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Touchmark at Harwood Groves - December 2013 Newletter

  1. 1. EVENT{FULL} Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community Lifting spirits: Bra art raises support and hope Each year, the Fargo community creates fun bra-inspired art to raise funds and support for breast cancer research and awareness. The local organization Bras on Broadway. works with local artists who donate their creations for auction. The funds support the American Cancer Society, and Bras on Broadway also provides much-needed accommodations, gas cards, and wigs for those in need. Residents also decorated bras, which joined the thousands hanging from the historic downtown Hotel Donalson (HoDo) on Broadway. Karen Stoker, owner of HoDo and Touchmark volunteer, invited the resident artists to HoDo for treats and to see the towering bra-art display. Resident Ray Green even came up with a song for this yearly event: to smile, when you see the bras that hang on Broadway! Oh come along with me and see, the bras that hang on Broadway. The sizes range from A to G, the bras that hang on Broadway. They’re black, they’re pink, they’re red, white & blue In this rainbow exhibition, HoDo is the place to carry on this tradition. Oh, the money raised in this great cause, will help to find the answer. As science searches for a way, to cure breast cancer. If you’re going by HoDo’s front door, look up to see this bright display Stop by for a while, you’re sure TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES October 2013 Issue 12, 2011 | page 1
  2. 2. Sharing the {FULL} Life! It’s Homes 1,376 to Cottage a great waysq. ft. celebrate the season. We invite Resort-style Retirement and share the joy, friendship, and you to visit 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. fun—discover all that’s offered at Touchmark. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Monday, Dec. 2, 2:15 pm FM Noteables Christmas Concert. Auditorium. Thursday, Dec. 5, 10 am - 2 pm Holiday Bazaar. Foyer and Auditorium. This Amherst cottage, which is currently under construction, offers 1,379 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, garage, fireplace, and patio. 772 sq. ft. Apartments 1 Bedroom | 1 Bath For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. Waterford at Harwood Groves 1200 Harwood Drive | Fargo, ND 58104 | 701-476-1200 | 800-715-3460 | WFN112, Rev. 12/07 © 2007, Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved FIREPLACE Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 pm Kiwanis Choir Christmas Concert. Auditorium. Monday, Dec. 9, 2 pm Moorhead Carolers. Auditorium. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2:30 pm Silver Follies. Auditorium. DW Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1:30 pm DGF Christmas Concert. Auditorium. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2 pm Making lefse. Hoyle Room. Friday, Dec. 13, 2:30 pm Movie review with Tony McRae: Meet Me In St. Louis. Auditorium. Friday, Dec. 13, 6 pm Bus leaves for Concordia Christmas Concert at the Civic. Monday, Dec. 16, 2:30 pm Christmas Vintage Style Show. Auditorium. Thursday, Dec. 19, 4:15 pm Monthly Birthday. Foyer. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4:30 pm New Year’s Eve Party. Foyer. See the full calendar of events online: TouchmarkFargo. com/pdf/communityevent-calendar.pdf This 772-square-foot apartment is located on the first floor and offers one bedroom, one bathroom, a patio, and fireplace. Waterford at Harwood Groves 1200 Harwood Drive | Fargo, ND 58104 | 701-476-1200 | 800-715-3460 | WFN104/105, Rev. 03/09 © 2009, Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES Issue 12, 2013 | page 2
  3. 3. Enjoying DELIGHT{FULL} events Residents and team members dressed up and handed out candy to local school kids for Halloween. Tasting fall favorites! A group gathered to make apple dumplings with a surprise, delicious extra— Mountain Dew. Brendan Krupich and two of his coworkers from FM Ambulance shared an insightful hands-on presentation about ambulances. They covered everything from how emergency calls are handled to a tour of an ambulance. TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES October 2011 | page 1 NDSU History of Architecture Professor Ronald Ramsay filled an afternoon with fascinating facts and stories during a historic tour of local churches. The group wrapped up the afternoon with treats at Nichole’s Fine Pastry. (cont.) Issue 12, 2013 | page 3
  4. 4. Don Witham named Senior of the Year (cont.) Touchmark resident Don Witham was recently recognized with the Senior of the Year award. This annual recognition coordinated by Bethany Retirement Living honors the contributions made by seniors to the fabric of the community in five categories: business, community involvement, education/arts, faith and health/wellness. Executive Chef Joe Volske and his team roasted two whole pigs and provided all the traditional German side dishes for the Oktoberfest party. Building Engineer Shane Hollenbeck helped serve beer and root beer while wearing lederhosen (Front desk attendant Royann Archer made the lederhosen). Laughter, music, and lots of food filled the fun evening! Don’s former employee, friend and fellow Touchmark resident Mary Nelson nominated him in the business category for his contribution as the owner of the West Fargo Pioneer, a weekly newspaper Don and his wife Betty started in 1967. “I’m quite honored and complimented,” Witham says of the recognition. Don’s development of the West Fargo Pioneer was instrumental for two reasons. First, he proved anything is possible. He and Betty ventured into the newspaper business with little newspaper experience, many – including the previous owner - predicted he’d fail. But he and Betty, along with their dedicated employees, worked side by side to make it happen. “Betty worked right with me. She did layout and design, and I sold advertising. Together we, along with the help of our employees, built Keeping with the Oktoberfest theme, the ladies gathered for a German winetasting event. Four white wines were available. “This tasting business is pretty fun!” shared Rene Moen. TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES (cont.) Issue 12, 2013 | page 4
  5. 5. (cont.) the whole thing,” Don says. “We started out in a 300-square-foot-building on Main Street and just continued to grow.” Under Don and Betty’s guidance, the West Fargo Pioneer and its sister publication The Midweek grew to reach a weekly distribution of 65,000 households before they sold it to Forum Communications in 2005. Don also owned Davon Press. Don credits teamwork for the success of his business. “We worked for our employees, and they worked for us. Our whole corporation operated that way. I worked right along with them, and we had no problem. We worked for each other and had a ball in the meantime.” Don reflects on the fun they had at work by recounting their office birthdays. “We had a big celebration for everyone who had a birthday. We’d meet in the kitchen, and I’d lead everyone in a ‘Hip-hip-hooray.’ Then I’d jump and click my heels,” Don recalls with a laugh. Aside from proving anything is possible, Don’s nurturing of the West Fargo Pioneer was instrumental for the city by helping distinguish it as a separate community from Fargo. “When we started the Pioneer, it was something that identified West Fargo, and West Fargo had never been identified before—its paper was just an extension of The Forum. When we created the Pioneer, the Pioneer was West Fargo, and The Forum was Fargo.” “West Fargo is really something special, because West Fargo helped me, and I helped West Fargo,” Don says. In addition to being a former business owner, Don also is an author of two books. One is a compilation of columns he wrote for the West Fargo Pioneer over the course of 20 years. His second book chronicles his experiences in World War II. During his time in the service—four years, one month, and 11 days to be exact—Don survived four invasions, being torpedoed, and floating on a life raft. Don Witham has indeed experienced a full life! TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES October 2011 | page 1 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. Issue 12, 2013 | page 5
  6. 6. BRAIN BUILDERS FITNESS CLUB AQUATIC NEWS Make a holiday plan and stay on track Creative thinking! With all the presents open, What should be the most imagine—and list—what joyous time of year can easily you could do with empty be lost in challenges and boxes. Example: Make a commitments, which we PERSONAL TRAINER put upon ourselves. small fort with children. often Added stress can also derail the progress we all have __________________ made with our health and __________________ wellness. Instead of “letting ourselves go,” use these ideas __________________ to stay healthy during the __________________ holidays: __________________ • Plan your exercise time. AWARD __________________ Adapt your fitness schedule to accommodate social __________________ gatherings and holiday fun, __________________ but making a plan will help you get it done. • Be aware of your stress level—and move. Exercise can help balance your stress You said it! hormones. Consider the “I am completing my LIFE STORY classes and services at the internship at Touchmark to club that focus on stress finish my Health Services management. We have Tai Administration degree Chi, Yoga, and Massage through MSUM. When I Therapy. first started at Touchmark, • Schedule personal I was warmly welcomed by training sessions. Having all residents and staff. With an appointment with a my busy schedule, my time trainer will keep you focused at Touchmark is truly the and PERSONAL CARE committed. highlight of my day. I am • Meditate. Clear your fortunate to be part of a great mind and focus on the real meaning of the holidays. learning experience.” • Ask for help if you find - Max Collins, student intern yourself feeling overwhelmed. • Make good choices with what you are eating and drinking when you are socializing. PERSON-CENTERED CARE TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES • Have fun and enjoy your family and friends. Socialization is very important for our mental health. Plus, you can add fun activities that get you moving, like making a snowman with the family. Personal Training: Infuse your workouts with efficiency, energy—and fun! Whether you’ve exercised for years or need to learn the basics, a Touchmark personal trainer can create an effective and enjoyable fitness program to meet your needs. Your personal trainer will evaluate your current level of fitness and mobility, seek input from your health care team, as needed, assess your physical capabilities, and work with you to plan short- and long-term goals. Equipped with this information, your trainer can create a program to help you: • Improve your overall wellbeing and sports/leisure activities performance • Exercise correctly and efficiently • Avoid injury • Learn to balance physical activity and nutritional choices for weight management and disease prevention • Overcome physical (cont.) limitations and Issue 12, 2013 | page 6
  7. 7. (cont.) medical challenges • Become more fit and functional in your daily life and have fun exercising Make the choice for greater vitality, health, independence, and quality of life. Stop by the club today or call 701-526-1055 to set up an initial consultation. Try tai chi Looking for better health? Peace of mind? Learn the set of 19 movements and one pose of soft, flowing, moving meditation that brings improved health and joy. Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. Plus a new time: Wednesdays at 11 am. Gift cards are available Give the gift of health and wellness this holiday season. Purchase a club gift card for someone special. Gift cards can be used for massage, personal training, balance screenings, and more! Club offers SilverSneakers® fitness program This fall, the club started offering the nationally recognized exercise program Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, which is designed exclusively for older adults and may be available at little or no additional cost (beyond any monthly premium) to eligible Medicare health plan and group retiree members. Please note holiday hours Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve • 6 am - 3 pm Dec.25 – Christmas Day • closed Dec.31 – New Year’s Eve • 6 am - 3 pm Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day • closed TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES 1200 Harwood Drive S • Fargo, ND 58104 701-476-1200 • © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Club director presents at National Independent Health Club Association (NIHCA) Fall Conference Last month Mark Minette, Touchmark Health & Fitness Club director and NIHCA board member, presented Fall Prevention Water Exercises at the organization’s fall conference. NIHCA supports health club and fitness specialists and acts as a resource with monthly webinars, mini workshops, and conferences with health and wellness professionals from around the region. “The keynote speaker at this year’s conference was Louie Anderson,” says Mark. “Louie is a well-known comedian and a Minnesota native, and he shared that this past summer, after participating in the TV show Splash, he realized that he needed to take control of his health. It was an inspiring and informative conference.”