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By Patricia Wuest Older adults benefit from healthy lifestyle changes to a greater degree than any other age group, according to the Diabetes Prevention Program study. “The lifestyle change program can help you lose weight through eating better and being more physically active,” reports the Centers for Disease Control. “You will also learn how to […]

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Make the World a Better Place

By 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 […]

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The 5 Best Places to Visit in February

By Patricia Wuest 1) Maui, Hawaii North Pacific humpback whales are in the Hawaiian Islands this time of year to mate and calve, and the majority of them winter in Maui, the Valley Isle. Though it can be a bit rainy this time of year, it’s the perfect time to plan a bucket-list whale-watching trip. […]

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Former Carpenters’ Home in Lakeland restored as senior facility

By Gary White The Ledger LAKELAND — One of Lakeland’s most historically significant structures has returned to its original purpose. It opened in 1928 as a retirement home for members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Eighty-nine years later, the building has been rescued from neglect and is again a home […]

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Lake Gibson Village Donates 18 acres to City of Lakeland

LAKELAND, FL (August 25, 2016) – The City of Lakeland is very pleased to announce that Lakeland Senior Living, LLC d/b/a Lake Gibson Village has donated an 18-acre parcel of land south of Carpenter’s Way to the City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department. The 18-acre parcel, valued at $2.25 million will be developed into […]

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Lake Gibson Village’s new owners pay tribute to Carpenters’ Home past

By Gary White The Ledger LAKELAND — The history of the Carpenters’ Home is not forgotten at Lake Gibson Village. CEO Renee Tucker has set aside an area off the lobby as a “museum” in which artifacts will be displayed, such as the original architectural plans for the building and vintage postcards bearing its image. […]

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Developer Plans Summer Opening for Senior Community in North Lakeland

By Gary White – The Ledger LAKELAND — Nearly 90 years after its construction and a decade after it was last used, the former Carpenters’ Home building now thrums with activity and echoes with the sounds of hammers and power equipment. The historic building in North Lakeland, which opened in 1928 as a retirement haven for carpenters, […]

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Former Without Walls Central Property: Church Sanctuary to Be Torn Down

By Gary White – The Ledger Polk County’s largest church sanctuary has an appointment with the wrecking ball. A pair of investors from Daytona Beach have purchased the former Without Walls Central property in North Lakeland, and they plan to demolish the massive sanctuary and convert a second building into an assisted-living facility. Financial partners […]

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