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  • 1. October 2011 | page 1 EVENT{FULL}Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community TOUCHMARK AT FAIRWAY VILLAGE Issue 10, 2013 | page 1 Enjoying getaways Residents enjoyed a variety of day trips this last month, including a river cruise upon the Portland Spirit, a drive to Skamania Lodge for coffee and the natural beauty of the Columbia River Gorge, and winetasting at Three Brothers Winery.
  • 2. TOUCHMARK AT FAIRWAY VILLAGE Issue 10, 2013 | page 2 Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Thursday, Oct. 3, 10:30 am Winetasting tour to Willamette Valley Vineyards. Sign up at front desk. Monday, Oct. 7, 10:30 am Halloween decorating! Meet in Activity Room. Monday, Oct. 7, 7 pm Discussion Group: The World Forest. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 3:30 pm Live Game Show: What’s My Line? Fireside Room. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 9:30 am Beanbag Baseball at Glenwood Place. Touchmark Tigers vs. Glenwood Finches. Touchmark team and cheerleaders invited. RSVP to the front desk. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 3 pm Men’s Club. Beer tasting with Rian. RSVP at front desk. Cue Room. Friday, Oct. 11, 4:30 pm Oktoberfest feast. Music, beer, and dancing. All dining rooms. Monday, Oct. 14, 3:30 pm Hot cocoa, bass guitar, songs with Bruce. Fireside Room. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 3 pm I Love Lucy celebration. Enjoy some of Lucy’s greatest hits, heart-shaped snacks, and special guest. Fireside Room. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2 pm Garden Club. Arange floral centerpieces for the birthday dinners. Activity Room. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4:30 pm October Birthday Dinner. Heritage Dining Room seating at 4:30; Courtside Dining Room at 5 pm. RSVP for groups of five or more. Friday, Oct. 18, 2:30 pm Laugh with Mac! Crystal Room. Monday, Oct. 21, 10:30 am Pumpkin decorating. RSVP by Oct. 17 to assure your pumpkin (or bring your own). Activity Room. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10 am - noon Estate Planning with the Law Offices of Margaret Madison Phelan. Forum. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 – 9 pm Annual Classy Casino Costume Party with professional dealers of blackjack, poker, and more. Don’t forget your classy costume. Lobby. Friday, Oct. 25, 11:30 am Lunch Connections: Art Lovers. RSVP. Courtside Dining Room. Monday, Oct. 28, 10:30 am Halloween Sweet Treat Class with Michelle. Activity Room. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11:30 am Lunch and Learn, hosted by marketing team. Peacehealth will speak on breast cancer. Courtside Dining Room. Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 am Costume parade by children from Knowledge Beginnings. Bring lots of candy for kids. Lobby. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2 pm Halloween party with carnival games and a costume contest. Fireside Room. See the full calendar of events online: TouchmarkVancouver. com/pdf/community-event- calendar.pdf Look for Active Aging Week photos on Facebook and in next month’s newsletter. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS BRAIN BUILDERS Inside of the name CHEERIOS are several other words made up of two or more letters. Two have been found for you already. Find as many others as you can. Answers:Cheer,Chi,Choir,Chore,Chose,Core,Echo,He,Heir,Here,Hero,Hers,Hi,Hire,Hoer,Horse,Hose,Ice,Ire,Is. 1. Ere 2. Core
  • 3. TOUCHMARK AT FAIRWAY VILLAGE Issue 10, 2013 | page 3 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! Bottom left: This studio is located in the Pembrook, which is designed to provide a supportive environment for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia illnesses. Bottom right: Located in the Terrace building, this bright apartment offers a stunning view of Mt. Hood. It also includes a washer and dryer. Resident Daphne Perry signs her book Secrets of a Well Lived Life, stories of joy by friends, relatives, and Touchmark residents. Community fun The Western-themed Summer Barbecue was a hit with entertainment by Yodeling Elsie and Wild Western Skit, which included Touchmark team members. Condo-style Homes Resort-style Retirement For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. 970 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath M. BATH BATH KITCHEN W.I.C.W.I.C. L. L. LIVING ROOM ondo-style Homes Resort-style Retirement For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. BATH C. LIVING ROOM/ BEDROOM 475 sq. ft. Studio | 1 Bath
  • 4. TOUCHMARK AT FAIRWAY VILLAGE 2911 SE Village Loop • Vancouver, WA 98683 360-254-2866 • Touchmark.com © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs The“right”to happiness “We hold these truths to be self- evident, 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 multimillion-dollar business to help us all find our “right to happiness.” We may have come equipped to pursue our own version of happiness, but North Americans seem to be endowed with the pursuit-of-happiness 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 well- being. 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 Fairway Village to get involved in programs and services that do make a difference. CLUB NEWSFITNESS PERSONAL TRAINER AWARD LIFE STORY PERSONAL CARE PERSON-CENTERED CARE AQUATIC Now offering most advanced version of balance assessment technology available in Clark County The new NeuroCom® Balance Master® assessment and rehabilitation system has arrived at the club. The Balance Master is one of the most advanced tools of its kind. Through interactive computer technology, the system identifies and evaluates a person’s unique balance and movement patterns. Using this information, the equipment- trained fitness expert can then design customized treatment plans. The system also has the capability to offer real-time, instant visual biofeedback as people perform the exercises. In addition, Touchmark’s version includes NeuroGames™ software that allows people to “play” computerized games by shifting their center of gravity. This also exercises the brain, and recent research has shown performing simultaneous physical and mental exercises is one of the best brain-health activities there is. Watch for more photos in next month’s newsletter!

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