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6 Senior Housing Myths

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 20, 2020

When you hear the phrase “senior housing,” you get a mental picture of what that might be like. Some conjure up images of the worst nursing home they can imagine and think that’s what senior living is like. But does your impression match up with reality? Many people – including seniors themselves – have never seen a senior living community first hand, so they have only assumptions to go by. All too often, those assumptions are based on myths and misconceptions. The truth about senior housing might surprise you – a lot.

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Socialization, Senior Planning, Assisted Living, Nursing Home

Catered Living is as wonderful as it sounds

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 30, 2020

Catered Living. Just the name sounds inviting, doesn’t it? And it is. You might say it’s a specialty of the house here at Magnolia Manor because we offer this unique twist on Independent Senior Living at two of our campuses, Richmond Hill and St. Simons Island. With Catered Living, you can enjoy all the amenities of Independent Living plus a little more.

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

Smoothies for Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 28, 2020

Aside from the occasional smoothie or protein shake, adults tend to prefer foods that are more substantial, sinking our teeth into thick steaks, chomping our way through hearty salads, or savoring a favorite crunchy treat for snacks or dessert. As we age, some adults suffer from soft teeth, lack of proper dentures, or swallowing disorders, making it difficult to consume, let alone enjoy, a typical meal.

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Residents

HUD Housing for Seniors in Georgia

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 07, 2020

Worried that you can’t consider a wonderful senior living community like Magnolia Manor because you have limited financial means? That may not be a barrier for you. As part of our commitment to offer affordable as well as carefree living choices for seniors, we offer Supportive Housing options at both our Americus and Macon campuses.

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Topics: Independent Living, Cost of Senior Living, FAQs, Senior Planning

Georgia Independent Living Apartments and Villas

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 30, 2019

At Magnolia Manor, our focus is on living your best life. For many seniors, that still means independent living, and nothing says “independence” like choices. So, among our family of nine senior living communities, six offer independent living options. Each is unique in terms of location, setting and housing details, but all offer a wealth of opportunities to enrich the mind, body and spirit in a homey, caring environment.

Here’s a snapshot of independent living apartments and villas at our Magnolia Manor campuses.

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Topics: Independent Living, Cost of Senior Living, FAQs, Senior Planning

Georgia Independent Living Programs - the Freedom for Fuller Lives

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 23, 2019

As age inevitably takes its toll, seniors find themselves increasingly limited by the rigors of their daily responsibilities. Tasks and basic chores that were once quite easy to tackle can become insurmountable obstacles depending on a senior’s health, injuries, or the state of their mental faculties. As more mundane daily duties become a struggle, extracurricular activities rapidly drop off even further, as seniors simply lack the time or energy to enjoy life like they once did.

This can create a cycle of isolation and mental/physical deterioration, greatly impairing a person’s quality of life. Not to mention that if a senior can’t handle things like household chores on a regular basis, their environment can quickly become unsafe and unsanitary, increasing the risk of injury or illness that further reduces their wellbeing.

That’s why Magnolia Manor provides nonprofit independent living in Georgia, giving aging citizens the chance to continue experiencing fulfilling lives while enjoying significant relationships, intellectual pursuits, fun hobbies, and making the most of their golden years.

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Socialization, Residents

What can I bring when I move into senior living?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 03, 2019

You can bring almost anything you want when you move into an independent or assisted living community. The only limitation is that whatever you bring must fit into your new home. You will be downsizing, perhaps significantly, so the size of your new space will determine how much you can bring. The question then becomes which items do you need and want most?

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Topics: Independent Living, FAQs, Assisted Living

Benefits of choosing a full service retirement community

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 28, 2019

Searching for that just-right retirement community for yourself or a senior parent can be truly daunting. There are so many different types of facilities to choose from, and each one is unique in its living accommodation options, range of professional services, amenities and overall ambiance. We’ve all heard the expression “aging in place.” In a perfect world, we would never have to leave the home we love just because our mental and/or physical capabilities change. Yet for most of us that time does come. And when it does, choosing a full service retirement community will give you the peace of mind that you don’t have to move again.

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Topics: Independent Living, Rehabilitation, FAQs, Alzheimers, Memory Care, Dementia, Senior Safety, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing

Top 3 Steps to Take Before You Retire

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 18, 2019

Retirement is an exciting time for seniors. You worked hard to build a life for you and your family, and you have earned the right to, well, relax a little!

But along with deciding when, there are some other considerations that are important to review before you retire. Taking the time to follow these three (3) steps, in particular, can help prevent any unforeseen stressors, and can alleviate any potential burdens during your retirement:

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Topics: Independent Living, Cost of Senior Living, Senior Planning

Do I Have to Give Up My Driving Privileges in a Senior Living Community?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 29, 2019

There are many questions you may be asking (or thinking about asking) when considering senior living communities. Chief among them may be your ability to retain driving privileges.

From the first moment we earned our driver’s licenses, driving puts the ability to explore the world (well, our world) within reach.

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Topics: Independent Living, Senior Driving, FAQs, Senior Safety