Springmoor is

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Category: Independent Living

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 →

On the Grounds of Springmoor

New visitors are always quick to compliment Springmoor on the neatly manicured grounds and colorful landscaping throughout the campus. Nestled in a neighborhood and built into the topography of the land, the grounds are extremely lush and verdant. Residents are invited to add to their homes with their favorite annuals and perennials. This week our Resident Gardeners share their stories about gardening at Springmoor.

What have you planted this year in the resident garden or outside of your home?

On the South Village side of the campus, we have twenty-three resident gardeners who each have a 10’ x 20’ plot to plant their favorite vegetables and flowers.

For those with floral gardens, we now have a colorful mix of zinnias. Resident Dave Waters started in the winter season with his Hellebores and has continued to have blooms throughout the seasons with Brugmansia, Hibiscus, Star Lilies and Salvia, to name just a few. 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 →

Trips and Travels

Summer means it’s time to travel. With a rich history of North Carolina sites to see, Springmoor has planned quite a few excursions this month and next. Of course, enjoying lunch or dinner with neighbors is always part of the trip’s adventure too. Dining along the way, with the best southern style restaurants on the map, is a must for everyone on the trip.

The Kenan family's Liberty Hall
The Kenan family’s Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall Museum

The 1800’s Duplin County house was once home to the prominent Kenan family. The house has been restored and is now a Southern Historic Landmark Museum. Located in Kenansville, NC, this historical setting with many treasured family collections opened to the public in 1968.

Originally built in 1730, Thomas Kenan’s home has passed through many generations. The first Liberty Hall was furnished with pieces brought over from Europe. After a large fire, which destroyed the original house, Owen Rand, Thomas’ oldest son, rebuilt it. Income from the Liberty Hall plantation was primarily from sales of timber, pinch tar and turpentine. Continue reading →

The Store is The Reward

Emily and Bob find many rewards in helping run the Springmoor Convenience Store
Emily and Bob find many rewards in helping run the Springmoor Convenience Store

What do you do when you are out of bread or milk? Most of us run to the grocery store or call a good neighbor. Here at Springmoor, the grocery store and a good neighbor are one in the same! The community of volunteers that run the store are a reward for everyone here.

Springmoor residents and husband and wife, Emily Castrodale and Bob McGaffin, have been managing The Little Corner Store, an on-campus convenience store, for the past six and a half years. The store provides a great service for their neighbors at Springmoor. Bob and Emily, along with a long list of volunteers, keep the store stocked with everyday essentials and speciality items. The pricing is the same as what you can find in the nearest grocery store.

A volunteer-based staff helps run the store. The extraordinary team handles everything at the store from scheduling, staffing, purchasing and restocking. Neighbors helping neighbors is what makes the McGaffins so dedicated to this part of their community. They were both quick to say that the rewards outweigh the volunteer hours. The fun is the challenge of running things smoothly, the new grocery requests and spending time with their fellow residents and the staff. “The payback is great!” says Bob. Continue reading →