The Baldwin Founders’ News & Updates | NOVEMBER 2022
VIDEO TOUR No. 5:
See the entire site and how The Baldwin is shaping up.
Ride along with Bob Coppola, The Baldwin’s project manager, and Marlene Rotering, president and CEO of Edgewood Senior Solutions Group, in the fifth installment of their Construction Update Video Blog. You’ll be amazed by the progress with Building A exterior finishes going on and windows in place. Plus, the main entrance, auditorium, and indoor pool are beginning to take shape.
GET TO KNOW YOUR FUTURE NEIGHBORS AT OUR NEXT
Thursday, November 17 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Live via Zoom® Register Now
Use the link below to join the Zoom meeting:
Join The Baldwin Founders’ Connection Facebook Group
The Baldwin Founders’ Connection is a private Facebook group where you can engage with your future friends and neighbors. In addition to connecting with fellow Founders of The Baldwin, you’ll find periodic construction posts, surveys, event information, and more. Membership is private — for Founders only — and access will be granted by the group administrator, Meghan Bourgoine. To request membership simply email Meghan to receive a link.
Good Friends and Family Make GREAT NEIGHBORS.
When you know of a great opportunity, it’s only natural that you want to share it with your family and friends. And with The Baldwin closing in on sold-out status, now’s the time to share this opportunity before a decade-long wait list is the only option.
SPECIAL Limited-time Referral Benefit: $3,000 FOR DOWNSIZING AND MOVING SERVICES
Step 1: Tell a friend (or several friends) about The Baldwin and why you’ve decided to make it your future home.
Step 2: Have your friend make an appointment with a member of The Baldwin team and let us know you sent them.
Step 3: When your friend becomes a Founder by making a 10% Reservation Deposit and moves in within 60 days of availability, you’ll receive $3,000 for moving and downsizing services*.
It’s as simple as that!
Do you know someone who would benefit from The Baldwin’s exceptional lifestyle and make a great neighbor? If you do, then don’t wait. Call them and share the news about an exceptional lifestyle designed for freedom, choice, innovation, flexibility, and peace of mind.
*You must move in within 60 days of The Baldwin’s opening to receive this benefit.
NOVEMBER’S A GREAT MONTH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR
Advantage Club membership!
As a Founder of The Baldwin, you’re also a member of the Edgewood Advantage Club. And this month, you’re invited to join us for a wide variety of ways to move your body and challenge your mind. Peruse the events in this email and mark your calendar for an engaging month at Edgewood!
Registration is required and can be completed using the InsideEdgewood App.
EDGEWOOD LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMS
Registration is required. Use the InsideEdgewood app to register.
HARRY GETZOV PRESENTS: DEAN MARTIN, THE KING OF COOL Thursday, November 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Auditorium | Registration required
Harry J. Getzov’s current work has developed out of twenty-plus years spent writing and speaking with and about older individuals. These entertainment history programs generate a hybrid experience of entertainment and fun along with education — the chance to learn all kinds of new information about the songs and performers audiences know so well. Each program is filled with edited photographs and video clips that, when folded in with Harry’s speaking, help to create a varied, multi-faceted experience. Join us for this program about Dean Martin. A singer, recording artist, actor, comedian and film producer, Martin was truly one of the most recognizable entertainers of all time. “Everybody loves somebody sometime,” and we all found ourselves loving this multi-talented performer as he supplied us with joy in so many ways, for so many years.
ERIC BALDWIN’S MELODY MAKERS Saturday, November 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Auditorium | Registration required
The Melody Makers have been performing around the Greater Boston area for the past 20 years. Guitarist and banjoist Eric Baldwin leads the group which specializes in popular and jazz songs from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s. For this event, they’ll perform songs from the jazz era and beyond including hits by Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, and Al Jolson, and songs written by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter. Bill Novick, leader of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band will be on clarinet, Bob McGuiness will be on cornet, Justin Meyer on bass and Steve Taddeo on drums.
ROBIN SHELGREN PRESENTS: VETERAN’S DAY Monday, November 7 | 11:00 a.m. | Auditorium | Registration required
Celebrate the men and women who are America’s veterans. Let’s honor their patriotism, service to and love for our country, and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice. Learn about the history of Veteran’s Day, beginning with Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. Inspirational patriotic music and speeches made by former U.S. Presidents on freedom and peace round out the program.
RENEE MANNING PRESENTS: TRANSGENDER 101 Thursday, November 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Auditorium | Registration required
Renee Manning will give a “Readers Digest” version of her life as a transgender woman and how this came to be. The talk will include a little “transgender 101” terminology to help people understand the LGBTQA+ community.
Renee has lived near Boston for her entire life and is married to Serena Santoro. Their combined family includes two daughters and two sons. She recently retired from her position as a senior CAD illustrator on the PATRIOT Missile Project at Raytheon, where she worked for 38 years. Renee received her Master of Divinity program from Andover Newton Theological School in December 2018 and is in the UCC ordination process. She is a facilitator for Merrimack Valley PFLAG and is a transgender and GLBT+ advocate. Renee has presented “Transgender 101” throughout New England at churches, colleges, senior centers, and town-wide venues including police stations.
EDGEWOOD ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR Saturday, November 12 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Edgewood Clubhouse
Various resident artists and outside vendors will share their creations in the Edgewood living room, the private dining room, arts & crafts room, and auditorium. If interested in shopping, you will need to bring cash. Please note: The Treasure Cove will open at 12:15 pm in the arts & crafts room.
BRIAN COLEMAN PRESENTS: BUY ME, BOSTON BOOK DISCUSSION & SLIDESHOW Monday, November 14 | 2:00 p.m. | Auditorium | Registration required
Since 2018, Massachusetts-based author (and son of Edgewood residents Rich & Sally Coleman) Brian Coleman has released two volumes of his popular self-published Buy Me, Boston books, which have sold several thousand copies, from Boston to Los Angeles. The books are a deep dive into the Boston of the 1960s – 1980s as viewed through independent press advertisements and DIY promotion. Each image is scanned from original paper sources, including The Boston Phoenix, The Old Mole, Broadside, Boston Rock, The Noise, The Real Paper, Nightfall, and many more. In his hour-long presentation at Edgewood, Coleman will present a slideshow featuring dozens of pages from his Buy Me, Boston books and will also take requests and questions, with several hundred additional images on hand to draw from. If time allows, he can also share some of his Boston-centric video archives. The books make great holiday gifts and he will have copies on hand at a discounted price.
Brian Coleman is a music journalist and historian who has authored six books: Off Our Backs: 150 T-Shirts from the David Bieber Archives; Buy Me, Boston (Volumes 1 & 2); Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies; Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies; and Rakim Told Me: Hip-Hop Wax Facts, Straight from the Original Artists–The ‘80s. Coleman resides in Westborough, MA; co-owns Want List Records in Newton, MA; and runs Wax Facts Press as well as Good Road, which encompasses a PR agency, apparel brand, and record label.
BIG SMILE ENTERTAINMENT – HOWDY PILGRIM: THANKSGIVING VARIETY SHOW Wednesday, November 16 | 2:00 p.m. | Auditorium | Registration required
HOWDY PILGRIM: A Thanksgiving Variety Show is an interactive musical show that celebrates the traditions and history of our first Thanksgiving. Costumed Pilgrims use songs, stories, and interactive fun facts to take us on a journey back to the Mayflower. How did it all begin? Why do we eat turkey and what other foods were there? This show is fun and beautifully spiritual.
THE BEL AIRS Saturday, November 19 | 4:00 p.m. | Auditorium | Registration required
The Bel Airs are back at Edgewood! This five-member ‘50s vocal group will perform popular love ballads and dance tunes from those great days of beehive hairdos, shiny metal diners, and big finned cars commonly known as “the doo-wop era.” Sing along to exquisite five-part harmonies and slow dance to those great musical memories.
Since 2009, The Bel Airs have performed all over New England, been featured on WMUR channel 9 Chronicle, Pink and Black Days on Sirius XM radio ‘50s Gold, and several internet radio stations. The mission is to keep this music alive and take audiences for a ride on a musical time machine back to the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Come along and take the trip with us.
ED MOSCOVITCH PRESENTS: FROM PHOTO TO PAINTING, CREATING A WORK OF ART Monday, November 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Registration required
At the time of Ed Moscovitch’s painting exhibit earlier this year, many friends said they particularly enjoyed his comments on each painting — in particular, what attracted him to the scene and the changes he made in the final painting. In this talk, Ed will use four or five paintings as an example of how one artist goes from what he sees to the final work of art. This will include photos of the original scene, his sketch (the intermediate step), the final explanation, and what Ed was thinking about as he made each change.
Ed Moscovitch is a watercolor landscape artist and an artist member of the North Short Art Association in Gloucester. In addition to Cape Ann (where he lived prior to moving to Edgewood), his favorite areas include the coast of Maine, Vermont (particularly in the fall), the English Lake District, North Cascade Mountains of Washington State, France (particularly Provence), Ireland, the English countryside, and Italy. Ed started painting sometime around 1980, attending workshops with several Cape Ann artists. While browsing in a bookstore on a trip to the English lakes some 25 years ago, he saw a how-to art book by David Bellamy, a prominent Welsh watercolorist. Attracted not only to Bellamy’s style but also to the wealth of gorgeous landscapes in Bellamy’s book, Ed started attending Bellamy’s watercolor workshops in places like Snowdonia (North Wales), the English Lakes, the Canadian Rockies, the English Lake District, the Austrian Tyrol, and Andalucia in Spain. When he first looked at Bellamy’s book, Ed wondered how Bellamy found so many incredibly lovely scenes to paint. As he got to know Bellamy better, he came to understand that the beauty of the scenes had to do with Bellamy’s own creativity as an artist (as well as the beauty of nature). This talk is about this very question: How does an artist build on what he or she sees in the world to create a work of art?
POETRY MATTERS: A READING & DISCUSSION GROUP WITH DON ABBOTT Monday, November 28 | 2:00 p.m. | Auditorium | Registration required
For many of us, poetry often seems inaccessible and unintelligible, requiring special training or education to comprehend, much less to enjoy. But that doesn’t have to be. Poetry does matter, and many poets speak with inventiveness, insight, and inspiration in ways that make their voices important — even essential— to our feelings and understandings. This informal discussion group invites us to consider and appreciate the ways in which different kinds of poems may enrich our daily existence. Participants are strongly encouraged, but not strictly required, to bring poems to read and share with the group, whether old favorites or newly discovered ones that appeal to them. Come and explore. We have much to enjoy and to learn together! This month we are encouraged to consider the relationship between poetry and gratitude. We always welcome new participants.
EDGEWOOD WELLNESS CLASSES
Registration is required. Use the InsideEdgewood app to register. Unless otherwise noted, classes are held in the Fitness Studio.
PLEASE NOTE: No Wellness programs will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 24.
YOGA Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays | 8:30 a.m.
This class uses traditional postures with modifications and props such as a chair. Each participant does what they can.
STRENGTH TRAINING, BALANCE, AND STRETCH Mondays and Wednesdays | 10:00 a.m.
COUPLES’ STRENGTH, STRETCH AND BALANCE Mondays and Wednesdays | 1:00 p.m.
An all-around strengthening, stretching, and balance class for couples. It incorporates the use of dumbbells and ankle weights to improve muscles and balance.
BEACHBALL VOLLEYBALL Mondays | 2:00 p.m. | Aquatic Center
Do you like to have fun? Do you like to laugh? Do you like warm water? Then grab your bathing suit and head to the pool for a game of beachball volleyball!
CIRCUIT TRAINING Tuesdays and Thursdays | 9:00 a.m.
A fast-paced class where you perform many different exercises and then move on to another exercise. Circuit training increases your strength, improves aerobic fitness, and burns calories.
STRONGER TOGETHER FOR MEN Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10:00 a.m.
Group instruction, full body workout using bands, balls, etc. Achieve better balance and improved functional fitness.
STRONGER TOGETHER FOR WOMEN Tuesdays and Thursdays | 11:00 a.m.
Group instruction, full body workout using bands, balls, etc. Achieve better balance and improved functional fitness.
ROCK STEADY BOXING Tuesdays and Thursdays | 1:30 p.m.
Rock Steady Boxing gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing-based fitness curriculum.
OPEN GYM Tuesdays and Thursdays | 2:30 p.m.
If you’d like instruction on the use of equipment in the Fitness Center, this is your chance.
JIN SHIN PRACTICE Tuesday, Nov. 8 and Nov. 22 | 3:30 p.m.
This self-help group is led by certified JSJ practitioners Kate Smyers, RN, and Bea Horrobin. Jin Shin is an ancient Eastern healing art that can enhance Wester medicine’s treatments. It is similar to acupuncture but uses the breath and gentle touch to improve the flow of energy throughout the body. It clears congestion and blockages along the body’s energy pathways caused by injury, illness, and worry. The result is relaxation, harmony, an increase in energy, better sleep and facilitation of the body’s own healing capacity. Jin Shin refocuses the mind on a positive path to becoming the best we can be. Attend once or come every month. You will learn some simple ways to improve your sense of wellbeing. It’s all in the breath and in your hands. Class size limited to 10 people.
DANCE WITH NANC Wednesdays | 11:00 a.m.
AQUACISE WITH DAWN Thursdays and Saturdays | 12:30 p.m.
Led by instructor Dawn Barnes, this workout is a fun and energizing water fitness class with a warm-up, a cardio section, and a cool-down. A great way to use your muscles in the supportive environment of water. You will be standing upright in the water and moving as if you were on land using the resistance of the water.
QIGONG/TAI CHI WITH SUSAN Fridays | 11:00 a.m.
Led by instructor Susan Tribble, this workout derives its movements and forms from qigong and tai chi. Designed to activate and energize bones, muscles, tendons, and organs. Improve your circulation, balance, and alignment!
MOVE & FLOW WITH SUSAN Saturdays | 11:30 a.m.
Led by instructor Susan Tribble, this workout derives its movements and forms from Qigong and tai chi. Designed to activate and energize bones, muscles, tendons, and organs. Improve your circulation, balance, and alignment.