Touchmark on West Century - July 2014 Newsletter


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Touchmark on West Century - July 2014 Newsletter

  1. 1. TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY THE{FULL}LIFE July 2014 Learning the ins and outs of an iPad Scott Weissman from the Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT) shared the basics about iPads during a popular class. For many, the class was the first time learning how to use the tablet. For others, it was a chance to brush up on their skills. KXNET featured the class and interviewed resident Arloene Laskowski, who uses an iPad to email and video chat with her family. To see the video, visit story/25570470/seniors-learn- how-to-navigate-ipads. Since the class was so popular, the Full Life team is already putting together another one.
  2. 2. CLUB NEWSFITNESS PERSONAL TRAINER AWARD LIFE STORY FITNESS AQUATIC Try Qigong Qigong is a combination of deep breathing and easy, fluid movements. This class has many benefits, such as lowering stress, improving balance and concentration, and improving circulation. It is also endorsed by the arthritic, heart, and stroke foundations. Check out (and try) the new equipment Longtime club member Wilbert Fueller works out on the Octane Fitness Commercial X-Ride Elliptical. The club also has a new Octane Fitness Pro 3700 Elliptical and the Concept 2 Indoor Rower. If you are looking for a great workout that’s easy on the joints, come in and try the Octane X-Ride today. This machine is a seated elliptical, which offers easy and intense workouts, depending on the resistance setting. Stop by, and a certified personal trainer can show you how to use this machine. Are you drinking enough water? As the temperatures climb, it is easy to get dehydrated. Make sure you drink plenty of water. Some signs of dehydration are: increased thirst, dry mouth and swollen tongue, weakness, dizziness, palpitations (a feeling that the heart is jumping or pounding), confusion, fainting, and inability to sweat. Find your {FULL} Life at Touchmark Studio 234 offers 460 square feet and one bathroom. Call or stop by today for a tour and to learn more. WBN210, Rev. 08/09 © 2009, Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved Waterford on West Century 1000 West Century | Bismarck, ND 58503 | 701-323-7000 | 800-954-3800 |
  3. 3. CAPTURING DELIGHT{FULL} MOMENTS Look for more photos on Facebook. Residents graced the Touchmark runway with fashions from Attitudes clothing store. A champagne social and shopping in the lobby followed the show. A trip to Bessy’s Best in Sterling, North Dakota, gave residents the opportunity to learn about the process and taste and purchase locally made products from this family dairy farm. You said it! “I enjoy knowing the residents and the people that work here. They are all very friendly and helpful and call me by my name!” - Della Turman, resident
  4. 4. 149957 © 2014 Touchmark, LLC, all rights reserved TOUCHMARK ON WEST CENTURY Full-service Retirement Community 1000 West Century Avenue • Bismarck, ND 58503 701-323-7000 • EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Contact a Full Life team member for additional details, including registration, transportation information, and participation requirements. Thursday, July 3, 2 pm Watermelon Feed and Bike Parade. Touchmark lobby. Tuesday, July 8, 2 pm Celebrate July birthdays with cake, ice cream, and entertainment! Everyone welcome. Four Seasons Dining Room. Thursday, July 24, 2 pm Country Fair. Enjoy games, fair food, and lots of fun! Touchmark lobby. See the full calendar of events online: event-calendar.pdf 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. In our office, several team members go to the local YMCA to exercise at noon. Sometimes, we join a group exercise class together, and other days we each do an individual program; regardless, we check in with each other. We carpool. We rearrange schedules. 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@ Brian Pryor Executive Vice President Declare interdependence!