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Atria Chandler Villas’ Residents Make Hand-crafted Beer

Atria Chandler Villas’ Brew Crew celebrates two-year anniversary


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…)


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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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Atria Hacienda’s Food for Thought – Atria Senior Living

Food for Thought: The Choice is Yours


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…)


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Wit & Wisdom: What I’ve Learned – Atria Senior Living Blog

Wit & Wisdom: What I’ve Learned


Posted on January 22, 2015 by admin


We asked the people who work every day in our communities to share the best life lesson an Atria resident has taught them. Here are a few things that really moved us and inspired us – so much that we wanted to pass them on to you. (more…)


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The Value of Intergenerational Programming

The Importance of Intergenerational Programming


Posted on October 3, 2014 by Chad Adcock


The residents of our community absolutely love young people. Sometimes I joke that they only like young people, puppies, and babies. Of course, that's an exaggeration but there is an element of truth there. Whenever I bring young people into the community, even the most introverted residents come out of their shells and light up with joy. (more…)


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Rose Watson

A Journey of 15 Years


Posted on September 8, 2014 by Taylor Rhea


In 1999, I found myself in a dire situation. Self-preservation caused me to file for divorce. “What am I going to do?” I asked myself in fear. I had been a stay-at-home mom. My last job was in Silicon Valley 20 years ago. My son was away at college and all of my family lived overseas. It was a scary and uncertain time in my life. Within walking distance of my house, I watched as Atria Grapevine was being built. (more…)


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Enhancing Engage Life® Program with iPads – Atria Senior Living Blog

Enhancing Engage Life® programs with iPad Technology


Posted on August 14, 2014 by Shannon Wilson


Technology has revolutionized the way we experience the world. Thanks to the internet, we enjoy instant access to an unlimited amount of information, and the rise of social networking has helped us to be more connected than ever before. Smartphones, laptops and tablets have all helped make our world larger and smaller at the same time. But how do we open up this world for older adults who may not be tech-savvy? How do we bridge the gap between those who live on the grid – and those who’ve never been part of it? (more…)


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Making Time to Play Every Day | Atria Senior Living Blog

Enjoy! Make time to P.L.A.Y


Posted on August 12, 2014 by Kerrie Anastassatos


In the month of August, Atria’s Well-Being Coach, Billie Jean King invites us all to “play every day!” I bet you haven’t received an invitation to come out and play since you were a child, but making time to play is something we should continue to do throughout our lives. (more…)


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