The Barbie Movie

What is it about the Barbie Movie that is creating so much attention?

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Ok.  So we clearly had a lot of fun showing the Barbie Movie in Rayburn Hall on Friday.  The pre-party was a hoot!  The energy our residents brought to the event was palpable.

It's a fun movie, but since I'm blogging on a website for a Senior Community, I thought I might dig deeper and my attention went to the bench scene.  Academy award winning, fashion designer, Ann Roth, meets Barbie on a bench where Barbie looks at this elderly woman and says, "you're beautiful," and Ann Roth responds, "I know it."  There it is!!!  Women talking to each other through generations.  Barbie's decision to leave Barbieland and embrace the discomforts of the human experience and to see beauty in aging are some of the themes in the movie.  

There was magic in the air on friday as we drank pink cocktails, ate pink popcorn, and enjoyed each other as modern women living in challenging times.

A Spooktacular Show

The Players of Ontario County Arts Council visit Ferris Hills

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Reader’s Theater performed by The Players of Ontario County Arts Council put on a Spooktacular show last Sunday.

We were honored to welcome the group back for a second time and the audience was not disappointed! 

Our residents and members of the public enjoyed listening to the eerie tales and had a chance to win a selection of raffle prizes.

Funds raised support the OCAC scholarship and grant programs.  We look forward to hosting more great shows in the future.  


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It was a beautiful evening, August 11th, for FunDay Friday as residents of Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows enjoyed a solo serenade by one of the Elderly Brothers, and Ferris Resident, Gabe Cinquegrana.  The music, all familiar to the 35+ people in attendance, lasted for 1 hour and brought back many memories.


Cooking Demonstration with Chef Matt

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Matt

A number of Ferris Hills residents turned out to listen to Chef Matt during one of his first cooking demonstrations.  I don't know about you, but I have always heard that making risotto can be a bit touchy.  Chef discussed some of the tricks to making his Mushroom Risotto, and in particular, that you cannot rush it!  He learned some "tricks" for this dish many years ago from an Italian Chef.  The process began with cooking garlic and then onions....along came the rice and the "toasting" began.  This is a recipe that you must continue to stir.  Chef added a mushroom stock made from mushrooms, wine, herbs and water.  He spoke about the necessity to cook down the wine.  And then finally he added the "good stuff" as he referred to the cream, the butter and the parmesan cheese.  Throughout this process, Chef was able to answer a number of questions from the audience, and finally, the Risotto was ready and the tasting began!   Buon Appetito!

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