For many of us, summer camp was a time of fun, adventure, and making new friends. To celebrate the season, Camp Ardenwoods kicked off August with engagement opportunities for every resident. Colorful brochures were handed out before the first of the month, along with wristbands color-coordinated to four different cabins. Throughout the month, residents have enjoyed reliving memories of their youthful days at summer camp.… Read More
“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.” — Albert Einstein
Happy Birthday to Bob Jenkins, our oldest resident! Bob, who lives at Heather Glen, turned 108 on July 30. Born in 1912 on a farm in Iowa, Bob grew up in Boone County, Iowa, and is a proud 1934 graduate of Iowa State with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had a career in manufacturing and marketing, which took him throughout the northeast and Midwest and finally to Florida, where he retired. He and his wife, Helen, raised a son and a daughter together and traveled extensively after he retired.
Read our Resident Spotlight to learn more about Bob, including why he drove a tractor across Iowa!
Happy Birthday, Bob!
One of the beauties of living at Ardenwoods is the three hiking trails that circle our mountain top. The three trails join to make a loop; all trails are clear of major obstacles, easy to follow, well marked, and even have benches where you can take a break to enjoy the sites and sounds of nature.… Read More
The past several months have been different, to say the least… sad, scary, unknown. But Ardenwoods has risen to the occasion and has come out stronger. Executive Director Pam Pate gives her perspective on how the staff and residents are making it work.… Read More
“Music is Good for the Soul”… Shirley Morrow
Shirley and her husband Joe moved to Ardenwoods in 2014. What brought them here when they decided to leave Waynesville? “The friendly staff! And when we visited, we just felt we belonged,” says Shirley.
Not long after Shirley and Joe came to Ardenwoods, the Fletcher Community Chorus did a performance for the residents, and the activities director at the time was going to ask the Fletcher director to start a group at AW, but then she met with Shirley.… Read More