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Taking Flight

Photographs by Bob Dunham, Tyfani Detki and Luis Lopez-Mendez, freefall videographers. Recently, five John Knox Village residents, Debra Sheffield, Linda Sahm, Geri Hasley, Lola Knaus, and Edith Buttner along with an entourage of village cheering them on, took the plunge when they completed tandem skydiving jumps at the sky dive capital of the world, Sky …

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The John Knox Village Genealogy Society

A. Dale Stewart, Founder I arrived at John Knox Village in December 2008. My personal family history quest had been on hold for almost 20 years because I devoted much of my time to preaching, teaching and founding The Interfaith Alliance of Florida. After attending a seminar by George Morgan entitled “The Genealogist as CSI,” I …

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Remaining Independent Through Home Health Care

Sharon Hardiman, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC Director of Home Health at John Knox Village As a clinical nursing leader with more than 30 years of experience in home health care, I am frequently asked, “What exactly is home health care and how can I arrange for it?” The short answer is, home health is customized …

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Move, Improve, Remove

Three Steps to Prevent Falls Trung Bui, DPT On average, one in four seniors will fall each year. Out of those falls, one out of five will result in a severe injury. As we age, our chances of falling increases. The risk of falling is due to having less agility or balance problems as well …

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The Land Around Us – Deltona, Florida

Article by: Louise Caccamise Photos by: Bob Dunham This month as we continue our “The Land Around Us” series, we will visit Deltona, a near neighbor to the east. Recently developed, compared to other towns in Volusia County, Deltona was a planned community that was officially started in November 1962 under the name of Deltona …

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A Healthier, Happier Me

By: Debbie Artigliere This is the story of a journey during which I have become a healthier and happier person. I still have a way to go, before reaching my weight goal, but I am now on a path of reasonable eating and exercising. It all began in February of 2017, when my doctor told me …

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The Land Around Us

Deland, Florida Article by: Louise Caccamise Photographs by: Bob Dunham This month in our series, “The Land Around Us,” we will visit DeLand, our neighboring town to the north. Now the county seat of Volusia County, it was once called Persimmon Hollow because of the wild persimmons that grew in abundance. Then in this undeveloped …

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Focus on Fitness

By Talina Hendrickson Recently, the fitness center at John Knox Village underwent an expansion project that has increased the size of the center to 2,360 square feet. The renovation included adding new fitness equipment as well as installing vinyl flooring. Classes range from Latin dance, chair yoga and senior fitness and are available Monday through …

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Lester R. Barker Center Dedication

On July 12, 2017, we honored former Executive Director Lester R. Barker by dedicating the Activities Center to him. This historical moment marked the first time in our 45 years of operation that we named a building after anyone. We send a special ‘thank you’ to the Barker family for your contributions to this publication. …

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