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Everybody Loves a Clown – Atria Copeland

Everybody Loves a Clown


Posted on December 18, 2014 by Taylor Rhea


Charlie Chaplin became a worldwide icon in the silent film era through his screen persona as the silent “Tramp” clown. Red Skelton, one of America’s most well-known clowns, starred in more than 20 movies and had his own radio and television show. And Patch Adams, a young doctor in the ‘70s, began clowning for hospital patients and was portrayed by late comedian Robin Williams in a Hollywood film.

What was it about these clowns that made them great? Was it their exaggerated facial expressions? (more…)


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A Long Life. A Strong Spirit. - Atria Springdale

A Long Life. A Strong Spirit.


Posted on October 29, 2014 by Beatrice Huston


Atria Springdale resident Jo P. was kind enough to open up to me about her life. I can easily describe Jo as “determined.”  She has been through a lot in her 81 years and although she’s lost two children and two husbands, she’s steadfast in her goal to be positive and optimistic.  I have come to understand that Jo is the kind of person who is determined to push through the storm and come out stronger on the other side.

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76-Year-Old Says Aging is an Adventure – Atria Seville

76-Year-Old Says Aging is an Adventure


Posted on October 26, 2014 by Taylor Rhea


“You’re too old.”

“You’ll get hurt.”

“Your body can’t do what it used to.”

“Don’t risk it.”

These are just a few myths about aging that society supports – the notion that as we age, we weaken. We decline. That somehow we are less of a person, with limited value.

Lilias G., an Atria Seville resident, refuses to adopt this mentality. (more…)


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