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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

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

John Knox Village – A Debt Free Community

We know the financial health of a community is an important factor when choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). John Knox Village of Central Florida is one of a few CCRCs in the state of Florida that is debt free. In fact, JKV announced the full retirement of… Read More

Don’t Downsize, Rightsize.

Moving to John Knox Village is easy. Especially when you utilize the the pack and move services arranged through our very own move-in coordinator. Be sure to ask one of our retirement representatives about the relocation services available when you move to John Knox Village of Central Florida. Give… Read More

Ever wonder what it’s like to live at John Knox Village?

Ask the experts! Earlier this month, we sat down with a few of our residents to talk about what it’s really like living at John Knox Village. The residents shared their experiences on everything from life during a pandemic to why they chose to live at JKV. It’s no… 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

How are Life Plan Communities and 55+ Communities Different?

Believe it or not, few seniors dream of spending their retirement coordinating lawn care, finding someone to repair the washer, unclog a sink or put on a new roof. Most retirees seldom wish they could spend more time cooking or cleaning. That’s because retirement is supposed to be a time… Read More