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Touchmark at Fairway Village - August 2014 Newsletter

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  • 1. Organizing expert Vicki Norris of Restoring Order® presented her third topic at Touchmark’s Lunch ’n Learn series to a packed room of residents and guests. She shared helpful tips on how to manage and organize financial paperwork. Walking through a slide show, Vicki kept the audience entertained and engaged with her humor and positive energy. A sample of Vicki’s helpful tips: • If there is more than one person in a household, make sure each person has “assigned” duties to deal with paperwork and mail. For example, a couple can sit down and talk about who wants to take on the monthly bills, medical/insurance paperwork, and/or investment paperwork. Communication ensures less stress for everyone. • Specifically, when it comes to paying bills, schedule time in your planner once or twice a month to stay organized and pay bills on time, which can save money and reduce stress. • When creating a system to deal with paper, the first step is to determine the longevity of each document (e.g., temporary, annual, permanent, archival). Vicki has two more presentations. Both are open to the public. The remaining dates and topics are: • Sept. 10: Reclaim Your Health • Nov. 12: Discover Your Purpose The program starts at 12:30 pm and includes lunch, which is $10. Vicki will start speaking at 1:15 pm, and people can choose to sign up for just the presentation at no charge. Seating is limited, and individuals must call to register. THE{FULL}LIFE TOUCHMARK AT FAIRWAY VILLAGE August 2014 Nosh at the Watermelon Festival! Touchmark is hosting this fun summertime event for everyone Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 2:30 pm. The afternoon events will include watermelon eatin‘ activities of all kinds (including seed-spitting and slice-stacking contests), a photo booth, snow cones, snacks, and watermelon-flavored drinks. To top off the fun, The Rose City Banjoliers will bring festive music. This 14-member group performs New Orleans, Dixieland, and Jazz-inspired music. People can call or stop by to RSVP. Lunch with Vicki
  • 2. More than 160 cars spotted the Touchmark campus as 2,000 people poured over each one and enjoyed a delicious barbecue. The event raised over $4,800 for the local Loaves & Fishes nonprofit. Mark your calendar! Next year’s show is June 20. Thousands attend seventh annual Car Show and Barbecue CLUB NEWSFITNESS PERSONAL TRAINER AWARD FITNESS AQUATIC From exercise equipment to fitness classes, the club can be your resource for staying healthy and active. Visit us and learn more!
  • 3. A GLANCE AT OCTOBERCAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS “Summer fun—havin’ a blast!” Recent events have included a Stepping Out walk near Skamania Lodge, a cooking demonstration, a dinner trip to a Brazilian restaurant, and the car show. Our environment, and how we feel about it, can have a huge impact on the way we feel. For many, the first areas that come to mind when we think of environmental wellness are things like reducing and conserving energy or reusing and recycling practices. These areas should be important to all of us, and they are areas of focus for Touchmark communities. Another area to consider is the impact and benefits that house plants have on the environment and our wellness. Research at Kansas State University (2006, Park, Seong-Hyun) on indoor plants identified several therapeutic benefits, including reduced stress, lower heart rates and blood pressure, decreased pain medication, and less fatigue and anxiety. Indoor plants also add color and brighten mood, moisturize and purify the air, and sharpen focus and attention. Some Touchmark communities have outdoor gardens, which are also beneficial for your body and soul. Gardening is considered a moderate to intense form of exercise and uses all three types of recommended activities—endurance, flexibility, and strength. Gardening also provides people with a sense of personal well- being through stress relief, education, and the creation of friendships. Indoors and outdoors, plants offer many benefits. Do you have a green thumb? Would you consider teaching others how to have a green thumb? Share your thoughts and ideas with your community’s Life Enrichment/ Wellness team. Help us enhance environmental wellness; consider adding indoor plants to your home environment. If you are interested in a list of safe plants, send me an email at FullLife@Touchmark.com. RESOURCE{FULL} – The benefits of growing green Brian Pryor Executive Vice President
  • 4. 1410037 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved TOUCHMARK AT FAIRWAY VILLAGE Full-service Retirement Community 2911 SE Village Loop • Vancouver, WA 98683 360-254-2866 • Touchmark.com Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Monday, Aug. 4, 2 - 4:30 pm Guided Tour with Driver John. This passionate history buff will share his vast knowledge of the Vancouver area. Sign up. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 11:15 am Concert and Sack Lunch. Find a shady tree and listen to the amazing Marimba Brothers. Sign-up required. Esther Short Park. Sunday, Aug. 10, 9 am Overnight trip to Tacoma. Enjoy a Tacoma Rainiers baseball game and a visit to the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Return Monday at 5 pm. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2:30 pm Berries and Ice-cream Social. Guitar and singing by new talent Karen Overton. Fireside Room. Monday, Aug. 11, 7 pm Great Decisions with Jon Frederick. Participate in a stimulating conversation inspired by thought- provoking video and articles. Forum. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2:30 pm Watermelon Festival. See front page for more information. Courtyard. Thursday, Aug. 14, 10 am Assisted Living Social. Enjoy coffee and delicious treats from Dot Donuts. Activity Room. Active Aging Week coming Sept. 21 - 27! Created by the International Council on Active Aging, this week celebrates an active lifestyle. Touchmark will join the fun with a variety of activities and events. Watch the calendar for coming details. See the full event calendar online: TouchmarkVancouver.com/pdf/community- event-calendar.pdf Now available: Apartments offering assisted living. These private apartments are located close to Touchmark team members who provide helpful support, including personal care and health services. You’ll also enjoy the award-winning Full Life Wellness & Life Enrichment Program™, fitness club with pool, personal training, and fitness and aquatic classes, Touchmark Fulfilled Living Concierge Service, and more. These apartments go quickly. Call to schedule a tour and learn more. Embrace your {FULL} Life Whether you’re looking for a home base while traveling, or you’re ready to enjoy a close community and local activities, Touchmark fits your lifestyle. Summer is here—and it’s a perfect season to stop by and see (and experience!) Touchmark. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS