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OUT & ABOUT
Arkansas Air & Military Museum
THE HOLIDAYS Wise Choices for Holiday Dining
VOL. 2 ISSUE 6 NOVEMBER + DECEMBER 2013
Ken Cormier President/CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dana Davis Sales Counselor Dave Marks Move-In Coordinator
From the President/CEO This time of year brings back joyous memories of holidays past and reflection on this year, 2013. As always, our year has been met change, but the spirit of the Village in residents, families and staff continues to brightly shine. BTV has a predominant community feel exemplified by our work with the Alzheimer’s Association, the Children’s House, the University of Arkansas and our five founding churches. I am so proud of our outreach work this past year and how it exemplifies the Christmas spirit year round.
PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs Michael Burks Asst. Program Director RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION 2013 Council Members Ray Culver, President Ava Walker, Vice President Jo Anne Brown, Secretary Wade Burnside, Richard Chewning, Genie Donovan, Judy Doyle, Bill Jones, Jack Lejeune, Bobby Nell Templeton BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Dr. David Crittenden, Kyle Jenner, Bruce Johanson, Helen McElree, Tony Uth, Tom Verdery, Jim Webster, Lewis Epley, Truman Yancey (Foundation), Wes Murtishaw (emeritus)
We are joyfully celebrating the Holiday Season and many residents are celebrating their first Christmas in their new BTV home. This issue features some of our newer residents who share why they chose Butterfield to be closer to their loved ones. It is just one more way our unique, educated, and celebrated residents are so interesting. Lastly, please invite friends and family to visit the Butterfield Village as we will be decking the halls and campus with Christmas trees and lights. May each of you have a blessed and joyful holiday season. Merry Christmas,
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Opened in 1986, Butterfield Trail Village is a locally governed 501(c)(3) non-profit retirement community. As Northwest Arkansas’ only comprehensive LifeCare Retirement Community, BTV offers active older adults worry-free living that is secure, independent and fulfilling – and the freedom to enjoy plentiful activities both inside and outside the Village.
Contents 4 Resident Profile Home for the Holidays 6 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 7 Living Spaces A Home for the Holiday 8 Snapshots 10 Readersâ€™ Poll What is your favorite holiday cookie?
11 Out & About Destination: The Arkansas Air and Military Museum 11 Arts & Entertainment Select Community Event Listings 12 Library News 12 Featured Village Events 13 Spotlight Lights, Jazz & Flappers Holiday Bash 14 Fitness Keep your spirits bright during the holidays! 15 Nutrition Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention 16 Wellness Not Feeling So Merry? 17 Foundation Report
17 Arkansas Alumni Association Giving Back through Scholarships 18 Lodge Dining Menus 19 Spirituality 10 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas
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Home for the Holidays This year for some Village residents “over the river and through the woods” will be closer than in the past because they have moved to Butterfield to be nearer to their families. Holidays have always been special for the Garrison family. Sally said her favorite part would be Christmas Eve when the family gathers together for their ‘program’ as each member reads from the Bible. With the move to Butterfield that hasn’t changed – it just means less travel.
Jerol & Sally Garrison
Jerol & Sally Garrison The Garrisons were not strangers to Northwest Arkansas. Jerol and Sally attended the University of Arkansas from 1949 – 1953. During those years they met at Central United Methodist and were later married at that same church. The Garrisons settled down in Sherwood, just north of Little Rock where they lived for 52 years and raised their three daughters.
Over sixty years ago when Carolyn moved to Cabot its population wasn’t much larger than Butterfield’s today. After her husband died in 2010 Carolyn’s three daughters were concerned about her living alone. With two of her daughters living in Northwest Arkansas it seemed logical for her to move to this area of the state. After researching options Butterfield Trail Village was the logical choice. In November of 2012 Carolyn Park packed her belongings, downsized and moved to an apartment at Butterfield Trail Village. Carolyn recalls the first morning she awoke in her new home. She looked out and there was the most beautiful red Maple just outside her balcony. “I thought it must be a sign from God.” She said. “I took a photo of it which I still have today.”
Over that half-century, Jerol and Sally visited Butterfield Trail Village a lot because Sally’s Mom and Dad – Margaret and Neil Ingels – lived here for eleven years. Sally laughed as she shared a comment from her children when they were little. “Our Grandparents have a swimming pool in their house!” With one daughter living in Tulsa, one in Sherwood and one here, three years ago Jerol and Sally decided to move to Butterfield. Sally said she has never had trouble ‘turning the page’ and the move to their Village Home was no different. She said she is amazed at how nice the people who live here are and how nice the staff is. As she tells friends, “Be prepared to feel spoiled.” 4 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Harris & Carol Sonnenberg
Carolyn said it is amazing how nice and caring everyone is at the Village – from the CEO to the housekeepers. She said quite frequently she’s witnessed how kind the employees are and recently observed a general store employee patiently assisting a resident with their purchase. Carolyn also enjoys watching the gardeners rather than having to keep up her own yard. For years the holiday season meant her children would be coming home. Now the gathering place is her daughter’s home in Rogers – just a short drive from her new home in the Village.
Harris & Carol Sonnenberg On Labor Day 2012 Harris and Carol Sonnenberg moved from Lindstrom, Minnesota (just outside of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area) to their apartment at Butterfield Trail Village. Their move was not a sudden one but rather one they had put much thought and planning into. For 14 years, since Harris retired, the Sonnenbergs had spent three months a year in Florida. Though it was nice they knew they didn’t want to retire there. The decision of where to move was based on the child who lived the furthest south, which ended up being Arkansas. After checking out Hot Springs and Mountain Home the Sonnenbergs chose Fayetteville and Butterfield Trail Village. Though not quite ready to move, they signed up for the waiting list. During the next seven years Harris and Carol made numerous visits to NWA and to Butterfield, acquainting themselves with their new-home-to-be.
Now that the Sonnenbergs are closer to their children they can continue their long-standing Christmas Eve tradition – Carol’s homemade lasagna. And this year everyone will be gathering at Harris and Carol’s apartment in the Village.
Jackie Rocha It was just a year ago that Jackie Rocha left the warm climate of Phoenix, where she had lived since 1980, to make a new home at Butterfield Trail Village. With a daughter living in Deer and a son not too far away in Kentucky, Jackie knew what to expect climate-wise. Living out west the weather had been nice but Jackie missed her family. It was just too far to drive to get together. Jackie said. “Living at Butterfield not only lets me see my kids more often but it’s like I have a new family here at Butterfield – I’ve made lots of friends. It’s not like it was living alone.” Jackie really likes the social aspect of the Village and enjoys the many activities and excursions. She commented. “The friendliness and helpfulness of the residents and the staff are great.”
“Living at Butterfield not only lets me see my kids more often but it’s like I have a new family here at Butterfield – I’ve made lots of friends.”
Carol and Harris agree that the Village is a lovely place with so much to do and friendly neighbors and staff. Harris noted they felt they were doing their kids a favor by making this decision. After taking care of their own parents, Carol and Harris are happy to know, as they get older their needs will be met and the kids won’t have to worry.
Jackie is looking forward to the holidays. Not only will she be able to spend time with her kids she is also anticipating the fun get-togethers and parties with her new family – the residents of the Village. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Anniversaries November Anniversaries William & Anita Shaver 1st John Belitsakos & Gisela Nordmeyer 9th Robert & Pauline Keegan 20th Larry & Borgny Hanley 25th
Coach John McDonnell:
The Winningest Coach
James & Joyce Herrin 24th Richard & Shirley Chewning 26th William & Betty Stewart 27th
December Anniversaries Jack & Lorene Lejeune 17th John & Dorothy Robinson 18th Charles & Mary McGimsey 20th Steven & Jeanine Neuse 21st Herbert & Mary Stout 28th Tom & Judy Schatzman 29th
Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:30 p.m. The Convocation Room A reception will follow.
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Ellen Compton Don & Linda Rutledge Charles & Faye Edmonson
John McDonnell was the head coach of the Arkansas Razorback track-and-field teams from 1978 until his retirement in 2008, during which time he won an unprecedented forty NCAA National Championships â€“ more titles than any coach in any sport in the history of college athletics has won. Coach McDonnell currently spends his time in Fayetteville and on his ranch. Copies of his biography, John McDonnell, The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History, will be available for purchase and he will be available for autographs.
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Turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday November 2nd. Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday November 3rd.
A Home for the Holiday The holiday spirit abounds in the Village this time of year. And you can be right in middle of the festivities when your home is a spacious apartment in the main building. The model home shown here is a one-bedroom apartment with 600 square feet. The design features top-line appliances and fixtures including a washer and dryer. The open floor plan provides versatility to add your own special touch. All apartments have either a balcony or patio â€“ perfect place to enjoy coffee or a good book. Call the Butterfield Trail Village Marketing Department to arrange a tour and find out what Holiday Move-In Specials are available. 479-695-8012
Photos by Stephen Ironside
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Autumn Breeze Dinner Band
Couples enjoying the Autumn Breeze Dance
Bikes and Blues Fun at the Lodge 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Local Band for BBB at the Lodge
Two Harleys during BBB
Proud sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Walk
The Village People Team walk to end Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Walk Participants
Sally Garrison dancing it up at the Alumni House on Homecoming
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Thank You for Your Service Veterans Day November 11
Results from the September/October issue poll:
What is your Fall Favorite?
In the last issue of Butterfield LIFE, readers were asked about their Fall Favorite… Results show that 43% of survey respondents prefer Autum Leaves, and 29% enjoy Cool/Crisp Weather. Congratulations to Virginia McAlister – winner of a dinner for two at The Lodge.
NEW READERS’ POLL QUESTION...
What is your favorite Christmas cookie? (please select one) Sugar Cookie
Russian Tea Cakes Peanut Butter
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Please fill out this slip and leave at the BTV front desk or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30th. One lucky reader will win DINNER FOR TWO at The Lodge! Results of the poll will be featured in the next issue of Butterfield LIFE.
Out & About
Destination: The Arkansas Air and Military Museum
Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings Around Town
What better way to celebrate Veterans Day or entertain the family during the holidays than with a visit to the Arkansas Air and Military Museum. The exhibits and airplanes are fascinating and of interest to all ages. And you won’t want to miss the unique gift shop filled with great holiday gift ideas. Arkansas Air Museum Relive the barnstorming days of early aviation with the Museum’s collection of aircraft from the 1920s through the 1940s. See a World War I fighter plane, next to the sleek “Mystery Ship,” winner of the 1929 National Air Race and star of two movies. Exhibits housed in the white wood historical hangar take visitors through the history of aviation in Northwest Arkansas. Choose a self-guided tour, or arrange for your group to have a guide explain all the exhibits.
Ozark Military Museum The Military Museum has 15 military vehicles including three models of the familiar Willys Jeep, a WWII WC-54 Ambulance, Korean M37 3/4-ton cargo truck, 2 1/2-ton 6x6 cargo truck used in Desert Storm, and a British Ferret light armored scott car. The Museum houses two flying aircraft: the first is a WWII Aeronca L-3 observation aircraft. The second is the Beech 3NM (Twin Beech), known as the “Canadian Queen” which served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1952 to 1967. The Museum also has 12 static and restoration project aircraft. Some of these aircraft include: UH-1 Huey, A-7 Corsair II, T-2 Buckeye, T-33, SNJ, NE-1, L-13 restoration, and JRB restoration. Artifacts on display include a Civil War tent stove, gas mask, items from the WWII home front, WWII German daggers, WWII helmets, and unit patches. Address: 4290 S. School, next to Drake Field Phone: 479.521.4947 Web: www.arkansasairandmilitary.com Hours: Saturday 10a - 4:30p Sunday thru Friday 11a - 4:30p
Walton Arts Center: > RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Nov 14 > Starrlight Jazz: Christian Howes Quintet Nov 15 > SoNA: Masterworks I Concert Nov 16 > Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Nov 19-24 > Willie Nelson Concert Nov 26 > Sing-A-Long Sound of Music Dec 6 > Starrlight Jazz: Aaron Diehl Quartet Dec 7 > Mariachi Los Camperos: Fiesta Navidad Dec 7 > Mark O’Connor & Friends: An Appalachian Christmas Dec 13 > SoNA: Christmas Concert Dec 14 > Moscow Classical Ballet’s The Nutcracker Dec 20-22 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Arts Center of the Ozarks: > The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Dec 13-15 For more info, visit artscenteroftheozarks.org Rogers Little Theater: > Don’t Dress for Dinner Nov 1-3, 7-10 > Fully Committed Dec 6-8, 12-15 For more info, visit rogerslittletheater.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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New Arkansas Books In the Butterfield Library, a separate set of library shelves are devoted to books about Arkansas or books written by Arkansas authors. Books written by Butterfield residents occupy a special section, as well. Whether it is Arkansas history, travel, biography or fiction, the Butterfield Library is a good source. New books about Arkansas include: Senator Hattie Caraway: An Arkansas Legacy by Nancy Hendricks is a biography of the first female Senator. Appointed to complete the term of her deceased husband in 1931, Arkansan Caraway was then elected on her own and served through the Great Depression and much of World War II. Professor Hendricks has used previously unpublished letters and photos to bring this Arkansas legacy to life. Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South by Brooks Blevins reads like a novel – set in Mountain View, Arkansas, in 1929. The plot involves the gruesome murder of a harmonica playing drifter and rape of his girlfriend, bringing courtroom drama to this Ozark Mountain town. Blevins earned a Ph.D. in history from Auburn University and brings the historian’s tools of research and attention to detail, to this account.
Yonder Mountain: An Ozarks Anthology edited by Anthony Priest combines the work of poets, novelists, short story writers and historians to contrast the reality with the romantic in this portrayal of Ozarks culture. Readers will recognize several Arkansas authors: Brooks Blevins, Charles Farmer, Donald Harington, Bill Harrison, Roy Reed, James Whitehead, Miller Williams and Daniel Woodrell.
World War II Books Many of the residents of Butterfield Trail Village are veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, so there is great interest in books covering these wars. The newest additions are: The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson. The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler by David Roll. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, 1940-1965 by William Manchester.
Featured Upcoming Village Events NOVEMBER Wednesday, Nov. 6 // Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
8:30am // Day Excursion Isolated, but far from mundane, the Lodge and Conference Center at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute sits on top of beautiful Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton, Arkansas, on the original grounds of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller’s model cattle farm. Winthrop Rockefeller once said, “Every citizen has the duty to be informed, to be thoughtfully concerned, and to participate in the search for solutions.” A man of his words, Governor Rockefeller convened state and national leaders to discuss the issues of his time. Visit the Institute and delve into the history of this notable Arkansas Governor and his mission for Arkansans. We will enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Institute then a stop off at Petit Jean State Park before our return home. 12 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Thursday, Nov. 7 // ”One of the Lucky Ones”
7:15 pm // Convocation Room Cipa Widerman was born into a large Jewish family in Warsaw, Poland in November of 1922. She immigrated at the age of six months with her mother and sisters to Paris, France where they joined her father
Lights, Jazz & Flappers Holiday Bash 6-9pm – Dining/Convocation Rooms Semi-Formal Guest Reservations Required – $11.50 pp (479-695-8000) Village Residents and Carriage Club Members – Free Between the beautiful fashions, the elegant celebrities and wild Flappers, the gangsters and jazz music, it’s not surprising the time was known as The Roaring Twenties. It was a decade of elegance, a time of prohibition and high spirit as people explored creative horizons. The impact of movies and Broadway shows on fashion and the timeless melodies of jazz continue to influence and amaze. Explore the bodacious Roaring 20’s and go back in time to the days of Gatsby and Chanel during our holiday event, Lights, Jazz & Flappers Holiday Bash. Time period dress is encouraged but not required. Enjoy lovely hors d’oeuvres, champagne punch and danceable music from several decades in a lively nightclub ambiance.
and brothers. Her happy childhood was spent in the middle of Paris. Once the Nazis invaded France, her life changed drastically. As a Jewish indeterminate, or someone without a nationality, she was included on the list of the first round-ups of Jews. Barely missing arrest, she escaped to unoccupied France and took on a new, non-Jewish identity and changed her name to Nicole Holland. Meet Nicole and her daughter Brenda Hancock, co-author, this evening as they share Nicole’s life-changing story of the French Resistance. This book is available for purchase at Nightbird Books or at Amazon.com. Monday, Nov. 11 // Veterans Dinner & Program
5:30pm & 7:00pm // Dining Room Remember, freedom is not free. Honor our nation’s veterans today. November 11 of each year is the day we can deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made to
keep our country free. Celebrate with us this evening during our annual dinner and recognition program with special guest speakers and a patriotic musical performance by Singing Men of Arkansas!
DECEMBER Thursday, Dec. 5 // Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
4:30-6:30pm // Circle Drive The Christmas holidays will come to life with Horse Drawn Carriage Rides. Enjoy a whimsical journey around the Village campus filled with colorful festive lights and holiday music. Bundle up for a ride with Wagon Master Ray Dotson and his trusty Belgian horses, Blondie and Duke. Casually carol with friends on this special evening ride followed by top-notch elf service offering hot cider and eggnog. Cheers!
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Keep your spirits bright during the holidays! By Heather O’Dell, Fitness/Wellness Graduate Assistant During the holidays, spirits tend to be cheery and bright, but it is also easy to become sad and depressed with reminiscing about days gone by, missing family members that have passed on, and the hustle and bustle of the season. Many factors contribute to sadness, and it’s important to be on the lookout and to combat feelings of sadness before they even start. Food can be a huge contributor to both joy and sadness. Holiday meals are a time of great fun and visiting. But beware of binging and overeating that can lead to feeling sluggish later on, and then eventually lead to a crash. Your body has to work extra hard to break all that extra food down. Excess sugar intake can also contribute to that sluggish feeling. Go for dessert at the holiday meals, but try not to get that extra helping. When your sweet tooth feels like it’s going to overtake you, be sure to eat some fiber and protein to mix with that sugar in the bloodstream. Caffeine can be a slight mood booster. Don’t go crazy with the caffeine, but if you’re feeling down or overly tired, grab a small cup of coffee or a small chocolate bar to help lift your mood. Try to stick to your normal sleeping and waking routine, even during the hectic times of the holidays. It might sound overly simplistic, but sleep is the best way to recover from exhaustion. So, while you may be really excited about it, try not to stay up waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve! Holidays are typically a time of gathering with family and friends, but don’t forget to take time for yourself! Extra guests and differing personalities can be a source of stress, so be sure to take time out to go walk around the neighborhood or read a chapter from your favorite book. Listening to music can also be a great way to relax, even if it isn’t Christmas music! Finally, be sure to exercise. Even if your holiday season is too hectic to stick to your normal schedule, try to exercise as much as possible! Take a walk, or head to the fitness center for a few minutes – every little bit counts. Happy Holidays! 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention By Kay Gay, RD/LD Did you know?
• A high-fat meal keeps a blood vessel from dilating for as long as six hours.
• If you lower the amount of fat in someone’s
diet, you can improve the blood flow to his/her heart muscle.
• Studies show adults between the ages of 70-90 who follow a Mediterranean diet and walk one mile per day enjoy a 50% lower rate of cardiac events and mortality.
• Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
• More than 140,000 people die each year from stroke in the United States.
When making changes to the diet to prevent heart disease and stroke, it helps to stand back and look at things. We know that weight, blood pressure and nutrient intake (among other factors) influence the risk. Just as we look at calories for a weight control diet plan, we look at amounts of sodium in the diet. (Under critical conditions, seek the advice of your physician.) A 2000mg sodium diet does not mean a 0mg sodium diet. However, should you need to make adjustments in your “nutrient budget,” the following comparisons may help you cut down on calories, fat and sodium in your holiday meals.
Now is the time to tighten your willpower to make it through the holidays without gaining weight or compromising your health. Oprah Winfrey once quoted her trainer’s definition of willpower thusly: “Willpower is not something that makes difficult goals easy. It is the power you achieve by the willingness to take action.” Remember, those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Serving
CHOOSE or PASS IT BY Some simple diet choices over the holidays can make a significant difference in caloric, fat and sodium intake.
Beef Sirloin Honey Glazed Ham Grilled Asparagus Green Bean Casserole Pumpkin Pie Pecan Pie Pumpkin Spice Latte made with skim milk, no whipped cream
6 spears 1 cup
1/10 pie 1/10 pie
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Not Feeling So Merry? By Patricia Poertner, LSW, Senior Director of Resident Services The holiday season is upon us again. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Well, maybe not for everyone. While many of us look forward to the holidays with expectations of happy times spent with family and friends, there are many others who actually dread this time of year. How can this be? According to an article — Beating the Holiday Blues by Maud Purcell, LCSW, at psychcentral.com — there are several reasons people may feel down at holiday time:
• Memories of past holidays: Your current mood
may be impacted by sad holidays experienced in the past. If your current life circumstances are unhappy, however, you may yearn for the happy holidays you enjoyed in earlier years.
• Memories of loved ones lost: It’s inevitable that
your thoughts will turn to family members and friends who have passed away as you reflect on previous holidays. The ensuing sense of loss you feel can spoil even the happiest of celebrations.
• Loneliness: Lack of a “significant other” can
result in feelings of isolation. Separation from family members can be quite painful, as well.
• Financial problems: Financial limitations can
rob you of the joy of giving to others during the holiday season, and may make you feel as if you are “on the outside looking in.”
• Lack of sunlight: Many people suffer from
seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is the result of reduced exposure to sunlight. Your “holiday blues” will only be aggravated by limited sunshine.
In addition, our hectic schedules cause an increased level of stress at this time of the year. There is shopping, cooking, traveling, preparing for houseguests, attending family reunions and parties, and the list goes on and on. Psychotherapist Mark Sichel offers some suggestions for getting through the holidays in “10 Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues” at psychologytoday.com: 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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• Don’t overbook your schedule. Fatigue makes you cranky and depressed.
• Organize and set priorities in scheduling your time.
• Maintain realistic expectations for the holidays.
The holiday season is not a panacea for feelings of loneliness, sadness, frustration, anger and fear.
• Resolve to not allow resentments from past
holidays to ruin the present. Mr. Sichel suggests that you “declare an amnesty with whichever family member or friend you are feeling past resentments.”
• Accept the reality that the holidays will never be the same as when you were a child.
• Do something for someone else. Volunteer
at a homeless shelter or with hospitalized children during the holidays. There are so many opportunities for doing community service. It is difficult to be depressed when you are helping someone.
• Intentionally insert a few unstructured fun
activities into your schedule. Going windowshopping and taking in the festive decorations, or driving through neighborhoods to look at Christmas lighting on the homes, are two enjoyable yet low-cost possibilities.
• If you drink, be careful. Alcohol is a depressant that will exacerbate depression and anxiety.
• Make time for yourself. Do the things that will
benefit your physical, mental and emotional wellness and give you a better perspective on what is important in your life.
• Remember that, ultimately, the choice to see the glass as half empty or half full is always yours.
No matter what is happening in your life, take the time to think about the blessings you do have. Recognizing all the positives in your life can go a long way toward ending those holiday blues. May your days be merry and bright!
Butterfield Foundation Report
1923 EAST JOYCE BLVD., FAYETTEVILLE AR 72703 • (479) 695-8068 • email@example.com In the period August 1 to September 30, the Foundation received gifts from the following persons: MEMORIALS • Diana & Mike Paul in memory of Virginia May • Honey Sego in memory of Virginia May • Nell Tuck in memory of Virginia May • J L & Polly Lancaster in memory of Gib Jay, Jack Herd, Forrest Dipboye, Peggy Davisson, Agnes Bowman and Mary Fulton • Elizabeth Howick in memory of Virginia May • Virginia Burdick in memory of Alice Cabe and Virginia May • Mary Dewitt in memory of Peggy Davisson
Your gifts contribute to the sustainability of programs and services of the Village for you, your friends, families and loved ones now and in the future. Gift envelopes are available in the Business Office, at the receptionist desk, or you can reach the Foundation at (479) 695-8068. Please call (479) 695-8068 for information or additions and corrections.
MOVING MADE EASY (MME) Virginia Linton, Cathryn Allen, Lottie Nast, B R & Geraldine Peoples, Andrew & Marie Breuer, Florence France, Judy Doyle, Beatrice Davisson, Cheryl Gracie, Nancy Robb, Kathleen Patz, and Fran Pearson & Dan Griffin
Giving Back through Scholarships
From the Arkansas Alumni Association
It is a time for celebration at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House. This academic year, 444 University of Arkansas students received more than $1 million in alumni scholarships from the Arkansas Alumni Association – an incredible achievement that wouldn’t be possible without devoted alumni and friends who give back through membership, donations and volunteerism.
Each year, volunteers are invited to participate in the annual scholarship review held at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House. For two days, reviewers read hundreds of applications, searching for students who stand out among their peers. Are you an alumnus of the University of Arkansas? Do you have grandchildren preparing for college? If so, they are eligible to apply for the association’s Legacy Scholarship! Offered to undergraduate nonresident students, those with a relative (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or spouse) who graduated from the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville campus) are eligible to apply. For more information about the association’s scholarship program, visit www.arkansasalumni. org/scholarships, or to find out more about the annual scholarship review, contact Robin January at (479) 575-2801 or firstname.lastname@example.org. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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LODGE DINING MENUS NOVEMBER + DECEMBER FEATURES
Full menu online at butterfieldtrailvillage.org
November Features LUNCH
December Features LUNCH
Philly Steak Philly steak with peppers, onions, provolone on a hoagie roll $7
Prime Rib Prime rib patty melt with mushrooms, onions, Swiss cheese on rye $7
Chicken Sandwich Breaded chicken parmesan with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese on focaccia bread $7
Chicken Sandwich Chicken marsala sandwich with mushrooms, fresh mozzarella marsala cream on focaccia bread $7
Burger Classic handmade burger patty with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion with a special lodge sauce $7
Holiday Sandwich Open-faced turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberry smothered in gravy $7
Salmon Salad* With goat cheese, craisins, shaved carrots and butter croutons $7
Salmon Salad* Nicoise herb crusted salmon with green beans, fingerling potatoes, olives and a sweet lemon vinaigrette $7
Blue Plate Special* Country fried steak with mashed potatoes, cream gravy and green beans $7
Tenderloin Demi glazed tenderloin with mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans $17.50 Chicken A traditional chicken alfredo served with fettuccine noodles and topped with parmesan cheese $10.50 Pork Chop A double-cut pork chop served with a bourbon maple demi glaze, mashed potatoes, and green beans $14 Salmon Pepper jelly glazed salmon served with mashed sweet potatoes and sautéed spinach $14
Blue Plate Special* Meatloaf with a savory ketchup glaze, creamed corn and mashed potatoes $7
Tenderloin Topped with Oscar crab cakes and hollandaise sauce served with mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans $17.50 Chicken Chicken fried chicken served with cream gravy and sweet baby carrots $10.50 Grilled Shrimp Served with lobster mac & cheese with wilted spinach $14.50 Salmon Grilled salmon served with sweet pea risotto and garnished with baby carrots and green beans $14
Reservations are available through the front desk or by calling (479) 442-7220, Ext. 0 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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10 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas By Mary Fairchild Here are simple ways to keep Christ the central focus of your life this Christmas season.
1. Give God one very special gift just from you
to Him: Let this gift be something personal that no one else needs to know about, and let it be a sacrifice. Forgive someone you’ve needed to forgive for a long time. Perhaps commit to spending time with God daily. Or maybe there is something God has asked you to give up.
2. Set aside a special time to read the Christmas story: Luke 1:5-56 through 2:1-20
3. Set up a Nativity scene in your home. 4. Plan a project of good will this Christmas:
Find someone with a genuine need, involve your family and friends and see how happy you can make someone this Christmas.
5. Take a group Christmas caroling in a nursing home or a children’s hospital.
6. Give a surprise gift of service to each member of your family: You might consider giving a back rub to your spouse, running an errand for your brother, or cleaning out a closet for your mother. Make it personal and meaningful and watch the blessings multiply.
7. Set aside a time of family devotions on
Christmas Eve or Christmas morning: Before opening the gifts, take a few minutes to gather together as a family in prayer and devotions. Read a few Bible verses and discuss the true meaning of Christmas.
8. Attend a Christmas church service: If you are
alone this Christmas or don’t have family living near you, invite a friend or a neighbor to join you.
9. Send Christmas cards that convey a spiritual
message: If you’ve already bought the reindeer cards – no problem! Just write a Bible verse and include a personal message with each card.
10. Write a Christmas letter to a missionary:
Many missionaries are unable to travel home for the holidays, so it can be a very lonely time for them. Write a special Christmas letter to a missionary of your choice, thanking them for giving their life in service to the Lord. Trust me—it will mean more than you can imagine!
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The Lodge, Your Lodge
The Lodge at Butterfield Trail Village bustles with activity. A tastefully furnished 2,000 square foot building with kitchen facilities, comfortable conversation seating, a big screen television and a fireplace along with a light airy atmosphere make The Lodge the perfect venue for socials, game nights, restaurant-style lunches and dinners, meetings and fun events. You can
also share this facility with your friends and family by making arrangements with the staff for parties and meetings. Catering by the BTV culinary staff is also available at a reasonable cost. Check your calendar and join your friends for fun and socializing at The Lodge, Your Lodge.