There’s always something happening at The Woodlands.


Technology and Seniors: Treats, not Tricks

Though technology seems to develop at a breakneck pace, recent studies show that taking the time to understand and use digital tech may help you stay mentally and physically fit as you age. Whether you’re using the computer to check the activities calendar at The Woodlands or using Alexa as your digital assistant in a …

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Mary Lou Merkt Announced as New President and CEO

The Woodlands at Furman announced today that Mary Lou Merkt will become President and CEO on January 1, 2019.  Commenting on the announcement Ben Deibler, Board Chairman, said Mary Lou was recruited based on her demonstrated leadership abilities. Mary Lou recently retired after 15 years as the Vice President of Finance and Administration at Furman …

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Fall Fun in Greenville

It’s officially fall in Greenville! As we transition from hot summer days to cool autumn nights, we’re watching our new villas take shape and we’re thinking about all of the fun fall activities near The Woodlands at Furman. Though sweater-and-scarf weather hasn’t reached the South just yet, here are some exciting things to do in …

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Charlie and Janet Smith: From Aruba to the Villas

Charlie and Janet Smith are used to living in places you might find on postcards. They were both raised in Aruba and have also lived in New Jersey and Brazil. Now that they’re retired, they’re looking forward to living in a villa at The Woodlands at Furman. Charlie and Janet met when they were teenagers. …

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Villa Life a la You

The Woodlands at Furman is hosting four chef tasting events in October to let attendees learn more about life at the villas while savoring French cuisine. Featuring meals prepared by our very own Director of Dining Services and head chef, Evan Faucette, these Villa Life à la You events are scheduled to take place each …

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Update on the Villas

We have great news! Concrete slabs for the new villas at The Woodlands were poured in early August and frames started going up just a few weeks ago. But if you’re hoping to move into one, you’d better hurry. We’re building 28 in all, and they’re going fast. And why wouldn’t they? Villa residents get …

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Keep on Learning with OLLI

There’s something for every lifelong student at Furman University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Created with seniors in mind, OLLI courses cover diverse subjects of all kinds, from health and wellness to literature, finance, film, and history. You can even learn how to step up your bridge game! If your curiosity is piqued, take a …

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Memory-Making Internship for Furman University Senior

Furman University senior Anna Hawkins is a highly skilled pianist who often uses her love of music to help others. As a teaching assistant for keyboard theory, Anna works hard to help her fellow students learn the piano. Outside the classroom, the piano performance major teaches kindergarten through high school students in Furman’s Piano for …

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Spotlight on the Villas: Delight Is in the Details

Set in our tree-lined campus neighborhood, the new villas at The Woodlands offer independent living in maintenance-free homes. Nature surrounds these free-standing residences, and select villas look onto the verdant grounds of the Furman University Golf Course. Each villa also ensures a lifetime of worry-free care thanks to the Life Care program at The Woodlands …

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The Concannons: Diversity Keeps Life Interesting

Like a diamond cut at multiple angles to capture your attention, the Concannons draw you in with something new at each meeting. Around each corner of a conversation with either one, you’re sure to discover an intriguing or surprising tidbit. From careers to hobbies, they are a diverse duo. Dr. Concannon graduated college with an …

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