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Magnolia Manor Blog

Heart-Healthy Habits for Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
February 12, 2024

“You have the power to take action to protect yourself against heart disease.” So says the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and they are so right! February is not only American Heart Month, it’s the month of love, and nothing says love like taking good care of your heart. This is especially important if you’re a senior.

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Topics: Senior Resources, FAQs

Fraud Against Seniors: How to avoid scams

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 20, 2023

Taking advantage of others is bad behavior, but it seems even more reprehensible when the victims are seniors. Unfortunately, older adults are popular targets.

According to the FBI, 92,371 American seniors were victimized by scams in 2021. However, many of these episodes go unreported, so we can only guess at the true total. But we do know that those 92,371 older adults suffered losses totaling $1.7 billion – that’s 74% more than was lost to fraud just a year before. These schemes gained popularity with thieves and con artists during the pandemic, but they are just as prevalent and dangerous today.

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Topics: Senior Resources, FAQs

10 Ways for Seniors to Overcome Loneliness This Holiday Season

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 06, 2023

For many of us, the greatest joy of getting past the pandemic was the ability to get together again in person, something that is especially meaningful for family and friends during the holidays. But this festive season can still bring feelings of isolation and loneliness, especially for seniors.

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Topics: Independent Living, Senior Resources, FAQs, Life at Magnolia Manor, Assisted Living, Caregivers

Avoid the winter blues, retire in Georgia!

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 22, 2023

Winter’s just around the corner – was that an “ugh!” we just heard from you? Depending on where you live, winter can be soggy wet or brutally cold. Rain and mud are an undeniable inconvenience. Snow can be beautiful, but frigid temperatures and icy conditions are potentially risky, especially for seniors. Why continue to struggle your way through rough winters when there is a much more pleasant alternative?

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Topics: FAQs, Life at Magnolia Manor

Senior Living Options for Veterans

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 08, 2023

As of 2021, almost half of America’s veterans (49%) were age 65 or older. That’s more than 8 million men and women. At Magnolia Manor, we are indebted to all of those who have so bravely served our country, and we are honored so many of them have chosen to enjoy their retirement years in one of our nine beautiful southern Georgia communities.

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Topics: Senior Resources, Life at Magnolia Manor

Did You Know Magnolia Manor is a Nonprofit?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 24, 2023

Magnolia Manor is a faith-based, nonprofit organization. In that, we are different from most organizations that own and manage senior living communities. Throughout our decades of service to seniors in southern Georgia, we have earned a reputation for excellence. As a donor, you can be a part of that. But why should you do so?

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Topics: Charitable Giving, FAQs

The Joys of Nonprofit Senior Living

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 10, 2023

High quality senior living communities do everything they can to give their residents good care and a home where they can feel safe and enjoy daily living. But that doesn’t mean all communities are the same. In fact, they can differ considerably in accommodations, amenities and atmosphere. No wonder it can feel overwhelming when you’re trying to determine which one is going to be the best fit.

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Topics: FAQs, Life at Magnolia Manor

Chronic Senior Loneliness

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 20, 2023

While many of us struggle to find some quiet time to ourselves amidst our busy lives, many seniors spend too much time on their own. According to researchers at the University of Michigan, “chronic loneliness can adversely affect mental, cognitive, and physical health, and general well-being, and even longevity.”

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Topics: Senior Resources, FAQs

Benefits of Seniors Being Socially Active

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 06, 2023

Being socially active is proven to provide positive, often dramatic effects on senior health. For example, studies have shown that seniors who actively engage in creative activities are less likely to suffer from depression, visit the doctor less often, and take fewer medications than their less-active counterparts. However, aging can bring on health conditions or limitations that make it difficult to drive, go visiting, or participate in activities and social gatherings.

Nonetheless, there are three important reasons for seniors to prioritize social well-being, despite potential limitations.

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Topics: Senior Resources, Life at Magnolia Manor

Will Medicare / Medicaid Cover Skilled Nursing in Georgia?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 23, 2023

Medicare defines skilled care as “nursing and therapy care that can only be safely and effectively performed by, or under the supervision of, professionals or technical personnel.” Skilled nursing services are available in a hospital, of course, or in a designated skilled nursing facility (SNF). Because this is an advanced and often complex level of care, it can be quite expensive. So will Medicare or Medicaid help cover the cost?.

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Medicare/Medicaid