Posted on October 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Edrington
It would have been easy for her to quit. Numerous injuries kept Nicole Stevens off the balance beam for long periods of time as she pursued her gymnastic goals. But she was determined to succeed, putting in countless hours of physical therapy to build the strength that would carry her to the Junior Olympics National Championships and a top 30 finish. (more…)
Category: Our Team
Tags: Atria Cranford, Atria Marland Place, Atria on the Hudson, Atria Vista del Rio, Atria Willow Park
Posted on May 10, 2015 by Julie Smead
Thanking Mom for all she does should happen every day, and this Mother’s Day we’re doing something extra special for her. We asked Atria’s Facebook fans and employees to submit songs that remind them of Mom and created a customized playlist, “One Day You’ll Thank Me.” This Mother’s Day, listen and celebrate Mom with music! (more…)
Category: Caregiver Support, Our Team
Posted on May 5, 2015 by Taylor Rhea
A mother-daughter duo recently embarked on a journey of storytelling together. The two teamed up to complete Atria Senior Living’s guided journal Field Notes from an Adventurous Life. In anticipation of Mother’s Day, we asked Atria Paradise resident Grace R. and her daughter Ginger to share their special experience. (more…)
Category: News In Aging, Our Team, Wit & Wisdom
Tags: Atria Paradise, Mother's Day
Posted on April 30, 2015 by Taylor Rhea
Connecting with nature; it’s why we travel to reach a mountaintop, or go camping in the woods – or simply relax on our back porch. Being in nature is something we crave as humans, not only because of its beauty, but also its affect on our mood and well-being.
Thanks to a few nature-minded staff members and residents at Atria Fairhaven, the community now boasts their very own Certified Wildlife Habitat site®. (more…)
Category: Our Team, We ♥ Pets
Tags: Atria Fairhaven
Posted on April 28, 2015 by Shell Morley
Atria Paradise resident Antoinette D. is known for her cooking skills – so much so she’s published a cookbook of her family’s favorite recipes titled, Mangia e Tuei! (Eat and Be Quiet!). (more…)
Category: Our Team, The Atria Kitchen, Wit & Wisdom
Tags: Atria Paradise
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…)
Category: Active Aging, Caregiver Support, News In Aging, Our Team
Posted on April 15, 2015 by Sarah Mathison
Brett Harper once worked as a home health aide, traveling to private residences to assist older adults. A few years ago, one of her favorite clients, Gwen, decided it was time to consider assisted living. Because the two had become close friends, Brett helped Gwen search for options. (more…)
Category: Our Team
Posted on April 7, 2015 by Alyssa Ethington
What’s better on a hot Arizona day than an ice-cold bottle of beer? An ice-cold bottle of home-brewed beer!
This month marks two years since Atria Chandler Villas started its beer-brewing club, the Brew Crew. Working hand in hand with Jim Palmo, our Director of Culinary Service, our residents have brewed lagers, ales, pilsners and stouts. And their membership has grown steadily. (more…)
Category: Our Team
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…)
Category: Active Aging, Our Team
Tags: Atria Lynbrook, Girl Scouts
Posted on January 30, 2015 by Taylor Rhea
Think about your favorite comfort foods – that homemade apple pie recipe your mother passed down, or the spaghetti and meatballs with the special sauce that has just the right amount of tang and spice.
Atria residents want to enjoy their favorite foods while also receiving a variety of choices. That’s why we create choice-focused programs for our residents. (more…)
Category: Our Team, The Atria Kitchen
Tags: Atria Hacienda