215-672-2198.

Check out the BUY/SELL/WANT/FREE  

Wanted:  wooden bookcase 

SALE: Exercise ball, Rollator, Table, chair and hutch, Men's Shoes, 2017 Prius, Wheelchair, Sofa bed, Armoire and Curio Cabinet,Vanity Bench, walker, 2016 Lincoln MKZ, Lexus Sedan.

WANTED: SUV, Computer/laptop,  Chess Set, CAR, golf clubs for charity.  

BUY/SELL

Want to laugh today?  More new  photos!  HOW to WASH a CAT.  A trip to Costco.  New - just for seniors!  

Humor to enjoy

Personal

Send us notice and pictures of personal events - birthdays, anniversaries, anything, etc., and we will capture them here.

THE CRABBY OLD MAN

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in North Platte , Nebraska , it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.

Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem . Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital .

One nurse took her copy to Missouri . The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition of the News Magazine of the St. Louis Association for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem. 

And this little old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.
————————————————————————
     

Crabby Old Man  

What do you see nurses? . . What do you see? 
What are you thinking . . . . . when you're looking at me?
A crabby old man, . ... . not very wise,
Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . .. with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food . . .. . . . and makes no reply .
When you say in a loud voice .. . . . .. 'I do wish you'd try!' 
Who seems not to notice . . . the things that you do .
And forever is losing . . . . .. . . . . A sock or shoe?

Who, resisting or not . . . . . . .. . . . lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding............ The long day to fill? 
Is that what you're thinking?........Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse . . . . you're not looking at me .

I'll tell you who I am . As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, . . . . . as I eat at your will. 
I'm a small child of Ten .. . . . . . with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters . . . ... . . . . who love one another.

A young boy of Sixteen . . with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . . .. . . . a lover he'll meet.. 
A groom soon at Twenty . my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows . . . . . . that I promised to keep.

At Twenty-Five, now . . . . . . . . I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . . And a secure happy home. 
A man of Thirty . . . . .. . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . . . . . . With ties that should last.

At Forty, my young sons .. . have grown and are gone,
But my woman's beside me . . . . . . to see I don't mourn. 
At Fifty, once more, babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . . . . My loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me . . my wife is now dead.
I look at the future ... . . . . . . . . shudder with dread.. 
For my young are all rearing . . . . .. young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . and the love that I've known.

I'm now an old man . . . . . . .. . . and nature is cruel.
Tis jest to make old age . . . . look like a fool. 
The body, it crumbles . . . . . . . grace and vigor, depart.
There is now a stone . . . . . . where I once had a heart.

But inside this old carcass . . a young guy still dwells,
And now and again . . . .. . . . my battered heart swells. 
I remember the joys . . . . . . . . . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . . . .. . . . . . life over again.

I think of the years, all too few . . . . . . gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people . . . . . . . . open and see.
Not a crabby old man. Look closer . . . . see ME!!

Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within . . . . we will all, one day, be there, too! 



PLEASE SHARE THIS POEM
The best and most beautiful things of this world can't be seen or touched. They must be felt by the heart.

 

Here are some pictures from our recent commemorative in the Chapel.

The Lin family posted this heartfelt message and picture on their shelf after they both passed away.

     Contributed by Marge Schwegel

NEW RESIDENT LETTER AND POEM

Click here to open the letter from our new residents.
It may be a little hard to read.
letter1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [241.0 KB]

A recent lunch birthday party for Nancy

Nancy Woods recently celebrated her 95th birthday with some friends.

This page is maintained by Bob Klimek - questions, use Contact Us.

Print Print | Sitemap
© Anns Choice Resident Activity

This website was created using 1&1 IONOS MyWebsite.