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Touchmark at Harwood Groves - August 2014 Newsletter


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Touchmark at Harwood Groves - August 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES THE{FULL}LIFE August 2014 Chefs compete in cook-off Touchmark Executive Chef Joe Volske and Sous Chef Elijah Waller went head-to-head in a competitive cook-off. Each chef made an entrée, one side dish, and a dessert using mystery ingredients that included one vegetable, one fruit, one spice, and one “wild card” ingredient. Only 30 minutes before the competition did the chefs learn the mystery ingredients—jicama, kiwi, cilantro, and gluten- free animal crackers! Residents Betsy Fowler, Yvonne Green, and Don Hogenson judged the dishes on a scale of one to five for Execution (technique/presentation), Formulation (ingredients/recipe), Interpretation (creativity/use of mystery items), and Taste. The judges loved all the dishes and decided the competition was a tie!
  2. 2. Embrace your {FULL} Life Whether you’re looking for a home base while traveling, or you’re ready to enjoy a close community and local activities, Touchmark fits your lifestyle. Summer is here—and it’s a perfect season to stop by and see (and experience!) Touchmark. Waterford at Harwood Groves 1200 Harwood Drive | Fargo, ND 58104 | 701-476-1200 | 800-715-3460 | WFN104/105, Rev. 03/09 © 2009, Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Apartments For illustration purposes only. Square footage, actual room sizes, and features may vary. See construction documents. 995 sq. ft. 1 Bedroom | Den | 1 Bath DW Check out apartment 167. It offers 995 square feet, one bedroom, and one bathroom. It includes a den, patio, and a view of the Heritage Garden. Call or visit today. Construction continues on several new cottages. Stop by to learn more. Club news H FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINER AWARD LIFE STORY PERSONAL CARE PERSON-CENTERED CARE AQUATIC Two IMPACT{FULL} fruits to add to your diet Did you know that kiwis are full of fiber, antioxidants, and have more vitamin C than a whole orange? Fiber is one of the main components for colon health, and Vitamin C is helpful in boosting the immune system. Another winner: peaches! Packed with beta carotene, lycopene, and lutein, this delicious fruit contributes to eye health. These vitamins and minerals also help prevent macular degeneration and improve vision health by increasing circulation. Try these easy, refreshing summer recipes: Kickin‘ Kiwi Kooler 4 kiwis, skinned and chopped 1 cup guava nectar 1 tablespoon of frozen limeade 1 (6 ounce) container of low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 cup of ice Pour ingredients in blender. Mix on high until smooth. Pour in a cup, and enjoy! Peach Cooler 2 cups of low-fat milk 2 cups of sliced peaches ½ tsp of lemon juice Place ingredients in blender; mix on high until smooth. Pour in cup, and sprinkle with nutmeg. Family first. Family fun! The club is hosting a family swim night Friday, Aug. 15 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 Aug. 13. Event is open to all club members for no charge. Please note The club will be closed Monday, Aug. 25 through Monday, Sept. 1 for cleaning and maintenance. Coming soon New days and times for Hydro-Pilates classes are coming. The club will also be offering personal training introductory classes, new specials, and new massage services.
  3. 3. CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Adele Swenson hosted the second Taco in a Bag Party with family, friends, residents, and staff. She supplied everything from the tacos to s’mores. Her family helped host and serve food. 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 Brian Pryor Executive Vice President RESOURCE{FULL} – The benefits of growing green A mini beverage series covered three drinks: coffee, wine, and smoothies. Life Enrichment/Wellness Director Anne- Marie Fitz (pictured) shared three coffee brewing techniques, including cold brew, French press, and standard egg coffee. A representative from Maple River Winery talked about the process of winemaking. Jamie, from Courts Plus, shared the health benefits of smoothies. Residents sipped smoothies and received recipes. The summer tradition of picnics has begun. First stop: Lindenwood Park. Residents kicked off the local baseball season with an evening RedHawks game. Off to Detroit Lakes! This perfect day started with lunch at Zorbaz and finished with pie at Perkins. Everyone caught one fish, some up to eight!
  4. 4. 1410037 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved TOUCHMARK AT HARWOOD GROVES Full-service Retirement Community 1200 Harwood Drive S • Fargo, ND 58104 701-476-1200 • Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Monday, Aug. 4, 3 pm Michael Carbone presents Leading the Way Home. Michael is executive director of the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People and the son of resident Margaret Carbone. Enjoy a short film followed by a discussion. Auditorium. Thursday, Aug. 7, 6 pm RedHawks Game at Newman Outdoor Field. Cheer on the RedHawks as they play the Gary Southshore Railcats. Enjoy the outdoors, mini donuts, hot dogs, and beer. Cost: $10, which will be charged to account. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2 pm Understanding Communication and Challenging Behaviors, presented by Kendra Binger, Regional Care consultant with the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter. Auditorium. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2:30 pm Book signing and reading by Gregory Rom on his new book Roger Maris and Cast of Hundred. Books will be available for purchase in the Boutique and at the event. Hoyle Room. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1 pm The Best of Jaspers Show at Jaspers Theatre. Dinner will follow the show. Sign up at front desk. Charge to your account: $20.50. Friday, Aug. 15, 2:30 pm Film and discussion. Enjoy the film Stalag 17 and a short discussion with local movie enthusiast Tony McRae. Hoyle Room. Monday, Aug. 18, 2:30 - 4:30 pm Art with Kaylyn. Try your hand at clay coil pots and vases. Sign up at the front desk. Cost for supplies: $20 (please make payable to Kaylyn Gerenz). Wednesday, Aug. 20, 4 pm August birthday party. Musical entertainment by duo Raw Sugar. Drinks and dinner to follow. Auditorium and Prairie Rose Dining Room. Monday, Aug. 25, 4 pm Wine and Cheese Social. Sample a variety of cheese and enjoy a glass of wine while visiting with friends. Waterford Heritage Garden Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2 pm Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease—The Basics, presented by Kendra Binger, Regional Care consultant with the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter. Auditorium. Thursday, Aug. 28, 5 pm Dinner at Johnny Carino’s. Sign up at the front desk. Active Aging Week coming Sept. 21 - 27! Created by the International Council on Active Aging, this week celebrates an active lifestyle. Touchmark will join the fun with a variety of activities and events. Watch the calendar for coming details. See the full event calendar online: event-calendar.pdf Event highlights