June 15, 2023

Behind the Scenes in Peabody!

Peabody Campus Legacy residents enjoy a great lunch out at Reds restaurant. Pictured left to right are residents Marianne P, Barbara M, Bob S, Pat B, Howard R, Mickie G, Barb B, James S

Summer is off to a great start with outdoor summer parties. Tropical refreshments, a colorful Tiki Bar and lively calypso music set the stage for a fun “island” vibe. As in past years, we will host the popular our International Festivals, beginning with BCL residents going on a “trip” to France while Kaplan residents will be visiting Canada. These festivals are a big hit on campus as residents watch videos, discuss interesting facts, listen to the country’s traditional music and sample delicious foods representative of each country. Definitely hassle free travel!

David McKee recently visited our campus, speaking to residents about good brain health and five areas to focus upon. Dave has a very interesting and unique background. He and his wife Diana worked in Senegal West Africa for over 20 years. His advice for best practices: exercise, maintain good sleep habits, follow a Mediterranean diet, stay socially active and remain mentally alert. Sounds like a very sound plan. We are also focusing on persona physical therapy. Michele Baker (PT) will continue her health series. This month she will address how to maintain and improve one’s balance.

High school students from Lynn Vocational Tech came for a fun “Game Day” with our second-floor residents at the Brudnick Center. Stations were set up to play games such as bowling, “Bat the Balloon” and a carnival toss. It was a fun day for all. Coming up: our Presidential Library Series will be held in June and July. We will have programs from the presidential libraries of Carter, FDR, Clinton, and Truman, among others.

Our collaboration with Congregation Sons of Israel (CSOI) continues to bring much joy to our campus. Monthly shabbat services in the Community Room have been widely attended. And at our live service on June 10, we had a Baby Naming celebration! After the special service, attendees, residents, and CSOI congregants enjoyed a kiddish luncheon to celebrate the special day. Family members representing four generations made the occasion truly memorable!