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Touchmark at Wedgewood - December 2013 Newsletter

  1. 1. EVENT{FULL} Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community Fall events pack calendar Residents and team members have enjoyed a variety of fun activities, including the Witches’ Luncheon and entertainment by the St. Nicholas Mandolin Ensemble. TOUCHMARK AT WEDGEWOOD Issue 12, 2013 | page 1 October 2011
  2. 2. 242 613 sq. ft. 1 Bedroom | 1 Bath Sharing the {FULL} Life! Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs Celebrating the possibilities DW “‘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. 11/11 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! Featured: Suite 242 Offers: 613 square feet, southwest facing, balcony, tub—and available now TOUCHMARK AT WEDGEWOOD 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. 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. BRAIN BUILDERS Creative thinking! With all the presents open, imagine—and list—what you could do with empty boxes. Example: Make a small fort with children. _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Issue 12, 2013 | page 2
  3. 3. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Monday, Dec. 2, noon Touchmark residents Holiday Wine and Cheese Party with Executive Director Leanne Gugenheimer. Grande Hall Dining Room. Monday, Dec. 9, 2 pm Birthday party with music by West End Senior Choir. Marquis Room. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10 am Holiday entertainment with Duo Topaz. Grande Foyer. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 11 am to noon Christmas nondenominational church service with Pastor Jim Smart and the Reflection Singers. Grande Foyer. Friday, Dec. 13, 7 pm Christmas with Colleen. Jazz singer and saxophonist player Colleen Lazoruk performs. Grande Foyer. Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 pm Violinist Jack Fort performs. Marquis Room. Thursday, Dec. 19, 10 am to noon Christmas Roman Catholic Mass and Social with Father Marc Cramer of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Health Services Neighbourhood Atrium. This is a monthly campus-wide mass. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2 pm Touchmark Glee Club Holiday Performance. Marquis Room. Monday, Dec. 23, 7 pm Songs of the Season with Tenor Ramone Facundo. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2 pm DVD presentation of Christmas Around The World by Andre Rieu. Fireside Lounge. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 5:30 pm Traditional Holiday Dinner. Grande Hall Dining Room. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 3 pm New Year’s Concert with Grand Piano Duet Bella Vita. Grande Foyer. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 5:30 pm New Year’s Gala Dinner. Grande Hall Dining Room. See the full calendar of events online:TouchmarkEdmonton. com/pdf/community-eventcalendar.pdf Honoring veterans on Remembrance Day Everyone gathered for a ceremony to honour those who have served this great nation. More than 130 residents and family members attended. “Every year the service is moving,” says Executive Director Leanne Gugenheimer, “This year, there was something especially spiritually moving.” (cont.) TOUCHMARK AT WEDGEWOOD October 2011 | page 1 Issue 12, 2013 | page 3
  4. 4. (cont.) John Miller Piper played the bagpipes while leading veterans into the ceremony. The event included a special presentation by Sergeant Barbara Pelletier of the Canadian Armed Forces 408 Helicopter Squadron (top right photo, wearing light blue uniform), a selection of songs by the Glee Club and Musial Director Mary Ellen Davidson, and laying of the wreath by Silver Cross recipient wife Florence Samalck (top right photo). Ten members of the Remembrance Day Committee also participated in the event, and pianist Michael Bautista performed on the Grand Piano during a coffee social. Earlier in the week, the community hosted a Military Service Luncheon, which featured music from World War I and World War II. TOUCHMARK AT WEDGEWOOD 18333 Lessard Road NW • Edmonton, AB T6M 2Y5 780-577-5000 • © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved