Butterfield LIFE July + Aug 2012

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LAURA HOLT A Very Special Lady





Inside the cottage home of Diane and Jim Modisette

Getting to know Alice and Bill Jones

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

A salute to Butterfield Recycling COMPLIMENTARY


Patricia Poertner Acting Executive Director MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dana Davis Sales Dave Marks Resident Services PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs Michael Burks Asst. Program Director RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION 2012 Council Officers Ray Eitelman, President Ray Culver, Vice President Richard Wharry, Secretary Jo Anne Brown, Secretary Pro Tem Rick Meyer, Past President BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kyle Jenner, President Michael Jones, Vice President Howard Higgins, Secretary Theresa Ewing, Treasurer Nancy McClure, Dr. David Crittenden, Tom Verdery, Jim Webster, Steve Sisco, Jim Foster, Helen McElree, Wes Murtishaw (emeritus)

From the Executive Director Welcome to the inaugural issue of Butterfield LIFE magazine! This is a milestone in our 26plus year journey as the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community in Arkansas. Butterfield Trail Village residents, families, staff and surrounding community now have one true source of information about resident lives, activities and growth on our 44-acre campus. My name is Patricia Poertner and I am currently serving as Butterfield’s Acting Executive Director. It has been my pleasure to help lead BTV while a national search for a new chief executive officer was underway. As I write this letter, I can assure everyone that the new CEO will be in place for the next Butterfield Life printing. In the meantime, please enjoy our new bi-monthly magazine. I continue to be amazed at the diverse and interesting backgrounds of our residents. This issue highlights Ms. Laura Holt, a native Missourian who relocated to Arkansas from Florida seven years ago. An enthusiastic “birder,” Laura is one of those special people who loves life and loves people… almost as much as sitting on her patio to watch and listen to her beloved birds (page 4). Beginning on page 8, take a look at some snapshots from recent Village happenings as well as some pictures from our gardens – spring has been good to our campus, and the gardeners are reaping the harvest. Thank goodness they share with us every Friday at the BTV Farmers’ Market in the lobby. Of course, wellness is the key to our active population – so please turn to page 14, where Jennifer Neill and Kay Gay offer up some sage advice on exercise and nutrition. All that, plus a lot more… It is my greatest hope that you find our new collaboration as exciting as I do. Here’s to enjoying our Butterfield LIFE! All the best,

1923 East Joyce Boulevard Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 695-8012 • (800) 441-9996 www.butterfieldtrailvillage.org Butterfield LIFE may not be reproduced in whole or in part without permission from the publisher. Butterfield LIFE is published by Butterfield Trail Village. Contents © 2012. All rights reserved. Produced by Vantage Point Communications [www.vpointcommunications.com] Printed in the U.S.A. 2 BUTTERFIELD LIFE JULY + AUGUST 2012


Patricia Poertner Founded 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 Resident Profile Laura Holt: A Very Special Lady 6 Village Newcomer Q+A Getting to know Bill and Alice Jones 6 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 7 Resident Living Spaces The Modisette Residence 8 Snapshots 10 Fun & Games Beach Word Find


ON THE COVER Resident Laura Holt Photo by Stephen Ironside

10 Readers’ Poll Favorite Vacation Destinations 11 Out & About Botanical Garden of the Ozarks 11 Arts & Entertainment Select Community Event Listings 12 Library News + Featured Village Events 13 Lodge Dining Menus 14 Fitness/Welless + Nutrition 15 Recipes 16 Foundation News BTV Foundation Contributions 16 Employee Recognitions Sandy Evans: Employee of the Month


17 Department Spotlight The Village Social Work Team 18 Did You Know? A Salute to Butterfield Recycling 19 Spirituality The Presbyterian-BTV Connection Continues



Resident Profile

Laura Holt

A Very Special Lady Laura Holt is one of those special bird needlework and bird coffee people who loves life and loves table books are integral parts of her people…almost as much as she cheery décor and her happy life. She loves birds. Walking into her one- begins each day as the sun rises, bedroom apartment it becomes drinking coffee on her patio where immediately apparent Laura is a she watches and listens to her birds, birder – birdhouses, bird-themed observes the patterns of the clouds, posters, bird artwork, bird carvings, and makes plans for the day ahead. 4 BUTTERFIELD LIFE JULY + AUGUST 2012

Photos by Stephen Ironside

Seven years ago, Laura, who was living in Clearwater, Florida, heard about Butterfield Trail Village from a relative who lived here. While she loved living in Florida, she missed the downto-earth people in this part of the country. Laura was born and raised a farm girl in a small rural town south of Kansas City, Missouri. After spending a week at BTV to get a feel for life here, she said she fell in love with the place and the people. “Everyone was so kind and welcoming,” Laura points out. “There was so much to do, plus I loved the comfort and security of Butterfield. And, I’ve discovered after moving here there are a lot of residents who were raised with little, which I guess makes us even more appreciative and grateful for all Butterfield offers.” But Laura is quick to say she’s had a good life. She has a daughter, Debbie, who lives in Clearwater and thinks Butterfield is a wonderful place for her mom and is already looking forward to someday moving here herself. Though the miles separate them, Laura stays in touch with Debbie by phone and Skype just as she does with her beloved granddaughter, Angie, who is 22 and also lives in Florida. Laura’s smile gets a little brighter when she talks about Angie. She proudly displays a challenging jigsaw puzzle completed through a group effort by Laura, Angie and Angie’s fiancé. It goes without saying the puzzle is a bird picture, and the framed piece holds a place of honor in her living room. While her family may live a good distance away, Laura travels to Florida regularly to visit them and to get her beach fix and see her shore birds. She explains, “I can’t say enough about how nice it is to be able to travel and not worry about your home. Everything is secure.” Laura’s past travels have

included fun times observing the hummingbird migration in Arizona and the breathtaking hawk migration in Cape May, New Jersey. She’s hoping to go on more birding trips in the near future. Zany and nutty are words Laura uses to describe herself. Refreshing is more fitting. She has a group of friends who eat lunch together everyday – all are very different yet they enjoy each other’s company and enjoy laughing, at times being a little silly. “Laughter is good,” Laura says with a twinkle in her eye. She is also a strong believer that women of all ages need to know they have their own life – need to know their capabilities and strengths. Laura shares that she wasn’t always so independent, having come from the Beaver Cleaver era. Now she relishes in stepping out of her comfort zone, which she did when she served as the Butterfield Resident Council secretary last year. Laura feels it’s good to be involved, but she also stresses another wonderful part of life at Butterfield – you can do as much, or as little as you want. When Laura isn’t watching her birds, she can be found working a jigsaw puzzle with friends or partaking in a game of Scrabble or gathering with her sewing group. She laughs as she talks about her role in the group: “I liked the people in the sewing group and wanted to join in. I started by trying to learn to crochet, which didn’t work. Next, they tried to teach me to knit but that, too, was unsuccessful. Finally, I’ve ended up just bringing my mending to the group. Though it takes a

long time for me to thread my needle, I have a great time with them – lots of fun and I admire the beautiful work they do.” Another reason Laura feels blessed to be at Butterfield is the comfort of knowing the Healthcare Center is there. She knows firsthand about the wonderful care they give. Three years ago, Laura underwent heart surgery and she proudly proclaims her membership in the “zipper club.” But turning serious, she says, “The Healthcare Center is the shining glory of Butterfield. I would be surprised if there was a better healthcare facility anywhere around. They took such good care of me and the staff was wonderful… Because of them, I’m here today.”

The Carolina Wren is known for being a small but vocal bird, prolifically singing its sweet song anytime and anywhere. It’s no surprise this is Laura Holt’s favorite bird. Though she repeatedly claims there is nothing interesting or special about her, after a couple of hours in her company, most anybody would strongly disagree. Her zest for life is contagious and her appreciation of her blessings is inspiring – a sweet song, indeed.


Village Newcomer Q+A

July Anniversaries Bill and Pat Medley Robert and Ruth Cuming Leroy and Wilma Reese Thomas and Jane Davis Laurance and Joyce Masters

12th 14th 18th 19th 26th

August Anniversaries

Getting to know Bill and Alice Jones How long have you lived in Fayetteville? Bill: 42 years Alice: 45 years What did you do before you retired? Bill: I was the State Entomology Specialist at the University of Arkansas for 30 years. Alice: I worked in marketing for McIlroy Bank, was an aide at several local elementary schools, and in between I was a nurse. Do you have any grandchildren? Bill & Alice: Yes, one granddaughter who is 7 years old.

Richard and Mary Meyer Andy and Marie Breuer Ray and Penelope Culver Jim and Margaret Hunt Gilbert and Mary Jay John and Doris Schuldt Buck and Jean Watson Jesse and Mildred Wilson Ellis and Nancy Trumbo Noble and Clementine Hembree John and Helen Elliott J.L. and Polly Lancaster

8th 10th 12th 13th 13th 16th 17th 21st 25th 26th 31st 31st

New Neighbors Recent Move-Ins James and Diane Modisette Phil and Virginia Wilson Bill and Alice Jones Don and Linda Hayes Linda Cravens Laurence and Joyce Masters

Why did you move to Butterfield Trail Village? Bill: I grew tired of taking care of the house, yard, etc. Alice: I had visited friends here and thought it was lovely. I liked all the amenities BTV has to offer; such as exercise, the lodge and the great staff. What’s your favorite BTV activity? Bill: I’m not sure yet. Alice: I like all the volunteer opportunities. Do you have any hobbies? Bill: I like spectator sports, especially Razorback sports. And, we both love the outdoors. Alice: I like to volunteer, travel and decorate. What do you like most about living at BTV? Bill: Things are taken care of for me. Alice: It’s like living at the Ritz Hotel. What’s your advice to those considering a move to BTV? Alice: Don’t wait until your health starts to fail. Move in and enjoy living here.


Back Row (L-R): Phil Wilson, Bill Jones, Diane Modisette, Jim Modisette Front Row: Virginia Wilson, Alice Jones, Linda Cravens

The Modisette Residence

Living Spaces

Village newcomers Diane and Jim Modisette moved to Butterfield in May. Married for 48 years and proud Fayettevillians since 1964, Jim is a retired U of A accounting professor, Diane a former 5th grade elementary school teacher and wedding consultant. The décor of this lovely cottage home could best be described as traditional eclectic, or as Diane puts it, “truly a mixture of all the things I love.” Inherited family heirlooms, art by the couple’s niece in California, paintings acquired on their travels and more are on display. Diane especially enjoys spending the cooler days alfresco, taking full advantage of the cottage’s custom canopied patio, while Jim sure is fond of that big leather chair and flatscreen TV in the living room. Thanks to interior designer Cecily Brawner for her assistance.

Photos by Stephen Ironside



The Final Garnish!

Mexican Night at The Lodge

Mitsy Kellam

“The Fayetteville Four”


Doris and John Schuldt

Transportation Driver Sandy Evans

Oink! Garden Art

Lilies in the Garden

Raised Gardens

Bill Stewart working in the Garden

Linda Hattabaugh’s retirement party honoring 26 years with BTV

Patriotism runs deep

Summertime Beauty

Residents enjoy a theatrical production BUTTERFIELD LIFE JULY + AUGUST 2012 9

Fun & Games


Readers’ Poll

Last month, Village residents were asked about their favorite vacation destinations… 35% Beach or Coastal Getaway Specifically the sunny sands of Florida, Hawaii and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 30% European Vacation Specifically France, Italy, Spain and Great Britain 14% New England Specifically Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, and colonial Connecticut 11% West Coast 7%

NEW READERS’ POLL QUESTION FOR NEXT ISSUE... What is your favorite college football rivalry? Your Answer: Your Name:

Your Phone:


Washington, DC Please fill out this slip and drop it in the box located outside the Programs office by July 31. Or, email your responses to marketing@btvillage.org. One lucky reader will win dinner for two at The Lodge. Results of the poll will be featured in the next issue of Butterfield LIFE.

Out & About

Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings Around Town

Opera in the Ozarks: The Magic Flute Sunday, July 15 at 4pm Arend Arts Center, Bentonville Other dates, times and ticket info available at www.opera.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Wednesday, July 18 Galleries and Art Trails Tour

Destination: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Entering its fifth year of active operation, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is the undisputed crown jewel of Northwest Arkansas’s public garden spaces. Continually evolving, the Garden currently features 10 display gardens showcasing the many woody, herbaceous and exotic plant and flower species that thrive in Northwest Arkansas. Open to the public since October 2007, the Garden is located on the shores of Lake Fayetteville in the heart of Northwest Arkansas – at 4703 N. Crossover Road (Hwy. 265), near the Fayetteville-Springdale line. Last year, nearly 40,000 visitors from across the nation and around the world toured the Garden and attended events including classes and workshops, concerts and other performances, weddings, community gatherings and receptions, children’s programs, Sunday farmers’ markets, and annual plant sales. The Garden that you see today is only the first phase of the Garden’s Master Plan. Of the property’s nearly 100 total acres, approximately 8 acres are currently developed. The next phases of development will focus on an Educational Pavilion to expand

RLT Presents: Chicago July 27-29 & August 2-5, 9-12 Rogers Little Theater, Rogers Dates, times and ticket info available at www.rogerslittletheater.org

educational programming (a key component of the Garden’s mission), completion of the Kiwanis Reading Railroad, and development of the Klingaman Arboretum. Whether you are an avid gardener or just enjoy the beauty of flowers and plants, a stroll through these gardens offers a wonderful summer respite. Featured attractions for 2012 include the Rose Arbor in honor

KUAF Summer Jazz Series: Composer’s Showcase The Compositions of Dr. James Greeson Saturday, July 28 at 8pm Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center Ticket info available at www.waltonartscenter.org KUAF Summer Jazz Series: Guitarist Vic Juris Saturday, August 11 at 8pm Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center Ticket info available at www.waltonartscenter.org Miranda Lambert In Concert Friday, August 17 at 6pm Arkansas Music Pavilion, Washington Co. Fairgrounds Ticket info available at www.waltonartscenter.org The Second City: Second City for President Saturday, August 18 at 6pm and 9pm Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center Ticket info available at www.waltonartscenter.org

of Allen Dunn and the Butterfly Garden with its Butterfly House showcasing native butterflies. A volunteer driven, privately funded non-profit organization, the Garden’s operations are wholly supported by gate admissions, sponsorships, facility rentals, memberships and donations. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (479) 750-2620 or visit www.bgozarks.org.

TheatreSquared Presents: Noises Off A comedic play by Michael Frayn August 30 thru September 23 Studio Theatre, WAC Nadine Baum Studios Dates, times and ticket info available at www.theatre2.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 BTV bulletin board for transport-provided event listings.


Library News

New Books on the Village Library Shelves BTV authors have a shelf all their own in the Arkansas Collection on the left wall of the library. However, these are new arrivals and will be found on the new-book shelves for the next three months. Adventures of a First Year Teacher in a Third World Country, by Don Hayes Public Archaeology, by Charles McGimsey In the Shadow of Boat Mountain, by Connell Brown AUTOBIOGRAPHIES Stranger to the Game, by Bob Gibson and Lonnie Wheeler Wait Till Next Year, by Doris Kearns Goodwin 24 Years of House Work…and the Place Is Still a Mess, by Pat Schroeder If You Ask Me, by Betty White MYSTERIES Brother Cadfael’s Penance, by Ellis Peters A Rule Against Murder, by Louise Penny Bad Blood (a Virgil Flower Novel), by John Sandford

BTV BOOK CLUB The BTV Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Library, to discuss various books. Everyone is invited to be a participant, having the opportunity to choose a different title (there are several on the paperback mystery shelves) for an interesting, and sometimes entertaining, roundtable discussion. For more information, contact Genie Donovan or any member of the BTV Library Committee.

Committee Members Lois Alward, Genie Donovan, Joyce Herrin, Marian Johnston, Nancy Robb, Gene Tweraser, Peggy Walsh, Richard Wharry


For a complete list of Village events, offsite excursions and more, please refer to the monthly event calendar or the BTV bulletin board for more info All-American Appetizer Social: Proud to be American! Thursday, July 26 5-7pm // The Lodge Independence Day has passed, but remaining patriotic will be easy during this evening social with flair, fare and drink! Village chefs will serve delectable American hors d’oeuvres. Guests will be tapping their toes to the Americana sounds of grand old ragtime music. The evening will feature guests arriving in period dress (late 1800’s to early 1900’s) in order to be entered into a prize drawing for two complimentary Lodge lunches. This evening will lift anyone’s spirit, so join the fun by making your reservations early! Tickets: $8.50 per person.

Hawaiian Luau: Welcome to Paradise! Saturday, August 18 Tropical Cocktails 4-5:30pm // Lobby Pre-Plated Dinner 4:30-7pm // Main Dining Room Luau Stage Show // 5:45pm Aloha! You are cordially invited to experience the Village’s annual Hawaiian Luau! Food, music and a tropical journey to the islands will fill your senses with tranquility and renewal. Featuring a special performance by Hula Halau O’Leiani, a highly acclaimed professional hula troupe from Tulsa under the direction of Leilani Sheldon, Reservations are limited, available through the reception desk. Resident Cost: Meal Ticket. Guest Ticket: $11.50. Check out the exquisite menu for this special evening on Facebook!


Cupcake Wars! Wednesday, August 22 2-4pm // Dining Room It’s a chef “throw down,” BTV style! Village employees are going spatula to spatula in an allout Cupcake War, competing for cash prizes and bragging rights! Judges will consist of residents and staff who will choose topshelf bakers in categories such as Best Flavor, Most Creative and Best Overall. Dozens of cupcakes will line the tables of the main dining room for viewing, judging and then devouring! Who will be the next Cupcake Genius?



July 2012



Soup of the Month Gazpacho

Soup of the Month Gazpacho



Patty Melt Sliced Prime Rib with Sautéed Onions, Horseradish Cream and Swiss Cheese on Toasted Marbled Rye $7

Rum & Coconut Shrimp Sautéed Shrimp with Rum and Coconut Milk $3.50

Turkey Philly Turkey Sautéed with Red and Green Bell Peppers Topped with an American Cheese Sauce $7

Caesar Salad With Parmesan Crisps and Grilled Crostinis

Muffuletta Panini Genoa Salami, Ham and Mortadella on Ciabatta $7 1/2 Sandwich & Choice of Two Side Items $7 1/2 Sandwich & Choice of One Side Item $5 Other Items Chicken Fajitas* Served with Mexican Corn $7 Crab Salad* Mixed Greens Tossed in a Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette with Cucumber, Tomato and Avocado Topped with Jumbo Lump Crab $7 *Option available with one side Dessert


House Salad With Choice of Dressing Entrées Beef Tenderloin Topped with Mushroom Gratin, Truffled Fingerling Potatoes and Baked Asparagus $17.50 Duck With Apricot Chipotle Gastrique served over Village Garden-Grown Carrot Risotto and Haricot Vert $17.50 Pork Chop Crab Stuffed with Cajun Cream, Sweet Potato Discs Tossed in Cilantro Oil and Fried Brussels Sprouts $17.50 Seabass & Scallops Wrapped in Zucchini over Basmati Rice served with Sauce Choron $17.50

Brownie Sunday Warm Fudge and Peanut Butter Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Whipped Cream and Cherry $3.50

Carrot Risotto With Sautéed Squash and Zucchini $10.50

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

Crème Brulee $3.50

*Additional Side: $1.50


All entrées are served with choice of Caesar or House Salad or Soup Fresh bread served on table

Seating reservations for lunch are 12pm and 12:45pm. For dinner, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Reservations are available through the Front Desk, at Ext. 8000 BUTTERFIELD LIFE JULY + AUGUST 2012 13

Wellness + Nutrition


Fitness & Wellness

By Kay Gay, RD/LD

Recently, I heard it mentioned that we are in the middle of a longevity revolution! After thinking about it, I smiled and thought, “Yes we are!” Food for thought: we are living an average of 34 years longer than our great-grandparents did. This is incredible! This means we have gained an entire second adult lifetime. Also, it means that many of our beliefs about aging may be holding us back and may no longer apply. So, if you feel like you don’t have this aging thing figured out, don’t kick yourself! It’s a lifelong learning process, and you are in the middle of the longevity revolution.

Organic vs. Conventional: The longevity revolution By Jennifer Neill, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator What Should You Buy? Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now a regular feature at most supermarkets. The dilemma for people has become whether to buy the perfect looking conventionally grown produce or the very similar, fresh looking organically grown. While the difference in nutritional content is still being researched and debated, the primary citable differences between these two growing methods boils down to contamination by pesticides, food additives in processed foods, and impact on the environment. Here’s some at-a-glance information to consider when making your buying decisions. May your days be full of joy and good food!

Many seniors are starting to break the perceived boundaries of aging. Take for instance, Frances Woofenden: The Super Water Skiing Senior. Frances



Apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth.

Apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants.

Spray insecticides to reduce pests and disease.

Use beneficial insects and birds, mating disruption or traps to reduce pests and disease

Use herbicides to manage weeds.

Rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds.

Give animals antibiotics, growth hormones and medications to prevent disease and spur growth.

Give animals organic feed and allow them access to the outdoors. Use preventive measures — such as rotational grazing, a balanced diet and clean housing — to help minimize disease.

Source: Mayo Foundation for Education and Research 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE JULY + AUGUST 2012

is an 84-year-old competitive water skier. She didn’t start waterskiing until her mid 50s but since then she has earned more than 100 medals. And, how about Gladys Burrill, who completed her first (but definitely not her last) marathon at the age of 86 after being inspired by the early-morning fireworks kicking off the Honolulu Marathon the previous year? She is now 92 and is still going strong. Are these the grandparents, or even parents, of your generation? Probably not! Aging is changing, and it is important to remember we are in new territory and you are a part of it. Please note the facts about aging that are consistent for success: STAY ENGAGED and KEEP ACTIVE to stay healthy. Since staying active is an important key to aging well, it can be challenging, especially finding motivation! One powerful tool to keep motivated is to hear about benefits others are experiencing from exercise. If exercise has benefited you in any way, please share your story so we may pass it along to motivate others. Please write up your success story and return to me. If your stories are selected as features for an upcoming issue of Butterfield LIFE magazine, you will be entered in a drawing to win two free Razorback Cinema movie passes.

Snack well…


Apple Peanut Butter Snack Yield: 2 servings

2 1/4 1/3 1 1/4 2

Gala apples, sliced cup creamy peanut butter cup plain yogurt tablespoon apple juice teaspoon ground cinnamon tablespoons dry roasted sunflower kernels

Place apple slices on serving plates. Stir together peanut butter, yogurt, apple juice and cinnamon until blended. >> Spoon peanut butter mixture evenly on apples. Sprinkle with sunflower kernels.

A taste of the tropics…

Chicken and Mango Panini Yield: 4 servings

1/2 8 1/2 1/2 1 2

loaf Italian bread (8, 1/2-inch slices) slices deli-sliced mozzarella cheese cup whole basil leaves red onion, sliced thin large mango, peeled, pitted and sliced thin cooked chicken breasts (about 1 pound total), sliced thin

Layer half of the cheese on 4 slices of bread; divide basil, red onion, mango, chicken and remaining cheese among bread slices. Top with second slice of bread. >> Heat grill pan, panini press or large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place 2 sandwiches in pan (close lid or weigh down sandwiches in skillet with heavy pot). Cook sandwiches until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 4 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

From farm to table… 1 pound hamburger 1 can diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 cup cooked rice 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 cups cheese, divided 4 or 5 large bell peppers (boil peppers for 10 minutes and clean out)

Mama’s Stuffed Peppers Yield: 4 servings

Preheat oven to 350°F. >> In large pan, brown hamburger meat, then drain. >> Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, rice, Worcestershire sauce and 1 cup cheese to meat. Simmer for about 15 minutes. >> Stuff peppers with meat mixture and top with cheese. Place in baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. BUTTERFIELD LIFE JULY + AUGUST 2012 15


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

BTV Foundation Contributions The following contributions were received between April 21, 2012 and June 18, 2012. Please notify the Foundation Office if there are omissions, corrections or family notifications that need forwarding. MOVING MADE EASY (MME) CONTRIBUTIONS: Henry Tuck and Annabelle Tuck (in memory of Jack Tuck), Andrew and Marie Breuer, Ann Skinner, Dorothy Reed, Sarah Hantz, Oro Davison, Mary Ellen Stephenson, and Mary Johnston Contributions may be addressed to the Foundation and deposited at the Reception Desk or inserted into the Foundation Office’s mail slot located on the Third Floor North landing, just off of the elevator. GENERAL FUND CONTRIBUTION: Farmers’ Market The following funds are approved by the BTV Board of Directors and are held and managed by the BTV Foundation. Charitable contributions to the funds are paid out on request by the appropriate resident committee. Funds are paid out for the purposes for which the Fund was established. If there is no resident committee, funds are paid on request to the Foundation Board of Directors. SCHOLARSHIP FUND LIBRARY FUND HEALTH CARE FUND FITNESS FUND BIRDS & WILDLIFE FUND WIRELESS & INTERNET FUND GARDENS FUND GENERAL FUND BUILDING FUND SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWED FUND The search for a Development Director continues with great prospects emerging. In the meantime, please feel free to contact Truman Yancey, Treasurer, with questions regarding the Foundation. Foundation Board of Directors Jeff Williams, President Kathy Ball, Vice-President/Secretary Truman Yancey, Treasurer Joe Mains, Therese Pendleton, Read Hudson, Bill Shackleford, Walt Eilers, Lyle Gohn Maureen Culver-Bryan, Foundation Executive Director 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE JULY + AUGUST 2012

Sandy Evans May Employee of the Month The May Customer Service Award was given to Sandy Evans, full-time transportation driver. She has worked for Butterfield Trail Village for 4 1/2 years in the Transportation Department carrying a Commercial Driver’s License and using intricate and large buses for mass transit. Transporting residents on a daily basis to destinations for shopping, groceries and various services ensures BTV residents’ independence. Thanks to Sandy, Village residents do not have to be concerned about parking, weather or waiting for a cab. Congratulations, Sandy. We appreciate you! Sandy was born in Santa Cruz, California. Sandy attended Soquel High School and graduated from Cabrillo College in California. She received her AS degree in Business. She is currently being trained as a Weight Watcher Leader and hopes to bring Weight Watchers to work in support of employee health. She married her best friend, Jerry, 2 1/2 years ago, and lives in Fayetteville. She has a stepson and granddaughter named Iris Sunshine, 10 years old. Sandy’s one hobby is riding motorcycles with her husband. In fact, she owns a Harley Davison and the two enjoy long rides to other states viewing the countryside. Their next destination is Cripple Creek, Colorado in August. The one word she used to describe herself was “patient.” She says she truly enjoys transporting residents on a daily basis because she feels truly appreciated. Please join us in congratulating Sandy!

Department Spotlight

Patricia Poertner, Cathy Houser and Kathleen Stafford

The Village Social Work Team Butterfield’s ‘big shoulder’ to lean on The Village Social Work department consists of three strong, well-trained women dedicated to the betterment of the nearly 400 residents living at Butterfield. They interact daily with Village residents, the residents’ families, and the BTV staff. No two days are alike for this department because of the ever-changing resident lifestyle, and with the help of these social workers, the residents are guided through those changes, both known and unknown. Collectively, this team is BTV’s big shoulder to lean on. Director of Social Services, Patricia Poertner, is primarily focused on the independent residents, making her the first face of support for the Village. Future residents meet with Patricia prior to moving into Butterfield, and this serves as a great jump-start in building a solid relationship between the new resident(s) and the community. This close, personal interaction helps Patricia gauge not only the needs of the newcomers, but also the needs of the population as a whole, and helps her with counseling solutions in times of stress and grief. Cathy Houser, the Health Care Center Social Worker, was familiar with Butterfield before

ever joining the team. She interned here during the fall of 2006, and after earning her master’s degree, she happily accepted the role she excels in today, making it official in early 2010. Cathy works with residents during their transitions from independent living to skilled nursing, offers help in resolving insurance issues, and assists both residents and their families with end-of-life decisions. Kathleen Stafford, Outreach Coordinator, helps to bridge the gap between Health Care stays and independent living. Like Cathy, Kathleen also served her internship at Butterfield prior to coming on board, during the spring semester of 2010 at the University of Arkansas. She is responsible for all residents in transition, whether they are in the hospital, between independent living and the HCC, or need some help understanding paperwork or insurance. Kathleen steps in to guide our residents and their families through these changes. These three incredible people are selflessly dedicated to the social needs of all Butterfield residents and families, so please take a moment to stop and thank them.


Did You Know?

A Salute to Butterfield Recycling! BTV RECYCLING BY THE NUMBERS More than 60% of BTV residents participate in the Village recycling program… May Recycling Statistics: Total Weight: Mixed Paper: Newspaper: Cardboard: Plastic: Glass: Tin: Aluminum Cans:

13,165 lbs. 3,100 lbs. 4,500 lbs. 3,460 lbs. 460 lbs. 620 lbs. 480 lbs. 154 lbs.

DID YOU KNOW?! The active resident recycling workers who handle, organize, collect, cull and deliver thousands of pounds of material to local recycling centers each month are among our most treasured volunteers. Their contributions make a huge impact on the Northwest Arkansas community. To sum up these awesome people…they are early birds, dedicated on a daily basis, possess a positive attitude, work only as a team, and their environmental conscience is over the top! Thank you! VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES The Active Recyclers’ Group needs assistance with several duties, including magazine distribution and culling. BTV recycles hundreds of thousands of pounds per year, saving our landfills and ecosystem. For more information, contact Bill Stewart at (479) 521-6865.


BTV Recycling Committee Bill Stewart, Chair Sally Stone, Co-Chair Judy Doyle, Jay Lancaster, Francis Beaty, Mary Jay, Lloyd Seaton, Clayton Brunson, Patsy Eitelman, Liz Howick, Phil Phillips


The Presbyterian-BTV Connection Continues! By Phil and Jan Butin / Co-Pastors, FUPC Fayetteville We know Butterfield Trail Village as a vital and important part of our Fayetteville community. Many also know that “our church had something to do with the founding of Butterfield.” But do we still have strong leadership there? We most certainly did, and we have a responsibility to continue that role. The story began when a group of interested people began discussing the possibility of a quality retirement home in Fayetteville – Dr. Stephen Stephan and Anne Vandergriff among others. The group conducted a survey to determine if there was sufficient interest. Two possible sites were discussed: the Markham property at Wedington and Leverett, and the site of the present Harps on Garland (at the time owned by Arkansas Presbytery with thoughts of building a second Fayetteville Presbyterian church there). The group contacted a company building such facilities, but they were told that Fayetteville was too hard to reach and people would not move here to retire! How wrong can one be?! Our congregation became involved when Margaret Stephan retired as principal of Leverett Elementary and became chair of our Deacon’s Committee. Margaret began to discuss with the Deacons the possibility of our church sponsoring

such a place. “There were so many university people moving away to retirement centers who really wanted to stay here.” After countless hours of study about First United Presbyterian Church backing such a project, Mrs. Stephan and others realized they needed assistance. First Christian, St Paul’s Episcopal and Central United Methodist joined the effort and a certificate of need was obtained from the state. Developers from across the country were contacted and each had a similar reply: “If you have $250,000 we will be glad to work with you.” Of course, we had no money. And committee members became discouraged. Then a group called Retirement Centers of America agreed to put up the front money and float a bond. In August of 1984, a groundbreaking took place followed by the Dedication in May 1986. Four other sponsoring churches joined with the same vision by this mile marker of Butterfield’s 26 years of rich history. The First United Presbyterian legacy continues with membership of two congregational members on the Butterfield Foundation, ten members on the Corporate Committee and representation on the Village Board. Our pastors serve communion at the Village regularly and lead Vespers Services. Presbyterian Women have a Circle and Bible Study each month. Our children visit Health Care as part of their Wednesday Kid’s Club activities. Just this month, two more people from our church family made Butterfield their new home. We are fortunate to have had members of such futuristic thinking as those mentioned as the leaders in the building of Butterfield Trail Village. And, yes, we do continue the legacy of service and leadership.

In each issue of Butterfield LIFE, we will feature a guest article related to spirituality and the ongoing connections between Butterfield and its five sponsoring churches: First United Presbyterian, Central United Methodist, First Christian, St. Paul’s Episcopal and First Baptist.



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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