We watched Glenbrooke being built and knew right away that we would be selling our home to enjoy our retirement here. We have been here since 2003 and we will continue living here. Glenbrooke’s staff is second to none and they have become our family. Our friends that live here at Glenbrooke are also more like family. We enjoy the activities and lifestyle that Glenbrooke offers and truly believe there is not a better place to live out our retirement!
Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Back
It’s that time of year again when there is CANDY at every turn! If you are looking for some fun ways to celebrate this spooky month without packing on the pounds, check out these fun homemade halloween treat ideas. Not only are they fun to make, but you won’t have any guilt eating or sharing them!
These cute clementine segments are the perfect dessert to enjoy with friends while you sip tea and espresso!
Makes about 54 pieces
7-8 Medium Clementines
4-ounce dark chocolate bar (60-70% cocoa), finely chopped
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel segment clementines, set aside. Gently melt chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave or over a double boiler. Working in small batches, dip segments in chocolate and transfer to parchment-lined sheet. Immediately sprinkle segments with a few grains of salt before the chocolate begins to set. Once all pieces have been dipped, set the sheet aside until chocolate hardens. To quickly harden chocolate, transfer baking sheet to the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Serve at room temperature.
Recipe Courtesy of Food Network
Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Makes About 36 Cookies
⅔ cup whole-wheat pastry flour2 large eggs
⅔ cup all-purpose flour¾ cup canned pumpkin puree
1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice3 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp baking powder3 tbsp canola oil
½ tsp baking soda1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt⅔ cup chocolate chunks or mini chips
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 2 baking sheet with cooking spray.
Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin puree, butter, oil and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir the wet ingredients and chocolate chunks (or chips) into the dry ingredients until well combined.
Drop the batter by the level tablespoonful onto a prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 1 ½ inches apart. Bake until firm to the touch and light golden on top, 10 to 13 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Recipe courtesy of Eating Well
As a widower, I felt extremely lonely and disconnected in my neighborhood and home. My friend introduced me to the idea of retirement living in an independent retirement community. I looked at several in Brevard County, but none had the sense of family or friendliness that Glenbrooke has. I’m here at Glenbrooke to stay!
I waited too long to make the move to Glenbrooke. I visited many times and told several of my friends to move, but couldn't seem to brave it for myself. The staff at Glenbrooke never gave up on me, and even helped to see me through the selling of my home and assisted with all the arrangements to make the move! I now feel that I have regained my zest for life and am proud to say that I have found the person I enjoy spending all my time with. I would have never had such an opportunity staying in my house. I am truly at home here!
My husband and I selected Glenbrooke as our home of choice to enhance our retirement lifestyle, but never thought about what Glenbrooke would offer if either of us passed away. After his passing, our children asked me to move closer to them. Even with my limited vision, I am able to maintain an independent, active, vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle. The staff is always available to meet any wants or needs that I may have, and they always do it with a smile and a hug.
Moving to Glenbrooke is the best decision I have ever made. I feel safe, secure and completely at home. My friends and family who come to visit can’t believe that my apartment is so spacious and beautiful! They are always complimenting me on my home and I never get tired of hearing the words “what a nice apartment”. The friends and family I have gained since moving here have definitely helped fill a void in my life, and I have peace of mind everyday knowing I have the freedom to engage as much or as little as I want.
I LOVE Living at Glenbrooke! They truly care about us. We asked for a change to the food and it was done quickly and is delicious. Thank you, Glenbrooke for taking such great care of us and making sure we are happy residents.