Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village - February 2014 Newsletter


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Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village - February 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. February 2014 THE{FULL}LIFE TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE Bringing in the new year! Revelers gathered to ring in the new year. Some danced the night away while others enjoyed wearing hats and celebrating with family and friends. (cont.)
  2. 2. (cont.) 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-of-life plan) and shares helpful information from the 50th US Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. Read more online at
  3. 3. 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! Featured: The Adams at 875 S Hallenbeck Lane Offering: 1,595 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, covered patio, gas fireplace, hardwood flooring in kitchen and dining area, lots of storage Chautauqua Week Feb. 24, 25, 26, and 27 at 7 pm In honor of the adult education movement of the early 1900s, we’re hosting an entertainer or educator each evening. Enjoy period music and fun incharacter presenters. We will gather in the auditorium. Monday: Clarence E. Eddy and Hannibal F. ‘Seven Devils’ Johnson featuring music of the early 1900s with tales of the Idaho mining days. Tuesday: Experience an indoor slide presentation on the night skies over Boise and Southern Idaho, presented by Boise Astronomical Society. This society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and promotion of the interest in astronomy. Wednesday: Janet Worthington in character and on stage as Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams. In this presentation, Janet will take us inside the life of this lesser-known Adams’ First Lady, exploring her happiness and depression, her failures and successes. Thursday: Music by Jim Sample and Bob Law, the JB Duo. Wrap up Chautauqua week with this delightful percussion and piano music.
  4. 4. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Saturday, Feb. 1, 6 pm Bus leaves for Gospel Concert at Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene. Choirs from all over the region gather after a one-day rehearsal to bring an exuberant program of favorite gospel tunes. Sunday, Feb. 2, 3:30 pm Super Bowl Party. Celebrate with your neighbors and enjoy the last tailgate party of the football season. Tailgate starts at 3:30 pm with the kickoff scheduled for 4:30 pm. Coeur d’Alene Room. Monday, Feb. 10, 7 pm The Boise Chordsmen’s 4th Dimension barbershop quartet will be performing a variety of barbershop music. Coeur d’Alene Room. Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 pm Nuit d’Amour with Jason and Michele Detwiler. Come and enjoy an evening of light opera, show tunes, and love songs to lead us into Valentine’s Day. Coeur d’Alene Room. Boise Community Ed classes offered in February: (All classes are offered at no charge for residents and minimal cost to others). Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:15 to 2 pm Zumba® Gold. This class offers one-of-a-kind dance fitness choreographed to spirited Latin rhythms but modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of active older participants. Instructor Kathi MacNaughton will have you smiling and laughing. Coeur d’Alene Room. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15 to 5 pm Beginning Tai Chi for Seniors. Tai chi is great for improving balance, strength, breathing, and overall well-being. Join Jeffrey Vik as he begins a new class especially designed for seniors. Tai chi has been shown to be effective in helping older adults who have mobility concerns. Coeur d’Alene Room. Tuesdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and March 4; 6:30 pm Line Dancing. Exercise while moving to music. This class provides stress relief and encourages social interaction. No partner or experience needed. Instructor is Arlene Ankenman, who has taught Country and Western couples dance and line dancing for over 30 years. Coeur d’Alene Room. Thursdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27; 10 am Gentle Yoga for Seniors. This class focuses on breathing exercises as well as seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is provided to safely perform postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of motion. Learn to relax, reduce stress, and engage in a sense of calm. Instructor Martha Hooper will teach the benefits of yoga to experienced students and first-timers alike. Coeur d’Alene Room. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2 to 4 pm Sharing Women’s Wisdom. Facilitator Barbara Leinberger-Bolin, RN, enjoys helping women recognize their own circle of influence and use their wisdom in daily life. Her workshops have been particularly helpful in bridging the gap between generations of family members and strengthening the grandparent and great-grandparent relationships. The class is designed for women and will be small. Please sign up in advance. Chapel. See the full calendar of events online: TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE Full-service Retirement Community 4037 E Clocktower Lane • Meridian, ID 83642 208-888-2277 • 149088 © 2014 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved