Traditional vs. Modern: The Choice is Yours at South Franklin Circle

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

South Franklin Circle’s array of home style options gives residents more than 32 distinct floor plans to choose from—all with the New England charm of the Western Reserve. Home styles include sprawling cottage homes, attached garden homes, and town homes. Each features sloped roofs, large windows, cathedral ceilings, walk-in closets, fine interior details and finishes, […]

Lifelong Learning As We Age Benefits both Mind and Body

Posted on: July 25th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

Getting older has its challenges. But how we take on these challenges defines them as positive or negative. Some of us see the half-empty glass, some the half-full. We have some good news that makes a case for the optimist in all of us, because aging doesn’t have to be as difficult as some of […]

Sizing Up a Continuing Care Retirement Community

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

Judson’s South Franklin Circle community featured prominently in this story on that offers tips when shopping for a retirement community. The story originated with, a website dedicated to the aspirations and concerns of grown-ups age 50+ who want to keep growing. By Liza Kaufman Hogan, Next Avenue Contributor Pamela and Richard Goetsch weren’t planning […]

Judson Manor Assisted Living Program Earns High Marks from Ohio Department of Aging

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

Judson Manor’s assisted living program earned a score of 94.8 in overall satisfaction according to the 2013 resident satisfaction survey conducted by The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA). The Manor scored 2.5 points higher than the average overall satisfaction score for similar communities in Ohio. ODA and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman […]

Witnessing the Great Migration in Tanzania – Adventure Series Part 2

Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

This is the second post in the South Franklin Circle Adventure Series highlighting how independent living residents are making the most of this next chapter of their lives. Resident Dick Hartz is a seasoned world traveler who has visited over 80 countries.  Below he shares about his recent trip to Tanzania, including some amazing photos. Moving from Arizona to […]

South Franklin Circle Athlete Finishes Second but Wins Gold?

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

At the recent Ohio State Senior Games held in Canton, Ohio, South Franklin Circle wellness member and athlete Bill Cloninger won a Gold Medal in the Men’s 5K Cycling Time Trial (65-69 age group). The race was held Wednesday, June 25 at Marlington High School just outside of Alliance. In the race, however, Cloninger actually […]

Gallery Named for Art Therapy Pioneer

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

Residents, staff and guests celebrated the creative spirit of art therapy pioneer and long-time Judson Park resident Dr. George A. Streeter on Thursday, June 19 with the dedication of an art gallery in his name. An inaugural exhibit showcasing over 50 works of art by Judson residents, staff and volunteers, runs through September 30, 2014. […]

Home Styles at South Franklin Circle — First in a Series

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

In this monthly series, you’ll meet South Franklin Circle residents who will offer you an intimate look inside their homes. Whether it’s a cottage, attached garden home, apartment or townhome, see how each resident adapted the space to their own taste and lifestyle. From 4,000 to 1,400 Nancy Brown admits it was a challenge to […]

Independent Living Resident Featured in CBC Article

Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

Readers of the May issue of Cleveland Business Connects got a taste of what it’s like living at South Franklin Circle retirement community in Chagrin Falls through the eyes of resident Joan Campbell.  Here is an excerpt from the story: The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell just retired in December, but one would never know it. During […]

Judson President and CEO Cynthia H. Dunn is named to Corporate College Smart 50

Posted on: May 27th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

Judson Services, Inc. President and CEO Cynthia H. Dunn has been named a member of the 2014 inaugural class of the Corporate College Smart 50, presented by Smart Business Magazine. The Corporate College Smart 50 Awards celebrate and recognize Northeast Ohio’s top executives for their ability to effectively build and lead innovative and “smart” organizations. […]