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Magnolia Manor Blog

9 Tips to get seniors to eat

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
October 31, 2019

Everybody needs to eat! If you’re a caregiver for an elderly parent or other loved one who isn’t eating like they should, we understand your frustration. Below, you’ll find some tips you can try to get your senior to eat more, or at least get more of the high-nutrition calories their body requires.

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Topics: FAQs, Socialization, Senior Safety, Coping

Generation Bridging: The Importance of the Grandparent and Grandchild Relationship

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 07, 2019

For many of us, childhood memories are filled with recollections of Sundays with Grandma and Grandpa going out for ice cream, visiting a baseball game, or simply hearing stories and playing at home.

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Topics: Socialization, Coping

Chronic Senior Loneliness: What you can do

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
June 11, 2019

While many of us struggle to find some alone time in our busy lives, many seniors experience a significant amount of time on their own. Rather than providing time away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, significant time alone has a negative impact on seniors.

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Topics: Socialization

Senior Living Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
April 30, 2019

Making the move into senior living is a major decision that involves careful consideration of many different elements. Most certainly, it is also a time to ask and gain insight from a range of questions.

Here at Magnolia Manor, we meet with prospective residents and their family members every day, providing tours of our eight campuses in southern Georgia while providing answers and insight into the most frequently asked questions about senior living.

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Topics: FAQs, Socialization, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, Spiritual Needs

Avoid the winter blues, move to Georgia!

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
February 14, 2019

This time of year, depending on where you live, can be brutal. Snow, frigid temperatures, and icy conditions are not only a nuisance - they are potentially risky. This is especially true for seniors.

Here at Magnolia Manor, we have a very simple solution for seniors who are struggling to get through the rough winters:

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Topics: Cost of Senior Living, Socialization, Senior Planning, Senior Safety, 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

How to Maintain Friendships When Moving into Senior Living

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
August 27, 2018

 

The list of priorities when moving into a senior living community can get pretty long. After all, this is a busy and exciting time! It’s at a time like this that maintaining your friendships is especially important.

Ever watch reruns of The Golden Girls? Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia were on to something. Research shows that maintaining friendships into your senior years can have a bigger impact on health than maintaining relationships with family. Friends are important!

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Topics: Socialization, Senior Planning, Coping

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

The Benefits of Nonprofit Senior Living

Posted by Magnolia Manor on
March 22, 2018

There are many organizations that serve the needs of older adults. It can often be a bit overwhelming to sort out the differences between various senior living communities to determine which one is going to be the best fit. One big difference that sets Magnolia Manor apart from the rest is that we are a nonprofit organization. Our sole focus is on providing quality resident care. We're not here to make a profit. We're here to make a difference. Let’s explore other great benefits residents enjoy in a nonprofit senior living community like Magnolia Manor:

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Topics: FAQs, Socialization, Senior Planning