Category: Featured Stories

Lifestyle Pass Offers More Than Good Health

March 6, 2018

When 67-year-old Frances “Fran” Clinton dips her toe into the water in Glenmeadow’s indoor pool, she enters a sanctuary all her own. Three to five times per week, Fran takes a swim class or uses the pool independently, doing her own brand of water aerobics, in which she incorporates techniques she learned in classes with […]

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Honoring Love, Renewing Vows on Valentine’s Day

February 19, 2018

As six couples renewed their vows in a sweet and tender ceremony we held for residents on Valentine’s Day, warm memories flooded back for many of the men and women. Dr. Carl and Joanne Janovsky reminisced that they met because their sisters were students at the same college and introduced the families to one another. […]

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Creating a Dementia Friendly Community

February 13, 2018

Imagine you have walked into a bank, but as you near the teller’s window, you don’t remember where you are, or why. Imagine the teller recognizes your confusion and does not get annoyed or frustrated with you. Instead, she walks out from behind the counter to greet you, walks you to a chair, and asks […]

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Fueled by Deep-Seated Community Spirit

January 17, 2018

For decades, Seymour Frankel and his siblings ran two successful clothing stores their father founded in Springfield. Seymour and his late wife, Edna, built a life around finding ways to show their appreciation to customers—and the greater community—and those mechanisms are still sustaining the region today. Both alumni of the University of Massachusetts, Seymour and […]

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