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Touchmark on West Century - November 2013 Newsletter

  1. 1. EVENT{FULL} Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community Enjoying Active Aging Week Touchmark hosted a health fair in honor of Active Aging Week. Residents and guests visited with over 20 local vendors, tried Laughter Yoga with University of Mary students, enjoyed healthy snacks and live entertainment, and participated in Senior Fitness Testing, Memory Screenings, and Balance Master® Testing. TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY Issue 11, 2013 | page 1 October 2011
  2. 2. More community fun Residents took advantage of getting out and about before winter settles in. Trips included a visit to A Touch of Honey in Linton (top), Mandan Drug’s Soda Fountain for a sweet treat, and a drive along the Missouri to enjoy the colors of the season. TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY Issue 11, 2013 | page 2
  3. 3. FITNESS CLUB AQUATIC NEWS Meet the club director Touchmark Health & Fitness Club Director Nick Henkelman loves partnering with people to meet their fitness goals. “We help people TRAINER fitness goals,” says PERSONAL meet their Nick, “But more than that, we are empowering them to live their Full Life.” Nick has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Sports Management as well as minors in Business Administration and Coaching from Southwest Minnesota State University. He is a certified personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine and AWARD holds American Heart Association certifications in CPR, AED, and First Aid. Having joined the club in 2009 as an instructor and personal trainer, Nick took on the director’s role a few months ago. LIFE STORY Exercise for Life Exercise for Life is designed to help individuals with Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders. Join this proactive approach to slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders for men and women. To inquire about this six-week class, contact the club at 701-355-1280 or email Nick at nlh2@ Space is limited and fees apply. Stay active Every year, many add extra pounds over the holidays. Don’t become a statistic! Stay active by attending a class, working one-on-one with a personal trainer, or doing your own workout. If you like to exercise in a group setting, try one of our many classes. Classes are available for any fitness level, whether you want to sit through the entire class, want to be on your feet and moving, or anywhere in between. Pick up a gift certificate With the holidays soon approaching, remember that the club offers gift certificates for massage, personal training, and swimming lessons. Call 701-355-1280 or stop by to get more information or purchase a gift card. There are also fitness products for sale that can be used for in-home workout routines. PERSONAL CARE Touchmark Health & Fitness Club Director Nick Henkelman works with Anton Landeis. PERSON-CENTERED CARE TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY October 2011 | page 1 Issue 11, 2013 | page 3
  4. 4. 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 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. TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6:30 pm Outing to Bismarck State College for the Keynote Address to The Kennedy Legacy symposium. Clint Hill, author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me, will be the featured speaker. Cost: $20. Meet in lobby for a 6:30 departure. Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 pm Performance by Thursday Music Club. All are welcome; open to the public. Chapel. Tuesday, Nov. 19 Wine Social with entertainment by the Jim Geiger Band. Lobby. Friday, Nov. 29 Gingerbread Junction. If you would like to participate, call Life Enrichment Director Amy Miller at 701-323-7000. Annual food drive starts Donate nonperishable food items at Touchmark from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16. Items will be donated locally. See the full calendar of events online: pdf/community-eventcalendar.pdf. Issue 11, 2013 | page 4
  5. 5. Gathering for a final bit of summer fun BRAIN BUILDERS Tongue twisters require concentration and challenge pronunciation skills. 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 Residents gathered for an afternoon sweet treat of s’mores on the patio. You said it! “I enjoy knowing the residents and the people who work here. They are all very friendly and helpful and call me by my name.” -Della Turman, resident TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY October 2011 | page 1 In addition to getting a flu vaccine, check out the CDC’s website for more helpful information. flu/about/ season/flu-season-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 5
  6. 6. Enjoy a lifestyle with choices Imagine a lifestyle free of cleaning, cooking, and driving. Plus, you’ll have more time for hobbies, friends—and holidays celebrations! Call or stop by today for a tour. Touchmark thanks the following advertisers for their support ... (701) 250-3000 Centrally located on the second floor. Open Tuesdays 9:00–10:30 a.m. Member FDIC Touchmark’s Coffee and More Store Mondays - Fridays 9:30 am to 2 pm Offering a light lunch menu, baked goods, ice cream, gifts, and more. Want to volunteer in the store? Talk with Amy. Call Amy at 701-323-7000 for information about advertising. TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY 1000 West Century Avenue • Bismarck, ND 58503 701-323-7000 • © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved