Touchmark at Wedgewood - February 2014 Newsletter


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Touchmark at Wedgewood - February 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. February 2014 THE{FULL}LIFE TOUCHMARK AT WEDGEWOOD Embracing cold winter weather The cabin-fever bash kicked off with residents and team members participating in a friendly Road Hockey game. Tom McClocklin, who was a professional basketball referee, refereed the game. Partygoers also relaxed on “The Ice Berg” winter patio area while enjoying signature drinks made by Bacardi Canada Representative Renee McEachern. Glen Anderson, who manages Touchmark’s Maintenance Department, demonstrated snow sculpting, and musical guests Plamondon performed. “This event hooked into Edmonton’s For the Love of Winter strategy,” says Brenda Edmonds, director of Touchmark’s Full Life Wellness & Life Enrichment Program. “As the city is a winter city for six months of the year, it makes sense to encourage all residents to enjoy the great outdoors!” (Read more about the city’s For the Love of Winter at government/initiatives_innovation/wintercitystrategy.aspx.) The next winter activity? People can add a boost to their winter workout with Fitness Instructor Lenka Makarian, who will kick off the outdoor winter walking program. Watch the calendar for more details or talk with a Full Life team member to sign up. Resident Solveig Mathieson, 87, has embraced a love of winter and enjoys cross-country skiing around the Touchmark community. Watch next month’s newsletter for photos of the cabin-fever bash.
  2. 2. A GLANCE AT OCTOBER CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Look for more photos on Facebook. Everyone enjoyed the various holiday activities, including the Ukrainian Christmas Customs & Traditions event. (cont.)
  3. 3. Young violinist extraordinaire shares his love of music Nine-year-old fiddle phenom Jack Forestier (accompanied by his parents, Michel and Marie Forestier) entertained a crowd at Touchmark. “After seeing Jack perform at a fundraiser, I wanted him to come here. I used to play violin myself, so when I saw such a vibrant little guy play so well at such a young age … it was astounding,” says resident Carol Martin. Accomplished in both classical and fiddle styles, Jack demonstrated his string skills during an entertaining afternoon. Enjoying your {FULL} Life 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! Jack fiddled his way into Canadians’ hearts and became a semifinalist on the television show Canada’s Got Talent. Jack’s passion for performing started at a young age thanks to his parents—Michel, a classical guitarist, and Marie, a violinist. It was Marie who began teaching Jack to play at just two years old. 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
  4. 4. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2 pm Documentary on Alberta’s Oil Sands: Pay Dirt. Fireside Lounge. Friday, Feb. 7 3:30 pm iPad and iPod Training. Business Centre. Monday, Feb. 10, 2 pm Birthday & Anniversary Party with Country Crooner Russ Andruko. Marquis Room. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 11 am Church Service with Pastor Jim Smart. Marquis Room. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2 pm Knit & Kaboodle. Library. Friday, Feb. 14, 5:30 pm Valentine’s Day Dinner. Grande Hall Dining Room. Friday, Feb. 14, 7 pm Sweetheart Dance with Jazz Singer Colleen Lazoruk. Grande Foyer. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2 pm Touchmark Glee Club performs show tunes. Marquis Room. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 4 pm Men’s Beers of the World Club. Monte Carlo Room. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2 pm Olympic Games Curling. Marquis Room. Friday, Feb. 28, 3 pm Music & Dance Troupe: Hawaiian Treasure. Marquis Room. Friday, Feb. 28, 5:30 pm Hawaiian Luau Buffet. Grande Hall Dining Room. See the full calendar of events online: TOUCHMARK AT WEDGEWOOD Full-service Retirement Community 18333 Lessard Road NW • Edmonton, AB T6M 2Y5 780-577-5000 • 149088 © 2014 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved