A “Christian Care Company”


Ric Cunningham Maurice & Nancy Koonce Robert Lewis Jr. June Murray Frederic & Ann Norton David Szidon

Walter Henderson William & Evelyn Whims

On behalf of my fellow Employees at Fellowship Square Tucson, we wish to offer you our sincerest gratitude for your generous giving to our Employee Appreciation Fund! We are truly humbled by your strong show of support and are greatly encouraged by the example that you set for us all. Your contributions are a huge blessing to our staff and their families. Thank you!!! In addition, we thank each and every one of our valued residents for making Fellowship Square a true “community”. We have experienced many positive changes over the past year and we look forward to another exciting New Year in 2013. We are truly committed to providing the best service possible. We pray that God will continue blessing you with good health, a peaceful spirit and a joyful heart in the New Year!

Raymond Hiltz Dorothy Meeks Barbara Torres Welcome to Fellowship Square Tucson— we look forward to meeting you!
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Active Lifestyles Bella Hair Design Blood Pressure Clinic Department Updates Library Corner Mark your Calendar Residents Corner SeniorFITness 10 12 4 2 14 6 11 13


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 Save your monthly Billing calendars until you have received your billing notice to track ANY additional Meals, Personal Services or Delivery Charges. Extra monthly Billing calendars are available from the Concierge, located in Villa 2.  There is a $27.50 additional fee charged on all returned checks and/or insufficient fund transactions.  ACH DEBIT AVAILABLE—Save time with automatic withdrawal of your rent from your checking account on the 5th day of each month. To sign up, pick up a form from the Leasing office—fill it out, sign and return with a “voided check” attached.  POSTAGE INCREASE: Effective Jan. 27, 2013 the price for First-Class Mail single-piece letters will increase by just a penny when prices change in January. The new .46 cents Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes. The new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing includes: Letters (1oz.): 1-cent increase to .46 cents Postcards: 1-cent increase to .33 cents  FOREVER STAMPS are available for sale from the Activities Office in Villa 1, in books of 20 stamps.

 Be sure to date your checks for Rent payments 2013.  Billing Cycle is from the 21st of one month through the 20th of the following month for Meal Plans, Restaurant Meal Deliveries & Personal Services provided by C.N.A’s.  Please pay your rent prior to the 10th—The rent is due on the 1st and to be received no later than the 10th day of each month. It is considered late after the 10th; you will incur a late charge of $10.00 on the 11th and $1.00 per day thereafter.  If you are in the hospital or plan to be on vacation when monthly billing statements are delivered, please notify the Front Office and we will hold your billing statement until you return.  If you or your family would like the monthly billing statement emailed, please contact our property accountant, Mary Sterling at 721-3019 or by email: mary.sterling@christiancare.org.  Monthly Meal plans include 15 Meals per resident, each billing cycle. Individual meal charges are $9.00 per meal for any meals over the monthly allotment. Unused meals can not be deducted from your monthly rent.  Books of 10 Meal Vouchers are available for purchase in the Bistro payable by Cash or Check for $90.00.

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 MAINTENANCE: If you have a Maintenance Emergency, please call the main office at 886-5537.  Feeding the Birds & Wildlife: For health and safety concerns, feeding wildlife is not allowed. This includes hanging birdfeeders, Hummingbird feeders, and/or feeding wildlife and leaving bird seed. Feeding the birds and smaller animals, such as squirrels and rabbits, attracts larger wildlife, which endangers the safety and wellbeing of other residents and their pets.  IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, please dial 911 IMMEDIATELY. After calling 911, you can then use your Lifeline to alert Security so they can assist, as needed. By calling 911 first, you can save precious time during an emergency. If you are in a common area when an emergency occurs, dial 911 on one of the pay phones located onsite— this is a FREE call.



 TO-GO ORDERS: To-Go orders are available from the Hostess in the Dining Room: Sunday: 11:00am—2:00pm Monday-Saturday: Lunch: 11:15am—1:30pm Dinner: 3:30pm—6:30pm  DELIVERIES: To place an order for delivery from the Dining Room, call the Bistro at 731-6680 before 2:00pm. There is a $3.00 delivery charge PER MEAL for meals delivered to a Resident’s apartment. If you are not home at the specified delivery time, the Dining Room will leave a note on your door that delivery has been attempted and you will need to PICK UP your order from the Dining Room. Please note that meal charges will still apply, even if you do not pick up your order. Continued on page 4 Sunday: 11:00am–last seating at 1:45pm Monday-Saturday Lunch: 11:30am–last seating at 1:15pm Dinner: 4pm–last seating at 6:15pm

When you refer friends to Fellowship Square and they move in we’ll deduct


To learn more about our Resident Referral Program call Leasing:

Sunday Breakfast only: 7:00am-10:00am Monday-Saturday Breakfast: 7:00am-10:30am Lunch: 11:00am-2:00pm Bistro: 731-6680 Dining Room Manager: 721-3046


PAGE 4 RESIDENT SERVICES REMINDERS:  Resident Services are available 7-days a week to lend an extra helping hand in maintaining an independent and active lifestyle. Services are available from 7am-4:30pm daily. For information contact Kathy Kea: 721-3006.  EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM: Residents are required to have current Emergency Contact forms on file with our Leasing Office. With the New Year, please take a few moments to verify that your Emergency Contact information is correct and up-to-date. The Emergency contact form has an area to update any medications that may have changed throughout the year. This information is extremely helpful if 911 is called and you are unable to communicate with medical personnel. Please remember to make yourself a copy of your emergency information and place it on your refrigerator; this information is vital in an emergency situation. Emergency Contact forms are available from the Leasing office, Activities Office or by calling Residents Services at 721-3006.  SENIOR COMPANIONS: Did you know we have volunteers who are available to visit and assist Residents with small household chores, run errands, write letters and more at no charge? Volunteers are available Monday—Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm. If you would like to schedule Senior Companions, contact our Oasis AL Manager: 461-1458.

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 2012 Holiday Wreath Winners: Thank you to everyone who supported our Benevolence Fund by purchasing raffle tickets for the Holiday Wreath Raffle. Three years ago we established a Benevolence Fund and we are proud to report that you have contributed over $1000.00. All the proceeds stay at the Tucson campus for when a resident needs a little help occasionally. We are fortunate to have generous residents like yourselves, that make this fund available to fulfill those needs. Congratulations to this year’s winners. Stan Stambough, Richard Freeburg, Dorothea Siry and Helen Arthur. Congratulations!  PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY! Walgreen’s at Pantano/Speedway offers FREE prescription delivery service to the residents of Fellowship Square Tucson, every Friday afternoon! For information or to schedule delivery, call the Walgreen’s Pharmacy: 204-1006.

Register to win a FREE service from Resident Services each week! VILLA 1 DECEMBER 6TH VILLA 2 DECEMBER 13TH VILLA 3 DECEMBER 20TH VILLA 4* DECEMBER 27TH *V4 Blood Pressure Clinic is from 9:00am-10:00am.

Every Thursday at 10:00am

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TRANSPORTATION REMINDERS:  RESERVATION FOR SHOPPING TRIPS: please call the Activities Office: 721-3003. To sign up for the morning shopping trips please call in by 4:00 pm the PRIOR business day. For afternoon shopping trips, please call by 10:00 am the day of the trip.  There is a limit of TWO reusable shopping bags per person on shopping trips. Please mark your bags with your NAME, VILLA & APT #.  MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION: Transportation to Medical appointments is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM. Please schedule your appointments during this time frame.  To arrange Transportation to ALL Medical Appointments, please call the Concierge: 886-5537. Reservations for medical appointments must be made no later than 12:00pm the day PRIOR to your appointment.  The trip times listed on the monthly Villager calendar are the times our Transportation begins picking up at Villa 1. Please be courteous to others and be ready for pick up at the scheduled pick-up time at your Villa’s designated pick-up location: Villa 1: Mailroom Villa 2: Front Lobby Villa 3: Mailroom Villa 4: Oasis Lobby The drivers are not able to wait if you are not ready when the bus arrives.


Physical Therapy & Outpatient Services through Christian Care Outpatient Rehab Clinic Dr. Lonny C. Nenadovich, BS, DPT
Christian Care Outpatient Rehab Clinic offers state-of the-art ACP Modalities— enjoy your physical therapy as you work with our highly qualified professional physical therapy staff. Contracted Insurance: Medicare B, United Healthcare (includes LifePrint), APIPA, Bridgeway Advantage & MercyCare Advantage Physical Therapy available Monday through Friday, Villa 2, Suite #170.

Call for a Free Evaluation (520) 721-3033

MONDAY—SATURDAY 7:30AM-7:00PM SUNDAY 7:00AM-2:00PM Computer Assistance available Monday & Friday 10am-12pm.
Do you enjoy using computers & helping others? If so, we are looking for YOU to join our Computer Room Volunteers!

Contact Activities: 721-3003.


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This Month’s Special Events you don’t want to miss…
TUESDAY, JANUARY 1ST— NEW YEAR’S DAY MATINEE, 1:00pm in V2, “New Year’s Eve” (2011) PG-13, Romantic Comedy. The fates of a diverse group of New Yorkers are wound together on New Year’s Eve. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2ND— ABUNDANT LIFESTYLES, 1:00 pm in Villa 2: “No Regrets—Moving Forward!” Join us for a fun, positive discussion on what we can look forward to in the coming year, and how to make it a wonderful New Year. All are welcome; discussion led by Marla Knas. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9TH— ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT, 2:00pm in Villa 2: Join us for a fun discussion on the Mark Twain classic “Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn”; the influences of this great American classic and its author, led by Ernie Gabrielson. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. SATURDAY, JANUARY 12TH— MATINEE MOVIE, 1:00pm in V2, “The Artist” (2011) PG-13, Drama Winner of five Oscars, this artful blackand-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-film superstar on a downward spiral and the rising starlet who embraces the future of cinema at the dawn of the "talkies." Starring: Jean Dujardin, John Goodman & Penelope Ann Miller Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. SATURDAY, JANUARY 12TH— THE BEAR CANYON RAMBLERS, 7:00pm in V2: Join us for a foot-tappin, knee-slappin, Bluegrass Jamboree— featuring old-time bluegrass and Americana favorites. RSVP to Activities: 721-3003. MONDAY, JANUARY 14TH— MED-TECH, Free Walker Check-ups, 1:00pm—3:00pm, V2 Great Room: No appointment needed, just check-in with the volunteer! WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16TH— AFTERNOON MOVIE MAGIC, 1:00pm in V2: Join us to watch and discuss “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” ” NR, (1938) Classic. Producer David Selznick launched a nationwide campaign to find his Tom Sawyer for this quintessential portrayal of one of the greatest adventures for boys ever written. Starring: Tom Kelly, Victor Jory, May Robson, Walter Brennen, & Donald Meek. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH— THE OL’ MAESTRO’S MAKEBELIEVE BALLROOM, 6:30-8:00pm in V2: The Ol’ Maestro Anthony Foster, is back with an evening of your favorite Big Band tunes from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s, on CD. Come dance in our “ballroom” or socialize with your friends and neighbors! BYOB or enjoy non-alcoholic beverages. RSVP to Activities: 721-3003.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD— JAZZ ENRICHMENT, The Music of Dave Brubeck, 2:00pm in V2: Join us for an interactive discussion on the music of Dave Brubeck (1920-2012), the famed jazz pianist and musical pioneer. Led by Harry Saslow. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. FRIDAY, JANUARY 25TH— OPERA NIGHT AT FELLOWSHIP SQUARE 6:30pm in Villa 2: Join us for Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece “Aida”— Radames, the Egyptian Captain of the Guard, is torn between his love for a slave girl, and his allegiance to his Pharaoh. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. SATURDAY, JANUARY 26TH— SATURDAY CLASSIC MOVIE 1:00pm in V2: Join us to watch and discuss the musical classic, “Brigadoon”, NR (1954). Two Americans become lost while on a hunting trip in Scotland, and encounter a village that is not on the map. The residents harbor a mysterious secret and behave as if they were living two hundred years in the past. Starring: Van Johnson, Gene Kelly & Cyd Charisse. Discussion led by Ernie Gabrielson. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. MONDAY, JANUARY 28TH— LEARN A BIT WITH SENIORFIT! Stress Management! 2:00pm in V2: Join SeniorFIT to learn more about healthy ways to manage everyday stressors in our lives and ways to identify and deal with everyday stress factors to manage them successfully. Sign up in SeniorFITness in Villa 2 or call 461-1460.

PAGE 7 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH— JANUARY BIRTHDAY PARTY, 2:00pm in V2: Join us to celebrate our January Birthdays with cake and music provided by pianist Ted Glinski—all are welcome! WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH— KERI SURGITE PRESENTS, “I’ve Got Rhythm!” 2:00pm in V2: Join us for an evening performance featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin, along with favorite Broadway show tunes! RSVP to Activities: 721-3003. MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES 6:30PM IN VILLA 2! Join us every Monday night to enjoy a great new release or a blast from the past, complete with popcorn & soda. Seating begins at 6pm. January 7th: “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012) PG-13, Imaginative Drama, Starring: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Fran McDormand & Harvey Keitel. January 14th: “Chimpanzee” (2012) G, Disney’s Family Documentary Narrated by: Tim Allen. January 21st: “The 5th Quarter” (2010) PG, Inspiring Drama. Starring: Ryan Merriman, Aidan Quinn, & Andie McDowell. January 28th: “Salmon Fishing in the Yeman” (2011) PG-13, Romance. Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas and more.


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2:00 PM GAME GROUP, V3: Cards and games with low vision accommodations. Contact Joan: 225-0034. V2 WORSHIP SERVICES: Led by a different area church each week. STRENGTH & TONE, V2: Resident-led exercise group.

Check out our weekly activities; open to all Residents!
V3 AQUACISE CLASSES, will be on vacation until the Spring. 9:00 AM TAI CHI & BEYOND, V2: Led by Ralph Garvin.

3:00 PM

10:00 AM V3 BIBLE STUDY: Led by Pastor Gordon Vernon. Contact Maradine, 398-7642. 1:00 PM 2:00 PM PINOCHLE, in V1: Contact Emma Lou, 625-6807. WATERCOLOR CLASS with Art Instructor Ray Beatty, V2: Free classes for Residents. Contact Activities, 721-3003. VILLA VOICES, Villa 2, directed by Ken Novak: All music provided. Contact Activities: 721-3003

9:00 AM

10:00 AM UKULELE GROUP, Villa 1: Led by instructor Michael Crownhart, all music provided. Contact Activities: 721-3003. 11:00 AM LOW VISION GROUP, V3: Support group for anyone affected by low vision. January 14th: Guest Speaker Wes Frohlich. January 28th: Sharing. Contact Joan: 225-0034. 1:00 PM VILLA 1 BIBLE STUDY: Led by Chaplain Al Story, 721-3009. NICKEL & DIME POKER, V3: Contact Jay, 298-2190. SHUFFLEBOARD meets at the Villa 2 Courts: Contact John, 574-0708 2:30 PM CRIBBAGE GROUP V1: Contact Hazel, 888-1009.

6:00 PM

9:00 AM STRENGTH & TONE, V2: Resident-led exercise group.

2:00 PM

Open every Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-12pm in the VILLA 1 CLUBHOUSE


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10:00 AM PARKINSON’S GROUP V1: Join us each month for an interactive discussion on neuro-rehabilitation issues including Parkinson’s, MS, injury, & stroke. Jan. 9th—It’s a New Year! Bring your wishes for the group. Jan. 23rd—Regular meeting. Contact Paula 323-2502. 11:00 AM BIBLE STUDY, Villa 2: Led by Chaplain Story: 721-3009. NEW! GENEALOGY CLUB, 1:00 PM Computer Room: Join us each week to find out more about your Family Tree! Contact Nikki: 298-7280 1:00 PM PARTY BRIDGE, Villa 1: Contact Pat: 296-0314. 2:00 PM KINGS IN THE CORNER, V3: Contact Betty: 338-7088. 7:00 PM GAME NIGHT V1: Join us for dominoes & favorite games Contact Inez: 648-2281.

1:00 PM TUCSON’S DESERT CRONES, Villa 3: Women’s group open to all ladies ages 60+. Topics & programs vary each week. Contact Louise 885-0072 or Trilby 409-3357. 2:00 PM BINGO, Villa 2: We are unable to change $20’s; please bring $1’s, $5’s & $10’s. CREATIVE WRITING GROUP. Come to the Writer’s Group January 3rd & 17th in the Library: Share your stories with us; all are welcome! THE KNIT-WITS Knit & CROCHET, Villa 1: Items are donated to the Veterans Hospital & Project Linus. Contact Rose: 889-1340. SHUFFLEBOARD meets at the Villa 2 Courts: Contact John, 574-0708 7:00 PM SCRABBLE CLUB, Villa 1: All are welcome! Contact Luise 290-4354.

V3 AQUACISE CLASSES, will be on vacation until the Spring. 9:00 AM TAI CHI & BEYOND, V2: Led by Ralph Garvin. 10:30 AM VILLA 4 BIBLE STUDY: Led by Chaplain Al Story: 721-3009. 11:30 AM CATHOLIC MASS, V2: Contact: Jeanne 290-3649. 10:50am Resident’s Rosary

11:15am-12:45pm in the east parking lot by the Dining Room. Apply for a library card, check out books, DVD’s, audio books, large print and reserve items for next month!



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9:00 AM STRENGTH & TONE, V2: Resident-led exercise group. 10:00AM WATERCOLOR CLASSES, Villa 3 with Art Instructor Ray Beatty: Classes are free to Residents. Contact Activities: 721-3003. 12:45PM PARTY BRIDGE, Villa 1: Calling all Bridge players— Join us for Party Bridge. Play with a group—no partner needed. Card, tallies and score sheets provided. Contact Lee: 461-1454. NEW! NICKEL & DIME POKER 1:00 PM GROUP, Villa 3: New players welcome! Contact Jan: 721-6206 2:00 PM BUNKO! Villa 2 Clubhouse. $2.00 buy-in; prizes awarded to the high rollers. Contact Arlene 886-6906.

2:00 PM RUMMIKUBE, Villa 3: All are welcome! Contact Luise 290-4354.

QUAKER MEETING; if interested in attending, please contact Shirley: 822-8766. NEW TUESDAY REFRESHER BRIDGE GROUP! Has it been a while since you played Bridge? We are looking for players who would like to improve their Bridge playing skills. If interested, contact Activities 721-3003. LOOKING FOR CHESS PLAYERS: Contact Emory: 296-7795 RUMMY GAMES: Let’s play Rummy! Gin Rummy, Crazy Rummy, 500 Rummy or any others. Looking for people to play evenings after dinner. Call Activities if you are interested in playing: 721-3003. If you have a group you would like to have other Residents to attend, contact the Activities Office: 721-3003. ACTIVE LIFESTYLE Groups are open to All Residents.

9:00 AM TAI CHI & BEYOND, V2: Led by Ralph Garvin. 1:00 PM AFTERNOON BRIDGE, Villa 1: Contact Anne 886-6912 or Arleen: 721-5201. 1:30 PM VETERANS GROUP, Villa 4 January 5th: Join us the first Saturday of each month. Contact Steve: 747-3244. 2:00 PM SABBATH SERVICE, V2 January 5th: Led by Barry Hirsch—All are welcome.

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Original stories, poems & articles by our Residents.
2013 CINQUAIN By Dotty Dittmar
Twelve months Have disappeared Leaving us baffled and Ready or not, oh my, it’s here! New Year!!

He was five years old. He’d been dismissed from school because he never spoke. His mother was in despair. She was a school teacher and had adopted him from Guatemala as a baby. He had never spoken. He would get her attention by kicking or biting her. She’d taken him to doctors, teachers, speech therapists, to no avail. One day she called me. She’d seen my ad in the yellow pages. She begged me to help her son. I was appalled. I was a vocal specialist. I’d never done anything like this. She pleaded with me and finally I agreed to try. As she brought the boy in, she mentioned that he hummed a lot. So, as she left, I sang “Please shut the door.” And he did. I began to tinkle on the piano. I played classical pieces, and sang folk songs and ditties. I sang everything I wanted to say to him. Gradually, he began to sing, to form sounds, then words, enjoying it more and more. In a year, he was accepted into first grade, and improved steadily from then on. Twenty years later, we met each other on a street in New York. He was handsomely dressed in a suit, carrying a briefcase. He exclaimed with emotion, embraced me, and said “You saved my life.”

2013—By Ellen Canterbury
A New Year has dawned, What change will it bring? I’ll be 90 New numbers on my calendar. New friends to meet, New foods to sample From our champion chef, New clothes to try from “Twice as Nice”, New thoughts…I think not… My mind continues In its age-worn thoughts The world around me changes The landscape shudders With earthquakes, volcanoes and warring nations. The hope for lasting peace Remains a day unfulfilled. Mankind is too mindset on conflict not tranquility, Lasting peace will come When God calls me home.


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Not too long ago, a ‘youngish’ woman appeared at Fellowship Square. (I say ‘youngish’, because she is a lot younger than the rest of us, by about 20-30 years, I believe.) I refer to Nancy Yaw, who was cruelly affected by a Stroke 3 years ago, which left her with Rt. Sided Paralysis and Speech Difficulty. Her body is certainly in crisis, BUT there is nothing wrong with the spirit and determination she displays every single day! For instance, she exercises! A lot! Fitness Center, Tone and Strength Class, and Physical Therapy. Every day... EXERCISE! But wait, that is not all; she is involved in most activities. She paints beautiful watercolors, which astonished me when the Residents displayed their work. She is taking an Art History Class, at Pima. She takes part in the Wii games the Fitness Center offers (like Bowling) and usually ends up in the winners circle. She also likes to attend many of the bus trips for shopping, and various plays which are scheduled for us by Activities. I know there is more, but I can’t keep up! (Bear in mind, she WAS right handed, and now has to rely on her left arm and leg.) But, with all this, I am most impressed by Nancy’s optimism and her zeal for a return to a former life. She works harder than anyone in the class when she exercises. She has made some gains: her speech is better, and she can move her right leg. She is walking with a 4 legged Cane, and a supportive brace on her right leg. Nancy is an inspiration to me, and I hope to all of you. In spite of everything, she is full of fun and looking to the future. Nancy, I am you live here...at Fellowship Square.

You can’t un-speak words you have spoken. You can’t un-ring a bell or un-sing a song. Those privileges have been broken. My Christmas article in the Villager, Was such a written mess I could have cried, or died. I discovered I had turned in an unedited copy of the story. You can’t un-publish the written story. All I can do is say: I Am Sorry!

Two-thousand twelve ends Two-thousand thirteen’s beginning Let’s make it the best!

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Your Devoted Management Team:
Executive Director: 721-3020 George Ortega Employee Services: 731-6690 Debbie Dansbee Property Accountant: 721-3019 Mary Sterling Facilities/Maintenance: 731-6699 Jim McDonald, Facilities Director OASIS AL Manager: 461-1458 Tariequa Powell, LPN Sales & Marketing Director: 886-5537 Jerri Ann Hooper Director of Food Services: 721-3044 Winona Williams Activities Coordinator: 721-3054 Carolyn R. Gorst Community Chaplain: 721-3009 Al Story Dining Room Manager: 721-3046 Brian Helmbrecht Housekeeping Coordinator: 721-3013 Susana Mendoza Leasing Coordinator: 721-3002 Sandra Luety OASIS Life Enrichment: 461-1464 Maryann Conway, LE Coordinator Resident Service Coordinator: 721-3006 Kathy Kea, LPN SeniorFITness Coordinator: 461-1460 Steven Hughes Transportation Coordinator: 731-6681 Mike Frate BISTRO: 731-6680 CONCIERGE: 886-5537 SECURITY: 721-3017
“A Christian Care Company” 8111 E. Broadway Blvd.  Tucson, AZ 85710 Phone: (520) 886-5537  Fax: (520) 886-2123 www.christiancare.org

When John Kennedy was a senator, he wrote a book entitled Profiles of Courage. In this book, he wrote about several historical persons who were brave enough to take unpopular stands and fight for what they thought was right. Throughout history, such persons often obtained immortality. We know that taking a different path from everyone else often takes courage beyond that of most of us. When a small boy refuses to join a gang because he feels the gang is going to do something wrong, that is a profile of courage. When Patrick Henry and Abraham Lincoln took a harder path to achieve what they thought was right, they became profiles of courage. Many books are about people who show courage enough to defy their friends, community, and even government. We know not everyone in Lexington would have stood with those few who defied British soldiers on April 19, 1775. Stephen Crane wrote a classic novel entitled Red Badge of Courage which tells about a young soldier who wonders if he can stand in the line when bullets begin to fly. I give many boys this book solely to make them think about courage. Most of our residents have faced situations that called for a bit of bravery. They have also read many books and seen many movies about people who “take the road less traveled” as the poet Robert Frost suggested. Too often we encounter people who only take the popular path and close their minds about other paths because of fear. The closing words of our Declaration of Independence are, “We pledge to each other our lives, fortunes and sacred honor in support of this declaration.” They weren’t kidding. Many lost their lives because of their signatures on that document. We encourage our patrons to visit our library to pick out a book about someone who exhibits this rare quality. Try a book about Rosa Parks or Amelia Earhart. They both defied the odds, and books about people such as them, are fun to read.


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