Catherine McKenna, seated here in a red armchair, enjoys reading in the extra-large living room in her Georgetown home.

“I absolutely love my apartment home. It is just beautiful,” Catherine McKenna says of her extra-large one-bedroom-with-den Georgetown apartment home at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va.

This year marks Catherine’s fourteenth year in her home at Greenspring, and she’s as happy as ever.

Fox Run
Ashley Martin recently joined Fox Run’s management team as the associate executive director.

The newest member of Fox Run’s executive team, Ashley Martin, became the community’s associate executive director in April. Martin brings 12 years of experience in the senior living industry, and she earned her bachelor’s degree in management and finance while working full time.

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Students of Shakespeare: (from left) Marilyn Luebeck, Sharon Hunter, Betty Maysa, George Smith, Jerry Gerger, Nancy Snyder, Shirley Sirotkin, Marianne Balding (in front), and Dorothy Gagnier.

You probably studied Shakespeare in high school, but when was the last time you dug into those classic plays? People sometimes shy away from Shakespearean texts because they can be difficult to understand—but not when you take the No Fear Shakespeare approach.

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Ken Noble is one of the organizers of Fox Run’s gardens, pictured here in the gardens filled with flowers, vegetables, and herbs.

Maintaining a garden can be one of the greatest joys of summertime, and when people sell their houses to move to Fox Run, they don’t have to give up their gardens. The community has a large garden area where green-thumbed residents can reserve spaces to grow their own vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers. 

Eagle's Trace
Judy Doba, seen here with her plants, is the chairman of the garden club at Eagle’s Trace, where the recently revamped resident gardens feature innovative rows of  galvanized steel troughs filled with flowers and vegetables.

The tomato plants in Judy Doba’s garden tower above the cheerful gardener.

“It looks a little bit like the Amazon,” says Judy. “I might have added a touch too much Miracle-Gro.”

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The Eagle’s Trace Strummers, pictured here playing their instruments, recently recorded their first CD.

The old standards come to life on the recently released CD from the Eagle’s Trace Strummers. It’s the ukulele group’s first foray into recorded music.

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Betty Young (left) and Lady relax in the new dog park at Eagle’s Trace with Ingrid Bezman and Blitz.

Houston’s dog days of summer are upon us, and the pampered pooches who live at Eagle’s Trace have a new place to roam.

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Jessica Ceballos, facilities manager at Eagle’s Trace, displays custom interior options to help community members personalize their apartment homes.

As the first residents move into Galveston Crossing, the newest residence building to open at Eagle’s Trace, they’re finding ways to make their apartments feel like home.

Bill and Ann Steiner know the feeling.

Terri Lynn (left) with Brittney Raymond, Devonshire sales associate.

Terri grew up in Riverdale, N.Y., and has lived in Florida for nearly 30 years.

She owned and operated a successful public relations agency and has worked for such well-known individuals and businesses as Celine Dion, Federal Express, Clairol, The Hard Rock Hotel, Dr. Henry Kissinger, and Lady Margaret Thatcher.