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Earlene & Vernon's Love Story

Last week on July 2, Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor had a Veteran’s Pinning Ceremony to honor our veterans in our community. Of the veterans we recognized, we want to share with you the love story of Earlene and Vernon Bonney, a WWII veteran. Vernon and Earlene met in the 7th grade. He sat […]

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The Story of Phil & Jean

We all know the marriage vows, “to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part”. Some of us live those vows to the letter. Jean is one of these individuals. We know […]

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Story of Pop

Today we wanted to lift your spirits with this wonderful story about Robert “Popeye” “Pop” Carter and Robin, told from the perspective of Stephanie Johnston, Sales and Marketing Director of Commonwealth Senior Living at Gloucester House. Robin Singleton, an elementary school teacher, has been a friend of the Johnston family since she was young. Stephanie […]

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Sarah's Story

Today it is our pleasure to be able to tell Sarah’s story and share how understanding it helps our programming team incorporate her past into her life in Sweet Memories at Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House.   Sarah was born on December 16, 1946 in the small, southern town of Inverness, Mississippi. She was […]

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Father's Day Prayer

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, we are honored to have one of our own residents, the amazing Pastor Purkett say a special prayer for our fathers. Elder Taft Purkett was the eldest son of 10. He served in the US Army for several years as a medic and worked at the Naval Base […]

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There's Always More to the Story: Ruth and Andy

We had the pleasure of listening to our resident’s love stories this year as we have in years past. But this year we took a page from the Legacies Project and spent some more time recording a few of these stories in greater detail. We chose three which represent different stages of love that our residents might […]

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There's always more to the Story: Anita and Robert

We had the pleasure of listening to our resident’s love stories this year as we have in years past. But this year we took a page from the Legacies Project and spent some more time recording a few of these stories in greater detail. We chose three which represent different stages of love that our residents might […]

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There's Always More to the Story: Bob and Anna

We had the pleasure of listening to our resident’s love stories this year as we have in years past. But this year we took a page from the Legacies Project and spent some more time recording a few of these stories in greater detail. We chose three which represent different stages of love that our […]

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Love Stories of Commonwealth

“Know each other well.” While growing up in West Millford, West Virginia, Ruth and Andy became friends in their teenage years. Andy was a senior in high school and was very active in sports. He played on the football team, and Ruth became attracted to him when she was a freshman. They began dating when […]

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Legacies Project- Reverend Rowland

“This gnawing on my soul would come and go for years.” Reverend Rowland, well-known retired minister and resident at Commonwealth Senior Living at Stratford House shares what it felt like to be working in science and compelled to the religious life. Listen to a bit of his interview below: Reverend Rowland had experienced what so […]

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