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Be Sweet to Yourself, Februrary is National Heart Month

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
February 01, 2023

Who doesn’t love to receive a valentine? From a friend, a secret admirer, or the long-time love of your life, valentines always bring moments of joy. But did you know you can be your own valentine? Yep, that’s why we celebrate American Heart Month in February. A healthy heart improves the quality and length of your life – and that means more valentine love to share and receive.

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Topics: Senior Resources, FAQs

Prayer at the Pole

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 18, 2023

The expression “rally round the flag” refers to coming together for a common purpose. And what could be a more fulfilling purpose than coming together to express and share our faith? As a faith-based senior community, many of our Magnolia Manor residents and staff love to do just that. So once we were able to congregate in person again, our Americus campus started a new tradition – prayer at the flagpole.

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Topics: Life at Magnolia Manor

7 Easy Ways to Start Your Senior Living Search

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 11, 2023

More than half of Americans age 55 or older now describe themselves as officially retired. Just between 2019 and 2021, the number of retirees increased by 3.5 million, so it’s easy to see why interest in retirement communities is at an all-time high. The good news? There are more senior living options than ever before. However, they vary widely – finding the one that’s just-right for you can feel daunting.

More good news! Whether you’re researching a move for yourself or an aging family member, it’s easy to get started. These 7 steps will point you in the right direction.

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Topics: Senior Resources

Welcome to our new residents in 2022

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 04, 2023

As we look back at 2022, our hearts warm to see how many new residents we have welcomed to our Magnolia Manor communities throughout south Georgia. New neighbors mean new friends! In their own words, here’s what some of these new residents and their families have to say about their decision to choose Magnolia Manor.

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Topics: Life at Magnolia Manor

Macon Staff Spotlight: Meet Danielle Brown

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 21, 2022

With her nursing background, Danielle Brown brings a special understanding to her new role as Sales Coordinator at Magnolia Manor in Macon. She works with prospective residents and families who are interested in learning about either independent or assisted living, and in her words, “I love it!”

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Topics: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Sally Mayton: Loving Independent Living in Macon!

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 14, 2022

One of the many great things about moving to Magnolia Manor is the camaraderie. We deliberately foster that sense of belonging because that’s how we all want to be treated – like family. Just ask Sally Mayton.

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Topics: Independent Living

Magnolia Manor Macon: a Carefree Retirement Gem

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 08, 2022

People describe Magnolia Manor in Macon as a “hidden delight.” That may seem somewhat odd, considering we’re centrally located – near downtown and near Riverside, too. We like to think we’re close to all the action – a central part of Macon’s vibrant lifestyle, nestled in peaceful surroundings.

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Topics: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Getting ahead of the holiday blues

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 17, 2022

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.

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Topics: Life at Magnolia Manor, Caregivers

How Gratitude Can Change Your Brain

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 10, 2022

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.

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Topics: Life at Magnolia Manor

Boy, Did We Have Fun During National Assisted Living Week

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 03, 2022

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.

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Topics: Assisted Living