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PROFILE

Jerry Rose UA News:

Golden Grad Luncheon

Out & About: Summer Music Festivals

Board Member Q&A: Getting to Know Jim Webster

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From the President/CEO Growing up on a farm, you develop a profound sense of the seasons and all the opportunities and potential dangers each one brings. Spring, probably my favorite time of the year, is finally here. The trees are budding, the grass is turning green, and the gardens are beginning to grow. Many of us think of spring as bringing storms. While Mother Nature rightfully should be given our respect, spring is a time for renewal. It’s almost as if life begins anew.

Quintin Trammell President & 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 2015 Council Members Larry Masters, President Judy Robertson, Vice President Ardith Wharry, Secretary Richard Wharry, Secretary Pro Tem Ray Culver, Immediate Past President Ron Hanson, Jim Hunt, Mary John Jones, Carol Sonnenberg, Ruth Ann Rowden, Phil Wilson, Genie Donovan, Steve Neuse, Larry Hanley, Bill Shook 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 Truman Yancey, Foundation Member Steve Gunderson, Legal Counsel Kyle Jenner, Board Emeritus

Butterfield’s new Aquatic Center, and the North Courtyard at the center’s entrance, have experienced a re-birth and are now open. If you have not been able to enjoy this wonderful new facility, please make plans to take a swim, use the new exercise equipment or enjoy one of the many fitness classes soon. The Aquatic Center’s spa and salon will soon open, too. The North Courtyard beautification project is a wonderful new upgrade to our campus. Spring is also a great time to connect with your Butterfield board members. One way is by reading Butterfield LIFE magazine, which features a Q&A with a different board member each issue. Pictures of board members, along with those of BTV leadership staff and foundation board members, and are located in the main hallway across from the mailboxes. We hope this allows you to put a face with a name. Take time to meet the individuals who are working hard to serve you and ensure Butterfield is a great place to live and work. To help ensure our board members are accessible, we’ve begun scheduling board member dinners with residents. Residents may sign up for these board member dinners with the BTV executive assistant. The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is also growing this spring. The foundation helped with the cost of the new North Courtyard, and additional beautification projects are being developed. Residents are also to be thanked for donating to the beautification projects happening around campus. Spring is a time of renewal and re-birth. We hope you are able to enjoy all that Butterfield has to offer during this great time of year. Quintin Trammell President & CEO

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 © 2015. All rights reserved. Produced by Vantage Point Communications [www.vpointcommunications.com] 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 Profile Jerry Rose 6 Village Newcomers Getting to Know Wes & Martha Smith 6 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 7 Living Spaces The Home of Glen and Martha Fincher 8 Snapshots

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10 Grand Opening Snapshots New Aquatic and Assisted Living Centers 12 Golden Tower Graduates Alumni to be Honored at BTV 13 Out & About Summer Music Festivals 13 Arts & Entertainment Select Community Event Listings 14 Library News 14 Featured Events 15 Founding Churches Central United Methodist Church 16 UA Resistence Training Study 17 BTV Beautification Campaign

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18 Foundation Report 19 Meet Your Village Board Getting to Know Jim Webster

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Profile

Photos by Beth Hall

Jerry Rose The baby blue ‘56 Chevy peeking from Jerry Rose’s Butterfield Trail Village garage is the first clue this resident knows a true classic icon when he sees it. With white seats and lots of chrome, Rose’s unrestored Chevy 210 is a symbol, an unchangeable icon of time and place. An anthropologist who’s worked at many of the oldest archeological sites in the Middle East, Rose is acutely aware of symbols and icons. For 25 years, he’s excavated tombs at ancient burial sites, making at least 40 research expeditions to Egypt since 1990. His work excavating skeletal remains in Jordan from 1995 to 2007 helped the University of Arkansas found its prestigious King Fahd Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Every summer since 2007, Rose has taken UA students to Egypt for field study of a commoners cemetery at Tell Amarna – an extensive archeological site of an ancient capital city of the late 18th Dynasty.

There are rugs woven by villagers in Jordan, and daggers from Afghanistan, Iran and Syria. There are also religious keepsakes that Rose and his wife, Dolores, purchased while visiting churches in the Middle East while she was alive. Dolores died last April.

You might think a seasoned traveler and researcher such as Rose who has excavated archeological sites across the world would have his own personal collection of rare artifacts tucked away in his home. But Rose is not an avid collector. Instead, he has thoughtfully and deliberately curated his Butterfield Trail Village cottage with simple but exotic treasured mementos he’s acquired over the years, representing a lifetime of experiences that he holds near and dear.

The baby blue icon in Rose’s garage may be one of his most coveted – one he’s wanted since he was a teenager. When his father sold the family’s ’56 Chevy before Rose was able to drive, he consoled himself with model versions of them.

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“An icon is a symbol to remind you for generations to come,” The 67-year-old Rose explained recently from his Village cottage during a break from field research. “Icons aren’t necessarily great works of art, but they represent something important. An icon always stays the same and doesn’t change over time.”

It was only last year in 2014 that a friend, who is a Butterfield resident, told Rose about a vintage Chevy for sale that might just be perfect for a person with such fond memories of such a great car. The friend,


Dan Griffin, connected Rose to the seller on eBay, and the purchase was made. Rose’s dream car was delivered to his BTV cottage from Terre Haute, Ind., on April 18, 2014. “That’s one of the nice things about Butterfield,” Rose said. “If you have an interest in something particular, or you have a problem, there’s always someone else here who likes what you do, or who offers to help.” Originally from Boston, Rose earned an undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1969. Specializing in dental anthropology, Rose received his Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Massachusetts in 1973. He taught for three years in Birmingham, Ala., before joining the faculty at the University of Arkansas in 1976. Rose has been excavating tombs and burial sites since college, conducting skeletal and dental research at mortuary sites in the Lower Mississippi Valley and TransMississippi South areas of the U.S., and working with both prehistoric and historic skeletal samples. Many times over the years, Rose has been called to assist the Arkansas medical examiner’s office in identifying skeletal remains as part of death investigations. Early on, Rose heard a profound calling to “study ancient people and tell their stories.” One of his life’s turning points came in 1989. While at the University of Arkansas, Rose was asked to give a lecture in Cairo. “I fell in love with Egypt, the people and with Cairo as a city, and I decided to move my focus in that direction.” he said. He fell in love again in 1991. While on a fellowship at Cambridge University’s Wolfson College to study Egyptology, Rose met Dolores Burke, an administrator at Duke University on sabbatical in England studying international education at Cambridge’s Lucy Cavendish College. Again, it was a mutual friend who made an introduction. Jerry and Dolores married shortly after they met, and became research partners. They have a daughter together, Charlotte, who lives in Virginia with her daughters, Sarah and Taylor.

After Cambridge, Rose joined a Dutch/Russian excavation at the site of Egyptian temple dating back to the earliest times of the pharaoh. While restoring the ancient temple, an adjacent cemetery with graves had been uncovered, and archeologists were called in to painstakingly excavate. Rose was one of them. While working in Jordan, Rose and Dolores would live in Fayetteville during the school year. When the second semester was over, they’d spend summers in Jordan in an apartment they rented there year-round. An esteemed colleague first introduced Rose and Dolores to the idea of living at Butterfield Trail Village. The Roses had a home in Fayetteville and would occasionally walk by the 44-acre campus on the trail. Charles McGimsey, who was the founding director of Arkansas Archeological Survey, was living at Butterfield at the time, and invited the Roses to see for themselves all BTV has to offer. The Roses liked what they saw, and decided to join the BTV Carriage Club in May 2009. They began dining at The Lodge occasionally and attending various programs and events. It wasn’t long before they moved into their cottage at Butterfield Trail Village, arriving on Aug. 1, 2009. Nowadays, Rose divides his time between expeditions and staying local. One of his favorite amenities right now at BTV is the 24-hour library, where he can drop in anytime he wants. (Just last week he picked up the latest series of Louise Penny mystery novels.) Being steps away from the Fayetteville trail system and Razorback Regional Greenway is a great plus, too, and Rose rides those trails on a recumbent tricycle. Currently, Rose is gearing up to join a British expedition on an archeological dig in Amarna, Egypt. He’s been taking groups of qualified UA students there for fieldwork each summer since 2007. They’ll be digging at a site in the desert where archeologists have worked since the 19th century. Rose leaves with 10 students on May 17, and they’ll return to Arkansas in mid-June. “It will be hard and meticulous work,” Rose said. “But with this work is the constant discovery of new things. The fascinating discovery of new things and a constant search for knowledge.” BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Village Newcomer Q+A

Getting to Know Wes & Martha Smith

Anniversaries May Anniversaries Bill & Ayleen Bequette

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Lanny & Bonnie Ashlock

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June Anniversaries

When did you move to Butterfield? We moved to Butterfield in February of 2015. Where are you from? We are from Fayetteville and prior to that lived in Little Rock. Martha is a native of New Mexico. Wes was born and raised in the Oklahoma panhandle.

George & Bettie Cook

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Leland & Betty Tollett

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Joe & Dorothy Selzer

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Barry & Carol Mason

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Jerol & Sally Garrison

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Bill & Alice Jones

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Gene & Emogene McKee

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Seth & Margaret Young Jim & Susan Rieff

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Vance & Onita Elder

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What did you do before your retirement?

Lyle & Sue Gohn

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Wes worked in pharmaceutical sales for Bristol-Myers Squibb, while Martha was a homemaker.

Dick & Anne Booth

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Jim & Diane Modisette

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Do you have children/grandchildren?

Bill & Diane Breazeale

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Larry & Joyce Masters

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We have two children and four grandchildren. All the grandchildren are grown; the three boys have finished college, and the lone girl is a senior in college. Why did you choose Butterfield? Martha’s parents previously lived at the Village and it was a wonderful place for them. They lived here for nearly 16 years. They were very fond of Butterfield.

New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Marge Branch Leland & Betty Tollett

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Living Spaces

At Home with the Finchers Since retired Drs. Glen and Martha Fincher moved into their new apartment in early 2015, they’ve created a living space that is styled in bright, easy elegance. The Finchers were drawn to the open, airy floor plan of their twobedroom Grand apartment, which has two private balconies, a full-sized kitchen appliances and spacious storage. Breezy white sheers in the windows create a cool, serene effect throughout the home, while a warm gray carpet provides texture. Accents in blue velvet and lime green add character and create a crisp style. Touches of yellow, which Martha carried over from their prior home, are the perfect way to add a splash of sunshine to the dÊcor.

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Snapshots

U of A Farmhouse chapter enjoys a meal in appreciation of their community service at BTV

Mudbugs Cajun Band

Cajun Crawl

Garvin Gardens tour in Hot Springs, Ark.

Alice Jones, Riki Stamps and Helen Hannah

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Gene Tweraser, Don Hayes, John Robinson, Andy Lucas and Lloyd Seaton have all participated in Hogeye Marathons

Don Hayes trained for months and finished the Hogeye

Continuing the Beall Legacy

John and Sally King enjoy the Tyson Art Collection

Artist Ginger Geyer, who led the art tour, and her mother, Earlene Henry, share lunch

Longtime resident Pat Beall brought a lilac trimming with her from her homestead nearly a decade ago in hopes it would take root and be of joy to her and her fellow BTV residents. After much love and care, her efforts paid off. BTV Horticulture Specialist Missy Evans said she and Mrs. Beall were both concerned that the clipping might not take hold, but it flourished and continues to grow each year. Thanks to the forethought of the horticulture staff, the lilac bush was protected during construction of the Assisted Living Cottage and is now in the ALC’s west garden. Evans recalls that every spring, Mrs. Beall would visit the lilac bush until her passing last year. Bob and Pat Beall were founding members of BTV and cared so much for this community. This lovely reminder is another example of the legacy so many of our residents leave behind for future BTV generations to enjoy. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Butterfield Celebrates Two New Major Facilities Grand Opening of Aquatic Center and AL Cottage Coincide with BTV’s 29th Anniversary BTV celebrated its 29th anniversary with the opening of two new multi-million dollar facilities on its 44-acre campus: a $2.4 million state-of-the-art Aquatic Center with heated pool, fitness and spa facilities, and a $2.8 million Assisted Living Cottage, which completes the continuum of care for Village residents while providing all the comforts of home.

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Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce President Steve Clark and Butterfield Foundation President Mike Jones spoke at a grand opening reception on March 10 following a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. Attendees then had the opportunity to tour both of the new facilities.


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UA News

Alumni Association Hosts Golden Grad Luncheon Longtime UA Alumni to be Honored at BTV Every year, the University of Arkansas’ Senior Walk inspires many students to follow in the footsteps of graduates who have come before them. This longstanding tradition of carving the names of graduating seniors onto concrete sidewalks at the UA campus dates back to 1905. In June, the Arkansas Alumni Association, in partnership with Butterfield Trail Village will honor those “golden” graduates whose names are etched in stone at the university’s flagship campus. The Alumni Association is hosting the Golden Graduate Luncheon on Tuesday, June 2, at The

Lodge at Butterfield Trail Village. UA alumni who graduated at least 50 years ago will be recognized at this special luncheon being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brandy Cox, executive director of the Alumni Association, will induct the graduates into the UA’s Golden Tower Society and present them with a Golden Tower Society pin, certificate and 50-year medallion. Currently, about 50 BTV residents qualify for this wonderful recognition from the Alumni Association. As these graduates celebrate the 50 years since they donned their college cap and gown, the Alumni Association hopes they will continue the tradition of membership in the Arkansas Alumni Association. Membership makes a great gift and connects graduates to their alma mater, whether they graduated decades ago or will graduate in May. Visit join.arkansasalumni.org to learn more.

Deb Euculano presents a Golden Grad with her Golden Tower Society medallion last fall.

Fulbright Friday: All the Flutes on Stage with Dr. Ronda Mains Fulbright May 15 Friday Get ready for a delightful afternoon of music education when flutist Dr. Ronda Mains presents All Flutes on Stage for the May Fulbright Friday program. Mains is a professor of Flute and Music Education at the University of Arkansas, and she chairs the UA Department of Music. Mains has performed both solo and chamber music nationally and abroad. She is principal flutist with the North Arkansas Symphony and performs with Lyrique Quintette — a UA faculty wind

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For more information about the Golden Tower Society, contact Deb Euculano, associate director of program development, at deuculan@uark.edu or (479) 575-2801.

wood ensemble — the Cholthichanta/Mains Duo, and the Zephyr Trio. An advocate of contemporary music, she’s involved in commissioning and recording new works with her chamber groups. Join us on May 15 for this enjoyable presentation on the account of multiple older flutes. Mains will also play a number or two.


Summer Music Festivals in Northwest Arkansas The 2015 Artosphere Festival Orchestra & Opera in the Ozarks 2015 Summer Season In its fifth year, the Artosphere Festival Orchestra returns as part of the much-awaited 2015 Artosphere Festival. Under the baton of acclaimed Music Director Corrado Rovaris, AFO is comprised of more than 80 musicians from prestigious ensembles, orchestras and music programs around the world. They will gather in the Ozarks this summer for three special performances – each a professional music-making experience that is unique to this year’s Artosphere Festival. For more information visit artospherefestival.org, or call (479) 443-5600. Earth Soundling June 19, 7:30 p.m. Walton Arts Center Featuring symphonic works by Edvard Grieg, Bernie Krause & Richard Blackford, and Carl Nielsen. Tickets: $10-$25

Live From Crystal Bridges: Transfigured Night June 24, 8 p.m. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art A special concert being broadcast live on KUAF 91.3 FM public radio. Tickets are limited: $40

Bold Spirit – The Best of Beethoven
 June 27, 8 p.m. Walton Arts Center Featuring pianist Pietro de Maria playing Piano Concerto No. 1, and the quintessential, Symphony No. 5. Tickets: $10-$25

Opera in the Ozarks is proud to present its 2015 Summer Season featuring 22 performances of three operas, fully staged and costumed with orchestra, and the exceptional voices of tomorrow’s operatic stars. The 2015 season, which also marks Opera in the Ozarks’ 65th anniversary, begins Friday, June 19 and runs through Friday, July 17. This year’s repertoire features three exciting operas: Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, the tale of a Parisian courtesan who gives up the man she loves to save his family’s reputation; Gioacchino Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella), a variation of the traditional fairy tale with a gold-digging step family and a lost bracelet instead of a slipper; and Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, one of the grandest and most expressive of 19th century French operas. For 2015 season performance dates, times and locations, please visit opera.org, or call (479) 253-8595.

Out & About Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings Around Town

Walton Arts Center: > Michael Feinstein’s Sinatra Centennial May 7 > Timber! Presented by Cirque Alfonse May 14-15 > The Gruffalo’s Child Presented by Tall Stories May 16 > Kathleen Madigan Madigan Again May 16 > Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet June 16 > The Artosphere Festival Returns! June 16-27 > Opera in the Ozarks 2015 Summer Season June 19 - July 17 > AFO Brass & Winds June 23 > Dover String Quartet June 26 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Rogers Little Theater: > The Other Place May 1-3, 7-10 > Magic Bird Multiple dates in June (Tickets go on sale May 1) For more info, visit rogerslittletheater.org TheatreSquared: > 2015 Arkansas New Play Festival June 18-28 For more info, visit theatre2.org NOTE: This listing is for informational purposes only; Please refer to the monthly calendar or the Village bulletin board for confirmed transport-provided event listings.

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Library News

Romance, Mystery or Both? Romance and mystery are vying for first place in the new books section of the Butterfield Trail Village Library, where you can find the following new nonfiction titles: Prodigal Son by the grand dame of romance herself, Danielle Steel, who departs from her traditional romances to tell this brilliant, suspenseful story of suspicion, betrayal and a life-anddeath struggle for survival. Twin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but returns twenty years later to a reunion between brothers that exposes both good and evil. Mixing history with romance, Kristen Hannah’s novel The Nightingale is set in 1939 France with the separation of Vianne and Antoine Mauriac who is leaving to fight for his country. This World War II novel details the life of two women holding down the home front in a Nazi occupied country. Vianne is forced to share her home with the enemy, while her 18-year-old sister joins the Resistance. Butterfield “Hot Wheels” Vintage Car Show and Cookout Featured May 6 | 5-7:30pm Events Butterfield Trail Village will host the “Hot Wheels” Vintage Car show and Cookout on the lawn and parking lot of The Lodge. Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and all the delicious sides will be served to the rip-roaring rhythm of live music. Car clubs from across Northwest Arkansas, BTV resident families and Village staff are all invited to bring their vintage cars (trucks and motorcycles, included!) to this fun summer event. Share the enthusiasm as these show-stopping classic cars and trucks motor onto the lot. Guests are asked to bring photos of their family’s vintage vehicles as part of a display. Motorized vintage vehicles will be eligible for prizes, too! The Village Flamingo Casino and Dance Club June 4 | 6-8pm

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Philippa Gregory takes romance to Yorkshire, England in the spring of 1475 with the novel The Kingmaker’s Daughter, a gripping story of the daughters of Richard Neville Earl of Warwick – the most powerful magnate in fifteenthcentury England, also known as the “Kingmaker.” Without a son and heir, the Kingmaker uses his daughters Anne and Isabel as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. In this novel — her first sister story since the wildly popular The Other Boleyn Girl — Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women. New thriller The Assassin is part of author Clive Cussler’s bestselling Isaac Bell series. As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn.

Pink Flamingo Hotel and Casino was opened by mobster Bugsy Siegel. Guests who dress Vegasshow style or in gangster wear will be eligible for prizes. You also never know which famous guests might show up! Village Tours Presents: Go Northwest, My Friend! July (date TBD)

Butterfield Trail Village is pleased to present the next installment of its popular Village Tours group travel excursion series. Go Northwest, My Friend! is an exceptional week-long journey to the Portland, Ore., area of the Pacific Northwest. Take in all the highlights and wonder of the city before hopping aboard the Queen of the West for a river excursion along the epic route pioneered by Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago. Queen of the West offers an intimate atmosphere with multiple lounges and cozy staterooms – each with fantastic views of the river and the rich tapestry of wine country. Enjoy freshly prepared regional cuisine, local wine varietals and the personalized service as we travel from Portland to Clarkston, Wash. For more details, contact the BTV Programs and Events office at (479) 695-8003, or rstamps@btvillage.org.


Founding Churches

Central United Methodist Church Making Christ Central to Life

This is the fourth in a series on the five area churches that founded Butterfield Trail Village in 1986 – Central United Methodist, First Christian, St. Paul’s Episcopal, First United Presbyterian, and First Baptist. Over the past century, Central United Methodist Church has been as much of a part of the fabric of Fayetteville as has the iconic Dickson Street, the historic downtown square and the nearby University of Arkansas. Today, Central United Methodist’s congregation includes more than 4,000 members across the city and region who support the church’s motto of “Making Christ Central to Life.” In its long and storied history, the church has had several name changes, spawned several new congregations around Fayetteville, had 51 senior pastors and built and remodeled a number of buildings from the ground up. Its history dates back to the early frontier days when a group of residents signed a charter for the Fayetteville Methodist Church in 1832 in the log cabin home Lodowick Brodie, south of the downtown square. The Brodies then bought a lot for $54 on what is now West Center Street and donated the land for a church. In 1874, the church became a “station” church, and a great religious revival began with months of preaching and many conversions, prompting its membership to swell to nearly 200. Following the unification of the three leading branches of Methodism in 1939, the church was named Central Methodist Church. In 1953, and in an effort to accommodate its growing congregation of 1,700, the church built an imposing New England Colonial-style sanctuary located at its current location on Dickson Street and East Avenue. The footprint of the new sanctuary — which had to be rebuilt after fires in 1969 and 1973 — was built in the shape of a cross, with the nave and chancel area forming the upright part, and the transepts forming the cross arms.

The next decades were a time of growth for the church, which by then had been renamed Central United Methodist Church. It began acquiring various downtown properties and took on new constructions projects, including building the 32,500-square-foot Student Ministries Building at Lafayette and Highland streets, and a 215-space, four-floor parking deck along Lafayette. Both opened in 2008. Today, Central United Methodist’s membership exceeds more than 4,250 people. The church serves adults, children, students, visitors, those who are hurting, and more through a number of ministries and outreach initiatives in Fayetteville and beyond. Central United Methodist provides a staple of worship services each week for those who want to encounter God through scripture, music and an encouraging word. The classic Sunday morning service is held at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary, featuring traditional hymns sung by choir and accompanied by the organ or piano. The contemporary Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. features the electric guitar, drums and the praise music of popular Christian bands such as Hillsong United, Jesus Culture and Chris Tomlin. And don’t forget the 30-minute Midweek Meditation service held at 12:05 p.m. each Wednesday in the Wesley Chapel. It’s a great way to connect with God midday, or share in fellowship at the lunch hour. Central United Methodist, which is located at 6 W. Dickson St., extends a warm welcome to all visitors. For more information, visit centraltolife.com or call (479) 442-4237. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Fitness

UA Resistance Training Study Exercise is Key to Longer Independence

BTV Residents in the Study

Residents completed the program: 43 Women: 32 | Men: 11 | Average age: 77 Butterfield Trail Village residents participated in a University of Arkansas study to help researchers understand how older adults can best achieve functional fitness, and many of the residents topped the fitness charts during the process. The University of Arkansas’ Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation conducted the Resistance Training Study with 43 BTV residents who volunteered to participate. Residents completed an intense, 21-week exercise program onsite at the Village for the study, which wrapped up late last year. Dr. Michelle Gray, Ph.D., a UA assistant professor of Exercise Science who administered the study, said researchers looked at how incorporating degrees of resistance during exercise can impact the functional fitness of older adults — something Gray has been researching for the past 12 years. “For quite some time we’ve seen that muscle power plays a really important role in functional fitness,” Gray said. “Functional fitness helps you perform the activities of daily life — shopping, cooking, standing, walking. My goal is to find ways through exercise to help older adults remain functional in their homes and independent for longer periods of time.” Participants, who worked one-on-one with trainers during the study, were divided into two groups: a power group that exercised quickly using strength training equipment and lifting up to 70 percent of their body weight, and a control group that performed the same type of exercises but slowly and without weights. Each participant went through a thorough battery of tests prior to the study that gauged their muscle strength, body composition, balance, and the presence in the blood stream of myostatin, a protein that regulates the size of muscles. The same testing was administered upon completion of the 21-week exercise program, and before and after benchmarks were compared to determine the extent of which weight training contributes to functional fitness. The results? Not what you might think. “The power group had a great improvement in muscle strength and muscle mass, but so did the 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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control group,” Gray said. “It’s not what you might think would happen, but it’s actually been seen in other people’s research before. From a humanistic viewpoint, we like these results. The scientific conclusion is maybe it doesn’t matter how much you’re lifting in weight or if its 70 percent of your body mass — some exercise is better than nothing.” Jennifer Neill, Butterfield’s fitness and wellness director, said that many of the residents who participated in the study scored high on the battery of pre-tests measuring things like their muscle strength and overall fitness. “I am very proud to say that BTV residents set the bar high for the study,” Neill said. “The pre-testing showed that many of them were already in such good shape that there wasn’t a great deal of room for measured improvement. This is kind of news we like to hear. To me, that says our mission at Butterfield of helping residents stay fit and healthy as they age is working.” Neill commended Gray and her group of dedicated trainers. “Not only did they do a wonderful job of administering the study, they went the extra mile to develop personal relationships with our residents by calling them on the phone during the week, or sending small notes of encouragement.”


Foundation News

BTV Beautification Campaign for 2015-2016 The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation’s Beautification Campaign kicked off April 23 in grand style at The Lodge, with Foundation President Mike Jones announcing the exciting news that the campaign is 100 percent financially supported by the BTV Board of Directors, the foundation board and Village leadership staff. Early donations prior to the kick-off party had already reached $60,000 toward a goal of $150,000. With this successful start, the foundation will continue the campaign through the end of 2016 with a focus on enhancing the overall beauty of the Village campus through landscaping and green space initiatives, and aesthetically pleasing common areas for residents and guests to enjoy.

Help us reach our goal!

FOUNDATION

“Generally, the first question for everyone is, ‘Why should I give?’” Jones said. “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’.” The Beautification Campaign “Goal Tree Banner” will be located in the BTV Lobby so that you can chart the progress of campaign. As part of the Beautification Campaign, the following residents have contributed to the BTV Village Home Park project: Anonymous Donor Mort Gitelman George & Elly Osborn Larry & Borgny Hanley Char Olsen Lyle & Sue Gohn Jerol & Sally Garrison June Davis David & Jeane Randle Susan Rieff Conrad & Ann Waligorski Quintin Trammell Pauline Whitaker Wade Burnside Janet Baker Maxine Ward Nancy Dodson Harry & Lois Alward Charles & Faye Kittrell Bettie Lu Lancaster Larry & Joyce Masters May Lou Middleton Kay Trumbo Jo Anne Brown Margaret Whillock

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Foundation News

Board Spotlight

The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between Feb. 18, 2015 and April 8, 2015 from the following donors: CONTRIBUTIONS • Ruth Sherman-Forsythe for sound system microphones for the Convocation Room • Mark Henry to the Fitness and Wellness Fund HONORS • Jerry & Kay Brewer in honor of Marianne Brewer to the Library Fund MEMORIALS • Juanita Duncan in memory of Richard Chewning and Ruth Vickers, to the Vision Support Group • Marie Breuer in memory of Richard Chewning • Dorothy Young in memory of Ruth Vickers • Virginia Burdick in memory of Ruth Vickers and Mildred Grey • Elizabeth Howick in memory of Eric Johnson, son of resident June Colwell • Harris & Carol Sonnenberg in memory of Richard Chewning • Truman & Sylvia Yancey in memory of Richard Chewning • Mitsy Kellam in memory of Richard Chewning • John & Helen Hannah in memory of Richard Chewning • Jerol & Sally Garrison in memory of Richard Chewning • Richard & Ardith Wharry in memory of Richard Chewning • James & Diane Modisette in memory of Robert Jarnagin, brother of Ludie Casey MOVING MADE EASY • Eileen Mary Trimble • Jane Donovan • John Deusterman

Meet Your Village Board Q&A with BTV Board Member Jim Webster For nearly 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 third in a series of “spotlights” introducing Butterfield LIFE readers to the current 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: With a father working with the Atomic Energy Commission, my early years were spent in Los Alamos, N.M., until 1957. We then moved to Denton, Texas, just north of Dallas-Fort Worth and I grew up there until I went to college in 1966. My wife and I have lived in Northwest Arkansas twice; from 1970 to 1972, completing our educations, and then since 1987 when we moved back from Phoenix, this time with our two daughters. Q: What is your profession? A: In 2006, I retired from Walmart Stores Inc. as a Director of Research and Strategy after 16 years. The Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas asked me to come teach there, and that’s what I have been doing since – and loving it. I primarily teach the capstone core course for all business majors called Business Planning and Strategy, and a few finance courses on the side. They also asked me to serve as Assistant Chair of the Finance Department, which I enjoy a great deal. In total, I have about 36 years of business experience and 11 years in teaching. Q: What is your academic background? A: I earned my bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in 1970 (Boiler Up!); an MBA from the University of Arkansas in 1972 (Go Hogs!); and a Ph.D in Strategic Management and Marketing from Arizona State University in 1990 (Go Devils!). Q: Tell us about your family? A: I am blessed to be married to Kathy Johanson Webster…45 years this year. We are blessed to have two daughters, Kerry and Becky, who along with their families — including our three grandsons — are all local. Q: When were you elected to the Board, and how did you come to serve? A: I am currently in my second term as a Board Member, having first joined the Board in January 2011. I was recruited by Kyle Jenner, and believe

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that my connections to family here and knowing several of the Board members, along with my church involvement, likely contributed to the invitation to serve. Q: Why is Butterfield important to you, and do you have any family or friends with a BTV connection? A: Both my father, Bill Webster, and my sweet mother-in-law, Shirley Johanson, are residents of BTV. The benefits that both enjoy are tremendous in their life stages, and Kathy and I know that they are well taken care by both staff and other residents. I am sure Kathy and I will be residents before too long ourselves. Q: What Board committees do you serve on? A: In my first term, I had the pleasure of chairing the Operations Committee (now the Strategic Development Committee). I have also served on the Board’s Nomination Committee and as a facilitator in the 2011-12 Strategic Plan process.

Q: What sets Butterfield apart, in your opinion? A: As Northwest Arkansas’ premier retirement community, BTV provides so much value to its residents. The services, programs and facilities available to residents at all life stages — from independent living to assisted living and constant care — are at the heart of what produces an unequaled quality of life for residents in their retirement years. Q: Besides BTV, have you in the past or do you currently serve on any other boards or committees? A: I just retired from the Elizabeth Richardson Center’s Board of Directors after many years. They provide an excellent environment and learning/working experience for pre-school kids and adults with developmental disabilities. I have also served on several task forces at the Walton College of Business in strategic planning and program development. Q: Do you have any favorite hobbies or pastimes? A: Probably my favorite pastime is travel, especially with Kathy and friends. We have been very fortunate to be able to see the world since I retired from Walmart. Also, while I do not get to play as much as I would like, I love the game of golf and have been playing since I was about 12.

Q: Are there any “The quality and value particular areas of provided at Butterfield, and focus for you as a member of the Board, its culture, are unsurpassed in and in what ways do Northwest Arkansas.” you leverage your various professional or personal areas of – Jim Webster expertise? A: My experience in strategy and strategic development is a fit with the Board’s focus Q: What do you feel potential residents need to at BTV. We need to maintain the competitive know about BTV? advantage that Butterfield has over the other A: The quality and value provided at Butterfield, retirement communities in Northwest Arkansas and its culture, are unsurpassed in Northwest and those that are likely to come here because Arkansas. The Board understands that most Northwest Arkansas is a great place to retire. of the residents have chosen BTV in part to If we maintain and enhance the value that BTV take advantage of the high-quality healthcare provides to existing and potential new residents, services provided when life situations require then we will continue the brand equity that we it. None of the alternatives now available now enjoy. come close to matching it. It is the Board’s commitment to keep it that way. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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