Touchmark on West Century - February 2014 Newsletter


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Touchmark on West Century - February 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. February 2014 THE{FULL}LIFE TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY Touchmark hosts tea tasting in honor of National Hot Tea Month Tea is the perfect way to warm up, especially during National Hot Tea Month (January). Deb Sauer, a certified tea sommelier, and Steep Me a Cup of Tea hosted a tea tasting at Touchmark. People treated their taste buds to a variety of teas, like green and rooibos, and learned the health benefits of each.
  2. 2. Enjoying your {FULL} Life Touchmark is a community of friends celebrating and living the Full Life—and enjoying the FEATURES benefits of services and amenitites. We invite you to visit and learn more about what we call the {FULL} Life! AMENITIES SERVICES A GLANCE AT OCTOBER CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Look for more photos on Facebook. HOME HEALTH HOME CARE Everyone rung in the new year with a Champagne Social and entertainment.
  3. 3. FITNESS CLUB AQUATIC NEWS Focus on the heart February is American Heart Month, and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. PERSONAL TRAINER Staying active and exercising can keep your heart (as well as your body) healthy. Research is showing that a combination of cardiovascular exercise and strength training is ideal. Visit the club, and learn what classes and services are available. The CDC also list these helpful tips on its website ( AWARD heartmonth/ ) for staying heart healthy and keeping up a fitness program: • Don’t become overwhelmed. • Don’t go it alone. Exercising with a friend is a great way to stick to your program. • Don’t get discouraged. • Reward yourself. Find fun things to do to LIFE STORY decrease your stress. • Eat a healthy diet. • Maintain a healthy weight. • Exercise regularly. • Monitor your blood pressure. • Don’t smoke. PERSONAL CARE • Limit alcohol use. • Have your cholesterol checked. • Manage your diabetes. • Take your medicine. This month, as we focus on heart health, it is also helpful to remember the signs of a heart attack. The CDC states that the five major symptoms of a heart attack are: • Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back. • Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint. • Chest pain or discomfort. • Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder. •Shortness of breath. • If you think that you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately. Read more at heartdisease/signs_symptoms.htm. Club is for you! Touchmark Health & Fitness Club is open to anyone who is 40+ years of age. If you (and anyone you know) are looking to get started on a fitness program, the club’s many qualified personal trainers can help you get started on the right program to reach your goals. The club also offers fitness studio and aquatic fitness classes. Stop in for a tour and see what Touchmark Health & Fitness Club has for you. Club has added the Silver & Fit program We’re also offering the SilverSneakers ® program and the BCBS Health Club Credit program. If your insurance includes any of these options, stop in today to get started on an exercise program. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 701-355-1280. You said it! PERSON-CENTERED CARE “The staff is helpful, and my neighbors are friendly people!” - Doris Hickle, resident
  4. 4. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2 pm Brain Builders kick off. Enjoy fun games and tasks that challenge and build the brain. Creative Arts Room. Friday, Feb. 7, 2 pm Wear Red Day and healthy heart presentation by Touchmark Assisted Living Director Denise Kerner, RN. Creative Arts Room. Friday, Feb. 14, 2 pm Chocolate Extravaganza. Lobby. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3 pm Wine social and entertainment by Dwight Froelich. Lobby. See the full calendar of events online: Matters of the heart Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs February is a perfect time to soak up heart-filled sentiments. Both physical and spiritual. As you enjoy the merriment of the season, take time to think about the importance of your heart health as well as your relational health and legacy. In two articles, Touchmark Vice President of Wellness & Programs Marge Coalman, EdD, discusses the importance of connecting with family (and especially creating an end-of-life plan) and shares helpful information from the 50th US Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. Read more online at TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY Full-service Retirement Community 1000 West Century Avenue • Bismarck, ND 58503 701-323-7000 • 149088 © 2014 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved