Monday, September 11th, 2023

Good morning, everyone!

I almost didn’t mind the dreary day I woke up to because I’m still so hopped up from yesterday’s game! How about them Packers! Love looked really good for a first-time starter, although he doesn’t seem to have a handle on the hard count quite yet. I’m sure he’ll get there. In the meantime, it’s just nice to have Football season start back up! It was definitely a highlight of the weekend.

I’ve got a couple of notes for you today. First, I want to let you know some exciting news. Starting in October, the My Way Café (previously known as the Senior Meal Site) will be at Generations 5 days a week. This has been a long time coming, and we’re very glad to see My Way Café back in full swing. As a reminder, seniors can qualify to get lunch for a suggested donation of $5 through this ADRC program. If you are interested in signing up for this deal, talk to Susan Wenzel here at Generations.

I also want to tell you that Cornhole is going to be cancelled this week. Miss Diane is on the Memphis Bus Trip with Black Sheep Travel this week and won’t be here to run it. She’ll be back next week, though, and I’m sure she’ll have plenty of stories and pictures to share with you all.

Last quick note before getting into the upcoming events. Kendall is looking for some help around the grounds. The weeds are getting bad (again) and fall will be here soon, which means there will be plenty of clean-up to do. If you or someone you know likes doing outside work and is looking for a volunteer opportunity, we’d love to have you! You can pick the times you’re interested in volunteering too so it can fit into your schedule. Let Meghann or Kendall know if you would like to help prep our grounds for the impending doom (aka Winter).

Here’s what we have coming up for you…

Tuesday, September 12th, 10:00am – Intergenerational Art Class School is back in session, the kids are in the new rooms for the year upstairs, and we’re bringing Art Class back! Join us for the first Intergenerational Art Class of the new school year. We are always looking for volunteers to sit with the kids, get a little dirty, and make some creative and beautiful art. Talk to Joa if you would be interested in volunteering.

Tuesday, September 12th, 4:30pm – Pickleball Novice Night (Wait List Only) Our Pickleball group is growing and there are a lot of new members. Some are old pros, but a lot are just getting into the sport for the first time. If that sounds like you, then you need to come to Novice Night! You’ll learn the basics, maybe do some drills, and meet some of the other players that frequent the Generations courts. This class is currently full, but we have a waitlist started. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, email or call us.

Tuesday, September 12th, 6:30pm – Lincoln Seminar: Mary Todd Lincoln, a Troubled Life Presented by the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, the series will conclude with a conversation on Lincoln’s assassination and what widowhood was like for Mary Todd. As before, this talk is FREE and open to the public. However, we would still like a general idea of how many people to expect! Please call the Research Center at (920) 467-4667 to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, September 13th, 4:00pm – Nourish your Mind & Body Generations is teaming up with Nourish Farms and Mental Health America to bring you this unique look at how food and fitness interact with your mental health. Registration is currently closed, but if you signed up, please be here by 3:45pm so you are ready to go at 4pm!

Thursday, September 14th, 4:30pm – ADRC Bingo Night It’s back!! The ADRC is hosting Bingo Night again! Join them for some games of bingo, a nice dinner, and some social time with new friends. If you’re interested in signing up, please check with the ADRC or talk to Susie to see if there is any room left.

Friday, September 15th, 1:30pm – Movie Matinee: Everything Everywhere All At Once Movies are back!! We’re kicking off Movie Matinee Season with last year’s Academy Award Winner for Best Picture. Here’s the synopsis: When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Please call, email, or stop in the office to sign up.

Monday, September 18th, 11:30am – Fall Risk Screening Generations and the ADRC will be providing FREE fall risk assessments from 11:30am until 1:30pm. Meet with someone to get a good idea of where you’re at and what to do if you aren’t quite as steady as you’d like. No appointments are necessary, so stop in and get your FREE assessment!

Tuesday, September 19th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Summer Concert Series It’s the last one of 2023! Join us as we say goodbye to summer and welcome Joe & Janice to the stage. As always, the show is free and Pic A Deli will get the grill going for one last brat fry. We will also be accepting donations for Safe Harbor. They are asking for men’s and women’s deodorant and body lotion, women’s shaving cream and razors, sunscreen and after sun care. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 20th – Bring A Friend Day If you have friends on the fence about joining Generations, or if you’ve told someone about us and they say, “what’s Generations?”, then today is the day for you to bring them in and learn all about us! No matter what the activity, all guests can join in for FREE all day. We also offer a group tour at 11:30am. We meet at the main desk in the Gathering Room before we start. We can’t wait to see all the NEW smiling faces! 

Thursday, September 21st, 2:00pm – Historical Presentation: The Irish in the Town of Mitchell The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center is coming back to Generations for another great presentation. This time, we’ll hear about the Irish immigrants that settled in the Town of Mitchell. They have a very interesting story that you won’t want to miss. If you want to join, make sure to call or email to reserve your spot.

Friday, September 22nd, 10:30am – Fireside Chat with Greg Join us for another friendly, laid-back conversation with Greg. We’ll talk about where we’re at as we head into the 4th quarter, what fun stuff we have planned to end the year, and more! If you want to join, please let us know so we can have enough seats for everyone.

Friday, September 22nd, 11:30am – Fall Risk Screening If you can’t make it on Monday, no worries! We’re having the fall risk assessments twice this week! Meet with someone to get a good idea of where you’re at and what to do if you aren’t quite as steady as you’d like. No appointments are necessary, so stop in and get your FREE assessment!

Last note time! Next week is United Way’s Day of Caring, where organizations from all over the county send employees out into the community to do volunteer work. Generations is getting a group of volunteers and one of the tasks we’re giving them is to fix up the various Little Libraries around the property. One thing they’ll be doing is sanding them down before painting. Here’s the problem: we don’t have a hand sander. Does anyone have one we could borrow? We will need a total of 5 as the Little Libraries will all be worked on at the same time. We would need it by Wednesday, September 20th and can have it back to you on Friday, September 22nd. If you have one you’re willing to borrow, we would really appreciate it. This is the part where I’m supposed to say, ‘ask me if you have any questions,’ but to be frank, I don’t know anything about this kind of stuff. So, ask KENDALL if you have any follow-up questions on what we’re looking for!

Have a great week, hopefully it dries up soon! Talk to you next week.



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