Senior Residents

All the latest news and stories about our neighborhood’s senior residents.

The Way We Were: Anita P. Morris

The Way We Were: Anita P. Morris

She is a Coast Guard veteran of WWII, a patriot, a woman of faith, a hospital volunteer, an artist, wife, mother, and caregiver. She is and has been all of that and more. She is 100 years old. She is Anita P. Morris. Morris was born Anita Gloria Paone on September 24, 1921 in Utica, […]

David and Linda Stein give naming gift for River Garden Campus

David and Linda Stein give naming gift for River Garden Campus

David and Linda Stein made a significant gift to the River Garden Foundation earlier this year that both names the campus and endows its medical program. Their generous commitment continues their family’s legacy at River Garden. David’s grandmother, Rose Stein, was a member of the Ladies Hebrew Sheltering Aid Society currently known as the River […]

The Way We Were: Nina and John Searcy

The Way We Were: Nina and John Searcy

Over the summer, Nina and John Searcy, Jacksonville natives, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Their secret to staying together for over six decades was summed up in one four-letter word: love. Both were born and raised in the north end of town. Nina Lincoln was from Springfield. Her family knew of John’s from the time […]

The Ties That Bind: Lee Class of 1954 celebrates 67th Reunion

The Ties That Bind: Lee Class of 1954 celebrates 67th Reunion

The 1954 graduates of Robert E. Lee High School are proof that some ties can’t be broken. Every five years, since 1959, five years after their graduation from Robert E. Lee High School, the member of the Class of 1954 have faithfully gathered to remember their school days together, catch up on each other’s lives […]

The Way We Were: Dr. Iris Eisenberg

The Way We Were: Dr. Iris Eisenberg

It takes a special kind of woman to devote her life to the care of the community and its patients, remain a lifelong learner to be certain to stay at the top of her chosen field, and through it all maintain a sense of humor and a zest for life and living. Dr. Iris Eisenberg […]

The Way We Were: Saundra & Bob Kidd

The Way We Were: Saundra & Bob Kidd

They are a couple who came to Jacksonville and didn’t leave, who raised a family with sports and church at its center, and whose love has taken them around the globe and back again. They are Saundra and Bob Kidd of Ortega. Saundra Bozeman Kidd is originally from Montgomery, Alabama where she grew up with […]

Senior living community hosts event, raises donations, supplies for students

Senior living community hosts event, raises donations, supplies for students

The Windsor at Ortega community, which provides assisted living and memory care for its residents, hosted a back-to-school supply drive and professional mixer on August 4 to help students at Ortega, Venetia and Timuquan elementary schools have a good start to the new school year. Those who attended were encouraged to donate school supplies and […]

The Way We Were: Holt and Betty Ann Graves

The Way We Were: Holt and Betty Ann Graves

Like the lace on Betty Ann Gordon’s dress the day she married Holt Graves at St. John’s Cathedral in 1980 the couple’s lives are intertwined and patterned in a beautiful and fitting filagree of family history. Betty Ann’s wedding dress had been worn by Holt’s mother, Tayloe Graves and several of his aunts; it was […]

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