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Jim and Ann Newman
Arts & Entertainment: 2017 Artosphere Festival
Living Spaces: Home of Rosa Layne
UA News: Margaret Whillock Honored
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This highly imaginative concert takes inspiration from both classic and contemporary cartoons and comic books, showcasing musical selections made famous as soundtracks to favorite animations from Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, DC Comics and more! TheatreSquared’s appearance sponsored by Bank of America Concert sponsored by Slim Chickens
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From the CEO
Feature Profile Jim and Ann Newman
Village Newcomer Q+A Pat Jahoda
Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors
10 Living Spaces The Home of Rosa Layne 12 UA News Whillock Receives Chancellor’s Medal 14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About Chihuly Art Exhibition at Crystal Bridges 17 Arts & Entertainment Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events
Dale Chihuly Boathouse 7 Neon (detail), 2016
20 Foundation News 21 BTV Sensory Garden 22 Employee Spotlight Lisa Orgain
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VOL. 6 ISSUE 3 JU NE 2017
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
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From the CEO Spring is my favorite time of year. Everything is fresh and new, and the days get longer. May flowers are in bloom, birds are nesting and the abundance of God’s green earth is ripe for the taking. At Butterfield, we see spring as an opportunity for change, rebirth and inspiration. This time of year, the time and energy that BTV residents have put into their Village garden plots is coming to fruition. In addition, a special group of residents is developing a new Sensory Garden near the BTV Special Care Center, which will be a joy for us all and especially stimulating for residents receiving memory care. The months of May and June signal the blossoming of festivals and art exhibitions in Northwest Arkansas. The 8th Annual Artosphere Festival is a celebration of art, music and nature across the region. Coming in June, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will debut its blockbuster exhibition by world-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. The Village is bustling with activity over the next two months as well. The Programs and Events Department has organized a variety of entertainment offerings, learning programs, presentations and activities – including a Village Tours excursion where a group of residents will take an exciting 12-day cruise of Western Europe. Now is a great time of year to get to know your neighbors. The Village is full of interesting people from all walks of life, including residents Jim and Ann Newman, who are featured on the cover of this issue of Butterfield LIFE. Retired teachers with diverse interests and backgrounds, the Newmans are quintessential BTV residents who love living social at the Village. We hope you are able to partake of the opportunities that Butterfield affords to socialize and foster friendships — there are many — while also enjoying the richness that mother earth bestows during this beautiful time of year. Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer
Opened in 1986, Butterfield Trail Village is a locally governed 501(c)(3) non-profit retirement community. As Northwest Arkansas’ only comprehensive LifeCare Retirement Community, BTV offers active older adults worry-free living that is secure, independent and fulfilling – and the freedom to enjoy plentiful activities both inside and outside the Village.
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Jim and Ann Newman Never a Dull Moment Jim and Ann Newman are the kind of people who love to socialize. Charismatic and interesting, they’re the last ones to leave a party or event because everyone wants to talk to them – genuinely happy people who seem to raise your energy level by just being around them. Ask just about anyone at the Village and they probably know the Newmans – whether it’s through a BTV activity or event, or by simply saying hello around campus. Ann is a Butterfield Trail Village ambassador who represents the Village and helps incoming residents make a smooth transition. Jim and Ann belong to the BTV Play Readers Theater and are verbal readers for residents in the Low Vision activity group. The Newmans are also active members of Butterfield’s Recycling Program.
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Photos by Stephen Ironside
As involved as they are, you’d think the Newmans have lived at the Village for years. Truth is, it’s only been since March of 2016, which was much earlier than they had planned. Even though they were sold on BTV as their eventual retirement destination in 2015, they were still content in their home on 2 and 1/3 acres in Farmington, and in no hurry to move. But then they joined the BTV Carriage Club and began attending gatherings and activities, and were even more impressed. So impressed in fact that when Marketing Director Melinda Silva called to say their ideal property had come available – they pounced. Five months after they said it would be five to 10 years before they transitioned to Butterfield, the Newmans moved in. “We’re so blessed to be at Butterfield,” Ann said on a recent afternoon from their second-floor south
wing apartment with “his and her” balconies. “We love being in the ‘big house.’ To us, living in the apartments is a primo location. There is so much happening socially.” “Plus, you’re at the center of everything,” she said. “And we just love being in the middle of things.” WHERE THE FUN IS
Special Education. She earned a master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Oklahoma in 1978 and taught school in Harrison for five years. After she and Jim married and moved to Fayetteville, Ann taught hearing-impaired preschoolers at Bates Elementary School for ten years followed by 18 years at T.G. Smith Elementary School in Springdale.
Jim was a Music has always been schoolteacher, too. a big part of Jim’s life, After college, he starting as a youth taught high school when he played the near his hometown cornet in the high of Kewanee, Ill. school band. While at After one year Illinois State University, he embarked on where he earned a a 24-year career degree in Business in industrial Management with a management with minor in Education, companies that Jim began playing the included Stewart acoustic guitar, followed Warner, Emerson by the electric guitar, Electric, Franklin and finally the pedal Electric, Duncan steel guitar. In the early Industries and Tyson 80s, while working in Foods. While at Ann and Jim enjoy a moment on their balcony industrial management, Tyson, he earned Jim was also a staff an MBA and was musician for Dogpatch USA theme park near selected for the Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Harrison and played six nights a week in backup Phi honor societies. bands or as an opening act for artists including Don Gibson, Johnny Russell and Reba McEntire. After retiring from Tyson, Jim taught for five years at Springdale Alternative High School, while also It was in Harrison, while working a day job and earning a teaching certificate in Math. Over the playing music at night, that Jim met Ann Jones, a next 15 years, he taught in the Prairie Grove and schoolteacher who caught his eye during Sunday Springdale school districts – and was named twice services at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. to Who’s Who of America’s Teachers. “The first time Jim called me, I was teaching at school,” Ann said. “Of course, we didn’t have cell phones then, so they pulled me out of class to take the phone call.” Unable to immediately place Jim, she asked. “Are you the Boy Scout leader?”
Since they retired, most of what the Newmans do, they do together. For five years, they owned a Honda Goldwing trike touring motorcycle and traveled to different parts of the country, with Jim driving and Ann as passenger.
“I’m the one from church,” Jim said, chuckling. “What are the chances of us going out tonight?” She said no at first, but a few phone calls later, Ann agreed to a date. Three and a half months later, they were married.
The Newmans in Harrison, 1982
“I feel the Lord brought her to me,” Jim said. “I’d be dead if it wasn’t for her. At the time I was just ‘living,’ playing in bars at night and working during the day. Marrying Ann and having her in my life…it was a good slowing down.” A Fort Smith native, Ann graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in
To say the Newmans are baseball fans is an understatement. They’re huge Chicago Cubs fans, but also cheer for the Boston Red Sox and Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Earlier this year, the Newmans went to spring training in Phoenix to watch fundamentals drills and met and visited with Cubs assistant coach Eric Hinske, a former Razorback player.
“We’ve attended baseball games at stadiums all over the country,” Ann said. “The Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, and we’ve toured Fenway Park.” “We also have the MLB Extra Innings package on cable,” Jim added with a grin. “I do what I can to support her addiction.”
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Ann and Jim have fun volunteering for the BTV Recycling Program
These days, the Newmans find themselves staying a little closer to home for their adventures. But that doesn’t mean the fun is over. They love the BTV Wellness Center, especially the pool. Always up for a good time, they play group bocce ball on Sunday nights during the warm months, and beanbag toss in the winter. Whenever they’re together, Jim’s quick sense of humor compliments Ann’s bright and sunny disposition (he calls her “The Ever-Effervescent Mrs. Newman”) to create energy and a sense of adventure. “Jim has a perfect combination of good qualities,” Ann said. “He’s honest, hardworking and devoted. And, I can truthfully say that in our 35 years together there has never — and I mean never — been a dull moment.” BUSIER THAN EVER The Newmans’ phone rings a lot. (And they like it that way!) On any given afternoon, fellow residents may call about programs Ann and Jim are involved in or leading, neighbors may call thanking them for favors or kind gestures, or friends may call wanting to meet up. Their popularity stems from a genuine commitment to making the world a better place. For instance, since their retirement in 2011 the Newmans have 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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been volunteers for the AARP’s Smart Driver program. Jim is an instructor/trainer and Ann a course administrator – the first person in Arkansas to hold that title for the organization. “The idea behind the program is helping older drivers stay safe on the roads by building coping skills and overcoming some of the losses that come with aging,” Jim explained. They also volunteer at their church, Central United Methodist in Fayetteville, where Ann was a member of the choir and is active in the mission programs. She also volunteers two mornings a week at the Washington Regional Center for Exercise in Fayetteville. They also find time to volunteer for the BTV Recycling Program. They get a kick out of sorting cans and bottles, tearing down boxes and flattening cardboard – and doing it together. At times, they ask themselves, “If we’re retired, where is all that leisure time we were promised?” But it’s only in jest: the Newmans know the real joy in life comes from giving. “Yes, you could say we’re busier now than before we relocated to Butterfield,” Ann said. “But we’re able to go and do, so why not? We feel God brought us to Butterfield for a purpose. And he’s the reason why we’re here.”
Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Pat Jahoda
Anniversaries May Anniversaries Bill & Ayleen Bequette
Peter & Susan Vanneman
Bobby & Doris Marks
Lanny & Bonnie Ashlock
When did you move to Butterfield? My move to Butterfield in February 2017 was motivated by the desire to remain independent. I also knew Butterfield has many programs to keep one’s mind stimulated. I’m looking forward to being part of the Butterfield community. Where are you from? I spent around thirty years in Tallahassee, Florida, where my husband was a professor of Information Studies at Florida State University. I had lived in Midwestern states before moving to Florida. I was a student at the University of Arkansas fifty years ago. What did you do before your retirement? I’ve been an educator teaching elementary through high school. I maintained a piano studio for many years. My husband and I enjoyed tandem biking for many years, and spent one summer biking through Europe. Enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and U.S., and also music activities such as singing in community choruses and studying piano. Why did you choose Butterfield? I chose Butterfield because it provides a great opportunity to remain independent. Activities are provided to help maintain one to stay active and stimulate positive thinking. It is a good place to be.
Leland & Betty Tollett
Roy & Annette Penney
Joe & Dorothy Selzer
Jerol & Sally Garrison
Barry & Carol Mason
Bill & Alice Jones
Gene & Emogene McKee
James & Sherry Young
James & Susan Rieff
Vance & Onita Elder
Lyle & Sue Gohn
Dick & Anne Booth
Jim & Ann Newman
Ron & Alice Talbert
Jim & Diane Modisette
Hugh & Martha Brewer
Bill & Diane Breazeale
Larry & Joyce Masters
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Roy & Butch Clinton Bob & Fay Marie Johnson Grace Donoho Rebecca Wasson Peter Estes
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Earthy Inspiration The Home of Rosa Layne Rosa Layne has fashioned her well-designed, two-bedroom standard apartment into a contemporary earth tone paradise. With a color palette made to impress, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s created an interesting vibe that is comfortable and relaxed from the moment you walk in. Rich flooring throughout provides a beautiful contrast to bold accents, while transitional furnishings deliver a traditional yet updated look. Photos by Stephen Ironside
Equal parts stylish and efficient, the kitchen boasts custom details
Pecan and white maple are some of the finely crafted fruit woods Rosa chose for furniture
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A second bedroom doubles as an office and a sewing room
A floral rug and upholstered settee create a romantic vintage feel
Nature is important to Rosa who does her gardening on the patio
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Butterfield Resident Whillock Named 2017 UA Chancellor’s Medal Recipient University of Arkansas alumna and Butterfield resident Margaret M. Whillock received the UA Chancellor’s Medal on April 21 at the annual Towers of Old Main ceremony. Whillock was recognized by UA Chancellor Joe Steinmetz for her extensive contributions to the university and the state of Arkansas. A 1957 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Whillock was a founding member of the Women’s Giving Circle and served on the Board of Advisors, the 20th Century Garvan Gardens Advisory Board and the Dean’s Development Council for the College of Education and Health Professions. She and her late husband, Carl, served on the Campaign for the Twenty-First Century Steering Committee and co-chaired the Central Arkansas Regional Committee. They generously supported the University Libraries, the Carl S. and Margaret M. Whillock Endowment for the School of Social Work, Pi Beta Phi Centennial Gate, Alumni House Campaign, Fulbright Peace Fountain and Old Main Clock Tower. “Margaret Whillock has made a lasting impact on our university,” Chancellor Steinmetz said. “Her volunteerism and philanthropic support have touched nearly every part of our campus. Margaret has an impressive background, and she understands firsthand how important private gift support can be to an organization. We are excited to recognize her for her excellent representation of the state and the university.” Whillock is a member of the Campaign Arkansas Steering Committee, Fulbright College Advisory Board, Chancellor’s Society and Towers of Old Main, and is recognized as a ThoroughRed for her consecutive years of giving. She’s a Life Member of the Arkansas Alumni Association and was the commencement speaker for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design in 1989. Whillock has six children, four of whom graduated from the University of Arkansas, as well as 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Alumna Sandra Connor and her husband, Robert, were also recognized as Chancellor’s Medal recipients. 12 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Margaret M. Whillock
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A group of hikers at Lake Fayetteville Playreaders Pat Parker and John Brewer star in Growing Pains
Resident Libby Dutton wins her age group in the Hogeye Marathon
Playreaders Bobbie Peters, Betty Minter and Genie Donovan
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Resident Judy Doyle is honored for volunteerism
Residents spent an afternoon zip lining in Eureka Springs
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Out & About
Works of Master Glass Sculptor Dale Chihuly In the Gallery and In the Forest Opens June 3 This summer, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will open dual exhibitions by American sculptor Dale Chihuly, whose breathtaking creations showcasing the translucence and transparence of glass, ice, water and neon are celebrated around the world. Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest will be on view at Crystal Bridges’ temporary exhibition gallery and North Forest from June 3 to August 14, 2017. Once the gallery portion closes, Chihuly: In the Forest will remain on view in the museum’s North Forest from August 16 to November 13. Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years, working in many media including glass, paint, plastics, neon and ice, and always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision. He was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington and went on to establish a glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he taught for more than 10 years.
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Dale Chihuly Fire Orange Basket Set, 2013
Chihuly is globally renowned for his ambitious sitespecific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions presented in museums and gardens. His largest sculpture to date, Fiori di Como, is a colorful glass ceiling made of more than 2,000 pieces on display at the Bellagio Hotel lobby in Las Vegas. At Crystal Bridges, the exhibition’s extensive indoor and outdoor installations feature new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning the breadth of Chihuly’s career.
Dale Chihuly Sole d’Oro, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
Highlighted Happenings in NWA
Walton Arts Center
8th Annual Artsophere Festival Returns to Northwest Arkansas Performances and Events at Locations Across the Region May at Walton Arts Center is a month filled with dozens of exciting events to get you out and enjoy the intersection of art and nature throughout our region. The 8th Annual Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts and Nature Festival returns May 4-20 with free and low-cost performances and events at locations across Northwest Arkansas. The Artosphere Festival features artists who are influenced by nature and provides a creative framework by which to discuss sustainability. A centerpiece of the festival is Trail Mix Weekend, May 13-14. Capturing the very essence of Artosphere, Trail Mix invites the community to enjoy free music, art, hiking and biking along local trails and the Razorback Regional Greenway. On Saturday, May 13, audiences can visit stages along the Razorback Greenway from Fayetteville to Bentonville to enjoy performances by regional artists and musicians from across the country. Want to stay closer to home? Come out to Walker Park in Fayetteville on Sunday, May 14, for more free trailside entertainment. The musical cornerstone of Artosphere is the esteemed Artosphere Festival Orchestra (AFO). Now in its seventh year, AFO is comprised of nearly 90 musicians from prestigious ensembles, orchestras and music programs from around the world. Led by acclaimed Music Director Corrado Rovaris, AFO will perform three main concerts. Live from Crystal Bridges: Mozart in the Museum on Friday, May 12, will take place in the Great Hall at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Limited tickets are available, but the concert will be broadcast live on KUAF 91.3 FM Public Radio. Mendelssohn In Scotland on Wednesday, May 17, and the Artosphere Festival Finale on Saturday, May 20, will both be performed at Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall.
> An Evening with Buddy Guy May 23 > Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through May 25 > Art of Wine Festival June 8-10 > Jane Monheit: The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration June 23 > Motown The Musical June 27 thru July 2 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org TheatreSquared > The Dingdong May 10 thru June 4 For more info, visit theatre2.org Arkansas Public Theatre > The Velocity of Autumn May 12-14, 18-21 > Dead Man’s Cell Phone June 16-18, 22-25 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org Arts Center of the Ozarks > Just a Hint: Latin American Ensemble May 4 > Singing Men of Arkansas Present: Sing America! May 6-7 > Westward the Women June 2-4 > Just a Hint: NWA Ballet Theatre June 9 For more info, visit acozarks.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.
For a full festival lineup, to purchase tickets and for more information, download the new Artosphere App, available on Google Play™ or in the Apple® App StoreSM; visit artospherfestival. org; or call the Walton Arts Center Box Office at (479) 443-5600. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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BTV Library: Get Books Into Your Life Making reading part of your daily routine is easy with the new and varied selections offered by the BTV Library. With free book checkout for residents, it’s easy to catch up on some of the great titles you’ve been waiting to read, whatever your reading pleasure or fancy. New Non-Fiction Dream a World Anew: The African American Experience and the Shaping of America by Kinshasha Holman Conwill is a monumental pictorial guide to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. In Books for Living, New York Times best-selling author Will Schwalbe gives an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 1935-1961, by Nicholas Reynolds, concerns Russian attempts to recruit Hemingway as a spy. After all, he fought on the side of the Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War, and amiably in Cuba, long after most Americans had fled. Other Titles: In the fashion of the talking dead in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, comedienne Fannie Flagg’s novel The Whole Town’s Talking tells how residents and
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descendants of a small Missouri town live, love, die and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways. Jacqueline Winspear’s In this Grave Hour once again features Maisie Dobbs, British detective and sometimes spy, as she investigates the murder of two Belgium refugees at the very start of World War II. In Mississippi Blood, Natchez Mayor Penn Cage, a creation of author Greg Iles, confronts not only the KKK, but an accusation that his father, a prominent white physician, had a black office-secretary/ mistress and killed her. In David Baldacci’s No Man’s Land, Army investigator John Puller finds himself reopening the file on his mother’s murder 20 years ago – and Puller’s father becomes the prime suspect. Instead of getting executed by the Bosheviks, the fictional Count Rostov in Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow, is exiled to the attic of Moscow’s hotel Metropol, which is maintained in luxurious pre-Russian-Revolution condition as a place for diplomats and Communist Party bigwigs. He becomes a coach in gracious manners for the staff as well as the thugs and hicks who are now the leaders.
Village Tours: Portofino, Italy
Featured Village Events COMING IN MAY MAY 1-11 Village Tours: Iberian Escapade Cruise After boarding the Oceania cruise ship Marina, prepare to experience the glories of the Iberian Peninsula on a soulful escapade from Lisbon to Rome. During our visit to Cádiz, enjoy a mesmerizing flamenco performance at a traditional tablao with Spanish tapas. Venture into the mountains to the picturesque Mijas, one of Andalusia’s dazzling “white” towns near Malaga. Our next port will include Gaudí’s colorful Casa Batlló, a whimsical Barcelona building known for its elaborate decoration and undulating forms inspired by nature. Experience the ambiance of Monte Carlo, Portofino and Florence before crowning off the tour in the venerable Italian city of Rome. Village Tours destinations include refined details with BTV staff hosts who execute fun, educational and safe experiences for residents, Carriage Club members and guests. Coming soon: 2018 Village Tours Destinations. For more information, email email@example.com. MAY 8 | 3pm GrandsMatter In society’s search for ways to strengthen households and communities, one recognition is long overdue: intentional grand parenting. What if grandparents, in a wise and winsome manner, stepped forward and sought to change the world one grandchild at a time? Join us for a video presentation by Ken Canfield, president of the National Association for Grandparenting, with good news about after grandparent movement. Canfield visited the Village in April, and depending on interest in this topic, BTV hopes to facilitate a monthly support group on campus.
MAY 25 | 4-7:30pm Fabulous ‘50s Cookout for First Responders In recognition of everything that area law enforcement and emergency personnel do for Butterfield Trail Village, the BTV Board of Directors, along with staff and residents, wish to honor these dedicated individuals for their efforts. Fayetteville police, firefighters and EMTs will be treated to a cookout at the Lodge, featuring a 1950’s theme and live music. It’s a privilege to honor these groups who work to keep us safe each day. Come meet these local heroes and thank them for their commitment to the community. COMING IN JUNE JUNE 3 | 4:30pm Tableside Theater Presents: The Final Curtain This special evening begins with a champagne social, followed by a chef-prepared dinner. After dessert, Tableside Theater, a company of writers, actors and directors, will present The Final Curtain. As a group of actors prepares for its next performance, members discover that their beloved theater has been purchased and will be demolished by the wealthy father of their lead actor. Josh is an arrogant, pompous spoiled Prima Donna. When he meets his untimely demise, everyone in the theater becomes a suspect. Was it another actor, jealous of his talent? A scorned ex-girlfriend? The theater director who stands to lose everything? It seems everyone has a motive for wanting Josh to exit stage left...forever! Loads of laughs await, so join us and help solve the mystery! Cost is $20pp. Reservations are required.
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The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between February 3, 2017, and April, 6, 2017, from the following donors:
BEAUTIFICATION FUND • Harris & Carol Sonnenberg in memory of Dorothy Young BEAUTIFICATION FUND (SENSORY GARDEN) • Polly Lancaster & family in memory of Jay Lancaster • Polly Lancaster in memory of Dorothy Young and Jean Carrigan • Marilyn & Everett Burgeson in memory of Jay Lancaster • Ken Steele & Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele in memory of Dorothy Young BIRDS & WILDLIFE FUND • Phil & Virginia Wilson in honor of Harris Sonnenberg • Glen & Betty Shackelford in memory of Jean Carrigan HEALTH CARE CENTER FUND • BTV Recycling Committee • Virginia Burdick in memory of Dorothy Young LIBRARY FUND • Dorothy Wood in memory of Fred Vorsanger MEMORIALS • Nell Lance in memory of Virginia Cammack, Ayleen Bequette’s mother • Dwain & Glenda Newman in memory of Fred Vorsanger • Virginia Burdick in memory of Floy Lawson, Audrey Moore and Jean Carrigan • Shirley Chewning in memory of Jean Carrigan, Dorothy Young and Floy Lawson • Richard & Ardith Wharry in memory of Jean Carrigan • June Colwell in memory of Dorothy Young MOVING MADE EASY • Family of Walter PIlgram • Carol Bierwagen SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Ronald Younkin in memory of Dorothy Young, Walter Pilgram and Jean Carrigan • Ronald Younkin in honor of Diane Gulledge and Kendra Jones CORRECTION: In the March/April issue, Beautification Fund donor Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele’s name was misspelled. We regret the error. 20 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Construction updates are discussed in the Low Vision program
News, Village Updates Part of Low Vision Group On Friday afternoons, eight to 10 residents gather in the BTV Library to hear news items and magazine articles read to them by volunteers in the Low Vision program. The material can range from one-sentence humorous frailties of human behavior, to longer articles concerning technology, business and medical news. Butterfield’s Low Vision program is also a source of updates on the latest news and events happening here at the Village campus. Program volunteers Jim and Ann Newman organize two readers from a pool of residents and family members for each session. With a wide diversity of interests, the readers select the articles, stories and clips to provide listeners with a broad spectrum of topics. The information shared in the sessions is often the foundation for listeners to discuss their past experiences, circumstances and adventures. Some of the articles bring to mind events that listeners have enjoyed or engaged in. Others about new technologies or medical breakthroughs generate discussions on how these tools might enhance quality of life. As a result of sharing in this program, several listeners have begun using the latest voice interactive devices to communicate across the Internet. In addition to news updates, listeners utilize the program as a way to stay informed about what’s happening at Butterfield. Updates on the construction of the new Convocation Center are especially sought after, as are the latest plans for a Low Vision hub that will operate inside the center. Several in the Low Vision program have contributed equipment for the new vision hub.
The BTV Sensory Garden: A Garden that Cares By Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele A person’s health, well-being and quality of life are greatly influenced by the environment. Research shows that providing environmental support to maintain a person’s function is a way to address the psychosocial needs of those with dementia. A focus on the environment is an important care strategy for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.
Building raised wooden planters so residents can be involved in planting and tending to the garden.
Planting groundcover and plants to provide stimulation to residents through color, smell, touch and the sounds of wildlife.
One such care strategy is a Sensory Garden. These gardens are designed to provide therapeutic activities to maximize cognitive and physical abilities while lessening confusion and agitation associated with dementia or Alzheimer’s. A well-planned garden can provide exercise for those who are restless, relieve tension, frustration and aggression, and provide a place for stimulation of memories. A Sensory Garden is designed to stimulate all five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Plants are selected for their scent, texture, color and edibility. Sensory Gardens can trigger pleasant memories and sensations through certain smells and colors of the flowers, the textures of the leaves, and the sounds of nature.
A grant was obtained from the Illinois River Watershed Partnership to create two rain gardens to improve the water drainage in the garden and allow for the planting of native plants designed to bloom all year long. Examples include blue flag iris, butterfly milkweed, wild columbine, purple poppy mallow, coneflower, dwarf crested iris, Virginia bluebells, black-eyed Susan and ironweed. During the last week of April, the team will create the space for the rain gardens and begin planting. Currently the soil is being prepared for the replanting of existing plants and to plant new and exciting varieties that will provide sensory stimulation for those enjoying the garden. Several new flowering trees will be planted. New furniture will be installed in the pavilion so residents can enjoy the sights and sounds of the garden while being protected from the sun and weather.
The Special Care Center in the Health Care Center provides memory support for those experiencing a cognitive decline related to a dementia condition. The BTV Sensory Garden is a special, secured garden accessible from the Special Care Center. Residents Karen Crocker, Ardith Wharry and Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele have taken on the project of revitalizing the Sensory Garden by: •
Changing the existing pergola to a pavilion with a roof so residents can sit and be protected from the sun while enjoying the Sensory Garden.
Several residents have provided financial support for the Sensory Garden through the BTV Beautification Fund. Volunteers are needed to help with planting and maintenance. If you’re interested in helping financially or as a volunteer, please contact Beth at (479) 443-5774 or Karen at (479) 790-5539. Once complete, there will be a Garden Party for all BTV residents to come and enjoy the new Sensory Garden. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Meet Your BTV Staff Q&A with Lisa Orgain POSITION: Medical Billing Specialist HOW LONG AT BTV: Since August 2015. EDUCATION: I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: I process and submit medical insurance claims for Medicare Parts A & B and for commercial insurance companies. WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? I really enjoy working with residents and answering any questions they may have regarding their medical insurance. In addition, BTV has a wonderful campus with the beautiful grounds and flower gardens. WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE AT WORK? Insurance filing is like a puzzle and sometimes it takes detective work to determine why a claim did not get paid. Every claim is a little different and presents a new challenge, which makes my job interesting. My ultimate goal is to ensure that Butterfield is paid for the medical services it provides to our residents.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: I worked for my husband’s business, InVision Eye Care, as an accountant and office administrator. HOMETOWN: I was born in Lanett, Ala., but moved every four years with my family as my father was in the Secret Service. We lived in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., Washington, D.C., and then moved to Little Rock. In 2008, I moved to Fayetteville with my husband and three children. FAMILY: I am married to Russ Orgain, who is an optometrist and owns InVision Eye Care. Our three children are Elizabeth, 19, who attends the U of A, Zack, 17, who goes to Fayetteville High School, and McKenzie, 13, who attends Woodland Junior High. INTERESTS AND HOBBIES: I enjoy spending time with my family, including my twin sister who also lives in Fayetteville, plus gardening, exercising and helping with my husband’s business.
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