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Meet some Inverness Village residents who continue to discover and enjoy happiness, health and wellness.

Tulsa ReadingPartners Is Perfect Match for Couple

Susan Dowd came to ReadingPartners literacy program with experience under her belt. Her husband Joe had none. But both hope that they are making a difference to our nation's future - one student... More »

The Power of Pink

Inverness Village is a community full of people who believe in the importance of sharing their blessing with others.

But few of them have had the good fortune to go national with their efforts... More »

‘Home Alone’ No More

The son of a career Army officer, Jim Harris admits that meeting new people is something that comes easily to him.  “I was always the new kid at school, so you had to be outgoing or else you... More »

Letting Your Creative Juices Flow

Throughout Don Henderson’s life, art has functioned as a life line, offering time to reflect, lose himself in the creative process and feel at peace. Most of the time, that is.

“Painting is a... More »

Volunteer Heads Back to School With Reading Partners

As a former teacher, Betty Kron knows the importance that extra attention and support can play in a young student’s development. So when she heard that Inverness Village was looking for residents... More »

Son’s Challenge Leads to Half Marathon Celebration

Susan Dowd is no stranger to running, but sign on for a half marathon? That distance had never even remotely crossed her mind.

And when her son asked her to join him and his wife for the San... More »

Physician Gives New Meaning to People on the Move

A founding resident of Inverness Village, Dr. Tom Allen is one of our strongest advocates for the importance of exercise at any age, but particularly as we age. A physician and researcher... More »

When Life Throws You a Curve ...

Dixie Reppe has managed to bring about some pretty spectacular results for Inverness Village since she moved here eight years ago. Her sparkling personality along with a can-do,... More »

Ray Miron: Passion for Hockey Leads to Lifetime of Achievement

Looking at Ray Miron’s early years, his acclaimed hockey career seems predestined. Growing up in the cold winters of Cornwall, Ontario, Ray learned to skate at three years old – encouraged no... More »

Finding Strength in New Places

The road that brought Doreen Sigle to Inverness Village is not one she expected to take. As a 20-year-old war bride fresh from London, she put complete faith in her husband, Buddy, to help her... More »

Jumping Back Into Exercise Pays Big Dividends

By David Hutchens

When Jill and I moved to Inverness Village in late September 2013, getting started on an exercise program was high up on my bucket list. Fast forward to mid-January; I finally... More »

Finding Love a Second Time

Just in time for Valentine's Day, read this lovely story from resident Bill Harlan about love the second time around.

Everyone needs someone - a friend, buddy, partner, wife, husband, dinner... More »

Heather Hall’s New Dynamo

Transitioning from residential living is a difficult – and very emotional – move. Change is always challenging, even more so when it involves a new home and a concern that you will be losing the... More »

A Giving Spirit Brings Countless Contributions

Bill Beard has quietly enriched more lives in Inverness Village's Heather Hall than he'll ever know. Bill became involved with the Health Center through the needs of his wife, Jane, who lived with... More »

A Servant’s Heart

Inverness was built with a purpose: to provide the opportunity for people looking for more than just a place to “retire," but rather a place to continue their dreams, learn new talents, rediscover... More »

Where There Is a Will There Is a Way

Lucy Saeger is truly dynamic in every sense of the word. From singing, learning to play the guitar, composing music and lyrics, writing memoirs, fiction and poems, and stained glass, she does it... More »

Volunteers’ Efforts Brighten Residents’ Days

In 2012, a group of Inverness Village residents began volunteering twice a week at the Heather Hall Memory Support Center, taking residents on strolls around the pond, the gardens, and  throughout... More »