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 →
With its 43-acre, park-like campus that attracts residents and visitors alike, spring at Springmoor is truly something special. From well-kept lawns and gardens to unique courtyards and nature trails, any location on campus provides a great view of springtime blooms.
To better understand how the campus remains so beautiful, Springmoor’s landscaping manager, Thom Morgan, shared some behind-the-scenes details. With more than 20 years of experience at Springmoor and a background in landscape architecture, Thom has the knowledge, team and tools to keep Springmoor looking its best all year – and the spring season is a great one to highlight.Continue reading →
Gail Jens has lived at Springmoor for more than five years, and during that time has become involved with just about every community activity imaginable—from volunteering for resident organizations and working in the convenience store, to gardening, volunteering in the library, delivering mail and taking fitness classes. She’s one of the many active residents at Springmoor and enjoys spending her days keeping busy.Continue reading →
If you take a walk around the Springmoor community, you’re likely to bump into resident Jan Hagarty. As a volunteer in the library, at the convenience store and on the Springmoor Residents Association, she’s often the first person to extend a happy hello to friends, neighbors and visitors.
“I’m a people person,” Jan said. “I do a lot of greeting!”Continue reading →
This past Valentine’s Day, Springmoor residents spread the love by hosting their annual food packaging event for Rise Against Hunger, a global hunger relief organization that supplies food and aid to those in need. The senior living community in northwest Raleigh has partnered with the charity for nearly a decade, and it has helped provide more than 400,000 meals for people around the world.
Over the past few months, Springmoor residents, staff and family members continuously donated money to purchase supplies and also volunteered for the meal packaging event. This year, the community’s goal was to package 60,000 meals in just a few hours.Continue reading →
Even though Jan Christensen already had friends who lived at Springmoor, she still had some concerns about making the move two and a half years ago, and whether she would make more friends on campus. Her fears of living in a different area than her friends who already lived on campus quickly disintegrated when her new neighbors gave her a warm welcome. Now, Jan is friends with many of those who welcomed her, and she still sees the friends she knew before she made the move. After she got settled, Jan rapidly became familiar with the community, and made herself comfortable by diving headfirst into the activities and organizations available at Springmoor.Continue reading →