May

The Goldton at St. Pete
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Resident´s Birthdays

Azz E. 5/01
Rosa B. 5/05
Robert L. 5/12
Cheryl H. 5/13
Ericka W. 5/21
Ida P. 5/21
June G. 5/23
Lois W. 5/24
Pat F. 5/30

Celebrating May

Arthritis Awareness Month
Older Americans Month
Walking Month
Be Kind to Animals Week
May 5–11
Backyard Games Week
May 20–26
International Midwives’ Day
May 5
National Third Shift
Workers Day
May 8
Miniature Golf Day
May 11
Mother’s Day
May 12
International Museum Day
May 18
International Tea Day
May 21
Memorial Day
May 27
Senior Health and Fitness Day
May 29

We also Celebrate

James Brown (musician) – May 3, 1933
Gary Cooper (actor) – May 7, 1901
Don Rickles (comedian) – May 8, 1926
Joe Louis (boxer) – May 13, 1914
Tori Spelling (actress) – May 16, 1973
Cher (singer) – May 20, 1946
Mary Cassatt (artist) – May 22, 1844
Ian Fleming (writer) – May 28, 1908
Mel Blanc (voice actor) – May 30, 1908
Brooke Shields (model) – May 31,1965

Arches

National Park

This region has the highest concentration of stone arches anywhere in the world

What Our Residents Have to Say

“The most impressive thing about the Goldton community is the kind hospitality that is given to residents and the families, as well as being able to always ask questions and get help when you need it. My favorite part about being a resident at The Goldton is being able to play Bingo and enjoy great Chicken dinners. It’s nice to be able to form some close-knit relationships later in life since being a resident here.”

Arches

There are 2,000 natural sandstone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive rock fins, and giant balanced rocks

Discovering National Parks
Arches

This month in our discovering National Parks series we will be exploring Yosemite National Park in California. Yosemite was critical to the development of the concept of national parks. Galen Clark and others lobbied to protect Yosemite Valley from development, ultimately leading to President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Yosemite Grant of 1864 that declared Yosemite as federally preserved land. In 1890, John Muir led a successful movement to motivate Congress to establish Yosemite Valley and its surrounding areas as a National Park. This helped pave the way for the National Park System. At first glance, Yosemite’s natural wonders are easy to observe. Sights around the park are iconic in the human experience of national parks. Beyond the rocks, plants, and animals, is a story about people in Yosemite written on that very same landscape. It tells a story of different cultures (sometimes working together, sometimes in violent clashes) creating the place we call Yosemite National Park and defining how we experience it. Yosemite’s rich human history tells a story of conflict, dreams, diversity, hardships, adventures, and preservation of one of the first national parks.

Arches

National Park

Arches National Park comprises 76,519 acres, more than 1.46 million people visited the park in 2022

Happy 100th Birthday

Last month our resident Mary B. celebrated her 100th birthday! Mary was born and raised in New York and moved to Florida for the warm and sunny weather! She says her secret to a long life is trusting God. She was married at the age of 22 to a wonderful man, Gasper. She had two children Ronald and Mary Lou. Mary prefers to stay in her room and watch the Catholic Church channel. She is very devoted to God and is always happy to have a visitor.

Resident of the Month

Dick Bierds

Dick Bierds Resident of the Month

Dick has lived here and Goldton just shy of two years! He was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens. He is an Army Veteran with 30 months overseas in Germany. When he returned from Germany he moved to Florida, his parents were living here at that time. He got a job with the St. Petersburg Times. He was married to wonderful woman, Joan. Dick has two sons, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is very friendly and has a great sense of humor! He enjoys playing watching baseball, bingo, sitting in the outdoor pavilion and happy hour.

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Recipe Spotlight

Watermelon Peach Salad

Watermelon Peach Salad

Ingredients:

1 small seedless watermelon, cut into 1 inch cubes or melon balls
1 shallot, finely chopped
4 tablespoons torn mint plus extra for garnish
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
1 sheet fresh feta cheese, cut into ½ cubes (about ½ cup once cubed)
2 yellow peaches, sliced
3 Persian cucumbers, sliced into ½ inch thick rounds
For the Vinaigrette
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine the watermelon, shallots, and mint in a large bowl with the olive oil. Season the mixture with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Transfer to a fridge and let marinate for at least 1 hour, up to 3 hours.
Remove from the fridge and add the sliced peaches, cubed feta, cucumbers and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving platter, drizzle with the vinaigrette and season with salt, pepper and extra mint.
In a small bowl whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients and drizzle over the salad. Season to taste, adjusting as needed.

Associate of the Month

Althea Woodard

Althea Woodard Associate of the Month

Althea is our Associate of the Month! Althea is a caregiver/med tech here at the Goldton. She has been with us a short time but has made a big impact! She is very hard working, willing to pick up extra shifts and has a great rapport with the residents! Thanks for all you do Althea!

Arches

This massive dessert rock weighs in at an estimated 3,577 Tons and stands at 128 feet tall. That’s about the length of three yellow school buses.

Collaborators

Lisa Stouffer Lifestyles Director The Goldton At St. Petersburg
Lisa Stouffer
Dolores Salazar Executive Director The Goldton At St. Petersburg
Dolores Salazar
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