DECEMBER

The Goldton at Venice

Independent Living Newsletter

Resident's Birthdays

Mario Bojsiuk (1)Robert “Bob” Zarella (12)Barbara Carney (12)Sarah Maguire (27)Jack Artz (31)James Miyat (31)William Evison (31)

Celebrating November

December 2nd
First Annual Holiday Bizaar
December 6th
Holiday Open House

December 7th
Hannukah begins at sundown.

December 18th
Tidewell Hospice Christmas Carolers

December 18th-22nd
Spirit Week

December 25th
Christmas Day

December 31st
New Year’s Eve

Florida Wonderland

Florida wonderland

Seagulls sing, are you listening?At the beach, surf is glisteningA beautiful SightA sunset tonightWalking in a Winter Wonderland

Stored away are the snow skies.Here we stay in our short sleevesWe sing a new songHere is where we belong!Living in a Winter Wonderland.

In The yard we can plant a palm tree,Then pretend to shovel lots of snow,You’ll say,”Do you miss it?”I ‘ll say, No Ma’am,I feel younger by the minute,Don’t you know!

Later on we’ll conspireAnd grill some ribs on the fire,The plans that we madeInclude Sun and Shade,Walking in a winter Wonderland

Month's Events

December 2nd
Venice Boat Parade

December 7th
Venice Island Christmas Walk

December 18th
Dinner Club out to Owen’s Fish
Camp

December 23rd
Van Wezel Cirque Winter
Wonderland performance

Cirque Musica
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From the desk of Laura Blakeman

Laura Blakeman Executive Director The Goldton at Venice

I hope everyone is getting ready for the holidays! The building is decked and ready for celebration. I had a wonderful time visiting with many residents at the monthly floor chats recently. Something came up that I wish to share with you.

I am a true believer in setting a culture of trust, honesty, and integrity. I believe in five rules and talk about them during orientation, put in letters, and give as gifts to staff and residents alike.
These rules are in no particular order:
1. Do not take anything personally. This is hard for all of us to do, we all have our personal believes and ideas of the way things should be. If you are able to not take things personally you are never responsible for the actions of others; you are only responsible for yourself.
2. Don’t make assumptions. This goes hand in hand with taking things personally, when we make assumptions about what others are thinking or doing, we take it personally and believe it is the truth.
3. Be impeccable with your word. In simplest of terms–do not gossip!! Gossip is the fastest way to spread negative thoughts and untruths.
4. Always do your best. Now this one speaks for itself–my best is always in the morning. At 5:00pm I am still doing my best; however, it does not look like my best at 8:00am.
5. The 20/10 rule. When you are 20 feet away from someone wave. If you are 10 feet from someone greet them, say hello, smile!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday season,Laura Blakeman

Greetings from Our Wellness Director

The Goldton at VeniceHello everyone from our Assisted Living and Memory Support departments! We all can’t believe how fast the month has gone by and that we’re so close to Christmas! We are all looking forward to Christmas! Memory care was turned into one of your favorite Disney movies for Halloween…101 Dalmatian’s! Yours truly was Crude De Ville (Cruella’s evil brother) and the staff and residents were turned into the dalmatians that the DeVille’s so treasure!! The Goldton at Venice wanted to thank Christine and Becca for the help with the costumes. We also want to give a BIG thank you to Lisa P. from Trilogy Home Health for all the Halloween and Fall decoration arts & crafts donations!! The residents in Assisted Living and Memory Support and staff enjoyed painting them and decorating the departments.

We also had our Flu clinic on November 15th and our residents are ready for the flu season. We ask that if you are sick or have a fever, that you refrain from visiting as we don’t want to get your loved ones sick. As we are going into the holiday season, we are around crowds and who knows if people are being safe. So, remember…wash those hands and don’t forget the hand sanitizer!!

Thanks, Sean Krasensky RN
Wellness Director

Memory Care | Resident of the Month

Joseph D'Angelo

Joseph D'Angelo

Joe is a delight to have as part of our community. He is always pleasant and ready with a smile and a wave. Joe absolutely loves to sit quietly and read in his comfy  Livingroom and is always up for our art and activities. Joe is from Connecticut, says his favorite color is light blue and loves the
outdoors.

Independent Living | Resident of the Month

Maude Thompson

Maude Thompson

A horse woman at heart, Maude has been a wonderful addition to our Goldton family.
Leader of great groups in our activity
department, she also loves her art with
painting being her favorite. Maude looks
forward to gathering
with her friends for
lunch or dinner, she is
always up for a good
time.

Assisted Living | Resident of the Month

Maureen Cooper

Maureen Cooper

A horse woman at heart, Maude has been a wonderful addition to our Goldton family.
Leader of great groups in our activity
department, she also loves her art with
painting being her favorite. Maude looks
forward to gathering
with her friends for
lunch or dinner, she is
always up for a good
time.

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December Recipe Spotlight

Pigs in a Blanket Wreath

Pigs in a Blanket

• 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls• 24 mini hot dogs• 1/4 c. Dijon mustard• Egg wash• 2 tsp. poppy seeds• Rosemary sprigs (for decoration)• Your favorite condiment, for serving

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper. Slice crescent rolls lengthwise into thirds. Brush all over with dijon mustard. Place a mini hot dog on the thick end of each triangle and roll up.
2. Arrange the pigs in a blanket, side by side, in a circle on the baking sheet. They should be touching! Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with salt and poppy seeds.
3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the crescents are golden. Let cool for at least 20 minutes.4. Lay rosemary sprigs around the inside of the wreath and place a small bowl filled with ketchup in the center.

Meet our new Lifestyles Coordinator

My name is Stephanie Wheeler and I am excited to introduce myself as the new Lifestyles Coordinator here at the Goldton for our memory care residents! When I am not thinking and planning new activities for our residents I enjoy reading, camping and spending time with my three incredible kiddos and dog Max! I am so happy to be here and am so lucky to focus, implement and plan activities that bring joy and peace with many smiles along the way! (And some laughter too – as it’s the best medicine!)

Associate of the Month

Lyndsey Harmon

Lindsay Harmon

Lyndsey is a vital asset to our culinary department. Once owning her own bakery, Lyndsey has prepared delicious desserts and breads for all our meals and festive parties. She certainly has stepped up to the plate and is our early shift cook de cuisine serving all three levels of care here at The Goldton.

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Laura Blakeman Executive Director The Goldton at Venice
Laura Blakeman
Anna Dodd | Sales and Marketing Director
Anna Dodd
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