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Don & Linda Rutledge
Village Spaces The BTV Woodworking Shop
Village Newcomers Ron & Polly Hanson
Out & About
The Arkansas Country Doctor Museum
VOL. 3 ISSUE 5 SEPTEMBER + OCTOBER 2014
From the Desk of Quintin Trammell Fall is arguably the best season of the year in Northwest Arkansas. The earth has been tilting back on its axis since the summer solstice and soon a chill in the air will greet the morning sunrise. Fall is such a vibrant and active time and, as the lazy days of summer slip past, there are so many activities to get out and enjoy.
Quintin Trammell Chief Financial Officer MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dana Davis Sales Counselor Dave Marks Move-In Coordinator PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION 2014 Council Members Ava Walker, President Larry Masters, Vice President Jo Anne Brown, Secretary Ray Culver, Past President Wade Burnside, Richard Chewning, Genie Donovan, Judy Doyle, Bill Jones, Jack Lejeune, Phil Wilson BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Kyle Jenner, Bruce Johanson, Helen McElree, Jim Webster, Lewis Epley, Sarah Koenig, Jacqui Brandli Truman Yancy (Foundation)
If you’re a photographer, there is no better place to capture that perfect shot of the fall colors than on the back roads and byways of Northwest Arkansas. If you’re a crafter, the cooler weather ushers in a number of excellent craft fairs to experience and enjoy. Or just sit outside and enjoy the cool morning air with your favorite cup of steaming coffee. Fall also returns to us another exciting event – Razorback football. Tailgating and homecoming are old traditions best enjoyed with family and friends. But Razorback football is not the only game in town. Many enjoy the start of the pro football season. Baseball fans will enjoy another exciting World Series, and NASCAR fans will enjoy the race to the Sprint Cup finish. Fall brings a lot more than just sports. There is back to school for students and teachers. Farmers are putting the finishing touches on their preparations for winter, and the Farmers’ Almanac, with its wealth of information, is always a spirited topic of conversation. Fall is such a wonderful time in Northwest Arkansas and I encourage you to remain active and enjoy all the many exciting events the area has to offer. No matter what appeals to you, there is truly something for everyone here in our beautiful Ozarks. Quintin Trammell Chief Financial Officer & Interim CEO
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.
1923 East Joyce Boulevard Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 695-8012 • (800) 441-9996 www.butterfieldtrailvillage.org Butterfield LIFE may not be reproduced in whole or in part without permission from the publisher. Butterfield LIFE is published by Butterfield Trail Village. Contents © 2014. All rights reserved. Produced by Vantage Point Communications [www.vpointcommunications.com] Printed in the U.S.A. 2 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Contents 4 Profile Don and Linda Rutledge 6 Village Newcomer Getting to Know Ron and Polly Hanson 6 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 7 Village Spaces The Woodworking Shop 8 Snapshots
9 Spotlight OLLI Classes Starting this Fall 9 Spotlight Arkansas Alumni Association 10 Out & About The Arkansas Country Doctor Museum in Lincoln 10 Arts & Entertainment Select Community Event Listings 11 Founding Churches 12 Library News 12 Featured Village Events 13 Fitness Tai Chi Classes 14 Construction Update
15 Wellness Health Care Center Gets High Marks 16 In Memoriam Lt. Col. Wesley Duane Murtishaw 17 Resources Tips for Safe Online Shopping 18 Foundation Report 19 Meet Your Village Board Getting to Know Bruce Johanson
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Don and Linda Rutledge Photos by Stephen Ironside
Don and Linda Rutledge Focus, Everyday Passion Keep “Second-Generationers” Happy Don and Linda Rutledge exemplify the Butterfield lifestyle. Active, social, engaged. They’re free to pursue their interests, and live every day exactly as they wish. The Rutledges raised their family right here in Northwest Arkansas. Both earned degrees from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and both graduated from Springdale High School. So when they decided to move to Butterfield Trail Village in September 2013, it made perfect sense, 4 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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geographically. But the Rutledges have another connection to Butterfield — one that retirement communities are seeing more and more of. Linda’s parents were residents at Butterfield Trail Village, too. In fact, Collins and Mable Ruth Perry were one of the first couples to move into the Village after it was founded nearly 30 years ago. By the time the Rutledges were ready to transition, they had long been sold on BTV’s beautiful campus, warm people and topnotch health care.
“Butterfield is the only facility in this area where you can live independently and have your freedom, and still have the best in health care,” Linda Rutledge said. “We experienced that firsthand. Both of my parents were in the (BTV) Health Care Center at different points in their lives, and the services and the care there are the very best. So when the time came for Don and I to make the decision for ourselves, it was easy.” Linda and Don have always been focused and independent. After they married in 1966, they earned bachelor’s degrees at the U of A — hers in Business Education and his in Business and Marketing. After college, Don began a career in sales and traveled extensively with Nutra Blend LLC over the next 35 years. Linda taught business education at Springdale School District in a career that lasted 30 years. They raised their son, Donnie, and were active in First United Methodist Church in Springdale.
free to indulge in a calendar full of planned social activities — group trips, learning programs, offcampus dinner events. Or they can stay home and curl up with a good book (him Gunplay: The True Story of Pistol Pete on the Hootowl Trail; and her Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival.) Although he officially “retired,” Don continues to work part-time, managing a project that Nutra Blend takes to communities across the country. Like before, his work involves travel, and both are in his blood. Linda has physical therapy everyday at Butterfield, and enjoys staying intellectually engaged and challenged. Linda is Internet savvy and active on social media, especially Facebook. Word is out around Butterfield that she’s the person to go to if you’re having computer problems, and she’s happy to help her neighbors. Part of what Linda and Don enjoy doing is babysitting. Donnie (a partner at Lisle Rutledge Law Firm), and his wife Aly, have three children: Tre, 8, Annie, 5 and Will, 3. And the whole family visits Butterfield regularly.
Mable Ruth Perry
Meanwhile, Linda’s parents, the Perrys, moved to BTV in 1988. Collins passed away about nine months later. Mable Ruth lived at Butterfield for 19 more years, enjoying an independent lifestyle that included friends, neighbors and plenty of visits with her family. “She was very, very active and social,” Linda said. “She played bridge and canasta with friends, and she was still creating her beautiful ceramic and porcelain decorative pieces. She brought her kiln with her to Butterfield to make it possible to continue with this craft that she loved and at which she was so talented. She was only 76 and in very good health at this time so she still took trips and enjoyed her Springdale friends as well as her Butterfield friends.”
“It was an easy decision to make when it came time for us to move, and we did not consider any other facility,” Linda said. “Butterfield has not disappointed us, and we are two of its cheerleaders.”
Mable Ruth’s lifestyle and proximity allowed her to spend a great deal of precious time with her family. The Rutledges looked forward to when Mable Ruth would invite them over for dinner at the Butterfield Dining Room. The food was always delicious, and her Butterfield friends were delightful company. “She was a best friend and a mentor to me and, to this day, I miss her terribly,” Linda said of her mom who passed away February 2007. “A lot of people here at Butterfield still remember her. It’s nice having that connection.”
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Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Ron and Polly Hanson
When did you move to Butterfield? We moved to Butterfield in July 2014. Where are you from? We have lived in Fayetteville for a few years, but before that we lived in Columbia, Tenn. Polly is originally from Dunn, N.C., and Ron is originally from Racine, Wis. What did you do before retirement? Ron was in Human Resources management for 42 years, most recently with Cytec Industries. Polly was a teacher for a couple of years and then raised their two children. Do you have children/grandchildren? We have two children. Our son, Jud, lives here in Fayetteville, while our daughter, Julie, lives in Athens, Tenn., with our grandson, Dalton, 7. Why did you choose Butterfield? We visited with current resident Betty Lou Lancaster during lunch and she introduced us to Dana Davis in the BTV Marketing Department. Dana took us on the tour of the campus and was very patient as we asked numerous questions. Polly wanted to make the decision to join the Carriage Club wait list as we saw a lot of positive aspects about Butterfield and knew it would be a great home. We had the opportunity to meet a number of the residents by coming and eating in the dining room twice a month. As an added bonus we joined the BTV group on two trips and this really helped us bond with our future neighbors. It already felt like home when it was time to move in, and we are enjoying our apartment and the community so much. 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Anniversaries September Anniversaries C.L. & Evelyn Jordan
Kurt & Gene Tweraser
Mort Gitleman & Nancy Garner
Harry & Lois Alward
Andy & Shirley Lucas
Clayton & Hazel Brunson
Robert & Karen Hendrix
Francis & Shirley Beaty
Marion & Bobbie Wasson
John & Ruth Jones
October Anniversaries Jack & Bobbie Peters
Carl & Barbara Krieger
Don & Linda Rutledge
Robert & Marcy Kilgore
Perry & Ruth Greenwood
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Gerald Harriman Arline Daut Kate Allen Ron & Polly Hanson John & Sally King Jim & Linda Buckner
The Carpenter’s Craft The BTV Woodworking Shop The Village Woodworking Shop, located on the east side of the Butterfield campus, is a popular place with many of the residents. It’s a great place to work on those do-it-yourself projects or start a new hobby altogether. If you are interested in woodworking, contact the Programs Department at (479) 695-8003.
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Faye Edmondson and Steve Larson playing in the Pig Sooie Scramble for BTV
Dave Marks, Bob Hendrix and Steve Larson representing BTV in the Pig Sooie Scramble
Residents at the Michael Buble concert in Tulsa
Trip to Keel Creek Winery in Eureka Springs
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Judy Doyle receiving Volunteer of the Year award from Mike Jones, Ava Walker and Quintin Trammell
Genie Donovan receiving Volunteer of the Year award from Mike Jones, Ava Walker and Quintin Trammell
Young African Leaders Initiative Social at BTV
OLLI Classes Starting this Fall Quality, Affordable Programming for Lifelong Learners The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at University of Arkansas is on a mission to promote “Live Well, Learn Forever!” with quality educational opportunities for personal growth and inspiring the joy of learning through our diverse range of classes, cultural events, social gatherings and special interest groups — especially for the over 50 crowd in Northwest Arkansas. This is an ideal time of year time to take your first OLLI class and adopt a living well attitude with three “Love of Learning Mondays with OLLI at Butterfield Trail Village,” classes this fall:
• Monday, Sept. 22 – UA Press Event/Book Talk
• Monday, Oct. 27 – UA Health Team Sweden, featuring Dr. Fran Hagstrom
• Monday, Nov. 24 –
Food Art, Creative Carvings & Garnishes
All classes start at 7:15pm and are conveniently located at the Butterfield Trail Village Lodge. Cost is $19 for OLLI members and $34 for nonmembers. Maintaining good overall health includes fully engaging the brain, enhancing physical activity, and maintaining healthy social relationships. OLLI at UA members build vibrant relationships within an engaged learning community. Stay connected to OLLI news through KUAF 91.3 FM and the Northwest Arkansas edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and by “liking” us on Facebook at “Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UARK.” Get a free OLLI at UA course catalog by calling (479) 575-4545. OLLI UA offers about 200 different courses and U of A, cultural and social activities each year! The University of Arkansas has the only Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in our state and UA is one of 117 colleges and universities across the U.S. awarded prestigious Bernard Osher Foundation grants supporting member driven, high quality, affordable programming for seasoned lifelong learners.
Arkansas Alumni Association
Calling All Hogs Home The Arkansas Alumni Association invites alumni and friends to two very special events celebrating 2014 Homecoming weekend at the University of Arkansas. The 70th Annual Arkansas Alumni Awards Celebration will be on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain St. Presented by Butterfield Trail Village, this signature event will honor alumni and faculty for their outstanding contributions to the University of Arkansas and the Alumni Association. A cocktail reception and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. A plated dinner and program will follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information about the award recipients or to purchase tickets, visit www.arkansasalumni.org/ awards2014 or call (888) 275-2586. Don’t forget the “Hog Wild” Tailgate Party on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House, 491 N. Razorback Rd. Get ready to cheer on the Hogs as they play the University
of Alabama – Birmingham, while enjoying entertainment, beverages and food. The tailgate, sponsored by Butterfield Trail Village, CitiScapes Magazine and Bank of America, begins two and a half hours before kickoff and ends 30 minutes before kickoff. Check with www. arkansasrazorbacks.com to confirm game time. Cost is $15 for Alumni Association members and $25 for non-members. To register and see the full schedule of Hog Wild Tailgates, visit www.arkansasalumni.org/ hogwildtailgates or call (888) 275-2586. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Out & About Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings Around Town
Walton Arts Center: > Dr. John & the Nite Trippers Sept. 2 > The Bad Plus Oct. 4 > Home Free Oct. 9 > Sid the Science Kid LIVE! Oct. 12 > Bill Engvall Oct. 17 > Nice Work If You Can Get It Oct. 21-26 > The Rocky Horror Picture Show Oct. 31 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Arts Center of the Ozarks: > Bad Seed Sept. 5-7 & 12-13 > Red Riding Hood Sept. 27-28 > American Girl Fashion Show Oct. 4-5 > Death by Design Oct. 24-26 & 31, Nov. 1 For more info, visit artscenteroftheozarks.org Rogers Little Theater: > Fiddler on the Roof Sept. 12-14, 18-21 & 25-28 > Lend Me a Tenor Oct. 31, Nov. 1-2 & 6-9 For more info, visit rogerslittletheater.org TheatreSquared:
The Arkansas Country Doctor Museum A visit to the Arkansas Country Doctor Museum in nearby Lincoln is a chance to learn about health, science, and history, all in one eye-opening trip. Three different doctors practiced and lived in the building that is now the museum, and visitors will find a large slice of history there. Established in 1994, the museum is a tribute to the rural and small town physicians of Arkansas, and the people who they have served. The building itself was the town’s clinic from 1936 to 1973, as well as home to the doctors who practiced there. The museum features the Dr. Harold L. Boyer Educational Building with exhibits of life in the early 20th century, and health care equipment from the 19th and 20th centuries. There is an iron lung, early optometry equipment, surgical tools used on Civil War battlefields, and more artifacts of life — and death — long ago. Visitors will find more exhibits on the grounds, including a horse-drawn carriage one of the doctor’s used for house calls and a hand-cranked car a later doctor used for his. There are exhibits both indoors and out, so plan to spend an hour or more for exploring. The museum is located at 109 N. Starr Ave., in Lincoln, just west of Prairie Grove on Highway 62. Hours are 1-4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. For more information visit www.drmuseum.net, or call (479) 824-4307.
> One Man, Two Guvnors Sept. 4-7, 11-14 & 18-21 > Proof Oct. 16-19, 23-26 & 30-31, Nov. 1-2 For more info, visit theatre2.org NOTE: This listing is for informational purposes only; Please refer to the monthly calendar or the Village bulletin board for confirmed transport-provided event listings.
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First Baptist Church in Fayetteville This is the first in a series on the five area churches that founded Butterfield Trail Village in 1986 – Central United Methodist, First Christian, St. Paul’s Episcopal, First United Presbyterian, and First Baptist. Everyone is welcome at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville! Our congregation is presently around 1,200 and made up of every social and economic classification, multiple races and nationalities, and every living generation. At First Baptist Church, we have deep roots in the community. We’ve seen three different buildings and 33 pastors since we began more than 150 years ago as small meetings among associated families. A scholar, a farmer/carpenter, and a pioneer preacher who all founded the church launched a congregation whose cultural distinctions fade away as they unite together in a common mission to “love God, love fellow believers, and love all people.” Those beliefs remain today.
First Baptist is located at 20 East Dickson Street, in the heart of Fayetteville, and just blocks from the University of Arkansas campus. Join us for worship services, Bible studies, mission and outreach programs and learning and fellowship opportunities, including the new 2014 Fall Studies Programs that starts in September. Sunday morning worship is at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary where you’ll be greeted by smiling faces. Hymns, praise songs and a variety of musical instruments will accompany the word of God during the service. As for Sunday school, church members are happy to guide you to a Sunday school class that fits your individual stage in life. Pastor Dr. Douglas Falknor, his wife Lisa and their three children, Rachel, Joel, and Sarah, have been at the church since 2001. The Falknor family and the entire congregation invite you to visit and become part of First Baptist Church. For more information visit fbcfayetteville.org, or call (479) 442-2387.
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New Books Residents of Butterfield Trail Village have diverse reading interests and the Library provides literature to satisfy their tastes for both fiction and nonfiction books. Nonfiction titles in the new books section this month include: American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon is a spirited and authoritative biography revealing Rockwell as a complex man with personal and professional problems who used his artistic skills to become America’s storyteller. Solomon uses Rockwell’s work to illustrate the book, adding to the reader’s pleasure. Old Man River: The Mississippi River in American History by Paul Schneider is a multiple-angle portrait of the Mississippi, beginning with its geologic past, the arrival of the French, Spanish explorers in the 16th century, the flood of 1927, and its status as the busiest waterway on the planet today.
For those who prefer their history in fiction form, we have two new novels set in World War II: Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst. His previous espionage and World War II stories have covered much of Europe, but never Spain. The hero is an American lawyer who finds himself helping the Spanish Republican Armed Revolution in 1937. Like other Furst characters, he becomes involved because he can see no other moral response. Other new books include romances: Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber; The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith; Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddon; and Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts. For action and adventure, read Missing You by Harlan Corban; Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovitch; and Field of Prey by John Sandford.
Featured Upcoming Village Events COMING IN SEPTEMBER Thursday 18th – Winthrop Rockefeller’s Influence Winthrop Rockefeller was born in New York then served as the 37th governor of Arkansas. Explore the less public and personal side of this American politician and philanthropist this evening with Jeff LeMaster, director of communications and marketing for the Rockefeller Institute. 7:15pm Convocation Friday 19th – Fulbright Friday: The University Theatre The Program and Event Department is pleased to announce a third season partnering with the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas to offer programs that foster the college’s special relationship with alumni and friends of Butterfield Trail Village. While several residents have ties to Fulbright College, all residents are encouraged to attend Fulbright Friday events. For the first program, please welcome faculty and players of the University Theatre for an in-depth look into their accomplished theatrical program. Upcoming performance announcements and ticket information will be available. 3pm Convocation 12 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Friday 26th – Bikes, Blues and BBQ at BTV! Fayetteville’s first ever Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally started in 2000 with just over 300 riders. Today, it’s one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the United States, benefiting dozens of Northwest Arkansas charities. Last year, an estimated 400,000 people came to Bikes, Blues and BBQ from all 50 states and many other countries. You can experience the mix of motorcycles, blues music and great barbeque without leaving our Village campus. Enjoy the combination of fall air, a live band and great food shared with friends and neighbors. A meal ticket is required for residents. Guests are $10.50 each. 4-6:30pm Lodge
COMING IN OCTOBER Friday 3rd – Autumn Breeze Dinner and Dance with the Jack Mitchell Big Band We are looking forward to an early October fall evening to feature this elegant dinner and the acoustical sounds of live jazz music from the 1940’s and beyond. This semi-formal event will be one to invite your friends to attend. Please watch for details and make your reservations early.
Tai Chi Popular Part of Expanding Program By Jennifer Neill, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator The Fitness/Wellness Program at Butterfield Trail Village has expanded dramatically over the past five years. When I started in 2009, my office was literally a closet on the third floor. We had a very small gym next to the pool and offered two group exercise classes a day and water aerobics. Today, we’ve expanded into the current Fitness Center and have won the International Council on Active Aging Innovators award for providing the best exercise equipment to reduce barriers and produce results for adults over age 50. Butterfield now offers three to five group exercise classes a day; free personal training; daily classes broadcast on BTV cable; balance classes and testing; and a core strength testing and strength program. This year, we teamed up with the University of Arkansas for a strength and core strength study conducted on our campus. In January, we’re opening a new Aquatic Center and a second Fitness Center, where we’ll offer several new water aerobics classes. We’ve come a long way in the past five years, and even better things are to come. I’m pleased to announce we’re now offering Tai Chi classes, which are extremely popular and a good way to improve balance and muscle tone, while feeling relaxed and rejuvenated afterward. Here is what Harvard Medical Center said about Tai Chi, which is described as the mind-body practice of meditative movements.
Muscle strength. In a 2006 study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Stanford University researchers reported benefits of Tai Chi in 39 women and men, average age 66, who had below-average fitness and at least one cardiovascular risk factor. After taking 36 Tai Chi classes in 12 weeks, they showed improvement in both lower-body strength (measured by the number of times they could rise from a chair in 30 seconds) and upper-body strength (measured by their ability to do arm curls). In a Japanese study using the same strength measures, 113 older adults were assigned to different 12-week exercise programs, including Tai Chi, brisk walking, and resistance training. People who did Tai Chi improved more than 30% in lowerbody strength and 25% in arm strength — almost as much as those who participated in resistance training, and more than those assigned to brisk walking. Flexibility. Women in the 2006 Stanford study significantly boosted upper- and lower-body flexibility as well as strength. Balance. Tai Chi improves balance and according to some studies reduces falls. Proprioception — the ability to sense the position of one’s body in space — declines with age. Tai Chi helps train this sense. It also improves muscle strength and flexibility, which makes it easier to recover from a stumble. Fear of falling can make you more likely to fall; some studies have found that Tai Chi training helps reduce that fear.
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Construction Update The new Wellness Center and the Assisted Living Center are beginning to take shape, and weâ€™re exited to share our progress. The Wellness Center will have a heated pool with a two-lane area for lap swimming, and a hydrotherapy pool when complete. There will be state-of-the-art fitness equipment; a large exercise-class room; and a six-to-eight person whirlpool tub. The Assisted Living Center will house 12 individual apartments outfitted with amenities; well-appointed gathering areas featuring wall-mounted televisions; and a large dining room. Both projects are expected to be finished in early 2015.
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BTV Health Care Center Gets High Mark for Quality Youâ€™ll be pleased to learn that the Butterfield Trail Village Health Care Center recently obtained the highest possible quality rating by the federal agency that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Health Care Center Rankings Overall Health Inspections Nurse Staffing Quality Measures
Butterfieldâ€™s Health Care Center received a Five-Star Quality Rating for Overall Quality by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers choose the healthcare center that is right for them. The rating system takes into account health inspections results, staffing data and quality measures. The health inspection rating comes from the last three years of actual onsite inspections, focusing on the health and safety standards for food preparation and other factors. The staffing rating is based on the actual number of hours of care provided to each resident by nursing staff and considers the level of care required based on acuity needs. The quality measures rating takes into account nine different physical and clinical measures, such as percentages of residents who received flu vaccinations and who had pain. The rating considers both a short stay (100 days or less) and long stay (101 days or more) in the healthcare center.
The Assisted Living Center is the missing component to meet the continuum of care at Butterfield Trail Village. Assisted Living is a longterm care option that combines housing, support services and healthcare, as needed. At Butterfield, our goal is to provide a smooth transition from independent living to the Assisted Living Center in order to meet the individual medical needs of each of our residents. In fact, we strive to maintain as much independence as possible for all levels of medical care at Butterfield Trail Village. The Assisted Living Center will include 12 attractive and functional apartments, each with a minifridge, sink, microwave, cabinets and a private bathroom. Three of the apartments will be able to accommodate couples. The project is expected to be complete by early 2015.
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IN MEMORIAM Beautiful memories silently kept of one that we loved and will never forget “Wes served on the Butterfield Trail Village Board of Directors for twenty years and as Board President from 1998-2005. In addition to his presidential duties he was on the Finance Committee in the era of David Lashley, Rick Tannenberger, and current resident Nolan Williams. After many years of the inflated interest rates of the 1980s, when rates finally dropped to 5 percent, this talented group of men was able to refinance the bonds twice. They did a majority of the legwork and homework themselves donating numerous hours of personal time.
Lt. Col. Wesley Duane Murtishaw September 19, 1931 – July 15, 2014
We are thankful for Wes Murtishaw and all he did for Butterfield Trail Village. His legacy will continue on in the hearts, minds and campus of our Village community.
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Wes always made time in his busy life for BTV. He was introduced to Butterfield through David Lashley and their Lions Club. As a member of Central United Methodist Church, one of the founding churches of BTV, Wes was a nominee to the BTV Board from their corporate membership. As board chairman, Wes was a steady hand in finding the middle ground of opposing viewpoints and finding math solutions when faced with rising costs. He was a champion in keeping expenses to a minimum for the Village while delivering great service to the Butterfield residents.” Kyle Jenner Butterfield Trail Village Board of Directors “It was a great honor to have Wes on the Board of Butterfield Trial Village and he will be greatly missed. Wes served for many years at the Village in a caring spirit of service. Even after retiring from the board Wes continued to serve in an emeritus position attending most board meetings until the last couple of months of his life. Wes exhibited a love and compassion for Butterfield Trail Village that few board members have rarely achieved. Thank you to Wes and his family for his sacrifice to make Butterfield Trail Village a great place in our community.” Mike Jones, President Butterfield Trail Village Board of Directors Butterfield Trail Village Foundation Board
Tips for Safe Online Shopping From The Arkansas Attorney General’s Office The ease of buying items online cannot be denied. Most of us are so busy that we appreciate the convenience of buying gifts and necessities over the Internet instead of having to make a trip to the store. While the ease of this method is attractive, it is important to take precautions. Here are some tips from the office of Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to ensure that your online shopping experience is positive and safe.
• Give payment information only to businesses
you know and trust, and only when and where it is appropriate – like on an order form.
• Never give your password to anyone online, even your Internet service provider.
• Do not download files sent by strangers or click
on hyperlinks from strangers. Opening a file could expose your system to a computer virus or a program that could hijack your modem.
• Use a secure browser — software that encrypts
or scrambles the purchase information you send over the Internet — to help guard the security of your information as it is transmitted to a website. Be sure your browser has the most up-to-date encryption capabilities by using the latest version available from the manufacturer.
• Pay by credit card, the most secure way. Under
federal law, you can dispute the charges if you don’t get what you were promised. You may also dispute unauthorized charges on your credit card. Many credit card issuers have “zero liability” policies under which you pay nothing if someone steals and uses your credit card.
• Keep personal information private. Don’t disclose personal information – address, telephone number, Social Security number, bank account number or e-mail address – unless you know who’s collecting the information, why they’re collecting it, and how they’ll use it.
If you suspect you’ve been a victim of online fraud or theft, contact your local police department and Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at (800) 482-8982, or email@example.com.
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Butterfield Foundation Report By Susan Lancaster, Director of Development
To help grow our philanthropy program, the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is developing a fiveyear fundraising plan, which includes annual giving, sponsorships, special events and planned giving activities. While internal giving will continue to play a key role, we will reach out to our Northwest Arkansas community to attract support, extending beyond our inner circle of residents, family and staff. Broadening our donor circles will include building relationships with vendors and other stakeholders.
“Without fundraising, we would be unable to stay true to our mission and create the kind of community our residents want,” said Mike Jones, President of the Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation is grateful for the following gifts received between June 7 and August 15, 2014: MEMORIALS
• Virginia Burdick in memory of Lloyd Warren
and Betty Davis
• George & Elly Osborn in memory of Joe Musacchia
• Nancy & Ellis Trumbo in memory of Patsy Eitelman
• Pat Parker in memory of Jane Davis and Joe Musacchia
• Nell Tuck in memory of Jane Davis, Jim & Teena Carpenter and Betty Davis
Since its creation in 1984, the primary mission of the Foundation has been to generate support for the Village and to enhance the quality of life of our current and future residents. Over the years, the Foundation has helped sustain a number of programs and services, such as the Wellness Program, the Distinguished Speaker Series, a scholarship program for employees, and support for the library through the purchase of new books. The Foundation also raises money for capital needs, such as the proposed David Lashley Boardroom, the Assisted Living Center and more.
• Bill & Alice Jones in memory of Noble Hembree,
In addition to financial gifts, the practice of philanthropy includes volunteer service, and BTV residents have always given freely of themselves. They volunteer countless hours each year for a variety of important causes. Their gifts of memorials for friends and family are meaningful and help fund important programs. Gifts may be designated for a specific fund or purpose, or may be used for the area of greatest need.
To our friends and supporters, the Foundation appreciates your generous gifts that help contribute to the sustainability of community programs and services. We want to work with you and hope you will share your interests and ideas with us as together we make our community an even better place to live.
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Porter Stone, Jane Davis, Willis Shaw and Delores Burke Jim & Diane Modisette in memory of Jane Davis Mary Jean Place in memory of Jane Davis Eugenia Edmonds in memory of Pat Beall Juanita Duncan in memory of Noble Hembree and Lloyd Warren Mitsy Kellam in memory of Lloyd Warren Joe & Judi Schenke in memory of Jane Davis Jay & Polly Lancaster in memory of Lloyd Warren, Brad Donovan, Porter Stone, Joe Musacchia and Roy Plattner Lynn Woodward in memory of Noble Hembree
MOVING MADE EASY
• Joe Musacchia, Mary Jones, Francis Beaty,
Audrey Baxter, Dorothy Covington, Lottie Nast
FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Lisa Higgins, Secretary-Treasurer Margaret Whillock, Kay Trumbo, Steve Sisco, Mary Purvis, Truman Yancey (Emeritus)
Meet Your Village Board Getting to know BTV Board member Bruce Johanson 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 vision and foresight of the Village’s five founding churches, and since 1981 that visionary torch has been carried by a dedicated group of BTV Board members working tirelessly for and alongside Village residents and staff. This is the first in a series of “spotlight” profiles introducing Butterfield LIFE readers to the current members of the BTV Board.
in any burdensome situation. We [the kids] also knew that Butterfield would be perfect for them.”
Like many of his fellow BTV Board members, Bruce Johanson is a longtime resident of Northwest Arkansas. Born and raised in Texas before moving to Fayetteville in 1969, Bruce attended junior and senior high here, and earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Arkansas. His parents, Richard and Shirley Johanson, moved the family to Fayetteville after his father had accepted a teaching position at the University of Arkansas prior to establishing the Johanson Group in 1973 – the family’s HR/ management consulting company that Bruce now runs with twin brother Blair. Bruce also has three sisters, including two who reside with their families in Northwest Arkansas.
Before being elected to the BTV Board in January 2013, Bruce was asked in 2012 to serve on the BTV Personnel Committee where he contributed his professional expertise on HR policies and other related matters. This committee was eliminated in the latter part of 2013 and was replaced with the Strategic Development Committee (SDC), which Bruce now chairs. A perfect fit for leveraging Bruce’s 28 years of professional experience bringing people together to help find proactive solutions to common goals, the SDC is charged with looking at big-picture strategic and tactical needs of the Village, and to serving as a conduit for communication between the BTV Board and residents.
After earning his M.B.A. in 1979, Bruce and his wife Debbie (Collier) moved to the Houston area where he started out in HR with oil and gas companies Conoco, Inc. and Zapata, Inc. In 1984, one year after their first son Grant was born, they moved back to Arkansas (Russellville) where Bruce taught undergraduate business courses at Arkansas Tech University and worked with his father-in-law in the construction/real estate business. Two years later, in 1986, the couple moved back to Fayetteville and Bruce joined the family business. The next year, their second son Matthew was born.
“We have an awesome group of residents, board members and staff [serving on the committee] who are working to ensure that the Village’s long-range and short-range facility and operational needs are being addressed based on input from the residents and staff,” Bruce explains. The committee has recently completed an extensive surveying of various stakeholder groups (residents, staff, board, Carriage Club, etc.) to solicit input and comments regarding Village facilities, services and amenities, especially pertaining to the upcoming Commons Area and Activities Center building projects scheduled to break ground in Spring 2015.
Bruce’s connection to BTV dates back to the late ‘80s when his parents began planning for their retirement. Their choice to buy into Butterfield was a thoughtful but ultimately easy decision, Bruce says. “If you know Dad’s expertise in strategic planning, the decision to move to BTV was planned thoroughly and well ahead of time … they were also very active at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church [one of BTV’s founding churches]. In addition to seeking a retirement community with a great location, upscale living accommodations and lots of amenities, my parents also wanted to ensure that they would be taken care of when and should their health start to fail them – and they didn’t want to put myself and my siblings
Bruce’s parents moved to the Village in 1989, opting to purchase one of the cottage homes. When they weren’t enjoying all of the onsite amenities, his parents could be found traveling around the country in their 40 ft. Wanderlodge Bluebird RV. In the late ‘90s, they moved into a lovely third-floor apartment, where Shirley still resides. Richard Johanson passed away in July 2010. In addition to his own parents, two of Bruce’s brothers-inlaw (including fellow BTV Board member Jim Webster) also have parents residing at Butterfield. Add to this the many Johanson family friends who call BTV home, and one can truly appreciate how deep Bruce’s Butterfield roots are.
“BTV will be transforming itself over the next few years to meet the ever-changing needs of current residents as well as the next generation of Baby Boomers,” Bruce adds. “Our efforts today will ensure that the quality lifestyle experience and beautiful surroundings first envisioned and established in 1981 will continue to be so for the next 30 years and beyond.” As for his and Debbie’s own “long-range plans,” while they’re not yet quite ready for retirement, the strategic planner in Bruce is quick to say that Butterfield is indeed squarely on their long-range radar. “It’s never too early to plan!” he says. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Your Carriage Awaits...
At Butterfield Trail Village, we do what we can to get you where you want to go. Whether it’s to your doctor’s appointment, a Razorback game, the grocery store, an out-of-town Village trip, or just a ride to The Lodge, we’ll make sure you get there in comfort and style. For more information, contact the Programs & Events Department.