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Eagle's Trace
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It s no secret that teens and twentysomethings are tied to the Internet. Socializing, among the younger set, happens online. For older adults, the changing methods of communication can be disconcerting. But a new wave of contemporary grandparents is getting plugged in.

Tallgrass Creek
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Jack Dritley has been golfing for most of his life. Now that he s retired, he plays at least twice a week and volunteers as a marshal another two days of the week. [caption id="attachment_13881" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Left to right: Jim Graham, Lucille Jones, Wanda Williams, Don Grady, Dale Albers, Lynn Brown, Jack Dritley, Herb McCauley.

Ashby Ponds
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[caption id="attachment_13901" align="alignright" width="280" caption="John and Dottie Kraft have hosted all five of their grandchildren at Ashby Ponds. We love to eat and socialize with them, he says. We also go to their ball games.

Linden Ponds
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[caption id="attachment_13896" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Marian and Leroy Jenkins are stars in a national advertising campaign for Linden Ponds parent company.

Linden Ponds
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[caption id="attachment_13906" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Franz Wolff helped incorporate speakers into the Jewish Community s meetings.

Riderwood
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For residents of Maryland s Eastern Shore, accustomed to fresh crab and bay breezes, the famed Riderwood lifestyle is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. In fact, almost 20% of people who moved to Riderwood last year came from the area. For Betty Phenicie, it was a decision almost too easy to make.

Brooksby Village
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[caption id="attachment_13908" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Grace Ittleman stands beside the countertop she had custom-built in her Brighton-style apartment home at Brooksby Village.

Riderwood
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At family gatherings, whenever I mentioned something about my childhood, my children would say, You never told us that! recalls Ruth Davis. So I decided I should write my memoirs. But as the years went by, I just couldn t seem to find the right time to start the project, she continues. Then she moved to Riderwood. I learned about the memoir writing class and immediately signed up.

Ann's Choice
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[caption id="attachment_13819" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Al Tribble mans the Ann s Choice Amateur Radio Station (ACARS), which can facilitate communication in times of distress. (photo by Jeff Getek)"][/caption] CQ, CQ, CQ: Calling all interested in amateur radio.