Walnut Village Hosts America’s ‘Daughters’

A Warm Welcome to History Recently, on a delightful December day, Walnut Village in Anaheim played the perfect host to the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). About 40 members gathered at this Orange County retirement community for their monthly meeting, while immersing themselves in a patriotic, holiday-themed luncheon, featuring classic American fare. Celebrating Heritage and Giving Back in Orange County The DAR’s presence at Walnut Village was marked by more tha…

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Circle of Friends Provides a Safety Net for Residents in Need

Imagine having a group of friends who care deeply about you and are there for you, especially during challenging times. Imagine a Circle of Friends. This spirit is exemplified by the funds that provide support to residents who have outlived their resources. These resident assistance funds, known as the Circle of Friends, embody the genuine sense of community that exists for Front Porch residents. Through Front Porch Communities Foundation’s Circle of Friends funds, neighbors extend their c…

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Simple Steps You Can Take to Prevent Falls

September 22, national Falls Prevention Awareness Day, focuses attention on the leading cause ofinjury-related emergency department visits. As a leading provider of senior housing, Front Porchunderstands that falls can be prevented and shares simple steps you can take to decrease falls risks. Falls affect us all. The risk of falling increases with age. Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults. If you slip, trip or fall, it could change your life. You could break a bone, take a …

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Texas Couple Enjoys Back-Home Hospitality at Walnut Village

As self-described social people, Ellen and Doug Boston were pleasantly surprised when they spent a few nights at Walnut Village prior to choosing from among several senior living communities in which to live. After being shown around by the sales team, the Texas couple asked if they could explore Walnut Village on their own. As they strolled the community, several staff and residents struck up conversations. "It was amazing," Doug said. "The chef just happened to walk by us. Not recogn…

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Residents Discover their ‘Sense of Place’ at Front Porch Communities

In academic circles, "sense of place" refers to the subjective and emotional attachment people have to a particular geographic location, shaped by their personal experiences and cultural associations. Drawing on this definition, Front Porch developed the Sense of Place program: a six-part series that allows new and established residents to explore together how they experience their community and to share what they value and want to keep - and what they want to change. Senior Director for Res…

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Residents Get Involved with Disaster Preparedness

Residents are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of community life at Walnut Village, including the community's comprehensive emergency preparedness plan in the event of any emergency including an earthquake.  "We have residents from all professions and life experiences, said Walnut Village Executive Director Debbie Infield. "Their wealth of knowledge provides valuable input to Walnut Village." That's why when researchers at the University of California, Irvine wanted to demons…

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Jet-Setter Joyce Kessler Loves Coming Home to Walnut Village

When Joyce Kessler was making the move to a retirement community, it was not an instant process. After visiting five different communities, she found that something important to her was lacking in each one. But when she decided to take a look at Walnut Village upon the recommendation of a friend, everything changed. "From the moment I pulled into the driveway, I had a very warm feeling," she said. "Even the exterior was very friendly, and it was exactly what I was looking for - a smaller, in…

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Resident Kathie Staniec Continues to Rediscover Herself at Walnut Village

In her memoir, "Common Threads," Walnut Village resident and author Kathie Staniec remembers how as a young mother of two, her life was not very adventurous. She wrote ... "I had never been adventurous. I had always been comfortable with the things that I was used to, only coloring between the lines with the classic Crayola colors." But in the summer of 1982, everything changed for the Illinois native. Her husband got a job in Southern California and Kathie and her family began a new adventure …

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Seven Compelling Reasons Why You Should Make the Move to Walnut Village Today

You hear it all of the time … you should wait until you need assistance with life’s daily activities to make a move to a senior living community. But in reality, moving while you are as active and independent as possible offers you the most opportunities to enjoy and fully participate in community life. Here are seven compelling reasons why making the move to Walnut Village now is the right choice. 1. Free Yourself from the Burdens …

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Stay Fit and be Well at Walnut Village with Wellbeing Director Ryan Fillingane

What if your gym was right around the corner from your front door, with a team of personal trainers to help you meet your fitness goals? Make Walnut Village your home and that's exactly what you'll enjoy - our Wellbeing, Fitness & Aquatic Center is in the heart of the Village. No need to motivate yourself to get into the car and drive to your next workout. It's only just steps away! As a new resident, you're sure to meet Wellbeing Director Ryan Fillingane shortly after your arrival.…

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