Touchmark at Harwood Groves - September 2014 Newsletter


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The month of September is Healthy Aging® Month, and during the last week—Sept. 21 through 27—we are again hosting many activities to celebrate Active Aging Week.
Promoted by the International Council on Active Aging, the week focuses on the many positive things that people can do to change the way they age. This year’s theme is Let the Adventure Begin.

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Touchmark at Harwood Groves - September 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES THE{FULL}LIFE September 2014 The month of September is Healthy Aging® Month, and during the last week—Sept. 21 through 27—we are again hosting many activities to celebrate Active Aging Week. Promoted by the International Council on Active Aging, the week focuses on the many positive things that people can do to change the way they age. This year’s theme is Let the Adventure Begin. We hope you can join us for any or all of the following events: Let’s move. Join us for Active Aging Week. Monday, Sept. 22 • 9 - 11 am: Complimentary balance screenings • 2 - 4:30 pm: Heather Kakes from Healing Arts Chiropractic will offer no-charge spinal screenings. Health & Fitness Club’s Exercise Studio. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2 pm Nichole Rohrbeck, RPh, with Linson Pharmacy, will present Drug Interactions. Learn what you can do to minimize problems with prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Health & Fitness Club’s Exercise Studio. Wednesday, Sept. 24 • 9 - 11 am: Complimentary Senior Fitness Testing. Auditorium. • 2 pm: ProRehab representative presents The Big and Loud Program for Parkinson’s as well as Joint Health. Auditorium. Thursday, Sept. 25 Active Aging Day in the Health & Fitness Club • 9 am: Group Walk. Health & Fitness Club. • 10 am: Healthy Eating presentation and snack break. Health & Fitness Club. • 11 am: Yoga, Zumba®, Tai Chi Chih, and Brain Builders. Health & Fitness Club. • Noon: Lunch and keynote speaker Mary Madison from R&J Tours. Auditorium. • 1:15 pm: MELT with certified instructor Lori Hill. Health & Fitness Club. • 2:30 pm Healthy Bones and Healthy Muscles presented by Sherri Nordstrom Stastny, CSSD and associate professor at NDSU. Auditorium. Friday, Sept. 26, 10:30 am Healthy Juicing with Chef Joe. Health & Fitness Club Foyer.
  2. 2. Discovering the joy in enjoyment! Joy! It plays a key part in the celebration and enjoyment of what we call the {FULL} Life. From spending time with friends and family to participating in events and outings, you can discover a fun, full lifestyle at Touchmark. Visit us today, and learn more. 116186 TFN104 Rev. 11/11Apartment Home 1721,205 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom | 1.5 BathM. BATHW/DDWFIREPLACEM. BATHW/DDWFIREPLACE Featured: New-construction Amherst cottage Offering: 1,379 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fireplace, washer, dryer, and two patios. Featured: Apartment 172 Offering: first floor, 1,205 square feet, two bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathrooms, fireplace, washer and dryer, and patio. CLUB NEWS HEALTHHOME TRAINERAWARDLIFE STORYPERSONAL CAREPERSON-CENTERED CAREFITNESSAQUATIC Falls Prevention Awareness Day is Sept. 23 Fear of falling is a common concern for older adults. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), “every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury.” This is an alarming statistic! In 2008, the Falls Free Advocacy Work Group sponsored a bill in the US Senate to highlight a Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This year, the club will recognize the day with complimentary basic balance screenings from 9 to 11 am Tuesday, Sept. 23. Appointments can be made at the club front desk or by calling 701-526-1055. On its website, the NCOA provides six quick tips for avoiding falls: falls-prevention/take-control-of-your-health.html The first tip is to find a good balance and exercise program. Touchmark Health & Fitness Club offers two great classes for balance—Posture and Balance as well as FallProof H2O. Other helpful tips include discussing your balance concerns with your health care provider and getting your vision and hearing checked annually. What is Hydro-Pilates™? The club is offering this class Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 to 11:45 am. The Hydro-Pilates class offers nonimpact strengthening and stretching movements that require precise breathing and muscle control. This class has a mind-body focus and concentrates on core muscles movement, which helps with stabilization, posture correction, muscle strength, and stress relief. New class times and dates will start Tuesday, Sept. 9 Family Swim Night! The club will host this fun event Friday, Sept. 19 from 7 to 8:30 pm. Bring your children, grandchildren, and/or great-grandchildren for an open swim time followed by snacks and refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP at the club front desk or call 701-526- 1055 by Sept. 17. Event is open to all club members for no charge. New services to check out Massage therapy has been shown to relieve muscle stiffness and soreness. It also benefits your mood and outlook on life! Make an appointment with Touchmark Massage Therapist Brenda Nelson by calling 701-212- 0245. Coming soon! Small Group Personal Training. Watch for more details.
  3. 3. CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Above photos: Eight residents and a team member modeled two outfits each that highlighted this summer’s fashion. Jamie, manager of dressbarn, talked about each outfit and provided helpful tips, including what to mix and match for different events. Mark Minette, Health & Fitness Club director, escorted each model. At Touchmark, we think a lot about the aspects of wellness and aging well. As many know, there are some fundamental guidelines for healthy aging, such as don’t smoke, get regular exercise, eat healthy foods, control weight, socialize, and keep learning. Recent research also suggests that having a “sense of purpose” in life may help us live longer. Researchers found that individuals who reported having greater purpose in life had a 15% lower risk of death than those who said they were more or less aimless. Furthermore, the benefits of having a sense of purpose apply to all ages (Hill and Turiano). At Touchmark, we are intentionally purposeful. Each day, we endeavor to radiate Touchmark’s long-held values of teamwork, service, integrity, compassion, and excellence. These values are reflected in the Touchmark Full Life—from the homes we design and build, the programs and services we provide, and the relationships we nurture. As I reflect on the elements of a purposeful life, I recall the poem The Dash, by Linda Ellis, which can be found on the Internet. Basically, the poem describes the dash that is etched in a tombstone between a person’s birthdate and death date. The dash represents all of one’s activities and contributions. Let’s live “the dash” and make a difference. Take advantage of all Touchmark has to offer. A PURPOSE{FULL} life is filled with rewards—for you and others. Brian Pryor Executive Vice President A PURPOSE{FULL} Life Community events centered around the theme of IMPACT{FULL} and included a series that focused on the interesting history of North Dakota and the Red River Valley. One of the many speakers was local artist and historian Steve Stark, who presented Charcoal History of the Red River Valley. Fargo gardener LaVonne Rustad welcomed a group from Touchmark to her home on a sunny Friday morning LaVonne surprised everyone with treats and wonderful music by the Railing Family. The weather made it a perfect day for a picnic in the park! Angie from Christopher and Banks brought scarves and jewelry to a women’s coffee club, showing fun and easy ways to accessorize.
  4. 4. 1410158 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved T OUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVESFull-service Retirement Community1200 Harwood Drive S • Fargo, ND 58104701-476-1200 • Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 6:45 pm Patriotic Tribute performed by the Prime Time Choir. Enjoy this after-dinner musical treat, and feel free to sing along. Foyer. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2 pm Appetizers for Alzheimer’s fundraiser. Join Touchmark staff and help support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s by sampling wonderful appetizers. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated. All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Foyer. Thursday, Sept. 4, 7 pm Leaving Your Mark. Join Isaiah Johns, local artist and memorial designer, as he discusses tips and helpful hints for leaving your mark. He encourages you to invite your family. Auditorium. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 11 am Lunch Out and About to Applebee’s. Bus leaves at 11 am; please sign up at front desk. Thursday, Sept. 11, 3:45 pm Monthly Birthday Party. Celebrate those born in September with dinner, drinks, and music by The Country Auggies. Festivities start at 3:45 pm in the Auditorium and Prairie Rose Dining Room. All welcome. Friday, Sept. 12, 2:30 pm Movie Review with Tony McRae: The Birds. Join Tony and his wife, Michelle, for a movie and short discussion of this classic Hitchcock film. Hoyle Room. Thursday, Sept. 18, bus leaves at 6 pm Cruising West Fargo. Wrap up the summer season with this last vintage car show in West Fargo. Cruise, check out cars, and stop for a tasty treat at DQ. Sign up at front desk. Friday, Sept. 19, 1 pm Bus leaves for Civic Center to view the Indian Summer Quilt Show. Cost: $6, which is charged to your account. Sign up at front desk. Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 am Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Scheel’s Arena. Join the Touchmark Team for this annual event. If interested in walking the two-and-a-half mile loop, visit with a member of the Life Enrichment/ Wellness team. Mark your calendar: Lunch ’n Learn Series returns Please sign up at the front desk for the following presentations. All welcome. Events at noon. • Sept. 9: Staging and Prepping Your Home, presented by Vicki Frederickson of Park Co. Realtors®. Willows Dining Room. • Sept. 16: Understanding Senior Living Options, presented by Touchmark Executive Director Kari Dick. Willows Dining Room. • Sept. 23: Changing the Way We Age, presented by Touchmark Health & Fitness Club Director Mark Minette and Touchmark Life Enrichment/Wellness Director Anne-Marie Fitz. Auditorium. • Sept. 30: Estate Planning, Guardianships, Asset Protection Planning, and Probate, presented by Certified Elder Law Attorney Susan E. Johnson- Drenth with JD Legal Planning P.L.L.C. Willows Dining Room. See the full event calendar online: calendar.pdf EVENT HIGHLIGHTS