SPRINGHOUSE SENIOR LIVING – MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER
Springhouse Staff Art Exhibit
The exhibition features art of all types from realism to abstract and everything in between. A variety of mediums are featured as well, including painting, photography, fiber arts and even culinary delights! The staff featured in the show include both trained artists and amateurs with a passion for creativity. In addition to the 15 staff contributors, a very special paw-painting triptych created by beloved pup & Springhouse mascot “Jackson Pollack” is included in the exhibit as well.
“Staff Talent” will be on display through April 13th.
Allen House Renovations (Almost There)!
Great News! The Allen House renovation is almost complete. We are just waiting for a few chairs. Residents will begin dining in the new space, creating art in the new art nook and relaxing in the renovated living room very soon. The space is bright, clean and new. Please call our Marketing Team to schedule a tour to see this amazing new space! 617-522-0043
ROAD TO THE VOTE: THE BOSTON WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE TRAIL
March 11th at 7:30pm
Springhouse celebrates Women’s History Month!
In celebration of the centennial passage of the 19th amendment, Springhouse invites you to come learn about the local leaders and significant events in the crusade to gain the right to vote.
Katherine Dibble and Mary Howland Smoyer are longtime board members of the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail which was founded in 1989 to recover, document and celebrate Boston women’s history. Katherine is retired from a long career at the Boston Public Library; Mary is a retired BPS elementary school librarian and teacher.
LEFT ON PEARL: Women take over 888 Memorial Drive
Monday, March 16th at 3:00PM
LEFT ON PEARL is a 55 minute documentary about a highly significant but little-known event in the history of the women’s liberation movement, the 1971 takeover and occupation of a Harvard University-owned building by hundreds of Boston area women. The ten-day occupation of 888 Memorial Drive by women demanding a Women’s Center and low income housing for the community in which the building stood, embodied within it many of the hopes, triumphs, conflicts and tensions of Second Wave feminism. One of the few such takeovers by women for women, this action was transformative for the participants, and led directly to the establishment of the longest continuously operating Women’s Center in the U.S.
Through television news from the time, newspaper headlines, found footage, and extensive interviews with participants and eyewitnesses of varied sexual orientations, racial, class and ethnic backgrounds (including both supporters and opponents of the takeover) LEFT ON PEARL provides a riveting and often humorous look at a fascinating historical moment. Join us for a screening, discussion, and Q&A hosted by Susan Jacoby, one of the film’s producers.
History Lecture with Anthony Sammarco
Saturday, March 22nd at 2:00pm
Historian and author Anthony Sammarco will talk about a much better-known part of Boston when he presents “Along Blue Hill Avenue,” a discussion of the three neighborhoods — Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan — connected by the thoroughfare known as Blue Hill Avenue. The lecture will focus on history, places of worship, movie houses, and architecture.
Seen here is Dwight D. Eisenhower campaigning along Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. Thousands stood on Blue Hill Avenue in 1951 to watch Dwight Eisenhower ride by in a bunting draped Cadillac convertible as part of his successful campaign for President of the United States. With Hoffman’s, Murray Shoes, Blue Hill Meat Market, Goldman’s Hardware, Fruit and Vegetable Mart, Moller’s Bakery and Cohen’s Shoes.
Please RSVP to Meredith Griffiths at email@example.com or 617-522-0043 x2110 if you’d like to attend any of these events.
National Nutrition Month
- Eat Right, Bite by Bite
- Include healthy foods from all food groups
- Always remember to stay hydrated
- Practice Portion Control
- Learn to read nutrition labels
- Take time to enjoy what you are eating. One bite at a time
- Share meals with family and friends
- Try new things and enjoy the experience