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Atlanta Area Seniors Invited to Audition for “These Eyes Have Seen” National Living History Initiative

Atlanta Area Seniors Invited to Audition for “These Eyes Have Seen” National Living History Initiative

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Atlanta Area Seniors Invited to Audition for “These Eyes Have Seen” National Living History Initiative
Social Campaign Honors and Celebrates the Inspiring Life Stories of Seniors Across the Country

DUNWOODY and SANDY SPRINGS, GA (January 5, 2018) – Their stories reveal tales of love lost and rediscovered, finding strength through adversity, wartime memories, humorous triumphs, and much, much more. They are the stories from our greatest generations – America’s seniors – and they are being told, saved and treasured in “living history” in the form of a social media initiative called These Eyes Have Seen®, www.theseeyeshaveseen.com. Now, seniors in and around Atlanta are invited to audition their own special stories for permanent placement on These Eyes Have Seen when auditions are held on Wednesday, January 24, at Dunwoody Pines Retirement Community in Dunwoody, and on Wednesday, February 7, at Hammond Glen Retirement Community in Sandy Springs.

Launched in 2015, These Eyes Have Seen celebrates seniors by documenting their stories to provide joy, inspiration and guidance to people everywhere. The stories are accompanied by visually stunning photographs that capture not only the essence of the story but of the storytellers themselves. A passion project of Sunshine Retirement Living, which manages 21 retirement communities in nine states, These Eyes Have Seen now includes stories from nearly 100 seniors, and will continue to grow to showcase hundreds more seniors across the country in coming years. The seniors profiled to date offer insights into the experiences that impacted them most in their long lives, how they reflect upon with their greatest happiness or regret, and various words of wisdom on what it means to lead a life well-lived.

Seniors from the Atlanta area, who want to be included in the project, can audition their stories at one of the two events, which will both feature complementary food and beverages, live entertainment and presentations by local historical experts:

Other innovative programs at Windsor Heights include:

  • The auditions at Dunwoody Pines on January 24, which is located at 435 Georgetown Square in Dunwoody, will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the retirement community’s free “Great Gatsby Mix & Minge” event. Liz Tizzly, site manager, Donaldson-Bannister House, who will discuss the unknown history of Dunwoody, while guests enjoy complementary hors d’oeuvres, plus beer and wine, and live jazz music by Harold Olinger. Reservations are required by January 19, 2018, by contacting Traci Sherman at (770) 986-1100 or traci.sherman@sunshineret.com.
  • The auditions at Hammond Glen on February 7, which is located at 335 Hammond Drive in Sandy Springs, will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the retirement community’s free Valentine’s Day “Party of Love” event. This event will feature a presentation by Helen Weingarten, a Holocaust survivor, who works with the Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta, and will talk about her personal experience. Local musician Gary Squires will serenade with Frank Sinatra tunes during the complementary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Reservations are required by Monday, February 5, by contacting Alicia Bartlett at (404) 256-6300 or Alicia.smith@sunshineret.com.

“These Eyes Have Seen has become a passion project for us, allowing us to create a living history channel that celebrates seniors everywhere,” said Luis Serrano, CEO, Sunshine Retirement Living. “Filled with joy, courage, inner strength and optimism, we hope these diverse and fascinating histories inspire everyone, young and old. While we work every day to enrich the lives of our residents at each of our communities, the reality is that we have found our lives deeply enriched by our residents. We wanted to share that inspiration and guidance with a broader audience, so we created this storytelling project.”

About Sunshine Retirement Living

Based in Bend, OR Sunshine Retirement Living manages 21 retirement communities in nine states, offering senior apartments, independent living, assisted living and memory care. A family-owned business with more than 20 years in the senior housing industry, Sunshine Retirement Living’s mission is to be the preferred senior living provider offering value, choice and independence while promoting health and social interaction that exceeds residents’ expectations and enriches the lives of both residents and staff. By providing meals, housekeeping, activities, transportation, utilities and in-house management staff, Sunshine Retirement Living continues to build an unparalleled community feeling in each property. For more information, visit www.SunshineRet.com or connect socially.

*This blog was first published here: Sunshine Retirement Living

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