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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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May Village Streams Available

This month's edition of Village Streams, ACV's e-newsletter that provides useful and timely information about ACV and concerning the issues of aging and its effects on families is now available.

Annie Moses Band Comes to ACV

Several years ago, my family and I had the opportunity to attend an Annie Moses Band concert at North Florida Community College in Madison, Florida. We had never heard of the group. We knew it was a family of musicians, and that there would be singing and people playing instruments like violins, piano and percussion. It had been a long week and the four of us talked about not going, even though we already had tickets. Ultimately, we decided to go. By the end of the first song, we were very glad we were there.

Marion Polk Ceramics Shop Groundbreaking

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in August, the community gathered for the groundbreaking of the Marion Polk Ceramics Shop. The ceremony took place at its future location, in what is now being called the “crafting circle,” joining Watkins Hobby Shop, housing the woodworking and lapidary shops, and the Chriss Building, where artistic painting is taught.

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Untreated Hearing Loss: Effects and Who to See

Think about the people you have met who have an obvious hearing loss. Do they seem to be delayed and even disoriented during conversations? Do they repeat things or start conversations on topics that have already been discussed? Do they have the appearance of being uninterested in what is being said? Do they talk incessantly and never give others a chance to speak?

Gainesville Pops to Celebrate Armed Forces in Dowling Park

Last Spring, the Gainesville Pops (Gainesville, Florida) or “GPops” came to Dowling Park and played a well-received armed forces salute concert. The event was so well liked, the GPops performed again at ACV at Christmastime. ACV is pleased to announce that the GPops are returning for a third concert in Dowling Park — a 3:00 matinee armed forces salute — on Saturday, May 27.

ACV's Nursing Home Receives 5-Star Rating

Good Samaritan Center, Advent Christian Village (ACV) at Dowling Park’s skilled nursing center, is excited to announce that they have received a 5-star rating from CMS, the US government’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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