Southern Meadow


Quick look at what’s going on in May

Caring Committee

The next Caring Committee meeting is Monday, May 9th at 1:00 pm. Please note that this is a new time. POC Ginny Stewart. Caring Committee Mission Statement Through the volunteers on our Caring Committee, our aim is to provide companionship through hospital and home visits, phone reassurance calls, staying in touch with mailing of cards, providing meals. The Committee, on occasion, may provide a neighbor a ride to a doctor’s appointment and this is on a limited basis. As an aging community, we are striving to help each other in our daily lives, living each day as best as we can by CARING, neighbor to neighbor.

Recent Reads
This month we will be meeting on May 4th at 7:00 pm. Come and share the exciting books you have read lately. POC Ellen Ainge. The other is Chinese Mahjong and it will be played on alternate Saturdays at 1:00. They decided to play on a bi-weekly basis at 1:00 pm. They have multiple playing sets so many can play multiple tables if there is a large turnout. They will be playing Asian rules mahjong. This month they will meet on the 7th and the 21st. POC Bob & Ling Reuter

There are two different types of Mahjong. One group of Mahjong players will meet on alternate Tuesday afternoons from Hand & Foot. This type of Mahjong is commonly known at American Mahjong. The group will meet on May 10th and 24th POC is Joan Janssen.

Men’s or Ladies’ luncheons
The luncheons will be on May 16th at noon. The Men will be going to Frazier’s and the Ladies will be going to Pizza Delight by Giacomo on Route 10. These sites were postponed from last month. POC Men – Paul Zimmerman, POC Ladies – Flo Zimmerman.

Exercise in the Clubhouse
There are all levels of exercise available at the Clubhouse. There is a 25-30 minute sessions each Tuesday at around 9:30 after chair yoga. You will do the 1 mile Leslie Sansone heart-health walk indoors in the clubhouse. The goal is to learn about the Sansone Walk at Home program and then gradually work up to the 3-5 mile sessions regularly done Mon-Wed-Fri. This will be geared for those interested in beginning a fitness program and who have not been active for awhile.

However, if you are adventurous, determined, and goal-oriented, please feel free to join the earlier 8:30 sessions and do what you can at your own pace. You will always find encouraging words, smiles, and pats on the back. After all, we were all beginners at one time. POC for the Tuesday 9:30 sessions is Dollie Lampa for 8:30 sessions is Jonalyn Chagaris.

The bowling alley time is 1:00 pm on Tuesdays at Dover Bowl-arama. Come join in the fun and camaraderie with neighbors and friends.

There is a group who are starting to play UNO at the clubhouse on Fridays when there is not Bingo. If it’s the Bingo Friday, they will play the following Sunday afternoon. They will be playing at 2:00 pm. The dates are May 6th, 15th, 20th, and 29th.

On Thursday afternoon, a group meets for Stitching from 1 – 4 pm at the Club House. Those involved have multiple projects going on, such as quilting, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, and sewing. Anyone wishing to join the group is welcome.

Hand and Foot
Hand and foot will be the first and third Tuesdays at 1:30. This month the games will be held on 3rd, 17th, and 31st. Hand and Foot is a card game played with multiple decks of cards. It’s played for points and lots of fun with more fun people. POC Ginny Stewart.

Memorial Day Picnic/Block Party Noon
What about a DIY Picnic? No committees, no lists, no sweat!

Come to the Clubhouse at 11:30 am on Memorial Day, May 30th for a short Memorial Day ceremony and Flag Dedication at the flag pole. Then stay for the fun and games at noon. Outside will be bocce ball, horseshoes, string ladder, beanbag and of course, the pool! How about a volleyball tournament!? Inside we always have cards, billiards, darts and games.