28 08, 2017

The Real Value of a Life Care Contract

August 28th, 2017|Blog, Retirement|0 Comments

One cannot plan for the unexpected. – Aaron Klug  People who are interested in Life Plan communities may have questions about the need for a Life Care contract. When you consider a move to an independent living community, you may be more focused on the amenities and activities to keep you active, healthy, and happy [...]

12 06, 2017

Life Plan Communities: More Than a Name Change

June 12th, 2017|Blog, Retirement|0 Comments

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 [...]

6 06, 2017

Remember: Life Doesn’t Stop at Age 50, 65, 70, or 80!

June 6th, 2017|Blog, Independent Living|0 Comments

Is there a secret to living a long, quality life?  According to Colin Milner, the CEO of International Council on Active Aging at Galloway Ridge, there's not.  He suggests that it starts with the people and the culture at Galloway brought from its residents. Colin continued that, “Once we get past the age of [...]

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 [...]