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Category: Family

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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Meet Marlene Lambeth, a Second-Generation Springmoor Resident

In the late 1990s, Marlene Lambeth’s mother, who then lived in Florida, decided that she wanted to move closer to Marlene, her only child. At the time, Marlene lived in Raleigh and was studying the pipe organ with a woman who lived at Springmoor. Upon Marlene’s recommendation, her mother added Springmoor to her list of communities to tour.

After visiting a few different communities in Raleigh, Marlene’s mother chose Springmoor. Marlene visited her mother often when she lived at Springmoor and was active in the community even back then. She not only volunteered to play piano at the community, but also became familiar with many of her mother’s new friends.

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Things to Do in the Triangle This Fall

Sir Walter Raleigh at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
Sir Walter Raleigh at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

What’s on your calendar this fall? The Triangle region has a big city feel with oodles of Southern charm. It’s a city where modern meets historic. There is so much to do and so many things to see that you will need to stay a few weeks to explore every corner of the region. Combined, the Research Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) has a population of over two million. Springmoor residents have chosen to live in the city because of family, friends, universities or careers. Many have come for a visit and stayed because of the wide variety of cultural activities, restaurants, museums, festivals, parks and sports.

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Meraki Arts Studio Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary

Since opening in September 2017, the Meraki Arts Studio at Springmoor has served as a dedicated space for current and future residents, their families, instructors and staff to revel in the simple joys of creativity. Several instructors host a wide variety of art classes in media ranging from classics like painting to contemporary methods like fused glass and quilling. When residents participate, they frequently leave the studio’s classes with more than a piece of art – they gain confidence through the benefits of exercising the mind with a creative endeavor. Since its debut a year ago, the studio has flourished.

Shirley, Ruth and Emily learning drawing techniques in Gretchen Phillip's class
Shirley, Ruth and Emily learning drawing techniques in Gretchen Phillip’s class

New Classes

“Over the last year I have gone from teaching a couple classes a month to teaching several classes a week,” Gretchen Phillips, a local art instructor who teaches at Springmoor, shared. “We have had a tremendous amount of growth. The program receives great support from Resident Life Director, Leah Willis. The residents make the work I do here so rewarding.” Gretchen teaches Visual Journaling, Jewelry Design, Fabric Arts and many other mixed media classes. Continue reading →

Table for Four

There was a table for four with one empty seat when Sandy walked into the Rightsizing Marketing Event at Springmoor. She was in the early stages of her search for a new home in Raleigh. Marilyn was seated at the table and invited Sandy to join them in the empty chair. The introductions were made and the two became fast friends during the meeting. Continue reading →

Puzzle Tables are Like a Magnet

“Puzzling is a wonderful way to get to know your neighbors and meet new people. We are fortunate to puzzle at an entrance area with people coming and going all day.” Eunice, a Springmoor Puzzler, says everyone loves to stop, take a peek and join the conversation. “There’s always lots of laughter at our table,” says Judy Beal.

Creedmoor Puzzlers Goldie, Julie, Libby, Linda (and MoJo), Anne, Mary Lou, Sibylia and Lois
Creedmoor Puzzlers Goldie, Julie, Libby, Linda (and MoJo), Anne, Mary Lou, Sibylia and Lois

The Challenge

Judy and Eunice are among the many residents at Springmoor who enjoy puzzling. On almost every floor of every wing, there is a puzzle table with a 500 – 2000 piece puzzle in the works. Friends and family often give residents new puzzles for their floor. Residents purchase a few and they are often traded from floor to floor. After the Creedmoor puzzlers finished Robert Silvers’ Photomosaics, they challenged North Village to see how quickly they could complete the puzzle. Continue reading →