Touchmark at Coffee Creek - October 2013 Newsletter


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Touchmark at Coffee Creek - October 2013 Newsletter

  1. 1. EVENT{FULL} Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community Heating up the summer The only fire that the Edmond Fire Department found when they arrived at Touchmark were pots of fire-hot chili. Representatives from the department judged the entries of the Hot, Hot, Hot Chili Cook-off. All proceed from the event went to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK October 2011 Issue 10, 2013 | page 1
  2. 2. The Eisenhower Main 1,981 sq. ft. Garage 428 sq. ft 2 Bedroom | Study | 2 Bath TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK Fall in love with the full life Learn about the Full Life at Touchmark: home and yard maintenance provided, great neighbors, and attentive and caring staff. Call to arrange your personal tour—and find out for yourself why people fall in love with Touchmark! FIREPLACE DW Featured: The Eisenhower, 2941 Touchmark Drive FIREPLACE DW Offering: new construction, 1,981 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two-car garage, study, and covered patio overlooking greenbelt Coming Oct. 19 - 27: Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association Parade of Homes, featuring Parkview Showcase Home and others. Pamper yourself at Parkview, with Total Home Maintenance. W/D WH W/D WH 116189 TEO076 Rev. 11/11 Afternoon relaxation All information contained herein is subject to the terms of your Residency Deposit and Services Agreement or the Rental and Services Agreemen 2801 Shortgrass Road • Edmond, OK 73003 • 405-340-1975 • For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Residents enjoyed beverages, listening to special requests, and each other’s company during a recent social hour. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK Issue 10, 2013 | page 2
  3. 3. Toe-tapping fun Residents donned their ’50s attire and danced to the beat of Talk of the Town orchestra. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, participation requirements—and to confirm event details. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1 pm October Birthday Ice Cream Social. North and South Activity rooms. Monday, Oct. 7 5:30 pm , Memory Care Support Group. South Activity Room. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 3 pm Encompass Home Health presents Bone Density. Grand Hall. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 9 am 3 pm AARP Driving Class. Sign up at front desk. Grand Hall. Friday, Oct. 11, 6:30 pm Men’s Poker Night. Sign up at front desk. Game Room. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK Saturday, Oct. 12 Tailgate Party: OU vs Texas. Monday, Oct. 14, 10 am Resident Council Meeting. South Activity Room. Friday, Oct. 18, 11 am 4:30 pm Laura’s Clothing. North Activity Room. Saturday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 27 Parade of Homes, featuring Parkview Showcase Home and others. Tuesday, Oct. 22, Noon Birthday Lunch. Private Dining Room. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2 pm Resident Tea. Fireside Dining Room. Thursday, Oct. 24, Noon Men’s Lunch. Sign up at front desk. Game Room. Thursday, Oct. 24, 4:30 7:30 pm Oktoberfest Dinner and Dance. Fireside and Creekside dining rooms and Lobby. Monday, Oct. 28, 10:30 am Newcomer Coffee. Bistro. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2 pm Armchair Traveler visits Australia and New Zealand. Grand Hall. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3 pm Card Making with Jenny. Sign up at front desk. North Activity Room. See the full calendar of events online http:// community-event-calendar.pdf. Look for Active Aging Week photos on Facebook and in next month’s newsletter. Issue 10, 2013 | page 3
  4. 4. BRAIN BUILDERS Inside of the name CHEERIOS are several other words made up of 2 or more letters. Two have been found for you already. Find as many others as you can. CHEERIOS 1. Ere 2. Core Shoe, Shore, Sic, Sire, So, Sore. Hose, Ice, Ire, Is, Ocher, Oh, Or, Ore, Rice, Rich, Rise, Roe, Rose, Score, Scree, Sec, Seer, She, Sheer, Shier, Answers: Cheer, Chi, Choir, Chore, Chose, Core, Echo, He, Heir, Here, Hero, Hers, Hi, Hire, Hoer, Horse, Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs The “right” to happiness “We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson Is it a right or a privilege—the right to happiness, that is? Whatever your interpretation of the wording of the Declaration of Independence, it has become a multimilliondollar business to help us all find our “right to happiness.” TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK We may have come equipped to pursue our own version of happiness, but North Americans seem to be endowed with the pursuit-ofhappiness impulse. Many have the urge to find that greener pasture or nirvana … just over the hillside (or online, for that matter). What does that mean? It means that the outdated definition of doing more, owning more, conquering the next challenge has become an ambition to “best” our neighbors, whether by straight-out purchase or credit. The snatch-and-grab phenomenon has become a job description for many and an “oh well” for our neighbors. Interestingly, this is not true of those who live long and well. Studies repeatedly tell us that philanthropy and a spirit of giving are essential to wellbeing. While it may not be the barn-raising or neighborhood party in this day and age, the impulse to help others is deeply imbedded. All of the current studies on “happiness” bear out the fact that compassion, concern, and action (in the way of helping hands or physical donations) make a difference in the quality of life we all seek. So, pass up the infomercials and appeals you get in your mailbox to “feel good about yourself” with this tape or class. Release even an ongoing commitment to “feel good.” Instead, contact the Full Life wellness team at Touchmark at Coffee Creek to get involved in programs and services that do make a difference. Issue 10, 2013 | page 4
  5. 5. A memorable visit A while back, resident Adrienne Parker was given a gift of old American Indian artifacts. Curious if they were genuine or commercial copies that could be bought at any tourist shop, she searched for someone who could tell her the facts. Adrienne found Matt Reed, curator of the American Indian Collection of the Oklahoma Museum of History, and asked him over for a visit. “I left messages at many museums, and on June 3, I received a call from Matt Reed, who is an authority on all the tribes in Oklahoma as well as many others in the United States. He offered to come to Touchmark to examine my artifacts.” Matt Reed is a tall man, who wears his hair braided to his waist. He was once one of the five chiefs of the Pawnee Nation and is recognized throughout the United States as an American Indian historian. Adrienne started off the visit by showing Matt the artifacts she had been given by resident Poppy Hock. “He could tell at first glance they were authentic,” says Adrienne. “Matt was thrilled to be in the presence of two stickball clubs used for sporting events by the Seminole Indians.” Many modern tribes still play that game. Above: Matt Reed, Adrienne Parker and Poppy Hock display authentic artifacts that will soon be on display in the American Indian Collection of the Oklahoma Museum of History. There was also a war club of the Cheyenne Tribe made out of buffalo horns with an intricately carved leather handle, authentic beadwork, and feather work. They also discussed artifacts from the Navajo and Zuni Nations in Arizona and New Mexico. Adrienne showed Matt the study guide of Navajo weaving, silversmithing, and sandpainting that she had written for Montclair College in New Jersey, which is now in its library. After the exciting morning of viewing Adrienne’s treasures, the discussion continued over lunch. Adrienne shares that, “One of the best things that came out of the visit is that Poppy (widow of Rev. Joe Hock) and I have decided to donate our artifacts to the museum so that other Oklahomans may enjoy them. A brass plaque stating that they were donated by Rev. and Mrs. Joe Hock and Dr. and Mrs. Norman Parker of Touchmark will be displayed.” TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK 2801 Shortgrass Road • Edmond, OK 73003 405-340-1975 • © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved