The Goldton at Venice

Resident's Birthdays

Palmina D. (5)
Beverly B. (7)
Shirley P. (7)
Ann G. (9)
Marie B. (11)
Carol G. (12)
Lynne J. (15)
Lori K. (20)
Barbara B. (27)

Celebrating April

April Fools’ Day
World Autism Awareness Day
National Garden Month
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
Grilled Cheese Day
International Fun at Work Day
Pet Day
International ASMR Day
International Haiku Poetry Day
National Caramel Day
National Library Day
National Scrabble Day

Events Spotlight

Healthy relationships with age

Healthy relationships with age

Positive relationships can be as important to your health and well-being as nutrition and physical activity. Even though relationships with others may evolve, maintaining a strong social network as you age can contribute to a longer, healthier life.

A social network is simply a group of people close to you. This network — made up of friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and others — is how you give and receive instrumental and emotional support. Emotional support is intended to lift someone’s spirits, relieve sadness, give encouragement or offer advice. Think of your networks and relationships as a convoy traveling down the road of life with you. Some of your relationships are in it for the long haul. Others use the on- or offramps, and some take different roads entirely. Relationships in your convoy change over time, but all provide support and contribute to your well-being along the journey. As people age, the road can feel lonely. Caring for children or aging parents can make it challenging to maintain friendships. This is normal, and means you must be more intentional about establishing and maintaining relationships, which isn’t easy. Devoting time to relationships. If you’re looking to expand your social network, try a few of these ideas:

• Take note of current connections.
• Make the effort to reach out.
• Go where people are.
• Extend and accept invitations.
• Be available..

Adults with a strong social network have a reduced risk of depression, lower blood pressure and keep a healthy weight.

Greetings from Our Wellness Director


This waterfall is located on the south side of Yosemite Valley. Comprised of multiple cascades, which range in height
from 50 to 500 feet. 
(Sentinel falls)

From the desk of Laura Blakeman

Laura Blakeman, Executive Director

Dear Families and Loved Ones,
I hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday! We are so very grateful for our residents and thank you for allowing us to share with you in their lives. We have planned a wonderful month. This month we are having our annual Resident Art Show, this is one of my most favorite events.

I have seen this event in other buildings, and it is so wonderful to see the talent in each building. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful art our residents will share with the community. We are always looking for volunteers to help with events; please let us know if you have a hidden talent, a animal you might want to share, a story to tell, the list is endless.

Laura Blakeman
Executive Director


National Park

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, spans 761,269 acre of land.


The park is best known for its waterfalls, On October 1, 1890, Yosemite became a national park

A poem by Erin Hanson

Independent Living | Resident of the Month

Robert "Bob" Karcher

Bob Karcher Resident of the Month

“Bob” Karchen has lived here in Florida for the past 27 years after retiring in Indiana. Bob proudly served as an Engineer for the United States Navy. He enjoys fishing and traveling, playing cards and being outside. Bob has four kids in four different places, one in Michigan, North Carolina, Indiana and one here in Florida. We’re so glad you are part of us at The Goldton!

Assisted Living | Resident of the Month

James "Jim" Duke

James Jim Duke April Resident of the Month

Jim Duke Has come to us by way of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Married to his beautiful Bride on January 29th, 1966 and together had two children. He was a Construction Project Manager during his career and now likes gardening, walking and listening to music. We will agree with him on his love for Scrabble and that he “is The Master”. We love you Duke!

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February Recipe Spotlight

Shrimp & Avocado Tostada

Shrimp and avocado tostada


Corn tortillas
Olive oil
Red onion
Lemon juice
Lime juice
Serrano chile (optional)


Preheat oven to 425ºF
Lay the corn tortillas on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and lightly brush both sides with olive oil.
Bake the tortillas for 5 minutes and then flip them over continue baking another 5 minutes. The tostadas should be brown and crispy. Set the pan aside to cool.
Roughly chop the shrimp and transfer to a bowl.
Add the cucumber, tomato, avocado, red onion, lemon juice, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and serrano chile (optional), and stir to combine.
Marinate for 10-15 minutes.
Spoon the shrimp mixture onto the tostadas.


Yosemite is home to a “firefall.” While it’s not actually fire, the Horsetail Fall on the eastern edge of El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley gives off the illusion of a fiery orange fall when the sunset hits at just the right angle for a few short weeks in February


Yosemite is famous for its giant sequoia trees; these trees can grow to be about 30 feet wide and more than 250 feet tall

Associate of the Month

Grier Cooper

Grier Cooper April Associate of the Month

Grier Cooper Born in Denver Colorado, Grier has always been an active individual. Riding horses or ATVs, she loves to be outside. She has even held the title of Florida State Champion Best All-Around in Gymnastics. Currently in the MCJROTC program, she also plays saxophone and Tuba as a Superior Rated Marching Indian in her local high school band. Known by all at work as a kind and dedicated employee, Grier helps everyone even in the busiest of times and will certainly greet everyone she sees with a smile. We’re lucky to have you as a part of our Goldton Team Grier!

Memory Care | Resident of the Month

Ann Leighton Yeats

Leighton Yeats April Resident of the Month

Leighton Yeats Has always been very close with her family, particularly her sister Carolyn. Originally from Virginia, she coached Tennis and Basketball as a P.E Teacher, both of which won State Championships! Leighton enjoys reading, golfing and traveling and always dressed to impress for all of our occasions. We all think you are beautiful inside and out!


Laura Blakeman Executive Director The Goldton at Venice
Laura Blakeman
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