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.
What’s in a name? Shakespeare famously posed this question centuries ago, referring to a rose in Romeo and Juliet. Today, we’ve taken to reducing names we find too long to say or write easily to acronyms, using initials as a type of shorthand. They’re certainly more convenient. But although acronyms have become ubiquitous, many people don’t actually know what they stand for.
If you don’t know what they mean, acronyms aren’t convenient, they are confusing. In the senior living and care field, we’re just as guilty of using acronyms as those in any other field. But we don’t want our seniors and their loved ones to remain in the dark, so we thought it would be informative to explain some of the most common examples. Give yourself extra credit if you already know what these stand for!
When you were young, Mom always told you to spend plenty of time playing outside because the sun would provide vitamin D to help keep your body healthy and strong. She was right. And now that Mom is aging, it turns out vitamin D is an even more important factor in her daily life.
Even though it seems as if life completely shut down for nearly all of 2020 because of the pandemic, the truth is that life goes on, no matter what. Sometimes that includes moving from one home to another. So, with all the restrictions surrounding COVID-19, what was it like to move to a senior living community during this time?
Surely, you’re not one of those people who thinks senior living communities have lousy food! If so, you haven’t had a meal at Magnolia Manor! Long gone are the days when bland was the order of the day.
This is the South, and we’re all about Southern cuisine. That’s what our residents want, and our mission is to serve our seniors in every way – body and soul.
So fire up your taste buds, and let’s see what’s cooking. Derinda Harris, Dietary Manager at Magnolia Manor in Macon, is our guide.