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Touchmark on Saddle Drive - November 2013 Newsletter

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  • 1. EVENT{FULL} Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community Taking part in Active Aging Week Each year, Touchmark celebrates Active Aging Week the last week of Sept. This year’s event included senior fitness testing, Zumba Gold demonstration, gluten-free cooking demonstration, Dance & Dessert Party with the dancers from Tango Helena, and an International Council on Active Aging Champion seminar. TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE Issue 11, 2013 | page 1 October 2011
  • 2. Home for the holidays Imagine a lifestyle free of cleaning, cooking, and winter driving. Plus, you’ll have more time for hobbies, friends—and holidays celebrations! Call or stop by today for a tour. Featured (pictured): 911 Saddle Drive Offering: 1,340 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, new flooring and paint throughout Featured: Apartment 214 Offering: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open living and dining room area, and great central location in the main building More fun events The sights and sounds of the season have been filling our community. TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE Issue 11, 2013 | page 2
  • 3. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Fridays, 2 pm Bunko. Join us every Thursday for this social dice game. Card Room. Saturdays, 6:30 pm Pinochle. Are you a card player? Enjoy an evening of tricktaking with friends and neighbors. Card Room. Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 am Christmas Craft Show at the Helena Civic Center. Spend a Saturday browsing over 80 crafters’ creations, shopping for that special Christmas gift, and enjoying refreshments or lunch at the snack bar. Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 am Indoor Farmers Market at the Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds. Monday, Nov. 11, 2 pm Veteran’s Day Celebration with guest speaker Larry Westfall. Enjoy a flag ceremony conducted by the Boy Scouts of Troop 207 followed by apple pie and coffee social. Thursday, Nov. 21, 4 pm Wine and music in the lobby followed by November birthday dinner celebration, featuring an all-American clambake. Saturday, Nov. 23, noon Tailgate Party. You’ll want to arrive early for a seat at the Cat-Griz Brawl of the Wild. Come see who’s running away with the Great Divide Trophy. Forum. BRAIN BUILDERS Tongue twisters require concentration and challenge pronunciation skills. For an added challenge, try memorizing and saying the twister out loud. Betty Botter had some butter. “But,” she said, “this butter’s bitter.” If I bake this bitter butter, it would make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter— that would make my batter better. So she bought a bit of butter, better than her bitter butter, and she baked it in her batter, and the batter was not bitter. So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2 pm Entertainment by singer and guitarist Kathy Sullivan. Hotbuttered rum drinks will be served. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2 pm Popcorn, Coke, and Share a Joke. Join the Carroll College Basketball team and listen to some riddles while enjoying a classic snack and drink. See the full calendar of events online: TouchmarkHelena. com/pdf/community-event-calendar.pdf TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE October 2011 | page 1 Issue 11, 2013 | page 3
  • 4. Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs I live, because I’m happy “I sing because I’m happy …” – Civilia Durfee Martin Last month, this column focused on the happiness research, which is a bit startling and constantly changing. This month, the focus is on what works to make people feel empowered, engaged, and free from as many health/mental/ environmental constraints as possible. Aging brings its own complications—less muscle, reduced energy quotient, elevated (or lowered) blood pressure, financial worries about resources to care for one self and/or spouse for as long as needed, loss of friends and family. The data, though, show that many people are living long and well—even into their 100s. How can that be? Interestingly, the simple answer is “thankfulness.” We focus a lot on the word thankful during this season. One can be thankful in private, but that is only part of the formula for a good quality of life. Thankfulness accelerated by good works and generosity is the key component to the wellness prescription. Even individuals who are physically impaired or cognitively challenged set themselves apart by being part of the solution to the unmet needs of others. The expanded vision of others and good works can empower people who cannot volunteer in traditional ways. Touchmark believes in philanthropy. The Touchmark Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity formed by Touchmark in 2002. Its mission is “to enhance the well-being of seniors.” The foundation is dedicated to providing programs to help ensure that seniors have what is necessary to make their lives comfortable, satisfying, and engaging. At this time of year, food boxes are given out at each Touchmark community to help families in need. To be part of Touchmark’s Community Partners and Volunteer efforts, contact a member of the Full Life team. Thank you for caring and sharing. TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE 915 Saddle Drive • Helena, MT 59601 406-449-4900 • Touchmark.com © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Remember your flu shot In addition to getting a flu vaccine, check out the CDC’s website for more helpful information. www.cdc. gov/flu/about/season/fluseason-2013-2014.htm. Pictured is an appreciation certificate from the CDC for supporting the National Influenza Vaccination Campaign of 2012 to 2013.