Some people are thrilled to call it quits when their “working years” are over. Retirement – finally! This is your chance to spend the days doing whatever you want, on whatever schedule suits you. But that’s not the case for everyone. If you really love your job, you may choose to stay with it longer; something that wasn’t an option to past generations who were forced to retire at age 65.
When we say Magnolia Manor of Marion County is an award-winning senior living community, we aren’t just making that up. We are bursting with pride to announce that our Buena Vista campus is one of just two long term care organizations in the entire country to win the 2021 National Gold - Excellence in Quality Award.
Every year in September, many of our Magnolia Manor communities celebrate National Assisted Living Week. Started in 1995 by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), this week pays tribute to seniors and all of the extraordinary people who help them live life to the fullest, every day.
Each Magnolia Manor campus may be a community unto itself, but we are an active part of our larger community as well. It’s the Magnolia Manor way, and boy does it bring wonderful rewards to everyone involved.
It is unthinkable that any senior (or anyone) should go hungry because they cannot afford nutritious food. That’s why the SNAP program exists. Sadly, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that 60% of seniors who qualify for SNAP benefits are going without simply because they haven’t applied. They believe one reason is a persistent myth that says seniors receive just $16 per month. This is far from the truth.
At Magnolia Manor, our mission is to provide exceptional, loving care to every one of our senior residents. However, every senior who is capable – regardless of where they live – should actively participate in maintaining their own health and wellbeing. It’s called self-care.
You think you’ve seen a lot in your lifetime? Just wait till you’ve been around as long as Albert Hochwald and Bill Brown. Albert is 103 and Bill is, as he says, 102½. We recently caught up with these two gentlemen, both of whom reside at Magnolia Manor St. Simons Island, to hear some of their stories.
Every golfer loves a fun and challenging tournament! The play, the camaraderie, and – in the case of the John R. Batts Memorial Golf Classic – a chance to support our residents at Magnolia Manor.
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Magnolia Manor is a senior living organization that has a foundation and commitment to our faith tradition. We fulfill that commitment through servant leadership. “As servant leaders we want our main focus to be on the well-being of our senior living community from our residents to our employees,” explains Ty Kinslow, Senior VP for Communications. “Our main goal is to serve and care about our residents through love and support for a lifetime.”
So, What Is Servant Leadership?
We are blessed to have so many wonderful staff members at Magnolia Manor. We love and appreciate every one of them and we know our residents do, too. Each of them is inspiring in their own way. And, often, they tell us they’re the ones who feel inspired by the residents they get to interact with every day. It’s no wonder Magnolia Manor feels like family.