Archive for the ‘Lifelong Learning’ Category

5 Ways to Seek Adventure After Retiring

Posted on: January 16th, 2019 by Judson Senior Living

Most people work 40 or more years before they are able to retire. While you’ve no doubt earned the right to sit on the couch, or at the beach, and do nothing, is that what you really want to do with this hard-earned time? Some relaxation is definitely in order, but be sure to prioritize […]

You’re Not Just Exiting the Workforce, You’re Entering a New Phase of Life!

Posted on: January 9th, 2019 by Judson Senior Living

Maybe retirement is a few years away. You’re absolutely dying to get out of your job and have a little time to yourself. Who could blame you? When you are making plans for retirement, don’t just focus on it as an “exit.” Be sure you’re making plans for your “entry” as well! Get prepared early […]

Judson Park Resident Nina Gibans Connects the Dots

Posted on: November 28th, 2018 by Judson Senior Living

If you think joie de vivre comes with an expiration date, just consider Nina Freedlander Gibans.  Poet, curator, educator, director, producer, facilitator, self-identified “cultural consultant,” and author of seven books, Nina, 86, has long been a relevant and respected voice on the Cleveland cultural scene. The Judson Park resident continues to transition gracefully from project […]

Purpose Driven Writer: Sharing Wisdom of Continual Growth

Posted on: November 7th, 2018 by Judson Senior Living

As a nurse, counselor, teacher, spiritual community leader, and minister, Nancy Glende’s life’s work has been about fostering personal growth – both for herself and for others. Recently, the South Franklin Circle independent living resident — who is also a musician and a talented amateur painter — has added the title of journalist to her […]

Adventures in Retirement: Exploring Antarctica, Botswana, and Alaska

Posted on: October 31st, 2018 by Judson Senior Living

Not too many years ago, if you saw a large, cherry-red Hummer truck tooling around the Chagrin River valley, Fran Baker may have been in the driver’s seat. Besides being a truck lover, Fran is a world traveler, award-winning nature photographer, and accomplished collector of Navajo artifacts, petrified wood, African masks, Zuni fetishes, exotic jewelry, […]

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Opens October 2!

Posted on: September 27th, 2018 by Judson Senior Living

For the ninth consecutive year, South Franklin Circle is a sponsor and screening venue for the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. This five-day celebration of the art of documentary film draws audiences from all over Northeast Ohio, the U.S. and the world and brings them into our community. This year’s festival features 89 amazing films from […]

Live and Learn: Judson Fosters a Culture of Lifelong Learning

Posted on: August 23rd, 2018 by Judson Senior Living

A happy, healthy lifestyle addresses the whole person. That’s one reason why Judson ensures that members of each campus are surrounded by life-enriching programs. Beyond simply exercising the mind, these programs provide an opportunity to engage with the greater community, a practice that reinforces our members’ connection to the world beyond their doors, while helping […]

The Cardinal Takes Flight at South Franklin Circle

Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by Judson Senior Living

Once a month, a core group of four communications-minded members convenes at South Franklin Circle, where they nudge along their fledgling project, The Cardinal. For Connie Miller, Nancy King Smith, Pauline Ramig, and Drew Clemens, this monthly, four-page members’ newsletter is a source of pride and pleasure, and has been since September 2017, when Residents’ […]

Action/Reaction: Judson Park Residents Explore Dance with GroundWorks

Posted on: June 6th, 2018 by Judson Senior Living

This post was originally published on GroundWorks Dance’s Blog. There is great empowerment in being able to express yourself. And when words are not easily at one’s disposal, movement and music can do the “talking.” Residents at the Judson Park retirement and assisted living community had the unique opportunity to explore the creative process of […]

Dig It: Tips to Get You Gardening with Ease

Posted on: May 31st, 2018 by Judson Senior Living

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 […]