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Get to know Lillian Gwynn

Lillian Gwynn Lillian Gwynn is a charming wife, mother, and nurse whose presence can send a feeling of delight towards anyone she’s near. She’s 90 years old and living a long and happy life. She was born and raised alongside one sister and three brothers in Anderson, Indiana. She graduated from Anderson High School in […]

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June Birthdays at Countryside

June is busting out all over with birthdays at Countryside Health and Living Community. Once a month the community at Countryside holds a collective birthday party for that month’s celebrants. June has nine residents having birthday celebrations. The activities room is decorated with streamers, congratulation signs, and balloons. Karen Whitefield is the monthly entertainer for […]

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10 Tips to Prevent a Fall

Falling down can be dangerous at any age, but seniors are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries and long recovery periods. According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year one in three adults age 65 and over takes a spill and it’s the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. The following in-home adjustments can […]

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Games Nourish the Brain

What if it were possible to exercise and stave off aspects of aging without leaving your chair? Wouldn’t it be great to feel better and be more mentally alert without breaking a sweat? Break out the games and turn off the T.V. Researchers have found that people who play some type of game at least […]

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Carl Erskine, Baseball Legend and Countryside Volunteer

Carl Erskine is a dapper and fit man of 87 years old. He was a pitcher in major league baseball for 12 seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers and L.A. Dodgers, winning 122 games. Carl held the World Series record of 14 strikeouts in one game, including striking out future Hall-of-Famer Mickey Mantle four times. He […]

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Vance

Vance VanMatre, 78, is a long-term care resident of Countryside Manor. Vance came to Countryside after open-heart surgery. He is an easily likable man with a firm handshake and warm smile. “I’m a life-long resident of Anderson, Indiana, born and raised here. In fact,” he continued, “I lived in the same house my entire marriage.” […]

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Barb Baker

Look up the word feisty in the dictionary and there is a good chance one of the definitions will be Barb Baker. Barb is a long term skilled care resident at Countryside Health and Living Community in Anderson, In. Barb was born in Livingston TN and when she graduated high school, at the age of […]

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CarDon Sponsors the Indianapolis Home Show

CarDon & Associates, along with Optum CarePlus, is pleased to announce they will be co-sponsors for Senior Day at the Indianapolis Home Show on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. Through the efforts of CarDon & Associates and Optum CarePlus, seniors age 65 and older can purchase ½ price tickets at a cost of only $6.50 for January 28th. The […]

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Joe and the Colts

Wednesday August 14th turned out to be a beautiful day in Anderson, Indiana. On that day Countryside took a trip to the Indianapolis Colts training camp, which is held on the campus of Anderson University. Fourteen men and women had signed up to go and at 11:30 a.m. two vans were filled with residents and […]

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