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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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Meet Sam, a True Gentleman - Atria Senior Living Blog

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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