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Category: Family

Things to Do in the Triangle This Fall

Sir Walter Raleigh at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
Sir Walter Raleigh at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

What’s on your calendar this fall? The Triangle region has a big city feel with oodles of Southern charm. It’s a city where modern meets historic. There is so much to do and so many things to see that you will need to stay a few weeks to explore every corner of the region. Combined, the Research Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) has a population of over two million. Springmoor residents have chosen to live in the city because of family, friends, universities or careers. Many have come for a visit and stayed because of the wide variety of cultural activities, restaurants, museums, festivals, parks and sports.

We invite you to come for a visit this fall and check out our Things To Do List! Continue reading →

Meraki Arts Studio Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary

Since opening in September 2017, the Meraki Arts Studio at Springmoor has served as a dedicated space for current and future residents, their families, instructors and staff to revel in the simple joys of creativity. Several instructors host a wide variety of art classes in media ranging from classics like painting to contemporary methods like fused glass and quilling. When residents participate, they frequently leave the studio’s classes with more than a piece of art – they gain confidence through the benefits of exercising the mind with a creative endeavor. Since its debut a year ago, the studio has flourished.

Shirley, Ruth and Emily learning drawing techniques in Gretchen Phillip's class
Shirley, Ruth and Emily learning drawing techniques in Gretchen Phillip’s class

New Classes

“Over the last year I have gone from teaching a couple classes a month to teaching several classes a week,” Gretchen Phillips, a local art instructor who teaches at Springmoor, shared. “We have had a tremendous amount of growth. The program receives great support from Resident Life Director, Leah Willis. The residents make the work I do here so rewarding.” Gretchen teaches Visual Journaling, Jewelry Design, Fabric Arts and many other mixed media classes. Continue reading →

Table for Four

There was a table for four with one empty seat when Sandy walked into the Rightsizing Marketing Event at Springmoor. She was in the early stages of her search for a new home in Raleigh. Marilyn was seated at the table and invited Sandy to join them in the empty chair. The introductions were made and the two became fast friends during the meeting. Continue reading →

Puzzle Tables are Like a Magnet

“Puzzling is a wonderful way to get to know your neighbors and meet new people. We are fortunate to puzzle at an entrance area with people coming and going all day.” Eunice, a Springmoor Puzzler, says everyone loves to stop, take a peek and join the conversation. “There’s always lots of laughter at our table,” says Judy Beal.

Creedmoor Puzzlers Goldie, Julie, Libby, Linda (and MoJo), Anne, Mary Lou, Sibylia and Lois
Creedmoor Puzzlers Goldie, Julie, Libby, Linda (and MoJo), Anne, Mary Lou, Sibylia and Lois

The Challenge

Judy and Eunice are among the many residents at Springmoor who enjoy puzzling. On almost every floor of every wing, there is a puzzle table with a 500 – 2000 piece puzzle in the works. Friends and family often give residents new puzzles for their floor. Residents purchase a few and they are often traded from floor to floor. After the Creedmoor puzzlers finished Robert Silvers’ Photomosaics, they challenged North Village to see how quickly they could complete the puzzle. Continue reading →

Making Your New House a Home

The renovations begin on your new home shortly after you have made your color selections and style requests. Change a large set of closet doors to a narrower set of French doors, move the cable outlet behind the TV wall mount, add a built-in bookcase or customize your closet. All of these personalized requests make your house a home. With every new move-in, Springmoor will customize your home with your paint colors and flooring selections. If the apartment does not have the latest cabinetry, appliances, countertops and bathrooms, you choose these too. If there are additional updates to personalize your home, just ask! We are happy to help design your new home to fit all of your needs. Continue reading →

What to Expect on Move-In Day

You’ve sorted, thrown-away, donated, downsized and packed. All of your kitchen items are in boxes, your clothing is neatly sorted and hanging in wardrobe boxes. Your furniture is ready to be put on the moving truck. Move-in day typically starts at 8:00 in the morning. The crew arrives early to load your belongings into the moving van and deliver everything to your new Springmoor address.

Barbara and Allen Page describe their new Springmoor friends as "the nicest people we may have ever met."
Barbara and Allen Page describe their new Springmoor friends as “the nicest people we may have ever met.”

Packing and Preparations

The months prior to the move are filled with anticipation, paperwork, decision- making and so much more. Springmoor residents, Allen and Barbara Page, tell us the decision to move is just the first of many decisions. They felt this decision was a gift to their children. Cleaning out their lifetime home and making their own choices was helpful to the entire family. They were able to choose items to take with them and choose items with sentimental value to give to their children and grandchildren. The simplicity they feel now is wonderful. Continue reading →