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  • 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, […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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. […]

    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 […]

    Finding Independence – Encouraging Vitality

    The legacy of living well begins with a commitment to our residents continued happiness and highest level of independence. The Vitality Program offers a customized, proactive approach to wellness focused on individualized improvements to make life better in mind, body and spirit. As we age, a healthy lifestyle provides the support we need to continue […]

    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 […]

    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., […]

    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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