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Teacher for Life–Roland Park Place
October 20, 2014 5:10 pm

Teacher for Life–Roland Park Place

Teachers don’t retire. ­ Their pupils just change. ­ The desires to educate, provoke thought and inspire curiosity never go away. Such has certainly been the case for Gerritt (Gary) Blauvelt, a lifelong educator and current resident of Roland Park Place, a continuing care retirement community in Baltimore City. A native of Philadelphia, Gary graduated from Haverford College before receiving his Masters in Art and Teaching from Harvard University. After graduation, Gary followed in his father’s footsteps and became an educator. […]

A Balanced Life–Ingleside at King Farm
August 21, 2014 1:56 pm

A Balanced Life–Ingleside at King Farm

He spends his time reading and writing. She loves gliding around the ice rink. Together, they enjoy a custom lifestyle that meets both of their needs. An introverted academic and former Dean of a graduate theological school, Bill Murry is a published author who still writes daily. Barbara Murry is an extroverted former counselor and accomplished skater who started the sport on a whim at age 62. They may seem like opposites, but for more than 50 years, Bill and […]

Memorable Moments–Arbor Place
August 21, 2014 1:56 pm

Memorable Moments–Arbor Place

Love. Laughter. Joy. These are singularly human experiences—and they are essential to a good life, regardless of age or ability. In fact, individuals who are coping with cognitive or physical disabilities may need these experiences even more. Such is certainly the case with people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders. At Arbor Place, a private assisted living residence offering dementia care in Rockville, Md., visitors will see plenty of love, laughter and joy—from the staff members […]

The Right Fit–Advanced Nursing & Home Support
August 21, 2014 1:55 pm

The Right Fit–Advanced Nursing & Home Support

Tom’s days are busy. And they certainly aren’t easy. But, thanks to the help of a team of expert caregivers, his days are filled with small rewards and major accomplishments. Tom Guenthner is a C3-4 quadriplegic. Nearly ten years ago, he suffered a traumatic fall that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Because of the severity of his injury, Tom needs round-the-clock care that is provided in his home by Advanced Nursing & Home Support. Advanced Nursing & Home […]

All Inclusive–Forest Hills of D.C.
August 21, 2014 1:54 pm

All Inclusive–Forest Hills of D.C.

Consumers often associate the words “all inclusive” with resort hotels and cruise ships. However, some local innovators are applying the term inclusive more broadly and offering inclusive senior living. Inclusive senior living is certainly all inclusive. It is a principle that welcomes residents and families of all faiths and religious backgrounds, as well as individuals from all walks of life, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or identity. Beyond welcoming a diverse population of residents, the concept also […]

Laughing Matters–Pine Run Retirement Community
July 24, 2014 12:48 pm

Laughing Matters–Pine Run Retirement Community

By Christy Brudin Photography by Mary Clark and Natalie Wi Comedy only resonates if it contains a kernel of truth. That’s why comedians have to know their audiences—and their lives—well. Such is certainly the case with The Curtain Call Players, an acting troupe made up of residents of Pine Run Retirement Community. The Players perform skits largely based on everyday life at Pine Run; they, like their audience, understand that retirement living can be a laughing matter. Located in Doylestown, Pa., […]

Friends and Neighbors–White Horse Village
July 24, 2014 12:27 pm

Friends and Neighbors–White Horse Village

Good friends are hard to find. Great friends who are also neighbors are even rarer. The residents of White Horse Village have found both—hundreds of them—at their full service retirement community in Newtown Square, Pa. The friendships at White Horse Village started even before the residents moved in nearly a quarter of a century ago. Now, as the residents celebrate the community’s 25th anniversary, they are immensely proud of the intimate atmosphere they helped to build. Helping to establish the […]

Learning and Connecting–Cathedral Village
July 23, 2014 5:57 pm

Learning and Connecting–Cathedral Village

Forget the old rhyme, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks.” At Village College, the continuing education program at Cathedral Village, the pencils are sharp, there are only good books, and the teachers and students are friends and neighbors. Cathedral Village is a premier continuing care retirement community in Philadelphia, Pa. The Village College has been keeping the community’s academic residents engaged in learning for more than 18 years.   Operated and taught entirely by residents, […]

A Booming Community–Homewood at Willow Ponds
July 1, 2014 10:03 am

A Booming Community–Homewood at Willow Ponds

By Christy Brudin Friends prepare for a museum outing. A woman heads off ­ to work. Students file into the fitness center. Homewood at Willow Ponds, an active adult community in Frederick, Md., is booming—primarily because it provides Boomers with exactly what they want—a maintenance-free, activity-‑ filled lifestyle with the promise of future care if it is needed. Homewood Retirement Centers includes five communities in Maryland and Pennsylvania and has a long history of o­ offering enriching lifestyles at reasonable […]

Art and Inspiration–Lorien Taneytown
July 1, 2014 10:03 am

Art and Inspiration–Lorien Taneytown

By Christy Brudin Art has always been a big part of Millicent “Millie” Bassett’s life. From theaters in New York City to classrooms in Connecticut, Millie has been inspired by countless artists—and helped provide some inspiration for novice art teachers. Following her recent move to Lorien Taneytown Assisted Living in Taneytown, Md., Millie is already looking forward to starting an art appreciation group for her fellow residents. She’s also found a great place to relax and get inspired: the onsite […]