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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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Laugh Your Way to Better Health

Laugh Your Way to Better Health

A chuckle, giggles, cracking-up or guffawing – no matter what you call it, laughter has some serious power! A good laugh can stimulate your heart, lungs and muscles, relieve stress, soothe tension, decrease pain and improve your mood. April is National Humor Month a great reminder to gauge the amount of humor in your life.…

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Veteran Charles Earnest: WWII line runner takes land mine blast but finds many blessing after

Charles Earnest attended the University of Florida, studying pre-law for two semester prior to being enlisted by the draft. Originally being placed in the Army Specialized Training Program, after one semester Charles requested to join a combat unit. He became a member of the 39th Signal Company, responsible for threading lines for military communication. In September…

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Eagle Scout Helps the Elderly

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McElwain Thanks Longtime Gators Season- Ticket Holder with Unexpected Visit

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Some of the details have been lost to time, but ask Hill Brannon about his first Florida football game, and he still winces at the outcome.

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Local vet recalls propaganda battles during Korean War

Bob Rose recalled that being a teen fresh out of high school and about to join the U.S. Coast Guard, not much bothered him. “I was too young to have fears,” he said. “Back then, we had no fear.”

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Seniors stay active to improve quality of life

Shompa Mazumder had never painted before she moved into The Village retirement community in Gainesville 15 months ago and tried an art class.

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Award-winning artist still painting at 86

If social networking and group engagement are factors in living a healthy life at any age, Marion Hylton is contributing to both.

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