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Servant Leadership in Senior Living

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 04, 2021

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?

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Assisted Living, Nursing Home

Moving to Senior Living During the Pandemic

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 30, 2021

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?

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Socialization, Senior Planning, Residents, Assisted Living, COVID-19

Southern Cuisine for Senior Living Residents

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 16, 2021

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.

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Residents, Assisted Living

Mother's Day Gift Ideas 2021

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 01, 2021

Have you decided on a Mother’s Day gift yet? Mom’s official day of recognition is almost here, you know! Thanks to a year of pandemic seclusion (or something akin to that), your mother is now up to her elbows in puzzles, videos, and cozy socks. So this Mother’s Day, it’s time to get creative with a gift that’s more personalized. You can pick something for pampering or for pleasure, but that doesn’t mean your gift can’t be practical as well.

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Topics: Gift Ideas, Socialization, Senior Safety, Residents, Assisted Living

Do I Qualify for Assisted Living?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 21, 2021

As we get older, most of us find it a bit harder to handle certain chores around the house. Seniors develop arthritis that can make dressing or cooking more difficult, or mobility issues that make it harder to get around or handle heavier work such as housekeeping.

Aside from these physical changes, many seniors also suffer from one or more chronic health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes which require proper monitoring. That, too, can be difficult to manage daily and stay on top of your medications.

At What Point Do You Qualify for Assisted Living?

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Topics: FAQs, Assisted Living

How to Have “The Talk” with Mom or Dad: Time for Assisted Living

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 14, 2021

You love your parents dearly, but sometimes it feels so hard to be their adult child. Mom and Dad know you have only their best interests at heart, but whenever you suggest (however gently) that they might need help with daily activities, they bristle and tell you to mind your own business. They’re doing just fine, thanks. Sure, some things are a bit more difficult, but that’s to be expected, right?

Aging and the “slowing” that comes with it may be expected, but you worry for Mom or Dad’s safety and well-being. So how can you have “the talk” in a way that feels less threatening and more positive?

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Topics: FAQs, Residents, Assisted Living, Coping

All Faiths are Welcome at Magnolia Manor

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 07, 2021

When you hear that Magnolia Manor is a faith-based organization, you might assume that we cater only to a certain group of people. Nothing could be further from the truth! Our family of residents is diverse in many ways, and that’s just the way we like it. We happily welcome seniors of all faiths and from all walks of life.

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Socialization, Residents, Assisted Living, Spiritual Needs

Easy & Useful Apps For Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 29, 2021

We all know there is no shortage of apps to communicate with others and play games. Where would we have been these past many months during the pandemic without these essential digital tools? But apps can help seniors in so many other ways.

As we age, most of us worry about losing our memory or cognitive abilities. In addition, Senior Living notes that:

  • Many seniors have vision issues, and a third of those over 65 especially have trouble reading small print
  • About half of prescriptions are not taken as directed
  • Some seniors don’t fill prescriptions in the first place due to high cost

Sound familiar? No worries. There are apps that can help solve all these problems and more. Apps can help seniors monitor and maintain good health, simplify daily life, and learn new things. And a lot of them are easy to use and even free. Here is a smattering of apps you might consider for yourself or for an older friend or loved one.

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Topics: Independent Living, Gift Ideas, Socialization, Senior Safety, Residents, Assisted Living

Have You Read the Latest Manor Living?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 15, 2021

Manor Living magazine. Informative? Yes. Interesting? Oh, yeah! In fact, you might say it’s a real page-turner. That’s because Magnolia Manor is all about living life, in the best, most carefree way you can. Even if you live or work at one of our Magnolia Manor campuses, it’s hard to keep up with all the action because our communities are such busy places.

With nine campuses throughout Georgia, there is nine times the action. So we publish Manor Living magazine quarterly to help our residents, staff, families, and friends stay tuned to what’s new. Reading the magazine is also a great way for potential new residents to get a feel for our way of life.

Let’s turn a few pages in the latest issue to get a glimpse of what’s happening around Magnolia Manor.

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Topics: Independent Living, Socialization, Celebrations, Residents, Assisted Living, Spiritual Needs, Skilled Nursing

Social Security Changes in 2021

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 01, 2021

Every new year brings changes, and seniors are always especially interested (or concerned) to learn what will happen with Social Security. We talked in an earlier blog about 2021 cost of living increases (COLA) for those already receiving Social Security retirement benefits, but COLA increases are not the only changes.

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Senior Planning, Assisted Living