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Category: Independent Living

Making Melodies: Music at Springmoor

As you walk through the park-like Springmoor campus in Raleigh, NC, it’s likely you’ll hear music in the air. From the musical performances and music groups to church services and resident musicians, it’s no coincidence that there’s music all around!

The various benefits of practicing or simply enjoying music are why music is frequently incorporated into the engaging activities at CCRCs like Springmoor, and for two particular members of the community, music plays an especially important role in their lives.

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Meet Bill Marley: Giving Back to the Springmoor Community

Raleigh locals Bill and Frances Marley moved to Springmoor in May 2017. The two worked, lived and raised their family in the Raleigh, N.C. area, and their two sons and four grandchildren all currently call Raleigh home. When they reached retirement, they began looking for a community that could provide them with the peace of mind of a secure future close to family.

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Springmoor Residents Find Purpose Through Retirement Careers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the labor force participation rate is expected to increase fastest for people ages 65 and older through 2024. Some people work during their retirement years for financial reasons, but others choose retirement careers as a source of intellectual interest and emotional health.

Two Springmoor residents—and career engineers—find that their retirement careers help them maintain a sense of purpose.

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Meet Marlene Lambeth, a Second-Generation Springmoor Resident

In the late 1990s, Marlene Lambeth’s mother, who then lived in Florida, decided that she wanted to move closer to Marlene, her only child. At the time, Marlene lived in Raleigh and was studying the pipe organ with a woman who lived at Springmoor. Upon Marlene’s recommendation, her mother added Springmoor to her list of communities to tour.

After visiting a few different communities in Raleigh, Marlene’s mother chose Springmoor. Marlene visited her mother often when she lived at Springmoor and was active in the community even back then. She not only volunteered to play piano at the community, but also became familiar with many of her mother’s new friends.

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Why the Best Time to Move to a CCRC is Now

You’re an active, social older adult, and when you consider the idea of moving to a continuing care retirement community (or CCRC) you may think, “No way, I’m not ready yet! I’ll go to one of those places when I need to.” However, many seniors with this mindset are actually doing themselves (and their families) a disservice.

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