Each year for more than 35 years, a mother duck takes up residence in the Village Care Center courtyard at Friendship Village Chesterfield, much to the delight of residents. Residents Barbara Windt, Ruth Miller and Margaret Maris, along with social worker Jami Roberts, watch as the mother and her nine ducklingsprovide amusement, therapy and theater in exchange for a makeshift swimming pool and grain
Shirley Ernst and her Yorkie, Kiki, march in The Gatesworth’s annual Pooch Parade. This year’s parade included 23 dogs and their owners, spectators and a few canines invited from outside The Gatesworth—pets who have a ‘doggie grandmother’ in residence.
Resident Sherman Stiffleman poses with two belly dancers from Belly Dance Mirage, as part of The Brentmoor’s Father’s Day celebration. Residents and their families celebrated Dad by enjoying entertainment from the dancers and delicious barbecue.
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Bethesda Barclay House resident Anne Ryan throws a pie at facility manager Dennis Eddlemon. Ryan was one of many who participated in the event, raising money for the Bethesda Health Group Foundation.
The Gatesworth saluted its residents who served in the military with a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon, which included a presentation on the history of the USO, a piano medley of patriotic tunes and ice cream served outside from the USO’s mobile unit. Here, residents Gordon Yoder (Captain, Air Force) and Marvin Kosky (Captain, Army Field Artillery) swap stories during lunch.
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Friendship Village Chesterfield resident Thelma Kubiak proudly displays her first-place award for her arrangement, Incredible Edibles, in the community’s fresh flower class flower show. Kubiak’s arrangement also won the popular vote for best-in-show.
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Residents Anne and Don Franke bust a move at AberdeenHeights’ Summer Patio Parties. Residents enjoy dancing to music from a live band performing on the gazebo and conversing during the fun outdoor event, held every summer.
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Bethesda Barclay House GM Nathan Torno toasts the 125th anniversary of Bethesda Health Group as part of the Bethesda Days celebration. Other activities for the event included a tree-planting ceremony and remarks from Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger.
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 pm
Just because you’re retired doesn't mean you have to slow down. Residents at local retirement communities have been staying busy this summer, learning new skills, enjoying nature, and celebrating life. Check out some of their favorite summer snapshots.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 pm.