Touchmark on Saddle Drive - March 2014 Newsletter


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Touchmark on Saddle Drive - March 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. March 2014 THE{FULL}LIFE TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE Learning about ghost towns with author Author Preethi Burkholder spoke about her book, Ghost Towns of the Rockies, and the historical events and circumstances that created the ghost towns. “When the money ran out, people walked,” shared Burkholder. “A ghost town is one that had a boom period at one point and was then abandoned.” She called these abandonments “death” for the towns and classified them as either natural (due to flood, fire, or drought) or economic, such as with mining busts and related job losses. Most of the towns covered in Burkholder’s book experienced economic downturns in the mining industry of gold, silver, coal, and copper. Residents listened to author Preethi Burkholder discuss her book, Ghost Towns of the Rockies, and the historical events and circumstances that created the ghost towns. The presentation also included piano music, as Preethi is a classically trained pianist and holds a master’s degree in ethnomusicology from Tufts University.
  2. 2. 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. Featured: Cottage at 911 Saddle Drive Offering: 1,340 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, large master suite, and updated throughout, including new paint, flooring, and countertops Also available: One of the community’s largest, apartment 349 offers 1,433 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, extra storage, beautiful views of the Helena Valley, a great central location in the main building, and new flooring and paint throughout. 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
  3. 3. CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Raise your glass to friendship and love! Residents celebrated with a Valentine’s Day lunch (pictured top). Other fun events have included musical entertainment, learning about Chinese New Year, and a fashion show, coordinated and sponsored by Christopher & Banks.
  4. 4. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Tuesday, March 4, 9 to 11:30 am Senior Fitness Testing with nursing students from Helena College. The Senior Fitness Test is a simple, economical method of assessing the physical attributes that older adults need in order to perform daily activities. It consists of seven tests, covering lower- and upperbody strength, aerobic endurance, lower- and upper-body flexibility, agility, and balance. No charge. Forum. Thursday, March 6, 11:45 am Ladies Pizza and Wine Luncheon. Get together with the women of Touchmark for a fun pizza lunch. Enjoy a slice of pepperoni, combo, or vegetarian pizza with a glass of your favorite wine while getting to know others. No charge. Forum. Wednesday, March 12, 1:30 pm Visit Montana WILD. Bus leave right at 1:30 for a special afternoon designed specifically for people 65-plus years. Volunteers from AmeriCorps will be on hand, as we explore the exhibits. Throughout the two hours, there will be live raptor, amphibian, mammal, and fish programs. No charge. Saturday, March 15, 1 pm Celtic Women Concert on DVD. In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re celebrating with a bit o‘ Ireland. Sip Irish Coffee (aka caifé Gaelach) while watching a DVD presentation of the popular Celtic Women concert. (Wearing something green is optional but encouraged.) No charge. Tuesday, March 18, 6:45 pm The bus leaves CIRCA at the Myrna Loy Center. Australian Cirque Family Performance from Brisbane, Australia will perform 46 acts in 45 minutes, sponsored by Hunter Family Foundation. This contemporary circus has received much praise. Watch amazing acrobatic moves mixed with lighting and sound. Cost: $15 per ticket. Thursday, March 20, 2 pm First day of spring craft: tissue peony bouquets. Channel your inner Martha Stewart with this easy-to-do classic craft. Choose your favorite colors and create a bouquet to take home or share with a friend. Hobby Room. Thursday, March 27, 2 to 5 pm Jewelry Jamboree. Here’s an opportunity to find fun items for you or a gift for a friend or loved one. A wide selection of companies will be on hand, such as Paparazzi, lia sophia®, Premier Designs, Stella & Dot, and Silpada® as well as home crafters. No charge. Forum. Saturday, March 29, 1 pm Touchmark Theater. Watch the movie The Book Thief. During World War II in Germany, young Liesel finds comfort in books as the war affects her life. Forum. Tuesday, April 1, 12:30 to 4:30 pm American Red Cross Blood Drive. Invite your friends and family, and help support the crucial work of this organization. Forum. See the full calendar of events online: TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE Full-service Retirement Community 915 Saddle Drive • Helena, MT 59601 406-449-4900 • 149277 © 2014 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved