Recent Blog Posts
The Vitality and Well-Being Team has been honored for its innovative work in pursuit of a long-standing mission: Enriching the quality of life for all who call Sharon Towers home. The Excellence in Innovation Award for 2020 is presented by LeadingAge North Carolina, a...
In a recent appearance on WCNC's "Charlotte Today" program, Ann Marie Ladis, director of sales and marketing, discussed the impending opening of the south wing of the Weisiger Health Center as well as how this addition fits with the larger plan to renovate and expand...
Like many professional organizations, the foodservice industry has many acronyms. Three of the most important are ANFP (Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals), CDM (Certified Dietary Manager) and CFPP (Certified Food Protection Professional). This...
With the Delta Variant surging in many areas of the country and around the world, new questions have emerged about the vaccines, what a “breakthrough” infection is and the role of masks, among others. I wanted to provide an update to my first and second blog posts...
Recently, Sharon Towers was recognized by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) for “outstanding infection prevention and vaccine practices” during the pandemic. Sharon Towers was one of only 19 of the over 2,300 long-term care facilities...
As construction continues on all the exciting, new additions to our SouthPark campus, we are careful not to leave behind the rich heritage that has brought us to this point and will continue to drive us forward. Residents' Suggestions Contribute to the New Floor Plan...
Sharon Towers' own Chef Brady Lutz was recently featured in an article on SeniorDining.org that included a discussion of some of his most adventurous recipes as well as his philosophies on how to expand the culinary horizons of residents. Dishes such as barbeque eel...
A lot has happened in SouthPark since Sharon Towers opened in 1969. And much of that activity has involved building. The area has taken on a decidedly urban look and feel in recent years, due in large part to commercial building projects including multi-family...
A poet lives among us at Sharon Towers, one who has spent more than half her life telling stories of the human experience. For her poetry and passion, Gail Peck was awarded the Irene Blair Honeycutt Lifetime Achievement Award from Central Piedmont Community College....
One Day University is an online curriculum of lectures with engaging professors and enthralling topics designed for adult “students-for-a-day”. Jessica Bourque, Sharon Towers’ director of vitality and well-being, had her eye on the program for a while. “With One Day...
Maryann Ritzel doesn’t do what she does for recognition. As a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) and Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP) at Sharon Towers, she’s more concerned with results than accolades. However, if the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has had...
With multiple versions of the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out, new questions are emerging that are different than the ones I had addressed in my initial vaccine post. Here are answers to some of the most common questions I've received recently from residents and...
"The staff is so caring. They make sure we have social opportunities, even during COVID. They are always looking out for you."
Harry Creemers & Martha Groblewski
"Sharon Towers has it all – friendly residents, caring staff, fine dining, opportunities for vitality and enrichment – and the best location!"
"There’s so much to love here because it’s very homey. I can have privacy in my own apartment and also be with people when I want to."
"I love the location, the congeniality of people, the activities provided. There’s a family atmosphere here and it’s a good feeling."
"I feel secure here. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have peace of mind."
"I appreciate the camaraderie among residents and I love the location. It’s within walking distance of so many things. Plus, they allowed me to have my dog, Timber."
"I have never been in a place where people are so welcoming and the SouthPark area is ideal. The classes they offer that keep you alive and well and moving are the best."
"We have a feeling of security, that your children don’t have to be burdened taking care of you. The people here are down-to-earth folks. And someone else does the cooking and cleaning!"
William & Rebecca McNair
"My apartment suits me. I have a balcony that extends the entire length of the apartment. It’s easy to get to know people at Sharon Towers. It’s a good feeling to be here."
"We love our apartment in the South Tower. We like the spaciousness. There’s a Southern charm to Sharon Towers."
Anita & Bill Pangle
"I love my apartment. It has everything I need. It’s attractive, comfortable and updated. The sense of community and the support one receives from staff and residents is so important."
"Everyone is so friendly. The staff does a wonderful job protecting us and entertaining us. Everyone here says that."