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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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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A Checklist for Navigating the Search for a Senior Living Community.

A Checklist: Navigating the Search for a Senior Living Community

Perhaps you have been contemplating it, but now you are seriously considering making a move to a senior living community. Choosing the perfect place to live can be an overwhelming process that seems daunting. If you are in the beginning stages, it may seem like there is a mountain of information to consider. Here’s a […]

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3 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

3 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

According to The American Institute of Stress, chronic stress is widely believed to accelerate biologic aging and has negative effects on immune system function. Stress can come in various forms whether it be from work, family, home maintenance, finances or care giving. April is National Stress Awareness Month, an important reminder that proper stress management […]

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Adjusting – Julanne’s Jewels

Greetings from my new home and new life! I am amazed at how quickly I am ADJUSTING to my new haven. It is wonderful! I have nestled all my belongings in the most convenient places (a few more re-arrangements to be made) and it is all so simple. Walking from my kitchen to my bedroom […]

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