Touchmark on Saddle Drive - August 2014 Newsletter


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Touchmark on Saddle Drive - August 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE THE{FULL}LIFE August 2014 Vintage Apron Show Residents enjoyed an afternoon learning anything and everything they wanted to know about aprons. Thea Lou Seese talked about her vintage apron collection and displayed a variety of styles, along with various reference books and sewing patterns. An afternoon of jazz Jazz music by After School Tea Time filled the Lobby, and residents moved to the toe-tapping music. (photos cont.)
  2. 2. 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 RESOURCE{FULL} – The benefits of growing green Brian Pryor Executive Vice President (cont.)
  3. 3. Photos top and left: Located at 929 Saddle Drive, this 1,528-square- foot cottage home includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as updated flooring, paint, and countertops throughout. Relax during these summer months on the two patios and take in the beautiful view of Big Belt Mountains. Whether you’re looking for a home base while you’re traveling, or you’re ready to enjoy a close community and local activities, Touchmark fits your lifestyle. Summer is here—and it’s the perfect season to stop by and see (and experience!) Touchmark. Embrace the {FULL} Life Also featured: With a sunny eastern exposure, apartment 378 is bright and inviting. The home has a full kitchen, 742 square feet, one bedroom, and one bathroom. Call to learn more and tour these homes.
  4. 4. 1410037 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE Full-service Retirement Community 915 Saddle Drive • Helena, MT 59601 406-449-4900 • Contact a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2 pm Celebrate National Lighthouse Day. Watch the Lighthouses of America DVD to learn more about these interesting and useful structures. Popcorn and soda provided. Forum. Friday, Aug. 8, 11 am Picnic Lunch at Spring Meadow Lake. Check out the urban, day-use-only park minutes from Helena fed by a natural spring and home to a wide range of wildlife. Sign up. Saturday, Aug. 16, 1:30 pm Afternoon Movie: Heaven Is For Real. Come watch the fascinating story based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book Heaven is For Real. Forum. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2 pm Gospel Music Program. Forum. Friday, Aug. 22, 12:30 - 4:30 pm Red Cross Blood Drive. The community is welcome to participate. Forum. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2 pm Ride on the Last Chance Tour Train. Take a ride and cruise by Reeder’s Alley, the authentic Pioneer Cabin, and The Old Fire Tower. Tickets are $7.50. Sign up in advance. See the full event calendar online: EVENT HIGHLIGHTS