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BETTIE LU LANCASTER SPRING RENEWAL Fresh Air and Sunshine
Getting to know Ginni Linton
OUT & ABOUT
Arvest Ballpark: Home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals
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From the President/CEO Spring is a ritual of hope and rebirth. Our Village has embraced this change by carefully nurturing our “Resident Mother Duck” and her nest. At the end of April, much joy and excitement ensued across BTV as 12 baby ducklings were hatched. Many pictures and videos were taken to celebrate the newest members of our family.
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
Coincidentally, the Village has started on its own rebirth as we embark on a three year plan to enhance our current facilities and amenities. As we commenced this project with the pouring of a foundation for our new Terrace Room, it was symbolic that our newest family members left their little imprints for all to see. Perhaps this is a sign that our ducklings are endorsing the changes and the rebirth of Butterfield.
RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION 2013 Council Members Ray Culver, President Ava Walker, Vice President Jo Anne Brown, Secretary Wade Burnside, Richard Chewning, Genie Donovan, Judy Doyle, Earl Eddins, Carl Kittrell, Jack Lejeune, Bobby Nell Templeton BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Dr. David Crittenden, Kyle Jenner, Bruce Johanson, Helen McElree, Tony Uth, Tom Verdery, Jim Webster, Lewis Epley, Truman Yancey (Foundation), Wes Murtishaw (emeritus)
Please take a moment to visit the ducks and walk around the campus as it blooms into Spring.
Ken 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 © 2013. All rights reserved. Produced by Vantage Point Communications [www.vpointcommunications.com] Printed in the U.S.A. 2 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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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.
Contents 4 Resident Profile Bettie Lu Lancaster: A Lifelong Learner 6 Village Newcomer Q+A Getting to Know Ginni Linton 6 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 7 Living Spaces Bettie Lu Lancasterâ€™s Village Home 8 Snapshots
10 Lunch & Learn 10 Readersâ€™ Poll What is your favorite spring flower? 11 Out & About Arvest Ballpark: Home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 11 Arts & Entertainment Select Community Event Listings 12 Library News 21 Novels You Need to Read 12 Bring On the Food Competition! Butterfield Trail Village is thankful for partners like Tyson Foods 13 Featured Village Events 13 Lifelong Learning with OLLI From the Arkansas Alumni Association
14 Wellness Spring Renewal 15 Wellness Benefits of Balance and Getting Outdoors 16 Nutrition Imported Food: How safe is it? 16 Foundation Report 17 Spotlight Financial Sustainability 18 Lodge Dining Menus 19 Spirituality The Butterfield Trail Village Monday Morning Bible Study
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Photo by Stephen Ironside
Bettie Lu Lancaster A Lifelong Learner Through her dedication to teaching, her love of democracy and her tireless hours of volunteerism, Bettie Lu Lancaster has touched many lives. With her gracious manner and devotion to her â€˜causes,â€™ Bettie Lu continues to leave her mark. 4 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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In 1929, Bettie Lu was born in Oklahoma City. Her Government and being involved in politics. A father, an attorney, and her mother, who was what longtime member of the League of Women Voters, they now call a stay-at-home mom, provided her Bettie Lu today remains very involved in the nonand her two sisters a happy childhood. Obviously partisan organization whose mission is to encourage a dedicated student, Bettie Lu attended Wellesley the informed and active participation of citizens College for women, a liberal arts college located just in the government and to influence public policy outside of Boston, Mass., and known through education and advocacy. to be one of the most academically When she first joined the League her challenging colleges in the country. boys were very young and it was a “I love the flexibility She continued her education at the welcome respite to have intelligent here — the choices University of Oklahoma where she conversations with other women. received her undergraduate degree Bettie Lu pointed out at that time — plus I have the in Economics. Later she took classes the volunteer opportunities were freedom to travel at Smith College, another prestigious much more interesting than the jobs institution, and then earned her M.A. available to women. This sparked and go and do.” in Political Science from the University her love of politics and solidified her of Arkansas in 1971 where she desire to teach in the field of political -Bettie Lu Lancaster embarked on a teaching career that science. would span the next 35 years. In addition to her League of Women Voters work, But rewinding back to the early 1950’s, during the Bettie Lu is also chairman of the Legislative Liaison ‘Mad Men’ days of ad agencies, Bettie Lu worked at Committee at Butterfield Trail Village. Right now the industry leader McCann Erickson Advertising her energy is directed toward the “bed tax” issue Agency in New York City. When asked if she on behalf of the Village as she and her committee watched Mad Men she shook her head, laughed work with legislators. She also takes advantage and said, “Heavens no. I’m not interested in the of many of the Village activities such as water least in seeing that.” But during those years she aerobics, bocce ball, game nights, Fulbright did become interested in something, or rather Fridays and the Fitness Center, as well as the Mud someone, else. At a wedding party in Short Hills, Creek Trail that adjoins her back yard. Outside New Jersey, Bettie Lu met the love of her life, Bill of Butterfield, Bettie Lu continues her passion Lancaster. One year later they wed and began a life for travel, taking one major trip a year that has together filled with adventure. included trips to Spain, Italy and last year to India, and of course, trips to visit her family. Her grown After working for a short time in Washington, DC, sons and their families are spread out across the Bettie Lu quit to start her family. When their three country: Bill, a fifth-generation lawyer, lives in boys — Bill, Bob and Stephen — were older and her New York; Bob, a chemist, lives in Wisconsin; and husband’s career brought them to Fayetteville, Bettie Stephen, the youngest, teaches at Oregon State. Lu finished her education and began teaching. In the early ‘70s, Bettie Lu became involved in a project Bettie Lu moved to Butterfield in August 2009. very dear to her – PITstop, later called Uptown She said the decision was easy and fully supported Alternative School, which served dropouts or at-risk by her kids. “I always assumed I would move here kids from the nine school districts in Washington someday. I’ve had lots of friends live here.” But County. When funding dried up in 1980, Bettie Lu it was the day Linda Priest (former Marketing returned to teaching at the U of A. Director) invited her out to see a Village Home that was available, that her decision was made. Bettie In 1985, Bill was awarded a Fulbright Professorship Lu said when she walked in and saw the light and and the Lancasters moved to China. For the next airiness she was sold. “I love the flexibility here — the year, Bill taught Federal Taxation and Bettie Lu choices — plus I have the freedom to travel and go taught American Government (to Communists) and and do.” She went on to rave about the food that English language speaking and listening. “It was an also includes a variety of choices and feels she eats interesting time to be in China,” she remembers. much healthier since her move to Butterfield. “Americans were popular and the Chinese students were anxious to work on improving their “Come while you can enjoy what all Butterfield has conversational language as they prepared to go to to offer” is her advice to those contemplating a the U.S. to pursue PhDs.” move here. “It is a great gift to your children plus you’ll enjoy yourself with so much to do and such Just a year after the Lancasters returned to the interesting people.” And most definitely, Bettie Lu States, at the age of 63, Bill died. 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Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Ginni Linton
“Who wouldn’t want to live in Fayetteville?!”
Anniversaries May Anniversaries Jerome Rose & Delores Burke
Bill & Ayleen Bequette
Connell & Dexter Brown
When did you move to Butterfield Trail Village? My move-in date was February 6, 2013. Where did you move from? Rural Marion County in north central Arkansas. What did you do before retirement? I guess I’m semi-retired, as I still do work as an abstracter. How many children do you have? I have my three married daughters: one in Lakeland, Tennessee; one here in Fayetteville; and one in Plano, Texas, with my grandsons…my boys. Why did you choose BTV? We initially visited for the holiday open house and found the campus beautiful, the staff wonderful, and Butterfield offered everything on my checklist, which was better for all. I also have family within 10 minutes of here. Do you have any hobbies? I love to sew, knit and cook, and now I have more time to do it. I enjoy watching all sports, especially the Razorbacks, a habit I learned from my late husband, Roy. What else would you like to share about living at Butterfield? I feel very comfortable here. Knowing that there is a good medical staff and security is a comfort to my family. I am enjoying the hospitality shown by the staff, and of course, the good food served in the comfortable setting of the dining room. My plan is to participate in more activities. 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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George & Bettie Cook
Calvin & Martha Berry
Jerol & Sally Garrison
Barry & Carol Mason
Bill & Alice Jones
Vance & Onita Elder
John & Marianne Brewer
Laurence & Joyce Masters
Jim & Diane Modisette
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Rada Carter Judy Robertson Lanny & Bonnie Ashlock Morriss & Ann Henry Evelyn McDonald Robert Burge
Bettie Lu Lancasterâ€™s Village Home It was love at first sight when Bettie Lu Lancaster saw her Village Home. The bright airiness as she walked through the front door is what sold her. With large windows overlooking an expansive backyard that is adjacent to the Mud Creek Walking Trail, Bettie Lu can relax in the comfort of her home or on her patio and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. The roomy living area is ideal for entertaining or hosting her committee meetings, and Bettie Lu claims sheâ€™s never had such a wonderful kitchen. The 1600 square foot floor plan also features a large master bedroom, two guest rooms (one Bettie Lu uses as her office) and two full baths. Conveniently located in the Village, Bettie Lu can easily walk to the Fitness/Wellness Center, Lodge festivities or her Sunday evening bocce ball games.
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Deb Sexton, Elsie Sexton and Ken Cormier
Judi Schenke and Gisela Nordmeyer
27th BTV Anniversary
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Delicious hors d’oeuvres welcome the celebrants
Turpentine Creek Faye Crowell, Janet Park and Linda Cravens
A Trip Down Memory Lane
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Lunch & Learn May 21st / June 20th / July 25th 11:30am to 1pm Find out why Butterfield Trail Village is premier retirement living: • Enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch • Learn about the history of Butterfield Trail Village • Visit with residents about life in the Village • Village staff will be available to answer questions • Optional tours after lunch Seating is limited to 16. Reservations are required. Call 479.695.8012 to RSVP.
Results from the March/April issue poll:
What color jelly bean is your favorite?
Last issue, Butterfield LIFE readers were asked about their favorite jelly bean color… Orange 18% Red 27% Pink 18% Black 27% Yellow 10% Congratulations to Mary John Jones – winner of a dinner for two at The Lodge.
NEW READERS’ POLL QUESTION...
What is your favorite spring flower? (please select one) Daffodil
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Please fill out this slip and leave at the BTV front desk or email to email@example.com by May 31st. One lucky reader will win DINNER FOR TWO at The Lodge! Results of the poll will be featured in the next issue of Butterfield LIFE.
Out & About
Batter Up! Arvest Ballpark: Home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings Around Town Walton Arts Center:
There’s nothing that says summer like a baseball game, and we’re lucky to be able to watch thrilling minor league ball right here in our backyard. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals play 70 home games from April through August. A Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, the Naturals play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark, located in Springdale. Northwest Arkansas Naturals and University of Arkansas Razorbacks fans have a combined rooting interest this year as former Diamond Hog and fan-favorite Brett Eibner returns to Washington County for his first Double-A season. But Opening Day wasn’t Eibner’s first visit to Arvest Ballpark. Drafted in the second round by the Royals in 2010, Eibner signed his professional contract at Arvest Ballpark on August 16 of that year. An afternoon or evening at the illustrious Arvest Park offers not only first-rate baseball but also fun and entertaining promotions such as baseball bingo and between-inning contests, plus the antics of the Naturals’ mascot, Strike. Of course, an integral part of a baseball game is the traditional hot dog and beverage. Arvest Park features that and so much more – from BBQ to burgers and a colossal selection of snacks. And you’ll definitely want to check out the Naturals’ gift shop for t-shirts, hats or memorabilia. Visit the website, nwanaturals.com, for information on season tickets and ticket plans plus up-to-date standings and statistics for the Naturals, as well as Arvest Ballpark information. Be sure and check out the Naturals Silver Slugger Club for special savings. You can also call (479) 927-4069 for ticket information.
> Delbert McClinton May 5 > Jayme Stone at Thorncrown Chapel May 6 > Three Penny Acre & Gregory Alan Isakov Trio at Cooper Chapel May 7 > The Price is Right Live! May 16 > SoNA: A John Williams Tribute Concert May 18 > War Horse May 22-26 > Scooby-Doo! Live Musical Mysteries May 28-29 > 13th Annual Art of Wine Festival June 13-15 > Artosphere Festival Orchestra: An Evening of Beethoven June 21 > Artosphere Festival Orchestra: Russian Masterpieces June 28 Both AFO concerts feature more than 80 premier musicians from around the world For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Rogers Little Theater: > Lombardi June 7-9 & 13-15 For more info, visit rogerslittletheater.org TheatreSquared: > Next To Normal Thru May 12 For more info, visit theatre2.org NOTE: This listing of select community A&E events is for informational purposes only; BTV may or may not be providing transportation to these – please refer to the monthly calendar or the Village bulletin board for transportprovided event listings.
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21 Novels You Need to Read Stories are what help us best understand why we are how we are. So after consulting people she admired and her own mental file, AARP Bulletin contributor Jacquelyn Mitchard compiled a list of only novels that she believes you really ought to read. Maybe you read these back in school or perhaps you only read the CliffsNotes version, but this summer is the perfect time to revisit or discover these classic literary works. 1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee 2. True Grit by Charles Portis 3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 4. Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor 5. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett 6. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty 7. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 8. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams 9. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
11. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 12. The Magus by John Fowles 13. In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway 14. Different Seasons by Stephen King 15. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 16. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 17. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris 18. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara 19. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner 20. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 21. Charlotteâ€™s Web by E. B. White
Bring On the Food Competition! Butterfield Trail Village is thankful for partners like Tyson Foods
In March, Butterfield Trail Village partnered with Tyson to educate and define Tysonâ€™s continued goals for good nutrition and sharing new product lines through cooking demonstrations and cookoff competitions. Following the success of the first event held on the Butterfield campus, the second series will be an all-out competition between teams consisting of Butterfield residents and staff, Tyson Food staff and University of Arkansas faculty. This event is scheduled to be held at Tyson Foods in June 2013, so look for the results in the next issue of Butterfield LIFE. 12 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Thanks to the following Tyson team members for their support of this series: Noel Ottaviano (Manager of Research and Development), Kenneth Over, Kristina Brenman, Shanna Ward, Cain Cavitt, Ryan Phillips, Neal Clark, Joyce Keller, Jeffrey Panas, Alejandra Bolanos-Montes, Rollena Bonner, FrancesMckinley, Kelly Thompson, Rick Luttrell, Mark Anderson, Karen Zarate, Tia Boyett, Vickie Rumbers, Janet Reed, Tyler Stobaugh, Monica Stewart and Kelli Barnes.
Featured Upcoming Village Events Tuesday, May 14-17 // Village Tours Presents: Cajun Country Crawl! Dis gonna be a trip not to miss! You are invited on a journey into Louisiana French-Cajun country. Enjoy rich culture, fun Cajun Zydeco music and amazing food. Visit Nottoway, the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion and our home away from home. It is a stunning historic plantation just south of Baton Rouge where amenities are varied and unique. “MaMa” Miller will be our Cajun-French tour guide for The Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center and The Acadian Village, where we’ll experience Cajun life through Creole and Mardi Gras workshops. A visit to St. Martinsville will include a stop at the Acadian Memorial Museum and The Evangeline Oak where the story unfolds about the French lovers, Evangeline and her lost love Gabriel, first introduced to poetry lovers in 1846 by American Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. There are too many other exciting adventures to mention here, so check out the informational flyer for more details at butterfieldtrailvillage.com. Departure: Tuesday, May
14. Return: Friday, May 17. $50 deposit due by May 6, 2013, with balance due May 10. Call (479) 6958003 for information. Tuesday, May 21 // Memorial Day Concert Tribute by Arkansas Winds Concert Band // 7:15pm // South Courtyard The Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing concerts to the Northwest Arkansas community and to providing a place for musicians to enhance their musical skills. The Winds have approximately 30 performances on record at Butterfield over the past 15 years. It is safe to say, they
are the best. Join the Village in a very patriotic tribute in the shaded South Courtyard of the Village. Cold drinks will be available and feel free to bring a lawn chair.
Free Admission. Thursday, June 6 // Easy Livin’ Summer Dance and Social // 6:30-9pm // North Courtyard Summertime and the livin’ is easy! We plan to take advantage of the lovely outdoors during this evening’s summer dance featuring a live band. The sun will set but the mood will rise, as a variety of music from the decades will have everyone tapping their toes. Dance partners from local dance schools will join the fun, so if you like to dance, you will have the chance. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. We hope you will enjoy gathering with friends and meeting new ones! Reservations for guests are required by calling 695-8003. Cost: $5 per guest.
Residents: No Charge. Tuesday, June 25 // Disney’s The Lion King Tulsa Performing Arts Center // Departure: 2:45pm Experience the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you’ll remember forever. Enjoy the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar-winning songs “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.” Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” Seating is limited. Reservations and payment of $65 per person are required by June 1, 2013 (non-refundable) through the receptionist at Butterfield. Dinner is your cost and we have reservations at Mexicali Border Café.
Lifelong Learning with OLLI From the Arkansas Alumni Association
Do you enjoy learning and meeting new people? Are you looking for a lifelong learning community that focuses on individual growth? If so, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas is great place to meet adults 50 and over who come together to share intellectual interests and make new friends. Courses and events cover topics ranging from the arts and global events, to history and health science, to today’s local and worldwide issues. Members of the Arkansas Alumni Association are eligible for a $40 membership with OLLI (normally $50), for renewals or first time members. And, Members of OLLI are eligible for one-year membership in the Arkansas Alumni Association for just $10. This is a great opportunity to grow and learn, and make new and exciting friendships. To find out how to become a member of the Arkansas Alumni Association, visit us online: join.arkansasalumni.org or call us at 575-2801. To learn more about OLLI, visit http://olli.uark.edu or call 575-4545. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Spring Renewal By Patricia Poertner, LSW Senior Director of Resident Services
“Breathing is important. If you aren’t breathing, you’re not going to be doing anything else either.” –Anonymous According to Annette Bromley, an expert contributor to helium.com, “Spring is a time of renewal, new beginnings, a fresh start not only for the earth but it has a marvelous effect on the human mind, our emotional state of being, our mental health.” Spring is such a welcome season because if follows the cold, dull gray days of winter that can literally cause our spirits to plummet. We may find ourselves in melancholy moods more often in winter because we can’t get out and enjoy the outdoors as often. We need some fresh air and sunshine to feel happy, even if we don’t realize it. As Ms. Bromley shared in her article, “…even 10 minutes a day in the sunshine and fresh air can give you a lift that will put a spring in your step and a song in your heart.” Since spring is finally here, there’s no reason to procrastinate about getting a healthy dose of fresh air and sunshine! So, what are some of the benefits of that fresh air you’ll be breathing? • Helps the airways of your lungs to dilate more fully and improves the cleansing action of your lungs • Helps to improve your heart rate, blood pressure and metabolic rate • Helps your immune system fight off disease more effectively • Soothes your nerves and leaves you feeling more refreshed and relaxed • Stimulates your appetite and will help your food to digest more effectively • Helps you sleep more soundly at night • Helps to clear your mind, improves your concentration and helps you to think more clearly • Alters your brain levels of serotonin, which helps to improve your mood and to promote a sense of happiness and well-being • Helps your body get rid of accumulated impurities • Helps to kill bacteria and viruses in the air, thanks to its rich oxygen content • Strengthens your immune system by supplying it with the oxygen it needs. 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Now that you know some of the positive effects of fresh air, let’s look at the negative effects of remaining inside and breathing stale air. If you are breathing in stale air, you may notice some of the following symptoms: Dizziness, nausea, headaches, fatigue and exhaustion, irritability, anxiety, depression, frequent fevers, colds or lung diseases. Doesn’t that make you want to run right outside and do some deep-breathing exercises? While you’re outside breathing that fresh air, you’ll also be soaking up a bit of sunshine. According to experts, short exposures to sunlight may provide many beneficial effects, which include strengthening the immune system, helping to speed the elimination of toxic chemicals, encouraging healthy circulation, positively influencing mood by elevating endorphins and serotonin levels in the brain leaving you with a renewed sense of well-being, stimulating vitamin D production in the body which increases calcium absorption and helps build strong bones, and more. But please remember that sunshine is best enjoyed in moderation. Never sunburn! Whether it’s the sunshine, the fresh air, or just watching our surroundings coming back to life after a long winter, there’s just something about spending time in nature that can enhance your mood. So, try to get outside (with sunscreen, of course) at some point each day. If you do, I expect that it will naturally put a little smile on your face!
Benefits of Balance and Getting Outdoors By Jennifer Neill, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator
The new balance equipment has arrived! Improving balance is like strengthening any other muscle – once you start working on it, your balance will improve! If you are interested in finding out how good your balance is today and taking steps toward improving your balance for tomorrow, then sign up for our new “In Good Balance” program.
outside replaces inactive pursuits with active ones, it might also mean more smiles.
The “In Good Balance” program: 1. To start the program, we will test your balance. 2. We will then give you a list of personalized balance exercises that are based on your initial assessment. 3. After 6 months, we will follow-up with you to make sure the exercises are working for you and we’ll re-test your balance to see what gains you have made. To get started, sign up at the front desk and we will call you to schedule a time. Spring is here! Spend time outdoors and reap the benefits! Spring is here. The outdoors beckons. “Heed that call and you’ll reap physical and mental health benefits,” reports a recent issue of the Harvard Health Letter. Here are five good reasons to get outdoors: Your vitamin D levels rise. Sunlight hitting the skin begins a process that leads to the creation and activation of vitamin D. Studies suggest that this vitamin helps fight certain conditions, from osteoporosis and cancer to depression and heart attacks. You’ll get more exercise. If you make getting outside a goal, that should mean less time in front of the television and computer, and more time walking and doing other things that put the body in motion. You’ll be happier. Light tends to elevate people’s moods, and there’s usually more light available outside than in. Physical activity has been shown to help people relax and cheer up, so if being
Your concentration will improve. Children with ADHD seem to focus better after being outdoors. It might be a stretch to say that applies to adults, but if you have trouble concentrating, outdoor activity may help. You may heal faster. In one study, people recovering from spinal surgery experienced less pain and stress and took fewer pain medications when they were exposed to natural light. Another study showed that the view out the window (trees vs. a brick wall) helped recovery in the hospital.
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Imported Food: How safe is it? By Kay Gay, RD/LD
The four main goals in this plan include:
While growing, canning and eating food from your own garden has seen a downturn over time due to population increases and urbanization, many new issues regarding food safety are surfacing. Today, an estimated 15 percent of food consumed in the U.S. is imported. Food products come into the country from more than 250,000 foreign food distributors located in approximately 200 countries. One concern is the difference in regulations for food safety that exists between the United States and other countries. To illustrate the issues involved in importing food, it is said that 45 percent of import-related food borne illnesses are tied to seafood. Unfortunately, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspects only 1 percent of seafood that enters the country. Of that 1 percent, 51 percent is rejected due to spoilage, physical abnormalities or pathogen contamination, making the quality of most imported foods suspect. In 2010, the law requiring a substantial revision of food safety procedures for domestic food production and imports, known as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law. It aims to ensure that our food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.
1. Ensuring the efficiency of FDA’s Foods and Veterinary Medicine program, which is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of FSMA. 2. Increasing the effectiveness of international food safety initiatives by monitoring their direct effects on public health. 3. Supporting the exchange of information between FDA and other foreign government agencies or other entities by tapping into the latest technologies that permit such sharing. 4. Enhancing technical assistance and capacity- building; this goal includes bolstering training of foreign food manufacturers and auditors, and pushes for universal lab testing techniques so that surveillance information can easily be shared from country to country. In the meantime, consumers can reduce the risk of consuming tainted foods by buying well-known brands, while reading their labels for the country of origin; purchasing fresh food from local markets; and buying seafood only from reputable vendors. Local growers are ramping up for the area’s Farmers’ Markets. The quality of fresh food in these markets has always been high as the demand is strong. Butterfield gardeners have also, for several years, produced delectable varieties of fruits and vegetables for our buffet line. See you at the market!
Butterfield Foundation Report
1923 EAST JOYCE BLVD., FAYETTEVILLE AR 72703 • (479) 695-8068 • firstname.lastname@example.org We are grateful for the gifts received between February 1, 2013 and March 31, 2013 from the following donors:
CONTRIBUTIONS Dorothy Reed, Jack & Lorene Lejeune, Oscar & Peg Leverenz, Ruth Sherman Forsythe, Richard Forsyth, Elsie Sexton, Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton, Shirley Johanson, Dixie Cole, Connell & Dexter Brown, Robert Merry-Ship, Elizabeth Howick, Harvey & Mary Mobbs, Jim Rieff, James & Margaret Hunt HONORS In honor of Billie Lein, Millie Wentz, Ben Schlegel and Charles Cotton: Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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MEMORIALS In Memory of Helen Dunlap: Jack & Lorene Lejeune, Shirley Johanson In Memory of Joe Bill Hackler: Jack & Lorene Lejeune In Memory of Dr. G.D. Jay: Dorothy Reed In Memory of Billie Lein: Ruth Sherman Forsythe, Richard Forsythe, Jack & Lorene Lejeune, Oscar & Peg Leverenz In Memory of Millie Wentz: Jack & Lorene Lejeune, Dixie Cole In Memory of Charles Cotton: Jack & Lorene Lejeune, Connell & Dexter Brown In Memory of Ben Schlegel: Elsie Sexton, Richard Forsythe, Ruth Sherman Forsythe, Robert Merry-Ship, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Rieff
Financial Sustainability The Bedrock of a CCRC
By Debbie White, Chief Financial Officer Financial sustainability is the bedrock of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Butterfield Trail Village has key indicators in place that assist us in determining that pricing, costs and cash flow from operations are in balance to the needs of the Village to maintain marketability. A CCRCâ€™s Chief Financial Officer must financially evaluate services offered and costs to the resident and facilities, for our current residents and to attract new residents. These are major drivers of our success. Financial success is dependent on several measures that my office tracks on a monthly basis. The Finance Committee of the governing board reviews net operating margin, net operating margin-adjusted, operating margin, days cash on hand, debt service coverage, age of plant, and occupancy rates monthly to trend the operations of the business to budget and prior years. Benchmarks in the industry can be used for comparison to have external comparisons to our historical, current and budgeted operational performance. Butterfield rates high compared to others in the industry in our operating and cash flow indicators this year. Our board has adopted a 3-year plan to maximize our potential in the
In memory of Troy Ryan: Elizabeth Howick, Harvey & Mary Mobbs, Jack & Lorene Lejeune, James & Margaret Hunt In Memory of Mary Schaller: Elizabeth Howick, Jack & Lorene Lejeune In Memory of Lou Thomas: Richard Forsythe, Ruth Sherman Forsythe, Elizabeth Howick, Dorothy Reed In Memory of Clarence Young: Dorothy Reed MOVING MADE EASY (MME) Thomas & Judith Schatzman, Bill McFerson, Nelda Farthing
areas of healthcare, wellness, dining services and common areas. In April, Clifton Larson and Allen audited our Village as is required yearly. Those findings will be presented to our Board of Directors in May and will be available for residents, future residents and families in late June. A copy of the audit will be available at the Village front desk.
FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kathy Ball, President Jeff Williams, Vice President Lyle Gohn, Treasurer Therese Pendleton, Secretary Walt Eilers, Theresa Ewing (BTV Board), Read Hudson, Bill Shackelford, Truman Yancey Please notify us at (479) 695-8068 for information or additions/corrections.
Your gifts contribute to the sustainability of programs and services of the Village for you, your friends, families and loved ones now and in the future. Gift envelopes are available in the Business Office and at the receptionistâ€™s desk, or you can reach the Foundation Executive Director at (479) 695-8068. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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LODGE DINING MENUS LUNCH
Soup of the Month
Grilled Coconut Rum Shrimp On skewers and served with rum sauce $3.50
Sandwiches Philly Steak Sandwich Roast beef, peppers, onions and Swiss cheese on a hoagie roll $7 BBQ Chicken Wrap Fried breaded chicken tenders with slaw, tomatoes and red onions in a tomato-basil wrap $7 Grilled Portabella Sandwich Portabella mushrooms with lettuce, tomato and red onion on an onion roll $7 1/2 Sandwich & Choice of Two Side Items $7 1/2 Sandwich & Choice of One Side Item $5 Other Items Orange Chicken Stir Fry* Sweet orange sauce and orange sections with veggie stir fry, served over white rice $7 Kabobs* Sausage, zucchini and apple kabobs with honey mustard sauce $7 *Option available with one side Dessert Apple-Butter Baby Cakes $3.50 All sandwiches are served with your choice of Sweet Potato Fries, French Fries, House Salad, Caesar Salad, Fruit Salad or Cup of Soup *Additional Side: $1.50
Soup Chicken Leek Salads Caesar Salad With Parmesan crisps and grilled crostinis House Salad With choice of dressing Entrées Steak Au Poivre A peppered filet with lemon butter and Worcestershire sauce, served with Italian rice (risotto) and herbed hericot vert $17.50 Pork Loin Pesto stuffed pork loin with a plum sauce, served with roasted red pepper polenta and three-cheese cauliflower $14 Grilled Chicken Served with fresh asparagus and tomato linguini with cognac sauce $10.50 Grilled Salmon Topped with anchovy-butter, red skin baked potatoes, sautéed squash and zucchini, with herbed peppercorn vinaigrette $14 Fresh Bread served on Table Entrées served with your choice of Caesar Salad, House Salad or Soup Dessert Vanilla Roasted Peaches With ice cream $3.50
Reservations are available through the front desk or by calling (479) 442-7220, Ext. 0 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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The Butterfield Trail Village Monday Morning Bible Study Written in Honor of Mary Jay and Elaine Walsh
Over sixteen years ago four women - two of whom are still active - began a Bible study at Butterfield. Over the years the study group grew and was meeting the needs of 45 + women from more than twelve different denominations, including, of course, women from the five churches that founded and sponsor BTV. Three years ago the women voted to allow a man to attend their study after he asked if he could come to their “Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study.” About two years ago the group changed their name to the “Monday Morning Bible Study,” inviting any who wanted to attend. The records show that over 65 individuals are now attending. Since the Bible study was opened to all residents and their guests, the group has engaged in four studies: The transcendent and moral attributes of God; The book of John; The book of Romans; and currently studying the book of Acts. The Transcendent and Moral Attributes of God. Not every student of the Bible separates God’s attributes into different categories, as those listed here. But in this study they were, as follows: God’s Transcendent Attributes - aseity; spirit; eternal; life; infinite; light; invisible; omnipresent; omnipotent; immutable; and omniscient (perhaps the most difficult attribute of all to comprehend). God’s Moral Attributes – holy; wise; compassion; wrath; good; just; righteous; mercy; patient; love; and sovereign. The Book of John. John states in the text two fundamental purposes for the gospel. The first is found in John 1:18 “No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom
of the Father, He has explained ( Gk: exegeomai; Eng. “exegeted”) Him.” What does this mean? It implies, if someone asks, “What is God like?” the best answer would be, “Let me introduce you to Jesus Christ for he is the exact representation of God.” And in John 20:30-31 we read, “Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples...but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.” There is no other book in the Bible that so clearly sets forth the reality that if one grasps the divinity of Christ they will also comprehend the nature of God, and His love for them. Christ came to die for us and thereby redeem us. Romans. God’s active will (what He does) and His decretive will (what He wills to permit); His omniscience; His sovereign rule over everything great and small; and His grand purpose of redeeming a chosen people as Christ’s inheritance are all contained in this letter, revealing the awesome glory of God. And the Bible study attendees coming from so many different theological backgrounds were challenged by the study but were fulfilled by it. Acts. The study of Acts is currently underway. It is the record of how the Father’s and Christ’s Spirit began to unpack the revelation of the “Gospel Message” that had been contained in the old wine skins (Old Testament) and was now being explained more fully and explicitly in the post-resurrection era of the new wine skins (New Testament). It is a “fun” study. Those who faithfully attend find the time of study a blessing. All are invited. Please attend.
Featured in each issue of Butterfield LIFE is a guest article related to spirituality and the ongoing connections between Butterfield and its five sponsoring churches: First United Presbyterian, Central United Methodist, First Christian, St. Paul’s Episcopal and First Baptist. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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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.