On March 12th, Becky
Caulfield, the Wellness Program Manager for the Neighborhood Club, told us
about the importance of exercise for seniors and how the Neighborhood Club can
help. The Club is a community nonprofit that was established in 1911 to provide
a professionally organized program of recreation and wellness services for
families and individuals of all ages. Becky is a personal trainer, a group
instructor, a yoga teacher, and a triathlete.
Becky explained that we need 150 minutes a week of exercise. It doesn’t have to be an intense workout and can be split into short blocks. It could include activities such as walking, gardening, singing, dancing, swimming, tennis, and bowling as well as more traditional exercise. Exercise is important for mental as well as physical health and can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. It can improve our balance to help prevent falls, and can reduce body weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, joint pain, and loss of bone density and muscle mass as we age. It also improves sleep and mobility as well as your mood and outlook on life.
Memorial Service: March 16, 2019. Reception with Family: 8:30 a.m., Service: 9:30 a.m.
Location: St James Lutheran Church, 170 McMillan Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Fred W. Whitehouse, M.D. (May 6, 1926—March 1, 2019), of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, was a pioneer in the treatment of diabetes, working tirelessly in patient care and diabetes research for 60 years. Read more
About 20 members and friends of the Senior Men’s Club went to the Holocaust Memorial Center for a talk by a survivor of the Holocaust and then a tour of the museum. Finally, we had lunch at the Stage Deli, close by the Memorial Center. As you might imagine, and with Bob Vogler’s moving brief comments on the tour, it was both educational and appalling just what happened back before some of us were born. Read more
On Tuesday, February 26th, Linda Reid, the Director of Membership of the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce, spoke to us about the Chamber’s mission and purpose. The Chamber provides leadership and services to the Grosse Pointe business community, promotes economic vitality, collaborates with municipal governments for business development and enhances the quality and of life for those who live, work and visit in the Grosse Pointes. The Chamber represents the varied interests of its membership while promoting commerce, events, and activities for the five Grosse Pointe communities through effective advocacy for local businesses. How they do this is the main consideration for the numerous members of the Chamber. Linda listed four main items: Read more
Grosse Pointe Woods – Nick Kondak, age 92, has walked his last mile at The Rivers. He died Sunday, February 17, 2019. He will be sorely missed by his wife of 68 years, Anna. He dearly loved his family: William (Susan), Diana (Mark Domin) and Christopher (Jennifer); grandchildren Paul (Tegan), Scott (Katie), Alexander (Ashley), Sarah, Hannah, Eleni and Caroline, and great grandchildren Audrey, Charlie, Jana and Rowan. Read more
On February 12, 2019, the Senior Men’s Club members were introduced to the Detroit Children’s Choir (DCC.)
Paola Smith and John Joanette
John Joanette, the Executive Director, and Paola Smith, the Executive Program and Operations Manager of the DCC told us about the formation of the DCC in 2006 by Carol Schoch, who identified a need for quality choral musical experiences targeted toward the underserved youth of Detroit, Since then the DCC has leveraged the power and discipline of choral singing to bring together children in grades 3-12. More than 3,900 students have participated to date, and this year the DCC has music programs in twelve Detroit Public Schools, with plans to increase that number.Read more
William O. Grierson; Age 82; February 2, 2019. Beloved husband of Joanne. Loving father of Thomas (Laura), John (Lori), and Amy Ward (Harry). Dearest grandfather of Benjamin, Henry, Lucy, Amanda, Alex, and Nicholas. Dear brother of JoAnn Althoff and the late Robert. Also survived by his loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Iroquois Avenue Food Pantry, 2411 Iroquois Ave., Detroit, MI 48214
Paul Edward Andrews, Ph.D. passed away on January 28th in Grosse Pointe Woods at the age of 95. Son of Edward and Olga (nee Hirsch), he was born on April 11, 1923 in Detroit. Paul served for three years in both the Pacific and European Theaters with the US Army, which awarded him the Bronze Star with clusters. He made his career at Wayne State University, culminating in a position as Assistant Vice President of Alumni Affairs. He was a long time member of Triumphant Cross Church in St. Clair Shores, and a generous supporter of Wayne State University Athletics, and many Detroit cultural institutions. Read more