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Independence Village of Olde Raleigh

3113 Charles B. Root Wynd
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 823-2481

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Community Life

Independence Village of Olde Raleigh celebrates its residents with special activities, seminars and monthly support groups that bring our community together. Residents, family members and friends can keep track of all of our daily, weekly and monthly happenings, find out how to get involved in our activities, see photos from past events and get the latest news from our community by checking here.


Date: 11/04/2020

Calling All Bridge Players and "Want to Be's"

Do you play bridge? Independence Village of Olde Raleigh has a very active bridge club. Call our Activities Department at (919) 781-8226 and we'll set up a table for you to join.
Want to learn how to play bridge? Our resident instructors meet weekly with new students and those needing a refresher to go over the basics of playing bridge. Call our Activities Department at (919) 781-8226 and we'll schedule your class.

Date: 03/05/2020 to 04/17/2020

Beauty Salon "NOW OPEN"

Time for a new cut? Maybe a new do? Visit the Beauty Salon at Independence Village of Olde Raleigh and see how we can get you ready for Spring. Shop owner, Glenn Capps has operated at Independence Village of Olde Raleigh as the stylist for over 18 years (and boy do the ladies love him). Glenn offers cuts and styles for men and women with all hair types. Whether you need a cut, color, perm or fresh style, call Glenn at (919) 656-7869 and make your appointment today. And while you're here - why not enjoy lunch and take a tour of our wonderful community. Come See Why So Many Seniors Call This Their Home!

Date: 02/22/2020

Veterans Coffee Social

Our monthly Veterans Coffee Social is Friday, February 21st. Veterans and their spouses are invited to join us and connect with other veterans for great conversation and fellowship. We meet the Third Friday of every month at 9:00am at Independence Village of Olde Raleigh. Coffee and donuts provided. Drawings held each month for great prizes! All are welcomed.

For more information or to sign up, call 919-781-8226

Date: 12/21/2019

Veterans Coffee Social

Our monthly Veterans Coffee Social is Friday, December, 20th. Veterans and their spouses are invited to join us and connect with other veterans for great conversation and fellowship. We meet the Third Friday of every month at 9:00am at Independence Village of Olde Raleigh. Coffee and donuts provided. Drawings held each month for great prizes! All are welcomed.

For more information or to sign up, call 919-781-8226

Date: 12/19/2019

Staying Happy During the Holidays

Although titled the most "joyous time of the year", sometimes the holidays can be overwhelming and bring us down. Join us for a great conversation on how to stay happy during the holidays and the tools to do it. Wednesday, December 18th at 2:00pm at Independence Village of Olde Raleigh. Our sponsors for this event are Bayada Home Heath.

For more information and to reserve your spot, call 919-781-8226

Date: 12/10/2019

Grieving Support Group Meets in December

Grief is defined as a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something.

Holidays may make your grief unbearable. During this season, join us at Independence Village as we discuss and learn what tactics to use to get our hearts through the holiday grief.

Support groups meet on Monday, December 9th at 6:00pm - all are welcome. Discussion provided by Transitions LifeCare.

For more information and the RSVP call (919) 781-8226

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Posted On: 08/28/2019 - 3:45pm

Independence Village Resident Celebrate 106!

Independence Village of Olde Raleigh recently celebrated a very special birthday. Miriam Jones celebrated 106!

Miriam was born in Wilson, North Carolina on August 28, 1913, before the beginning of World War I. She took flute lessons and enjoyed latin in high school. She spent a year in Canada, then returned to Greensboro and entered Woman's College (today's UNC Greensboro) where she majored in art. Miriam then borrowed money to enroll in graduate school at Columbia University's Teachers College, where she worked on a Masters Degree in Art Education.

Miriam met and married Ira Jones in her father's apartment on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro in 1939 and lived in New York's Upper West Side near Columbia University while Ira finished medical school. Miriam supported them by working as publications art director for British War Relief during WWII. Miriam and Ira had four children and still made time for PTA, League of Women Voters, and served on the local school board. She grew a good vegetable garden, raised rabbits, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, joined the Mothers Club, and volunteered at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Then, in 1975, Miriam's life experienced a major shift. In the midst of planning for retirement in Pinehurst, N.C., she and Ira were divorced. In most ways, the move to Pinehurst – even at age 62 – was the beginning of a whole new life. She moved into a fine contemporary house that she herself had designed and had built. It was a major expression of her personality and artistic taste. As if that wasn't enough, she eventually was instrumental in founding and sustaining the Sandhills Assembly of God church in Southern Pines. She designed two modern buildings that accommodated the growing church. She started the church's vigorous Senior Ministries and was its coordinator for 12 years. She remained active in that ministry for 19 years, and retired at age 84. She was active in many other church activities, including playing the flute during services.

At age 94, Miriam still conducted weekly Bible Study and worship services at Carolina House of Pinehurst Assisted Living. She also did her own landscaping and vegetable gardening, drove herself to church, and frequently hosted her four children and their families, including seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her daughter Eve commented, "There is very little Mom doesn't know how to do from gardening to sewing to designing to cooking to making music to homemaking to drawing to home repair. She is a true renaissance woman."

Miriam's goal in life, ""I would like to be remembered for my commitment to trying to be gracious and forgiving of others' faults. One never knows what another person may be dealing with." We celebrate Miriam on her 106th birthday!

Posted On: 11/04/2018 - 3:30pm

Independence Village Dessert Fair

The Independence Village of Olde Raleigh Dessert Fair was a great success. Residents, families and future families enjoyed a variety of cakes, pies, cookies and sweets will being entertained and enjoyed great company. Thank you to all our food service staff who baked and the families who made this a great success!