Special Events & Holidays

The Threat of Alzheimer’s Disease Grows as the Race is on to Find the First Survivor

October 16, 2018 | Chris Hughes

If Alzheimer’s Disease cannot be stopped, it’s predicted to be a killer to millions more Americans as the years pass by. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said recently that cases of the most common form of dementia will triple over approximately the next 40 years, unless something dramatic happens that changes this trend. […]


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 […]


All in Good Taste

April 27, 2018 | R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

Saturday, April 21, 2018, Lake Gibson Village invited the public to join their residents for a double treat. Everyone relaxed in the elegant and historic dinner theatre and enjoyed the beautiful sounds of the Lakeland Chorale Society. It was a mesmerizing performance as Lakeland’s nostalgic mass-member chorus sang a captivating a cappella rendition of ‘My […]


Show a Little Love on Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

Valentine’s Day does not have to be a strictly couples, romantic flowers and dinner affair. It can also be a day spent with family and friends. We’ve got two suggestions for you to plan with family and friends — a DIY project to do with grandchildren and a casual party idea for the adults in […]


Spread the Cheer

December 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

The holiday season — whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa — is for spending time with family and friends and sharing what is beautiful, meaningful, and joyful. This year, why not also make it a time for spreading some holiday cheer for others in need?  Some will be celebrating the holidays for the first […]


Let Us Give Thanks

November 6, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

How can you host a Thanksgiving dinner without fuss, stress and disasters? First, remember that while the day centers around the shared meal with family and friends, the holiday should be about spending time with your family and friends and giving thanks for what you are grateful for in your life. No one will notice […]


Celebrate Autumn

October 15, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Autumn is a season of harvest and reflection in many cultures around the world. The traditional celebrations held this time of year can be religious or secular, but they all have one thing in common: they are marked by festivities that are fun. Here are some ways to celebrate fall!  Make traditional autumn meals and […]


9 Fun Father’s Day Activities

June 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

This year, Father’s Day is June 18. Are you a dad or granddad? If so, we’ve got nine suggestions for making this a fun time to spend with your children or grandchildren — and receive some health benefits as a bonus!  1) Go Fishing There’s more to fishing than rods, hooks and worms. Bond with […]


The Blessings of Easter

April 3, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Do you find yourself juggling travel, family and social engagements, house guests, and an endless to-do list for a holiday such as Easter? It’s no wonder so many of us suffer from the “holiday blues”!  While this is true for all age groups, for senior adults, the holidays can be even more stressful. We’ve got […]


Volunteer Today

March 15, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

Volunteering is rewarding. It makes you feel like you are giving back and helping people. It also helps change the perception people have about older adults. By using your talents and skills — and time —in a variety of ways, seniors demonstrate that they are active, involved and crucial to a healthy community.  Your first […]