Butterfield LIFE July + Aug 2013

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A TRUE HONOR BTV residents take ‘Honor Flight’ to Washington, DC

VILLAGE NEWCOMER Getting to know Lottie Nast


Destination: Branson, Mo.

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? Butterfield’s Lush Gardens






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 2013 Council Members Ray Culver, President Ava Walker, Vice President Jo Anne Brown, Secretary Wade Burnside, Richard Chewning, Genie Donovan, Judy Doyle, Earl Eddins, Carl Kittrell, Jack Lejeune, Bobby Nell Templeton BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Dr. David Crittenden, Kyle Jenner, Bruce Johanson, Helen McElree, Tony Uth, Tom Verdery, Jim Webster, Lewis Epley, Truman Yancey (Foundation), Wes Murtishaw (emeritus)

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From the President/CEO Summer is a time to truly be thankful for our nation and our Arkansas home nestled right in the heart of America. Baseball season is at its height, and the kids are out of school and ready to play. Family and friends come together to celebrate America’s independence with fireworks, parades, barbeque and apple pie. The farmers’ market is bustling with vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s the perfect time to explore Arkansas’ scenic beauty through fishing, hiking, or by just taking a walk on one of Fayetteville’s many attractive trails. As we celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence, I hope you’ll all take a moment to celebrate your own independence as well. At the Village, signs of summer are everywhere. The strawberries in the garden are plump and ready to be picked. Life at Butterfield provides so many opportunities to enhance your independence through personal growth and enriched well-being. There are opportunities to travel, socialize, and enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation through a carefree lifestyle. At this time of year, we’re mindful of our rich history as a nation and thankful that we can now celebrate our freedom through lives full of experience, continuous learning and fun. In this issue, we admire three of our residents who recently did just that by taking the Honor Flight: Jim Bales, Roy Plattner, and John Deusterman. Let’s follow their example and take hold of our freedom by making the most of this beautiful season. May each of you have a blessed Summer.

Ken Cormier

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.

Contents 4 Feature BTV residents take ‘Honor Flight’ to Washington, DC 6 Village Newcomer Q+A Getting to Know Lottie Nast 6 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 7 Village Spaces Rehabilitation Therapy Services 8 Snapshots


10 Lunch & Learn 10 Readers’ Poll What is your favorite firework? 11 Out & About Destination: Branson, Missouri 11 Arts & Entertainment Select Community Event Listings 12 Library News 12 Featured Village Events 13 Spotlight Butterfield’s Lush Gardens 14 Fitness The Importance of Balance 14 Nutrition The Celebration of Food



15 Wellness You’re Never too Old 16 Foundation Report 16 Arkansas Alumni Association Summer Love for Golden Members 17 Spotlight Steve Larson, Director of Health Care Services 18 Lodge Dining Menus 19 Spirituality Irving Berlin’s God Bless America


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John Deusterman and Jim Bales Photo by Stephen Ironside

A True Honor BTV residents take ‘Honor Flight’ to Washington, DC Motto of the Honor Flight Network: “We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.” –Will Rogers It was an early Saturday morning when Village residents Jim Bales, John Deusterman and Roy Plattner all boarded a chartered plane at XNA for a very special and long-awaited experience. These three men were invited to join 67 other veterans from Northwest Arkansas on an expense-paid, one-day trip on the Honor Flight to Washington DC to tour the World War II Memorial and other memorial sites. 4 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


The first Honor Flight took place in May of 2005, leaving from Springfield, Ohio. Within months the increasing list of veterans signing up for the Honor Flight led to the formation of the Honor Flight Network that now reaches across the country — and there is no cost to the veteran. The Northwest Arkansas Honor Flight is made possible through the generosity of the Walmart Foundation and Tyson Foods, Inc. The veterans also received complimentary caps and t-shirts. According to honorflight.org, the Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. The organization transports veterans to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans — World War II

survivors — along with other veterans who may be terminally ill. In talking with Jim and John (Roy was out of town) about their trip, Jim, a Navy veteran, had this to say: “The Arkansas Memorial, which was one of the new ones, was beautiful. The World War II Memorial was outstanding and took up a whole city block. The whole experience was wonderful.” John, who also served in the Navy, added, “It was a long and busy day but we had a wonderful time and are grateful that Tyson Foods and Walmart made it possible.” If you or someone you know qualifies and is interested in a future Honor Flight, visit honorflight.org and click on ‘Regional Hubs’ for local contact information.

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Village Newcomer Q+A

Getting to Know Lottie Nast

Anniversaries July Anniversaries Phil & Virginia Wilson 1st Bill & Pat Medley 12th Robert & Ruth Cuming 14th Leroy & Wilma Reese 18th Thomas & Jane Davis 19th Campbell & Susan Johnson 27th

August Anniversaries Jerry & Kay Brewer 3rd When did you move to Butterfield Trail Village? May 15, 2013. Where did you move from? Most recently Siloam Springs, Ark., but before that I was in Illinois. What did you do before retirement? I was a high school German teacher, and an American Baptist preacher’s wife for 50 years. How many children do you have? I have three children. My oldest son is a retired master carpenter in Durango, Colo.; my daughter is an administrative assistant at the University of Illinois; and my other son is the CIO at John Brown University. I also have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Why did you choose BTV? After researching quite a few places, I found Butterfield to be the best place in the area for independent living and transitional stages. I didn’t want my children to be faced with making life decisions for my care; I prefer to make those decisions. I also feel like, here at Butterfield Trail Village, I can be engaged in life. Do you have any hobbies? I love to cook and entertain, and I also enjoy reading and traveling. What else would you like to share about living at Butterfield? I have found it to be a friendly place. And I really appreciate the fact that we have resident ambassadors, who help with welcoming new residents.



Richard & Mary Meyer 8th Andy & Marie Breuer 10th Ray & Penny Culver 12th Jim & Margaret Hunt 13th John & Doris Schuldt 16th Buck & Jean Watson 17th Harris & Carol Sonnenberg 19th Jesse & Mildred Wilson 21st Ellis & Nancy Trumbo 25th Noble & Clementine Hembree 26th John & Helen Elliott 31st J.L. & Polly Lancaster 31st

New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Lottie Nast Marilyn Cochran Frank Price Nona Vinzant

Village Spaces

Rehabilitation Therapy Services Butterfield Trail Village is pleased to have Genesis Rehabilitation as part of our Health Care Center team. With the trained professionals Genesis provides and recent Medicare licensing, Butterfield’s rehab program is now happy to serve the entire Village by offering home health and outpatient services for all residents. With facility renovations, brand new equipment and a top-notch therapy team, there is no longer a need to go outside the Village for your rehabilitation needs. And if needed, services can even be provided in your home. The Genesis therapy team consists of a Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, and a Speech-Language Pathologist. The Team! Morgan Wilkins, SLP (Program Manager) Casey Calder, PT Abbi Hodge, PTA Whitney Wright, OT/R Charlotte Rye, COTA

Photos by Stephen Ironside


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BTV residents having fun

Randy Cormier, brother of Ken Cormier, joins in on the fun in Baton Rouge

Rhea Dunnegan and Alice Jones 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


BTV group at Nottoway Resort (La.)

Don and Linda Hayes enjoy the view from their cottage at Nottoway Resort

Touring Baton Rouge with Mama Redell

BTV Ladies’ Tea Party complete with hats for afternoon tea

Marie Breuer dons her pillbox hat for the tea party

Nancy Dodson

Ardith Wharry reworking the Health Care Center garden

BTV Residents donated over $1,750 and over 250 pounds of dry goods to the victims of the Moore, Okla. tornadoes through a drive at Holcomb Elementary. Ava Walker, Resident Council VP, presented the donations to Holcomb PTA President and Little Guys Movers for transport to Moore

Richard Wharry used the BTV Woodshop to build shelves for the Health Care Center BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Lunch & Learn July 25th / September 19th / October 24th 11:30am to 1pm Find out why Butterfield Trail Village is premier retirement living: • Enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch • Learn about the history of Butterfield Trail Village • Visit with residents about life in the Village • Village staff will be available to answer questions • Optional tours after lunch Seating is limited to 16. Reservations are required. Call 479.695.8012 to RSVP.

Results from the May/June issue poll:

What is your favorite spring flower?

Readers’ Poll

In the last issue of Butterfield LIFE, readers were asked about their favorite spring blooms… Results show that Lilacs were the clear favorite, garnering over 40% of the votes! Congratulations to XJ Musacchia – winner of a dinner for two at The Lodge.


What is your favorite firework? (please select one) Bottle Rockets



Smoke Bombs

Aerial Show

Roman Candles

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Please fill out this slip and leave at the BTV front desk or email to marketing@btvillage.org by July 31st. 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

Destination: Branson, Missouri

Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings Around Town Walton Arts Center:

> 15th Annual KUAF Summer Jazz Series: Bob Dorough July 13 Composer’s Showcase July 27 ExploreBranson.com


It’s called the “Live Music Show Capital of the World” – on any given day, nearly 90 music, magic and comedy shows run at 50+ theaters. (Think Las Vegas without the casinos and people drinking margaritas-by-the-yard at 10a.m.) Between shows visitors can also enjoy nature in the Ozarks, where you’ll find great fishing, hiking, biking and water sports nearby, and, of course, great shopping. As a guide to your getaway, here are TripAdvisor’s top picks based on its users’ reviews.

Sight & Sound Theatre – The nation’s largest Christian theatre. Go back in time and witness the greatest stories of the Bible as they come to life right before your eyes! www.sight-sound.com

• Dick’s Oldtime 5 & 10 • Branson Landing • Tanger Outlets Branson Top Restaurants In Branson: Mitsu Neko Fusion Cuisine & Sushi Bar Crazy Cajun Citchen Billy Gail’s Café For more information and other suggestions, visit www.tripadvisor.com.

Arts Center of the Ozarks: > Thoroughly Modern Millie July 12-14, 18-21

For more info, visit artscenteroftheozarks.org

SIX – Dubbed “An Orchestra of Human Voices,” SIX combines the musical showmanship and boundless energy of six remarkable brothers. Awarded Branson’s “Best New Show” of ‘07, “Best Show” of ‘08, ‘09 and ‘10, “Entertainers of the Year” for ‘09 and ‘10, as well as, “Fan Favorite” by BransonCritic and Branson Show Awards. www.thesixshow.com

Top Shopping In Branson:

For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org

> The Nerd Sept 6-8, 13-14

George Dyer – “Magnificent!” is only one of the superlatives used by audience members and critics alike, to describe this Branson sensation. If you like Josh Groban, Mario Lanza, Il Divo or Michael Buble, you’ll love George Dyer! www.georgedyer.com

• Seven Gables Inn • Branson Yellow Rose Inn & Suites • Best Western Music Capital Inn

> Broadway Series: Jersey Boys Sept 3-8

> Jonathan & Kara Story: Jazz at Night Aug 24

Top Things To Do In Branson:

Top Hotels In Branson:

The Amina Figarova Quintet Aug 16

Rogers Little Theater: > The King and I July 26-28 & Aug 1-4, 8-11 For more info, visit rogerslittletheater.org TheatreSquared: > The Spiritualist Aug 29 thru Sept 15 For more info, visit theatre2.org Opera in the Ozarks at Bentonville’s Arend Arts Center: > The Elixir of Love July 7 > Madama Butterfly July 14 For more info, visit opera.org NOTE: This listing of select community A&E events is for informational purposes only; BTV may or may not be providing transportation to these – please refer to the monthly calendar or the Village bulletin board for transportprovided event listings.


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Library News

Library News Two outstanding biographies are on the new bookshelves in the Butterfield Library. Leading the way is a biography of Winston Churchill, The Last Lion, by William Manchester and Paul Reid (who was chosen by Manchester to complete his book before his death in 2004). This is the last volume of Manchester’s trilogy and covers Churchill’s life beginning with his first term as Prime Minister through his death in 1965. It serves as a history of this time period as well as Churchill’s biography. Sum It Up by Pat Summitt, women’s basketball coach for the University of Tennessee, is best described by its own subtitle: “1098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and A Life in Perspective.” Pat Summitt is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history, but this book is more than a straight memoir – it describes her remarkable resilience as she faces down her greatest challenge: early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Another book to inspire readers is the novel Step of Faith, by Richard Paul Evans, which is the fourth book in his “Walk” series. The protagonist

Alan Christofferson loses everything — his wife, his business, his home and his health — but discovers the ultimate faith that life can be worth living as he walks through the South “just one step of faith after another.” Flight Behavior is the newest work of award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver. It concerns a young mother and wife on a failing Tennessee farm in the Appalachian hills. Kingsolver works her magic as she combines religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists and politicians in a touching story of perseverance. Other new books include… Mysteries: Clive Cussler, The Striker; Jacqueline Winspear, Leaving Everything Most Loved; Stuart Woods, Unintended Consequences; James Patterson, Alex Cross, Run; Mary Higgins Clark, Daddy’s Gone Ahunting; David Baldacci, The Hit. Fiction: Ken Follett, The Fall of Giants; Nancy Dane, A Difference of Opinion; Alexander McCall Smith, Trains and Lovers; Robyn Carr, The Wanderer; Jodi Picoult, Wanderer; Chris Bohjalian, Sandcastle Girls.

Featured Upcoming Village Events JULY Tuesday, July 9 // Village Tours: Designed Destinations 2:30pm // Convocation Room Thank you to those who journeyed to Cajun Country. This trip was fun and intense, and the food was awesome. As a group, there were many decisions made to improve and customize future trips. Please join Riki Stamps, Director of Programs and Events, to discuss and select fall and spring destinations consisting of one-day and overnight excursions full of culture, fun and food. Let’s create lasting memories together through Village Tours. Wednesday, July 24 // Crystal Bridges’ Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th Century American Art

Departure 10:30am A guided tour is scheduled for Angels and Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th Century American Art, an exhibition 12 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


at Crystal Bridges that explores the myriad ways artists in history have portrayed young girls: from the sentimental, innocent stereotype to the free-spirited individual, in 72 masterworks. The tour continues with the exhibit, Inspiring Women. Take a look at the history of women in the art world, both as artists and subjects. This guided tour with lunch is $30 per person, or $10 for just the tour. Thursday, July 25 // Wine, Art & Jazz Social

5-7pm // The Lodge Join us for an Italian Wine Tasting with hors d’oeuvres, soft jazz music and an exhibition of resident artwork. The talents among residents range from oil painting to woodwork. All residents are encouraged to submit one to three pieces to the Program Department by Wednesday, July 24. The cost is $7, or 2 meal tickets.


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Through the diligent efforts of BTV residents like Lloyd Seaton and Horticulture Director Missy Evans, that’s how… Visually, the Village gardens add a wonderfully lush accent to the Butterfield Trail Village campus. But more than that, the gardens are a source of homegrown produce, as well as a hobby for many of our residents. Twenty-four people have garden plots in the upper and lower gardens. These residents take pride in raising a wide array of vegetables and flowers – everything from your standard fare to more exotic plants such as bok choy and rhubarb. While providing food for their own table and plenty to share with their friends and neighbors, for the last 15 years the Village gardeners have also run a Farmers’ Market in the Butterfield lobby on Fridays beginning at 11am. The money raised from this endeavor is donated to the BTV Foundation’s Benevolent Fund that supports certain needs such as new health beds.

AUGUST Saturday, August 17 Aloha Luau

5-7pm // Dining Room Aloha! You are cordially invited to experience the Village’s annual Hawaiian Luau. Traditional Hawaiian fare including smoked pork, plus music and flora of the islands, will complement a special dance performance by professional hula troupe Hula Halau O’Leilani. Thursday, August 22 // Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: An Historical Evening of Entertainment

Village chefs make good use of the veggies, too, and the kitchen staff even helps garden and harvest the produce. Oftentimes the Village staff uses flowers from the gardens to brighten tables at events. That’s the good news, but the even better news is that in a few months the gardens will be receiving an upgrade! Please note: Due to some upcoming construction, the gardens will also be moving – their new home being in the southeast area of the campus, down by the wooden fence, west of Old Missouri Road. With all these new improvements, and the wonderful dedication of resident gardeners and Horticulture Director Missy Evans, there’s no doubt that next year the Village will be enjoying yet another bountiful harvest.

stage actors, presents our inaugural Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – customized to the unique history of Northwest Arkansas. Delicious dinner courses will be served. Thursday, August 29 // Retired Educators’ Luncheon

11:30am // The Lodge Northwest Arkansas is blessed to have exceptional educators from kindergarten classrooms through administration who have dedicated their lives to children – our future. We wish to recognize and honor educators with a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jim Rollins, Superintendent of Springdale Schools.

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Use It or Lose It! By Jennifer Neill, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator This month, we will be doing a two-part lecture series on balance. During these two sessions, attendees will learn everything they need to know about improving their balance. You will learn things like: how music can help you improve balance, how the safest place to practice balance is in the pool, how your eyes role in balance, how certain medications can help (or hinder) balance, and several other important things to help improve your balance today.

playing with kids) are slowly replaced with activities that involve a lot of sitting (like reading, watching TV, playing cards and going out to eat).

#1 Balance Tip: Have you heard the phrase “use it or lose it” in regards to health and fitness. It basically means that if you do not get enough physical exercise then your heart, bones and muscles will get weaker, and the more you exercise the stronger you will get.

Keep in mind: Movement requires balance, sitting does not. Any activity you do that requires movement will improve your balance! So, for this month, get out and move a little more then you have been! Because the more you use a muscle the stronger it gets, and the more you challenge balance the better it will get.

“Use it or lose it” also applies to balance. If you do not regularly put your body in situations where it needs balance, your sense of balance will get worse. Have you noticed after retirement, or as you get older, that you move less? Take a minute and think about how much activity you get on a typical day compared to 20 years ago. Generally, as we get older, activities that involve a lot of movement (like sports, yard work and


Also… Exciting things are happening in the Fitness/Wellness Department this month. First, we will have two new tricycle bikes you can use to ride around the Village or on the trails. Second, I am very excited to have a graduate level intern who will be working with us for the next year – helping us offer more personal training, new classes, and lots of other things. So, get ready for an exciting month of July and beyond!

The Celebration of Food By Kay Gay, RD/LD

July fireworks are exciting and fun to watch. Eating meals, being the highlight of everyday living (for me anyway), should be at least as colorful, enjoyable and memorable as the festivities going on around them. For a nice, light meal, add this side dish to a salad of any kind: Bruschetta for Two Ingredients: - 1/4 cup quartered cherry tomatoes - 2 Tbsp. shredded 2% mozzarella cheese - 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil - 2 tsp. parmesan cheese - 2 tsp. light zesty Italian dressing - 2 thin slices French bread (1/4 inch), toasted • Combine first five ingredients. • Spoon over toast slices just before serving. Nutrition Info: Per serving (1 slice): Calories: 60; Fat grams: 2 gm; Carbohydrates: 5 gm; Diet exchange: 1/2 carb (equal to one green veg. serving) + 1/2 fat 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE



When are you too old? By Patricia Poertner, LSW, Senior Director of Resident Services Have you ever considered that question?

• Ronald Reagan became governor of California at 61, and later U. S. President. • Ben Levinson, at age 103, set a world record for shot-put for men over 100 years old, at the 1998 I guess no one told these individuals — and so many Senior World Olympics. others — that they were too old to make significant contributions to our world. I guess they weren’t • Grandma Moses did aware of the stereotyping that accompanies aging. not take up her craft Or, maybe they did know – and they just chose not until she was in her 70s, and she was still painting to listen. Well, neither should we. at 100. We must not allow ageism, the stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups because • Pablo Picasso was producing drawings and of their age, to deter us from achieving our goals or from beginning new things at any age or time of life. engravings at age 90. Let’s have our own “Boston Tea Party” and declare • Arthur Rubinstein gave our freedom from the tyranny of preconceived ideas one of his greatest of what aging means. We should be limited only Grandma Moses recitals in New York’s by our personal abilities and capabilities, not rigid Source: L.O.C. Carnegie Hall at age 89. stereotypes and prejudices that are just a hindrance to personal progress and accomplishment. • Coco Chanel was the head of a fashion design firm at 85. • Leo Tolstoy wrote I Cannot Be Silent at 82. • George Burns won an Academy Award for his performance in The Sunshine Boys at 80.

QUIZ: Are you food savvy? Speaking of summertime cuisine, check out this quick quiz: 1. What ingredient in mayonnaise acts as an emulsifying or binding agent? a. Vinegar b. Egg yolk c. Oil d. Mustard 2. What gives yellow mustard its bright yellow color? a. Turmeric b. Mustard seeds c. Yellow dye #5 d. Egg yolks 3. Heinz first started making bottled ketchup in what year? a. 1916 b. 1876 c. 1976 d. 1946

So, when are you “too old”? The answer: Only on the day when you truly have nothing left to give… And that day never has to arrive!

4. How many pounds of ice cream are consumed by Americans annually? a. 5 billion pounds b. 980 million pounds c. 450 thousand pounds d. 37 million pounds 5. A1 Steak Sauce is similar in flavor and usage to what brown sauce produced in the United Kingdom? a. PJ sauce b. Clotted cream c. HP sauce d. Worcestershire Sauce Whatever the summer brings, make an effort to keep the food choices to those that will boost your health and stand out as delicious as well. EAT HEALTHY & ENJOY LIFE! Because, remember... “The glass is always full: 50% water and 50% oxygen = 100 full” Answers to quiz: 1. (b), 2. (a), 3. (b), 4 (c), 5. (c)


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Butterfield Foundation Report

1923 EAST JOYCE BLVD., FAYETTEVILLE AR 72703 • (479) 695-8068 • foundation@btvillage.org

The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is an active and vibrant part of the lives of Village residents. Its sole purpose is to enhance and support BTV residents. This year has been exceptionally active as they promote the Distinguished Speaker Series for the Village. This is one way to reach out to our residents and enhance the involvement of the Foundation Board with the community. The Foundation continues to raise funds for immediate use around the Village and for future projects. One area the BTV Wellness program is focusing on is the Balance Studio. As part of the new fitness building, the Balance Studio serves as a resource for residents looking to improve their stability and mobility. The studio currently houses one piece of equipment, a balance gym. The next piece of balance equipment is the Biodex Balance System SD. This machine tests balance, and then stores the information to track the user’s progress. It is also a training component that can test what level the user is at, identify specific weaknesses in the user’s balance, and then train by using various exercises to improve specific needs of the user.

A second addition to the Wellness program would be the NuStep Recumbent Cross Trainer. This recumbent bike is the most widely used piece of fitness equipment in retirement communities across the country. The T5xr Recumbent Cross Trainer is a total body workout with a smooth and natural stepping motion. Both of these pieces of equipment are excellent opportunities for residents and families to make honorariums, donations or memorials. The Foundation continues to collect donations for the David Lashley Boardroom to be located in the future BTV Convocation Building. Mr. Lashley was a founding board member of the Village and the acting Mr. & Mrs. Lashley treasurer for many years. He was a cornerstone in the community and is remembered fondly by many residents both in Fayetteville and Springdale. Recently Mrs. Lanell Lashley made a generous donation, as did the Genevieve Pennington Trust (Lisa Higgins, Trustee), for the Boardroom. These projects will have a lasting effect on the future of residents and the Village. Please consider designating your future donations to one of these three worthy causes. Contact the Foundation office at (479) 695-8068. FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kathy Ball, President Jeff Williams, Vice President Lyle Gohn, Treasurer Therese Pendleton, Secretary Walt Eilers, Theresa Ewing (BTV Board), Read Hudson, Bill Shackelford, Truman Yancey

Summer Love for Golden Members Join in July or August and Get a Golden Hog Bookmark From the Arkansas Alumni Association Graduation is over and summer has officially arrived. The students are gone and Fayetteville is a bit quieter throughout the summer months. And while campus may be slowing down a bit, the staff at the Arkansas Alumni Association is working hard to increase membership and connectivity among alumni and friends of the University of Arkansas. 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Not a member? Receive a Golden Hog Bookmark when you join today and become a Golden Life member of the Arkansas Alumni Association! Just visit join.arkansasalumni.org. Graduates who are at least 40 years past graduation receive the discounted rate of $25/year for an individual (or $400 for an individual life membership), or $30/year for you and your spouse (or $500 for a joint life membership).


Health Focused

Steve Larson, Director of Health Care Services Last March, Butterfield Trail Village welcomed Steve Larson as the new Director of Health Care Services. Steve, who hails from New Braunfels, Tex., and holds a master’s degree in Long-term Healthcare Administration, has spent the last 18 years working in the field of geriatric health care. His interest in working with the geriatric population stems from fond memories of spending time with his grandfather who lived in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). To this day, one of Larson’s favorite aspects of his job is the daily interaction with residents – listening to their stories and getting to know them better. “I want to make sure they all receive quality of care and quality of life,” he said. Larson is forging ahead, setting near-term goals for the Health Care Center, Special Care Center and the Village’s new rehabilitation therapy services: 1. Improve the Health Care Center’s rating. This is based on three criteria: Health Inspection, Staffing and Quality. Though

By becoming a member of the Arkansas Alumni Association, you are not only investing in the U of A, but you are supporting programs that promote the University and helping students attend the U of A through scholarships. As a member, you will receive award-winning connections, including Arkansas magazine and

Butterfield’s HCC has been scoring above average with 4 out of the possible 5 stars, Steve’s aim is for a perfect 5. 2. Enhance the rehabilitation services offered. Larson is well on his way to achieving this goal. As a collaborative partner, Genesis Rehabilitation is providing licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, along with certified assistants. Butterfield has also renovated the therapy room in the Health Care Center and furnished it with state-of-the art equipment. 3. Secure the license needed to offer outpatient rehab services. By the time this issue of Butterfield LIFE is published, Rehabilitation Services should have this license in hand – this means Butterfield’s rehab services will include independent living residents either at the center or at their home. 4. Enhance the hospice services the Village provides. Larson aims to do this with an environment that respects the spouse and family’s needs as well as the loved one. 5. Continued improvements to clinical competency overall. Including additional training for the nursing staff, thus assuring residents will continue to receive quality care. Steve and his wife, Stephanie, have three children: two sons, Dillon, who is 18, and Grant, 16; and their daughter, Taylor, who is 14. The family is settling in nicely and enjoying Northwest Arkansas.

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July 2013


Soup of the Month



Chicken Bruschetta Canapés with Marinated Tomato Topping $3.50

Sandwiches The Prime Sautéed prime rib, onions and mushrooms topped with fresh arugula, provolone and roasted garlic aioli piled high on an onion roll $7 Turkey Panini Sliced turkey, julienned peppers, onions and spinach on sourdough served with a side of guacamole $7 The Shrimp Sensation Sautéed shrimp with Cajun coleslaw on jalapeño cornbread $7 1/2 Sandwich & Choice of Two Side Items $7 1/2 Sandwich & Choice of One Side Item $5 Other Items Chicken Caprese* Garden fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil topped with grilled chicken and drizzled with reduced balsamic $7 Pork Stir-Fry* Pork loin strips sautéed with peppers, onions, broccoli and julienned carrots over basmati rice $7 *Option available with one side

Soup Gazpacho Salads Caesar Salad With Parmesan crisps and grilled crostinis House Salad With choice of dressing Entrées Filet Mignon 6 oz. hand-cut filet mignon with blue cheese cream sauce served with truffled scalloped potatoes and grilled asparagus $17.50 Grilled Chicken Grilled chicken breast served over garden fresh potatoes and vegetables with a white wine pan jus $10.50 Seafood Risotto Sautéed scallops, shrimp and calamari served over a roasted red pepper and asparagus risotto with Cajun cream sauce $14 Backyard Pork & Veggie Skewers Grilled pork loin cubes and garden fresh veggie skewers with homemade red wine Italian vinaigrette served over fried fingerling potatoes $14


Fresh Bread served on Table

The Patriot Cheesecake N.Y. Cheesecake served with strawberry coulis and fresh blueberries $3.50

Entrées served with your choice of Caesar Salad, House Salad or Soup

All sandwiches are served with your choice of Sweet Potato Fries, French Fries, House Salad, Caesar Salad, Fruit Salad or Cup of Soup

Dessert Homemade Mixed Berry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream $3.50

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God Bless America Irving Berlin wrote this song in 1918 while serving might have been considered a call to the political the U.S. Army at Camp Upton in Yaphank, N.Y., but right, so he substituted “through the night” decided that it did not instead. He also provided fit in a revue called an introduction that is While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Yip Yip Yaphank, so he now rarely heard but set it aside. The lyrics which Smith always used: Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free, at that time included “While the storm clouds Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, the line “Make her gather far across the sea / victorious on land Let us swear allegiance to As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. and foam, God bless a land that’s free / Let us God bless America, America...” as well as all be grateful for a land Land that I love. “Stand beside her and so fair, / As we raise our guide her to the right voices in a solemn prayer.” Stand beside her, and guide her with the light from Through the night with a light from above. above.” In 1943, Smith’s rendition was featured in the From the mountains, to the prairies, In 1938, with the rise patriotic musical “This To the oceans, white with foam of Hitler, Irving, who is the Army” along with God bless America, My home sweet home was Jewish and a firstother Irving Berlin songs. generation European The manuscripts in the God bless America, My home sweet home. immigrant, felt it was Library of Congress reveal —By Irving Berlin time to revive it as a the evolution of the song “peace song,” and the from victory to peace. piece was introduced Berlin gave the royalties on an Armistice Day broadcast in 1938, sung by of the song to the God Bless America Fund for Kate Smith on her radio show. Irving had made redistribution to the Boy Scouts of America and the some minor changes; by this time, “to the right” Girl Scouts of the USA.

Young Irving Berlin Source: Life magazine images

Irving Berlin aboard the USS Arkansas, July 25, 1944. Source: Irving Berlin’s Show Business by David Leopold

Portrait of Irving Berlin Source: Irving Berlin’s Show Business by David Leopold


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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.

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