It’s hard to believe we are celebrating the beginning of a new year already – and that the middle of January is here! This does mean, however, that we are that much closer to days on the beach, and warm sunshine. I promise not to rush this though, as we have so many wonderful opportunities of enrichment offered each week! Something new for the new year is the introduction of the International Wine Series with Shawn Damiano, Bayside’s Food & Beverage Manager.  He is passionate about what he does, and is thrilled to take members on a journey to discover new wines to enjoy from various parts of the world. Because members can sign up for one class, or all five, this series lends the opportunity for members to get together, meet neighbors, and share an experience together!

Also new and exciting to the schedule is an opportunity to learn from an incredible mind, Dr. Thomas Burke. Dr. Thomas Burke, MD MPH is a retired Army psychiatrist and flight surgeon.  He earned his BA and MD from the University of Colorado and his Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and is board certified in Psychiatry and Aerospace Medicine. We are so fortunate to have such a neighbor interested in sharing his knowledge with our members on such a pertinent topic, Mental Health in Retirement. The information will be fascinating!

I hope to see you at an upcoming class! You can always check out our vlog below to see what we are up to!