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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
Springmoor’s 43-acre campus is a nature lover’s dream, and spring is the perfect time to enjoy its splendor. In fact, half of this bustling retirement community in North Carolina is devoted to woodlands and manicured gardens. In creating the community, Springmoor’s founder Jud Ammons worked with the natural landscape to minimize tree loss.
“I was given a skeleton and just added flesh to the bone,” said Thom Morgan, Springmoor’s director of landscaping.Continue reading →
There are certain milestones in life when you need to make a big decision: college, marriage, first home, children and aging in place. But what exactly is aging in place?Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →