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We dedicate this tribute to those living with Alzheimer's, their caretakers and the residents in our care who may one day be diagnosed.


Resident Spotlight: Meet Ida

Ida Pezzullo, a resident at The Bridge at Cherry Hill in Johnston, Rhode Island, has 100 years of wisdom to share.


Happy National Centenarian's Day!

Do you realize only 1 in 10,000 people live to be 100 years old?


Striking Gold

All that it takes to become a national champion is a good bowling ball that fits your hand correctly and a lot of practice.


Family is Forever - Joseph Kordek

For Joseph Kordek, working with the land and tending to the soil is not a burden but a blessing.


Capture The Moment - Jack Markey

When you’re happy, the moments seem to last forever. Jack Markey lives a life full of leadership and happiness.


Capture The Moment - Lynn Evans Mand

Music has allowed Lynn Evans Mand of The AbbeWood in Elyria, Ohio, to truly capture the moment.


Capture The Moment - Bud and Bea Degnan

For two married residents at The Bridge at Garden Plaza of Post Falls, Idaho, one moment in 1926 was just the start.


Family is Forever - Jack and Frances Abbott

Jack and Frances Abbott, 89- and 88-year-old residents at Westside Garden Plaza in Indianapolis, have made family everywhere they go.


Family is Forever - Selma Bird and Lillian Roll

Century Park Associates is excited to kick off National Assisted Living Week 2017 with Grandparents Day.


Resident Voices - Grandparents

What was the best advice you ever received from your grandmother or grandfather?


Resident Voices - What Historical Event Affected You Most?

We asked residents all over the country about the historical events that shaped their lives.


A Spark of Creativity - Chuck and Becky Everitt

Becky and Chuck continue to spark creativity in themselves and in their fellow residents at The Bridge at Longmont.


A Spark of Creativity - Hope Cresswell

Hope Cresswell showcases her spark of creativity through her beautiful artwork.


A Spark of Creativity - Janie Gass

In the eyes of Janie Gass, writing is more than just a creative outlet. It is a way of sharing her heart with the world.


A Spark of Creativity - James “Jim” Birdwell

Jim Birdwell, who first became a clown in 1996, is a source of fun and creativity at Quail Ridge assisted living in Pocatello, Idaho.


A Spark of Creativity - Nolen Kelly

Nolen Kelly has a spark of passion for helping others.


A Spark of Creativity - Mabel Payne

Mabel Payne has loved gardening since she was a child. Her mother would always say, “If there aren’t flowers in the house, it isn’t a home.”


A Spark of Creativity - Veldonna Armstrong

If you visit Veldonna Armstrong at Garden Plaza of Post Falls, Idaho, you will quickly be struck by her creative spirit.


Fighting Alzheimer’s with Selfies

Cascade Park Retirement Community recently hosted a luau as part of an effort to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.


A House of Wishes

This summer, Westside Garden Plaza resident Mina Collier had her wish granted.


Bridging the Gap in Ocala

The Bridge’s intergenerational program began after the children at Kinderoo Academy created birthday cards for the residents each month.


Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove receptionist uses stroke experience to help others

Corinne Stanton gives credit to the Lord, a dedicated doctor and a “popcorn angel” for saving her life.


Century Park Communities Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

This month, our communities celebrated National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 21.


The Doors God Opens

When Martin shares the stories of how she came to be chaplain of Cottesmore, she sees how one open door always led to another.


Cascade Park residents honor loved ones at Willamette National Cemetery

A group of residents from Cascade Park in Woodburn, Oregon, made the trip to Willamette National Cemetery.


The Avid Gardener

Once a farmer's daughter, always a farmer's daughter.


Well How Do You Start The Thing?!

We at Century Park Associates thank Mr. Barnard and all of our servicemen and women for defending our freedom!


Crossing the Finish Line

Executive director, Lori Follett and resident, Kenny Bisel from The Bridge at Greeley recently ran a 1K together.


Margaret Christenson

Christenson is constantly engaging her mind and finding innovative solutions for her friends at The Bridge.


Father's Day Advice

Our residents shared memories of their own fathers and the best advice they received over the years.


Resident Voices - The Movies

The movie-watching experience has changed quite a bit since our residents were kids. We wanted to hear about their first movie experience.


Zeke DeVane’s Heroism in World War II

Zeke, due to his patriotism and sense of duty, joined the military in 1942.


Kristie Tucker Goes the Extra Mile for Her Residents

This year, Kristie Tucker was chosen as the overall winner of Century Park’s Going the Extra Mile award from more than 40 communities.


A Bridge of Honor: How A Century Park Community Pays Tribute to Those Who Served

Century Park Associates is incredibly proud of all of our veterans and thankful to those who gave their lives in service.


Inside an Aurora independent living community, the Happy Hookers knit for the needy

A love for knitting and crafting is the common thread that has pulled a group of Aurora women together for several hours each day.


Century Park Communities Celebrate National BBQ Day

This month, our communities celebrated National BBQ Day on Thursday, May 16.


Lilia Rodriguez: Eager to Educate

Lilia looks back knowing that she lived a great life with her family while also leaving her legacy as a teacher.


Mother's Day Advice

Our residents shared memories of their own mothers and the best advice they received over the years.


Nurses Week: Resident Stories

Ms. Nancy Stephens is a current resident of Garden Plaza at Cleveland.


Garden Plaza of Aurora resident shares his Pearl Harbor experience

John Clement, a resident at Garden Plaza of Aurora, Colorado lived in Honolulu, Hawaii during the infamous Pearl Harbor attack of WWII.


Nurses Week : Regional Directors of Resident Care Share Their Stories

We wanted to take a moment and share the stories of our Regional Directors of Care Services, as well as our Director of Care Services.


Love Conquers All

Love found a way with two people at Garden Plaza.


Emily McDonald: A Journalist's Heart

Journalists live a life full of networking and finding out the details, but they each do it in their own way.


We love our pets!

In celebration of National Pet Day, we wanted to honor our loyal pals by sharing about how wonderful they are with the world!


International Siblings Day

We would like to share the stories of some unique siblings in our communities.


Easter Weekend

Good Friday marks the beginning of a monumental weekend for Christians around the globe.


The Bridge at Paradise Valley residents tour chocolate factory

Seven residents from The Bridge at Paradise Valley in Las Vegas took a sweet trip to the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory.


Jerry and Elaine Ramsey

Over time, things have certainly changed for Jerry and Elaine, but they have found their way to keep connected: technology.


Celebrating Passover

Marvin has two children, a daughter and a son, as well as many nieces and nephews with whom he likes to celebrate Passover.


Resident Voices - Growing Older

What is the hardest thing about growing older? What is the best thing about growing older?


Designing a Legacy

Ruth Schnee led the pathway for young women to obtain a future in design and architecture.


Graham Witherspoon: Author, Poet and Artist

Witherspoon is not just a sailor, but someone who continues to write, paint, philosophize, care, share and believe.


A Resident’s Adventures in China

Gail Odom, a resident at the Bridge of Ooltewah, Tennessee, has lived an extraordinary life.


World Kidney Day

In honor of World Kidney Day, we would like to share a little story about one of our newest residents.


BREAKING NEWS! - The Inn at Garden Plaza Visits KKTV Channel 11

KKTV Channel 11, a local news station in Colorado, welcomed the residents as they learned about TV news and weather.


Garden Plaza of Aurora hosts Abraham Lincoln event

John Voehl, an Abraham Lincoln historian visited Garden Plaza of Aurora on Feb. 19, 2019


The Bridge at Orlando Honors a Pearl Harbor Survivor

December 7, 1941 - a date many of us recognize as the attack on Pearl Harbor.


The Witness: Rosa Lee Floyd

Today, Rosa Lee believes it’s her responsibility to bear witness to what life was like before and during the Civil Rights Movement.


Century Park Communities Celebrate National Pancake Day

This month, our communities celebrated National Pancake Day on Thursday, February 21.


Seniors Got Talent

The Bridge at Charleston held a talent show for their residents.


Taking Away the Pain

The ladies at Garden Plaza at Cleveland create heart-shaped pillows for those who have undergone a medical procedure.


Love is in the Air

We had the opportunity to speak to some of our couples about their lives, marriages, and the joy along the way.


A Number of Reasons for Love

The Millers shared that the secret to the longevity of their love is because they have the Lord Jesus as the center of their lives.


Resident Spotlight: Donzaleigh Joyner Heard

The Bridge at Hickory Woods is proud to have Ms. Heard as a resident!


Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove Dances the Night Away

The halls of Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove echoed with the iconic sounds of the ’50s.


Wishing the Barnes a Happy 70th Anniversary

Today, Jim and Eleanor celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.


Century Park Communities Celebrate National Pie Day

This month, our communities celebrated National Pie Day on Wednesday, January 23.


All Shook Up Over Elvis

The community went all out celebrating Elvis Presley’s birthday by making it a week-long celebration.


Vaccinated for Love

Karen Black is a current employee at The Bridge at Charleston, South Carolina, while her mother, Peg, is a resident.


Resident Voices - Nicknames

Whether they're sentimental or funny, strange or fitting, nicknames have a history. Our residents weighed in on how they received theirs.


David Aichele - Looking To The Sky

David’s love of the sky began when he was a child, and even after retiring from NASA, the sky was not finished amazing him.


Harbor Place at Cottesmore resident reflects on adventure as World War II medic

At Okinawa, Hart's battalion rendered aid to casualties as the 27th attacked another ridge not far from Hacksaw Ridge.

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