Touchmark at Coffee Creek - July 2014 Newsletter

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Touchmark at Coffee Creek - July 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK THE{FULL}LIFE July 2014 Taking in history during tour Residents walked through the Governor’s Mansion, built in 1927, and learned about local history, including previous officials who lived in the home. Today, Governor Fallin and her family live on the second floor. Touchmark resident Jimmie Cook is a volunteer at the mansion and assists with tours.
  2. 2. Find your {FULL} Life at Touchmark The Eisenhower home at 3024 Touchmark Drive is available. Tour this 2,047-square-foot cottage that includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study, and 428-square-foot garage. Call to schedule a tour today. Bryce Crump’s 34 years of experience in construction, engineering, and energy management makes him a perfect fit as director of Maintenance Services at Touchmark. In 2002, Bryce formed Energy Czar, Inc. and was involved in engineering projects for companies such as the San Francisco International Airport, Google, Lexar Media, California State University-Sacramento, University Union of Sacramento, and a host of others. Bryce served as US regional control specialist and later Western District sales engineer at WattStopper. During his time, he received the Idea of the Year award for creating an energy- management product still in use today. Bryce’s experience is not limited to the technical side of life. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology, is a licensed minister, and has been a missionary in Papua, New Guinea, and Australia. For several years, he served as a pastor and volunteer chaplain for the City of Stockton Police Department, specializing with at-risk children in the Central Valley of California, an area known for gang violence and human trafficking. In 2011, he and his wife founded BVC Global, a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing clean water, medical care, and education facilities in third-world countries. His most recent endeavor was providing a team of skilled craftsmen to build an educational complex in Port Villa, Vanuatu. Bryce and his family moved from California to Moore, Oklahoma, to serve in a local ministry. He lives with his wife, Valerie, and his three youngest children, Evan, Quaid, and Sarah. He enjoys fishing, camping, hunting, and metal detecting. Bryce has a passion for flying and is currently pursuing his private pilot’s license. Meet Touchmark’s faithful engineer
  3. 3. If you read the title and said to yourself, wait a minute, it’s July: July is the time to celebrate independence and unification. As countries and as individuals, we are keenly attracted to the notion of independence. Research tells us that it’s our lifestyle— things we do and choices we make—that determines how we will age. According to research done at California State University, Fullerton by C. Jessie Jones and Roberta E. Rikli, a key element in maintaining independence later in life is sustaining one’s “fitness capacity (strength, endurance, agility, and balance).” Simple, right? So why declare interdependence? Because life happens. Appointments, other priorities, injuries, and many other reasons all serve to interfere with or distract our attention from exercise. Encouragement and accountability can be essential to sticking with a fitness program. During this month when we celebrate unity and independence, ask someone to start a walking group with you. Join a class. Walk around the corner and visit a friend. Ask a Life Enrichment/Wellness team member about steps you could take with others to improve your fitness capacity. Declare interdependence—and gain more independence! For more information about Touchmark’s Life Enrichment/Wellness program or the research regarding standards for maintaining physical independence in later years, email me at FullLife@Touchmark. com. Declare interdependence! As the Triple Crown wrapped up, partygoers were already getting a leg up on next year’s festivities, discussing hat designs and food selections. Brian Pryor Executive Vice President CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS
  4. 4. 149957 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved TOUCHMARK AT COFFEE CREEK Full-service Retirement Community 2801 Shortgrass Road • Edmond, OK 73003 405-340-1975 • Touchmark.com EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Tuesday, July 1, 12 - 1:30 pm Lunch ’n Learn. I’m Just Looking … But For What?, presented by Touchmark Executive Director Melissa Mahaffey. Call to RSVP. Grand Hall. Thursday, July 3 Celebrate Fourth of July early at Touchmark. We will have a barbecue lunch and cook-out. Call to RSVP. Monday, July 7, 5:30 pm Memory Care Support Group will be led by Touchmark’s Executive Director Melissa Mahaffey. Those living with dementia will meet and enjoy the camaraderie and support of professionals and others living with dementia. No RSVP needed. Wednesday, July 10, 6 pm Myths of Assisted Living. Join us and enjoy appetizers and beverages while listening to a panel of experienced professionals and current residents discuss assisted living. This is an ideal time to ask questions and learn more about this service. Call to RSVP. Grand Hall. Tuesday, July 29, 12:00- 1:30 pm Lunch ’n Learn. Making Choices in the Downsizing Process, presented by Amber Bergerson of Senior Transitions. Amber will provide downsizing tips from getting it all started to making it all happen. Call to RSVP. Grand Hall. Thursday, July 31, 5 pm Parkview Ice-Cream Social. Gather in one of our beautiful Parkview homes. Call to RSVP and learn more. See the full events calendar online: TouchmarkEdmond.com/pdf/community-event-calendar.pdf

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