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How do you really know how financially strong the place you will call home really is? How does its financial strength impact you?

These are very important questions – especially for prospective Lenbrook residents (and their loved ones) who have invested a lot of time downsizing, determining geographically where they want to live, touring various Life Plan Communities, and evaluating their various offerings.

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This year at Lenbrook, we will be having our second annual Blue Christmas Service. You may be asking: “And what might a Blue Christmas Service be?” I am glad you asked.  Stephen Covey once said: “Air is to the body what understanding is to the soul.”  For us to be spiritually well, we must be understood, and to be understood, our feelings (and I do mean all of them) need a serious hearing.

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Art from International Paint Pals Shows How Children Worldwide Express Freedom and Peace

On Sunday, September 15, Lenbrook, Atlanta’s premier Life Plan Community, hosted the Children’s Art Festival at Lenbrook. Lenbrook’s residents and associates, their children and grandchildren, as well as guests from nearby Canterbury Court and Renaissance of Atlanta, plus families in the adjacent Ridgedale Park neighborhood were all invited.

Image for Our Newest Dining Venue, The Brook, Opens to Rave Reviews

Casual, delicious, and charming are the best ways to describe The Brook -- Lenbrook’s newest dining venue. Formerly known as the Bistro, the completely redesigned venue is open for lunch from 11am – 2pm and for dinner from 5pm – 7:30pm. The informal menu features a variety of classic sandwiches, soups, salads, entrees, and sides -- some of which will change with the season and some will remain constant throughout the year.

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As I begin my tenure as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Lenbrook, I'm actively thinking about how to ensure Lenbrook continues to serve its residents well over the next 50 years.  50 years ago this summer, man landed on the moon, using less technology than we now have in our smartphones.  What will the world look like in 50 years, and how can we make sure that Lenbrook continues to thrive in that world?  My older daughter attends Westminster School, and last fall in the parent/teacher conference, the Dean of the middle school said that they are trying to prepare students for jobs that

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When I moved to Lenbrook in 2013, I had been gardening all my life. I inherited my mother’s love for creating beauty and grew flowers and plants wherever I lived throughout Great Britain – Bristol, Scotland, and later the Cotswolds - and then I brought my passion to Atlanta, where my husband and I and our two sons moved in 1986, supposedly just for three years. I loved our house in Druid Hills with its generous 1.5-acre garden where I expanded my gardening skills to adapt to Georgia’s hot weather and red clay, and I also built a mountain garden at our home at Lake Burton.

Image for Lenbrook Partners with Second Helpings Atlanta to Help Fight Hunger and Food Waste

I'm thrilled that Lenbrook has officially kicked off its partnership with Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA), an Atlanta-based nonprofit food rescue organization! 

Since April 24th, we are donating surplus fresh, perishable food from Lenbrook’s five different dining venues on a weekly basis – food items that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill are now be used to reduce hunger right here in our community. Lenbrook donated 1,262  pounds of food in May, enough to provide 1,052 nutritious meals to those in need and1,577 pounds so far during 2019.

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I grew up sailing in and around the waters of St. Petersburg, Fla. Camping outdoors also became a favorite hobby of mine, one that my son now enjoys. To this day, I prefer to run and bike outdoors no matter what the weather may bring. Turns out, humans have an inherent inclination to affiliate with nature. It's a phenomenon called "biophilia," which is “a love of nature.” And today’s science confirms nature is inherently good for both our physical and mental wellbeing.  
 

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