Are you closing in on the Golden Years and find yourself childfree? Married or not, congratulations you are considered a Solo Senior! The good news is even though you are a solo senior, you do not have to live alone. A lot of residents at Oaks Senior Living chose a childfree life and now they can keep the fun times rolling in an assisted living community!
At Oaks Senior Living, we are changing the way the world views aging by focusing on providing people-centric senior living services. It is essential to us that we customize the life experience in every one of our communities. Our mission is to acknowledge personal choice regardless of age. We want to provide all seniors with a sense of purpose and celebrate uniqueness. We know firsthand the importance of meaningful relationships. If you have an older parent, you also understand how they still have their own likes, strengths, and deserve to be valued for who they are.
Congratulations to our August resident of the Month at Oaks at Towne Lake! Carolyn was born in Atlanta, GA on June 25th, 1923; she just celebrated her 95th birthday! Carolyn’s parents and grandparents lived in Plains, GA where they were friends and neighbors of Former President Jimmy Carter and his family.
The Greatest Generation, as they are often referred to, came of age in one of our country’s most significant periods of economic despair, The Great Depression. Enduring the struggles that pursued, seeing their parents work hard just to lose their business, forged the idea of commercial importance in our society. Which is why the Greatest Generation is the greatest at saving, they have seen firsthand how dire it can be for the livelihood of a family. With our countries economic status waving in and out of turmoil they know to keep a few pennies in the bank but also to use it for what truly matters; money, food, their family’s needs and their own needs, such as senior living services.
Our August Employee Spotlight is Xak Hodges! Even though Xak has only been here for a little shy of 6 months, he truly stands out. Not only is he our first male caregiver at Oaks at Braselton, but he started off as our Oaks DJ performing for some of our parties.
With the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease on the rise, it is important to identify early signs of the disease and how to prevent it. If your loved one starts showing early signs of Alzheimer’s, do not panic. You can help them fight cognitive deterioration and keep their brain sharp! Even before a diagnosis, it is a good idea to help them start these practices before any signs show. Just follow the best ways to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and remember: F.I.G.H.T.
For the month of July, we are excited to have Joe H. from Addington Place of Brunswick as our Resident Highlight! Joe was born in Huntingburg, Indiana in 1937. Joe grew up on 15 acres of sprawling land with his older brother and younger sister. His father owned a florist shop and a greenhouse that they all worked at as a family. Growing up, Joe was involved in many sports and hobbies including basketball, baseball, football, scouting, and music lessons. He enjoyed vacationing with his family in Florida, and watching the Cardinals play ball!
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!