June

The Goldton at Venice
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Resident's Birthdays

June 13th Alma M
June 18th Jim Malone
June 20 Suzzette L
June 30 Jack D

Celebrating June

World Ocean Day June 8th
Flag Day June 14th
Father’s Day June 16th
Florida Day June 20th
New Resident Orientation June 27th
BINGO night bingo=June 15th day bingo=June 27th

Events Spotligh

Lunch Outing to Azsro’s June 3rd

This is My Life-ET June 7th

Exercise and BP Check with Sue June 12th

Florida Day–June 20–community wide event 4:00-6:30

Myakka National Park Trip June 21st

Family Day June 26th

Birthday Party June 29th at 3:00pm

Several state parks were formerly private tourist attractions purchased by the state of Florida to preserve their natural environment.

How to Stay Hydrated for Better Health

How to Stay Hydrated for Better Health

Water is essential to almost all bodily functions, from lubricating our joints to pumping blood to our heart. Older adults are more prone to becoming dehydrated for several reasons, including a diminished sense of thirst. It is important to offer and consume 8 glasses of water per day. Finding simple ways to increase your water intake can help you avoid the complications of dehydration and stay healthy. We will have a tea party, or perhaps water in the lobby with friendly reminders to hydrate.

Assisted Living | Resident of the Month

Linda Clarke

Linda Clarke Resident of the Month

Linda is from Long Island, NY and recently moved to Florida and met her significant other, Ralph just a few years ago. Her hobbies are reading books, animals, and crafts. She has ran three marathons while she lived in New York. She was a school social worker for her career.

Famous State Parks

Niagara Falls State Park
New York, US

From the desk of Laura Blakeman

Laura Blakeman, Executive Director

Dear Residents and Loved Ones, The Goldton at Venice continues to grow with wonderful residents and community partnerships! Several have inquired about businesses and groups frequenting our community. As a new business, partnering with local businesses and various groups/organizations is critical in increasing awareness of the services available to residents of Nokomis.

This activity within the community is important for many reasons including but not limited to growing our identity, fostering new friendships that turn others into your neighbors, and increasing services provided to residents within the community. We all want a thriving community with a plethora of services, events, and activities to choose from!

I hope everyone is now in the habit of saying “Alexa Good Morning” to start your day! We are no longer going to use pen and paper to sign up for trips or register for an event. Please use the Alexa to do so. If you, for any reason, do not have an Alexa, call the concierge desk to sign up for a trip. The week of June 10th Amazon will be in the building shooting a commercial. A national commercial right here in your home!! We are so excited. We look forward to hosting these guests for 3 days.

The community-wide marketing event this month is Florida Day—on June 20th from 4:00-6:30. Dinner will be all over the building that evening. We are turning main street and the pool area into Florida—each area of the building will have its own local Florida flavor.

Laura Blakeman
Executive Director

Happy Father's Day

Sentiment
Dad, Now That I’m Older…
From the time that I was small,
I looked up to you.
And now that I’ve grown up,
You’re the hero, I never outgrew.

From sitting atop giant shoulders,
To see above the crowd.
To swinging from strong arms,
And hanging upside down.

To running alongside my bike,
To teaching strength when I would fall.
To insisting I work hard in school,
To loving me through it all.

Growing up is often hard,
Dad, your presence lit my way.
You led me along life’s path,
Beside me all the way.

I want to say I love you,
For all the years together we have had.
In my heart you are my hero,
All my life you are my Dad.

Copyright Teri Harrison

FL State Parks

There are 175 state parks and 9 state trails in the U.S. state of Florida which encompass more than 800,000 acres (320,000 ha)

Independent Living | Resident of the Month

Sharon Metz

Sharon Metz Resident of the Month

I grew up the second of 6 kids in a close-knit family, in a small town in the central part of Illinois.

I’ve always loved doing research on family history and I wrote and published the family history book on my Dad’s relatives. Don and I then took a trip to Switzerland to meet some of the family.

Don and I started dating in High School when he asked me to the homecoming dance. He was a Senior and I was a sophomore. After Don graduated from Illinois State University we got married and had a nice wedding on June 19th, 1960, in a church in our hometown.

In 1975 I had breast cancer. While I was still a patient in the hospital American Cancer Society came and asked me if I could be a volunteer. I did various jobs for them and soon they asked me to be in charge of their workshops, to be held quarterly, for new breast cancer patients in Oakland County MI where I lived. The purpose of the workshop was to give new patients additional information and support in solving cosmetic problems after surgery and to help them continue feeling beautiful even after surgery. After 12 years American Cancer presented my co-worker and I with distinguished volunteer awards in recognitions for our contribution to reach to recovery programs recover plus workshop. I love to bake and collect recipes. My family requests that I put together a cookbook and soon I will get started on that!

Other things I love to and used to do:

I grew up the second of 6 kids in a close-knit family, in a small town in the central part of Illinois. I’ve always loved doing research on fa mily history and I wrote and published the family history book on my Dad’s relatives. Don and I then took a trip to Switzerland to meet some of the family.

Don and I started dating in High School when he asked me to the homecoming dance. He was a Senior and I was a sophomore. After Don graduated from Illinois State University we got married and had a nice wedding on June 19th, 1960, in a church in our hometown.

In 1975 I had breast cancer. While I was still a patient in the hospital American Cancer Society came and asked me if I could be a volunteer. I did various jobs for them and soon they asked me to be in charge of their workshops, to be held quarterly, for new breast cancer patients in Oakland County MI where I lived. The purpose of the workshop was to give new patients additional information and support in solving cosmetic problems after surgery and to help them continue feeling beautiful even after surgery. After 12 years American Cancer presented my co-worker and I with distinguished volunteer awards in recognitions for our contribution to reach to recovery programs recover plus workshop.
I love to bake and collect recipes. My family requests that I put together a cookbook and soon I will get started on that!
Other things I love to and used to do:
I love to go to gospel music concerts and Michigan state football games, especially love cruising. We took 18 cruises. I used to bowl in a league and had high game with a 244! I used to play golf and had a hole in one!

Famous State Parks

Bodie State Historical Park
California, US

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Recipe Spotlight

Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe

Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe

Ingredients:

• 1 quart liquid (green tea, herbal tea, coconut water, or plain water)
• ⅛ -1/4 tsp Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
• 1 tsp calcium magnesium powder
• ¼ cup juice (optional)
• 1-2 TBSP raw honey or maple syrup (or stevia to taste)

Directions:

Brew tea if using, or slightly warm base liquid.

Add sea salt and calcium magnesium powder and mix.
Add juice and sweetener if using and mix or shake well. A mason jar works well for this.

Cool and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
This will last up to four days in the refrigerator, but I prefer to make it as needed.

Associate of the Month

Brianna Raphael

Brianna Raphael Associate of the Month

Brianna has been with us since prior to opening our assisted living side of the building. She is beloved by all and is a very hard-working young lady. Brianna was born in New Jersey but raised in Florida. When she does have some time off she loves to go fishing and go to country music concerts. She has a dog named Nova. She loves her position here as Assisted Living/Memory Care Coordinator and we are honored to have her care for all of our residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Memory Care | Resident of the Month

Donald Metz

Donald Metz Resident of the Month

Don grew up on a farm in a small town in central Illinois. He was the oldest of 3 kids, a brother and a sister. He helped his dad on the farm with every job necessary to keep the farm going. He had a close family. Don Loved to play sports and started playing basketball on the team when he was in grade school and played through high school where he also played center for the football team.

When Don was a senior in High School and Sharon was a sophomore, he asked her to the homecoming dance.

Don was a good student in school and earned valedictorian of his graduating class. He went on to college at Illinois State University and graduated with a Business degree. Instead of a teacher or CPA as previously planned he decided he liked what S.S. Kresge had to offer. Don and Sharon got married after Don graduated. When they got back from their honeymoon in FL Don started his career in retail with S.S.Kresge. After many promotions and moves Don was moved to the Kmart Headquarters in MI. This was the good days of Kmart. Don did a lot of traveling to the far east, Chicago, New York, and Miami.

Just when Don thought he would retire Kmart asked him to open the first Kmart stores in Hawaii. What a dream job! Wives, many times, got to go on the trips if they wanted. Sharon loved it! Don retired at 56 years old.

Don liked to go cruising with family, he liked cruising with friends, play bridge and euchre, attend Michigan State sports, sing gospel music and go to gospel music concerts.

Collaborators

Laura Blakeman Executive Director The Goldton at Venice
Laura Blakeman
Shelbie Greco, Academy Director | The Goldton at Venice
Shelbie Greco
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