We officially welcome spring on March 20th. Winter and summer can both bring along their own dangers and challenges for seniors in Georgia and spring means a comfortable reprieve from extreme weather temperatures. Spring is a time that encourages renewed spirits and improved quality of life after being stuck indoors for months during winter. Looking for senior-friendly springtime activities to do in Georgia? Let’s look at some great options!
Mary is known as our "people person" Horizons resident here at Oaks at Hampton! She was born in Manhattan, New York in 1940, but was raised in the Bronx. Her parents immigrated here from Italy, so she speaks fluent Italian and is very proud of her heritage.
It is not uncommon for seniors to feel chronically lonely. In fact, loneliness affects around 1 in 5 seniors nationally. It is, unfortunately, a devastating complication of aging that can often lead to larger problems like increased disabilities, cognitive decline, and even early death. The great news is it is completely preventable as long as it is recognized and addressed promptly.
Her favorite hobby is painting ceramics, which she became passionate about when she was younger. Carmela's other favorite hobbies are reading books, playing in the garden, completing housework and going out to eat. Before coming to Oaks at Pooler, she was a housewife, an elementary school teacher, and mother to 3 amazing daughters.
Mrs. Carmela has been living at Oaks at Pooler since November and is known for her playful behavior and kind heart. She loves to play with Lady, which is another resident's dog, and to participate in activities, especially in baking. Since coming to live here, she has been an incredible addition to the community and we are lucky to have her!
It hits you like a ton of bricks. "I am sorry, but your husband has Alzheimer's." You just learned your spouse has Alzheimer's. You have noticed for awhile that he was forgetful, or seemed confused with tasks he had done forever, like repairing the sink, but you never expected this.
It is well-known and scientifically proven that interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant benefits. A dog can invoke so much joy amongst a group of seniors. Dogs are a connection to the past, to family, to children and grandchildren, to a less complicated time when major success was teaching your dog to fetch the ball. Dogs represent camaraderie, loyalty, and faith. They are dependable, upbeat, compassionate, and they remind us of what it means to love unconditionally.
February is American Heart Month - first declared in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. He dedicated American Heart Month to bringing awareness to cardiovascular health and educating the population on the risks of heart disease. Since 1964, cardiovascular and heart disease has become the number one killer of both men and women.
He has a beautiful family beginning with his three children; Tommy, David, and Diane. He also has six grandchildren; Jake, Leigh Anne, Dana, Derek, Spike, & Leslie, all of whom are very successful and make him proud! June also has five great-grandchildren; Sola, Sawyer, Jack, Drew, and Charlie.
June’s greatest life achievement other than his family was his military experience. He was in WWII-Invasion at Normandy, D+1. One of the greatest generations that fought for our freedom and the life of his kids/grandkids/great grandkids.
When working, he had an extremely dedicated work ethic and sense of responsibility. He NEVER missed a day of work sick EVER! His work ethic was present for all 60 years of his career working six days a week. He still maintains “You just do what you gotta do.”
He is an excellent provider of love and pride for his family. “He made us somebody and made us act like somebody,” said his daughter, Diane. Everyone loves June! He has the kindest, gentlest spirit. He is our “Front door watchman” greeting everyone who enters and leaves from Oaks at Braselton. We know him as the steadfast and loyal June that we all love!