“Without Magnolia Manor’s generous donors, my wife and I would not be able to afford the cost of living like it is now. We are so thankful for the wonderful donors and for the blessing of this community.”
Generosity is the ultimate expression of love. We’re sharing the above quote from one of our Magnolia Manor residents because Mother’s Day and our annual Mother’s Day appeal for donations is in the month of May.
Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Donations, Gift Ideas
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.
Topics: Gift Ideas, Socialization, Senior Safety, Residents, Assisted Living
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.
Topics: Independent Living, Gift Ideas, Socialization, Senior Safety, Residents, Assisted Living
Who doesn’t love to get a gift? It needn’t be expensive or elaborate, we just love the surprise and the thoughtfulness behind it. Giving can be even more rewarding, and with the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to pass along a few hints on what your most-loved seniors have on their wish lists this year.
One thing most older adults will tell you is that they do not need more stuff. That’s doubly true if your Mom or Grandpa lives in Assisted Living or they have downsized significantly for their retirement. So the key is to zero in on what will be most useful or meaningful to them.
Topics: Holidays, Gift Ideas
As smartphones, smart speakers, smart refrigerators, and smart….everything(!) make their way into our homes, it’s important to consider that these devices don’t just make our lives easier or more fun. They can also be powerful safety devices.
Topics: Gift Ideas, Senior Safety
Mother’s Day is one out of 365 days that we should be celebrating mothers. After all, they brought us into the world, provided us with love and support, and ultimately helped us become caring, successful, and happy adults.
We celebrate moms every day here at Magnolia Manor, but we also recognize the importance of Mother’s Day. It’s one day out of the year where all focus is on Mom! To make this year extra special for your mom, consider one of these gifts:
Topics: Holidays, Gift Ideas, Mothers Day
The holiday season is upon us, along with the regular rigmarole that comes with this time of year. Giving is a natural tendency during the holidays, and as a designated nonprofit, we here at Magnolia Manor are always thrilled with the generous donations and gifts received by our campuses. For our donors, their gifts not only help us provide an exceptional level of care to our residents, but they also offer tax benefits.
Topics: Donations, Volunteering, Gift Ideas
Moving into senior living is a major transition that impacts more than your day-to-day life. Until the holiday season sneaks up on you, thinking about the holidays and how to be with family may not spring to mind. Yet, it’s an important consideration for seniors who are considering or have made the move into senior living.
Topics: Holidays, FAQs, Gift Ideas, Mothers Day, Senior Planning, Coping
Moving into senior living brings with it many freedoms: freedom from housework, grocery shopping, home repairs and so much more.
One element that you might be afraid of missing after moving into senior living; however, is decorating for the holidays.
Topics: Holidays, Gift Ideas, Senior Planning, Residents, Coping
The holiday season is nearly upon us, and it’s never too soon to start preparing your holiday shopping list. Mom or Dad will always enjoy lunch, shopping or another activity together with you and their grandkids. But, when you want to say “I love you” with a special gift, there are plenty to choose from this year.
Topics: Holidays, Gift Ideas, Mothers Day