Join us on Monday February 18th at 6:30 p.m. in Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room, we will be visiting Germany. We are going to have 2 speakers, George Neuner and Helen Gorey have made dozens of trips to Germany over the years to visit family and friends. Join us to hear about their personal story of visiting family and recent cruise down the Rhine river through the castle studded Loreley valley and stops at Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Mainz and Koblenz. The story will conclude with visits to Potsdam, where the Germany WWII surrender conference was held, and Berlin.
If you are interested in joining the meeting, please let us know by RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring your own drinks and a dish to pass. Look forward to sharing many travel stories with you!
We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room to discuss the book “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married–she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son’s powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.
Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters–strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis–survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading now since this is a large book and join us on January 16th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!
A great way to get to know fellow residents is to join in on one of our weekly social groups! Even if you’ve never played Bridge or Rummikub, this is a great way not just to learn to play but to develop some potential life-long friends!
Join us every Tuesday night at 7pm for a fun and relaxed playing environment! Now on Tuesday nights in the Tower 1 Banquet Room (on the Tuesdays when there’s a Board Meeting we will meet in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room). Hope to see you there!
All residents are welcome to join fellow West Ocean residents to play Rummikub every Thursday night at 6pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. New players are always welcome!!
Join us this coming Monday, Dec 17th as we travel the roads of the USA and Canada!
“Dew Drop and Weed, Osoyoos and Mouse Jaw, Medicine Hat and Wabigoon are just a few of the highlights of our cross-two-countries month-long road trip. We saw Jonesboro, Greensboro, Greenwood, and at least four Greenvilles. Our 7,782 mile adventure took us through California’s Gold Country, across five Canadian provinces, through Ottawa and Thousand Islands, into Washington DC and Knoxville Tennessee, along the Natchez Trace, into the middle of Mississippi, and across Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. This was our tenth cross-country trip, and we tried to see places that we had always wanted to see but had missed before. Along the way, we discovered and learned much more than we expected.” – our host, Olga Lichten
If you are interested in joining the meeting, let us know by RSVP to email@example.com. Please bring your own drink and a dish to share. Hope to see you there!
All residents are invited to join us on Saturday, December 8th from 7pm to 11pm for our Annual Holiday Party! This year’s theme: Holiday Masquerade Ball!
Join us for great food catered by Buca di Beppo! $20 for residents and $25 for guests – Walk Ins Welcome!
Hope to see you there!
All Residents are invited to join us this Sunday, November 11th for the last Sunday Express of 2018! Join us from 10am-11:30am in the Tower 1 Banquet Room.
We will be serving mimosas for the first 40 residents! Fruit juice, hot coffee, and a variety of yogurts, along with delicious breakfast pastries, fresh fruit, and hot breakfast dishes will be served!
We will also have a chocolate fountain with the added fixings ☺
This is a great time to get to know your neighbors and reconnect with the ones you may already know. We hope to see you there!
We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room to discuss the book “Fathers and Sons” by Ivan Turgenev. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“Bazarov—a gifted, impatient, and caustic young man—has journeyed from school to the home of his friend Arkady Kirsanov. But soon Bazarov’s outspoken rejection of authority and social conventions touches off quarrels, misunderstandings, and romantic entanglements that will utterly transform the Kirsanov household and reflect the changes taking place all across nineteenth-century Russia.
Fathers and Sons enraged the old and the young, reactionaries, romantics, and radicals alike when it was first published. At the same time, Turgenev won the acclaim of Flaubert, Maupassant, and Henry James for his craftsmanship as a writer and his psychological insight. Fathers and Sons is now considered one of the world’s greatest novels. A timeless depiction of generational conflict during social upheaval, it vividly portrays the clash between the older Russian aristocracy and the youthful radicalism that foreshadowed the revolution to come—and offers modern-day readers much to reflect upon as they look around at their own tumultuous, ever changing world.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on November 21st at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!
Please join us as we celebrate the change of the season at our “West Ocean Harvest Happy Hour Hoedown!” on Friday October 26th 6pm-9pm in the Tower 2 MPR. We know Oktoberfest has been our seasoned event but what better way to start the Holiday season than with Fall-themed appetizers, desserts, festive cocktails, wine and beer…and why not top it off with a raffle or TWO!!
Also, if you plan to bring your child(ren), please RSVP at the Front Desk by Sunday night since we will have a pumpkin carving station designed just for their enjoyment… Residents are FREE!!! and guests will be $10. Hope to see you there!
From the Travel Club: “Wedged between India and China, the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a small, landlocked country sometimes called the “Switzerland of Asia.” Until the 1970s, Bhutan chose to exist in isolation, shunning the outside world to preserve its unique cultural identity, pristine environment, and sacred Buddhist way of life. It was the last country in the world to introduce television in 1999 and became one of Asia’s youngest democracies in 2008. Bhutan is known for its unique philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH) and uses the GNH index to measure the collective happiness of its people rather than just the country’s economic output or GDP.
Let’s explore Bhutan! This coming Monday, October 22 at 6:30pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room, we will be visiting Bhutan together. Your host Prudence Huang took two trips to Bhutan in the past 6 years, and she has many breath-taking pictures and incredible stories to share with you.
If you are interested in joining the meeting, please let us know by RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please bring your own drinks and a dish to share.”
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Please be advised that our Annual mandatory Fire Drill will take place on Tuesday, October 16th from 12:00pm-12:30pm (for Tower 1) and 12:30pm-1pm (for Tower 2).
Please keep in mind that if you are in the building when the fire drill is being conducted, it is mandatory that you participate, which means using the stairwells to exit the building when you hear the audible announcement, and meeting at the ‘safe refuge’ area at the corner of Chestnut and Shoreline Dr. If you cannot use the stairwells due to a physical limitation, you can remain in your unit but please let the front desk know that you will remain in your unit. Thank you.