All residents are invited to join us on Saturday, December 9th from 7pm to 10pm for our Annual Holiday Party! Join us for great food catered by TGIS Catering and entertainment provided by DJ Zee! Full menu and more information by the mailrooms! $20 for residents and $25 for guests. Hope to see you there!
We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room to discuss the book “The Undoing Project” by Michael Lewis. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman & Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgements in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, & advanced evidence-based medicine. Kahneman & Tversky became heroes in the university & on the battlefield & their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, working together so closely that they couldn’t remember whose brain oriented which ideas, or who should claim credit. They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote, & simply alternated thereafter. This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind’s views of its own mind.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on November 15th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!
On November 7th at 6:30 p.m. in Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room, we will be visiting the Nordic Countries.
From our hosts:
“Scandinavia has varied countryside, beautifully clean cities and towns, excellent transportation, some of the world’s best architecture and interior design, and, according to surveys, the happiest people on earth. We traveled thru Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland for nearly 5 weeks and stopped over in Iceland for a few days on return, exploring crystal-clear fjords and waterfalls, eating meatballs and fish soup, interacting with many people, and learning what we could about Nordic cultures. We would like to share our impressions with you.”
We hope to see you there!
Please be advised that our Annual mandatory Fire Drill will take place on Tuesday, October 31st 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 alarm, 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, please let the front desk know. Thank you.
Below is the planned schedule for the cleaning for Tower 2:
- Eastside: Monday, Oct 23rd to Thursday, Oct 26th
- Southside: Thursday, Oct 26th to Friday, Oct 27th
The above schedule may vary depending on weather conditions. We will provide updates weekly but feel free to close your window shades/curtains during the above-mentioned dates for privacy. We will begin taking sign ups for the interior window cleaning next Friday.
Join us on Friday, October 13th from 6pm to 8pm in the Tower 1 Banquet Room for our Annual Oktoberfest!!
FREE drinks for all! FREE food for residents (no RSVP needed) and $10 for guests (RSVP by Monday, Oct 9th!). Join us for Beer, Wine, Bratwurst, Pretzels, Potato Salad, Schnitzels, Apple Strudel and Vanilla Ice Cream! We hope to see you there!
All residents are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 20th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multipurpose Room for a discussion on “When the Moon is Low” by Nadia Hashimi, who will be ‘present’ via Skype!!
“Mahmoud’s passion for his wife Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she’s ever known. But their happy, middle-class world—a life of education, work, and comfort—implodes when their country is engulfed in war, and the Taliban rises to power. Mahmoud, a civil engineer, becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime and is murdered. Forced to flee Kabul with her three children, Fereiba has one hope to survive: she must find a way to cross Europe and reach her sister’s family in England. With forged papers and help from kind strangers they meet along the way, Fereiba make a dangerous crossing into Iran under cover of darkness. Exhausted and brokenhearted but undefeated, Fereiba manages to smuggle them as far as Greece. But in a busy market square, their fate takes a frightening turn when her teenage son, Saleem, becomes separated from the rest of the family. Faced with an impossible choice, Fereiba pushes on with her daughter and baby, while Saleem falls into the shadowy underground network of undocumented Afghans who haunt the streets of Europe’s capitals. Across the continent Fereiba and Saleem struggle to reunite, and ultimately find a place where they can begin to reconstruct their lives..” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us and the author this coming Wednesday, September 20th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room!
All residents are invited to join us this coming Sunday, Sept 10th for our Sunday Express! Join us from 10am to 11:30am in the Tower 1 Banquet Room. Mimosas will be available for the first 50 residents that attend! Come and enjoy fresh donuts, bagels and pastries, as well as fresh fruit, juice, yogurt, and coffee. This is also a great time to get to know your neighbors and meet new people who also happen to live at West Ocean!
Discussion: Italy and Some of Her Wonders
“On Tuesday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. in Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room, we will be taking off for several wonderful stops in Italy!
Italy has so many adventures and it is difficult to cover all of them on this trip, so we will be visiting several of her beautiful locations arriving in Milan for a quick visit, then onto Lake Como, we will leave Lake Como and go back through Milan and to Rapallo, Portofino, Santa Margherita and the famed Cinque Terra villages. We will leave the Ligurian coast and go to Rome and see the Coliseum, Spanish Steps, Trivia fountain and the Vatican, from Rome we will head south to Pompeii, Capri and the beautiful city of Positano on the Amalfi Coast.
Please remember to bring your walking shoes and an Italian themed dish to share and your own drinks. If you have any questions prior to our get together which you would like us to answer in the session, please submit them to us so we can make sure we answer all of them. We look forward to seeing you as we share this part of Italy with you!” – The Travel Club
Phase 3 of the resurfacing project will begin on Monday, August 28th at 5pm, which means that all visitor spaces must be cleared by 5pm. Vehicles remaining will be towed on Tuesday morning at 8am. Phase 3 should conclude on Monday, September 11th.
Note that the Seaside Gate will be closed during the 2 weeks of Phase 3 and there will be no visitor parking available so please plan accordingly since all guests, vendors and housekeepers will have to park offsite. If you will be allowing anyone to park in your parking space you will need to meet them at the Chestnut gate to grant them access with your garage remote and show them where to park. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this project.