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Residents Choose from a Wide Variety of Indoor Events & Activities in Every Season

Do you ever get “cabin fever” when the weather is too hot, too cold, or too rainy to venture out? At Springmoor, there’s never a shortage of indoor activities to choose from right here on our beautiful 43-acre campus. We offer fun pastimes and ways to stay active that suit every taste throughout each month of the year.

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Springmoor enjoys a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. During the winter, highs are generally between 47–53°F, with lows around freezing.

Though winter days of 60°F aren’t uncommon (and the average annual snowfall is only 6 inches!), many folks consider winter to be the most challenging season for staying energized and engaged. At Springmoor, we’ve got you covered!

Residents can enjoy all the amenities we offer, numerous social activities, intellectual pursuits, opportunities to create and appreciate the arts, organized games, a rich spiritual life, and much more without leaving campus. There’s so much to choose from, you can’t possibly do it all.

Expansive Exercise Room and Group Classes

The staff of our Pathways Wellness Center provides dozens of group classes every week that accommodate all fitness levels. Just a few of the offerings include Cardio, Pilates, Seated Yoga, Tai Chi Form, and Strength & Stability. In addition to being taught live, some classes are broadcast on our in-house TV station, Channel 1341.

Our heated, indoor saltwater pool is available year-round for both aquatic classes and independent swimming. Swimming in a saltwater pool helps relieve sore joints and muscles and is gentler on your skin and eyes than a traditional chlorine pool.

In our exercise room, you can complete your own routine using a wide variety of weight machines. Need accountability? Many residents partner up to be each other’s workout buddies. You can also participate in our personal training program, which has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years.

Our Pathways Wellness Center—Much More than a Place to Exercise!

After you work out, enjoy our spa or sauna. You can schedule an appointment to visit our massage therapist or hair and nail salon.

Pathways Wellness Center is also home to our University Theatre. We offer a wide selection of film screenings, from new releases to 1940s classics. Shows in March 2024 include Wonka, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, The Hill, The Color Purple, Lucy & Desi, and Easter Parade with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.

You can use our game room with a billiards table. Or, head to our Business Center for some time on the computer. Hungry after exercising? Meet a friend for a meal at our Village Bistro.

We Make It Easy to Connect with Friends and Neighbors

When you visit our campus, you can ask current residents which social activities they enjoy most. If you’re a morning person, you might choose to attend a Breakfast Social or Coffee Time Get-Together. One of our chaplains, Justin Williamson, offers a Men’s Coffee and Fellowship regularly.

If you tend to get going later in the day, our Dining and Residence Life Departments offer many catered opportunities from Pizza Parties and Wine & Cheese Socials to Five-Course Dinners and Galas with full menus. We celebrate all the major holidays with food and fun, as well as some of the smaller ones like the Super Bowl and Oktoberfest—any excuse to get together for a good time with friends and neighbors!

Many group activities on campus are resident-led. Indoor games include bridge, canasta, and ping pong. You can also meet a friend at our greenhouse or woodworking shop to work on independent projects.

Our chaplains and social workers offer a regular social gathering for residents with dementia. Professional caregivers are on hand for the entertainment and safe care of the residents. A support group for spouses and other caregivers is provided at the same time.

If you’re musically inclined, residents lead a handball choir (the Springmoor Ringers), the Springmoor Singers, and informal sing-a-longs. A new offering is our Tea & Tunes program. Enjoy an afternoon of piano music, tea, and socializing in one of our gathering rooms.

Every month, residents have multiple opportunities to attend performances on campus by professional musicians from a wide variety of genres. In March 2024, we’re offering a variety show featuring bluegrass, a performance by Southwind Celtic Trio, and a concert by Pepper Choplin, a full-time composer, conductor, and humorist.

Last, but certainly not least, of course you can host friends and family in your own residence whenever you like. With hundreds of peers as neighbors, a get-together is just a short walk away. You can also reserve a private dining room to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.

Spiritual Life at Springmoor

Continually held worship services include Sunday Vespers, Weekly Communion and Mass in the Chapel, and Ecumenical Holy Communion. Our chaplains also offer Communion Visits.

In March 2024, Holy Week Services on campus are the Maundy Thursday Communion Service, Good Friday Tenebrae Service, and Easter Sunday Service. Residents often contribute through musical offerings.

Regular groups led by our chaplains include our Connections Discussion Group and our Changes Group. Connections offers a place to connect with each other as we face the human condition of aging. We reflect on the wisdom we’ve gained and explore our hopes for the years to come. Changes provides a time to gather and support each other as we navigate the many inevitable changes life brings.

Our chaplains offer Bible study and book studies. Our Lenten Book Study this year examines Witness at the Cross. On the first Monday of each month, we enjoy the Chaplains Monday Movie Matinee, and this March we’re screening Jesus Revolution with Kelsey Grammer.

Our chaplains support residents and staff regardless of their beliefs, and rabbis and other spiritual leaders are frequent guests on our campus. Many Springmoor residents opt to continue to be active in their lifelong faith communities after moving to our campus.

“EARTH” without “ART” is just “EH”!

Visual art opportunities in our Meraki Arts Studio abound. Established in September 2017, the studio is a dedicated space for residents and their families to explore their creative sides. Members of our waitlist can also join in activities.

From March 17–20, 2024, residents are participating in one of our regularly scheduled (and extremely popular!) Fused Glass Weeks. This month, we’re making dishes, night lights, and other decorative objects.

Classes in painting, quilling, jewelry making, and ceramics are also frequent offerings. Many residents enjoy making art as gifts for friends and family. A group of residents also gathers for  Open Studio Painting in Meraki on Saturdays.

Whereas instruction is typically provided in our arts studio, some residents pursue art independently. We have many talented residents in both categories, and resident art is displayed in several locations throughout the community.

Engaging in Life-Long Learning Without Leaving Campus

At Springmoor, you don’t have to leave home to find your next great read. Our resident-run library has several thousand books in its primary location, six different reading rooms filled with paperbacks, two book clubs, a book cart service, and even “meet the author” events. Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain visited recently for a lecture and book signing.

Dr. Jim Clark, an NC State University Professor of English Emeritus, has coordinated a Life Writing Workshop monthly for many years. Dr. Clark leads residents in recording their life stories for themselves and their loved ones.

On an ongoing basis, residents can attend guest lectures from renowned speakers like Dr. Elliot Engel. Dr. Engel speaks on topics ranging from The History and Mystery of Wine to examinations of the lives of great artists such as Charles Dickens and the Bronte Sisters.

Our Sodexo dietitians and Pathways Wellness staff frequently offer information sessions; the FAN (Fitness & Nutrition) Club recently coordinated a Lunch & Learn event on the topic of “Popular Diets & Eating Habits.” We also host many outside speakers on health topics. In January, Dr. Ben Andrews, Psy.D presented a wellness seminar titled “Emotional Health in the New Year.”

Schedule Your Visit Today

Our monthly service package allows you to spend less time doing things like dealing with housework and health insurance paperwork and more time doing all of the things that bring you the most joy. From 24-hour security and emergency call service to chef-prepared meals, life is better at Springmoor!

To learn more about our active senior living community, call us at 919-848-7080 or click here to request a personalized tour or an information packet. We look forward to speaking with you soon about all that Springmoor has to offer!



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