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Setting Goals and World Records: Meet Atria Darien’s Inspiring Rowers - Atria Senior Living Blog

Setting Goals and World Records: Meet Atria Darien’s Inspiring Rowers


Posted on January 17, 2017 by Kacey Roby


A buzz was building within Atria Darien. Waldo, Sally, Sid, Dick, Paula, Lois, David and Dotty had been looking forward to this day for weeks. Months earlier, rowing had never even entered their minds. Searching for the next fitness adventure for their residents, Atria reached out to Veterans’ Rowing and Kayaking and introduced the sport to them. After weeks of practice and setting higher and higher goals for themselves, they discovered a love of rowing. Today, this inspiring group of residents is not only gaining strength and reaching fitness goals, but is also setting world records.

This is their story.


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Achieve Your New Year’s Goal Point by Point – Atria Senior Living

Achieve Your New Year’s Goal, Point by Point


Posted on January 3, 2017 by Billie Jean King


Billie Jean King is a winner of 39 Grand Slam tennis titles, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a champion for social change and equality. She serves as Atria’s Well-Being Coach.

There’s something about the arrival of a new year that motivates us to become better versions of ourselves. The excitement of starting with a clean slate inspires us to make positive changes in our lifestyle like becoming more fit and committing to spend more time with the people we love. (more…)


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Theres No Age Limit to Making a Difference - Atria Senior Living Blog

There’s No Age Limit to Making a Difference


Posted on November 29, 2016 by Kacey Roby


Science shows that volunteering is good for you. Not only does it make you feel good and help you to live longer, 96% of those who volunteer say it enriches their sense of purpose in life.

It is almost impossible to visit an Atria community and not find residents involved in some sort of civic engagement. We call our events program Engage Life® because that’s exactly what we’ve designed it to help our residents do every day, in the company of friends. (more…)


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Advice from Billie Jean King: Go Grateful for Greater Well-Being

Advice from Billie Jean King: “Go Grateful” for Greater Well-Being


Posted on September 8, 2016 by Billie Jean King


Billie Jean King is a winner of 39 Grand Slam Tennis Titles, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a champion for social change and equality. She serves as Atria’s Well-Being Coach.


Every day when I wake up, I take a few moments to think about all I am grateful for in my life: family, friends, my health, having a platform to address issues I am passionate about, and having another day to help others. There is no better way to set ourselves up – mentally, emotionally and physically – to have a terrific day. When we become present to all the goodness and wonder around us, we open ourselves to experiencing greater happiness and fulfillment. (more…)


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Doing Away with Labels and Restrictions - Atria Senior Living

Doing Away with Labels and Restrictions


Posted on August 26, 2015 by Billie Jean King


Nearly 42 years ago this year, I accepted a challenge to play in a tennis match known as “The Battle of the Sexes.” Ultimately I won the match, but many people may not remember that I was behind for the first set and things weren’t looking very good for me. However, I was determined to win given the importance of the match: to bring attention to equality. (more…)


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Five Ways Volunteering Benefits Older Adults

Five Ways Volunteering Benefits Older Adults


Posted on April 17, 2015 by Chad Adcock


Most people would agree volunteering provides a wealth of benefits, often for the volunteers themselves. If you have ever worked in a soup kitchen or donated blood or spent a Saturday afternoon cleaning your local beach or park, you know exactly what I am talking about. Volunteering is good for you!

And it’s particularly beneficial for older adults. (more…)


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Girls Scouts Help Bridge Gap Between Young and Old - Atria Lynbrook

Girl Scouts & Atria Lynbrook – Learning from Young and Old


Posted on March 17, 2015 by Taylor Rhea


In March 1912, a group of 18 girls gathered in Savannah, GA with the dream of bringing young girls out of their homes. They went hiking, camping, studied first aid and learned how to tell time by the stars. This group was the inception of what we know today as the Girl Scouts of America.

During the month of March, we celebrate the Girl Scouts in Atria communities across the country. (more…)


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86-Year-Old Dancer Shares Her Wit and Wisdom – Atria Crossgate

Doing it for the joy of it: An 86-Year-Old Salsa Dancer Shares Her Wit and Wisdom


Posted on February 10, 2015 by Taylor Rhea


“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.” – Agnes DeMille, dancer and choreographer

86-year-old Atria Crossgate resident Angela C., who’s been dancing more than 50 years, has known the power and glory of this graceful art form all her life.  (more…)


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