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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Profile Grace Donoho: The Power of Education 9 Newcomer Q&A Bill & Judy Schwab 9 Anniversaries & New Neighbors 10 Employee Spotlight Angela Trammel 11 Health & Wellbeing Practicing Mindfulness 12 Village Snapshots 14 Living Spaces The Apartment of Duane & Beverly Wilson 16 Out & About Crystal Bridges 2022 Exhibitions



17 Walton Arts Center Fresh and Iconic Entertainment 18 Featured Village Events 19 Village Spotlight Beautiful Flowers, Both Grown and Sewn 20 Foundation Listings 21 Special Care Center Renovation 22 Fitness & Wellness Water Exercise is the Perfect Winter Workout





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Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Kelly Syer Director of Marketing Leann Pacheco Sales Counselor Dave Marks Elise Lorene Move-In Administrative Coordinator Assistant PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2022 Council Members Ellis Melton, President Jerry Rose, Vice President Frances Sego, Secretary Roy Penney, Past President Everett Solomon, Judy Higginbottom, Georgia Thompson, Roy Clinton, Vernon Collins, Nancy Mays, Geri Bender, Doug Prichard BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jacqui Brandli, President Robert (Bob) Kelly, Vice President David Williams, Treasurer Dr. Kim Chapman, Secretary Mark McNair, Dr. Michael Hollomon, Beth Vaughn-Wrobel, Lance Brewer, Bill Mitchell, Chuck Nickle, Wulf Polonius, Will Clark

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From the CEO A new year, a new outlook. While it takes more than simply switching over to a fresh calendar, there is validity in the notion that the birth of a new year can motivate and invigorate us. Given the challenges that have rocked our world over the past two years, I know we all share a desire to actively move forward in positive ways. I believe we have been given the gift of perspective, along with better clarity about what is important to us. I sense fresh energy and renewed commitments at Butterfield, and I am looking forward to seeing what the coming months will bring to our Village. This issue of Butterfield LIFE magazine celebrates the same kind of optimism and future-forward thinking that has helped build our community from its very beginnings, and that continues to drive our growth and evolution for the future. Our cover story features resident Grace Donoho. A woman who has spent her adult life as an advocate for many important causes, Grace is uniquely known for her tireless work to improve the quality of life for the Northwest Arkansas Marshallese population – while building awareness around the Pacific Islanders’ distinctive, colorful culture. We will also introduce you to healthcare team member Angela Trammel, who has dedicated herself to serving our Assisted Living residents with positivity and professionalism. You’ll learn about the excellent health benefits of making indoor pool exercise a winter habit, hear about plans to start anew with a refresh of the Butterfield Special Care Center, and get a visual tour of Duane and Beverly Wilson’s bright, comfortable twobedroom apartment. There’s no question, we are excited about what the future holds for our Village, residents, Carriage Club members and staff. Here’s to bright days ahead — Happy 2022!

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Grace Donoho: The Power of Education R

eading books changed Grace Donoho’s life. Growing up in Chicago, she read voraciously. Her family lived in a bungalow her parents bought and fixed up in the Albany Park neighborhood. They often walked to the local library, and she recalls when she, her older sister and younger brother got their own library cards. She signed her name using the librarian’s ink well pen, leaving blotches of ink on the card.

directing informal tours for other visitors. “We just knew everything in that museum, every nook and cranny,” she said.

Her father read the daily newspaper cover to cover, while her mother zipped through books. Donoho perched on a ledge of their front porch, devouring her library books. “I would just sit there and read for hours. I loved sitting there,” she said.

Grace was about the same age as Anne was, and she lived in a neighborhood among Holocaust survivors. She wondered, “How could I survive that, much less document it?”

Her parents also encouraged their children to explore the many museums and other cultural spots in the city. Her father wrote detailed instructions on index cards. “So, we could always, from early on, navigate around Chicago,” she said. When Grace’s sister was in the children’s cardiac hospital with rheumatic fever, their parents dropped her and her brother off at the Museum of Science and Industry for hours. The youngsters started 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


They lived in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood and walked to school. Donoho’s eighth-grade teacher received permission for her students to read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. “And that was such an eye-opener for me,” she said.

After high school, Donoho received a scholarship to Northern Illinois University at DeKalb, and she took her suitcase on a Greyhound bus to register. She chose to major in home economics education and lived in Baptist Student Foundation housing. She married during her junior year of college — to a friend of a friend — but they didn’t have children for another six years. Her husband quit teaching and bought a Snap-on Tools dealership in Northwest Arkansas.

Pursuing Her Passion They moved to Springdale right before Christmas in 1975. At first, Donoho volunteered at a local elementary school, and then decided to take courses at the University of Arkansas. She enrolled in graduate school at the encouragement of the head of the Instructional Resources Department, and she was awarded a graduate assistantship. Donoho found her passion. The program received an early Apple computer, and this was the beginning of incorporating computer technology into education.

conferences for junior and senior high school students, brought in international authors, developed workshops to encourage student participation in media productions, organized student media awards banquets, and held workshops for school library media specialists.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

It was here that Grace had the idea to develop a teacher training session for Holocaust education. From 1933 to 1945, 6 million Jews and 5 million others died under Nazi Germany’s state-sponsored persecution. Yet, she hadn’t learned about this horrific act of genocide in Chicago schools — other than reading Anne Frank’s diary — and her children hadn’t either in Arkansas schools.

She also learned about In the mid-1990s, Donoho photography and video founded the Arkansas Holocaust production and applied that Education Committee, a nonprofit — Margaret Mead knowledge when she was hired organization. She invited the as a library media specialist director of education from at R.E. Baker Elementary School in Bentonville. If the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in students wanted to learn photography or video Washington, D.C., to speak at the first conference. production, she steered them to print resources With support from the Jewish Federation of Arkansas, where they could learn more about the things they the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Rockefeller might photograph or videotape. Foundation, they continued the conference each year and also opened it to student participants. Holocaust “I loved getting non-readers into the library media survivors were among the speakers. In later years, center through media,” she said. their outreach expanded to Holocaust education events offered during an entire week. Donoho followed her principal when he moved to Old High Elementary School, where the library media center was in a separate building adjacent to the cafeteria. One day after school, she went into the small restroom off her office, and the lock broke. She tried to pick the lock using a piece of wire from the mirror, and she climbed on the commode and sink to attempt an escape through the ceiling. Nothing worked, and Grace was stuck for four hours. That evening, a teacher on the way to a PTA meeting in the cafeteria saw the library media center lights still on and stopped in to check on her, managing to successfully open the door. That story is still recounted in the school, as her granddaughter, Isabella, heard it when she was an elementary student.

Advocating For Others In the mid-1980s, Donoho became the media specialist for the Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative, which served 18 school districts and private schools, with 4,000 teachers and 47,000 students. She initiated annual writers’ 7

English and Marshallese, and she hired Marshallese community members to help conduct the survey, which was focused on learning barriers to health care.

A Lifelong Learner

“It was really exciting, and we realized that we needed to do more,” Donoho said. For more than 25 years, she worked alongside others to establish Holocaust education for educators and students in Arkansas. And following Donoho’s retirement in 2009, others continue this work. While advocating for Holocaust education, Grace took a new job at the Jones Center for Families just when it was opening in 1995 in Springdale. She interviewed for the director of education position with the philanthropist Bernice Jones at her kitchen table. Jones asked about Donoho’s personal life, and she explained that she was raising two daughters alone and had had to seek help from the women’s shelter. Grace and her daughters Amy and Julie later gave back by volunteering at the shelter. She also completed her doctorate in adult education at the UA while working at the Jones Center. At the Jones Center, Donoho became interested in frequent visitors who’d relocated to Northwest Arkansas from the Republic of the Marshall Islands. She learned more about them and their needs, and she offered to tutor them to prepare for the written part of the drivers’ test. She saw how hard they were working to integrate into the community. “It takes a real strong person to leave the comforts of home, and their environment, and pack up and go somewhere else,” she said. Donoho served two terms as a commissioner for the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, and created an acculturation book for the Marshallese community – making it available in English and Marshallese, in both printed form and online. While at the Jones Center, she also worked with area health providers on a sub-grant awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arkansas Department of Health to survey Marshallese residents regarding their health issues and barriers to health care. Surveys were created in 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


In 2006, Donoho had a ruptured brain aneurysm while working in her yard and experienced her first helicopter ride to UAMS in Little Rock. After she recovered, she decided to retire early so she could spend quality time with her young granddaughter. The two of them went on adventures and did projects. On one occasion they took a bus to Dickson Street Bookshop in Fayetteville for books on lighthouses, and later they made a lighthouse from marshmallow Rice Krispies and licorice ropes while watching Pete’s Dragon.” Donoho was first smitten with Butterfield Trail Village back when one of her graduate school classes visited and toured. She eventually moved there, and her apartment is filled with books and yarn. Donoho and a friend now residing at BTV taught knitting classes at a women’s detention center. Knitting offers the women a tool to manage stress and teaches a lifelong skill. The students made small bunny blankets for children at Mercy hospital and slippers for residents at the local women’s shelter. Today she helps welcome new BTV residents, is taking a stained-glass class and plays Mah Jongg. She likes to bake cakes and cookies for her friends in the health care section of BTV. The Village wellness coordinator encouraged her to take up walking and now she hikes with her significant other on the Razorback Greenway usually twice a day – logging five to eight miles daily. Residents at BTV share incredible life experiences which are exciting for her to learn while dining, hiking, participating in recreational activities and attending social events. In retirement, Donoho has served on a statewide committee to require Holocaust education in Arkansas. Through this bipartisan, statewide initiative, the Legislature unanimously passed Senate Bill 160, and it was signed into law in April 2021. It requires that Holocaust education be taught in Arkansas public schools in fifth through 12th grades, starting in the 2022-23 school year. “When you feel a calling to address an issue or problem in society that is not being addressed, you need to act on that calling and move forward,” she said.

Village Newcomer Q+A

Anniversaries January

Bill & Judy Schwab When did you move to Butterfield? We acquired our apartment in July 2021. Where are you from? Judy grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas; attended Hendrix College; and moved to Fayetteville in 1974 for graduate school. Bill grew up in Hamilton, Ohio; attended Miami University and The Ohio State University; and joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Arkansas in 1976. What did you do before retirement? Judy retired as associate vice chancellor of administration at the University of Arkansas in 2015. Previously, she was assistant vice chancellor in University Advancement, working with G. David Gearhart during the $1 billion Campaign for the 21st Century, and from 1976 to 1993 she was the language arts coordinator for Fayetteville Public Schools where she taught AP Language and Composition and launched the literary magazine Connotations. Bill is currently the executive director of the Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History at the University of Arkansas, a position he has held since stepping down as dean of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Previous positions include associate dean of the Fulbright College and chair of the Department of Sociology. He has published five books, the two most recent pushing for a path to citizenship for undocumented youth brought to the U.S. as minors.

Bernie & Jeanie Daniels


Karl & Cecy Rice


Thermon & Karen Crocker


Charles & Sandy White


February Dan Griffin & Fran Pearson 14th Lewis & Donna Epley 24th Max & Claire Sutton 26th

New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Paula Furlough Don & Kathy Pederson Buddy & Grace Babcock James & Diana Horton

Do you have children and grandchildren? We have three children — Jennifer Schwab Wangers (Los Angeles, CA); Mark Schwab (Brentwood, TN); and Judd Schwab (Chicago, IL) — and five grandchildren. We are expecting another grandchild in mid-January. Why did you choose Butterfield? We call our investment in Butterfield our greatest gift to our children. We appreciate the longterm health care and the opportunity to live in a community that offers so many opportunities to remain intellectually active, socially engaged, and physically fit. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Employee Spotlight

Angela Trammel Caring is Her Life’s Work When Angela Trammel joined the team at the Butterfield Trail Village Assisted Living house, she had never worked in that particular type of residential setting. What she brought to her role, however, was much more important than direct experience – she brought a lifetime of providing friendship and compassionate care to healthcare patients, family and friends. Formally trained as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) after years of serving as a personal caregiver, Angela worked for five years in specialized nursing care in Wynne, Ark. When close family members moved across the state to settle in Northwest Arkansas, she decided it might be a great time for a change for herself, too. Angela relocated to the area and accepted a CNA position at Butterfield shortly thereafter, landing both a great job and closer proximity to her beloved Arkansas Razorbacks. Six years later, Angela continues to be a very important part of the crew providing around-theclock care to BTV assisted living residents in a house specially built to accommodate up to 15 people. She appreciates the way the house is set up, because it offers independence to residents who want it – but with social interaction, help with a variety of needs, and the security of being near others in case of emergency. The central portion of the house is communal, with meals served in a common space surrounded by private living areas. Angela says she enjoys the way day-to-day tasks like serving meals and clearing up the dishes help to invite interaction and fellowship. When asked to describe her favorite part of her job, Angela is very quick to say how much she treasures developing a special rapport with assisted living residents. “I love helping them throughout the day and finding ways to create a relationship. It’s important to me to learn each person’s likes and dislikes so I can make their lives better.” Further explaining why she especially enjoys the environment she is in, Angela said, “Working in assisted living here is very different than other healthcare settings. We are able to spend so much more time with our residents, having wonderful conversations and really getting to know them.”



Angela Trammel

One thing Angela greatly values is learning of resident family members’ satisfaction with a loved one’s experience at Butterfield. “When someone stops me to say, ‘I really appreciate how you’ve taken care of my mom,’ it means so much to me. Caring for others is what I do.” She went on to say, “It’s our job to make people comfortable and to break down the barriers they may feel about having us help them with things they’ve always done for themselves. We are here to support them however they need us, without ever taking away anyone’s personal dignity.”

Health & Wellbeing

Use the Power of Your Mind as a Guide Toward Wellbeing Practicing Mindfulness to Feel Better In the spirit of “New Year, New You,” there is a gift you can give yourself that costs nothing, can be done anywhere, and offers real emotional and physical benefits. Mindfulness is a practice used to help people at every stage of life. The goal of mindfulness is to let go of all distractions and outside “noise” while focusing on the present moment. Physically, this means slowing down and taking deep breaths – in through the nose and out through the mouth. Emotionally, mindfulness involves letting go of worries about tomorrow or revisiting painful memories from the past, and embraces simply being still. There are many benefits to practicing mindfulness, particularly with the aging population. Mindfulness is proven to help slow the progression of dementia, while improving short-term and long-term memory. It helps the mind to focus, creates a sense of relaxation and reduces stress – all of which improves quality of life. When one’s mind is healthy, it becomes easier to cope with feelings of loneliness and sadness. Along with these psychological benefits, there are real physical benefits, such as lowering blood pressure Benefits of and reducing Mindfulness inflammation. • Stress reduction Mindfulness can be • More focused mind achieved in many different ways, • Sense of relaxation/ depending on calmness personal preferences. One example involves • Improved memory simple, conscious • Slowed progression breathing, for which you may sit, stand of dementia or lie comfortably, • Improved quality preferably with eyes of life closed. The object is to bring awareness to

your breathing, slowly taking in deep breaths and then letting them out. Try to focus on how your body feels as you slow down. If your mind wanders to other thoughts or distractions, it’s okay – just try to bring your focus back to your breathing. Be patient with yourself, and remember to give yourself grace when practicing mindfulness. You may even begin to realize your breathing has been shallow or your muscles have been feeling tense, and perhaps your mind may be playing worst-case scenarios on repeat. As you become aware of this tension in your body, it becomes easier to release it.

Tips and Tricks: 1. If your mind is prone to wandering or distraction, try simple instructor-guided meditations. This takes the guesswork out of practice as you follow along to someone else’s voice. There are many free YouTube videos of guided meditation available. 2. If your mind is alert but body tires easily, try lying down or sitting in a comfortable chair. Focus on physical sensations such as tingling, tightness of your muscles, built-up pressure, or body temperature. Conduct your own “body scan” by starting at your feet and working your way up to your head to identify spots that need to relax. 3. If you find it difficult to focus for long, start with mindfulness mini-sessions of three to five minutes. 4. Identify a word or a phrase that speaks to you and repeat it aloud or in your mind. Retelling yourself a meaningful word, prayer, bible verse or motivational phrase can offset anxiety – and may provide spiritual or psychological benefits, as well. Contributed by Shelby Simmons, BTV Transitions Social Worker BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Village Snapshots

Butterfield Christmas Decorations

BTV Christmas Party & Dance

BTV Cares Food Drive

Butterfield Pen Pals - Christmas Giving



Fall Foliage

Daisy Air Rifle Museum Tour

Veterans Day Celebration

Red Cross Blood Drive



Living Spaces

The Apartment of Duane & Beverly Wilson Beverly and Duane Wilson moved to their two-bedroom apartment in May of 2021, choosing a quiet third-floor location with a balcony overlooking the south courtyard. They enjoy relaxing in the outdoor space with coffee or a cool beverage without experiencing too much direct sunlight. The apartment’s neutral, airy wall color offers the perfect backdrop to showcase the couple’s carefully selected art, decorative objects and furniture – some of which the Wilsons have retained from their earlier years of owning an antique shop in Fort Smith.

The Wilson’s decorating style favors classic lines with strong contrasts and tasteful pops of color. One wall features a remarkable table runner as wall décor, handmade by Butterfield resident and prolific quilter Ardith Wharry.

The apartment’s open concept is filled with natural light and offers plenty of space for a dining table between the kitchen and living room. Over the couch hangs a very special original painting of a stunning sunrise, created by their son David Wilson, an attorney and artist in Little Rock.



Appreciating a bit of whimsy, the Wilsons’ sense of fun is very evident. Nestled behind small floor-to-ceiling shelves near the front door is a metal panel to allow them to display and easily rearrange magnetic frames filled with smiling family photos.

Photos by Stephen Ironside

During the remodeling process, the Wilsons selected a wonderfully textured brick-style backsplash, adding striking interest and warmth in a kitchen that boasts plenty of storage – even though they don’t have the need to cook as much since moving to Butterfield.

In addition to a full bath decorated with fun art accents and classically-styled storage furniture for extra display space, the apartment also features a convenient half-bath. The Wilsons’ balcony offers a bird’s-eye view of the sunny courtyard, with a cheerful umbrella to offer extra shade at certain times of day. The space overlooks a large green space and faces the Wellness & Aquatic Center, where Beverly enjoys the treadmill and Duane takes fitness classes.

A treasured, aweinspiring collection of arrowheads graces the couple’s bedroom wall. Found by Duane’s grandfather as a child on a farm still owned by the Wilson family near Goshen and the White River, the arrowheads’ artistic placement remains in the precise arrangement Duane’s grandfather dictated many years ago.



Out & About

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Kicks Off a Year of Firsts 2022 is set to be a year of firsts for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art! This year’s featured temporary exhibition schedule includes the museum’s first-ever fashion exhibit, as well as its first architecture exhibition. But first, the museum will kick off the 2022 lineup with a traveling exhibition that examines the aesthetic and musical traditions of early twentieth-century Black culture in the American South. The 2022 Exhibition Lineup: The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse March 12 to July 25, 2022 Organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Dirty South is an immersive experience that engages multiple senses, spotlighting the southern landscape through its musical heritage, spiritual complexity, and regional swagger. The exhibition features sculpture, paintings, works on paper, assemblage, textiles, and music as well as ephemera from music culture, including instruments, music videos, costumes, lyrics, and personal effects. Ultimately, the exhibition creates an engaging opportunity to experience a deeper understanding of the African American South and its undeniable imprint on the history of American art. Exploring the relationship between music and visual art in Black southern expression from 1920-2020, it highlights a narrative of persistence and power.

Architecture at Home May 7 to November 7, 2022 Crystal Bridges’ first architecture exhibition brings together five prototypes for homes to spark a dialogue about contemporary housing. Through research, interviews, and innovative thinking, five architecture firms based across the Americas designed and fabricated 500 square-foot prototypes for a contemporary house to be displayed in the exhibition. Overall, this exhibition seeks to help us better understand how architecture affects our lives, determine what makes a house a home, and celebrate the artistry in building and shelter.

Exhibited along the Orchard Trail on the museum’s grounds, the forms and materials of the five structures articulate the many ways in which we could live. Visitors will be able to enter and explore these immersive, domestic prototypes. Interpretive elements will focus on use of materials, scale, form, light, and interaction with the landscape, as well as the architects’ creative Top-Middle: Fahamu Pecou (The Dirty South) process and more. Dobale to Spirit, 2017 Top-Right: Lisa Perry (Fashioning America) Roy Lichtenstein “No Thank You” Dress, 2011 (edited)



Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour September 10, 2022 to January 30, 2023 Cowboy boots. Bathing suits. Sneakers. Hollywood gowns. Denim jeans. Zoot suits. Fashioning America is Crystal Bridges’ first exhibition dedicated to fashion and the first to present American fashion as a powerful emblem of global visual culture, amplified by movies, television, red carpets, and social media. From dresses worn by First Ladies to art-inspired garments to iconic fashion moments that defined a generation, this exhibition conveys uniquely American expressions of innovation, highlights the compelling stories of both designers and wearers that center on opportunity and self-invention, and amplifies the voices of those who are often left out of dominant fashion narratives. To underscore the influence of media, Fashioning America offers a dynamic interaction between video, imagery, and approximately 90 garments and accessories selected from across two centuries of fashion.

For more information about Crystal Bridges, visit CrystalBridges.org.

Walton Arts Center

Fresh and Iconic Entertainment in 2022 at Walton Arts Center

The Glenn Miller Orchestra An Officer and a Gentleman

Walton Arts Center welcomes 2022 with a blend of the past and present – from fresh, new takes on movie favorites and film classics to an intimate performance by one of the most treasured cultural icons of our time. On January 4-9, Walton Arts Center delights audiences with a sweeping, new musical production of An Officer and a Gentleman. Based on the Oscar®-winning film starring Richard Gere, this live stage production celebrates triumph over adversity, with all the iconic romance audiences expect. Leading man Zach Mayo has a body built for boot camp and an attitude of arrogance. That is, until he meets a navy drill sergeant who is determined to drill it out of him. Along the way, Zach finds comfort in the arms of a local factory girl that results in an epic romance and the courage to be his best self. Featuring a musical score from the 1982 film, An Officer and a Gentleman is guaranteed to “lift you up where you belong.” Then on Feb. 4, Walton Arts Center welcomes veteran entertainer, author and journalist Fran Lebowitz in A Conversation with Fran Lebowitz. In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Lebowitz offers her unapologetically opinionated ideas on current events and media – as

Fran Lebowitz


well as pet peeves including tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French and anyone who is unduly tan. With her trademark sneer, Lebowitz is a cultural satirist, style icon and purveyor of cool. The performance promises to bring the best of her sardonic selfcertainty, keen observations and sharp wit. On Feb. 17, Walton Arts Center presents Invoke’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed. Lotte Reiniger’s  The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) is the oldest-surviving full-length animated film telling a story from the famous collection of Middle Eastern folk tales One Thousand and One Nights. Achmed is an adventure-seeking prince who finds, loses and then recovers his beloved. The film is brought to life by multi-string quartet Invoke, providing a score to match the epic tale’s mix of lighthearted and more sinister themes. Known for its playful “not classical… but not not-classical” style, Invoke’s musical expertise and improvisatory prowess heightens the audience’s journey to another time and place. Tickets to these and other Walton Arts Center shows can be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center at (479) 443-5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Featured Events

Featured Village Events Coming in January January 20 | 7pm Live in Concert: Kiril Laskarov, Violin Virtuoso Performance Hall This exquisite Violin Virtuosos program highlights famous violinists, performed by violinist Kiril Laskarov, native of Bulgaria. Laskarov has appeared as a soloist with many symphonies across the nation. Now in his 22nd season as concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Laskarov will be joined by concert pianist Carl Anthony on the BTV Performance Hall stage. January 27 The BTV Foundation Presents: Jubilant Sykes, Baritone, Live in Concert 5:30pm Hors d’oeuvres and Wine Gathering – Lobby 7:00pm Concert – Performance Hall Perhaps no vocalist of our time possesses a more exquisitely versatile instrument than American baritone Jubilant Sykes. Mr. Sykes brings a new dimension to the traditional career of the classically trained vocalist by drawing on gospel and jazz influences. His versatility has allowed him to collaborate with several leading artists, including touring and singing with Julie Andrews, as well as performing in a Boston Pops televised special and with singer-songwriter Josh Groban. He has also appeared with many of the world’s finest orchestras, and his unique gifts have taken him to stages as diverse as the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. This is a ticketed event for BTV Residents and Carriage Club Members.

Coming in February Lunar New Year Celebration Join us for events this week that focus on China and all its wonders: February 1 | 11:30am Welcome to Our Chinese Table Performance Hall Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Chinese cuisine prepared by Chef Memo Vaca. Meet Chinese guests from the U of A Spring International Language Center as they share their family culture and traditions surrounding this annual day.

February 2 | 2pm China, The Beginning (Documentary Film) Performance Hall Discover the earliest known written records of the history of China, dating from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) during King Wu Ding’s reign.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Feel the love today as we celebrate Cupid’s holiday!

February 14 | 10am-2pm Sweet Samplings BTV Bistro Sport your red attire as you stop by the Bistro for a sampling of decadent chocolates and sweets provided by our own BTV culinary artisans. 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


February 4 | 12pm & 7pm Chinese Feature Film, My People, My Homeland (2020) PG-13 CH1961 My People, My Homeland is an anthology of five short films showcasing people’s lives around China. This film will air on BTV Channel 1961.

February 14 | 4:30-6:30pm Happy Valentine’s Dinner BTV Dining Room As the sun sets, join us for a celebration of love during a relaxing chef-inspired dinner served with wine and samples of divine chocolates prepared by our Village culinary team. This evening of red attire and romantic piano music performed by Pat Jahoda will even capture Cupid’s heartstrings. Reservations are required for residents and Carriage Club members at rstamps@btvillage.org

Village Spotlight

Faye Edmondson’s flower arrangements

Beautiful Flowers, Both Grown and Sewn Living at Butterfield provides an opportunity to build very special, mutually appreciative relationships. Often, unique skills and achievements of BTV residents are on display and made available for all to enjoy. In the case of apartment neighbors June Colwell and Faye Edmondson, one friend’s talents provided direct inspiration for the other friend’s creative abilities. June, an accomplished quilter with an outstanding eye for color, has been motivated over the years by the ongoing work of Edmondson, a prolific gardener and excellent floral arranger. Faye is well known throughout the Village for the cut flowers she cultivates in the Butterfield community garden – and arranges into stunning public displays for all to enjoy throughout the summer growing season. Selecting vibrant fabrics representative of Faye’s gorgeous florals, June created a quilt she has affectionately entitled, “Faye’s Flowers.” She explained that Faye’s hard work and incredible green thumb have been bringing joy to others for a long time. Each of June’s quilts feature a small handwritten panel on a back lower corner, describing the title of the work, a quote or inspiration, and her name, location and date of completion. Finished in November 2021, her cheerful piece honors Faye with the words, “She brightens our village and our hearts.” When asked how seeing the quilt made her feel, Faye was uncharacteristically emotional – sharing that it has made her shed humble tears of happiness and appreciation. She was quick to express her gratitude and awe at June’s skill, insisting that her own flower arrangements are not a result of her capabilities but actually a gift from God to be shared.

June Colwell and Faye Edmondson with June’s quilt, “Faye’s Flowers”



Foundation Donations

The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between October 6, 2021 and November 22, 2021 from the following donors: Beautification Fund Anonymous Donations/Memorials Bob Hendrix Lannie Garner Dan Griffin Ann Marie Ziegler Roy Clinton in memory of Art Gust Harris & Carol Sonnenberg in memory of Paul Westberg and Heath Lance Georgia Thompson in memory of June Loyd and Sandy Evans John & Sally King in honor of Christa Ivy Susan Riggs in memory of Robert Johnson Jean Nunn in memory of Paul Westberg Winnie MacDonald in memory of Gerald Harriman and Nancy Dodson Vernon & Paulette Collins in memory of Ruth Greenwood Dwain & Glenda Newman in memory of Paul Westberg Garden Fund Vernon & Paulette Collins in memory of Paul Westberg Health Care/Special Care Fund Dick & Anne Booth in memory of Nancy Dodson Vernon & Paulette Collins in memory of Sandy Evans Jean Nunn in memory of Jackie Rocha Vernon & Paulette Collins in memory of Jackie Rocha and Art Gust Jerry & Kay Brewer in memory of Ruth Greenwood, Jackie Rocha and Paul Westberg Gaye Cypert in memory of June Loyd, Sandy Evans and Paul Westberg Library Fund Carolyn Smart in memory of Sandy Evans Moving Made Easy Rebecca Harrison Shirley Chewning The family of Elaine Walsh The family of Nell Taylor The family of Nancy Dodson Music and Performance Fund Anonymous Morriss & Ann Henry in memory of June Loyd, Sally Garrison and Kathryn Widder Carolyn Smart in memory of Nancy Dodson 20 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Foundation News

Special Care Center Remodel Plans Getting Back Underway Efforts to find resources to remodel the BTV Special Care Center are beginning to take shape again, following a pandemic-related stall in the original project timeline. A capital campaign to fund and start work on the remodel was first set to launch in summer 2020. However, when Covid-19 caused severe reduction in regular activity at Butterfield — and government-mandated lockdowns eliminated outside worker access to the healthcare setting in March 2020 — efforts ground to a halt. Additional challenges continued to emerge in 2021, coming in the form of serious labor and supply shortages, plus dramatically rising costs. While Covid-19 is still part of life two long years later, the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation board is ready to revisit plans to raise $250,000 – a portion of funds needed to pay for the much-anticipated project. The preliminary 2019 budget for the Special Care Center remodel was $1.5 million dollars. Given the current labor and materials climate, the original budget will likely require recalibration and potential cost savings measures considered.

“We are ready to get back on track with this remodel and hope we are finally approaching a point when it is safe to have work take place in our Special Care Center,” said Butterfield CEO Quintin Trammell. “The Foundation Board is full of excellent leaders who are not only committed to this project, but are highly experienced in conducting successful capital fundraising campaigns. I have every confidence we will ultimately see a beautiful finished product as a result of their efforts and the generosity of our donors.” The remodel will include new flooring, wall paint and furniture. Design elements are very important in a memory care setting, helping residents more easily navigate their environment. Factors such as color, lighting and living area themes unique to each of the three residential houses will serve as a guide for residents and help them feel more secure.

Support the Campaign For those interested in supporting the Special Care Center renovation capital campaign, donordirected gifts made to the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation for this purpose are tax-deductible. Giving is easy online at butterfieldtrailvillage.org/donate, or donors may deliver a check to Elise Lorene at the BTV Marketing office. Please be sure to note “Special Care Remodel” on the check memo line. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Fitness & Wellness

Hello Heated Pool Water Exercise is the Perfect Winter Workout If you struggle to make it to gym class in the winter, or avoid exercise all together, you are not alone. Colder temps and shorter days can make it hard to summon the motivation to exercise that you have in the summer.

pool exercise easier than working out on land. Water exercise can also reduce the pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia, while limiting muscle soreness and the risk of a fall injury.

Luckily, BTV offers three pool-based exercise classes that make it fun and easy to stay fit when the mercury dips low. The classes are held at the indoor pool in the Aquatic and Wellness Center, which is accessible to residents from the main building without ever stepping a foot outside.

“One of my favorite things about pool exercise is that you can do some really good balance work without worrying about falling,” Neill said. “I’ve seen residents make huge improvements in their balance and master some very challenging exercises in these classes. Because you weigh less in the pool, and the water provides resistance, you experience less pain and more gain than exercising on land.”

Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill said pool exercise helps improve strength, mobility and cardiovascular health with less wear and tear on muscles and joints. The buoyancy of water makes

Residents and Carriage Club members can choose from the following water exercise classes at BTV:

Aqua Strong Tuesday & Thursday | 8:45am Certified personal trainer Terry Delany is the guest instructor for Aqua Strong, a water fitness class developed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Participants use gloved hands, kickboards and water buoys to complete a series of transitional movements, focusing on posture and body alignment. Benefits include better strength and endurance, improved mobility, and the potential to curb bonedensity and muscle loss.

Water Zumba Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 8:30am

Water Aerobics Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 9:30am

Guest fitness instructor Jessica Angelica brings new meaning to the term “pool party” with this lively class. Participants perform a series of dance moves to upbeat, Latin music for an intense, cardio and body-toning workout.

Neill leads this popular class she calls a “one and done” fitness program. Water Aerobics gives participants a wonderful cardiovascular workout without requiring the coordination called for by Water Zumba.

Along with improving strength and endurance, Water Zumba benefits the brain due to the coordination involved in dancing. And, it’s just plain fun!

Neill leads participants through a series of leg and arm exercises, before adding intensity for maximum aerobic benefit, and then focusing on a balance and flexibility cool down.

For more information about these and other fitness classes, contact Jennifer Neill at jneill@btvillage.org. 22 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


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