Posts by: Amy Lampert

December 19, 2017

Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Gospel Music Appreciation to Beginning Ballet & Hula to Art of Beer Tasting to 43 Great Women – Fun, Facts & Trivia and even Krafts with K, we are sure you will find something to pique […]

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December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

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November 17, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – Friendly, Attentive Staff and Excellent Food

I love this community because everything we have asked the staff to do, they do it. I picked this place over others because everyone here is so friendly. I have had no problems thus far. The staff members are friendly, personable, and treat my friends very well. If there’s something we need, they get it […]

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October 26, 2017

Facebook Review – My Father is Thriving at The Fountains

My 96 year old father, who is a Veteran from WW11, Korea and Vietnam, has been living at the Fountains at Canterbury for four years. He’s needed physical therapy and occupational therapy occasionally over the past several years, and if it wasn’t for Jennifer, PT and Beverly, OT he wouldn’t be independently walking and caring […]

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October 5, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – Delicious Meals and Caring Staff

My mother-in-law is doing fine being in the assisted living part of the community. She has dementia and the staff have been great with helping her and the job of assisting her. The meals taste very good with a good selection to choose from. We have not had any problems and they take care of […]

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September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

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Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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August 22, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Cooking Omelets to Tai Chi to Book Club to Artesian Cheeses and even Beginning Ballet and Hula, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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August 1, 2017

Golden Swans Maintain Independence and Health through Ballet

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The Golden Swans is a brand new outreach program provided by Oklahoma City Ballet. This class is specifically designed for seniors who are either beginners or have had some past experience with ballet. According to NewsOK.com in an article published on July 10th, 2017, “The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is awarding more than $300,000 to […]

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July 26, 2017

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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May 5, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Beginning Ballet to Backyard BBQ to Scrapbooking to World Travel and even The Art of Beer Tasting, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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March 17, 2017

Welcome Cody Erikson – New Executive Director of The Fountains at Canterbury

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Please join me in welcoming Cody Erikson as our new Executive Director. His first day was on March 6th. Cody has experience as a successful Executive Director and has served in the senior living profession for 16 years. He was selected from a field of well-qualified candidates for his strengths in providing excellent service and […]

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March 15, 2017

Resident Leroy Burdine Celebrates 90th Birthday

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Leroy Burdine, a resident of The Fountains at Canterbury, celebrated his 90th birthday in style with the help of staff and the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls! Stephanie and Addie from the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls signed posters and posed for photos with residents. Leroy was also featured in Senior News and Living, published on seniornewsandliving.com […]

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January 3, 2017

Facebook Review – The therapy was amazing!

Great Experience! Thank you all for taking such great care of our loved one. My mother-in-law Mary Luckert was in the Skilled facility for 20 days after a month long stay in the hospital. The therapy was amazing! She literally couldn’t even roll over in her bed when she arrived on 11.26.16. Upon her release […]

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December 16, 2016

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Creative Writing to Holiday Traditions to Microwave Cooking to Basic Card Making and even Geology in Oklahoma, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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November 23, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

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Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

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November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

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We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]

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November 7, 2016

Home Cooked Meals for the Holidays

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Two years ago Mary Shrum, Program Director, started a tradition of cooking holiday meals in The Gardens, our memory care neighborhood. This year with our recently renovated and fully functioning kitchens she is really going to cook up something special! In prior years, residents living in The Gardens, have enjoyed helping Mary prepare the holiday […]

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August 18, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

Irish stew, made with lamb, stout, potatoes, carrots and herbs.

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Sassy Tailgating to Scrapbooking to Line Dancing to The Zen of Adult Coloring and even Crock Pot Meals, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

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August 17, 2016

Caring.com Review – The community has everything that we want and need.

We will be moving in at The Fountains at Canterbury. We chose it for ourselves because it had everything that we wanted and needed. We were really impressed with the people and the community itself. We could have a cottage with one bedroom and a garage. We like their workout facilities and all the activities […]

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July 21, 2016

Facebook Review – Caring Staff and Homey Environment

Like many baby boomers, I have come to that place in my life where I needed to help my parents make the transition to assisted living. This was a new experience for me and one that came with a lot of questions. Everyone has heard the horror stories of how the greatest generation has been […]

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June 8, 2016

Experienced Oklahoma City Fathers Share Sage Advice

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There’s no single how-to manual for being a good dad but five experienced fathers living at The Fountains at Canterbury in Oklahoma City are offering advice as their Father’s Day gift to young dads. Having finished raising their children decades ago, Bill Rodgers, Carl Osburn, Frank Fender, Larry Beavers and Lawrence Rosa are great dads […]

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May 2, 2016

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 35 different classes with everything from Armchair Travels to Scrapbooking to Learning the Two-Step to Using Your Smartphone and Tablet and even Cooking Demos, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

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March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

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January 5, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 35 different classes with everything from Poems and Literature to Tai Chi to Scrapbooking to Crafting with Trina and even Aromatherapy, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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December 30, 2015

Resident Jane Lepak is Enjoying her Easy Life at The Fountains

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EXPERIENCE LIFE ON EASY STREET It’s time to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve earned. “I can choose to be alone and I like my privacy but I have total confidence in that if anything happened to me I’m able to get help immediately and that just makes a huge difference for me.” – Jane Lepak, resident […]

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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

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August 24, 2015

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Spa Day Facials to Tai Chi to Crafts with Wanda to Taste of Africa and even History of Dance, we are sure you will find something to pique your […]

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May 26, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – Mom feels welcome and at home.

Excellent; they have gone above and beyond to make Mom feel welcome and at home. People are very friendly, food is good and her cottage is gorgeous; they let her choose flooring (carpet and wood), paint, fixtures, granite, backsplash and new stainless kitchen appliances. She’s been there about 3 weeks and they are just wonderful; […]

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May 4, 2015

Summer 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Making Pasta from Scratch to Wine Drinking 111 to Tai Chi to Bunko and even Coffees Around the World, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While […]

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April 23, 2015

Residents Charles and Paula Ming’s Common Sense Moved Them to The Fountains

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THE RIGHT DECISION AT THE RIGHT TIME You can’t predict the future. Protect your future well-being today. “We were very active and with the motorhome and the dogs and all that, and then all of a sudden everything changed just in a heartbeat, everything changed.” – Charles Ming, resident of The Fountains at Canterbury MEET […]

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April 2, 2015

Our efforts to raise money for Alzheimer’s research made the Oklahoman news!

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The following article was published in the Oklahoman on http://newsok.com on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015. To read the full article, please click here. Oklahoma City Seniors Raise Money for Alzheimer’s Research Fountains Residents Make Tie-Dyed Shirts to Raise Money for Alzheimer’s Research Residents of The Fountains at Canterbury, spent some time recently making tie-dyed shirts […]

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March 9, 2015

Resident Anne Glasgow Decided The Fountains Was The Perfect Fit

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Beyond convenient services and easy access to every level of care, life can be great in the right retirement community. “Think about the friends you’ll meet and the activities that are offered to you and that you always have someone to eat with.” – Anne Glasgow, resident of The Fountains at Canterbury […]

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January 8, 2015

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 30 different classes with everything from Making Pasta from Scratch to Marble Art to Yoga & Stretching to Model Car Building and even Book Club. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we […]

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December 16, 2014

Oklahoma City, OK – Forbes List of 25 Best Places To Retire in 2014

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Oklahoma City, OK made the Forbes list of The Best Places to Retire in 2014! We all love living here, but it’s nice to have our city recognized by none other than Forbes. Oklahoma City is the largest city in the state of Oklahoma and is known for its parks, varied festivals, national sporting events, museums and districts […]

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October 31, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – Top notch skilled nursing and rehab facility.

We’re very pleased with The Fountains at Canterbury, they’ve done an excellent job in all aspects of the care that they’ve provided! They have a top notch skilled nursing and rehab facility, and they also do an excellent job with their memory care community. The staff here are very compassionate and patient with their residents, […]

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October 15, 2014

Rare Openings in Memory Care – Save $3,200

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Discover Our Extraordinary Memory Care Residences are rarely available in our community, but for a limited time we have a few rare openings in Memory Care and the next few residents will enjoy $3,200 in savings on their monthly rental fee. When loved ones are comfortably situated in the right place, everyone has peace of […]

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August 12, 2014

Resident Betty Hatcher – Author of “Her Innocent War”

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Betty Hatcher, 96, resident of The Fountains at Canterbury located in Oklahoma City, recently published a novel and has had several short stories published. The below article is featured on newsok.com, posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. Click here for the original article published in The Oklahoman.         At 96, Oklahoma City […]

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August 12, 2014

Getting Fit with Water Aerobics

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Today we had a fun day with residents and club members in the pool doing water aerobics. This class is offered three times per week at 10:30am or five times per week at 8:00am with our swim instructors. Come join us, we’re sure you will have a splash!

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August 12, 2014

Lead Chef Chris Larkins Prepares Culinary Delights for All

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Our featured chef at The Fountains at Canterbury is Chris Larkins. Chris began his culinary journey at the young age of 15 while working at an Italian restaurant. As he cleared the tables and washed the dishes, he was always more interested in what the cooks were doing. He would admire their cooking techniques, and […]

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August 12, 2014

Fall 2014 Watermark University Catalog is Here

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 40 different classes with everything from Tai Chi to Perfect Pizza Making, Pencil Drawings, Painting and Crafts and even How to Take a Selfie. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love […]

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August 12, 2014

Caring.com Review – Once a mother, now a friend.

When Mom arrived in assisted living, she could not stand or walk and required a 24-hour caregiver. She could not eat or drink on her own and was in a deep state of depression. While I found much advice on medical conditions and treatment, I found virtually nothing on understanding assisted living. Sure, there were […]

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August 12, 2014

Church Volunteers Bring Sunshine to Canterbury

Our guests and volunteers last week were teenagers from Point View Baptist Church in Seagoville, Texas, located just outside Dallas. The kids attend a summer camp in Oklahoma City called “Student Life,” which is attended by students from churches in various states. UCO houses the entire camp for three days and each church chooses three […]

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August 12, 2014

Watermark University: Trail of Tears

Mary Shrum decided to take a different approach to her Watermark University class, “Trail of Tears” by taking the class to Anadarko to see some of the history first hand. Residents browsed through the museums and learned many new facts about the Native Americans and their trek to new land. One resident commented, “there were […]

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August 12, 2014

Out & About: Redhawks Baseball Game in Bricktown

What a night for a ballgame! It was a beautiful evening for the residents to head to the Redhawks Baseball game in Bricktown. It was a night for reminiscing about going to the Cardinals and Yankees games and playing baseball as kids, sneaking into games when times were tough. The hot dogs and beer just […]

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August 12, 2014

Clothing Drive for VA Hospital

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Our men’s group started the first step toward beginning their new clothing drive for the VA Hospital and Center. They made posters to put up around campus asking for donations of new t-shirts, sweat pants and slacks for both adult men and women. Sizes needed are medium to x-large. They will collect the clothing by […]

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August 12, 2014

Joint Pain Seminar

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The Fountains at Canterbury will host a seminar on joint pain presented by Dr. Mark F. Kowalski August 6th at noon in the Town Center at The Fountains at Canterbury. The event is free and open to the public. Kowalski’s discussion topics will include osteoarthritis, arthritis of the hip and knee, surgical and non-surgical joint […]

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August 12, 2014

Google+ Review – Should have moved sooner.

My mother spent three weeks in the skilled nursing and now lives in the assisted living. She has been very happy there, and has told me on numerous occasions she should have moved sooner. The staff is very attentive and caring.

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May 12, 2014

Basic Beading with Trish

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One of our Watermark University classes this semester is Basic Beading with Trish, Community Life Assistant atThe Inn. Trish has been making jewelry for years and says everyone can be as elaborate as they wish or they can just keep it simple. The class will continue through the summer semester on the third Tuesday of […]

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April 23, 2014

Out & About: Eischen’s Bar

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Town Center and Inn Residents spent the day in Okarche at Eischen’s Bar eating some of their famous fried chicken! We had 27 in our group and everyone had a ball. It was the first time for several who had never visited this well-known restaurant that has been around since the 1800’s and everyone said […]

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