News and views from The Preserve

News from The Preserve as well as current topics of interest for the people we serve, their families and our community.



Top tips for older adults to enhance their life quality

By Jennifer Geske As we age, it is important to make time to focus on our health and happiness. From exercising more to spending time with friends and family, there are many steps that seniors can take to improve their overall quality of life. The Preserve, a senior living community in For…


Discovering warmth and strengthened support systems at The Preserve

For many seniors, there comes a point in time where living at home, doing chores and preparing your own meals becomes tiring. In addition to the upkeep of daily activities, health concerns frequently prompt older adults to move into a senior living community, where they can enjoy a more ca…


Finding the right fit for senior living

Choosing a senior living community for yourself or a loved one requires dedicated research and planning. With so many senior living options available, it takes time to find the best fit. On average, it can take six months to transition into senior living. However, for some older adults, th…


Shedding light on Alzheimer’s Awareness at The Preserve

Alzheimer’s disease affects nearly 6.7 million older Americans. At the Preserve, a senior living community in Fort Myers, nearly 20 residents have a form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s. Ralph Marshall, a resident of The Preserve, and his wife, Maggie Marshall, took the time to shar…


Pastor Cheryl Leftwich joins The Preserve as full-time pastor

Cheryl Leftwich, a local pastor and longtime member of the Volunteers of America National Services family, has joined The Preserve as a full-time pastor. As pastor of The Preserve, a senior living community in Fort Myers, Leftwich will conduct weekly services, provide end-of-life and grief…


The Preserve hires Kelsey Daniell as life enrichment director

The Preserve, a skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care community in Fort Myers, has hired Kelsey Daniell as the life enrichment director. In this position, Daniell will develop and deliver daily programs of individual and group activities so residents can engage in cultural, spir…