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Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village - July 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE THE{FULL}LIFE July 2014 Touchmark starting Intergenerational Choir Daughters, sons, fathers, mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, great-grandmothers, great- grandfathers, and friends are invited to enjoy, inspire—and sing. The Intergenerational Choir will practice every Tuesday at 4 pm in the Touchmark Terrace Lodge Forum. There is no fee to join. The first meeting was in June, but people are still welcome to join. Members need to attend at least 50% of all meetings in order to participate. No previous experience, including music reading, is necessary. The group is also recruiting instrumentalists to serve as accompanists. Created as a musical service choir, the group will visit area retirement communities and other groups to share songs and especially bring music to individuals who cannot easily access live performances. For questions, people can contact choir director Marti Fields Johnson at 541-647-0153. Ready, aim, roll ... bocce ball is here The new Bocce Ball Court is now complete. It is located behind Cottage 10 (just down the pathway between cottages 12 and 13). The court launch included a ribbon cutting.
  2. 2. July. A time of fun, family, friends—and freedom. With Independence Day around the corner, people find themselves reflecting on and honoring those who have fought for that freedom. A recent event held at Touchmark gave people the opportunity to do just that. Central Oregon community members gathered at Touchmark for an inspiring presentation of Honor Flight, a documentary about four living World War II veterans and a town coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime to see the Washington, DC, memorials. Sid Poe, a Touchmark resident, cohosted the presentation to raise awareness about Honor Flights and the race against time that is happening around the nation and right here in Central Oregon. “World War II survivors are leaving us every day. Our biggest challenge is finding veterans to put on the plane so we can honor their legacy and thank them for their service.” Sid grew up in a military family and often heard his father’s stories about serving in World War II and Korea. A US Air Force Vietnam- era veteran, Sid himself served four years. He later went on to work with AT&T for more than 30 years, but he has always deeply valued and appreciated veterans and military families. Nonprofit honors vets After moving with his wife Lisa from Florida to Bend, Sid became involved with Bend Heroes Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to funding Honor Flights for World War II veterans living in Central and Eastern Oregon and Portland. Honor Flights arranged through Bend Heroes Foundation are four- day trips, including travel to and from Washington, DC, visits to the World War II Memorial and other memorials, a presentation at Arlington National Cemetery, and a tour of the United States Capitol led by Oregon lawmakers. In 2013 and just last month, Sid had the privilege of joining an Honor Flight as a guardian, a volunteer who helps veterans with their physical and emotional needs throughout the trip. During the recent Touchmark event, Sid said being able to experience an Honor Flight personally really drives home the significance of what these veterans did for our country. “It was a very emotional experience for all of us, and being involved with this effort has made me appreciate even more what my dad did so many years ago.” Presentation honors WWII veterans Find your {FULL} Life at Touchmark Also available is this River Lodge home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, den, utility room, gas fireplace, and a view of the river (which includes a deck overlooking the river). Call today! This month, we are featuring a ground-floor Terrace Lodge home with two bedrooms, one bathroom, fireplace, two patios, and a utility room. River Lodge Homes Resort Retirement Living For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. 1,598 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom | Den | 2 Bath HOMES RIVER LODGE KEY W.I.C.DW C. C. BATH PATIO/DECK MASTER BEDROOM M. BATH Sid is pictured in Washington, DC, during his first trip serving as a guardian on an Honor Flight. Sid grew up in a military family and often heard his father’s stories about serving in World War II and Korea.
  3. 3. If you read the title and said to yourself, wait a minute, it’s July: July is the time to celebrate independence and unification. As countries and as individuals, we are keenly attracted to the notion of independence. Research tells us that it’s our lifestyle—things we do and choices we make—that determines how we will age. According to research done at California State University, Fullerton by C. Jessie Jones and Roberta E. Rikli, a key element in maintaining independence later in life is sustaining one’s “fitness capacity (strength, endurance, agility, and balance).” Simple, right? So why declare interdependence? Because life happens. Appointments, other priorities, injuries, and many other reasons all serve to interfere with or distract our attention from exercise. Encouragement and accountability can be essential to sticking with a fitness program. In our office, several team members go to the local YMCA to exercise at noon. Sometimes, we join a group exercise class together, and other days we each do an individual program; regardless, we check in with each other. We carpool. We rearrange schedules. During this month when we celebrate unity and independence, ask someone to start a walking group with you. Join a class. Walk around the corner and visit a friend. Ask a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member about steps you could take with others to improve your fitness capacity. Declare interdependence—and gain more independence! For more information about Touchmark’s Life Enrichment/Wellness program or the research regarding standards for maintaining physical independence in later years, email me at Declare interdependence! Brian Pryor Executive Vice President CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Team Touchmark took to the streets for the Heaven Can Wait 5k Run/Walk, raising awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. Touchmark hosted a water station for the annual U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle, which supports the programs of the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation.
  4. 4. 149957 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Full-life Retirement Community 19800 SW Touchmark Way • Bend, OR 97702 541-383-1414 • EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Friday, July 4, 4:30 - 7 pm Independence Day Celebration with a beer social and buffet dinner. Cost: $17 per person. No RSVP needed. All welcome. Four Seasons patio. Monday, July 7, 1 pm Trip to the Bend Bulletin. During this guided tour, learn how the paper started. Explore the newsroom and pressroom. Sign up at any front desk. Transportation provided. Friday, July 11, 10:30 am Black Butte Quilt Show and Lunch Buffet. Take a trip to The Lodge at Black Butte Ranch and see beautiful quilts. Cost: $10 for sandwich lunch buffet. Please bring money. Trip cost: $5 per person, which will be charged to your account. Only 19 seats available. RSVP at any front desk. Sunday, July 13, 3 pm Music History Lecture Series. Part 3: The Baroque by Nathan Long. No cost. All welcome. Forum. Monday, July 14, 5 pm Dementia Diagnosis: Now What? John M. Battle, MSN, RN, PHN, ANP-BC, and Susan R. Battle, MSN, RN, PHN, CCM, FNP-BC, will discuss the various stages, treatment, and research as well as what to expect and how to prepare and live with the disease. No cost. All welcome. Forum. Monday, July 21, 4 pm Australian Outback Patio Party Barbecue Dinner. The Alley Cats (a 10-piece jazz ensemble) will play original big band arrangements from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s with a touch of melodic Latin beats. Enjoy an Australian-flavored barbecue dinner. Purchase or charge a bottle of beer or a glass of wine for $3. Meal accounts will be charged. Western apparel encouraged. Terrace Lounge Courtyard. Wednesday, July 23, 11:15 am Intro into Nutritional Therapy, presented by Sara Wilder, nutritional therapy practitioner and president and founder of Healthy Healed You, LLC. Sara is certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association. No cost. All welcome. Forum. Thursday, July 24, 11:15 am Partners in Care Lecture. Learn about stress reduction for older adults. All welcome. Forum. Sunday, July 27, 3 pm Music History Lecture Series. Part 4: The Classical Period by Nathan Long. No cost. All welcome. Forum. See the full event calendar online: community-event-calendar.pdf Connecting with loved ones Touchmark is offering two new email options for extended family and friends to connect with their loved ones who live in the memory care neighborhoods. People can email messages and images that team members will share with residents. While the email inbox is not confidential, senders can decide whether a message appears on the Smart Board or is shown on a laptop. In addition, Touchmark is offering Skype sessions. A camera is plugged into the Smart Board to make it easy for residents to see loved ones. Please call 541-848-4292 to learn more or stop by.
  5. 5. TOUCHMARK AT MT. BACHELOR VILLAGE Touchmark thanks the following advertisers for their support ...       For great customer service call Mention Touchmark resident and staff special for 10% off non-sale products – Bend North store only Dr. Peter M. Yonan DMD 625 NW Colorado Avenue, Bend, Oregon 97701 TEL. 541.383.0754 FAX. 541.383.8128 Specializing in Implant & Comprehensive Dentistry Seenextpageformore MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER SBA PREFERRED LENDER ©2010UmpquaBank.Allrightsreserved. GREAT COMMUNITIES START WITH GREAT PEOPLE. We’re lucky to be surrounded by both. Terrace Lodge 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend • 541-312-4888 S A G E S A L O N ( w i t h i n R e s i d e n t i a l C a r e ) Touchmark Residential Care 19800 SW Touchmark Way Bend, OR 97702 Phone: 541-280-8668* E-mail: *Please call for appointment Owner/stylist sue helmer S A G E S S A G E S A L O N ( w i t h i n R e s i d e n t i a l C a r e ) Touchmark Residential Care 19800 SW Touchmark Way Bend, OR 97702 Phone: 541-280-8668* E-mail: *Please call for appointment Owner/stylist sue helmer S A G E S
  6. 6. Bend Skin CO Debra Simpkins Licensed Aesthetician 541.390.3338 Facials, Waxing and More Touchmark at Mt Bachelor Village, CL#3 Bend, OR 97702 Chic Shanties Restyling & Real Estate Staging We use your existing furnishings to: Prepare your home for the market Restyle your home for living Consultation Services SAVE 10% By the hour, room or entire project Karen 541-815-6919 Vicki 541-480-2990 Call Josefa at 541-383-1414 for information about advertising. Touchmark thanks the following advertisers for their support ... 909 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701 Phone: (541) 382-3791 or (800) 433-4588 Fax: (541) 382-2361 605 NW Newport Ave., Bend, OR 97701 David L. Garrett Home Care Administrator 149957 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved