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"Teach Us Something" The Improbable, Inspiring Story of Senior Seminars

June 10, 2022

- This was hardly what I had expected in March 2020 when I moved into Carol Woods. Instead of Wednesday concerts, Thursday lectures, Friday afternoon sherry gatherings, Saturday movies, art classes and croquet matches, and spirited conversations in the dining room, I received a lukewarm dinner that arrived in a cardboard container outside my door. The coronavirus had invaded and, like fourteenth-century Europeans, the five hundred residents and I were quarantined. At best, I walked around campus waving at masked, white-haired strangers.

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Local Nonprofits Benefit from Carol Woods Grants

March 9, 2022

- From the day the first residents moved into Carol Woods in 1979, they were an integral part of the larger Chapel Hill community. One of our purposes has always been to improve the lives of older adults regardless of where they live.

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Carol Woods- A Beautiful Green Island

February 2, 2022

- In many communities, housing developments spring up and are named after trees that used to be there— Hickory Hills, The Oaks, Dogwood Acres. Those trees once dominated the landscape, but they were removed to make way for the houses. Not so at Carol Woods.

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Gardening in a Retirement Community by Marian Stephenson

March 15, 2021

- “Can you have a garden there”?” I smile when my gardening friends, still in their homes in town, ask tentatively about what is “allowed” at Carol Woods.

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Carol Woods is Featured in Moira Welsh's New Book

March 4, 2021

- Carol Woods is featured in a new book exploring how those living with cognitive decline are leading lives filled with purpose, connection and friendship. Happily Ever Older by investigative reporter Moira Welsh explores different ways of supporting older adults with dementia and how approaches that challenge the status quo are succeeding.

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