Touchmark on West Century - September 2014 Newsletter

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The month of September includes Healthy Aging® Month and Active Aging Week, and we are again hosting many activities. Aspire! Be active—and honor the joy in choosing your own path to a full life.
Active Aging Week focuses on the many positive things that people can do to change the way they age.
A full list of events is featured in the community calendar, but the fun starts with two fitness days in our club and concludes with a technology class. We hope you can join us!
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Touchmark on West Century - September 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY THE{FULL}LIFE September 2014 The month of September includes Healthy Aging® Month and Active Aging Week, and we are again hosting many activities. Aspire! Be active—and honor the joy in choosing your own path to a full life. Active Aging Week focuses on the many positive things that people can do to change the way they age. A full list of events is featured in the community calendar, but the fun starts with two fitness days in our club and concludes with a technology class. We hope you can join us! Representing the Class of 1942,Vivian Streyle rode the float for Halliday High School during the Halliday Centennial Parade. Let’s move. Join us for Active Aging Week. Summer fun!
  2. 2. CLUB NEWS TRAINERAWARDLIFE Celebrating Healthy Aging Month and Active Aging Week What are you doing to stay healthy? Throughout September, join us and focus on ways to be healthy. If you are already a club member and you know friends who haven’t yet joined, invite them to join you for a day (or a week) to see what the club offers. Senior Fitness Testing: join us. The club will provide testing Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 8 am to 4 pm. These different tests will provide data that will compare the participants with averages from their peer groups. The comparative information can indicate where improvement would be helpful and healthful. Club staff will help explain the results. Tests include: • Sit-to-Stand Test: how many times a person can stand up and sit down in 30 seconds. Tests leg strength. • Arm Curl: how many arm curls a person can do in 30 seconds. Tests arm strength. • Eight-foot Up-and-Go: stand up and walk eight feet. Go around a cone and back to the chair and sit. Tests agility. • Two-minute Step Test: march in place for two minutes with knees lifting at least halfway between knee and hips. Tests endurance. • Chair Sit-and-Reach: sit in a chair and try to touch toes while keeping a straight leg. Tests lower-body flexibility. • Back Scratch: place one arm up and touch back while simultaneously reaching other arm up behind back and trying to touch the two hands together. Tests upper-body flexibility. Public invited to try out fitness classes On Thursday, Sept. 18, the club will offer various classes, such as Zumba® , Aqua Zumba® , and Circut Class. For more information, please call 701-355-1280. At Touchmark, we think a lot about the aspects of wellness and aging well. As many know, there are some fundamental guidelines for healthy aging, such as don’t smoke, get regular exercise, eat healthy foods, control weight, socialize, and keep learning. Recent research also suggests that having a “sense of purpose” in life may help us live longer. Researchers found that individuals who reported having greater purpose in life had a 15% lower risk of death than those who said they were more or less aimless. Furthermore, the benefits of having a sense of purpose apply to all ages (Hill and Turiano). At Touchmark, we are intentionally purposeful. Each day, we endeavor to radiate Touchmark’s long-held values of teamwork, service, integrity, compassion, and excellence. These values are reflected in the Touchmark Full Life—from the homes we design and build, the programs and services we provide, and the relationships we nurture. As I reflect on the elements of a purposeful life, I recall the poem The Dash, by Linda Ellis, which can be found on the Internet. Basically, the poem describes the dash that is etched in a tombstone between a person’s birthdate and death date. The dash represents all of one’s activities and contributions. Let’s live “the dash” and make a difference. Take advantage of all Touchmark has to offer. A PURPOSE{FULL} life is filled with rewards—for you and others. Brian Pryor Executive Vice President A PURPOSE{FULL} Life
  3. 3. A GLANCE AT OCTOBER CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Featured: Apartment 372 Offering: 818 square feet, one bedroom, and one bathroom. Discovering the joy in enjoyment! Joy! It plays a key part in the celebration and enjoyment of what we call the {FULL} Life. From spending time with friends and family to participating in events and outings, you can discover a fun, full lifestyle at Touchmark. Visit us today, and learn more. TBN210 Rev. 08/11Apartment 372818 sq. ft. 1 Bedroom | 1 BathDW Residents toured the newly expanded North Dakota Heritage Center. Two of the new exhibits are open, and the final galleries are due to open in November. A group plans to tour the new tree house exhibit this fall. As we say farewell to summer, here’s a glance at the green garden and lovely flowers that dotted the Touchmark campus this season. Residents and local children enjoyed an indoor Country Fair with games, food, and fun.
  4. 4. 1410158 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved T OUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURYFull-service Retirement Community1000 West Century Avenue • Bismarck, ND 58503701-323-7000 • Touchmark.com Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Friday, Sept. 5 Tour historic churches in Hague, Linton, and Strausburg as well as the birthplace of Lawrence Welk. The group will also stop for lunch. Cost: $10; plus, bring money for lunch. RSVP required. Limited space available on bus. Monday, Sept. 8, 10 am OLLI presentation on organ donation. OLLI is a lifelong learning program that run through the University of North Dakota. For more information about the many learning programs, check out olli. UND.edu. This no-charge presentation is open to the public. Chapel. Tuesday, Sept. 9 and 12, 1 pm Two-part beginning iPad class. For those who have an iPad or are thinking of purchasing one. RSVP to 701-323-7000. Space is limited. Thursday, Sept. 11, noon Start of Lunch ’n Learn Series: Change is Inevitable. Change is happening, and you can direct the course of that change. Come and find out how. RSVP required. Thursday, Sept. 11, 1:30 pm Art Uncorked. Never painted? No problem! An instructor with Theo Art School will take you through a step-by-step process to create a masterpiece. Easy and fun for all. Cost: $15. RSVP to 701 323-7000. Space is limited. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 8 am - 4 pm Senior Fitness Testing offered in the Touchmark Health & Fitness Club. See club news for more information. Thursday, Sept. 18, 8 am - 4 pm Sample fitness class offerings, including Zumba®, Aqua Zumba®, and Circuit Class. Call club for more information. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2 pm Author presentation. Author Paulette Bullinger presents Nothing Hidden. This historical fiction mystery novel is set in 1912 in the Upper Great Plains of North Dakota. Chapel. See the full event calendar online: TouchmarkBismarck.com/pdf/community-event- calendar.pdf Active Aging Week. Join us for the the following activities! Thursday, Sept. 18, 2 pm What to expect from an aging body presented by Touchmark Health Services Director Jolene Engelhart. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 5 pm Touchmark Car Show. Take a trip back in time! Browse the cars and enjoy entertainment. Food will be available for purchase. Thursday, Sept. 25, 1:30 pm Nutrition for active aging presented by Katie Johnke, RD, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health. After the presentation enjoy a hands-on cooking demonstration with Touchmark Dining Services Manager Jesse Miller. Learn tips on cooking for one or two people. Friday, Sept. 26, 10 am Brain Builders Class. This is the first of a six-week course held every Friday through October. Join us! Friday, Sept. 26, 2 pm Keeping up with Technology, presented by Scott Weismann from IPAT. This class is for older adults who feel left behind by all of today’s technology. Chapel. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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