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Touchmark at Coffee Creek - December 2013 Newsletter

  1. 1. EVENT{FULL} Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community Grabbing a candy—or three—plus dancing to live music Oktoberfest! Everyone enjoyed an evening of traditional polka music, door prizes, and German food as well as entertainment by the popular Rice Dance Band. Residents also celebrated Halloween with fun costumes, tasty food, and a visit from children for trick or treating. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK October 2011 Issue 12, 2013 | page 1
  2. 2. Sharing the {FULL} Life! It’s a great way to celebrate the season. We invite you to visit and share the joy, friendship, and fun—discover all that’s offered at Touchmark. Visit us and tour apartment 302, which offers 1,030 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, washer, dryer, and fireplace. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Monday, Dec. 2 & Tuesday, Dec. 3, 9 am - 4 pm Final Touch Holiday Gift Show. North Activity Room. Friday, Dec. 6, 6:30 pm Men’s Poker Night. Please sign up at front desk. Saturday, Dec. 7 OU/OSU tailgate party. Watch the calendar for details. Grand Hall. Monday, Dec. 9, 10 am Resident Council Meeting. South Activity Room. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2 pm Holiday Hymn Sing. Grand Hall. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 3 pm Navigator Meeting. Private Dining Room. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5:30 pm Metro Strings concert. Lobby. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2 pm Resident Christmas Tea. Grand Hall. Thursday, Dec. 12, noon Men’s Lunch. Game Room. Please sign up at front desk. Friday, Dec. 13, 6:30 pm Men’s Poker. Please sign up at front desk. Game Room. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2:30 4:30 pm Grandview Holiday Open House. Sunday, Dec. 15, 6:30 pm Children’s Christmas and Holiday Program. Grand Hall. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 3 pm Armchair Traveler. Watch the European Christmas DVD. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 5 pm Memory Care Family Night Holiday Meal. Prairieview Memory Care Residences. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10 am Book Club. Private Dining Room. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 3 pm St. Mary’s Encore Choir. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 3 pm Card Making with Jenny. North Activity Room. Please sign up at front desk. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6:30 pm Guest Bingo. Grand Hall. Friday, Dec. 20, 3:30 pm Resident Christmas and Party. Lobby. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 3 pm Navigator Meeting. Private Dining Room. Monday, Dec. 30, 10:30 am Newcomers’ Coffee. Bistro. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 3:30 4:30 pm Moments to Remember perform at Champaign Social Hour. Lobby. See the full calendar of events online http://touchmarkedmond. com/pdf/community-eventcalendar.pdf. Issue 12, 2013 | page 2
  3. 3. A short retirement Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs Celebrating the possibilities “‘Why not’ is a slogan for an interesting life.” – Mason Cooley, professor and aphorist Year’s end brings a time for reflection and shared memories. All of the holidays and holy days for people of faith have celebratory events and traditions. Often the gifts of the spirit, friendships, family relationships, victories, and losses are remembered. As 2014 approaches, many ponder, “What’s next?” Perhaps the better question is, “Why not?” Things on the bucket list might be due for a move to the action list. Healthy aging means nurturing curiosity, passion, and imagination. Lifelong learning, community service, volunteerism, adventures, and new beginnings are characteristics of Touchmark champions. To learn more about champions and share your individual talents, strengths, and skills, contact a member of the Full Life team. Continuing to grow and succeed in self-determined goals is the essence of active aging. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK This past spring, Brenda McDonald joined Touchmark as a retirement counselor. “The position had opened up, and I felt like that might be a great next step,” says Brenda, who had just retired from 31 years in education in June and began her job at Touchmark two days later. “I decided it was again time to make a career change. Now I’m educating people about the Full Life at Touchmark!” Born and raised in Durant, Okla., Brenda graduated from Durant High School and attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where she pursued degrees in Business Education and Elementary Education. She later finished with a Master of Education in Administration. During this time, Brenda married Kenny McDonald, and they had two sons, Kyle and Kasey. Brenda has taught a variety of school levels, including second, seventh, eighth, and high school. She also served as a cheerleading sponsor. In 1996, the family moved to Edmond, where Brenda got a job teaching fourth grade at Charles Haskell Elementary in Edmond. She later served as the assistant principal at Cross Timbers in Edmond, and five years later as the principal at Ida Freeman Elementary in Edmond. In her free time, Brenda and her husband enjoy riding four-wheelers in the mountains during the fall, riding jet skis at the lake in the summer, and spending time with their family. Her younger son Kasey lives in Edmond, while her eldest lives in Colorado with his wife and 2-yearold. The couple is expecting another baby next year. Brenda loves visiting them and getting to play “Mimi!” Issue 12, 2013 | page 3
  4. 4. Enjoying a toe-tapping good time! Talk of the Town orchestra set the beat during a ’50s-inspired dance with everyone movin’ and havin’ fun. BRAIN BUILDERS Creative thinking! With all the presents open, imagine—and list—what you could do with empty boxes. Example: Make a small fort with children. ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK 2801 Shortgrass Road • Edmond, OK 73003 405-340-1975 • © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved