Mrs. Evelyn was born and raised in Denver, Colorado with her three siblings, Joe, Leslie, and Zeita. When she met her husband, William, she traveled the world while he was in the Air Force including Japan and other countries. Together, they have five children, Larry, Bill, Denise, Rhoda and Mary Frances. She is also a grandmother to many loving grandchildren.
There comes a time in life when you will need to take over your parent's finances as they age. In the event of an emergency, it’s good to be prepared incase they are no longer able to make decisions. If they were to become incapacitated someone needs to take over managing their money and ensuring bills are paid on time.
Born in Bowling Green, Florida, resident Martha is the youngest of four children. Her father was a farmer who grew vegetables. Growing up, they moved around various places. Martha called her dad a “Stroke of the Night” kind of guy. Martha’s father joined the Navy when she was a child. While he served in the Navy, he received his barber's license, and once her father left the Navy, he worked as a barber.
As a family caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you understand the need for diligence. If they wander, you may have installed a video monitoring system. If they exhibit signs of confusion and struggle with the everyday tasks of living, you may have obtained the services of an in-home care provider to assist them. While these are easily solvable, a more severe problem are scams targeted to seniors.
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!