News from Edgewood Summit.

Check here often to find the latest stories and senior living trends. From glimpses of life and events at Edgewood Summit to commentary on important retirement topics, you’ll find valuable information to read and share with family and friends.


Edgewood Summit Residents Find a New Beat in Drum Circle Program

A group of Edgewood Summit residents in Charleston are learning to live life to a whole new beat. Once a month they grab drumsticks and rattles to create rhythm that’s adding some groove to their souls. Edgewood Summit resident Ann Morris is the woman behind the drum circle program launch. She took a similar class …

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Resident Ann Morris’ Hand-Sketched Greeting Cards Now Available

Our Courtyard Café is now featuring hand sketched greeting cards by resident Ann Morris. New to her collection are common bird feeders that are frequently seen around the campus. On the back of each card is info about the bird and where the bird can usually be spotted. Such beautiful talent. Check them out today! …

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Edgewood Summit receives Greystone Diamond Award for 8th Consecutive Year

For the eighth consecutive year, Edgewood Summit has earned the Greystone Diamond Award for Service Excellence. The annual award from Greystone, a senior advisory group, honors senior communities for resident satisfaction, first impressions, hospitality and community involvement. The Diamond Award entails performing at top levels in 10 criteria. Edgewood Summit scored the highest in resident …

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Resident Paul Howard Working His 71st Year With Local Radio Station

Edgewood Summit resident Paul Howard, 91, started in the radio business right after serving in World War II. He heard a Pittsburgh radio announcer say a few words between songs, and decided that was what he wanted to pursue as a career. Although many would say he wasn’t the strongest student in announcer school, he …

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Distinguished West Virginian George Keller Is Refired in Retirement

Getting up and going to work every week is a habit many look forward to breaking in retirement. But for George Keller, it’s a habit he’s not willing to kick anytime soon. George “retired” more than 11 years ago from Union Carbide as an engineer and is credited as one of the inventors of the …

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Edgewood Summit Team Member Recognized as Outstanding Assisted Living Professional

Myra Lucas, the lifestyle coordinator at The Arthur B. Hodges Center, the memory support neighborhood of Edgewood Summit senior living community in Charleston, has been honored as West Virginia’s Outstanding Assisted Living Professional by The West Virginia Health Care Association (WVHCA). The award is given out annually to West Virginian who showcases outstanding performance and …

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New Exhibition at the Art Store Opened by Resident and Daughter Duo

Edgewood Summit resident Dolly Hartman, 86, has been a painter her entire life. She followed in her own mother’s footsteps, taking up painting as she grew older and had children, mostly painting oil and watercolor portraits of her children and others are her home state of West Virginia. Her daughter, Mary, also developed a creative …

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