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25 10, 2016

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

October 25th, 2016|Blog, General|0 Comments

“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 [...]

20 09, 2016

Landing on Your Feet: Why Fall Prevention is So Important

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

 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 [...]

18 08, 2016

This Is Your Life: The Value of Writing a Memoir

August 18th, 2016|Blog, Lifestyle|0 Comments

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 [...]

8 08, 2016

Hit the Brakes: Is it Safe to Keep Driving?

August 8th, 2016|Blog, Lifestyle|0 Comments

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 [...]

25 07, 2016

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

July 25th, 2016|Blog, Lifestyle|0 Comments

 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 [...]

11 07, 2016

Galloway Ridge to host “Meet the Masters of the Future” Student Art Show

July 11th, 2016|Blog, General, News|0 Comments

Artist Collaboration with Chatham County Schools K-12 Pittsboro, NC, April 6, 2016 - A common love of the arts is a bridge across generations.  This summer, baby boomers and Gen Z will find common conversation when they join together for an art experience for the young and the young-at-heart as residents of Galloway Ridge welcome [...]

11 07, 2016

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

July 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  Many people give their time by volunteering during retirement as a way to give back to the community or to share skills and knowledge gained over a lifetime. What you might not realize is that charitable [...]

16 06, 2016

June is Men’s Health Month: Wear Blue and Get Screened Too!

June 16th, 2016|Blog, Lifestyle|0 Comments

“He who can believe himself well, will be well.” – Ovid  Men, who typically are proactive about so many things, tend to take a back seat when it comes to their own health care. To raise awareness about the need for more men to focus on their health, the Men’s Health Network has designated June [...]

10 06, 2016

Food for Thought: How Food is Connected to Memory

June 10th, 2016|Blog, General, Lifestyle|0 Comments

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a home grown tomato.”- Lewis Grizzard When the days get longer and the temperatures are hotter, you know that summer is here. What does summer mean to you? Is it the first juicy slice of red, ripe watermelon, or the seed-spitting contest after? Maybe a [...]

24 05, 2016

Don’t Forget: Giving Your Memory a Workout

May 24th, 2016|Blog, Mental Health|0 Comments

Memory is the treasure and guardian of all things.—Marcus Tullius Cicero  Having memory loss is just another lovely treat of getting older. It may start out small, with misplaced keys or the forgotten name of an acquaintance, but like most conditions, it could get progressively worse if you do nothing to try to make it [...]