April 27, 2012

Brighton Gardens Assisted Living and The Ivey Community Meeting

Filed under: Assisted Living,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 5:01 pm

You are invited to an open Community Meeting to learn about the proposed rezoning of a small slice of land (.65acres) situated between Brighton Gardens Assisted Living and The Ivey, no rx a not-for-profit adult day care center, on Park South Drive

Please click below for detailed information about the proposed hotel in Petition 2012-40:

The proposal is to construct a 5-story hotel with 2 additional levels for underground parking.  At this time, the developer, CN Hotels, does not know which hotel will be interested but has experience developing the following hotels in Charlotte:

    1. Super 8 at I-77 & Exit 1 – Westinghouse Blvd (Paramount Carowinds)
    2. Best Western at the corner of Independence Blvd and Sardis Rd. North
    3. Home 2 Suites at I-77 and Tyvola Road and Nations Ford Road

This is your chance TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD !!!

Meeting #1:  Community Meeting
Monday, April 30 at 5 pm
The DoubleTree Hotel, 6300 Morrison Blvd next to Southpark Mall
Barringer Meeting Room, ground floor

Meeting #2:  City Council Public Hearing
Tuesday, May 14 at 4 pm
Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East Fourth Street, Council Chamber, 2nd floor

The Ivey (www.theivey.com), Brighton Gardens, and the families living adjacent to the property have major concerns about the type of structure proposed for such a small piece of land along primarily residential Park South Drive:

Safety impact on the at-risk frail elderly population, many of whom have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss.  Currently, their environment is serene and beautiful.

Safety impact on the families with children (18 under age 10) who are adjacent to the back of the lot.
Increased traffic, noise, and light.  Charlotte DOT has estimated an additional 880 cars per day along that area of Park South Drive.

Potential damage and disruption to adjacent properties from potential extensive use of dynamite to cut through rock on the land.

Lack of continuity or compatibility of design and appeal with surrounding environment since proposed hotel is not yet known.


Carillon Assisted Living invites you to join us for our First Annual H.O.G Show!

Filed under: Assisted Living,Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 4:04 pm

Bring your bike or just admire the ones on display. Either way, treatment we are providing the hotdogs and fun! There will be a blue ribbon awarded to the Best in Show H.O.G.



Filed under: Senior Housing,Senior Housing Events,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 3:34 pm







PLEASE RSVP BY APRIL 27TH TO LAURIE LANGHOLTZ @ 954-722-0212 OR llangholtz@hraonline.net




TAMARAC, FL  33321



Charlotte – Mecklenburg Senior Centers to Host 6th Annual Golf Classic

Filed under: Senior Housing,Senior Housing Events,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 3:31 pm

CHARLOTTE, generic N.C., April 20, 2012 –The 2012 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers (CMSC) Golf Classic will take place on Monday, June 18th at Pine Island Country Club.  Proceeds from the event will help CMSC meet their commitment to continue to provide quality programs and services to more than 4,000 older adults each year at their four locations in Mecklenburg County.

Registration and Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m., a shot gun start at 9:00 a.m. and an awards luncheon following play.  Entry fees are $100 per person if received on or before May 1st, and $125 per person after May 1st.  Entry fees include; cart and green fees, use of locker room, practice facility & range balls, breakfast and lunch, awards and prizes, special drawing, and on-course contests.  Corporate sponsorships opportunities are available.

Since its founding in 1983 as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers, a United Way Agency, has provided a wide range of assistance and services to older adults in this community.  CMSC exists to enrich and empower older adults in the Charlotte region through varied programs and services to meet their needs.  CMSC provides multiple programs and services to older adults from four locations:

  • ·         The headquarters building at 2225 Tyvola Road
  • ·         The Senior Center on Shamrock located near the Aldersgate community at 3925 Willard  Farrow Drive
  • ·         The Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center in the West part of Charlotte
  • ·         The North Mecklenburg Senior Center (formerly in Cornelius) now in Huntersville

Examples of CMSC programs that are making a positive difference in the lives of Charlotte/Mecklenburg seniors include:

  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP):  recruits and places volunteers
  • Senior Employment Program:  job counseling, training, and placement
  • Senior Nutrition program:  provides low-cost meals to seniors daily
  • Multicultural program:  outreach to Latin American, Chinese, Russian, and Asian immigrants
  • Education:  computer classes, lectures, drama and arts, and English and Spanish classes
  • Health and Wellness:  exercise classes, fitness suite, health screenings and workshops

For more information, contact CMSC at 704-522-6222, or visit its Web site at www.cmcharlotteseniorcenters.org.


Charlotte – Mecklenburg Senior Centers RSVP to Host Senior Volunteer Fair

Filed under: Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 3:28 pm

CHARLOTTE, cure N.C., stuff April 24, there 2012RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) will host a Senior Volunteer Fair at the Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on May 22nd.  Local non-profits and government organizations will share volunteer opportunities in the Charlotte area. 

May is Older Americans month and the theme this year is Never Too Old To Play.  Very appropriate for all seniors, but especially for seniors in the RSVP program.  Multiple studies prove that there are many health benefits associated with volunteering, especially for older adults.  Research has found that volunteering provides older adults, (those aged 60 and older), with greater benefits than younger volunteers.  These health benefits include improved physical and mental health and greater life satisfaction.  Moreover, individuals who volunteer live longer.

So mark your calendar now to attend the Volunteer Fair and to find some interesting and challenging volunteer opportunities.  To learn more about the Senior Volunteer Fair and RSVP Charlotte, contact the RSVP office at 704-817-5465 or visit the Web site at www.rsvpcharlotte.org.

RSVP provides opportunities for persons 55 and older to use their life experiences and skills to participate in the community through significant volunteer service.  RSVP partners with more than 60 local non-profit agencies and government organizations to offer a full range of volunteer options to make an impact on community needs

RSVP is a free program to anyone 55 or older.  The program, funded under the Corporation for National and Community Service, is also supported by Mecklenburg County and the United Way of Central Carolinas.  In Charlotte, RSVP is sponsored by the Charlotte – Mecklenburg Senior Centers.


Hospice & Palliative CareCenter to Unveil Meditation Garden & Labyrinth on May 5

Filed under: Hospice,Senior Housing Events,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 3:23 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, ed N.C., April 20, 2012 – Hospice & Palliative CareCenter will sponsor the community opening of the Glenn & Wilma Pettyjohn Meditation Garden & Labyrinth on Saturday, May 5, 2012, in coordination with World Labyrinth Day.   People around the world will Walk as One at 1,” with labyrinth walks scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in all time zones.  Hospice & Palliative CareCenter will hold its community opening of the labyrinth from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  The public is invited to stop by during these hours to walk this outdoor labyrinth and celebrate this special gift to Hospice and the Winston-Salem community.  In the event of rain, the opening will be rescheduled for a later time.

The 5-circuit labyrinth is located behind the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, located at 101 Hospice Lane, and is carefully designed to respect the natural beauty found on Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s Winston-Salem campus.  The garden is dedicated to the memory of the late H. Glenn Pettyjohn by his wife, Wilma Kiger Pettyjohn.

Labyrinths have existed for more than 4,000 years and are found in many cultures throughout the world.  They have long been used as a place for rest and reflection. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has only one path leading into the center and back out again.  There are no dead ends or decisions that must be made to determine the course. The journey in and out of the labyrinth is often viewed as a metaphor for life, and provides opportunities for contemplation, meditation, and self-care.

For more information about the labyrinth or the World Labyrinth Day community opening, call Hospice & Palliative CareCenter at (336) 331-1331.

Since 1979, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter has been committed to providing quality medical, emotional, spiritual, and social support to patients and families who face a serious illness – regardless of diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment.  Today, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter provides these services in a 13-county area from four offices (Mocksville, Walnut Cove, and Salisbury in addition to Winston-Salem) and the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.  Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s Grief Counseling Services offers bereavement services to families of Hospice patients as well as grief counseling to the community at large. Hospice also offers pediatric palliative care to infants, children and their families.  For more information about Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, contact Ann Gauthreaux, public relations director, at 336-768-3972, or see Hospice’s website at www.hospicecarecenter.org.


Walk To End Alzheimer’s – Charlotte

Filed under: Uncategorized — seniorlivingguide @ 3:20 pm

Please join the Walk Kick Off Breakfast event Tuesday, and May 8 2012 at 8am!



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