The Seagull Soundings
                     The newsletter for Lakeside Terrace Residents

SEAGULL SOUNDINGS MARCH 2005

REMEMBER SOCIAL CLUB MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 1,2005,  7:00 PM

HEALTH FAIR NEWS: The Health Department will be giving Flu shots during the Health Fair on Tuesday, March 1, 1005, It is still Flu season and if you would like to receive one, please come to the clubhouse between 11:00 AM -1:00 PM. The cost
will be free to those who have Medicare and $18 for others.

FYI: New officers of the Social Club are Carol Kolbe, president; Jan Bohlinger, vice president, Jean McFerren, secretary; Judy LaQualia, treasurer. They will be sworn in during the April Meeting. Thank you to outgoing president, Dave Bohlinger.

Since Bingo started up in October 2004, Lakeside Terrace residents have contributed 374 pounds of food to the Leesburg Food Bank.

The Bingo players get a free "Circle 7" with the purchase of three; and non-perishable food items. For those who don't play Bingo, there is a collection basket in the clubhouse laundry room.

As no one has volunteered to take the pet food to the Leesburg Humane Society, that will be discontinued.
                                                                                  Janet Cutler

The Good Sams Club would appreciate your cooperation when we have a funeral meal to prepare. A notice announcing the arrangements for services, fellowship and meals will be posted in the Clubhouse on the bulletin board as soon as we have the information to pass onto the park residents. Please use the sign up sheets. We must know the number of people who plan to attend said function. We can then be prepared to make the fellowship memory more comfortable for the bereaved.

VALENTINE DINNER DANCE A WONDERFUL EVENING....

OVER 100 RESIDENTS AND GUESTS WERE GREETED WITH STEMMED ROSES FOR THE LADIES AND ROSE BOUTINERE'S FOR THE MEN, DONATED BY NORMA AND AV FUDGE FOR THIS YEARS VALENTINE'S PARTY. BEAUTIFUL PINK AND RED HEARTS AND FLOWERS WERE THE DECOR FOR THIS YEAR'S VALENTINE'S DINNER DANCE HELD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12. RESIDENTS ARRIVED TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL RED AND PINK DECORATIONS, CENTERPIECES WITH RED AND SILVER HEARTS AND ROSES AND LOVELY CANDLES AND VALENTINE CANDY BOXES ON EACH TABLE.
JAN BOHLINGER AND HER COMMITTEE, CONSISITING OF NANCY VOLLMER, OUR DYNAMITE CHEF, ALONG WITH SHIRLEY HASSOM, NORMA FUDGE, SALLY CANNON, SHIRLEY HARRISON, BONNIE HAMILTON, DAVE BOHLINGER, AND PAT VOELKER ALL WORKED DILIGENTLY TO MAKE THIS AN ENJOYABLE AND MEMORABLE OCCASION.
A FANTASTIC DINNER OF EITHER ROAST PORK OR LEMON CHICKEN WITH ALL THE FIXINS INCLUDING BAILEY'S PIE OR COCONUT CREAM PIE WAS SERVED. IT WAS A DELIGHTFUL MEAL THAT EVERY PAMPERED GUEST TRULY ENJOYED. AFTER DINNER THE PARTY ENJOYED LISTENING AND DANCING TO THE MUSIC OF THE "REFLECTIONS". FIVE VERY LOVELY PARTY GOERS, PARTICIPATED IN A CONTEST WITH THE BAND FOLLOWED BY LARRY SEELY WHO ROUNDED UP HIS BEVY OF MALE DANCERS TO PERFORM A LINE DANCE NUMBER WITH THE ASSITANCE OF TEACHER JAN BOHLINGER.
OVER 75 PRIZES WERE AWARDED DURING THE EVENING INCLUDING DINNER GIFT CERTIFICATES FROM LOCAL RESTAURANTS, BOWLING AND GOLF OUTINGS, FLORAL BOUQUETS AND A VARIETY OF GIFTS PACKS. A HAND MADE VALENTINE RED AND WHITE AFGHAN WAS WON BY CHARLIE MATIAS. CHARLIE AND GLORIA MATIAS WERE CELEBRATING THEIR ANNIVERSARY SO IT WAS A DELIGHTFUL AND FITTING SURPRISE FOR THEM BOTH.
JAN AND HER COMMITTEE PRESENTED NANCY VOLLMER WITH A SPECIAL APRON DECORATED WITH GOLD DESIGNS AND POCKETS HOLDING LITTLE GIFTS IN RECOGNITION OF NANCY'S WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY. BONNIE HAMILTON WON THE 50/50 RAFFLE DRAWN BY OUR 50/50 GAL, EVELYN HEINFELD.          .
MUCH THANKS TO THE COMMITTEE, TO ALL THOSE WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATED GIFTS FOR PRIZES FOR THE EVENT AND ALSO TO THE MANY GENEROUS RESIDENTS WHO HELPED TO SET UP AND BREAK DOWN AFTER THE PARTY.
A HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY WAS HAD BY ALL WHO ATTENDED.

A BUS LOAD OF OVER 34 LADIES AND EVEN SOME BRAVE MEN TRAVELED WITH THE RED HAT "PICIDILL Y LILLY'S ON A BUS TRIP TO SEE" MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL" IN ORLANDO AT THE DARDEN THEATER. IT WAS A FANTASTIC SHOW WITH LIVELY SONG ROUTINES THAT MET WITH LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE FROM BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. THE TRIP WAS PLANNED BY PAT VOELKER AND THE RED HAT GROUP AND EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. QUEEN MUM EVELYN HEINFELD AND VISITING QUEEN MUM BEA PRATHER WERE IN ATTENDANCE.

MARCH BIRTHDAYS: Rich Aniol, Guy Babcock, Dorothy Bowling, Phil Brunet, Sarah Casteel, Charles Cozier, Janet Cutler, Harold Davis, Elaine Hall, Vic Hensel, Florence Ignatowski, Bill Jones, Mary Karwasinski, Ann Reeves, Ron Schmitz, Nancy Vollmer

MARCH ANNIVERSARIES: Edgar & Lois Browning, Len & Margaret Guntle, Jim & Jean McFerren, Allen & Ann Reeves

WELCOME: March winds blow in new residents: Gary & Carolyn Salter, 21 Sunrise Lane of lllinois; Carol North & James Hampton, 17 Lake Griffin of lllinois; Ronald & Agnes Buback, 17 Island View S. of Michigan and Malcom & Iris Wilson, 51 Wintergreen, of California. Welcome to all!

THANK YOU: "Thank all of you for your well wishes while we were down with illness and thank you Social Club for the get well card!
                                                                                              Dennis & Joy Hahn"


"Many thanks to our friends and neighbors at Lakeside Terrace.

We both appreciate your concern and calls, cards and the prayers you have offered during this most difficult time for Guy, especially-

He has finished radiation and chemo and now we are in a ''wait and see" mode.

Thanks for understanding that he wasn't being anti-social, he just plain couldn't enjoy visitors!
                                                                                Guy & Betty Babcock"

We wish to extend our sympathies to those who have lost loved ones including Bob Horton for the loss of his sister Lois; Beverly Tanis for the loss of her father; Roger Tanis for the loss of his mother; and to long time renter Carolyn Schmittendorf for the loss of her husband Earl.

Also we would like offer sympathies to the families of former residents Rachael Ford and Ginny Lynch Lindy who passed away recently.

TO OUR NEIGHBORS WHO WERE ILL OR HOSPITALIZED RECENTLY. WE WISH FOR YOU ALL BETTER DAYS AND HEALING TOO. COMBINED WITH GOOD CHEER AND STRENGTH. IN FEBRUARY, GET WELL AND THINKING OF YOU CARDS WERE SENT TO JEANNE LAHR. RON KORBER. DENNIS HAHN, ROBERT BRAUN, JUDY LAQUALIA, GERI ROHNER AND WIN EMMONS. SYMPATHY CARDS WERE SENT TO ROY WATHEN AND TO THE FAMILY OF EARL SCHMITTENDORF.


LOADS OF THANKS!

The editing staff (all three of us) wish to thank Bob and Nancy Murphy for providing us with the calendar for the newsletter for the past several years. We are sorry to see them leaving our Community but wish them well and appreciate their leaving the
disc for the calendar with us. Hopefully......We will be able to continue providing you
with a monthly calendar in the Seagull!


Keep in mind that you will now be able to get your copy of the Seagull Newsletter
in your northern home computer as Rich has successfully managed to incorporate the newsletter and the calendar on line. It will not be necessary to send the newsletter by mail if you have a way to obtain a copy on a computer. You can view the Seagull by going to www.lakesideterrace.net. You will also find postings of recent events and
photographs. enjoy!

That's all for now folks. the news cut off date for future issues of the Seagull will be the 25th of the month.

                                                                      Editors: Dorothy. Peg and Rich

LET'S RETIRE AT THE HOLIDAY INN

A few days ago, we received one of those infinitely forwarded emails that struck our fancy because it was so clever and, as you'll soon read, has a certain quirky logic. Kudos to the anonymous writer:

"No nursing home for me! I'm checking into the Holiday Inn.

With the average cost for a nursing home per day reaching $188.00, there is a better way when we get old and feeble. I have already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long-term stay discount and senior discount, it's $49.23 per night.
That leaves $138.77 a day for:
1. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in any restaurant I want, or room service.
2. Laundry, gratuities, and special TV movies.

Plus, they provide a swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge, washer, dryer, etc. Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap. They treat you like a customer, not a patient. $5.00 worth of tips a day will have the entire staff scrambling to help you.

There is a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free. The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp).

To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.
For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the
nice restaurants there. While you're at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.

It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today. And you are not stuck in one place forever, you
can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city. Want to see Hawaii? They have a Holiday Inn there, too.
TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem. They fix everything and apologize for the inconvenience.

The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks if you are OK. If not, they will call the undertaker or an ambulance. If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.
And no worries about visits from family. They will always be glad to find you, and probably check in for a few days mini-vacation. The grandkids can use the pool. What more can you ask for?

So, when I reach the golden age I'll face it with a grin. Just forward all my emails to the Holiday Inn!"