Weekly Dining Services Menu

John Knox Village Pompano Beach FLThis page features the weekly Dining Services menus for our residents. The menu is listed in the Thursday Flyer. John Knox Village provides residents 15 meals each month.

This plan allows our residents the ability to continue to make their own choices. We have discovered that some residents still enjoy cooking. Others like eating out at local restaurants. Residents are able to enjoy more than 15 meals each month, as well. Any additional meals are added to their monthly service bill.

Our nearly 100-employee Dining Services staff strives to provide the best service and quality, as well as healthy choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Click on the most current menu or various links to view past menus offered to our residents.

Jan. 23 Jan. 29 Dining Menu For Thought

Jan. 9 Jan. 15 Dining Menu For Thought

Jan. 2 Jan. 8 Dining Menu Food For Thought

Dec. 26 Jan. 1 Dining Menu Food For Thought

Resident Thursday Flyer

Thursday Flyer MastheadEach week, our residents stay informed through the Thursday Flyer. This communication tool highlights activities for the upcoming week, the dining menu and other important news for our residents. It is produced and distributed by our residents with contributions from various departments and help from our Activities team.

If you wish to have something printed in the Thursday Flyer, please drop off your submission in the mailbox outside of our Village Mart – located on the east end of Cassels Tower first floor. Or, the written materials can be given or sent in intra-campus mail to resident Marjorie Thomas, Village Towers 906. Also, classified ads are available for purchase at $5. Payments must be made to our Village Mart.

Thursday Flyer January 19

Thursday Flyer January 12

Thursday Flyer January 5

Thursday Flyer December 29

Celebrating Another Year With Love, Happiness And Cheer!

Resolve to Set Goals In The New Year

It May Begin Life in New, Worthwhile Direction.

As we enter the New Year in the month of January, there are many fun and exciting activities in store. Please join us for one or more of the wonderful activities we have planned. We have a fun-filled month of January to begin your year of 2017.

In 2017, why not set a goal to make mistakes? We’ve spent our lives trying to avoid failure. I suggest we set aside that worry, and replace it with the goal to try new things.

“Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level.”

Goals focus our thoughts and action.

What would you like to have happen in your life this year?

Select one aspect – one step that will lead to success, and make it your goal each day.

For this New Year, more than a mere New Year’s Resolution quickly expressed and soon forgotten, choose a goal for life, and begin your life in a new, worthwhile direction.

Chef Mark Gullusci’s Recipe of the Month – January 2017

Chef Mark Gullusci’s Asian Dressing

In Good Taste: Recipe of the Month

Enjoy Chef’s Delicate Flavor of Rice Vinegar Ideal on Tender Greens

Executive Chef Mark Gullusci enjoys this month’s featured recipe so much he uses it in the salad bar in the Main Dining Room as well as the Palm Bistro.

Recently he was walking from the main kitchen over to The Woodlands, when a woman driver pulled alongside the Chef. She told him she had just left the Bistro where she enjoyed a salad with the Asian Dressing and she “just had to have the recipe.”
Good natured and ever helpful, Chef Mark eagerly obliged.

“People love this recipe and ask about it all the time,” Chef Mark told the Village Voice. Try it on your favorite tender greens and see if you agree.

 

Ingredients

Yields 4 Cups

3 ounces pickled ginger

3 ounces sweet chili sauce

1/2 bunch cilantro

3 ounces low sodium soy sauce. Regular soy sauce can be used as well.

2 ounces (1/4 cup) honey

2 ounces (1/4 cup) sesame oil

4 ounces (1/2 cup) rice wine vinegar

25 ounces (3- 1/4 cups) vegetable oil

 

Preparation

Place all ingredients in a container and use immersion blender to puree or place in a Cuisinart or other food processor and blend smooth.

Enjoy!

Chef Mark Gullusci

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Is January 1st New Year’s Day?

The Celebration Began As The Feast Of The Roman God Janus

It’s another New Year! As I reminisce back at 2016 and look forward to 2017, I am constantly reminded of the importance of time and space upon our lives. In modern society, time and space governs our lives seamlessly.
Time and space are part and parcel to our lives, yet if we think of the way things used to be hundreds and even thousands of years ago, we can gain an appreciation of how our ancestors discovered the vital importance of chronicling the year, and in turn the significance of the new year.
 
It’s clear that over the long run, basing the calendar upon lunar cycles would not serve the necessity of annual precision. Early record-keepers realized a more predictable and accurate calendar would be based upon the seasonal cycle of the sun.
It is believed that the Babylonians were the first to make New Year’s Resolutions, and people all over the world have been breaking them ever since. The early Christians believed the first day of the new year should be spent reflecting on past mistakes and resolving to improve oneself in the new year.

 

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John Knox Village Gazette

“Dance Is Music Made Visible.” – George Balanchine

The Nutcracker has long been a familiar, sparkling snow-dusted entertainment of the festive holiday season, enjoyed by many families. Ballet, although one of the most lyrical of the arts, can sometimes be tedious for children, and yet, year in and year out, and in countless productions across the world, this 124-year-old work about Clara and her beloved Nutcracker weaves its magic on the young and the young at heart.
2016-12-dec-gazette-476x893“The Nutcracker” ballet is based on a fairy tale called “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” written by E. T. A. Hoffmann, a Prussian composer and writer, who was one of the most popular authors of German Romanticism.
“The Nutcracker and Mouse King,” written in 1816, incorporated all the elements, in a story that combines love, mystery, fantasy and mild violence. The ballet version of Hoffman’s convoluted original story was streamlined by French writer Alexandre Dumas in 1844. Dumas called his version “The Story of a Hazelnut-cracker,” and Ivan Alexandrovitch Vsevolojsky had the brilliant idea of adapting the simpler story version into a ballet. He approached choreographer Marius Petipa and composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with the idea, and thus magic was born!
Two major South Florida ballet companies have Nutcracker performances scheduled in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Review the South Florida event listings on page 5 of the Gazette for Nutcracker dates, times and venues for the Miami City Ballet and the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.

Read More Inside…

In April of 2013, John Knox Village’s Marketing Department launched the Gazette, a monthly 8-page newspaper that is directly mailed to more than 36,000 prospective residents of John Knox Village.

This publication is filled with articles of interest for seniors. In addition, three pages highlight the active lifestyle enjoyed by our current residents. It also is used to promote upcoming Marketing events and other news pertaining to The Village.

Each month, copies are placed in the libraries across our community. They also can be found in the lobbies of our Towers, in the Dining Room and in The Village Centre. Past issues will be uploaded to this Website.

If our readers have ideas for articles, please contact
our Public Relations staff at (954) 783-4040

Please find current and back issues below…

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ASPCA Head To Speak At Wellness Park Opening Nov. 30

ASPCA Head To Speak At Wellness Park Opening Nov. 30

POMPANO BEACH, FL – 11/22/2016 –Frederick Tanne, chair of the nation’s largest anti-cruelty-to-animals organization, will be keynote speaker when John Knox Village formally opens its Wellness Park, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The $86,000 project was resident driven, from conception to construction, and will culminate when Tanne speaks to the importance of pets and wellness from the perspective of the organization for whom he is Chairman of the Board—the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals).

“Many residents have worked for a number of years to bring this much-needed park to our campus,” said Tom McKay, Chairman of the JKV Wellness Park Fundraising Committee. “The Fundraising Committee is very pleased with the generous financial support and encouragement we have received to date from our residents and staff.”

A resident within the Pompano Beach-based life plan continuing care retirement community, McKay plans to take “Winston,” his pet Shih Tzu, to the new park often.

“The residents rallied around this project in a big way, said JKV Foundation Executive Director Nanette Olson. “As we move to include wellness in all that we do here at John Knox Village, having an outdoor space for people and their pets to gather and play is a natural addition to our campus.”

The 1/3rd-acre fenced Wellness Park will have a cemented walkway, water fountains (for both two- and four-legged visitors), chairs, and also a shaded socialization table.

About John Knox Village

Since 1967, John Knox Village has been providing a fulfilling, engaging and stress-free lifestyle with an all-inclusive full continuum of care from independent living and assisted living to short and long-term skilled nursing care. As a Life Plan Continuing Care Retirement  Community, John Knox Village offers seniors a plan for their future health care needs, while also enjoying all of JKV’s amenities, life-long learning programs and full range of services that promote wellness of mind, body and spirit.

Through its unwavering commitment to excellence and its guiding principles, John Knox Village brings unique experiences to life everyday for some 1,000 residents. For more information please call the Communications Department at (954) 784-4741 or visit us online at www.johnknoxvillage.com. For ongoing news about John Knox Village please go to www.johnknoxvillage.com/explore.

Frederick Tanne

Frederick Tanne

The Village Voice

John Knox Village’s monthly publication, the Village Voice, prints 2,000 copies each month. It is distributed to our residents and various departments before the first of the month.

In addition, copies are mailed to a number of influential people in the community, including legislators, municipalities, business leaders, physicians and attorneys.

Please feel free to download past editions as a PDF of the Village Voice by clicking on the cover or link. If you are seeking past issues dating back to the early 1980s, please contact our Marketing Department at (954) 783-4040.

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Phyllis Neuberger – John Knox Village Keeps its Residents Safe

I was a 48 hour guest in the fifth floor “Egret” home in the Woodlands at John Knox Village

by Phyllis J. Neuberger

phyllis-neuberger-headshot-croppedIt took a Village…John Knox Village (JKV), to keep its over 800 residents safe and ready for Matthew, the hurricane that threatened Broward County and the entire east coast of Florida this past week. We lucked out, but I must praise JKV for its smooth handling of this potential crisis.

A friend moved into my apartment. She, and the over 100 residents living in villas, were forced to evacuate. Many went to stay with friends in the high rises; at least 65 others settled into the auditorium. They, along with staff, slept on cots and air mattresses, dormitory style. Before the track of the hurricane was known, every resident of JKV was in a generator equipped safe place with staff on hand to provided service, comfort and reassurance.

Those in need of air conditioning and/or oxygen were moved to the Woodlands, the newest, state of the art building with adequate generator support for its most vulnerable residents.

This unique nursing home/rehab center, called the Green House, offers person centered care. What does that mean? Does it really work? I had the opportunity to find out.

With a small wheeled suitcase I arrived on the fifth floor of the Woodlands. I rang the doorbell at the Egret home and was greeted by Cathy who said, “Welcome to our home, Miss Phyllis. We hope you will be comfortable here during your stay. Just let us know what you want or need and we will be happy to provide it if we can,” she said as she escorted me to 5110.

I settled into my own private room with bath, huge windows to the world, a large TV, clothes closet, dresser, comfy chair and a bed that could do everything but levitate. I plugged in my 1-phone charger and settled into a chair with a book. The television, volume on low, kept me informed about the oncoming storm.

About an hour later, the smell of cookies baking drew me to the large main area that included a living, dining and kitchen design. There I met the 11 “elders”, the Green House term for its residents. Someone said, “I’d rather be called a senior.” Lillian nodded in agreement. Anna preferred being called a ‘resident’. Arlyne said, “Call me Arlyne with a “Y”,” adding, ”My name is really Mary Arlyne but I’ve always been called Arlyne. I asked my mother why she named me Mary if she was going to call me Arlyne. She replied, “Nothing comes ahead of the Virgin Mary.” Everyone giggled.

I met Ruth who had lived in St. Andrew, another retirement community, for 15 years. When it came time to settle into a nursing home/rehab facility, she and her son chose the Woodlands. She described the service as outstanding.

Asked about their care, the elders on hand gave the private room, bath and staff thumbs up. After two days as a guest, I agree. I had wonderful care from Cathy, Dianne, Marcia, the two Amys {both nurses} and others whose names I never got to know. I even met the tiny visiting puppy who looks like a stuffed animal come to life.

Breakfast is made to order for each resident as he/she shows up. I was early at 8 a.m. Lillian was the only person seated at the table for 12. I ordered and enjoyed scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, coffee, juice and toast. Lunch of cottage cheese, fresh fruit and just baked cookies was perfect. Dinner one night was Bourbon pork and the next night, Sheppard’s pie. If I had wanted soup and a sandwich instead it was available.

I had the option of total privacy and socializing. My choice. If I was in need of any information or service, a call button was answered quickly. Is there a nightlight? How do I pull down the handsome window shades? Work the bathroom shower?

For those who have had to give up independent living for custodial care, the Woodlands with its 12 homes and 12 elders to a home, seems to be a perfect answer. Elders can count on being treated with courtesy, respect and personal choice. Although my room seemed like a hotel, a closer look reveals a track in the ceiling for a pulley that can lift immobilized elders out of bed. In the bathroom there’s a hand shower with a drain making showering, with help, available for even the severely handicapped.

Short term rehab visitors recovering from an illnesses or surgery are giving the setting and the care raves.

Congratulations to JKV for delivering a better world for elders needing custodial care.

Congratulations, too, for the careful and well rehearsed emergency plan for Hurricane Matthew. Independent and needy residents were all be professionally handled. Even getting everyone back home when it was safe was done efficiently. My compliments to management and staff.

Phyllis J. Neuberger, resident of JKV

Hurricane Matthew Update

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Dear Residents,

This morning, Friday, Oct. 7th, members of the JKV Emergency Operations Team, including President Gerry Stryker, conducted a tour of the campus and assessed any damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

It has been determined that it is safe for Residents and Staff to return to their homes and an “All Clear” notice has been announced.

Per our post-hurricane protocol, residents will be returned to their homes starting with Independent Living residents who have evacuated to the Auditorium. They will be followed by Gardens West and Woodlands/Health Center residents

  • Dining Services will provide a One-Meal-Dinner today, Friday, from 2-6PM
  • Regular meal service Saturday (Lunch & Dinner) and Sunday (One Meal) will be served Normal Transportation Operations are in effect
  • All Saturday Activities are cancelled Sunday Church Services will be held in the Auditorium as scheduled Salon & Spa will reopen Monday
  • Entrance-way shutters will be removed throughout the day
  • The Palm Bistro has resumed its normal business hours 7AM-8PM
  • The Wellness Studio and TMC Therapy Services are open
  • The Fitness Center is open today and will have “Supervised Exercises” Saturday