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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2014

Make this the New Year you keep your resolutions

blog-resolution15.jpgWhy is it so hard to keep New Year’s resolutions? You sincerely believe when you make them that, this year, you’re going to go to the gym, walk more or learn to paint. You attack the new project with enthusiasm that seems effortless the first couple of weeks of January. Then it starts to be a chore, and pretty soon, your motivation is sliding and you’re skipping your workouts.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014

The greatest gift you can give your family!

blog-gift2.jpgYou search long and hard to find just the right holiday gifts for your loved ones. Perhaps you find a special sweater that’s just perfect for your son. You pick out a fine Dutch oven that’s perfect for your daughter-in-law’s kitchen. And you can’t help it—you come home from the toy store with bags full of presents for your grandkids.

The best gift you could give your family, though, isn’t found in a store. It’s peace of mind.

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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014

Want To Stop Your Brain From Getting Old? Live In A Walkable Neighborhood

blog-walkers.jpgPut down the brain training computer game and try walking someplace interesting.

Brain training companies say that carefully designed computer games can make a brain work better, but neuroscientists and Alzheimer’s researchers have warned the public that such conclusions can be misleading. Now, some researchers say that neighborhoods could impact how well the brains of older people function.
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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

HOLIDAY TIPS FOR SENIORS:4 tips to reduce holiday travel stress

blog-travetips.jpgIt’s great to visit your out-of-town children, grandchildren and other loved ones during the holidays. But let’s face it. Holiday airplane travel is just no fun anymore. If you’re not a frequent flyer, you have to endure long waits in the TSA line and take your shoes off. The crowds at the airport are even bigger than they are at other times of the year. You’re constantly faced with new situations, and that can raise your stress level. You’ll find your trip more enjoyable, however, if you do some research and plan ahead. Here are some tips to smooth your holiday flight.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

HOLIDAY TIPS FOR SENIORS: Protect yourself from holiday credit card theft

blog-creditcard.jpgIt’s such a drag to have your credit card number stolen. Crooks know that you’re likely to be distracted this time of year, and they are coming up with more and more creative ways to separate you and your money. As busy as you are during the holidays, it pays to take a few simple steps to protect yourself.

Identity thieves just love it when you use a debit card at an ATM or store that requires you to enter a PIN number on a padded touchpad. Just two clicks with their cell phone, and the thieves can get all information they need to go on a shopping spree at your expense!

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Sonya Burke -
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ingleside at King Farm to Present Peace Quilts to the Stepanek Foundation

blog-quilt.jpgPeace quilts made by members and staff at Ingleside at King Farm are scheduled to be presented to the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation on Nov. 24 at the continuing care retirement community in Rockville.

Already 120 panels have been made for the quilts. 



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Peggy McEwan Staff Writer
Posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Rockville woman delivers donations for the neighborhood

Neighbors aid resident’s donation efforts to aid homeless.

Caroline Touchton is affectionately known among her neighbors as the “caring bag lady.” When she opens the door to her apartment or walks to her car in the garage at Ingleside at King Farm in Rockville, she almost always finds a bag or box filled with donations for her to deliver to Interfaith Works, a charity that works to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Meet Ingleside at King Farm’s ‘Caring Bag Lady’

blog-baglady.jpgWhen Caroline Touchton opens the front door of her third-floor apartment at Ingleside at King Farm, she’s never sure what she’ll find. Since moving into the continuing care retirement community in 2009, residents regularly leave bags of clothing, furniture and other gently-used items by her door. Her neighbors know that Touchton, affectionately called the “caring bag lady,” will deliver their bags of donated items to a local charity.


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Tara Bahrampour- Washington Post Online
Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Washington Post article on Jim Macdonell

blog-post-cartoonist.jpgEvery Friday, residents and staff at Ingleside at King Farm wonder who the next victim will be. Grabbing the latest copy of the Ingleside Insider, the retirement community’s weekly newsletter, they flip through the pages until they find a hand-drawn caricature and short biography of one of the people who eat, play bridge or work alongside them.

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Kimberly Hartke
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Drawing From Experience-Rockville Pastor’s Cartoons Draw Community Together


Rockville, MD--May 20, 2014--He began his career as an artist. Rev. Jim Macdonell later employed his art as a pastor, a civil rights activist and the head of a non-profit. After retiring several years ago, he still is sketching out the best of humankind on his cartoon pad. Now, the retirement community where he lives is releasing his body of work as a book later this month.

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Kim Hartke
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014

Ingleside at King Farm Honors its Volunteers!


Ingleside at King Farm is fortunate to have many volunteers from both inside and outside of our community. This month Ingleside will hold its second annual “Volunteer Appreciation Day.” This year the special event features a Volunteer Fair and honors for those who give so generously of their time and talent. Festivities will include exhibits of volunteerism projects, a folksinger, and carnival treats like hot dogs, pretzels and ice cream.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ingleside at King Farm Reaches Milestone


A host of dignitaries, board members, staff and residents celebrated the 5th anniversary of Ingleside at King Farm. Opening in March 2009 with 16 residents, today the continuing care retirement community in Rockville already has a waiting list for future residents.

“You are part of an amazing community,” Ingleside at King Farm’s Executive Director, Marilyn Leist, told a packed room of more than 200 members and guests. “You’re engaged in everything we do here, and it’s that engagement which fosters a sense of belonging that has helped make Ingleside at King Farm a vibrant, close-knit community.”

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Chelsea Gottleib
Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014

IKF Dining Services Team hosts Bake Sale


As a not-for-profit retirement community Ingleside at King Farm is always looking for new ways to give back to their community. On March 21st Ingleside at King Farm’s Dining Services Team hosted their first ever Bake Sale as their way to give back. All proceeds from the sale went to support The Wilkins Avenue Women’s Assessment Center, serving approximately 300 women per year.


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IKF Blog
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

Ingleside at King Farm Awarded CARF–CCAC Accreditation

blog-carf-2014jpgRockville, MD, Feb. 24, 2014—Ingleside at King Farm has been awarded a five-year term of accreditation by CARF–CCAC. The prestigious accreditation signals the continuous care retirement community’s commitment to continually improving the quality of its services and programs for residents.
“We want to be among the very best continuing care retirement communities in the country,” said Bob Fri, chairman of the board at Ingleside at King Farm, a faith-based not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Rockville’s King Farm development. “This accreditation epitomizes the attitude around here to seek excellence in everything we do.”

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Diana Cirone
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dimensions of Wellness

blog-CironejpgAs we ring in the New Year, we are often bombarded by ads that remind us to be mindful of our health.  With advertisements about “hitting the gym” or “losing that holiday weight”, the words “health” and “wellness” seem to be buzz words of the season. Clearly the focus of these advertisements is on our physical health but what about other components of personal wellness?  


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Peggy Adams and Jeff Rose - LeadingAge
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014

Seniors, Athletes Have a Ball While Building Bridges

Aging-services providers are always good neighbors in their communities, and sometimes find themselves in the right place at the right time to help build connections while spicing up the lives of residents. Here are two stories of LeadingAge members that put a new twist on intergenerational programming when they hosted professional (but not highly paid) athletes in 2013.
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