- Sep 22North Carolina Symphony presents An Evening of Rachmaninoff
The Season Opener includes Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with pianist Natasha Paremski, on an all-Rachmaninoff program conducted by Grant Llewellyn which also includes the symphonic poem The Rock and the lively Symphonic Dances—the composer’s final work.
With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and flawless technique. Born in Moscow, Natasha moved to the United-States at the age of 8 and became a US citizen shortly thereafter. She is now based in New York.
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
Reservations are requested for ticket-holders by Wednesday, September 20 at 9am
- Sep 24Active Aging Week
Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA), Active Aging Week takes place each year during the last week of September. The weeklong campaign calls attention to and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today. It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spotlights the role models that lead the way.
Active Aging Week challenges society’s diminished expectations of aging by showing that, regardless of age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life—physical, nutritional, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental. The objective of the annual health-promotion event is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities and exercise in a safe, supportive environment. It also promotes the benefits of healthier, more active lifestyles across the life span. In 2017, the observance will be held September 24-September 30.
We have activities planned everyday to celebrate ACTIVE AGING WEEK. Join us for music, food, arts, lecturers, health fair, tours and more.
Dr. Mark Leary – The Role of Self-Compassion in Successful Aging
William and Sue Wills – The Presidents and Their First Ladies Live Shows
Dr. Carol Dunn – Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less
Springmoor Presents – Sarah Getto, Vocalist and Instrumentalist
Grill Show and Cookout
Farmer’s Market Lunch and Dinner
- Sep 24Meraki Arts Studio Open House
Meraki, a verb, or adverb, a Modern Greek word, derived from the Turkish “Merak” (Labor of love, to do something with pleasure), is applied to tasks, usually, creative or artistic tasks. It is leaving a little piece of yourself in your creative work.
Come check out this newly renovated space, meet the instructors, learn about classes, ask questions and enjoy some refreshments.
North Village near the Breezeway
- Sep 25Functional Fitness and Mobility
Active Aging Week: Special Exercise Classes offered today
Chances are you don’t live to exercise… you exercise to live – to maintain or improve your quality of life. Join us for a fun morning of refreshments and fitness classes as we focus on function & mobility, specifically the hip & shoulder joints. Functional fitness exercises are designed to train and develop your muscles to make it easier and safer to perform everyday activities.
9:30 – 10:00 ~ Challenging
10:15 – 10:45 ~ Basic
11:00 – 11:30 ~ Accessible
North Village Great Room
- Sep 25The Role of Self-Compassion in Successful Aging
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, Dr. Leary, heads the program in Social Psychology and is faculty director of the Duke Interdisciplinary Initiative in Social Psychology. Professor Leary has published 12 books and more than 200 scholarly chapters and articles on topics dealing with social motivation and emotion and the negative effects of excessive egotism and self-focus. He has been particularly interested in the ways in which people’s emotions, behaviors, and self-views are influenced by their concerns with other people’s perceptions and evaluations of them.
Professor Leary’s books include Social Anxiety; Self-Presentation: Impression Management and Interpersonal Behavior; The Curse of the Self: Self-Awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life; Handbook of Self and Identity; and Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods. Based on his scholarly contributions, the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin designated him among the top 40 social and personality psychologists in the world with the greatest impact.
In 2010, he received the Lifetime Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity. In addition, he was the founding editor of the journal Self and Identity and is currently the editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
North Village Auditorium
- Sep 26Springmoor Presents…William and Sue Wills
TWO LIVE SHOWS!
Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking
2:30pm Today they proudly present to us the story of our 34th President and First Lady: Ike and Mamie Eisenhower
Ike was first a soldier and Mamie was first a wife…the Presidency and First Ladyship almost seemed secondary. Ike was in office during eight years of peace and prosperity, while the “cold war” raged. Mamie epitomized the ideal “50’s wife” who enjoyed her role of being simply “Ike’s wife.” As a young couple, Ike and Mamie suffered the tragic loss of a child and Mamie had to adapt continually to the many moves of an Army wife. Ike’s career in the Army was often frustrating, yet every step prepared him for his biggest undertaking, being Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II and then President of the United States.
7:15pm Tonight’s story begins in late1949 with a phone call. Please welcome the 40th President and First Lady: Ronald and Nancy Reagan
Ronald Reagan may seem to have had the most unusual background of any American President – actor, and actor in mostly “B” movies at that – but he actually came to the office with great executive experience having headed the Screen Actors Guild union and then state of California as Governor. He also had a philosophy that had been honed by years of study and writing. His 8 years as President were filled with highlights – the beginning of the collapse of the Soviet Union, a tremendous economic recovery; problems – the rise of Islamic terrorism, the Iran-Contra affair. As President he gave a long series of beautifully crafted and delivered speeches, thus the nickname “The Great Communicator.” Beside him, was his loving wife Nancy who had to struggle being mother to a blended family, suffer through the assassination attempt on her husband, and eventually deal with her own physical difficulties. Theirs is truly a great love story. As Nancy said of Ronnie “My life began when I met my husband.” As Ronnie said of Nancy, “I can’t imagine a life without her…Life began when I met Nancy.”
North Village Auditorium
- Sep 27Seven Solutions to Live a Healthier Life
Dr. Carolyn Dunn will answer this question and more during her presentation. Dr. Dunn will also give a preview of the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program, a 15-week weight management program based upon evidence-based strategies for weight loss and weight maintenance.
Carolyn is a friend and former colleague of many Springmoor residents and currently serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at North Carolina State University and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Carolyn has more than 25 years of experience in nutrition education and behavior change and is the Lead Author and Principal Investigator for Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes programs. She has a passion for cooking, food, and health.
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is coming to Springmoor, beginning on October 16 for 15 weeks. Mondays at 1:30. Registration available after the presentation.
North Village Auditorium
- Sep 27Springmoor Presents..An Evening of Music and Inspiration
Sarah Getto, Instrumentalist and Vocalist
Sarah’s dream is to teach music at the elementary level. She’s also interested in becoming a Music Therapist. Sarah was inspired by music educators her entire life and wants to pass on some of that inspiration to her students one day. Sarah began teaching herself to play the piano at age 3 and the violin at 10. She also plays the guitar, bass and the autoharp. She started composing music in her early teens. Sarah writes music in many styles including Country, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Classical and Christian. She also enjoys composing Instrumental Sound Tracks. She does all of her recording in her own studio.
Sarah was mainstreamed through Norman Public Schools in Oklahoma, where she learned Braille. During her early education, she developed a love of music of all types. In high school, she sang in the choir and played violin in the orchestra. At night she would write songs, performing them as often as she could. As a freshman at SOSU, she was introduced to opera.
Since graduating from college, Sarah has performed all across the country at Music Shows. She has traveled over 50,000 miles during the last two years, entertaining tens of thousands in 26 states. Her show features music originally recorded by Anne Murray, Karen Carpenter, The Supremes, Captain and Tennille, Alison Krauss, and many other Pop, Country and Gospel performers.
North Village Auditorium
- Sep 28Grill Show and Cookout
4:30pm GRILL SHOW
We will have bruschetta with tomato salsa and fresh lemonade available while the burgers grill.
The menu will consist of a specialty burger stuffed with bacon and onion, veggie burger, baked beans, fresh corn on the cob, broccoli salad, fruit salad and an assortment of bags of chips. Enjoy a cool dessert of frozen lemonade pie and melon slices with lemon and strawberry garnish.
Reservations begin on Monday, September 11 and end Friday, September 22. Sign-up sheets in each of the Dining Rooms.
- Sep 28Art Class – Sharpie Dyed Pillowcases
Come make a fun pillowcase for yourself. Simple little lines and dots make a big impact when you hit them with rubbing alcohol. Gretchen will show you how to make a variety of patterns so you can make a one of a kind creation. If you would like to bring your own garments to dye instead, (canvas shoes, white shirts, etc), go for it!
North Village Meraki Arts Studio near the Breezeway
Reservations are requested by Friday, September 22 at 9am