2017 july newsletterSummer is here at San Clemente Villas by the Sea and July is sizzling with activities! Check out our July Newsletter to keep up with the fun!

dancing chrisDancing Chris & Lt Col Pearce

They had a nice Memorial Day Ceremony at the Villas. We had a group from ROTC do a flag folding demonstration. There were Boy Scouts who gave every veteran a set of dog tags with their name on them. I led the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem and I read a poem entitled “A Veteran Died Today” The officer in charge gave a wonderful speech. It was all followed with a BBQ for everyone.

It was a great day - Chris Anastasio

 

4th of julyIndependance Day Activities

11:30 am - July 4th Barbecue out Front
3:00 pm - Music & July 4th Dancing with Robin Gable

Happy 4th of July from all of us at San Clemente Villas!

 

photo day2Photo Day!

Saturday, July 8th - 10:00-12:00 in the Lobby

All residents invited to have their portrait taken. 1 FREE 8 x 10 per resident or couple. All NEW RESIDENTS are asked to mark their calendars and make sure you come to this. We need for you to have a good photo for the acrylic frame outside your room.

 

villas got talentVillas' Got Talent Show

Coming in August! Do you have a talent you’d like to share? Magic? Singing? Dancing?

You need to let Barbara know you want to participate This is a structured Talent Show, so we need to know ahead of time Who you are and what you’ll be doing so we can put you on the roster. We can supply an accompanist if needed. Call Barbara today! (949) 370-2797 Or leave a note at front desk saying you'd like to participate!

 

Bingo Bonanzabingo bonanza

4th Thursday of Every Month @ 2:00pm

The more that come, the bigger the fun! Stay and join us at Social Hour immediately following.

 

resident meetingMonthly Resident Meeting

1st Thursday of the Month

These meetings are a time to learn "what's going on," ask questions, and share concerns. It's also a time to give praise where praise is due!

Don't Miss Them.

 

Oscar GarciaJuly Employee of the Month

Oscar Garcia, Dining Room

Oscar came to the VillasMarch 23 six months after the Villas opened! The first job Oscar did at the Villas was supervisor of the dining room – the same thing he’s doing today! He’s quite an experienced guy! He loves serving the residents (though he’s quick to say he’s not fond of any complaints, so he works hard to make sure there aren’t any!).

Long ago, Oscar started at the University in Guatemala to be a lawyer – but then got married and needed to support his family, so he stopped school and got a job. Yes, Oscar is married and has four children! More about them in a minute. Back about 30 years ago, Oscar and his then bride came to America to have his wife’s facial cancer treated. He’s pleased to report that she is okay today with regard to that! Then the couple went back to Guatemala. There they went on to have two sons, Miguel and Oscar (yes, he’s a junior), and two daughters,Maria Elena and RosaMaria. Oscar now has nine grandkids and one great grandchild.

So how is it he’s here now? Many years prior to working for the Villas Oscar and his family immigrated to America. They moved to and still live in Santa Ana. He makes the long trek here five days a week. Wow, Oscar, we’re so glad you do that! Every morning and every night Oscar visits his wife, who now lives in a nursing home due to her diabetes. Oscar loves soccer and basketball, he’s not just a spectator, he loves to play both!

As we were finishing up the interview I asked Oscar if there’s anything else he would like people to know. He clutched his heart and said, “I just want everyone to know how hard it is for me to lose a resident. It hurts me. It is hard to get over. Over the 14 years I’ve been here, I’ve lost many people I’ve grown to love.” Well, we love you and your sweet sense of humor, Oscar. Here’s to many more years of your awesome service as a dining supervisor!!

 

We Love the ACTIVITIES at the Villas

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_barbara_new.jpgHere are some of our recent events & activities at San Clemente Villas by the Sea. Our Activities Director, Barbara Tancredi, does a wonderful job, Thank You Barbara!