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Nominate a Duxbury Volunteer for the 2017 Community Volunteer Award!

The Duxbury Community Volunteer Award celebrates the spirit of civic responsibility through community service by honoring exemplary Duxbury citizens whose voluntary contributions of time and talent have made a positive impact on the quality of life in our town.

Nominate an individual who exemplifies civic responsibility and service. The deadline is March 17. Download your form and honor a citizen leader.

Holiday Cheer at The Village at Duxbury

The annual lighting of the Christmas tree at The Village at Duxbury was a joyous occasion. The Village Chorus performed “Oh Christmas Tree,” for a delighted crowd of residents, staff, and family members. Rides in a horse-drawn wagon from Holly Knoll Clydesdales of Duxbury were another event highlight. The Village Chorus will be performing on December 13th at 11 a. m.

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Onlookers enjoy the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at The Village at Duxbury.

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Village at Duxbury residents participating in the performance of “Oh Christmas Tree,” in the front row, seated (L to R) are:  Newt Churchill, Roger Tancrell, Chuck Walker, Bob Shaw, and Ham Bowman. Residents in the top row (L to R) are: Dan Hardenbergh, Fred Iarrobino, George Baird, Cliff Cullenberg, Al Caldwell, and Ted Curtin.

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Director of Building Services Jim Welch attends the annual lighting of the Christmas tree with his grandson Finn Welch.

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In the Clydesdale drawn wagon from (L to R) are Village at Duxbury residents John Vensel, Camile Debevetz, and Lois Ahrens.

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 Village at Duxbury staff member Ninky Savage takes a moment to enjoy the season with resident George Milliken.

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Residents Roger Tancrell (left) and Brenda Boleyn (center) joined Village at Duxbury employee Pam Curtis at the annual tree lighting ceremony.

Honoring Veterans of the Second World War and Celebrating Service

The Village at Duxbury recently honored individuals who served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II with a Salute to Veterans and a luncheon. Veterans shared their stories of service with other residents of the senior living community.

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Marine veteran Joyce Levinson, a Village at Duxbury Resident, was proud to be part of the Salute to Veterans.

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Event emcee Grace Benzaquin introduced the speakers for the Salute.  

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Director of Building Services for The Village at Duxbury, Jim Welch, thanks Village at Duxbury resident Web Ray, for his service in the U. S. Marines.

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Fred and Betsy Stevens, residents of The Village at Duxbury, attended the Salute to Veterans. Fred served in the United States Army for 21 years. The Stevens have been married for 63 years.

At the Ballet Barre

The Village at Duxbury’s latest fitness offering is a ballet class for the novice. Instructor Karen Alexander, who teaches a class in Nia, a form of martial arts that incorporates dance and mindfulness, has had her own dance studio for over a decade. The Village beginner’s ballet class incorporates stretching, balance, and traditional ballet movements, including tendu and plié, with exercise for the core. No ballet experience necessary to participate or to enjoy! Class meets every Wednesday at 12:45 pm in the Fitness Center.

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Ballet teacher Karen Alexander leads Village at Duxbury resident Nancy Cudlipp in an exercise.

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Village at Duxbury resident  Elaine Guilfoyle takes position in the newly offered Ballet Class.

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Instructor Karen Alexander demonstrates a barre stretch during class.

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Village resident Nancy Cudlipp beams as she demonstrates a ballet position.

High Tea Service at The Village at Duxbury

Residents of the independent living community recently enjoyed an elegant High Tea. High Tea is typically served in the late afternoon or early evening with a tasty sandwich and other gourmet delights.

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Village at Duxbury Resident Services Coordinator Elizabeth Dondero serves tea to Village at Duxbury resident Freja Wagner at the senior retirement community’s recent event.

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A beautiful china teacup is part of The Village’s well received High Tea.
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Village at Duxbury resident Dot Baker is obviously delighted to be in attendance at the sumptuous High Tea.

Watercolor Class!

A weekly morning watercolor class is but one of the delightful offerings The Village at Duxbury makes available to residents of the senior living community. Every Thursday instructor Mary LoPiccolo assists Village residents as they set up for a morning of work in the community’s Art Studio.

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Here, instructor Mary LoPiccolo can be seen discussing color choices for the painting resident Mary Salter is placing the finishing touches on.

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A close-up of the painting that Village at Duxbury resident Mary Salter is working on.

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Mary LoPiccolo shares a moment with resident Margaret Rhoads as she begins work on her watercolor painting.

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 A close-up of Village at Duxbury resident Margaret Rhoads’ hand as she makes a brushstroke.

Author Vicki Constantine Croke holding her latest book, Elephant Company, as she prepares to sign copies for residents of The Village at Duxbury.

Elephant Company Author Stops by The Village at Duxbury

Author and Boston Globe columnist, Vicki Constantine Croke, recently signed copies of her New York Times best-selling book, Elephant Company at The Village at Duxbury. The senior living retirement community residents lined up for a chance to talk with Croke about her most recent book, which chronicles the daring life of British World War I Veteran Billy Williams, who, with his elephants is credited with helping to defeat the Japanese in Burma during World War II and in so doing, saving many lives.

Author Vicki Constantine Croke holding her latest book, Elephant Company, as she prepares to sign copies for residents of The Village at Duxbury.
Author Vicki Constantine Croke holding her latest book, Elephant Company, as she prepares to sign copies for residents of The Village at Duxbury.
New York Times best-selling author Vicki Constantine Croke signs a copy of Elephant Company for Village residents Katherine and Neil Smit.
New York Times best-selling author Vicki Constantine Croke signs a copy of Elephant Company for Village residents Katherine and Neil Smit.

Cooling Off with Water Aerobics

Three times a week, residents of The Village at Duxbury can enjoy a water aerobics class in the community’s pool and reap all the health benefits. The class is taught by certified personal trainer Kerin Mooney. Residents who meet physical requirements can participate. Strict safety rules are always followed.

Mooney’s classes emphasize increasing muscle strength, balance and improving posture. Better sleep and an enhanced sense of well-being are two common benefits. Easy on stiff joints and sore muscles, water aerobics is a social, fun way to improve endurance, flexibility and mobility.

Featured from left to right with instructor Kerin Mooney are: Village at Duxbury Independent Living residents Priscilla Lucier, Anne Anderson, Harriet Conroy and Joan Pisarra.
Featured from left to right with instructor Kerin Mooney are: Village at Duxbury Independent Living residents Priscilla Lucier, Anne Anderson, Harriet Conroy and Joan Pisarra.

A Smooth Move to Allerton House: An Assisted Living Community within The Village at Duxbury

People who decide to make their home at Allerton House Assisted Living in Duxbury can experience a small sampling of the community’s friendly staff and helpful services even before moving in, through the community’s complimentary Moving Made Easy program. “We recognize that just thinking about making a move can be physically and emotionally daunting,” says Mary Brennan, move-in coordinator. “But putting it off doesn’t make it any easier. We’re here to help every step of the way.”

Brennan helps residents make a smooth transition, guiding them through the process and coordinating their moves. “We know what to do to make moving as seamless as possible, and are happy to lend a hand any way we can,” says Brennan. “We can recommend moving companies, help select just the right pieces to bring to your apartment, and even recommend the services of a professional organizer.”

As a special incentive, Allerton House, nestled within the equally vibrant Village at Duxbury Campus, is offering eight hours with professional organizer Courtney Newcomb of Arrange South Shore free of charge for individuals who reserve an apartment at Allerton House in Duxbury by August 31, 2016.

Call Sales Manager Harriet Voyt today at 888-336-1349 for a personal tour and complimentary luncheon. And, don’t forget to ask about a Summer Trial Stay.

Mary Brennan Move-in Coordinator Allerton House in Duxbury
Mary Brennan
Move-in Coordinator
Allerton House in Duxbury