Butterfield LIFE July + Aug 2020

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Feature Profile

Wulf and Ingrid Polonius Crystal Bridges Virtual Art Experiences During Pandemic

Fitness & Wellness

Outdoor Campus Exercise Circuit

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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Profile Wulf and Ingrid Polonius 9 Newcomer Q&A Getting to Know Nina Simmons 9 Anniversaries & New Neighbors


10 Employee Spotlight Housekeeping Manager Jo Owen 10 Village News Scharlau Receives Honorary Degree 12 Village Spaces BTV in Bloom 14 Village Snapshots 15 BTV Cares Thanking our Everyday Heroes 16 Out & About Visual Arts Experiences at Crystal Bridges Museum 17 Walton Arts Center Volunteers Crucial in Supporting the Arts


18 Village Flavors Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi 19 Featured Village Events Coming in July 20 Foundation News BTV Employee Care Fund 20 BTV Employee Care Fund 21 From the Board President Leading a Village in a Pandemic


21 Fitness & Wellness BTV Campus Exercise Circuit


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Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Kelly Syer Director of Marketing Leann Pacheco Sales Counselor Dave Marks Move-In Coordinator

Elise Lorene Marketing Coordinator

PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2020 Council Members Ron Hanson, President Roy Penney, Vice President Linda Pinkerton, Secretary John King, Past President Ed Piper, Neely Barnett Carol Sonnenberg, Ginger Crippen Geri Bender, Skipper Solomon Pat Jahoda, Gay Harp Jim Ferguson, Wulfran Polonius BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jacqui Brandli, President Dr. Kim Chapman, Vice President Bill Shackelford, Secretary David Williams, Treasurer Kim Brawner, Bernard Madison, Mark McNair, Ann Henry, Jim Wood, Bryn Wood Bagwell, Bob Kelly, Diane Warren, Larry Hanley

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From the CEO When George Gershwin wrote, “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” I’m pretty sure he never imagined anything quite like the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic that the entire world is being forced to manage. What makes Butterfield attractive to retirees are the endless ways to stay active and engaged, fit and healthy – and to live socially in the heart of vibrant Northwest Arkansas! But the realities of social distancing mean we must be more creative and more vigilant to keep BTV residents safe, well, and connected to their loved ones – and I’m proud to say our staff has risen to the challenge with purpose and enthusiasm. When we dream about the sunny days of summer, we think of the 4th of July, vacationing and group activities. The summer of 2020 will look very different, however, as safety restrictions require us to change plans and embrace staycations. Thanks to technology, we’re ensuring our residents can exercise, stay connected, and enjoy performing arts, culinary and other programming during the pandemic. Between live-broadcast fitness classes and distance safe activities, such as balcony trivia, an antique car parade and Flamingo Fridays, staying home at BTV does not have to mean not seeing others. In this issue of Butterfield LIFE, we continue to focus on our beautiful outdoor campus and some of our favorite places to gather and relax in nature. Our new Village Flavors feature spotlights the delectable recipes and creations by our own Chef Memo Vaca. And, we know you’ll enjoy our cover story about Wulf and Ingrid Polonius, a remarkable couple who as on-the-ground philanthropists have supported poor and underprivileged women and men around the world for decades. We are optimists at BTV, and we focus on a brighter future. Here’s hoping the months ahead bring some of the autumn rituals we love: back-to-school days, Razorback football, fall foliage drives and even a festival or two. Thank you, Butterfield residents, staff, friends and families for your unwavering support; we look forward to seeing life return to normal with you being an important part of it.

Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer

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.

Stay abreast of what’s happening at the Village and see the fun ways our residents are living their best retirement at Butterfield.

To learn more about active retirement living at BTV, visit our website at butterfieldtrailvillage.org.

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Feature Profile

Wulf and Ingrid Polonius: Gratitude at Every Turn By Cyd King Photos by Stephen Ironside

If you know Wulf and Ingrid Polonius, you know this well-traveled couple who are devoted philanthropists not afraid to get their hands dirty to help others, always seem to be looking on the bright side. BTV residents since 2017, the Poloniuses suffered tremendously as youth in war-torn Germany and witnessed human devastation on a grand scale. But each and every day, the couple make it a priority to practice gratitude. And, they take it a step further: they put their gratitude to work, making personal sacrifices and sometimes tough decisions to help impoverished strangers living worlds away. Ingrid and Wulfran “Wulf ” Polonius grew up in Germany and met at a dance hall years after World War II ended. The theme of the dance was “Carnival.” Wulf wore an original Marine uniform and Ingrid wore a top with the hand-painted slogan: “Catch a fish.” She was in high school; he was working as a pharmacy apprentice. They married in 1961, the year the Berlin Wall went up. The decades that followed would take the couple to Brazil and eventually to the United States, where they’ve spent the last 44 years. Each location presented a new set of new challenges for the couple and their two children. Yet they joined 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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groups with whom they continually sought to help the underprivileged and outcast: residents of a leper colony in Brazil; students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Poloniuses’ adopted hometown of Ridgefield, Conn.; and the under-educated and disenfranchised men and women they came to know in a prison ministry. With other volunteers, the couple conducted religious retreat weekends called The Walk to Emmaus at the federal prison in Danbury, Conn. Wulf and Ingrid and others in the Emmaus group met with prisoners two nights a week for more than 30 years. “It was never a chore,” said Ingrid, who taught GED classes to the inmates at Garner State Prison in Newtown, Conn.

An Amazonian Indian headdress and pottery from the region are some of the cherished items from the couple’s lives overseas.

The Poloniuses also provided aid to Nicaraguans through a charitable venture called Quest for Peace. Wulf was treasurer of the group for 20 years and traveled to Nicaragua four times, once with Ingrid, to visit the foreign program the couple still supports. “We visited an orphanage in the slums of Managua,” Ingrid said in a 2005 article in The News-Times in Danbury. “Four of the children there had been found living on the dump. The youngest was 7-months-old.” After retiring in the Northeast, the couple moved to Fayetteville in 2017 to be close to their daughter, Ines. At the Poloniuses’ Butterfield Trail Village home, they’ve surrounded themselves with mementoes from their lives, from Amazon Indian pottery acquired during their six years in Brazil, to Ingrid’s personal effects from her childhood during the second World War. THE HUNGER WINTER Ingrid was 3 when the war broke out and she quickly became all too familiar with the hardships it brought. Constant bombings had her family running back and forth to an overcrowded bunker 20 minutes away in her native city of Kassel. The bunker had “very poor lighting and very poor ventilation,” Ingrid said. Occupants stood shoulderto-shoulder, and one long night there was not even enough oxygen to light a match. A baby died in the bunker that night, not far from Ingrid. For the last four months of the war, Hitler had ordered mothers with small children to be evacuated to the countryside. They soon experienced American tanks rolling through the village, and American soldiers kicked open the door to a farmhouse basement where Ingrid’s family was staying. Finally, a clear sign the war was over; Ingrid and her siblings were more interested in the half-eaten field ration one of the soldiers was holding.

The post-war food crisis of 1945-48 extended their suffering. “There was nothing to buy, nothing to eat,” Ingrid recalled. The family lived off what they could glean from the farmers’ fields after harvest. If not for generosity of American Quakers who supplied school children with nutritious, warm lunches, their survival would have been in question. The container for this daily meal still has a prominent place in Ingrid’s kitchen at Butterfield. After the war, at age 9, Ingrid found solace in organized sports, which sparked a keen interest in gymnastics. “That became my passion in life,” Ingrid said. She was a champion in gymnastics at the University of Muenster. She also studied in Frankfurt and Dortmund, where she received teaching degrees in science and physical education. Ingrid taught geography, biology and physical education to middle-schoolers in Germany. After she and Wulf settled in the U.S., she studied liberation theology with Gustavo Gutierrez at Boston College and received a Doctorate of Ministry at the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Ind. She retired in Connecticut as the director of Daystar, an adult education program of contemporary biblical scholarship. BEYOND THE BUNKER Wulf said the Polonius family name can be traced back to 1670, the end of the religious wars in Europe. His father worked for Catholic newspapers in Germany in the early 1930s, but fear of running afoul of the Nazis caused him to relocate Wulf ’s mother and two older brothers to Berlin, where Wulf was born in 1934. There, Wulf ‘s father took over a former Social Democratic newspaper, which led to his arrest and a three-month stint in prison. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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“Later on, my father was forbidden from working at any newspaper or printing organization in Germany,” Wulf said. Nightly bombardments forced the family to move in with Wulf’s paternal “oma” (grandmother) in Breslau, known today as Wroclaw, Poland. After some time, his maternal grandparents Wulf and Ingrid have mementos coaxed his mother uniquely displayed on the shelves into moving with of a cabinet from rural Brazil. her children back to Berlin. They made the move, but, tragically, during that same night his The family moved back to Germany for a brief grandparents were killed when a bomb leveled their period in 1974 before Wulf took on a new project apartment building. More than 200 people died in in Oakland, Calif. They weren’t there long before he the basement. was called to plan and construct a pharmaceutical production facility in Ridgefield, Conn. “From that moment on, we were in the bunker every single night with two exceptions – Christmas Eve Ingrid and Wulf speak to each other mostly in and New Year’s Eve. That’s when the pilots didn’t German. Daughter Ines and son Joerg speak to like to fly,” Wulf said. In fear of a Russian takeover, in each other in English and with their parents in April of 1944 the family moved west. At the end of German or English. Wulf is the only one in the family the war, Wulf and his family were hunkered in a dark who still speaks some Portuguese, having had the bunker when Americans rushed in with flashlights. opportunity to use it in his work setting. Just after he and Ingrid married, Wulf received a doctorate degree in chemistry and began a long career as a director of technical operations in the pharmaceutical industry. He retired in 1995 as senior vice president of technical operations at Germanybased, and worldwide Boehringer Ingelheim. HERE TO STAY The couple’s daughter, Ines, and son, Joerg, were 1 and 4 when the family moved from Germany to Brazil in 1968. In the Brazilian city of San Paulo, the family lived without a telephone or mail service. The city underwent economic and cultural changes during the Poloniuses’ time there. More families became able to afford cars, and Wulf ’s commute grew from a half-hour to 2 hours. Ingrid developed asthma from the toxic emissions. Once they left Brazil, her asthma disappeared.


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Ines founded Communities Unlimited in Fayetteville, a not-for-profit that helps provide microloans to small businesses in seven states in the South. The organization also manages clean-water supplies and wastewater facilities. Joerg is a pilot with American Airlines and lives in Miami. Toward the end of their long tenure in Ridgefield, Ingrid developed severe spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spaces within the spine. She lived in extreme pain and could barely walk, but she vowed to avoid surgery. Daughter Ines recommended acupuncture, and 147 treatments later, Ingrid was pain free. “That made us think about how much longer we could live so far away and independently,” Ingrid said. On their last trip to Fayetteville as visitors, they took a tour at Butterfield. They were sold on becoming Village residents, and say they’re here to stay.

Village Newcomer Q+A

Getting to Know Nina Simmons WHEN DID YOU MOVE TO BUTTERFIELD? I moved to BTV on the 16th of March, shortly before restrictions were tightened due to the coronavirus. I am very grateful that I got in when I did since my former house sold as soon as the sign went into the ground. The new owner wanted it right away. WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I am originally from Michigan. I moved many times after I was married. We lived in Lake Orion, Mich., and in Mexico City, Mexico, where we went with our first son when he was 8 weeks old, and where our second son was born three years later. From there we moved to Edina, Minn., Springfield, Ohio, Asheville, N.C., on to Silver Spring, Md., and finally made it to Fayetteville, Ark. Before moving to Lake Orion in Michigan we spent a summer in Alaska deciding if we wanted to be missionaries. Too much isolation for us so we decided that was not for us. Fayetteville is the longest I have ever been in the same house (24 years). WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE RETIREMENT? I am still working part-time at the University of Arkansas in the Honors College. I will decide if I want to continue working after the university opens again. I am an Administrative Assistant III, which is a lovely title for a receptionist. Before moving here, I was a teacher for 25 years. I took 10 years off from teaching to raise our boys. When they were both in school all day, I returned to teaching. I did it all, elementary, junior high and high school. TELL US ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN: The oldest, Paul, is a computer wizard, and he and his wife Michelle live in Knoxville, Tenn. Michael and his wife Rene live in Little Rock. Between them they have four teenagers. Rene works for Baptist Health Hospital in the marketing department, and Michael works for Arkansas 4-H in Little Rock. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BUTTERFIELD? My husband, Douglas Simmons, was a priest for over 43 years and served in all the places I had mentioned before. It took me awhile after he died in 2015 to decide what to do next. I did research in the area and found BTV to be the place I wanted to be. I know several people here, and my church, St. Paul’s Episcopal in Fayetteville, was one of the Butterfield’s founding churches. Most important of all, once at BTV, I will never have to move again.

Anniversaries July Phil & Virginia Wilson


Glen & Martha Fincher


Chuck & Donna Horne


Bob & Geri Bender


Wulfran & Ingrid Polonius


August Morriss & Ann Henry


Jerry & Kay Brewer


Doug & Phyllis Rye


Joe & Judi Schenke


Rick & Mary Meyer


Ray & Penny Culver


Jim & Margaret Hunt


Buck & Jean Watson


Ellis & Kay Melton


Harris & Carol Sonnenberg


Ron & Polly Hanson


Jim & Gaye Cypert


Jim & Lois Ferguson


Otto & Betty Loewer


Neil & Judy Ingels


Paul & Wyvern Beach


New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Paul & Wyvern Beach Carol Cobb Susan Lawrence Marolyn Fields


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Employee Spotlight

Meet Your BTV Staff NAME: Jo Owen POSITION: I’m the Housekeeping Manager. HOW LONG AT BTV: I’ve been at Butterfield for 16 1/2 years. EDUCATION: I’m a Fayetteville High School graduate and attended the University of Arkansas and Central Baptist College. DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: I’m the Housekeeping Manager for independent living, the Health Care Center (HCC) and the Assisted Living Cottage. I started in HCC housekeeping in October 2003. I was promoted to supervisor in mid 2006 and to Housekeeping Manager in April 2020. Most importantly, I provide a clean and healthy environment for our residents. I also do the staffing, scheduling and evaluations for the housekeeping team, and I handle ordering, inventory and invoices.

Village News

WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? Getting to know our residents and hearing about their life travels! Then, at the end of my day, I hope that somehow I made a difference in theirs. WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE AT WORK? Our Health Care Center state inspection record. Next to perfect! Also, knowing how hard our team works together to provide residents with the cleanest and safest environment. HOMETOWN/BACKGROUND: I was born in Siloam Springs and have lived all over Northwest Arkansas. I’ve lived in Farmington since 2001. FAMILY: My two adult daughters, Jordan and Brandee. My two granddaughters, Blakelee, 10, and Channing, 7. INTERESTS AND HOBBIES: Spending time with my family, friends and pets. Also, adding to my lighthouse collection is always fun!

Scharlau Receives Honorary Degree

Charles Scharlau, a former chairman, president and CEO of a major energy corporation; a business hall of famer; and lauded philanthropist who served on the University of Arkansas’ Board of Trustees for a decade, has received the university’s honorary degree for spring 2020. Scharlau, a BTV resident known for his contributions to higher education and his seminal work in business, was named the recipient of the honorary degree for the UA’s Spring Commencement. But since commencement was not held in-person, Scharlau’s degree will be formally presented at the 2020 winter commencement. A native of Mountain Home, Ark. and World War II veteran, Scharlau helped build Arkansas Western Gas into the Southwestern Energy Corp. we know today. Scharlau was key in transforming Southwestern Energy from a small distribution company to one of the nation’s leaders in exploration and natural gas providers. He also served two terms as president of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and three terms as chair of the board of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. Scharlau served on the U of A Board of Trustees from 1997-2007 and was the board’s chair for the 2005-06 academic year. — University Relations 10 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Paul Haas, Music Director

2020-21 Season at Walton Arts Center 10.17.20 Masterworks I: Mozart and Beethoven 12.12.20 A Very SoNA Christmas 12.13.20 The Snowman: A Family Concert

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1.30.21 Masterworks II: Phoenix Ascending 3.20.21 Masterworks III: Shostakovich and Schwarz 5.01.21 Masterworks IV: Majestic Mahler

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Village Spaces

BTV in Bloom Not all of our impressive Village spaces are indoors! Take a stroll on campus and delight in the beauty of gorgeous gardens, dressed-up patios and courtyards in bloom at BTV. Gohn Residence

Photos by Kelly Syer

Cruse Residence Features like extended patios and garden benches make for hours of backyard bliss. Gardens

Residents grow colorful varieties of their choice on individual plots in BTV’s community gardens. 12 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Health Care Sensory Gardens

Our gardens let Special Care residents soak up nature and experience plants and flowers that are grown to appeal to the senses.

Booth Residence

Marks Residence A tilted umbrella or small patio set-up in the shade let residents enjoy long summer days. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Village Snapshots “Picnic In Your Home” Meal Deliveries by BTV Staff

BTV Employees Following Safety Precautions During Pandemic


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BTV Cares Live In-house Broadcast of Mediterranean Tasting Tour

Everyday Heroes Make a Difference It takes everyday heroes to make Butterfield Trail Village the very special place it is; and we want to offer our sincere thanks to these dedicated team members who go above and beyond to keep the Village running smoothly! Whether it’s our landscapers and grounds keepers, 24/7 facilities management, campus security, dining services, reception or the entire health care team — these dedicated BTV employees are second to none!

Flamingo Friday Trivia with Fitness & Wellness Staff

We also want to extend an extra-special thank you to our doctors, nurses and medical staff for pouring their hearts into work each and every day.


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Out & About

Crystal Bridges Delivers Robust Virtual Experiences During Pandemic Art connoisseurs who are social distancing: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has made it easy to immerse yourself in a world-class art collection, the museum’s distinctive architecture and design, and its Ozark woodlands setting — all from your favorite digital device.

To celebrate, two major temporary art exhibitions, now free, have been extended. Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… is extended through July 13 at Crystal Bridges; and, State of the Art 2020 is extended at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary through July 12.

To the delight of arts lovers across Northwest Arkansas and beyond, Crystal Bridges and its sister contemporary arts space, the Momentary, re-opened partially on June 10 — with limited capacity and enhanced safety measures. New measures include timed tickets to limit the number of visitors in any certain area per state distancing guidelines, touchless transactions, increased sanitation, and onsite coronavirus prevention resources.

If you prefer to stay home, or are unable to visit in person, Crystal Bridges’ virtual experiences are just a click away at crystalbridges.org. Virtual art-making classes, live concerts and family experiences for Crystal Bridges can be found at crystalbridges.org/calendar and for the Momentary at themomentary.org/calendar.

Other ways to engage in art online include:

eMuseum Art Collection View Crystal Bridges’ entire collection of artwork with individual views by way of this eMuseum virtual catalog.

Our Town Exhibition This virtual reality video lets viewers step inside one of our most beloved works: Kerry James Marshall’s Our Town. Experience the artwork like never before, peeling back the layers of this iconic painting to highlight new details and symbolism.

Kindred Spirits Exhibition Journey into the Hudson River Valley landscape of Asher B. Durand’s seminal work Kindred Spirits. Get to know its subjects, and see the painting up close in a new and interesting way.

Crystal Bridges 360 Tour What does a typical day look like at the world-class Crystal Bridges? Take this 360 virtual tour of the museum, starting at the entrance, winding through the galleries and grounds, and soaring over the rooftops. And more! Crystal Bridges and the Momentary both have also compiled podcasts, virtual educational tools, specialized blog articles and more. Visit their websites at crystalbridges.org and themomentary.org. 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Photos courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

BTV resident Gene Tweraser

WAC Volunteers: Crucial in Supporting the Arts When you believe the arts matter and you have a strong sense of volunteerism, Walton Arts Center (WAC) makes it easy to share your passions! The state’s premier performing arts venue, WAC in Fayetteville hosts hundreds of shows and BTV resident Rebecca Summerlin productions a year – Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, comedy and family series and local artists, alike. In addition to a full-time staff, WAC relies heavily on a dedicated group of some 300 volunteers who commit their time, talents and resources to help the arts thrive in Northwest Arkansas. Volunteers like Rebecca Summerlin, a BTV resident, devote hundreds of hours a year helping create unforgettable arts experiences for WAC patrons. Summerlin has been a WAC volunteer since 1997. “I got involved when I had just moved to Fayetteville and thought it would be fun and a good way to meet people,” Summerlin said. “There are at least 13 different jobs, all front of house, and in 23 years, I have done them all.” Summerlin values the camaraderie among volunteers and the feeling that “I am doing something important.” “There’s absolutely a social benefit,” she said. Nathan Bell, manager of volunteer programs at WAC, said a single performance can be supported by as

many as 40 volunteers. They fulfill different roles like greeting, ushering, scanning tickets and helping with administrative tasks. “We have a full-time staff, but to be able to host 300 public performances a year, and to bring those shows to this area at the price we provide them at, we need volunteers,” Bell said. Summerlin also volunteers at the children’s shows for the next generation of artists and arts supporters. “The shows are fun, they’re hectic and very gratifying,” she said. “Seeing those happy, often amazed faces… the performances offer some children a chance they would not have otherwise.” Another BTV resident, Gene Tweraser, volunteers by greeting WAC patrons, scanning tickets, and managing the entrance to a VIP donors’ lounge. Tweraser loves being able to attend performances she’s volunteering at, but in its simplest form, her reason for volunteering is to serve and support the arts. “I believe volunteering is important and crucial to the American way of life,” Tweraser said. “I love the arts and believe they are crucial to human existence.” During the Covid-19 pandemic, WAC is taking a temporary on-site programming suspension. In order to be prepared to raise the curtain again when it is safe to do so, volunteer orientation is available online to those who are interested. Visit waltonartscenter.org/volunteer.


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Village Flavors

Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi Yield: 2 Portions

Village Chef Memo Vaca selects only the freshest ingredients for this signature savory recipe inspired by Greek and Tuscan flavors – packed with zesty flavor and nutritional goodness. Enjoy this recipe and other delectable creations by Chef Memo in our new “Village Flavors” feature in this and future issues of Butterfield LIFE.

INGREDIENTS AMOUNT Large Shrimp Olive Oil Chopped Garlic Chopped Shallots Tabasco Chili Flakes Kosher Salt White Wine – Pinot Grigio Fresh Squeezed Lemon Dijon Mustard Grape Tomatoes Cut in Half Shitake Mushrooms Asparagus Tips Snow Peas Fresh Peas Kale Spinach Butter Cooked Angel Hair Pasta Fresh Parsley Grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan

1/2 lb 1 ounce 3 tbsp 2 tbsp 2 tsp 1/4 tsp 1 1/2 tsp 1 cup 1 1/2 ounces 1 tbsp 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/8 cup 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 4 ounces 6 ounces per person 1 tbsp 2 ounces

1 In a cold sauté pan add olive oil, garlic, shallots and salt. 1 2

On medium heat slowly sweat the onions and garlic without browning, then add shrimp. Flip shrimp when lightly cooked on one side and add wine, lemon juice, tabasco, chili flakes and Dijon mustard and simmer for three minutes.


Increase heat to high and add vegetables. Cook for 30 seconds.


Turn off heat and add cold butter and half the parsley. Stir until butter is melted.

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Heat pasta in hot water for 30 seconds. Drain and center pasta in middle of bowls.

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Separate shrimp and vegetables between bowls.

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Divide remaining sauce between bowls and garnish with grated cheese and parsley.


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Featured Events

Featured Village Events Coming in July Concert of the Classics with Miho Oda Sakon and Tomoko Kashiwagi July 9 | 7pm Channel 1961 Please welcome the return of this acclaimed musical duo to the Butterfield Performance Hall stage. In this special live-broadcast concert on BTV in-house cable, Sakon and Kashiwagi will perform classic works by Telemann, Chopin, Fauré and Franck. Sakon — an artist-in-residence at the Suzuki Music School of Arkansas and Principal Second Violinist for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) — and Kashiwagi — a piano professor at the University of Arkansas who’s performed at the Kennedy Center in D.C., Suntory Hall in Tokyo and beyond — often team up to perform for the community. Don’t miss this special performance.

Wayne and Karen Brown

Meet a Village Resident with Riki Stamps: The Ladies of Springdale July 27 | 7pm Channel 1961 Host Riki Stamps is back with a new episode chronicling the history of Springdale through the narratives of some of its leading ladies. Join Riki’s guests and BTV residents Susan Moore Rieff, Gaye Warren Cypert, Marolyn Croft Fields, Earlene Brown Henry and Fay Marie Stafford Johnson for a delightful trip down memory lane. Springdale was founded as the settlement Shiloh in 1840. It became the birthplace of the poultry industry and later a trucking mecca, and today is a major economic force in the region and state, while retaining a small-town charm.

Miho Oda Sakon and Tomoko Kashiwagi

Underwater Tour with Wayne and Karen Brown: A Caribbean Sea Adventure July 16 | 7pm Channel 1961 Marine biologists, professional wildlife photographers and former Caribbean dive operators Wayne and Karen Brown present this entertaining and educational look at the amazing world of coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea. Together, the couple share their scuba adventures, insights to marine science and ocean travelogues in this underwater video presentation.

Susan Moore Rieff

Gaye Warren Cypert

Earlene Brown Henry

Marolyn Croft Fields

Fay Marie Stafford Johnson


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Foundation News The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for gifts received between March 26, 2020 and June 10, 2020 from the following donors:

BTV Employee Care Fund The Importance of Supporting Our Staff

Donations Morriss & Ann Henry in memory of Gene Remy Harris & Carol Sonnenberg in memory of Bill Moore Shirley Chewning in memory of Bill Mills

Health Care Center/Special Care Fund Dorothy Mitchelson

Moving Made Easy Nina Simmons The family of Ellen Compton

Music & Performance/Lighting Project Winnie MacDonald in memory of Ruth Forsythe Morriss & Ann Henry in memory of Campbell Johnson Margaret Taylor in memory of Elmer Allen

The BTV Employee Care Fund is one of nine funds established by the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation. Since 1984, the BTV Foundation has worked to enhance the quality of life for residents and staff across the Village campus. We are always thankful for the hard work of all Village employees. Especially during these challenging times, we value the dedicated staff who show up each day to do their jobs and provide the care and expertise we need. So, it’s only fitting that when an employee has an emergency causing a significant financial burden, Butterfield offers to help with a financial donation. The care fund is designed for BTV employees who are personally experiencing an unexpected financial hardship – and who have exhausted other avenues for assistance. The fund is overseen by the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation, whose members confidentially review applications and allocate assistance. Applying for help through the fund can also be done confidentially. For information about the Employee Care Fund, including how to apply, contact Director of Human Resources Leslye Bilyeu at lbilyeu@btvillage.org or (479) 695-8006. If you wish to make a donation to the fund, visit the BTV Foundation / Donate page under the About Us tab on our website at butterfieldtrailvillage.org.

Scholarship Fund Sylvia Yancey Linda Pinkerton Michelle Utterson in memory of Janet Parks, Shirley Clark, Jean Market and Gene Remy


At Butterfield Trail Village, our employees are invaluable, and the BTV Employee Care Fund is one way we can show appreciation for their efforts, while providing financial help in times of unexpected need.

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Diane Warren Vice President BTV Foundation Board of Directors

BTV Board Column

From Board President Jacqui Brandli Leading a Village in a Pandemic On behalf of Butterfield’s Board of Directors, I want to say how profoundly thankful I am for the swift, proactive action BTV staff, residents and administrators have taken over the past months to protect and educate our Village during the coronavirus pandemic. It is through our early response and sustained actions — especially those of our health care staff — that there has not been a confirmed case of COVID 19 as of this printing at Butterfield Trail Village. Before the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Arkansas on March 11, Butterfield activated its coronavirus education and prevention protocols across campus with ongoing federal and state safety and health updates and resources for staff and residents. On March 14, we restricted access to our Health Care and Special Care centers, with no one except essential staff and others approved for end-of-life care admitted. This was necessary, but has been very difficult for our patients, their families and friends. BTV Health Care and Special Care staff are required to have their temperatures taken each day when they come to work; all other employees must undergo health screenings before coming on campus. At this time, all visits from family and friends outside of Butterfield Trail Village – even grandchildren – are strongly discouraged. We’ve cancelled or postponed campus group activities, Village travels and events, while transitioning to in-house TV programming, distancesafe activities and virtual ways to connect. Residents are still able to use many of the common areas. In late March, as more became known about Covid-19 and cases across the country grew, BTV closed the Lodge, Library, Game Room and General Store. We also stopped dine-in service in the Dining Room and the Bistro at BTV. For now, residents order from a set menu and main meals are delivered to their apartment, cottage or Village home the next day. The BTV Board of Directors and Finance Committee are meeting at their usual times and dates, utilizing

conference calls and, when in attendance at the Lashley Boardroom, all use protective masks and social distancing. I am very proud of our community at Butterfield Trail Village. I am grateful for a board that continues to meet and find safe, new ways to govern without putting others at risk. I am grateful for staff who continue not only to do the work that must be done, but who take on new tasks and ways of caring for our residents. And I’m especially proud of Village residents themselves, who have adapted and remained flexible during the global pandemic, and who continue to care for themselves and others with humor and grace. Jacqui Brandli President, BTV Board of Directors


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BTV Campus Exercise Circuit Outdoor Stations Let Residents Vary Workout The Butterfield Fitness & Wellness team has created an outdoor exercise circuit for Village residents to enjoy our beautiful campus, vary their fitness routines, or exercise alone if they wish. The easy-to-follow 3/4-mile circuit around campus has a series of exercise stations, each with a specific focus – and all with the underlying goal of improving strength and balance. Come try the new BTV campus exercise circuit today!

4. Bench Squats

8. Leg Holds

Complete 15 heel raises. Make sure to get your heels up as high as you can.

9. Bench Tricep Hold

Ten second leg holds. Try doing three with each leg.


Stand up tall and complete 10 step-ups with each leg (20 total).

5. Heel Raises

Complete 10 squats. Make sure your knees do not extend forward past your toes. Send your hips back first.

12. Walk the Border

1. Curb Step-Ups

Do 10 tricep holds. Using your arms, push yourself straight up, hold for a moment and then lower.

2. Tree Push-ups Do 10 push-ups against the tree. The more you stand at an angle the harder this is.

6. Seated Abs Complete 10 seated sit-ups. The slower you go the more benefit you will get.

10. Bike Rack Kick-Back Complete 15 kick-backs with each leg.

3. Bike Rack Side-Kicks Complete 15 side-kicks with each leg (30 total).

7. Walk the Steps As fast and safely as you can, walk up and down the steps three times.

11. Toe Taps Do 20 toe taps, then alternate legs.

Alternate between walking heel to toe and with high knee marches. JULY + AUG 2020

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