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.

Mar. 27 – Apr. 2 Dining Menu & Food For Thought

Mar. 20 – Mar. 26 Dining Menu & Food For Thought

Mar. 13 – Mar. 19 Dining Menu & Food For Thought

Mar. 6 – Mar. 12 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 March 22

Thursday Flyer March 16

Thursday Flyer March 9

Thursday Flyer March 2

 

 

 

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

In Good Taste: Recipe of the Month

This Fish Recipe Will Leave You Deliciously Crabby

Executive Chef Mark Gullusci’s February Recipe of the Month is a fish offering that will leave you absolutely crabby.

Crab-encrusted Mahi Mahi is a beautiful way to serve the popular, delicious tasty mild fish found off our Atlantic shore and in most moderate to upscale seafood restaurants in town.

Mahi is ideal for a variety of preparations, however Chef Mark’s recipe calls for sautéing the crab meat with the fish and then baking until it reaches an internal temperature of 140-degrees Fahrenheit. Take care not to overcook the Mahi, rather remove from oven after it just begins to flake and no longer.

Mahi Mahi is rich in niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus and selenium, making this fine fish feast not only guilt-free but also delectable.

Enjoy!

Crab encrusted Mahi Filet Recipe

Yields 2 servings

2 pieces 5-6 oz Mahi Mahi filet

3 ounces Maryland blue crabmeat

1 egg

Kosher salt

Black pepper

½ tsp. lemon zest

1 tsp. chopped chives or scallion.

1 tbsp. vegetable oil.

Preparation Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season the Mahi with kosher salt and black pepper. In a bowl, place the crabmeat, chives, lemon zest, and egg and gently incorporate until all ingredients are combined.

Heat oil in non stick skillet, place half the crab mixture in pan, flatten out with a rubber spatula about the size of your fish and place the Mahi upside down onto the crab mix, cook 2 minutes on medium-high heat until browning on edges can be seen.

Carefully turn over and cook another 2 minutes, transfer to a baking dish and cook in 350-degree oven until you have reached an internal temperature of 140 degrees in the middle of the fish. Serve with your choice of sauce or none at all. Hollandaise is the recommended sauce.

Chef Mark Gullusci

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets go on Sale for 2016 Knox Rocks

IMG_4934b6x9In 2011, The Rotary Club of John Knox Village saw an opportunity to raise funds and showcase the talents of our residents and others by organizing the Annual Knox Rocks Concert series.

This year’s highly anticipated shows are set for Thursday and Friday, April 28-29, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Tickets are $25 per person and will be on sale Monday-Friday, April 4-8, during lunch and dinner in the Dining Room.

As always, all proceeds benefit The Woodlands at John Knox Village, the new skilled nursing center that opens with an official Grand Opening Ceremony on May 26. The Woodlands is the first of its kind to adopt The Green House model of care at a Life Plan Retirement Community in Florida.

New Director Leads the Chorus

This will be Christopher Toth’s first Knox Rocks as the Director of our Villagers Men’s Chorus, and he is excited about the program and performance opportunity.

“This year, I am particularly excited about making Knox Rocks an upbeat and energetic performance,” he said.

An extremely talented musician, Chris took over as Director in late 2015, when resident Ron Davis “retired” from leading the group. “Ron continues to provide me insight and guidance on managing The Villagers. He often sends me helpful reminders about what needs to be done at various times of the year,” he said. “He is an amazingly supportive guy.”

Chris has remained busy working with the Villagers, preparing the group for these two shows and other performances at John Knox Village and for organizations across South Florida.

“I have been awed by the support and enthusiasm that my singers, John Knox Village residents and people who know us in the area have shown to me as the Director of the Villagers Men’s Chorus,” Chris said.

Traditionally, Knox Rocks features a good mixture of old favorites and new material by the Villagers. Some of the new songs this year include “If I Only Had a Brain” from “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), “The Merry Maiden and the Tar” (Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert), “We May Not Be Vampires (But We’re Still Men!)” (Mark Burrows), “The Pink Panther Theme” (Henry Mancini) and more.

Returning and Guest Performers

IMG_4544b6x9Knox Rocks also features an array of guest performers and surprises. During the shows, Chris will be demonstrating his keyboard abilities with a solo. Residents Elaine and Jack McNamara will share their talents with a special guest singer during “McNamara’s Band.”

The Half-Tones, John Knox Village’s Barbershop Quartet, with Rion Carswell, Ron Davis, President/CEO Gerry Stryker and Jack McNamara, will again serenade the audiences.

And our beautiful resident “swans” will return for a memorable ballet of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” For a sample of their last performance, click HERE.

“The famed Ballet Knox de Pompano Beach has been prevailed upon to come out of retirement for a triumphant re-creation of its signature dance of the little swans,” said Rotary Club member and resident Margo Lewis

Finally, John Knox Village welcomes Norwegian-born Soprano Birgit Djupedal Fioravante to this year’s Knox Rocks. According to her Website (www.thebirgit.com), Birgit has performed operas, concerts and recitals and appeared on radio and television for more than 30 years.

She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York singing “Fricka” in scenes from Wagner’s “Ring Cycle.” She has been a guest soloist with symphony orchestras and opera companies including Pittsburgh Opera, Florida Grand Opera and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.

Birgit will be singing “Mon couer s’ouvre à ta voix” (“Softly awakes my heart”) from the opera “Samson and Delilah,” “Stranger in Paradise” from the musical “Kismet,” “Begin the Beguine” written by Cole Porter and some other recognizable numbers.

“Birgit will bring the house down!” Chris said.

About The Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of John Knox Village began in 2008 as an opportunity for our residents and others to serve the greater community and have fun together. Each year, The Club plans three fundraisers, including Knox Rocks, one that supports an international cause and another benefitting the surrounding Pompano Beach community.

Knox Rocks raises about $10,000 each year. The Rotary Club members also support ShelterBox (www.shelterboxusa.org), the premier international aid organization that provides shelter and life-saving equipment following disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes and other emergencies across the world.

The Club currently has approximately 50 members and meets every Wednesday in the Lakeside Dining Room for dinner at 5 p.m. For more information about The Rotary Club of John Knox Village, visit (www.jkvresidents.com) and under the Resident Life menu there is a listing for Rotary Club.

Annual Classic and Antique Car Show

Annual Classic and Antique Car Show

Enjoy the last set of photos from our Annual Antique and Classic Car Show on Saturday.

Posted by John Knox Village on Monday, March 21, 2016

On Saturday, more than 200 residents and guests of John Knox Village came to see the Annual Classic and Antique Car…

Posted by John Knox Village on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tir Na Greine School of Irish Dance

Tir Na Greine School of Irish Dance

It’s been a hectic St. Patrick’s Week at John Knox Village. On Tuesday we posted pictures from our Irish themed Happy…

Posted by John Knox Village on Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick’s Happy Hour

St. Patrick’s Happy Hour

John Knox Village's St. Patrick's "Week" (we're not limiting ourselves to just one day) kicked off to a rousing start…

Posted by John Knox Village on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Happy 101st Birthday

Happy 101st Birthday

Happy Birthday! Resident Irwin Woolf turned 101 years young today with wife Paula (99), family, friends, songs, good…

Posted by John Knox Village on Friday, March 11, 2016

The Woodlands Family Newsletter

The Woodlands at JKV FrontEach month, in order to keep our residents informed, John Knox Village is producing a newsletter dedicated to The Woodlands at John Knox Village, our upcoming new skilled nursing center – the first in the State of Florida to adopt The Green House model of care.

These newsletters are distributed to our residents through the first Thursday Flyer of the month, as well as to families of residents in our current Health Center.

They also can be found online at The Woodlands at JKV Website – www.woodlandsjkv.com. Each issue is under the News & Media section on the site.

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 22 – March 2016

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 21 – February 2016

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 20 – January 2016

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 19 – December 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 18 – November 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 17 – October 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 16 – September 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 15 – August 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 14 – July 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 13 – June 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 12 – May 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 11 – April 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 10 – March 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 9 – February 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 8 – January 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 7 – December 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 6 – November 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 5 – October 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 4 – September 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 3 – August 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 2 – July 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 1 – June 2014