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!
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.
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!
Frank was born in Newark, NJ, on Sept.26, 1930. His parents had immigrated to America from Germany during the rise of the Nazis in Europe and The Great Depression in America. German was Frank’s first spoken language, but English was a close second. Frank graduated from Union New Jersey High School and Seton Hall University. After two years in the Army, Frank made a powerful career move. He moved to Atlanta to become Manager of Property Taxes for the Coca-Cola Company in the USA for 31 years!
Howard was born in West Cobb County on February 1st, 1936. His dear wife, Jean, was born in Tennessee on June 7th, 1937. Howard and Jean were the first residents to move into The Oaks at Towne Lake, and Howard currently serves as one of the Resident Ambassadors.
Congratulations to William “Bill” C. for being resident of the month for April at Addington Place of Dublin. Bill was born on September 17, 1925; and was raised in North Carolina. Bill truly has a “Servant’s Heart.” As a young man, he joined the United States Marines, where he was a Master Gunnery Sergeant. He served during World War II, Korean War and Vietnam. During the Korean War, he was one of the “Chosin Few” as he fought in The Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
Meet Mrs. Laws our resident of the month at Addington Place of Brunswick! Mrs. Laws was born in Dahlonega, Georgia February 13th, 1918, and just recently celebrated her 100th Birthday! She was raised on a farm in Lumber City, Georgia. Mrs. Laws enjoyed going to school and was involved in many activities including sports. Ms. Laws graduated as the Valedictorian of her class. Mrs. Laws enjoyed growing and tending to her rose garden and yard, as well as fishing and playing golf.
Meet Bill, our resident of the month for Oaks at Hampton! Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 22, 1923. His mother was a homemaker and did a wonderful job raising him. His father was the Chief Chemist at the Ohio Power Company. Bill's family later moved from Ohio to Georgia. Bill grew up in a large family with three brothers & sisters; he is the last remaining sibling. Bill was attending college when WWII broke out; he was immediately recruited into the United States Army. He played in the US Army Band and was eventually made the Commander.