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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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87-Year-Old Deep-Sea Diver and Shark Enthusiast | Atria Woodbridge

Deeper Waters: 87-Year-Old Diver and Shark Enthusiast Stays Active


Posted on September 19, 2014 by Michele Macmartin


Being underwater in the ocean is like entering a new world – just you and the creatures of the deep blue. Some people are drawn by adventure and discovery. After all, who knows what can be found beneath the waves? To see a coral reef for the first time, to share crystal clear waters with a slow-moving sea turtle, to look out into the open sea and gain a fresh perspective on how vast this planet truly is – these experiences have no age limit. You’re never too old to explore!

Just ask Atria Woodbridge resident James S., aka “California James.” (more…)


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Atria Regency Resident Comedian

The Power of Laughter


Posted on August 28, 2014 by Amira Rubin


Most comedians perform their stand-up acts on stage. For Don W., Atria Regency resident and all-around jokester, the front porch is his stage.

“We call him our porch patrol. He likes to relax there and make funny comments about everything,” said Lakisha Hopkins, Resident Services Director. (more…)


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