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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
There are certain milestones in life when you need to make a big decision: college, marriage, first home, children and aging in place. But what exactly is aging in place?Continue reading →
You’re an active, social older adult, and when you consider the idea of moving to a continuing care retirement community (or CCRC) you may think, “No way, I’m not ready yet! I’ll go to one of those places when I need to.” However, many seniors with this mindset are actually doing themselves (and their families) a disservice.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
Gail Jens has lived at Springmoor for more than five years, and during that time has become involved with just about every community activity imaginable—from volunteering for resident organizations and working in the convenience store, to gardening, volunteering in the library, delivering mail and taking fitness classes. She’s one of the many active residents at Springmoor and enjoys spending her days keeping busy.Continue reading →