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  • 1. February 2014 THE{FULL}LIFE TOUCHMARK ON SOUTH HILL Touchmark welcomes two new team members Lora Hovland has joined Touchmark as the new Life Enrichment/Wellness director, and Ken Alexander is serving as the new Health Services administrator. Meet Lora Managing the award-winning Full Life Wellness & Life Enrichment Program™, Lora brings a variety of professional and volunteer experiences to this position. She has worked as an operations manager/ executive assistant at Cetera Financial for five years. Her background also includes 11 years as an elementary-school teacher in California and Maple Valley, Wash. During her years in social welfare, she worked with families and provided training and resources to make abusive homes safer and more nurturing. Today, she volunteers with the Honor Flight Network and Serve Spokane. Lora received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare from California State University, Fresno. She holds a Master’s in Education from City University in Bellevue, Wash. The mother of two adult sons, Lora also is an avid Seahawks fan. Meet Ken In his role as Health Services Administrator, Ken oversees the assisted living, memory care, nursing, and rehabilitative services, bringing 12 years of experience in long-term care to the position. Previously, he served as executive director of Whitman Health and Rehabilitation Center in Colfax, Wash. He has also held a variety of administrative positions with several rehabilitative and care communities in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. In addition, he has worked as a rehab tech, assisting physical and occupational therapists. A graduate of Washington State University, Ken holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Biology. Away from work, Ken enjoys spending time with his wife and their family that includes two daughters and two sons. He especially likes outdoor activities and is a snowboarder when the slopes are white.
  • 2. 1,803 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom | Den | 2 Bath Enjoying your {FULL} Life L. C. Touchmark is a community of friends celebrating and living the Full Life—and enjoying the benefits of services and amenitites. We invite you to visit and learn more about what we call the {FULL} Life! C. W.I.C. Featured: Lincoln D cottage at 2919 S Waterford Drive C. Offering: 1,803 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a den C. P. C. LIVING ROOM 318010 TSH723 Rev. 05/13 Giving to those in need Resident Mayo Sayrs (above) joined staff members as the group delivered gifts to Hope House, a shelter for women and children in need. Residents and team members collected numerous useful gifts, including warm pajamas, new clothing, and toiletries. (cont.)
  • 3. (cont.) Resident Ginny Thompson organized the Sally’s House Stuffed Animal Drive at Touchmark. Residents and staff donated stuffed animals so children who arrive at the Salvation Army emergency foster home, Sally’s House, can be surprised and comforted with a new stuffed animal. CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS A GLANCE AT OCTOBER Look for more photos on Facebook. Residents started the New Year’s Eve celebration with a champagne punch social, donning party hats and enjoying piano music by Austin Whiting, who is also Touchmark’s new bus driver. The evening continued with a candlelight dinner served by Executive Chef Steven Mitchell and concluded with revelers ringing in the new year with games and a champagne toast.
  • 4. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 5 pm Men’s Club, featuring a presentation by resident and international mining consultant Bill Hustrulid. Dinner included. No charge. Forum. Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:15 pm Bus leaves for Symphony Classic performance of Triumph & Delight. Thursday, Feb. 13, 5 pm Valentine’s Dinner Party in Cottage 2919. Join residents and neighbors for dinner. No charge. Saturday, Feb. 15, 7:15 pm Bus leaves for SuperPops performance of Casablanca with Orchestra. Saturday, Feb. 22, 7:15 pm Bus leaves for Symphony Classic performance of The Power of Nature. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2:30 pm Ladies Tea, featuring local business owner Jolyn Canty of Nothing Bundt Cakes. Sample delicious cakes and visit with your friends over afternoon tea. No charge. Forum. Friday, Feb. 28, 6:45 pm Bus leaves for Civic Theater performance of The Mousetrap. See the full calendar of events online: TouchmarkSpokane.com/pdf/community-event-calendar.pdf Matters of the heart Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs February is a perfect time to soak up heart-filled sentiments. Both physical and spiritual. As you enjoy the merriment of the season, take time to think about the importance of your heart health as well as your relational health and legacy. In two articles, Touchmark Vice President of Wellness & Programs Marge Coalman, EdD, discusses the importance of connecting with family (and especially creating an end-oflife plan) and shares helpful information from the 50th US Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. Read more online at Touchmark.com/wellness-forum. TOUCHMARK ON SOUTH HILL Full-service Retirement Community 2929 S Waterford Drive • Spokane, WA 99203 509-536-2929 • Touchmark.com 149088 © 2014 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved