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The first thing you’ll notice when you visit Advent Christian Village in north Florida is that it’s not your typical retirement community. It’s a rare place — one that embraces community, celebrates living life to the fullest, and dedicates itself to serving others. Whether your lifestyle is vibrant and independent, or you require a few support services, there is a place here for you.

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October Village Streams Available

This month's edition of Village Streams, a small collection of useful and timely information concerning the issues of aging and its effects on families, is now available.

Nine Music Acts Coming to Dowling Park

Advent Christian Village recently announced its 31st season of the Live! at Dowling Park Artist Series. This season, nine musical performances have been scheduled from September through March. Solo vocalists, instrumentalists and bands will once again delight and amaze ticket holders gathered at Advent Christian Village, and season tickets are on sale now.

How Tax Reform May Affect Charitable Giving

The tax reform bill recently signed into law roughly doubles the standard deduction for individuals. That’s good news for most taxpayers, however, because far fewer taxpayers will be able to itemize, many are speculating that charitable giving to qualified non-profit organizations like Advent Christian Village will decrease in 2018.

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It’s Time to Tickle Your Taste Buds

As we humans get older, there are several aspects of our lifestyle which naturally change: sleep habits, activity level, and dependence on others, to name a few. Another change we experience is what we decide to — and even what we are able to — eat.

Musical Variety in Dowling Park in mid-October

Advent Christian Village’s Live! at Dowling Park artist series is brining two musical treats to the community in the same week! Lake City’s Gateway City Big Band will bring the World War-era big band sound to Dowling Park Monday, Oct. 15. On Friday, Oct. 19, southern gospel soloist Alan Kendall will perform.

ACV is Like a Rocket Ship!

Betty Sheppard has lived in western Suwannee County almost all of her life, which began in 1932. Since that time, she has seen many changes in the county and at Advent Christian Village (ACV). She even worked there for about a year as an assistant to M.A. Carter — ACV’s top executive from 1957 to 1963.

How Eating Together Improves Senior Nutrition

Aging brings changes to the way you eat. As your metabolism and activity level slow down, your appetite may also begin to decrease. That’s because your body simply doesn’t need quite as many calories as it did in your younger years. Aside from the effects of natural aging, some seniors may experience side effects from medications that can lead to a decreased appetite. Or, you may have problems with your dentures or trouble swallowing that make eating difficult. Whatever the case, to ensure optimal health, it’s important that you’re eating three well-balanced meals daily.

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