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Touchmark at All Saints - September 2013 Newsletter

  1. 1. EVENT{FULL}Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS Issue 9, 2013 | page 1 Join us for Active Aging Week 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. Join us for these fun events: Sunday, Sept. 22, 1:30 pm: Sangria Sunday at the Strawbale Winery. Enjoy the first day of autumn with a casual afternoon of spirits, music, and good company. RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 17. Monday, Sept. 23, 2:15 pm: Private tour of the Sioux Falls State Theatre. See the most recent renovations. RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 19. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 3 pm: Learn what’s new in this year’s SculptureWalk with Director of SculptureWalk Jim Clark. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 20. North Imperial Dining Room. Wednesday, Sept. 25 10 am: Zumba® Gold demonstration. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 20. Heritage Room. 2:15 pm: Behind-the-Scenes tour of the South Dakota Lions Eye & Tissue Bank, the only eye tissue recovery, evaluation, and distribution organization in South Dakota. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 20. Thursday, Sept. 26, 3 pm: Meet the Mayor. The Honorable Mike Huether, Sioux Falls mayor, will join us and share information about current and future projects. RSVP by Sept. 23. Friday, Sept. 27, 2:15 pm: SculptureWalk Tour. Join us for a walking tour through downtown—and vote for your favorite 2013 sculpture. Please RSVP by Sept. 24. Saturday, Sept. 28, 1:15 pm: Visit to Good Earth State Park at Blood Run. Not only is this wooded park beautiful, the site itself is one of the oldest sites of long-term human habitation in the United States. We’ll leave Touchmark at 1:15. Please RSVP by Sept. 24.
  2. 2. TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS Issue 9, 2013 | page 2 “I didn’t care for the publicity” At a glance, Paul Robbie’s life seems fairly ordinary. He was born and raised in Sisseton, SD. Like many boys at that time, he learned how to hunt and fish—two pastimes he enjoyed all his life, exploring the state’s prairies, Badlands, and rivers. Through high school, Paul worked as assistant manager at JC Penny and then moved to Mitchell, SD, where he managed the city’s country club with his father. Later, he moved to Sioux Falls, where he worked as a manager of the Cataract Hotel and in the office supplies business. Until last year, Paul was still working at Brown and Saenger. But there are also a few not-so-ordinary details about Robbie’s life—such as starting the Miami Dolphins football team with his brother Joe Robbie in 1966. “My brother, Joe, was an attorney and had a client in Florida in 1965, and asked me to go with him,” says Paul. “While we were there, we ran into Joe Foss, who was Commissioner of the American Football League (AFL) at the time.” Foss, also a South Dakota native, and the first Commissioner of the AFL, asked the brothers if they wanted to start a football franchise in Miami, Florida, and if they could raise the money. Starting the Miami Dolphins “Raising the money was easy; football was a good investment. We talked with people we knew and banks in the East, and later that year we obtained the AFL franchise in Miami,” says Paul. His brother then moved to Florida with his family to become the general manager and eventually the owner of the Miami Dolphins. “I didn’t care for the publicity and preferred to stay in South Dakota, so remained a stakeholder,” says Paul. After successfully raising the money to start the franchise, the Robbie brothers experienced some serious challenges the first couple seasons. “This was the first time we’d done something like this, so of course we made some mistakes. We didn’t have the right coaches or right players, and we weren’t doing well. We were losing and deep in debt,” says Paul. In 1970, Don Shula, former coach of the Baltimore Colts, was hired as the new head coach for the Miami Dolphins. “Shula helped turn things around and recruited the right players,” says Paul, “and we went to the Super Bowl in 1971, 1972, and 1973.” The Dolphins faced the Dallas Cowboys at the Tulane Stadium in New Orleans for Super Bowl VI but lost 24-3. Returning to the Super Bowl playoffs in 1972, the Dolphins were undefeated, 17-0 and won Super Bowl VII, 14-7, against the Washington Redskins. “We were the NFL’s first team to finish the season and playoffs undefeated,” says Paul, “and 1972 is the only year the Dolphins have been undefeated.” In 1973, the Dolphins made it to the Super Bowl championship again, defeating the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7, at Houston’s Rice Stadium. “Those were really some great years that put the Dolphins on the map,” says Paul. “It was a highlight to be on the sidelines during those games and to be involved with the team for nearly Paul Robbie wears his Super Bowl ring and holds an autographed football. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday with family. (cont.)
  3. 3. October 2011 | page 1 TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS (cont.) Issue 9, 2013 | page 3 Start your active, full life 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. Featured: Apartment 350 Offers: 1,549 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, den, high ceilings with lots of natural light, in historic Chapelwood Residents and friends enjoyed an educational tour of the US Geological Center. W.I.C. M. BATH W/D FIREPLACE DW Waterford at All Saints 111 W 17th Street | Sioux Falls, SD 57104 | 605-335-1117 | 800-713-1117 | WAS099, Rev. 07/08, © 2008 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved 1,549 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom | Den | 2 Bath Homes Retirement Community For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. 30 years. I went to almost all of the games. The Dolphins’ private jet would pick me up in Sioux Falls, and I’d watch the games from the box seats or sidelines.” Paul’s brother remained the owner until 1989, when he passed away at age 73. In 1994, Paul sold his shares to Joe’s children, who had taken over their father’s ownership in 1990. Paul still stays in touch with good friends Coach Shula and Quarterback Dan Marino, who played with the Dolphins from 1983 to 1999. Last year, he went to Dallas to watch a game and tour the new stadium. Paul keeps a few reminders of his history with the Miami Dolphins. For example, there are autographed 1972 and 1973 Super Bowl footballs resting on his desk. On a wall hangs an autographed photo of Coach Don Shula after coaching his 347th win, the NFL record for most career wins. And on Paul’s right ring finger, one of his two prized Super Bowl rings. “I have a lot of great memories from those years,” says Paul. “We were proud of ourselves for our accomplishments in adverse circumstances. I still get a weekly report on the team.” (cont.) Good times!
  4. 4. TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS Issue 9, 2013 | page 4 It was a perfect day to stop and smell the roses during a recent visit to McKennan Park. New residents were introduced at the Welcome Tea. Concertgoers enjoyed ice cream treats and a beautiful evening of circus-inspired music by the Sioux Falls Municipal Band. (cont.) Residents celebrated July birthdays with a ’50s drive-in-theme party. Residents and friends enjoyed a performance of Romeo & Juliet performed by Bare Bodkins Theatre Company at Falls Park.
  5. 5. October 2011 | page 1 TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1 pm On Patriot Day, Janet Jones-Hartsell and her husband, Lynn Hartsell, will present Inside the Pentagon and share their experience of being in the Pentagon on 9/11. North Imperial Dining Room. Thursday, Sept. 12, 11:45 am Fall Style Show & Luncheon, featuring styles from Go Casual. For Touchmark residents and invited guests. RSVP required. Saturday, Sep. 14, 9:15 am National Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk. Join a team and walk beautiful Sertoma Park. Tuesday, Sep. 24, 1:45 pm Sioux Falls Christian Praise Group. Enjoy this student-led worship with song. All Saints Chapel. Check out Active Aging Week events on page one! See the full calendar of events online: community-event-calendar.pdf EVENT HIGHLIGHTS (cont.) Alice Doscher shares her family Bibles in the Moments of Pride Curio. The oldest bible is from her grandfather and dates back to the early 1800s. Gilbert Buehner recently added a windmill to his log village. 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 BRAIN BUILDERS Issue 9, 2013 | page 5
  6. 6. TOUCHMARK AT ALL SAINTS 111 W 17th Street • Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-335-1117 • © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved 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! The public is welcome to a Meet and Greet with Touchmark’s new Memory Care Manager Jaime Pickett, RN, on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 3 to 5 pm. Jaime brings extensive long-term care experience to her position. For example, Jaime has worked as the assistant director of Nursing at Bethany Lutheran Home and as Minimum Data Set coordinator and charge nurse at Canistota - Good Samaritan Society. All are welcome to the Meet and Greet event. Please RSVP. New Memory Care manager joins team