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The Link Between Nature & Wellness

Working to conserve biodiversity has many inherent values and benefits. In addition to the positive effects for wildlife and ecosystems, enhancing wildlife habitat offers a host of benefits for older adults who get involved and for the organizations that serve them, according to this profile of...

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Spring Is ‘Beloved’ Season at Asbury

Spring is a ‘Beloved’ season at Asbury as the Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative is re-energized and reinvigorated with new ideas and programs.

In mid-April, resident volunteers headed to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., with 19 students from Gaithersburg Elementary School who...

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Asbury Celebrates Volunteer Spirit

We always look forward to honoring the wonderful volunteers, both residents of Asbury and Gaithersburg community members, who volunteer at the Wilson Health Care Center and in other roles on our continuing care retirement community's campus. And we had much to celebrate in 2015!

All told, 1,932...

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Difficult Conversations: Helping a Parent Face Age-Related Declines

Figuring out how to sensitively handle your concerns when a parent is encountering age-related declines is, hands down, one of the greatest challenges you will face as a child. Doing so reverses a long-standing power structure – and it can be uncomfortable. This is especially the case if your...

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Brain-Boosting Recipes from Asbury

Kale and White Bean Soup With Barley

10 cups water
3 cups low sodium chicken stock
¾ cup pearl barley, rinsed & drained
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves
½ tsp red-pepper flakes
1 – 28 oz can cannellini beans
6 oz kale
1 to 2 Tbs Parmesan cheese
½ tsp lemon zest
Salt & freshly ground black...

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Asbury’s Butternut & Apple Soup

Winter calls for comfort food.  This Butternut & Apple Soup from Asbury's Chef Gus is a perfect blend of easy, healthy and delicious.

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