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Touchmark at Wedgewood - March 2014 Newsletter


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Touchmark at Wedgewood - March 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. March 2014 THE{FULL}LIFE TOUCHMARK AT WEDGEWOOD Combining cold—and fun! Residents are embracing the winter fun. The recent cabin-fever bash (pictured) included a friendly Road Hockey game (with resident and former professional basketball referee Tom McClocklin overseeing the game), snow sculpting, musical entertainment, and winter drinks. A local news station also covered the event. Later, residents welcomed the 2014 Winter Olympics with an indoor floor curling event. National Curling Hall of Famer Cathy King threw the first rock. (photos cont.)
  2. 2. (cont.) Welcoming new Life Enrichment/Wellness director Joan Drake (pictured left) has joined the Touchmark team and will oversee the awardwinning Full Life Wellness & Life Enrichment ProgramTM. Brenda Edmonds Joan Drake (pictured right) recently retired from the position, and the community gathered for a celebration to honor her. Joan recently served as the recreation therapy assistant at Alberta Health Services and Ponoka General Hospital and Care Centre. “I have a passion to work with older adults and firmly believe in offering choices and advocating independence and respect,” says Joan, who has a Recreation Therapy diploma from Norquest College and Working with Dementia Clients Multidiscipline Certificate from Fleming College. Joan has also also worked at Good Samaritan Society as a recreation therapy aide and served in activation and restorative care at Haliburton Highlands Health Services. In her free time, Joan enjoys camping, swimming, hiking, weight training, and doing family-tree research.
  3. 3. A GLANCE AT OCTOBER CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Look for more photos on Facebook. A cause for celebration. Those celebrating their birthday month were honored with a song and a candle on their cake. Infuse your lifestyle with fun and friendships The lifestyle at Touchmark makes it easy to connect with friends and take part in activities. You’re able to enjoy the comfort and privacy of your home—and participate in what we call the {FULL} Life. Looking to infuse your lifestyle with fun, food, and friendship? We invite you to visit in person or online, including our Facebook page.
  4. 4. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Monday, March 17, 3 pm St. Patrick’s Day entertainment with pianist Terry Jorden. Grande Foyer. Sunday, March 2, 3:30 pm Bible study with Pastor Jim Smart. Arts Studio. Monday, March 17, 5:30 pm St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. Grande Hall Dining Room. Tuesday, March 11, 1:30 pm Residents General Meeting Election Day. Marquis Room. Tuesday, March 18, 1 pm Weekly Floor Curling. East Activity Room. Thursday, March 13, 4 pm Patty’s Pub Happy Hour. Toast St. Patrick and enjoy green beer. Ravine Café. Wednesday, March 19, 4 pm Men’s Beers of the World Club. New members welcome. Monte Carlo Room. Saturday, March 15, 4 pm Performance by Knock School of Irish Dance. This group will share some dances that they’ll perform at upcoming competitions. Marquis Room. Monday, March 24, 2 pm Birthday and anniversary party with entertainers the Party Pals, an award-winning accordion band. Marquis Room. Tuesday, March 25, 11 am Spring Scenic Drive. Friday, March 28, 3:30 pm iPad Cognitive Training Class with Certified Cognitive Stimulation Instructor and Life Enrichment/Wellness Assistant Lenka Makarian. Friday, March 28, 5:30 pm Greek theme buffet dinner. Grande Hall Dining Room. See the full calendar of events online: pdf/community-eventcalendar.pdf Connecting the Generations What’s the best thing about being a grandparent? Or what is your best memory of/with a grandparent/grandchild? Marge Coalman, EdD Vice President of Wellness & Programs Not all of us are grandparents or great-grandparents—but all of us are grandchildren. At some time in our lives, we were able to experience the opportunity to know—or know of—our family history. ... Touchmark’s intergenerational program provides opportunities to connect with children of all ages through activities and celebrations, both at Touchmark and in other settings within the community. ... Read more online at TOUCHMARK AT WEDGEWOOD Full-service Retirement Community 18333 Lessard Road NW • Edmonton, AB T6M 2Y5 780-577-5000 • 149277 © 2014 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved