If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious snack to watch the “big” game look no further! Trinity Woods VP of Wellness Jennifer Rawlings recommends this tasty treat!
Ingredients • 4 Tbsp hot pepper sauce, divided use • 2 Tbsp white vinegar • 1 tsp garlic powder • 1 tsp ground paprika • 1 dash ground cayenne pepper to taste (optional) • 1 lb raw chicken breast tenders • 1⁄4 cup reduced-fat (2%) plain yogurt • 1 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese • 4 medium celery stalks, cut into sticks
Instructions Combine 1 Tbsp. hot sauce, vinegar, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne (if desired) in a small bowl; mix well. Add chicken; toss to coat. Marinate, covered, in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375° F. Place chicken in a baking dish. Discard any remaining marinade. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. While chicken is baking, combine yogurt and cheese in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside. Combine chicken and remaining 3 Tbsp. hot sauce in a large bowl; toss gently to blend.
Trinity Woods recently announced the restructuring of the Sales and Marketing Department. We have reassigned some responsibility and added a new sales representative. This reorganization will allow us to better promote the overall Trinity Woods community and offer a more personalized sales approach.
In the new structure Bonnie Polak will serve as the Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Engagement. In this role she will continue to be responsible for philanthropy but will extend her public relations role to include marketing the community and oversight of the two-person sales team.
“I am eager to be part of this team,” said Bonnie. “We are at an exciting time for Trinity Woods not just because of our new name and brand but all of the new amenities we have to offer. Trinity Woods is an amazing community of caring and kind people. I look forward to our team sharing that with others.”
Nadine Barnes and Kristi Hinesley are the Trinity Woods sales representatives and will work with prospective members to showcase the community. Both have extensive senior living sales experience and expertise to highlight the heart and neighborly feel of our community. Nadine has served the Trinity Woods community for the past 10 years and Kristi comes to us from another senior living community. The structure will be a true team approach allowing each of them to help prospects find their perfect home on the Trinity Woods campus.
This next year we look forward to introducing more families to this great community. We know our current members are our best reference so if you know of someone looking for their new home, please reach out to Nadine and Kristi. Remember there are incentives for referrals and rewards if your friends join our community!
Trinity Woods welcomes authors John Wooley and Brett Bingham for a look at their new book about a Tulsa icon. It was supposed to be a car dealership. Instead, it became one of the most famous American music venues of all time. For the first time ever, all the secrets of the hottest honky-tonk of the 20th Century, the Cain’s Ballroom, are revealed, in the words of the people who made it happen.
Spanning the famed venue’s first 75 years, from 1924 through 1999, Twentieth-Century Honky-Tonk tells it all, from Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys—who became a national sensation with their clear-channel ballroom broadcasts— to U2, the Police, and Van Halen. Books will be available for purchase and signing at a cost of $20, cash or credit card accepted.
John Wooley is a writer, novelist, lecturer, filmmaker, and radio and TV host who specializes in the movies, literature, and music of the 1930s and ‘40s as well as other pop-culture history. Brett Bingham has managed and booked dozens of musical acts, specializing in western Swing. Currently, he’s the business manager for Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys under the direction of Jason Roberts.
What if your health and well-being were your job? What if it was your top priority? It is the time of year when most people set their goals and then want to see instant results.
I encourage you to resist the temptation to give up, especially if you don’t see immediate results after the first two weeks. Your health is a work in progress. You must find what works for you. Your success is built upon failures and trials. Never quit when you are struggling; you only fail when you quit. As long as you are working toward your goal, you are making progress. It doesn’t matter how slow or how fast you are going as long as you keep going. You are worth it!
If your health is something you think about every day or even if it is something you only think about when you have to, you are still making progress by thinking about it at all. Your health is the product of small choices you make every day. Remember skipping one workout or eating one dessert doesn’t make you unhealthy and doesn’t derail your goals. However, skipping a workout more often than not and fueling your body with processed foods will take you farther and farther away from your healthy goals for wellbeing!
Make your health a priority to make your life better. Being well is not a punishment to your body, it is something you are doing that is good for you. Celebrate, embrace, and be proud of being well. It’s all about your mindset.
Love yourself and allow the struggle to help you grow. Enjoy the process; remind yourself of the small wins and focus on where you want to go. You owe it to yourself to do the best you can and invest in you!
We are excited to announce the Trinity Woods 2022 Member Council.
Front Row (left to right): Bill Moorer, Shirley Frizzell, Chuck Hanna, Phyllis Rhodes Back Row (left to right): Glenna Hertzler, Rollie Rhodes, Sue Duncan, Paul Hockett, Jenneth Sheeler, Howard Rhodes, Charlotte Frazier, Fred Elder
Their role is to promote, organize and/or conduct events and activities of interest to the Members. The Council serves in an advisory role for the organization and may also represent the Member body in forums when necessary. This group is excited to serve their Trinity Woods neighbors.
The beginning of a new year is an opportune time to start afresh. Don’t let 2022 just be another year of moving forward – make it a year of leaving some things behind. Past hurts, failures, pains, decisions… are often weights that hinder our ability to move forward. Even good things that are energy drainers could potentially need to be left behind. If you have done something you thought was meaningful without getting meaningful results, maybe, it’s time to leave it (or them) behind as well.
Actually, any unnecessary weights or baggage should be left behind. Sometimes that includes individuals who have become baggage by occupying too much of your time, space, and energy, unnecessarily. Leave them behind and love them from a distance.
Ultimately, the most difficult thing to do is move forward when you are totally focused on the past.
As one who was intimately aware of hurts, pains, beatings, and shipwrecks in life, the Apostle Paul teaches us the importance of forgetting past things and moving forward. He encourages us to press on towards a greater prize.
Just a reminder: faith is the key element for moving forward. Your heavenly Father did not create you to live a life of mediocrity – you were created to live life in the faith lane. The faith lane is not to be mistaken for the ‘fast lane’ because often it is just the opposite. Patience will be required as you embark on the new.
There is so much more ahead of you than behind you. Like Paul, let it go, leave it behind and move forward.
» Start Date: August 2011 » Born and Raised: Texas » Described by Friends: Caring, helpful, attentive and does the right thing » Favorite Holliday: Family birthdays! » Favorite Recipe: Salsa – Green or Red » Favorite Quote: “This isn’t Burger King but you can have it your way – upon availability.” » Favorite Thing about working Trinity Woods: “Doing what I love to do, helping and serving and especially cooking for my employees.” » What her supervisor says: “Candy is a very caring person. She works tirelessly to ensure superb service to every employee.” – Richard Applegate, Food Services Director
Trinity Woods is excited to announce the opening of a new medical clinic on campus. “We are very pleased to announce a new phase in the partnership between Trinity Woods and the OSU Center for Health Sciences for the clinic,” said Steve Dickie, CEO.
The clinic is located on the bottom floor of the Crestwood building just outside the Spann Wellness Center west entrance. The location, which used to be the salon, has been completely renovated to accommodate its new purpose. In addition to primary care visits, the space will be used for lab draws, Podiatry and Audiology.
“The area has been remodeled with new walls, doors, lighting and plumbing,” said Jesse Stark, Trinity Woods, Project Coordinator. “The new space includes a private reception area that is spacious and quiet, an exam room, and a private physician consultation room.”
Along with the clinic we are pleased to introduce Dr. Marinn Rank, D.O. as the new physician on campus. Dr. Rank earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology graduating with honors from OSU. She attended Oklahoma State University College of Medicine and did her specialty training in the Oklahoma State University Family Medicine Residency Program. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Dr. Rank serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine in the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Family Medicine Residency program.
The new clinic will officially open its doors later this month. The central location will provide easy access for all community members. The clinic will be open from 1-5 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. To schedule an appointment or learn more about utilizing Dr. Rank, contact Lupina Fry at 918.346.6618.
Tulsa Youth Opera at Trinity Woods: Amahl & the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti Friday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 8 at 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Community Life Center, Westervelt Hall
This one-act, fully staged opera in English tells the story of Amahl and his mother as they encounter the three kings who are journeying to bring gifts to the baby Jesus. It is an inspirational story of faith, told from the perspective of a child. Admission is free but tickets are required.
New Medical Clinic on Campus Meet Dr. Marinn Rank and learn more about what this new clinic space offers. Introducing the 2022 Member Council!
January Wellness Be well in the new year. Advise from Chaplain Tisdale on moving forward with a positive out look. Exciting events in January with Tulsa Youth Opera as they present Amahl and the Night Visitors.
New Neighbors Meet Jim and Linda Pat, Jerry and Latricia, and Margaret!