Her favorite hobby is painting ceramics, which she became passionate about when she was younger. Carmela's other favorite hobbies are reading books, playing in the garden, completing housework and going out to eat. Before coming to Oaks at Pooler, she was a housewife, an elementary school teacher, and mother to 3 amazing daughters.
Mrs. Carmela has been living at Oaks at Pooler since November and is known for her playful behavior and kind heart. She loves to play with Lady, which is another resident's dog, and to participate in activities, especially in baking. Since coming to live here, she has been an incredible addition to the community and we are lucky to have her!
It hits you like a ton of bricks. "I am sorry, but your husband has Alzheimer's." You just learned your spouse has Alzheimer's. You have noticed for awhile that he was forgetful, or seemed confused with tasks he had done forever, like repairing the sink, but you never expected this.
It is well-known and scientifically proven that interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant benefits. A dog can invoke so much joy amongst a group of seniors. Dogs are a connection to the past, to family, to children and grandchildren, to a less complicated time when major success was teaching your dog to fetch the ball. Dogs represent camaraderie, loyalty, and faith. They are dependable, upbeat, compassionate, and they remind us of what it means to love unconditionally.
February is American Heart Month - first declared in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. He dedicated American Heart Month to bringing awareness to cardiovascular health and educating the population on the risks of heart disease. Since 1964, cardiovascular and heart disease has become the number one killer of both men and women.