Happy Monday, everyone!
How was everyone’s weekend? We had a crazy but super fun night here on Saturday. Every year, we have the pleasure of hosting the local Indian community’s Diwali celebration. Diwali is a New Years celebration and is the biggest and most important holiday in Indian culture. It was so much fun to see all the decorations, beautiful clothing, and smiley faces as everyone came together to celebrate. Events like this remind me of how important Generations is as a gathering place for everyone in our community. It was a pretty late night, though, so forgive me if I’m moving a little slow today.
There’s a couple of housekeeping points I want to bring up today before getting into the upcoming events.
First, Emily asked me to let you all know that the Strength Training class will not be meeting this week. This class runs for 8 weeks, then they take a week off. The class will resume again next week on its normal schedule (Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:20am).
Second, and don’t hate me for this one, I want to remind everyone of our winter weather policy. I know it’s nice today, but you know what’s coming! Generations follows the School District when deciding on whether or not to close due to weather. If the Plymouth Schools are closed, Generations will be closed as well. Please note that if the schools say they are going to virtual learning, this counts as being closed. If the schools are delayed, Generations will open as soon as it is safe for our staff to get to the building. We post cancellations on Facebook, Instagram, WHBL.com, and we will also send an email out (if you get this email, you’ll get a cancellation notice). For future reference, this policy is posted in our newsletter and on signs around the building, should you ever need a refresher.
Alright, here’s what’s coming up!
Monday, November 6th, 6:00pm – Immigration Myths and Refugee Experience Presentation Join us as tonight as we welcome Dr. Alise Coen from UW-Green Bay. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science and will share her unique insight into immigration and refugees. This is being hosted by the Family Resource Center. If you would like to reserve a seat, please contact them at 920-892-6706 or email them at [email protected].
Tuesday, November 7th, 4:00pm – Fireside Chat with Greg For anyone who couldn’t make it last Friday morning, we are holding a second Fireside Chat. Greg will again be focusing the conversation on our Annual Campaign. Let us know if you would like to attend.
Friday, November 10th, 11:00am – Dog Club This month we welcome Kendra Hodge from Healing Touch to the club! She will be discussing dog food. More specifically, how food therapy can help your dog be the best he or she can be. Bring the pup, let them socialize, and learn more on how to optimize your dog’s health. Please call, email, or stop in the office to register.
Monday, November 13th, 2:00pm – Sleep Presentation with Aurora Learn how to get better sleep from a sleep professional. Joanna Langemak from Aurora Health Care will be here to discuss the importance of sleep, some common sleep issues, and what you can do to improve your sleep. Please call, email, or stop in the office to sign up for this presentation.
Tuesday, November 14th, 10:00am – Intergenerational Art Class Join us for our monthly art class with the kids from Growing Generations. If you are interested in volunteering to work with the kids, please contact Joa.
Wednesday, November 15th – Bring A Friend Day It’s that time of the month again! Bring a friend (or two or three) to experience all the great programs Generations has to offer. Your friend can join a fitness class, go to a presentation, grab some lunch, or play some bingo. Really, they can join any activity they want for FREE! Plus, we offer a group tour at 11:30am. If you are bringing a friend, stop by the office! We’ll have them sign in as a guest and answer any questions you or they may have.
Wednesday, November 15th, 1:00pm – Embrace Care Management Presentation: Ask the Aging Expert Do you have questions about aging, but don’t know where to look for the answer or who to trust? Mary Pitsch from Embrace will be here to have an open, honest, and informative conversation about aging. Bring your questions! This will be an open, Q & A format. Please call, email, or stop in the office to sign up.
Thursday, November 16th, 6:00pm – England Trip Information Session Let’s go to England! Wendy from Black Sheep Travel will be at Generations to talk about the 2024 group trip to England. If you have questions about this trip, what you would need to do to prepare, what sites you’d be visiting, and so on, then this is the place to be! Just let us know if you plan to be there.
Friday, November 17th, 11:00am – DIY Holiday Lanterns This month, Meg is getting us in the holiday mood with Holiday Lanterns. It is $5 to join, but for that you’ll get all the materials you need, instructions on how to make the lanterns, and you’ll get to keep the end result. Please let us know if you want to join so we have enough supplies for everyone.
Friday, November 17th, 11:00am – Intergenerational Lunch Time Join us in the Gathering Room for our monthly lunch with the kids upstairs. The Jungle Cubs classroom will be here with Miss Christine. We promise it will be the most spirited lunch you’ve had in a while. The special of the day will be bratwurst and sauerkraut. Make sure you let Pic A Deli know if you would like the special. Otherwise, you can order anything you’d like off the regular menu.
Friday, November 17th, 1:30pm – Movie Matinee: Golda (2023) A ticking-clock thriller set during the tense 19 days of the Yom Kippur War. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (Helen Mirren) must navigate overwhelming odds, a skeptical cabinet and a complex relationship with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Liev Schreiber) with millions of lives in the balance. Her tough leadership and compassion would ultimately decide the fate of her nation. Please RSVP to the office so we have enough room for everyone.
That should do it for this week. Have a great day and talk to you again next Monday!