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BTV Foundation Presents

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Alan Chow in Concert

Village Spaces UAMS Clinic at BTV

Employee Spotlight Jay Green Health Services Director


Ken and Beth Steele

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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Profile Ken and Beth Steele 9 Village Newcomer Q+A Janice Umberger


9 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 10 Employee Spotlight Jay Green, Health Care Services Director 11 Village Spaces UAMS Clinic at BTV 12 UA News Alumni Armed Forces Society 14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About Botanical Garden of the Ozarks 17 Walton Arts Center 2018-19 Broadway Series Announced 18 Library News


19 Featured Village Events 20 Foundation News Alan Chow in Concert 21 Board Member Q+A Kim Brawner 22 Fitness Senior Fitness Testing


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From the CEO Spring is a beautiful time of year, and as the season turns toward summer, change continues to define and shape our vibrant Village. At the first of June, we will bring Dining Services back under the BTV operational umbrella. Our contract with Morrison Foods will come to an end, and we feel we can operate Dining Services within our culture to best meet the needs of our residents.

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 2018 Council Members Tim Schatzman, President John King, Vice President Jim Ferguson, Secretary Larry Hanley, Past President Ellen Compton, Sally King, Nell Lance, Ken Mays, Dwain Newman, Roy Penney, Linda Pinkerton and Carol Sonnenberg BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Jacqui Brandli, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Bill Shackelford, Secretary Eddie Bradford, Lewis Epley, Bill Waite, Howard Higgins, Sara Koenig, Kim Chapman, Rick Meyer, Kim Brawner, Larry Hanley, Kyle Jenner, Emeritus

Please say hello to our two newest Dining Services members: Chef Memo Vaca and Executive Chef Henry Leachman. They are currently on campus and setting up their department. Let’s give them a warm welcome to the BTV family. It’s great to have a member of our Strategic Planning Committee featured in this issue of the magazine. Resident Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele has led the way to impact positive change at BTV. Her direction was invaluable during the addition of the UAMS primary care clinic. She and her husband, Ken, have been active on campus with our ping-pong team, the Sensory Garden and a number of other ways. Enjoy reading about the lives of Beth and Ken, the “Rock Doc,” in the Profile cover story. Another new face on campus is Jay Green, LNHA, director of BTV Health Care Services. Jay hit the ground running after he joined Butterfield in February, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise. Jay is featured in our Employee Spotlight. Also in this issue, read how BTV residents scored compared to their peers in a national fitness testing program, and get the details on an upcoming concert on campus by international concert pianist Alan Chow, presented by the BTV Foundation. We hope you are able to partake of the many opportunities that Butterfield offers, and enjoy the warmth and sunshine of the season. Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer

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Photos by Stephen Ironside

Ken and Beth Steele: Solid as a Rock

When Ken Steele picked up Beth Vaughan-Wrobel for a drive one spring morning in March 2005, he had a special surprise up his sleeve.

Once the balloon set down, they drank champagne and shared a toast. Beth’s engagement ring was her birthstone: a stunning opal.

As they drove north on U.S. Highway 71 to Pinnacle Hills in Rogers, the conversation between the pair flowed easily, like it had since day one.

“Ken put together such a wonderful marriage proposal and, of course, I said yes,” Beth said. “That day is a memory that neither of us will ever forget.”

As the scenery grew bucolic, past green fields, rolls of hay and lazy, cud-chewing cows, Ken turned onto a gravel road, and there tethered to the ground, was a brightly colored hot-air balloon with a passenger basket for two.

Like the opal on Beth’s ring finger, gemstones, rocks and minerals, too, hold a symbolic importance in the lives of this Butterfield couple.

Each had a sense that a grand adventure awaited. And by the time the day was over, Beth would be Ken’s fiancé. “We went up in the balloon over Rogers and he proposed while flying over the tree tops,” Beth said. “At one point, the pilot of an antique bi-plane flew in circles around our balloon. When it was time to land, we came upon a man standing outside his home and the pilot shouted down and asked if we could land on his property.”


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For Ken, a former geologist and professor at the University of Arkansas, rocks and water that create the earth’s dynamic forms had been the core of his profession for decades. Today, after 12 years of marriage, the Steeles have a magnificent collection of rocks, minerals, fossils and gemstones that they’ve acquired: emeralds found in creek beds in North Carolina, quartz dug up in Hot Springs, and even the fossils they have discovered walking the grounds at Butterfield. Since they moved to the Village in September 2015, Beth and Ken have each found their individual

niches. But it’s memories they make together—like attending rock and mineral shows to add to their collection—that are some of the most cherished. “We love the hunt, the discovery, and the joy of sharing with others what we’ve found,” Beth said. “It’s not as much about adding new pieces to our collection as it is about the time we spend together doing it.” THE “ROCK DOC” It was Ken who started the rock collection years ago, with prize pieces like a rare pyroxene specimen with an intricate arrangement of crystals he dug up in New Mexico. A North Carolina native, Ken earned a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he also received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. “Growing up, I liked the outdoors and was good at chemistry,” he said. “I had a professor who recognized this and guided me into geochemistry.” Ken moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1970 to accept a faculty position at the UA, an offer that was extended sight unseen based on Ken’s impressive credentials. He went on to serve as a professor of geosciences for 39 years, teaching in the classroom and conducting field research. At UA, his research included the chemistry of rain, dew, streams and ground water, as well as the temporal and special variation of the quality of ground water in karstic and alluvial aquifers. Ken was also the director of the UA’s Arkansas Water Resources Center for 12 years, serving as a consultant in court cases related to environmental issues in Northwest Arkansas. In the classroom, Ken was a huge hit with students. His easy-going manner, passion and expertise in the field made him a popular instructor and advisor.

Their engagement in a hot-air balloon

Ken was known as the “Rock Doc” for his unique way of incorporating Rock and Roll music into his geology classes. As students filed into the classroom, he played music from one of his favorite classic rock songs, which held a clue to what the day’s lesson was going to be. Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” meant class was going to be about earthquake and volcanic activity in an area of the Pacific Ocean known as the Ring of Fire. If students heard Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up” or the Dixie Chick’s “Landslide,” they were going to learn about earthquakes and the movement of the earth causing landslides. Miles away in Texas, Beth had earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where she also taught undergraduate and graduate level nursing. She earned a doctorate in Education from Texas A&M University in Commerce. After completing her nursing education, she worked in Dallas as a nurse in the busy emergency room at Parkland Hospital and the critical care unit at St Paul’s Hospital where she cared for some of the first open heart surgery patients. In 1985, Beth moved to Arkansas where she established a cutting-edge nursing education outreach program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Fayetteville. With her doctorate focused on teaching via television, Beth established distance learning programs at the UAMS Area Health Education Center that allowed undergraduate and graduate level nursing students in NWA to take classes in Little Rock via television.

Ken at the University of Arkansas

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Ken and Beth visiting with his daughters and their grandchildren

One of the highlights of her career was serving as second vice president and president of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing. She traveled for more than 12 years around the United States recognizing nurses for excellence in nursing education and practice. Just how did this accomplished nursing educator and much-loved geochemist cross paths? They met while attending GriefShare classes at Fellowship Bible Church in Lowell. Both had lost spouses: Beth in 1997 and Ken in 2003. Beth had been praying for God to send her a Christian man, and Ken had been asking God, “What’s next in my life?” In mere months, the couple knew they’d found in one another partners for life. HIS AMAZING GRACE Ken started running in his 40s, but in 2005 he began to notice problems with his timing and balance. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. It was through God’s amazing grace that the Steeles moved to BTV. Because of Ken’s Parkinson’s disease, they had decided it was time to plan for the future and BTV offered them everything that they wanted: a lovely place to live, socializing with fiends, entertainment, health and wellness programs, and continuing health care. Ken plays on the BTV ping-pong team and recently played with the team at a tournament in Tulsa. He enjoys playing bridge, and the variety of exercise programs the Village offers. Beth has been active on the BTV Health Care Committee, which she now chairs. She also played a pivotal role in the establishment of the UAMS 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Northwest primary care clinic that opened at Butterfield last year. “Since I worked for UAMS for 24 years, I was able to help facilitate the process,” Beth said. “Having our own primary care clinic on campus is a real feather in Butterfield’s cap. Residents don’t have to leave campus to go to the doctor, and the primary care doctor can follow us to the Health Care Center, if need be.” In 2017, Beth and fellow BTV residents Karen Crocker and Ardith Wharry established the Village Sensory Garden. The gardens can be therapeutic to people with Alzheimer’s disease or cognitive decline as they explore the smells, colors and sounds of nature. The Steeles created a Foundation fund for the Sensory Garden in honor of Ken, and resident Polly Lancaster gave a donation in memory of her husband, Jay. One of the Steeles’ greatest joys comes from spending time with their grandchildren, Cy, 11 and Selah, 7. Some of their favorite memories are of spending a week with Ken’s daughters, grandchildren and other family members every Christmas at Emerald Island, N.C. Now they host everyone at their beautiful BTV apartment, which was designed to meet all their needs. Ken and Beth are active in New Heights Church in Fayetteville. Ask them, and they’ll tell you they believe that God lead them to each other and that he directs their lives everyday, for which they are thankful. “It was God’s amazing grace that brought us together,” Beth said. “We firmly believe that. We’ve been led to this certain point in our lives, and it’s where we are supposed to be.”

Village Newcomer Q+A

Anniversaries May Anniversaries Jim & Mary Louise Painter Bowles Bill & Ayleen Bequette Peter & Susan Vanneman Bobby & Doris Marks Lanny & Bonnie Ashlock

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June Anniversaries

Getting to Know Janice Umberger When did you move to Butterfield? March 2, 2018 Â Where are you from? I am from West Virginia. We moved to Searcy, Ark., eleven years ago. I lost my husband four years ago. I moved here from Searcy. What did you do before retirement? I was employed by the West Virginia Department of Transportation for 25 years as a secretary/clerk. Do you have children and grandchildren? I have a set of twin girls and one son. One daughter lives here in Fayetteville, and the other one in Searcy. My son lives in Rowlett, Texas. I have five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Why did you choose Butterfield? My daughter, Rhonda, who lives here has her own consultation business and was so impressed with Butterfield. My three children came to an agreement that this was where their mother should spend the rest of her happy life.

Leland & Betty Tollett Roy & Annette Penney August & Dorothy Selzer Jerol & Sally Garrison Barry & Carol Mason Gene & Imogene McKee Ed & Jane Piper Jim & Sherry Young Jim & Susan Rieff Vance & Onita Elder Lyle & Sue Gohn Pete & Ginger Crippen Dick & Ann Booth Jim & Ann Newman Ron & Alice Talbert Jim & Diane Modisette Hugh & Martha Brewer Bill & Diane Breazeale Larry & Joyce Masters

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Village News

Meet Your BTV Staff NAME AND POSITION: Jay Green, LNHA, Director of Health Care Services HOW LONG AT BTV: Since February 2018 DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: Overseeing the delivery of specialized health care to Butterfield residents is at the core of what I do. I manage the operation, organization and efficiency of our Health Care Center and Assisted Living Cottage, and oversee and mentor our nursing and care staffs. WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND? I have been a licensed nursing home administrator in Arkansas since 2009, and have nearly a decade of experience in health care administration. Over that time, I’ve had the pleasure of working in a variety of health care environments – one where the average census was 185 residents, and once opening a brand-new, skilled nursing center in Central Arkansas, and bringing it to state award status. On a personal level, I’ve had the honor of having my own grandmother as a resident in the past. I believe this type of firsthand experience is invaluable in understanding how to ensure that residents and their families experience the best possible outcomes. WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS POSITION? Before joining Butterfield, I was the administrator of the Arkansas State Veterans Home in Fayetteville. EDUCATION: I graduated from Harding University in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. I earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Healthcare Management also from Harding in 2017, and I’m proud to say that degree was achieved at the Summa Cum Laude level. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN THIS ROLE? I am very excited about the programs we currently provide residents. I look forward to maintaining our standard of excellence and moving the services offered at our Health Care Center and Assisted Living Cottage along toward future trends in longterm care. TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY: My family and I live in West Fork. My wife, Samantha, is a native of West Fork, so I don’t see us moving in the foreseeable future. I say this because both our sons, 8 and 13, enjoy the school system, and our infant daughter will get to enjoy spending quality


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time with her aunt as opposed to an unknown daycare setting. On weekends during the summer, you’ll likely find us at the baseball field, cheering on our boys. ANYTHING ELSE? I’m very proud of my two older brothers and their accomplishments. I also enjoy going home to see my mother in Searcy, but I have admitted to her that I plan on being a resident of Northwest Arkansas for a long time because of the beautiful country and wonderful amenities.

Village Spaces

The new clinic has a comfortable, colorful waiting area. Photos by Stephen Ironside

UAMS Clinic at BTV Butterfield’s new UAMS primary care clinic provides convenient onsite care to meet the health and medical needs of independent living residents. The clinic is open weekday mornings Monday through Friday. Dr. Allan Martin is a family practitioner and geriatrician.

Dr. Martin is assisted by a nurse on staff.

The clinic has two private examination rooms.

Serving BTV is Dr. Martin’s principal practice. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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UA News

Left to right: Randy Massanelli, vice chancellor for Government Relations, Erika Gamboa, Brandy Cox, Joseph Steinmetz and Danielle Williams

About 55 people attended the inaugural reception.

UA Establishes Armed Forces Alumni Society The University of Arkansas’ Alumni Association has formed a new alumni organization especially for members of the military and their supporters. The Armed Forces Alumni Society was established for current and former members of all branches of the U.S. military — as well as their families, friends and constituents. An inaugural reception for the society was held on March 15 at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House at the UA campus in Fayetteville. The mission of the Armed Forces Alumni Society is to foster and enhance relationships between University of Arkansas alumni, faculty, staff, students

and their families who are current and former members of the armed forces. The group’s purpose is to encourage camaraderie among members and raise awareness and support for all branches of the armed forces. The society will also strive to build a strong professional and personal support network among alumni, facility, staff and students and their families. Brandy Cox, associate vice chancellor and executive director of the Arkansas Alumni Association, gave the welcome at the inaugural reception. UA Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz was the keynote speaker. Brigadier General Lark Berry, the adjutant general for the Arkansas National Guard, was also in attendance. Dr. Danielle Williams, UA director of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, is serving as the society’s president. Danielle Williams

Erika Gamboa, director of UA’s Veterans Resource and Information Center, is serving as vice president. If you would like to become member of the Armed Forces Alumni Society, or learn more about the organization, please contact societies@ arkansasalumni.org.


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Village Snapshots

Arts and Crafts at BTV

Sally Stone

Pat Jahoda

Karen Crocker and Polly Lancaster

Sherry Young and Rosa Layne

BTV golf team at Fayetteville High School ‘Hall of Greats” tournament 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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BTV ping-pong action

Polly Hanson, Donna Trumbo, Ron Hanson

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Out & About

Photo by Cole Fennel Photography

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Showcasing Nature in the Region Fayetteville Residents Visit Free on Saturday Mornings For those of you who have an appreciation for nature, gardening and native flora and fauna, a visit to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a must this season. Situated on six beautifully cultivated acres off Crossover Road in northeast Fayetteville, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks draws more than 80,000 visitors a year. The “garden” is actually a collection of twelve unique, individually themed gardens, and features the state’s only butterfly house. On your visit to BGO, simply relax and enjoy a leisurely stroll of the gardens – or take part in one of the many community programs and events offered during the year. Each of BGO’s offerings supports an overall appreciation for the native and natural ecosystem of the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks. BGO offers a variety of workshops, classes and lectures for adults, children and families – from succulent making, rain barrel workshops and sustainable agriculture, to flower and plant sales, tips for attracting pollinators, and art and music in the garden. During the months of May and June, the Botanical Garden will be hosting some of its most popular events, a few which are listed here. For tickets and more info, visit bgozarks.org.


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23rd Annual Greening of the Garden Gala May 18 | 6-10 p.m. The longest running garden party in Northwest Arkansas! Guests can enjoy strolling through the garden, savoring premium beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will be served on the Great Lawn as the sun sets, along with live music. There will also be live and silent auctions throughout the evening. Opera in the Garden June 5 | 7-9 p.m. The talented artists from Opera in the Ozarks return to BGO to present this free performance of Cinderella. Opera in the Ozarks is a nationally acclaimed summer music festival and training program in Eureka Springs. This delightful performance on the Great Lawn is entertaining for both children and adults! Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band: Red, White and Blooms June 26 | 7-9 p.m. This patriotic performance by the Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band will feature vocalist Tonya Jackson, and is also part of BGO’s Free Summer Concert Series. Lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, or enjoy food and drink from onsite food trucks. The Botanical Garden is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fayetteville residents are admitted free on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.

Arts & Entertainment

Highlighted Happenings in NWA

Les Misérables

Walton Arts Center’s 2018-19 Broadway Season Features Premieres and Crowd Favorites Walton Arts Center’s 2018-19 P&G Broadway Series features a lineup of award-winning musicals straight from Broadway, guaranteed to inspire, awe and entertain audiences of all ages. The series kicks off with four guys from Jersey who became a worldwide sensation in Jersey Boys. Featuring the Four Season’s legendary hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night),” this Tony Award®-winning musical takes us from the streets of Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the boys who became an international sensation. “Turn the Beat Around” and get On Your Feet! for the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan who became musical sensations at the top of the pop world. On Your Feet! goes behind the music to the real story of this record-making couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.


Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna ­– a waitress and expert pie maker who enters a baking contest and finds her own recipe for happiness. With music and lyrics by six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles, this groundbreaking new hit is the first musical on Broadway to boast an all-female creative team.

Winner of seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical, CATS makes its anticipated return to Walton Arts Center with updated lighting design, sound design, choreography and direction. The show tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Walton Arts Center wraps up the new series with one of the most celebrated musicals in history, Les Misérables. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, this iconic musical tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit and features the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and many more. For more info about the Broadway series and subscriptions, visit waltonartscenter.org. Single tickets go on sale this summer.

Walton Arts Center > Charlie Daniels Band May 10 > Art of Wine Festival June 8-9 > Artosphere Festival Orchestra Presents • Live from Crystal Bridges: Mozart in the Museum June 15 • Beethoven Masterworks June 19 • Artosphere Finale: The American Spirit June 23 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) > Masterworks III: La Bohème May 5 For more info, visit sonamusic.org TheatreSquared > The Hound of the Baskervilles Thru May 27 For more info, visit theatre2.org Arkansas Public Theatre > Ann May 4-13 > An Act of God June 8-17 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org Arts Center of the Ozarks > Smile June 15-17, 22-24 For more info, visit ACOzarks.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: > Major Exhibition | The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art Opens May 26 For more info, visit crystalbridges.org Faulkner Performing Arts Center > Hard Travelin’ with Woody | Tribute to Woody Guthrie May 5 For more info, visit faulkner.uark.edu/events 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

Donate Your Treasures to BTV Library Do you have a book that you think other residents would love to read? The BTV Library accepts donated books in new or gently read condition, subject to review. The library currently has a solid collection of mystery novels, biographies and biographical fiction involving famous historical figures, popular culture books, and folk legends of Arkansas, the Ozarks and the South. What we would welcome more of are books on art history, the lives of musical composers, the lives of Broadway stars, and the world of movies. Here are some of the latest titles donated by generous BTV residents: Murder in the County: 50 True Stories of the Old West by Fayetteville author Denele West highlights dozens of old-wild-west killings, often by gunshot, in 1800s Arkansas. The Ever After of Ashwin Rao by Padma Viswanathan, a University of Arkansas author, details a fictional account of an American-trained Indian psychologist sent back to his native land to study the grieving process of the families of victims of an Air India terrorist bombing. American Generosity by Patricia Herzog and Heather Price explains the motivations of Americans who give money, volunteer their time, and/or lobby on an unpaid basis for disasters, the disadvantaged and the arts and culture.

Main Street Arkansas, a book out of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies by brothers Ray and Steven Hanley, features more than a hundred postcard and newspaper photographs illustrating downtowns from the mid-1800s to early 1900s. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham is a revenge-taking novel based on a not-so-unusual premise: for-profit colleges that loan you the money to attend their overpriced schools and make a killing off of both the tuitions and the high-interest repayments. The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley is a wellresearched historical novel about the Viking-era exploration and settlement of wild and often frozen Greenland. Nefertiti, Egypt’s Sun Queen by Joyce Tyledsey, covers the known public life and speculates on the ultimate downfall of what is universally recognized as the most beautiful, and arguably the most powerful, wife of a pharaoh.

Featured Events

Featured Village Events COMING IN MAY Le Diner en Blanc with Mischievous Swing May 11 | 5pm Make plans to attend this special Canadian-French inspired dinner soiree with an all-white theme. You’re invited to wear your favorite white attire, such as dresses, shirts, pants, jackets, hats and gloves. Reserve a table and decorate it (in white!) for a Best Dressed Table prize. Enjoy a wonderful pre-plated dinner while Tulsa’s Mischievous Swing band delivers the toe-tapping entertainment. BTV Foundation Presents: Village Garden Party with Still on the Hill May 17 | 5pm The Village Garden Party will showcase some of the new beautification projects on campus with a warm musical welcome to spring. First, we’ll gather in the South Courtyard to mingle and savor signature appetizers and cocktails. Enjoy the courtyard’s new makeover and join your friends in a game of lawn croquet. Then, find your seat in the Performance Hall as the Still on the Hill, the “Ambassadors of the Ozarks” with Kelly and Donna Mulhollan, take the stage. The Garden Party is sponsored by the BTV Foundation who wants to thank all of the generous donors for their support of beautification projects on campus.

Rail Excursion via Fresh Tracks Canada

Still on the Hill

Old Montreal, Quebec City

COMING IN JUNE Village Tours Presents: Eastern Canada Rail Classic August 6-14 All aboard! Tour Eastern Canada’s most spectacular cities on this eight-day railway adventure. Brought to you by Fresh Tracks Canada, this group tour visits bilingual Montreal, historic Quebec City and Halifax in the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia. Visit museums and fine restaurants in cosmopolitan Montreal. Stay in a great selection of luxurious hotels. Soak up the historic sights and Francophone culture of Quebec City before heading to lively Halifax via the comfort of the rail. This Village Tours excursion is open to BTV residents and their guests and Carriage Club members. For details and pricing, please contact Riki Stamps, director of programs and events, at rstamps@btvillage.org.


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Foundation News The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between Feb. 3, 2018, and April 5, 2018, from the following donors:

Beautification Fund • Polly Lancaster Garden Fund • Winnie MacDonald in memory of Shirley Lucas Memorials • Shirley Chewning in memory of Gloria Mills • Wade Burnside in memory of Shirley Lucas and Gloria Mills • Kitty Allen in memory of Nolan Williams • Ellen Compton in memory of Harry Alward • Virginia Burdick in memory of Jean Walters • Wilma Samuel in memory of Jean Walters • Dick Harris in memory of Jean Walters • Margaret Blair in memory of Shirley Lucas Moving Made Easy • Nancy McVey • Craig Brown Music and Performance Fund • Pat Jahoda Scholarship Fund • Polly Lancaster Sensory Garden • Fayetteville Garden Club

BTV Foundation Welcomes Acclaimed Pianist Alan Chow Highly Anticipated Performance is a Free Ticketed Event American pianist Alan Chow will perform in concert at Butterfield Alan Chow Trail Village on Wednesday, May 30. Sponsored by the BTV Foundation, this exciting performance will be held in the Commons Center Performance Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. A Steinway Artist, Mr. Chow has performed to critical acclaim in such major venues as New York’s Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall, and Chicago’s Symphony Center and the Ravinia Festival. Lauded for his performances of “poetry and virtuosic fire,” he’s played with orchestras across the United States and Asia, including the National, Pan Asian, Utah, Oakland, Kansas City and Omaha symphonies, and the Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tulsa philharmonics. As a chamber musician, Chow has collaborated with the America, Pacifica and Miami String quartets, and has been a guest artist at a number of music festivals. Chow regularly tours Asia and plays in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and China. He also appears in recital in the Cheng-Chow Trio with pianists Angela Cheng and his twin brother, Alvin. Chow was formerly a faculty artist at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and Northwestern University. Currently, he’s a faculty artist at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. His many awards include First Prize at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and the Silver Medal and Audience Favorite Prize at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. Chow presents master classes and lectures at major conservatories, universities and summer festivals, and is an active juror for many piano competitions. BTV residents must sign up at the Transportation Desk to secure tickets to this free event. A limited number of ticketed seats are available for guests. For more information, please contact Director of Programs and Events Riki Stamps at rstamps@btvillage.org.


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Board Spotlight

Meet Your Village Board Q&A with BTV Board Member Kim Brawner For more than 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 first in a series of Q&As introducing Butterfield LIFE readers to the newest members of the BTV Board of Directors who began serving in 2018. Q:


Where did you grow up and how long have you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? I grew up in Wynne, Arkansas, and came to the University of Arkansas in 1971, and have lived in Fayetteville since graduation. My wife, Cecily, grew up in Fayetteville, too.

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Tell us about your profession: I have been a financial advisor for the past 35 years, and currently own my own Registered Investment Firm, Sphere LLC, in Fayetteville.

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What is your academic background? I graduated with a BSBA in Finance and Real Estate.

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Tell us about your family: I have been married to Cecily for 41 years, and we have a 15 1/2-year-old Norwich Terrier named Sofie Cushion.

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How did you come to serve on the Board? I serve as a representative of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Fayetteville.


What special positions do you hold on the Board and do you serve on any committees? I serve on the Finance Committee.

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Are there any specific areas of focus for you as a Board member? I truly said I want to serve anywhere they need me on the Board to be an ambassador for Butterfield throughout the community.

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What sets Butterfield apart in your opinion? They’ve been in business the longest, and have figured out all the pieces to help people transition through the different stages of their lives.

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What do you feel potential residents need to know? That the current residents really enjoy living at Butterfield; it’s not just a place to reside, but a place where you can actually live your life, have fun, and meet new friends. As a Board member, is there anything you would like Village residents to know? The Board really wants to hear from residents, as this is their home. We want to hear their opinions about what works and what needs to be changed. Besides BTV, do you serve on any other boards or committees? I was on the Board of Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale for nine years. Do you have any favorite hobbies or pastimes? I like to ride motorcycles, work in my garage, and play the guitar and sing (pick and grin).


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BTV Scores High on National Fitness Test Village Residents Surpass Peers in ‘Functional Fitness’ Butterfield residents who took part in a national fitness test for older adults outperformed many of their peers with higher-than-average scores for functional fitness. An exercise class at the BTV Wellness Center

Sixty-seven residents participated in the Senior Fitness Test (SFT), which was administered by the BTV Fitness and Wellness Department in November. The Senior Fitness Test is actually a battery of tests used by health professionals and researchers nationwide to assess the functional fitness of adults ages 60 and older. Functional fitness plays a major role in everyday life, according to Butterfield Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill, and the Senior Fitness Test addresses five main types: strength, endurance, flexibility, agility and balance.

SFT, said that not only did BTV score at or above the national average, but the scores got better the older the residents were. “For instance, residents who are in their 80s walked sixteen-percent further, were seventeen-percent better on the dynamic agility test, had twenty-five percent greater lower-body strength, and had fortyeight-percent better upper-body strength when compared to the national average,” Gray said. “These are remarkable results.”

Neill has been conducting the SFT with BTV “A certain degree of functional fitness is critical for residents since 2011 as a way to measure functional older adults to have the strength and endurance fitness levels, and to design targeted individual and needed to accomplish even ordinary everyday tasks, group exercise programs for residents. Neill said. “Functional exercise builds up your muscles to perform “I am very happy with the results everyday tasks like bending, of our Senior Fitness Test, but I’m Senior Fitness Testing reaching, walking, lifting and even not surprised,” Neill said. “I believe Completed the program 67 standing.” our residents are doing better 15 Number of women physically because we offer such 52 Number of men BTV residents scored remarkably well-rounded fitness programs.” 80 Average age well compared to others who took the test across the nation, Neill said. As a group, BTV performed at or above average in five of seven test areas: the six-minute walk, chair stand, hand grip, arm curl and the 8-foot Up and Go. The Butterfield women scored a combined average of 73.81 percent on the entire test, while the men a combined average of 53.57 percent, Neill said. Nationally, the Senior Fitness Test has established a performance baseline of 50 percent. Any score over 50 percent is considered above average. The performance standards are based on the test scores of 7,000 men and women ages 60-94. Dr. Michelle Gray, an assistant professor of Kinesiology, Exercise Science, at the University of Arkansas and Neill’s collaborative partner for the 22 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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BTV offers up to five exercise classes a day, including water aerobics, tai chi, strength training, chair aerobics, balance and dance. Neill’s team also offers free personalized one-onone training and an exercise class that is broadcast through the Village’s cable channel. There are also weekly outdoor group hikes and ping-pong instruction. “The goal is to offer something for everyone,” Neill said. The two areas that residents underperformed in on the SFT — the hand grip and back scratch — represent exercises that BTV hasn’t focused on yet. They will be working on these exercises in the future, Neill said.

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JUNE 10-23

Experience art, music and nature at events throughout Northwest Arkansas. Visit artospherefestival.org for tickets and a complete festival event listing.

Chapel Music Series

Trail Mix

Artosphere Film Series

Artosphere Festival Orchestra

Exquisite music played in local chapels and architectural marvels. JUNE 10, 11, 12, 13, 20 Locations throughout NWA | $10-25

Award-winning films exploring some of the world’s greatest waterways. JUNE 14, 17 Walton Arts Center | Free to $5

Tickets On Sale Now! artospherefestival.org | 479.443.5600 DOWNLOAD THE ARTOSPHERE APP! Available on Google Play™ or in the Apple® App Store℠

Explore our local trails and enjoy artistic experiences along the way. JUNE 15 | Downtown Fayetteville Free JUNE 16 | Downtown Bentonville

Corrado Rovaris, Music Director More than 90 premier musicians from around the world come together for a series of truly inspired orchestral performances. JUNE 15 | Mozart in the Museum Crystal Bridges | $40 JUNE 19 | Beethoven Masterworks Walton Arts Center | $10 JUNE 23 | The American Spirit Walton Arts Center | $10-49

Additional support provided by Lee & Linda Scott and Friends of Walton Arts Center. Support for Maestro Corrado Rovaris provided by Reed & Mary Ann Greenwood. Media support provided by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, KUAF 91.3FM Public Radio, Celebrate Arkansas Magazine and CitiScapes Magazine.

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