May 12, 2013
A Weekly Newsletter for Members and Staff of Meredith Bay Colony Club
KENTUCKY DERBY 2013!
In the photo to the
right on the left we
have the Winners:
Harold and June
Noreen ----- and on
the right we have ……
Conner. (We know
that Ted is a winner
because of Barbara!)
We understand that the Noreens walked away with the entire pot! From all
reports a great time was had by all and judging from the photos it looks as though
all the women bought their hats and the gentlemen brought their bottles!
A MESSAGE FROM DAVE de SOUSA…
Each of us may react very differently to the same surgery when it comes to
post surgical pain. Generally speaking, our bodies do not like to be invaded
by surgical tools, no matter how small. It seems that the better physical
shape we are in, the less pain and recovery time is experienced. This is not
always the case though.
As a natural reaction, muscles around the
area invaded by the procedure try to help
stabilize and compensate. They can
become painful and tighten. This restricts
normal blood flow. If the surgery forces
you to walk, sleep, sit etc. differently than
normal, other areas of your body can
become painful because they are
compensating too. SLM Bodywork and
physical therapy quickly after surgery
helps lessen this impact.
SLM bodywork enhances physical therapy and shortens your recovery time
Maximizing blood flow to the to the invaded area which will help
tissues heal faster.
Addressing the entire muscle system to locate compensating muscles
no matter where they are and help them function as normal as
possible. If left alone, they may become tight and take a longer time
returning to normal after surgery. This facilitates a quicker recovery
Resetting the nervous system to keep body movement as normal as
possible. This too facilitates a quicker recovery time.
If you have surgery, your best course of action to minimize your pain and
shorten recover time is SLM Body work coupled with physical therapy.
(Note: Dave de Sousa of Relief Bodyworks & Massage will be at MBCC every other Friday
from noon to 5p to provide 25 minute therapeutic massages. His next visit will be Friday
May 17th and appointments can be made by contacting Naella )
QUOTE OF THE WEEK…………
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we
FROM THE SUGGESTION BOX
A Member who shall remain nameless
reminded me that his birthday is the 30th and
not the 31st. It’s about time Max noticed!
And a reminder to Staff was received
asking them to please take your key card with
you when exiting the building to the courtyard
and not to prop the door open which lets in
bugs, critters and compromises security.
AGING WELL IS ALSO A NEWSPAPER COLUMN!
Every other Saturday the Laconia Citizen
publishes our Newspaper Column that usually has
something to do with aging issues --- But you can
also find it on our Facebook Page, on our Website
or just by asking for copy. I can also add you to an
Email list if you would like a copy sent to you
The most recent column is
entitled ‘Honor Flight’ and is about a wonderful
program that takes WWII Veterans to
JOKE OF THE WEEK………
Not your usual kind of joke --- but interesting all the same. Read the following
fairly quickly without pausing to note misspellings………… It surprised me….
“Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht
oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat
ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it
wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Pettry amzanig huh? “
SOME SERIOUS MORNING EXERCISE………………
All of us benefit from
exercise – and while what
we do and how we do it will
and should vary from
individual --- it is important
for each of us to make it a
part of each and every day!
Not only is it good for the
body – but it can be good
for the soul and for sociability as well. Serious exercise can still be a lot of fun. I
know it is not much – but each
and every day (since Jan 1st) I have
spent 30 minutes each morning
on the elliptical machine in an
effort to help keep all my joints
moving as they should. We only
have to look at these photos to
see some great Role Models!
‘AGING WELL’ ON THE RADIO
Each Wednesday at 8:35 on WEZS 1350 AM MBCC Sponsors
‘Aging Well’ a talk show that invites a special guest to talk
about issues of special interest to Seniors or that showcases
the special of work of Seniors. Be sure to check in to see
who Jim will have on this week! Most all of the shows are
available via podcast by logging onto wezs.com.
DINING WITH CHEF BRAD………….
“I Hope everyone enjoyed the Mothers Day
brunch. Memorial Day is the next event ,
Monday May 27th. The BBQ menus were sent
out so please make reservations for
Independent Members and all Guests. I will
be Cooking a Clam bake sometime in June and
again in August
----------Bradley Southwick, Executive Chef
DON’T FORGET THE ANNIVERSARIES!
Ted & Barbara Conner
MOVIE THIS WEEK: REGARDING HENRY
Combining elements of A Christmas Carol and Rain
Man (1988), this modern-day parable of greed and
redemption was crafted with generous helpings of
sentimentality by director Mike Nicholas. Harrison
Ford stars as Henry Turner, a slick, ruthless corporate
attorney willing to spin any falsehood to win a case.
A bully to his teenage daughter Rachel (Mikki Allen),
Henry also cheats on his wife Sarah (Annette
Bening) and treats everyone from the maid to his
assistant with cruel selfishness. Stepping out to a
local mini-market for a pack of cigarettes late one
night, Henry accidentally interrupts a burglary and is
shot in the head by a stick-up artist. After a long
coma, Henry survives only to find that he has no
memory and must re-learn everything from reading
to tying his shoes. Reborn as a friendly, childlike innocent, Henry charms his
therapist (Bill Nunn) and reconnects with his wife and daughter, only to uncover
some secrets about how truly appalling he once was.
This 1991 Film will be shown this Friday at the MBCC Theatre! Come on Down!
WORD OF THE WEEK…………
to beat with or as if with a short heavy club
to criticize severely
"Hernandez missed most of the preseason practices because of an ankle sprain,
and he fustigated himself for committing seven turnovers." — From an article by
Jorge L. Ortiz in The San Francisco Chronicle, November 20, 2004
"Coulter is known widely for her propensity to fustigate the likes of
environmentalists, atheists and Bush-bashers." — Rachel Davis, Florida TimesUnion (Jacksonville), March 10, 2007
DID YOU KNOW?
Though it won't leave a bump on your head, severe criticism can be a blow to
your self-esteem. It's no wonder that
"fustigate," when it first appeared in the
17th century, originally meant "to cudgel or
beat with a short heavy stick," a sense that
reflects the word's derivation from the Latin
noun "fustis," which means "club" or "staff."
The "criticize" sense is more common these
days, but the violent use of "fustigate" was a
hit with earlier writers like George
Huddesford, who in 1801 told of an angry
Jove who "cudgell'd all the constellations, ...
/ Swore he'd eject the man i' the moon ... /
And fustigate him round his orbit."
Read more at
THIS AND THAT……………
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! A special wish
to All Mothers out there that today was
somehow a little extra special for you!
More News Needed…….. Suggestions,
stories and comments are always
welcome --- Why, we could even have
‘Letters to the Editor’. I don’t always
hear about what goes on – and need you
be my eyes and ears and share that
information with me. The best way is
via email at [email protected]
I know I have been neglectful in
capturing photos of your entryway
decorations of late --- but that is no
reason to hold back on your decorating!
As space and time allows I will continue
get as many of the images in the
newsletter and onto Facebook. Maybe
we need to suggest ‘Themes’ for a given
period? It could be hats, flowers,
patriotic, a particular color, an era,
automotive, locomotive, air, space or bird
or maybe a favorite book…… I know that
you will come up with something!
Have a great week!