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Be Sweet to Yourself, Februrary is National Heart Month

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
February 01, 2023

Who doesn’t love to receive a valentine? From a friend, a secret admirer, or the long-time love of your life, valentines always bring moments of joy. But did you know you can be your own valentine? Yep, that’s why we celebrate American Heart Month in February. A healthy heart improves the quality and length of your life – and that means more valentine love to share and receive.

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Topics: Senior Resources, FAQs

7 Easy Ways to Start Your Senior Living Search

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
January 11, 2023

More than half of Americans age 55 or older now describe themselves as officially retired. Just between 2019 and 2021, the number of retirees increased by 3.5 million, so it’s easy to see why interest in retirement communities is at an all-time high. The good news? There are more senior living options than ever before. However, they vary widely – finding the one that’s just-right for you can feel daunting.

More good news! Whether you’re researching a move for yourself or an aging family member, it’s easy to get started. These 7 steps will point you in the right direction.

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Topics: Senior Resources

Voting Resources for Seniors

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 14, 2022

You are registered to vote, aren’t you? Seniors are notoriously strong when it comes to voting turnout, and you’re probably among those who are fully prepared for the general election in November. But what if you’ve recently moved to Georgia or to a different part of the state? Or you want to change your party affiliation?

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Topics: Senior Resources, FAQs

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
September 07, 2022

This year, more than 268,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer – and more than 34,000 will die from it. With those numbers, it’s easy to understand that prostate cancer is the #2 cause of death among American men (lung cancer is #1). That’s why we “celebrate” September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

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Topics: Senior Resources, FAQs

Medicare Premium Reduction in 2023

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 23, 2022

A Medicare premium reduction? With prices rising on virtually everything, you might think you misread that. However, the Medicare Part B premium really will be lower in 2023. That’s great news for more than 56 million seniors. But why, in a world of inflation, are we getting this price break?

Drug Pricing . . . but Not What You Think

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Topics: Senior Resources, Medicare/Medicaid

Seniors and the Stock Market

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 16, 2022

The bears have it – for now, anyway. Any time the stock market becomes unusually volatile or takes a definite downturn, investors wonder if they should take action or just wait it out. This question affects seniors, especially, because the older you get the less opportunity you have to take a long-term approach to investments.

You may need that money soon to help pay for your retirement. Meanwhile, high inflation and talk of a possible recession also affect financial planning as well as daily living.

Here are some tips to weather this bear market.

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Senior Resources

Pros and Cons of Working While Collecting Social Security

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 09, 2022

Can you work and receive Social Security retirement benefits at the same time? Yes. Should you? Well, that depends. It’s important to understand that the issue isn’t only whether working will affect your benefit, but when you start receiving your benefits.

Retirement Benefits: There’s a Carrot, and There’s a Stick

If you still think of 65 as “retirement age,” think again. Due to very real concerns about future funding for the program and the fact that lots of Baby Boomers are retiring now, the SSA wants you to wait longer to start drawing benefits.

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Senior Resources

Senior Benefits for Getting Outside

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 26, 2022

What did your mom always say when you were a kid? “Go outside and get some fresh air!”

You may not be a kid anymore, but your mother’s advice still pertains. In fact, it’s even more important for seniors to get outside to enjoy the tangible and intangible benefits. Quite simply, sunshine and fresh air refuel the body, mind, and spirit – the fundamentals of life, as we see it here at Magnolia Manor.

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Topics: Senior Resources, Life at Magnolia Manor

Manor Living - Subscribe Today!

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
May 20, 2022

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.

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Topics: Senior Resources, Life at Magnolia Manor

Long-term care insurance for seniors: What is it and do I need it?

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 29, 2022

Long-term care insurance can significantly impact your healthcare options as you age – certainly your ability to pay for whatever care you need. And chances are very good that you will need some type of advanced care. That’s the case for nearly 70% of adults aged 65 and older. And 20% of those seniors who need advanced care will require care for more than five years.

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Topics: Senior Resources, FAQs