Butterfield LIFE March + April 2016

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BTV Celebrates 30 Years Leaving a Legacy: Founding BTV Board Members

Out & About: Broadway at Walton Arts Center

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Ready, Set, Eat! Send Us Your Favorite Recipes


Butterfield Celebrates 30 Years Marking a Milestone for BTV

10 Village Newcomers Jim and Sherry Young 10 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors


11 Living Spaces The Young Residence 12 UA News UA Ties to Founding BTV Board 16 The Open Road New Photography Exhibition at Crystal Bridges 17 Out & About The Bridges of Madison County at Walton Arts Center 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events 20 Foundation News 20 Foundation Giving 22 Meet Your Village Board Getting to Know Lewis Epley

11 Ed Ruscha Phillips 66, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1962 © Ed Ruscha, Courtesy of the artist



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From the CEO Butterfield Trail Village is pleased to celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 10. During the past thirty years, Northwest Arkansas has changed a great deal. Along the way, BTV has adapted to those changes to proactively meet the needs of the growing population that calls this fine region home.

Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dana Davis Dave Marks Sales Counselor Move-In Coordinator PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2016 Council Members Carl Koffler, President Larry Hanley, Vice President Jerol Garrison, Secretary Larry Masters, Immediate Past President Michelle Utterson, Ron Hanson, Carolyn Park, Ruth Ann Rodwen, Carol Sonnenberg, Genie Donovan, Mort Gitelman BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Bruce Johanson, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Jim Webster, Sara Koenig, Jacquelyn Brandli Lewis Epley, Bettie Lu Lancaster Theresa Ewing, Bill Shackelford, Bill Waite Steve Gunderson, Legal Counsel Kyle Jenner, Board Emeritus

Thirty years ago, a group of visionaries came up with a concept for a one-of-a-kind Continuing Care Retirement Community to serve senior adults in the area. Through this group’s hard work, dedication and perseverance, Butterfield Trail Village became a reality. Each year, we have continued to expand and improve our services and amenities to cater to our No. 1 priority: our valued residents. This year, we embark upon three major facilities projects – a 17,200-square-foot addition to our main building that will include new commons areas and a performance/meeting hall; a renovation of our main building hallways; and a renovation to our Health Care Center. As we reflect on the past three decades, we give thanks for those visionaries who made the dream of Butterfield Trail Village a reality. We pledge to continue their work of providing a premier Continuing Care Retirement Community serving Northwest Arkansas retirees with active-lifestyle choices, exemplary services and quality care. Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer

Opened in 1986, Butterfield Trail Village is a locally governed 501(c)(3) non-profit retirement community. As Northwest Arkansas’ only comprehensive LifeCare Retirement Community, BTV offers active older adults worry-free living that is secure, independent and fulfilling – and the freedom to enjoy plentiful activities both inside and outside the Village.

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Calling All Foodies! BTV Seeking Residents’ Favorite Recipes Do you have a favorite recipe that you have always wanted to share? A family favorite, a mouthwatering entrée, or impressive dessert that’s the hit of every party?

Residents are asked to submit their Resident’s Day recipes to the BTV receptionist by March 31. Forms can be found in the Information Center.

Butterfield wants those recipes as part of a new monthly meal selection called “Resident’s Day.”

The only thing better than a good recipe is sharing it, so submit your recipe today!

Beginning in April, Butterfield will serve one popular resident recipe at either lunch or dinner for everyone to enjoy in the Village Dining Room.

For more information, contact Shawn Keller, director of BTV Dining Services, at (479) 695-8027, or Riki Stamps, director of Programs and Events, at (479) 695-8003.

The recipes will also be considered for a new Butterfield Trail Village 30th Anniversary Cookbook.

Simply the best. Featuring premier amenities and a variety of impressive living options, come discover the Butterfield lifestyle for yourself – celebrating 30 years as Northwest Arkansas' BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

1923 E. Joyce Blvd. | Fayetteville, Ark. | 479.695.8012 | butterfieldtrailvillage.org BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Butterfield Celebrates 30 Years!

New Commons Expansion and Health Center Revamp Will Kick Off During Anniversary Year

Butterfield’s 30th anniversary is a significant milestone that marks a long, successful history and a bright and exciting future. It’s a testament to Butterfield’s longevity as the region’s premier retirement community – catering to the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of residents, while providing the security of onsite skilled health care. It also signifies a new chapter as Butterfield begins major expansions to further enhance life for its valued residents – and for new generations to come. “Thirty years is a significant milestone in Butterfield’s care and service for seniors living in Northwest Arkansas,” said Mike Jones, president of BTV’s Board Directors and the Butterfield Foundation. “We’ve served several thousands of residents over the past thirty years, and worked hard to stay strong, vibrant and relevant.” Since opening in March 1986, Butterfield has provided exemplary amenities and services to ensure daily life at the Village is convenient and worryfree. Staying out front with a modern campus and facilities is a top priority, while keeping an eye firmly trained on sustainability. “Butterfield has a tradition of providing highquality senior living in a sustainable manner,” CEO Quintin Trammell said. “Everything we do emphases sustainability right down to our mission statement.

Aquatic & Wellness Center 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


DID YOU KNOW? Butterfield Trail Village was built on land that was a Concord grape vineyard. Founding Board Member Bob Beall suggested the name Butterfield Trail Village, after the Butterfield stagecoach mail route of the mid-1800s. When BTV opened in 1986, two residents lived at the Village. Today there are 393. In 2014, BTV implemented an electronic health records system at the Health Care Center. BTV has kept its monthly service fee lower than three percent over the past five years, while the industry has averaged four to six percent. Assisted Living Cottage

Sustainability in providing the best facilities and the best services to our residents, and doing so in a financially responsible manner.” This year, Butterfield is embarking on three major projects. The Health Care Center will undergo an exciting renovation that will add new family space, fresh new interiors, and more comfort and safety. While in March, Butterfield will break ground on a project that will create a new commons area, a new multi-purpose performance hall and give the entrance to the Village a whole new look. In addition, the main building’s hallways will be updated with new flooring, furnishings, lighting and artwork. “We’ll add 17,200 square feet of commons area including a covered entrance, a lobby, restrooms, a bistro/cafe, large group convocation hall, a family room, and a larger general store,” Trammell said. “These exciting new and updated facilities will continue to allow Butterfield to meet the expectations of our residents now and well into our future.”’

STEEPED IN HISTORY It’s widely known that Butterfield was founded in 1981 by five sponsoring Fayetteville churches: Central United Methodist, First Christian, St. Paul’s Episcopal, First United Presbyterian, and First Baptist. But the seeds were planted back in 1969 when a group of Fayetteville residents began studying the idea of a quality retirement “village” that would operate under church sponsorship. A long-range planning committee met for several years, and after a feasibility study, a governing board of directors was formed in 1981 and Butterfield Trail Village was incorporated. Butterfield opened in March 1986 as a self-governed, non-profit retirement community. “When we opened our doors, the campus consisted of the North and South Apartments and the Health Care Center, followed by the Cottages,” Jones said. “The next milestone was construction of the first

We asked residents what they’re most excited about in Butterfield’s future. “I am most excited about the Health Care renovations” —Penny Culver

“I’m pleased about a bigger convocation room and meeting rooms.” —Virginia Wilson BUTTERFIELD LIFE

“Getting the construction started and finished!” —Linda Hayes

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Village homes. We’ve continued to build Village homes ever since. In fact, two more are being built this year.” In 2006, BTV opened its Special Care Center, which quickly became recognized as one of the best facilities for memory support in the area. Former University of Arkansas Athletic Director Broyles, whose wife Barbara had Alzheimer’s Disease, was the keynote speaker at the grand opening. “Opening the Special Care Center was a tremendous advancement for Butterfield and the community,” Jones said. “It came at a time when this specialized care was greatly needed in Northwest Arkansas and other parts of the country.” In 2011, BTV opened the Fitness and Wellness Center, complementing a smaller gym on campus, and complete with a line of strength-training equipment designed specifically for senior adults.

1981 On

February 4, Butterfield Trail Village was incorporated

Then in March 2015, Butterfield christened the new $2.4 million Aquatic and Wellness Center, featuring a heated pool, a fully equipped gym, and an area for group exercise classes. There are also spa and massage therapy services and full service salon. Also in 2015, BTV opened its new $2.8 million Assisted Living Cottage, with 9,000 roomy square feet, 12 individual apartments and three twobedroom suites. Along with independent living at the Village and the Health Care and Special Care centers, the Assisted Living Cottage completes the continuum of care at BTV. “We’ve committed to many new projects in the past three years, all designed to meet the needs of the active senior in a modern comfortable environment,” Jones said. “With the new projects that we have underway, right now is an exciting time at Butterfield indeed.”

1984 In September, Gov. Bill Clinton led an enthusiastic group in breaking ground

1980s 1986 On March 10, Martha Rice

and Virginia Wilson became the first Village residents

1986 The first Cottages were

completed three months after the opening of the main building


Village Homes

1990s 1989 Butterfield Trail Village began its resident-led recycling program; today more than 124,000 pounds of waste is recycled annually by BTV volunteers


1991 Residents began the Village Farmers’ Market selling produce from the BTV gardens; today the weekly summer market sells flowers, baked goods and produce

New Commons Expansion Conceptional Rendering of New Convocation Hall JUST THE BEGINNING

Perhaps most exciting will be the new multi-purpose performance hall to better accommodate all of the entertainment and programs that take place at the Village. There will be a stage, a dressing room, impressive acoustical features and front-of-the-house seating for more than 250.

The Health Care Center renovation will kick off in March. All of the patient rooms are being redone with attractive fabrics and textures, roller shades to maximize daylight and mobile furniture, such as glider chairs. A central lounge/family area with sky dome lighting will be created where patients and their guests can visit comfortably. A remodeled therapy room with motivational wall art is coming, along with revamped hallways and additional fire safety material incorporated in the center’s infrastructure. Meanwhile, the new commons project at the entrance of BTV will create a brand new Village lobby, office spaces and meeting rooms, and a new commons area with cozy seating around a stone fireplace.

A new bistro off the commons area will create a third dining option on campus. The two major projects are just the kind of amenities that Butterfield’s nearly 400 residents, and potential residents, want. “The next generation of Butterfield residents are baby boomers,” Jones said. “They want modernization, fresh construction, plenty of options for fun, and a combination of physical, mental and spiritual wellness.” “They want the whole package,” he added, “and Butterfield’s got it.”


2005 The

Special Care Center opened in the Health Care Center

2000s 2001 The first Village Homes were built on the southern part of the Village property 2001 BTV began hosting its group "Village Tours" excursions to the Caribbean, the Pacific Northwest and more.

Butterfield opened its new Aquatic and Wellness Center and the new Assisted Living Cottage

2010 The

Lodge at Butterfield Trail Village opened

2010s 2011 BTV opened

its first Fitness and Wellness Center


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Village Newcomer Q+A

Getting to Know Jim & Sherry Young

Anniversaries March Anniversaries Charles & Faye Kittrell 7th Paul & Martha Westburg 13th Earl & Phyllis Eddins 15th Don & Linda Hayes 24th Richard & Ardith Wharry 24th Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton 25th

April Anniversaries

When did you move to Butterfield? November 10, 2015

Phil & Jackie Phillips 13th George & Elly Osborn 14th Fred & Doreen Vorsanger 24th

Where are you from? Lived in Springdale for 19 years

What did you do before your retirement? Jim taught Environmental Engineering courses at three universities: Iowa State University from 1968–82; the University of Arkansas from 1982–1991; Penn State University from 1991–1996; and back to the University of Arkansas from 1996–2010. He is currently active in two businesses in Fayetteville. Sherry was a realtor in Northwest Arkansas from 1983–1991. She was a housewife, an artist and painting instructor and a business bookkeeper, now and in the past.

Do you have children/grandchildren? A son in Iowa and a daughter in Bella Vista. Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Why did you choose Butterfield? We wanted to downsize and get away from house and property maintenance, and to join acquaintances here who were satisfied with their experience. We desired the healthcare opportunities and the activities offered for residents.



New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Roy & Annette Penney Gloria McLemore Betty Solis Dwain & Glenda Newman Wulfran & Ingrid Polonius

Living Spaces

Artful Living The Home of Jim and Sherry Young Jim and Sherry Young customized their 1,400-squarefoot Butterfield apartment into something of their very own. Jim, a civil engineer, drew the floor plan to scale. Sherry, an artist, created the perfect painter’s pallet: clean lines, smooth wood finishes and furnishings in cream and off-white tones. They’ve done it right by adding color to the walls with Sherry’s artwork, pillows and lots of accent pieces. The floor plan is spacious: an open-concept kitchen, two bedrooms and two full baths, and plenty of storage. Built-in cabinetry and a butcherblock island for the kitchen are bonuses.

Living Room

— Photos by Beth Hall


Dining Room

Master Bath

Master Bedroom

Sewing Room



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UA News

Founding BTV Board Members Had Strong Ties to the U of A Since it opened its doors on March 10, 1986, Butterfield Trail Village and the University of Arkansas have maintained a strong connection, with many U of A alumni choosing Butterfield as their home upon retirement. As the Village celebrates its 30th anniversary, the Alumni Association recognizes those Butterfield founding board members with ties to the U of A.

David E. Lashley

Gloria McPherson

Henry Meenen

Truman Yancey

David E. Lashley gave his all not only to the university, but to his community. Known as “Mr. Fayetteville,” he played football for the Razorbacks in the early 1950s and earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Industrial Engineering, but became an accountant. Lashley was a founding member of the Butterfield board, a 30-year Lions Club member, a 28-year member of the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Board, and a 25-year member of the Fayetteville Youth Center. He also spent countless hours coaching youth team sports and serving First Presbyterian Church.

Henry Meenen was a U of A professor of Agricultural Economics who was the head of the university’s agriculture department from 1954 until his retirement in 1985. Meenen’s research earned him a place on President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Agricultural Marketing Commission, as well as Governor Dale Bumper’s Arkansas Food Price Study Commission. As a charter member of the Butterfield Trail Village board and chairman for over ten years, he considered the Village one of the greatest services to the community.

Gloria McPherson was a lifelong educator who received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. After relocating to Fayetteville, she earned a Masters in Education degree from the U of A. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Zeta and the Daughters of the American Revolution. As a founding Butterfield board member and also a founding member of the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation, McPherson will long be remembered for her contributions to the Village community.

Truman Yancey was a Fayetteville import by way of Humphrey, Ark., but he made a lasting impact on the community. After 23 years of service in the U.S. Army, Yancey retired as a lieutenant colonel, and earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas in 1972. He was an original member of the Butterfield Board of Directors and helped form the BTV foundation. He greatly enjoyed the opportunity to aid a cause he so passionately believed in.



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Tour of the U of A Food Science Center

Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden in Las Vegas

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Vegas 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


The World Famous Golden Nugget in Vegas

Richard and Ardith Wharry

Siegfried Fischbacher with Riki Stamps

Compliments to the BTV Chef

Alan Gosman U of A Music Theory Professor

Tom Davis and a Friend

Fulbright Friday Lecturer Alan Gosman, his wife and in-laws, BTV residents Dr. and Mrs. Crocker

Linda and Don Hayes

Toast to Valentine’s Day

Ladies Celebrating Valentine’s Day BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Photography Exhibition at Crystal Bridges Buckle Up and Come Along for the Ultimate Road Trip! Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is proud to present its first largescale photography exhibition — The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip — on display through May 30. The Open Road features more than 100 images by 19 photographers on the move across America from the 1950s to today. The fascinating exhibition will take you on a stunning visual journey across the United States, from roadside motels, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Route 66, the Pacific Coast Highway and theme parks, to everyday America. Photographers featured in the exhibit include Robert Frank, Ed Ruscha, Garry Winogrand, Inge Morath, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, Joel Meyerowitz, Jacob Holdt, Stephen Shore, Bernard Plossu, Victor Burgin, Joel Sternfeld, Alec Soth, Todd Hido, Shinya Fujiwara, Ryan McGinley, Justine Kurland, and Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs. Together, they elevate the

Jacob Holdt, Alabama © Jacob Holdt, Courtesy of the Artist



Inge Morath, Outside Memphis, Tennessee, 1960 © Inge Morath/Magnum Photo

ubiquitous snapshot — sometimes taken through the window of a moving car — to a work of art. Butterfield residents will travel as a group to see the exhibition on Monday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m. Admission for non-museum members is $10 and payable in the BTV Program Office or at Crystal Bridges. Admission is free for museum members and youth ages 18 and under. To learn more about The Open Road exhibition, visit crystalbridges.org.

Justine Kurland, Claire, 8th Ward, 2012 Bernard Plossu, New Mexico, 1980 © Justine Kurland, Courtesy Mitchell-Innes & Nash © Bernard Plossu, Courtesy of the Gallery, New York Artist and Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

Walton Arts Center Presents: The Bridges of Madison County An Evening You Will Cherish Long After The Show Is Over! Walton Arts Center is excited to announce to the stage The Bridges of Madison County this April! Now a two-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, The Bridges of Madison County is considered one of the most romantic stories to ever take the stage. This stunning production features beautiful, soulful music from Tony Award®winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that the Daily News lauds as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade.” Francesca, the Iowa housewife at the heart of this story well knows that to love one’s spouse and children and yet embark on a separate love affair is to anticipate pain. The musical is based on the Robert James Waller romantic novel, which was made into a 1995 movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. It’s about a four-day love affair in 1965 between Robert, a National Geographic photographer on assignment to shoot the historic bridges of Madison County, and Francesca, an Italian-American housewife who was rescued from bombed-out Naples by a U.S. serviceman, who became her husband, but who lives without any real passion. Francesca is truly the central figure of Bridges, and the audience never stops wanting her to be happy. The Bridges of Madison County is a beautiful story that is filled with both lush and romantic scores and deeply rich and melodic duets. It will definitely make for an evening you will remember long after the show is over. There are seven performances from Tuesday, April 19, to Sunday, April 24. Ticket prices range from $30 to $70 plus applicable fees and can be purchased by calling Walton Arts Center’s box off at (479) 443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Out & About Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings in NWA Walton Arts Center > Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella March 1-6 > Salzburg Marionette Theatre Presents The Sound of Music March 8 > Don Williams March 11 > Mavis Staples and Nick Lowe March 12 > Danú’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 13 > A Night with Janis Joplin March 17-18 > SoNA Presents: Masterworks II: Strings In The Spotlight March 19 > Hubbard Street Dance Chicago April 9 > Menopause The Musical: The Survivor Tour April 10 > An Evening with Branford Marsalis April 12 > The Bridges of Madison County April 19-24 > Malpaso Dance Company with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Octet April 28 > Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Octet April 29 > SoNA Presents: Masterworks III: Glory and Grandeur April 30 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.com TheatreSquared > Rapture, Blister, Burn March 31- April 24 For more info, visit theatre2.org Arkansas Public Theatre > Other Desert Cities April 1-3, 7-10 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.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

Novels, Essays, Historical Nonfiction All New at BTV Library The New Book shelve at the Butterfield Library holds a selection of new nonfiction titles that will educate, enlighten and entertain readers. Matters of Life and Data by Arkansas author Charles Morgan. This book might be best described by its subtitle: The Remarkable Journey of a Big Data Visionary Whose Work Impacted Millions – Including You. It’s a memoir that describes Morgan’s life from Fort Smith, Ark., schools to the labs and offices of IBM. Learn how your personal data is collected, organized and marketed and how companies are built and wealth is created. This is also a traditional American success story of a man who succeeded without a powerful or wealthy family in the background. Gratitude by author and neurosurgeon Oliver Sacks. He died of cancer in August 2015 but in those last months he wrote four moving essays published in the New York Times. They are collected in a slim volume that is a gift for every thoughtful reader. In his words the essays are about “what is meant by living a good and worthwhile life – achieving a sense of peace within one’s self.” Among those things he is grateful for is that he was a thinking human being living in a wondrous world. Read this book and one of the things you will be grateful for is Oliver Sacks. Duel With the Devil Author Paul Collins uses an 18th century court transcript to help tell the true story of how bitter enemies Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr teamed up to take on America’s first sensational murder mystery. Not only is this an intriguing story well told, but it’s an account of politics in the days of our Founding Fathers that will make today’s political scene seem calm.



And now, from the library’s new selection of novels, BTV brings you these fine titles: My Name Is Lucy Barton. Author Elizabeth Strout brings to life Lucy – a writer who has created a life for herself out of poverty and hardship with the support and love of her mother. This book is about the ties that bind family as Lucy and her mother share memories. Readers who read and loved Olive Kitteridge will not be disappointed with this latest Strout novel. The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag is set in Minneapolis in a bitter cold time with detective Nikki Liska attempting to solve a “cold” murder case from 20 years ago and teams up with her old partner, Sam Kovac, who is working on a present day crime. Only a talented mystery writer could bring these two events together. It is a tense psychological thriller guaranteed to keep you awake till you finish the last page. Other new books include God Help the Child by Toni Morrison; Scandalous Behavior by Stuart Woods; Cross Justice by Floyd Patterson; In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume; and The Guilty David Baldacci.

Featured Events

Featured Village Events COMING IN MARCH


30th Anniversary Celebration: Respecting Tradition and Embracing Tomorrow March 10 | 6:30pm Since opening on March 10, 1986, Butterfield has provided new and exciting options for active senior adults. Over the years, residents have chosen Butterfield as their home base when starting a second career, enjoying travel, volunteering or just making time to indulge in life through the Village’s services and amenities. As we reach thirty years of success, please join this celebration of our founders’ unique vision as well as our future plans for growth and success. The evening’s celebration will include a musical journey featuring the Singing Men of Arkansas.

BTV Volunteer Appreciation Program April 7 | 11am Village volunteers are the defining link in the chain of Butterfield’s success. The BTV volunteer recyclers, the Resident Council and committee members, the Play Readers Theater and helpful neighbors are just a few who will be recognized at our annual Volunteer Appreciation program. This year, awards will go to groups and individuals who were chosen by their peers. Making a difference every day is what a true volunteer does. Following the program, lunch will be provided to volunteers.

Feeling Lucky with the Irish! March 19 | 2pm The McCafferty School of Irish Dance in Fayetteville is the only Irish dance program in Northwest Arkansas. Owner and Director Judy McCafferty first began teaching classes in Fayetteville in 2000 in the basement of a church. Sixteen years later, her program has grown substantially and its dancers are competing around the world with including at the Irish Dance World Championships in Glasgow on Easter Sunday! McCafferty’s dancers love to share their passion and enthusiasm especially around St. Patrick’s Day. From traditional ceilis, to contemporary numbers inspired by Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, this performance is sure to bring some Irish cheer to your day. Slainte!

Village Tours Presents: Oaklawn Racing in Hot Springs and Old Washington State Park Departing April 12 | 8am Return by April 14 | 8pm The excitement of live thoroughbred racing and the allure of historic Hot Springs are yours! Enjoy a leisurely drive to the Spa City, where we’ll check in at the Staybridge Suites, followed by dinner. Wednesday will begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oaklawn track and stables. Then, all bets are on and the best Reuben sandwich awaits as the trumpeted song “Boots and Saddles” begins! After counting our winnings, we will enjoy a relaxed dinner at Lake Hamilton. Thursday will begin with an adventure to the Old Washington State Park, near Hope. Please pick up a flyer with details on hotel, meal and overall costs at the BTV Information Center.


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Foundation News

The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between Dec. 17, 2015 and Feb. 10, 2016 from the following donors. CONTRIBUTIONS • Margaret Whillock HEALTHCARE FUND • Jim & Gaye Cypert HONORS • Rose Warfield in honor of Harris Sonnenberg LIBRARY FUND • Phil Wilson MEMORIALS • Buddy Peoples in memory of Truman Yancey • Peter & Pamela Forman in memory of Truman Yancey • Elsie Sexton in memory of Truman Yancey, Margaret Young and Gordon Martz • Joe & Brenda Ball in memory of Truman Yancey • Nancy McVey in memory of Truman Yancey • George & Bettie Cook in memory of Truman Yancey • Nell Lance in memory of Oscar Leverenz • Bill & Ayleen Bequette in memory of Luther Freeman, Oscar Leverenz, David Randle, Truman Yancey, Gordon Martz and Margie Young • Ruth Jones in memory of David Randle • Jerry & Kay Brewer in memory of Truman Yancey and David Randle • Linda Priest in memory of Truman Yancey MOVING MADE EASY • Pat Moore • Mary Trimble • Oscar Leverenz • Sarah Hoffius

Giving to the Future As a longtime resident of Northwest Arkansas, I grew up in Fayetteville in one of our founding churches. My grandmother was a resident of Butterfield for many years, and I have personally seen the wonderful services available to senior adults through this community. As a result, I am honored to serve as the President of the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation. Generally, the first question for everyone is, “Why should I give?” A very wise resident once told me, “Those of us here at Butterfield Trail Village are standing on the shoulders of those who came before us, and if it were not for those people who had the vision, we would not be enjoying what we have today.” As BTV celebrates our 30th year as Northwest Arkansas’ Best Retirement Community, we are embarking on exciting new renovation projects, which have been carefully thought out and planned by staff and heavily requested by the BTV residents. One project is a renovation of the Health Care Center (HCC), including patient rooms, hallways and a new family area starting in March. The resident halls in the main building will also be getting an entirely new look. There will also be a new commons area expansion, which includes new meeting and office spaces, a lobby, a bistro and a multi-purpose room for performances and parties. This expansion will redefine the entrance of BTV and provide a portecochere for transportation. Please consider the positive impact these new projects will have on the Village’s future, and please consider a gift to the BTV Foundation. Your donation will make a difference and can be designated to the fund of your choice. Be a Foundation Pioneer like so many who gave over 30 years ago to make BTV a reality. Mike Jones President of the BTV Foundation

By making a financial gift to the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation you are helping to enhance the lives of current Butterfield residents as well as residents of tomorrow. Founded in 1984, the Foundation exists to generate support for the Village and enhance the quality of life of our residents in a variety of ways.

YOUR GIFT MATTERS Paying it forward is the most impactful and appropriate manner of ensuring the future of Butterfield Trail Village and the abundance of blessings we enjoy today. In addition your contributions will honor those who came before us and selflessly invested in our future. The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation Board encourages each resident, families of past and present residents and “Friends of BTV” to consider a pledge of financial support to plant the seeds for projects that will ensure future generations a quality retirement experience while honoring and validating the work of our past trailblazers. Gifts made to the Foundation will go to the fund you designate.

“Programs and services have been greatly enhanced by the BTV Foundation purchasing items that are not always feasible under normal circumstances.” Riki Stamps Director of Programs and Events

Gifts made to the Foundation will go to the area/fund you designate, or if unrestricted the gift will go to the area of greatest need. Contributions may be made by check payable to the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation and mailed to: BTV Foundation 1923 E. Joyce Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72703 OR CONTRIBUTE ONLINE AT butterfieldtrailvillage.org/give The Foundation has several established funds: • • • • • • • • •

Beautification Fund Fitness Program Fund Gardens Fund Health Care Center Fund Library Fund Birds and Wildlife Fund Employee Scholarship Fund Employee Care Fund David Lashley Boardroom Fund • Chapel Fund Gifts made by cash, check or credit card are greatly appreciated. You may also pledge a certain amount each month, having that amount billed to a credit card or transferred electronically from a specified bank account. The Foundation carefully honors instructions regarding any type of restriction placed on a gift and tracks all contributions to ensure they are spent appropriately.


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Board Spotlight

Meet Your Village Board Q&A with BTV Board Member Lewis Epley For three decades, Butterfield Trail Village has represented the pinnacle of premier retirement living in Northwest Arkansas. This is due in large part to the efforts of a dedicated group of BTV Board members working for and alongside Village residents and staff. This is the ninth in a series of Q&As introducing Butterfield LIFE readers to the members of the BTV Board of Directors. Q: Where did you grow up, and how long have you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? A: My parents, Lewis and Evelyn Epley, moved

senior year in law school when she was working at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fayetteville. We were married in February of 1962. I have three younger brothers. Donna has three brothers and one sister. We both have nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

to Springdale, Ark., in 1937 when I was one. I graduated from Springdale High School in 1954 and then spent the next seven years attending the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I moved to Eureka Springs in the fall of 1961 to establish a law practice and lived there for over Q: Why is Butterfield important to you? 40 years before retiring to Fayetteville full time A: Butterfield, being the only LifeCare Community in 2002. in Arkansas, gives Donna and I the peace of mind that if something happens to one or both Q: Tell us about your profession. of us, we will each be taken care of by BTV A: I’ve had a 50-plus year career that combined without becoming a burden on our respective practicing law, banking, business and public families. service. I’ve also served on a number of education, banking, business, non-profit and Q: When were you elected to the Board, and corporate boards. In addition to my law practice how did you come to serve? in Eureka Springs, I served as appointed city A: I was nominated by the BTV Resident Council attorney there from 1969 – 1971. In 1974, I was to serve a three-year term as the resident admitted to practice law in U.S. District Court board member in Western District and before the U.S. Supreme 2009, 2010 and Court. In 1984, I was appointed by Gov. Bill 2011, after which Clinton as a special associate justice of the I continued to Arkansas Supreme Court. My public service serve as a co-op includes a 10-year term on the U of A Board of member of the Trustees, which included two years as chairman. BTV Board’s I served as chairman of the Eureka Springs Finance Hospital Board for many years, and in 2013 I Committee. retired from the board of Southwestern Energy Company in Houston after 15 years. I have been a director of the Bank of Eureka Springs now Cornerstone Bank for 52 years. Q: What is your academic background? A: I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Public

Administration from the U of A Business School (now the Sam M. Walton College of Business), and a Juris Doctor degree from the U of A School of Laws. Additionally, I received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the U of A in 2011. Q: Tell us about your family? A: My wife is Donna Epley, a retired registered

nurse who is also from the Northwest Arkansas area. I met Donna during my



I was appointed by the Board to fill the remaining two years of an unexpired term in 2013 and re-elected to a three-year term in 2015. Q: What special positions do you hold on the Board, and do you serve on/lead any committees? A: I serve on the BTV Board’s Finance and

Executive committees. I formerly served as chair of a then Board Health Care Committee. Q: Are there any specific areas of focus for you as a Board member? In what ways do you leverage your expertise? A: For over 50 years I have been very interested

in health care facilities and related issues not only in Northwest Arkansas, but across the state. I have served on and continue to serve on University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences advisory boards in Little Rock and Fayetteville. I’m also interested in the U of A Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. Q: What do you feel potential residents need to know about BTV? A: BTV is a first-class LifeCare Community and the

Board is committed to updating programs and facilities that will ensure BTV continues to be the premier facility for senior living not only for current residents, but for future residents as well.

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Q: As a Board member, is there anything you would like prospective Village residents to know? A: Those considering living at BTV should NOT

wait too long to make the decision to come. One never knows when something might happen that would disqualify one or both from being accepted as a BTV resident. Q: Besides BTV, do you currently serve on any other boards or committees? A: In addition to my previous years of public service, I presently serve on the U of A Foundation Board of Directors and its executive committee, am vice chairman of Cornerstone Bank in Eureka Springs, and am a member of the Rotary Club of Fayetteville, the U of A Campaign Arkansas Steering Committee, the UAMS Northwest Advisory Board and Foundation Fund Board, and the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Q: Do you have any favorite hobbies or pastimes? A: Other than my professional endeavors, travel,

reading, the U of A Razorback Marching Band and Razorback sports, my primary interest has been serving on boards and public service.

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