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Life Plan Communities: More Than a Name Change

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not enough time – Leonard Bernstein  If you are a current resident of Galloway Ridge or are thinking about moving to a community, you should be familiar with the concept of a Continuing Care Retirement Community, also known as a CCRC. We have been considered [...]

June 12th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Galloway Ridge and the Extraordinary History of the Land it Sits On

“True emancipation lies in the acceptance of the whole past…in facing up to the degradation as well as the dignity of my ancestors.” Pauli Murray  The recently published book, The Firebrand and the First Lady- Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott was very favorably reviewed by the New [...]

October 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Landing on Your Feet: Why Fall Prevention is So Important

 The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Ralph Waldo Emerson  Falling down is no laughing matter, and everyone, especially people in retirement, should give this issue more attention. Falls account for more injuries in people aged 65 and older than any other cause, and [...]

September 20th, 2016|Blog, Health Care|0 Comments

“A Race to Remember” from the News & Observer

If there’s one thing runners love about a road race, it’s a downhill finish, where gravity carries smiling participants effortlessly toward cheering friends, family and supporters. But maybe it was only appropriate that breathless finishers had to go up a short but unexpected incline over their final strides in the Chatham Alzheimer’s NC 5K Run [...]

September 14th, 2016|Press Release|0 Comments

Galloway Ridge Community Grant Program

The Community Grant Program of the Galloway Ridge Inc., Charitable Fund is accepting grant applications from Chatham County 501(c)(3) organizations and from Chatham County Public Schools and other Chatham County governmental units. Completed applications are due by 4:00 pm on October 11, 2016.  Applications are available by contacting Celeste Lestienne at clestienne@gallowayridge.com. Galloway Ridge is a [...]

August 31st, 2016|Press Release|0 Comments

This Is Your Life: The Value of Writing a Memoir

I hope I didn’t bore you too much with my life story. – Elvis Presley  Every culture around the world has been recorded and preserved through the rich tradition of storytelling. Journal keeping, letter writing, and other sources are the basis of our knowledge of past civilizations, belief systems, and social history. These documents paved [...]

August 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Hit the Brakes: Is it Safe to Keep Driving?

When all's said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it's not so much which road you take, as how you take it. Charles de Lint  If you have been at the steering wheel for most of your life, you would not be too pleased to have someone tell you that your [...]

August 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Breaking the Old Dog Stereotype: Why You Should Learn New Tricks

 People are very open-minded about new things – as long as they’re exactly like the old ones. – Charles Kettering  Developmental milestones are so important when children grow and change. We record their first steps, first words, even their attempts at eating and dressing. As they age, children continue to learn and master skills at [...]

July 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Galloway Ridge: “Where Education Matters”

Pittsboro, NC, May 24, 2016 - Galloway Ridge is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s employee scholarships. The scholarships make educational opportunities a reality for employees pursuing degrees and certifications at educational institutions. This year’s recipients are: Michaela Albright (Central Carolina Community College); Shaborn Allah (Durham Technical Community College); Ernestine Bangura (Central Carolina [...]

July 11th, 2016|Press Release|0 Comments

6th Annual Chatham County Alzheimer’s Walk and 5K Run

The 6th Annual Chatham County Alzheimer’s Walk and 5K Run will be held Saturday, September 10, at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington in Pittsboro. This year’s event has something for the whole family, including a new Fun Run for children ages 4-11. Among other activities are a resource fair, music, and food vendors. Pre-registration is now [...]

July 11th, 2016|Press Release|0 Comments