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JKV Residents/Orange City Elementary School Partnership

By Debra Sheffield The JKV Residents/Orange City Elementary School Partnership has been in existence since 2015. JKV residents and staff have supported this partnership through mentoring programs, assisting with special school events, and conducting fundraising drives for school supplies and food products. The school began in 1922. It serves approximately 525 students between VPK and …

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Thanks to the Keeper of the Stars

Shared by Dale Stewart In the January/February issue of Village Life magazine, in celebration of Valentines Day, we asked our residents to share with us their stories of finding their true love. I hope you enjoy reading about these special couples as much as we did! Click here to read more from our residents. I …

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A Cherished Memory

Shared by resident Ann Gillis This article may not fit the bill as a tradition. It’s more a tradition of recalling a memory. A memory of a Christmas Eve morning many years ago, and one that has remained with me and told to friends over the years during the Christmas season. Many years ago, I …

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Enjoying Christmas as a Solo Traveler

Shared by resident Phyllis Dale All of my 11 years working on the steamboats, the holidays were on my schedule. On many Christmas cruises, my late husband Gary would join me. The holiday activities on the cruise were unforgettable. They were so much fun and I loved performing in the Delta Queen holiday shows and …

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The Perks of Using Our Preferred Movers

You’ve finally done it, you’re joining the wonderful community of John Knox Village. And we couldn’t be more thrilled to have you. But we know the next step, figuring out your move, can be stressful. Luckily, we have the partners and resources to make the transition easier than ever. Starting with our relocation services allowance …

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A Christmas to Remember

Shared by resident Lois Pettit There were many memorable family celebrations of the Christmas season over the years, somewith the four of us and some when Daddy had to be away, but the one that stands out for me was our Christmas odyssey of 1971. We had just spent a year in Tampa, Florida, while …

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The Artigliere Christmas Memory Tree

Shared by resident Debbie Artigliere From our first ornaments, Barbie in a wedding gown and “Our First Christmas Together,” to a Florida manatee ornament, we have created a Memory Tree for Christmas. On nearly every vacation, day trip or special occasion, we buy a commemorative Christmas tree ornament. They are usually not very costly, and …

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Coronavirus Update – November 24, 2020

John Knox Village currently has five independent living residents testing positive for COVID-19. An additional 15 residents are in quarantine. As a result of the increase in the number of cases within the Village as well as the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases state wide, all general visitation to independent living residents will …

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Coronavirus Update – November 23, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.

Protective Actions Taken Village-Wide Updates: With the opening of our visitation policy, along with the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases state wide, John Knox Village has developed two positive cases of COVID-19. Per the CDC guidelines there are two independent living residents that are in isolation. Also, there are an additional 17 residents …

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Traditions Live On!

Shared by resident Marianne Berkes How wonderful in this season of peace and love, we are sharing holiday traditions. Baking cookies with my Mom and Grandma weeks ahead for family, friends and an elderly couple down the street first comes to mind. I also remember stringing popcorn for the “perfect” tree my Dad and I …

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