Bagnall Turns 102

Norma Bagnall was 100 years old, still living on her own, shoveling snow from her driveway and driving in Holyoke, Massachusetts. A fall and a broken hip brought her to Dugan Memorial Home in West Point, to be close to her son, Laird and his wife, Dew. Bagnall was born Nov. 12, 1916, and was celebrating her birthday, she turned 102 yesterday {print...
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Wesley Meadows Residents Take An Ark Adventure

On Monday, October 9, 2018, twelve folks from Wesley Meadows Retirement Community headed out on an ARK ADVENTURE! The 7 residents, 2 staff members, 1 caregiver and 2 volunteers traveled all day by bus to Erlanger, Kentucky... located about 20 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio. The group was led by Marsha Brasher (Executive Director) and Karen Hill (A...
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Traceway Resident Honored at MSU Football Game

Bill Webb, a resident at Traceway Manor in Tupelo, was among veterans honored at Mississippi State University's annual Veterans Recognition Game in November. Webb, a native of Cottage Grove, TN, is a veteran of WWII, having served in the European front from 1943-45 in the 554th Bomb Squad. After the war, he attended the University of Tennessee-Mart...
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Up and Away: Traceway veterans take off

Six local veterans slipped the bonds of earth to dance in the clear blue skies Tuesday (April 1, 2019). In a restored 1942 open air Boeing Stearman, the veterans who live at Traceway Retirement Community took a trip into the wild blue yonder with the help of Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. Don Shepherd, who served in the U.S. Air Force from 195...
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TRACEWAY RESIDENTS MAKE A JOURNEY THROUGH MOVEMENT

Members of a local dance program worked with residents from Traceway Retirement Community to help them find their groove. Dancers from the Doniphan Dance Project, a local modern dance group, taught the residents simple movements during several sessions held this fall at Traceway. Roxie Clayton, instructor with Doniphan Dance, said the sessions were...
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Flying high again...

 Paul Weisbrodt, a 74 year old veteran from Wesley Meadows, is just one of the twenty-nine elders offered a free flight in a restored World War II era biplane by Ageless Aviation. Paul served in the USAF during the Vietnam War. He was an aircraft mechanic on bombers, tankers and cargo planes.Mr. Paul was a little nervous about moving to Wesley...
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Be as a butterfly...

When we asked Rose Marie Lucovich to tell us a little bit about herself, she pulled a piece of paper from her purse that read... "You can live your life acting your age and be bored to tears or you can do something silly once in a while just for the pure enjoyment of it..." You can tell this beautiful butterfly lives by that philosophy.She loves he...
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You learn something new every day...

Just ask Helen Shelton of the Franks Green House® Home at Traceway.She turned 103 years old in 2017 and is still trying new things.Here she is Skyping her grandchildren from North Carolina. She puts on her headphones so she can hear everything better when she talks to her friends and family.She loves doing it and is grateful for the new advances in...
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She’s a “DEER” to us...

Meet Mrs. Johnny Rogers of Wesley Meadows.Mrs. Johnny is a "DEER" member of the Wesley Meadows family.Everyone knows Mrs. Johnny is big on spreading cheer... especially Christmas cheer.During the holidays, she can be found baking sweet treats to share with others.It's not uncommon for other residents to hear a visitors knock on their door and open ...
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Fishing for the big one...

Dub Jones, Traceway Manor resident, knows you never stop until you land the big one... especially in fishing.When Eagle Scout John Gibens held a fishing rodeo at Traceway in 2017, it took both John's father, Brad, and Dub to reel in the "Grandfather" catfish of the Traceway Lake.It must have been 25 lbs or more!After a few photos to document their ...
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Talk about numbers...

Mrs. Normal Bagnall of Dugan is 102 years old!She was just a baby during the Eclipse of 1918, so you can imagine her excitement to be able to view the new eclipse on August 21, 2017.She is just one of the many centurions MSS gets to serve each year. The number of years these elders experience, and the life found within those years, are the only num...
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It’s about hard work and dedication...

Henry (Hank) Veihmann, Jr., a resident at Seashore Highlands, knows all about hard work and dedication. Hank served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, in which he was deployed to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. But Hank didn't just serve, he served well!He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC), the Air Meda...
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Norma Bagnall was 100 years old, still living on her own, shoveling snow from her driveway and driving in Holyoke, Massachusetts. A fall and a broken hip brought her to Dugan Memorial Home in West Point, to be close to her son, Laird and his wife, De...
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Exceptional Elders
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