Educational Series Starts January 29

All residents are invited to the first session of our Educational Series:

The Path to 

Friday, January 29, at 10 a.m. in the Village Centre Auditorium.

Meet and hear guest speaker Carmen Bowman, as she discusses creating change, THE GREEN HOUSE Project Principles, building relationships and honoring choice – all important as our community prepares for the opening of our new skilled nursing center.


Carmen is an author and founder of Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change (

Refreshments will be served.

Chef Mark’s Monthly Recipe – February 2016

You can chop, mix, season and prepare his signature mini crab cake.

By Rob Seitz, Public Relations Specialist

2818_1Few things inspire John Knox Village’s Executive Chef Mark Gullusci more than a delicious recipe that really works. Each month, our celebrated culinary artist will share a menu item from his personal collection for you to give a try.

Before joining John Knox Village, Chef Mark graduated from the prestigious Johnson and Wales University Culinary Arts Institution in Providence, RI. His post-graduate work on both Florida coasts included ever-expanding responsibilities at numerous four- and five-star restaurants.

This Recipe of the Month was highlighted last year during the “Taste of John Knox Village” cooking demonstration event, in which Chef Mark chopped, mixed, patted, seasoned and prepared his signature Mini Crab Cakes.

Bon Appétit!

Chef Mark’s Mini Crab Cakes

Crab cake mixture:  Yield 10 cakes
1 can pasteurized lump crab meat (1 lb.)
¼ cup Diced red bell pepper
Zest and juice of 1 small lemon
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
2 small eggs
Dash of Tabasco
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Pinch of kosher salt
1 cup panko bread crumbs

Method of preparation:

Place all ingredients in mixing bowl. Gently mix ingredients being careful not to break up the crab meat too much. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes form cakes to your desired size.

Heat a half teaspoon vegetable oil on medium heat in a sauté pan and place cakes into pan, after approximately 90 seconds or until golden browned,  turn cakes over and cook another 90 seconds. Place cakes in a preheated 400 degree oven for 5 minutes. Serve.

If you have questions, please contact our Dining Services experts at (954) 783-4063 or e-mail Chef Mark at (

“IT” is Special – February 2016

Ubiquitous Thumb Drive hitches on a popular, portable ride.

By Rob Seitz, Public Relations Specialist

f63a0c5e5776e628a1bfff6bef2785c1Perhaps you have seen one. Some call it a card, but it doesn’t look like anything Hoyle produces. Others call it a portable hard drive. Portable being a key word as it is ounces light, yet can plug into any computer and provide the user with heavy-duty data.

They have been called thumb drives, jump drives, memory sticks, flash drives, flash memory, SanDisk drives, pen drives, key drives or in its most official techie title—USB Drives. USB, which means Universal Serial Bus, basically provides a standardized way to connect your computer to other electronics.

So, what do these miniature marvels really do?

Compared to a computer’s external hard drive, USB drives are small enough to carry in a pocket or purse, more durable and do not have any moving parts.

They come in two speeds: USB 1.0 and USB 2.0, with 2.0 naturally being the faster and pretty much the format in which all new USB drives come.

Since its original release in 1995, the USB Drive has become quite ubiquitous, replacing virtually all other connections to computers.

Typically, they are shaped like elongated ovals, but can be custom made into nearly any kind of design (see accompanying photographs).

For some of the weirdest looking thumb drives, including one that, well, looks like a thumb visit (

e2b96eadd1ff0655faabd66ebf3b1de2There is also an excellent video which offers more information about exactly how a USB Drive works at: (

Perhaps the most important tip to remember when using a USB Drive is to properly disconnect it from a computer. Although not always the case, the possibility exists for you to lose your data when just yanking the drive out.

The “Safely Remove Hardware” feature is on your computer for a reason. It is highly recommended you use it.

In the lower right notification area of the desktop is an icon that looks like a USB plug with a green check mark. Click it and select the drive you want to eject. After a few moments, you will get a message saying it is safe to unplug it.

That easy step can literally “save” you a lot of data-loss pain. Have anything to add? E-mail me at ( or call (954) 784-4741.

Waist Removal 2016 Cooking Demo

Waist Removal 2016 Cooking Demo

In support of the active and healthy lifestyle that is encouraged at John Knox Village our Wellness and Dining Services…

Posted by John Knox Village on Friday, January 15, 2016