During COVID-19, Springmoor Residents Support Their Neighbors by Coordinating the Campus Postal System
Since mid-March 2020, a group of Springmoor residents has been volunteering to handle the on-campus mail. Two residents—Jerry Fuller in North Village and David Waters in South Village—spearhead this effort and coordinate the other volunteers.Continue reading →
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).Continue reading →
“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 →
If you take a walk around the Springmoor community, you’re likely to bump into resident Jan Hagarty. As a volunteer in the library, at the convenience store and on the Springmoor Residents Association, she’s often the first person to extend a happy hello to friends, neighbors and visitors.
“I’m a people person,” Jan said. “I do a lot of greeting!”Continue reading →
This past Valentine’s Day, Springmoor residents spread the love by hosting their annual food packaging event for Rise Against Hunger, a global hunger relief organization that supplies food and aid to those in need. The senior living community in northwest Raleigh has partnered with the charity for nearly a decade, and it has helped provide more than 400,000 meals for people around the world.
Over the past few months, Springmoor residents, staff and family members continuously donated money to purchase supplies and also volunteered for the meal packaging event. This year, the community’s goal was to package 60,000 meals in just a few hours.Continue reading →