Village Woods | Life Style Newsletter | June 2022

JUNE 2022

VILLAGE WOODS

Life Enrichment Activities for Independent Living Residents

BIBLE STUDY WITH CHAPLAIN MARK Join Chaplain Mark for Bible Study on Monday mornings at 10am in the East Dining Room. BRAIN GAMES Join Life Enrichment for Brain Games a few times each month. Please watch your weekly Grapevines for specifics. CATHOLIC COMMUNION While we are unable to all worship together, Jeanette from St. Liborius Church will be offering separate Independent and Assisted Living Catholic Communions on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am . Watch your weekly Grapevine for specifics regarding dates and location. Please note that the Grapevine will reflect if that week’s gathering is for Independent or Assisted Living. CHAPEL WITH CHAPLAIN MARK Join Chaplain Mark for Chapel on Friday mornings at 10am in the East Dining Room.

COUPON REDEMPTION

On Tuesday, June 14, at 3:00pm , Coupon Redemption will be held

in the Banquet Hall for all Independent Living residents. Residents are invited to come down to shop! Green coupons, received through participation in activities, can be used to purchase hygiene and household items, greeting cards, bagged candy, snack foods, and much more!

CRAFT CLUB Join Life Enrichment on Tuesday, June 7, at 2:30pm in the Banquet Hall for Craft Club! We will be making Bright Bloomin’ Trees for spring! Supplies are limited. Please RSVP to ext. 1132 no later than Friday, June 3.

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GAMES Feel free to use the assortment of games located in the Game Room TV cabinet. The cabinet has been labeled “Game Cabinet” for your convenience. We ask that when you are finished, you put all pieces back in the game’s box and return the box to the provided cabinet. If you need assistance, please call, or stop by the Life Enrichment Department. GENERAL STORE As a reminder, even though the store is not physically open, feel free to contact Life Enrichment. To request items for purchase, please call ext. 1132 to do so. INDEPENDENT LIVING ACTIVITIES All residents are encouraged to participate in weekly morning and afternoon activities with Life Enrichment. These include, but are not limited to, art classes, crafts, brain and physical games, bingo, table games, manicures, outings, coloring, and coupon redemption. Please watch your weekly Grapevine for specifics.

MANICURE MONDAY Manicures for Independent Living residents will be held two Mondays a month. Please watch your weekly Grapevines for the dates, time, and location. All the supplies are provided by Life Enrichment. If you require your nails to be cut, Life Enrichment will try their best to arrange this with nursing.

MEN’S CLUB All male residents are invited to join Chaplain

Mark a few Fridays per month at 1:30pm in the Blue Lobby. Come for some time of fellowship with other male residents of Village Woods! Watch your weekly Grapevines for each month’s dates!

FATHER’S DAY In celebration of Father’s Day, Life Enrichment invites all men to attend a BBQ. Come enjoy

lunch and fellowship. The BBQ will take place on Friday, June 17, at noon , in the Banquet Hall. Please note there will be no bingo this afternoon; instead, join Elyssia on Saturday, June 18, at 2:30pm for bingo.

LUNCH BUNCH OUTING Thursday, June 30 at 11:15am

Our Lunch Bunch will head to Olive Garden this month. The cost of lunch and gratuity will be on your own. Vaccinated Independent Living residents can RSVP to Life Enrichment at ext. 1132 no later than Tuesday, June 28, to attend. This outing will require a minimum of 3 residents.

RESIDENT MEETING Residents are encouraged to attend June’s Resident Meeting on Wednesday, June 8, at 3:30pm in the Banquet Hall. Come share your compliments, questions, and concerns.

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STORE OUTINGS UPDATES The bus will head to a variety of local stores for your shopping needs. June’s store outing schedule is as follows: y Thursday, June 2 at 1pm – Jewel Osco y Thursday, June 9 at 1pm – Dollar Tree/ETC y Wednesday, June 15 at 3:30pm – Crete Public Library y Thursday, June 16, at 1pm – Walmart Due to CDC and IDPH guidelines, residents who are not vaccinated will not be able to go on the outings. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of those residents. For Independent Living residents who are vaccinated, an RSVP is required to attend! To RSVP for that week’s outing, contact Life Enrichment at ext. 1132. These outing will require a minimum of 3 residents. TABLE GAMES Join fellow residents for a variety of table games. We typically rotate between UNO and LCR, but will occasionally add in a new game! Please note that as of June, table games will now be held on Mondays at 1:30pm in the Banquet Hall.

WELL-BEING All Independent Living residents are encouraged to join in on the many fitness opportunities available! In addition, if you need to schedule time to work out in the gym, please contact Andrew at ext. 1130; he would be happy to make the necessary arrangements. Fitness Center Hours: y Monday: 12pm to 3pm y Tuesday: 7am to 11:30am y Wednesday: 7am to 3pm y Thursday: 7am to 11:30am Independent Living Class Schedule: y Monday: Healthy Hands at 1pm y Tuesday: Balance Boosters at 9am and Lawn Games at 10am y Wednesday: Super Circuit at 9am and Veggie Slicer at 10am y Thursday : Balance Boosters VS at 9am and Golf at 10am ** All classes will be held in the Banquet Hall. TOURNAMENT WITH PPSJ: This month’s Wii Bowling tournament against Park Place of St. John will be held HERE at Village Woods on Monday, June 13 ! Independent Living residents are invited to come to the Banquet Hall at 1pm to bowl or cheer on the Village Wood’s team! We will enjoy some refreshments following our tournament.

Life Enrichment is excited to offer open bowl in the Game Room Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm,

and Sundays from 8am to 2:30pm. In addition, there will be Wii Bowling in the Banquet Hall on Tuesdays from 2pm to 3pm.

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JUNE 2022

VILLAGE WOODS

Life Enrichment Activities for Assisted Living Residents

down to 2nd floor. Please be patient as we try to accommodate everyone. Residents may use the green coupons, received through participation in activities, to purchase hygiene items, bagged candy, and snack foods!

ASSISTED LIVING ACTIVITIES All residents are encouraged to participate in weekly morning and afternoon activities with Life Enrichment. These include, but are not limited to, crafts, hallway games, brain and physical games, bingo, card club, dice games, manicures, and coupon redemption cart. Games will be held at typically at 10am and 1pm, so please watch your weekly Grapevine for the location. CATHOLIC COMMUNION While we are unable to all worship together, Jeanette from St. Liborius Church will be offering separate Independent and Assisted Living Catholic Communion on Tuesday mornings beginning at 10:30am . Watch your weekly Grapevine for specifics regarding dates and location. Please note that the Grapevine will reflect if that week’s gathering is for Independent or Assisted Living.

CRAFT CLUB Join Life Enrichment on

Wednesday, June 8, at 10:00 am on the 3rd floor for Craft Club! We will be making Bright Bloomin’ Trees for spring!

FATHER’S DAY In celebration of Father’s Day, Life Enrichment invites all men to attend a BBQ. Come enjoy lunch and fellowship. The BBQ will take place on Friday, June 17, at noon , in the Banquet Hall. Please note there

will be no bingo this afternoon; instead, join Elyssia on Saturday, June 18, at 2:30pm for bingo.

COUPON REDEMPTION

On Tuesday, June 14, beginning at 1:15pm , Life Enrichment will bring

Coupon Redemption on the go to Assisted Living residents. We will go room-to-room starting on the 3rd floor and will make our way

www.VillageWoods.com (708) 672-6111 | vw@provlife.com | 2681 Route 394 | Crete, IL 60417

GAMES Feel free to use the assortment of games located in the Game Room TV cabinet. The cabinet has been labeled “Game Cabinet” for your convenience. We ask that when you are finished, you put all pieces back in the game’s box and return the box to the provided cabinet. If you need assistance, please call, or stop by the Life Enrichment Department. GENERAL STORE As a reminder, even though the store is not physically open, feel free to contact Life Enrichment. To request items for purchase, please call ext. 1132 to do so. HYMN SINGS WITH CHAPLAIN MARK Join Chaplain Mark for Hymn Sing, at 2:30pm, on Mondays in the 3rd Floor Dining Room immediately following Healthy Hands. All residents are welcome to attend! MANICURES Residents are invited to enjoy a manicure a few times during the month in the 3rd floor Dining Room. All supplies are provided by Life Enrichment. Please watch your weekly calendars for the dates and times. MEN’S CLUB

RESIDENT MEETING Due to Illinois Department of Health guidelines, Assisted Living residents will continue to receive a monthly questionnaire until further notice. This questionnaire will be distributed on Tuesday,

May 31 , and due back to Life Enrichment no later Monday, June 6 . The compliments, questions, and concerns gathered will be presented in the Resident Meeting minutes.

WELL-BEING All Assisted Living residents are encouraged to join in on the fitness opportunities available! In addition, if you need to schedule time to work out in the gym, please contact Andrew at ext. 1130; he would be happy to make the necessary arrangements. Well-Being’s Hours: y Monday: 12pm to 3pm y Tuesday: 7am to 11:30am y Wednesday: 7am to 3pm (1:30pm to 2:30pm for Assisted Living residents only) y Thursday: 7am to 11:30am Assisted Living Class Schedule: y Monday: Healthy Hands at 2pm on 3rd Floor y Tuesday: Sit & Be Strong at 9:30am y Wednesday: Sit & Be Strong at 9:30am and Open Gym from 1:30 to 2:30pm y Thursday: Sit & Be Strong at 9:30am

All male residents are invited to join Chaplain

Mark a few Fridays per month at 1:30pm in the 3rd Floor Dining Room. Come for some time of fellowship with other male residents of Village Woods! Watch your weekly Grapevines for each month’s dates!

www.VillageWoods.com (708) 672-6111 | vw@provlife.com | 2681 Route 394 | Crete, IL 60417

Chaplain Mark’s Chatroom

let’s look at some of the ways Jesus responded to conflict, and from that lay down some very practical guidelines we, too, should follow when we face conflict in our own relationships. RESPONSE 1: Jesus did not seek conflict for conflict’s sake It wasn’t that Jesus was a scrapper. It wasn’t that Jesus was a rebel (a revolutionary is not necessarily a rebel). It wasn’t that Jesus loved to “upset the apple cart.” Some people love to fight and argue—which reveals they are emotionally crippled and need inner healing. Jesus loved neither. But having said all this, neither did Jesus back down from it when it came to proclaiming God’s truth. In other words, Jesus did not seek conflict, but neither did He run from it when truth was at stake. In many areas, Jesus brought about conflict with others. What He did and said in things like wealth, giving, divorce, the Sabbath, loving enemies, forgiveness, and turning the other cheek were all controversial and upset the traditions and beliefs of fellow Jews. But Jesus didn’t avoid teaching and practicing these things just to pacify others when advancing the truth was at stake. RESPONSE 2: Jesus avoided conflict in matters of human opinion and customs In other words, Jesus was intentional about holding to clear Biblical teachings while avoiding conflict in areas of human opinion. Jesus was largely silent about matters that many felt He should take strong stands on, issues like taxation, the Roman occupation, social injustices, etc.

HERE COMES CONFLICT! A woman went on a business trip and asked her brother to take care of her cat. The cat was a beautiful white Persian, and the woman loved the cat very much. Her brother agreed, although he hated cats. When the businesswoman returned, she immediately called her brother to inquire about her cat. The brother was very abrupt, and replied, “Your cat died.” And then he hung up the phone. Well, the woman was stunned, hurt, and angry. She called her brother back and said, “It was cruel and mean of you to tell me about my cat so bluntly and just hang up.” He responded, “Well, what did you expect me to do?” “Well,” she said, “You could have broken the news gradually. First, you could have said the cat was playing on the roof. Later you could have called back and said that there was an accident and the cat had fallen and broken her leg. Then, when I came to get her, you could have said you were sorry, but the cat had passed away during the night. But you didn’t have it in you to be that sensitive! Well, tell me, how is mom?” The brother paused momentarily, then answered, “She’s playing on the roof.” Ah, communication. Sometimes it just breaks down. Or breaks up. Or is misunderstood. Or is disagreed with. The result? Conflict. As much as we would like to avoid it, as much as we might dislike it, conflict is inevitable. And when you read the gospels and the life of Jesus, one thing jumps out at you: Jesus was always at the center of conflict and opposition. So,

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In other words, Jesus chose conflicting issues carefully and with great wisdom. There were times He refused to become embroiled in conflict. To paraphrase Christian author John Maxwell, “Love people more than your opinions.” Relationships are more important than opinions. Jesus didn’t debate the finer points of theology, current social issues, or waste His time on relatively insignificant matters. Neither should we. RESPONSE 3: Jesus sought to make others think deeply Conflict often occurs when a person or group become very emotional. People get carried away with their emotions and heated exchanges result. Usually, we later regret what we say when emotion prevails. Jesus sought to counterbalance emotional conflict in a unique way. When you read about Jesus, you find Him asking a lot of questions. His whole aim was to get people thinking about their lives and their destinies. When we get into heated debates with loved ones or others, we often quickly lose sight of (or are blind to) the real issues. Asking questions helps us to clarify what the real issues are, what the conflict is about. When I mean ask questions, I don’t mean questioning the other person’s motives or actions in an accusatory manner. Rather, to ask questions about the conflict itself. Conflict resolution is impossible without thinking. Unfortunately, we live in a time when living by feelings and emotions are prevalent. But Jesus knew the importance of thinking through issues, and we must reclaim a balance between feelings and thinking.

RESPONSE 4: Jesus handled conflict with respect Jesus never bullied or intimidated His opponents. He did not force Himself upon them. Jesus invited people to believe Him, follow Him, and listen to what He said. While sometimes He warned them about consequences, He didn’t threaten them. On the other hand, Jesus never allowed others to intimidate or bully Him. He summoned courage in the face of religious, political, or social pressures. Jesus knew who He was, where He was going, and He understood why people acted the way they did. There are four main types of relational conflict. Retaliation is when we move AGAINST someone. Domination is when we mow OVER someone. Isolation is when we move AWAY from someone. None of these are a respectful and healthy way of handling conflict. Instead, they only produce further hostility and disrespect. As Christians, love compels us to use cooperation . This is when we move WITH someone. We seek to resolve the conflict in ways that are as mutually satisfying as possible, where both parties win. Jesus was unable to win over many of His opponents, but He did win their respect. We do this by treating others with respect and by treating ourselves with respect. When we refrain from resolving conflict or hurt with others, we open the door to bitterness, a spirit of anger/rage, grudge holding, or a vengeful spirit. Remember, Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons/ daughters of God.” Resolving conflict isn’t always easy, but it’s essential if we’re going to follow Jesus and reflect Him in our relationships.

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Village Woods is immensely blessed to have a loving and hardworking staff! Each year, every Providence community can honor a few of their finest. Through the votes of residents, family members, and employees, six staff members have been selected for 2022’s Hallmark of Caring Award. Congratulations to our 2022 Honorees:

Life Enrichment will continue to offer some additional weekend activities, so please watch your weekly calendars for dates and activity specifics!

Village Woods Reviews Do you love life here at Village Woods? Please help us share the word! With more people turning to the internet for information about Village Woods, it has become important to have positive feedback. The Life Enrichment team will be reaching out to inquire if you would be willing to take a few minutes to share what you like about Village Woods. What makes your days here special – your friends, the food, the staff? Your beautiful view? What are you involved in for fun? Please help us share what makes you happy at Village Woods. The Life Enrichment Team will assist with the entire review process ensuring the process is quick and easy!

y Julie Elger , Dining y Kim Ritsau , DIning

y Karen Paden , Campus Care y Nikki Jenkins , Campus Care y Mark Ritsau , Maintenance y Dana Habash , Reception Your kind hearts and dedicated work ethic do not go unnoticed and are greatly appreciated!

Thank you for all you do for our residents and community!

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A special thank you to all the residents who assisted Life Enrichment in the planting of the flowers around the pool! Be sure to spend some time outside enjoying the warmer temperatures!

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