Wit & Wisdom

Posted on September 13, 2019 by Atria Senior Living Take a few moments to think about what you are grateful for: things like your health, your family, your friends, the food on your table, the roof over your head and the beauty of the flowers planted outside the coffee shop. When we mindfully contemplate our
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Posted on January 19, 2019 by Atria Senior Living Research has revealed that only 10 percent of our happiness is due to our surroundings. This is great news because it means that 90 percent is determined by our attitude. We all have the ability to make our homes and workplaces more cheerful environments. But how
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Posted on December 5, 2019 by Atria Senior Living From the time humans first roamed the earth, we have used storytelling as a way to understand our experiences, build connections and make sense of the world. We live in a time when information is plentiful, but cheap. Wisdom, on the other hand, has become all
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Posted on September 11, 2019 by Atria Senior Living Atria Maplewood Place resident, Barbara D. shares a poem in honor of Patriot Day, the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Our Song Written by Barbara D., Atria Maplewood Place resident Here is the meaning behind our song. It’s love your country, right or wrong. Help our servicemen to
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Posted on August 1, 2019 by Atria Senior Living Rena is a writer who’s penned 22 travel guides and two cookbooks, including The 2nd Ave Deli Cookbook based on the legendary Jewish eatery in Manhattan’s East Village. As a travel writer, she’s often asked which destination is her favorite. Rena’s answer? “The Galapagos Islands. It’s
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Posted on May 5, 2019 by Taylor Rhea A mother-daughter duo recently embarked on a journey of storytelling together. The two teamed up to complete Atria Senior Living’s guided journal Field Notes from an Adventurous Life. In anticipation of Mother’s Day, we asked Atria Paradise resident Grace R. and her daughter Ginger to share their
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Posted on August 31, 2019 by Atria Senior Living Born in Palermo, Italy, Caterina worked for many years as an assistant seamstress to legendary legendary fashion designer Geoffrey Beene. In 1967, she co-created a haute couture wedding dress for President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughter, Lynda. To prepare for the final fitting, Caterina, Mr. Beene and
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Posted on November 24, 2019 by Taylor Rhea Whether behind enemy lines or writing lines for the Associated Press, Atria Merrimack Place resident, Jim Koch, shares his journey during WWII and his postwar success as an AP journalist and Director of Public Affairs at GTE. At the height of World War II, I enlisted in
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Posted on September 28, 2019 by Atria Senior Living Anthony was born in Peiping, China, and came to the United States on a student visa in 1950. When he learned communists had taken over his home country, he decided to stay in the U.S. Building bridges is Anthony’s specialty. As a civil engineer, he designed
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