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5 Brain-boosting Foods for Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 14, 2020

Boost Your Brainpower While Satisfying Your Taste Buds With These 5 Foods

As we age, the decline of physical and mental faculties is inevitable. However, just as doctors and physical therapists work hard to keep seniors’ bodies as strong and healthy as possible even in our later years, the mind can also be kept sharper and more active by various means. Aside from finding ways to keep seniors mentally engaged and focused on a daily basis, a big way to keep the brain going strong is to focus on cognitive nutrition--foods that have been shown to improve mental performance and memory.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Alzheimers, Dementia

HUD Housing for Seniors in Georgia

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 07, 2020

Worried that you can’t consider a wonderful senior living community like Magnolia Manor because you have limited financial means? That may not be a barrier for you. As part of our commitment to offer affordable as well as carefree living choices for seniors, we offer Supportive Housing options at both our Americus and Macon campuses.

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Topics: Independent Living, Cost of Senior Living, FAQs, Senior Planning

Georgia Independent Living Apartments and Villas

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 30, 2019

At Magnolia Manor, our focus is on living your best life. For many seniors, that still means independent living, and nothing says “independence” like choices. So, among our family of nine senior living communities, six offer independent living options. Each is unique in terms of location, setting and housing details, but all offer a wealth of opportunities to enrich the mind, body and spirit in a homey, caring environment.

Here’s a snapshot of independent living apartments and villas at our Magnolia Manor campuses.

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Topics: Independent Living, Cost of Senior Living, FAQs, Senior Planning

Georgia Independent Living Programs - the Freedom for Fuller Lives

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 23, 2019

As age inevitably takes its toll, seniors find themselves increasingly limited by the rigors of their daily responsibilities. Tasks and basic chores that were once quite easy to tackle can become insurmountable obstacles depending on a senior’s health, injuries, or the state of their mental faculties. As more mundane daily duties become a struggle, extracurricular activities rapidly drop off even further, as seniors simply lack the time or energy to enjoy life like they once did.

This can create a cycle of isolation and mental/physical deterioration, greatly impairing a person’s quality of life. Not to mention that if a senior can’t handle things like household chores on a regular basis, their environment can quickly become unsafe and unsanitary, increasing the risk of injury or illness that further reduces their wellbeing.

That’s why Magnolia Manor provides nonprofit independent living in Georgia, giving aging citizens the chance to continue experiencing fulfilling lives while enjoying significant relationships, intellectual pursuits, fun hobbies, and making the most of their golden years.

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Socialization, Residents

What to Do When Dad and Mom Have Different Senior Living Care Needs

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 17, 2019

One of the toughest things about getting older is having to admit you need help. Devoted couples look to each other for assistance as one of them needs a helping hand with daily living tasks or shows early signs of memory loss. Filling in the gaps this way enables the couple to continue living together, independently. But what happens when one person’s needs become just too much for an elderly spouse to handle? What if the couple is your parents?

We all age differently, so this scenario is not unusual. But it can be very difficult for adult children as well as aging parents to acknowledge that Mom and Dad now have different senior living care needs

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing

5 Myths about Assisted Living

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 10, 2019

It’s not easy facing the fact that you can’t do everything the way you could when you were younger. However, human nature being what it is, most older adults resist the thought of moving into a retirement community even when they should be seriously considering it. All too often, that resistance is based on misconceptions about what it’s like to live in an assisted living community.

Let’s dispel those myths! Here are five common ones that may sound familiar to you:

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Topics: FAQs, Assisted Living

What can I bring when I move into senior living?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 03, 2019

You can bring almost anything you want when you move into an independent or assisted living community. The only limitation is that whatever you bring must fit into your new home. You will be downsizing, perhaps significantly, so the size of your new space will determine how much you can bring. The question then becomes which items do you need and want most?

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Assisted Living

Top 8 things seniors worry about and how to help

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 19, 2019

The older we get, the more likely we are to start worrying about “what will happen to me if... ” It’s natural to do that, but worry is not productive and it can negatively impact physical and emotional health. With that in mind, here are the top things that concern seniors, along with some ways you can help prevent them or ameliorate their effects for your loved one:

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Coping

Assisted Living doesn't mean you lose your independence

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 05, 2019

Oftentimes, older adults put off considering assisted living because they worry about losing their independence. After all, we all want to control our daily living as much as we can for as long as we can. At Magnolia Manor, we understand. So, while we provide assistance, we focus on living – using daily activities to enrich your body, mind, and spirit.

Assisted living is not a matter of what you will be losing, it’s about what you will gain. At Magnolia Manor, we offer assisted living at 7 of our campuses.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Safety, Assisted Living

9 Tips to get seniors to eat

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 31, 2019

Everybody needs to eat! If you’re a caregiver for an elderly parent or other loved one who isn’t eating like they should, we understand your frustration. Below, you’ll find some tips you can try to get your senior to eat more, or at least get more of the high-nutrition calories their body requires.

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Topics: FAQs, Socialization, Senior Safety, Coping