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Believe it or not, the average adult spends 1,400 hours a year hunched over a Smartphone. This constant "forward or anterior head position" (also known as humpback posture) often leads to unexpected problems. The most prevalent disorder is “Text Neck." I'd like to share some tips for avoiding Text Neck and several relief exercises that are quick and easy to do.

Image for Why Amenities Are More Than Just Beautiful

A resident recently commented to me, "I've been here eight years and Lenbrook looks just as beautiful today as it did my first day here." It made me smile as I headed into a budget meeting where we would be talking about the very thing that engenders a "WOW" impression when you first walk in our doors: appealing amenities. The real WOW, I’ve learned however, comes when amenities are enduring – when you are able to keep them fresh and relevant year after year.

Continuous Investment in Physical Inventory

Image for Responsive- More Than A Reflex?

Generally, when people think about the word "responsive" they think about quick action. However, well-known author and TED Talk speaker Simon Sinek says, “It’s better to go slow in the right direction then to go fast in the wrong direction.” It is true that the proper definition for responsive is “reacting quickly and positively.” So if we are measuring quality in our organization (which we are), shouldn’t we have a process for responding?

Anticipate the Issue

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

Image for Growing Where You’re Planted

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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