At Magnolia Manor, we are all about living life to the fullest. We’re busy doing practical, everyday things. We’re taking care of ourselves and those around us, physically and spiritually. And – of course – we’re having plenty of fun (even despite the pandemic). But, with so many residents and staff members spread over nine campuses throughout southern Georgia, it is virtually impossible to stay abreast of all the happenings in every location.
The minute you start talking to Rufus Hardaway, you just know that he is a nice guy – someone you look forward to talking with and just being around. Maybe it’s the calm, kindly tone of his voice or the sense of humor you can hear just below the surface. If you were a resident at Magnolia Manor of Marion County, in Buena Vista, you would know Rufus Hardaway personally. He’s a resident there, too.
Nobody wants to admit they can’t do everything for themselves, especially after a lifetime of independence. The thought of having to move from one’s own home to assisted living or a memory care community can be so daunting that some seniors simply choose denial. Everything is just fine, thanks.
One of so many reasons seniors love to live at Magnolia Manor is our truly amazing staff. We know we are blessed to have such dedicated, caring people to assist and support our residents – and our residents know it, too. When we say we treat one another – staff and residents -- like family, it is simply the truth.
From time to time we like to introduce our outstanding staff. So let’s find out more about Charlotte Ingram. Charlotte is the Activities Director at our well-known Mattie H. Marshall Memory Care Center, located on our Magnolia Manor campus in Americus. She works with residents who have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia or cognitive impairment.
Are you ready for a raise? Prices go up and retired seniors need to keep up, so the Social Security Administration has announced a “pay” increase for more than 64 million folks who receive Social Security retirement benefits. Starting in January 2022, benefits will go up 5.9% -- the largest cost-of-living adjustment in quite some time. Of course, while your benefit is increasing, Medicare premiums are also going to increase.
When we say Magnolia Manor of Marion County is an award-winning senior living community, we aren’t just making that up. We are bursting with pride to announce that our Buena Vista campus is one of just two long term care organizations in the entire country to win the 2021 National Gold - Excellence in Quality Award.
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?
We are blessed to have so many wonderful staff members at Magnolia Manor. We love and appreciate every one of them and we know our residents do, too. Each of them is inspiring in their own way. And, often, they tell us they’re the ones who feel inspired by the residents they get to interact with every day. It’s no wonder Magnolia Manor feels like family.
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.
Senior living options are much broader and more specialized than they were just a generation ago. Today there are housing choices that cater to active, independent seniors, as well as those who need various types of physical and/or medical assistance. Reflecting that, the terminology of senior living has changed, too. This can make family discussions and exploring your future options more confusing.