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Veterans Day Heroes at Magnolia Manor

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
November 11, 2020

Most folks today know November 11th as Veterans Day. But there are those still living who can remember far enough back when this important day of honor was originally established as Armistice Day. World War I officially ended at 11am on November 11, 1918. And in 1921, America created the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and began a tradition of formally recognizing those who have served this country in the military.

Congress officially named Armistice Day in 1926, and the date became an official national holiday in 1938. In 1947, following World War II, this day of remembrance was renamed to reflect the nation’s desire to acknowledge all veterans.

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Topics: Holidays, Veterans, Celebrations, Residents, Assisted Living

Training Our CNAs for Even Better Resident Care

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 08, 2020

We are proud of the outstanding care we give each of our residents here at Magnolia Manor. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do even better. We treat residents like family, and who doesn’t want the very best for their aging Mom or Dad?

So we created the Magnolia Manor Career Ladder Program. Employee satisfaction surveys revealed that our CNAs were very interested in finding ways to advance their career. After some research, we developed this 3-part progressive training program. We launched the program in 2018 at our Marion County (Buena Vista) campus, and now offer it at our Columbus campus as well.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Safety, Residents, Assisted 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

Can couples live together in Assisted Living?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 21, 2020

As couples get older, it is likely that at least one spouse will eventually require assistance with certain tasks. The healthier spouse may step in to help, but what happens when the burden becomes too great? Or what happens when both spouses need assistance? Couples often fear (and, therefore, ignore) the possibility of assisted living, worrying that they will be separated. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

Assisted living is for couples as well as singles. Even if only one needs assistance.

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Topics: FAQs, Senior Planning, Residents, Assisted Living

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

Fun and easy ways for seniors to decorate for the holidays

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
December 11, 2018

 

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.

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Topics: Holidays, Gift Ideas, Senior Planning, Residents, Coping

Lucy's Secret to Celebrating 100 Birthdays

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 25, 2018

 

Our health and longevity are in our hands now more than ever. According to AARP, genetics only account for 25% of your longevity. There is a lot we can do to live longer, healthier lives and there is room for improvement.

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Topics: Socialization, Celebrations, Residents

A Day in the Life – Independent Living at Magnolia Manor

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 19, 2018

Many of our independent living residents feel they are busier now than they ever were before they retired. In addition to the various amenities and activities that Magnolia Manor provides, we also relieve the burden of dealing with regular household chores and maintenance issues. Two of our residents share their stories of how active independent senior living can be at Magnolia Manor.

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Topics: Independent Living, Socialization, Residents