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mission mary s woods at marylhurst is a caring community inspired by the vision and values of the sisters of the holy names of jesus and mary providing for individuals a continuum of housing health and educational services mary s woods responds to the gospel s vision of full development for every individual at each life stage mary s woods seeks to ensure the dignity independence well being and security of older persons through the provision of a range of service and educational options an array of services enriches the physical emotional and spiritual well being of each resident employee and all others affiliated with our community sponsored by the sisters of the holy names and rooted in catholic ethical values mary s woods is characterized by a commitment to ··· an environment of beauty ··· a celebration of life ··· hospitality and compassion ··· reverence and integrity ··· a spirit of service ··· the exploration of the journey of aging ··· leadership team marvin kaiser ph.d · ceo diane hood · coo/cfo roswitha frawley snjm · mission director stewards on the road of life to be a good steward as an individual or working together is to be conscious that all things we have are generous gifts stewardship is to care to have concern and to give thanks by giving of what has been given to us the idea of stewardship has been around since the beginning of time and it is not strictly a religious principle stewardship is to hold something in trust for another it defines our relationship to each other and to all of creation encompassing all of life we all contribute and help shape what it means to live and be part of a community not only our own needs but those of other people and future generations stewardship helps us to expand our potential and capacity for good and helps us to know greater joy and peace in our lives as individuals and as a community let us continue to reach out for none of us is a self-made person we are all connected declaring our responsibility to one another and the greater community of life as gandhi profoundly said the fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose directors amy brown · in-home wellness services mary george-whittle · pastoral services kevin haberman · environmental services joan hansen snjm · resident relations cheri mussotto-conyers · marketing activities publications linell nevius · human resources kerry ruff-harcourt · dining services kimberly scott · finance lynn szender · health services holy names sisters foundation adrianna carr · executive director scott warden · resident fund representative board of directors mary breiling snjm margaret murphy carley joanna ehlers roswitha frawley snjm david galt mary ellen holohan snjm diane hood cfo marvin kaiser ph.d maureen oliver snjm farroel richardson snjm adrienne simmons lynda thompson snjm ex officio the hummingbird © volume 11 issue 6 · 2011 official publication of mary s woods at marylhurst produced by jake carpenter · publications coordinator cheri mussotto-conyers · director of marketing activities publications published monthly by mary s woods at marylhurst 17400 holy names drive lake oswego or · 97034 503 675-2004 · http www.maryswoods.com all rights reserved to mary s woods at marylhurst contributors susan foy · page 1 elisabeth schock · page 6 maggie zadikov · page 6 1 the hummingbird june 2011
the habit of helping habitat for humanity was founded in 1976 by millard fuller and his wife linda to date they have helped build over 400,000 decent affordable houses for more than 2 million people around the world this year mary s woods will participate for the third year in a row see the june activities section for information on how to join this year s crew new leadership please welcome our new chief executive officer marvin a kaiser marvin comes to mary s woods with seventeen years of experience as the dean of the school of arts and sciences portland state university along with ten years of experience on mary s woods board he holds a waster s degree in social work and a ph.d both with a focus on gerontology he has been involved in social work both in nursing homes and in clinical settings and has published extensively in the field of aging marvin has served in various consultative positions to both the u.n office on aging united nations office at vienna center for social development and humanitarian affairs and u.s agency for international development health division in 2000 marvin developed a student program in nicaragua as the new ceo marvin s main areas of focus at mary s woods are resident affairs and community relations building an expanding financial base for mary s woods and leading strategic visioning please join marvin kaiser ceo diane hood coo/cfo and roswitha frawley mission director every month at `coffee with the leadership team on the third tuesday at 10am in the auditorium mary s woods is pleased to announce that kimberly scott licensed cpa has been promoted to director of finance she has been with mary s woods for 10 years as controller and has extensive experience including prior employent with kpmg sequent computer portland orthopedic clinic and flir foundation june 2011 the hummingbird 2 2009 crew from back left to right front mary robertson al hayes philip martin dallas jack cole john skeele mary chapman and marylhurst volunteers 2010 crew from back left to right front priscilla favro al hayes jean hoffman patsy fordney mary bartholomew mary chapman beth boeckman lisa oetken kirsten backstrom.
movie theremin an electronic odyssey wed june 1 2pm sandpiper room witness the true story of inventor leonard theremin and his self-named musical instrument contact janice weatherford s grand lodge happy hour thurs june 2 4pm depart ph $5 dinner ® we are going to one of the happiest hours in town weatherfords is saving us seats in the beautiful bar area contact janice dr leland gilsen prehistoric archaeology thurs june 2 7:30pm auditorium dr gilsen was the official archaeologist for the state of oregon and will bring a traveling museum of reproduction artifacts of oregon culture contact lisa 400th anniversary of the king james bible tues june 7 2pm sandpiper room 2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the translation of the kjv bible hear a brief history of this bible version along with readings from it contact kirsten vocalist rachael varayne tues june 7 7:30pm auditorium rachael has been singing for over 20 years from musical theater to local bands and choirs contact lisa 3 the hummingbird june 2011 vintage hat tour la provence bakery wed june 8 1:30pm depart ph ® vintage hat returns to la provence for authentic french pastries please bring money for refreshments contact lisa pdx westside tour thurs june 9 1pm depart ph $5 ® whether you are a newcomer or have lived in portland for years explore the popular neighborhoods extending on the west side contact janice june ac walking in the dark the spiritual path through illness loss limitation wed june 15 22 1:30pm pastoral services room this class will encourage trust in the possibility of openings in the midst of difficult challenges in life contact kirsten senior skip day bonneville hot springs thurs june 16 8:30am depart ph $45 ® be transported to this beautiful place for aqua aerobics class relaxation in the hot springs and lunch contact mary yeomen of the guard dinner venue university of portland thurs june 16 4:30pm depart ph $45 ® while considered one of the darkest of the gilbert and sullivan operas many also believe that it is sullivan s finest musical score contact janice lavish putting green affair fri june 17 1pm putting green ® get ready for a friendly putting competition and ice cream bars contact mary summer sing choir festival sat june 18 2pm chapel mary s woods is drawing even more attention and recognition this year as more choirs join in to unite voices and sing on high contact janice providence stage band dance thurs june 9 7:30pm auditorium listen to the fine music or dance the night away with this 17-piece band contact lisa marylhurst summer walkabout with sr carol tues june 14 1pm depart ph the marylhurst staff along with sr carol will meet us at the front of the ph to take a stroll of the historic grounds we call home and enjoy a reception afterward at flavia hall contact janice hui o hoaloha hula tues june 14 7:30pm auditorium in honor of father s day enjoy a graceful and engaging hula performance by this talented troupe contact lisa
ctivities summer solstice celebration tuesday june 21 2pm procession departs ph to sandpiper room patio enjoy the beginning of summer with a procession from the front entrance of mary s woods to the patio area outside sandpiper room contact kirsten summer golf outing eastmoreland wed june 22 10:45am depart ph $tba ® join us for our first golf outing of the summer at eastmoreland golf course see sign-up sheet for details contact mary rivershore bar grill thurs june 23 11am depart ph $5 food ® enjoy sweeping views of the willamette river while dining practically in your own backyard contact janice cascade harmony chorus women s a capella thurs june 23 7:30pm auditorium yearning for a bit of nostalgia these ladies will take you down memory lane with hits such as all i have to do is dream everybody loves a lover and sh boom contact lisa resident cpr aed training mon june 27 1-4:30pm sandpiper room $40 ® instructor dwon guvenir if you took this class two or more years ago then it is time to renew come join fellow residents in learning the newest information and how to use the aed machine contact janice pangaea project tues june 28 7:30pm auditorium learn about how this non-profit promotes the development of leadership skills and increases global awareness contact lisa third annual habitat for humanity project wed june 29 8:30am-4pm depart ph ® july s theme is stewardship so let s get out and help build a family a home contact mary a decade of diamonds 10 year anniversary celebration thurs june 30 5-7:30pm marylhurst commons don t miss this celebration dinner concert with michael allen harrison keep your eyes peeled for formal invitations in your boxes shuttles will be provided to and from the event contact janice save the date resident summer party happy days thurs august 11 4-7pm mary s woods break out the poodle skirts and put on your dancing shoes because we are going to rock and roll hark back to the 1950s and see classic cars enjoy delicious barbecue and dance to the tunes of the era contact janice ageless art contest thurs august 18 willamette view retirement community this contest is open to all residents of oashs member facilities entry forms can be picked up in the mailroom completed and returned to the concierge by july 12 contact janice june 2011 the hummingbird 4 the national parks this is america wed june 29 1pm sandpiper room this short film celebrates the diverse history of the national parks telling stories of extraordinary people who devoted their lives to the national park ideal to preserve and protect these special places for everyone contact janice symbol key ® registration required for more information contact kirsten backstrom 503 675-2064 mary chapman 503 675-2092 janice mcguire 503 675-2473 lisa oetken 503 534-3947
happy birthday june 6 dena lovin 7 sr jane ellen burns 8 inarose zuelke jackie sermeus joanne janney 9 al hayes audrey augustyn guigui roberts joan toon 12 jack caldwell sr anita noe sr julie reinschmidt 13 betty raschko sue goff 14 florence montgomery marie rottschaefer dean wilcox 15 helen ahlschwede marilyn mcgovern 16 eileen brady mitzi skeele virginia schneider 17 jean feasley 18 bill fleming lois mankin 19 lena petty 20 bill rottschaefer 21 jim scott 22 meg wilson 23 jean keyser 24 al beard 25 dorothy smith elizabeth curtin sr frances madden norma welty 26 elizabeth duke grace wygal judy demaria 27 patty burfield 28 sr louise bond sharon williams 5 the hummingbird june 2011 who s new jim mary brown the browns have lived in many places around the pacific northwest they have been married for 54 years have two sons and two grandsons they met at san francisco theological seminary after which jim became a presbyterian pastor for several churches in oregon mary went on to become a speech and language pathologist with portland public schools mary has been past president of the p.e.o sisterhood and a volunteer tutor in the english program at first presbyterian while jim is a member of the rotary club and has been involved in various community organizations and committees jim s interests include walking photography and reading while mary is interested in reading sewing and knitting they have a dog who unfortunately could not move with them but has a good home with friends welcome jim mary car of the month oscar olson 1931 ford model a
benefits of massage for seniors studies conducted by the touch research institute show that seniors can derive great emotional benefit from massage including relief from depression anxiety and the agitation associated with memory loss massage therapy also helps elders better manage physical pain and recover from surgery in addition massage therapy has been shown to improve sleep and increases cognitive functioning patterns of chronic stress are interrupted during massage as deep breathing is encouraged and the relaxation response is accessed massage is a gentle and loving way for seniors to experience human connection touch deprivation is a common problem among seniors as social interaction becomes less frequent massage therapy can restore a sense of connection and encourage a sense of well-being taken from an article on livestrong.com written by donna torney a graduate of the university of new hampshire and a licensed clinical mental health counselor bladder or bowel issues try acupuncture many people don t realize the scope of issues that can be treated with acupuncture and chinese medicine below are actual cases of people i have treated at mary s woods over the past two years urinary problems case 1 a man in his mid-eighties sought treatment for night time urination he woke six or seven times every night to go to the bathroom after several months of weekly acupuncture treatments to strengthen his kidneys and bladder he now only wakes two or three times a night he recently told me he had a night where he woke only once case 2 a woman in her late seventies came to see me to help with leaking and urgency of urination after six months of weekly sessions and with the aid of chinese herbs both issues have greatly improved allowing her to travel abroad with no accidents case 3 a woman in her mid-eighties was having issues with constipation after a few weeks of weekly acupuncture and dietary modifications like eating oatmeal with walnuts adding prunes and drinking more water her bowels became much more regular case 4 another woman the same age sought help for urgent loose stools with a few weekly treatments and the recommendation to eat only cooked or warmed food and beverages her movements returned to normal and continue to be so bowel issues for more information please call maggie zadikov l.ac at 503 234-3219 the wellness center therapy room will be getting a new hydraulic power-assist massage table this has been a long awaited necessity to be used especially in a retirement community setting for those of you who have avoided getting massage and/or acupuncture treatment because you could not get on the table safely and without pain now you can call today to make an appointment with our amazing therapists massage tuesday marie rose wednesday independent 503 502-5115 elisabeth schock maggie zadikov acupuncture thursday independent 503 234-3219 jan alberts massage friday independent 503 704-2398 june 2011 the hummingbird 6
back forth saturday movies 7:30pm auditorium 6/4 the king s speech 2010 6/11 chicken run 2000 6/18 the music man 1962 6/25 the fighter 2010 tuesday coffee 10am auditorium 6/7 wellness team 6/14 mu president judi johansen 6/21 tba 6/28 coffee with the leadership team if you have a suggestion for a tuesday coffee contact sr joan hansen at 503 675-2013 what s cookin father s day brunch sun june 19 11am 2:30pm advance reservations are highly first recommended as tables during the seating are in high demand no evening meal service n and congratulations to trevor mclea moted to brian briggs who have been pro assistant dining room managers pool closure the pool will be closed from mon may 30 fri june 3 father s day celebration of the cambellini pancake breakfast sunday june 19 9am 12pm portland art museum join jan campbell with sons rory and cooper as they show off their built-from-scratch 2006 cambellini the labor of love of the late tom campbell son of bill and julia campbell spent 20 years meticulously designing and building this beautifully crafted sports car come see how he did it and celebrate father s day with a pancake breakfast $10 members $20 non-members tickets available at pam or online at portlandartmuseum.org note mary s woods is not providing transportation to this event attention volunteers need the timberline store is in ct of volunteers please conta 5 if you pam at 503 534-392 would like to help attention residents the 2010 ccrc state disclosure statement is available in the finance office please see heather resident council meeting thurs june 16 9:30am auditorium