Dr. Orrin Pilkey, a past Duke professor, spends his time writing and speaking to others about the conservation of the world's beaches and barrier islands, while also being an active and friendly resident at Croasdaile.
Charles Owens truly encompasses the idea of "staying alive as long as you live" as he engages daily in activities including gardening, dominos, cribbage, baking, and woodworking. He is beloved by residents and staff alike due to his kindness and unique stories.
Whether it's jumping rope, enjoying Shabbat dinner, sharing a laugh with friends, or entertaining a college student, Sally Weil lives each day with the grace, passion, and chutzpah of a cancer survivor from the Bronx.
For most of their lives, Mary Whanger has done extensive research on the Shroud of Turin and Arloa Bittikofer has been extremely active in her church. While they practice their faiths differently, a common denominator lies at the heart of it all: love.
Ten years ago, Joan Kearsey and Marcy Davis first played piano together at Croasdaile Village and it was magical. Now this duo act plays piano not only out of pure joy, but also as a means of love, friendship, and recovery.
At Croasdaile, many residents have led vastly different lives. What brings them together, however, is the fact that they are all staying alive as long as they live. Two individuals who epitomize this are Audrey Heiser and Rollin Burhans.
Every weekday morning, men at Croasdaile Village gather around the Round Table at 10am for an hour of animated conversation. They stay active and involved by sharing their time and their stories with each other.
Every Tuesday at 3:30, heavenly voices fill the chapel as director Scott Hill leads the Chorale. With a majority of members age 85 and up, the Chorale is comprised of elders with a passion for music and a love for life.