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Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village - September 2014 Newsletter

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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 …

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 fun event to start off the week will be a presentation called Healthy Eating. On Tuesday, Sept. 23 nutrition expert Sue Stillman Linja, RDN, LD, will use our weekly menu and talk about making healthy food choices. She’ll share information about portions and meal selections as well as offer ways to create a great meal experience.

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  • 1. TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE THE{FULL}LIFE September 2014 National night out becomes a morning of fun 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 fun event to start off the week will be a presentation called Healthy Eating. On Tuesday, Sept. 23 nutrition expert Sue Stillman Linja, RDN, LD, will use our weekly menu and talk about making healthy food choices. She’ll share information about portions and meal selections as well as offer ways to create a great meal experience. Active Aging In honor of National Night Out, Touchmark hosted a morning celebration. Elected officials and representatives from the fire and police departments joined the community for a delicious breakfast, parade, and a watermelon eating contest.
  • 2. 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 President Featured: Aspen lodge home Offering: Located in the Targhee Lodge, 910 square feet, one bedroom, one bathroom, east-facing patio, window coverings, walk-in closet in master bedroom, and all appliances, including washer and dryer. Plus, all the amenities of the Grand Lodge, such as transportation, dining, Full Life opportunities, 24-hour concierge service, and more. 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. Discovering the joy in enjoyment! 137635 Feb. 2013Targhee Lodge Home Aspen • 257 910 sq. ft. 1 Bedroom | Den | 1 BathC. DWW.I.C. DECK
  • 3. Residents Vern Stevens and Marne Wright participated as guest conductors during the evening show at the Boise Community City Band concert. Residents Cal Bowen and RW Egelston played the horns. Look for more photos on Facebook. CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Enjoying a sunny day and beating the heat, residents joined an early morning Ribbons of Jewels tour of Boise.
  • 4. 1410158 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved T OUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGEFull-service Retirement Community4037 E Clocktower Lane • Meridian, ID 83642208-888-2277 • Touchmark.com Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Sunday, Sept. 7 Celebrate Grandparents’ Day. At 1 pm: ice-cream social. Bring the grandkids and great-grandkids for their favorite treat, ice cream with all the toppings. At 2 pm: take part in Interview a Grandparent! The room will be set up in a family-style setting, so youngsters will feel comfortable asking their grandparent(s) or great grand-parent(s) the questions they have always wanted to ask. Family members or staff can supply suggested questions, if needed. Team members can even tape the interview. Please sign up in advance to reserve a time. Coeur d’Alene Room. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 10 am Health Talk—Live Life Smarter series continues. The third talk in the series is Home Improvement. Professionals will share tips to help make your home safer, including new technologies, home systems, and gadgets. Saint Louise Chapel. Week of Sept. 15 - 19 Start of Touchmark’s Fall Session through Boise Community Education. Classes offered for those 50-plus include: Gentle Yoga, Line Dancing, Zumba Gold®, and Baby Boomer Boot Camp. No charge for residents; others can register through Boise Community Education. Wednesday, Sept. 17 Annual pig-roast Luau. Chef Jake and the Dining Services staff bring you everything Hawaiian. Entertainment following the meal will include music by the Boise Ukulele Group, playing your favorite island tunes. Then, take a “tour” of the South Pacific with the Siva Maia Polynesian Dancers, who will share traditional dances of Hawaii, Tonga, New Zealand, and Fiji. Join us for Active Aging Week, Sept. 21 to 27: Events and activities will include a presentation by Sue Stillman Linja, RDN, LD, on healthy eating as we age. Sue is known as The Nutrition Expert of S&S Nutrition Network. See the front page for more information about Sue’s presentation. Additional activities throughout the week will include a ballroom dance session with instructors from the Idaho Ballroom Dance Center, fitness screenings, and consultations with Touchmark fitness staff on how to achieve better physical fitness. We hope you can join us! See the full event calendar online: TouchmarkMeridian.com/pdf/community-event-calendar.pdf EVENT HIGHLIGHTS