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Keeping Occupied While in Quarantine

“I am translating my father’s memoirs, which he wrote in German in 1961. I had put it aside for a while. This is a good time to take it up again so that my children and grandchildren will know our family history.” — Resident Sibylle Ehrlich

“Yesterday I gave myself a deluxe pedicure after soaking my feet in a vibrating foot tub filled with hot water and Epson salts. Lovely. Today, I’m rereading The Plague by Albert Camus. I’m only on page 45 and have had to look up the definitions of six words! Great writing.” — Jan York


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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Wilmina Sydnor

By Resident Libby Champney

Willy Sydnor moved to Baltimore from Richmond, VA, in 1968, to work for Samuel Shapiro and Co., a custom house broker and freight forwarder, where she ultimately became an account representative. She notes that she was often dealing with longshoremen, whom she describes as “a rowdy group,” but “great fun.”

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Residents Step Up to Make Masks

Content provided by residents Carole Glowacki & Kathleen Truelove

As the novel coronavirus spread across Maryland, Ann Patterson, VP of Health Services, asked resident Carole Glowacki if she would organize a group of people to make about 100 face masks for the staff on Hallowell and Taylor. Ann found a pattern on sewitonline.com for the type of mask she wanted. This site had both the pattern and a very good video. Carole sent out a request for people to sew the masks, and 11 residents responded immediately.

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Red Ribbons Around Broadmead in Support of Staff

PHOTOS BY ERROLL HAY

Over the past few weeks, Broadmead residents have displayed their unity and appreciation for the staff at Broadmead by displaying red ribbons outside their homes. Dozens of ribbons can easily be seen hanging from doors, tied around garden statues, and displayed on benches.

“It’s one small way to let staff know how much we appreciate the care they are providing us these days,” says resident Bob Fetter.

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CCRC, Life Plan, Lifecare: What are the Differences?

By Brad Breeding | myLifeSite

There is so much terminology in the senior living industry that it can be confusing for consumers who are researching the options. While I understand the reasons behind the industry’s recent efforts to replace the term “continuing care retirement community” with “life plan community,” consumers now have yet another descriptor to add to the already overwhelming nomenclature.

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