August 30, 2012

Discover Charlotte’s New Liberty Walk – A Free Program At The Duke Mansion

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Charlotte – How was Charlotte involved in the Revolutionary War? Why was the city called a “hornet’s nest of rebellion?”

A new self-guided history tour in center city Charlotte, the Liberty Walk, uses a multimedia app to answer those questions and bring Charlotte’s early history to life.

Learn more about the tour and Charlotte’s Revolutionary War past during a free program at The Duke Mansion. “Discover Charlotte’s New Liberty Walk” takes place on Sunday, September 16, 3 pm, at The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road in Charlotte. Reservations are required. Call 704/714-4445 or email to reserve.

Speakers include Scott Syfert, cofounder of the May 20th Society, and Dan Nance, historical artist and creator of the Charlotte Liberty Walk mobile app. Nance painted original artwork for the app that portrays battles and historic scenes at each stop. Syfert and Nance will describe what Charlotte was like during its early formative years and how the Walk and app help readers imagine historical events right where they occurred in Charlotte.

“Discover Charlotte’s New Liberty Walk” is part of the Explore History! series sponsored by The Duke Mansion and Levine Museum of the New South. For more information, visit or


The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte – Scholarship Program for Seniors Continues

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The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte continues to offer this program designed to assist seniors in participating in our Adventures in Learning and Computer classes.  Scholarships are offered to seniors who cannot afford to attend these programs due tolimited finances.  The scholarship is funded by a donation from the Levine Foundation, Bill Romeo with American Prosperity Group, the interfaith community, businesses and individuals throughout the year.  Participation is based on income and activity level.

The interfaith community, businesses and individuals may refer seniors to The Shepherd’s Center to be considered for a scholarship.  Scholarships may be limited depending upon enrollment.

To refer an individual to the scholarship program, please call 704.365.1955.  An application will be provided.

 For more information, call 704.365.1995 or visit our Web site,


August 28, 2012


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Dates: Thursdays in September – 6th, illness 13th, 20th, 27th
(Since this series is designed as a course attendance at all four
classes is highly recommended)
Times: 7pm-9pm
Cost: $100.00
(Covers the cost for all 4 classes but does not include cost for required book and workbook)
Place: The Respite, A Centre for Grief and Hope
4919 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28205
Register Online
When registering, the screen will show only one class date but you will be registered for all 4 classes
In this series about Conscious and Spiritual Eldering, we will engage in specific concepts, tools, and practices through the use of the Sage-ing Workbook developed by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald Miller.
By embracing the grief of leaving behind who we have been and embracing the hope and possibility for the next phase of our lives, we will create a vision of what’s possible as elders-in-the making.
This series is facilitated by Dr. Lyndall Hare, Gerontologist, with the final session being co-facilitated by Dr. Laura Gardner, Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Winthrop University.
After signing up, please purchase From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older, and the accompanying Sage-ing Workbook by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald Miller which are required for participation in the class. The total cost for these is about $35.00:
Registration Deadline: 9/4/2012
For more information please call/email Lyndall: 704.564.3722


August 27, 2012

Providence Independence Senior Living Community Opens Spring, 2013

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For More Information                                                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:     Gene Grace, see President                                                   August 23, 2012

Grace Management, Inc.



Providence One Partners LLC and DeBartolo Development LLC recently broke ground on a $24 million, 173-unit independent living community in Wildwood, Fla.

Providence Independence, a full-service rental community, is designed for seniors aged 55 and older and is situated on seven acres of land adjacent to The Villages, a master-planned age-restricted retirement community with more than 89,000 residents.

“The population in this primary market area is expected to continue to grow at record rates resulting in an increased and unmet demand for independent living rental communities,” DeBartolo President & COO Edward Kobel said in a statement. “We are excited to be in this real estate sector, and given the current demographics this is the right time to grow our presence in this area. The DeBartolo organization has always operated from a family approach and providing seniors a first class living opportunity like Providence Independence is truly an extension of our family.”

Amenities will include a business center, a coffee cafe/grill, a fitness facility, a full-service restaurant with a dancing floor, music, and bar areas, a card room with billiards, a barber/hair salon, a theater with a full gaming area, a chapel, central living rooms, craft and sewing rooms, 24-hour secured access, and an outdoor exercise lap pool with surrounding sundeck and cabanas. Providence Independence will be a three-story building with 123,838 square feet of living space.

Established in 1984, Grace Management, Inc. specializes in developing, managing and marketing of senior retirement communities (independent living, assisted living, and memory care). The company maintains the Accredited Management Organization (AMO®) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®).   “We attribute our success to a people oriented philosophy and a firm belief in the power of relationships. Each community is structured to promote the individuality and respect vital for resident satisfaction. The quality of life our residents enjoy is at the core of our mission. Research shows that activity, both physical and mental, can improve the overall quality of life.   Our Aging Gracefully Philosophy is the embodiment of an attitude about the quality of life we provide our residents. It is the platform upon which family members and staff alike, participate to present those attributes that will allow the residents to rediscover the joy available in life,” stated Mari Jo Grace, CEO Grace Management, Inc.

Grace Management, Inc. manages 24 senior independent, assisted living and memory care communities located in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin.


August 16, 2012

Stand Up for Falls! Metrolina Falls Prevention Coalition to Hold Falls Awareness Expo

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One out of three senior citizens will fall this year. Falls are the major contributing factor to 40% of all nursing home admissions and cost our nation $19 billion dollars annually.  This doesn’t reflect the emotional, ailment psychological and catastrophic events imposed on elders, hospital their families and caregivers. Statewide the most common cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations was a specified fall. What’s worse is that about 50% of those senior citizen who experience a fall, will fall again.

Because of these startling statistics, September 22 – 28, 2012 has been recognized as National Falls Prevention Awareness Week.  In recognition, the Metrolina Falls Prevention Coalition has been coordinating and planning two Falls Awareness Expos in the region.  These events will promote fall prevention awareness and inform seniors, families and professionals about this important issue.   The Expos will have educational speakers on such topics as falls prevention, causes of falls, home safety, and medication.  There will be exercise demonstrations on programs such as Tai Chi and a Matter of Balance which help to increase flexibility, strength, and balance.  There will be over 25 exhibitors at each location with resources and health screenings for balance, bone density, blood pressure screenings and more.

Falls Prevention Awareness Expos will be held at

  • Levine Senior Center at 1050 DeVore Lane in Matthews from 10 am to 2 pm on Wednesday September  19, 2012
  • Gaston Senior Center at 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway in Dallas from 10 am to 2 pm on Wednesday October 17, 2012

Join the Coalition at these terrific events and help to increase awareness of the importance of preventing falls among older adults by learning more and engaging in your community. For more information about the Metrolina Falls Prevention Coalition or the Expos, contact Annette Demeny at the Centralina Area Agency on Aging at 704-348-2736 or


August 15, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Mikel Blackburn to the Senior Living Resource Magazine team!

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Please join us in welcoming Mikel Blackburn to the Senior Living Resource Magazine team! Mikel is now the Publisher for Pinellas County.
She comes to us with many years experience in the senior industry. Her insight as a prior customer brings a unique perspective of the industry needs.
We are excited and proud to have Mikel on our team!

Please be sure to say hello and welcome her as she is out meeting current customers and getting to know everyone in the Pinellas market.

Mikel can be reached at 1-866-566-9256 or


August 14, 2012

9th Annual Senior Living Guide Social Worker/Case Manager Appreciation Luncheon

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North Mecklenburg Senior Center is having a Garage Sale on Saturday August 25, 2012 from 8:00am – 1:00pm in Huntersville, NC

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North Mecklenburg Senior Center is having a Garage Sale on Saturday August 25, pills 2012 from 8:00am – 1:00pm at our location which we share with the Solid Rock Christian Church at 16601 Old Statesville Rd. (Rte.115) Huntersville, NC 28078.

All proceeds to benefit the programs and activities of the Senior Center.

We are in need of items for this sale and you can donate your gently used items by bringing them to the senior center at 16601 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville on the two days prior to the sale.  Thursday August 23, 9:00am – 4:30pm AND Friday August 24, 9:00am – 1:00pm

No clothing Please.

Thanks and we appreciate your support for the North Mecklenburg Senior Center.

And don’t forget to come to the sale on Saturday, August 25, 8:00am – 1:00pm.

See you there!


BrightStar Homecare receives Joint Commission Accreditation

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Brightstar Homecare of Cabbarus & North Mecklenburg is pleased to announce that our agency is now Joint Commission Accredited. Brightstar Homecare has been serving the community of Cabarrus, medical N. Mecklenburg, & Stanly County for years with Private Duty services, Staffing, and Kidcare. We are pleased to announce this great accomplishment that signifies our quality in services.


BrightStar Homecare is hiring clinical positions (LPNs and RNs) at our Concord Location for the upcoming flu season.

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BrightStar Homecare is hiring clinical positions (LPNs and RNs) at our Concord Location for the upcoming flu season. We are also seeking a PRN Physical Therapist. For more information about our agency and job opportunities visit us at:

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