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    James Matthews | CEO...

    Mr. Matthews has over 25 years experience in accounting, finance and taxation, including 10 years in the senior housing and property management fields. He has served as COO of Pacific Coast Management Group since 2004 where he developed in-house property...

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    Luis Serrano | President...

    As President of Sunshine Retirement Living, Mr. Serrano is focused on corporate strategy and development, acquisitions, strategic partnerships and special projects. Mr. Serrano is also a co-founder and managing principal of Westbrook Management, which...

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    May Sunshine Hasso | Founder...

    Ms. Hasso had over 20 years experience in the senior housing industry through her years serving on the Board of Directors of Holiday Retirement Corp (1995-2006) and Hawthorn Retirement Group. Through various entities, Ms. Hasso was affiliated with the...

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    Richard Glaunert | Chief Community and R...

    Mr. Glaunert has over 30 years experience in retail management and operations, having spent most of his career at Kmart until he left to work at Holiday Retirement Corp, the nation’s largest independent living senior housing property management company,...

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    By John Gaydos Yoga can benefit seniors for the same reason it can benefit anyone – the list of possible benefits is very long. Let me provide...

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    Dear Sunshine Residents and Friends, Today, July 1st 2015, marks the 5-year Anniversary of the launch of Sunshine Retirement Living.  It’s an...

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    Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation and Ballet, these are all words we generally equate with a young and ‘hip’ generation of individuals seeking out total...

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    “‘Thank you’ is never out of style.”  Wise words from mother to daughter. The celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States dates back...

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    Manfish at 76 Eye to eye with an enormous green sea turtle, a flash of blue with flowing gray hair tucked under his mask, moves with the rhythm of...

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    Sunshine Retirement Living Partners with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society to Support Global Issue of Ocean Conservation BEND, Ore....

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    For Immediate Release SUNSHINE RETIREMENT LIVING’S NEW WEBSITE SERVES AS COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION RESOURCE FOR SENIORS TRANSITIONING INTO...

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    Welcome Home! We are thrilled to announce that the Grand Re-Opening Weekend of The Landing at Behrman Place in New Orleans was a huge success and a...

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    Whether you are five, fifty-five or a hundred and five there are certain things as human beings that we all need to feel alive and at peace. One of...

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    Last fall, Jeff was in the dining room of Garden Way enjoying his dinner when he noticed a beautiful blonde with an amazing smile. Thanks to mutual...

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    Remember the days when every time you asked your little one to do something or shared with them a truth about the world they would look at you with...

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    Residents at Country Club Village have been so impressed with the level of customer service they receive from their Activity Director Stacy and Bus...

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    By Guest Writer Ellen Syversen, MPH, CHES, & NTP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner www.pathwaysforhealth.net Even as a nutritional therapist, I...

  • Wise and Wonderful: Just Dance...

    Happy New Year! With a New Year comes a new start, full of opportunity. Have you been looking to improve your balance, eliminate the use of a walker,...

  • John Bryant...

    Purple Heart Recipient By John Bryant John went into the Army shortly after Pearl Harbor and was accepted for flight training. In January 1943, John...

  • Wise and Wonderful: Think Zinc!...

    THINK ZINC! By Guest Writer Ellen Syversen, MPH, CHES, & NTP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner www.pathwaysforhealth.net Most of us forget about...

  • Wise and Wonderful: Reducing the Holiday ...

    The holidays are a time of joy where we take a moment to celebrate life with those we love. However, often times with the holidays comes additional...

  • Katherine Fair Donnelly...

    Katherine Fair Donnelly, renowned author, lecturer and columnist, has recently chosen to become a resident of Westbrae Court in Houston, TX....

  • Helen Branagh...

    Helen Branagh reaches a milestone in her goal to stay independent!...

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    When the summer sun is beating down upon us, it’s easy to see why we would want to take steps toward proper hydration. However, during the winter...

  • Wise and Wonderful: Beating the Sugar Blu...

    Ellen Syversen, MPH, CHES, & NTP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Available for in-person and long distance consultation via phone or Skype...

  • Wise and Wonderful : September...

    Secrets Revealed: Living to be 100! There are many perks that come with living to be 100. Just ask Flo Truscott of Creekside Oaks Retirement...

  • Take Me Out to the Bean-Bag-Baseball Game...

    Take Me Out to the Bean-Bag-Baseball Game! Congratulations to the residents of Country Club Village Retirement Community in Hot Springs, Arkansas for...

  • Dunwoody Pines...

    Congratulations to Dunwoody Pines on their latest honor, recognition at the Re-Grand Opening of the Kroger store in the Georgetown Square Shopping...

  • Wise and Wonderful : August...

    Walk and Talk Few things are more important than the ability to move and the ability to communicate. However, research indicates that completing both...

  • Wise and Wonderful : July...

    Beat The Heat! There is no doubt about it, the summer heat is here. All across the country temperatures have been reaching record highs making it...

  • Mary Balcomb...

    Mary Balcomb’s life truly has made a full circle. While we are trilled to announce Mary as Garden Way’s 100th resident, we also want to...

  • Wise and Wonderful: July...

    Standing Taller – Feeling Great As we age it becomes more important than ever to seek out the quality of life improving benefits of exercise....

  • Wise and Wonderful: June...

    Step Outside to Smell the Roses With the stormy days of winter behind us, there is no reason to refrain from stepping outside for a breath of fresh...

  • Wise and Wonderful: May...

    Prevention and Education At Sunshine Retirement Living when it comes to the health and wellness of our residents we believe in education and...

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    Friends for 68 Years – Reunite! Bill Harper and Pete Lunardini have been friends for 68 years! They first met in the Army in the 71st Division and...

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    Animals and Healing Pets can offer a sense of love and security. They are often able to put a smile on your face when no one else can. It’s no...

  • Wise and Wonderful: March...

    Tips For Keeping A Young Brain We all understand the importance of exercise and make time in our day to give our body what it needs to stay healthy....

  • Wise and Wonderful: February...

    Anytime Fitness There is no need to limit your time for health and wellness to just attending a fitness class that may happen once or twice a day....

  • Betty Morton...

    “Betty Morton and “Precious” moved to Westbrae Court June 7, 2011″ After 10 years together Betty and her Papillion, Precious know...

  • Wise and Wonderful: January...

    Walker Use vs. Walker Abuse There are many benefits to using a walker; walkers may assist one in recovering from an injury or illness, allow for...

  • Wise and Wonderful: December...

    Resident Highlight: Fran Burrows, Tarrytowne Estates, Houston, TX One of the best things about being a part of a ‘Community’ is the opportunity...

  • Wise and Wonderful: November...

    Bands Exercise Whether your goal is to increase range of motion, improve muscle strength, rehabilitate an injury or limit the use of a walker, the...

  • Wise and Wonderful: October...

    It’s NOT the Back’s Fault Part 2 In part one of it’s not the back’s fault (See September’s blog) we discussed the fact that...

  • Wise and Wonderful: September...

    It’s NOT the Back’s Fault The truth is that often times lower back pain, when it is a muscular issue, stems from muscles in our legs and hips...

  • Wise and Wonderful: August...

    Our next few Wise and Wonderful articles will be focused on stretching. The better we move, the better we feel.   Stretching is known to:...

  • Wise and Wonderful: July...

    It is simple to say, ‘physical activity is key to overall health’ but when it hurts to move, these words of advice make one question whether they...

  • Wise and Wonderful: June...

    Focus on Physical Well-Being and a Mind-Body Connection Here at Sunshine Retirement Living, we have developed a robust Wellness Program with the goal...

  • Wise And Wonderful: May...

    Your generation has demonstrated honor, making the decision with action to value others and oneself with devotion.   You have courage and have...

  • Kathleen Eaton...

    “I am so thankful our chef cares about our health and wants to help us improve the way we live!” Kathleen is diabetic and does dialysis...

  • Shirley Hopkins...

    Shirley Hopkins has been a resident of Villa Serena for 17 years. I moved into Villa Serena seventeen pleasant years ago, six weeks after my...

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    Dudley Gardner has resided at The Continental in Austin, TX for the past five years and was voted by his community as the “Smartest Resident”....

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    Claire Steeley has been living at Villa Serena for over a year now and feels “blessed with superb management.” “When I was coming here I heard...

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    Mrs. Catherine Hock is an 86 year old Hurricane Rita survivor who refused to leave her home and rode out the storm while staying in her house. Her...

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    Marie Funk and her husband George have lived at the Manor at Midvale since 2005. “We chose the Manor over seven other retirement communities...

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