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Lakewood Residents Taste Tea on the Terrace

It’s tea time at Lakewood as residents tasted tea on April 6. The tasting was all part of a spring-long event series featuring the hot drink. On April 4, residents decorated hats, bonnets and fascinators in preparation for the tasting. Then, more than 40 participants donned the headpieces and took to the terrace for afternoon …

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Lakewood Volunteers to Help Feed Those in Need

On March 1, Jim and Cheryl Rothschild spent the morning packing boxes at FeedMore for distribution through Meals on Wheels. This program provides fresh, diet-specific, made-from-scratch meals to homebound seniors and disabled neighbors. “It was a very congenial group, and we had a lot of fun really while we were doing our work,” Jim said. …

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How Occupational Therapy Helps You Maintain Independence

Over time, simple daily tasks can become more challenging than they once were. That may be due to natural changes as you age, or it may be the result of an illness or injury. Here’s the good news: Just  because you can’t do something the way you used to doesn’t mean you can’t do it …

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Girl Scouts Plant Meditation Garden in Memory of Lakewood Team Member

Baylee Huber-Cohen, Kelly Poole, Jadyn Sutton and fellow Girl Scouts from Troop 5365 have been helping Lakewood residents wrap Christmas presents for the past four years. So, when the trio decided they wanted to work towards the Silver Award, partnering with the community seemed like a perfect fit. “If you do 50 hours of community …

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Lakewood Gifts Dozens of Books to The Summit Library

The Summit’s library boasts more than 1,500 books, separated out into fiction, non-fiction, biographical and large print. The community librarian, Hazel Harrison, said that without a doubt, the large print selection is the most popular. “Several years ago, the Summit Library Committee started marking our large print books with a red dot on the spine. …

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How Many Square Feet Do I Need for My Senior Apartment?

For many Americans, bigger has always been better. After all, this is the country that brought you the McMansion, monster trucks, and the 64-ounce Big Gulp®. But when a bigger home no longer fits your lifestyle, it’s time to figure out what size is the right size for you. There’s no magic formula, but there …

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Tips to Downsizing to a Retirement Community

If you’re one of the thousands of seniors considering making the move to an Independent Living community — like Lakewood — you’ve probably realized just how similar the process is to house hunting. You need to find the location, services and amenities, and floor plans that fit your lifestyle, budget, and goals for the future. Once …

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