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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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:
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.