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Retirement community residents happy with love the second time around

GERMANTOWN, Md. -  Mary Waldron, 83, isn’t afraid to tell the world about finding love the second time around with Billy Ball, 87, now her husband. “It sounds so ridiculous. I was as bad as any teenager. I was absolutely overcome that this wonderful thing happened at this point in my life. It was...

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Fitch Upgrades Asbury Communities MD Obligated Group to BBB Stable

GERMANTOWN, Md. -  Fitch Ratings, a leading global ratings agency, announced on December 4 that it has upgraded the Asbury Communities Maryland Obligated Group to BBB with a Stable outlook from the previous rating of BBB-. “We are very pleased to see this affirmation of Asbury’s financial strength,...

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Volunteering never goes out of style!

GAITHERSBURG, Md. -  A dozen female models, volunteers ages 65 through 90, will walk the Fall Fashion Show runway Wed., Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. at Asbury Methodist Village’s Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center. The show benefits the Alzheimer’s Association, and afterwards, attendees can “shop”...

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Seniors with Memory Loss Find Meaning in Smart Sacks Food Program

September 17, 2012
GAITHERSBURG, Md. -  September is Hunger Action Month. It’s no secret that for many families food has become the greatest household expense, and often, there simply isn’t enough food. Local elementary school students considered at risk of hunger, however, have come to depend on...

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Retirement Communities Build in Support as Resident Caregiver Numbers Climb

September 5, 2012
GAITHERSBURG, Md.  -  Two weeks before Aurora Sevilla was set to move with her husband to Asbury Methodist Village, he suffered a massive stroke. This was not his first health crisis; a series of smaller strokes had left him unable to qualify for long-term care insurance.


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Active Aging on Display as Asbury Residents Head to Senior Olympics

August 28, 2012
- “You don’t quit playing because you get old. You get old because you quit playing,” says George Huson, 83, a resident of Asbury Methodist Village and role model for the millions of older adults who refuse to take aging sitting down. Huson, who has been the...

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