Inspiring the Workforce of Tomorrow Learn more about the Trinity Woods Student Internship Program. We are proud that after two year, and one pandemic, the program is still going strong and the students are still being inspired by serving elders. Trinity Woods is showcasing this unique and innovated program that changes lives. We also announce the September STARS Employee of the Month – Dorothy! And meet the new faces at Trinity Woods – Jerome Steele in Finance and Alec Davis in the Sales Office.
September Wellness We are excited to extend an invitation to community members and friends to the Annual Trinity Woods Health & Wellness Fair! Come learn about offerings on campus and what is available from the surrounding community. The Annual Health & Wellness Fair will be held on Thursday, September 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Life Center.
New Neighbors Meet Rita and Oakley!
September Availability This month we are showcasing the Crestwood residences. Contact us to learn more about some special offers that are currently available. Click here for more information!
By Don Hertzler, Trinity Woods resident and Tulsa Master Gardner
Our campus abounds with the summer blooms of the Crepe Myrtle. Most modern crepe myrtles are Lagerstroemia indica which is a native plant in Asia, south China, and parts of Japan. These plants love heat and sun but need regular water. Oklahoma’s own Dr. Carl Whitcomb is a major breeder of the highly popular modern crepe myrtles varieties that rebloom all summer and are mildew resistant. He developed plants with small, medium and tall mature heights so that drastic pruning was no longer necessary each year to contain 25-foot-tall shrubs. Dr. Whitcomb started his breeding program while a professor at Oklahoma State University but then went into private business to introduce new varieties into the market. Most recently, he has developed crepe myrtles that rebloom on the same seed panicle, eliminating the need to remove the dead panicles during the summer. If only Dr. Whitcomb could develop a fragrant crepe myrtle!
By Weldon Tisdale, Chaplain Who has not heard of Sarah? She was Abraham’s wife, and her faith is recorded in Hebrews 11:11. “By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.”
Who has not heard of Ruth? She was a Moabite woman who showed loyalty to her mother-in-law, Naomi, and her God. Her character and faith in God brought her many blessings, including being listed in the genealogy of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:5).
There are many other amazing women recorded in the Bible who were blessed by God because of their faith. It’s important to remember and learn from these faithful women as well.
WHAT IS FAITH? Faith is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11:1. Sarah was well beyond the childbearing years, yet she bore Isaac just as God had said. She judged God to be faithful in what He had promised, and she was blessed because of her faith. The Bible chronicles many such women of faith— women who believed and trusted in God. Their stories are found throughout the scriptures.
For example, the story of Rahab is found in Joshua 2. She was a Gentile, and is mentioned again in Hebrews 11:31 as having faith, “By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.”
One of the most fascinating statements of faith is found in Hebrews 11:35, “Women received their dead raised to life again.” Examples abound of both Israelite and Gentile women having faith. Who were those women?
We may not often read their brief stories, but in each case, the faith of those women and those around them were increased and reading of their experiences helps us also increase our faith in God. Article is adapted from “Life Hope & Truth” website.
Clarence Elliott, Transportation » Start Date: October 2021 » Born and Raised: Tulsa, OK » Wanted to be as a Kid: A Navy man » Described by Friends: Sincere and Dependable » Hobbies: Listening to old albums and reading » First Job: Mr. Cecil’s Barber Shop » Favorite Bible Verse: “Blessed is he who considers the poor.” Psalms 41:1 » Favorite Book: My name is Charlie Wilson by Charlie Wilson » Family: Married with 5 children » What his supervisor says: “Clarence is a very conscientious person and always goes above and beyond in helping our members. It is a pleasure to a have person like him to work with.” – Cliff Mosley, Transportation Supervisor
Trinity Woods is pleased to announce a new treatment option to our fall prevention therapy program. The Biodex Balance System is designed to improve balance, increase agility, develop muscle tone and treat a wide variety of pathologies.
“Individuals can improve their balance and decrease the risk of future falls. Everyone can benefit from this therapy and I’m excited to offer this new avenue of treatment,” said Eliot Barrens, PT. “Additionally, Medicare and most insurances will cover at least a 4-week treatment program once a physician has provided an order.”
From athletes to older adults, balance testing and training is a critical piece of the rehabilitation puzzle. Biodex balance devices help you objectively identify areas of weakness so you can customize a program and document outcomes. If this is something that interests you, please reach out to Lupina Fry, Wellness Nurse.
Each month we like showcase long-term Trinity Woods employees. This month we are saying thank you to four employees who have been serving the community – Tammy O’Steen, Tammy McQuitty, Jennifer Murphy and Mark Fiedtkou.
We are excited to announce the Trinity Woods Logo Shop! Community members can now show their Trinity Woods spirit. The website will be live through Sunday, August 21. Items purchased will be ready for pick up at the September Town Hall, scheduled for September 9. For questions about ordering TW merchandise contact Heidi Garrett at 918.346.6671.
Where has the last year gone? I still remember the anticipation, and all the planning that went into opening the Community Life center like it was yesterday. When I reflect on all that we have provided in the Community Life Center, I can’t believe we didn’t always have this space.
Over the last year this space has bridge our community and provided Trinity Woods with so many new and enhanced opportunities and partnerships. The Community Life Center has exceeded our vision of being the “central hub” or “student union: of our campus. Our dream of organic member-driven programs has truly flourished. Our vision of the Community Life Center being a place where everyone on campus could gather for events and not have a waitlist for concerts and dinners in now a reality.
Even after a year the astonishment on peoples faces when they see the stage, the Steinway piano, the lights, the acoustics, and all the finishes is still invigorating. I love to watch relationships evolve through interactions that happen in the different sitting areas of the Community Life Center. These spaces have created opportunities for residents who live in all areas of the community to gather and read the newspaper, play pool and games, have fireside chats, and enjoy coffee together.
The Community Life Center has provided us with a place where people from across the campus can come together. A place where everyone is welcomed. A place that promotes enjoyment of life. A place whew new hobbies, skills and educational experiences can happen.
Our goal for the Community Life Center is to continue to provide a place for inclusion and where the whole-person wellness can continue to flourish.
We’ll be celebrating our first anniversary on August 11.
Amy McDaniel, Housekeeping » Start Date: June 2018 » Born: Gardenia, CA » Raised: San Francisco, CA » One Meal Forever: Tacos » First Job: McDonalds » Wanted to be as a Kid: Singer » Family Recipe: Goulash » Favorite Book: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett » Hobby: Crocheting » Family: Married with six children » What her supervisor says: “Amy is a thoughtful and conscientious worker. She is happy to do the work needed to get the job done right. She is an asset to our team and to the member we serve”. – Cathy Green, Housekeeping Supervisor
Celebrating One Year for the Community Life Center It has been one year since we opened the Trinity Woods Community Life Center. This space has allowed us to truly bring together our community in so many ways. We are excited to host “The Big Show” to celebrate this special anniversary with lots of performers and fun! We announce the August STARS Employees of the Month – Clarence and Amy!
August Wellness This month we finish out our summer school schedules with Japanese Culture, Jewelry Making and Recycling. We also are excited to announce the new Biodex Balance System to our therapy program. We also have the Eicher Thursday concert for the music lovers in the neighborhood!