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  • 1. THE{FULL}LIFE TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS September 2014 The month of September is Healthy Aging® Month, and during the last week—Sept. 21 through 27—we are again hosting many activities to celebrate Active Aging Week. This year’s theme is Aspire! Be Active Your Way to honor the joy in choosing your own path to a full life. Promoted by the International Council on Active Aging, the 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 one fun event to start off the week will be a walk at Falls Park. On Sunday, Sept. 21 the bus will leave at 2 pm for a stroll through this natural beauty on the Big Sioux River, which gave the city its name. Let’s move. Join us for Active Aging Week. During a two-hour tour of the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, residents enjoyed the natural beauty that included native grasses and trees as well as scrubs and flowers. Left: Carol Jamison Stout enjoys Blue Sage Grass. Right: Caroline Deinema admires the Daylilies. Summer senses!
  • 2. A GLANCE AT OCTOBER CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Look for more photos on Facebook. 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. W.I.C. C.C. DW W.I.C. C.C. DW W aterford at All Saints111 W 17th Street | Sioux Falls, SD 57104 | 605-335-1117 | 800-713-1117 | WaterfordSiouxFalls.comWAS099, Rev. 07/08, © 2008 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reservedPlan C-6, Home 345930 sq. ft. 1 Bedroom | Den | 1 BathHomesRetirement CommunityFor illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. Featured: Home 345 Includes: 930 square feet, one bedroom, den, and one bathroom Recently on display: handcrafted needlepoint by resident Madeline Houghton. Madeline started needlepoint around 50 years ago when she bought a new dining room table and wanted covers on her new chairs. From that point on, she was hooked. Madeline shared that each one takes about three to six months to complete and estimates it costs about $100 to finish. She has given many away to friends and family. Madeline has also enjoyed working with petit point, which is a smaller, more detailed needlepoint. (cont.)
  • 3. Two wild gals take a ride in a Mustang convertible! Touchmark team member Jackie Lofswold and resident Patty Berger go for a spin in the car that Jackie bought for her husband. Touchmark’s popular Lunch ’n Learn continued with a presentation by Deb Sorenson, owner of Declutter by Design by Deb. The presentation—Making choices in the downsizing process—offered guests and residents helpful tips. Brian Pryor Executive Vice President 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. A PURPOSE{FULL} Life Residents and staff enjoyed the Annual Touchmark BBQ. Team members served up a great day of fun, food, and laughter. (cont.)
  • 4. 1410158 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved T OUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTSFull-service Retirement Community111 W 17th Street • Sioux Falls, SD 57104605-335-1117 • Touchmark.com Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2 pm Inside the Pentagon on 9/11, presented by Lt. Col. Janet Jones-Hartsell and Maj. Gen. Lynn Hartsell. This husband and wife will talk about the day as it unfolded inside the Pentagon and the lasting effects of 9/11. North Imperial Dining Room. No cost. Please RSVP. Friday, Sept. 12, 11:30 am Annual Touchmark Style Show, hosted by Chico’s. View the new fall fashions modeled by residents and staff. RSVP required. Cost for lunch: $8 per person. Imperial Dining Room. Saturday, Sept. 13, 8:30 am Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Gather with friends for a small brunch before the bus leaves for the annual walk at 10 am. The two-mile walk starts at Sertoma Park. The Touchmark team will walk together, showing support for loved ones living with dementia. No cost. Please RSVP. See the full event calendar online: TouchmarkSiouxFalls.com/pdf/community-event-calendar.pdf Monday, Sept. 22, 2:30 pm Sample wine and cheese at Strawbale Winery in Renner, SD. Bus leaves at 2:30 pm. Please bring money for purchases. RSVP. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1 pm Visit Country Apple Orchard. Pick from a variety of great-tasting apples and choose pumpkins from the pumpkin patch—and get ready for the Touchmark pie-baking and pumpkin-carving contests. Please bring money for produce purchases. RSVP. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1:30 pm Trip to Sertoma Butterfly House. Home to hundreds of varieties of butterflies, this “house” of indoor gardens provides the perfect environment for you to view these colorful winged creatures. Cost: $8.50 for admission. RSVP. Thursday, Sept. 25, 6:30 pm An evening of wine and painting. Following the lead of an instructor, the group will paint a fall forest masterpiece. Cost: $35. RSVP. Heritage Room. Friday, Sept. 26, 1 pm Touchmark pie contest and pumpkin-carving contest, created by residents and staff. See and taste—and vote—for your favorite. Heritage Room. Saturday, Sept. 27, 9:30 am Trip to the local farmers market. Purchase fresh produce, flowers, and crafts. RSVP. Bring money for purchases. Saturday, Sept. 27, 1 pm Bus leaves for mini golf and go-cart rides at Thunder Road Family Fun Park. Bring money. RSVP. Active Aging Week September 21 - 27! Each year, Touchmark joins this annual celebration, created by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA). Join us for the week’s activities! EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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