E Newsletter 10.12.pub



E Newsletter 10.12.pub
Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with
whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow. James 1:17
Autumn, Queen of Year
Hello Elderlife,
by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.
Changes, changes. Something with which we need to
When the pumpkins are so yellow
And the vines with grapes abound,
be comfortable because changes frequently happen
When the melons are so mellow
around us. We are into the change of season when
And the nuts fall to the ground;
trees put on their colorful garb and prepare to rest and
When persimmons lose their bitters,
regenerate over the winter. In contrast,
And the apples are so red;
Elderlife has returned to its normal busy schedule of
When we love to eat corn fritters
Since the roasting ears have fled;
events. The Federated Church has hired Shane Wrench to replace the
When vacation days are over
recently retired Larry Trace. And...we now have a new Elderlife CoordiAnd the children go to school,
nator who began Sept. 10. Read on to learn about Dolly Herschel.
They no longer play in clover,
Then, continue reading to learn about the interesting events planned
But much learn "Arithmos-rule,"
for Elderlife and sign up for some of the events so you can meet Dolly.
When weird Hallowe'en's most
naughty elves
I look forward to seeing you at future Elderlife events. Enjoy the beauty
With gnomes and sprites appear,
of the season!
Don Hoke, Chair
While fat Thanksgiving fills the shelves Elderlife Committee
Meet our New Elderlife Coordinator, Dolly Herschel
Hi! I am very excited to be the Elderlife Coordinator! I have met with my
Elderlife Committee and am so impressed by how much we do. Don
Hoke is already an inspiration for me and is enlightening me with all his
wisdom. Kathie Biggin has practically introduced me to everyone already! I have been welcomed with open arms. It will be a pleasure to
work with all these fun and good-hearted people!
Originally from Zanesville, I live in Solon with my husband of almost
24 years, Tom. We have two lovely daughters; Emily, who lives and
works in Washington, D.C., and Sarah, a sophomore at Ohio University.
I love to play tennis, go to garage sales, and go out to lunch. The last
three years I have been a Companion Care Provider with Senior Helpers.
It really opened my eyes as to how important being social and active is
for every generation.
That said, check out all the wonderful activities and get involved!
There is something for everyone. So come join the fun, meet new friends, and catch up with old ones. Also,
please find me and introduce yourself because I want to get to know each and every one of you!
The Western Reserve Theater Organ Society and The Singers’ Club of Cleveland
Saturday, October 20th from 6:30 – 10:30 pm
This ‘one night only ‘evening performance features the beautifully restored 1924 “Mighty
Wurlitzer” organ, a live men’s chorus, duets, organ solos, and a hilarious Silent Film,
“Steamboat Bill, Jr.” with Buster Keaton. The concert features Clark Wilson and The Singers
Club of Cleveland. It is held at the Performing Arts Center at the Masonic Auditorium.
DATE AND TIME: Oct. 20 –Van leaves at 6:30 pm from Family Life Center
RESERVATIONS: Payment by Oct. 10
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Health & Wellness Initiative Come one, Come any and all,
by Duncan E. McVean, B.S., R.Ph.
Artists known and unknown.
M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D
Health & Wellness Initiative Chair
Approximately one-fourth of the U.S. adult population experiences clinical symptoms of The Metabolic
Syndrome, with a prevalence of more than 40 percent
among persons greater than 60 years of age. Persons
with MetS have a two- to three-fold increased risk for
Coronary Heart Disease (the leading cause of premature death in the United States accounting for one of
every five deaths from all causes each year); a similar
risk for future ischemic stroke; and a much greater risk
for developing future Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. There
is no diagnostic test for MetS. To diagnose the Syndrome, the clinician must rely on clinical observation
and a high “index of suspicion.” Unfortunately by the
time signs are detected, the damage often has been
done. The Metabolic Syndrome is defined by the
National Cholesterol Education Program Adult
Treatment Panel III to be present in a patient with at
least three of the following Risk Factors:
• Abdominal obesity (waist circumference ) in
men of greater than 40 inches and in women
of greater than 35 inches.
• Triglycerides greater than 150 mg/dL
• Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL-C)
of less than 40 mg/dL in men and less than 50
mg/dL in women.
• Blood Pressure of greater than 130/85 mmHg
• Fasting glucose of greater than 110 mg/dL
Remember, any clinical diagnosis is in the province of
your physician.
The Elderlife Committee invites you to put
your creative juices to work to design new
“Care Cards.” The Committee will choose a few
spiritually inspired designs to be reproduced on note
cards. The cards offer comfort and healing, get well
wishes and thoughts of “thinking of you.” Artists of
all ages can use their favorite medium.
If you are interested in designing some cards,
please let Karen Perry know by emailing her at
[email protected] or by calling her at
440.247.5513. The deadline for submitting designs is
the end of January. Designs will be reviewed by the
Elderlife Committee.
Get Your Elderlife Cookbook NOW
Federated’s Elderlife Bridge Group meets on
the first and third Tuesday of each month at
1 pm in the Bell St, Lounge for a friendly
game of contract-style bridge (not duplicate). We
are expanding our group by three or four tables and we
welcome you to join us.
We are a friendly group who play seriously with fellowship and fun as our prime motivation. Impromptu,
unsolicited individual “bridge lessons” are frowned
upon, so you are assured a comfortable and enjoyable
afternoon of bridge.
Call Carol Willems at 440.708.2499 to join our
group. You do not need to be a member of Federated
Church to participate. Couples are welcome. We ask
that you sign up at the church’s reception desk at
440.247.6490 by 3:30 pm Friday for the following
Tuesday’s session.
This cookbook is certain to become a treasured keepsake and
2012 Elderlife Cookbook
it’s only $15! Pick up several for
those hard-to-find holiday gifts.
Stop by Fellowship Hall after worship and pickup this hardcover,
spiral-bound book full of wonderful recipes. If you are unable to
get your cookbook after church,
contact Kathie Biggin at
440.543.9817 to make arrangements for pickup or pick one up in the church office
during the week. All proceeds will go to the purchase
of a new Elderlife van!
Scrumptious Hough Bakery
Chocolate Fall Pops
Ohio City Power is once again offering homemade Hough Bakery
Chocolate Pops. The cost is $1.50.
Each pop sold earns a friend at St.
Paul’s UCC Church $.75. Elderlife
members donate their time to make
the yummy treats, which are sold in
Fellowship Hall after both worship
services. Contact Lisa Braun, Executive Director, with any questions or
to place an order at 440.289.1657 or by email at
[email protected]
The Federated Church 440.247.6490
Federated Forum
Monday, October 8
Gather at 1:30 pm for refreshments
Program at 2 pm - Bell St, Fellowship Hall
The Underground Railroad
After visiting the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Carol Grubb couldn’t believe the stories involving the treatment
of slaves both before and during the Civil War. She just had to learn more
about the Underground Railroad (URR) and now she will share all she has These are some samples of Underground Railroad quilt blocks.
learned with you!
Abolitionists, both men and women, devised codes used by the URR in verbal and written messages as well
as quilt blocks. The stories about the URR; their ‘conductors,’ their ‘passengers,’ their ‘station masters,’ and
their ‘safe houses’ and the help provided by hundreds of courageous supporters are fascinating.
In addition, Anne Masters will tell stories of “Poor Bleeding Heart” and “Henry ‘Box’ Brown” - both will tug
at your heart strings. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for an informative and interesting afternoon.
Elderlife Luncheon
Thursday, Oct. 25
Doors open at the Family Life Center at noon
Lunch served at 12:30 pm
Spinach Lasagna, Salad, Garlic bread, Jell-o and cookies
Carol Starre-Kmiecik
will portray
“Molly Brown” in her
Holden Arboretum Tour
Thursday, October 4
11 am to 3 pm (Weather Permitting)
We will be touring the Holden Arboretum aboard trams
with guides, who will narrate our tour through the arboretum, and perhaps learn about trees under threat.
Carol Starr-Kmiecik has been performing on stage for We will have a box lunch at the pavilion in the picnic
area. We will be split into two groups, and touring and
more than 35 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in
Speech and Theatre Arts from Baldwin-Wallace Col- eating at different times, half touring first and half eatlege and studied Improvisational Threatre at Chicago’s ing lunch first.
Second City for two years. She has appeared in more Van leaves at 11:15 am from the Family Life Center
than 60 plays, several films, television shows and com- RSVP’s and payment by Sept.25.th
mercials. She tells the life stories of courageous
COST: $18 Limit: 30 participants
women that overcame such obstacles as poverty,
Box Lunch from “Kater to You” will include wraps, fruit,
abuse, prejudice, and widowhood to make significant chips, and a cookie. Beverages include pop and water.
contributions to our country.
one-women show
Servers Needed for Elderlife Luncheons
COST: $10. Please register by calling the church at
440.247.6490 (mentioning van needs at this time) by Volunteer servers are needed from 11 am to 2 pm for
Wednesday, Oct. 17th. After that date, names will go the monthly Elderlife Luncheons which occur the
on a waiting list. Hamlet residents, please let Hamlet
fourth Thursday of each month, except November
know if you want to ride the Hamlet Van to this event.
and December. Lunch is provided. Please contact
If you need to cancel, do so by Oct. 17th. The expecDeb Kaminsky at 440.785.8578
tation is that you will pay for the meal if you register
or at [email protected] if interested in helping.
and do not cancel by the 17th.
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Campbell’s Sweets and West Side Market
Noon – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We will have lunch at the West Side Market Café, where we will
order off a short menu, which will include a choice of soup, chili,
or side salad, then choice of Grilled Cheese, Tuna Melt, Cheeseburger, or Quesadilla with chicken or veggies. Fries, beverage, and dessert are included.
We will then split into two groups. Group 1 will tour the West Side Market for an hour, while the other
group will tour Campbell’s Sweets. Then the two groups will switch.
Campbell’s Sweets Factory Tour is located about a block from the West Side Market. Our tour there
will include a brief history of the business, popcorn and why it pops, a demonstration of making popcorn
and caramel corn balls, and an opportunity to ‘dip your own’ popcorn ball in chocolate. You will also have
time to shop there with your $5 voucher.
The West Side Market is home to more than 100 vendors of great ethnic diversity. You can find not
only fine meats and fresh vegetables, but also fresh seafood, baked goods, dairy and cheese products, and
even fresh flowers. There are also booths that sell ready-to-eat foods, herbs, candy and nuts.
DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, Oct. 17
Van leaves at 12:15 pm
from Family Life Center
RESERVATIONS: Payment by Oct. 10
COST: $24
Limit: 30 participants
RESTAURANT: West Side Market Café
New to the newsletter
is recognition of those
Elderlife members
who have recently
passed away.
A farewell to friends,
may God welcome them
with open arms.
August: Tim Martien,
Chuck Pollard and
Rex Taylor
September: Mack Bell and
Sally Banham
A Delightful Day in Aish Country
Shopping, Lunch and Theater in Sugarcreek Ohio
Thursday, Nov. 1st from 10 am - 7 pm This is a long trip – about 1½ hr travel.
Van leaves at 10 am from the Family Life Center COST: $50
RSVP’s and payment by Oct. 1st.
Lunch: Dutch Valley Restaurant Limit: 30 participants
We will arrive at Dutch Valley Complex in time to do a little shopping at the gift
shop, bakery, and the market prior to lunch. For those of you not interested in
shopping, there are wonderful rockers located throughout the area. We’ll then
have a typical Amish lunch at the Dutch Valley Restaurant, in-cluding beverages
and dessert.
We will head across the parking lot to the theater to see The Confession, a
musical based upon novels written by Beverly Lewis, who USA Today hails as
the ‘queen of the genre’ when it comes to Amish love stories. The storyline
comes from the books, The Shunning, The Confession, and The Reckoning. At the center of the musical is Katie
Lapp, a young Amish woman who is caught in the middle of secrets and scandal, love lost and love found, and
personal heartache and healing. With the laughter that ensues when a New York actress tries to play a “Plain”
woman and the emotion that is inevitable when lies are uncovered and truth is revealed, audiences will enjoy
a roller coaster of highs and lows. Mix that with soaring melodies, inspiring lyrics, and glorious orchestrations
and the time will fly by. Come see what happens when the plain life, the not-so-plain life, and the downright
extravagant life all meet together. There will be a snack on the way home.
The Federated Church 440.247.6490
Ongoing Elderlife Offerings . . .
“Spirit Walk & Roll” - Monday thru Friday 8 am to 9 am at the Family Life Center. Come when you
can and leave when you must. Walk at you own pace. Bring a buddy if you wish. Warm inside in the
winter; cool inside in the summer!
Good Grief with Dick & Jane - The 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month at 7 pm
at Bell St, Lounge. This is an on-going support group, for any and all widowed
persons. There is no cost. Dick Ziegler and Jane Badal facilitate these confidential
Simple Sewing Makes a Precious Gift-The second Monday of each month at 10 am in
Fellowship Hall. This group of women gather for chatting, laughing, coffee, oh and yes, very basic
sewing for a very worthy cause. They create pillows that patients at Hospice of the Western Reserve use
as they journey through the final season of life. The little neck pillows are used for comfort. For hygienic
reasons, they are discarded after use so there is always a need for more. The sewing consists of simply
closing a seam. The fellowship often includes some yummy treats. All is done knowing the pillows give
honor and glory to God as they bring comfort to ones whom we shall never meet. All are welcome.
Elderlife Bridge - The 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 1 to 3:30 pm at Bell St,
Lounge. Players must sign up by 3:30 pm the Friday before! Call 440.247.6490 if interested.
Sign ups after that time will be put on a sub list. Remember to cancel if you find you’re not able
to attend. Only 28 players can be seated at seven tables. This group is coordinated by
Carol Willems.
This group for widowed women will meet at Bravo! on Chagrin Blvd in Woodmere Oct. 10th at 6 pm.
Contact Jenny Evans at 440.247.7101 or [email protected]) by Tuesday, Oct.9th.
Tell Jenny if you’ll need a ride when making reservations. Note: if leaving a message or sending
an email, be sure to include your phone number so Jenny can contact you with any last minute updates.
Hope you can join us!
Wednesday, October 31st @ 5 pm
“Same Boat” friends is a social group for widowed men. We leave Bell St and head to
Aladdin’s Eatery in Bainbridge for dinner. Call Herb Lawyer, 440.247.7915 by Tuesday, October 30th to
join the crew. All are welcome.
Fridays, October 5th and 19th - Bowling
2-4 pm at Freeway Lanes in Solon Call 440.247.6490, to sign up!!
Tai Chi - the Movement of Life. Mondays at Bell St, 10 to 11 am
The Tai Chi program at Federated is unique in that it has been designed for
practitioners over 55 years of age. While participating, the practitioner is engaged in
the mental and physical discipline required. Balance is improved and muscles are
strengthened. Join at any time. Sign up for an 8-week session for $100 single or $170
couple or walk in and pay $15/session. For information regarding the
instructor, Ed Niam, go to www.taichicleveland.com.
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October 2012
8:00-9:00am—Spirit Walk n’ Roll — F L C
Elderlife Bridge -
11 am
Trip to the Holden
9 am - Worship &
Bell Street
10 am -Adult
Spiritual Programs, Lounge
11 am - Worship
& KidzChurch,
Bell Street
9 am
Worship & Church
Bell Street
10 am -Adult
Spiritual Programs, Lounge
11 am
Worship & Church
School, Bell Street
9 am
Worship & Church
Bell Street
10 am -Adult
Spiritual Programs, Lounge
11 am
Worship & Church
School, Bell Street
10-11:30 am
Tai Chi Class,
1:30 -3:30pm
Federated Forum,
Fellowship Hall
3pm Elderlife Mtg,
Conference Rm
7-8:30pm ‘Good
2 pm
Elders go Bowling
in Solon
8:00-9:00am—Spirit Walk n’ Roll — F L C
Elderlife Newsletter
6 pm
‘Same Boat
Girlfriends’ meet for
dinner at Bravo!
8:00-9:00am—Spirit Walk n’ Roll — F L C
10-11:30 am
Tai Chi Class,
1:30 -3:30pm
Federated Forum,
Fellowship Hall
3pm Elderlife Mtg,
Conference Rm
7-8:30pm ‘Good
1-3:30 pm
Elderlife Bridge,
Noon - 4:30 pm
Trip to Campbell’s
Sweets and West
Side Market
8 am
2 pm
Prepare Elderlife News- Elders go Bowling
letter for mailing,
in Solon
6:30 - 10:30 pm
Trip to The Western Reserve
Theater Organ
Society and The
Singers’ Club of
8:00-9:00 am—Spirit Walk n’ Roll — F L C
Noon to 2 pm
Elderlife Luncheon,
Family Life Center
10-11:30 am
Tai Chi Class,
Fellowship Hall
‘Good Grief’,
9 am
Worship & Church
10-11:30 am
Tai Chi Class,
Bell Street
10 am -Adult
Fellowship Hall
Spiritual Programs, Lounge
11 am
Worship & Church
School, Bell Street
The Federated Church 440.247.6490
8:00-9:00 am—Spirit Walk n’ Roll — F L C
5 pm
‘Same Boat Friends’
leave for Dinner
from Bell St
Non-Profit Org.
U.S. Postage
Permit No. 99
Chagrin Falls, OH
‘A Mission in our Midst’
The Federated Church
76 Bell Street-P O Box 60
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Elderlife Mission
Elderlife is a church based program
directed toward senior citizens in
Federated Church and the wider
community. It provides programs for
spiritual growth, service to others and
education which are especially relevant
to the age group. It responds to the needs
of all participants including those
with decreasing physical capabilities.
The program provides opportunities for
social involvement and gives people a
sense of community and support which
is so vital to the elder population.
Tom Davis
Eleanor Takacs
Katherine Sprute
Ann Bullen
Arlene Abbott
Eve Henderson
Lou Parr
Bob Parker
Bruce Bartter
Carol Renner
Irene Noda
Ed Pierson
Jane Davis
Steve Morris
Karen Nadeau
Herk Exline
Helen Edwards
Debbie Vasey
Sandy Wilsman
Amanda Morris
Robert Hemstreet
Mary Hobbs
BJ Kotapish
Dave Watterson
Jean Campbell
Lisa Braun
JoAnn Price
Marian Beutell
Elizabeth Listerman
Shirley Schuster
Bettie Perry
Bill Lineweaver
Rosemary Moroney
Lindy Bryson

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