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

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’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

A Place to Call Home

After much anticipation as well as a few delays, John Knox Village began scheduling moves to the first phase of Valencia Landing starting with Joe and Suzy Rudolph on July 20. More residents moved to Phase One shortly after. The Rudolphs may look familiar to many here at John Knox… 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

50 Years of Resident Activities and Entertainment

By Shannon Finley The Village’s first activities coordinator, Janet Starr Osborne was hired in the summer of 1978. Forty years later, Janet briefly rejoined JKV as a retirement counselor. Many of the committees included in this history were formed at the suggestion of activities coordinators through the years. In the… Read More

Emergency Prepared!

In the event of an emergency like a natural disaster, technological disaster or human created event, John Knox Village of Central Florida is prepared. Our emergency preparedness plan follows all state and local requirements and details the most possible scenarios. Some of the equipment and supplies we keep on hand… Read More

The Land Around Us: Lake Helen and Cassadaga

By Louise Caccamise | Photos by Bob Dunham Many of us hold a cherished memory of a small town at Christmas time. There is no better place to relive that memory than in our neighboring village of Lake Helen. A feeling of quietness and peace encompasses the nearby town. Here every other year,… Read More

What Is a Life Care Contract?

What Is Life Care? You’ve spent most of your adult life working, living and preparing for the time when you’ll be able to enjoy life exactly as you like. You deserve to live confidently about the future you’ve created for yourself. You deserve to live with all the benefits of… Read More