Touchmark at Harwood Groves - November 2013 Newletter


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Touchmark at Harwood Groves - November 2013 Newletter

  1. 1. EVENT{FULL} Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community Celebrating Active Aging Week Residents and guests took part in a variety of healthy, fun events, like listening to guest speakers, taking a fitness testing assessment, and enjoying a smoothie demonstration and tasting by Executive Chef Joe Volske. TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES October 2013 Issue 11, 2011 | page 1
  2. 2. Sharing the love In honor of the birth of England’s new prince, Touchmark hosted the Royal Baby Shower to benefit Nokomis Child Care Centers. Touchmark team members, residents, and the public donated items, like paper towels, diapers, wipes, toys, craft items, and clothing for infants to 5-year-olds. The group also presented checks totaling $245 to Nokomis. Resident Vi Halvorson knitted baby hats and booties, and Bob Jordheim, MD, donated a flatbed cart of items for the Royal Baby Shower. TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES Issue 11, 2013 | page 2
  3. 3. Home for the holidays Imagine a lifestyle free of cleaning, cooking, and winter driving. Plus, you’ll have more time for 595 sq. ft. partments 1 Bedroom | 1 Bath hobbies, friends—and holiday celebrations! Call or stop by today for a tour. tration purposes only. Square footage, actual room d features may vary. See construction documents. Featured: Apartment 331 Cottage Homes Resort-style Retirement Offers: 595 square feet, one bedroom, one bathroom, balcony, and convenient access to all Touchmark amenities 1,381 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room DW sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. rd at Harwood Groves ood Drive | Fargo, ND 58104 | 701-476-1200 | 800-715-3460 | EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Friday, Nov. 1, 3 pm Book Club showing movie Joy Luck Club. Auditorium. All welcome. Monday, Nov. 4, 2 - 4 pm Acrylics with Kaylyn. Cost: $20. Sign up at front desk. Silver Maple Room. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2 pm Presentation by Barb Grabar from Fraser Ltd. Auditorium. WFN104/105, Rev. 03/09 © 2009, Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Thursday, Nov. 7, 2 pm Judge Bright presents Little Rock. Auditorium. Friday, Nov. 8, 2:30 pm Musical entertainment by the Depot Singers. Auditorium. Featured: The Chelsea Offers: 1,381 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, new construction, fireplace, patio, and two-car garage TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES October 2011 | page aterford at Harwood Groves 1 0 Harwood Drive | Fargo, ND 58104 | 701-476-1200 | 800-715-3460 | Monday, Nov. 11, 2 pm Veteran’s Day Program. Prairie Rose. 11:30 am Lutefisk Dinner. Cost: $17. Sign up at front desk. Willows Dining Room. Monday, Nov. 18, 2:30 pm Music by Gene Okerlund. Auditorium. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 9 am Trash and Treasure Sale. Auditorium. Thursday, Nov. 21, 5 pm Birthday dinner and drinks. Prairie Rose and Willows. At 7 pm, music by Tom Dowdell and daughter-in-law Christine Dowdell. Auditorium. Friday, Nov. 22, 2:30 pm Tony McRae’s movie review: Portrait of Jennie. Auditorium. Monday, Nov. 25, 2:30 pm Music by Claude Wahl. Auditorium. See the full calendar of events online: pdf/community-eventcalendar.pdf Friday, Nov. 15, Issue 11, 2013 | page 3
  4. 4. More community fun Adele Swenson (third from left) has been one of the visionaries behind the creation of the beautiful Waterford Heritage Garden. A group gathered to enjoy the outdoors during Adele’s Garden Party. Ray (pictured) and Yvonne Green entertained with music and dancing during a luau at the Devonshire neighborhood. TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES During the balloon mixer, Life Enrichment/Wellness Assistant Anna Lawler escorted Ginny Carter to the red table. The event allowed people to meet new friends and neighbors. (cont.) Issue 11, 2013 | page 4
  5. 5. (cont.) FITNESS CLUB AQUATIC NEWS FITNESS Functional Health— Living a Healthy {FULL} Life Whether you are in your 20s or in your 90s, being healthy and able to accomplish PERSONAL TRAINER everything you need or want to do each day is very important. Exercising your body and mind will help you maintain the strength and endurance you need to stay independent and continue to accomplish your daily tasks. Endurance exercises can help you stay AWARD active and engaged in life enriching activities and are also important for a healthy heart and lungs. People tend to be more sedentary during the winter due to the weather. It’s important to develop a wellbalanced exercise program. LIFE STORY To get started or to make sure your exercise routine is giving you the benefits you desire, make an appointment with one of the trainers at the club by calling 701-526-1055. Keep moving: SilverSneakers® Classic Join us for the SilverSneakers Fitness Program. The program uses music and a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:10 am. No charge for club and SilverSneakers members. For more information, contact the club. TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES October 2011 | page 1 Touchmark held many events to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. One was a root-beer float gathering with a free will donation suggestion. Gerry Sunde helped support the cause. Schedule change: Aqua Zumba This safe, challenging, waterbased workout is cardioconditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating! Classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7 pm. Massage Services Do you have chronic pain and/ or difficulty sleeping? Are you concerned you may need a mood boost this winter? Consider a massage. Ongoing massages can prevent muscle aches, help relieve pain you already have, improve health and mobility of joints, and improve your posture and coordination. To schedule an appointment, call Touchmark Massage Therapist Brenda Nelson at 701-212-0246. Issue 11, 2013 | page 5
  6. 6. 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 AT HARWOOD GROVES 1200 Harwood Drive S • Fargo, ND 58104 701-476-1200 • © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved 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.