Can Spring Be Far Behind?
We had such a wonderful time on Tuesday, February 25. We celebrated Black History Month with a performance by Renee Manning and her band. By the end of the performance, we were up dancing and singing, people literally throwing down their canes and joining the conga line!!! It’s so amazing what music can do to change our mood.
Turtle Bay Music School has started our senior chorus this past month. Allison Davy, who heads the choral department at Turtle Bay, is our conductor and she is whipping us into shape. We will be working towards performances in May, one at Stein and one at Turtle Bay. Please consider joining the chorus, it is great fun and also a healthy activity, bringing oxygen to our brains. We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 to 11:30. We sing songs that most people know.
AARP is providing free tax preparation at Stein every Thursday from 9 am to 3pm until April 10th. Come early to get on the list.
Our Feldenkrais study is meeting every Monday and Friday and the assessment for the 1st group will be March 17th at 10:15. After the assessment is completed, the control group will have 12 sessions to learn the Feldenkrais method.
Of course, March is chock full of events – St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th will bring Corned Beef and Cabbage and wearing of the green. The first day of spring on the 20th, and Purim on the 15th. We also turn our clocks ahead on Sunday, March 9th, so the light returns. We are planning a trip to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx to see the Orchid Show. The date and time to be announced.
Our nurses are here one day a week and they have conducted blood pressure screenings resulting in some instances where participants are showing high blood pressure readings. These readings must be taken seriously as high blood pressure can lead to stroke.
We are going to have a Registration Drive at Stein. If you are not registered, please make an appt. with Ruth. There is no charge to register and it will be important in fulfilling our contract with the Dept. for the Aging.
Jane Barry, Executive Director