Touchmark on West Century - August 2014 Newsletter

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  • 1. TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY THE{FULL}LIFE August 2014 Paying tribute to the tradition of summer weddings Summer is always the season of weddings. Residents, family, and friends shared memories during a June Wedding Celebration, which included a display of wedding dresses spanning more than 100 years and a “reception” with cake, champagne, live music, and dancing. One of the 15 dresses dated back to 1909. The event was covered by two local TV stations, KX and KFYR.
  • 2. CLUB NEWSFITNESS PERSONAL TRAINER AWARD FITNESS AQUATIC Get started on the right path. Personal training that fits you. Are you looking to become stronger, more flexible, or lose some weight? If so, talk with one of the club’s personal trainers today. They can start you on a program customized to your goals—and help you reach them. The personal trainers can do fitness testing or body composition testing to help you gauge your appropriate levels. Pick from a variety of personal training packages. Gift certificates are also available. Do you like group fitness classes? If so, come try a class (or a few classes) today! We have many aquatic and fitness classes for all fitness levels. Some options include: Yoga, Zumba ® , Aqua Zumba ® , Qigong, AquaLogix, studio circuit classes, balance classes, and many levels of water aerobics. We’re sure to have a class that will work for you, and most classes are included with membership. If you need to mix up your exercise routine, try the exercise room and the updated machines to get a great workout. Boot camp! If you’re looking for a great workout, come try one of our boot camps. For more information, call 701-355-1280 or stop by the club today. Event unleashes inner artist Paint brushes stroked the canvases with precision. The personality of each artist began to emerge with the painting. “I’ve never been an artist before and didn’t think I could do it!” says Clara Braun (pictured), Touchmark resident, who participated in the Art Uncorked event. Part of a program run through Theo Art School, the event is designed to give everyone, no matter their skill level, an enriching artist experience. Each person starts with a blank 16-by-20 canvas, and the instructor walks the group through the steps to create a unique masterpiece. The group also enjoyed wine and snacks while painting. Sharing her delight and echoing other participants, Clara says, “I love the opportunities Touchmark gives me to keep active and try things I didn’t think I’d ever do.”
  • 3. A GLANCE AT OCTOBERCAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Stop in today for a tour. Offering apartments that are centrally located and conveniently designed. Shed the time- consuming home maintenance and meal prep. Enjoy hobbies, friendships, and family. Visit us. Look for more photos on Facebook. Embrace your {FULL} Life Whether you’re looking for a home base while you’re 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. WBN210, Rev. 08/09 © 2009, Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Apartments 55+ Resort-style Living For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. Waterford on West Century 1000 West Century | Bismarck, ND 58503 | 701-323-7000 | 800-954-3800 | 473 sq. ft. Studio | 1 Bath Dan Cashman, owner of Cashman Nursery, shot his segment of Dan’s Garden at Touchmark, while residents planted vegetable’s for a salsa garden. Touchmark Bike Parade and early 4th of July celebrations took place on July 3rd.
  • 4. 1410037 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY Full-service Retirement Community 1000 West Century Avenue • Bismarck, ND 58503 701-323-7000 • Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2:30 pm Bully Medora. It’s that time of the year to travel to the Wild West. Ticket to the musical and trip fee is $42, plus money for your meal. Limited to the first 13 who sign up. Sign up at the front desk. The bus will depart at 2:30 pm. Gather in the Lobby. Thursday, Aug. 14, 3 pm Private Tour of Laughing Sun Brewery. During the tour, taste some brews, including a freshly made root beer. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 11. Monday, Aug. 18, 2 pm Hula Dancing with Kristy Rose. Come give it a try and have fun with friends. Grass skirts are optional. The workshop will be followed by Hawaiian-themed drinks and snacks. RSVP. Chapel. Watch the calendar Keep an eye out for upcoming iPad classes in the August calendar. Both introductory and higher- level classes will be offered. See the full event calendar online: event-calendar.pdf 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 Brian Pryor Executive Vice President RESOURCE{FULL} – The benefits of growing green EVENT HIGHLIGHTS