Touchmark at Coffee Creek - August 2014 Newsletter


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Touchmark at Coffee Creek - August 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK THE{FULL}LIFE August 2014 Tasting summer at Touchmark’s Watermelon Festival
  2. 2. Cottage home at 3001 Touchmark Drive is on the market. The house offers 1,854 square feet and a 569-square-foot garage. It features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a study. Embrace the {FULL} Life Our environment, and how we feel about it, can have a huge impact on the way we feel. For many, the first areas that come to mind when we think of environmental wellness are things like reducing and conserving energy or reusing and recycling practices. These areas should be important to all of us, and they are areas of focus for Touchmark communities. Another area to consider is the impact and benefits that house plants have on the environment and our wellness. Research at Kansas State University (2006, Park, Seong-Hyun) on indoor plants identified several therapeutic benefits, including reduced stress, lower heart rates and blood pressure, decreased pain medication, and less fatigue and anxiety. Indoor plants also add color and brighten mood, moisturize and purify the air, and sharpen focus and attention. Some Touchmark communities have outdoor gardens, which are also beneficial for your body and soul. Gardening is considered a moderate to intense form of exercise and uses all three types of recommended activities—endurance, flexibility, and strength. Gardening also provides people with a sense of personal well-being through stress relief, education, and the creation of friendships. Indoors and outdoors, plants offer many benefits. Do you have a green thumb? Would you consider teaching others how to have a green thumb? Share your thoughts and ideas with your community’s Life Enrichment/Wellness team. Help us enhance environmental wellness; consider adding indoor plants to your home environment. If you are interested in a list of safe plants, send me an email at FullLife@ RESOURCE{FULL} – The benefits of growing green Brian Pryor Executive Vice President
  3. 3. A GLANCE AT OCTOBERCAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Look for more photos on Facebook. Residents celebrated Independence Day with a sing-along, presentation of the colors by Boy Scout Troop 177, and barbecue.
  4. 4. 1410037 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK Full-service Retirement Community 2801 Shortgrass Road • Edmond, OK 73003 405-340-1975 • Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Monday, Aug. 4, 5:30 pm Memory Care Support Group. Touchmark Executive Director Melissa Mahaffey will present Communication Techniques. No RSVP needed. South Activities room. Friday, Aug. 15, 2 pm The Frank and Barbara Broyles Caregiver United Support Group, hosted by Betsy Broyles Arnold. Enjoy refreshments, appetizers, and a discussion of the book Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers: A Practical Tips Guide. RSVP by Aug. 12. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2 pm Winning the Wilkinson Way, presented by Jay Wilkinson. Jay is the son of legendary OU football coach Bud Wilkinson and was an All-American football player. After college, Jay served under an Oklahoma governor and a US president. Refreshments will be served. RSVP. Grand Hall. Thursday, Aug. 28, 3pm Parkview Party with out-of-this-world presentation. Dan Schneider will share Project Apollo in the Rearview Mirror. Get the facts firsthand! Dan is a retired aerospace engineer who worked through the golden years of America’s space program in the 1960s. He served on the Flight Operations Team during the Apollo 11 lunar landing and supported Apollo 12 and 13 missions as well as Project Viking, the first landing mission to Mars. Refreshments will be available. RSVP required. Meet at 3001 Touchmark Drive. See the full event calendar online: Event highlights