Most of us look forward to the holidays as a joyous time, but for some people the holidays can bring on a case of the blues. For seniors, the season can be especially difficult. Thankfully, there are lots of ways any of us can get ahead of the blues and ensure the upcoming weeks feel festive and uplifting.
Do you think of yourself as a grateful person? When you were a kid, someone probably told you to “stop being so negative” or to “be thankful for what you have.” As adults, many of us have read books or articles about the “power of positive thinking.” These concepts have real merit. No matter your age, deliberately practicing gratitude and positive thinking can literally change your brain.
Let’s hear it for assisted living!
Assisted living communities all around the country have given a new lease on life to thousands (maybe millions) of mostly-independent seniors who simply need a little help with certain things. The chance to maintain maximum independence in a safe, secure, and uplifting setting is a game-changer for seniors who, in past generations, would have few options but a nursing home.
Topics: Assisted Living
“It’s absolutely amazing!”
That’s the word from Maggie Rushing, Activities Director at our Americus Nursing Center. She’s talking about a broad-scope interactive technology she and her staff are using to help skilled nursing residents stretch their minds, bodies, and spirits – and have what sounds like a lot of fun doing it.
Senior living communities aren’t just for singles! Couples choose to move to Magnolia Manor while they are still healthy and active so they can focus on doing the things they love to do together in retirement. You might say that resident couples here at Magnolia Manor are the personification of independence.
Despite the fact that Americans have observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October for nearly four decades, the statistics remain saddening. While researchers and clinicians have made huge strides in detection and treatment, breast cancer remains the #2 cause of death among American women.
Whether you’re actively independent or not quite as active as you once were, no one wants to sit around all day doing nothing. We all need stimulation to keep our minds, bodies, and spirits strong. Senior living fosters a sense of community and – here at Magnolia Manor, at least – provides a wealth of opportunities to exercise and socialize.
You are registered to vote, aren’t you? Seniors are notoriously strong when it comes to voting turnout, and you’re probably among those who are fully prepared for the general election in November. But what if you’ve recently moved to Georgia or to a different part of the state? Or you want to change your party affiliation?
This year, more than 268,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer – and more than 34,000 will die from it. With those numbers, it’s easy to understand that prostate cancer is the #2 cause of death among American men (lung cancer is #1). That’s why we “celebrate” September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
A Medicare premium reduction? With prices rising on virtually everything, you might think you misread that. However, the Medicare Part B premium really will be lower in 2023. That’s great news for more than 56 million seniors. But why, in a world of inflation, are we getting this price break?
Drug Pricing . . . but Not What You Think