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Local Retirement Community Holds Secret To Long And Happy Life

Local Retirement Community Holds Secret To Long And Happy LifeBy Jemie Lee
WMDT ABC 47 News
November 8, 2012

DOVER, Del. - A local retirement community in Delaware has recently adopted a scientific lifestyle approach based on research - residents say it's the secret to living a long and happy life.

>> Read the news article at WMDT ABC 47 News


Changing how we age: the secret to longer, healthier lives

By Steve Proctor

The famous American publisher Katherine Meyer Graham had it right when she said, “No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.” She recognized that our senior years are not a time to merely sit back and pass the time, but are instead a time to thrive. Retirement communities across the country are changing the way we think about senior living, recognizing that we have the power to change lives by helping seniors live more active and productive lifestyles — ultimately creating a stronger sense of fulfillment.  >> Read the full article


Downbeat for seniors: The ‘Cupid Shuffle’

By Jack Haberer, editor
The Presbyterian Outlook

Long before Masterpiece Living officially launched at Glen Meadows, signs of the new approach to senior living could be seen and heard across the community. One employee with a love for line dancing sparked a community-wide line dance set to Cupid’s “Cupid Shuffle” — bringing together residents and staff in an effort to help them lead more active and fulfilling lifestyles.

>> Read the commentary at www.pres-outlook.com


Mabes Morrill, resident of Westminster Village at Dover shares Yoga moves on Today Show

Mabes Morrill, resident at Westminster Village in Dover, appears on the today show.
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Westminster Village kicks off campaign

May 16, 2012

Westminster Village at Dover's Walk to Wellness CampaignResidents and staff at Westminster Village kicked off a Walk to Wellness campaign May 4 on the grounds of the Continuing Care Retirement Community in Dover.

The “Walk to Wellness” campaign is a four-week competition between retirement communications across the nation that have partnered with Masterpiece Living®, a new approach to senior living that empowers residents to focus on their own social, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth.

Residents and staff will wear a pedometer for the four-week period and whichever community has taken the most number of steps at the conclusion of the campaign wins the coveted Golden Sneaker award, given by Masterpiece Living. Westminster Village implemented Masterpiece Living in February.


Retirees embrace new way of living at Westminster Village

Published by the Dover Post
March 1, 2012

Dover, Del. — Residents at Dover’s Westminster Village retirement community took a symbolic step Wednesday as they crossed a faux wooden bridge and at the end were greeted by the community’s executive director, Mary Ann Poling, who would say to each of them, “Congratulations on crossing the bridge to more purposeful living.”

Read the article on www.doverpost.com