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Meet some residents who embody and enjoy taking advantage of the Asbury Solomons' lifestyle.

SMILE Volunteer Helps Fight Hunger in Region

When Anna Tillack retired, she had no intention of just sitting around and “looking at my four walls,” she says. In particular, Anna was looking for a way to give back to the Southern Maryland... More »

Working Past Retirement Age? Why Not?

Whether it’s volunteering within the retirement community where they live or focusing their efforts outward, Asbury residents are busy doing exactly what they want to be doing – making good use of... More »

Planning to Age Well

Meet Pam and George Callen, two of Asbury Solomons’ newest Cottage residents.

The couple had just returned from a water aerobics class on campus when they spoke about their decision to move to a... More »

‘The Greatest Place to Live’

Peggy Hovermale was drawn to Asbury Solomons by her love of the water and fond childhood memories of fishing on Solomons Island with her father. Now, the Silver Spring native loves it when... More »

Audubon Devotee & Professor Shares Passion With Others

It doesn’t take long for new Asbury Solomons’ residents to comment on how many interesting conversations they find themselves in with their newfound neighbors.

With residents such as Ernest... More »

Embracing All Life Has to Offer

Clearly, Ron Gruver is a one hundred and ten percent kind of guy. He's a great example of the independent living that Asbury residents enjoy.

During Ron’s working years, he routinely put in... More »

Music, Travel Lovers Find Perfect ‘Fit’

When it comes to selecting a retirement community, criteria vary from person to person. But it’s a safe bet that Bill Houpt’s criteria was fairly unusual – wherever he and wife Ann moved, the... More »

The Cheerful Face Behind Betty’s Closet

Ruth Maxey is a self-described people person, a fact that would come as no surprise to the hundreds of residents and shoppers who interact with Ruth in her role as a founding volunteer of Betty’s... More »

“Early” Move to Asbury Solomons Just the Right Move for Social Couple

Suzanne and Bud Edwards moved to Asbury Solomons from Arkansas in 2006, drawn by the proximity of their children and the community’s fabulous river view.

Their greatest regret: “We have literally... More »

Asbury Solomons’ Queen Bee of the Gardens

March is when most garden lovers at Asbury Solomons begin staking out their seasonal harvest. By late summer, many will no doubt be wondering why on earth they planted all those tomatoes and... More »

From Bob Hope to Robots to Presidents, Docent Has Taught Them All

Asbury Solomons resident Barbara Dyke, called Bobbe by family and friends, may have lived on the water for a good portion of her life, but it’s what flies, not floats, that she knows best.

A... More »

Forever Friends

For sisters Lee McCollough and Charlene Massing, being together in retirement was a foregone conclusion. “From the time I was little, I’ve had this picture in my mind of two, little old ladies... More »

Going to Great Lengths

At 84, Dorothy Szymanski is committed to an annual quest that most people half her age can hardly fathom.  For the past two years she has been a resident as Asbury Solomons, Dorothy has completed... More »

Helping Hands Reach Out to the Chesapeake

Sue Hu’s passion and energy for the environment have never been in short supply.  A long career as a science teacher was capped off by ten years directing and teaching summer classes for Audubon... More »

Moving Forward Together

Frank's story: Before Asbury Solomons was a reality my wife, Miriam, and I stood on the river bank looking out over the Patuxent as it gently flowed toward the Chesapeake Bay.  It was a peaceful... More »

The 8:30 Bunch

In 2007, Asbury Solomons' residents Martha, Rebecca, Vivian, Susan, Kay, and Fran decided that they would like to get together on their own to do some weight training.  Vivian Aldridge followed up... More »

Asbury Solomons “Pioneer” Blazes Fitness Trail

Margaret, one of Asbury Solomons' “pioneers,” moved here just over 14 years ago shortly after losing her husband.  A very social person who needs people and companionship, Margaret says she... More »