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Salemtowne: A Rich Heritage

By Renee Brumagin with information gleaned from Salemtowne resident Lu Newman’s book The Long, Long Road to Salemtowne.Salemtowne, a non-profit continuing care retirement community near historic Bethabara, has a rich heritage, based on 45 years of caring for older adults.Lu NewmanIts roots are traced back to 1887 when a poor, ill girl, dying of tuberculosis, came to the attention of [...]

Arbor Acres – A Metamorphosis of Nursing Care

“It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen.” That’s how Les Cranfill, Director of Building and Grounds Arts at Arbor Acres, describes the renovation of the Fitzgerald, the building that houses the continuing care retirement community’s skilled nursing and memory care. The 85-acre campus, home to nearly 500 residents, is re-opening the Fitzgerald, home to more than 100 residents who need the [...]


When Anne Adkins moved to Salemtowne more than 15 years ago, she faced declining vision and increased symptoms of multiple sclerosis. She chose the continuing care retirement community for care and peace of mind. “I know that I have health care and personal care when I need it,” says Adkins, who is 86. As the demand for senior housing [...]

Arbor Acres

Several years ago, a gerontologist from Duke University, in discussing the sociological issues facing older people, compared the importance of horizontal and vertical relationships in their lives. Horizontal relationships, she said, refer to a person’s peers while vertical relationships are generational – mothers, fathers, children, and grandchildren. What struck me was her emphasis on the importance of horizontal relationships, even [...]

Bermuda Village

Located just ten minutes outside Winston-Salem, Bermuda Village has matured into North Carolina’s premier retirement community, offering a lifestyle with amenities both deserved and expected. The result is a secure, gated community with five-star services and a wide range of independent living choices, all amid a tranquil setting. To compliment this, a myriad of supportive care options are available, [...]

When Elderly Parents Need Help

The process of determining if an elderly parent should no longer live alone is a difficult one for Baby Boomers and for the extended family at large. A new book, Why Wait? The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially & Legally for a Parents' Death, by Carolyn A. Brent, helps family caregivers to discern, discuss, and deal with end-of-life [...]

New Training for Assisted Living Facilities

Effective January 1, 2013, a new law requiring specific infection control training for staff at assisted living facilities in North Carolina took effect. The law, supported and advocated for by AARP North Carolina, was passed with bi-partisan support in the last legislative session. By the end of 2012, med. techs at facilities must receive a training course developed by the [...]

2019-01-02T18:05:33-04:00August 20th, 2013|Assisted Living, News & Information|

How Much is Enough?

Linda P. Erickson Linda P. Erickson, CFP®, is the president of Erickson Advisors and a registered principal offering securities through Cetera Advisor Networks, LLC, 336-274-9403 Once you retire there is usually no going back. No Resets, No Undo’s, at least in the earned income department. This fact poses a challenge to those planning their retirement income strategies. The [...]

Arbor Acres and the Art of Assisted Living

Arbor Acres’ new assisted living center looks like a colonial village, an illusion well-crafted to entice the eye. Like all of Arbor Acres, the building evokes beauty and creative expression, the essential contributions of art to life.Arbor Acres’ mission, like fine art, has grown richer over time. Opening in 1980, Arbor Acres strives to enhance each resident’s experience of aliveness. The [...]

Asbury at Arbor Acres Offers True Neighborliness

The Asbury Neighborhood is a new independent living option at Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community in Winston-Salem. It has an ambiance that reflects its name – a true neighborhood. No two houses are alike in this charming, brand new neighborhood of 23 homes. Tudor, Craftsman, French Country, Rustic and Colonial styles stand side-by-side. Residents have a choice of [...]

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