EVENT{FULL}
Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community

Touchmark opens memory care:
Author speaks at celebration
As ...
(cont.) Touchmark just completed

construction of the 32 residences in
the two memory-care neighborhoods
as well as the 19...
Home for the holidays

Living in and loving Oregon

Imagine a lifestyle free of cleaning, cooking, and
winter driving. Plu...
(cont.) DVD collection of The

Oregon Experience and Field
and Stream. Excited to share her
state’s history with friends, ...
Check out the fun, including Active Aging Week!

During Active Aging Week,
residents and guests participated
in a flower a...
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Contact a Full Life team member
for additional details, including
registration, transportation
informatio...
(photos cont. from pg. 2)

©2010 Umpqua Bank. All rights reserved.

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Touchmark thanks the following advertisers for their support ...
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Jeanne Turner, Principa...
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Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village - November 2013 Newsletter

  1. 1. EVENT{FULL} Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community Touchmark opens memory care: Author speaks at celebration As part of its grand-opening activities, Touchmark invited a noted author to help people who are caring for a loved one living with a memory loss. Anne Hill, JD, is the author of Unforgettable Journey: Tips to Survive Your Parent’s Alzheimer’s Disease, now in its second edition. Anne shared personal experience and invaluable expertise with families facing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia in a loved one. (Check out next month’s newsletter for Anne’s top 10 tips for coping.) “I have written this book for the adult children of those who have Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve included all the things I’ve learned, all the strategies I’ve used, all the tips I have, all the things I wish I knew 15 years ago,” says Anne. Touchmark residents were first to tour the new memory care neighborhood and expanded residential care (attended living). Anne also presented Top 10 Strategies: When You Care for People with Dementia for the morning crowd. That afternoon, Anne shared her presentation with family members and the public. Following her presentation, Kristina Barragan, Alzheimer’s Association regional coordinator, provided some remarks and accepted a $1,500 donation from Touchmark. After the ceremony, the public toured the new additions and enjoyed refreshments, entertainment, and door prizes. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE “We are excited that Anne Hill could be part of our open house activities for our new memory care service,” says Touchmark Executive Vice President Tom Biel. “We are constantly striving to provide the latest information and best support to residents, their families, and the broader community. Adding memory care at Touchmark brings a valuable opportunity to address a growing need and introduce resources for families facing an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in a loved one.” (cont.) Issue 11, 2013 | page 1 October 2011
  2. 2. (cont.) Touchmark just completed construction of the 32 residences in the two memory-care neighborhoods as well as the 19 additional attended living homes as part of its residential care services. Touchmark’s memory care services are certified as a Best Friends™ environment, which is an industry-leading approach developed specifically to care for people with dementia. It is person centered and based on the understanding that personal relationships are supremely important to the well-being of someone living with a dementia disease. (more photos on pg. 7) TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Issue 11, 2013 | page 2
  3. 3. Home for the holidays Living in and loving Oregon Imagine a lifestyle free of cleaning, cooking, and winter driving. Plus, 886 sq. ft. have more time for you’ll Terrace Lodge Homes 2 Bedroom | 1 Bathcelebrations! Call hobbies, friends—and holiday For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, by today for a tour. or stop and features may vary. See construction documents. W.I.C. Featured: Terrace Lodge 223, offering residential care/attended living errace Offers: 886 square feet, two bedrooms, one 1,043 sq. ft. bathroom, and 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Lodge Homes services |and amenities for higher For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room level of service sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village 19800 SW Touchmark Way | Bend, OR 97702 | 541-383-1414 | 888-231-1113 | TouchmarkBend.com TBR124 Rev. 06/09, © 2009, Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved MASTER BEDROOM W/D W.I.C. DW Featured: Terrace Lodge 221 HOMES 213 411 Offers: 1,043 square feet, two bedrooms, two 221 412 bathrooms, deck, and great room 313 419 321 TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE October 2011 | page 1 Vivian Bristol has called Oregon her home for the last 85 years and specifically Bend for 61 of those years. Vivian moved to Bend in 1952 when the city had only two paved streets, a population of less than 10,000 people, Vivian is a true Oregonian, and she is proud to call Touchmark and the main her home. industry was lumber mills. She recalls hanging laundry out to dry was usually a futile effort, since it would end up dirtier than before from all the soot in the air. “My joy of skiing, hiking, and backpacking—very similar outdoor activities that draw people to Bend today—are some of the best memories,” says Vivian. A true Oregonian through and through, Vivian has had an interest in Oregon’s history ever since grade school. One of her favorite books is Singing Paddles about two 10-year-old girls who walked 2,000 miles to Oregon, mostly barefoot. She passed her love of history and Oregon to her three great-granddaughters, who now also love the book. “I recently started creating a family history book,” says Vivian. She has pictures of her father from his early years in Oregon (He was born in Eugene in 1905.) as well as other historical photos. Her love of Oregon history provided her with motivation to contact Oregon Public Broadcasting to inquire about obtaining some of their Oregon history documentaries. To her surprise, the station sent a complete (cont.) Issue 11, 2013 | page 3
  4. 4. (cont.) DVD collection of The Oregon Experience and Field and Stream. Excited to share her state’s history with friends, Vivian has loaned the collection to the Full Life team. Right: Vivian’s father and family at an Oregon fair. Circa: 1915 Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs I live, because I’m happy “I sing because I’m happy …” – Ci vilia Durfee Martin Last month, this column focused on the happiness research, which is a bit startling and constantly changing. This month, the focus is on what works to make people feel empowered, engaged, and free from as many health/mental/ environmental constraints as possible. Aging brings its own complications—less muscle, reduced energy quotient, elevated (or lowered) blood pressure, financial worries about resources to care for one self and/or spouse for as long as needed, loss of friends and family. The data, though, show that many people are living long and well—even into their 100s. How can that be? Interestingly, the simple answer is “thankfulness.” We focus a lot on the word thankful during this season. One can be thankful in private, but that is only part of the formula for a good quality of life. Thankfulness accelerated by good works and generosity is the key component to the wellness prescription. Even individuals who are physically impaired or cognitively challenged set themselves apart by being part of the solution to the unmet needs of others. The expanded vision of others and good works TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE can empower people who cannot volunteer in traditional ways. Touchmark believes in philanthropy. The Touchmark Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity formed by Touchmark in 2002. Its mission is “to enhance the well-being of seniors.” The foundation is dedicated to providing programs to help ensure that seniors have what is necessary to make their lives comfortable, satisfying, and engaging. At this time of year, food boxes are given out at each Touchmark community to help families in need. To be part of Touchmark’s Community Partners and Volunteer efforts, contact a member of the Full Life team. Thank you for caring and sharing. Issue 11, 2013 | page 4
  5. 5. Check out the fun, including Active Aging Week! During Active Aging Week, residents and guests participated in a flower arrangement class, a Men’s Club pool tournament, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and a health fair, senior fitness testing, and more. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE October 2011 | page 1 Issue 11, 2013 | page 5
  6. 6. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Sunday, Nov. 10, 11:15 am Outing to Mt. View High School for Cascade Horizon Band concert. Saturdays in November, 1:30 pm Resident choir practice. Warm up your voices to perform at the Gift Fund Party and other holiday celebrations. Terrace Lodge Forum. Monday, Nov. 11, 10 am Transportation to the Veteran’s Day Parade. Sunday, Nov. 3, 1:30 pm Music in Public Places concert. Terrace Lodge Forum. Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, and 20; 2:30 pm Improving and Maintaining Cognitive Function class by Geriatric Wellness Instructor Joni Goodnight, RN, MSN. Additional classes will be held the first three Wednesdays in February. Six-week session cost: $15 residents and $25 for general public. Terrace Lodge Forum. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2 - 4 pm Antique Appraisal Show with Karen Stockton. One item per person, and it must fit on a tabletop. Reservations are required, and space is limited. Call 541-383-1414 or stop by the front desk. Terrace Lodge Forum. Thursday, Nov. 14, 3 pm Financial Risks Retirees Face, presented by David Rosell of Rosell Wealth Management. David will also discuss his new book Failure Is Not An Option. Terrace Lodge Forum. Mark your calendar Touchmark will host an indoor Jingle Bell Walk for Arthritis on Friday, Dec. 6. Start your training and get ready to walk one mile inside the hallways of the Terrace and Cliff Lodges. One mile is approximately 2,500 steps, if you are using a pedometer. Pedometers are available for $10; contact the Full Life department at *4159. Join the outdoor walk on Saturday, Dec. 7 in downtown Bend, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation. Invite your friends and family. All are welcome. BRAIN BUILDERS Tongue twisters! For an added challenge, try memorizing and saying the twister out loud. Betty Botter had some butter. “But,” she said, “this butter’s bitter.” If I bake this bitter butter, it would make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter— that would make my batter better. So she bought a bit of butter, better than her bitter butter, and she baked it in her batter, and the batter was not bitter. So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter. Remember your flu shot In addition to getting a flu vaccine, check out the CDC’s website for more helpful information. www. cdc.gov/flu/about/season/fluseason-2013-2014.htm. Pictured is an appreciation certificate from the CDC for supporting the National Influenza Vaccination Campaign of 2012 to 2013. See the full calendar of events online: TouchmarkBend.com/pdf/ community-event-calendar. pdf. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Issue 11, 2013 | page 6
  7. 7. (photos cont. from pg. 2) ©2010 Umpqua Bank. All rights reserved. Touchmark thanks the following advertisers for their support ... GREAT COMMUNITIES START WITH GREAT PEOPLE. We’re lucky to be surrounded by both.   Terrace Lodge 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend • 541-312-4888 MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER     SBA PREFERRED LENDER  Mention Touchmark resident and staff special for 10% off non-sale products – Bend North store only Specializing in Implant & Comprehensive Dentistry awbreydental.com Dr. Peter M. Yonan DMD TEL. FAX. 541.383.0754 541.383.8128 625 NW Colorado Avenue, Bend, Oregon 97701 TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE October 2011 | page 1 See next page for more For great customer service call Issue 11, 2013 | page 7
  8. 8. Touchmark thanks the following advertisers for their support ... Thinking of Moving to Touchmark? Jeanne Turner, Principal Broker Call Josefa at 541-383-1414 for information about advertising. “Call me at 541-420-4600 for a free market analysis.” Caring...Knowledgeable...Effective 33 Years of Experience 909 Wall St., Bend, OR 97701 605 NW Newport Ave., Bend, OR 97701 Phone: (541) 382-3791 or (800) 433-4588 Fax: (541) 382-2361 www.donnerflower.com donnerflower@bendbroadband.com Bend Skin CO Debra Simpkins Licensed Aesthetician 541.390.3338 www.bendskinco.net www.bendskinco.com 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 TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE 19800 SW Touchmark Way • Bend, OR 97702 541-383-1414 • Touchmark.com © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved

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