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How Fletcher Park Inn is Keeping Strong

Fletcher Park Inn is a 500-acre retirement community located just south of Asheville, North Carolina. We spoke with Lisa Metcalf, Marketing Director, of Fletcher Park Inn to see how her staff and residents were faring in the wake of the pandemic. Some of the biggest changes they’ve had to endure…

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Feeding a Community During COVID

We asked Diana Mashburn of College Walk Senior Living in Brevard, North Carolina about the most surprising challenge COVID has presented. Without a second thought, she says, “How much effort goes into delivering meals. And having a dining room that’s closed down.” Pre-COVID, there were around 200 meals served in…

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Coming Together Series: Introduction

Carolina Living Choices is starting a new blog entitled The Coming Together series. The owner of Carolina Living Choices, Betsy O’Leary, explains the intention behind the ambitious and exciting project. She also dives into why, during a global pandemic, it’s the perfect time to showcase these stories. The reasoning for…

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Previous Blogs and Articles

Givens Estates COVID Vaccine Update

February 12, 2021: Update Jeanne LaRoe, Director of Marketing with Givens Estates Retirement Community, reported that over 97% of Givens…

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How Fletcher Park Inn is Keeping Strong

Fletcher Park Inn is a 500-acre retirement community located just south of Asheville, North Carolina. We spoke with Lisa Metcalf,…

Read More

Feeding a Community During COVID

We asked Diana Mashburn of College Walk Senior Living in Brevard, North Carolina about the most surprising challenge COVID has…

Read More

Coming Together Series: Introduction

Carolina Living Choices is starting a new blog entitled The Coming Together series. The owner of Carolina Living Choices, Betsy…

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This boomer learns from her daughter’s pandemic toolbox

It’s not just baby boomers like us— considered part of the “vulnerable” population during the pandemic— who are still largely…

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Baby Boomers: Wear the damned mask!

How the very idea of masks as a form of pandemic protection became a political conflict is subject to debate.…

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A boomer finally can cheer for his team

Each of us might think differently about what good will come out of the recent unrest about racism that swept…

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A boomer travels in the time of coronavirus

Most of us haven’t spent our time since the coronavirus shook the world the way Australian boomer Kathy Gates has.…

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What Does Retirement Look Like?

Those of us who eventually cross the retirement finish line look forward to happy times pursuing diverse interests we reluctantly…

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Boomer Opinion: Destructive disdain for expertise

There are precious few reliable national voices on the pandemic and now, it seems, one is being pushed aside. As…

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