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Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village - August 2014 Newsletter

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  • 1. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE THE{FULL}LIFE August 2014 Event highlights Honor Flights Left: Touchmark resident Sid Poe and Life Enrichment/Wellness Director Angela Stewart talk about the Honor Flight presentation during a local radio program. Sid cohosted the presentation at Touchmark to raise awareness about Honor Flights around the nation and right here in Central Oregon. Right: A packed house turned out for the event, which featured four Touchmark residents who have been on flights as well as a special salute to Medal of Honor recipient Bob Maxwell. For retired teacher Mildred Rochelle, the phrase hands-on teaching—and hands-on living—fits her perfectly. Mildred once requested a sandbox in her classroom before accepting a new teaching position. The superintendent agreed. “I believe in a hands-on learning experience for children, and I taught my students the same way,” says Mildred, a Pepperdine University and UCLA graduate with more than 45 years of teaching, first in Los Angeles and then in Fresno. Mildred’s teaching experience extended to private tutoring, as well. She tutored Orson Wells’ daughter. Digging into the sandbox of life. Meet Mildred. (cont.)
  • 2. 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. This month, we are featuring the award-winning River Lodge. Offering 1,598 square feet, lodge home 222 provides a spectacular view of the Deschutes River. You will also find a private deck, new appliances, and floor-to-ceiling great room windows as well as two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Coming soon! Terrace Lodge 410 offers a beautiful eastern view. With more than 1,252 square feet, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms, this lodge home also features a fireplace and utility room. Her connections to other interesting (and popular) people expanded during the war. Gasoline was limited, which made carpooling to school a necessity. Mildred picked up and transported several students, including the children of Joan Crawford and Fay Emerson. Mildred later became a teacher of teachers, sharing her hands-on style, which included the Montessori approach. After retiring, Mildred and her husband traveled extensively and loved experiencing the world. When Mildred moved to Touchmark in 2011 (after celebrating her 90th birthday), she jumped right into several learning and volunteering opportunities. Mildred performs in a readers theater group, participates in a university women’s group, savors books with other members of the book club, and has participated in the Touchmark Christmas Choir. One of her two children lives in Bend, and Mildred frequently visits her. She also volunteers every week to visit with, listen to, and facilitate activities with residents in Touchmark’s Memory Care neighborhood. “I want to encourage people to spend time with people with Alzheimer’s. It’s enriching for all involved,” says Mildred. (cont.) Brian Pryor Executive Vice President 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. RESOURCE{FULL} – The benefits of growing green (cont.)
  • 3. A GLANCE AT OCTOBERCAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Competitors from around the country gathered in Bend for the Oregon Senior Games. Two residents competed in the table tennis tournament. Jim Courtney competed in the start of the games, and Dave Kilborn took home second place. Newly elected council members (from left) and their areas of focus: Don Hancock (Buildings and Grounds, Vice-chair), Linda Rosvall (Treasurer), Juanita King (Life Enrichment), Virginia Phillips (Life Enrichment), Betty Keener (Wellness), Ruth Schassberger (Dining), and Doug King (Chair). 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. (cont.) One way Life Enrichment Assistant Natalee Reyes helps residents stay active is by teaching group exercise classes.
  • 4. 1410037 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Full-life Retirement Community 19800 SW Touchmark Way • Bend, OR 97702 541-383-1414 • Touchmark.com Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Friday, Aug. 8, 6:30 pm Trip to Pops Concert at Summit High. The Crazy Arc of Love, featuring Storm Large with the Festival Orchestra. Preorder tickets at 541-593- 9310 or online at www.sunrivermusic.org. Tickets: $30. Transportation provided for first 19 who sign up. Bus departs at 6:30 for 7:30 concert. Saturday, Aug. 9, 3 - 6 pm Casino Royale. Cost: $5 entry fee; $3 for beer/ wine. Sign up at front desk. Forum. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 11 am - 3 pm Trip to Mt. Bachelor Pine Marten Lodge for Lunch. Ride the chairlift up Mt. Bachelor to the lodge. Bring $17 for the chairlift and money for lunch. Space limited. Transportation provided for 19 people. Sign up at front desk. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 4 - 7 pm Caribbean Celebration. Listen to live music by a community favorite—The Summit Jazz Band. Caribbean attire encouraged. Sign up at the front desk. All are welcome. Terrace Lodge Courtyard. Friday, Aug. 22, 4:30 - 8 pm Trip to Mt. Bachelor Pine Marten Lodge for Dinner. Ride the chairlift up Mt. Bachelor to the lodge. Bring $12 for the chairlift and money for dinner. Transportation provided for 19 people. Sign up at front desk. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2 - 3 pm Time to read: 100th Anniversary of World War I. Explore new, classic, and eclectic historical titles with Touchmark’s volunteer community librarians Nate and Paige, who can suggest a variety of books. All welcome. Forum. Watch the calendar The Aviation Dreams Foundation has given over 270 rides. The organization’s goal is to give more than 400 rides this year. Touchmark will take up to 19 individuals on the bus to observe the fun at the field. There’s a possibility for eight people to take an airplane ride. 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: TouchmarkBend.com/pdf/community-event- calendar.pdf This class meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 2 pm and specializes in maintaining and/or improving sensorimotor agility. The class is also designed to maintain and improve mobility for those with physical challenges associated with Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s symptoms, MS, or Cerebral Palsy. Meeting in the Cliff Lodge Aerobic Room, participants will focus on balance, agility, flexibility, and strength. Class limited to eight people. The cost is $25 once a week or $40 twice a week. Please call Judi Tugwell at 541-997-5575 to reserve a spot. All are welcome. Offering Life Exercise Class EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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