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Mar 20
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Oaks Senior Living Resident Highlight

Meet Resident Margaret | Oaks at Braselton

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We would like to congratulate Margaret, our Oaks Senior Living March Resident of the Month!

Margaret has been a resident at Oaks at Braselton since July 2018. It was a pleasure for us to get a chance to learn more about her unique story and share it with our other residents and guests!

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Mar 15
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Oaks Senior Living Blog Downsizing Tips

6 Downsizing Tips for Seniors

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If you have an older parent, there will come a time when you will have to sort through all of the items they have accumulated throughout their lifetime. At Oaks Senior Living, we know this important task can seem overwhelming and daunting! It can be a time for both bonding and sifting through meaningful memories and an opportunity to hear fascinating stories of your loved one’s past. With all those things in mind, follow these 6 tips for help with downsizing! 

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Mar 01
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Oaks Senior Living Blog Senior Anxiety

How to Help a Senior Friend with Anxiety

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According to Harvard Medical School, one of the most common illnesses facing individuals 60 years of age and older is anxiety. There is a multitude of reasons why seniors can develop anxiety; illness, trouble sleeping, depression, a decline in mobility, or even a loss of independence. Fortunately, if you know a senior that may be facing these issues, there are various anxiety treatments and ways you can help them cope.

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Feb 20
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Oaks Senior Living Resident Highlight Lolita

Meet Resident Lolita | Oaks at Pooler

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Congratulations to Lolita, our Oaks Senior Living February Resident of the Month!

Proud of her roots, Lolita told us she was and raised on a beautiful wheat farm in Kansas. She was one of seven children, five girls, and two boys. Growing up, her family tended a garden and raised several pigs, cows, and chickens. Her family had a pony that lived to be a phenomenal 31 years old. She said that the pony took her and her siblings to school every day. Her family faithfully attended church every Sunday, and she remembers the days when she would help can food, although this wasn’t her favorite thing to do. One of her favorite childhood memories was winning a 4-H contest and being able to attend summer camp.

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Feb 15
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Oaks Senior Living Senior Living Trends 2019 Blog

Senior Living Trends in 2019

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As 2019 advances, so does new technology for senior living communities. Advancements from 2018 will become more widely utilized, with seniors ultimately benefiting. Whether these advancements take the form of advanced emergency care pendants or new cognitive development activities, this next year looks promising for improving the health of the older population!

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Feb 01
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Oaks Senior Living How to Pay for Assisted Living

How to Pay for Assisted Living

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Having an older loved one in need of assistance can be stressful for various reasons, but don’t let finances be one of them! According to Bankrate, in 2014, the average monthly rate for a single, assisted living bedroom was $3,500. With prices steadily climbing, this number has since increased. When most families start to encounter these prices, it may seem overwhelming. Luckily, the experts at Oaks Senior Living want to help you learn what options are available to pay for assisted living for your loved ones.

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Jan 20
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Oaks Senior Living Marjorie and Sammy Resident Spotlight

Meet Resident Marjorie (& Sammy!) | Oaks at Hampton

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Many people know that animals are therapeutic and comforting. Some animals are trained to be therapeutic animals, and some animals are just naturals as was the case with Sammy at The Oaks at Hampton. Sam came to be the third house dog at The Oaks when he was six weeks old. On the floor, he was a typical wild and crazy puppy, but when an elder picked him up, he turned into a cuddle bug. Sammy just knew that they needed to hold him and love him. He never squirmed or tried to get down. He was content to be held and

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Jan 15
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Oaks Senior Living Recognizing Memory Impairment

Recognizing Early-Onset Alzheimer’s and Memory Impairment

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During the holidays, a lot of adult children take time to visit with older relatives. The last thing anyone wants to think about is if their older loved one is exhibiting signs of memory impairment. Even with family members that may be younger, recognizing early onset Alzheimer’s could help slow the progression of the disease by seeking help sooner. If you noticed a loved one exhibiting any of the following symptoms or behaviors during the holidays, it might be time to act.

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Jan 01
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Nutrition Guide for Older Adults

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As you age, your life including your body go through a multitude of changes; your income, your health, your home life, and even your sense of taste and smell can change. If you have an older loved one that may no longer enjoy what used to be their favorite dish or is having trouble staying physically active, it is time to consider their health seriously. Nutrition for older adults is a top priority here at Oaks Senior Living, which is why we have compiled the following Nutrition Guide for Older Adults.

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Dec 27
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Oaks Senior Living Resident Highlight Mayola

Meet Resident Mayola | Oaks at Towne Lake

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Congratulations to Mayola, who is our featured resident this month! At Oaks Senior Living, we were delighted to sit down and speak with Mayola and learn more about her incredible journey.

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