A “Christian Care Company”


Judy Adams Dolores Ciecierski Bob Lewis Doris Knight Theresa Martin Faith & Robert McClelland Lynn O’Dwyer Angela Sauer Lloyd Tucker Joanne Wenkel

Cold and flu season is just around the corner, so be prepared! Check your medicine cabinet and stock up on some of the basic supplies to keep on hand for the dreaded cold and flu season, and remember these general healthy guidelines:  WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY: the Number One method to prevent the spread of cold and flu is frequent HAND WASHING.  Keep your choice of cold and flu remedies on hand, including: antihistamine, pain reliever, cough drops, and Imodium.  Keep plenty of clear liquids on hand: tea, apple juice, Gatorade, ginger-ale, popsicles & chicken broth— Jell-O, soup, crackers and dry cereal are a must.

Audrey Kamaras

 STAY AT HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK.  Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily; hydrate to remove toxins. Dehydration occurs easily; consult your doctor if you are unable to tolerate food and drink for more than 24 hours.  Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing. Disinfect shared surfaces to stop the spread of germs, and use liquid hand sanitizer whenever you see a dispenser.  Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits & veggies to boost immunity and get plenty of sleep.
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Mary Lou Mooney Bobbie Thompson 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

 Reduce stress and exercise to build up your strength to fight infections. Resident Services is available for assistance; we are able to shop, pick up prescriptions, freshen the bed linens, prepare meals, provide biohazard clean up, check vital signs and offer support during your illness. We can also deliver meals from the dining room; a list of services and pricing is in this month’s Villager. For more information, call: 721-3006.


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 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 hours are Monday—Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm, as available and may vary. If you would like to schedule Senior Companions volunteers, contact our Oasis AL Manager: 461-1469. MAINTENANCE UPDATES:  MAINTENANCE WORK ORDER LINE: 731-6699. If you have a Maintenance Emergency after-hours or on the weekend, call the main office at 886-5537.  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; the call is a free.  ELEVATOR EMERGENCY PHONE: All Elevators are equipped with an emergency phone system. In the event of a mechanical problem, please activate the emergency buttons and you will be transferred to our emergency operator, where a live person will be able to send someone to assist you, 24-hours a day.

 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.  2012 SOUTHERN AZ FOOD DRIVE RAFFLE Congratulations to our 2012 Food Drive Raffle winner Mary R. Smith! Thank you to everyone who so generously participated in our 2012 Food Drive in December of this past year. We collected over 600 pounds of food for the Southern AZ Community Food Bank. The Food Bank provides food to individuals, families and local agencies in need of temporary food assistance through their Emergency Food Box Program throughout the year. Thank you again for your generosity!  FOREVER STAMPS are available for sale from the Activities Office in Villa 1: books of 20 stamps are $9.20, individual stamps are $.46 each.  PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY; Free Prescription Delivery is available from the Walgreen’s at Pantano & Speedway to the residents of Fellowship Square Tucson, every Friday afternoon! Order prescriptions and small household items for free delivery every Friday. To schedule delivery, call the Walgreen’s Pharmacy: 204-1006.

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DINING ROOM REMINDERS:  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.

PAGE 3 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. 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

To learn more about our Resident Referral Program call Leasing:
When you refer friends to Fellowship Square and they move in we’ll deduct

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



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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES 6:30PM IN VILLA 2! Join us every Monday night and enjoy a great new release or a blast from the past, complete with popcorn & soda. Seating begins at 6pm. February 4th:“The Lucky One”, (2012) PG-13, Romantic Drama: A Marine vet credits a photo of an unknown woman, for saving his skin in Iraq. When he returns to the States, he sets out to find the woman that steered his fate. Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner. February 11th: “Waltzing Anna”, (2006) PG-13, Inspirational Comedy: A greedy big-city doctor is sent to work at a quirky retirement home. Starring: Robert Capelli Jr, Artie Lange & Emmanuelle Chriqui. February 18th: “Men In Black 3”, (2012) PG-13, Action/Adventure: Agent J must travel back in time to change the course of history...if he fails the future of the world is at stake. Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin & Emma Thompson. February 25th: The Words (2012) PG-13, Drama: After finding a brilliant unpublished book in an old briefcase, an aspiring writer decides to claim it as his own work, setting events in motion that have him facing an unexpected ethical quandary. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde & Zoe Saldana.


Federal and State tax forms may be printed off the internet from the following sites: FEDERAL TAX FORMS: www.irs.ustreas.gov or www.irs.gov/formspubs Request forms via mail by calling the IRS automated line: 1-800-829-3676, (TDD 1-800-829-4059). AZ STATE TAX FORMS: www.azdor.gov/forms.aspx AZ forms by mail: 1-800-352-4090, (TDD 1-800-397-0256). The government also offers free e-filing online for individual Federal tax returns at: www.irs.gov/efile

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

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This Month’s Special Events you don’t want to miss…
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND— SABBATH SERVICE, 2:00pm in V2: Jewish Sabbath service conducted by Barry Hirsch of Congregation Anshei Israel. Services are approximately 45 minutes. Everyone is welcome! Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD— SUPER BOWL CELEBRATION! 4:30pm, Villa 2 clubhouse: Join us for Super Bowl XLVII and cheer for your favorite team at our Super Celebration with great food, football pool and lots of fun! Doors open at 4:00pm with football pool going until kick off. Seating is limited. RSVP to Activities: 721-3003. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH— ABUNDANT LIFESTYLES, 1:00 pm in Villa 2: Share and Tell; Come ready to share and travel down memory lane. Bring photos, favorite stories and mementos of your favorite memories as we travel to the past! All are welcome. Discussion led by Marla Knas. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH— OPERA NIGHT AT FELLOWSHIP SQUARE 6:30pm in Villa 2: Join us for “Il Trovatore”, Verdi’s powerful tale of a nation and a family torn apart by civil war and treachery, along with adversaries driven to betrayal and murder by desire for the same woman. Dress for an evening at the opera. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH— SATURDAY MATINEE MOVIE: Trouble with the Curve (2012) PG-13, Sports Drama: Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond. Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake & John Goodman. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH— TALKING BOOKS PRESENTATION, 1:00pm in Villa 2: would you or anyone you know benefit for Talking Books? Join us for an education presentation on AZ State’s Talking Book library’s free materials for the low vision and handicapped. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH— ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT, 2:00pm in Villa 2: Join us for a fun discussion on the great epics of Homer: The Iliad and The Odyssey, led by Ernie Gabrielson. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH— CHILDREN’S CHOIR; Calvary Chapel Christian School, 11:30am in the Dining Room: Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day lunchtime performance. Come and enjoy the music during lunch or just have a seat and listen in the Lobby!

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD— THE OL’ MAESTRO’S MAKEBELIEVE BALLROOM, 6:30-8:00pm in V2: Enjoy an evening of your favorite Big Band and Swing Standards on CD. Come dance in our “ballroom” and socialize with your friends and neighbors! BYOB or enjoy “mock-tails”. RSVP to Activities: 721-3003. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH— VANTAGE WEST PRESENTS: Financial Q & A for Seniors; 2:00pm in Villa 2: Vantage West Credit Union’s Financial planner joins us for a Q & A on Financial planning options available to Seniors...learn how to maximize your retirement dollars. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH— RODEO ROUND-UP, 7:00pm in V2: Pull on your boots, put on your Stetson and join us to kick-up your heels, at our Rodeo Round-up featuring Sue Akers & the AZ Sunshine Band, with an evening of Southwestern and Country Favorites! RSVP to Activities: 721-3003.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH— “UNFORGETTABLE YOU!”, 7:00pm in Villa 2: Entertainer Clifton Ford joins us for an evening of favorite Love Songs, featuring the music of Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Mel Tourme, Frank Sinatra and more! RSVP to Activities: 721-3003. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH— LEARN A BIT WITH SENIORFIT! 2:00pm in V2: Stroke Awareness & Prevention: Guest Speaker Dr. Karen Chandler, from CareMore Health Services joins us to share the facts about Strokes; learn the signs and how you can reduce your risk. Call SeniorFIT to reserve your seat: 461-1460. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH— AFTERNOON MOVIE MAGIC, 1:00pm in V2: Join us to watch and discuss “Twelve Angry Men” NR, (1957) Classic Drama. The jury of a death penalty trial must decide the fate of an 18-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his father. Discussion led by Ernie Gabrielson. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD— SATURDAY CLASSIC MOVIE 1:00pm in V2: Join us to watch and discuss the musical classic, “Pajama Game”, NR (1957). Things heat up at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory when a feisty lady union representative trying to get tough with management falls for the shop boss. Starring: Doris Day and John Rait. Discussion led by Ernie Gabrielson. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003.

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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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. Feb 3rd Church Services will be at 2pm in Villa 2. VITALITY CHAIR EXERCISE, V2: Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460. STRENGTH & TONE, V2: Resident-led exercise group.

Check out our weekly activities; open to all Residents!
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 CRIBBAGE GROUP V1: Contact Hazel, 888-1009. TAI CHI & BEYOND, V2: Led by Ralph Garvin.

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10:00 AM UKULELE GROUP, Villa 1: Led by instructor Michael Crownhart, all music provided. Contact Activities: 721-3003. 10:00 AM BEGINNING LINE DANCING, V2: Led by SeniorFITness: 461-1460. 10:30 AM SF BASIC LINE DANCING, V2: Led by SeniorFITness: 461-1460. Must be able to move multi-directionally. 11:00 AM LOW VISION GROUP, V3: Support group for anyone affected by low vision. Feb 11th: Janet Dylia— Desert Low Vision. Feb 25th: Sharing. Contact Joan: 225-0034.

10:00 AM V3 BIBLE STUDY: Led by Pastor Gordon Vernon. Contact Maradine, 398-7642. 10:00 AM WII BOWLING, V2: Led by SeniorFITness: 461-1460. NEW TIME! 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM AQUA MOTION, V2 East Pool: Led by SeniorFITness: 461-1460. 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

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8:00 AM VITALITY CHAIR EXERCISE, V2: Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 9:00 AM STRENGTH & TONE, V2: Resident-led exercise group. 10:00 AM PARKINSON’S GROUP: Will be on vacation until further notice. 11:00 AM BIBLE STUDY, Villa 2: Led by Chaplain Story: 721-3009. NEW! GOLF CHIP & PUTT, 12:30 PM V2 Putting Green: Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 12:30 PM VANTAGE WEST ONSITE BANKING SERVICES, in the Dining Room. NEW! GENEALOGY CLUB, 1:00 PM Computer Room: Discover more about your Family Tree! Contact Nikki: 298-7280 1:00 PM PARTY BRIDGE, Villa 1: Contact Pat: 296-0314. 1:00 PM TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS, V4: SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 2:00 PM KINGS IN THE CORNER, V3: Contact Betty: 338-7088. 7:00 PM GAME NIGHT Villa 1: Join us for dominoes & favorite games, Contact Inez: 648-2281. BRAINFITNESS, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 11:00 am in the Computer Room: Exercise your brain and have fun! No computer skills required. Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460.

9:00 AM TAI CHI & BEYOND, V2: Led by Ralph Garvin. 10:30 AM BIBLE STUDY, Villa 4: Led by Chaplain Story: 721-3009 11:30 AM CATHOLIC MASS, V2: Contact: Jeanne 290-3649. 10:50am Resident’s Rosary NEW AQUA MOTION, V2 East Pool: Led by SeniorFITness: TIME! 1:00 PM 461-1460. 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. 2:00 PM CREATIVE WRITING GROUP. February 7th & 21st in the Library: Share your stories with us; all are welcome! 2:00 PM THE KNIT-WITS Knit & CROCHET, Villa 1: Items are donated to the Veterans Hospital & Project Linus. Contact Rose: 889-1340. 2:00 PM 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.

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8:00 AM VITALITY CHAIR EXERCISE, V2: Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 8:00 AM WALKING CLUB, pick up at V1: SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 9:00 AM STRENGTH & TONE, V2: Resident-led exercise group. 10:00AM EZ DOES IT YOGA, V2: Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 10:00AM GRIEFSHARE, V1: Grief support group, led by Chaplain Al Story: 721-3009. 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. 1:00 PM NICKEL & DIME POKER 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.

1:00 PM BRIDGE, Villa 1: Contact Anne 886-6912 or Arleen: 721-5201. VETERANS GROUP, Villa 4 February 2nd: Join us the first Saturday of each month. Contact Steve: 747-3244. RUMMIKUBE, Villa 3: All are welcome! Contact Luise 290-4354.

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QUAKER MEETING; if interested in attending, contact Shirley: 822-8766. LOOKING FOR CHESS PLAYERS: Contact Emory: 296-7795 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.

Register to win a FREE service from Resident Services each week! VILLA 1 VILLA 2 VILLA 3 VILLA 4* FEBRUARY 7TH FEBRUARY 14TH FEBRUARY 21TH FEBRUARY 28TH

9:00 AM TAI CHI & BEYOND, V2: Led by Ralph Garvin.

*V4 Blood Pressure Clinic is from 9:00am-10:00am.


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Original stories, poems & articles by our Residents.
When I was growing up in St. Louis, my favorite place to visit in the summer times was the Municipal Opera, at Forest Park. It was an outdoor theatre which had been created by a group of hills which formed a bowl. The acoustics were magnificent. And here, at Fellowship Square we also have an Opera…once a month, a marvelous presentation by a former Opera Singer. I am sure many of you know Agatha Mannato, with the hearty laugh, the great sense of humor, AND bountiful head of blonde hair. She hosts a different opera each month, with a filmed version of some other greats. She precedes the film by giving a concise description of the opera’s plot. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to dress up a little for the occasion… after all Tucson is no longer a cow town. We thank you, Agatha, for a chance to remember a time when there was some refinement left for us to enjoy. Agatha, we’re all glad you live at Fellowship Square. P.S. My Favorite Opera is CARMEN. To live, To love, to learn, To explore together Family, friendships, landscapes rare; A gift.

This month came Ground Hog’s It is the day he decides More winter or spring? Cupid comes this month He brings sweet love everywhere Each Valentine’s Day Heart madly throbbing It’s February fourteenth Be my Valentine Valentine cupid Does it bring long-lasting love Or is it folly? They say love is blind And what do they mean by this? Does it not have eyes? You were my sweetheart Many long years in the past I still think of you

MEMORIES By Dotty Dittmar

Do you enjoy using computers & helping others? If so, we are looking for YOU to join our Computer Room Volunteers!

MONDAY—SATURDAY 7:30AM-7:00PM SUNDAY 7:00AM-2:00PM Computer Assistance available Monday & Friday 10am-12pm.


Contact Activities: 721-3003.

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COWBOY 10 COMMANDMENTS Submitted By Jean Lipham
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Just one God Honor yer Ma and Pa. No telling’ tales or gossipin’. Git yerself to Sunday meeting. Put nothing’ before God. No foolin’ around with another feller’s gal. 7. No killin’. 8. Watch yer mouth. 9. Don’t take what ain’t yers. 10. Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff. GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST A 2nd Sunday Advent By Mary Wedge 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:13-14 (NIV) 10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven…” Matthew 18:10 (NIV) “Angels we have heard on high, sweetly singing o’er the plains, and the mountains in reply, echo back their joyous strain. Gloria, in Excelsis Deo.” We have heard the word “guardian.” The word “guardian” means one appointed to look after another. We have guardians for estates, guardians for the elderly and guardians for the young. Scripture tells us God is the Guardian of little children. Let us rejoice during Advent and be thankful that God sent angels to proclaim Christ’s coming to earth. Thank you Lord for this season of the year. You alone are the Righteous One.

Happy Rodeo!
WE NEED EACH OTHER By Rebecca Barlow Jordan

We need each other… In times of private pain, Of fear and stress; We need each other… To share our joys, our times of happiness; We need each other… To hold on and be strong, and encourage, when things are going wrong; We need each other… To keep our faith and love, and remind each other of all the things we’re dreaming of; We need each other...now and always.

Bella MG Nail & Spa Hair Design &
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Located at 10 N. Maguire, Suite 106


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

In the early 1960’s, a girl entered a classroom at the University of Arizona thirsting to take Creative Writing. “Get out of here! This is a class for writers, and girls should stick to nursing and teaching—only men are capable of writing greatness.” shouted the professor. Judy (JA) Jance left the classroom in tears that day, but since has become one of America’s most popular mystery writers with over 50 books to her credit. In her first mystery set around Tucson, the very first person she had murdered was a University of Arizona Creative Writing professor. Throughout history, that professor’s stupid attitude hasn’t been unique. Many women writers take a pen name that might be a man’s name to overcome this prejudice. Today, most people don’t believe such nonsense because we know of many great novels penned by women writers. The talents of the Bronte sisters is apparent to anyone who has read Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights. Readers who read only books written by men have missed Jane Austen’s great works. She has out-classed most men in her generation. The literary world would be much poorer without her humor, romance, and drama. Henrietta Beecher Stowe’s great novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is not only a best seller, but became a lynch pin of a turning point in history. It was one of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite books and it helped to shape his belief in freedom for everyone. There are far too many great women writers and poets to mention here, so we urge you to come discover them for yourself! By far, the most popular writer in Fellowship Square’s library is Judy (JA) Jance, the girl once kicked out of class in Creative Writing.


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