From our perspective, every story is worth telling. That includes the ones that get written right here in our community. Through this blog, we’ll keep you updated on the latest news you need to know about life at Paddock Ridge, along with other articles on senior living and wellness.


What Is Sensory Integration Therapy?

  The benefits of sensory integration therapy for seniors with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia don’t just affect the senior living with the disease. They affect entire families. And with a new dementia diagnosis occurring every 65 seconds, more and more families are feeling the impact. While there is no known cure …

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Why Is Ocala the Horse Capital of the World?

Ocala, Florida — Over 75 Years of Horsing Around When driving through Ocala, Florida, it doesn’t take long to realize horses are a big deal here. Ocala — and the surrounding Marion County — is not only the Horse Capital of Florida, but it’s also one of five places designated as the Horse Capital of …

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Retirement Living in Central Florida

The Benefits of Retiring to Central Florida When considering where to retire, is there a better list of desirable qualities than ample sunshine, mild winter temperatures, low taxes, affordable cost of living and a wide variety of things to do? If that list covers everything you’re looking for in your retirement lifestyle, then you might …

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Does Reading Help Patients Living with Dementia?

Is there a relationship between lifelong literacy and the development of dementia later on? Doctors have long held that keeping your brain active — especially in later years — could be the best insurance against developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Paddock Ridge has its own unique approach to celebrating the lives of residents …

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Paddock Ridge Celebrates Opening

Ocala’s newest senior living community opened its doors April 15, and eager residents quickly started the move-in process. “I was pleased with how excited residents and their families were; they couldn’t wait to come,” said Shane Potter, executive director of Paddock Ridge. “As soon as we got our license to open on a Friday, a …

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The Best Books for Seniors

The Best Books for Seniors to Kick-Start Summer Reading Summer reading lists aren’t just for students anymore. With the weather warming up and vacation season quickly approaching, your favorite libraries and bookstores are already hard at work compiling their recommendations for the year’s most must-read books for seniors and readers of all ages. Nothing beats …

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Central Florida Gardening for Seniors

Gardening as you grow older. Gardening is an excellent outdoor activity for seniors. It’s a good form of low-impact exercise and exposes us to essential fresh air and sunshine. The act of nurturing plants promotes our connection with nature, awakens all the senses, and rewards us with fresh flowers and nutritious fruits and vegetables. Successfully …

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Discover fun activities and attractions in Ocala, Florida

As director of lifestyles at Paddock Ridge, Jennifer Hartshorn is often asked about interesting, fun things to do in Ocala, FL. Fun things to do for families, seniors and even children. Fortunately, that’s an easy question for Jennifer. With public parks, forests, bodies of water, museums and more, Ocala offers plenty of attractions and activities …

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