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Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village - October 2013 Newsletter


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Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village - October 2013 Newsletter

  1. 1. October 2011 | page 1 EVENT{FULL}Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE National speaker joins celebration: Touchmark opens new memory care Issue 10, 2013 | page 1 Author Anne P. Hill, JD, will present Top 10 Strategies: When You Care for People with Dementia Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 3 pm at Touchmark. The public is invited to attend and be among the first to see Touchmark’s new memory care neighborhoods and meet staff. Please call 541- 383-1414 to RSVP. Anne will share the same presentation for a resident-only audience at 10:30 am that morning. At 4 pm, Kristina Barragan, regional coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Association, will give some brief remarks, followed by tours, refreshments, and entertainment at 4:30 pm. About Anne P. Hill, JD Anne is the author of Unforgettable Journey– Tips to Survive Your Parent’s Alzheimer’s Disease, which was based on her own experiences. She will discuss straightforward, down-to-earth strategies to cope with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, including how to work with medical providers. She is now a frequent speaker about Alzheimer’s and is participating in the State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease in Oregon Task Force. Anne is also co-author, together with Marian Hodges, MD, MPH, a nationally known geriatrician practicing at Providence Portland Medical Center, of Help Is Here: When Someone You Love has Dementia, a notebook resource written specifically for primary care physicians to give to the family caregiver of a person with dementia. Anne practiced law for 16 years before retiring to care for her children and her mother, who died in 2009 of end-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. 2. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Issue 10, 2013 | page 2 Fall in love with the full life Featured: Terrace Lodge 214 Offering: 706 square feet, one bedroom, one bathroom, full kitchen, easy access to all Touchmark amenities Featured: Cliff Lodge 297 Offering: 1,054 square feet, one bedroom, one bathroom, den, gas fireplace, west-facing deck Learn about the Full Life at Touchmark: home and yard maintenance provided, great neighbors, and attentive and caring staff. Call to arrange your personal tour—and find out for yourself why people fall for Touchmark! Meet two prize painters Painting is very popular at Touchmark. Recently, two residents received recognition for their painting talents at the local county fair. Carol Piersee is a painter and weaver. She has always had an interest in art, but it wasn’t until her four children were grown and her husband retired that she had time to revisit her passion. “My original thought was to take up acrylic painting but after taking a watercolor class on a whim, I was hooked,” says Carol, who continues to improve her skills by taking classes, watching DVDs, and reading art books. Carol has won numerous first-place themed prizes at the Deschutes County Fair. (This award is given to the painting that best represents the fair’s yearly theme.) Along with painting, Carol loves to weave and is a proud owner of a number of looms she keeps in her studio. Kendra West describes herself as a reluctant painter. “Just four years ago, I had never painted,” says Kendra. “Not wanting a watercolor class to be canceled, a friend called me and asked me to sit in on the class.” Kendra agreed to attend the class, thinking she would just be a warm body. Now four years later,
  3. 3. October 2011 | page 1 TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Kendra looks forward to painting with a group every Monday and exploring her talent. Kendra’s paintings have earned her first- and second-place awards at the Deschutes County Fair, a very impressive accomplishment for such a young painter. Be sure to visit the Touchmark resident art gallery, where both artists have pieces on display. Issue 10, 2013 | page 3 Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs The “right” to happiness “We hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson Is it a right or a privilege—the right to happiness, that is? Whatever your interpretation of the wording of the Declaration of Independence, it has become a multimillion-dollar business to help us all find our “right to happiness.” We may have come equipped to pursue our own version of happiness, but North Americans seem to be endowed with the pursuit-of-happiness impulse. Many have the urge to find that greener pasture or nirvana … just over the hillside (or online, for that matter). What does that mean? It means that the outdated definition of doing more, owning more, conquering the next challenge has become an ambition to “best” our neighbors, whether by straight-out purchase or credit. The snatch-and-grab phenomenon has become a job description for many and an “oh well” for our neighbors. Interestingly, this is not true of those who live long and well. Studies repeatedly tell us that philanthropy and a spirit of giving are essential to well- being. While it may not be the barn-raising or neighborhood party in this day and age, the impulse to help others is deeply imbedded. All of the current studies on “happiness” bear out the fact that compassion, concern, and action (in the way of helping hands or physical donations) make a difference in the quality of life we all seek. So, pass up the infomercials and appeals you get in your mailbox to “feel good about yourself” with this tape or class. Release even an ongoing commitment to “feel good.” Instead, contact the Full Life wellness team at Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village to get involved in programs and services that do make a difference.
  4. 4. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Issue 10, 2013 | page 4 Above left and middle: Residents wore their Western apparel to the Austrailian Outback Patio Party, which featured a barbecue dinner and music by The Alley Cats jazz ensemble. Above Right: Friends gather for a friendship lunch. Below left and middle: Residents enjoyed a day trip to Cultus Lake and an afternoon ice-cream treat. Below right: Enjoying a cold beverage, good company, and an afternoon baseball game. Fun in the sun Look for Active Aging Week photos on Facebook and in next month’s newsletter.
  5. 5. October 2011 | page 1 TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Issue 10, 2013 | page 5 Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Ongoing events in October Flu Shot Clinics by Partners In Care River Lodge Library: Oct. 15, 10 am – noon. Terrace Lodge: Oct. 17, 11 am - 2 pm. Cliff Lodge Lobby: Oct. 28, 11 am -1 pm. Bring insurance cards. Medicare and Pacific Source will be billed. All other: pay $30 and receive a receipt for reimbursement. Please bring cash or check. No signup necessary. Monday Night Football Dinner Join other football fans 5 to 6:30 pm for a buffet dinner and Monday night football. Wear your team colors. Sign up at any front desk. Meal cost $9. Forum. Saturday, Oct. 5, 10:30 am Bus trip to Macy’s for early holiday shopping. Mondays, Oct. 7 and 21, 3 pm Computer 101. Will Shelton will answer questions and provide instruction to help improve basic computer skills. Sign up for one of three spots at each session. Those with laptops or just wanting to watch are welcome. Resident Business Club. Sunday, Oct. 6, 12:30 - 5:30 pm Day trip to Belknap Hot Springs and Lodge. Enjoy fall foliage. Soak in the hot springs. Bring a towel and change of clothes, if bathing. Cost: $7 for hour in pool or $12 for day pass; bring money for lunch at a deli in Sisters (or bring sack lunch). The site offers bathroom and shower facilities. Transportation provided. Sign up at front desk. Thursday, Oct. 10, 5 - 7 pm Prime Rib Birthday Dinner. Complimentary for those celebrating an October birthday. Cost for others: $19. Thursday, Oct. 10, 4 pm Beer Tasting at the River Lodge. Bring your favorite brew. The bottles will be placed in a brown paper bag. We’ll then taste and score each. Lastly, we’ll unveil the best-tasting beer. All residents welcome. Sign up at any front desk. River Lodge Great Room. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2 pm Armchair Traveler: Germany! Enjoy a Rick Steves travel video and light snacks. Have you traveled to or lived in Germany? Bring pictures, stories, or memorabilia to share. Terrace Lodge Forum. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10:30 am Memory Care Grand Opening and Lecture by Anne Hill. See more on page one. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 pm Touchmark Connections meeting with special guests Marge Coalman, EdD, and grand opening keynote speaker and author Anne Hill. This monthly meeting will provide support, education, and strategies for family members, caregivers, and friends of individuals living with dementia. New Memory Care: Deschutes Wing. Thursday, Oct. 24, 5 – 7 pm Travelers Dinner. Please make a reservation at the front desk. All welcome. Four Seasons. Monday, Oct. 28, 1 pm Trip to the DD Ranch Pumpkin Patch. Transportation provided. Sign up at any front desk. Thursday, Oct 31 Halloween Happenings. Terrace Lodge Lounge at 3 pm and 5 pm in the River Lodge Great Room. Start planning your outfit and join in the fun. Mark your calendar Improve and Maintain Cognitive Function Class by Geriatric Wellness Instructor Joni Goodnight, RN, MSN. Classes begin Nov. 6 and meet the first three Wednesdays in Nov. at 2:30 pm. Remaining classes will be held in January. Sign up by Oct. 31. Six-week session cost: $15 residents and $25 for general public. See the full calendar of events online: TouchmarkBend. com/pdf/community-event- calendar.pdf. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
  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 Inside of the name CHEERIOS are several words made up of two or more letters. Two have been found for you already. Find as many others as you can. Answers: Cheer,Chi,Choir,Chore,Chose,Core,Echo,He,Heir,Here,Hero,Hers,Hi,Hire,Hoer,Horse,Hose,Ice,Ire,Is,Ocher,Oh, Or,Ore,Rice,Rich,Rise,Roe,Rose,Score,Scree,Sec,Seer,She,Sheer,Shier,Shoe,Shore,Sic,Sire,So,Sore. CHEERIOS 1. Ere 2. Core BRAIN BUILDERS Issue 10, 2013 | page 6
  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