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: