Category: Independent Living
How a nationwide search led Ellen and Michael to Springmoor
For the past 15 years and until this past June, Ellen and Michael Rogers lived in Eugene, OR, home of the University of Oregon. When Ellen retired from her work at the university, the pair moved across the country to Springmoor – a move that was years in the making.
A few years ago, the two decided that when the time came, they wanted to relocate to a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), and Eugene had none. So, Michael embarked on a nationwide digital search for the perfect place to retire, and it had to be a CCRC. The pair eliminated a few regions right away – the cost of California, the cold of the Northeast, the heat of the deep South, the crowds of major cities – and then discovered that the Raleigh, NC area was home to several CCRCs. After looking into Raleigh further, they made their choice on a general location as a start. Continue reading →
If you are looking for independent living in Raleigh, NC, consider Springmoor. This warm and welcoming community features a variety of residences, services and amenities to support your busy, eventful life, and it offers a secure future that you can feel confident in. Springmoor’s continuum of care means living with assurance, knowing you have the access you want to healthcare services if you ever need them.
Independent living in Raleigh gives you the freedom to maintain your active lifestyle and to take advantage of everything the city has to offer, while you can also enjoy the natural beauty of the Springmoor campus at home. The campus grounds are home to mature trees, flower beds, green grass and much more.
Many individuals of a certain age begin to research 55+ communities, which are also known as “active adult communities” or “independent living communities.” We believe that you need to look beyond 55+ communities in Raleigh, NC.
Many different 55+ communities are in the area, and their quality can vary a great deal. Many offer a cluster of amenities, but they can’t provide tenants with the same peace of mind that residents of Springmoor enjoy.
Like many 55+ communities in Raleigh, NC, the active and independent lifestyle at Springmoor offers you many advantages over staying in a house that no longer suits your needs. You can enjoy amenities like an indoor heated pool, exquisite dining and fun activities that are all a brief walk from your villa or apartment door. Getting together with friends to enjoy golf or a couple of hands of bridge is easy with so many like-minded neighbors nearby. Continue reading →
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 →
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.
“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 →
The Transportation Team at Springmoor is always happy to take you where you need to go. Our five Springmoor drivers can be found all over the county taking residents to medical appointments, the grocery store or to the North Carolina Symphony at Meymandi Concert Hall. They drive residents across campus or across the county. Transportation is available for our residents for all of our Pathways activities and for doctor’s visits. Our cars and buses are on the road every day of the week.
Jim Woody has been driving for Springmoor for the past ten years. He knows everyone’s name and works every Monday through Friday, including holidays. Retiring a few times in his career, Jim can’t stay away for long. He loves to be busy! He will tell you that he drives 35 miles a day and never goes anywhere. To the residents, he goes everywhere! He starts the day cleaning the car and washing the windows. Afterwards, he sits down with a highlighter to plan his day. A schedule of on-campus physical therapy appointments, doctor’s appointments and Springmoor events is given to him each morning. The movie theatre, Aqua Fit and the Tai Chi classes in South Village always mean he will be on the go – back and forth across the campus many times. Jim is quick to open and close the car door for each resident. He helps load your belongings and carry them inside if needed. The pride he takes in his retirement job is much appreciated by everyone at Springmoor! Continue reading →