Touchmark on Saddle Drive - July 2014 Newsletter

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Touchmark on Saddle Drive - July 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE THE{FULL}LIFE July 2014 Honoring veterans Paying tribute to veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and all others who served their country, the Memorial Day Flag Placement Ceremony started with a flag-raising moment. Retired Air Force Chaplain Brian Knutson (who is the son of resident Maurie Knutson) gave the invocation. Life Scout Ethan Holmes read a speech about the history of Memorial Day and its importance in today’s world. The event finished with a reception. Volunteer becomes Keeper of the Boards Joe Eckroth, Touchmark volunteer, helps the Life Enrichment/Wellness team update and change out the event flyers throughout the community. “I am happy to help and do my part; plus, it is a great way to exercise!” shares Joe. “This is a steady job, and Joe’s help is so important in keeping everyone up to date and involved,” says Nanette Whitman-Holmes, Life Enrichment/Wellness director. Interested in volunteering? Connect with Nanette or another team member.
  2. 2. CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Feel the beat! Resident Jennie Imeson plays an Aborigine Clicking Stick and joins others during the Touchmark Rhythm Circle. Cheers! The winetasting event offered variety, including the merlot that these ladies sampled. Enjoying the sunny weather, Bonnie David plays bocce ball outside on the lawn with friends. The popular Sons of Norway Cookie Social returned with a selection of krumkaker, goro, pepperkaker, rosettes, and kokosmakroner cookies to share.
  3. 3. Find your {FULL} Life at Touchmark This newly upgraded Wakefield cottage home on 901 Saddle Drive offers 1,540 square feet, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Upgrades include new paint and flooring throughout, enclosed sunroom with gas stove, and silhouette blinds. Also, available is apartment 224 (not pictured), which offers a city view with western exposure for afternoon sun and sunsets. The apartment includes 984 square feet, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Call today! If you read the title and said to yourself, wait a minute, it’s July: July is the time to celebrate independence and unification. As countries and as individuals, we are keenly attracted to the notion of independence. Research tells us that it’s our lifestyle—things we do and choices we make— that determines how we will age. According to research done at California State University, Fullerton by C. Jessie Jones and Roberta E. Rikli, a key element in maintaining independence later in life is sustaining one’s “fitness capacity (strength, endurance, agility, and balance).” Simple, right? So why declare interdependence? Because life happens. Appointments, other priorities, injuries, and many other reasons all serve to interfere with or distract our attention from exercise. Encouragement and accountability can be essential to sticking with a fitness program. In our office, several team members go to the local YMCA to exercise at noon. Sometimes, we join a group exercise class together, and other days we each do an individual program; regardless, we check in with each other. We carpool. We rearrange schedules. During this month when we celebrate unity and independence, ask someone to start a walking group with you. Join a class. Walk around the corner and visit a friend. Ask a Life Enrichment/ Wellness team member about steps you could take with others to improve your fitness capacity. Declare interdependence—and gain more independence! For more information about Touchmark’s Life Enrichment/Wellness program or the research regarding standards for maintaining physical independence in later years, email me at FullLife@Touchmark.com. Declare interdependence! Brian Pryor Executive Vice President
  4. 4. 149957 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE Full-service Retirement Community 915 Saddle Drive • Helena, MT 59601 406-449-4900 • Touchmark.com EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Wednesday, July 9, 4 pm Birthday Party. Join Dorothy Randall and her family to celebrate her 106th birthday. Enjoy a wine cocktail hour and music by the Hopeful Troubadours in the lobby followed by a special dinner in both dining rooms. Friday, July 11, 2 pm Flower Arranging with Catherine Etchart. This summer program aims to create connections between Helena students and members of Helena’s retirement communities. Students will come to Touchmark and arrange around 65 vases of flowers and interact with residents. Forum. Thursday, July 17, 2 pm Celebrate Peach Ice Cream Day with a dish of the delicious treat. Peaches are one of the best flavors of the summer season. In celebration of the harvest, ice cream companies make peach ice cream. Saturday, July 19, 7:30 pm Out to Symphony Under the Stars: The Magical Music of Disney at Carroll College. People from around the region attend this popular summer event, which will be part of the city’s 150th birthday celebration. Bring lawn chairs/ blankets. People are welcome to bring a picnic dinner or purchase food from local vendors. The event is also a fundraiser for Helena Food Share. Canned-good donations are encouraged. (Last year, the event gathered more than 12,000 pounds of canned goods. Cost per ticket: $25. Thursday, July 24, 11 am Last Chance Stampede & Fair. Come and check out the exhibits, ride the rides, and enjoy this annual summertime extravaganza! Lunch is on your own. Admission is $3. Thursday, July 31, 4 pm Dinner Out at Yacht Basin Restaurant on Canyon Ferry. Enjoy fantastic dining and breathtaking lake views. See the full calendar online: TouchmarkHelena.com/pdf/community-event-calendar.pdf

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