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Touchmark at Coffee Creek - August 2013 Newsletter


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Touchmark at Coffee Creek - August 2013 Newsletter

  1. 1. October 2011 | page 1October 2011 | page 1 EVENT{FULL}Monthly updates from your {FULL} Life community TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK Issue 8, 2013 | page 1 Let freedom sing The Patriotic Choir and sing-along brought a festive feeling to the Independence Day celebrations.
  2. 2. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK Issue 8, 2013 | page 2 An active, social life awaits Featured: The Monroe at 3001 Touchmark Drive (under construction) on the green belt and includes Total Home Maintenance (inside & out) Offers:1,854 square feet, two bedrooms, study, two bathrooms, roomy garage, covered entry and patio, granite countertops, ensuite bathroom off master bedroom with large shower and separate soaking tub. Every day we celebrate The {FULL} Life at Touchmark. People enjoy friendships, educational opportunities, musical events, fitness classes, and more. Plus, there are comfortable, private homes and a variety of services. Embrace your Full Life. Visit us today! Carla has joined Touchmark as the new Life Enrichment/Wellness director. Cathy Bird has taken Touchmark’s community coordinator position. “I love getting to know residents, learning about their lives, and helping them live life to the fullest,” says Carla. Carla’s professional background includes teaching special education, working in the nonprofit sector, and supervising senior volunteers. Carla holds a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the University of Oklahoma. A native Oklahoman, Carla has lived in many countries and several states. She and her husband now live in Edmond. They have two grown daughters. Carla enjoys cooking, eating, reading, and travelling. Meet Carla Scull Save the date! Active Aging Week is coming Sept. 23 to 29. This year’s theme is Experiencing the Full Life. Watch the calendar for more event information. at Coffee Creek oad | Edmond, OK 73003 | 405-340-1975 | kview omes dult Living poses only. Square footage, actual room may vary. Square footages are established veneer. See construction documents. Main 1,854 sq. ft. Garage 569 sq. ft. DW W/D C. W.I.C. Charlsie Huffmyer (left) and Life Enrichment/ Wellness Director Carla Scull decorate a hat together for an upcoming event.
  3. 3. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK Issue 8, 2013 | page 3 Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Thursday,Aug. 1, 3 - 4:30 pm Parkview Party. Planning a trip? Gather helpful hints from an expert travel agent. Monday Aug. 5, 5:30 pm Having Good Visits. Memory Care Support Group with speaker from Novartis. South Activity Room. Wednesday,Aug. 7, 9 am - 3 pm AARP Driver’s Safety Class. Sign up at front desk. Class limited to 35. Sign up today. Cost: $12 for AARP members; $14 for others. Lunch will be served. Grand Hall. Monday,Aug. 12, 10 am Resident Council meeting. South Activity Room. Tuesday,Aug. 13, 3 pm Navigators meeting. Private Dining Room. Tuesday Aug. 13, 3 pm Encompass Home Health presentation on Congestive Heart Failure. Grand Hall. Wednesday,Aug. 14, 2 -3 pm Afternoon tea with speaker. August is National Cataract Awareness Month. A local optometrist will present Eye Health & Cataracts. Fireside Dining. Thursday,Aug. 15, noon Hot, Hot, Hot Chili Cookoff. Representatives from the local fire department will judge the entries. Cost: $5 per participant with proceeds going to The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Creekside Dining Room. Thursday Aug 22, 5:30 pm Novartis speaker presents, Understanding Behaviors of People with Alzheimer’s disease. Grand Hall. Tuesday,Aug. 27, 3 pm Navigators meeting. Private Dining Room. Wednesday,Aug. 28, 2 - 3:30 pm Armchair Traveler. Going to Africa: The Serengeti. Grand Hall. Thursday,Aug. 29, noon Men’s Lunch with speaker from UCO’s Forensic Science Institute. Game Room. Please sign up at front desk. Friday,Aug. 30, 2 pm Tiara Day and Royal Baby Shower for Kate Middleton. All baby gifts brought will be donated to the Oklahoma Infant Crisis Center. Grand Hall. See the full calendar of events online http:// community-event-calendar.pdf. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Intern part of Touchmark team While completing her degree requirements, Morgan Fitzgerald is working with Executive Director Melissa Mahaffey. Morgan is a master’s candidate at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. “I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Touchmark and will truly miss it when I am finished with my internship,” says Morgan. A native Texan, Morgan has lived in several states but chose to attend college in Oklahoma after visiting the state during a family vacation. Her parents are native Oklahomans and now live in California. Her brother is a sophomore and attending the University of Oklahoma, as well. Sooner sports, Thunder basketball, reading, and spending time with friends and family are Morgan’s favorite things to do when away from school and helping at Touchmark.
  4. 4. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK 2801 Shortgrass Road • Edmond, OK 73003 405-340-1975 • © 2011 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs Movements rooted in eternity “Thomas Svobada arrived at the nursing home in NE Portland when the cherry trees outside his window were bare. … Now the blossoms have peaked and on a warm spring afternoon they drift onto his shoulders as he sits outside in his wheelchair.” – David Stabler, reporter, The Oregonian Thomas is Oregon’s most prolific and performed composer. For the past seven months, he has been recovering from a debilitating stroke that affected his right side with partial paralysis. It happened suddenly when he and his wife of nearly 50 years were preparing dinner. For weeks, his recovery was slow, but then he began improving, and he continues to make progress. And he continues to move people through his music. Do any of us plan for this kind of an event? No one I have interviewed ever has. One of the lessons from this heart- wrenching and heartwarming story is that legacy and giving back are the essence of who and what we are—today and tomorrow. Thomas is known as a composer whose music is played around the world, a teacher to a generation of music students, a mentor to scores of composers, an amazing pianist, and a playful friend. People move to Touchmark for many reasons. Most will tell you, though, that they wish they had moved here sooner. All appreciate the fullness of life and opportunities for living—and continuing to create—their legacy. Each person has a life story and talents to share, and overwhelmingly residents are optimistic and grateful for the options available at Touchmark. To find out more about the possibilities of living a {FULL} Life and providing a personal legacy, contact a member of the Full Life team. As Robert Schuller said—and others repeat—“If it’s going to be, it’s up to me.” BRAIN BUILDERS Grab a paper and write the following list of summer fruits and veggies in alphabetical order. Capsicum Asparagus Broccoli Cabbage Avocado Cilantro Bok Choi Collard greens Beet Chives Carrot Butternut Celery Cauliflower Answers:Asparagus,Avocado,Beet,BokChoi,Broccoli,Butternut,Cabbage,Capsicum,Carrot,Cauliflower,Celery,Chives, Cilantro,Collardgreens.