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Seeing The Sights on a Segway

June 29, 2016

There is a man cruising the paths around Downtown Columbia on his Segway. That’s Joel Broida, and he’s not a police officer or security guard, although he’s sometimes mistaken for one. Often, he’s with his wife, Gail, and they’re just out for a ride. On a nice day, they leave Vantage House and “glide” around …read more…


Prudence Barry: Creativity At Any Age

June 21, 2016

Prudence Barry’s life has always been about the arts and creativity. “I was determined, as a senior citizen, to continue being creative,” she says, “We can be creative at any age.” A lifelong actress and poet, she saw no reason why that should change when she reached a certain age. A longtime resident of Columbia, …read more…



Get Going!

September 12, 2014

Fitness Coordinator Vivian Smith wants residents to get up, get out, & get going! Exercise is the key to healthy aging. With regular exercise, you can help boost your energy, reduce falls, manage symptoms of illness or pain, and maintain your independence. If you’ve never exercised before or strayed away from your routine, follow these …read more…


Post Retirement Time Management

June 12, 2014

  by Fran Minakowski A 30-year resident of Columbia, Maryland, Nancy Berla has a weekly schedule that even a Gen X youngster might find daunting. There’s tennis three times each week and a Spanish-language conversation group (“I’ll never be fluent!) and even a Spanish book club that requires her attention. She attends exercise classes and …read more…


Executive Chef Nile Sara Cooks Up the Facts About Good Nutrition

April 12, 2014

  Every food we eat provides the body with a range of nutrients, each with its own role to play. Eating a balanced, varied diet every day, including foods that provide energy, fiber, protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, will ensure that you have everything you need for good health. The foods we eat are …read more…


Downsize your life; upsize your lifestyle

December 12, 2013

  You might look around your home and think, there’s no perfect time to move to a retirement community. Downsizing, packing, getting your home ready to sell — good thing you’re retired, because that sounds like a full-time job in itself. But making your move isn’t a full-time job when you have access to the …read more…


Three myths — and truths — about retirement living

At Vantage House, our residency counselors hear many common misconceptions about retirement living. Maybe you’ve held onto one or two of these yourself. If so, read on to learn the real truth behind retirement living at Vantage House. Myth #1: “I don’t need to move. I’m still healthy and active.” Truth: Actually, that’s the best …read more…


Go where you want to go — just hop on our bus

  One of our goals is to encourage all of Columbia’s older adults to engage in cultural opportunities — whether they’re Vantage House residents or not. So we’ve partnered with the Columbia Association’s Senior Advisory Committee to provide free curb-to-curb evening and weekend shuttle service to cultural events throughout Howard County for people 60 and …read more…