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Special Menus at Carillon Assisted Living Facilities Spotlighted During National Nutrition Month

With March designated as National Nutrition Month, special dishes like Chicken Marsala prepared with fresh mushrooms will be served in many residences. So will such side items as low sodium … Read More »

Posted in Sage Stories on March 13, 2017

Carillon Assisted Living Spotlights Heart Disease-Alzheimer’s Link During American Heart Month

With February designated as American Heart Month, Carillon consultant Mary Ann Drummond is working to increase awareness of the link between heart disease and Alzheimer’s. She wants residents and their … Read More »

Posted in Sage Stories on February 23, 2017

First “Sweetheart Dance” Planned February 16 at Carillon Assisted Living’s Fuquay-Varina Facility

Staff members and residents alike are abuzz at Carillon Assisted Living’s Fuquay-Varina facility, whose first “Sweetheart Dance” will coincide with “Family Night” on Thursday, Feb. 16. Although the event will … Read More »

Posted in Sage Stories on February 6, 2017

Carillon Steps up to Help Neighbors in Need during Severe Winter Storm

Winter Storm Helena hit the East Coast earlier this month, burying the Raleigh area in snow and forcing temperatures well below freezing for several days. The frigid temperatures caused a … Read More »

Posted in Sage Stories on January 19, 2017

Meet Richard Jones, Carillon of Knightdale’s Local Retired Farmer, Landscaper and Gardener

Whether tending the garden out back, visiting the Walmart where he used to oversee the garden shop, chatting with elementary school students, or encouraging other residents, Richard Jones is one … Read More »

Posted in Sage Stories Tagged , , , , on January 5, 2017

Meet Maggie Smith, one of the Newest Residents at Carillon Assisted Living of Newton

Although still adjusting to life at Carillon Assisted Living four months after moving to our Newton facility, Maggie Smith is looking forward to celebrating her first Christmas with us. It’s … Read More »

Posted in Carillon Caregivers, Resident and Community Life, Resident Stories, Successful Aging Tagged , , , , , on December 19, 2016

Meet Clara Elder, Raleigh’s First Female Police Officer and School Crossing Guard, at Carillon Assisted Living of Fuquay-Varina

Although it’s been many years since Clara Elder walked the beat in Raleigh, she still remembers the heartwarming aspects of serving as one of first female police officers in North … Read More »

Posted in Sage Stories Tagged , , , on December 15, 2016

‘Tis The Season to Enjoy the Annual Christmas Carol Event

When the sounds of Christmas caroling echoed throughout Carillon Assisted Living’s North Raleigh facility last December, it reminded resident Mary Burkhardt of singing with her sons after baking Christmas cookies. … Read More »

Posted in Carillon Christmas Carol Concert, Events Tagged , , , , , on November 24, 2016

Meet Marilyn Smith, Ladies Golf Champion, at Carillon Assisted Living of North Raleigh

Marilyn Smith grew up watching her mother play golf in West Virginia. A skilled and dedicated player, Marilyn’s mom passed the love of the game on to her daughter, who … Read More »

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Meet Howard Hansen, Former Cabbie, Vet and Jack of All Trades at Carillon Assisted Living of Hillsborough

While old movie fans are familiar with the phrase, “Follow that car!”, Howard Hansen heard it in real life. It happened during the 1970s, when he drove a taxi cab … Read More »

Posted in Assisted Living, Resident and Community Life, Resident Stories, Sage Stories Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2016