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Category: Active Seniors

Marjorie O’Rorke: A Dedicated Volunteer and Champion of Mental Health

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.

Marjorie O'Rorke was recently inducted into the Raleigh Hall of Fame for her work as a volunteer in the Raleigh area and for her work to help those needing mental health assistance.
Marjorie O'Rorke was recently inducted into the Raleigh Hall of Fame for her work as a volunteer in the Raleigh area and for her work to help those needing mental health assistance.
Marjorie, pictured seated in the center in red, was recently inducted 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.

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Meet Sally Neal, a Second-Generation Springmoor Resident

Sally Neal is a second-generation Springmoor resident

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.

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Making Melodies: Music at Springmoor

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.

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Meet Bill Marley: Giving Back to the Springmoor Community

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.

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