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Blazing the Trail
August 31, 2015 3:33 pm

Blazing the Trail

By Lauren Searson A trail blazer is defined as a person who makes, does, or discovers something new and makes it acceptable or popular. It is a term used to describe Virginia Norton and Hal Bean. Not only are they examples in planning early for a secure retirement, but they are among the first individuals joining Goodwin House at Home. The program is designed for independent adults who wish to remain in their homes as they age with just the […]

Forever Dancing
August 31, 2015 3:27 pm

Forever Dancing

By Lauren Searson When family and friends reflect on Ava Marie Kennedy’s life, one word comes to mind: dance. “She loved dancing,” said her daughter, Lynne Kennedy. “She taught my father how to dance when they met in high school.” So when Ava needed nursing care later in life, it was important to find a setting that would allow her to dance and enjoy music. Fortunately, that is exactly what she found at Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehab Center (MVNRC) […]

Knowing When to Ask for Help
August 31, 2015 3:19 pm

Knowing When to Ask for Help

By Lauren Searson It is not always easy to ask for help. For some, this stems from a desire to maintain an independent lifestyle or a hesitancy at the thought of burdening others. Linda and Chuck Holliman experienced this firsthand when their parents faced health difficulties later in life. What they learned, thanks to the support of Old Dominion Home Care, is just how beneficial a home care service can be for all parties involved when it comes to security […]

Their Place in the World
August 31, 2015 3:11 pm

Their Place in the World

By Mark Clark Carolyn and Richard Egan took off for parts unknown and full of adventure once their children were grown. Tiger safaris in Nepal, orangutans in Borneo, lemurs in Madagascar and polar bears in Churchill, Canada. Meeting new people everywhere, they traveled most of Europe, China, Vietnam, Cuba and beyond. Travel turned out to be great practice for making smart retirement living decisions. They had explored different cultures and unknown landscapes while traveling light for the journey. Skill sets […]

An Inspiring Collaboration
August 31, 2015 3:02 pm

An Inspiring Collaboration

By Lauren Searson It is often said that it only takes one person to make a difference. So what happens when four proactive women at the Quadrangle, a continuing care community (CCRC) in Haverford, Pa., come together to help a local charter school and children’s chorus? A collaboration that has not only inspired their peers, but has had positive effects on the surrounding community. For Joan May and Pat Eames, it all started with a guest speaking engagement at the […]

Living Green
August 27, 2015 8:19 pm

Living Green

By Christy Brudin Going green has never been more in. Living green, on the other hand, is not a fashion statement. It is about making genuine and pervasive lifestyle changes to protect and preserve natural resources. Living green comes naturally for the residents of White Horse Village, a 96-acre continuing care retirement community in Newtown Square, Pa. The community’s bucolic setting attracts retirees who love spending time outside – from amateur gardeners to committed conservationists. With so many nature lovers […]

Leading the Good Life
July 8, 2015 7:20 pm

Leading the Good Life

By Christy Brudin Gladys Hane is leading the good life—and leading is certainly the operative word in that statement. She is the president of her church’s chapter of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She is also the president of the Association of Virginian Residents at the continuing care retirement community in Fairfax, Va., that she calls home. Located on 32 wooded acres, The Virginian offers comprehensive healthcare for seniors, from independent living to assisted living to long-term nursing care. The […]

Care and Companionship
July 8, 2015 6:57 pm

Care and Companionship

By: Christy Brudin When Bob and Sandy Kabat bought their house in Northern Virginia, it was still under construction. Through the years, the couple worked hard to make what was a nondescript foundation into a beautiful family home. That was nearly five decades ago. Sandy, now 88, still lives in the beloved home. Sandy Kabat has been able to remain in her longtime family home with the help of caregivers from Old Dominion Home Care. A family-owned business, Old Dominion […]

Making a Buzz
April 9, 2015 9:27 pm

Making a Buzz

By Christy Brudin The saws hum. The drills purr. The hammers bang. The woodworkers are making a buzz again. In the Woodshop at White Horse Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Newtown Square, Pa., it is rarely quiet. Industrious woodworkers are going about their various tasks—from building shelves to handcrafting tables. Some of them are hobbyists, others professionals, but they all work for free and donate the proceeds of their efforts to the White Horse Village Endowment Fund […]

A Researcher Discovers New Things at The Landing at Willow Grove
April 9, 2015 8:59 pm

A Researcher Discovers New Things at The Landing at Willow Grove

In her days as a market research professional, mother and wife, Patt Wuchter’s life was busy – and she always appreciated any precious “free time.” While she never had much of it, she did fill her spare moments visiting with friends and family, playing on a Rockledge bowling team (for 18 years), and traveling to nearby vacation spots such as Cape May. One place Patt didn’t go to fill her free time was the kitchen. So it is funny to […]