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Feature Article

BTV Legacy Residents: Following in their Parents’ Footsteps The Five Essentials for Fitness Village Flavors

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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Article Legacy Residents at BTV 9 Newcomer Q&A Meet Sara Brown 9 Anniversaries & New Neighbors 10 Employee Spotlight Connor Peterson in Horticulture 11 Village News UAMS Offers Telehealth Services


12 Village Snapshots 14 Living Spaces The Apartment of Barbara Counce 16 Out & About Outdoor Public Art Tour 17 Walton Arts Center Return of Artosphere & Broadway 18 Village Flavors Perfect Summer Picnic Pairing 19 Featured Village Events 20 Foundation Listings


21 BTV Foundation Gift Makes Campus Bench Possible 22 Fitness & Wellness The Five Essentials


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From the CEO I am reminded of the gift of perspective that is gained from missing something valuable and then experiencing the happiness of its return. As we have moved toward cautiously resuming access to many of the amenities, programs and activities Butterfield is well known for, it has been a true pleasure to observe what feels like a reawakening of our campus.

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 2021 Council Members Roy Penney, President Ellis Melton, Vice President Linda Pinkerton, Secretary Ron Hanson, Past President Skipper Solomon, Ann Marie Ziegler, Neely Barnett, Pat Jahoda, Jim Ferguson, Ginger Crippen, Geri Bender, Adella Gray BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jacqui Brandli, President Dr. Kim Chapman, Vice President Bill Shackelford, Secretary David Williams, Treasurer Bernard Madison, Mark McNair, Ann Henry, Bryn Wood Bagwell, Bob Kelly, Will Clark, Bill Mitchell, Wulf Polonius

Springtime always brings about invigoration, but it is clear our residents and staff are feeling the extra warmth and energy that comes from re-engaging with friends and returning to enjoyable pastimes. The Village is again buzzing and our calendar of events is filling up with excursions, fitness and art classes, live music and dining, happy hours and so much more. In this issue, we celebrate not only a return to a present and future filled with many of the things our residents love – we also are taking a moment to look back at those who have helped build Butterfield’s stellar reputation. Our cover story is about the surprising number of Butterfield residents with family members who have also called the Village home since the first apartments became available in 1986. We know how special it is for life at Butterfield to be part of an ongoing legacy among parents, children and extended family. Nobody knows our culture and environment better than those who have spent years visiting loved ones on campus, and we are truly honored when those guests choose to become part of our community, too. We will introduce you to resident Sara Brown in the Newcomer Q&A – and look inside the beautifully appointed apartment of Barbara Counce. You’ll also meet Connor Peterson, a member of the horticulture team responsible for keeping our 44-acre grounds and green spaces healthy and beautiful. We believe your mouth will water over Chef Memo Vaca’s shopping list for the perfect gourmet picnic and his latest refreshing cocktail recipe, and the article about Fitness & Wellness Director Jennifer Neill’s Five Essentials will keep you moving to burn off any extra calories. Here’s to your health, and may the beginnings of your summer season ahead be filled with fun! Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer

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Opened in 1986, Butterfield Trail Village is a locally governed 501(c)(3) non-profit retirement community. As Northwest Arkansas’ only comprehensive Life Plan Retirement Community, BTV offers active older adults worry-free living that is secure, independent and fulfilling – and the freedom to enjoy plentiful activities both inside and outside the Village.

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Feature Article

Legacy Residents at BTV Second-Generation Residents Follow Parents to Butterfield Butterfield Trail Village is seeing a growing number of new residents following in the footsteps of loved ones who also called the Village home.

Rockledge, Fla., they joined the BTV Carriage Club in anticipation of one day moving to Arkansas and making Butterfield their home.

In fact, BTV has more than 50 second-generation residents who are part of family legacies here at the Village. Many of these “legacy” residents planned ahead for retirement after seeing their parents thrive independently at BTV and receive a continuum of compassionate care at end of life.

“I was very familiar with Butterfield because my parents lived here, including my mother for 18 years,” said Linda, who serves on the BTV Resident Council.  “I knew this was where I was going to retire, and I told my husband that.  But Jim was a Florida boy and wasn’t so sure about moving to Arkansas.  Everything changed when we came. He loved Arkansas and BTV.”

BTV Director of Marketing Kelly Syer said there is no greater endorsement than the confidence and praise that comes from family members of current and past residents. “We’re honored when people choose to make us a continued piece of their family’s own history,” Syer said. “They do so knowing and anticipating the many benefits and lifestyle they can expect, along with the peace of mind that comes from the caring and quality environment that defines Butterfield.” Each legacy resident has his or her own set of reasons for choosing retirement at Butterfield. But over time and generations, the core appeals of Butterfield remain unchanged: camaraderie among neighbors, compassionate staff, excellence in healthcare, and the security of lifetime skilled nursing care.

Linda’s parents, J. D. and Lola Mae McFarland, moved to BTV in 1989, three years after it opened. There were no Village Homes yet, and the couple lived in a new apartment on the second floor of the north building. J. D. died about four years after they moved in, but Lola Mae continued to live in their apartment until 2006 when she moved to Health Care. She died a few months later in January 2007. Linda oversaw her mother’s care from over 1,000 miles away in Florida and couldn’t have done it without the help of the caring professionals at Butterfield, she said.

Linda Pinkerton Kindness & Compassion Linda and Jim Pinkerton moved to Butterfield in 2016. “We came to BTV five years ago from Florida,” Linda said. “My late husband had some eye issues and was unable to drive. When I had to have shoulder surgery, we realized we should be somewhere where we could have transportation, so we decided moving to Butterfield was what we needed.” Although she was living in Florida, Linda grew up in Fayetteville and had made up her mind years earlier when her parents were residents at the Village that she would one day live at Butterfield, too. After Linda and Jim married in 2004 and settled in 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Linda Pinkerton

J. D. & Lola Mae McFarland

Nancy Shelor

Jim & Kathy Webster Dick & Shirley

Carmella Loprino

“To me, Butterfield has always been a wonderful place because of the staff,” Linda said. “Every time I came from Florida to visit, I was so impressed with the kind and caring staff. Some like (Senior Director of Resident Services) Patricia Poertner and (Director of Programs and Events) Riki Stamps are still here. That says a lot about the quality of the care.”

Nancy Shelor Longevity Matters Nancy Shelor was also impressed with the longevity of BTV staff when she was researching retirement communities for her mother, Carmella Loprino. The first question she always asked was how long their longest employee had been there. “When I asked at the Village, they told me the longest employee had been there 20 years, and that many of the original employees were still there,” Nancy said. “That told me Butterfield was a good employer and that employees like working there.” Nancy and her late husband Lyle arranged for her to fly from her home in Naperville, Ill., to Northwest Arkansas for a three-day stay in the guest suite at Butterfield to see if she’d like living there permanently. At the end of the three days when Nancy arrived to pick up her mom, Carmella announced she was returning to Naperville to pack her bags and sell her house. “Mom moved to Butterfield in 2006 and she absolutely loved it,” Nancy said. “Lyle and I came to help her unpack and hang pictures, and she said,

Johanson Bill Webster ‘Uh, bye, I’ve got a party to go to.’ Mom really preferred being with people her own age. She made friends, and played cards and went to the entertainment – she was on the go.”

After Carmella’s death in 2011, Nancy and Lyle reflected on how happy and well-cared she had been at BTV. They, too, joined the Carriage Club and moved to BTV in September 2017. Soon after, however, Lyle was diagnosed with cancer. He died in October 2018. “It was a blessing Lyle and I came here when we did,” Nancy said. “He was very happy that I was here. He knew I would be taken care of here. Butterfield is truly a blessing. I couldn’t ask for a better place.”

Jim & Kathy Webster A God-Driven Plan Jim and Kathy Webster moved to the Village in July 2020. Like Linda Pinkerton and Nancy Shelor, they also had parents who lived at BTV. Kathy’s parents, Dick and Shirley Johanson, lived at BTV twice – the first time in 1988 while Dick was recovering from bypass surgery, and later in 1995. In 2009, Jim relocated his father, Bill Webster, to Butterfield from Albuquerque, N.M. so he would have better quality of life. “Kathy and I experienced a lot with Butterfield before we were residents, primarily with family members living here,” Jim said. “Between Dick and Shirley and my father, we experienced resident life in independent living, the Heath Care Center BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Honey Sego with grandson Jay Sego (l) and son Charles Sego (r)

Frances Sego

and the Special Care Center, all before we moved to Butterfield. Based on what we learned, it is our opinion that there is no better place in Northwest Arkansas than Butterfield to live independently, while also being prepared to transition toward the end of life.” While his father’s health declined and he was moved from independent living to the Special Care Center, Jim served on the BTV Board of Directors, from January 2011 through December, 2016. He and Kathy joined the Carriage Club, and were offered the opportunity to live in an apartment at Butterfield until a Cottage or Village home was available. Serendipitously, a Village Home came available sooner than expected. “I like to say our coming here was God-driven,” Jim said. “God had a plan, and the plan was, ‘I’ll get your parents to Butterfield, where they’ll be taken wonderful care of. You’ll serve on the Board of Directors and learn a lot about the organization and resident life, and when it’s time for you to transition to Butterfield, you’ll have the security of knowing if anything happens to you, Kathy will be taken care of.’”

Frances Sego Sanctuary for the Soul Frances and Charlie Sego moved to Butterfield in May 2018 after selling their longtime Fayetteville business, the Duck Club Gallery. Frances’ mother had been a BTV resident and Charlie’s mother was a current BTV resident, making them double legacies. Frances’ mom, Eleanor Tabor, moved to BTV in the mid-90’s from Tulsa and lived here until her death in October 2003. Charlie’s mom, Honey Sego, moved to BTV in 2005 where she lived until her death in November 2019. 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Eleanor Tabor

“My mom had fallen a couple of times in Tulsa and needed more assistance,” Frances said. “She made friends and enjoyed the many activities at BTV, but she was a homemaker and more reserved.” “When Honey came to Butterfield, she reinvented herself,” Frances said. “She’d always been very active and she flourished here. She was the main receptionist at an oil company in Bartlesville, Okla., and was a real people person. Charles would call her and always got her answering machine... she was always gone!” When Charlie and Frances decided to move to BTV in early 2018, he had just been diagnosed with cancer. They had some heavy lifting ahead to sell their home and downsize. The house sold in four days and a perfect apartment became available. Charlie did well on his cancer treatment plan. They made new friends at meals in the Dining Room and Bistro, walked the BTV campus and participated in Bible study. “Charles was a hard worker,” Frances said. “We had two businesses at one point. Between work, family and church activities, he never had time to read. When we moved here, he discovered the library and started checking out books. He sat on our porch overlooking the South courtyard and read all that summer and fall” “He loved our apartment and living here was like living in a sanctuary with the trees and nature,” she said. The spring before Charles died in October 2019, a pair of Mourning Doves nested on our porch and we watched the eggs hatch and the babies grow until they flew away.” When BTV opened its doors 35 years ago, there were three residents; today there are over 400, including a growing number of legacy residents. BTV is poised to meet the needs of residents now and in the future with cutting-edge services, programming and amenities. With generations of families creating legacies here, it’s easy to see: Butterfield is an extraordinary place for extraordinary people.

Village Newcomer Q+A

Getting to Know Sara Brown

Anniversaries May

When did you move to Butterfield? I officially became a resident on November 4, 2020 and moved in on March 1, 2021. Where are you from? I have lived in Arkansas most of my life… Siloam Springs, Fayetteville, Sara Brown Hogeye and Springdale. The exception to that was the three years my late husband Hal and I lived in Bolivia and taught in American schools. What did you do before retirement? I taught secondary mathematics for 31 years: 28 of them were at Fayetteville High School. My husband built a passive solar home in Hogeye, designed by the architect Herb Fowler. We lived there for 40 years and raised our children there. We traveled some during those years and after we sold that home, we bought an Airstream trailer and spent some time on the Texas Gulf Coast. Do you have children and grandchildren? Hal, the love of my life, and I have two wonderful children and four amazing grandchildren. Mery married Matt Burgener and their children are Reese (15) and Kate (11). Joel married Laura Medina and their children are Oliver (3) and Mila (4 months). Throughout the pandemic, I have been sustained by the love of God, by the love of Jesus Christ, by the love of family, and by the love of friends.

Jim Bowles & Louise Painter Ken & Jan Hargis Peter & Susan Vanneman Bobby & Doris Marks Lanny & Bonnie Ashlock

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June Leland & Betty Tollett Roy & Annette Penney Bob & Lois Zimmerman Ed & Jane Piper Sid & Kay Davis Jim & Sherry Young Al & Lenora Metz Bill & Sabra Martin Lyle & Sue Gohn Curtis & Jane Shipley Pete & Ginger Crippen Rick & Janet Roessler Dick & Ann Booth Jim & Ann Newman Ron & Alice Talbert Bill & Diane Breazeale Larry & Joyce Masters

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New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Charles & Barbara Stills

Why did you choose Butterfield? My first reason is that Butterfield is the best retirement community of its kind in Northwest Arkansas, maybe the best in the state. I visited several places, but my opinion didn’t change. Another reason is I have good memories of the period of time my father Joe Slaven was a resident. He moved in, in 1984 and was one of the first residents when Butterfield opened. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Employee Spotlight

Meet Your BTV Staff Connor Peterson: Horticulture The Butterfield Trail Village campus boasts 44 acres of a beautiful park-like setting, full of open green spaces and mature trees – as well as landscaping at every turn. Improving and maintaining such a large area requires year-round work and constant commitment from a grounds team who loves a challenge. Connor Peterson, groundskeeper crew lead with the BTV Horticulture Department, has worked at the Village for four years and knows the campus and its underlying infrastructure like the back of his hand. Connor came to Butterfield after working for landscaper The Grey Barn, where he was able to learn on the job about all kinds of commercial and residential landscaping and irrigation systems. As someone who grew up helping out on a Northwest Arkansas dairy farm owned by his godparents, Connor discovered early on he wasn’t interested in a desk job. “I love being outside, even though the temperature extremes can be tough at times,” he said. “I really enjoy learning about different plants and seeing unique things some of our residents grow here at Butterfield.” Connor’s experience with irrigation systems is an important part of his current role. The large campus has many landscaped buildings and homes to support, making water management critical for sustaining lawns, plants and trees through every season.

Connor Peterson

Over time, the horticulture and groundskeeping team has been diligently working through every component of the massive irrigation system to identify issues, replace old equipment and develop new solutions to support evolving facilities. Butterfield’s Resident Association Landscape Committee has developed a multi-year plan for beautification of the campus grounds. To ensure future landscaping plans are viable, BTV’s irrigation system has to adjust or expand in advance to be sure it can adequately support new designs. “It can be a challenge to think through future equipment needs while also maintaining what is already here, but it’s worth it when the result is something everyone can appreciate,” Connor said. Connor and his wife of three years, Kara, have a home in the countryside of the Sonora community near Beaver Lake.


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Village News

UAMS Offers Options for Mental Health Services BTV Residents and Others Across the State Can Use AR-Connect Butterfield residents now have the option to access behavior health services through a University of Arkansas at Medical Sciences (UAMS) program that uses technology to help people and families who’ve been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The UAMS AR-Connect program provides behavioral telehealth care and services to Arkansans across the state by way of tele-video conferencing with UAMS doctors and clinicians. AR-Connect provides counseling, therapy, assessments and other services to patients experiencing all forms of mental distress, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and substance abuse – especially those impacts caused or exacerbated by the pandemic.

Kevin Navin

For Butterfield residents in particular, the UAMS Clinic at BTV urges anyone experiencing concerns with mental health to come to the clinic in person first. Depending upon a patient’s specific needs, primary care physician Dr. Larry Wright at the BTV clinic can make a referral for the best type of services for the individual. For those comfortable operating a home computer, tablet or smartphone, the AR-Connect option offers easy-to-use tele-video conferencing in the privacy of home.

unprecedented loneliness for some residents, Poertner said. Some have lost friends and loved ones, including partners and spouses.

“Our residents need to be able to process and work through these experiences and be equipped to get back to living life in a post-pandemic world,” she said. “Having choices for how they receive behavioral services – in a clinic setting or in the security of their own homes – is of critical importance in accomplishing this goal.” UAMS rolled out the AR-Connect telehealth program in June 2020 as an urgent response to Covid-19, said Kevin Navin, LSCW and director of Outpatient Programs for Behavioral Health at UAMS.

Patricia Poertner, BTV senior director of Resident Services, said those who are deemed a good fit for the AR-Connect program receive integrated behavioral health and primary care. These patients are connected with Dr. Jon C. Rubenow, D.O., of the UAMS Psychiatry Clinic in Fayetteville, and UAMS behavioral health counselor, Leigh Wade.

“Getting services to patients as they need them is paramount, and this program makes it as easy as logging on,” Navin said. “Individuals who previously didn’t have transportation, or couldn’t leave the home for various reasons, now have an easily accessible avenue for therapy, medication management and other local resources and support.”

Poertner said even though many residents have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and restrictions on campus are lifting, the services AR-Connect provides may prove vital and relevant because of ease of access to those who use technology devices.

The program also helps patients with anxiety or depression who were previously intimidated by coming to a clinic and sitting in a waiting area, initiate care in a manner they are more comfortable with, Navin said.

“Access to behavioral services is so important for our residents right now, whether they are delivered in person or through a personal device,” Poertner said. “The issues resulting from the pandemic don’t automatically disappear just because restrictions are being lifted and we seem to be returning to a more ‘normal’ life again.”

Poertner said BTV residents who want to learn more about various options for receiving mental and behavioral health services may make an appointment with Dr. Wright at (479) 695-8040.

Self-isolating for prolonged periods of time over the past 14 months has created anxiety, fear and

Anyone interested in learning more about telehealth options can also directly contact the AR-Connect call center, available 24/7, at (501) 526-3563 or (888) 482-9921. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Village Snapshots BTV 35th Anniversary Celebration

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: Crafting America


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Easter Fun at Health Care Center

Hiking at Lake Fayetteville

Take Five Tuesday

Buttery Biscuit Brunch

Paddy O’ Grill & Dublin’ Down Band


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Living Spaces

The Apartment of Barbara Counce: Heirlooms & Legacies Family heirlooms passed down from one generation to the next aren’t mere objects – they’re a window to a person’s history. Barbara Counce has lovingly filled her apartment with heirlooms, antiques and vintage items honoring the warmth, bonds and people of the past. The 1-bedroom Ultra boasts a versatile floor plan, upgrades like custom tilework, and a private balcony view, but it’s Barbara’s treasured heirlooms that are the heart and soul of the place.

From an antique silver service to a kitchen table once transported by covered wagon, heirlooms create depth and interest.

Heavy on the antiques with lots of vintage, Barbara makes use of every square inch of her apartment for a wonderfully put-together look.

Original paintings by her daughter Carol Counce are inspired by Barbara’s family home in Risen, Ark. 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Although she retained a few pieces, Barbara passed down most of her Fiestaware® collection.

The functional kitchen offers plenty of charm with bright accents from Barbara’s many collections.

Photos by Stephen Ironside

A portrait of Barbara’s children Carol Counce and Steve Counce is part of the decor.

A headboard with decorative carvings belonged to Barbara’s great-great grandfather.

A restored loveseat hails from her dad’s side of the family.

An upholstered chaise lounge brings a touch of European flair to Barbara’s room.

The intricate knot-work of her mother’s tatting is on display.

With both privacy and a bird’s-eye view, the patio is a comfy retreat for all seasons. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Out & About

Ready for Some Artsy, Outdoor Fun? Take a Public Art Tour!

World Peace Fountain

Holding On and Letting Go

If you’re trying to decide what to do on a Saturday afternoon, or have an urge to get outside and be present in your surroundings, a self-guided public art tour is a great option. Public art is everywhere in Northwest Arkansas. Cities have devoted time and resources to cultivating outdoor art that is free and accessible. Now with the warmer weather of spring, it’s the perfect time to explore public art in downtown Fayetteville, Bentonville and beyond.


Enjoy Local

Funky in Fayetteville Fayetteville has long been known for its vibrant downtown, including the historic square, lush gardens and the Fayetteville Farmers Market. It’s also home to a wonderfully eclectic collection of public art, including large-scale murals, community-minded sculpture, and globally curated street art by local and world-renowned artists. It’s easy to tour public art in Fayetteville on foot, by bike or by car. On the historic square, find Jason Jones’ Enjoy Local mural and the thought-provoking Hank Kaminsky sculpture World Peace Fountain at the Town Center Plaza. Nearby, the sides of buildings are the canvas for gnomes, owls and other critters including the climbing bear cubs in Ernest Zacharevic’s Bearly Legal mural. Public art burst onto the scene with the 2017 Green

Bucky Ball


Astonishment by Perception

Candy Public Art Project. Curated by global creative house JustKids, international and local street artists installed large-scale art in downtown and the Dickson Street Entertainment District. Green Candy works like crochet artist Gina Gallina’s giant strawberry with bees hanging from a tree, and Jason Jones’ edgy jackrabbit wearing a gas mask are available as eye candy to those who enjoy walking downtown. Other murals can be found along the city’s paved and natural trails. Holding On and Letting Go: The Struggles and Strength of the Tsa La Gi depicts the journey of the Cherokee, connecting to the Razorback Regional Greenway. For an inventory of public art in Fayetteville, visit fayettevillestreetart.com.

Box Turtle



Bike-centric Bentonville North in Bentonville, it’s equally easy to enjoy an afternoon of artsy fun downtown. The city has made public art a priority with installations around town for everyone to see. From colorful murals at 8th Street Market to neon art signage downtown, it’s easy to find dynamic public art in Bentonville. In this bike-centric city, public art means everything from a mashed-up pile of neon bicycles (Tyler French’s Orange Bike Tower) along the Razorback 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Greenway, to wayfinding murals like GO GO GO at the 8th and J street tunnel. Via trail from downtown, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is home to paved walking trails with spectacular views and outdoor art. The Art Trail hosts works such as Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture and Stella the bronze pig by André Harvey. For an inventory of public art in Bentonville go to visitbentonville.com.

Return of Artosphere and Broadway are Reasons to Celebrate Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville is pleased to announce the return of the annual Artosphere Festival in May and the kickoff of the 2021–22 P&G Broadway Series later this fall. Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival will return on May 6–23 with a mix of free and ticketed performances across Northwest Arkansas. This year’s festival will include the Trail Mix and Off the Grid series, and a new outdoor theater experience performed in three different cities. The award-winning Dover Quartet will return to the Walton Arts Center stage at 7 p.m. on May 18 in a performance broadcast live on KUAF 91.3 FM. The festival also features the first public screening of Dover Quartet’s new documentary, Strings Attached, on May 19. Other ticketed performances include Jayme Stone on May 20 and Art Heist, a new interactive theater piece. An outdoor true-crime experience, Art Heist is based on the non-fiction story of the world’s single-largest property theft 30 years ago from the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston. The 90-minute performance lets the audience gather clues, meet characters and try to

crack the realworld case. Art Heist will be performed in Fayetteville on May 6–9, in Rogers on May 13–16, and in Bentonville on May 20–23. For an Artosphere schedule, more information, and to buy or reserve tickets, please visit artospherefestival.org.

Art Heist

Broadway Series Returns Walton Arts Center will host the return of touring Broadway performances this fall! The 2021–22 P&G Broadway Series includes a two-week engagement of Hamilton on March 22–April 3, as well as oneweek engagements of Come From Away on Oct. 26–31, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Nov. 20–Dec. 5, Mean Girls on Dec. 14–19, An Officer and a Gentleman on Jan. 4–9, 2022, and Fiddler on the Roof on May 10–15, 2022.


Broadway subscription packages and renewals are available by visiting waltonartscenter.com or calling the subscriber hotline at (479) 571-2785. Single tickets to Hamilton will go on sale this fall. Single tickets to the remainder of the Broadway series and other shows will be available this summer.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


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Village Flavors

The Perfect Summer Picnic Pairing It’s picnic weather and there is something about dining outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air that seems to make everything taste better. To help you plan the perfect picnic this summer, BTV Chef Memo Vaca shared these ideas for a refreshing cocktail and gourmet basket pairing.

Gourmet Picnic Basket To inspire your own basket of treats, we compiled a delicious collection of pre-packaged ideas ready to enjoy al fresco. There are no wrong answers when it comes to building a gourmet spread – when you combine different textures along with your favorite sweet, savory and even tangy small bite options, the result is always special. Start with a foundation of: • Crispy wafers and biscuits, a toasty baguette and crunchy breads with dried fruit, herbs and seeds Layer on: • An assortment of sliced mild and bold hard cheeses as well as spreadable creamy selections like herbed Boursin or smooth goat cheese • Charcuterie meats such as soppressata and calabrese salami, prosciutto, chorizo and even pâté Add extra flavor with: • Pickled veggies • Dried fruits • Honey or jam

Chef Memo’s Watermelon Mint Cooler Meet your new favorite summer cocktail! Yield: 1 drink In a cocktail shaker, combine the following: • 2 ounces vodka • 1 tbsp key lime juice • 1 ounce agave nectar • 2 ounces diced watermelon pieces • 4 sprigs of fresh mint • 5 ounces crushed ice Shake vigorously and pour into a tall 15-ounce Tom Collins-style glass. Top off with Maine Root™ Ginger Brew* and gently stir to combine. Enjoy!

Don’t forget the sweet and salty nibbles: • Chocolate-covered fruits • Spiced or herbed nuts • Sea-salted caramels

*This product is available at Whole Foods Market. If you are unable to find it, you may substitute another brand of good quality ginger beer.

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Featured Events

Featured Village Events Coming in May MAY 7th | 9am Out and About Series: Tour of Downtown Springdale Join us for a fabulous tour of vibrant downtown Springdale! Jill Dabbs, executive director of Downtown Springdale Alliance, will host a tour of revitalized downtown, featuring the Outdoor Dining District, bars, shops, Walter Turnbow Park and a growing collection of outdoor public art. The tour starts at the restored Apollo on Emma and ends at The Odd Soul Craft Bar and Pizzeria. Prior to the tour, stop by the BTV Performance Hall for a special showing from the 1937 movie Kidnappers Foil, filmed in Northwest Arkansas with two local children, Martha Westberg and Earlene Henry, now BTV residents.

MAY 13th | 4:30pm Caribbean Vibes Cookout and Concert Featuring the Banana Oil Pan Band Southeast Parking Lot Experience a taste of the islands at this Caribbean-themed outdoor event. Groove to the Banana Oil Pan Band with lively melodies and smooth Calypso sounds, while Chef Memo Vaca serves a fresh island-inspired grilled menu for guests to enjoy.

MAY 18th | 4pm Out and About Series: Sassafras Springs Winery Tour & Tasting   Our next Out & About Series visit is to Springdale’s award-winning Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery. Located on sixty acres, this family owned operation offers food and wine in the rustic indoor Tasting Room and a peaceful outdoor setting. We’ll enjoy a late afternoon wine flight, stroll the vineyard site, and tour the production area where wine is made. We’ll cap off the evening with appetizers and one last glass of vino on the covered outdoor patio. For reservations and more info, contact Riki Stamps at rstamps@btvillage.org.

Coming in June Village Tours Presents: P. Allen Smith Farm Tour & Lunch BTV presents another exciting signature event: a day-trip tour of P. Allen Smith’s farm at Moss Mountain in central Arkansas. Smith is one of America’s most talented garden designers. His property includes a three-story Greek Revival-style home and lush gardens overlooking the Arkansas River. Discover the beauty of Allen’s Terrace Garden, the Hidden Rose Garden, Hydrangea Allée, and his one-acre Vegetable Garden. Enjoy a farm-to-table lunch, featuring selections from Smith’s book, “Seasonal Recipes from the Garden.” Last but not least, tour Poultryville and learn about Smith’s efforts to conserve America’s early breeds. For reservations and more info, contact Riki Stamps at rstamps@btvillage.org. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Foundation Donations

The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between January 15, 2021 and March 31, 2021 from the following donors: Donations/Honors/Memorials Dan Griffin Rick Meyer The Martha Brewer family in memory of Hugh Brewer Roy Clinton in memory of Juanita Duncan Jerry & Kay Brewer in memory of Elly Osborn and Juanita Duncan Jean Nunn in memory of Juanita Duncan Bernie & Jeanie Daniels in honor of Morriss Henry Ray & Penny Culver in memory of Charles Riggs Roy Clinton in memory of Andy Lucas Rosellen Honeycutt in memory of Juanita Duncan

Health Care/Special Care Fund Dorothy Mitchelson Jim & Ann Newman in honor of Brian Johnson

Library Fund In memory of Elly Osborn by the George Osborn Family Winnie Macdonald in memory of Elly Osborn

Moving Made Easy The family of Juanita Duncan Mary Bullock The family of Fay Martinson

Music & Performance Fund/Lighting Project Doug & Barbara Prichard Dorothy Mitchelson in memory of Butch Clinton, Polly Lancaster, Vi Weatherspoon and Andy Lucas Winnie Macdonald in memory of Virginia Burdick


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Family Gift Makes Campus Bench Possible For one family, there is an extraspecial connection to Butterfield. Resident Martha Brewer had planned a long time for the move she would one day make with husband Hugh, and they waited for just the right apartment to become available so they could celebrate their retirement years in the Village. After Brewer family bench receiving word that just what they were looking for was coming open, Martha and Hugh began making décor selections for their new home and working through the process of downsizing. Sadly, after a long battle with cancer, Hugh passed away just two weeks before they could make their fresh start together – and Martha moved into her new apartment on her own. Martha’s story goes back much further. Her mother, Martha Rice, was the very first resident to move into Butterfield in 1986. Martha Brewer and her children Rice Brewer, Payne Brewer and Marti Sharkey have

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very fond memories of coming to visit Martha Rice (“Mimi”) in her apartment. They recall their own children growing up and loving the excitement of the Village popcorn machine, watching the songbirds that lived in the Health Care Center, and most of all, playing in the indoor swimming pool. During pandemic restrictions in 2020, the Brewer siblings found themselves standing outside to safely visit their mother. They landed on the idea of installing a bench near the main entrance to make outdoor waiting a bit more Martha “Mimi” Rice comfortable, and approached Martha Brewer about making a gift to the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation. Her generous donation covered the cost of the bench and custom concrete pad – and it now serves as a comfortable place to rest, await transportation or simply watch the busy comings and goings at the front door. For information about the projects and special funds of the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation, please visit the “About Us” section of our website.

Butterfield Trail Village offers more options that come standard, more activities and amenities at your fingertips, and more choices than any other active senior living community in the area – all in a beautifully maintained neighborhood setting. Planning for a move to the perfect retirement community doesn’t happen overnight, but as a Carriage Club member, you’ll get to enjoy a range of premier amenities – before you move in!

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Five Essentials Provide Framework for Fitness at BTV Butterfield’s fitness and wellness team has developed a new set of fitness practices residents can integrate into their routines to reduce the risk of falls and gain physical strength and confidence. BTV Fitness & Wellness Director Jennifer Neill and intern Sarah Eaton created the Five Essentials – five principles of movement they have integrated into BTV exercise programs to help residents lead strong, healthy lives. “The Five Essentials are practicable through movement and exercise,” Neill said. “When applied consistently these actions can help reduce pain and swelling, increase strength and improve balance – all of which work to prevent the risk

of falls.” Fall prevention is a key focus at BTV, with bi-weekly classes, testing and monitoring available for residents. Neill and Eaton have made the Five Essentials part of a number of exercise classes and programs, such as resistance training, yoga, strength and chair aerobics, as well as the popular group hiking program. Each essential can be mastered through a variety of movements and exercises (see suggestions below). “Our goal is to incorporate the Five Essentials into every class we offer at Butterfield,” Neill said. “The essentials serve as the language for how we teach and organize each class. They allow every class to have a similar format, but with a different emphasis.”

Five Essentials


1. GET ALIGNED What to Do: Get aligned in movement and exercise. Align your posture and joints to decrease wear and tear on your body. Benefit: Better posture and form. Safer, more efficient movement and exercise. Exercise: Make sure your feet are facing forward. Place your hand on the crown of your head and think about lifting up towards your hand. Place your hand on your low abs and pull them in so they are engaged.


What to Do: Become aware of the position and movement of your body. Use your breath to relax. Benefit: Improved movement and stability. Exercise: Balance on one leg. Bend the knee of your opposite leg so it remains off of the floor. Hold for one minute, resting 10-20 seconds between repetitions. Do 3-4 times on each side.


What to Do: Perform weight or resistance training to strengthen bones and slow muscle loss. Benefit: Improved efficiency, safeguard against injury. Exercise: Using an exercise band, begin in a seated position in a chair with one leg straight out in front of you. Hold the band handles and place the center of the band around your foot, then wrap around one more time to make a loop around your foot.

Sit tall with abs tight and hold handles in front of you with elbows bent next to your side. Pull the handles back until they are next to your side and elbows are behind you. Slowly release. Repeat with your other leg.

4. BECOME DYNAMIC What to Do: Add power movements, such as leg switches, jumping rope or even dancing –moving your body quickly and in opposing directions. Benefit: Improved reflexes, better coordination. Ability to move faster and with agility. Exercise: To do leg switches, hold onto rail for support if needed. Extend one leg out and balance on one foot. With a small hop, switch feet so that you are balancing on your other foot. Switch between legs for 10 seconds.

5. EMBRACE STILLNESS What to Do: Practice deep breathing like the 4-8-7 breathing technique and balancing while still. Benefit: Lower stress, heart rate and blood pressure. Exercise: Using the 4-8-7 breathing technique, close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four. Then, hold your breath for a count of seven. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight. Inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breath cycles. This can even help you fall asleep.

4 Residents may practice the Five Essentials at indoor and outdoor exercise stations set up around campus for residents’ convenience. “We’ve placed signs in the hallways inside, as well as the exercise stations on the outdoor circuit,” Eaton said. “These are meant to help residents practice the Five Essentials so they can make them a daily habit.” “We are hoping the essentials become second nature as the research is very promising for each one,” Neill said. “We want to ensure that if a resident takes one of our classes or exercises on the circuit, they’ll perform the Five Essentials.”


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