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The Village at Gainesville Foundation Announces Associate Scholarship Fund Recipients

The Village at Gainesville Foundation announced 10 recipients of its Associate Scholarship Fund. Established in 2013, the scholarship is awarded to hourly, non-management associates at the retirement community, to help complete their educations. The 2018 recipients are Lynn Simpson, Kelley Boyette, Ingrid Bozeman, Mary Saltzgiver, Maddie Welton, Silvia Humana-Yanqui, Precious Martinez, Allison Sickels, Emily Jacobs…

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The Village at Gainesville Donates Appliances to Those in Need

The Village at Gainesville recently donated a truckload of used appliances from its residences to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank to be provided to needy families. The appliances included refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, washers and dryers. Bread of the Mighty partners with over 180 nonprofits — including food pantries, churches and homeless shelters —…

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Protecting Your Brain Starts with Your Heart

Protecting Your Brain Starts with Your Heart

Preventable disease, such as heart disease and stroke, can have detrimental implications for your brain heath. In fact, the health of your brain is directly connected to your heart. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a global movement to encourage individuals to take the steps necessary to combat preventable diseases and further preserve the…

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Residents Share Stories of Service

Residents Share Stories of Service

More than 150 veterans call The Village at Gainesville home. United by the commitment to serve and defend, these individuals find community in weekly meetings and gatherings to share their stories. Residents, whether having served or with an interest in the history of these events, listen to the stories of strength in great anticipation. Here,…

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How to Plan Ahead for Hurricane Season

How to Plan Ahead for Hurricane Season

June 1 marks the start of hurricane season. Across the country, people worry about whether they are prepared to weather the storm should Mother Nature decide to take a destructive path. How Does The Village at Gainesville Prepare? Details are crucial. Residents are consulted, associates are informed and contingency plans are finalized. In the event…

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Senior Sun Safety

Senior Sun Safety

With Gainesville enjoying an average of 224 sunny days per year, it’s no wonder more and more people are escaping cold and icy winters for their day in the sun. As we age, the effects of the sun, dehydration and fatigue tend to increase. There are several ways you can protect yourself and continue to…

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Troubleshooting tips for senior travel.

Troubleshooting Tips for Senior Travel

Paula Bowlan, program coordinator for independent living at The Village at Gainesville, has been taking seniors on new adventures for almost a decade. Paula says, “Often, seniors feel overwhelmed by the prospect of travel.” She’s heard it all before. “Who will I go with?”, “I’m the primary caregiver for my spouse. Who will help them?”,…

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Others-Julanne’s Jewels

OTHERS This morning I read a very powerful essay on trying (very often we don’t) to PLEASE OTHERS. I know that it is kind, considerate and very admirable to do for OTHERS. This almost goes without saying or reminding ourselves of the virtues of OTHERS. For just a moment, I would ask you to think…

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Engage at every age.

Our Residents Explain What it Means to “Engage at Every Age”

May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Engage at Every Age,” reminds us that we are never too old, or young to the find activities and a home which empower us to live our best life. In celebration of the month, we asked a few of our residents’ what it means to engage at…

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Poetry-Julanne’s Jewels

A few days ago I sauntered into our library (by the dining room) and a book called “Wapiti Wilderness” jumped out at me. I grabbed it like I had hit gold. I grew up in Wyoming, living near Wapiti Lodge on the way to our cabin. This lodge was Buffalo Bill’s hunting lodge at one…

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