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Touchmark at All Saints - December 2013 Newsletter

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  • 1. EVENT{FULL} Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community Events create autumn fun With her hands guiding the wool, resident Caroline Deinema (left photo) demonstrated how to spin yarn on her various wheels for residents and guests during the Fall Festival. One of the wheels is a family antique that her husband’s grandmother owned. People also started their holiday shopping as local vendors provided everything from baked goods to soaps and jewelry. Baking: a delicious fall tradition! Residents delighted their senses with peeling, baking, and enjoying apples bars. TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS A popular activity at Touchmark is the Welcome Tea. Residents gather and meet the newest members of the Touchmark family. With Christmas and the holidays right around the corner, residents made handmade ornaments for the resident Christmas tree. Later, they gathered to decorate the festive tree. Each year, Touchmark decorates more than 31 trees. Issue 12, 2013 | page 1
  • 2. All ages take part in Halloween festivities More than 100 young trick-or-treaters visited Touchmark, and residents passed out candy. The Halloween Spooktacular continued with a birthday night celebration. TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS Later, adorable ghosts and goblins visited from Sioux Falls Lutheran Preschoolers, sharing Halloween songs. Issue 12, 2013 | page 2
  • 3. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS music. Chapel. Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Sunday, Dec. 15, 1:30 pm Norse Glee Club performance, hosted by resident Gail Kristensen. Chapel. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:45 pm El Raid Shrine Chanters. Chapel. Thursday, Dec. 5 Gingerbread Junction. Come and vote for your favorite gingerbread creations made by Touchmark team members. Chapelview Parlor. Thursday, Dec. 19, 4:45 pm Birthday night with White Christmas theme. Celebrate the season with a festival meal in the Imperial Dining Room and a holiday performance by Anjelic at 6:30 pm in the Chapel. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:45 pm Calvary Cathedral Youth visit and share carols and goodies. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2:30 pm Holiday and Christmas Vocal Performance by Sandra Harmon. All Saints Chapel. Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 pm Christmas and Holiday SingAlong and Piano Recital. Youth piano students will play holiday Tuesday, Dec. 24, 10 am Christmas Eve Chapel Service in All Saints Chapel. Gather again Homes Retirement Community that evening for a cocktail buffet from 4:30 - 5:30 pm in Imperial Dining Room. RSVP required. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 11 am and 1 pm Christmas Day Buffet. Imperial Dining Room. RSVP required. Cost: $15 per person. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 3 pm New Year’s Eve Celebration: Resolutions & Predictions. What were the 2013 predictions and resolutions? What are they for the new year? North Imperial Dining Room. See the full calendar of events online: TouchmarkSiouxFalls.com/pdf/ community-event-calendar.pdf 913 sq. ft. 1 Bedroom | Den | 1 Bath Sharing the {FULL} Life! For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. BRAIN BUILDERS It’s a great way to celebrate the season. We invite you to visit and share the joy, friendship, and fun—discover all that’s offered at Touchmark. Happy holidays to you and yours! DW W.I.C. W/D C. Apartment 419 offers 913 square feet, one bedroom, den, and one bathroom. Creative thinking! With all the presents open, imagine—and list—what you could do with empty boxes. Example: Make a small fort with children. __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ C. L. TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS October 2011 | page 1 Issue 12, 2013 | page 3
  • 4. Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs Celebrating the possibilities “‘Why not’ is a slogan for an interesting life.” – Mason Cooley, professor and aphorist Year’s end brings a time for reflection and shared memories. All of the holidays and holy days for people of faith have celebratory events and traditions. Often the gifts of the spirit, friendships, family relationships, victories, and losses are remembered. As 2014 approaches, many ponder, “What’s next?” Perhaps the better question is, “Why not?” Things on the bucket list might be due for a move to the action list. Moments of Pride Curio Healthy aging means nurturing curiosity, passion, and imagination. Lifelong learning, community service, volunteerism, adventures, and new beginnings are characteristics of Touchmark champions. To learn more about champions and share your individual talents, strengths, and skills, contact a member of the Full Life team. Continuing to grow and succeed in self-determined goals is the essence of active aging. Now on display is the original Emigration Certificate of Elsie Buehner’s grandfather and the confirmation paper of Elsie’s grandmother. Tree holds thoughts of thanks With the holidays coming, people wrote down thoughts of gratitude on paper leaves and placed them on the THANK{FULL} tree. TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS 111 W 17th Street • Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-335-1117 • Touchmark.com © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved

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