Life at Lake Gibson Village

Lake Gibson Village Honored to be Voted “Best of the Best” in Polk County

September 25, 2018 | Chris Hughes

When it comes to independent and assisted living in Polk County, Lake Gibson Village can call itself the “Best of the Best.” Lake Gibson Village won The Ledger newspaper’s Community Choice Award for both Best Independent Living Facility and Best Assisted Living Facility during an awards dinner on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the RP […]


Douglas M. Cook Park Officially Open, Benefiting Citizens of North Lakeland

August 28, 2018 | Chris Hughes

The city of Lakeland dedicated its first public park north of Interstate 4 on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The ceremonial ribbon was cut to open Douglas M. Cook Park by Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz. He was joined by Lake Gibson Village CEO Renee Tucker, Cook’s sister, and Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, who […]


The Jig Does More Than Jostle Your Joints!

April 20, 2018 | R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

Lake Gibson Village residents had a wonderful time showing off their stepping skills at our Dance To The Music Meet & Greet that took place Sunday, April 8th. Just Dance! Lakeland came out and showed us all how to salsa, two-step, tango, fox trot, hustle and ballroom dance to the beat of some lively music […]


Make the World a Better Place

| Patricia Wuest

It’s sometimes referred to as a “helper’s high”: those who give of themselves experience benefits that boost their emotional and physical well-being. According to a study by the Corporation for National and Community Service, “Research demonstrates that volunteering leads to better health, and older volunteers are the most likely to receive physical and mental health […]


Choosing the Perfect Senior Adult Community for You

January 15, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

Are you considering a senior adult community, even though you’re not yet retired? The terms “senior” or “retirement” can be misleading. Often, as in the case of Lake Gibson Village, residents may not actually be retired. Many of these communities provide a variety of housing options catering to adult residents, allowing you to choose from […]


Home Sweet Community

December 15, 2017 | Laura Tenpenny

How do you know whether you can afford to move into a senior living community? For some senior adults, the decision can be complicated. You have to balance the rising costs of staying home against the monthly fees in the senior living community.  But for many senior adults, the positive benefits of living in a […]


The Grandparent Boom

August 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Are you a grandmother or grandfather? If you are one of the 70 million people in the U.S. who has a grandchild, you are reaping some wonderful benefits. Here are four ways being a grandparent is helping you stay healthy. 1) Boosts Your Immune System Do you love coddling your grandchildren? If so, you may […]


Man (and Woman’s) Best Friend?

June 15, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Have you been thinking about getting a pet, but hesitating to make the commitment?  In a 2013 study, “Pet Ownership and Cardiovascular Risk,” the American Heart Association says that owning a dog is good for the heart. “Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with a decreased risk of heart disease,” Dr. Glenn N. […]


Home Is Where the Heart (and Happiness) Is

April 15, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Are you ready to par-tay? Of course, as we age, we’re no longer interested in living in a chaotic college dorm or going to wild frat parties, but most of us do enjoy being around people. Social interactions allow us to share our joys and problems, try new things and activities, and bring us happiness. […]


Play On!

August 15, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

What is the value of joining a club — like a book club or card-playing group — or participating in a group activity — such as community gardening or a water aerobics class — as a senior adult? The University of Rochester Medical Center says that “staying socially active and maintaining interpersonal relationships can help […]