June is a wonderful month at The Peninsula, an assisted living and memory support community in Hollywood. There are new activities and great educational opportunities offered to residents as part of the social program which is vibrant and full of many choices.
Kicking off the month is an event open to the public– AARP comes to The Peninsula for the AARP Safe Driving Course™ on Tuesday, June 10 with instructor Joy Riddel from 9:30-3:30 p.m. This educational program was launched in 1979 to help to keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. Today, AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through leading educational programs that include the AARP Smart Driver™ Course.
Dr. James Kelly will be speaking on June 17th on an important health topic, “Hearing Loss and You” and this is event open to the public. If you’re older than 45, there’s about a 1-in-5 chance you suffer from some amount of hearing loss and that rate climbs steadily as you age. Almost one-third of people ages 65 to 74 report difficulty hearing and the number rises to about half at 75, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. It’s worthwhile to learn treatment options from Dr. Kelly.
The Peninsula has a wonderful new class on Saturday, June 14th known as Drum Circle taught by Scott Dell of BamBam Drumfun. While considered a therapeutic program, drumming helps residents connect through rhythm. Dating back to ancient times the use of drum circles has been used by many cultures to promote healing and self-expression. Residents gather together in a circle while Scott takes residents through a brief warm up and practice session to get used to the technique and rhythm. Everyone has drumsticks and a wood tile for a tapping surface. Then the music starts and they beat together to tunes of the 50’ and 60’s.
Saturday is also Flag Day. You may not be aware of the holiday’s significance. On June 14th, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19 year old teacher at Stony Hill School, placed a 10 inch, 38- star flag in a bottle on his desk and then assigned essays on the flag and its significance. This observance, commemorated Congresses adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.
Also, Saturdays are highlighted with the visits of a furry guest at The Peninsula when a special golden retriever named JR visits as part of the community’s pet therapy activity. JR brings so much pleasure to everyone and he’s always welcomed.
Fathers are important and this month as part of Father’s Day, The Peninsula will recognize all of our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers with a Father’s Day Show featuring entertainer Barbara Brighton.
The Pembroke Park City Fire Department continues their safety lectures this month and instructor Ann Zucker will be speaking on “Electrical Safety.” These programs are also open to the public and family members are invited too on June 20th.This month is a new entertainer makes his debut at The Peninsula! Jeff Gross appears on sax and his concert is certainly one that will be rousing.
One of our resident’s family members has been kind enough to initiate a prayer group. She brings rosary beads and prays the rosary with residents who are interested. The Peninsula has other visiting clergy throughout the month for Jewish services too.
The Peninsula is also introducing Pokeno Game Night this month. Resident social director, Michelle Hertz explains that if someone has a bias for bingo or likes playing poker, Po-Ke-No may be of interest. She’s hoping Po-Ke-No will grow in popularity at the community since it has elements of both games with variations that make it many games in one.
Each month for the convenience of residents and employees at The Peninsula; shopping boutiques visit the community bringing various merchandise at reasonable prices. This month Rita’s Handmade Jewelry and organic Lotion is coming; Bellissima Care Products and Rachael Hidden Treasures.
If you would like more information about assisted living and memory support at The Peninsula or attend any of the exciting, fun events in June; please call the community at 954-399-5997.