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Friday, November 15th, 2013
North Manchester, IN – November 15, 2013 – The Peabody Entertainers will present their annual Christmas show on Monday, December 2, 2013 @ 7 PM and Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 2 PM at the Peabody Chapel in North Manchester, IN. The performances are free and open to the public.
The theme of the show is “Comin up Christmas time,” and includes segments on Nativity time, Carol Time, Snow time, Santa Time, Home Time and ending with Happy Holidays.
The Peabody Entertainers are directed by Carol Davis, a retired public school music teacher, with accompanist, Lois Dickinson. Members of the chorus include; Carolyn Fedewa, Christine Beery, and Britney Wagler, sopranos: Rosemary Bollinger, Mirium Rusher, Bea Knarr, and Leona Campbell, mezzo sopranos; and Madalyn Bechtold, Sue Babovec, Phyllis Barger, and and Donna Williams, altos Narrators include; Wanda Woodward, Phyllis Lutz and Darcy Hughes. Participating in the show are Stan Williams, Derek Jones, and Marilyn Forbes as Mrs. Santa Clause.
Peabody Retirement Community continues to celebrate over 81 years as a continuing care retirement community, offering a full spectrum of living choices. Peabody is a faith based, not for profit community, focusing on enriching lives through all phases of retirement.
The show is free and open to the public
Monday, October 21st, 2013
If America’s changing healthcare system has you wondering what might be changing with your Medicare coverage, plan now to attend Understanding Medicare a free presentation sponsored by Peabody Retirement Community and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).
Representatives from SHIP will be on hand to provide helpful information and to answer your questions about a number of topics including:
Your Medicare coverage choices
When and how to sign up for Part A & Part B
How to get drug coverage
When to join a health or drug plan
Friday, October 18 or Wednesday, October 30
2:00 p.m. for Peabody residents and 4:00 p.m. for general public in the Enrichment Center
Please RSVP to Leona Campbell
At (260) 982-8616, ext. 1128
Refreshments will be served.
Monday, October 21st, 2013
The Frank and Laura Smock Memory Enhancement Center at Peabody Retirement Community presents…
The Commit to Memory Fall Learning Series
When it comes to memory loss, knowledge is power. Information and education for those facing Alzheimer’s or dementia, their families and other caregivers in finding a place to turn for care and advocacy, the latest research, and innovative tools and strategies to help restore a sense of hope and balance to life.
Take control. Gain knowledge.
The Frank and Laura Smock Memory Enhancement Center at Peabody Retirement Community is pleased to invite you to our Commit to Memory Fall Learning Series—a program of three, free educational presentations from experts in the field of memory loss.
Thursday, November 7, 2013-
Reclaiming the Future: The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana
with Ann Hathaway, Northern Indiana Director
Thursday, November 14, 2013-
“You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello: A Guide to Positive Dementia Care” with authors Tom and Karen Brenner
Book signing following
Thursday, November 21, 2013-
Cognitive Changes of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
with Ronald Williams Ph.D of Ft. Wayne Neurological Center
All presentations will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Peabody Strauss Center Chapel.
When it comes to memory loss, knowledge is power. So, plan now to attend one or all three Commit to Memory presentations at Peabody Retirement Community. Call (260) 982-8616 to RSVP.
400 W. Seventh Street • North Manchester, IN 46962
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
The air is getting crisp, the colors of fall are peeking through and Peabody is ready to greet the beauty and bounty of the season with a Harvest Celebration. This very special event will showcase the culinary talents of Chef Jan Vardaman with a cornucopia of delicious harvest foods including a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and special fall desserts. Enjoy a hearty Harvest Lunch followed by an informative Harvest Bus Tour of several cottage, patio and apartment homes, including the lovely Celebration Stay Suites.
At Peabody Retirement Community, we celebrate the ageless spirit throughout every season. The Harvest Welcome Celebration is an outstanding opportunity for you to share our abundance of life with a family member, friend or other acquaintance you believe will love living at Peabody as much as you do. It’s certain to be a truly gracious and grateful afternoon set amongst a backdrop of some of Mother Nature’s most picturesque sights.
Good Friends Make Great Neighbors
Harvest Welcome Celebration
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Chef Vardaman’s Harvest Meal Exhibition in The Enrichment Center;
Lunch served in The Strauss Center
Confirm your RSVP by providing the name(s) and contact information of your
Harvest Welcome Celebration guest(s) to Leona Campbell in Marketing by
October 10. Welcome fall and your friends to Peabody Retirement Community!
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Peabody Pet Parade was held Friday, August 2nd at the Village Patio Homes at Peabody Retirement Community….”the retirement community that is both pet friendly and people friendly,” said Sue Roesner, Director of Sales and Marketing.
The public was invited to bring all 2 and 4 legged family and friends to show off a lovely coat of fur, demonstrate obedience to commands and special tricks or just let Peabody residents experience just how loving and cuddly their best pal is!
Dog biscuits were specially made by Peabody residents for sale. Manchester Veterinarian, Critter Cutters and 4 Paws were also there to answer questions and offer tips.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
North Manchester, IN – August 15, 2013 – The Peabody Entertainers will present their annual public show on Monday, August 26th @ 7 PM and Tuesday August 27th at 2 PM at the Peabody Chapel in North Manchester, IN. The performances are free and open to the public. “The show is a salute to “Decades of Popular Music. “ It will be presented by decade, each section introduced by a brief narration about the history of the times.
The Peabody Entertainers is a group of Peabody residents, employees and friends from the community. They range from ages 24 to 90 years old. Organized in 1998, they have performed almost 300 shows on campus within a 50 mile radius of North Manchester.
The Peabody Entertainers are directed by Carol Davis, a retired public school music teacher, with accompanist, Lois Dickinson. Members of the chorus include; Carolyn Fedewa, Marsha Mort, Nancy Nisbet, Chris Beery, Miriam Rusher, Bea Knarr, Rosemary Bollinger, Leona Campbell, Madalyn Bechtold, Sue Babovec, Phyllis Barger, and and Donna Williams. Narrators include; Wanda Woodward, Joyce Adkins, Phyllis Lutz and Darcy Hughs.
Peabody Retirement Community continues to celebrate over 80 years as a continuing care retirement community, offering a full spectrum of living choices. Peabody is a faith based, not for profit community, focusing on enriching lives through all phases of retirement.
The show is free and open to the public
Friday, July 26th, 2013
Calling all 2- and 4-legged
family and friends to the
Peabody Pet Parade.
When you’re people friendly and pet friendly, it’s time for
a parade! That’s Peabody—the only retirement community
in the area welcoming both you and your beloved pet to
celebrate the ageless spirit.
And, that’s why we invite you to celebrate the unique joy
of your pets at our Pet Parade. Show off a lovely coat of fur
or pronounced gait. Demonstrate obedience to commands
and special tricks. Or, let others experience just how loving
and cuddly your best pal is!
* Dog biscuits especially made by Peabody residents for sale.*
Friday, August 2, 2013
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Peabody Retirement Community
Friday, May 24th, 2013
Richard and Irene Knarr
Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
in the beautifully landscaped Billie Jane Strauss Wellness Center Garden Area
Come help us dedicate this beautiful new garden area with the family of Richard & Irene Knarr. This garden features beautiful new hydrangeas, roses, and other flowering and fragrant plants. Sit on the reclaimed heart redwood bench and enjoy the shade of the River Birch trees.
Dedication starts at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments in the garden following.
Directions: The garden entrance is south of the new Billie JAne Strauss Wellness Center and Health Care Rotunda. The door to the garden is just beside the wellness center therapy pool.
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
North Manchester, Indiana – Peabody Retirement Community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: Peabody Retirement Community • 400 West Seventh Street • North Manchester, IN 46962
CONTACT: Sue Roesner • 260-982-8616 • www.peabodyrc.org
SIGNS OF SPRING HERALD 15th ANNUAL TULIP FESTIVAL AT PEABODY RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.
Free event on Saturday, April 27 to feature entertainment, prizes, food, a two-mile classic run, and of course, 10,000 blooming tulips.
North Manchester, IN — It all started when Peabody decided to beautify its campus by planting one of Mother Nature’s most beloved symbols of spring with tulip bulbs purchased from Holland, Michigan, a hamlet honoring its own heritage with a “Tulip Time Festival.” The Peabody beautification effort continued each year as the season’s first warm days pushed the flowers through the ground, springing them to a rainbow of color and splendor.
In the spring of 1998, the tulips presented a particularly spectacular display practically begging Peabody to share the panorama with surrounding communities. An old-fashioned ice cream social seemed to suit the occasion and the public enjoyed both a beautiful and delicious afternoon at Peabody. The tulips of spring 1999 repeated their bountiful performance and so another ice cream social, this time accompanied by entertainment gave birth to Peabody’s Annual Tulip Festival.
PEABODY TULIP FESTIVAL – ADD ONE
Each year as the tulips debuted, more and more came to see the spectacle and area businesses began to participate by donating prizes, raffles and equipment. In 2003, and continuing to this day, a very generous gift from Roger and Judy Moore of The Hardware puts Peabody’s landscape crews to work each fall planting over 10,000 tulips throughout the grounds, creating an even more fantastic sight, and increasing interest and participation the following spring.
Meet Grand Marshall of The 15th Annual Tulip Festival, Mariana Reed.
Mariana Reed has seen many a Tulip Festival. A happy Peabody resident for 20+ years, she loves the community and is thrilled to serve as Grand Marshall. “I am so honored to have been chosen as the Grand Marshall for Peabody,” she says. It comes as no real surprise Mariana was selected. It seems service and honor has always been part of her life.
A World War II Army WAC Nurse, Mariana was particularly glad to meet fellow WACs and WAVEs (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) when she came to Peabody. At age 25, she was sworn in to the 34th WAAC (Women Army Auxiliary Corps, later changed by Congress to WAC), and sent to Fort Des Moines. Then it was overseas to Cheltenham, England working in the Central Records Aggutant Unit for six months and becoming a corporal. While no one in Mariana’s unit was allowed in Western England due to bombings, she did have to comply with curfews, and while on furlough in London, she viewed an air raid reenactment light and siren show near Buckingham Palace. She ended her time as a WAC when her unit moved to Paris. Remarkable to Mariana about WWII was how “everyone came together to help keep the country running.”
Look for familiar favorites on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Many favorites from previous Tulip Festivals will return such as the Used Book Sale, which benefits Peabody’s Caring Circle, however, this year, gently used puzzles, games, CDs and DVDs are also welcomed. Home and party vendors will be on hand including Lia Sophia, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Gold Canyon Candles, Thirty-One Gifts and more. The Children’s Area, an always-popular feature will host a petting zoo and carnival games. A fun performance blending Americana, bluegrass, folk, old-time and Irish music by The Gold Mine Pickers will fill The Chapel from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by The CHORDS, an ensemble of male voices singing traditional, contemporary and gospel music from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Plus, horse and wagon rides with Jim Shuler and his team will travel the campus, and plenty of food choices are on tap from The Mainview Inn, Portside Pizza, Amish baked goods and other festival treats such as cotton candy and elephant ears.
Second Annual Quilt Show and Tulip Two-Mile Classic Run/Walk
Two new events will be back for the festival a second year. The Quilt Show awards People’s Choice in the following categories – Best Kids, Best Resident, Best Pieced and Best Appliquéd. A $2.00 entry fee per quilt with a limit of two quilts per person will provide proceeds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Contact Kim Fitzgerald at 260-578-8325 for more information.
The Two-Mile Classic Run/Walk will benefit Disabled American Veterans, a national non-profit organization. Packet pick-up begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 near the Peabody Bell Tower. Pre-registration by mail information can be downloaded at www.peabodyrc.org, or on-line at www.runreg.com with $10 for the two-mile walk and $15 for the two-mile run. Race day registration is $20. The first 65 registrants will receive unique door prizes, with the overall Two-Mile Run Male and Female Champions awarded $35 in cash prizes, and Runners-Up, $15 in cash prizes. Contact Laura Markham at 269-982-8616 for more information.
Mary Richey, Medical Records Coordinator at Peabody is this year’s Tulip Festival Chair. To learn more, contact Mary at 260-982-8616.
Peabody is a continuing care retirement community offering complete residential and health care lifestyle options and resources, all in one location.
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Come Celebrate Spring this year at our
14th Annual Tulip Festival
♦ 1st Annual Tulip Two-Mile Classic Run/Walk
♦ 1st Annual Quilt show
10:00a – 10:45a – The Shrine Chanters
11:00a – 12:30p – The Auburn Dixielanders
1:00p – 3:00p – The Gold Mine Pickers
♦ Home & Party Vendors
- Mary Kay
- Gold Canyon Candles
- Thirty-One Gifts, and more!
♦ Expanded Children’s Area
♦ Food Vendors:
- Portside Pizza
- Elephant Ears & Cotton Candy
- Amish baked goods
- Carmel Corn and much more.
♦ Horse & Wagon rides
♦ Book sale
♦ Register to win a Kindle Fire, Four Rounds of Golf at Stonehenge Golf and Country Club, and more!
♦ Hot Air Balloon Ride Raffle
♦ Free Balance Screenings by HTS
Contact Mary Richey at
260-982-8616 for questions.