Community News

Inside The Studio

By Candace DeGiovine The much-anticipated opening of “The Studio” did not disappoint when the grand opening was held in December. The Studio was collaboratively put together by a committee comprised of both residents and staff. The group diligently worked on completing the room by preparing, cleaning, painting, and even reupholstering… Read More

Read this Week’s Village Weekly!

Curious about what is going on at John Knox Village of Central Florida next week? Download this week’s issue of the Village Weekly! The Village Weekly is published each Friday and distributed to residents by a dedicated team of volunteers that deliver the publication door to door. Click on the… Read More

The Land Around Us:

Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens By Louise Caccamise and Photos by Shannon Finley The Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens date to 1946, when a dedication ceremony was held on December 29. That date represented the culmination of much planning at a time when World War II was just… Read More

Move-In Ready Cottages… Why Wait to Enjoy Every Day, Your Way?

A lot has been happening in the Village this summer. Residents have been taking full advantage of the summer programs being offered by our Resident Services team such as arts and craft classes, guest speakers from fields including health care and NASA, trips to concerts and other stage performances. Read More

Make a Plan to Rightsize Your Living Space

By Hannah Bailey, Move-In Coordinator We know downsizing can be a difficult task, but there are also many advantages to rightsizing your living. So, here are a few suggestions to get you started. Have a Plan! The first step in our checklist for downsizing is to develop a plan. Doing… Read More

What is the Best Age to Move to a CCRC?

While there is no right or wrong answer to this question, many would argue that the best time to move to a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is as early as possible. In an article published in the November 2022 edition of US News and World Report, the typical… Read More

What’s Does My Entry Fee Cover?

Investing in your retirement is one of the most important decisions you can make. There are many different types of communities out there to choose from to meet not only your lifestyle requirements, but also your financial requirements. When researching which type of community, two of the most frequently asked… Read More

Planning for Retirement

John Knox Village of Central Florida is one of approximately 1,700 Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the United States. CCRCs, also known as Life Plan Communities are typically gated communities that feature a range of home styles from apartments to small homes. These communities also provide various levels of care… Read More

The Land Around Us: Athens Theatre, DeLand, FL

By Louise Caccamise In this month’s edition of the Land Around Us, we travel just up the road to DeLand and the Athens Theatre to explore the rich history within the community. The Athens Theatre in DeLand, where many of us have enjoyed plays, has a history that dates to… Read More

Resistance Training – Why Use Pneumatic Resistance?

When the Valencia Landing Fitness Center opened in March, one of the highlights was the HUR pneumatic resistance fitness equipment which takes center stage in the room. The equipment utilizes an air compressor system to create a steady level of resistance for the user. Whether you begin your exercise program… Read More

Fall Prevention

By Trung BUI, DPT Did you know… Falls are the leading cause of injury and death by injury in adults over age 65? One out of four Americans age 65 and older fall each year? Every second an older adult falls? In 2018, this led to:– 36 million falls– 8… Read More

It All Began on Azalea – JKV Celebrating 50 Years!

By Shannon Finley Have you ever wondered about the pioneering residents of John Knox Village that made up our community’s original residents? It is hard to believe, but the first resident, Mrs. Edna Willett, moved into her new home on Azalea Lane on October 3, 1972, in the original community… Read More