Touchmark at Fairway Village - September 2013 Newsletter

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Touchmark at Fairway Village - September 2013 Newsletter

  1. 1. October 2011 | page 1 EVENT{FULL}Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community TOUCHMARK AT FAIRWAY VILLAGE Issue 9, 2013 | page 1 Let’s move. 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. Everyone is invited to celebrate! Friday, Sept. 27, 10 am - 2 pm: Active Aging Open House Join us in our Health & Fitness Club for a full schedule of wellness offerings: • Functional fitness assessments • Balance assessments • Demonstration of our new NeuroCom® Balance Master® assessment and rehabilitation system. Our club offers the most advanced version in Vancouver of this tool, which includes NeuroGames™ software that allows people to “play” computerized games by shifting their center of gravity. • Fitness class demonstrations • Healthy snacks and more! Community fun The sun was shining in Canon Beach. Residents enjoyed visiting the local shops, museum, and pizza parlor for lunch.
  2. 2. TOUCHMARK AT FAIRWAY VILLAGE Issue 9, 2013 | page 2 Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2:30 pm Bake Sale. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and Parkinson’s Foundation. Lobby. Friday, Sep. 6, 2 - 5 pm Car Wash. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and Parkinson’s Foundation. Sunday, Sep. 8, 11:45 am The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Walk starts at 2 pm at Portland International Raceway. Monday, Sep. 9, 3:30 pm Random Acts of Kindness Activity. Activity Room. Tuesday, Sep. 10, 6:30 pm Intergenerational choir starts weekly practice. Art Gallery. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6 pm Outing to Chapman Elementary School to watch Vaux’s Swifts prepare to roost for the night. You don’t want to miss this natural wonder. Folding chairs, hot chocolate, and dessert provided. Please dress for the weather. Thursday, Sep. 12, 11 am Lunch outing to Riverview Restaurant. Thursday, Sep. 12, 3:30 pm Ice Cream from Around the World Social with piano music by Stan Lasely. Fireside Room. Tuesday, Sep.17, 3:30 pm Drum Circle with Michelle and Bruce. Fireside Room. Thursday, Sep. 19, 4 pm Welcome Fall Party. Enjoy entertainment by Nehemiah Brown, specialty beverages, appetizers, and fall décor to celebrate the change of the seasons. Fireside Room. See the full calendar of events online: TouchmarkVancouver. com/pdf/community-event- calendar.pdf EVENT HIGHLIGHTS A special thanks! Gathering on the Courtside Patio, people enjoyed a delicious evening celebrating volunteers. Each year, the community hosts an annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. This year, the Matthew Casey’s Trio provided entertainment, which added to the festive atmosphere.
  3. 3. TOUCHMARK AT FAIRWAY VILLAGE Issue 9, 2013 | page 3 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 CLUB NEWS S ALTH RE FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINER AWARD LIFE STORY PERSONAL CARE PERSON-CENTERED CARE AQUATIC SAIL with us Beginning Sep. 9, Stay Active and Independent for Life classes (SAIL) will begin. The Washington State Department of Health created this evidence-based exercise class to help older adults improve strength, balance, and their ability to perform daily tasks. This is a 12-16 week class series with pre-and post-testing conducted. Each class will include education and tips on how to lead an independent life. Join experienced and skilled instructors to work through exercises that have been tested with those ages 65+. Bring a friend. It’s proven that having a workout buddy keeps you motivated. Level 1 Class – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 10:15 am in the Forum Level 2 Class – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 1 pm Health & Fitness Club Contact Director of Health & Fitness Kim Lehmann for additional information. Start your active, full life Featured: Apartment 119 in the Devonshire neighborhood. This studio is located in Devonshire. and is designed and licensed to provide a supportive environment for loved ones who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia illnesses. 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 this home. WFV027, Rev. 06/08 © 2008, Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Waterford at Fairway Village 2911 SE Village Loop | Vancouver, WA 98683 | 360-254-2866 | 800-414-7575 | WaterfordVancouver.com Condo-style Homes Resort-style Retirement For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. BATH C. BEDROOM LIVING ROOM 525 sq. ft. Studio | 1 Bath Featured: Apartment 217. Designed for those who may need a little help with the day-to-day living. Our private spacious assisted living apartments are always close to Touchmnark team members who provide personal care and health services support. WFV027, Rev. 06/08 © 2008, Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Waterford at Fairway Village 2911 SE Village Loop | Vancouver, WA 98683 | 360-254-2866 | 800-414-7575 | WaterfordVancouver.com Condo-style Homes Resort-style Retirement For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. Waterford at Fairway Village 2911 SE Village Loop Vancouver, WA 98683 360-254-2866 360-883-3103 FAX www.touchmark.com Floor Plan C-1 Health Services Neighborhood Apartment no. 117 q. ft. = 1'-0" BATH C. BEDROOM LIVING ROOM KITCHENETTE Claremont | Home 217 595 sq. ft. Studio | 1 Bath
  4. 4. TOUCHMARK AT FAIRWAY VILLAGE 2911 SE Village Loop • Vancouver, WA 98683 360-254-2866 • Touchmark.com © 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! Random Acts of Kindness Have you ever given or received a random act of kindness? How did that make you feel? Touchmark is hoping to create opportunities to do random acts of kindness within the community. Join us for the next activity Monday, Sep. 9 at 3:30 pm. Reach out and touch, inspire, and share someone else’s life. The power of music Music can lift moods, heal, and free the mind of clutter. Join the very popular Drum Circles, which are the perfect opportunity to experience music in a deeper way. Even those who have never played a musical instrument before have discovered a connection and been inspired to dance to a tune that brought back memories or have created their own melody by singing to the beat. Come give it a try and free your spirit to dance to the beat of a different drum. Lift up your spirits with these events

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