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A Final Thought: The Great Pretender

Growing up in the 1960s, my family had a “living room” which was, ironically, off limits to the living. The room featured a stiff-backed sofa accentuated with elegant pillows made of velvet and satin. The sofa was flanked on each side by matching end tables, each supporting matching porcelain lamps and gold-embossed, leather-bound books with...

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At the 3rd annual Jewelry Box, you can shop more than 25,000 pieces of jewelry for just $5 each

For the last two years on the first weekend of November, I’ve spent the afternoon surrounded by friends shopping thousands of pieces of gorgeous jewelry—from bracelets, rings and necklaces to broaches and watches— all priced at $5 to benefit Akron’s homeless shelter for women and children, ACCESS. And this year? The event...

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The residents of SouthWest Commons share how they feel about living in one of Strongsville’s most respected assisted living communities

Independence, privacy, dignity and choice. Are there four better words to describe what people look for in a senior living community? Well, these are some of the words the residents use to describe their lives at SouthWest Commons in Strongsville, a LifeServices Assisted Living owned/operated Community, which opened its doors to the...

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Caring for seniors in an intimate, home-like setting makes Pine Hill Country Care an easy choice

When the time comes to think about assisted living, the options can be overwhelming. What’s the right choice when where you really want to be is home? Sue Lanning, owner of Pine Hill Country Care in Concord, knows the feeling and has the answer. “If it can’t be your home, it should be ours,” says Sue. “I began my...

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Here’s how the team at Beachwood Commons Assisted Living helps seniors transition to the next chapter of their lives

Helen J. and her husband, Jack, moved to Beachwood Commons Assisted Living on February 15 of this year. Helen remembers because it was the day after they celebrated Valentine’s Day. A few months later, Jack passed away. Helen says she misses her husband of more than 60 years every day, but she is thankful they found Beachwood Commons. “I...

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