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Spring Must be Around the Corner: Bluebirds!

Contributed by Dorothy Yuan

Resident Board Member Candidate Forum

Contributed by Julia Freeman

Linda Ewald, Marian Fuchs, Marianne Mann, Elizabeth Gill, Ed Robbins

The Nominating Committee presented four residents for consideration as future members of the Collington Board of Directors at a late afternoon forum: Linda Ewald, Marian Fuchs, Elizabeth Gill, and Ed Robbins. Each spoke briefly about how they saw their potential service.

The final choice for a new resident board member is made by the Board itself. The Collington Board of Directors has three residents who serve on the board, each for a 3 year term renewable once. This year Ken Burton’s term is expiring. Sara Case and Peter Fielding are the other current resident board members.

The Residents Association is charged with identifying residents for selection. At least two residents must be put forward. An election will be held on March 18 during which residents may endorse any or all of the nominees. Those candidates receiving at 50% or more votes will be forwarded for selection.

Members of the Nominating Committee are Marianne Mann, Chair; John Barker, Rita Gardiner, Joyce Garrison, and Don Zelman.

Mardi Gras Fun

contributed by Julia Freeman

Mardi Gras was celebrated with food and music – and the auditorium was full.  Thanks to the CollingKats for the live music that had folks dancing! Thanks also to Dining Services for the delicious food.

Celebrating the Flower Committee and the Camera Club

contributed by Julia Freeman

Collington residents, including members of the Flower and Camera Corner committees, filled the auditorium for presentations highlighting the committees’ work.

Pat Duggan, chair of the 40-50 member Flower Committee, spoke for the committee in remembering Bill Preston. Bill passed away recently but was known by all and had contributed so much to the Flower Committee at all levels. Not only did he grow flowers for the committee but he also had been active in collecting flowers from funeral homes.

Joe Howard and Peggy Latimer had prepared a fun PowerPoint presentation on the work of the Flower Committee, but the computer gods kept the presentation brief. Fortunately, cookies were offered to assuage the disappointment. Two pictures from the presentation show Pat Pritz receiving a call to pick up flowers and “clippers and strippers” preparing the flowers.

Bud Gardiner’s presentation on behalf of the Camera Corner went smoothly. Attendees were awed by pictures submitted by the committee members: Bud Gardiner, Joyce Garrison, Bill Colby, Anita Myers, John Hindinger, Peggy Latimer, Bill Kate, and Mike McCulley. A very few of the pictures are shown below.

 

Fitness Opportunities Galore!

Contributed by the Fitness Committee

If you want to stay fit at Collington, there are many choices in addition to anything you may do alone, like walking the trails or paths.  There are group activities offered by Collington staff, those offered by SAGE through instructors from Prince George’s Community College, and fitness options offered by residents.   The full list, with times and people to contact, is given below.

Residents are discussing the possibility of adding chair volley ball.  If you’re itching to do something not offered currently, just introduce the idea on the list-serve, and see if other people are interested.   It took only one inquiry from Bill Lively to start the Chess Club in about two weeks.

Meantime, there’s plenty of choices….

Aerobics — Ebony: Tues 12-12:30 in Classroom

Aqua Fit — Ebony: M/W/F 9-11:00 in the Pool

Balance and Beyond — Nelson: T/Th 1-2:00 in Classroom D

Wii games — Nelson: Wed 2:30 in Classroom B

Zumba —  Ebony: Th 12:00 in Classroom C

Fitness activities offered by Residents

Billiards — open: Tues 1-2; Wed 11-12; Thu 1-2:00, open at all times in the Billiards Room – Denny Klass

Bocce —  open: as advertised

Chair yoga —  Marion Robbins: Mon 10:45 in Classroom A

Croquet — Nancy Eichert — summer activity

Ping-Pong —  Linda Trimbath:  as advertised in Game Room

Stretch Bands — Jacob Kijne: as advertised in Classroom D

Ta’i chi for seniors — Mary Kim: Mon 1-2:30 in Classroom D

Walking —  open

Yoga — Marion Robbins: Th 10:30 in the Game Room

Fitness activities offered by SAGE for Spring 2019 Semester

Balance —  Dionne Bush:  Fri 9-10:00 in Classroom D

Circuit training —  Dionne Bush: T/TH 9-11:00 in Classroom D

Pilates —  Susan Shell: M/W/F 11-12:00 in Classroom D

Tai chi — Chung-Jen Chang: Mon 1-3; Wed 10-12:00 in Classroom A

Therapeutic aquatics —  Cheryl Mabry: T/Th 10-11:30 in the Pool

Weights — Dionne Bush: Fri 10-11:00 in Classroom

CHECK THE COURIER TO MAKE SURE AN ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE!

Do any of these activities interest you enough that you would join in?

Badminton

Bean bag toss

Chair volleyball

Dance lessons

Shuffleboard

Other?  You name it!

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