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Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village - September 2013 Newsletter

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  • 1. National Night Out was started in 1984 to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police- community partnerships, among other goals. For six years, Touchmark has participated by celebrating National Morning Out. Activities included a breakfast, golf cart parade, and mini carnival with a dunk tank and games—including a pie-eating contest. Members of the Meridian police and the K-9 unit gave a demonstration, and local firefighters also arrived with a fire truck. City officials also participated. Each year, Touchmark celebrates Active Aging Week the last week of the month. Promoted by the International Council on Active Aging, the week focuses on the many positive things that people can do to change the way they age. The community’s theme this year is Experiencing the Full Life. Everyone is invited to celebrate Monday, Sep. 23 through Friday, Sep 27. This fun week will feature volunteer opportunities as Touchmark gives back to the community, hosts a fitness walk, and features speakers and workshops focusing on wellness. See the calendar and community flyers for more details. Community gathers for National Morning Out Celebration (cont.) Let’s move. Join us for Active Aging Week. October 2011 | page 1 EVENT{FULL}Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE Issue 9, 2013 | page 1
  • 2. TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE (cont.) Issue 9, 2013 | page 2
  • 3. October 2011 | page 1 TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. September—boats, planes, and trains! Thursday, Sept. 12 Revisit travel in a variety of ways. If you like boating, join us as we hop on board the Idaho, a 65-foot double-deck boat, and cruise pristine Payette Lake. Get a glimpse of McCall and the surrounding mountains while listening to local history of the lake and watching out for “Sharlie” the local lake monster. Tuesday, Sept. 17 For plane lovers, take a tour of the Idaho Army National Guard training site at Gowan Field. The tour could include the A10 hanger, C130 hanger, flight simulators, army aviation (Blackhawks and Apache), and the tanks. Sunday, Sept. 27 Are trains your thing? Listen for the boarding call from the Thunder Mountain Line engineer in Horseshoe Bend as you enjoy a chuckwagon dinner and a three-hour tour along the Payette River. To cap off our travel theme in September, the Touchmark Chorus will present a Take a Trip program with a selection of travel songs. Please see the calendar of events for prices and other details. Monday, Sept. 9, 9 am Veterans Club outing to The Kilroy Coffee Klatch. No charge for veterans. Event includes a light breakfast snack and speaker. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 9 am Walk-a-Mile training program gears up for Active Aging Week. Make fitness commitments that match your abilities, needs, and goals. The weekly program will culminate with a community walking event on Sept. 25. Friday, Sept. 6, 10 am 59th Annual Art in the Park at Julia Davis Park. Visit the city’s oldest park for one of its longest-running events. Enjoy art, food, and entertainment by local and visiting artists, musicians, and vendors. Saturday, Sept. 7, noon Bronco Tailgate Party. Kickoff is at 1 pm against UT Martin. Coeur d’Alene. Sunday, Sept. 8, 1:30 pm After-brunch entertainment by Bill Grant and Guilty Pleasure. Enjoy a mix of light-country favorites. Coeur d’Alene. Monday, Sept. 9, 9 am Veterans Club outing to The Kilroy Coffee Klatch. No charge for veterans. Event includes a light breakfast snack and speaker. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 10 am Tour the Boise Watershed followed by lunch in Eagle. Friday, Sept. 13, 5 pm Bronco Tailgate Party. Kickoff is at 6 pm against the Air Force Falcons. Coeur d’Alene. Tuesday, Sept. 17 Fall series of classes offered through Boise Community Ed begins. Join Beginning Tai Chi for Seniors, Gentle Yoga, Zumba Gold, and Genealogy. Check the sign-up book for details. No charge. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:45 pm Movie night showing South Pacific. Enjoy tropical treats and beverages. Grass skirts and coconuts are encouraged. Coeur d’Alene. Wednesday, Sept. 18 6:30 pm Hawaiian Luau. An evening of fun with performances by the Boise Ukulele Group and Polynesian Dancers from Siva Maia. Come enjoy the tastes of the islands. Courtyard off the Coeur d’Alene room. Thursday, Sept. 19, 10 am Boise ICON Tour - Part 2. Tour iconic statues and landmarks of Boise by bus. Friday, Sept. 20, 5 pm Bronco Tailgate Party. Kickoff is at 6 pm against the Fresno State Bulldogs. Coeur d’Alene. Saturday, Sept. 21, EVENT HIGHLIGHTS (cont.) Issue 9, 2013 | page 3
  • 4. TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE (cont.) 7:30 am FitOne 5K. This 5K walk/ run was previously known as the Women’s Fitness Celebration. Walkers will head up Capitol Boulevard and end up in Ann Morrison Park for a fabulous finish- line party. Monday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 27 Active Aging Week. Celebrate aging with purpose, goals, and support. See the calendar and community flyers for more details. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:45 pm Take a Trip musical evening, performed by the Touchmark Chorus. Coeur d’Alene. Friday, Sept. 27, 6:45 pm Meridian Library volunteer Jill Mitchell provides commentary to the movie Anchors Away. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 am Casual Classic Series, featuring French Impressions: Spencer Myer, pianist; Boise Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet. Tickets for the Casual Classic Four Concert Series are $40 for seniors. Individual concert tickets are also available. See the full event calendar online: TouchmarkMeridian.com/ pdf/community-event- calendar.pdf. Featured: The Adams, 562 S Catherine Lane Offers: 1,754 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, enclosed sunroom, covered patio, private yard, gas fireplace, closet organizers, central vacuum, and additional storage in the garage Start your active, full life With September’s focus on active aging, we encourage you to visit Touchmark and see how a community of friends and helpful amenities can infuse your lifestyle with fulfillment! Also, check out the comfortable homes—and the Health & Fitness Center. Targhee Lodge now open Designed for active living, all 68 lodge homes have Wi-Fi plus many other features. Already, more than half of the homes have been reserved. Call to learn more or stop by for a tour. Issue 9, 2013 | page 4
  • 5. October 2011 | page 1 TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE Summer fun and memories During an outing to Boise Basque Block, residents toured the Basque Museum and Boarding House. They came upon an oak tree that has grown from a cutting of the famous Gernika oak, a symbol of Basque strength, democracy, and nationalism. The group enjoyed a sunny afternoon learning about the Basques in the Boise area and were lucky enough to visit on a day that offered fresh paella in front of the Basque Market. Several residents enjoyed a sample of this traditional Spanish dish. Members of the American Legion color guard presented and raised the flag for the Fourth of July celebration. The Touchmark quartet performed the national anthem, and US Navy Commander Ret. Bill West recited portions of the Declaration of Independence. Everyone enjoyed cool lemonade, a video recording of the Changing of the Guard at Arlington recorded by resident Bill Rank, and a traditional barbecue. Issue 9, 2013 | page 5
  • 6. Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs BRAIN BUILDERS Eat less. Eat better. Move more. “Unhealthy diets and a lack of physical activity in the US cause more health loss than smoking, alcohol, or drug use.” – Ali Mokdad, PhD, director of Middle Eastern Initiatives and professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) The United States has made significant health improvements over the last two decades, including: • Lower disease burden rates since 1990 of nearly all childhood conditions and diseases • Lower mortality rates for people at every age since 1990 • Significant reduction in death and disability from HIV/AIDS But Canada and other countries in Europe and Asia are improving at a faster rate. Why is the US less healthy than other countries? The researchers point to poor dietary practices and inadequate physical activity as two of the driving forces. In fact, dietary risks moved ahead of smoking as the leading cause of disability and death in the study released recently in the American Journal of Medicine. Christopher Murray, MD, DPhil, is a professor of Global Health at the University of Washington and director of the IHME. He presented the findings of the study at an event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move! campaign. Bad choices and risky behaviors fall in the category of “lifestyle- related risk factors”. Genetics are important but not as important as lifestyle practices. Touchmark recognizes the importance of providing healthy lifestyle options in its 11 communities in the US and Canada. To find out more about the Full Life Wellness & Life Enrichment offerings at Touchmark, contact any member of the Full Life team. And ask about Touchmark’s celebration of Active Aging Week, coming up in September. It’s never too late to gain the benefits of eating better and moving more! Grab some paper. Write the letters of the alphabet vertically down one side. Now, think of a word that begins with each letter. The category is: Animals. Example: A: Anteater B: Buffalo TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE 4037 E Clocktower Lane • Meridian, ID 83642 208-888-2277 • Touchmark.com © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved