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Horseback riding, musical theater performances, a deep sense of spirituality – these are just some of the distinctive features of the healthy living culture at San Joaquin Gardens in Fresno, Calif. The ABHOW community’s whole-person approach to successful aging has
gotten high marks from its residents, and it has just earned national
recognition. NuStep, Inc. honored San Joaquin Gardens with its Pinnacle
Award at the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
(AAHSA) conference this month.

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Linda Beaver, fitness coordinator at Martins Run Senior Living Community in Media, Pa., took home three gold medals at last week’s Delaware County Senior Games, a weeklong event held at venues throughout the county to promote a healthy, social and active lifestyle for adults aged 50 and over.  Beaver won the medals in the one-mile, 800-yard and 400-yard walks, held during the track and field portion of the games last Friday at Upper Darby High School.  Beaver and other Senior Games winners will be honored at a special Winners Circle reception at Drexelbrook Corporate Event Center in Drexel Hill on Wednesday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m.

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Most of the 100 seniors at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington who have created ethical wills were initially curious about what this intergenerational project was all about.  Most seniors know about legal wills that pass assets to heirs, but they have little familiarity with ethical wills, which are non-legal documents in which the author shares important thoughts, lessons, values, wisdom, and defining experiences accrued over a lifetime. As opposed to an oral history, the document does more than record memorable experiences; it describes what one learned from those events and can help future generations apply those lessons to their own lives.

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If your idea of retirement revolves around front porches and

rocking chairs, the folks at Moorings Park

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William R. Cook of West Des Moines, Iowa, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Life Care Retirement Communities at its annual meeting on April 18, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Cook holds degrees from Upper Iowa University and the University of Iowa. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Upper Iowa University; the YMCA of Greater Des Moines; and the Serra Club of Des Moines. He also serves on the Finance Committee of Mercy Hospital of Des Moines. Mr. Cook is a retired Partner of the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Iowa Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

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As a girl, Frances Huber always wanted a pony. Each birthday or Christmas morning, she would look out the front window, hoping to see her equine gift waiting in the yard. Alas, her horse never arrived – until this year.

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James K. Frazier has been tapped as new CEO of Lakeview Village, the

largest Continuing Care Retirement Community in Kansas.

 

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Village Shalom began its Memorial Day observance a day early with the dedication Sunday afternoon of a flagpole that was recently erected on the grounds of the continuing care retirement community. More than 100 residents, family and community members attended the event.

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Valle Verde served as a major relocation center for residents at other
communities forced out by evacuation orders caused by the Jesusita wildfire on May 5, 2009.

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Two neighbors at Plymouth Village, an ABHOW community in Redlands, Calif., contributed immensely to a national effort that beat Nazi Germany to development of nuclear weapons and eventually helped defeat the Japanese Empire to end World War II altogether.

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