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Hurricane Idalia Update

Keep up to date on all Village operation changes as Hurricane Idalia approaches Florida. Read More

Don’t Just Live—Live Well at John Knox Village of Central Florida

By Ron Wiggins August is National Wellness Month, a time to care for yourself, reduce stress, and live healthier. This August, thousands of people nationwide take a pledge to prioritize small daily acts of self-care. The creators of this month-long celebration offer a number of free resources to help you… 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

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

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

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