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Board Member Q&A: Diane Warren
Village Newcomers Mike & Susan Cruse
Batter Up! Spring Baseball
Symphony of Northwest Arkansas / Paul Haas, Music Director
The 2016-17 Season Continues at Walton Arts Center March 4 – 7:30 PM Masterworks II: Beethoven 5 April 29 – 7:30 PM Masterworks III: The Romantic June 3 – 7:30 PM Pops: Music and Animation
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From the CEO
Feature Profile Carolyn Krodell
Village Newcomer Q+A Mike & Susan Cruse
Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors
10 Living Spaces The Home of Carolyn Krodell 12 UA News Alumni Association “Razorbacks Everywhere” 14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About Spring Baseball Action 17 Arts & Entertainment Upcoming Performances at WAC 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events
20 Foundation News Village Beautification Campaign 21 Foundation Board Member Q&A Getting to Know Diane Warren 22 Fitness Fall Prevention 22 Employee Spotlight Reuvina Holaway
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From the CEO Spring is on our doorstep, and it’s time to sweep away the heaviness of winter and welcome the return of a lighter pattern of living. At Butterfield, we want to refresh our bodies, minds and spirits. There’s no better way than to seize the opportunities for learning, wellness, entertainment and fun offered here at the Village.
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 2017 Council Members Larry Hanley, President Tim Schatzman, Vice President Jim Fergurson, Secretary Carl Koffler, Immediate Past President Ellen Compton, John Brewer, Ardith Wharry, Carol Sonnenberg, Shirley Lucas, Carolyn Park, Steve Neuse, June Colwell, Mort Gitelman BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Bruce Johanson, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Dr. Kimberly Chapman, Sara Koenig, Jacquelyn Brandli, Lewis Epley, Bettie Lu Lancaster, Theresa Ewing, Bill Shackelford, Bill Waite Rick Meyer, Foundation Representative Steve Gunderson, Legal Counsel Kyle Jenner, Board Emeritus
As a Butterfield resident, you’re invited to our BTV Village Tours getaway March 30 – April 2. Travel with friends to Oklahoma City for a taste of culture at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, dining in downtown Bricktown, country music legend Ronnie Milsap in concert and more. If you’re a baseball fan (and we know many Butterfield residents are), this issue of Butterfield LIFE has a preview of upcoming season action by the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and University of Arkansas Diamond Hogs. Art lovers won’t want to miss the BTV Foundation’s March 9 Meet & Greet with Arkansas photographer Edward C. Robison, III, whose work conveying the energy of land and its people can be found at various locations in the Village. The event is an opportunity to sponsor additional works of Robison’s to add to our Butterfield collection. Butterfield is full of interesting people, including resident Carolyn Krodell, who is featured on the cover of this issue of LIFE. As Carolyn tells it, she is grateful for the active, worry-free lifestyle she leads at BTV, with the help of her German shepherd, Jil, who is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). As you go about your way this season, before sure to welcome our newest residents to Butterfield. Take time to chat with a neighbor. Appreciate the warmer springtime weather, and be thankful for the blessings each day brings. Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer
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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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Village Tours Getaway! March 30 – April 2 Oklahoma City:
Frontier Country Now and Then Bricktown District • Ronnie Milsap in Concert • And More!
Remington Park Racetrack & Casino
Myriad Botanical Gardens
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
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Stress-Free Lifestyle, Faith in God and Emotional Support Dog Bring Peace of Mind to BTV Resident For Carolyn Krodell, downsizing, selling her home and moving to the next phase of her life was a big decision. As circumstances had dictated, she was in a position where she was assuming full responsibility for the upkeep, maintenance and security of the home she and her late husband had shared for 20 years. “I wanted to be secure financially, with the least amount of stress,” Carolyn said. “But every time I turned around, the leaves needed to be raked, or the lawn needed mowing, or something needed to be repaired. I also knew I wanted to have that peace of mind knowing I would be in a place where my healthcare needs would be taken care of in the long-term.” Upon inquiring, Carolyn quickly learned that Butterfield had the answer she’d been looking for: a wonderful home free of maintenance, exceptional services and amenities, a welcoming environment, and the comfort of having long-term skilled nursing care available onsite. Carolyn moved to BTV last year and is enjoying the flexibility of doing whatever she likes — whenever she likes. Exercising, going to church and her community groups, and spending precious time with family in the area. She even has the opportunity to start traveling again without worrying about her home’s security. If you live at Butterfield, you’ve probably seen Carolyn on campus. Poised and lovely, she walks the Village perimeter nearly every day. It’s hard to miss her – she’s someone who proves that fitness doesn’t have to stop at a certain age. Photos by Stephen Ironside 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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But there’s another reason Carolyn stands out at BTV: her walking partner is a 72-pound Schutzhundtrained German Shepard named Jil. Jil is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA), meaning she’s approved to provide a therapeutic service to Carolyn. An emotional support dog is not to be confused with a service dog. While service dogs provide specific tasks for their owners, emotional support dogs provide comfort and support in the form of affection and companionship. Some are trained to recognize certain symptoms and emotional occurrences. Jil’s classification as an Emotional Support Animal is in accordance with the law. Under the Fair Housing Act, Butterfield is required is to make reasonable accommodations for ESAs. On Carolyn’s end, she was required to obtain medical substantiation of need. Jil accompanies Carolyn everywhere she goes, unless there is specific reason preventing such. Together for seven years now, Jil provides a calming, supporting effect on Carolyn’s life on a daily basis.
her properly. Luckily, Carolyn’s son, Chris — who is a University of Arkansas Police Department K9 officer — heard about Jil and thought she’d be a perfect companion to his mother. “Chris drove to Dallas to get Jil, and she was not well cared for,” Carolyn remembered. “They put her in the cab of the truck and drove home. She went to the vet the next day and we found that she had heartworms.” Over the course of the next year, Carolyn nursed Jil back to health. When Carolyn adopted Jil, she was working at Greenwood and Associates in Fayetteville with her cousin, Mary Ann Greenwood. Jack was retired after 35 years with the General Adjustment Bureau. They were living happily in Fayetteville near children and grand children after relocating from Little Rock.
“Jack and I had been burning up the road to see the grandchildren,” Carolyn explained. “When we are outside “There is really no Carolyn and Jack in their early days walking around blessing like family. In Butterfield, all of the construction workers was fact, some of my fondest memories are of having pass say, ‘Hi, Jil. Good morning, Jil’,” Carolyn said our entire family around the table for lunch after laughing. “None of them know my name, but church on Sundays.” everyone knows who Jil is.” “Times like that you never forget,” she added. BELOVED COMPANION Jil vom Smaragdwald was born in Germany on Aug. When Jack passed away in 2014, Carolyn remained 14, 2004. She has a long pedigree including her in the home they shared for two more years. It was mother, Evi vom Körbelbach, and father, Gildo vom challenging. She often felt uneasy at night. Körbelbach, both of whom are also German-born and breed. It was during those difficult times that Jil stepped in to provide the comfort and support — the While still in Germany, Jil was trained as a unconditional love — that a beloved animal can. Schutzhund, which by literal translation means “protection dog.” But beyond that, Schutzhund “After my husband died, Jil would come to my training encompasses that which makes a dog a bedside at night – sometimes twice in one night,” more useful and happier companion. Carolyn said. “She’d put her paws up on my bed to comfort me. She was checking on me to make sure I Jil initially lived in North Texas with her first owner, was all right.” but that owner ended up not being able to care for
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YUCCA BEAUTY Married for 57 years, Carolyn and Jack met when they were students at North Texas University in Denton. It was 1956 – the same year that Carolyn was voted Yucca Beauty by her peers at North Texas. Blonde, petite, with pale blue eyes, it’s fair to say Carolyn had her share of admirers. When one of her Chi Omega sorority sisters told Carolyn that a Political Science major named Jack Krodell was asking for an introduction, Carolyn said yes. Along with another couple, Jack and Carolyn went to see the movie Love is a ManySplendored Thing. Just as William Holden finds love with Jennifer Jones in the 1955 flick, love bloomed between west Texas boy and blond Yucca beauty queen.
Krodell family gathering
“I knew I liked Jack right away,” Carolyn remembered. “I liked everything about him.” The couple married in 1957, and almost immediately Jack was drafted into the U.S. Army. He left for basic training, while Carolyn moved back into the sorority house to finish her final semester and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After the Army, the couple moved to Little Rock, where Carolyn had grown up and where Jack took a position with the General Adjustment Bureau. The family soon grew from two to five as the Krodells welcomed sons Chris and John and daughter Kathryn. Carolyn stayed home with the children until Kathryn was in the third grade, and then she returned to working. Jack moved up the ladder at Central Adjustment Bureau, while Carolyn worked in school administration at Pulaski Academy and Arkansas Preparatory School in Little Rock. “I really enjoyed working in an environment around students,” she said. “There were so many interesting stories. At Pulaski Academy, I worked to help the Shah of Iran get his grandchildren enrolled as they were fleeing Iran.” 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Jack and Carolyn made many special memories traveling together. They took both big line and riverboat cruises to exotic locations around the world, including Russia, China, Egypt, Cambodia and Thailand. They also shared a strong faith in Christ. The Krodells were members of First Baptist Church in Little Rock and First Baptist Church in Fayetteville. During life’s trying times, Jack and Carolyn encouraged one another to rely on God and trust in His plan. “I’ve told my children and grandchildren that the best wisdom or advice I can give them for the future is to be sure your personal relationship with God is at its best,” Carolyn said. ALWAYS LOYAL Staying active is important to Carolyn and she’s a disciplined member of the Fayetteville Athletic Club. She’s also active in a local book club, the Maple Hills Garden Club and First Baptist Church in Fayetteville and attends a study group at Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas. She sees her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as often as possible. Chris and his wife Jennifer and son John live in the area, while daughter Kathryn teaches high school in Fort Worth. There are also grandaughters Karly Krodell, Holli Krodell, Katie Christian and Keely Hatfield and great grandsons Clay and Lane Christian. As for Jil, Carolyn works to keep her training sharp and up to date. Carolyn learned how to give Jil commands German and has incorporated a whistle now that Jil’s hearing isn’t quite what it used to be. They are together as a pair whenever possible. “Jil is faithful, not judgmental, and very loving and protective,” Carolyn said. “She also thinks that everyone at Butterfield is here to pet her, and you wouldn’t believe the number of people here who want to do that.”
Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Mike & Susan Cruse
Anniversaries March Anniversaries Charles & Faye Kittrell
Paul & Martha Westberg
Earl & Phyllis Eddins
Donald & Linda Hayes
Richard & Ardith Wharry
Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton
April Anniversaries Phil & Jackie Phillips
George & Elinor Osborn
When did you move to Butterfield? September 2016. Where are you from? Mike and Susan were raised in Jonesboro, lived the first 40 years of their married life in Little Rock, and then moved to Fayetteville seven years ago to be close to grands. What did you do before your retirement? The day after law school graduation, Mike went to work for the General Counsel’s office at the Department of Agriculture, retiring after 30 years. He retired after serving in a JAG position in the Air Guard after 20 years, and then retired the third time after 10 years with our church — Fellowship Bible Church — supervising special projects. Susan has taught second and third grade and writes a blog at www.thesquarenail.blogspot.com.
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Pat Jahoda
Do you have children/grandchildren? Our girl had boys and our boy had girls. Daughter Beth Saferite and husband Matt live in Fayetteville with Nate and Will. Our son Brad Cruse and wife Laura live in Little Rock with daughters Hanna, Caroline and Lily. Why did you choose Butterfield? The Cruses were just baby boomers in search of a spot for their new phase of life. Who’d have dreamed there’d be a place that cooks, cleans, does the lawn and buses to Razorback games? Mike and Susan thank the Lord daily for the privilege of being at Butterfield.
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The Home of Carolyn Krodell Carolyn Krodellâ€™s deluxe Village apartment is a perfect fit for her active lifestyle. Her two-bedroom, two-bath home is conveniently laid out, with plenty of storage, custom features, and a private patio. With its low maintenance and central location in the city, itâ€™s a match made in heaven. From her living room, Carolyn has a lovely view of the courtyard
Photos by Stephen Ironside
A porcelain ginger jar from Beijing, China
A Korean decorative plate with koi and lotus flowers is a great conversation piece
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Living Spaces The kitchen has custom countertops and a roomy pantry
Lenox china is on display in a cabinet that belonged to Carolynâ€™s grandmother
The master bedroom enjoys plenty of natural light, keeping Carolynâ€™s succulent plants colorful
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Alumni Association Seeks Photos for ‘Arkansas Everywhere’ The University of Arkansas Alumni Association is connecting with alumni and friends around the world through its Arkansas Everywhere membership drive. As part of the drive, alumni are invited to send photos of themselves wearing Razorback gear from wherever they are locally, nationally or internationally. So far, the association has received photos from places such as Guam, Mozambique, the Arctic Circle, Australia, San Francisco, Egypt, Cabo San Lucas and Shanghai. Participants are encouraged to join the Alumni Association or renew their memberships. Five dollars of every annual membership and $50 of every life membership is dedicated to need-based scholarships. You can participate by sending your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alumni Association is also re-launching its Hog Tales segment where alumni share stories about their personal experiences while attending the University of Arkansas. These can range from memories of your first time on campus, to when you met the person who became your significant other. Send your story, with photos to email@example.com or to the Arkansas Alumni Association, Attn: Hog Tales, 491 N. Razorback Road, Fayetteville, 72701. Hog Tales will be shared at arkansasalumni.org and on the Alumni Association’s social media pages.
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From right: Ron Stone, mom Sally, and wife Trina unveil commemorative seats at Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall.
Martha Westberg turns 90
Valentines Bobby and Doris Marks
BTV Residents Will Always Have Seats at the Show Butterfield resident Sally Stone and her late husband, Porter, have been lifelong fans of performing arts in Northwest Arkansas. They started attending frontrow performances at Walton Arts Center when it opened on Dickson Street in Fayetteville in 1990. As a tribute to their devotion and support over the years, Sally Stone and her family recently unveiled two commemorative chairs at Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall, one personalized in Sally’s name and the other in Porter’s.
Dorothy Seaton displays her Lladros
Sweethearts Chocolate Festival
Teresa and Gary Sosebee celebrate his retirement
Mitsy Kellem thanks Gary for his service
“Front row and center – my father loved being close to the action,” the couple’s son Ron Stone said. “I believe performers became accustomed to our entire family, and eventually just my parents, sitting at their kneecaps.” Audiences will continue to come and go at Walton Arts Center, but with the commemorative chairs in their names at Baum Walker Hall, Sally and Porter Stone will always have a seat at the show. 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Progress of BTV Construction
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Out & About
Baseball Season Ramps Up in Northwest Arkansas Spring is on its way, and that means it’s time to head out to the ballpark to cheer on your favorite baseball team. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals and the Arkansas Razorback baseball team are returning to the diamonds for plenty of action-packed play during the 2017-18 season. Grab a hot dog, popcorn or cracker jacks and enjoy one of America’s favorite traditions.
If you’re over fan over 55, join the Silver Sluggers Club for reserved seats to Monday home games, discounted food items and giveaways. Also on Mondays, Butterfield Trail Village provides free transportation to and from all Silver Slugger home games. Visit nwanaturals.com.
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
The Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team — or the Diamond Hogs — are currently back in action for their 21st season, which began Feb. 17 against the Miami University Redhawks.
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals return to Arvest Ballpark in Springdale for their season opener against the San Antonio Missions on Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. The Naturals, the Double-A affiliate of 2016 World Series champion Kansas City Royals, will play more than 70 home games this season. A visit to the state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark means more than great baseball. The Fireworks Spectacular shows illuminate the stadium skies on Friday evenings. Or bring grandkids along to the ballpark and they eat for free on Sundays.
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Arkansas Razorbacks Baseball
The Diamond Hogs’ 2017 schedule includes 15 home games during March and April at Baum Stadium on the University of Arkansas campus. Baum Stadium is now home to the largest video board in collegiate baseball. So whether you’re relaxing in the stands or socializing in the Hog Pen, you’re at one of the finest baseball venues the SEC has to offer. Visit arkansasrazorbacks.com.
Arts & Entertainment
Highlighted Happenings in NWA
Jazz Stars Shine Bright At Walton Arts Center
Walton Arts Center
If you haven’t been to the newly renovated Walton Arts Center, the upcoming lineup of exciting performances and events is the perfect reason. Jazz fans won’t want to miss the inspiring artists who are headlining this season’s Starrlight Jazz Series.
Etienne Charles Charles brings his ebullient trumpet sound, saturated with the flavors of the Caribbean to Walton Arts Center on Friday, March 10. He has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. Though originally from the island of Trinidad and Tobago, he fully understands the New Orleans trumpet tradition – which is evident in his trademark instrumental swagger. Justin Kauflin Trio The award-winning Justin Kauflin Trio takes the stage Saturday, April 15. Kauflin, who lost his sight when we was 11, was the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary Keep On Keepin’ On. Kauflin’s fame has continued to rise ever since. Oran Etkin On April 28, master of the sax, clarinet and bass-clarinet Oran Etkin presents What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman. Etkin and his all-star ensemble pay modern homage to the legendary “king of swing” and his 1930s quartet in a program that’s both respectful to its subject and adventurous in nature.
> Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage March 8-12 > Starrlight Jazz Series: Etienne Charles Creole Soul March 10 > Mnozil Brass: Cirque April 5 > Los Lobos April 14 > Starrlight Jazz Series: Justin Kauflin Trio April 15 > Starrlight Jazz Series: Oran Etkin What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman April 28 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org TheatreSquared > Intimate Apparel March 22 – April 16 For more info, visit theatre2.org Arkansas Public Theatre > Of Mice and Men March 31, April 1-2, 6-9 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org Arts Center of the Ozarks > To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday March 10-11 > Three Billy Goats Gruff March 14-18 For more info, visit acozarks.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art > Exhibition: Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations From the Mexican-American Border Through April 24 For more info, visit crystalbridges.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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Viswanathan Novels New Additions The Butterfield Library has two novels by author Padma Viswanathan, who is a professor of Creative Writing and Translation at the University of Arkansas. Viswanathan largely grew up and lived in Canada, with a life enriched by a good deal of world travel. Her award-winning book The Toss of a Lemon and the more recent The Ever After of Ashwin Rao both provide a great deal of distressing and inspiring insight into the world of Hindu social castes, customs and beliefs.
happen. The grandmother was an announcer and a television hostess of horror movies.
Other New Books
Three books share a German historical connection. A Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear is a novel about British heroine Maisie Dobbs who travels to prewar Nazi Germany to win the release of a relative of past political and military importance from a prison camp, and ends up agreeing to undertake a bit of spying for the British as well.
John Grisham’s The Whistler is a high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State, featuring strong and resourceful protagonist Lacy Stoltz who is investigating judicial misconduct in the Florida Panhandle.
Moonglow is the partly fictionalized biography of author Michael Chabon’s Jewish grandparents, who were heroic and colorfully eccentric. Grandfather was a World War II pilot, secret agent, and yet also an over-the-top prankster who planted live explosives on a Washington, D.C., bridge just to see what would
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The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding traces the 100-year history of a cottage by a lake in Germany through the people who lived there. Residents included wealthy Jewish landlords, a poor widow and her children, a composer of classical music, and even a member of the dreaded communist East German secret police, the Stasi.
In Fredrik Backman’s Swedish novel A Man Called Ove, people call Ove the bitter neighbor from hell. A curmudgeon who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his window, Ove has staunch principles, strict routines and a short fuse. But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and sadness.
Featured Village Events COMING IN MARCH MARCH 9 | 4pm BTV Foundation Meet & Greet: Photographer Edward C. Robison, III With several of his photographs adorning spaces at Butterfield Trail Village, the BTV Foundation has invited photographer Edward C. Robison, III, of Eureka Springs to share a selection of his new works exclusively with Village residents. Come hear Robison’s mission of inspiring people to connect to the spirit of the land through his photography. There will be a chance to sponsor additional pieces of Robison’s work to hang in other areas at the Village. For more information visit edwardrobisoniii.com.
“Inspiration Point Redbuds” by Edward C. Robison, III
MARCH 30 – APRIL 2 BTV VILLAGE TOURS – Oklahoma City: Frontier Country Now and Then with Ronnie Milsap in Concert Join us for our next BTV Village Tours getaway to Oklahoma City for a historic, star-studded taste of frontier country. See Remington Park Racetrack and Casino, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Experience the downtown Bricktown District, and cap off the experience with country music legend Ronnie Milsap in concert at the Civic Center Music Hall. Price is $899 per person and includes hotel, guided tours, attraction fees, Milsap concert, breakfast and transportation. Contact BTV Programs and Events at (479) 695-8003 or firstname.lastname@example.org. MARCH 10 | 11am Happy Anniversary Butterfield! Celebrate Butterfield’s 31st anniversary with a cookout at the Lodge followed by live entertainment and storytelling of Butterfield’s founders. ‘John Butterfield’ may even show up for questions about the pre-Civil War mail route and the challenges it faced. COMING IN APRIL APRIL 26 A Blue Angel in the Air and in Life David Varner is a former member of the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron’s Blue Angels. He’s accumulated more than 3,200 flight hours, 543 carrier landings and 72 combat missions. As the commanding officer of Naval Support Activity in Washington, D.C., he led a team of civilian and
“Black Bass Spillway & Light” by Edward C. Robison, III
military personnel in all aspects of strategic planning and daily execution required to secure six critical bases. Join David for an inspirational journey through his career and hear how he applied his extraordinary experiences as a naval pilot to his everyday life.
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Foundation News The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between December 22, 2016, and February 2, 2017, from the following donors:
BEAUTIFICATION FUND • Lottie Nast • Ruth Forsythe in honor of Mary Sims • Kenneth Steele and Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele in memory of Sam Escue • Sandra Lee Stumpf in honor of Kenneth Steele • Brenda Ghassemi in memory of Mary Sims • Douglas Sims Jr. in memory of Mary Sims • Robyn Sims VanZandt in memory of Mary Sims • Polly Lancaster in memory of Mary Carolyn Pendleton and Mary Sims • Tim & Judy Schatzman in memory of George Cook HEALTH CARE CENTER FUND • Gretchen Gearhart • George & Elinor Osborn in memory of Dr. Charles Edmondson LIBRARY FUND • Constance Nunnally • Carolyn Park in memory of Mary Carolyn Pendleton • George & Elinor Osborn in memory of Fred Vorsanger • Carolyn Park in memory of Dr. Charles Edmondson and George Cook • Penelope Culver in memory of Mary Carolyn Pendleton and Dr. Charles Edmondson • Genie Donovan in memory of Mary Carolyn Pendleton MEMORIALS • Shirley Chewning in memory of Mary Carolyn Pendleton, George Cook and Fred Vorsanger • Virginia Burdick in memory of Mary Carolyn Pendleton and Fred Vorsanger • Jack & Lorene Lejeune in memory of George Cook • June Colwell in memory of George Cook, Fred Vorsanger and Dr. Charles Edmondson • Gloria Mills in memory of George Cook • Jerry & Kay Brewer in memory of George Cook and Fred Vorsanger • Lewis and Donna Epley in memory of George Cook MOVING MADE EASY • Floy Lawson • Family of George and Betty Cook SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Ronald Younkin in memory of Thomas Davis • Ronald Younkin in honor of the BTV Maintenance Department • Ronald and Polly Hanson in memory of Mary Carolyn Pendleton, George Cook, Charles Edmondson and Jack Peters 20 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Beautification at Butterfield Throughout the years, Butterfield Trail Village has been known for its picturesque landscaping and natural green spaces. The recent growth of the Village has taken its toll on some of these areas, however, and in 2015 the BTV Foundation Help us reach our goal! launched a Beautification Campaign to restore and enhance our outdoor campus. FOUNDATION
Due to the generous donations of residents, board members and staff, $79,320 has been raised, and our goal of $150,000 is still within reach this year.
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$60,000 Please consider a one-time gift, $50,000 designating a $40,000 memorial, or $30,000 honoring an $20,000 individual with a $10,000 contribution to the Beautification Fund. As residents, staff and board it’s up to us to uphold the wishes of our founders by paying it forward.
With the money that has been donated so far, our North Courtyard was completely renovated and the results were better than I ever imagined. We plan to replicate that quality and look in our South Courtyard once the new Convocation Center is complete. The front entrance to Butterfield will also need attention following the construction. Our plan is to continue the green spaces and the natural aesthetic that is synonymous with BTV. Once again, thank you for your support of the Beautification Fund. Mike Jones President of BTV Foundation and Board of Directors
Meet Your Newest BTV Foundation Board Member Q&A with Diane Warren Q: Where did you grow up, and how long have you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? A: I grew up in Gunnison, Colo. It’s a small town close to Crested Butte Family Resort. I moved to NWA in 1998 when my husband took a job at the University of Arkansas. Q: Tell us about your profession. A: I am an attorney. I own The Warren Firm, PLC. I serve as an attorney for children in foster care. I also practice family law and handle probate and estate matters. Q: What is your academic background? A: I earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Colorado State University in 1986. I earned a master’s degree in Communication from CSU in 1991. I also have a graduate diploma in International Relations from the University of Lancaster in northern England, which I earned in 1989. I obtained my law degree from Indiana University – Bloomington in 1996. Q: Tell us about your family? A: My parents still reside in Gunnison. I’m married to Ron Warren, who is professor at the U of A. We have two children: Sam, 20, who lives in Fayetteville and Andrew, 17, who is a junior at Fayetteville High School. Q: Why is Butterfield important to you? A: BTV is important to me as a mission of my church, First United Presbyterian. As my parents have aged, I also have begun to become more aware of the services available for those who are transitioning into their later years and believe BTV offers a unique and valuable living arrangement. Q: When were you elected to the Board, and how did you come to serve? A: I was just elected to the Board in 2017. I was asked to serve by a member of my church.
Q: What do you feel potential residents need to know about BTV? A: I think potential residents should know how much love and support they will receive, not just from the staff onsite, but from Board members and the church communities that support and invest in Butterfield Trail. Q: Besides BTV, do you currently serve on any other boards or committees? A: I currently serve on the personnel committee at FUPC and am on the Board of Directors of the Fayetteville Area Community Foundation. I previously served on the Board of Directors for Community Emergency Outreach, on the Town and Gown Advisory Committee for the City of Fayetteville, as an Elder on the Session at FUPC, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Sequoyah United Methodist Church daycare. Q: Anything you’d like to say in summary? A: When people find out I’m from Colorado, they ask me what I’m doing in Arkansas and I tell them that this is a gem of a place to live and I feel lucky to have found it. It is my adopted home and the people here are my new family. I look forward to the many new relationships I know will grow out of this service.
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BTV Fall Prevention As we age, there is an increased risk of a fall. One in three adults over the age of 65 fall each year. But there is a silver lining to this statistic: falls are preventable. Here at Butterfield, it’s our goal to keep residents healthy, happy and independent. Since balance is a major indicator of fall risk, BTV offers a Fall Prevention class to improve overall fitness and balance. Offered Tuesday through Friday, the class gives residents a chance to work on static and dynamic balance, as well as increasing leg strength. There are techniques you can do on your own, too. Static balance is how long you can stay in a still position so this can be worked on at home through standing on one foot and holding onto a countertop if you need extra support. To improve dynamic balance, try walking and exaggerating the heel to toe strike as you walk. Leg strength can be attained through simple lunges, chair sit to stands and leg swings.
Meet Your BTV Staff NAME: Reuvina Holaway POSITION: I’m a Certified Nursing Assistant HOW LONG AT BTV: I’ve been at Butterfield for three years. DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: I assist residents in many different areas, for example with nail care, checking their blood pressure and with dressing. I also help the nurses with whatever they may need. THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB: What I like most about my job are the residents! I love meeting new people and building friendships.
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