When caring for an older loved one, it can be hard to find time for yourself. The first step in maintaining emotional health, especially when caring for someone, is to practice positivity. Maintaining positivity and finding self-appreciation means starting a routine that is full of actions of self-love. It is also essential that the senior in your life feels the love as well. Fortunately, respite care programs are a service available to provide attention to seniors, while giving the family time to focus on themselves. With this new-found time, everyone can discover self-love.
Oaks Senior Living is proud to show our support and raise awareness for breast cancer during the month of October! By hosting events that bring awareness to breast cancer and other diseases, we are showing others that they are not alone. We also show our support for amazing women like Oaks Senior Living resident, Kay Goff, by sharing their stories…
Congratulations Mr. David, our October Resident of the Month! Mr. David has been a resident at the Oaks at Pooler since July 2017. We feel so blessed that we have the privilege to spend time with him and have the opportunity to get to know so much about his life. Mr. David has a devoted wife who is often found by his side, and the love they have for one another is infectious! Mr. David and his wife met and began dancing together 20 years ago, and they both still love to dance when given the chance! Last year, they had a great time dancing the night away at The Oaks Senior Prom and they can still be found dancing together when Salón de Baile hosts Ballroom Dancing lessons in our community!
It has been a long day at work, you’re feeling exhausted, and you’re in need of a pick-me-up. You open the door, and you’re greeted with a happy, tail wagging adorable furry friend that is full of excitement at your presence alone! The unconditional love that we feel for our furry friends can be very beneficial to our emotional well-being. The advantages of having a pet can be even more significant when providing animals to seniors in assisted living. Here are a few benefits to consider when bringing a furry companion into the life of your loved one:
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.