Touchmark at Coffee Creek - June 2014 Newsletter


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Touchmark at Coffee Creek - June 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK THE{FULL}LIFE June 2014 Out-of-state retirees attracted to Edmond’s Parkview homes as construction continues Edmond has been on CNNMoney’s list of Best Places to Live, and the Parkview homes neighborhood at Edmond’s Touchmark reflect the factors evaluated. The retirement community has been expanding with five new homes currently under construction. Edmond’s reputation for excellent schools and the city’s recognition in CNNMoney. com’s top 100 list of America’s best small cities contribute to the demand for Touchmark’s homes, says Melissa Mahaffey, Touchmark executive director. In fact, this information played a key role for Ron and Doris Schnuelle, both 69, of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Doris says that Edmond’s national ranking of a city of choice in which to live helped sell the community to the Virginia couple. “I did some research, and we were impressed with that.” Parkview is a gated community of single- family homes for adults ages 55-plus. There are currently 32 homes in the Parkview neighborhood, all constructed by Red Rock Builders of Edmond. “Parkview is the best-kept secret in Edmond,” says Melissa. “It is located just a stone’s throw from our main campus, which makes it convenient for people to come over for meals, if they like, or for meetings and different activities, or simply to get together with friends.” Homes range from 1,624 to 2,300 square feet in a variety of styles built to specifications of residents, Melissa says. “For example, if you choose Lot A, then you can choose a variety of floor plans for that lot. People work with an interior designer and can pick out the color of the carpet, the color of the stain for the cabinets, all the way to the roof color.” Those personal touches also appealed to the Schnuelles. “I love the idea they build you a home,” says Doris. “When we came out to visit Edmond last fall, we were impressed with the city and quality of these homes. They bent over backwards to say, ‘we’ll build it the way you want it built.’” The couple expects to move into their 2,200-square- foot “Madison” home by September, says Doris. (cont.) “We have looked for years at the concept of a retirement community. I’m a people person, and that sounds like a wonderful idea. I just fell in love with everything about Touchmark. It’s fairly new, and I love the idea that they build you a home.” – Doris Schnuelle
  2. 2. Touchmark provides all maintenance and landscaping, which will free the Schnuelles from typical homeowner headaches, such as leaky faucets or lawn care. Retirement homes trending up Demand for Touchmark’s Parkview homes lifestyle reflects a trend for 55-plus housing nationwide, according to a study commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders and the MetLife Mature Market Institute. The report, titled Housing Trends for the 55+ Market, reveals a surge—a 30-percent increase in 2011, the most recent stats available—in the number of homes built in “age-qualified” adult housing communities. As baby boomers continue to move into their retirement years, demand will grow even stronger, says David Crowe, chief economist for the homebuilder’s group. The report also noted that residents of 55-plus residential communities report greater satisfaction with their housing situation than do retirees not living in communities built specifically for retirees. Melissa sees lifestyle satisfaction every day in residents. “Every morning, a group of Parkview residents come over and eat breakfast within our main campus; that’s how they get their day started,” she says. “The camaraderie, the socialization they experience on a daily basis, keeps people healthier. The quality of life is better.” The Schnuelles were seeking a retirement community close to Ron’s sister, who lives in Guthrie, Doris said. Their son lives in Kansas City, Kansas. “Edmond is a great place to live; real estate values are strong, and now Mom and Dad are moving toward their kids,” says Melissa. (cont.) Connect with community This month, we’re featuring the Monroe home at 3001 Touchmark Drive. With 1,854 square feet, this cottage offers a 569-sqaure-foot garage, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a study. We invite you to tour Touchmark and take part in an event or activity—and see how being part of a community can enrich your life. Research on cognition and memory is finding that people who participate in more mentally stimulating activities have a slower rate of decline in memory (Wilson, et al, 2013, Journal of Neurology). Apps and websites like Fit Brains, Lumosity, Tetris, Sudoku2 all work on your computer, tablet device, or smart phone. Touchmark recently conducted a webinar with team members that covered cutting- edge ideas for activities and cognitive stimulation. We now are working to develop programming throughout Touchmark communities that takes advantage of this technology for enhancing memory. If you own or intend to purchase a computer, tablet, or smart phone and would like to participate in learning how to use it, please let us know. Also, if you have a favorite website or app that helps build the brain, please send an email to FullLife@Touchmark. com. Let’s learn together what can benefit all of us as we exercise our brains and boost memory. Do you have a computer, iPad, or smart phone? Brian Pryor Executive Vice President
  3. 3. CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS We’re packing the calendar, from the Men’s Club Beef ’n Beer event to a rodeo, fashion show, and the egg-stravaganza! Look for more photos on Facebook.
  4. 4. 149750 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC., all rights reserved TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK Full-service Retirement Community 2801 Shortgrass Road • Edmond, OK 73003 405-340-1975 • EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Monday, June 2, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dementia Diagnosis: Now What? Presentation starts the Touchmark Memory Care Speaker Series and will feature a panel discussion. RSVP. Grand Hall. Tuesday, June 3, noon - 1:30 pm Lunch ’n Learn: Change is inevitable. It’s how you manage it that’s important. Touchmark Executive Director Melissa Mahaffey shares a useful tool to help you identify your key values and control the changes in your life. RSVP. Grand Hall. Monday, June 9, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Benefits of Research, Alzheimer’s Stages, Current Medicines. Second part of Touchmark Memory Care Speaker Series: Louise M. Thurman, MD, MPH, will speak about the benefits of research, stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and current medications that are available. RSVP. Grand Hall. Tuesday, June 10, noon and 6 pm What is the Full Life of Touchmark? Hear from residents and team members. Find out what Touchmark is all about. This panel presentation will be available at two different times. Lunch offered with the noon presentation, and the evening event will feature appetizers and refreshments. RSVP required. Grand Hall. Monday, June 16, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Legal issues facing those with dementia. Part three: Touchmark Memory Care Speaker Series with presenter Jerry Shiles of Parman & Easterday, LLP. RSVP required. Grand Hall. Friday, June 20, 6:30 pm Jazz on the Lawn. Dance and party while a live jazz band plays. RSVP. South lawn. Wednesday, June 25, 10 am Chef Time. Kick off summer with Touchmark Chef Jeff Waddle. He’ll share step-by-step directions for making a variety of milkshakes. Enjoy samples. Bring questions. RSVP. Bistro. Thursday, June 26, 4:30 - 6 pm Parkview Patio Party and Barbecue. Come experience our Parkview homes and enjoy a barbecue cookout. Call to RSVP. See the full events calendar online: event-calendar.pdf