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Meet Vance, Dancer and Atria West 86 Resident

Vance | Lifelong Arts Supporter

Posted on August 7, 2015 by Julie Smead

As a dancer, Atria West 86 resident Vance R. rubbed elbows (or was it feet?) with some of theater’s most elite performers. He also modeled for Revlon and the Art Students League of New York, and danced in off-Broadway shows and in the Catskills at the legendary Grossinger’s Resort. (more…)

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Greta | An Education in Self-Sacrifice – Atria on the Hudson

Greta | An Education in Self-Sacrifice

Posted on May 9, 2015 by Julie Smead

Greta R. would like you to know one thing: she put her husband through college by working at a job giving away coupons and food samples at grocery stores. While she never went to college herself, she raised four children who all went on to attend Ivy League universities. (more…)

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Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher - Atria Bayside Landing

Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

Posted on May 8, 2015 by Taylor Rhea

The urge to teach is a hard one to shed. Josephine “Jo” W. taught elementary, junior high and college, and now the 86-year-old teaches a bridge class to fellow residents at Atria Bayside Landing. The most rewarding aspect of teaching, according to Jo, is the moment your student understands a new concept you’re trying to show them.  (more…)

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