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Tallgrass Creek
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Betsy Heimke s grandchildren are grown and her great-grandchildren live in Texas, but she routinely enjoys fun and games with youngsters. That s because Heimke is a Grandfriend, one of about twenty people who live at Tallgrass Creek that enthusiastically participate in an enrichment program with second and third graders from nearby Blue River Elementary School. [caption id="...
Eagle's Trace
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Some people golf or garden to relax. Betty Roberts picks up a needle and thread and quilts. Now she and her neighbors at Eagle s Trace have turned their hobby into a way to raise money for a good cause. [caption id="attachment_8224" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Eagle s Trace Needleworkers (left to right) Betty Roberts, Jade Boebinger, Peggy Smith, Betty Collins, and Jan...
Maris Grove
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After 27 years of teaching children in the Delaware school system, Ilona Lind says the high stress and fast pace had caught up with her. My body was a wreck because I had ignored it for so long, Lind says. Once she retired, things became quieter and she was able to listen to her body; she knew it was time to reconnect. Some ways she did this were by practicing yoga and meditation and receiving...
Oak Crest
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What happens when residents of a retirement community set sail on a cruise ship visited by a 20th-century German submarine, a 19th-century British sailing vessel, and an 18th-century band of pirates? Over an hour of hilarious, unadulterated fun! [caption id="attachment_7587" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Oak Crest Village Vaudevillian cast members Margaret Ingram (seated), (...
Linden Ponds
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Year-round they practice diligently, working their way through sheets of music and lines of comedy and drama alike. In the weeks leading up to their sold-out shows, practice times stretch and everything must be coordinated just right. [caption id="attachment_7581" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Mark Batchelder (left) plays Prince Charming and Natalie Shaughnessy is Cinderella...
Linden Ponds
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Nalora (Lo) and Guy Steele met beside a piano. They were standing together during a chapel rehearsal in Missouri when someone suggested they sing a duet. They obliged by singing Indian Love Call by Slim Whitman. [caption id="attachment_7579" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Guy and Lo Steele enjoy a moment at the piano inside their Linden Ponds apartment home. The two met beside...
YLi0210_FeaturedSkiier
Harold Horiuchi found his passion in the most unlikely circumstances imaginable. During World War II, he ended up in Europe with the legendary Nisei regiment, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. [caption id="attachment_7534" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Skiing has been a lifelong passion for Harold Horiuchi, who was inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in...
Brooksby Village
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Dr. Philip Herrick s profession of 45 years was at the front of his mind when he and his wife, Zetta, were looking to make a move from their house in Rockport, Mass. [caption id="attachment_7583" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Dr. Philip Herrick (pictured) meets with Brooksby s physicians monthly and discusses the community s health care system, voicing any concerns of fellow...
Ann's Choice
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Love is definitely in the air at Maris Grove and Ann s Choice. There s one funny thing about love it tends to spread, and, like a smile, it s contagious. Starting as neighbors Mej Bernard and Joe Blake were each happily married to other spouses for 50 years, but those spouses passed in 2006. As fate would have it, they both attended a marketing luncheon at Maris Grove...