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Art | Still Growing – Atria on the Hudson Resident

Art | Still Growing


Posted on March 31, 2016 by Julie Smead


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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Atria Rewards Determination – Atria Senior Living Blog

Atria Honors Determination


Posted on October 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Edrington


It would have been easy for her to quit. Numerous injuries kept Nicole Stevens off the balance beam for long periods of time as she pursued her gymnastic goals. But she was determined to succeed, putting in countless hours of physical therapy to build the strength that would carry her to the Junior Olympics National Championships and a top 30 finish. (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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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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Active Lifestyle: Creating a Sense of Purpose

Creating a Sense of Purpose


Posted on December 4, 2014 by Sulekha Zaug


“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Setting and achieving goals is key to maintaining a sense of purpose. Fortunately, age has nothing to do with one’s ability to achieve (more…)


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