Butterfield LIFE Nov + Dec 2018

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Home for the Holidays Out & About

Seasonal Performing Arts

Village Spaces

Holiday Tour of Homes

Employee Spotlight

Guillermo “Memo” Vaca

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Contents 4 From the CEO


6 Feature Story Home for the Holidays 9 Village Newcomer Q+A Barbara Brannan 9 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 10 Village Spaces Holiday Tour of Homes 11 Residents Corner Coups for Troops 12 UA News State of the University Address


The King’s Singers

14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About Seasonal Arts and Entertainment 18 Employee Spotlight Guillermo “Memo” Vaca 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events 20 Foundation News Holiday Gift Baskets


21 Christmas Church Services 21 BTV Christmas Purse 22 Fitness & Wellness Cognitive Health Program





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, 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

From the CEO Santa Claus is coming to town and once again our Village is transforming into a winter wonderland with Christmas parties, events and activities, and all the pageantry of the season. Of course, Riki Stamps, Michael Burks and the entire BTV Programs and Events team will be decking the halls across campus with beautiful decorations for the full holiday experience. Chef Memo Vaca will treat us all to a special surprise: The BTV culinary team will be constructing a lifesized Gingerbread House that will be on display in the Commons Center Living Room during the month of December. This super-sweet undertaking will be a reproduction of our own Village and made from massive amounts of dough, frosting and Rice Krispies Treats. I can hardly wait to see this creation come to life! Please mark your calendars for the annual Butterfield Holiday Tour of Homes on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Each year, residents open the doors of their beautifully decorated homes for this holiday tradition that keeps getting bigger and better. You can find highlights from last year’s Tour of Homes inside this issue of Butterfield LIFE. Then, on the evening of Friday, Dec. 14, join us for the BTV Winter Wonderland Christmas Party & Dance. Events like these are when the Village and our community come together to celebrate in grand style. As I close 2018 with my final letter of the year, I respectfully ask you to remember our hard working employees at Butterfield who serve selflessly yearround. Donating to the BTV Christmas Purse is a wonderful way to show your appreciation to our employees at the holidays. A big thank you to the BTV Resident Council for overseeing this program each year. I wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer

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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.

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Tuesday, December 11th | 9am to 1pm Enjoy a self-guided tour of select Butterfield apartments, cottages and village homes, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Village at Christmas. Refreshments will be served, and greeters will be on hand to help guide and answer questions.

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Feature Story

Home for the Holidays Butterfield residents will create lasting memories this holiday season by gathering with friends, family, each other and their churches. Whether it’s baking Christmas cookies, volunteering in the community, shopping for loved ones, or hanging a special ornament on the tree, everyone has a favorite holiday tradition. See how these Village residents plan to spend time in celebration this year, and some of the reasons why they are grateful to call Butterfield home.


Butterfield Move-In Date: March 2017 Tell us why you chose to make Butterfield home. Butch’s vision loss brought us to BTV. The campus is low vision friendly, and she has adapted quite well. The courtyard provides an ideal spot for Butch to walk and visit with folks. So many amenities enable us to choose how we spend our days. She no longer has to endure my cooking thanks to the Dining Room and Bistro. 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


How will you and your family/friends celebrate the holidays this year? Family and dear friends entertain us for the holidays now. It’s great to get together and catch up with their busy lives. Butch and I make an annual trip to Eureka Springs in December to enjoy the holiday décor. What holiday traditions did you bring with you to Butterfield? I am the eyes for Butch to make her marvelous oatmeal cookies. A laborious task but very rewarding. Decorating for any holiday was great fun for her. She still tries venues around the apartment. Will you/your family embark on any new traditions this year? Thanks to the wizardry of Ancestry.com we have found a new family of cousins. We have met once and hope to pursue more get togethers over the holidays. What are you grateful for this season? I am grateful that we live in a community that strives to help the less fortunate. Those endeavors strengthen us all.

What are you grateful for this season? I am so grateful to have made my decision to move to BTV, meeting the people who live here and staff members who are dedicated to our well being, and to giving back. We have so many opportunities to do that.


Butterfield Move-In Date: September 2017 Tell us why you are happy to call Butterfield home. To me, making my home at BTV is seeing old friends and meeting new ones. It means I can enjoy participating in the Performance Hall events and special dinners at the Lodge. And I know that I can always find a good time in the game room! How will you celebrate the holidays this year? I will celebrate the holidays this year at BTV by creating new memories. I will have the usual Christmas decorations, but on a smaller scale. I enjoy gift shopping for loved ones, cooking and baking pies for special family events, attending holiday open houses and events with friends.


Butterfield Move-In Date: December 2017 How will you and your family/friends celebrate the holidays this year? My family and I are celebrating three ways. My son Gary and his wife Barbara will visit in November. My daughter Tracy will visit over Christmas. My daughter Dana and her husband Chris live in Fayetteville. I can show off my new home, and the wonderful decorations and activities here at BTV. What holiday traditions did you bring with you to Butterfield? A tabletop Christmas advent wreath, a small Christmas tree and decorations. Any new traditions you plan to embark on this year? The best tradition this year will be my family, all my new friends at BTV – and enjoying the Christmas decorations in the Commons Center lobby and all over the Village!

What holiday traditions did you bring with you to Butterfield? I have a large extended family who loves to celebrate on Christmas Eve. My late husband Max began a new tradition several years ago when he suggested we forego the usual Christmas Eve meal and prepare food for a Mexican feast, complete with all the trimmings. We have always gathered in my late mother’s church fellowship hall, having an attendance of 75 at one time, but over the years that number has dwindled and we are now down to 40. Any other plans for you and your family at Christmas? My daughter Maxi, her husband Roy and son Spence will spend the day with me preparing and eating the traditional Christmas Day dinner of turkey, ham and all of the usual Christmas fare. Maxi enjoys making Christmas candy, while I prefer to bake the cookies and pies. One of my favorite hobbies was making beaded ornaments, and we will enjoy those and some of the other Christmas decorations that remain after I downsized for my new residence. We will also enjoy a nativity scene, another Christmas “treasure” BUTTERFIELD LIFE


that has been around for a very long time. We will make our usual drive to downtown Fayetteville to see the Lights of the Ozarks. What are you grateful for this season? I am always thankful for good health, and grateful that Maxi and her family are able to “come home” for Christmas and enjoy the holiday traditions we have made over the years. This time of year, I am also very thankful to be blessed with many good friends and reflect on the blessings I have been given.

What holiday traditions did you bring with you to Butterfield? We have a special nativity scene that was made for our family more than forty years ago by a relative, and has been displayed every year since. Displaying it allows us to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. We also look forward each year to the Christmas Eve service at our church. As in the years past, we’ll bake a birthday cake for Jesus. What are you grateful for this season? God’s provisions for each of us individually and as a family, our family and friends and Tom’s improving health.

TOM AND LINDA TOWNSEND Butterfield Move-In Date: June 2017

Since you moved to BTV, what are some of the ways you’ve made your house feel like home? We’ve furnished our apartment with pieces from our former home so it feels familiar and comfortable. We’ve enjoyed renewing old friendships and making new ones. How will you celebrate the holidays this year? Hopefully, we will get to spend time with each of our children and grandchildren, enjoying food and fun. For several years, we’ve had a special time together with extended family for Christmas Day brunch at the home of our son and daughter-in-law.


Butterfield Move-In Date: June 2018 Since you moved to BTV, what are some of the ways you’ve made your house feel like home? I have some of my favorite things and furniture in my apartment. And I have a bedroom especially for my grandchildren when they are over. How will you and your family/friends celebrate the holidays this year? I’m sure there will be new ways to celebrate the holidays now that I live at Butterfield. I will still enjoy shopping for my children and grandchildren and shopping for children in the foster care system. And attending a Christmas Eve service at my church. What holiday traditions have you brought with you to Butterfield? I will put my favorite Christmas ornaments on my Christmas tree and decorate with white poinsettias. What are you grateful for this season? I am grateful for my family, my friends, my health, and being able to call Butterfield my home.



Village Newcomer Q+A

Anniversaries November Anniversaries Mike & Susan Cruse


Larry & Borgny Hanley


Bill & Betty Stewart


Roy & Butch Clinton


December Anniversaries Jim & Nancy Blair

Getting to Know Barbara Brannan


Jack & Lorene Lejeune


Lee & Beverly Bodenhamer


Vernon & Paulette Collins


Dwain & Glenda Newman


Tim & Judy Schatzman


When did you move to Butterfield? I moved to Butterfield on September 10, 2018. Â

Where are you from? Fayetteville, Arkansas What did you do before retirement? After graduation from the University of Arkansas, I taught in Fayetteville Public Schools for 36 years. Most of that time was at Ramay Junior High School coaching girls basketball and tennis, and teaching P.E., health and science. Later, I moved to Holt Middle School and continued teaching science. I spent many summers working parttime in the University of Arkansas Poultry Science department. Do you have children and grandchildren? No, but have two very loving nephews and a niece.

New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Phoebe Goodwin Ann Marie Ziegler Marvin & Sharon Moles Barbara Brannan Curtis & Jane Shipley

Why did you choose Butterfield? I became familiar with Butterfield when my mother lived here and really enjoyed the great community atmosphere, activities, care and security that Butterfield provided. I am very grateful for the opportunity to become a part of it.



Village Spaces

Santa chauffeurs guests on campus.

2017 Holiday Tour of Homes Last year’s Holiday Tour of Homes showed off the best and brightest of Christmas finery at our awardwinning Village. Hundreds enjoyed this much-loved BTV tradition that showcased apartments, cottages and Village homes decked out in high style for the holidays. Photos by Stephen Ironside

A festively embellished arrangement

CFO Kim Moore and resident Gaye Cypert



Eclectic vintage Christmas decor

Residents Corner

Mother and Daughter Collect Coupons to Help U.S. Troops Butterfield resident Mayme Strange and her daughter, Jo Ruth Strange, have clipped and collected approximately $400,000 worth of coupons for an organization that helps U.S. military members and their families. The women collect the coupons on behalf of Butterfield for the organization Coups for Troops: Clipping Coupons for a Cause. Coups for Troops is a nationwide program that makes the lives of soldiers and their families a little easier by shipping coupons directly to them. Over the past four years, Mayme and Jo Ruth have collected approximately $1.3 million worth of coupons on behalf of BTV. Ann and Jim Newman extend a warm welcome.

Mother and daughter have both had friends and family serve in the military and it’s a cause that is near and dear to their hearts. “It’s an easy way to provide some help to those who are protecting our country,” said Jo-Ruth, a retired school teacher who works part-time at BTV as an evening receptionist. Residents can bring their coupons to several locations on the Village campus. Mayme sorts them, and Jo-Ruth will do any trimming needed and mail them to the organization. The program accepts manufacturer coupons only. They can be expired by up to six months as U.S. military families can redeem coupons six months past the expiration date.

A scrumptious spread of sweet and savory goodies

For more info, contact Jo Ruth Strange at (479) 530-7075.



UA News

Chancellor Steinmetz Cites Progress, Plans in State of the University Address University of Arkansas Chancellor Joe Steinmetz delivered his annual State of the University address on campus recently, with his prime focus on current progress and goals for the future. He set the tone for his message early, saying “there is absolutely no other place like the U of A and no other place that I would like to be.” The chancellor began by reviewing recent increases in support of faculty, staff and students. He pointed out that with $13.3 million of new revenue this year, the largest amount, 44 percent, was used to support faculty and staff, primarily by increasing salaries. “Our number one investment is always our faculty and staff,” he said. Student success efforts received about 17 percent of the new revenue, the second largest amount, with nine percent being spent to support research. Steinmetz made it clear that there was a direct connection between faculty support and plans to boost the university’s research efforts. He plans to grow the Chancellor’s Innovation and Collaboration Fund, which awards funding for faculty’s collaborative research projects, to eventually 12 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


include a new Innovation Fund for Research with Commercialization Potential. The plan is intended to support Arkansas business, help stimulate the Arkansas economy and provide a wide range of good jobs for Arkansans. “We’re going to keep focused on the things that matter – retaining and graduating students, serving first generation and diverse students, growing our scholarship base and increasing access,” Steinmetz said. “If we continue to make consistent progress in these areas, as well as our research and discovery mission, I’m absolutely confident the rankings will rise as we do as an institution. And, more importantly, I am confident that we will add even more value to the lives of our students.” He challenged the campus community to develop a “strong culture of ‘yes’ here at the U of A,” and spoke of the importance of interdependency, describing it as “a shared vision. It’s working together to find common solutions to facilitate the work we do. It’s developing an impactful, true, core value we share as a university,” he said. The chancellor’s full State of the Union address can be seen on the University of Arkansas YouTube channel.

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Village Snapshots

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Record Donations Cyndi Maddox, a BTV social worker, raised $620 in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – the largest single amount ever raised by a Butterfield employee. Ten donors contributed to Maddox’s donation web page during the month of August. She chose to raise money for the cause in honor of her two grandmothers.

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Out & About

Tis the Season: Holiday Performing Arts and Entertainment Northwest Arkansas pulls out all the stops when it comes to entertainment this holiday season! From Christmas symphonies, musicals and local theater productions, to an award-winning lights display on our city’s historic downtown square, here are some of the area yuletide events that you won’t want to miss.

Walton Arts Center

Northwest Arkansas’ premier performing arts venue has a lineup of outstanding performances that make the perfect holiday gift. To purchase single tickets or subscriptions, visit waltonartscenter.org. The Nutcracker Nov. 23-25 Rediscover the magic of the holidays when Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet brings The Nutcracker to Walton Arts Center. As the clock strikes midnight, Clara will battle the evil Mouse King, fall in love with her Nutcracker prince and find herself on a storybook journey. Fifty-two dancers from our area will bring the roles of party boys and girls, Mounties, mice, angels, polar bears and reindeer to life.

The Nutcracker

A Very SoNA Christmas Dec. 15 Under the baton of Maestro Paul Hass, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) presents a collection of holiday favorites celebrating the magic and beauty of Christmas. Featuring the SoNA Singers, regional high school choirs, and special guest soloist Genine LaTrice Perez. Enjoy an evening performance and a special matinee. Walton Arts Center and SoNA present The Snowman: A Family Concert Dec. 16 Experience this very special screening of the awardwinning film “The Snowman” as SoNA musicians bring to life the extraordinary score in an afternoon that is sure to enchant the little ones. Tickets are only $9.

The King’s Singers Dec. 11 If you love the music of the holidays, then don’t miss the return of The King’s Singers. Celebrating 50 years performing, The King’s Singers will present a mix of holiday favorites and compositions from their Gold album. Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Arts & Entertainment

Lights of the Ozarks

Highlighted Happenings in NWA

Downtown Fayetteville Square Nov. 17 thru Dec. 31 The historic Fayetteville square transforms into a winter wonderland of nearly a half-million twinkling lights during the award-winning Lights of the Ozarks! Bundle up for a stroll or enjoy the display from your car every evening beginning at 5 p.m. With nightly carriage and pony rides, fresh hot chocolate and festive holiday music, the Lights of the Ozarks is a holiday experience you won’t want to miss!

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) > Masterworks I: Bernstein & Brahms Nov. 3 For more info, visit sonamusic.org

Lights of the Ozarks

TheatreSquared, Fayetteville

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley Nov. 28 thru Dec. 30 As the Bennet family gathers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy to celebrate Christmas, Mary — the bookish middle child — finally has her day. With period-inspired wardrobe and contemporary wit, this sequel set two years after the events of Pride and Prejudice is sure to delight Jane Austen fans and newcomers alike.

Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale A Charlie Brown Christmas Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1-2 The classic animated television special that has entertained families for generations comes to life in this musical stage adaptation. Relive the magic and watch as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. Holiday Gift Market Walton Arts Center’s McBride Studio Nov. 23 thru Dec. 16 Community Creative Center is partnering with Walton Arts Center to present the third annual Holiday Gift Market. The market offers beautiful, hand-crafted gifts created by some of Northwest Arkansas’ most talented artists. Don’t miss it!

Arkansas Public Theatre, Rogers The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Dec. 14-16, 20-23 A couple endures the struggles of putting on a church Christmas pageant while faced with casting the pesky Herdman children. Will the show go on? A holiday staple at APT, this production continues to delight families season after season. Arend Arts Center, Bentonville Christmas with the APO Dec. 15-16 Join the musicians of the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra as they delight all ages with a variety of cherished holiday tunes. Featuring a special side-by-side collaboration with the Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art > Distinguished Speaker Series: Artist Julie Mehretu Nov. 8 > Distinguished Speaker Series: Author Bryan Stevenson Dec. 7 > Major Exhibition: Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now Thru Jan. 7 > Focus Exhibition Series: Amy Sherald Thru Dec. 31 For more info, visit crystalbridges.org Arkansas Public Theatre > Things To Do In Munich (World Premiere) Nov. 2-4, 8-11 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org Walton Arts Center > The John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet Dec. 1 > Movie Night: The Polar Express Dec. 21 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Faulkner Performing Arts Center > Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra Nov. 15 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.



Employee Spotlight

Meet Your BTV Stafff NAME: Guillermo “Memo” Vaca POSITION: Director of Dining Services HOW LONG AT BTV: I’ve been at BTV for six months. EDUCATION: Working 18 hours a day, seven days a week in my trade is my education. DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: As Director of Dining Services, I manage and oversee food service operations. I provide hands-on leadership in cooking, nutrition, food safety and departmental administration. WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? Personally, I love my job. It’s a combination of building a great team, sharing my knowledge and skills, and being able to move Butterfield to the next level in dining services. Being able to bring a little happiness to everyone’s life: that’s the best part of my job.

WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE AT WORK? I take a lot of pride in the food we serve, and also in being able to listen to any feedback — good or bad — and continuing to always improve. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: I’ve managed fine dining restaurants, including Stonehouse at Chaffee Crossing, and worked in casinos for the past ten years. Before that, I traveled as a chef learning from all walks of life, and mentored with several talented chefs in San Francisco. HOMETOWN/BACKGROUND: Born and raised in Compton, Calif., and moved to Rogers, Ark., when I was 12. I left at age 17 and started my journey as a chef. FAMILY: I have my daughter Raelee Shae Nicodemus and she is the very best part of my life. INTERESTS AND HOBBIES: I enjoy challenges, especially cooking competitions. I like spending time with my daughter and my dog, and kayaking on the Elk River. Anytime I get to work with my hands I consider it a hobby.

Library News

Season’s Readings at BTV Library Make the holiday season bright this year with a new selection of books from Butterfield’s library. Santa has checked his list twice and delivered new titles, works by best-selling authors and plenty of reading variety! Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks initially appears to be about an adult daughter, invited to a hometown wedding, coming to the beachfront cottage of her father who is dying of ALS, but ends as a love story involving an African safari tour guide. With football season in full swing, Jim Dent’s Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mights Who Ruled Texas Football recounts how cast-off kids became Texas state schoolboy champions three times during the Great Depression.



Robin, by Dave Itzkoff, is a biography of one of the funniest comedians and actors of the last quarter century: Robin Williams, who despite his ability to make others laugh, struggled continuously with major depression, which eventually led to his suicide in 2014. Fear: Trump in the White House by Pulitzer Prizewinning author Bob Woodward portrays the president as a narcissist who throws tantrums when things don’t go his way and belittles advisors who report irrefutable facts he doesn’t want to hear. Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Leadership in Turbulent Times suggests that Lincoln, the two Roosevelts, and Lyndon Johnson might be good examples for any U.S. president.

Featured Events

Featured Village Events COMING IN NOVEMBER Nov. 8 | 6:30pm BTV Veterans Presentation: Honoring All Who Served Join us as we honor all veterans in a special presentation reflecting on service in World War I. More than 100 years ago, the United States entered WWI, dropping its neutral stance and joining the fight after nearly three years of horrific industrialized fighting raged across Europe. This time in our nation’s history rallied different sectors of the country. Women who were recruited to fill jobs left behind by men learned skills and independence, and obtained the right to vote shortly after the war ended. Nearly one in five members of the American Expeditionary Forces were immigrants and African Americans who fought for liberty overseas, while struggling for freedoms at home. Today’s centennial presentation will honor veterans through testimonials, film and an uplifting performance by the UA Inspirational Singers. Nov. 16 | 3pm The Holocaust: What was It, Who Knew, Who Cared? Presented by the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee, author Pieter Kohnstam will share

UA Inspirational Singers

the story of his family’s relationship with the family of Anne Frank, Pieter’s babysitter when he was 6. Kohnstam’s book, A Chance to Live, is written through the eyes of his father, Hans Stefan Kohnstam, who was 39 when the events leading up to the Holocaust occurred. In an excerpt, Kohnstam wrote, “In the morning of July 6, 1942, Anne Pieter Kohnstam Frank came to say goodbye to us. The Franks were about to go into hiding in their secret annex. It was a sad and difficult parting for everyone…. We hugged and kissed each other goodbye. Remembering that moment still brings tears to my eyes.”

COMING IN DECEMBER Dec. 9 | 3pm ACO Chorale: ‘Tis the Season The Arts Center of the Ozarks Chorale will present its winter chorale concert, ‘Tis the Season, a concert celebrating the holidays through festive song. The ACO Chorale is a volunteer choir comprised of some of Northwest Arkansas’ finest vocal talent. Music Director Denice D. Parkhurst has been a choral educator in the public school system for 26 years, ten in Springdale schools. She is currently the 6th and 7th grade music educator at Helen Tyson Middle School. ACO Chorale

Dec. 14 | 6-9pm Winter Wonderland Party and Dance Enjoy the magic of wintertime at Village during Butterfield’s annual Christmas party and dance! Your sparkling evening attire is required to complement the evening’s dazzling décor of silver, blue and white. Savor tasty hors-d’oeuvres and sip signature cocktails, then head to the dance floor as Janet Rutland and the Tulsa Swing Band keep jingle bell time. We hope you will join us for a spectacular holiday event that will be remembered for many seasons. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Foundation News

The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between August 9, 2018, and October 3, 2018, from the following donors:

Beautification Fund • Chuck & Donna Horne in memory of Ken Mays Health Care Center Fund • Lyle & Sue Gohn in memory of Jim Buckner • Dick & Anne Booth in memory of Jerol Garrison Honors/Memorials • Lyle & Sue Gohn in memory of Bill Medley • Jim & Susan Rieff in memory of Jerol Garrison Library Fund • Lyle & Sue Gohn in memory of Steve Neuse • Margaret Blair in memory of Ken Mays • George & Elly Osborn in memory of Jerol Garrison Moving Made Easy • Juanita Duncan Music & Performance Fund • Lyle & Sue Gohn in memory of Ken Mays

Foundation Gift Baskets Support Performing Arts The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is offering holiday gift baskets filled with delicious Arkansas edibles. They are perfect for friends and family – and support a variety of talented performing artists in Northwest Arkansas. Choose from a number of beautifully decorated gift baskets, each filled with an assortment of sweet and savory edibles from the Natural State. The Arkansas products are from the House of Webster, Fisher Honey, Ozark Nut Roaster and War Eagle Mill. Each holiday gift basket is carefully packed and shipped to ensure it is received in time for Christmas morning! Proceeds from the gift baskets go to the BTV Music and Performance Fund, which secures a variety of performing arts entertainment for Village residents to enjoy throughout the year at our own BTV Performance Hall. Since the Performance Hall opened in 2017, entertainers who’ve given outstanding performances there include classical pianists Alan Chow, Miroslava Panayotova and Tomoko Kashiwagi; violinist Miho Sakon, the Claudia Burson Jazz Trio and the Trinity Academy of Ballet.

Sensory Garden • Chuck & Donna Horne in memory of Jim Buckner Tatiana Mann

Several concerts are already in the works for 2019, including a March 11 performance by pianist Tatiana R. Mann accompanied by violinist Kiril Laskarov. Mann has appeared as a soloist and recitalist across North America and Europe, and Laskarov is in his 20th season as a concertmaster with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

We encourage you to give the gift that keeps giving! Purchasing a gift basket not only supports the BTV Foundation, but it supports the talented artists who grace our stage. Order forms for baskets with descriptions and prices are available through Friday, Dec. 14, on the Butterfield Trail Village Facebook page, or by emailing me at rstamps@btvillage.org. Your support for the Foundation through all year-end donations is deeply appreciated. Happy holidays! Riki Stamps Director of Programs and Events 20 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Village News

Founding Churches Host Christmas Services Join Butterfield’s five founding churches this year as they host special services for Christmas. Incorporate these joyful services into your holiday season and come away filled with the spirit. St. Paul’s Episcopal

CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville Christmas Eve Services Monday, Dec. 24 Classic Worship, Central Sanctuary – 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Contemporary Service, Central Activities Center – 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 20 E. Dickson St., Fayetteville First Family Christmas Party Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Service Monday, Dec. 24, at 5:30 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 20 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 224 N. East Ave., Fayetteville

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Monday, Dec. 24, 6 p.m.

Blue Christmas Service (For those who are grieving or missing loved ones) Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m.

FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 695 E. Calvin St., Fayetteville Celebration at the Manger Meal & Live Manger Sunday, Dec. 9, 5 p.m. Christmas Potluck Brunch Sunday, Dec. 23, at 9:30 a.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services Sunday, Dec. 24, at 5:30 p.m.

Christmas Pageant Sunday, Dec. 23, at 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Services Monday, Dec. 24, at 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Christmas Day Service Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m.

BTV Christmas Purse Brightens Holidays for Employees The BTV Christmas Purse is a wonderful holiday tradition that allows the residents to thank the many Village employees for their friendly care and daily services they provide throughout the year. Whether it’s to offset the cost of buying presents for the kids, to set aside for savings, or to spend on something special for themselves, a bonus is always appreciated this time of year. The Christmas Purse is overseen by the BTV Resident Council. Residents can contribute to the purse starting Monday, Nov. 12, and ending Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. The total amount contributed will be divided among eligible employees based on their hours worked during the year. To be eligible, an employee must be on the BTV payroll as of Dec. 1, 2018. Butterfield leadership do not receive funds from the program.

At the discretion of the Resident Council Executive Committee, the donated money may be augmented with funds bequeathed to the BTV Residents Association for the sole purpose of supporting the Christmas Purse. The generosity of Butterfield residents has always made the Christmas Purse a success – and a welcome holiday treat for eligible employees.




Exercise plays a vital role in a healthy lifestyle, but other components, like cognitive health, are important, too.

New Testing Program Helps Residents Track Cognitive Health By Jennifer Neill Director of Fitness and Wellness

cognitive, emotional, sensory and motor functions – all from the convenience of an iPad Cognition impacts our mental processes, such as how we gain and comprehend knowledge. It is a crucial part of how we think, what we know, what we remember, our judgement, and our ability to solve problems.

At Butterfield, we aim to help residents live healthy well-rounded lifestyles. We believe that exercise plays a vital role in such a lifestyle, but other components are important, too.

Cognition also impacts our motor functioning and the ability to use and control our muscles. Motor performance is linked to overall health through dexterity, strength, balance, locomotion and endurance.

For the past several years, the BTV Fitness and Wellness Department has used testing tools to track the progress in the physical fitness of our residents. Tools like the Yearly Senior Fitness Test help residents define, reach and surpass their fitness goals – and help our team tailor fitness offerings, like oneon-one personalized training, water aerobics and tai chi, to best meet the needs of residents.

The NIH Toolbox will assess a number of cognitive factors, all the way down to sensory perception. With the findings, staff from the UA’s exercise science center and BTV will help develop individualized cognitive improvement plans for residents who participate in the program. Follow up testing will happen every six months.

Soon, BTV will be introducing a new testing tool that will not only help track the physical fitness of residents, but help gauge their cognitive health, too. In conjunction with the University of Arkansas Exercise Science Research Center, Butterfield will incorporate the NIH Toolbox Cognition Test, a comprehensive set of neuro-behavioral measurements used to evaluate central nervous system functioning. The NIH Toolbox assesses



As part of this program, we will be adding a few new fitness and wellness offerings, too, such as meditation classes and educational presentations on topics including nutrition, stress management, the importance of social involvement and more. We’ll be circulating flyers with details about the cognitive testing initiative soon. In the meantime, for more information, please contact the Fitness and Wellness Department at (479) 695-8036.

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A Very SoNA Christmas DEC. 15, 2018 – 2PM & 7:30PM Walton Arts Center A mix of holiday favorites featuring the SoNA Singers, area high school choirs, and special guest soloist Genine LaTrice Perez.

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The Snowman: A Family Concert

DEC. 16, 2018 – 2PM Walton Arts Center

Experience a very special screening of the awardwinning film “The Snowman” as SoNA musicians bring to life the extraordinary score in an afternoon that is sure to enchant your little ones.

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