Butterfield LIFE March + April 2014

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AVA WALKER Building Bridges and Tearing Down Walls

Village Newcomers

Getting to know Andy and Shirley Lucas

Living Spaces

The residence of June Colwell

Out & About Destination: Oaklawn



From the President/CEO This is an exciting time at Butterfield Trail Village. As we begin to initiate our Master Plan and reposition The Village for the future, it is incumbent on our family to work together for effective change.

Ken Cormier President/CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dana Davis Sales Counselor Dave Marks Move-In Coordinator PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs Michael Burks Asst. Program Director RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION 2014 Council Members Ava Walker, President Larry Masters, Vice President Jo Anne Brown, Secretary Ray Culver, Past President Wade Burnside, Richard Chewning, Genie Donovan, Judy Doyle, Bill Jones, Jack Lejeune, Bobby Nell Templeton BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Kyle Jenner, Bruce Johanson, Helen McElree, Jim Webster, Lewis Epley, Sarah Koenig, Jacqui Brandli Truman Yancy (Foundation), Wes Murtishaw (emeritus)

As anticipation and excitement increase, we are fortunate to have established a relationship between residents and family members, Board of Directors and staff that is both transparent and inclusive. Much information is shared and opinions from these various groups are encouraged enabling us to put our best foot forward and deliver a product that is innovative, yet functional. I applaud the efforts of the Village Board and the new leadership of the Resident Council in forging a partnership to embrace these new initiatives. In the words of our Resident Council Chairperson, Ava Walker, and what has become our mantra, “We are going to build bridges and tear down walls.” These inspiring words are a testament to the fact there is a synergy that now exists to make Butterfield the best that it can be.

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.

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 © 2014. All rights reserved. Produced by Vantage Point Communications [www.vpointcommunications.com] Printed in the U.S.A. 2 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


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Contents 4 Resident Profile The Sweet Diplomacy of Ava Walker 6 Village Newcomers Getting to know Andy and Shirley Lucas 6 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 7 Living Spaces A Cheerful Cottage 8 Snapshots


10 Readers’ Poll What is your favorite activity at Butterfield Trail Village? 11 Out & About Destination: Oaklawn 11 Arts & Entertainment Select Community Event Listings 12 Library News 13 Featured Village Events 14 Fitness The Many Benefits of Walking 15 Groundbreaking Celebration 16 Wellness It’s Your Choice 17 Foundation Report

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18 Lodge Dining Menus 19 The State of the Village


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The Sweet Diplomacy of Ava Walker Ava Walker has spent most of her life connected to ministry. The daughter of an Assembly of God minister, she said her childhood in Harrison, Ark. was pleasant and enjoyable. Her father was called to pastor a church in West Fork right after Ava graduated from high school, so she and her family moved to Northwest Arkansas. As the serendipity of life so often happens, this church in West Fork happened to be the home church of J.W. Walker – 4 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


a handsome single man who was home visiting family for Christmas. It would be three years later before Ava and J.W., then an Assembly of God minister, started dating. In 1960 they married and, as husband and wife, began ministering through pastoring and evangelizing all over the country. When asked what was the biggest challenge of being a pastor’s wife, Ava sweetly smiles and says,

Director of Human Resources Melissa Dickey and Ava emceed the successful Resident Appreciation Party in January.

“Diplomacy.” She went on to explain that J.W. was responsible for the congregation and the staff, so she saw her job was to represent him well and be gracious, kind and understanding. She enjoyed the challenge and her role as diplomat.

so different than the pastorate life she had been used to. She also enjoys being around the wide variety of people with diverse interests. Though asked, she had previously been reluctant to become involved in the Council of the Residents Association. Then in 2013 when asked again she agreed to serve as Vice President and is now the 2014 President of the Council. “I felt an inclination in my inner being that this is something I should do.”

After years of traveling across the country, the Walkers settled back in Northwest Arkansas where J.W. continued his ministry and also served as the Chaplain of Circle of Life Hospice. Ava said their goal Ava sees the role of the Council as being a liaison had always been to move to Butterfield Trail Village between the administration, staff and Village when the time came. Good friends of theirs lived residents. One of her favorite sayings (that has at the Village and loved it. In 2006, J.W. suggested also been adopted by the administration) is, “We they put their plan into action. Ava agreed and in are here to build bridges and tear down walls.” April of that year the Walkers made their home at She realizes and hopes to Butterfield. Ava said at first she communicate to her fellow had a difficult time adjusting, but it wasn’t long before she settled in “We are here to build residents that the administration is working for the Village’s and began making friends. Now she benefit. Using her diplomacy loves it and is so glad they made bridges and tear and her love of challenges she the move, and happy J.W. was there also sees her role as assisting to help with the transition. down walls.” in incorporating changes and making them palatable to J.W. had been battling a cholesterol -Ava Walker the community. problem and on January 12, 2010 had gone to the hospital for a heart The advice Ava would give to those contemplating catheterization when the unexpected happened a move to Butterfield: “You will be surrounded – J.W. died during the procedure. After almost 50 by companionship of well-educated and wellyears of marriage, Ava found herself facing life traveled people. No longer will you have the heavy alone. Being surrounded by her Butterfield friends responsibilities of caring for your home yet will helped her through the difficult times. have pleasant and beautiful surroundings. But most of all, you feel protected and safe here – which is Over the past four years Ava says she has grown important to everyone.” into a different person. Her current environment is


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Village Newcomer Q+A

Getting to Know Andy and Shirley Lucas

Anniversaries March Anniversaries Charles & Faye Kittrell 7th Paul & Martha Westberg 13th Earl & Phyllis Eddins 15th Harold & Charlene Olsen 20th Don & Linda Hayes 24th Richard & Ardith Wharry 24th Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton 25th Carl & Philomena Kittrell 31st

April Anniversaries Jerry Havens & Kay Trumbo


Ted & Pat Moore


Where are you from? We are from west Fayetteville. Andy is originally from North Little Rock and I (Shirley) am a native of Fayetteville.

Phil & Jackie Phillips


George & Elly Osborn


Fred & Doreen Vorsanger


What did you do before your retirement? Andy graduated from Catholic High in Little Rock and then served in the Army for four years during the start of the Korean War. After that he came to the U of A in 1954. Upon receiving a Journalism degree he worked for Gulf Oil for three years before coming back to the U of A to work as Editor and Associate Director of the Alumni Association for 31 years.

Buddy & Geraldine Peoples


Lewis & Donna Epley


I (Shirley) graduated from Fayetteville High School and then received an RN degree from St. Edwards School of Nursing. I worked at Washington Regional Medical Center for 31 years. During that time I completed my BSN from the U of A in 1996. After retiring from the hospital I ran for a Fayetteville Alderman position and served on the City Council for eight years.

New Neighbors

When did you move to Butterfield? In January 2014.

Do you have children/grandchildren? We have five children and eight grandchildren. Why did you choose Butterfield? We chose Butterfield because of friends’ recommendations. What are your favorite things about the Village? Andy likes the desserts after each meal and I like the friendliness of the staff and residents. 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Recent Village Move-Ins Mildred O’Neal

Living Spaces

A Cheerful Cottage June Colwell’s 2-bedroom cottage is cheerful and inviting – bright colors on a neutral background are accented with antiques and vintage collectibles. June’s hobby is quilting and throughout her home she displays the beautiful products she has created. Off her master bedroom is a cozy sitting room with a corner set aside as a home office, and across the room is an alcove where she quilts and sews.

Photos by Stephen Ironside


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Guests enjoy live jazz during the Valentine’s Dinner

Nell Tuck and Elizabeth Trickett

Gene Cypert and Rhea Dunegan

Carriage Club Members Doug and Phyllis Rye 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


John and Doris Schuldt

David and Jean Randle

Front Row: Dr. Richard Chewning, Tyler Copeland, Trey Acord, John Horton, Sawyer Cantrell, Mike MacBlane, Dr. Nathan McKinney (Adviser) Middle and Back Row: Joe Burlingame, Nik Birchfield, Wesley Wages, Aaron Bloodworth, Will James, Jacob Hudson, Robert Cummings (President), Eli Kemmet, Connor Brown, Hunter Gullett, Bryce Kolkoski, Scott Luneau, Mr. Bob Hendrix (Adviser) This was the FarmHouse members second visit to Butterfield Trail Village. They have enjoyed the opportunities to spend time together as brothers away from campus, and studying the word of God with Dr. Richard Chewning. Their non-denominational fraternity was established on Christian values and they believe in spiritual development when building men. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Spotlight The stated purposes of the Residents Association are as follows:

The Butterfield Residents Association

1. To provide a means of communication among

By Ava Walker, President of Butterfield Trail Village Residents Association Butterfield Trail Village, in every respect, is a dream come true. The dream took form in the minds of a few forward looking people in Fayetteville, and the Village officially incorporated in 1984. After overcoming financial and legal hurdles, Butterfield opened its doors in 1986 as the only Lifetime Care Retirement Facility in Arkansas. Butterfield is a nonprofit, non-denominational retirement community operating under the sponsorship of its five founding churches. The first residents of Butterfield quickly recognized the importance of having a voice in the life and evolution of the Village and moved within the first year to write and adopt Bylaws, which would establish the Butterfield Residents Association.

residents, the administration and the Board of Directors. 2. To participate in providing for the general welfare, comfort and enjoyment of the residents. 3. To involve the residents in the life and activities of the Butterfield community. 4. To be a source of suggestions to implement the purposes stated. The Residents Council, made up of ten members representing the living areas of the Village, is a strong and vital presence at Butterfield. Our residents are a talented, experienced and diverse group, with many willing to serve as elected representatives and volunteers working in a variety of ways to enrich the Butterfield community. We envision ourselves as “bridge builders” between administrators, employees and the Board of Directors as we move forward with the enhancement of Butterfield Trail Village.

Results from the January/February poll:

What is your favorite Winter Olympic sport to watch?

Readers’ Poll

Last issue, Butterfield LIFE readers were asked about their favorite Winter Olympic sport to watch… By a rousing 70% ice-skating was the favorite! Congratulations to Marta Lou Chandler – winner of a dinner for two at The Lodge.


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

What is your favorite activity at Butterfield Trail Village? (please select one) Exercise class Socials Lectures Bible Study Bridge Ping-Pong Other Your Name: 10 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

Concerts Painting

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Out & About

Destination: Oaklawn

Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings Around Town

Somebody is going to win! Hot Springs is a fabulous destination year round with its bathhouses, lakes, eclectic history and fabulous restaurants…but it’s hard to beat a spring afternoon at the Oaklawn racetrack cheering on your favorite horse. For 109 years, thoroughbreds have been racing in Hot Springs – home to the Racing Festival of the South and the Arkansas Derby. The horses, hailing from all across the country, run from mid-January through mid-April. If you’ve never been to a horse race you may want to check out www.oaklawn.com to become acquainted with how to bet, and to learn some of the lingo as well as the layout of the Oaklawn facility. It’s also a good idea before your trip to follow the racing column in the sports section of the newspaper to familiarize yourself with the sport. Then when you arrive in town be sure and pick up your racing form to start picking your favorites. If you are not going with a group, it’s a good idea to call ahead to reserve seats. On the day of the race you can also check the ticket window to see if any boxes are available. Boxes are roomy and usually provide great views of the track. Sunny days are great times to experience the races outdoors, or in the beautiful infield. Just watching these majestic animals compete is entertaining enough, but when you hear the hooves beating the dirt and that horse you bet on is approaching the finish line pushing into first place – now that’s a fun experience. Oaklawn isn’t just about horseracing, though. A part of your racing trip experience needs to include a mouthwatering corned beef or roast beef sandwich from the concession stand. These sandwiches are legends and best washed down with an ice-cold adult beverage. Another Oaklawn add-on is its casino – open every day at 10 a.m. with a full house of gaming fun. Regardless whether you cash in a ticket, you can bet that a trip to Oaklawn is always a winner.

Walton Arts Center: > Soweto Gospel Choir Mar. 6 > Rosanne Cash Mar. 7 > SoNA: Masterworks II Concert Mar. 8 > Chicago Mar. 11 > Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz Apr. 1-6 > Fluff Apr. 13 > Catherine Russell Group Apr. 18 > The Improvised Shakespeare Company Apr. 23 > Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli: The Nat King Cole Tribute Apr. 25 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Arts Center of the Ozarks: > Death Trap Feb. 7-9, 14-15 > Blithe Spirit Apr. 4-6, 11-12 For more info, visit artscenteroftheozarks.org Rogers Little Theater: > The Man Who Came to Dinner Mar. 28-30, Apr. 3-6 For more info, visit rogerslittletheater.org TheatreSquared: > Hamlet Apr. 10 thru May 4 For more info, visit theatre2.org NOTE: This listing is for informational purposes only; Please refer to the monthly calendar or the Village bulletin board for confirmed transport-provided event listings.


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Library News

New Books of Varied Interests Butterfield resident readers will find books on the “new book” shelves to satisfy a number of different interests. The titles run the gamut from romance to politics. Visit the library and check them out. The following listing is a sample of what you will find.


Winter in Thrush Green by Miss Read recalls a quieter and gentler time and place in rural England. Thrush Green is a rural English village that is inhabited by people we would all like to know. If you prefer more action in a current time and place, try The Collector by Nora Roberts. This book features a woman who needs nothing and a man who sees everything brought together in a web of deceit and danger.


The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd is a novel based on the true story of two abolitionist sisters, Sarah and Angelina Grimke, and Hetty, a slave girl owned by Sarah. Using the actual story she “imagines what might have been” to create a mesmerizing book. From the always popular Stuart Woods comes Standup Guy. Follow Stone Barrington from the Florida swamps to a northeast vacation home while he walks a tightrope between ambitious authority and seedy lowlifes to become the last man standing.

A Sweet Thank You! Every year, Village residents generously give a Christmas purse to the Butterfield employees. And in appreciation of this generosity, the Employee Appreciation Committee (EAC) decided to host a dessert social for Village residents. On January 27, employees made a wide variety of scrumptious desserts to share with the residents. The participation of the employees was amazing, as was the turnout of residents. Because of the great success of the event, the EAC has voted to make this social an annual event. 12 BUTTERFIELD LIFE



Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War by Robert Gates is a candid account of the former Secretary of Defense as he served Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House by Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times uses thousands of pages of memos and internal documents as he brings to life the eight years of struggle to protect the country, remake the world and define their personal relationship.


A Guide Book of U.S. Coins: The Official Red Books, as requested by a resident to help her with her coin collection. A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home by Sue Halpern who decides to train herself and her Labradoodle to become a therapy team – the duo’s activities teach Halpern how acts of kindness transform the giver as well as the recipient.


Featured Upcoming Village Events COMING IN MARCH


Monday, March 3 – Arkansas History Series: Grapette, An Arkansas Original From the 1940’s through 1960’s, a popular way to quench your thirst, especially on a hot summer day, was with a refreshing soft drink known as Grapette. Benjamin Tyndle Fooks, a service station owner, created the drink in the late 1930’s in Camden, Ark. This evening, Rob Roedel, Communications Manager for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, will share the story of this iconic brand. Refreshing cold Grapettes will be served. 7:15pm (Convocation)

Saturday, April 5 – The Face of Parkinson’s in Northwest Arkansas: Keeping the Pace with Parkinson’s Awareness & Fundraising Event

Thursday, March 6 – Caring for Haiti

Aid for Developing Countries (AFDC) is a nonprofit corporation set up for the express purpose of providing humanitarian assistance to disadvantaged people in developing countries. The organization’s current efforts are concentrated in the Creve area of northwest Haiti. Humanitarians Grace Donoho, James Young, Sherry Young and Renita Moore will be sharing their stories and recent accomplishments from their last trip to Creve, Haiti. 7:15pm (Convocation) Monday, March 10 – Happy 28th Anniversary Butterfield!

Celebrate Butterfield Trail Village’s successes and the founders who possessed the vision and tenacity to create the pathway to the success we all enjoy today. Through photographs and documentation, our rich history and growth will be on display in the lobby. Join us for our luncheon celebration featuring a Mardi Gras theme. So as they say, Laissez les bons temps rouler!

The fourth annual Parkinson’s event will feature a display of portraits of Parkinson’s patients, their families, friends and supporters, each giving a reflection of their experience living with Parkinson’s disease. A silent auction, a display of art created by Parkinson’s patients, door prizes and informational talks are on the agenda. If you are interested in participating, contact Gillian Woods at (479) 463-4419 or ggw49@yahoo.com to arrange for a photo shoot. Appointments will be available on the following dates: March 2 and March 9 from 2-5pm, and on the day of the event. The $15 entry fee will cover a portrait, admission to the event, and a donation to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. 9-11am (The Lodge) Thursday, April 24 – Sonoma vs. Napa Wine Tasting & Hors d’oeuvres Social

California’s Napa and Sonoma wine regions both provide the opportunity to please several wine palates. These are two regions dominated by and dependent upon wine, with each providing a product likely to be unforgettable. However, their wines differ in style, attitude and taste. Choose your favorite wine paired with mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres, as we take a tasting tour of some of America’s best wineries. Village Tours Presents: Living on Tulsa and Vegas Time

Travel to Tulsa and discover some of T-Town’s top attractions ranging from trendy nightlife to firstclass art museums, great restaurants and shopping. We will spend one night there, then off to the Vegas via the Tulsa International Airport! Enjoy two days and nights of amazing Las Vegas area attractions including Springs Preserve, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, a trip downtown to Fremont Street and, of course, fabulous stage shows and great dining. Contact rstamps@btvillage.org for a full itinerary to include dates and costs.


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The Many Benefits of Walking By Jennifer Neill, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator Going for a walk is good for your brain… In a study published earlier this year in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers randomly assigned 120 healthy but sedentary men and women (average age mid-60s) to one of two exercise groups. One group walked around a track three times a week, building up to 40 minutes at a stretch; the other did a variety of less aerobic exercises, including yoga and resistance training with bands.

After a year, brain scans showed that among the walkers, the hippocampus (involved in long- and short-term memory) had increased in volume by about 2 percent on average. In the others, it had declined by about 1.4 percent. Since such a decline is normal in older adults, “a 2 percent increase is fairly significant,” said the lead author, Kirk Erickson, a psychologist at the University of Pittsburgh. Both groups also improved on a test of spatial memory, but the walkers improved more. Another reason to get out and walk… A new study has found that regular walking may help prevent a stroke. This study included 3,345 men, ages 60 to 80, who were surveyed about their walking habits. The researchers determined that compared to men who spent zero to three hours of walking each week, those who walked four to seven and eight to 14 hours a week reduced their risk of stroke by 11 and 37 percent, respectively. Men who walked more than 22 hours a week reduced their stroke risk by almost two-thirds. Also, the study found they received the benefits from walking regardless of how fast they were walking. If you are looking to start exercising, don’t forget the benefits of going for a walk. We have several ways to help get you started. Personal training. With starting a new walking program or any new fitness routine, staying consistent can be one of the biggest challenges and it is the #1 reason why many people do not reap the many benefits of exercise. Personal training can really benefit you by having a set appointment with someone holding you accountable. Walk Away the Pounds. This is a power-walking program that helps you burn fat, shape and tone muscle, build bone strength, and reduce stress. This class is all done standing to exciting and motivating music. Take your brain for a walk. New research suggests that when you combine mental exercise with physical exercise your brain really benefits. This class is designed to give you 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise with 30 minutes of brain exercises. Spring is right around the corner, so let’s get walking!



Please Join Us


Share in the celebration of Butterfield Trail Village’s 28 years of premier retirement living and the groundbreaking of the future Assisted Living Facility and the new Wellness Center. ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY GUEST ROOM

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:00 am Groundbreaking 11:15 am Speakers in The Lodge at Butterfield Light refreshments will be served.


Please follow signs for shuttle parking.

For more information, call Melinda Silva at 479.695.8012 WELLNESS CENTER POOL BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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It’s Your Choice By Patricia Poertner, LSW “You are what you eat.” I’ve heard that many times throughout my life, and it’s true. But, maybe we are also what we think. Winston Churchill once said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Does attitude really make a difference? What impact does your attitude have on your own well-being, and on the well-being of those around you? The medical community is increasingly making the connection between positive attitudes and good health. Having a positive attitude doesn’t mean that problems are ignored or dismissed. Instead, those who engage in positive thinking approach problems from a more hopeful and optimistic viewpoint. Daily we are faced with circumstances in which we must choose how we react. There are only two options: a negative reaction or a positive reaction. Choosing to react negatively only makes the situation worse, and has the potential to adversely affect one’s health. On the other hand, studies have shown that a positive attitude can be a great tool to manage stress, and can impact health through lack of illness and an increase in well-being. A positive attitude can also benefit your overall health by: • Reducing risk of death from heart disease • Increasing life expectancy • Lowering rates of depression and anxiety • Reducing stress • Increasing resistance to the common cold • Improving overall physical and mental vigor And, in addition to those benefits, a positive attitude is also free. Not even a deductible or co-pay! I wish I could say that I always have a positive outlook, but I don’t. However, the following story provides a picture of the type of attitude I would love to develop: The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady — who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind — moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet curtains that had been hung on her window. “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy. ‘Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room…just wait.’ “That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied. “Happiness is something you decide ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged – it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice: I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Every day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away…just for this time in my life.” –Author Unknown My attitude impacts everyone around me, because attitudes are contagious. Is my attitude worth “catching”? Is yours? I love what Charles Swindoll has to say about attitudes: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you – we are in charge of our attitudes.” Choose well. Choose to have a positive attitude. Choose to be happy. Sources: www.livestrong.com, health.thehupps.com


Butterfield Foundation Report By Susan Lancaster, Director of Development

Since its creation in 1984, the primary mission of the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation has been to generate support for the Village and to enhance the quality of life of our residents. The Foundation appreciates each gift and uses all donations wisely for their intended purposes. As the new Director of Development, my goal is to work with the Foundation Board, residents and staff to plan and implement a successful fundraising program that will serve our residents and the BTV community. We must embrace the need to fundraise as an organization and build the capacity to support fundraising success. The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following gifts received from Jan. 1 through Feb. 8, 2014: CONTRIBUTIONS • Porter & Sally Stone

A Note from the BTV Foundation President… As the new President of the BTV Foundation, let me start by saying a heartfelt Thank You to all who have given so much to the Butterfield Trail Foundation over the years – your generosity is overwhelming. If you have given to one of the many funds established here at BTV we can never thank you enough. If you have not yet given to the BTV Foundation let me encourage you to consider doing so. There will be many opportunities over the next several years as we build out the Village Master Plan. Opportunities will abound to support the new Assisted Living Cottage, the Wellness Center, the Commons and the Chapel. It will be through

MEMORIALS • Cecille Bales in memory of Pat Beall • Louise Grubb in memory of Pat Beall • Wilma Samuel in memory of Pat Beall • Colleen Taylor in memory of Pat Beall • Ruth Vickers in memory of Pat Beall • Richard & Ardith Wharry in memory of Pat Beall • Virginia Burdick in memory of Hazel Dahms, Marguerite DeZurik, Virginia May and Flo Wise • Mary Carolyn Pendleton to Chapel Fund in memory of Mary Joiner • Truman & Sylvia Yancey in memory of Bob & Pat Beall and Flo Wise MOVING MADE EASY • Nolan Williams • Nelda Farthing • Connie Nunnally MOVING MADE EASY – AUTO • Oscar Leverenz I look forward to visiting with residents and friends about the Foundation and identifying how your gifts will enhance the Village and help us meet our changing needs. Please call (479) 695-8068 or email slancaster@btvillage.org. FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Lisa Higgins, Secretary-Treasurer Margaret Whillock, Kay Trumbo Steve Sisco, Truman Yancey, Emeritus

your generosity and those in our community that will propel us into Building Excellence in Senior Living. Therefore, let me encourage you to include Butterfield Trail Village in your charitable donations this next year. As one of our residents has said so often, “There were many that came before us that laid the foundation for the amenities that we enjoy today. Now it is our turn to build for the future so that others may also enjoy what we have found in Butterfield Trail Village. Of course, we’ll be able to enjoy these new amenities, too.” Mike Jones President, Butterfield Trail Village Foundation BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Prime Rib Classic French Dip with Caramelized Onions, Provolone Cheese on a Hoagie Roll $7

Shrimp Cocktail with Cocktail Sauce & Lemon $6

Chicken Sandwich Grilled Chicken, Brushed with Buffalo Sauce & Roasted Garlic Blue Cheese Aioli Served on a Focaccia Bread with Lettuce & Tomato $7 Catfish Po’boy Buttermilk Fried Catfish with Shredded Lettuce & Remoulade on a Buttered Baguette $7 1⁄2 Sandwich & Choice of Two Side Items $7 1⁄2 Sandwich & Choice of One Side Item $5 Other Items Salmon Seared Salmon on Spinach with Orange Vinaigrette Served with Roasted Red Bell Peppers & Onions with Pecans & Goat Cheese $7 Blue Plate Special* Chef’s Special $7 *Options available with one side Dessert Mixed Berry Cobbler (with Vanilla Ice Cream) $3.50

Salads Caesar Salad House Salad with Choice of Dressing Entrees Steak Filet with a Port Shallot Reduction over Truffled Mashed Potatoes & Caramelized Brussels Sprouts $17.50 Chicken Chicken Marsala served on Linguini with Colored Grape Tomatoes & Crispy Greens $10.50 Chef’s Feature A Special Dinner Entrée made Exclusively By our Chef Just for You! $14 Salmon Seared Salmon w/ Orange Balsamic Reduction Served with Forbidden Black Rice with Shaved Stir Fried Vegetables $14 Dessert Mixed Berry Cobbler (with Vanilla Ice Cream) $3.50 Fresh Bread served on Table Entrees served with a choice of Caesar Salad, House Salad or Soup

All Sandwiches are served with a choice of Sweet Potato Fries, French Fries, House Salad, Caesar Salad, Fruit Salad or Cup of Soup Additional Side $1.50 Reservations available at: (479) 442-7220 (EXT. 0) 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE



The State of the Village

By Mike Jones, President of the Butterfield Trail Village Board of Trustees 2014 started off with lots of snow and cold weather that resulted in things slowing down a bit. However, our plans for the Village are hot and moving fast. I am very excited about the many projects and plans for this year especially in regard to improving communications with the residents and making BTV a better place to live.

and priorities of the mainstream resident population so that the board can make better decisions for the Village and its residents as a whole.

Although much attention has been given to the Master Plan, many of the changes being made are meant to improve two-way communication with the Village residents. The Operations Committee of the Board has been reorganized to incorporate the executive leadership of the Residents Council to form the new Strategic Development Committee. This committee has been formed to improve communication between the Board, staff and the resident population. It will serve to give residents more of a voice in the community and the ability to provide input during the implementation of the Master Plan as well as other issues important to residents. It will be incumbent on this committee to identify and prioritize many of the issues that will challenge us, and bring forth the concerns

We are very excited about Ava Walker and the executive leadership team joining this Mike Jones committee and look forward to a positive spirit of cooperation and improved communications and input from the residents. It will be through the Residents Council and its organization that the issues and priorities will be communicated to the Board.

Photo by Stephen Ironside

As the President of the BTV Board and BTV Foundation, I am excited about these changes and look forward to serving you this year in making Butterfield Trail Village a better place to live.


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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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