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Meet the Love of Your Life Again – Atria Senior Living Blog

Meet the Love of Your Life Again

Posted on February 10, 2017 by admin

You met the love of your life the day you were born – it’s you!

Making positive connections with others is essential to a good quality of life, yet the relationship that requires top priority is the relationship you have with yourself. If you’ve ever flown on a plane, you know the drill: Place the oxygen mask on yourself before helping your fellow passengers. Loving yourself is the foundation to having a positive relationship with others. (more…)

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5 Gifts Your Mom Will Tell Her Friends About – Atria Blog

5 Gifts Your Mom Will Tell Her Friends About

Posted on December 8, 2016 by admin

I find myself worrying about my mom in much the same way I imagine she worried about me when I went off to college. She retired years ago but stays active volunteering and serving on boards. Mom isn’t ready for senior living just yet, but that doesn’t keep me from making sure she’s eating right, exercising, regularly engaging with friends and not clicking on email scams. Meanwhile, I’m balancing work, appointments, wedding planning, volunteering, social events, dog walking, workouts and kids’ ballgames. Time is scarce. (more…)

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Arlene | A Real Show Stopper - Atria West 86 Resident

Arlene | A Real Showstopper

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Atria Senior Living

It’s no surprise others describe Arlene K. as theatrical, independent and cultured; she likes to express herself by creating beaded jewelry and acting and singing in original skits and revues as part of the “Showstoppers” performance group. (more…)

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Art | Still Growing – Atria on the Hudson Resident

Art | Still Growing

Posted on March 31, 2016 by Atria Senior Living

Art O. didn’t discover his talent for painting until later in life, when he took a class at Atria on the Hudson. He had always assumed his wife and daughter were the only creative ones of the family. Today, the retired pharmacist now paints in the style of his favorite artist, Norman Rockwell, and several of Art’s acrylic paintings of birds and animals are prominently displayed in his community’s library. (more…)

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Give the Gift of Time This Valentines Day – Atria Senior Living Blog

Give the Gift of Time This Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 9, 2016 by Angela Weisser

You want a heartfelt Valentine’s Day gift to be thoughtful – something to let that special someone know just how much you value their place in your life. But the stores are full of flowers, chocolates and other things they don’t really need and might not want. So after years of giving stuff, what else is there to offer? (more…)

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