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Respite Care at The Woodlands

As rewarding as it is to provide care for an aging loved one, caregivers sometimes need time to take care of themselves. That’s why The Woodlands at Furman offers a variety of respite care options. We provide caregivers with stress-free time off and seniors with a secure and comfortable environment for stays of at least …

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Halloween Is a Howling Good Time at The Woodlands

At The Woodlands at Furman, every holiday is fun to celebrate! While kids are plotting out their trick-or-treat routes, we’re watching our new villas get closer to completion and stocking up on candy! We’re also thinking about creative and fun ways for adults at The Woodlands to enjoy Halloween without going door to door. Here …

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Nadine Love: Nurse Educator Earns Dementia Certification

Throughout her nursing career, Nadine Love has enjoyed helping people in all stages of life. Now a nurse educator at The Woodlands at Furman, Nadine earned a certification this September that focuses on one area for which many struggle to find adequate resources: dementia care. Nadine achieved dementia training certification through the Rosalyn Carter Institute …

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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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