August Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

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!

New Neighbors
Meet Bob and Toni!

August Availability
This month we are showcasing the Patio Homes residences. Click here for more information!

July Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Summer School at Trinity Woods
We are excited to showcase the lifelong learning that is happening through the Trinity Woods Summer School programs. These classes are taught by our very own community members. We have a variety of different options sure to pique everyone’s interests. We announce the July STARS Employees of the Month – Cathy and Laura!

July Wellness
This month we welcome Lori Fullbright from Tulsa’s Channel 6, will tell us about the latest cons, frauds, and scams. We also have several concerts for all the music lovers in the neighborhood – Amt Cottingham and Eicher Thursday!

New Neighbors
Meet Donna and Carson and Tom!

July Availability
This month we are showcasing the residences in Crestwood. Click here for more information!

June Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Good Samaritan – Paving the Way
This month we talk about being the Good Samaritan for your neighbor. We also celebrate 10 years of wellness at Trinity Woods. We look back at what we have achieve and honor those who began the journey with when we opened Crestwood. Join us for a Crestwood birthday party on June 10th! We announce the May STARS Employee of the Month – Rosal!

May Wellness
We announce Wendell Franklin, Tulsa Chief of Police, as the special guest for the annual Men’s Shindig. Featured events include a trip to Oklahoma City, Don Irwin piano concert, Richard Miller guitar concert and Book Club with Mary Helen Stanley, a community favorite.

New Neighbors
Meet Erna and Linda!

June Availability
This month we are showcasing the brand new Villa that is available. Click here for more information!

May Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Celebrating the Neighborly Way of Life
This month we explore what make the Trinity Woods neighborhood special – what are you waiting for? You won’t want to miss the article on Pickleball the fast growing sport in the US. We also celebrate the May STARS Employees of the Month – Karen and Tim!

May Wellness
We are brining back Spring Fling! A great afternoon with fellowship, fun, and food! Featured events include a trip to Pawnee, Lyndon Myer Piano Concert, and Eicher Thursday a community favorite.

New Neighbors
Meet Betty and Evelyn!

May Availability
This month we are showcasing the Maple Floor Plan in Crestwood. Click here for more information!

April Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Memory Care Houses – A Year in Review
It has been one year since we opened the Marshall-Gaddy and Barnes memory care assisted living houses on campus. In this issue we hear from Memory Care Manager, Sadie Krywicki about what makes these houses so special. We also celebrate the April STARS Employees of the Month – Delisa and Japhari!

April Wellness
Trinity Woods announces the return of Meet the Chef! We also highlight all the Holy Week services on campus with special guest speakers. This month we several different concerts along with the book club.

New Neighbors
Meet Matt and Teilla; Don and Judy; and Betty!

March Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Announcing New Independent Living Options
We are excited to offer three new villas. Learn more about these new homes coming to campus. Chaplain Weldon Tisdale, welcomes all to the Ash Wednesday service. We also celebrate the March STARS Employees of the Month – Amanda and Harriet!

March Wellness
Trinity Woods person centered approach to wellness and all the ways on ways to engage on campus. This month’s events feature concerts, book club and a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

New Neighbors
Meet Peggy!

Valentine’s Celebration – Friendship, Community, and Love

After enjoying mingling and mocktails in the Ruth Westervelt Lobby, take a seat for an extra special (glutenfree) menu of Avocado Crab Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, 4 oz Filet with Red Wine Demi-glace, Porcini Risotto, Baby Carrots, and Raspberry Lemon Mousse Duo. Then relax and enjoy the music of Denise Hoey and her trio. They will perform favorites from the Great American Songbook and more. A native Tulsan, Denise’s music credits include headlining at the Alabama Theater, Myrtle Beach, SC., the
national tour of the Cole Porter Review “I Get A Kick Out Of Cole” and starring on cruise ships across the globe in her solo show “As Long As I’m Singing”. For 20 years Denise made her home in “Music City” (Nashville, TN,) singing at The Grand Ole Opry and sharing the stage with legends like Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Vince Gill. This will be an extra special evening for all to enjoy!

4:30 P.M.- Mocktails in the Lobby
5:00 P.M. – Westervelt Hall opens for
dinner followed by entertainment

February Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Tin Man Society Dinner in February
Special guest speaker Jill Donovan will highlight this night that focuses on kindness through philanthropy. Learn more about leaving your legacy!

February Wellness
Celebration of Black History month by Chaplain Tisdale. Highlights from the Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge. Valentine Celebration – Friendship, Community, and Love!

New Neighbors
Meet Mary, Norma, and Don and Chris!

Local Author Night: John Wooley and Brett Bingham: Twentieth Century Honkey-Tonk

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.

Tulsa Youth Opera Performs at Trinity Woods

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.

January Issue of The Trail Mix

In this issue:

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!

Christmas in the Woods

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the campus of Trinity Woods. Lights, holiday programs and of course – Christmas in the Woods! We are excited to bring back this holiday favorite from years past. Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. It will be a night of good old fashioned holiday fun.

“I couldn’t be more excited that we are able to host Christmas in the Woods this year,” said Steve Dickie, CEO. “I love this event. It brings community members, their families and Trinity Woods employees together in a way that truly embodies who we are as a community – good friends and caring neighbors.”

After a four year break due to construction and COVID this year is sure to be a night to remember. Christmas in the Woods is a campus-wide celebration for the whole family. In addition to great food at several venues, horse drawn carriage, entertainment and the beautiful living nativity, there will also be a candy shop, photos with Santa Claus and an elf scavenger hunt!

“Everyone talks about how amazing Christmas at the Manor was and how it was the highlight of the season. I am excited to now be part of Christmas in the Woods,” said Jennifer Rawlings, VP of Wellness. “Trinity Woods

community members, families, friends, and employees are all encouraged to attend this event, that is sure to put us in the holiday spirit!” To purchase tickets visit the Crestwood Concierge or Holliman Center Receptionist – ticket prices are $12 members, $15 guests, and $7 children ages 3-12. Children under 3 are free. Tickets may be charged to your member account. For more information call 918.346.6614

Trinity Woods Host Trunk or Treat!

Thursday, October 28 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Community Life Center

This year we are excited to host a Trunk-or-Treat for Trinity Woods’ family and friends. Invite your grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or special children in your life to dress up and show off their costumes. Employees are encouraged to bring their children for this special event! Members can sign up to decorate their car trunk, golf cart or a table (inside the CLC) to pass out candy. Join us for this Trinity Woods family fun night!

Fall Fright Night

Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Life Center Westervelt Hall

After the treats have been passed out, the trunks have closed, and the children have been sent home all sugared up, we will gather for our annual Fall Fright Night. This year, the wonderful Bill Rowland – or should we say “The Phantom” – will be here to provide live accompaniment for the classic silent film, The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney. Enjoy this chilling tale with live music and, of course, there will be some treats for you!

Fall Festival

Fall Festival is back and better than ever! We’ll have a delicious meal in Westervelt Hall of BBQ baby back ribs and BBQ brisket, with baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, and apple pie for dessert. Then we’ll move outside (weather permitting) to the Community Life Center parking lot for a foot-stomping, relaxed outdoor concert of classic country music from Gypsy Twang. Gypsy Twang is Sarah Barker Huhn on lead vocals and guitar, Steve Huhn on upright bass, John Williams on vocals, guitar, harmonica, and Kurt Nielsen on mandolin.

For our party, they’ll be joined by Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest inductee Lee Roy Whisenhunt on steel guitar for a classic country sound. It will be a great evening to celebrate fall!

Tulsa District 9 Discussion

Special Guests Senator Dave Rader and Representative Carol Bush

Thursday, October 14 at 2 p.m. in the Fleming Center

Our two legislators for our District will be here to bring an update on what’s going on in the state legislature and talk about issues that affect you. They will also answer your questions. Dave Rader has been our Senator since 2016. He has lived 47 of his 63 years within the boundaries of our District and attended the University of Tulsa, majoring in Mechanical Engineering while playing football as a quarterback. He presently serves as Chair to the Senate Republican Caucus, as well as Vice Chair to the Appropriations Committee and Select Committee on Redistricting. He sits on the Finance Committee, Public Safety Committee, Energy Committee, Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.

A native Tulsan, Carol graduated from Oral Roberts University and, prior to running for office, served a decade as executive director of the Tulsa Crime Prevention Network, the non-profit that put police and neighbors together to make us safe. Elected to the House in 2016, she serves on the following committees: Chair of Children, Youth and Family Services, A&B Health, Judiciary – Criminal, State and Federal Redistricting Tulsa County Subcommittee, Transportation.

Finding your Silver Lining in the Midst of Change

Life has recently brought us a lot of change, from isolation, to wearing face coverings, loss of being able to connect face to face with loved ones and just figuring out the “new normal.” We have all had to find that silver lining in some aspect of our life over the last couple of months. More than likely we have all experienced some sort of loss or change and with that usually comes grief. Grief is triggered when we lose something that is important to us. Perhaps the most traumatic is when someone we love dies. However, grief can also occur when dealing with a pandemic or the loss of an in-person relationship, financial stability, disappointments, your home, a pet, or a personal belonging. Grief has the capacity to make us bitter or better. It all depends on the choices we make on our journey.

Unfortunately, few of us have been taught how to practice good grief. Grief is normal and, in fact, necessary to healing the deep, painful wounds caused by loss. Change in your life delivers several different physical and emotional symptoms. The way you feel and the actions you take during this journey are unique to everyone. With that in mind, we have engaged Dr. David Willets, a former pastor and certified grief counselor, to speak about the practical application of healing grief and finding your silver lining.

Dr. Willets has real-time experience on the topic of grief. He has served in local church ministry for more than 45 years. He has educational training in pastoral care and counseling. In 2004, David’s wife of 27 years and 18-year-old daughter were killed in an automobile wreck. Through this painful experience, along with his training, Dr. Willets brings sound psychological, spiritual, and applicable expertise to those on the journey of grief.

Have you experienced loss from the pandemic? Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? Have you had changes in your life that have been painful? Have you recently downsized or moved? Then this session is for YOU!

Friday, September 18 at 1 p.m. Fleming Center

For more information about Dr. Willets you can visit his website at

Active Aging Week

Redefining Aging

Celebrating aging and the benefi ts of active living at any age, Active Aging Week showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society. Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging®, the weeklong campaign calls attention to and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today. It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spotlights the role models that lead the way.

Active Aging Week challenges society’s diminished expectations of aging by showing that, regardless of age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life—physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental. The objective of the annual healthpromotion event is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities and exercise in a safe, supportive environment. It also promotes the benefi ts of healthier, more active lifestyles across the life span.

The OMM Wellness Team invites you to take part in this year’s Active Aging Week focusing on “Redefi ning Aging” the week of September 30-October 4. Each day there will be several different events planned around campus.

“Learn Something New” Participate in the word games, campus wide crosswords and a presentation by Dr. John Ervin.

“Always Remind People You Care” Join us for Prayer Power Hour and Give a Hug, Get a Hug!

“Get Out and About and Drive Safely” Take a trip to the Tallgrass Prairie or learn about Driver Safety and participate in CarFit.

“Pay It Forward” Give advice to the next generation or participate in the OMM Spelling Bee.

“Be the Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud” Take the opportunity to share thoughtful phrases with your friends. You will also be able to get outside and have some fun in the Annual Shuffl eboard Tournament and outdoor games!

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