TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK 
THE{FULL}LIFE 
September 2014 
Meet fitness instructor 
Rebecca Major 
The month of September i...
Brian Pryor 
Executive Vice President 
Discovering the joy in enjoyment! 
Joy! It plays a key part in the celebration and ...
A GLANCE AT OCTOBER 
CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS 
Look for more photos on Facebook. 
Residents enjoyed a {FULL} month ...
1410158 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved 
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The month of September is Healthy Aging® Month, and 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 important event is AARP Driver Safety Class. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 9 am to 3 pm. The instructor will help refresh your driving skills, share updated traffic rules, and give tips on how to adjust for changes in hearing/vision. We hope you can join us.

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  1. 1. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK THE{FULL}LIFE September 2014 Meet fitness instructor Rebecca Major The month of September is Healthy Aging® Month, and 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 important event is AARP Driver Safety Class. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 9 am to 3 pm. The instructor will help refresh your driving skills, share updated traffic rules, and give tips on how to adjust for changes in hearing/vision. We hope you can join us. Active Aging A certified personal trainer, Rebecca has been teaching group fitness classes for 15 years. Originally a Touchmark volunteer, Rebecca will now teach three weekly classes for residents in independent living neighborhoods. She will also continue volunteering once a week in the memory care neighborhoods. “Fitness has always been a big part of my lifestyle,” says Rebecca, who has been working at Key Health Institute and the YMCA for 10 years. “I love to teach group fitness classes, and I always hope my students can learn something new, get a great workout, and get a good laugh or a smile during my class.” “I believe group fitness is an excellent way to not only maintain a healthy body but also be social, stay active, and maintain an independent quality of life,” says Rebecca. “I plan to exercise for the rest of my life.” (cont.)
  2. 2. Brian Pryor Executive Vice President 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: The Monroe at 3001 Touchmark Drive Offering: 1,854 square feet, 569-square-foot garage, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and study. Also available: Apartment 227 Offering: Assisted living services, 624 square feet, one bedroom, one bathroom, and balcony. 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 Rebecca and her husband have lived in Oklahoma since 2001, and they have four children, ages 19, 17, 16, and 9. The couple met in South Carolina, after serving in the Navy. They married in Connecticut in 1994. During her time in the military, Rebecca traveled around the world, from Guam to Japan and even to Kuwait. She was born and raised in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. (cont.)
  3. 3. A GLANCE AT OCTOBER CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Look for more photos on Facebook. Residents enjoyed a {FULL} month of activities and outings, including a Chef time gourmet grilled-cheese presentation, Red Hat Social, karaoke and line dancing, Chime Choir performance, and an trip to the National Weather Center.
  4. 4. 1410158 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved T OUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEKFull-service Retirement Community2801 Shortgrass Road • Edmond, OK 73003405-340-1975 • Touchmark.com Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Monday, Sept. 8, 5:30 pm Memory Care Support Group. Touchmark Executive Director Melissa Mahaffey will lead the discussion on The stages of Alzheimer’s disease and what to expect during these seasons of transition at this month’s group. At the same time, those living with dementia will meet and enjoy the camaraderie and support of professionals and others living with dementia. No RSVP needed. South Activities Room. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2 pm Presentation by world record holder, pilot, and author CarolAnn Garratt, who will talk about her travels and flying experiences. In 2008, CarolAnn’s flight set a new world record as she circumnavigated the world in eight-and-a-half days. On one of her flights, she landed in 35 different countries, including Madagascar, Jordan, Egypt, Thailand, Israel, Cambodia, Australia, and New Zealand. Call to RSVP. Appetizers and refreshments served. Grand Hall. Tuesday, Sept. 16, noon - 1:30 pm Lunch ’n Learn Series: I have too much stuff! Organizing to help optimize space. Presented by professional organizer and The Riley Group Founder Valerie Riley. Is your mess causing you stress? Valerie will provide practical storage tips and strategies to get you started and show how effective storing can help you find and enjoy items and treasures. Lunch provided. Call to RSVP. Grand Hall. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9 am - 3pm AARP Driver Safety Class. Refresh your driving skills, hear about updated traffic rules, and learn how to adjust for changes in hearing/vision. Class participants may be eligible for an auto insurance discount. Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. See the full event calendar online: TouchmarkEdmond.com/pdf/community-event-calendar.pdf EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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