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Dec 06
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Meet Resident Abbie | Oaks at Braselton

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   Our resident spotlight on Abbie Kilpatrick!

“I was born 1/19/1923 in a country farm home in Espyville, Pa, which was owned by my grandparents.

We stayed on the farm until I was 3 and then moved to Harbor Creek, Pa., where I lived until I married my husband, Harold Kilpatrick, in 1943. I followed him to pursue the Lord's work, preaching at four churches over a span of 37 years, until his death in 1980,” Abbie recalled.

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Dec 01
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A Caregiver’s Guide to the Holidays

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While the holidays are known for delivering happiness and joy to people across the world, it can often bring sadness, disappointment and nostalgia for many. Such is the holidays for those who have a family member living with Alzheimer's. According to the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s affects over 5 million Americans and someone develops this degenerative disease every 60 seconds.

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Nov 22
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Meet Resident Tom | Oaks at Braselton

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Tom Clarke, a resident of Oaks at Braselton, received the American Spirit Honor Medal in 1954. It will come as no surprise to those who know him that he was a recipient of this award, which is the highest honor a Navy recruit could win at boot camp during that time.

The local newspaper article announcing the Navy’s award read, “Tom's pleasant manner, youthful aggressiveness, and his eagerness to please and cooperate paid off well in the Navy”. The same applies to his demeanor and commitment to serving others today.

After his time serving our country in the Navy, Tom went on to have a successful career with Xerox Corporation for 22 years. But he maintains that his greatest achievement in life has been his God-given ability to care for others. In his early years, he was widely known as the jovial, handsome young man from Matthews Supermarket, where he worked weekends and summers during his North Fulton High School days.

He has been a blessing to us as an ambassador here at Oaks at Braselton because of his gift of working and caring for people. He always looks out for everyone here and tries to meet their needs. He participates in all kinds of activities at Oaks at Braselton, but mostly enjoys sharing time with his three children, Ricky, Karla, and Brian as well as his wonderful grandchildren. Tom is so very proud of his beautiful family, and we are so very proud of Tom! He is a great friend and a joy to be around!

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Nov 22
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Meet Resident Dolores | Oaks at Hampton

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Dolores Higgins is our Horizons resident “Super Star” at Oaks at Hampton!

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Nov 16
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Senior-Friendly Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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As the weather starts to cool, and Thanksgiving comes and passes the Christmas season draws nearer. There's something magical about the holidays that turns us all into kids, and seniors are no different! While this season should not revolve around gifts or money, it's rewarding to watch someone open a gift they enjoy. Sometimes, seniors can be difficult to buy for, so we've put together some suggestions to help you give the perfect gift.

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Nov 01
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5 Healthy Habits for Seniors

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If you are a family caregiver, ensuring your senior maintains their health can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. Inevitably, little things snowball into big things and can often lead to a decline in overall health. To help prevent this cycle, let’s look first at establishing healthy habits for your senior (or even yourself)!

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Oct 19
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Meet Resident Pat | Oaks at Hampton

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Pat Smith is our resident "Queen Bee" at Oaks at Hampton. Every day she “holds court” and welcomes all visitors who cross our threshold with a smile on her face!

Pat was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her family owned a shoe store where she, her mom, dad and brother all worked. Sadly, her brother died when he was only 16 years old. After she graduated from high school, she went on to attend Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduation, Pat went on to work at a church where she became an ordained Lutheran Minister.

Pat and her husband had four children, all boys. Her beloved husband still lives in North Carolina with one of her sons. Pat’s other three children live near Cumming and visit their mom religiously several times a week. Pat initially moved into Oaks at Post Road but was one of our first residents with Oaks at Hampton when we opened our doors. She loves this location as it puts her closer to her sons!

Always a positive person, she was quick to tell us that everything in her life stood out as being something special; but when pressed, she shared her favorite memory was a trip to Israel.

If you are visiting Oaks at Hampton, look for the red haired sweetheart with the huge smile. That’s our Pat!
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Oct 12
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How We Promote Employee Growth and Delight Residents

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The successful businessman, philanthropist and founder of Virgin Group, Richard Branson is notable for saying, "Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients".

While this statement sounds counter to old business wisdom, it is inherently true. Employees are the first contact customers (or in the senior living industry – residents) have with an organization. Employees who are treated well, educated and routinely challenged in their roles are undeniably happier – directly affecting how they interact with residents. So what are senior living companies doing to help employees and caregivers reach their full potential and therefore improving overall customer service for residents?

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Oct 01
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4 Fall Activities for Seniors

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Fall is that fabulous time of year where the leaves change, temperatures cool down and the magic of the upcoming holidays start to put everyone under its spell. Summer is gone, vacations are over leaving people available to spend quality time with loved ones.

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Sep 22
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Meet Resident George | Oaks at Hampton

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September includes National Centenarian Day on the 22nd so we thought we'd take this opportunity to get to know one of our residents who will join this elite club next year! Meet George Rundstadler, who is our oldest resident at The Oaks at Hampton. George will turn 99 on October 17th 2016!! Witty, charming, charismatic and caring. That is our George.
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