Part of the planning for the new season is wanting to get greater involvement from park residents, both in participation and in feedback.
“This season we want to get more feedback from residents about what they’d like,” Margie told us. For instance, we know there are plenty of activities on the weekends and there are those who’d to get more going during the week. So we’re starting something new this year: “Tuesday Night Fun Night: Try It You Might Like It”. Each of these evenings will feature residents with a skill to share – this could be a craft or a workout, or it could be trivia or ping pong or a White Elephant exchange.”
There are also actively seeking more volunteers. Teresa told us, “We’ve had people tell us that they put in their names to volunteer and were never contacted. That won’t happen now. If you volunteer, we’ll make sure to give you a call and another call and a third call.”
“We want everybody to be involved who wants to be involved,” Margie added and Teresa seconded that, saying, “It’s everyone’s park and we want everyone to participate, especially the new people. We have a lot of new people this years and once a month we have an event for them where residents come and answer questions and make suggestions about how to get active.”
We also asked Margie and Teresa about their personal favorite activities and we correctly guessed the answer for Teresa (given that we profiled her husband Allan last year and he’s the head of bingo at The Resort). Teresa did not disappoint, saying, “I’d be a professional bingo player if I could.” But she also added, “I love the dances and the bashes – I just love being out with people.”
Margie shared her partner’s appreciation of bingo, and we know about the dances and “rolling on the river,” but she also singled out the jam sessions each Wednesday, as well as the Christmas golf cart parade and the presenting of the Quilts of Valor by the quilting and crafting ladies.
We feel confident that if you spend any time around Margie or Teresa, you’ll be anticipating The Resort’s best season yet.