Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another WZZM 13 video

Here's another video that was seen on WZZM 13 in the Grand Rapids area. I'm actually going to try embedding it into my blog on my own!!!! Peggy is sitting next to me in case I need help (and I did).

WZZM Interviews Beacon Hill's Chef

I'm out in Seattle visiting my daughter, who found this video about our chef and she's teaching me how to embed it in my blog. Better enjoy it when you read my blog today, because I may not remember how to do this when I return to Grand Rapids.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Keeping Up With the News of the World

Is it just our age, or have we always been interested in the news of the world? As we age, we worry about the future for our children and grandchildren. Life seems to be more complex and full of dangers.

At any rate, 23 residents of Beacon Hill gathered last Saturday morning for an informal discussion of current events. Of course we wanted to talk about Egypt, but other issues came up as well. There was a lot of energy for what was an honest and open conversation.

Everyone was appreciative of the opportunity to get together for discussion of serious issues and we decided to meet every Saturday morning to do this. Life at Beacon Hill at Eastgate is full of opportunities. We're happy we made the decision to live here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Overnight at Beacon Hill

Our son came down to visit us last weekend and check out our new "digs". We reserved the guest suite for him and these photos tell a partial story of the two bedroom, two bath apartment that is currently used for guests of residents at Beacon Hill. The apartment layout is identical to ours and just two floors below us. Others in our family better get their reservations in early, because this place is a really great place to visit.

Stan and Jim played golf on the golf simulator in the Club Room. Jim was able to figure out how to program the computer so that the balls went where they were supposed to. Must have been fun because they spent several hours on it!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Bowl Widow - At Last!

Yesterday, the long awaited 2011 Super Bowl game was played. Residents of Beacon Hill were invited to watch it on a big screen TV in the Club Room. Not being big football fans, we didn't attend the event, but I did over hear a comment this morning from one of the women whose husband was part of the group watching the game in the Club Room. She said that for the first time in her married life she was able to spend the evening doing what she wanted to do, which did not include watching the game! I suspect there may have been other Super Bowl Widows enjoying their evenings alone as well.

By the way, those folks in the Grand Rapids metro viewing area saw a commercial featuring Beacon Hill at Eastgate during the game. Next year, national advertising anyone?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Shall We Dance?

We were entertained yesterday by a line dancing group from another Retirement Community in our city. They looked like they were having fun as they danced to a variety of songs, changing their "looks" to fit the music. Here they are dancing to a Hawaiian tune.

The question we asked ourselves was, "Would we like to do line dancing at Beacon Hill?" Many thought they would like to try it. You know, it just might help with the balance issues that many of us have.