Touchmark on Saddle Drive - September 2014 Newsletter

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The month of September is Healthy Aging® Month, and the last week—Sept. 21 through 27—we are again hosting many activities to celebrate Active Aging Week. This year’s theme is Aspire! Be Active Your Way to honor the joy in choosing your own path to a full life.
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.
We hope you can join us for any or all of the following events. Stay active with us every day of the week!

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Touchmark on Saddle Drive - September 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE THE{FULL}LIFE September 2014 The month of September is Healthy Aging® Month, and the last week— Sept. 21 through 27—we are again hosting many activities to celebrate Active Aging Week. This year’s theme is Aspire! Be Active Your Way to honor the joy in choosing your own path to a full life. 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. We hope you can join us for any or all of the following events. Stay active with us every day of the week! Join us for a week {FULL} of Active Aging Saturday, Sept. 20, 3 pm David Troxel program at St. Peter’s Hospital. Sunday, Sept. 21, 1 to 4 pm Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Monday, Sept. 22 10 am: What You Should Know About The 2014-2015 Influenza Season; 1 pm: Special Brain Builders session. Tuesday, Sept. 23 9 am to noon: Senior Fitness Testing with the Helena College Nursing students; 2 pm: Foot Care Seminar. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2 pm Fall Prevention and Recovery Seminar. Thursday, Sept. 25 10 am: Fun & Fit Exercise Class with drawings for prizes; 2 pm: Healthy Smoothie Samples in the Bistro. Friday, Sept. 26, 8:30 am Trip to the CMR Art Museum in Great Falls and lunch out. Student spreads happiness with flowers Catherine Etchart submitted a proposal and won a $1,000 grant from the Sokoloff Family Foundation to bring joy through flowers to older adults in retirement communities. Part of that joyful process included students and older adults creating connections. Along with other volunteer high school students, Catherine taught flower-arranging sessions at different retirement communities. Catherine, students, and residents (cont.)
  2. 2. 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. A PURPOSE{FULL} Life Brian Pryor Executive Vice President arranged dozens of flower vases each time and gave them to residents of another community as well as some individuals living in their community. “Catherine and her group came to Touchmark three times, but we were blessed with flower arrangements every week during the summer,” says Nanette Whitman-Holmes, Life Enrichment/ Wellness director. (cont.)
  3. 3. Featured: Cottage 911 Offering: 1,340 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, updated flooring, countertops and paint throughout. Golf cart also included. 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. Discovering the joy in enjoyment! Waterford on Saddle Drive 915 Saddle Drive | Helena, MT 59601 | 406-449-4900 | WaterfordHelena.comWHM088 Rev. 04/08, © 2008, Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reservedUnit 227645 sq. ft. 1 Bedroom | 1 BathApartment HomesResort-style RetirementFor illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. Feature: Apartment 227 Offering: 640 square feet, one bedroom, one bathroom, nice western exposure, and city view Meet team member Angelia Sheridan Angelia is the weekday server in the Four Seasons Dining Room. Before coming to Touchmark, the proud native of East Helena worked as a home health aide. Family is first and foremost for Angelia. She is a mother to teenage daughter Gabrielle and has three brothers and a sister, all who live in Helena. She loves to spend time with her family, go swimming, do crossword puzzles, hike, and fish. Angelia has a feisty new kitten named Tiger Lily and a Pomeranian-poodle cross named Oscar. “I love that Touchmark allows residents to have pets,” says Angelia. “They add so much to your life!” Angelia also enjoys getting to know all the people who call Touchmark home and likes that her job involves helping others.
  4. 4. 1410158 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved T OUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVEFull-service Retirement Community915 Saddle Drive • Helena, MT 59601406-449-4900 • Touchmark.com Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Wednesday, Sept. 10 Miracle Jeans Day. Pay $5 to wear your jeans to work. Donations go to local Shodair Children’s Hospital, which is part of the Children’s Miracle Network. Best of all, donations stay local to help kids in the Helena area. Read more about this organization at https://giveamiracle. childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org. Thursday, Sept. 11, 11:45 am Ladie’s Pizza and Salad Lunch. Forum. Saturday, Sept. 13, 1:30 pm Afternoon Movie and Treats: Mom’s Night Out. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3:30 pm Bus leaves for Dinner Out at Pompey’s Grill, part of Sacajawea Inn in Three Forks. Enjoy a meal in this historic 1910 building, which underwent an impressive renovation in 2010. Shortly thereafter, Sacajawea Inn received the 2011 Historic Preservation Award of Excellence. Sign up at the front desk. Friday, Sept. 19, 2 pm Senior Science Lecture Series at ExplorationWorks. Saturday, Sept. 20, 7 pm Outing to Helena Symphony concert, featuring Stephen Cepeda on the violin. Bus leaves at 6:30 pm. Sign up at the front desk. Tickets: $30 - $50. Active Aging Week September 21 - 27! See front page for a listing of the week’s events and details. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6:15 pm Bus leaves for Live! at the Civic performance of International String Trio. Cost: $20 per ticket. See the full event calendar online: TouchmarkHelena.com/pdf/community-event-calendar.pdf EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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