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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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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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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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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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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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Village associate Andrae Ware has article published

Roles and Reminiscing Without Words  Using Rhythm and Ritual by Andrae Ware, PAC Independent Certified Engagement Leader   Since the beginning of time a woman’s role has always been uniquely defined. Some say nurturer, mother, daughter, wife, leader, and the list goes on. So how does this relate to a dementia setting? Is a female…

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Staff receive praise during Hurricane Hermine

To all the staff members at The Village who kept the community up and running during Hurricane Hermine: Thank you. The small sum given during the holidays can in no way match your dedication to your residents. I wish I could remember each of you in this letter of thanks. I arrived around 8:15 a.m.,…

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Six 100 (and older) residents celebrate a milestone

By Nicole Wiesenthal Gainesville Sun Correspondent Published: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:16 p.m. Last Modified: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:16 p.m. Six Gainesville residents celebrated their birthdays Friday with icing balloons on vanilla cake and colorful party hats with silver streamers. Popular music poured from the piano in the corner of the room…

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Third Straight ‘Deficiency Free’ Rating Means High Marks for Senior Living Community

December 5th, 2015 by gainesvillechamber Meeting the state of Florida’s standards for excellent assisted living care is no simple task, but for the third straight time, The Village at Gainesville has passed the test, earning a ‘deficiency free’ rating on its biannual survey from the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Following similar performances in…

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