Meet Vivian, the April resident of the month for the Oaks at Hampton. Vivian was born on June 5, 1919, in Cherokee County, Georgia. Yes. 1919. Vivian will turn 99 this year, and you would never know it! She is as smart as a whip and although slower in step, she still takes her daily walk every morning.
The sound of birds chirping, warm sunshine, and a fresh breeze is the beginning of spring in the south. The grass is getting greener, hummingbirds are looking for their strength in nectar, and gardens are getting prepped. Families begin their outside adventures with a picnic for lunch while others head out for vacation to the beach or the mountains. The beauty of flowering buds on trees and the smell of food on the grill gets everyone excited. There are so many enjoyable spring break activities to do with your loved ones in the Spring. Here at Oaks Senior Living we know just how perfect the weather can be and it is important to spend that time with family.
Congratulations to William “Bill” C. for being resident of the month for April at Addington Place of Dublin. Bill was born on September 17, 1925; and was raised in North Carolina. Bill truly has a “Servant’s Heart.” As a young man, he joined the United States Marines, where he was a Master Gunnery Sergeant. He served during World War II, Korean War and Vietnam. During the Korean War, he was one of the “Chosin Few” as he fought in The Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
Here at Oaks Senior Living, we know that making the transition to senior living can be stressful for you and your parent. The best way to approach this transition is just like any other major decision. Be sure to take the time to research your parent’s options and help them make an educated decision. Their needs and level of care would determine if they would be better suited for memory care, independent living, or assisted living in GA (Georgia). Once you are aware of the type of senior living that is right for your loved one, help them to downsize. Downsizing their home in advance can help them to part ways with the excess things in their life. Donating their unnecessary items to those less fortunate, charities, or your family and friends can give your parent peace knowing that they are helping others, leaving it easier to get rid of things, thus moving is easier. We also put together the following list to help keep your parent’s transition in GA to assisted living as smooth as possible.
We all know that the springtime can see rising temperatures and an increase in pollen allergens. Simple factors like this can contribute to not wanting to be very mobile. Many of us look forward to flowers blooming and drinking iced tea on the porch, staying active during this season is also important. Everyone, including seniors, can benefit from engaging in some easy fun-filled activities that will go a long way towards overall health. Our Oak's activity director has created a list of 12 ways that you and your loved ones can stay active and healthy this season.
Meet Mrs. Laws our resident of the month at Addington Place of Brunswick! Mrs. Laws was born in Dahlonega, Georgia February 13th, 1918, and just recently celebrated her 100th Birthday! She was raised on a farm in Lumber City, Georgia. Mrs. Laws enjoyed going to school and was involved in many activities including sports. Ms. Laws graduated as the Valedictorian of her class. Mrs. Laws enjoyed growing and tending to her rose garden and yard, as well as fishing and playing golf.
Meet Bill, our resident of the month for Oaks at Hampton! Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 22, 1923. His mother was a homemaker and did a wonderful job raising him. His father was the Chief Chemist at the Ohio Power Company. Bill's family later moved from Ohio to Georgia. Bill grew up in a large family with three brothers & sisters; he is the last remaining sibling. Bill was attending college when WWII broke out; he was immediately recruited into the United States Army. He played in the US Army Band and was eventually made the Commander.
For years, the baby boomer generation has resisted aging. Now the oldest of that generation is turning 78 with the youngest crossing the milestone of 50-years-old and fast approaching retirement. This generation has bucked traditions of the past, refusing to consider the regimented assisted living communities or nursing homes where they visited their parents and grandparents. While they still may be a few years or even decades from needing care, they are forcing a shift in the senior living industry to keep up with their redefinition of retirement.
There are many questions surrounding senior living – with many assuming that all senior living options fall under the umbrella term of ‘nursing home’. While in years gone passed a nursing home may have been the only option when a person needed professional care or assistance, that is no longer the case.