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Sam | A True Gentleman

Posted on September 22, 2015 by Julie Smead

In the 1940s, Sam A. purchased the Chestnut Beer Garden in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and ran the small neighborhood bar for more than 30 years. It was a good life, and he and his wife, Fanny, spent every winter at their second home in Delray Beach, Florida, across the street from fellow snowbirds Alvin and Evelyn, who were from Buffalo, New York. (more…)

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Life Lessons from Atria Senior Living Residents

Wit & Wisdom: Life Lessons from Atria Residents

Posted on August 21, 2015 by admin

Atria residents are gold mines of knowledge and wisdom, so who better to turn to for advice? We asked our employees to share the best life lesson an Atria resident has taught them. We received hundreds of witty one-liners and heartfelt statements, and we want to pass the wisdom on to you. (more…)

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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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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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