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Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village - September 2013 Newsletter

  1. 1. October 2011 | page 1 EVENT{FULL}Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Touchmark’s 10th anniversary celebration had residents donning festive Caribbean attire and soaking up the afternoon sun. In attendance were some of Touchmark’s first residents who moved into the River Lodge and cottages. Party- goers danced to a six-piece band and enjoyed jerk chicken, pork, and other island food. The celebration continued into the late afternoon as a Congo line formed and snaked through the tables, followed by The Summit Express Jazz Band. Comments overheard throughout the day: “I just love the band. They were having as much fun as us.” “Best food yet. The jerk chicken is wonderful.” “Can’t believe I’ve lived here 10 years. It has gone so quickly.” “Such a fun event. Everyone had a great time.” Issue 9, 2013 | page 1 Celebrating 10 years ... a party overflowing with excitement!
  2. 2. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Issue 9, 2013 | page 2 W.I.C. C. C. HOMES 1,054 sq. ft. 1 Bedroom | Den | 1 Bath ouchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village 800 SW Touchmark Way | Bend, OR 97702 | 541-383-1414 | 888-231-1113 | TBR103 Rev. 07/07, © 2007, Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Cliff Lodge Homes Resort Retirement Living For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. Start your active, full life Featured: Cliff Lodge 297 Offering: 1,054 square feet, one bedroom, one bathroom, den, gas fireplace, west-facing deck Featured: Terrace Lodge 315 Offering: 706 square feet, one bedroom, one bathroom, fireplace, deck, great location to all Touchmark amenities With September’s focus on active aging, we encourage you to visit Touchmark and see how a community of friends and helpful amenities can infuse your lifestyle with fulfillment! Also, check out the comfortable homes—and the Touchmark fitness offerings. Exterior: Crews started painting the exterior Terrace Lodge courtyard side. Crews have poured the concrete for the memory care courtyard and are forming the heated slabs for the entry walk and ramp. Interior second floor: Painting the walls, lids, and soffits is finished. Crews are working on the wood trim and acoustic tile ceiling grid installation in the corridors. They have set doors and frames and finished about 50% of the cabinets. Interior first floor: The initial wall and ceiling drywall is complete. Crews are now framing the metal soffits and starting the drywall. Kitchen remodel in Residential Care: Remodeling has just begun with the wall demolition. Construction update
  3. 3. October 2011 | page 1 TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Issue 9, 2013 | page 3 Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2 - 3 pm Socrates Circle. Join this philosophical discussion. River Lodge Club Room. Thursday, Sep. 5, 4 pm Get To Know Touchmark Managers Game Show. A resident-requested event. All welcome. Forum. Friday, Sep. 6, noon Frequent and Active Travelers Affinity Lunch. All residents who have a love for traveling are encouraged to dine together. Bring photos, stories, and mementos from a recent or favorite trip to share with others. Sign up at any front desk. Terrace Lodge Four Seasons. Monday, Sep. 9, 3:30 pm Button making. Create a fun name badge in preparation for Friendly Friday Name Badge Day. AL Activity Room. Monday, Sep. 9, 5 - 6:30 pm Monday night football dinners are back! Join other fans in the Forum for a buffet dinner and football. Wear your team colors. Sign up at any front desk. Meal cost:$9. All welcome. Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2 pm Armchair Traveler visits England. Watch a travel DVD as you enjoy a light snack. Terrace Lodge Forum. Tuesday, Sep. 17, 4 - 6 pm Winetasting. Bring your favorite red blend and an appetizer pairing. Space is limited. Sign up at any front desk. Cliff Lodge Lobby. Wednesday, Sep. 18, 9 am - 5 pm Day Trip to Timberline Lodge. Enjoy the day visiting Mt. Hood and a brief stop at Warm Springs Casino. Sign up by Sep. 11 at any front desk. Thursday, Sep. 19, 11 am Jessica Layton, LMT, presents Benefits of Self Massage. Terrace Lodge Lounge. Tuesday, Sep. 24, noon Bring a Friend to Touchmark. This is your chance to introduce your friends to the {FULL} Life. You and your guests will enjoy a barbecue lunch and music by Paul Eddy. Meal costs will be waived if your guest meets the requirements of an age-qualified new neighbor. Bus service will be provided from the River Lodge at 11:45 am and for cottage residents. Please sign up you and your guest at any lodge front desk by September 18. Thursday, Sep. 26, 11 am - 4 pm Red Cross Blood Drive. Be a hero and help save lives. Call Bettie MacDonald at 541-312- 1758 to sign up. Terrace Lodge Forum. Friday, Sep. 27, 3:30 pm Donner Flower Arrangement Class. Local florist Donner Flower will provide both live and artificial flowers for purchase. Choose your flowers and learn to create your own beautiful arrangement. Terrace Lodge Activity Room. Sunday, Sep. 29, 9:45 am - 1:30 pm Gather at Riverbend Park, and join us and the Bend community for the local Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Touchmark is a sponsor and is excited to support the new local Alzheimer’s Association chapter. Donations will be accepted but are not necessary to participate. The walk is almost three miles, starting at the Bend Park and Rec pavilion, and winding through the Old Mill District and river trail. Wear good walking shoes and clothing. Sign up at any front desk and request a registration form (please return form to front desk). Transportation will provided for first 19 to register. Monday, Sep. 30, noon Lunch at the Phoenix and spa day at Phagans. Transportation provided. Sign up at any front desk. See the full calendar of events online: community-event-calendar.pdf. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
  4. 4. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Issue 9, 2013 | page 4 Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs Eat less. Eat better. Move more. “Unhealthy diets and a lack of physical activity in the US cause more health loss than smoking, alcohol, or drug use.” – Ali Mokdad, PhD, director of Middle Eastern Initiatives and professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) The United States has made significant health improvements over the last two decades, including: • Lower disease burden rates since 1990 of nearly all childhood conditions and diseases • Lower mortality rates for people at every age since 1990 • Significant reduction in death and disability from HIV/AIDS But Canada and other countries in Europe and Asia are improving at a faster rate. Why is the US less healthy than other countries? The researchers point to poor dietary practices and inadequate physical activity as two of the driving forces. In fact, dietary risks moved ahead of smoking as the leading cause of disability and death in the study released recently in the American Journal of Medicine. Christopher Murray, MD, DPhil, is a professor of Global Health at the University of Washington and director of the IHME. He presented the findings of the study at an event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move! campaign. Bad choices and risky behaviors fall in the category of “lifestyle-related risk factors”. Genetics are important but not as important as lifestyle practices. Touchmark recognizes the importance of providing healthy lifestyle options in its 11 communities in the US and Canada. To find out more about the Full Life Wellness & Life Enrichment offerings at Touchmark, contact any member of the Full Life team. And ask about Touchmark’s celebration of Active Aging Week, coming up in September. It’s never too late to gain the benefits of eating better and moving more! Each year, Touchmark celebrates Active Aging Week the last week of the month. Promoted by the International Council on Active Aging, the week focuses on the many positive things that people can do to change the way they age. The community’s theme this year is Experiencing the Full Life. Some of the fun events include: • Sept. 22, 3 pm: Creative Painting Art Class. • Sept 23, 3:30 pm: Men’s Club Pool Tourney. • Sept. 25, 10 am, Senior Fitness & Neurocom® Balance Testing. • Sept. 26, 1:30 pm: Line Dance Class. • Sept. 28, 10 am: Hike the River Trail. For a full list of events and details, talk with a Full Life team member or check out the calendar. Let’s move. Join us for Active Aging Week.
  5. 5. October 2011 | page 1 TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE More summer fun! Issue 9, 2013 | page 5 Residents enjoyed spending the day at the Black Butte Quilt Show. Other fun recent adventures: riding the chairlift to a lunch outing at Mt. Bachelor Pine Martin Lodge and a day trip to Cowboy Dinner Tree in Silver Lake, Oregon.
  6. 6. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Touchmark thanks the following advertisers for their support ...       For great customer service call Mention Touchmark resident and staff special for 10% off non-sale products – Bend North store only Dr. Peter M. Yonan DMD 625 NW Colorado Avenue, Bend, Oregon 97701 TEL. 541.383.0754 FAX. 541.383.8128 Specializing in Implant & Comprehensive Dentistry Seenextpageformore MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER SBA PREFERRED LENDER ©2010UmpquaBank.Allrightsreserved. GREAT COMMUNITIES START WITH GREAT PEOPLE. We’re lucky to be surrounded by both. Terrace Lodge 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend • 541-312-4888 Issue 9, 2013 | page 6 BRAIN BUILDERS Grab some paper. Write the letters of the alphabet vertically down one side. Now, think of a word that begins with each letter. The category is: Animals. Example: A: Anteater B: Buffalo You said it! “Touchmark has continually met the needs of my parents. My dad has had increasing memory loss, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that Touchmark’s memory care is about to open. It is comforting that both my parents can live at the same community and be well taken care of.” - Sonja Donohue, family member
  7. 7. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE 19800 SW Touchmark Way • Bend, OR 97702 541-383-1414 • © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Bend Skin CO Debra Simpkins Licensed Aesthetician 541.390.3338 Facials, Waxing and More Touchmark at Mt Bachelor Village, CL#3 Bend, OR 97702 Chic Shanties Restyling & Real Estate Staging We use your existing furnishings to: Prepare your home for the market Restyle your home for living Consultation Services SAVE 10% By the hour, room or entire project Karen 541-815-6919 Vicki 541-480-2990 CallJosefaat541-383-1414forinformationaboutadvertising. Touchmark thanks the following advertisers for their support ... Jeanne Turner, Principal Broker “Call me at 541-420-4600 for a free market analysis.” Caring...Knowledgeable...Effective 33 Years of Experience Thinking of Moving to Touchmark? 909 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701 Phone: (541) 382-3791 or (800) 433-4588 Fax: (541) 382-2361 605 NW Newport Ave., Bend, OR 97701