Stay hydrated during the Florida summer

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By Nancy Archer

An informative seminar on home health care and on how to stay hydrated during our hot Florida summer months will be presented at 2 p.m. May 4 at the Community Center by Carm Vue, R.N. from Comprehensive Home Care. Tips on how individuals can stay independent longer in their own home, instead of going to a nursing home for health care will be given. The seminar will also touch on dehydration, how to prevent it and what to watch for, especially in older individuals. Door prizes and dishes of ice cream will be treats. Call Geri at the Community Center at 237-1675 to get your name on the list.

Songbird Notes

Songbird members were delighted to be invited back to Oakhurst Nursing home to perform in April. Residents enjoyed the entertainment and sing-alongs, and we enjoyed socializing with them.

On April 22, a catered banquet in honor of Director Jean Monroe and husband Bill was given in the community room at Cherrywood. It was in appreciation of the five years of faithful dedicated service (and perseverance) devoted to the Songbirds. They are taking a year off to “refuel” and refresh. They will both be sorely missed.

Our final performance for the season was at Joy Lutheran Church. For the third year we donated our time and talent to raise money for the purchase of shoes for homeless or needy children.

The Songbirds are seeking the talents of a new director. It is strictly on a volunteer basis. Rehearsals will resume in September after a summer respite. If you are interested, please contact president Aprile at 237-0924 or vice president Edna at 291-8815.

Water Aerobics Begins

Summer classes in water aerobics under the direction of Anne McMurrer will begin June 1. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive Thursday, May 21 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the clubhouse. When you give blood you will you have your cholesterol level, blood glucose and iron level checked. It’s like a free “mini physical.”

Monthly Breakfast

Our last monthly breakfast will be May 16 from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at the clubhouse. Scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit cup, orange juice, coffee or tea on the menu. A toast table will also be available. You can’t beat the price…still only $3! We are still looking for a new “Crew Leader.”

Spring fashion show

The Ladies Luncheon group would like to fill the clubhouse for the Wednesday May 13 fashion show. Second Chance Consignment shop will be presenting fashions. Please come out and join us. It will be a great day!

Just bring a covered dish to share.

We still need a few ladies to model for us. If you are interested, please contact Nancy Archer at 861-1432. .

Democratic Club

The Cherrywood Democratic Club will meet at 2 p.m. in the clubhouse card room on Friday, May 15.

The meeting is open to everyone. Refreshments will be served.

Voter registration cards are always available at the meetings for anyone who is not registered or who wishes to change party affilation.

For more information, call Harriet Scarpino, president, at 873-9955.

Christmas in July

Craft Show

The annual Cherrywood Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 11.

Cherrywood crafters participating this year are Dorothy Pickett, silk flowers; Jackie and Larry George, nylon mesh flowers; Edna Fazio and Aprile Guglielmi, jewelry; Stevie Pickrell, sewing, knitted and crocheted items; Barbara Buehler, painted gourds; Nestor Garcia, jewelry; and Lorraine Garcia, baskets.

The Quilt Club will have a lot of surprises.

The following outside vendors are among those planning to come at this time:

“Grannie Annie” Anne Stumpf, fabric covered note cards; Gerald Critz, stained glass, slumped glass and fused glass; Carole and Virgil Fittje, handcrafted decorative soaps.

We are expecting a few more crafters to sign up and that will give us a full house. Our very own Richard Becotte will be playing Christmas music to get everyone in the holiday mood. If you would like to participate in the craft show just give Geri a call at 237-1675.

For Sale

If you need help getting around, an almost new Rascal scooter with deluxe leather seats is available for $500. Call Nancy for information at 861-1432.

Cherrywood Bingo

We have new games and bigger prizes at Cherrywood bingo. Get to know your neighbors and have a Thursday night filled with fun from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

Get there early. Jackpot goes off every week, no more waiting. Jackpots start at $100. Cost to play is $6 each week.

Nancy Archer, husband, Frank, and their daughter Christine are 10-year Cherrywood residents and they enjoy the community. Get Cherrywood news to her at bluejay10453@hotmail.com by Thursday mornings.