JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2014
VOL. 3 ISSUE 1 JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2014
From the President/CEO It’s that time of the year when we take note of our accomplishments for the past 12 months and begin to formulate those New Year’s resolutions. As we look ahead, this is an exciting time in the evolution of Butterfield Trail Village. Our accomplishments in the past year have been many, but we have significant progress still to make.
Ken Cormier President/CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dana Davis Sales Counselor Dave Marks Move-In Coordinator PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs Michael Burks Asst. Program Director RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION 2014 Council Members Ray Culver, President Ava Walker, Vice President Jo Anne Brown, Secretary Wade Burnside, Richard Chewning, Genie Donovan, Judy Doyle, Bill Jones, Jack Lejeune, Bobby Nell Templeton BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Kyle Jenner, Bruce Johanson, Helen McElree, Tony Uth, Jim Webster, Lewis Epley, Sarah Koenig, Jacqui Brandli Truman Yancy (Foundation), Wes Murtishaw (emeritus)
2014 will see a continuation of our master plan improvements, specifically in the construction of a 12-room Assisted Living Cottage and a total makeover of our Wellness/Pool area. As we plan for these improvements and others over the next three years, it is important to note that progress does not come without some degree of inconvenience. Therefore, we pledge to do our best to minimize this throughout the project, by distributing advance memos of work to be done, appropriate signage for caution and redirection, and adherence to safety issues. Butterfield remains committed to the future and serving our residents in a loving and Christian environment with compassion and pride, while being good stewards of our resources. Let’s welcome in the New Year with a big smile and warm embrace!
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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Contents 4 Feature Let the Games Begin: XXII Winter Olympics 6 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 7 Living Spaces New Year Brings New Service to the Village 8 Snapshots 10 Readers’ Poll What is your favorite Winter Olympic sport to watch?
11 Out & About Destination: Sochi, Russia 11 Arts & Entertainment Select Community Event Listings 12 Library News 13 Featured Village Events 14 Fitness Join in the BTV Winter Olympic Fun 15 Nutrition Eat Right; Live Well 15 Spotlight It’s Not Too Late for that Gold Medal 16 Wellness Choosing Civility 17 Foundation Report
17 Arkansas Alumni Association Giving Back through Scholarships 18 Lodge Dining Menus 19 Spotlight Annual Employee Luncheon
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Let the Games Begin: XXII Winter Olympics With Christmas and New Years behind us, we are beginning to see and hear more and more about the upcoming Winter Olympics taking place on Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia. Every four years much of the country collectively cheers on our athletes as they test their abilities against competitors from around the world. We also share their pride and even become a little misty-eyed as our athletes receive their gold medals while our National Anthem plays. So, to get in the spirit, here are a few fun facts and pieces of trivia we think you’ll find interesting. Let the XXII Olympic Winter Games begin!
The Olympic Flame & Torch Relay The Olympic flame is a practice continued from the ancient Olympic games. In Olympia (Greece), a flame was ignited by the sun and then kept burning until the closing of the Olympic games. The flame first appeared in the modern Olympics at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. The flame itself represents a number of things, including purity and the endeavor for perfection. In 1936, the chairman of the organizing committee for the 1936 Olympic Games, Carl Diem, suggested what is now
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the modern Olympic Torch relay. Women wearing ancient-style robes and using a curved mirror and the sun, light the Olympic flame at the ancient site of Olympia. The Olympic Torch is then passed from runner to runner from the ancient site of Olympia to the Olympic stadium in the hosting city. The flame is then kept alight until the games have concluded. The relay represents a continuation from the ancient Olympic games to the modern Olympics.
The Medals The medals for each Olympics are custom designed by the respective host city’s organizing committee. Each medal must be at least three millimeters thick and 60 millimeters in diameter. The silver Olympic medals must be made of 92.5 percent silver, and the gold medals must be covered in six grams of gold. The last Olympic gold medals that were made entirely of gold were awarded in 1912 in Stockholm. In the first modern Olympics, Athens 1896, firstplace winners were awarded silver medals and olive branches. Second-place contestants were awarded bronze medals, and third-place finishers left empty handed. First-place winners at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris received paintings instead of gold medals because they were considered to be more valuable. The first Olympic city to award Gold, Silver and Bronze medals was St. Louis in 1904.
The five rings of the Olympic flag symbolize Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas, and are said to be “linked together in friendship.” At least one of the rings’ colors — blue, black, green, yellow and red — appears on every national flag in the world.
Nordic Combined, a sport that includes crosscountry skiing and ski jumping, is one of two Winter games in which the United States has never won a medal. The Biathlon (cross-country skiing and rifle shooting) is the other. Norway has won more gold medals at the Winter Games than any other country.
First Modern Champion
James B. Connolly (United States), winner of the Hop, Step and Jump (the first finals event in the 1896 Olympics), was the first Olympic champion of the modern Olympic games.
American skier Lindsey Vonn was awarded a cow by local dairy farmers for her 2005 World Cup win in Val D’Isere, France – she had a choice between the cow or an additional $1,200 in prize money. She went with the cow.
Winter Games Beginning The Winter Olympic Games were first held in 1924, beginning a tradition of holding them a few months earlier and in a different city than the Summer Olympic Games. Then starting in 1994, the Winter Olympic Games began being held two years apart from the summer games.
Gymnasium The word “gymnasium” comes from the Greek root “gymnos” meaning nude; the literal meaning of “gymnasium” is school for naked exercise. Athletes in the ancient Olympic games would participate in the nude.
Figure Skating Russian Yevgeny Plushenko, the 2006 Men’s Figure Skating gold medal winner, was the first skater in history to successfully land a quad-triple-triple jump combination in competition. Canadian Kevin Reynolds, age 17, achieved the feat in 2008.
Winter Olympics Through the Years Women were not allowed to participate in the first modern Olympics, but they were soon added to the competition for the 1900 Paris Games. More athletes than spectators attended the 1900 Olympics. The Shea Family of Lake Placid, New York, was the first to produce three generations of Olympians. Father Jack, 91, was a double-gold medalist in Speed Skating, son Jim, Sr. was a U.S. Ski Team member at the 1964 Innsbruck Games, and in 2002 grandson Jim, Jr. won a gold medal in Skeleton. China did not win a medal until 1984. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics alone, they received 100 medals including 51 gold. The games of 1936 marked the first time the Olympics were televised.
2014 Winter Games Facts • Sochi (pronounced: sō-chee) was selected as the host city on July 4, 2007, during the 119th I.O.C. Session held in Guatemala City, defeating bids from Salzburg, Austria and Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Sochi Olympics will be the first held in Russia since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
• Sochi’s population is approximately 400,000. • Location of events: Ice events will be held in a
“cluster” near the Black Sea in the Imeretinskaya Valley. The second “cluster” will be for skiing and sliding events, and will be held in the Krasnaya Polyana Mountains.
• Motto: “Hot. Cool. Yours.” • Mascots: The Polar Bear, the European Hare and the Amur Leopard
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Nations participating: 81 Athletes participating: 2,500+ Events: 98 Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium Only Visa cards and cash are accepted as payment for all services at the 2014 Games.
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Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Ellen Compton
Anniversaries January Anniversaries Elbert Durham & Bethel Cunningham 1st John and Audrey Deusterman 4th Truman and Sylvia Yancey 6th Ray and Patsy Eitelmen 13th Oscar and Peg Leverenz 17th
When did you move to Butterfield? October 14, 2013
Bill and Carol Brunner 22nd
Where are you from? I was born in Little Rock in 1938 while my father was in medical school. I lived briefly in south Arkansas and in Fayetteville. When my father was called to the Navy, my mother, sister and I moved to Bentonville where we lived with my mother’s mother. When the war was over we all remained in Bentonville and that is where I grew up.
What did you do before retirement? I lived the life of a wife and mother in Fayetteville. In 1980, I began working for the University of Arkansas Libraries in their Special Collections and Archives Department. I worked on many collections from Arkansas but my last and longest archival assignment was with the collection of the architect E. Fay Jones, for whom the School of Architecture at the U of A was named. I retired completely in November 2012. Do you have any children? Yes, two sons: David Shipley who lives in Little Rock with his family, and Neil Shipley who lives in Fayetteville with his family. I have three grandchildren: Sarah, who is a junior at Fayetteville High School; Harrison, who is in his last year at Woodland Jr. High in Fayetteville; and Rhys, who attends the Pulaski Heights Methodist Pre-School in Little Rock. Why did you choose Butterfield? I remember when Butterfield was built. I always thought it was a good idea for “someday,” and “someday” became “today” last October. My lease was up, I had some health issues, I have friends living here, and I wanted to get settled. My children were delighted, of course. Favorite things about the Village? My apartment and the pool. Also the freedom it offers me – to be secure and still experience the life I know.
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Edward and Joyce Thiesse 9th Lloyd and Ruby Warren 10th Dan Griffin & Fran Pearson 14th Porter and Sally Stone 19th Bradford and Jane Donovan 20th Luther and Wanda Freeman 23rd Lewis & Donna Epley 24th
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins David & Sandra Parker Jim & Susan Rieff Donna Hekhuis Andy & Shirley Lucas Bill & Gloria Mills
New Year Brings New Service to the Village The Assisted Living Cottage By Ken Cormier, BTV President/CEO Q. What will be unique about the Butterfield Assisted Living Cottage compared to current facilities? A. It will be based on a residential model of care (Cottage Model) offering personal and supportive services. The Cottage will be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with caregivers who will provide assistance with activities of daily living, medications and activities. Q. What special activities will be offered? A. Recreational activities geared to the residentsâ€™ abilities and community outings. Q. Private rooms or double? A. Twelve private rooms with two being able to accommodate a couple.
Q. Where on the Village campus will it be located? A. In the southeast quadrant of the campus next to the Healthcare Center. Q. How big will the Cottage be? A. Approximately 9,500 square feet. Q. When is the projected completion date? A. There is a 10-12 month time frame.
Q. Who will staff the Cottage? A. The Assisted Living Cottage will be staffed with certified nursing assistants and licensed nursing personnel. Q. Who decides who will live there? A. The Butterfield Transition Team will make the recommendations based on level of care guidelines. During the process, the resident, family members and the residentâ€™s personal physician may be consulted.
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Colleen Taylor and Ruth Jones in colorful boas at the Christmas Party
Doris Horne and Wilma Samuel were among the attendees at the Christmas Party
Pat Parker and Alice Jones are all smiles at the Christmas Party
Riki Stamps and Cherry Brooks celebrating the Roaring â€˜20s 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Floy Lawson and Doris Lane enjoying the dessert selections at the Christmas Party
Judy Robertson joins the Willis Shaw Elementary School Choir as Larry Hanley and Bill Shook look on
Mitsy Kellam, Jim Bales and Larry Hanley join the fun at the Willis Shaw Elementary School Choir concert
Door prizes being given away at the Employee Appreciation Party by Ashley Beasley, Claudette Rodriguez and Chris Hale of the committee
Judy Doyle and Nelda Farthing playing roulette
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Attention Carriage Club Members:
Age of Champions – It’s Your Turn! Thursday, February 6 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Butterfield Trail Village Convocation Room
Call (479) 695-8012 to reserve your seat today.
Join us for a Russian lunch and screening of the movie “Age of Champions” …and a BIG announcement!
Results from the November/December poll:
What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
In the last issue of Butterfield LIFE, readers were asked about their favorite Christmas cookies… Rum Balls were the favorite! Congratulations to Anne Vandergriff – winner of a dinner for two at The Lodge.
NEW READERS’ POLL QUESTION...
What is your favorite Winter Olympic sport to watch? (please select one) Skiing Curling Other
Ice Skating Luge Snowboard Hockey Speed skating Ski jump
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Please fill out this slip and leave at the BTV front desk or email to email@example.com by January 30th. One lucky reader will win DINNER FOR TWO at The Lodge! Results of the poll will be featured in the next issue of Butterfield LIFE.
Out & About Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings Around Town
Destination: Sochi, Russia The biggest resort town on what’s called the “Russian Riviera,” Sochi is preparing to step onto the world stage as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Somewhat ironically, Sochi is really quite temperate for most of the year, with its Black Sea waters warm and swimmable well into October. Serving as a beautiful backdrop for Sochi are the Caucasus Mountains, home to the nearby snow skiing resort of Krasnaya Polyana. If you are lucky enough to be planning a trip to this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Trip Advisor’s #5 Destination for 2013, you will want to check out the following… According to the travel website, the top five (of 56) hotels are:
1. Tulip Inn Rosa Khutor Hotel 2. Prometheus Club Hotel 3. AC Hotel 4. Grand Hotel and Spa Rodina 5. Mercure Rosa Khutor
Walton Arts Center: > Sing-a-long Sound of Music Jan. 10 > Shatner’s World Jan. 11 > Broadway on Ice Jan. 17-19 > Compagnie Kafig Jan. 23 > Still Awake Still Jan. 31 > One Man Lord of the Rings Feb. 1 > Starrlight Jazz: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio Feb. 1 > I Love Lucy Live Feb. 4-9 > SoNA: Valentines Pops Concert Feb. 15 > LEO Feb. 21 > Cirque Ziva Feb. 23 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org
Of course, great dining is part of any good vacation. The top five restaurants in Sochi are:
Arts Center of the Ozarks: > Death Trap Feb. 7-9, 14-15
1. Café Del Mar City – European,
For more info, visit artscenteroftheozarks.org
2. San Marco Café – Italian 3. Restaurant-Café Brigantina – French 4. Rukkola – European, Italian, Vegetarian 5. Belye Nochi – Eastern European
Rogers Little Theater: > Les Miserables Feb. 14-16, 20-23, 27-28, Mar. 1-2
There’s more to do in Sochi than the Olympics. Trip Advisor lists the following as the top 5 ‘Things to Do” in Sochi:
For more info, visit rogerslittletheater.org
1. Dendrary Botanical Garden – The largest subtropical park in Russia
TheatreSquared: > Good People Feb. 13 thru Mar. 9
contains more than 30 acres of stunning natural beauty.
2. Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove 3. Festival Concert Hall – Theater 4. Winter Theatre 5. Stalin’s Summer Residence – Museum
For more info, visit theatre2.org
And, if you’ll be attending the Winter Olympics via the TV, check out www.nbcolympics.com to get all the inside stories on the athletes, the venue and schedules. Go Team USA!
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.
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New Arrivals for the New Year With the support of the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation and the generosity of Butterfield residents, the BTV Library is able to add bestsellers and new books to its shelves each month. In deciding which books to purchase, the Library Committee welcomes suggestions by residents and also uses sources such as book reviews and the New York Times Bestsellers List. This month, the following books were chosen:
FICTION: Sycamore Row by John Grisham – a sequel to his first novel, A Time to Kill The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – on several lists of best books of 2013
Death of Santini by Pat Conroy Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler by David L. Roll
Winners by Danielle Steel – a romance novel by the master of the romance genre
The Guns at Last Light: War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 – the third volume of a trilogy by Rick Atkinson
Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Cuckoo’s Calling by John Galbraith (aka J.D. Rowling) – a crime fiction
Senator Hattie Caraway: An Arkansas Legacy by Nancy Hendricks
NONFICTION: The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South by Brooks Blevins
The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
Tales from the Hills and Hollers by Arlen Davidian
Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let the Good Times Roll Want to learn more about Butterfield Trail Village? Join us in Fort Smith for lunch and Mardi Gras fun. Find out what it’s like to live the Butterfield Lifestyle. Thursday, February 27
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
7601 Rogers Ave. Ft. Smith, Ark.
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Featured Upcoming Village Events JANUARY Friday, January 24 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Night Presents: “Granny’s New Beau” Champagne Social Meet the cast of characters from Table Side Theater in what will begin an evening of mystery and giggles, followed by some bubbly (4-5pm, Lobby). Dinner Theatre – Enjoy an elegantly scrumptious, pre-plated four-course dinner served with wine and laughs as audience members begin to unravel a mystery (5:30pm, The Lodge, $25pp). The storyline: Granny’s been seeing a hot young gigolo. When he suddenly turns up dead, family scandals and secrets are revealed and all evidence points to one of the Grantham family members as the prime suspect. It seems Granny wasn’t the only Grantham woman who enjoyed his company... Join us for a delicious dinner while you help solve the crime and figure out who-dunnit. Thursday, January 30 “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” On September 20, 1932, high above 41st Street in Manhattan, 11 ironworkers took part in a daring publicity stunt. The men were accustomed to walking along the girders of the RCA building (now called the GE building) they were constructing in Rockefeller Center. On this particular day, though, they humored a photographer, who was drumming up excitement about the project nearing completion. Sitting on the suspended steel beam, fourth from the left, was Buell Shaw, father of BTV resident Elly Osborn. From Bayonne, New Jersey, she was five years old
at the time this famous photo was taken. Stop by for some wonderful photographs and stories about the challenges and perils during The Great Depression (7:15pm, Convocation).
FEBRUARY Wednesday, February 19 Dinner in Paris: Passport Dinner Series Bonjour! Who knows dining better than Parisians? Enjoy a flavorful evening of French cuisine beneath a sky of bistro décor as we journey to the land of wine, cheese and crepes (4:30-7pm Dining).
COMING IN MARCH Wednesday, March 5 – Friday, March 7 Village Tours Presents: Oaklawn Racing & Hot Springs Overnight The excitement of live horse racing and the allure of historic Hot Springs make this destination special. Departing Wednesday, March 5 and returning Friday, March 7, our first stop will be Little Rock for lunch and a tour of the Old State House Museum. Next will be Hot Springs’ Embassy Suites Hotel, followed by dinner. Thursday, we will arrive at Oaklawn for a guided tour of the thoroughbred stables and to meet the staff and horses up close and personal. The Carousel Terrace Restaurant will be our reserved space for lunch and betting on winners. There will be time for a massage or spa treatment on Friday to help offset any losses…or wins. A full itinerary and costs are available by calling 695-8003. $100 Deposit Due February 20.
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Join in the BTV Winter Olympic Fun By Jennifer Neill, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator The Olympics have long symbolized athletes overcoming obstacles and pushing themselves to compete against the best in their sport in hopes of winning a medal. In my opinion aging is a form of Olympics because you have to learn to push through the aches and pains – learning to overcome physical challenges and barriers.
Take a look at these inspirational quotes from Olympic athletes, past and present. Let them serve as inspiration and motivation for all that you want to accomplish. And, remember, whatever your fitness level we’re all in training. While you may not be training for a gold medal, your goal is to remain strong, mobile and independent.
“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” –Jesse Owens, USA gold medalist in track and field
“This ability to conquer oneself is no doubt the most precious of all things sports bestows.” –Olga Korbut, USSR gold medalist in gymnastics
“I’m trying to do the best I can. I’m not concerned with tomorrow but with what goes on today.” “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” –Mark Spitz, USA gold medalist in swimming “If you think you can’t, you won’t, and if you think you can, you will. When I’m tired at practice, I tell myself that I’m not tired, and I can push through. If you tell yourself you’re tired, or if you tell yourself you’re sick, your body is going to follow the mind.” –Kellie Wells, USA indoor and outdoor hurdles champion “Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it can’t be done, all it takes is an imagination.” –Michael Phelps, USA gold medalist in swimming
It is a proven fact that exercise prevents deterioration. Once you quit using a muscle or doing an activity it becomes harder to use it again. In 2014, the Butterfield fitness/wellness team will have several new programs to help you become fit for life. COMING IN JANUARY: In honor of the Winter Olympics, we will be having our own winter competition here at Butterfield. I think you’ll agree when there is a little competition added to your workout you are more likely to continue it. Sign up now for Wii Snow Skiing and gain the added benefit of working on improving your balance, or get involved in BTV’s newest sport – Balloon Volleyball.
“As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.” –Mary Lou Retton, USA gold medalist in gymnastics “There’s always a point where you get knocked down. But I draw on what I’ve learned on the track: If you work hard, things will work out.” –Lolo Jones, Olympic hurdler “Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.” –Andre Agassi, USA gold medalist in tennis
We will also be focusing on the core with the new Abfit program. Keeping a strong core is essential for many things including low back pain prevention, maintaining good balance and the ability to stand up after sitting. Using the Abfit program, we will be able to test your core strength and give you specific exercises to strengthen your core and then retest your core strength to make sure those exercises are working for you. Remember we have free personal training! Our personal training program will ensure you have an exercise plan that is specific for your needs, and there is nothing better than having someone expecting you to make sure you keep on plan. So, join in as we begin our training to become fit for life.
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Eat Right; Live Well DOES PORTION SIZE MATTER? By Jennifer M. Ignacio, MS, RD Portion size is almost always part of conversations about eating well, but why is portion size so important? If eating well were as simple as just eating the right amount, we would all be very healthy. Right? What is portion size? When we say portion size we are usually talking about the amount of a food that we eat at a given time. This is often different from serving size, which refers to the “recommended” or “usual” amount of a food that is included on the nutrition label or in messages about eating better. For example, a serving of cooked pasta is 1/2 cup, but the portion we eat at dinner may be 1 1/2 cups of spaghetti. How does portion size impact how we eat? Most of us are not very good at estimating how much food we are eating unless we are measuring in some way. Influences such as the color of a plate, the size of a plate and even whether a plate has a
rim can alter how much food we perceive is on the plate. We also tend to eat more when we start with a larger portion on our plates, leading us to eat more than we thought or wanted. Better Portioning To familiarize yourself with standard serving sizes and what they look like on a plate, practice with measuring cups at home. Start meals by serving yourself a measured amount that you think will be enough and only go back for more if you are not satisfied. This practice can help you get better at estimating portion size and can also help you understand how much food you actually need. When eating out, you can practice your portioning too. Many of our cafes have signs and marked serving utensils that can help you better estimate your portion sizes. Source: Balanaceittakesyou.com
It’s Not Too Late for That Gold Medal 13,000 or more athletes over the age of 50 will compete in the 2015 National Senior Games (or Senior Olympics). The Senior Olympians from the 2013 games include some inspiring performances: A 79-year-old grandmother began competing in track and field at the age of 60 – she holds the world record in Pole Vault (6’8”) plus 15 other records. Chuck Supplee, 91, and his tennis doubles partner, 88-year-old Ray Ranallo, of Minneapolis, both began playing tennis seriously when they were in their 60s – Ranallo hopes to play in the 2015 games. Susan Adams Loyd, co-chair of the Minneapolis organizing committee and 100-meter dash participant in the 2009 Games, was quoted in the Star Tribune: “It’s not so much the competition with other athletes, but competition with yourself.” She called the games “a celebration of a healthy lifestyle.” To qualify for the National Senior Games you must participate in your state games, which are held a year in advance of the national event. So, now’s the time to start your training!
Below is information about the Arkansas Senior Olympics. Or contact Jennifer Neill, Butterfield Trail Village Fitness/Wellness Coordinator – she’ll be glad to help you achieve your goal and bring home that medal. Arkansas Senior Olympics September 17-21, 2014 (tentative) Hot Springs, Arkansas Contact: Gail Ezelle Phone: (501) 321-1441 or (800) 720-7276 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.srsports.org Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1577, Hot Springs, AR, 71902 Individual Sports offered: Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes, Race Walk, Road Race, Shuffleboard, Racquetball, Pickleball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Recreational Games, Weightlifting 2015 National Senior Games July 3-16, 2015 Bloomington/Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Visit www.nwga.com for more information BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Choosing Civility By Patricia Poertner, LSW, Senior Director of Resident Services There seems to be a tendency at the beginning of each new year to reflect upon areas in our lives that may need a bit of improvement. As the result of that self-reflection, most of us make at least one or two resolutions to correct those perceived deficiencies. Even though there is much in life over which we feel we have no control, it’s good to remember that we never grow too old to make some “selfimprovements” in order to become a better person. Several years ago, I read a newspaper article about Pier Massimo Forni, a professor who teaches civility and Italian literature at Johns Hopkins University. During a lecture on Dante’s The Divine Comedy, Dr. Forni looked out at the young faces in his classroom, wanting them to know everything about Dante. However, he realized that, even more urgently, he “wanted them to be kind human beings.” As a result of his thoughts during that lecture, the idea of “choosing civility” was born. He eventually authored the book Choosing Civility: The 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct, which has sold more than 100,000 copies, and has become the focus of seminars and reading groups. Here’s his list of rules:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
Pay attention. Acknowledge others. Think the best. Listen. Be inclusive. Speak kindly. Don’t speak ill. Accept and give praise. Respect even a subtle “no.” Respect others’ opinions. Mind your body. Be agreeable. Keep it down and rediscover silence.
It is impossible to read a newspaper or watch a television news program without being reminded of the harshness and cruelty of the world in which we live today. I think we all long to live in a world that is kinder and more compassionate than what we currently experience. Can one person make a difference? Can two? What about three or four? How will we know if we don’t try?
14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.
Respect others’ time. Respect others’ space. Apologize earnestly. Assert yourself. Avoid personal questions. Care for your guests. Be a considerate guest. Think twice before asking favors. Refrain from idle complaints. Accept and give constructive criticism. Respect the environment and be gentle to animals. 25. Don’t shift responsibility and blame.
I plan to keep a copy of these 25 rules on my desk this year as a constant reminder of how I should treat others. I hope it will help me to stay focused and working on the areas where I fall short. I hope that you, also, will resolve to make this a better world, a more civil world – starting here at BTV, and spreading out to all with whom you interact. Let’s make it a great 2014!
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Butterfield Foundation Report
1923 EAST JOYCE BLVD., FAYETTEVILLE AR 72703 • (479) 695-8068 • email@example.com From November 1 to December 31, 2013, the Foundation received gifts from the following persons: MEMORIALS • Elsie Sexton in memory of Martha Berry HONORING • Virginia Burdick in honor of Irma Boyer’s 103rd birthday • James and Margaret Hunt in honor of Truman and Sylvia Yancey, Anne Vandergriff and Pat Beall; and in appreciation of BTV senior staff
FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Lisa Higgins, Secretary-Treasurer Maragaret Whillock, Earl Eddins, Kay Trumbo, Steve Sisco and Truman Yancey (emeritus) Please call (479) 695-8068 for information or additions and corrections.
CHAPEL FUND • J.L. and Polly Lancaster GENERAL FUND • Janet Berrey on behalf of the “Lunch Bunch” MOVING MADE EASY (MME) • Susan Condren in memory of Wanda Belzung • Phyllis Fist in memory of Madgelyn Adams
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If you’re a member of the Arkansas Alumni Association, enroll your grandchildren today and they will receive special age appropriate gifts on their first, fifth, tenth and sixteenth birthdays! Not a member? Join the Arkansas Alumni Association and not only will you receive unique benefits, but once you sign up, you too can enroll your grandchildren in Raizin’ Razorbacks. To register for this special program, sign up online at www.arkansasalumni.org/raizinrazorbacks, call 1-888-ARK-ALUM (888-275-2586), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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LODGE DINING MENUS JANUARY — MARCH FEATURES LUNCH DINNER
Soup Potato Chowder
Soup Potato Chowder
Prime Rib Classic French Dip with Caramelized Onions, Provolone Cheese on a Hoagie Roll $7
Shrimp Cocktail with Cocktail Sauce & Lemon $6
Chicken Sandwich Grilled Chicken, Brushed with Buffalo Sauce & Roasted Garlic Blue Cheese Aioli Served on a Focaccia Bread with Lettuce & Tomato $7 Catfish Po’boy Buttermilk Fried Catfish with Shredded Lettuce & Remoulade on a Buttered Baguette $7 1⁄2 Sandwich & Choice of Two Side Items $7 1⁄2 Sandwich & Choice of One Side Item $5 Other Items Salmon Seared Salmon on Spinach with Orange Vinaigrette Served with Roasted Red Bell Peppers & Onions with Pecans & Goat Cheese $7 Blue Plate Special* Chef’s Special $7 *Options available with one side Dessert Mixed Berry Cobbler (with Vanilla Ice Cream) $3.50
Salads Caesar Salad House Salad with Choice of Dressing Entrees Steak Filet with a Port Shallot Reduction over Truffled Mashed Potatoes & Caramelized Brussels Sprouts $17.50 Chicken Chicken Marsala served on Linguini with Colored Grape Tomatoes & Crispy Greens $10.50 Chef’s Feature A Special Dinner Entrée made Exclusively By our Chef Just for You! $14 Salmon Seared Salmon w/ Orange Balsamic Reduction Served with Forbidden Black Rice with Shaved Stir Fried Vegetables $14 Dessert Mixed Berry Cobbler (with Vanilla Ice Cream) $3.50 Fresh Bread served on Table Entrees served with a choice of Caesar Salad, House Salad or Soup
All Sandwiches are served with a choice of Sweet Potato Fries, French Fries, House Salad, Caesar Salad, Fruit Salad or Cup of Soup Additional Side $1.50 Reservations available at: (479) 442-7220 (EXT. 0) 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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A Big THANK YOU To Our Butterfield Trail Village Employees! On December 12th, BTV held its Annual Employee Luncheon. This party was planned by the BTV Employee Appreciation Committee and led by HR Director Melissa Dickey. A catered lunch was provided and served by the Leadership Staff in appreciation to all employees. Numerous door prizes were given to employees during the luncheon. Mike Jones, Board President, addressed the employees on behalf of the Board and conveyed the deep
Mike Jones addresses the BTV employees on behalf of the Board.
appreciation the Board has for the hard work the staff plays in the everyday lives of Village residents. President/CEO Ken Cormier presented 5, 10, 20 and 25-year awards to employees. Joyce Tisdale from the Health Care Center retired after 27 years and was presented an engraved clock and flowers in appreciation.
5 Year Employee Recognition Front Row (L-R): Roxxanne Truett, Kebina Amram, Mayda Hidalgo, Deborah Lincecum Back Row (L-R): Tommy Gage, Karen Buffer, Martin Ndungo, Janice Duffy, Maria Maihofer, Sarah Watkins (not pictured)
10 Year Employee Recognition
25 Year employee Recognition
Pictured (L-R): Tamhra J. Owen, Patricia Mwariri, Darcel Ferguson
Pictured (L-R): Riki Stamps, June Ball, Adele Atha, Debbie Reed
Annette Smith and Donna Allred were recognized for their 20 years with BTV but were unable to attend. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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The Lodge, Your Lodge
The Lodge at Butterfield Trail Village bustles with activity. A tastefully furnished 2,000 square foot building with kitchen facilities, comfortable conversation seating, a big screen television and a fireplace along with a light airy atmosphere make The Lodge the perfect venue for socials, game nights, restaurant-style lunches and dinners, meetings and fun events. You can
also share this facility with your friends and family by making arrangements with the staff for parties and meetings. Catering by the BTV culinary staff is also available at a reasonable cost. Check your calendar and join your friends for fun and socializing at The Lodge, Your Lodge.