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Category: Active Seniors

A Springmoor Resident Explains Why Choosing a CCRC Is a Good Long-Term Financial Decision

When you’re considering your options for retirement living, you’re weighing many factors such as cost, location, amenities, and services. The choices can seem overwhelming. It can be helpful to think of retirement communities as falling into four primary categories: Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living (AL), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs).

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Springmoor volunteer Judy Allen enjoys using her volunteerism to make a difference and fill bellies of those in need.

Meet Judy Allen: Fulfilling Volunteer Work That Fills Bellies

“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.

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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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