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Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village - November 2013 Newsletter


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Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village - November 2013 Newsletter

  1. 1. EVENT{FULL} Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community Taking part in a fun Active Aging Week Active Aging Week included fun and educational activities, like guest speakers, a trip to the Idaho Army National Guard Flight Operations Center, a community-wide walking event, and an evening performance by the Meadow Lake Village Choir. (photos cont.) TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE Issue 11, 2013 | page 1 October 2011
  2. 2. (cont.) Another fitness-inspired event was the FitOne 5k walk benefitting St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE Issue 11, 2013 | page 2
  3. 3. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 am - 3 pm Project Linus blanket-making workshop. Join us for the day, or part of the day, as we stitch, tie, cut, and press blankets for children who are seriously ill. Saturday, Nov. 2, 5 pm Bronco Tailgate Party. Kickoff is at 6 pm against Colorado State. Coeur d’Alene. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9 am Veteran’s Club outing to The Kilroy Coffee Klatch. No charge for veterans. Event includes a light breakfast snack and speaker. Thursday, Nov. 7, 11 am Music History with Eric Collett. Coeur d’Alene. Thursday, Nov. 7, 6 - 8:30 pm Art Gala: An Evening of Celebrating Art. Enjoy musical entertainment by Crescendo String Quartet, appetizers and desserts prepared by Chef Jake, and art by local artists. Artists will be available to greet guests and give explanations of their work. No charge. The art will remain on display through Dec. 9. Sunday, Nov. 10, 9 am Veteran’s Day Breakfast at Warhawk Museum. Enjoy great food, friendly conversation, and celebrating veterans. Cost: $3 for seniors. Monday, Nov. 11, 11 am Veteran’s Day Celebration. Enjoy patriotic music and special speaker Angela Alvarez, Secretary and Charter Member of the Idaho Military Historical Society. Seating is limited. Lunch will be served after the ceremony and will include a table set reserved for POWs from Idaho. Guests are welcome to stay for the meal for a small charge or with a guest ticket from a resident. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11:30 am Boise Tuesday Musicale: With Strings Attached, featuring Tom Tompkins and Kevin Kirt. Followed by a light lunch. No charge. Saturday, Nov. 16 Bronco against Wyoming. Tailgate Party. Coeur d’Alene. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2 pm St. Alphonsus Festival of Trees. It’s Senior Day at Boise Centre on the Grove. Get in the holiday spirit with music, tea, and treats. Transportation provided. See the full event calendar online: TouchmarkMeridian. com/pdf/community-eventcalendar.pdf. TOUCHMARK AT MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE October 2011 | page 1 BRAIN BUILDERS Tongue twisters require concentration and challenge pronunciation skills. Also, try memorizing and saying it 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. Issue 11, 2013 | page 3
  4. 4. Home for the holidays Imagine a lifestyle free of cleaning, cooking, and winter driving. Plus, you’ll have more time for hobbies, friends—and holiday celebrations! Call or stop by today for a tour. Featured: The Hamilton Offers: 1,986 square feet, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, Corian® counters, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, closet organizers, sink in laundry room, large patio, twocar garage, and a great location near the Grand Lodge and all Touchmark amenities 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 MEADOW LAKE VILLAGE 4037 E Clocktower Lane • Meridian, ID 83642 208-888-2277 • © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved 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.