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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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Swim, Squat, and Stretch: Three Exercise Essentials

Maintaining endurance, strength, and flexibility as you age can help you not only feel younger but also live longer. From retaining your independence to ensuring you stay mobile well into your golden years, a consistent exercise regimen helps you do what you want to do well into retirement. In fact, researchers say that seniors with …

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The Woodlands at Furman Named Best of the Upstate 2018

The Woodlands at Furman is happy to announce that for the fourth consecutive year it has received the title “Best of the Upstate: Assisted Living.” The Greenville News sponsors The Best of the Upstate awards each year as a showcase for local businesses who are doing it right. The nominees and winners are chosen directly …

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Smart Money: Paying for a Financial Adviser

Living on a fixed income is a new skill for nearly all retirees, and being a savvy empty nester can be challenging. Once you make the decision to stop working, protecting your nest egg is more important than ever. Instead of worrying about outliving your savings, however, retirement should be a time when you can …

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Al and Mary Valenti: Love and Golf in Greenville

When you decide it’s time to play golf full time, you move to The Woodlands at Furman. At least that’s how Al Valenti sees it. Al is an avid golfer, and when he thought about where to live in retirement, his one requirement was a climate that allowed him to golf year-round. That’s one of …

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Summer Activities at The Woodlands

Summer is heating up here at The Woodlands, and we are looking for ways to cool down! All year long, our stellar transportation team drives residents to doctor’s appointments and shopping centers, but it’s the special day trips that residents look forward to the most. We take residents to indoor activities like plays and concerts …

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Excelling at Exercising: It’s Never Too Late

Think your days of physical activity are in the past? These famous exercisers prove that retirement and a sedentary lifestyle don’t necessarily go hand in hand: ●       Steve Rounds—took up competitive rowing when he retired at the age of 66. ●       Täo Porchon-Lynch—teaches yoga classes nationwide at the age of 99. ●       Yuichiro Miura—scaled Mount …

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Living Longer and Healthier Lives

While it may be tempting to blame your genes for the effects of aging, research shows that your DNA only accounts for about a third of your chances of surviving to the age of 85. According to Dr. Luigi Ferrucci at the National Institutes of Health, exercise, not your genetic makeup, is “the most important …

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Carolyn Glynn: Social Worker and Granddog Walker

Carolyn Glynn has a warm smile and a sense of humor that keeps others smiling as well. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Carolyn moved to Florida to attend Florida State University for her first two years of college. After that, she transitioned to Memphis State to finish her undergraduate degree in elementary education. She …

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Four-legged Friends, Happiness and Health

If you’re in one of the 55 percent of American households with a pet, deciding where to spend your golden years can mean finding the right home for both you and a four-legged friend. Whether retirement has given you the freedom to become a pet owner for the first time or you want to continue …

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