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ECU’s Lifelong Learning Program

SpringShire residents have the wonderful opportunity to participate in ECU’s Lifelong Learning Program.

This educational program is for adults 50 and older who want to continue learning in a relaxed atmosphere, without entrance requirements, exams, or grades. The desire to learn for the joy of learning and personal fulfillment is the underlying feature of this program.

Participants enjoy a wide array of learning opportunities designed to:

  • Stimulate intellectual and cultural learning
  • Promote social interaction and greater understanding of our world, and
  • Broaden horizons in many creative ways

Thank you to Andrew Ross and Dr. Regis Gilman for inviting us to join them in celebrating another wonderful year for the LifeLong Learning Program and welcoming SpringShire as a new sponsor and partner. They celebrated their outstanding volunteers with a cookout, certificates of recognition, and take home gifts provided by SpringShire.

Volunteers include retired professors from ECU and professionals from all around Eastern NC who provide their expertise, time and energy to lifelong learning at any age.

SpringShire attends the Senior Health Fair

SpringShire had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Senior Health Fair at the Greenville Aquatic Center.

We enjoyed speaking with attendees who were interested in learning about retirement options. We were even serenaded by an energetic group of gentlemen donning caps and red suspenders!

A variety of agencies provided materials and information focusing on health, fitness, nutrition and recreation. A free health screening was available as well.

It was a great event for seniors in our community.

Breakfast with Friends and Future Residents of SpringShire

The ladies of SpringShire gathered at Great Harvest Bread Company for a girls’ morning out and enjoyed breakfast, pastries, coffee, and conversation. It was a wonderful break in the middle of the week to get together with friends to unwind and talk about plans for trips to come as the warm weather approaches, what everyone has been up to, and just to catch up. Future residents and friends mingled and laughed and as always, shared ideas about more fun things to do as a group and discussed upcoming social events at SpringShire.

Future SpringShire Residents Visit the Greenville Museum of Art

Future SpringShire residents visited the Greenville Museum of Art to view the Burk Uzzle photography exhibit. We had a wonderful time admiring this collection of photography that featured some local residents of eastern North Carolina.

More about this exhibit-

Perceptions and Recognitions: African Americans of Eastern North Carolina by Burk Uzzle

February 3 – April 30, West Wing Gallery

Perceptions + Recognitions is a new body of work by internationally recognized photographer Burk Uzzle commissioned by the Greenville Museum of Art. The exhibition will be twenty (25) original pictures of residents in eastern North Carolina and shown at the Greenville Museum of Art in 2017.

Perceptions + Recognitions is designed to offer individuals, families, and organizations a way to experience their neighbors, whether familiar or unknown.

The title reflects the fact that too frequently we hold perceptions about others that are disconnected from their truths and therefore inaccurate. Art has always afforded us the opportunity to share seminal emotions with strangers, to realize a connection, to know that our human experience may not be unique although our circumstances may be unrecognizable

See Burk Uzzle’s Work

Lunch & Learn with SpringShire Board of Directors

Today the SpringShire Board of Directors hosted and lunch and learn with their peers and future residents of SpringShire. Guests included several prospective residents who work with or are affiliated with members of the SpringShire Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors include Reverend Beth Thompson, Associate Pastor of Oakmont Baptist Church, Dr. Bob Deyton, retired OB-GYN, Roger Robertson, President at Vidant Health, and Ernest Carraway, attorney in Raleigh.

Rev. Thompson welcomed the group for lunch and expressed how excited she was to see so many people interested in learning more about the community. She shared some of her experience in looking into retirement living options in Eastern North Carolina for her own family, and she was especially impressed with the work that David Ammons and Retirement Living Associates, Inc. has done in other retirement communities such as Springmoor in Raleigh.

Morgan Lamphere, Vice President of Marketing at SpringShire, shared more details about the time frame of construction for the community and showed a virtual tour of what the community will look like.

Dr. Earl Trevathan, future resident at SpringShire said that if everyone could experience that virtual tour, they would really get a taste for what life will be like at this exciting new community.

“Right now is an excellent time to visit the Information Center to learn about the deposit process,” said David Ammons, Founder of SpringShire. “Even though you may not be ready today, now is an excellent time to make a plan for the future. The deposit is 100% refundable with no risk to you as a future resident.”

Grayson Rattew encouraged the group to make an appointment at the Sales Office by calling (252) 317-2303.