Butterfield LIFE Sept + Oct 2018

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Mike and Susan Cruse

UA News

Alumni Association Awards

Fitness & Wellness Board Member Q&A The Telomere Effect

Dr. Larry Hanley

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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Profile Mike and Susan Cruse 9 Village Newcomer Q+A Janet Poole


9 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 10 Employee Spotlight Sandy Williams 11 Living Spaces Village Home of Mike and Susan Cruse 12 UA News 2018 Alumni Association Awards 14 Village Snapshots 14 Village News Stankus Wins ‘Who’s Who’ Award 16 Out & About 2018-19 Football Season


17 Walton Arts Center 2018-19 Season Highlights 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events 20 Board Member Q+A Dr. Larry Hanley 22 Fitness & Wellness The Telomere Effect





Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dana Davis Dave Marks Sales Counselor Move-In Coordinator PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2018 Council Members Tim Schatzman, President John King, Vice President Jim Ferguson, Secretary Larry Hanley, Past President Ellen Compton, Sally King, Nell Lance, Dwain Newman, Roy Penney, Linda Pinkerton and Carol Sonnenberg BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Jacqui Brandli, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Bill Shackelford, Secretary Eddie Bradford, Lewis Epley, Bill Waite, Howard Higgins, Sara Koenig, Kim Chapman, Rick Meyer, Kim Brawner, Larry Hanley, Kyle Jenner, Emeritus

From the CEO Summer is ending and fall is right around the corner. If you’re like me, you are ready to enjoy the gorgeous weather and stunning fall foliage that autumn in Northwest Arkansas brings, as well as the excitement of back to school. Arkansas Razorback fans are gearing up for the 201819 football and basketball seasons. Inside this September/ October issue of Butterfield LIFE, you’ll find a sneak peek of the renderings of the new expansion at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, which will debut at the first home football game. Don’t forget, the BTV Transportation team is ready to safely deliver residents to and from home football and basketball games at the University of Arkansas campus this year. Be sure to sign up at the transportation desk in the lobby. Also inside this issue, the UA Alumni Association announces its 2018 awardees — 13 outstanding alumni and friends, including three BTV residents, Lee Bodenhamer and Dr. Morriss and Ann Henry, who’ve made extraordinary strides in bringing prominence to the university. These individuals will be feted in October at the 74th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration at the Fayetteville Town Center. I can’t reflect on our summer at the Village without raving about the BTV Hawaiian Luau we held on August 4 in the Performance Hall. Both our Dining and Programs and Events departments did an outstanding job of coordinating the island-themed event with entertainment by the Hula Halau O Leilani hula troupe. It was a great evening of food, music and fellowship. Continually, I am intrigued by our magazine cover profiles that spotlight residents and their interesting, purposeful lives. This issue does not disappoint as we feature Mike and Susan Cruse, who lead our weekly BTV Bible Study. The Cruses are a couple whose marriage is steeped in faith, family and studying the Bible, and we thank them for sharing the Word and their fellowship with the Village. Everyone enjoy the weather in the coming weeks, and have a great fall.

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Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer

Opened in 1986, Butterfield Trail Village is a locally governed 501(c)(3) non-profit retirement community. As Northwest Arkansas’ only comprehensive LifeCare Retirement Community, BTV offers active older adults worry-free living that is secure, independent and fulfilling – and the freedom to enjoy plentiful activities both inside and outside the Village.



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DEC 15 A Very SoNA Christmas


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DEC 16 The Snowman: A Family Concert


Masterworks IV: The Rite of Spring


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Feature Profile

Photos by Stephen Ironside

Mike and Susan Cruse: Leading with their Gifts Every happy couple has a secret formula for what makes their relationship work. Mike and Susan Cruse are grateful that the Lord has given them a love for one another that has weathered 48 years. “You’ve heard that triangle example…where God is at top, and Mike and I are on the bottom corners,” Susan said. “The closer we move toward the Lord, the closer we get to each other.” The Cruses feel God’s pleasure as they work together on projects they both care about – like leading the BTV Bible Study, a non-denominational class of Village residents who gather for fellowship and a greater understanding of the Bible. 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Meeting each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., the study is a continuation of a class that has met at Butterfield for more than 25 years. The blessing that BTV enjoys today is in part a result of the obedience of the five founding churches as they sought to put feet to scripture as it calls believers to care for widows. Mike, who leads the class, isn’t a seminary-trained teacher, but he does love exploring God’s Word. He spent 30 years as General Counsel for the USDA, 20 years as an Air Guard JAG, and 10 years as a church administrator for Little Rock’s Fellowship Bible Church. At Fellowship, Mike was part of a leadership team overseeing construction, expansions and other

large projects. Although his role was administrative, he also began to flourish as a spiritual leader. “It was there that I figured out what my God-given gifts were, and found my purpose. Then I began to serve in my gifting,” Mike said. During the Cruses’ 40 years in Little Rock, they had heard of Butterfield’s reputation as a premier activelifestyle retirement community — the only one in Arkansas with coveted LifeCare services. “We kept hearing about this wonderful place called Butterfield, but we had no idea we’d end up here,” Mike said. “But after we moved to Fayetteville, I came for a tour and found out what a vibrant community this is. Plus, with the security of knowing our medical needs will all be taken care of.. that really sold us.” Other major pluses? Easy access to walking trails, little-to-no home maintenance, neighbors who surprise with you with fresh vegetables from their gardens – and the joy and purpose that come with serving through the BTV Bible Study. “It’s such a comfortable feeling living here,” Susan said. “Everyone’s in similar stages of life; we all have downsized and lived to tell about it. We look after each other. I think God designed people to live in community just as He lives in the community of the Trinity. No matter what your gifting is, Butterfield has a place where you can plug in.” PATH TO SPIRITUALITY If you know the Cruses, you know they have two very different personalities. As Susan puts it, she and her husband are living proof of the old adage ‘opposites attract.’ Mike is an outdoors person; Susan prefers indoors. He’s a hunter, hiker and cyclist. She’s a dreamer and a writer.

The Cruses learned of Butterfield while living in Little Rock.

Mike and Susan met in 1965 when she was working a summer job in the Jonesboro real estate office of Mike’s father. Mike was 23 and Susan was 18. “I walked in my dad’s office and said ‘Whoa…who is that? I’ve got to meet her’,” Mike remembers. It would be two more years before Susan would go out with Mike, but he was persistent. Mike was already established at the time, with a law degree from the University of Arkansas, living in Little Rock and working as a lawyer. Once Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Arkansas State University, the couple married in 1970. Susan taught second and third grades at Sylvan Hills, Joe T. Robinson, and Little Rock Christian, and also homeschooled their son Brad in the sixth grade.

“Mike is organized and makes lists, and I have two dozen tabs open in my head at any given time,” Susan said with a chuckle.

Her natural bent for writing is something Susan expresses through a number of creative projects. She began a blog in 2008, which highlights current events through the lens of faith. When their children were grown, Mike and Susan traveled the U.S. by motorhome, driving out West to the Canyonlands (the Painted Desert, the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Zion, Bryce and Monument Valley). They followed the fall foliage from New England down the East Coast and enjoyed the Canadian Rockies.

They both, however, share the same fundamental beliefs and principals. Each came to accept Christ later in life: he at 36, she at age 30.

Susan has created memory books of their travels, digitally produced, with full-color photography and original narration. These memory books remain cherished keepsakes in their home today. Mike as Simeon in Bible study class. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


“Each beauty-trigger drew our hearts upward as we marveled at God’s creativity and wondered how His coming re-creation could possibly trump what we were seeing,” she wrote of a 2013 trip to the Grand Canyon. For the Bible study class, Susan works behind the scenes handling the graphic design of flyers and class materials, and she emails recaps to everyone after class. She and Mike both do the research for each class using past Bible Study Fellowship notes and commentaries, while Mike writes and presents the lesson. The prayer requests are an integral part of each class. “It’s a comfort to know others are praying for us when we suffer,” Susan said. “And there’s nothing like knowing that the One who made the world is bending His ear down to listen to us.” VILLAGE PEOPLE The Cruses love to throw a party, which they do when the Bible study group completes a lesson block, or for holidays or special events. After they finished the Book of John, Mike and Susan held a drop-in fete at their home; after the Book of Genesis, they had a luncheon at the Lodge. For their

Christmas drop-in, there were fun props and hats for partygoers. Last Christmas, Mike was also a surprise ‘visitor’ who came to class dressed as Simeon – the man who was in the temple when baby Jesus was brought in. It was fun to hear about the temple visit through Simeon’s impressions. Mike and Susan are blessed to have both their children and their children’s families living in Arkansas. Daughter, Beth, her husband and their two sons live in Cave Springs, where Beth is a reading specialist for the Rogers school system. Brad, who is a dentist, is a bit farther away in Little Rock with his wife and their three daughters. For the Cruses, living socially at Butterfield started even before they moved in. They took advantage of activities and events while they were Carriage Club members, and they highly recommend it. “We’ve made more good friends here at Butterfield than we have in any other stage in our lives,” Mike said. “But getting acquainted beforehand definitively made the move-in transition easier.”

Mike and Susan enjoying time together on their patio. 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Village Newcomer Q+A

Anniversaries September Anniversaries Kurt & Gene Tweraser


Mort Gitelman & Nancy Garner


Bob & Karen Hendrix


Marion & Bobbie Wasson


John & Sally King


Kenneth Steele & Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele


Conrad & Ann Waligorski


October Anniversaries

Getting to Know Janet Poole When did you move to Butterfield? I moved to Butterfield on June 29, 2018. Â Where are you from? I moved from my home in the Lakewood neighborhood on Zion Road in Fayetteville. I was born and raised in eastern Arkansas. What did you do before retirement? I was a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother, from which I have not retired.

Donnie & Linda Rutledge


Peter & Rhonda Nouguier


Tom & Linda Townsend


John & Tamara Gilmour


New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins John & Tamara Gilmour Jean Nunn Janet Poole Vernon & Paulette Collins Marian Catron

Do you have children and grandchildren? I have two children and nine grandchildren. Why did you choose Butterfield? I chose Butterfield because I always heard very good things about it from my friends who lived here. And I know it would give my children a sense of peace knowing I was in a caring and secure community. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Employee Spotlight

Living Spaces

Meet Your BTV Stafff

The Village Home of Mike and Susan Cruse

NAME AND POSITION: Sandy Williams, RN, BSN, IP Infection Preventionist

When you step inside the home of the Cruses, you feel the warmth of those who inhabit it. A large living room offers the hearth of a fireplace, plush seating, plus antique furnishings and family heirlooms. This 2,000-square-foot stunner features the best of custom upgrades and classic comfort to show that cozy and modern can mix.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT BTV? Approximately seven months. DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: As an Infection Preventionist my main goal is to serve as an advocate for patient safety. I am responsible for the prevention, investigation, monitoring and reporting of the spread of infectious diseases. Historically, nurses have been doing this for many years and it was called infection control. In recent years however, the focus has shifted to prevention – to stopping infections, preventing and educating, instead of just controlling. WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? The residents who live here! I love being a nurse, with 27 years of being in different nursing roles this is a new avenue to explore and learn. The medical field is an ever-evolving science and getting to investigate and prevent issues takes a team effort. I am just happy to be part of the team who is creating, collecting and analyzing data to ensure the best quality of care goes to our residents, staff, families and the community in which we serve.

Photos by Stephen Ironside

Drop lighting, granite counters and an oversized island bring ambiance and style to the kitchen.

A beautifully landscaped transition from patio to manicured yard makes this the perfect spot to relax. 10 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Perfect for entertaining, visits from grandkids or quiet evenings watching TV, this large living room is the heart of the home.

Large windows let the sun shine through in the dining room.

The master bedroom has a French farmhouse feel.

A freestanding bathtub is the ultimate luxury.

A primitive jelly cabinet (left) is one of the many antique furnishings in the home. BUTTERFIELD LIFE



UA News

Alumni Association 2018 Awardees The Arkansas Alumni Association will host its 74th annual Alumni Awards Celebration at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Fayetteville News Town Center. ThisUA year’s celebration honors the accomplishments of 13 alumni, faculty and friends and includes recipients in seven award categories. ANDREW J. LUCAS ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD

Lee Bodenhamer

John C. Reap

B.S.B.A. ’57, M.B.A. B.S.B.A. ’70: ’61: president president/CEO (retired) of (retired) of Town Centennial Consulting North Bank, N.A. Company


Steve L. Anderson


Dr. Morriss Ann Henry M. Henry B.A. ’61, M.A. ’64, J.D. ’71: J.D. ’71: owner associate professor of Henry Eye (retired) of the University Clinic of Arkansas Walton College of Business


The Honorable Kevin Hall Howard W. Brill professor and university professor department head of and Vincent Foster the Department of Civil Professor of Legal Engineering and Hicks Ethics and Professional Endowed Professor of Responsibility at the Infrastructure University of Arkansas Engineering in the School of Law College of Engineering


Sam Alley

L. Lee Johns Lane

B.S.C.E. ’79: chair B.Arch. ’76, B. A. B.S. ’62, M.S.O.R. ’74, and CEO of VCC ’76: president of the Ph.D. ’76: vice Donald W. Reynolds president/co-owner Foundation (retired) of Autek Systems Corporation

For Achievement in Research

Min Zou

professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering


Anna Reed Phillips B.S.E. ’04: co-founder and director of development for Bridge2Rwanda

The Rising Teaching Award


Sean P. Connors

Suresh Kumar

Thallapuranam associate professor professor in the in the Department Department of of Curriculum and Chemistry and Instruction in the Biochemistry in the J. College of William Fulbright College Education and of Arts and Sciences Health Professions

Registration for the 2018 Alumni Awards Celebration is available online, visit arkansasalumni.org/2018AwardsCelebration. For more information, contact Deb Euculano at alumniawards@arkansasalumni.org or call (479) 575-2292.


Lifelong Learning at Butterfield Trail Village OLLI and Butterfield Trail Village have partnered to bring you a wonderful group of programs at Butterfield Trail Village. Residents receive special pricing! Pre-registration required. To register go on-line or call 479-575-4545 with discount code “BTV.”

Here’s what’s coming up! Mulling the Midterms with John Brummett October 18th Abstracts & Special Effects In-Camera October 12th & 13th Ask the Professionals! December 3rd

Be a Tree: Green Cemetery Model for the Natural State October 25th Improve Movement – Improve Life August 29th Life Cycle: Conscious Aging November 26th

Nestbox Monitoring: A Lifeline to Cavity Nesting Birds October 16th Our Whole Lives: Sexuality & Relationship Education for Adults September 15th & 29th Poets of the Piano October 3rd Soft Sculpture Doll Making – The Basics November 8th & 9th

The Joy of Bird Song September 6th The Strange Case of Robert Louis Stevenson Wednesdays - October 3rd - 31st Thomas Merton & Dietrich Boenhoeffer On Solitude November 7th

OLLI Annual Membership (July 1- June 30) $50—Regular Membership $40—Active Arkansas Alumni Membership Memberships are tax deductible and come with many perks.

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Village Snapshots

BTV Luau Celebration



Tony Stankus Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Butterfield resident Tony Stankus has received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, the wellknown world publisher of Who’s Who biographical profiles. The award recognizes Stankus’ many years of professional experience, his leadership qualities and the successes he’s accrued in his field. Stankus has been the Life Sciences Librarian at the University of Arkansas Libraries since 2007, and is currently also the Science Coordinator there. In 2014, he became the first librarian in the UA’s history to be promoted to the rank of distinguished professor. In 2017, Stankus was ranked as the world’s most productive author in a published study by Aytac and Slutsky, comparing the output between 2011-2015 of more than 900 librarians from 46 different countries in peer-reviewed journals covering science, engineering, medical and agricultural librarianship. He’s authored or edited approximately 200 articles and ten books, including Making Sense of Journals in the Life Sciences, Making Sense of Journals in the Physical Sciences and The Journals of the Century. Since 2010, Stankus has also been editor-in-chief of Science & Technology Libraries, a leading journal in its field. From your friends here at Butterfield, congratulations on a job well done!

Broyles Foundation’s Drive and Dine for Dementia BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Out & About

Stadium rendering

Renderings courtesy of the University of Arkansas

Razorback Nation Returns!

Clemson University, and most recently, three seasons as head coach at Southern Methodist University. Morris has a reputation for setting team records and putting his teams on the path to victory.

The Arkansas Razorbacks start their 2018-19 football season this month with the debut of a multi-million dollar stadium expansion, a new head coach and more.

If you would rather avoid finding a parking spot and a long walk to the stadium this season, Butterfield offers its residents, their guests and Carriage Club members convenient transportation to and from home football and basketball games. Hop on the BTV bus at the pick-up point at the porte cochère entrance of the Village, then after a quick ride to the UA campus, walk only a short distance to the stadium entry gate.

Hogs Kick off New Football Season with Stadium Renovation

Butterfield residents have a longstanding tradition of celebrating Razorback athletic teams in Fayetteville. When you arrive at the University of Arkansas campus to support the Hogs this year, the football stadium will have a brand-new look. Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, the home of the Hogs, has undergone a major renovation and expansion and will debut the $160 million project at the first home game on Saturday, Sept. 1, against Eastern Illinois. Some of the changes and amenities include 38 new stadium suites, 20 field-level loge boxes, 44 second-level covered loge boxes and premium club seating. A new video board is being added, as well as additional and expanded entrances, additional elevators and restrooms, and new concessions. A new game day locker room and training room are being added for the football team, and safety and security systems throughout the stadium are being enhanced.

For more information, stop by the BTV transportation desk in the Commons Center lobby or call the Programs and Events Department at (479) 695-8003.

SEC Club rendering

The Hogs will host a total of six home teams this season, four of which will be Southeastern Conference play. This season is the first at Arkansas for new head football coach Chad Morris. Morris has an extensive resume that includes 16 years as head coach at the prep level, four years as offensive coordinator at 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Field Club rendering

Walton Arts Center’s New 2018-19 Season Opens This Month As temperatures outside start to cool down, Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville turns on the heat with an incredible new season of entertainment! Shows in September and October feature big names in music, lots of laughs, breathtaking wonder and more. Highlights include: LEGENDARY MUSIC With matchless musicianship and charisma at its core, the Zukerman Trio is a group at the pinnacle of modern chamber music. Renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman teams up with cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng for An Evening with the Zukerman Trio on Sept. 21.

Highlighted Happenings in NWA TheatreSquared > Once Through Sept. 23 > Skeleton Begins Oct. 10 For more info, visit theatre2.org Arkansas Public Theatre > Sunset Boulevard Sept. 14-16, 20-23, 27-30 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org

Zuckerman Trio

Fans of modern folk/rock, don’t miss the Grammy Award®-winning Indigo Girls for one evening only on Oct. 2. With a discography of more than 18 albums, this show will be filled with popular hits, plus sounds from the Girls’ latest album, One Lost Day. As part of the Starrlight Jazz Club Series, four renowned musicians join forces as George Brooks’ ASPADA coming to the Starr Theater on Oct. 12. Drawing on the musical traditions of India, Africa, Europe and America, ASPADA successfully bridges the world of jazz with Indian classical music. BROADWAY MAGIC With a sound nobody had ever heard, four guys from Jersey created a group that the radio just couldn’t Indigo Girls get enough of. But while their harmonies on stage were perfect, off stage it was a very different story. The Tony Award®-winning Jersey Boys comes to WAC on Oct. 5-7 with the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Featuring “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man” and other greatest hits. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS: Live from Broadway will thrill all ages on Oct. 17-18. Don’t miss the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth in a non-stop mix of astonishing acts that you have to see in person to believe. LAUGH OUT LOUD Whether you spent 12 years in Catholic school, or think a Hail Mary is only a football pass, everyone will love this show of knuckle-covering entertainment called “gloriously funny,” by Chicago Reader. Late Nite Catechism on Sept. 6-9 is an interactive comedy that is part catechism class, part improv – and all fun! For complete season information and to buy tickets, visit waltonartscenter.org. See you at the show!

Arts & Entertainment

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: > Major Exhibition: Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now Opens Oct. 6 For more info, visit crystalbridges.org University of Ark. Faulkner Performing Arts Center > Sarah Mesko: Through the Years with Lyndon Meyer Sept. 7 > Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt Sept. 9 For more info, visit faulkner.uark.edu/events Fall Arts & Crafts Fairs > Spanker Creek Farm Arts & Crafts Fair – Bentonville Oct. 17-21 > War Eagle Mill Craft & Culinary Fair – Rogers Oct. 18-21 > Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Festival – Fayetteville Oct. 19-20 > Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Festival – Rogers Oct. 18-21 > Sharp’s Show of War Eagle – Rogers Oct. 18-21 For more info, visit nwacraftfairs.com NOTE: This listing is for informational purposes only; please refer to the monthly calendar or the Village bulletin board for confirmed transport-provided event listings.



Library News

Leading Ladies at BTV Library From stories about daring female aviators in U.S. history, to a trio of mysteries by a local writer who sets her stories in the Ozarks, the BTV Library has a number of books for women and by women – along with several other new titles for a variety of reading interests. The Shakespeare Requirement by Julie Schumacher is a fictional, but truer-to-life-than-you-might-think account of the humorously conflicted life of an English professor. The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis has us imagine how a middle-aged, under-appreciated artist who works at the passenger information booth at Grand Central Station, saves that architectural monument though her inadvertent discovery of a priceless masterpiece painting in a ruined part of the complex. Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien tells the stories of five female pilots (including Amelia Earhart) who broke into the 1930’s world of competitive airplane racing. Three Things about Elsie by Joanna Cannon tells the somewhat troubled daydreams of Florence, 84, who’s fallen in her flat at the Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly and wonders as she waits to be rescued if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light. Probable Claws: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown asks and answers the question: Does

detective work go better when you have as your partner a cat named Sneaky Pie Brown? The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found by Bart van Es is the extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl who was successfully hidden in Holland to save her during the Holocaust. My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by best-selling Swedish novelist Fredrik Backman finds a 7-year-old girl being tasked with personally delivering to adults she has never before met, letters of regret from her late and wildly mad grandmother. Three titles in a mystery series by local author Radine Trees Nehring, whose stories are set in the Northwest Arkansas/Southwest Missouri Ozarks: A Valley to Die For; A Journey to Die For and A Fair to Die For. MORE NEW BOOKS The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power Of Empathy and Mindful Listening by David Rakel suggests that you can best cultivate your skills to empathize with others by becoming a more mindful listener. Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift is about how the rising sea levels caused by global warming are even now threatening to wipe out Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay, and the crab fishermen who have lived there since the 1600’s.

Featured Events

Featured Village Events COMING SOON Fulbright Friday Returns Sept. 21 & Oct. 19 The Fulbright Friday program returns to Butterfield with two special presentations! First on Sept. 21, welcome Michael Riha, department chairperson and professor at the University of Arkansas’ Department of Theatre. Riha has designed scenery, lighting, sound and costumes for more than 80 productions and mentored dozens of student designers. He is also the author of Starting Your Career as a Theatrical Designer: Insights and Advice from Leading Broadway Designers. Then on Oct. 19, Butterfield’s own Jerry Rose, anthropologist and professor of Middle Eastern studies who has worked in some of the world’s oldest archeological sites, will present Akhenaten and Nefertiti: the Parents and the City of King Tut.

Jerry Rose

Michael Riha

COMING IN OCTOBER Positively Pink Luncheon Oct. 18 | 11:30am In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, survivors and friends are invited to come together for this special luncheon offering support and inspiring stories of strength and courage. Enjoy door prizes and awards for Best Whimsical Pink Outfit and Best Pinked-Out Table. The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To register, please contact rstamps@btvillage.org or call (479) 695-8073.

Arkansas Legend

Frank Broyles, Arkansas Legend Sept. 27 | 3pm Join award-winning film director and UA professor Larry Foley in the BTV Performance Hall for a select screening of his newly released tribute film Frank Broyles, Arkansas Legend. Broyles, the longtime Razorback football coach and athletic director, came to the UA as head football coach in 1958 and led the Hogs to unprecedented success, winning one national championship (1964) and coming close to two more. As athletic director, Broyles built one of the nation’s top all-sports programs. Later in life, he founded the Broyles Foundation to support caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, which took the life of his wife Barbara in 2004. Special guests include daughter Betsy Broyles Arnold, grandchildren Molly Arnold and Jacob Arnold, and officers of the Broyles Foundation.

lyrics feature the guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica, handmade fretless banjo, fiddle and lap harp. This evening’s performance, Cane Hill, will feature age-old stories from the once-thriving community in Washington County.

Still on The Hill in Concert Oct. 25 | 7pm Still on The Hill will pack the house tonight! Find your seat in the Performance Hall for an evening of superb entertainment by the talented musical duo known as the “Ambassadors of the Ozarks.” Kelly and Donna Mulholland’s original songs and Still on The Hill BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Foundation News

Board Spotlight

The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between June 1, 2018, and August 8, 2018, from the following donors:

Beautification Fund • Polly Lancaster • Marie Breuer in memory of Andrew Breuer • Faye Crowell in memory of Colleen Taylor • Earlene Henry in memory of J. B. Raulston • Polly Lancaster in memory of William Medley • Harris and Carol Sonnenberg in memory of Colleen Taylor Donations • Lannie Garner Health Care Center Fund • Anonymous in memory of Sarah Hoffius • Anonymous in memory of Jim Buckner • Kenneth Steele and Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele in memory of Colleen Taylor and Alice Jones • Dick and Anne Booth in memory of Jim Buckner and William Medley • Polly Lancaster in memory of Alta Scott Honors/Memorials • Shirley Chewning in memory of Colleen Taylor • Ron and Polly Hanson in memory of Ken Mays and Jim Buckner • Harris and Carol Sonnenberg in memory of J.B. Raulston and Ken Mays • Shirley Chewning in memory of Jim Buckner • Ellis Trumbo in memory of Jim Buckner • Madlyn Mason and Whitener E. H. Club in memory of Alice Jones • Roy and Butch Clinton in memory of Jim Buckner and Bill Medley • Jerry and Kay Brewer in memory of Jim Buckner Library Fund • Margaret Blair in memory of Alice Jones Moving Made Easy • Dan Griffin and Fran Pearson • Deane Meek • Lois Matson • Lela Culpepper • June Colwell Music & Performance Fund • Carol Barnett • Betty Harrison • Tom and Jill King • Tim and Judy Schatzman • Polly Lancaster in memory of Jim Buckner and Colleen Taylor Sensory Garden • Roy Widmann in honor of Kenneth Steele and Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele and in memory of Marci Widmann 20 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Meet Your Village Board Q&A with BTV Board Member Dr. Larry Hanley For more than three decades, Butterfield Trail Village has represented the pinnacle of premier retirement living in Northwest Arkansas. This is due in large part to the efforts of a dedicated group of BTV Board members working for and alongside Village residents and staff. This is the second in a series of Q&As introducing Butterfield LIFE readers to the newest members of the BTV Board of Directors who began serving in 2018. Q:


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Where did you grow up and how long have you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? I grew up in Indiana. I lived and practiced medicine in Wisconsin nearly 24 years and in the Houston area of Texas area for over four years. My wife and I moved to Fort Smith, Ark., in September, 1989, when I accepted a position with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at the Fort Smith AHEC Family Practice Residency Program. After retirement my wife and I built a home north of Alma where we resided until we moved to BTV in October 2011. Tell us about your profession: After completing my medical training, I practiced in west central Wisconsin as a GP attaining board certification in Family Practice in 1972 and was elected a Charter Fellow of the AAFP in 1974. In March 1975, I received an academic appointment to the Department of Family Medicine and Practice at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. I helped establish and was the director of the Eau Claire Family Practice Residence Program in Eau Claire, Wis. I also have had appointments to the Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UAMS. I was the director of the Montgomery County Medical Education Foundation Family Residency Program in Conroe, Texas, and the AHEC Fort Smith Family Practice Program in Fort Smith.

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What is your academic background? BA and MD degrees from Indiana University.

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Tell us about your family: When Borgny and I married in 1977, we blended two families of six children each. We have 26 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.


When were you elected to the Board, and how did you come to serve? I am honored to have been nominated by the BTV Resident Association’s Resident Council as the Resident Representative on the BTV Board of Directors and was elected to serve a three-year term effective January 2018.


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Why is Butterfield important to you? Butterfield Trail Village is the community that Borgny and I have chosen as our home as we live out the remainder of our lives. We value and cherish all the amazing and wonderful individuals that have become our friends and acquaintances.


What special positions do you hold on the Board and do you serve on any committees? I am on the Strategic Development and Finance committees.

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Are there any specific areas of focus for you as a Board member? As the Resident Representative on the Board, I strive to represent and to share the opinions, concerns, and perspective of BTV residents and in turn to serve as a conduit to bring information and perspective from the Board to residents. What sets Butterfield apart, in your opinion? There are several things starting with BTV’s outstanding facilities and all the amenities. BTV has a compassionate caring staff with a servant attitude throughout the Village. There is excellent health care support and services both for those in independent living and those in Health and Special Care units. BTV has great wellness and fitness programs and facilities. There are a variety of quality ongoing programs and events to entertain, to inspire, to educate, and to promote social interaction. The relationship with community resources such as the University of Arkansas, WAC, OLLI, churches, various clubs, etc. complement our in-house activities. A faith based culture with many amazing and great people who are our neighbors and friends enhances the quality of life at BTV. Butterfield is simply a comfortable secure great place to live.

Dr. Larry Hanley

Q: As a Board member, what message do you have for current Village residents? A: I will continue to try, as your representative on the Board, to represent you and serve to the best of my ability. I welcome any input you may have. Q: Besides BTV, do you serve on any other boards or committees? A: I am the current past president of the BTV Resident Association. Q: Do you have any favorite hobbies or pastimes? A: Family, spectator sports (Go Razorbacks), gardening, cooking, travel when able.




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Stress management classes like outdoor Tai Chi that focus on mindfulness and purpose help promote telomere health.

Fitness and Wellness: The Telomere Effect By Jennifer Neill Director of Fitness and Wellness Over the years, I’ve met BTV residents who appear to be in their 60s when they are in fact in their 80s – and vice versa. I recently finished reading a book that I highly recommend called The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer by Drs. Elissa Epel and Elizabeth Blackburn. Telomeres are the tiny caps covering the DNA strands in our bodies that protect our cells from premature aging. Telomere erosion or shortening is the main cause of age-related breaking down of our cells. The Telomere Effect makes a strong scientific case for the notion that what we eat, do, think and feel all have an impact on the length (i.e. healthiness) of our telomeres and our body’s aging process. In other words, when we make a healthy lifestyle change, that change shows up in the health of our telomeres. The research in this book has given me new ideas for our fitness and wellness programs at Butterfield. In the past, we’ve focused primarily on diet and exercise, and offered a few things for stress management such as stretching and Tai Chi. 22 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


But practicing meditation, eating certain foods, having strong social networks and feeling a sense of purpose are also extremely important. On the other hand, Telomere research shows that being a caregiver can have a negative impact on one’s cellular health. That is a big deal here at Butterfield since many of our residents care for ailing spouses or loved ones. So, in coming months we will be introducing initiatives that will better help you manage stress, feel more connected and find your passion. We will be adding mindfulness activities, relaxation techniques, meditation classes and deep breathing exercises in addition to all of our other exercise and nutrition classes. We’ll also be launching a fun Telomere Building Contest. The contest will last three months, and each week, residents will be given challenges geared toward restorative telomere health. The challenges may focus on increased physical exercise or healthy eating plans, such as the Mediterranean diet. Weekly challenges will have points associated with them, and at the end of three months, the resident with the most points will win a gift certificate. Remember, our bodies are listening and reacting to our feelings and stressors in our lives. By working on the mind-body connection we can combat stress that wears down our telomeres, leading to longer, healthier lives.

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