JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2015
Around the World with Don & Linda Hayes
Living Spaces The Home of June Davis
The BTV Horticulture Team
Board Member Q&A Treasurer Steve Sisco
VOL. 4 ISSUE 1 JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2015
From the President/CEO I hope each one of you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Quintin Trammell President & 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 2015 Council Members Larry Masters, President Judy Robertson, Vice President Ardith Wharry, Secretary Richard Wharry, Secretary Pro Tem Ray Culver, Immediate Past President Ron Hanson, Jim Hunt, Mary John Jones, Carol Sonnenberg, Ruth Ann Rowden, Phil Wilson, Genie Donovan, Steve Neuse, Larry Hanley, Jerol Garrison BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Bettie Lu Lancaster, Jim Webster, Sara Koenig, Jacquelyn Brandli, Bruce Johanson, Lewis Epley Bill Shackelford, Bill Waite Truman Yancey, Foundation Member Steve Gunderson, Legal Counsel Kyle Jenner, Board Emeritus
The holidays are always an exciting time of year, and just like the holidays, 2015 will bring some exciting changes to Butterfield Trail Village. While change can take us out of our comfort zone, change is necessary to allow Butterfield Trail Village to continue to provide the best services possible to you, our residents. Change also allows us to attract new residents to keep Butterfield Trail Village active and vibrant long into the future. In 2015 we welcome the opening of the new Wellness and Fitness Center along with the new Assisted Living Facility. These cold winter months are a great time to reconnect with old friends, enjoy a hot cup of coffee or cocoa along with a good book, and snuggle under a warm blanket as the winter wind howls outside. With time to reflect, we realize how lucky we are to have a place to live and work as wonderful as Butterfield Trail Village. Being here is a true blessing and I hope you take advantage of all it has to offer. Even as long as the cold winter nights seem, the snow and cold will not last forever. Soon the sun’s rays will start to warm the earth and the magic of spring will begin to bloom. May 2015 be a prosperous and fulfilling year for our village! Quintin Trammell President & CEO
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 Profile Around the World with Don and Linda Hayes 6 Village Newcomers Getting to Know Jack Hunt 6 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 7 Living Spaces The Home of June Davis 8 Snapshots
10 UA News The Golden Tower Society 10 UA News Fulbright Friday 11 Out & About Crystal Bridges exhibit 11 Arts & Entertainment Select Community Event Listings 12 Library News 12 Featured Events 13 Founding Churches First United Presbyterian 14 Department Spotlight BTV Horticulture Team
16 Fitness Deep Water Aerobics 17 BTV New Yearâ€™s Resolutions 18 Foundation Report 19 Meet Your Village Board Getting to Know Steve Sisco
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Around the World with Don and Linda Hayes Traveling in tandem is favorite pastime for Village couple Don Hayes was helping his principal drive a school bus to a Bolivian airport when he happened upon a young Floridian named Linda Bricker. It was 1981, and Linda Bricker was new to the country, ready to start her job teaching at the Santa Cruz Cooperative School, a private school for Americans living in South America. “Don had on an orange ‘PIF’ [Physics is Fun] T-shirt and shorts and tennis shoes,” Linda, now 65, remembers. “We went on our first date to an outdoor restaurant called Pollo de Oro – which in English means ‘the golden chicken.’ We met the first week in August and knew that we were meant to be together by the first week of October. We never looked back.” Indeed, more than three decades later, Linda and Don have raised a son, had long fulfilling careers and have traveled the world together. They’ve been to four continents, visited 19 countries, crisscrossed the U.S. and headed north to Alaska. 4 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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For these retired schoolteachers, family, education and travel have been focal points of their lives. From Anchorage, Alaska to what Linda called an Australian outback “trip of a lifetime” and everywhere in between, Don and Linda Hayes have been to the ends of the earth together. On their honeymoon, they backpacked across South America in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, and they rode the Patagonian Express Railway. Then they spent two weeks on St. Croix, exploring the U.S. Virgin Islands. Next, they journeyed to East Asia, saw the Great Wall of China and rode the Bullet Train in Japan. In 2010, they drove the entire length of Historic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. “We’ve been lucky,” Linda said. “As teachers, we had the summers off. We are very careful planners, too. We save for every one of our trips before we take them. We don’t go into debt over it.”
There are still places on their bucket list. So when it came time for them to start transitioning to retirement living, it was a big decision. They wanted convenience and security, access to high quality medical care should they need it, and they wanted to remain active and on the go in retirement.
They’ve routinely devoted summers to travel. In 2004, they visited northern Europe, seeing Denmark and Germany as well as Russia. They took a trip to China and Japan in 2007, followed by a trek to Greece, Turkey, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea in 2009. England and France were 2010 stops.
After much consideration, research and planning, the Hayeses chose Butterfield Trail Village. They arrived in May 2012 and are thrilled with their choice. “Total life care – it’s the main reason we chose Butterfield,” Don Hayes, 68, said from their comfortable home full of mementos from across the globe. “But there is so much more. Freedom. Freedom from home maintenance. Laundry service, housekeeping. We’re near bike trails and stores and amenities. If we take off and go someplace, we know that everything is taken care of back home. Our lifestyle now actually lets us travel more.” “We had no idea Butterfield would have so many programs and events,” Linda added. “It’s like being on a cruise ship. There’s always something fun and interesting going on. Last week, we had at least one event every day. Some days we had two.”
The family took plenty of road trips, too. While their son, Don Jr., was growing up, they made sure he saw every state in the lower 48 plus Canada and Mexico. Today, Don Jr. is a program engineer for Amazon and lives in Seattle with his wife. Their son is another big reason the couple chose BTV. Don and Linda’s parents had difficulties remaining in their homes late in life – an obstacle the Hayeses want to avoid for their son. Don and Linda enjoy their downtime, too. Fresh back from the BTV cruise to the eastern Caribbean, Linda is excited to try the new Wellness Center pool. Don gets his exercise on the bike trails, and there’s a path adjacent to the Village that’s part of the impressive Fayetteville trails system. “I love the water aerobics at Butterfield,” Linda said. “We’re close to the trail system Don and I often walk to one of the restaurants. Or he’ll ride his bike to the stores by the Northwest Arkansas Mall all the time. I don’t think people realize that this lifestyle doesn’t slow you down, it adds to your life.”
Back in 1982, Don and Linda were married in Bolivia – twice. They had a civil ceremony in Spanish, then a ceremony in English at a church a few days later. (And just for kicks, they were married a third time last year in Las Vegas by an Elvis impersonator!) After South America, Don and Linda moved to Northwest Arkansas to be near Don’s parents. They bought a home on five acres in Prairie Grove and each took teaching jobs. With Don’s degree in geophysics and a master’s degree in business administration, plus Linda’s degree in elementary education, each found positions with districts in Northwest Arkansas.
In the future, they’d like to take the Trans-Siberian Railway across Russia and visit Hawaii, the only state they haven’t visited. Linda would love to see Nepal, Spain or Italy, too. And Don? The place doesn’t matter as much as the company he keeps. “Wherever I am with Linda is the best place in the world,” he said.
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Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Jack Hunt
Anniversaries January Anniversaries Elbert Durham & Bethel Cunningham
John & Audrey Duesterman
Truman & Sylvia Yancey
Bill & Carol Brunner
February Anniversaries Dan Griffin & Fran Pearson
Luther & Wanda Freeman
Lewis & Donna Epley
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Winnie & Harold MacDonald When did you move to Butterfield? I recently moved to Fayetteville from Williamsburg, Virginia.
Robert & Geri Bender
Where are you from? I am originally from Smackover, Arkansas. I attended the University of Arkansas and was a part of the National Championship football team of 1964.
What did you do before retirement? I spent 26 years working for the FBI, in the Organized Crime and Drug units. Do you have children/grandchildren? Yes, one son in Dallas and three daughters in St. Louis, Richmond and Ft. Lauderdale; and six grandchildren, ages ranging from junior high to college. Why did you choose Butterfield? On the recommendation of friends.
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Ann & Conrad Waligorski
Virginia Mitchell Jack Hunt Judy Carey Bill & Diane Breazeale Everett & Allie Solomon
A Bright and Airy Home If June Davis had her pick of any home at Butterfield Trail Village, she’d choose the one she’s lived in since May 2014. With lots of natural light, wide halls and open, livable spaces, Davis’ 1,600-square-foot, three-bedroom Village home is spacious, bright and airy. Once inside, a delightful stained-glass archway creates a grand entrance of light and color. The stained-glass feature is carried throughout the home, creating a look that is unique and different. Nautical seashells, delicate figurines and African Violets are simple, beautiful accents.
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Prepping for BTV Christmas Party
Frances Harp and friend
George and Elly Osborn
Sally and John King
John and Gisela Nordmeyer
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Dining on the cruise
Singing Men of Arkansas
Gene McKee, Veterans Day
Mort Gitelman and Steve Gray at Veterans Day
Dick Forsythe and Riki Stamps at the Veterans Day Parade
Linda Hayes ziplines on the cruise
Ruth Jones and Colleen Taylor
Cruise Views BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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The Golden Tower Society U of A alumni at BTV to be honored for 50 golden years Graduating from the University of Arkansas has always been a special event in the lives of graduates new and old – and the Arkansas Alumni Association is especially proud to honor University of Arkansas alumni who graduated 50 years ago and beyond. In recognition of this milestone, graduates are inducted into the Arkansas Alumni Association’s Golden Tower Society. They receive a gold 50-year medallion, a special certificate and a letter from U of A Chancellor G. David Gearhart. The Alumni Association is planning a special presentation at an upcoming luncheon for golden graduates who are residents at Butterfield Trail Village. Chartwells will cater a delicious meal at the luncheon while attendees relax and catch up with old friends.
There are currently about 50 Butterfield Trail Village residents who qualify for this special 50year honor. Stay tuned for more details! The Alumni Association staff is looking forward to the presentation and listening to stories about the golden graduates’ experiences on the U of A campus. For more information about the Golden Tower Society or the Arkansas Alumni Association, please contact Deb Euculano, associate director of program development, at email@example.com or (479) 575-2801.
February Fulbright Friday to Feature Artist/Educator Cindy Wiseman Fulbright Friday is hosted by the University of Arkansas’ J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences once a month between fall and spring to help foster the college’s special relationship with our alumni and friends at Butterfield Trail Village. Please join us on Feb. 20 for the first 2015 scheduled program hosted by painter and art educator Cindy Wiseman. The program will be held at 3 p.m. in the Convocation Room.
Since 2009, Wiseman has been on the faculty of the U of A’s Department of Art where she teaches Studio Art and Art History. Wiseman has also taught drawing and painting at New Mexico State University as well as Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media classes and workshops at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Wiseman exhibits nationally and has been featured in 10 solo exhibitions. Her work is on display in public and private collections. New Mexico State University purchased a series of Wiseman’s paintings in 2008 for its permanent collection.
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Out & About
Crystal Bridges Museum Presents
Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853 - 1890 La Maison de la Crau, 1888 / Oil on canvas Photo by Tom Loonan
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s latest special exhibition brings together 76 artworks by more than 40 influential artists from the late nineteenth century to the present. Van Gogh to Rothko features masterpieces by some of the most prominent names in art history including Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, and Mark Rothko. The works were selected from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, one of the finest collections of twentiethcentury art in the country, located in Buffalo, NY.
Van Gogh to Rothko traces the story of avant-garde art from late nineteenth-century Modernism through Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art in the late 1950s and early 60s. Beginning with works from the late 1800s, the exhibition includes stellar examples of PostImpressionism by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin, which inspired artists on both sides of the Atlantic, as can be seen in later works throughout the exhibition. Van Gogh to Rothko also considers ideas that contributed to the development of art movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Minimalism. The largest grouping in the exhibition features approximately 20 mid-century American artists, many of whom identified as Abstract Expressionists, including Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell. The exhibition marks the first time many of these works have toured in decades. Crystal Bridges is one of only four venues, besides the Albright-Knox, that will host this remarkable exhibition, offering you a rare opportunity to view paintings and sculptures by some of the most well-known and respected names in the art world. Van Gogh to Rothko is on display from Feb. 21-June 1, 2015. Admission is free for museum members and for youth ages 18 and under. General admission for adults who are not museum members is $10. For more information visit crystalbridges.org or call (479) 418-5700.
Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings Around Town
Walton Arts Center: > Slava’s Snowshow Jan. 20-25 > Tangram Jan. 30 > SoNA’s Masterworks II “Fairytales” Jan. 31 > The Hot Sardines Feb. 5 > Spencer Bohren Feb. 5 > Elvis Lives! Feb. 6 > Clarice Assad Trio Feb. 7 > Camelot Feb. 17-22 > Rhonda Vincent & The Rage Feb. 26 > The Australian Bee Gees Show Feb. 27 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Arts Center of the Ozarks: > Almost, Maine Feb. 6-8, 13-14 > Illinois Jane and the Pyramid of Peril March 7-8 For more info, visit artscenteroftheozarks.org Rogers Little Theater: > Legally Blonde Feb. 13-15, 19-22, 26-28 & March 1 For more info, visit rogerslittletheater.org TheatreSquared: > Look Away Jan. 29-31, Feb. 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 For more info, visit theatre2.org 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 Books Several times a year, the Butterfield Library receives a very welcome gift from a special Village resident. She is an avid reader, and she shares her love of reading with all of us by giving the library a shelf full of large print books! Here are a few of the 20 books in this month’s large-print reading supply. City Girl, Country Vet is a novel written by Cathy Woodman taken from her own experience as a small animal veterinarian in the English countryside. Woodman is the author of five other books, but this is the first to be published in the United States. Author Dorothy Garlock is a well-known name to readers of romantic mysteries. Fifteen million copies of her books have been published in seventeen different languages. Take Me Home is a mystery set in wintertime in Wisconsin in the days of World War II.
Western Roundup and Chuck Wagon Dinner Featured Thursday, Jan. 15/4:30pm Events It may be cold outside, but things will be warming up inside with our first Chuck Wagon Dinner and western swing dance. Enjoy an extraordinary meal of tender beef brisket, juicy chicken, roasted ear of corn, dinner rolls, potatoes and a slice of apple cobbler as good as your grandma’s! Experience the true cowboy spirit through displays and stories of local cowboys and cowgirls, along with a demonstration on roping techniques. Discover the western essentials needed when riding a horse and hear lively stories about professional rodeo – bull riding included. Enjoy music by The Swinging Doors, a country western swing band. Boots, jeans and “cutting a rug” on the dance floor are optional!
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Karen Harper writes stories set in fictional Cold Creek, Ohio. This small town contains some interesting characters and tantalizing mysteries. Shattered Secrets is the story of a woman who returns to her childhood home to confront her past with the help of the town’s sheriff. Maeve Binchy, who was lauded as a “gifted writer and a wonderful student of human nature” by the New York Times book review, brings us a novel called Chestnut Street. Readers of Minding Frankie, Bincy’s last novel, will recognize the locale of Chestnut Street, but the characters are new. With her usual humor and wit, Binchy introduces us to a whole neighborhood. Eleanor Kuhns, winner of the Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award, brings a second novel titled Cradle to Grave. This whodunit is set in a Shaker community near Mount Unity, N.Y., in 1797 where Lydia and Will Reese attempt to solve the problem.
Ready, Brush, Paint! February Dates TBA Casual, fun acrylic painting art classes will be offered each week beginning in February and held in the Villa Room. Students will produce a completed painting in two hours. The final product will look nice enough to hang on the wall, give as a gift, or leave with the instructor for reuse. No experience necessary, so don’t hold back! Paintings will be produced on canvass using a tabletop easel. The cost is $25 per person for one class or $20 per person if there are 10 or more participants. The first 10 residents to sign up will receive their first class complimentary. Did we mention the fee includes all supplies? That’s a deal maker.
First United Presbyterian Church God’s Light on the Hill This is the second in a series on the five area churches that founded Butterfield Trail Village in 1986 – Central United Methodist, First Christian, St. Paul’s Episcopal, First United Presbyterian, and First Baptist.
The First United Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville is a vibrant and lively community of people with members from many different backgrounds and stages of life. Carrying out a mission to serve as the “light on the hill” to Fayetteville for nearly 200 years, the church has deep roots in Northwest Arkansas dating back to the early 1800s. Settlers first founded the church as Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1830, holding initial worship services in a local blacksmith’s shop. Confederates burned down the church some 30 years later, but members reorganized, and by the turn of the century they built a sanctuary at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Dickson Street, where the U.S. Post Office stands today. After various congregations merged in the late ‘50s, the church adopted its current name — First United Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville — and moved to its present hilltop location at 695 E. Calvin St. in 1961.
Renovations and expansions have occurred since then, while the church’s mission to serve the community has remained steady and strong. First United Presbyterian’s diverse membership has one thing in common: a commitment to Jesus Christ and to the sharing of God’s story through him. They seek to both to tell his story of the good news and to live according to the gospel. Today, some of the entities benefiting from First United Presbyterian’s leadership and services include the University of Arkansas Infirmary, Richardson Center, Cooperative Emergency Outreach, Creative School, Yellow Brick House, Boy and Girl Scout Troops, Habitat for Humanity, Life Styles and, of course, Butterfield Trail Village. Co-pastors Phil and Jan Butin have served as the church’s “clergy couple” since 2010. They warmly invite you to join them for worship every Sunday morning and on Wednesday evenings during the school year for dinner, fellowship and conversation around scripture, music, poetry, community and world concerns. For more information, please call (479) 442-4411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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L-R: Karen Stein, Karen Stuthard and Missy Evans
Places of Awe and Beauty BTV Horticulture Team Tends to Village Gardens and Landscaping When Missy Evans joined the Butterfield Trail Village Horticulture Services Department 11 years ago, the Village had six flowerbeds. Today, there are more than 100. With the North Courtyard beautification project now complete, there will be even more flowers and plants blooming on the campus. “The North Courtyard takes you right to the entrance of the new Butterfield Wellness Center,” said Evans, who is Butterfield’s Horticulture Services supervisor. “[The courtyard] is located so that residents who are walking by can stop and enjoy the beauty and serenity.” Indeed. Butterfield residents do love their gardens. Fragrant flowers, blooming bushes, manicured shrubs – they are all part of Butterfield life. And the Horticulture Services Department takes special care of these beloved Village assets. Evans works with a team of two horticulture technicians: Karen Stein and Karen Stuthard. Together, they handle the planting, selection and maintenance of all of the plants, shrubs and flowers at Butterfield. 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Twice a year, the Horticulture Services team replants all of the annual beds on the 44-acre campus, deadheading and fertilizing each month to encourage continual and profuse flowering. In the fall, they planted colorful tulips and pansies so that BTV residents will have a lovely surprise this spring. “It’s a beautification element, and one that boosts your psyche,” Evans said of the gardens and landscaping. “It has a big impact on our residents and brightens their day. Some residents aren’t able to get out much, so looking out their window and seeing colorful flowers in bloom makes them smile.” The team prefers to use hardy plants and shrubs that can thrive in unyielding sun and with little moisture. Choices include ornamental purslane, which produces beautiful foliage year-round, and lantana with its bright, fragrant florets. “Although we do have an irrigation system, we want plants that are low maintenance and don’t require a lot of watering,” Evans added. The Horticulture Services team worked with a contractor to design the North Courtyard in an outdoor space leading to the new Wellness Center. It was completed Jan. 4. Red Maple, Black Gum and cherry trees were planted to create color and shade, too, while varieties like the Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar, with its twisted weeping branches, create unique focal points. A walkway meanders past dwarf maiden grass and other delicate foliage, juxtaposed with stepping stones and a boulder for texture and groundcover such as variegated liriope in purple and chartreuse. A bench is positioned so residents can sit and enjoy the surrondings.
from the grounds — weeds, vines, grass clippings, etc. — we use it all in composting. Because the program is a sustainability effort, it’s a big deal to our residents.” The compost is used to fertilize the BTV gardens, where residents grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers on individual plots. Composting also saves BTV money because they don’t have to buy fertilizer or pay someone to haul away dead leaves and clippings. The Horticulture Services team also enjoys helping care for BTV gardens where residents grow their own fresh produce. The Village gardens have been around since the ‘80s, and last year a new and bigger garden was added at the southeast corner of the BTV campus. The success of these gardens is due in large part to residents who take the time to plant, prune and nurture their plots, with Evans and her team helping water, till and weed. While Butterfield uses a contractor as the lead for major grounds endeavors, the Horticulture Services team assists with many of those, as well as tending to the smaller projects and tasks that come hand in hand with landscaping and grounds keeping.
“In addition to choosing varieties that will thrive here,” Evans explains, “we try to get different depths for contrast and make them as interesting as possible.” The Horticulture team also oversees the BTV composting program, something that is near and dear to the hearts of Village residents, Evans said. “We compost fruits and vegetables and other raw materials that are leftover daily from the kitchen,” she said. “All of our dead leaves and anything we pull up
“We do a little bit of everything,” Evans said. “If residents need their trees pruned or there is a branch hanging on the building, we handle it. Or if a resident calls and has a geranium that is frozen or an old pumpkin display that needs to be taken down, we’re happy to help.” BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Deep Water Aerobics: A Powerful Non-Impact Workout By Jennifer Neill, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator Welcome to the 2015 fitness year at Butterfield Trail Village. In my previous article, I spoke about the addition of a brand-new Deep Water Aerobics class at BTV’s new Wellness and Fitness Center. A few questions ensued so I thought I would dive deeper into the subject. WHAT IS DEEP WATER AEROBICS? Deep water aerobics is a cardiovascular exercise performed in water deep enough so that you do not come in contact with the bottom of the pool. A flotation device, such as a buoyancy belt or pool noodle, is usually used to free your hands and legs to perform large movements against the resistance of the water. Some moves commonly done in deep water aerobics classes include jumping jacks, knee tucks and scissors.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Easier on your Joints Not only is deep water aerobics a fun change of pace, it’s easier on your knees, hips and ankles. The weight of our body is reduced by 90 percent while working out in water. Deep water aerobics helps those with arthritis or joint injuries by taking the pressure off your bones and joints, allowing you to complete an effective cardiovascular workout. Water provides about 12 to 14 times more resistance than air, helping you to build muscular endurance during your routine without using bulky weights. Improved Cardiovascular According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults need at least two and a half hours of moderately-intense cardiovascular activity each week. Deep water aerobic exercise typically burns between 400 to 500 calories an hour, making it a great cardiovascular fitness option for most BTV residents. Better Strength and Flexibility A unique element of water aerobics is that resistance is added to every movement. Whether stepping your foot forward or backward, moving your arm one way or another, you will meet resistance in the water. Deep water aerobics is particularly effective in providing a full-body strengthening routine because your entire body is submerged, emphasizing the resistance to every move. During water aerobics you are suspended in the water, removing gravity evenly from all your joints and allowing your entire body to benefit from an increased range of motion and heightened flexibility. I recommend you make the most of your deep water workout by following up with at least 10 minutes of stretching. I hope each of you will consider giving our new Deep Water Aerobics class a try. I’m happy to meet with you and discuss the possibilities and alleviate any concerns. Let’s work together to get the most out of our great new BTV pool by adding this class to your workout.
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To finish the quilt I’ve been working on
To be more
organized and efficient
at home and at BTV.
Jo Owen, employee
To finally get on Etsy
To be more
Chris Wright, employee
To be more
New Year’s Resolutions We asked Butterfield residents and staff what they resolve to do in 2015
To graduate from the University of Arkansas. Lauren Allen, employee
My life is too good.
I don’t need a resolution.
To get my new
Carolyn Reynolds, employee
Abbi Hodge, employee
To not gain more than
this pregnancy. Harris Sonnenberg John Johnston, employee
I don’t make resolutions;
I can’t keep them. Faye Edmondson BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Honoring the Past by Giving to the Future Your Gift Matters Paying it forward is the most impactful and appropriate manner of ensuring the future of BTV and the abundance of blessings we enjoy today. In addition you contributions will honor those who came before us and selflessly invested in our future. The BTV Foundation Board encourages each residents families of past residents and “Friends of BTV” to consider a pledge of financial support to plant the seeds for projects that will ensure futures generations a quality retirement experience while honoring and validating the work of our past trailblazers. The Foundation has several established funds: the Beatification Fund, Fitness Program Fund, Gardens Fund, Health Care Center Fund, Library Fund, Birds and Wildlife Fund, Employee Scholarship Fund, Employee Care Fund, David Lashley Boardroom Fund, Chapel Fund, and an Unrestricted General Fund.
Pledge your commitment today! Visit www.butterfieldtrailvillage.org/give for more information. The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for gifts received between Oct. 5 and Dec. 19, 2014 from the following donors: CONTRIBUTIONS • Lottie Nast • Janet Berrey • Tim & Judy Schatzman • Lisa & Howard Higgins • R. K. Schmickle • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund • Susan Lancaster • Mike & Deanna Jones • Truman & Sylvia Yancey
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MEMORIALS • Eugenia Edmonds in memory of Brad Donovan • Carolyn Park in memory of Helen Brannan • Virginia Burdick in memory of Martha & Calvin Berry, Andy Breuer, Perry Greenwood, Arnold Wood, Margori Buchanan, Marianne Brewer and Roland Moore • Jackie Phillips in memory of Jane Davis and Andy Breuer • Ray and Penny Culver in memory of Myrtle Johnston • Richard & Shirley Chewning in memory of Helen Brannan, Andy Breuer and Lois Roetzel • David & Jean Randle in memory of John Jones • Oscar Leverenz in memory of Marianne Brewer • James & Margaret Hunt in memory of Marianne Brewer • Marie Breuer & family in memory of Andy Breuer • Truman & Sylvia Yancey in memory of Geraldine Peoples HONORS • Penny & Ray Culver in honor of Helen McElree • J.L. & Polly Lancaster in honor of Missy Evans & the Horticulture Crew • John & Sarah Duffel in honor of Dorothy Covington CHAPEL FUND • J.L & Polly Lancaster in honor of the Lancaster Family
FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Lisa Higgins, Secretary-Treasurer Margaret Whillock, Kay Trumbo, Steve Sisco, Mary Purvis, Rick Meyer, Truman Yancey, Emeritus
Meet Your Village Board Q&A with BTV Board Treasurer Steve Sisco 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 third in a series of “spotlights” introducing Butterfield LIFE readers to the current members of the BTV Board of Directors. Q: Where did you grow up, and how long have you been in Northwest Arkansas? A: I was born and raised in Clinton, Ark., and moved to Fayetteville in the fall of 1986 to attend the University of Arkansas. Q: What is your profession? A: I currently serve as the Group Controller for Tyson Foods, Inc., where I lead the financial group that supports the Consumer Products Sales team calling on the different retail customer segments such as grocery. I have been with Tyson now for more than 24 years, all in financial positions. Q: What is your academic background? A: I earned my BSBA in Accounting from the U of A in 1990. Q: When were you elected to the Board, and how did you come to serve? A: I started at BTV as a Finance Committee member in February 2010 after a call from Howard Higgins. I was first elected to the Board in June 2011, filling an unexpired term following a resignation, and was re-elected in late 2012 for another three-year term. Q: Why is Butterfield important to you? A: I consider it an honor and privilege to serve on the BTV Board, and to continue the legacy that was created in the ‘80s by the five founding churches. The founders plowed the way and developed a wonderful community – it is now our responsibility to continue building upon this and look to the future. Q: Do you have any family members or friends with a BTV connection? A: No family members at BTV, but many friends, including some fellow church members and college instructors, live at the Village. Q: Are there any particular areas of focus for you as a member of the Board? A: A successful board member must be a generalist in all areas so that informed decisions
are made, however, they must also rely upon their core competencies to help educate others in certain areas and lead those endeavors. For me, it’s the financial arena, and I currently serve as Board Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee. It has been good to use the experiences I have had at Tyson and relate those to helping move the Village forward. Q: What sets Butterfield apart, in your opinion? A: Two things: the people and the story of Butterfield. I am always amazed at the talents and past experiences that Village residents possess. We truly have some of the brightest minds in the world living here. And, to think, none of this would be present today had it not been for a Sunday School class idea to keep retirees at home in Northwest Arkansas – and it has been done truly as a community effort all these years, not as a corporate-run entity. Q: What do you feel potential residents need to know about BTV? A: Butterfield will continue to be a prime player in an ever-growing Northwest Arkansas region for years to come. It is a vibrant living community that will continue to grow and evolve over time, and as needs arise the Board will continue to invest in the projects that will enhance this living experience. Q: Besides BTV, are you involved with any other nonprofit boards or committees? A: As an Elder at First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, I’ve served on Session and numerous other committees, including having led Stewardship for two years, in addition to teaching Sunday School and Confirmation classes. Q: Do you have any favorite hobbies or pastimes? A: I am an avid Razorback sports fan and love to play golf…just don’t get a lot of time to do so. I also enjoy my children’s activities, whether it’s Maris (age 12) in dance and choir, or Mattox (age 9) in football and basketball.
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