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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. Its roots are traced back to 1887 when a poor, ill girl, dying of tuberculosis, came to the [...]

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 [...]

Salemtowne

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 [...]