Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village - August 2014 Newsletter

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  • 1. TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE THE{FULL}LIFE August 2014 Show and Shine car show draws intergenerational crowd Owners of classic cars, hot rods, custom vehicles, and bikes showcased their wheeled wonders for people of all ages during Touchmark’s third annual Car Show. Friends and family viewed these four-wheeled and two-wheeled treasures, talked with owners, and enjoyed an afternoon of fun that supported an important nonprofit. Purchases from on-site food vendors benefited the local Metro Meals on Wheels program. Participants included members of local car clubs, including the Western Idaho Model T Club, United Street Rods of Idaho, Valley Corvettes, and Idaho Chariots. A Touchmark resident also displayed a 1964 Ford Mustang.
  • 2. 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 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. Featured: The Larch in the Targhee Lodge Offering: Corner lodge home, located in the newest lodge offering independent living, 1,398 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate laundry room with side-by-side washer and dryer, dining room off of kitchen, and covered balcony. This lodge home is available. Call today for a tour.
  • 3. Veterans toured the Idaho Military History Museum at Gowen Field. Look for more photos on Facebook and in next month’s newsletter. CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Joan Garey takes a quiet walk through some of the thousands of lavender plants at Lavender Acres in Meridian. Dean and Rebecca Boyle are pictured right.
  • 4. 1410037 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE Full-service Retirement Community 4037 E Clocktower Lane • Meridian, ID 83642 208-888-2277 • Touchmark.com Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Sundays in Aug., 4:30 pm European Adventures. Each week, watch two episodes from guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steve. Coeur d’Alene Room. Friday, Aug. 1, 4:30 pm Meridian Firefighter’s Association Salmon Barbecue. Enjoy delicious applewood-smoked salmon, coleslaw, fries, soda, and bread. All proceeds go to the Meridian Fire Fighters Association and the Meridian Burn Out Fund. Tickets: $10. Pay at the Meridian Speedway Dairy Barn (cash or check only). Sign up in the Grand Lodge. Saturday, Aug. 2, 9:30 am Idaho Piece Makers Quilt Show at the Kuna High School. Come admire over 150 quilts. $5 for entry. Sign up in the Grand Lodge. Monday, Aug. 4, 3 and 7 pm Author presentation: The Kennedy Detail. Author and former Secret Service Agent Gerald (Jerry) Blaine will share information from his book that documents the team of men whose job it is to protect the president of the United States. On Nov. 22, 1963, the team failed—and the country was changed forever. Jerry is one of the country’s leading experts in high-level, high-profile security, and he was a member of JFK’s Secret Service detail. He will talk about the inside story of the assassination, the weeks and days leading up to it, and the heartrending aftermath. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 7:30 am National “Morning” Out. In honor of National Night Out, Touchmark hosts a morning celebration. Elected officials and representatives from the fire and police departments will join the community for a delicious breakfast, parade, and fun activities. All are welcome. RSVP by calling 208-888-2277. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 8 am - 2:30 pm Whitewater Rafting. Register to enjoy the Class III rapids of the Payette River with professional guides from Payette River Experience. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10 am Smart Living Series: Dollars and Sense. Professionals will cover the topics of guardians and fiduciary. Saint Louise Chapel. Sunday, Aug. 17, 6:30 pm Opera Idaho presents The King and I at Crooked Flats. Touchmark will bring picnic chairs, but if you have a personal chair you want to bring, please let Ann in Life Enrichment know. Tickets are $24. Please pay and sign up in the Grand Lodge by Aug. 10. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 5:45 pm Starlight Mountain Theater presents Big River.Come and watch Mark Twain’s timeless classic outside in Garden Valley. Food, drinks, and snacks will be available. Ticket: $20. Pay at front desk. Sign up by Aug. 13. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10 am Historic Tour of Boise with local historian, Dr. Arthur Hart. Discover historic buildings, the site of Fort Boise, the Oregon Trail, and Garden City. Sign up in the Grand Lodge. See the full event calendar online: TouchmarkMeridian. com/pdf/community-event- calendar.pdf EVENT HIGHLIGHTS