Touchmark on West Prospect - September 2014 Newsletter

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A grand opening!
“Wow!” “This is really nice!” “How beautiful!”
These were common remarks as people toured the just-completed Meadows at Touchmark during last month’s grand opening.
Residents are now moving into the memory care neighborhood. “Several are now neighbors with friends they haven’t seen for a while,” says Resident Care Manager Joan McLeod, R.N. “It’s a very joyful atmosphere.”
Design for the Meadows at Touchmark draws on the latest research and incorporates various therapeutic features, such as color, light, nature, and way-finding. “As a result, our memory care neighborhoods feel like an inviting, stylish, and comfortable home,” says Executive Director Barb Pandolfo.
There are three neighborhoods in the Meadows at Touchmark: two for memory care and one CBRF-Level assisted living. Each has its own kitchen; living room; and areas for dining, activities, music, and art. The three neighborhoods share a hair salon, spa bath, family meeting room, secure outdoor courtyards, and commercial laundry.
Touchmark’s new CBRF-Level assisted living services will open Oct. 1.

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Touchmark on West Prospect - September 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. THE{FULL}LIFE TOUCHMARK ON WEST PROSPECT September 2014 A grand opening! “Wow!” “This is really nice!” “How beautiful!” These were common remarks as people toured the just-completed Meadows at Touchmark during last month’s grand opening. Residents are now moving into the memory care neighborhood. “Several are now neighbors with friends they haven’t seen for a while,” says Resident Care Manager Joan McLeod, R.N. “It’s a very joyful atmosphere.” Design for the Meadows at Touchmark draws on the latest research and incorporates various therapeutic features, such as color, light, nature, and way-finding. “As a result, our memory care neighborhoods feel like an inviting, stylish, and comfortable home,” says Executive Director Barb Pandolfo. There are three neighborhoods in the Meadows at Touchmark: two for memory care and one CBRF-Level assisted living. Each has its own kitchen; living room; and areas for dining, activities, music, and art. The three neighborhoods share a hair salon, spa bath, family meeting room, secure outdoor courtyards, and commercial laundry. Touchmark’s new CBRF-Level assisted living services will open Oct. 1. (cont.) Join us: Active Aging Week 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 Let the Adventure Begin! to celebrate the joy of living 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. Look for a full list of events in the community calendar. Executive Director Barb Pandolfo joins in the ceremonial ribbon cutting.“This is truly a banner day for Touchmark and its residents. I am honored to share it with you all.”
  2. 2. (cont.) Jack Voight, owner of The Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin, (right) shares information about the Monarch butterflies, as Bill Belanger (left) and Rick Wessell, Touchmark senior vice presidents, gently hold the delicate creatures. A butterfly ice sculpture greeted guests. Butterflies are a symbol for Alzheimer’s awareness. Residents Jackie Bertram (Friendship ambassador) and Neal Gamsky (Resident Council president) join in the joys of releasing a butterfly. Barb Pandolfo (right) presents a $5000 donation to Kim Kinner, executive director of The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter. Touchmark’s donation will help sponsor the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” October event! A picture truly does speak 1,000 words! Pam Murphy, Life Enrichment coordinator of The Meadows at Touchmark and Clyde Jones had an absolute blast releasing their Monarch! “I’m just so excited to take on the role of Life Enrichment Coordinator. Watch us fly, just like the butterflies!”
  3. 3. 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. Featured: Lincoln at 2549 Touchmark Court Includes: 1,572 square feet, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Featured: Apartment 201 Includes: 672 square feet, one bedroom, and one bathroom. 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 Brian Pryor Executive Vice President138820 Nov. 2013Apartment 201672 sq. ft. 1 Bedroom | 1 BathDWDW
  4. 4. 1410158 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved T OUCHMARK ON WEST PROSPECTFull-service Retirement Community2601 Touchmark Drive • Appleton, WI 54914920-832-9100 • Touchmark.com Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Thursday, Sept. 4, 11 am Touchmark Lunch ’n Learn series: Making Choices in the Downsizing Process, presented by Jean Long Manteufel from Long’s Senior Transitions. Lunch provided. No charge. Seating limited. RSVP to 920-225-1013 by Sept. 2. Saturday, Sept. 13, 3 pm Zentangle & Wine. Join this two-hour introductory class and learn a fun and rewarding art form while sipping tannins. Known as the Zentangle Method, this art form is simple to learn, and you’ll make intricate images as you draw structured patterns. Cost: $15 per person. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 3 pm Who We Are and What We Eat. Join Chief Curator of the History Museum at the Castle Nick Hoffman for a talk about local food traditions, from sturgeon caviar to supper clubs. Share your family food memories during this fun look at regional food customs. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2:45 pm Chair Zumba®. Do you want to get a workout and have a blast? Pull up a chair and tone your entire body. We’re calling in staff members to join, too, and we’re going to have a huge dance party. Active Aging Week Sept. 21 - 27! See the full event calendar online: TouchmarkAppleton.com/pdf/community-event-calendar.pdf Monday, Sept. 22, 10:30 am Defensive Driving with Tri-County Driving School. Dave Gawinski will be here to kick off Active Aging Week and lead this informative and interactive presentation. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 3 pm Shoe Safety. Join the owners of Vanderloop Shoes and learn what shoes work best. Also, try the foot mapping machine, which displays on a screen the “hot spots” are located and indicates what kind of inserts could change the way you walk and feel. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4 - 6 pm Fox Pointe Neighborhood Block Party with an Oktoberfest theme. RSVP by Sept. 22 to 920-225-1013. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 11 am Touchmark Lunch ’n Learn. Aging: Change your perspective. Come learn more—and be inspired. Lunch provided. No charge to attend, but seating is limited. RSVP to 920-225-1013 by Sept 22. Thursday, Sept. 25, 3 pm Thirsty Thursday Touchdown Throw-Down Happy Hour. Get ready for some football! We’re celebrating all things NFL. Wear your favorite team attire, grab a drink and appetizers, and listen to live tunes by Arlie Schneider. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 3 pm Current Senior Scams, presented by Officer Jason Weber. Learn tricks to keep you and your loved ones safe. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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