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Living Spaces BTVâ€™s Grand Living Room
Village News UAMS at Butterfield
Employee Spotlight Horticulturist Kody Crespin
New Commons Center Opens!
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The Occupation of Driving: The Impact of Aging Tuesday, 3/29/2018, 9:30 am, 1 session, $27, Instructor Kandy Salter When is someone at risk while driving? This interactive course covers conversations and strategies related to older driver safety. Fayetteville History Wednesday, 4/18/2018, 9:30 am 1 session, $25, Instructor Charles Alison Join author and Executive Director of University Relations for an overview of Fayetteville – past present and future.
The Vietnam War & American Leadership Thursday, 4/19/2018, 9:30 am, 2 sessions, $25, Instructor Preston Jones Delve into the decision-makers who catalyzed U.S. involvement in Vietnam in the final days of the Johnson administration, and the human element of the topic. Age Proofing Your Finances: Crucial Conversations for Baby Boomers Wednesday, 5/2/2018, 10 am, 1 session, $23, Instructors Judy Coker & Carrie D. Wilson Organize your financial home for yourself and your family with this interactive class on long lasting financial security.
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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature BTV Commons Center Opens 9 Village Newcomer Q+A Max and Claire Sutton
9 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 10 Living Spaces BTVâ€™s Grand Living Room 12 UA News New School of Art 14 Village Snapshots Holiday Tour of Homes & More 16 Out & About Major Art Exhibitions at Crystal Bridges 17 Walton Arts Center New Performances in 2018 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events
20 Foundation News 21 UAMS at Butterfield Meet Dr. Allan Martin 22 Employee Spotlight Kody Crespin
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From the CEO Happy New Year! I’m excited that this year will be the first in some time without construction fences on campus – and I’m sure many of you agree. Now, we can enjoy the completion of our beautiful new Commons Center expansion, while focusing on the opportunities, milestones and resolutions that 2018 will bring.
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, Ken Mays, 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
This year we welcome three new members to the Butterfield Board of Directors, and three new Foundation Board members. Joining the Board of Directors are Eddie Bradford, Kim Brawner and Larry Hanley. And, new to the Foundation Board are members Hugh Kincaid, David Williams and Julie Olsen. We welcome the insight and experience these dedicated individuals bring to the table as we continue the tradition of excellence in BTV leadership. As we saw in 2017, interest in the BTV Foundation continues to grow – a track I’m optimistic will continue. The Village has truly benefited from the generosity of our Foundation donors. I am confident we will meet our new milestones in 2018. If you’re like me, you may have put on a few extra pounds over the holidays. There is a cure for that, and Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill has the answer. Take part in BTV’s many fitness and wellness programs, which range from group hikes in nature to one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer. Make your fitness resolutions for 2018 today. Whatever this next year brings, I am ultimately thankful for this Village and the peace of mind it gives our more than 400 residents and their families. Any challenges we might face will be met by the talented board, staff and residents who collectively are Butterfield Trail Village. Please join me as we ring in the New Year. Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer
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Commons Center Performance Hall
Behold, A Masterpiece!
Butterfield Debuts New Commons Center Expansion With Great Fanfare and Celebration After more than six years of strategic planning, two years of construction and plenty of hard work and patience, Butterfield Trail Village officially opened its highly anticipated Commons Center with a week of festivities that drew hundreds to the BTV campus. Residents are singing the praises of the ultra-modern new Commons Center expansion, which is quickly becoming the crown jewel of campus. Residents like Dwain and Glenda Newman who’ve attended shows and presentations in the Performance Hall, dined at the Bistro, taken advantage of comforts like the swanky new Living Room area, and enjoyed conveniences like 24-hour reception and security in the new Lobby. “When you come inside into the Living Room, it’s so striking and beautiful – with a modern flair,” Glenda 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Newman said. “It tends to be a place where you visit with people you didn’t know before. And the Performance Hall is incredible. It looks like a venue you’d find in a big city like Dallas.” “We’re proud of this expansion as if it was our own,” Dwain Newman said. “We’re proud of Butterfield for making it happen, and for all the hard work it took. It’s just a classy, classy place.” Expectations were high for the debut of the $6.7 million, 17,000-square-foot expansion, a project by Crafton Tull and Flintco Construction Company. It includes a state-of-the-art Performance Hall, a casual dining Bistro, a grand Living Room, the David Lashley Boardroom, new offices, the Low Vision Library Room and more. Photos by Stephen Ironside
Grand Opening Celebration
Grand opening week drew upwards of 500 people to the Village. A Nov. 7 ribbon cutting, with a guest performance by a quartet from the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, was attended by area dignitaries including Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan, members of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, and chamber President/CEO Steve Clark. On Nov. 9, a Masterpiece Performance event showcased the new Performance Hall with a lineup of diverse entertainment including musicians, vocalists, dancers and a poetry reading. The Commons Center has the potential to intersect in residents’ lives at multiple touch points and bring them together on a daily basis. And that’s exactly what Butterfield leadership wants. “We want residents to use these spaces and enjoy them, and to spend time with their friends and families,” BTV CEO Quintin Trammell said. “Whether they’re visiting in the Living Room with their family, around the fireplace when it’s cooler in the evenings,
or just enjoying the covered porte cochère entrance, we want them to come and to come frequently – that’s what this entire project is about.” GRAND LIVING ROOM Like the Newmans, resident Judy Carey has experienced the Commons Center in a variety of ways in the short time it’s been open. Carey’s book club held its meeting in the new Villa Room. A memorial service was held in the Performance Hall that Carey attended, and she’s had her family on campus to dine at the Bistro. When her 10-year-old grandson walked into the Living Room with its chic woodland interior, bold fireplace, and George Dombek prints on the walls, he exclaimed, “This is like one of those fancy hotels, Grandma!” That’s the look designers from Smart Interiors and Julie Wait Designs were going for.
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Aubrey Pate of Smart Interiors said the concept for the space was a fall woodland sanctuary, with a Living Room area that is inviting, warm and designed to give the feeling of a grand, hotel lobby. “Our concept for Butterfield has always been to provide a natural, light filled space that gives comfort, warmth and ease,” Pate said. “We focused on allowing the outdoors to influence our designs because of BTV’s beautiful wooded campus. The color tones in the space are indicative of a fall forest. Oranges, reds, golds, bronze, and walnut wood tones contrast with smooth white walls in each space.” The Bistro at Butterfield is already a favorite among residents and for good reason. Currently serving breakfast and lunch, quick service and fresh ingredients come together in an open-kitchen concept that puts the food front and center. With floor to ceiling windows that overlook the South Courtyard, the Bistro is a lovely contrast to the more traditional BTV Dining Room and the formal atmosphere at the Lodge. NEW PERFORMANCE HALL The Performance Hall is a spectacular venue designed to accommodate everything from solo artists, large ensembles and dance troupes, to banquets, lectures and services. In the past, Butterfield has been fortunate to host performances and events primarily in its Convocation Room. In order to better attract diverse, top-tier programming and entertainment — and to accommodate an ever-growing resident population — facilities needed to be upgraded. “We used to be able to seat about 85 lecture-style and around 54 at table settings,” said Riki Stamps,
Rhythm and Shoes Dancers Play to the Crowd
director of BTV Programs and Events. “Our new venue accommodates 285, and with the state-ofthe-art technology, our options for programming variety are virtually limitless.” The Performance Hall is acoustically superb with professional-grade lighting and network connectivity so that lighting and sound can be controlled by the touch of an iPad. The system allows for residents to walk into the venue and easily power it on, and control microphone inputs for simple presentations. Remote controlled cameras let BTV capture video that is fed into the in-house cable television channel. The dedicated camera feed — with sound feed from the stage — goes to a monitor in a performers dressing room. “This is an important feature for performers who rely on cues to know when to return to stage – especially during performance or plays that have multiple actors,” said Gary Hodges, director of BTV Technology. Stamps’ department is already booking programs and performances for the next year – and the entertainment is coming to her. “We are just so thankful for all of the support and enthusiasm for this project, and for the talented artists gracing our stage,” Stamps said. CEO Trammell said that in addition to musicians, artists, dancers, singers, orchestras, lifelong learning seminars, lectures and classes, the Village is considering other ways to share the Performance Hall with the community.
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“We’re eyeing the idea of hosting professional development classes or training for perhaps our nurses and health care professionals… ways we can share this wonderful venue,” Trammell said. “We want to be sure there is a strong connection to the community.”
Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Max and Claire Sutton
Anniversaries January Anniversaries John & Audrey Deusterman 4th Bill & Carol Brunner
Bernie & Jean Daniels
February Anniversaries Daniel Griffin & Frances Pearson 14th
When did you move to Butterfield? September 25, 2017 Where are you from? We moved to Fayetteville 10 years ago from Lawrence, Kan., where we lived for 43 years. We were both born and raised in Arkansas and were eager to come back. What did you do before retirement? Max was an English professor at the University of Kansas and taught nineteenth century British literature. Claire was a lecturer there and taught freshman/sophomore English for twenty years and then worked as a copy editor for the University Press of Kansas.
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Max & Claire Sutton
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Mary Wright Kathryn Widder Bob & Lois Zimmerman Margaret Taylor
Do you have children and grandchildren? We have three children. Our son and his wife live in a village south of London, and their daughter is a freshman at the University of the South. Our older daughter and her husband live in Kansas City, and both their children are married and live there, too. Our younger daughter and her husband live here in Fayetteville. Their daughter, a recent graduate of the UA, works for J.B. Hunt, and their son is a senior at Fayetteville High School.
Why did you choose Butterfield? People we knew who lived here really liked it, and weâ€™ve been impressed with the kindness of both staff and residents. We also liked the idea of lifetime care, so that if/when we need assisted living or nursing care we wouldnâ€™t have to move again. And as our children pointed out (many times), it was a good idea to move in before we needed to. And we are glad we did. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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A Fall Woodland Sanctuary Butterfieldâ€™s Living Room area in the new Commons Center is designed to give the feel of a grand hotel lobby. Smart Interiors and Julie Wait Designs used warm fall colors, rich upholsteries and naturalistic materials to invite residents and visitors to relax and enjoy the spaceâ€™s aesthetic hospitality. Photos by Stephen Ironside
Dark Emperador marble and wood flank the fireplace, which reflects light onto mirrored panels emphasizing the grandness of the room. A George Dombek print speaks to the woodland theme with twiggy branches and flocks of Monarch butterflies.
Warm, fall colors are present in the flame-stitch patterned inlaid rug, lounge seating and stone-look porcelain tile along the perimeter. 10 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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The Lobby and Reception Area welcomes visitors with rich tones, porcelain tile and Dombek prints of trees, leaves and bold flowers.
Walnut stained ceiling panels add warmth and columns help divide the space into distinct seating groupings. Sturdy arm chairs and comfort-height sofas make getting up and down easier.
Seating is comfortable for both large gatherings and intimate conversations. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Visionary Gift Creates New UA School of Art Although the University of Arkansas has been offering art classes for the past 142 years, up until this fall the Natural State didn’t have an accredited, collegiate-level school of art.
Thanks to the gift, during the next five years the school anticipates doubling its enrollment and adding 26 new faculty members, including 11 endowed professorships.
Thanks to a $120 million gift in August from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation — the largest gift ever given to a U.S. university to support or establish a school of art – the former UA Department of Art will become the new School of Art – the first and only in Arkansas.
Other priorities include the development and growth of new M.A. and Ph.D. programs in art education and art history, a new graduate degree in graphic design, and a focus on securing high-profile visiting professorships.
“Growing from a Department of Art to a School of Art was a natural and needed next step that shows the university’s commitment to art education and to expanding the arts community across our region,” said Todd Shields, dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, which houses the new School of Art. School of Art faculty are already working on new strategic plans and programs that will grow and transform the school over the next ten years. Currently, the school offers six degree options, including a B.F.A. in art education and studio art, B.F.A. in graphic design, B.A. in art history, B.A. in studio art, and an M.F.A. in studio art. The studio art program’s media areas include ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
Significant student scholarships, travel grants and internship opportunities will also support growth, and the campus’ Edward Durell Stone Fine Arts Center and Fine Arts Library will be renovated and expanded to serve as the academic and research hub for the School of Art. Alice Walton, chairwoman of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s board, said establishing the school underscores the importance of art education. “The School of Art will shape a new generation of artists, historians, designers and teachers with a unique understanding of the hope art can bring to communities,” Walton said. “The unparalleled access to meaningful American art will connect the heartland to the world.” For more information visit, art.uark.edu.
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Out & About
Crystal Bridges Museum Presents Major Art Exhibitions in 2018 A new year marks a new lineup of temporary exhibitions at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power: Opening Feb. 3 through April 23, this collection demonstrates how activism in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s helped shape American art as we know it today. Soul of a Nation features the work of 60 black artists, beginning with pieces created by the Spiral Group, a New York collective that opened up questions about the role of artists during the Civil Rights movement. The exhibition explores the impact of the growing Black Power movement and defines the many ways artists spoke through art to protest discrimination, rally people to their cause and celebrate black culture. Crystal Bridges is one of only two American venues that will host this important and eye-opening exhibition. Following its debut in Bentonville, it will travel to the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art: Crystal Bridges will build onto its existing collection of O’Keeffe’s works with this major exhibition, featuring Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, Radiator Building–Night, New York and other of the artist’s works.
Georgia O’Keeffe Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, 1932 Oil on canvas 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Jeff Donaldson Study for Wall of Respect [Miles Davis], c. 1967 Mixed media on paper
On view May 26 through Sept. 3, the exhibition also introduces a new generation of American artists whose work allows viewers to experience O’Keeffe’s style through a contemporary lens. The iconic artist’s style remains prominent with themes of flowers, the feminine form, city and desert landscape, and interplay between abstraction and realism. Native North America: On display from Oct. 6 through Jan. 7, 2019, this exhibition explores the Indigenous perspectives of history, land and politics. Featuring more than 75 works including paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, performance art and more, it challenges historical assumptions and biases about Indigenous art, and is a call to action that radically expands the definition of American art.
Kent Monkman History is Painted by the Victors, 2013 Acrylic on canvas
Arts & Entertainment
Walton Arts Center: A New Year Filled with ‘S Wonderful’ Possibilities
Highlighted Happenings in NWA
It’s a new year, and Walton Arts Center has a number of shows in 2018 that are sure to leave you feeling inspired! Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for the glorious Gershwin songs of An American in Paris, the four-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. Based on the classic 1951 film, it tells the story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city – each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Featuring songs like “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” along with exceptional orchestral music, intricate ballet sequences and dazzling set designs. At This Performance…™ celebrates the Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys, understudies and alternates, and gives some of New York’s finest musical performers their chance in the spotlight. Performing Monday night, a dark night for most Broadway shows, these talented performers are coming direct from Broadway to the Walton Arts Center stage. Performers are Jessica Hendy (Cats, Amour, Aida), Mykal Kilgore (Dear Evan Hansen, Motown the Musical), Linda Mugleston (Hello, Dolly!, On the Twentieth Century, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and Wade Preston (Movin’ Out). Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the Broadway stars of tomorrow, today! Composer Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original film score to accompany the screening of the beloved animated film, The Triplets of Belleville. The cinema concert experience transports audiences to the exciting streets of 1920’s Europe. Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville. His near-sighted grandmother and faithful dog follow his trail and are taken in by a trio of eccentric jazz-era divas who save the day.
January and February Shows Include: Cabaret January 19-21 | 5 shows
Classic Albums Live: Rumours Feb. 2
An Evening with Spencer Bohren Jan. 26
An American in Paris Feb. 6-11 | 8 shows
At This Performance… Jan. 29
My Funny Valentine Feb. 8-9
The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert Feb. 1
Pasadena Roof Orchestra Feb. 24
Walton Arts Center > Cabaret Jan. 19-21 > An Evening with Spencer Bohren Jan. 26 > Classic Albums Live: Rumours Feb. 2 > John McEuen and the Circle Band: Will the Circle be Unbroken Feb. 3 > An American in Paris Feb. 6-11 > My Funny Valentine Feb. 8-9 > Donny McCaslin Feb. 10 > Pasadena Roof Orchestra Feb. 24 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) > Masterworks II: Mozart & Mendelssohn Jan. 27 For more info, visit sonamusic.org TheatreSquared > The Humans Jan. 24 – Feb. 18 For more info, visit theatre2.org Arkansas Public Theatre > The Producers Feb. 9-25 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: > Exhibition: Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power Opens Feb. 3 For more info, visit crystalbridges.org Faulkner Performing Arts Center > Ozark Old Time New Time Featuring Still on the Hill Jan. 19 For more info, visit faulkner.uark.edu/events 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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Large Print Novels Debut at Butterfield’s Low Vision Library Butterfield has added ten new large print books to its new Low Vision Library Room inside the BTV Commons Center. In addition to large print, the Low Vision Library offers braille books, audio books, magnification aides and other assistive technologies for residents with sight loss. Three of the new large print books are novels, including an inventive piece of fiction by a popular author, an installment from a New York Times bestselling series, and a gripping new work by the Queen of Suspense. In Origin, author Dan Brown writes of a billionaire planning to announce a scientific discovery whose symbolism will undercut belief in the world’s major religions. Harvard Professor of Symbology Robert Langdon (typically played by actor Tom Hanks in the movie versions) is given an advance preview along with representatives of the world’s three major religions. All of them, save Langdon, are assassinated, in an attempt to keep the discovery a secret, which by novel’s end, is revealed to the world. Best selling author Grant Blackwood turns out another Tom Clancy’s Duty & Honor installment, 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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featuring Jack Ryan, Jr., son of a famous spy-turnedpresident. This time, the son is on leave from his own spy agency when it appears that assassins from still yet another spy agency have attempted to kill him for helping out Ysabel Kashani, an Iranian leader convalescing in the U.S. In a riveting new suspense novel by Mary Higgins Clark, the heroine in On the Street Where You Live is a successful prosecuting attorney who leaves upstate New York, where she has helped convict many unsavory characters, including stalkers. For a change of scenery, she decides to buy back the New Jersey shore home of her childhood, which has fallen into disrepair under subsequent owners. During renovations, one dead body, holding the finger of yet another dead body, belonging a long missing relative, is found buried in the back yard.
Featured Village Events COMING IN JANUARY JAN. 18 | 7pm Fulbright Classical Music Concert Join us for an evening of classical music as faculty from the University of Arkansas Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences’ music department present works by the French composer Mel (Melanie) Bonis. Pianist Miroslava Panayotova, recitalist and concerto soloist, will perform along with flutist Ronda Mains, violinist Er-Gene Kahng and hornist Timothy F. Thompson. JAN. 19 | 7pm Fulbright Friday: Erika Almenara Our first Fulbright Friday faculty lecture of 2018 will be led by Assistant Professor of Spanish Erika Almenara of the UA’s Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Almenara has a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish) from the University of Michigan. At the UA, she teaches courses on Erika Almenara masculinity, contemporary Latin American literature, the intersection between politics and aesthetics and trauma writing.
JAN. 25 | 7pm Sonatas and Ballads with Rocio Behler Pianist Rocio Behler, music minister at Farmington First United Methodist Church, honors the greats with a performance of sonatas and ballads by Liszt, Chopin and Mozart. Rocio has a Master of Arts degree in German Literature and a bachelor’s degree in music from the UA. COMING IN FEBRUARY FEB. 15 | 10am The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute returns to the Butterflied campus with another lifelong learning educational seminar. The Joy of Bird Observation is open to BTV residents at the OLLI membership rate. Visit olli.uark.edu for more info. FEB. 22-27 Butterfield Village Tours Presents: Costa Rica Feeling chilled? Imagine yourself exploring a rainforest, soaking in hot springs, or relaxing on a palm-studded tropical beach. Topping the list as an ecotourism destination, Costa Rica will open your eyes to up-close and personal experiences with nature, stunning scenery and diverse culture. Make your winter getaway a breeze and leave the planning to us! Reservations are limited, and guests must have a valid passport that does not expire at least six months from the date of departure. Please contact Riki Stamps at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Foundation News The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between Oct. 5, 2017, and Dec. 13, 2017, from the following donors:
BEAUTIFICATION FUND • Michele Utterson in memory of Jim Pinkerton • Dorothy Young GENERAL FUND • Anonymous • Dick & Anne Booth HEALTH CARE CENTER FUND • Sylvia Yancey • Dixie Cole LOW VISION FUND • Roy & Butch Clinton • Recycling Committee in honor of Bill Stewart MEMORIALS • Shirley Chewning in memory of John Schuldt • Jerry & Kay Brewer in memory of John Schuldt, John Belitsakos and Harry Alward • Ronald & Polly Hanson in memory of Harry Alward • Deane Meek in memory of Jim Pinkerton • Roy & Butch Clinton in memory of Margie Churchill • Jim & Diane Modisette in memory of Margie Churchill • Buddy & Cheryl Ledford in memory of Margie Churchill MOVING MADE EASY • Janet Escue • June Coldwell • The family of Margie Churchill MUSIC FUND • Virginia Burdick in memory of Margie Churchill • Anne Vandergriff • Arline Daut • Jane Hughes • Helen McElree SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Polly Lancaster in memory of Roman Lucas Oswald and John Schuldt 20 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Foundation Met Goals in 2017 With the New Year off to a great start, I want to take time to acknowledge the many projects and improvements completed in 2017 thanks to the generous gifts and donations we received. Last year, the BTV Foundation distributed more than $190,000 for significant enhancement projects on campus. The South Courtyard was renovated with new landscaping, a sidewalk and benches creating a beautiful new complement to our grounds. This renovation extended to the area around the front entrance of the Village. With donations from friends and family of the Board of Directors, BTV fully equipped the David Lashley Boardroom inside the Commons Center. Dedicated to a man who devoted much of his life to serving BTV, this modern new boardroom is a showpiece to carry the Village into the future. A new Yamaha C-7 grand piano was purchased largely with funds raised and donated by music-minded residents, adding a touch of class and enhanced functionality to our new Performance Hall. The new Low Vision Library Room is a first for Butterfield. Along with the vision assistive technologies the room offers, many of the color-enhancing and magnification aides were donated by residents themselves. A donation by one generous resident renovated the Villa Room and gave the Village its first ever designated Chapel. Complete with a 100-year-old stained glass window, the BTV Chapel provides a peaceful place for worship and prayer. As we begin 2018, we are excited to announce three new members of the Foundation Board of Directors: Julie Olsen, David Williams and Hugh Kincaid. Please welcome these new members as they, along with the rest of the Foundation Board, work on several new resident-driven projects during 2018. We also want to thank Theresa Ewing for her time and service on the board. Her experience and knowledge will be greatly missed. Thank you to all of those who have given to the Foundation for making BTV a truly great place to work and live! Mike Jones President, BTV Foundation
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UAMS Designates Primary Care Physician Onsite At Butterfield Trail Village New Partnership Sets Butterfield Apart from Rest Butterfield Trail Village and the University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Region have created a new partnership that dedicates a UAMS physician onsite at Butterfield to serve residents’ health and medical needs. Allan Martin, M.D., a family practitioner with UAMS Northwest, began seeing Village residents from a new clinic office at Butterfield on Nov. 20. Dr. Martin, a fellowship trained geriatrician, is providing Butterfield’s independent living residents with a wide range of comprehensive primary care, preventive care, and ongoing case management. These new services position Butterfield Trail Village as the only retirement community in Northwest Arkansas to have a dedicated primary care physician onsite serving its independent living residents. “We are pleased to partner with UAMS as the state’s leader in medical excellence to provide quality care to our residents with convenient onsite services – located here where they need it most,” Butterfield CEO Quintin Trammell said. “This partnership not only strengthens the delivery of healthcare to Village residents, but it sets Butterfield apart from the other retirement community options in Northwest Arkansas.” Serving Butterfield residents will be Dr. Martin’s principal medical practice. He will see residents at his Butterfield clinic on weekday mornings Monday through Friday. On afternoons, he and his staff may see residents at the UAMS Northwest campus on North Street in Fayetteville. Dr. Martin may also make Village house calls. Robert Gullett, Jr., M.D., Director, Regional Center at UAMS Northwest, said the option exists to expand Dr. Martin’s clinic hours at Butterfield to meet needs as they arise. Should a special medical need arise, Dr. Martin will coordinate residents’ care among the UAMS network of specialists and laboratory services. If a resident needs to be admitted to the hospital, UAMS Family Medicine physicians will provide care at both Washington Regional Medical Center and Northwest Health in Springdale. Residents may choose to utilize Dr. Martin as their primary care physician, or see him on an as-needed basis. “We are building a model of quality care at Butterfield Trail Village, which may serve as a model for other facilities throughout the state,” Gullett said. “Our mission is to help the community wherever the community needs us. Since UAMS is the only center in the state with a medical school, we can offer more in terms of service and expertise, and we’re excited to extend those resources to Butterfield Trail Village.”
New Butterfield Physician Devotes Time as a Missionary Doctor Allan Martin’s interest in mission work was piqued as a child. “I was interested in missionary work from the time I was little kid, in Bible school,” Martin said. “I heard a missionary speak about his work abroad and I knew that I wanted to do that.” He has made 16 trips to Malawi, Africa, where he started a church and is a visiting honorary lecturer for the Department of Medicine at the University of Malawi. He also made one trip to Nepal. “I went as a doctor, but came back as a missionary,” Martin said. On his summer 2017 trip to Malawi, Martin worked with 15 John Brown University nursing students conducting mobile clinics, and widow and orphan health screenings at a rural orphanage.
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Though work at Butterfield Trail Village is different, Martin also holds that passion from a young age. “I’ve always loved spending time with elders,” Martin said. “Even as a kid, I loved visiting with my grandparents and older relatives. I liked nothing better than spending whole days listening to their stories.” Martin, who was born in Joplin, Mo., graduated from Hendrix College and completed undergraduate medical education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1982. That summer, he married the love of his life, Debbie Edmonson Martin. After seven years in the U.S. Navy and family medicine residency at the Naval Hospital-Charleston in Charleston, S.C., Martin returned to Little Rock for a UAMS geriatrics fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 1991. Later that year, he joined the Family Medicine Residency faculty on the Northwest Regional Campus. He was appointed program leader in 1999.
In 2010, he became a part-time faculty member to better accommodate mission work. He and Debbie returned to central Arkansas to care for Dr. Martin’s aging parents in 2014. He served as a staff geriatrician at the North Little Rock campus of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and was VA site coordinator for education in geriatrics through UAMS. Returning to Northwest Arkansas was natural – unique outdoor recreation opportunities and proximity to son Nicholas, 28, and daughter Haley, 26. “This is a great opportunity, it’s brand new,” Martin said. “I’ve been told there is no retirement community in Arkansas that has an onsite, fellowship-trained geriatrician.” Additionally, working with Butterfield Trail Village residents is rewarding. “I do really care about people, and I think that shows in my work,” he said.
Meet Your BTV Staff NAME: Kody Crespin POSITION: Horticulture Supervisor HOW LONG AT BTV: Just over one year DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: I receive requests from residents and prioritize them along with organizing the upkeep of the grounds, flower beds and plants on the property. I also help plan any outsourced landscaping projects and fix any issues that may arise on a day-to-day basis. WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? Making improvements to the property that make an immediate and noticeable impact. 22 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE AT WORK? I take pride in communicating with residents (and staff) while creating a reputation of willingness to assist in any way possible. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Three years of custodial management for Denver Public Schools. HOMETOWN/BACKGROUND: Arvada, Colorado FAMILY: Wife (Lauren), 5 month old son (Henry) INTERESTS AND HOBBIES: I enjoy watching NBA basketball, spending time with extended family and relaxing when I get the chance.
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