The Village Gallery Featuring Kimberly Jensen Stout
Aug
18
to Sep 26

The Village Gallery Featuring Kimberly Jensen Stout

Coming from a long line of artists and musicians, region artist Kimberly Jensen Stout has been involved in the arts from a young age. The new exhibit will feature her mixed-media paintings which incorporate old buttons as a decorative element. Her two dimensional compositions takes the viewer on an iridescent journey through her imagery of the world around us. Kimberly has been a featured artist at the Lubeznick Center for the Arts and in LakeLife Magazine.

The exhibit will be on display with works available for purchase through September 26.

The Village Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery at Pines Village Retirement Communities offering artistic experiences to the community to enhance its appreciation and understanding of various art forms and to give support and recognition to artists. The Gallery is open from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. All exhibits are free to the artist and public. For more information, call Amy at 219.465.1591.

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SOLD OUT! Explore the Chicago Botanic Garden
Sep
11
8:00 AM08:00

SOLD OUT! Explore the Chicago Botanic Garden

Explore one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. With 26 gardens and four natural areas, the gardens are uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline.

We will travel by chartered bus (with refreshments) to the Chicago Botanic Garden, take the Grand Tram tour, enjoy lunch together, and then the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore until we board the bus for home.

The bus will depart from the Pines Village campus at 8:00 am sharp on Wednesday, September 11, 2019— the next stop will be at Campbell St. Cafe at our Meridian Woods campus at 8:15 am. We will depart the Chicago Botanic Garden around 3:00 pm and return to Valparaiso around 5:00 pm.

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Weekend Edition: Veterans Breakfast Club
Sep
14
8:30 AM08:30

Weekend Edition: Veterans Breakfast Club

Are you a veteran unable to attend Pines Village’s mid-week Rise & Shine Veterans Breakfast Cub each month due to work or other commitments?  

You’re invited to join us the second Saturday of each month at Campbell Street Café to enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet with fellow vets.  No agenda, no program—just an opportunity to break bread and connect with other veterans. 

Seating is limited, please reserve your spot by calling 219-465-1591, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Weekend Edition: Veterans Breakfast Club
2nd Saturdays | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Campbell Street Cafe
4245 Meridian Woods Drive Valparaiso, IN 46385

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Meridian Woods Open House
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Meridian Woods Open House

On the second Saturday of each month from 11 am - 1 pm, Meridian Woods Director, Deana Stolpe hosts an Open House for those interested in learning about the Meridian Woods campus of Pines Village Retirement Communities.

Each Open House is held at Campbell St. Cafe, which acts as the residents of Meridian Woods' clubhouse, as well as a restaurant open to the public.

Learn more about what makes this 62+ community so unique. Homes will be open for tours as inventory becomes available. New construction beginning soon.

Reservations are not required, but Deana is happy to answer questions, d.stolpe@pinesvillage.org or 219-615-9049

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Rise & Shine Veterans Breakfast Club
Sep
19
8:30 AM08:30

Rise & Shine Veterans Breakfast Club

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Pines Village Retirement Communities hosts a complimentary monthly meet and gather over a hearty breakfast buffet for ALL Veterans. The Rise & Shine Veterans Breakfast Club is held on the third Thursday of each month at 8:30 am.

Please RSVP each time you plan to attend by calling 219-465-1591 to ensure our Chef prepares enough food for each gathering.

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Pines Village Retirement Communities Awards Over $27,000 in Scholarships to Student Employees
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Pines Village Retirement Communities Awards Over $27,000 in Scholarships to Student Employees

Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc., announces the 2019-2020 recipients of the Margaret M. Rivers and Anne Lauterbach scholarship awards.  The scholarship program was created to foster employee longevity and encourage employees to pursue their higher education goals. Through the generosity of our residents, their families, the Board of Directors and staff, over $260,000 in scholarships have been awarded to undergraduate and graduate student employees of Pines Village since 1996.

  • The Margaret M. Rivers Fund - created in honor of Midge Rivers, founding director of Pines Village Retirement Communities.

  • The Anne Lauterbach Fund - created in honor of the late Anne Lauterbach, an educator and a Pines Village resident.

Over $27,000 was awarded to the following 12 undergraduate student employees:

Emma Adams, employed in Dining Services for 2 years, will attend Ball State University, majoring in Visual Communications. Her parents are Jennifer & Joel Adams.

Danielle Angert, employed in Dining Services for 3 years, attends Purdue University majoring in Engineering. Her parents are Ginny & Don Angert.

Abigail Evans, employed in Home Health for 2.5 years, will attend Indiana University Northwest, majoring in Nursing. Her parents are Stanna & Bradley Evans.

Mary Johnson, employed in Dining Services for 3 years will attend Ball State University majoring in Education. Her parents are Carla & Jack Johnson

Moe Khatib, employed in Dining Services for 4 years, attends Indiana University majoring in Environmental Management. His parents are Yusra & Kareem Khatib.

Emily McGuire, employed in Dining Services for 4 years, attends Ball State University majoring in History and Women’s Studies. Her parents are Amy & Rob McGuire.

Maggie Meyer, employed in Dining Services for 6 years, attends Valparaiso University majoring in Finance. Her parents are Janet & Mark Meyer.

Jackie Nowicki, employed in Home Healthy for 5 years attends Purdue University majoring in Physical Therapy. Her parents are Todd & Shannon Nowicki, and Frank & Donna Stern.

Taylor Pentecost, employed in Dining Services for 1.5 years, attends Indiana University Northwest majoring in Biology. Her parents are Barbara & Marc Pentecost.

Allison Skadberg, employed in Dining Services for 4 years attends Purdue University majoring in Pharmacy. Her parents are Ann & Robert Skadberg.

Mathew Supergan, employed in Dining Services for 5 years attends Ball State University majoring in HR Management & Computer Information Systems. His parents are Michelle & John Supergan.

Alissa Van Zuidam, employed in Dining Services for 3 years, will be attending Purdue University Northwest majoring in Elementary Education. Her parents are Karyn & Mark Van Zuidam.

Pines Village Retirement Communities is a nonprofit organization that has been celebrating the lives of older adults since 1983.  Donations are accepted at 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46383.  For more information call 219-465-1591 or visit our website at www.pinesvillage.org.

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Meet Artist Kathy Los Rathburn - Exhibit Opening & Reception
May
19
1:30 PM13:30

Meet Artist Kathy Los Rathburn - Exhibit Opening & Reception

Exhibit: "Regional Industrial Insights"
Gallery talk begins at 1:30 pm.

Kathy, a native of Indiana, received her formal art training as a realist in watercolor at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.  She holds signature status in the Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois Watercolor Societies and also belongs to many other art organizations.  Her love for watercolor and passing on the joy and gratification of the medium to others has gained her teaching experience at the American Academy of Art, Purdue University, and many local art organizations and groups since 1974.  She also has been teaching drawing and painting in her studio since 1974. More recently, she has found a passion for painting the local Industrial Scenes of the Region and also the Streets of Chicago.. Kathy will give a gallery talk at the reception. The exhibit will be on display through July 11. Learn more about Kathy.

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“Supporting Veterans Together – A Community Conversation” Keynote Presentation with SFC (RET) Gregory Allen Stube on May 9
May
9
8:00 AM08:00

“Supporting Veterans Together – A Community Conversation” Keynote Presentation with SFC (RET) Gregory Allen Stube on May 9

Pines Village Retirement Communities invites the public to attend a community conversation designated to educate, inspire, and dispel the stigmas that surround post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and connect veterans, their families and the community.

Supporting Veterans Together – A Community Conversation will be held on Thursday, May 9, 8 am - 11 am at the Valparaiso Ivy Tech Auditorium. 

Our keynote speaker, SFC (RET) Greg Stube, is a veteran of the US Army Special Forces and author of the leadership book, “Conquer Anything: A Green Beret’s Guide to Building Your A-Team.”

Stube served twenty-three years as a Special Forces Green Beret. In 2006, during Operation Medusa in Afghanistan, he was critically wounded. Stube will weave his way through his personal experience, sharing the many lessons he learned along his road to recovery. His message is one of extreme adversity, inspiration, and hope.

Following Stube’s presentation, attendees are encouraged to visit the Veterans Service Provider Resource Fair. Vendors will include Blachly, Tabor, Bozek & Hartman, US Department of Veteran Affairs, Indiana Depart of Veteran Affairs, Northwest Indiana Community Action, Porter County PACT Porter-Starke Services, Inc., Veterans Life Changing Services, VNA of Porter County, Work One, Woman in Bloom and more. 

This is a FREE community-wide event. Veterans, their families, area leaders, and the greater community are encouraged to attend.

Please register by visiting http://bit.ly/vetsPTSD or by calling 219-465-1591. Registration is not necessary to attend, but it will ensure that you receive a seat.

This keynote presentation was made possible by the following sponsors: Smith Ready Mix, Chase – J.P. Morgan, In Touch Pharmaceuticals, Porter Starke Services, Women in Bloom, Pines Village Veterans Charitable Fund, and Digital Graphic Solutions, LLC..

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Spring Open House - May 5, 2019
May
5
12:30 PM12:30

Spring Open House - May 5, 2019

Spring is the perfect time to consider a lifestyle with fewer chores and worries, alongside greater security. Please allow us to introduce you to our community and enjoy a complimentary meal from our chef. Pines Village Retirement Communities offers a plethora of housing choices and a host of customizable amenities that allows you toexperience life to its fullest.

SPRING OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:30 pm
Community Tour & Spring Luncheon

RSVP to Kathy Sheely by Friday, May 3, 2019 (219) 465-9918  |   k.sheely@pinesvillage.org

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DONATIONS FOR “CAPS FOR BENCHES” SUSPENDED
Mar
15
8:30 AM08:30

DONATIONS FOR “CAPS FOR BENCHES” SUSPENDED

Due to the overwhelming generosity of the greater Valparaiso community, Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc. must temporarily suspend accepting clean, recyclable plastic bottle cap donations for their resident-led “Caps for Benches” initiative.

“We are so grateful to the community for their donations,” Pines Village CEO, Laurie Mullet shares. “Together we’ve been able to save nearly 10 tons of plastic from going to local landfills while donating 68 benches and two picnic tables to local nonprofits.”

Pines Village began collecting recyclable plastic caps in 2015. Each bench is constructed of between 200-400 pounds of clean, recycled, plastic caps. All donated caps must be carefully sorted by volunteers (discarding dirty caps, metal of any kind, and non-recyclable materials) as to not damage the recycling equipment.

 After sorting is complete, all clean caps must be delivered to Southern Indiana. Benches then must be picked up and delivered to each recipient in Northwest Indiana.

Pines Village will alert the public when they caught up sorting, processing, and delivering recyclable caps and benches, at which time donations would be accepted again.

If you or a group that you belong to would like to volunteer and assist in our recycling efforts, please contact Lynn Meyers at 219-465-1591.

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Holly Taylor Joins Pines Village’s Volunteer Board of Directors
Jan
1
8:30 AM08:30

Holly Taylor Joins Pines Village’s Volunteer Board of Directors

Pines Village Retirement Communities would like to welcome Holly Taylor, the newest member of their volunteer board of directors. Taylor comes to this position with a liberal arts degree from Purdue and extensive financial background. Taylor served the last seven years as Deputy Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Valparaiso. Prior to that Taylor worked as a bank teller and personal banker at First National Bank, and bookkeeper at Strongbow Inn.

"We are honored to have Holly join our board of directors," said Pines Village CEO, Laurie Mullet. "Holly's experience serving Valparaiso, paired with her energy and compassion will be a welcomed addition to our board."

Holly is excited to join the board as well. "This will be my first time serving on a board of directors, and I'm thrilled to lend my experience to Pines Village Retirement Communities."

Holly Taylor is also running for Clerk-Treasurer of Valparaiso. When she isn't busy with her career and campaign, Holly enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, Jail Captain for the Porter County Sheriff's Department, and her two kids, Lainey and Jackson, as well as baking. The Taylor family enjoys visiting Valpo parks, including hikes at Rogers Lakewood, and dining downtown.

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