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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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Meet Two Sisters Who Have Made a Difference at Springmoor for 35 Years

Recently, as part of its 35th anniversary celebration, Springmoor honored Barbara Vinson and Sandra Harris – two sisters who have worked here since the beginning.

As Springmoor celebrated its 35th anniversary, it honored two sisters who have worked at the community since the beginning.
Sisters and Springmoor longtime staff members Barbara Vinson (left) and Sandra Harris (right) were celebrated as part of the community’s 35th anniversary festivities.

At the ceremony to honor long-time staff, the current and former directors of the community including David Ammons, Marshall Givens and Brandon Hair as well as the sisters’ current and previous supervisors shared their appreciation for Sandra and Barbara.

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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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Springtime at One of the Most Beautiful Retirement Communities in NC

Springmoor’s 43-acre campus is a nature lover’s dream, and spring is the perfect time to enjoy its splendor. In fact, half of this bustling retirement community in North Carolina is devoted to woodlands and manicured gardens. In creating the community, Springmoor’s founder Jud Ammons worked with the natural landscape to minimize tree loss.

“I was given a skeleton and just added flesh to the bone,” said Thom Morgan, Springmoor’s director of landscaping.

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Picturing Spring at Springmoor, a CCRC in Raleigh, NC

With its 43-acre, park-like campus that attracts residents and visitors alike, spring at Springmoor is truly something special. From well-kept lawns and gardens to unique courtyards and nature trails, any location on campus provides a great view of springtime blooms.

To better understand how the campus remains so beautiful, Springmoor’s landscaping manager, Thom Morgan, shared some behind-the-scenes details. With more than 20 years of experience at Springmoor and a background in landscape architecture, Thom has the knowledge, team and tools to keep Springmoor looking its best all year – and the spring season is a great one to highlight.

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Meet Jan Christensen: Getting Involved in the Springmoor Community

Even though Jan Christensen already had friends who lived at Springmoor, she still had some concerns about making the move two and a half years ago, and whether she would make more friends on campus.  Her fears of living in a different area than her friends who already lived on campus quickly disintegrated when her new neighbors gave her a warm welcome. Now, Jan is friends with many of those who welcomed her, and she still sees the friends she knew before she made the move. After she got settled, Jan rapidly became familiar with the community, and made herself comfortable by diving headfirst into the activities and organizations available at Springmoor.

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