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senior living community The Life You Deserve During Your Senior Years

All of us, at some point during our lives, have thought about what life will look like once we reach our senior years. Will I still be with my partner? How many grandchildren will I have? Will I be in good health? Will I still be living in my own home? 

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Senior Activities Senior-Friendly 4th of July Activities on Fernandina Beach

Because of COVID-19 health concerns, Fernandina Beach’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display has been canceled. But don’t let the lack of a giant communitywide celebration spoil your July 4 fun. There are plenty of ways for seniors to enjoy America’s favorite summer holiday at home. 

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A 77th Birthday Surprise Serenade

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Lakeside at Amelia Island families are getting creative in staying connected with loved ones and creating meaningful moments to celebrate their special milestones. Estrella’s daughter did just that when recently faced with how to best help her mom celebrate her seventy-seventh birthday, while still complying with social distancing guidelines.

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Senior Safety, Health & Safety Tips to Prevent Heat Exhaustion in Seniors on Amelia Island

Summer in a beautiful beach town like Amelia Island is a slice of paradise. With endless outdoor recreation opportunities in the region, there is always something to do. But seniors need to take care when outside in the Florida heat because they are at higher risk for heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion.

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Activities for Seniors 10 Books About Amelia Island That You Should Add to Your Reading List

From pirates to Spanish conquerors to a special role in U.S. civil rights, Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach have a long and illustrious history. 

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Activities for Seniors 5 Aquatic Exercises You Can Do at the Atlantic Recreation Center

Water aerobics is a popular way for seniors to exercise in a safe, fun environment, and there are many health benefits that can help seniors meet their fitness goals and improve their health and well-being. No pool? No problem! Seniors living in Amelia Island and the surrounding area can visit the Atlantic Recreation Center and use their heated pool for a nominal fee.

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Resources for Senior Citizens The 411 on Amelia Island Public Transportation for Seniors

There’s an endless assortment of fun things for seniors to do in and around Amelia Island, from walks on the beach to dining with friends at one of its many highly rated restaurants. But getting to and from activities and appointments can be challenging for local seniors who don’t drive.

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Community News The Lakeside at Amelia Island Celebrates One Year

This past year was a breakthrough year for the community, after being named the 2019 Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year. The Lakeside at Amelia is also the only community in the area with Extended Congregate Care certification for all staff members. “In our first year alone, we moved more than 180 residents into the entire Lakeside community, and hired over 110 staff members from Amelia Island and surrounding communities,” shared Melissa Sloper, executive director at The Lakeside. “This year has been remarkable for our residents and we look forward to many more as part of the Fernandina Beach community.” As part of the anniversary celebration, attendees will have a chance to take photos with the sheep statues outside the community. The popular fixtures are located at more than a dozen communities around the U.S. owned by the community’s parent organization, The Arbor Company. Many staff members view the sheep as a symbol for the way the team “shepherds” residents and their families. The anniversary party event, which is open to the public, will feature bites from the Bayou, King Cake, and Dixieland jazz from the Spare Rib Jazz Trio. Festive attire is encouraged. The event takes place at The Lakeside at Amelia, located at 649 Amelia Island Parkway, Fernandina Beach, Florida. For questions about the event, please contact Gina Char at 904-637-1559 or gina.char@arborcompany.com.

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Senior Resources Everything You Need to Know About the Nassau County Council on Aging

With its proximity to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, warm climate and near-endless recreation opportunities, Amelia Island and the surrounding Nassau County region is a popular retirement destination for seniors from across the country. In addition to offering countless ways to spend your leisure time, Nassau County also provides the senior community with easy access to the resources you’ll need to get settled in Northeast Florida and maintain a high quality of life here, including state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, local utility providers and other important community services.  

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Activities for Seniors, Senior Resources Things for Senior Citizens to Do on Amelia Island

Amelia Island is steeped in history and culture. It’s the only region in the U.S. that has been under the control of eight different nations. As such, it’s a melting pot of traditions and activities, with plenty for senior citizens of all interests and ability levels to do. Here are our picks for the best Amelia Island activities for a rich and rewarding retirement. 

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