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Staff and Residents Showcase Their Creativity During Pandemic

Despite the need for social distancing, Walnut Village residents and staff have been incredibly creative during the past few months, using their creativity and ingenuity to stay engaged but safe. Door-to-door smoothie delivery. Virtual exercise classes; a virtual Seder; Zoom community meetings; virtual happy hours; an activity packet with brain teasers, word games; quilting activities;…

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Walnut Village Resident Honored as Member of Montford Point Marines

The first opportunity for African-Americans to enlist and serve in the United States Marine Corps came in 1942 during World War II as the Corps began to recruit qualified African-American men. The men who enlisted completed recruit training at Montford Point, North Carolina, during a time and place where racism and segregation were a part…

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Five Tips to Increase Physical and Mental Wellbeing as We Age

Everything starts with movement. As we age, many of us experience a decline in activity level whether it’s due to health issues, weight gain, or concerns about falling and injury. As the director of the Walnut Village Wellbeing Center (WBC), my approach is to counter this tendency by finding ways to increase our residents’ activity…

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Olympic Runner Bob Soth Goes for the Gold at Walnut Village

Bob Soth with one of his running trophies. In the late 1950s and early 1960s America’s Cold War with the Soviet Union was in full  swing and resident Bob Soth was smack in the middle. Bob, an up and coming world-class long-distance runner, had one thing on his mind … “Beat the Russians!” Bob’s best…

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Pamela Lowe Says Trust is the Key to Having Happy and Healthy Residents

“When it comes to the health and wellbeing of residents, building a trusting relationship is the key,” says Pamela Lowe, director of health services at Walnut Village. “Trust is the most important part of my job,” Pamela says. “Residents need to feel comfortable coming to me with any health issues so I can help and…

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Dr. Lucia Dean Calls Walnut Village the Friendliest Place on Earth

While nearby Disneyland may be the happiest place on Earth, Dr. Lucia Dean says Walnut Village may be the friendliest. “I am so happy to be here,” said the retired family medicine physician. “I’m a very social being and Walnut Village is perfect for me. The interesting people I have met here are extraordinary. And…

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