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ICAA Champion: Introducing Bruce Brown-5728

ICAA Champion: Introducing Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown "is a living testament to the power and potential of the human spirit," says Atria Senior Living’s Gigi Mauter. Brown, who will turn 80 next year, moved to Atria's community in San Juan Capistrano, California, in 1994. A stroke five years earlier had left him completely paralyzed on the right side of his body and unable to speak or walk. He was 52 years old at the time. "Bruce's passion for life, even in the midst of great loss, is an inspiration to those struggling under the weight of life's blows and challenges," states Mauter.

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ICAA Champion: Introducing On Top of the World Communities-5705

ICAA Champion: Introducing On Top of the World Communities

Set amid the rolling hills and thoroughbred horse farms of Ocala in Marion County, Florida, On Top of the World Communities is home to approximately 9,000 adults ages 55 and older. The 13,000-acre community, part of the Circle Square cattle ranch, caters to the active adult with more than 410,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor amenity space. Fitness Director Cammy Dennis and her team “are tasked with bringing this space to life.” Dennis believes that “aging actively is about embracing a lifestyle that allows someone to look and move forward.”

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ICAA Champion: introducing Caroline Deinema-5681

ICAA Champion: introducing Caroline Deinema

“It’s been a life of opportunities, blessings, adventures and good health,” observes Caroline Deinema, a resident of Touchmark at All Saints in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and role model for leading a full life. Deinema encourages her friends and other Touchmark residents to stay active and social as well, for a healthy, enriching life.

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ICAA Champion: introducing Barbara Wilkerson-5644

ICAA Champion: introducing Barbara Wilkerson

With "a smile for everyone," Barbara Wilkerson is "a vibrant part" of the community at Atria Mableton, a property located in Austell, Georgia, on the outskirts of Atlanta. The Atria Senior Living community is one of five owned and operated in the Peach State by the Louisville, Kentucky-based provider. To promote a fulfilling life for residents, the community offers Atria’s Engage Life program. Wilkerson is a role model for engaged living.

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ICAA Champion: introducing Wayne Senior Center-5623

ICAA Champion: introducing Wayne Senior Center

Wayne Senior Center has served the residents of Pennsylvania's Delaware, Montgomery and Chester counties for more than 40 years. The nationally accredited senior center occupies a site near the "Main Line" train station in Wayne, an unincorporated community that is part of Radnor Township. Some 30,000 citizens live in the township, which encompasses suburban population centers like Wayne, as well as rural areas, according to its website. ... Wayne Senior Center's educational and recreational activities "ensure meaningful leisure time, promote health and wellness, encourage an active lifestyle, and provide a friendly environment for socialization." Executive Director Susan Shapiro adds, "Our center is the place where seniors become empowered to grow, develop and get involved."

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ICAA Champion: introducing Sue Schwartz-5566

ICAA Champion: introducing Sue Schwartz

"The beaches of San Diego, the rugged terrain of Baja California, and the beauty of Arizona’s Sonoran desert are my playgrounds," says Sue Schwartz, a native of the Golden State. Born in Long Beach during World War II, 71-year-old Schwartz lived an active, outdoorsy life, until challenges with arthritis intervened. After she fell in 2014, Schwartz fought her way back to health and happiness. Now she strives "to inspire others to consider the possibilities and joy of a lifestyle based on wellness."

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