United Presbyterian Home
Mark and Liz Miksch visited Mark’s mother, Jeanette Miksch, on Sunday. They all attended the Sunday brunch in the Main Dining Room together.
Wellness and Fitness Center director Amy Kleese wrapped up March Nutrition month with a program on the importance of fruit in one’s diet. Amy prepared fruit, yogurt, and granola parfaits for those attending. Residents regularly participating in March Nutrition Month included Corinne Duvall, Julia Gamon, Dave Henderson, Richard and Del Henningfield, Jeanette Miksch, Carol Ray, Mary Temple, Norman and Ann Thomas, Marion and Helen Turnipseed and Ruth Zehr.
Joyce Huff entertained 10 members of the White Cloud Club of Crawfordsville on Tuesday in her home. Joyce and her former neighbors get together periodically to socialize.
Up with Day Care will celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 7 through 12, with special activities and visitors each day. Monday children will wear hats and parade around the Town Center and Health Center. Tuesday the children are encouraged to dress in their pajamas and will be visited by a representative of Marr Park and special wildlife animals. On Wednesday, Washington High School FFA members will bring farm animals to visit. WACO fourth-grade students will read to children and residents on Thursday morning from 9:30 until 10 a.m. at various locations on campus. Special guest Ronald McDonald will present a program on Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the Main Dining Room. Everyone is welcome to attend, as Ronald has a message for people of all ages.
The Classics Et Cetera for April 3 included a prelude to “The Lombards on the First Crusade” by Giuseppe Verdi; 3rd Movement of Sonatina in G Major by Antonin Dvořák; Nos. 7-11 from a suite from “Les Amants Magnifiques” by Jean-Baptiste Lully; “Bamboula” by Louis Moreau Gottschalk; “Bones Trombone” by Henry Fillmore; 2nd Movement of Symphony No. 1 by Gustav Mahler; “Helfer Heraus March” by Franz von Blon.
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was born in Bohemia to Jewish parents. A rather neurotic and temperamental man, his early career was spent directing various regional German and Austrian opera houses. In 1897, he renounced his Jewish faith in order to become director of the Vienna Court Opera and, the next year, the Vienna Philharmonic. He left Vienna in 1907 because of an anti-Semitic smear campaign started by the press, and became director of the Metropolitan Opera. As a composer, he wrote nine symphonies that are now recognized as works of genius.