Category: Active Seniors
“It bothers me to think about people being hungry,” Springmoor resident Judy Allen said.
That’s precisely why she has spent so much time volunteering for worthy causes in the Raleigh area that help feed those who may go hungry otherwise. And now that she’s living at Springmoor and enjoying more free time, Judy can continue making a difference for two of the organizations she serves: Meals on Wheels and Backpack Buddies.Continue reading →
Selfless, humble, tenacious, intelligent, empathetic and visionary are just a few adjectives that describe Marjorie O’Rorke—a lifetime community volunteer, Springmoor resident and recent inductee into the Raleigh Hall of Fame.
The Raleigh Hall of Fame recognizes individuals, including activists and volunteers, and non-profit organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions to the City of Raleigh. For 56 years, Marjorie has devoted endless hours to the Dorothea Dix Hospital and the Dix Park Conservancy; however, the news of her induction into the 2019 Raleigh Hall of Fame surprised her. “I didn’t think I had done anything great,” Marjorie said.Continue reading →
When she learned of several break-ins in her mother’s neighborhood, Sally Neal began to worry about the safety and well-being of her mother, Mary. Sally, who lived in New Jersey at the time, discussed the situation with her sister, and the two realized that it would be best for Mary to move to a new place. After some searching and considering, Mary, who is a native of Raleigh, chose Springmoor as her new home and settled into a two-bedroom, two-bath villa.Continue reading →
Most people like a party: the anticipation, the ambience, the food and drink, and a reason to dress up. Springmoor, known for its robust activities, hosts galas for members of the community twice per year—and in June, it did not disappoint. At the Latin-themed dinner and concert, guests wore brightly colored apparel and tropical attire for an evening of conversation, fine dining and entertainment.Continue reading →
When looking at retirement communities in NC, Dallas and Jackie looked at Springmoor and never looked back!
Dallas and Jackie Brown are true southerners, having lived in Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta and Biloxi, and for the past 31 years, they’ve called Raleigh home. With two daughters, five grandchildren, one great grandchild—and another great grandchild on the way—their life is full.Continue reading →
As you walk through the park-like Springmoor campus in Raleigh, NC, it’s likely you’ll hear music in the air. From the musical performances and music groups to church services and resident musicians, it’s no coincidence that there’s music all around!
The various benefits of practicing or simply enjoying music are why music is frequently incorporated into the engaging activities at CCRCs like Springmoor, and for two particular members of the community, music plays an especially important role in their lives.Continue reading →