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Cyber Safety in 2023

Do you know how many passwords you have for all the sites and systems you use? A study conducted by Microsoft in 2007 found that people had approximately six passwords to remember on average. Today, that number has increased to 70-80 passwords on average, an over 1000% increase in the number of passwords to manage. …

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What’s the Difference Between a Nursing Home and a Life Plan Community?

Senior living communities are far from the traditional “nursing homes” you may be familiar with. Broadly speaking, “senior living” describes an age-qualified community of residences specifically designed to meet older adults’ wants and needs. But there’s much more. Many of today’s senior living communities offer a fulfilling lifestyle complete with on-site amenities and services such …

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Dementia-Friendly Holiday Gifts and Crafts to Make This Holiday Season

The holiday season can feel different when someone you love is dealing with the challenges of dementia. At The Glebe, we’re here to support you in finding heartfelt ways to celebrate the holidays together. We put together a list of simple holiday gifts and crafts for seniors with dementia. You’ll have fun working on these …

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What Is an Active Adult Community and How Is It Like Independent Living?

After a certain number of birthdays, you start getting mailers from various organizations that suggest you’re getting “older.” But you don’t feel older. In fact, you probably feel like you’re at the top of your game. Your nest may have emptied, your career may be in full swing—or you may have an eye toward the …

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What Our CMS 5 Star Rating Means For Your Loved One’s Care

As a culture, we love ranking things from best to worst. In fact, the star rating began in 1907 as a way to help people judge the quality of hotels. The practice then spread to restaurants in the late 1920s. Today, it seems like everything comes with some sort of ranking. That’s part of the …

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The Glebe Resident Council Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Glebe Scholarships August 2022 On August 17, The Glebe and its Resident Council presented resident-sponsored 2022 scholarship awards to three team members to assist in their educational goals. Faith Overbay, Dietary Assistant, received the Carolyn Harrison Scholarship. Carolyn Harrison was a beloved long-time Glebe resident who donated funds to the resident council upon her …

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What Makes Us One of the Best Retirement Communities in the Roanoke Area

Are you ready to take your retirement from boring to beautiful? Then live at The Glebe, where we have everything you need to enjoy life in abundance. From gorgeous senior apartment homes to unmatched amenities, see how you can start your next adventure at the best retirement community in Virginia.  Let the Natural Wonders of …

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What’s the Cost of Assisted Living in Roanoke?

It’s no secret that the cost of everything seems to be going up and up and up. Especially health care. And when you consider almost 70% of seniors over 65 will need some type of long-term care, finding a practical solution makes sense. A Life Plan Community, like The Glebe, offers an Independent Living lifestyle …

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The Glebe Hosts Annual Drive-In Movie Night

On June 13, residents and team members pulled up chairs, spread out blankets and even parked cars to enjoy the community’s annual outdoor movie night. The event took place underneath the full strawberry moon. With popcorn, refreshments and a candy concession stand, movie-goers enjoyed a rendition of the movie Mamma Mia on a 40-foot screen. …

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