Dig It: Tips to Get You Gardening with Ease

Posted on: June 21st, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

We live in a highly sanitized world, one where getting outdoors and into the dirt is increasingly uncommon. But as research has shown, our displacement from the natural world comes at a cost. It disrupts a profound physical connection that we have to the soil and its resident organisms, a connection that our own immune […]

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Back by Popular Demand: South Franklin Circle Home Styles—An Artist in Residence

Posted on: June 19th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

Looking inside of John H. Corrigan’s cottage at South Franklin Circle, you know right away that painting is his avocation and his passion. His and other artists’ work hangs, in his words, “all over the place.” John has lived at South Franklin for almost two years, but he’s no newcomer to art. He started drawing […]

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Men: If You’re About To Have Surgery, Think “Prehab”

Posted on: June 14th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

Most of us expect a certain amount of rehab after a major surgery – but how many follow a “prehab” program before the operation? Good prehab gives you the best chance for a successful recovery, and study after study has shown that men are less compliant with treatment programs than women. Since June 11-18 is […]

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Top 7 Health Strategies For Men Over 60 [Men’s Health Week]

Posted on: June 12th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

Every man wants to be healthy and fit, right? Just ask your friends, they’re all for the idea – but the process of getting there can be daunting. Since June 11-18 is Men’s Health Week, we’re focusing on healthy aging for men and asked Judson Vice President of Member Wellness Frank Ondus for his best […]

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Walkability of Campus a Plus Says South Franklin Circle Residents

Posted on: June 7th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

As a former health and physical education teacher, Peggy Brooks knows a lot about walking – and when she says the trails surrounding the South Franklin Circle (SFC) campus are great walkways, we believe her. Peggy is a true enthusiast: “I try to walk one hour a day,” she says, and she rewards herself for […]

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Get Your Tickets Now: Musical “I Do! I Do!” Next for Theatre in the Circle

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

Following a sellout run of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, you may be asking yourself what could Theatre in the Circle have up its sleeve next? The answer is another musical chestnut—I Do! I Do!—a funny, touching and intimate two-person theatrical tour-de-force about one-couple’s incredible 50-year marriage—the highs and lows […]

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Your Guide to Summer Events in University Circle

Posted on: May 31st, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

Summertime, and the livin’ is…well…pretty exciting in University Circle!  We’ve compiled a quick guide to some of the best events happening in and around Cleveland’s cultural hub, which is within walking distance or a short drive for residents of both Judson Park and Judson Manor retirement communities. Have fun exploring the Circle! Hessler Street Fair […]

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Judson Residents Interpret Dance Through Poetry

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Kristina Kuprevicius

Different forms of creative expression feed off of one another, resulting in a never-ending loop of mutual inspiration and influence.  Such is the case with Action Reaction, a collaborative workshop between Judson and GroundWorks Dance Theater, a nationally acclaimed, Cleveland-based dance company. Now in its second year, the workshop features Judson Park’s creative writing class […]

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Wellness in Spotlight as Guests Get Fit with Joan Pagano

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 by Margaret Miller

Last week, we hosted two wonderful events featuring Cleveland native and fitness expert Joan Pagano and her presentation Aging Gracefully Takes Muscle. Joan wowed crowds at both Judson Park and South Franklin Circle with the following statistics: 10% of Americans over age 65 even claim to be doing any form of strength training 15-20% of […]

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TV Coverage Spotlights Music Students at Home at Judson

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

Judson Manor’s longstanding artist-in-residence program with the Cleveland Institute of Music recently expanded to its sister community Judson Park, where two young musicians have found new homes and new friendships. Pianist April Sun, 25, and violinist Nina Sandberg, 22, took up residence at Judson Park this past fall. Their onsite presence recognizes the power of […]

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