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Broadmead Residents Association

The mission of the BRA is to involve the residents in a range of activities,

events and experiences to increase their enjoyment of life and sense of community.

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News

Employee Appreciation Fund (EAF) April 8 to May 31 

Appeal letter (click here to review)

Current resident participation - 67.0%

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The Best of Baltimore Vote Is Back

Here we go, it is that time of year again!  Voting has opened for the Baltimore Sun’s annual Best of Baltimore competition and once again Broadmead is vying to maintain its title as the Best Retirement Community for an incredible FIVE years in a row!  Click on the image to vote for Broadmead.  It will take you directly to the location to vote for Broadmead.  You can vote once a day everyday between now and June 7th.  The first time you vote, you may need to click on a link sent to your email, this is a one-time verification.  Please show our community your love and support, thank you!

Weekly Events

(go to Events for details)

Monday:

  • Book Clubs

Tuesday

  • Men's Social

  • Beads & Recycled Paper Art (starts 10/17)

  • Stiching Interest Group

  • Mexican Train Dominoes

  • Movie Night (schedule)

Wednesday

  • NCR Trail Trips - April 10 to June 12  (flyer) 

  • Sew & So

  • Paint & Pastels Class

  • Duplicate Bridge

  • Intermediate Contract Bridge

  • Rubber Bridge

Thursday

  • Mah Jongg

  • Ceramics Class
  • Barn Sale Receiving
  • IT Help & Information Sessions

Friday

  • Chorus Practice

  • Flower Committee

  • Christian Men's Connection Group

  • Creative Arts Class

  • Writers Group

  • Free Bistro Happy Hour

Saturday

Sunday

  • Quaker Meeting

Other Events

This Week and Beyond (chronologically)

(go to Events for details)

5/22: Model Train Group - Across Wyoming From

        the Window of a Train  (flyer) 

5/22: Music Committee - Old Bay Brass  (flyer) 

5/23: Dining Services - Farmers Market  (flyer) 

5/23: Music Committee - Piano Recitals  (flyer) 

5/24: Open Forum - D-Day Anniversary  (flyer)

5/25: Movie Night - The Taste of Things

5/27:             MEMORIAL DAY

5/28: Movie Night - Capote

6/1: Tom Seybol's Memorial Service  (details) 

6/1: Movie Night - How Green Was My Valley

6/2: Movie Committee - Mozart Clarinet Quintet

       (flyer) 

6/3: BRA Annual Meeting & Election, Live and via

       Zoom (flyer)  (nominees) 

6/3: First Monday Book Club - House of Doors by

       Tan Twan Eng

6/3: Multicultural Committee - Resident Storytellers

       and Dance & B'More  (flyer) 

Broadmead Journal of Poetry & Prose Now Online (Click here to view it)

The Journal of Poetry & Prose spring edition is now available online.  The Journal is a collection of original poetry and prose contributed by our residents and edited and  published by Joe Nietubicz.  People who earlier subscribed to receive a printed copy will receive it by May 15.

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Upcoming Music Committee Scheduled Performances

The Music Committee has lined up several exciting performances listed below:

Sunday, May 12:  The Charmers      3:00 pm Auditorium  (flyer) 

Wed, May 22:       Old Bay Brass      7:00 pm Auditorium  (flyer) 

Thurs. May 23:     Piano Recitals      7:00 pm Auditorium  (flyer) 

Sunday, June 2:   YaoGuang Zhai Quintet   3:00 pm Auditorium  (flyer) 

Fourth Fridays:  Musical Encounters, Therran (guitarist) - Bistro Happy Hour. 3:00 pm

Open Forum Speaker Schedule Through June

Open Forum has announced its speaker schedule through the end of June.  Unless otherwise noted, Forums will be in the Auditorium on the Fridays shown at 7:00 pm.  All are invited to participate in the interesting series of talks.

May 24     Neil Young (returns)                   80th Anniversary of D-Day (flyer)

May 31    Bishop Vandy Kennedy               Unity in the Community: Transforming our

                                                             Youth  (flyer)

June 7      Brian Rolltink & Debbie Terry     The Tale of the Eastern Bluebird

June 21   Roy Gutman, CEO of Baltimore

                Council on Foreign Affairs

Broadmead Center of Excellence

Dementia Care Education Series

Part 1:  Overview of Dementia           June 18, 2024  2-4pm

Part 2: Communication and Support    July 2, 2024  2-4pm

For Residents and Family Members

Join Broadmead’s Center of Excellence in Dementia Care for a two-part

Dementia Care Education Series (flyer) 

This is an opportunity to learn more about dementia, the various types and changes that occur in the brain as well as tips for communication and support to those living with memory challenges.  Per request, we are hosting this in two parts.  Sign up is requested as space is limited.  We recommend taking both sessions but you can sign up for just one if preferred (the sessions are different).

Sign up here:  bit.ly/3UtYMQh

Smart Phone Photo Contest

Here's a chance to show your photographs in the Photography Club's annual Smartphone Exhibit!

  • Who may enter photos? Any Resident or Associate, except Photography Club members.

  • The dates: The submission deadline is Friday, August 2. The photos will be on display October-November 2024, in the lower level of the Community Center.

  • The rules are simple: send up to 3 photos, uncompressed (full size) taken on a smartphone or tablet to Broadmeadphotographyclub@gmail.com   by August 2. 

  • Include the title of the photo, location of the photo, and your name. Any subject or topic is welcome: Landscape, People, Macro, Travel, etc. Let your creative juices flow!!

Dementia Care Movie Series Planned

The Dementia Care Center of Excellence is going to present a six part movie series over the summer featuring films addressing dementia (flyer).  The first will be on Monday, April 8 and will be Alive Inside, a documentary that follows numerous visionaries fighting against a broken healthcare system, trying to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those living with it.  This and all showings will be at 2:00 pm in the Auditorium.  Subsequent movies will be:

  • Monday, May 13 - Still Alice

  • Thursday, June 20 - There is a Bridge

  • Tuesday, July 30 - Robin's Wish

  • Thursday, August 29 - Still (Michael J Fox)

  • Monday, September 30 - The Father September

BRA Writers Group

The Broadmead Writers Group meets on Fridays from 3:30-5:00 pm (usually by Zoom) to write and listen to each other’s written work. The group’s philosophy is a simple one, every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe space in which to experiment, learn, and develop their craft. The group follows the guidelines of the Amherst Writing Method, which states:

• Everyone has a strong, unique voice.
• Everyone is born with creative genius.
• Writing belongs to all people.
• A writer is one who writes.

Contact Maggie Babb if you are interested in joining.

First Monday Book Club Update

The First Monday Book Group will meet 10:30-11:30 in the Fireplace Room on May 6.  Our discussion will be of Lessons in Chemistry by Gamus.  Click here for an updated reading schedule for 2024.  Questions?  Contact Elsa Collins

Reading the Bard Literary Group May Schedule

In May the Reading the Bard Literary Group we will meet on the 7th and 21st in the auditorium.  Both sessions will begin at 2:00 pm.  On the 7th we will watch Othello on film with Lawrence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh.  On the 21st, we’ll discuss the film and the text..  All residents are welcome.  For more information or if you have questions, contact Tom Sheye.

Classic Book Club

For new and all interested residents, Broadmead has a Classics Book Club that meets monthly in the Fireplace Room. We are a lively but very low-key group of about 20 readers of those classic books that we read or were planning to read in high school or college but never got around to--or have since forgotten. We have a great time for an hour or so every month and would love to have new members.  Click here for the list of books we are currently reading. We meet at 10:00 a.m. on the third Monday of each month. If interested, just show up or contact John Mattingly at 443-826-8660.  We will be meeting again on May 20 (Monday) at 10 am in the Fireplace Room. Our discussion will focus on Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Mystery Book Club

The next meeting will be Monday, May 20 at 1:00 pm in the Community Room in the Upland building.  The book under discussion will be Three-Inch Teeth by C. J. Boc.  For the updated list of books we will be discussing click here.  Questions?  Contact Craig Smith.  Everyone is welcome.

Old & New Shop Moves to Summer Hours

The Old & New Shop is back to its summer hours.  Its hours will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday.  They will be closed on Saturday, Sunday,  holidays.  The shop accepts cash, check and credit cards.  They sell gently used items, men and women's clothing, cards, postage stamps, and a variety of other items.  Please stop in for and enjoyable shopping experience. 

LIBRARY NEWS

New Books in the Library

The library has added a new batch of books in March thanks to our BRA support and your monthly donations.  For more details about these acquisitions click here.  For more about the Library click here 

Books Not Returned

A number of books have been checked out for several months. Please return these books so they will be available to other readers (and to you, whenever you want to read them).

Library Book Donations

BRA Library book donations will be the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 am, the same time that the BCPL Bookmobile is here.    Click here to view the Library's book donation guidelines. 

BRA Library Online Catalog

The Broadmead Library catalog is online, and no login or password is required. It will tell you which books the library owns, although not whether the book has been checked out. You can search by author, title, or keyword.  To access the BRA library online catalog click here

Barn Sale Receiving Donations Weekly

The Greater Barn Sale is ready to receive inventory from all residents every Thursday from 10:00 am to noon and 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  Please deliver ALL donations (except books) to the Barn Sale workroom in the back hall of the Lower Level of the Center.  Book donations are the second Thursday of the month in the library area (see library notice below).  Please make sure all clothing is clean, in good repair and desirable by another person. also, please no men's trousers or suits.  All donations to the Barn Sale contribute to the support of the many BRA  activities we enjoy.  For any questions or concerns please email Lucy Wright.  Click here for a list of the Barn Sale organization and the department heads.

The Barn Sale also accepts donations from families of residents who are moving to assisted living or who have passed away.  We also accept donations from new residents who are downsizing during their move to Broadmead.  Click below for donation guides for these situations.

For more information about the Barn Sale, go to www.broadmeadbra.org/barn-sale

Directory of BRA Activities

Ever wonder about all of the activities offered to Broadmead residents?  Who to contact for information?  When and where the participants meet and what they do?  The Activity Committee has put together a Directory that contains all of that information for residents, new and old.  It is now available on this website.  Go to the Activities page on the menu at the top of the page and click on the Directory of Activities link.  This Directory expands on the information contained on the "Pink Sheet"  The Activities page also has an updated list of useful links and websites as well as links to pages having current information about what some of the activities are doing.  There is also a general list of meeting time for some of the activities.  Visit the Activities page and the Directory to learn more about what is available to do at Broadmead and what is going on.  The Events page has a current list of specific events planned by the activities.  The About page has information and links to useful Broadmead documents and forms.

 

Listserv Guidelines

There has been some discussion about the use of the email system, listserv.  Here is a link to guidelines that were established several years ago about its use.  Listserv Guidelines  To register for the Listserv, see the note at the bottom of the About page

 

Privacy Policy: Out of respect to the privacy of our residents, no one's email or phone number is published on this site without verbal or written permission or unless contained in correspondence intended for publication.  Should this inadvertently occur please contact the webmaster at  brawebmaster1@gmail.com,

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