Staying positive in a caregiving environment does not always come easy. When you are taking care of an older loved one, there is a lot of pressure that comes along with helping an adult. If your older loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia, it can be incredibly frustrating at times. When you let these emotions take over, it can lead to caregiver burnout. If you emit negativity, it can also affect the people around you. If someone you care for is not at 100% health, responding in a mean or negative way can have serious implications. Luckily, there are various ways to combat your nerves and keep your emotions in check.
It is that time of year again, where Apple is launching the latest smartphone. Naturally, your 15-year-old has been asking you non-stop about purchasing the newest gadget for them. But, you are a little awe-struck when your senior mother is wanting the same phone! Seniors have been adapting to the change in technology and closing the learning curve. The internet and other modern devices can be very beneficial for information and socialization, but it is not risk-free. It is up to you to educate your older loved ones on safety tips in technology for seniors!
At the Oaks, we know it’s important to maintain a healthy immune system. We offer a lifestyle that creates and promotes opportunities for socialization, stimulation, self-care, and rest. We also partner with Amedisys, if you live more independently they can help you with both recovery from sickness and staying healthy. There are also numerous ways you can naturally boost your immune system, without medications. Discover the seven ways we suggest to improve well-being.
Frank was born in Newark, NJ, on Sept.26, 1930. His parents had immigrated to America from Germany during the rise of the Nazis in Europe and The Great Depression in America. German was Frank’s first spoken language, but English was a close second. Frank graduated from Union New Jersey High School and Seton Hall University. After two years in the Army, Frank made a powerful career move. He moved to Atlanta to become Manager of Property Taxes for the Coca-Cola Company in the USA for 31 years!
Ms. Aileen, who will be turning 102 years old this week, is one of our favorite centenarians! She was born on June 9, 1916, in Cherokee County, South Carolina. Great-granddaughter of Lt. Col. Frederick Hambright, who fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolution. Aileen proudly shares tales of what it was like to be the second oldest of eight children, and one of six daughters to two wonderful parents. She often talks about the excitement of being raised on a cotton and vegetable farm “out in the country.”
Who doesn’t want to live their best life? Well, in order to accomplish that you have to eat well, take care of yourself, get adequate sleep, and exercise regularly. Unfortunately, if you are in a wheelchair it can be somewhat discouraging when it comes to starting an exercise routine. The good news is at Oaks Senior Living, we are here to encourage you every step of the way. The best way to commit to wheelchair exercises is to grab your best friend as a workout partner! If your best friend is not in a wheelchair, or vice versa, the wheelchair can be substituted for sitting in a regular chair. So, grab your best friend and get started!
Introducing Andrew Greeson, Director of Operations for Oaks Senior Living! Andrew joined the Oaks Family in 2009 and has served in various roles at several communities including Horizons Lifestyle Director, Community Relations Director, as well as, Executive Director. He has implemented many new programs and has successfully opened brand new communities during his tenure.
Howard was born in West Cobb County on February 1st, 1936. His dear wife, Jean, was born in Tennessee on June 7th, 1937. Howard and Jean were the first residents to move into The Oaks at Towne Lake, and Howard currently serves as one of the Resident Ambassadors.
As members of our society age, it will continue to be important in promoting their engagement in social and emotional wellness to maintain their well-being. We know that people with many social ties have lower mortality rates. There are also tremendous amounts of evidence proving that active social networks can help to prevent declines in memory. While Alzheimer’s, and other forms of dementia, are not reversible, research shows that we can decrease the effects and slow the progression through both mental and physical activity.
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.