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Frank Seaman Flying A Plane

Flying High at Age 98


Posted on February 12, 2014 by Taylor Rhea


No matter how old we grow, we never lose our desire for a thrill: the feeling of exhilaration, a mixture of excitement and fear. It’s the kind that makes adrenaline rush through our bodies on a rollercoaster ride. The kind that lets us escape from our ordinary lives, even just for a moment.

Something thrilling. (more…)


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Memory Walk

Shout-out to Atria Summit Hills


Posted on October 31, 2013 by Atria Senior Living


At Atria, we strive to enhance lives and exceed expectations every day. In fact, that very commitment is woven so deeply into our fabric, it’s part of our mission statement.

Katie Race, Life Guidance Director at Atria Summit Hills, made the company’s mission her own by setting a personal goal to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. (more…)


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Embracing Brothers

A Heartfelt Reunion: Two Brothers Connect After 20 Years


Posted on October 16, 2013 by Atria Senior Living


In 1989, Bruce Brown suffered a massive stroke that paralyzed the right side of his body. Although he lost his ability to walk and speak, he was able to teach himself how to paint with his left hand. A true model of determination and endurance, Bruce Brown proved that being a stroke victim would not define him. Instead, he became an artist and a survivor.  (more…)


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Journal on Active Aging

The Journal on Active Aging Features Atria


Posted on October 15, 2013 by Katy Miller


We were so honored that the Journal on Active Aging selected us for a feature in the September/October 2013 issue. The article, “Building a Team for Wellness,” addresses our approach to programming, which shifted from a typical activities program to one that inspires residents to maintain, or even increase, their independence. (more…)


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