Moving can be a daunting task at any age. For seniors, the emotional toll of moving can cause anxiety about relocating and leaving behind a family home tied to happy memories. Psychologists call the anxiety a senior feels about moving relocation stress syndrome (RSS). This term is used to describe the unique challenges an older adult faces when…

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Moving into a Senior Living Community is an important decision, and for many a difficult one. Deciding where you want to live as you age, before the need arises, will grant you the opportunity to chart your own course for retirement with independence, dignity, and peace of mind.   As you research, you’ll find that…

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Humans, by nature, are social animals. We all have social needs, no matter our age. As the pandemic clearly illustrated, meeting those individual social needs is essential to maintain a happy and healthy life. The need for loved ones near you providing love and support is important for people of all ages, and it is…

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You’ve decided that it is the right time for a Senior Living Community. How do you find the “perfect” Community to fit your lifestyle?   First things first, you’ll want to start your research to make sure you learn everything you can in order to make an informed decision. Finding a community that will fulfill…

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Oftentimes the search for a senior living community can leave older adults and their families confused about what they really want and need. The uncharted territory of senior living options can be difficult to understand between rules, guidelines, and a unique language with many acronyms.  So, let’s break down the basics.   Independent Living and Assisted Living…

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Wendy, originally from North Dakota, attended the University of Minnesota where she received a BA in Psychology in 1997. She then spent 9 years managing Non-Profit Group Homes for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. It was this experience that sparked her interest in the complex issues of her Residents and led her back to…

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By Matt Fresh, Independent Living Administrator   A third generation native to Dunedin, Matt is a grandson of our Founder, Pastor James H. Fresh. Matt graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree of Bachelor of Science from the College of Business Administration and spent the next 16 years as a Financial &…

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The great-grandson of Pastor James Fresh, Dylan Fresh joins his grandfather, Doug Fresh and Uncle, Matt Fresh as the 4th generation Fresh to work for St. Mark Village. Coming to us in January 2019, Dylan has taken the lead as the St. Mark Village Technology Manager and Visual Communications Specialist, helping bring the unique St. Mark…

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Sheila received her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois in 1988 where she double majored in Community Health Administration and Health Education. During her career, she has worked in a variety of roles throughout the healthcare spectrum including managing group homes for the disabled, coordinating social services for hospital transitional…

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