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Touchmark at All Saints - March 2014 Newsletter

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  • 1. March 2014 THE{FULL}LIFE TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS Meeting the artists. Enjoying the art. Artist Gary Gaede discusses his drawings with Josephine Spencer at Touchmark’s Meet the Artist event. Friends, residents, and members of the public mingled with four local artists while enjoying their work, wine, and appetizers. Toby Wellenstein has been pursuing his photography passion for 55 years. He displayed vibrant photos from area attractions, including the zoo and local butterfly house. Toby’s photos capture the elegance of nature’s beauty. Zach North is an aspiring artist and photographer who hopes to enroll in an art course this summer in Minnesota. He displayed his imaginative style of painting. (cont.)
  • 2. (cont.) Gary Gaede considers himself a green artist, using paper bags and wrapping paper along with colored pencils and markers. An art major at the University of South Dakota, he has been drawing since he was a young adult. Stevo Vukasin has been painting since he was a young boy in Drnis, Croatia. He emigrated to the US in 2000, and he continues to enjoy making art. Stevo’s acrylic paintings are rendered in fine details. Welcoming new Life Enrichment/Wellness director Randy Austin is Touchmark’s new Life Enrichment/Wellness director. Many already know Randy from his 17 years of service as the Food Service manager, which provided many opportunities to assist with Life Enrichment/Wellness events. Over the years, he has led classes in ceramics, Texas Hold ‘em, and Wii bowling. Randy has many creative interests, including pottery and painting, which he hopes to share with residents. Randy and his wife, Kim, have two grown sons and two dogs and live in a home that he built. In his spare time, Randy likes to do home remodeling projects, travel, and walk his dogs.
  • 3. Remember to join us! Touchmark partnering with Sioux Falls Community Education program As mentioned previously, this spring, Touchmark is hosting on-site classes: Olympic Games inspire fun events In honor of the international games, residents put their skills to the test as they competed for gold, silver, and bronze medals during the Touchmark Winter Olympic Challenge. Tournament events included Texas Hold ’em, Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament team competition, Billiards, Wii Bowling, and a Walking/NuStep Challenge. • Writing Your Story: Remembering & Celebrating Your Values. DeeDee Raap (author of Dear Mom) will be leading this hands-on class. The class will be held March 4 and 11 from 6:30 to 8 pm. • Introduction to Social Media will cover Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. People will learn about each of these social mediums, including similarities and differences, and how and when to use them. This hands-on class will address the ever-changing digital world. Students will need to bring their own laptop computers or other device with log-in information. The class will be April 22 and 24 from 6 to 8 pm. Register for these classes online: https://commed. sf.k12.sd.us/wconnect/ ace/Home.htm Residents race againstHomes to put together as much of a the clock 445 sq. ft. Studio 1 Bath Retirement Community 300-piece puzzle as possible. They had| 90 minutes to work on For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room their masterpieces. features may vary. See construction documents. sizes, and Infuse your lifestyle with fun and friendships The lifestyle at Touchmark makes it easy to connect with friends and take part in activities. You’re able to enjoy the comfort and privacy of your home— and participate in what we call the {FULL} Life. Looking to infuse your lifestyle with fun, food, and friendship? We invite you to visit in person or online, including our Facebook page. C. C. L. Featured: Apartmet 312 Offering: 445 square feet, studio floor plan, one bathroom, and corner location with great natural light
  • 4. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Saturday, March 1, 1:30 pm Bus departs for The Old Court House Museum to explore new exhibit: Symbol of Freedom: The American Flag. The American flag stands for our past, present, and future and honors our heritage, our diversity, and our unity. Our flag is a symbol of everything that is America. But how did it come to be? Come and find out! Thursday, March 13, 4 to 5 pm Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish Happy Hour. Join us for green beer, assorted wines, Irish appetizers, and festive music. Join the green fun and wear green. North Imperial Dining Room. Saturday, March 15, 1:30 pm The Touchmark bus will leave to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a popular, annual event in Sioux Falls. Seating on the bus is limited; so sign up at the front desk. Museum and walk through several fascinating, educational exhibits, including A City on Track (How the railroad helped grow Sioux Falls) and Chairs of Our Lives. (Learn how this piece of furniture is really a piece of history, full of stories.) Wednesday, March 26, 5 pm Bus leaves for a Night on the Town. First stop: Little Wine Cellar to sample various local and imported wines. Then, the group will visit Granite City Food and Brewery to dine and sample fresh brewed beer. Dessert will be at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Sunday, April 6, 2 pm A Classical Strings Recital by Case School of Music. From 15 to 20 students will perform various classical pieces during the hour-and-20minute recital. See the full calendar of events online: TouchmarkSiouxFalls.com/pdf/communityevent-calendar.pdf Tuesday, March 18, 1:45 pm Bus will depart to visit the Old Court House Connecting the Generations What’s the best thing about being a grandparent? Or what is your best memory of/with a grandparent/grandchild? Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs Not all of us are grandparents or great-grandparents—but all of us are grandchildren. At some time in our lives, we were able to experience the opportunity to know—or know of—our family history. ... Touchmark’s intergenerational program provides opportunities to connect with children of all ages through activities and celebrations, both at Touchmark and in other settings within the community. ... Read more online at Touchmark.com/wellness-forum. TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS Full-service Retirement Community 111 W 17th Street • Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-335-1117 • Touchmark.com 149277 © 2014 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved

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