December newsletter published

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Read the news in the December issue of The Palm Press, published today. Many news items from the Social Club as well as from the Women’s Club, Women On The Go, and other activities. The Royal Palm Spotlight shines on Cesar LaJeunesse this month; read about his cabinet-making and oil painting activities! Be sure to check out the December calendar so you’ll be aware of what is happening this busy month. And there is info to help you in Tech Tidbits and Senior Resources and important info in From The Office.

There is a lot happening in Royal Palm in December: Christmas Dinner, Golf Cart Parade and Hayride/Caroling, and much more. Be sure to sign up for the dinner – there will be no tickets sold (the dinner is free) and we need the count to know how much to buy.

November newsletter published

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Cover of the November newsletter. Click on the image to download the newsletter.

Read the news in the November issue of The Palm Press, published today. Many news items from the Social Club as well as from the Women’s Club, Women On The Go, and other activities. The Royal Palm Spotlight shines on Pete Petersen this month; read about his exciting life and activities! Be sure to check out the November calendar so you’ll be aware of what is happening this month. And there is info to help you in Tech Tidbits and Senior Resources. Important info From The Office.

Halloween Dinner.

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The crowd at the dinner

Seventy-five Royal Palm folks and friends gathered at the Clubhouse to share in our annual Halloween Dinner. It was a fun time! Melody Murphy deserves great thanks for organizing the event, as do all the many volunteers who helped out in various ways. The dinner consisted of salad, garlic bread, and spaghetti with marinara sauce and meatballs and sausage. The sauce and meatballs were homemade earlier. And there were many dessert choices – some homemade, some store-bought. The serving went smoothly and people moved through the line quickly. Continue reading

Halloween parade.

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Elaine Violette, 1st Prize

It was a great day for a parade in Royal Palm and there were eight entries: seven golf carts and one scooter. We assembled around 9:30 this morning and the parade got underway at 10:00. Many thanks to Dale Stroh for organizing the parade and to Fran Gran, Mary Jane Carraher, and Mike Wright for judging the entries. Marv and Suzanne Fitchett along with Mary McDougale led the group on a route that covered every street in the Park. Many residents came out to wave and greet the paraders. Continue reading

Ed Nagle – prayers requested

We got to speak with Sandy Nagle, our next door neighbor at D52, this morning to get an update on her husband, Ed, who was taken to the hospital last week. His chest pains turned out to be a heart attack and she said a blood vessel on one side is 75% blocked and one on the other side of his heart is 100% blocked! This was a surprise to them because he had a stress test just recently and they had not identified a problem. The reason? Because there was a blockage on both sides the 25% difference was not great so it did not show up as a problem! He is scheduled for surgery on Monday or Tuesday (Oct 16 or 17), but she says the prospects are not good. The doctors are quoting an 8% to 12% chance of success. In fact, they wanted to send him home but they got a Patient Advocate to help convince the hospital and staff that Ed wanted the surgery. Without surgery the chances are 0%. We ask for prayers for Ed and Sandy.

Flu Shots, free

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Flu Shots flyer

Walgreen’s will be providing flu shots to Royal Palm residents at no charge (as long as you have insurance there will be no copay) on Friday, October 20th, starting at 10:00 AM in the Card Room. You need to bring your insurance card and a picture ID to qualify for the service. There are signup lists on bulletin boards where you can add your name to the schedule.

Volunteers needed for Halloween Dinner – meeting on Tuesday

The Annual Halloween Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 28th at 6:00 pm, and the team organizing the dinner needs volunteers to help out as usual. A volunteer meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 10th, at 1:00 pm at the Clubhouse. Some may be asked to do some cooking in their homes, others will be needed to prepare the Clubhouse for the meal, others to help serve the “customers”, and more to help clean up after the meal. Melody Murphy,  (618) 401-0868, heads up the team and you should call her and let her know how you would help if you can’t attend the meeting. These dinners are always fun events and we look forward to being with friends and neighbors, but they do require help in putting them on. Let’s give Melody a big hand in making this, her first dinner event as team leader, a dinner to remember with pleasure!

October newsletter published

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Cover of the October issue of The Palm Press. Click on the image to download the issue.

The October issue of The Palm Press has been published. The Spotlight this months shines on our new managers – Lisa and Jeff – learn more about their background. We will be back in full swing on activities, with the resumption of Bingo. Don’t forget to tell Leslie Nielsen your preference for the Barleens Show and Trip. Management is interested in your desires for some outdoor activities in the Clubhouse area and there is a preference form in the newsletter.

September issue of The Palm Press published

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Cover of the September issue of The Palm Press. Click on the image to download

The September issue of The Palm Press has been published. This issue has news about the new gate system and our new managers, reporting from our groups and the Social Club, and the calendar of events for September.

Activities there were held off during the summer will resume and you can get their schedules here.

As usual we have the Royal Palm Spotlight shining on one of our residents – read that interesting story.

There is pre-planning for a possible trip to Barleen’s Arizona Opry in Apache Junction this fall. Get in your vote for the dinner event to attend.