West Ocean Residents,
If you are not able to go out to get groceries or medicine, or other essentials, we have a few individuals at West Ocean who are making themselves available to help! Feel free to email your manager and we will put you in touch with them!
We welcome you to join the book club on Wednesday, June 17,
2020 at 7pm via ZOOM to discuss the book “The Food Explorer” by Daniel Stone.
This is an open event for residents & their guests who would like to join
“The true adventures of David Fairchild, a
late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced
diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes—and thousands more—to the
In the nineteenth century, American meals were about
subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites
broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to
explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich
the American farmer and enchant the American eater.
Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from
Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta.
Fairchild’s finds weren’t just limited to food: From Egypt he sent back a
variety of cotton that revolutionized an industry, and via Japan he introduced
the cherry blossom tree, forever brightening America’s capital. Along the way,
he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. But his
culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America
transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm via ZOOM.
In this day of isolation, community is still alive! We
welcome you to join the book club on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7pm via ZOOM to
discuss the book “Death and the Maiden” by Ariel Dorfman. This is an open
event for residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“Suspenseful, riveting . . . Achieves a universality that is
movingly personal.” —The New York Times
“The explosively provocative, award-winning drama set in a
country that has just emerged from a totalitarian dictatorship. Gerardo Escobar
has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of
the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by the humane
doctor Roberto Miranda. But in the voice of this good Samaritan, Gerardo’s
wife, Paulina Salas, thinks she recognizes another man—the one who raped and
tortured her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention center years
Relentlessly paced and filled with lethal surprises, Death
and the Maiden is an inquest into the darker side of humanity—one in which
everyone is implicated and justice itself comes to seem like a fragile, perhaps
ambiguous invention.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, May 20th at 7pm via ZOOM. We hope to see you there!