Springhouse Monthly Newsletter
SPRINGHOUSE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – MAY NEWS
A LOOK BACK AT APRIL
In Honor of Intergenerational Week Allen House Welcomed The Common Tones
The Common Tones is Boston College’s a cappella group. Tones was created in order to bring the passion of Boston College voices into the heart of Boston. Springhouse has been partnering with other nonprofits organizations to foster friendships among generations. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the “Common Tones.” The young group of talented singers were a delight to listen to.
Springhouse Residents took a trip to Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum to enjoy the beautiful weather and the blooming plants and trees.
This spring, we have been making weekly visits to the Arboretum. We are fortunate to have our very own resident and Arnold Arboretum docent Patricia Burns guide the visits. This picture highlights the amazing magnolia trees in full bloom. Next week we hope to have a sneak peek at the lilacs!
Debut Performance: Jeffrey Folmer
Hailing from Great Barrington out in Western Mass, Jeff Folmer is guitarist, singer, & song writer who gave us a high energy performance. He even added some harmonica and piano! Jeff’s style includes many favorite love ballads from the 1950’s and 1960’s from artists such as The Beatles, Elvis, and Neil Diamond. He also shared some of his own original folk songs. We look forward to his next concert.
Live Tour of The Museum of Fine Arts
Residents enjoyed their first live MFA tour in three years. The day was full of sunshine, just perfect for an outing! On this visit, they enjoyed many paintings of romanticism and mythology. We are looking forward to next month’s tour!
Tenor David Won and Pianist Timothy Steele
Tuesday May 16th at 3:00 p.m.
David Won is a popular recitalist and concert singer in the Greater Boston area who has performed locally and around the world. Timothy Steele is a collaborative pianist and conductor, who is currently in his twenty-seventh year on the opera faculty at New England Conservatory. Also, he has conducted for outreach tours with the Boston Lyric Opera (more than 200 performances for school children). Together, they have been active voice coaches since 2014 and have been performing at Springhouse for eight years. Please call us at 617-522-0043 x2120 if you would like to attend.
India Lecture- Tradition and Modernity Collide on the Subcontinent
Friday, May 19th at 3:00 p.m.
With a population exceeding one billion people, India is experiencing dramatic growth and change. Economic progress has not, however, spread evenly across the population, forming enormous economic class disparities. Come learn about life in India, ranging from religious observances and ceremonies to bustling markets and daily lifestyles. Presented by Photographer Barry Pell. Please call us at 617-522-0043 x2120 if you would like to attend.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Looking for a great idea for Mother’s Day? How about a gift certificate? Here are some suggestions:
- A gift certificate for indulgence at Springhouse. We have a manicurist and a hair salon right here at Springhouse.
- Prepaid Transportation: Set up an UBER account with your credit card.
- CVS Gift Card! Everyone loves CVS and Springhouse transportation goes to CVS every Monday. You can buy everything there including snacks and toiletries and a lot more!
- The most obvious FLOWERS!
May Is Better Sleep Month
Better Sleep Month takes place in May every year. It is observed to encourage people to get adequate sleep daily to get all the benefits it offers. It also shows how poor sleep can disrupt lives. Gone are the days when you brag about how little you sleep but, just like diet and exercise, sleep is crucial to physical, mental, and emotional health. A survey conducted by the Better Sleep Council found that two out of three respondents reported impaired sleep due to stress. One night per week, one-third of Americans experience poor sleep at least and 16% are diagnosed with stress-induced insomnia.
Ways to observe Better Sleep Month:
1. Get a comfy mattress to celebrate Better Sleep Month. They do wonders for sleep patterns as a non-to-comfy mattress can cause problems.
2, Spread awareness about the month. It helps to bring others in on the celebration.
3. Celebrate the month by sleeping early. Sleeping the required seven to 8 hours daily has a host of benefits to be enjoyed.
Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day Greetings
Springhouse Senior Living wishes all our residents, families, loved ones and friends Feliz Cinco de Mayo and Happy Mother’s Day.
MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS
Support group updates at Springhouse Senior Living
Our Care to Care Dementia support group will meet on May 10th at 6:30 p.m.in person or via ZOOM. It will be facilitated by Carolyn Leskanic, Director of Social Services and Donna Watson, Director of Allen House. If you are interested in participating in the group, please contact Carolyn at email@example.com. This is a caregiver support group.
The Living with Loss support group is being held virtually via Zoom with some residents meeting in person. This group meeting is held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 3:30 pm. For more information on how to participate, please contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-522-0043 x 2103.