Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dogwood Forest to Host SMARTTALKS

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 30th, 2015 in Mind | No Comments

Dogwood Forest in conjunction with The Holbrook  of Lake Lanier and The Longstreet Clinic will be hosting SMARTTALKS, our quarterly session to inform the surrounding community on  important topics that relates to senior adults. This SMARTTALKS session will be  “Steady On Your Feet- A Balancing Act!” The session will address risk factors for falls.  The speaker for this event are Dr.McDonald  and Dr. Marchman and Shaun Brennan, PT.


Falls and fractures in people over 65 are very serious.

1 in 4 senior adults will recover to their same level. 2 in 4 senior adults will decline at least one level of mobility 1 in 4 senior adults will die within 6 months following a major fracture

There will be a complimentary dinner provided! RSVP today!




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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 2nd, 2015 in Gainesville, GA, Holidays | No Comments

Dogwood Forest of Gainesville today celebrating the birthday of one of america’s beloved authors, Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss was the pseudonym name for children’s book author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, creator of the Dr. Seuss book series. The Dr. Seuss books not only provided children with great riddles and life lessons through phone characters and outstanding visuals , but left us with thought provoking pearls of wisdom that could be carried over into adulthood. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Here a few quotes wise quotes from Dr. Seuss!

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”   From Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Raymond Wilson

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 2nd, 2015 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up? Raymond states that he was born on December 24, 1939 in Porterdale, Georgia and he grew up in Porterdale and Conyers, and Milstead Georgia. He grew up the oldest child in family with 2 brothers and 1 sister and brothers and sister are all still living. Raymond graduated from South Gwinnett High School in 1958.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood? Raymond states that his favorite memories from childhood include playing and living in the country, playing sports, playing in the family barn and riding farm equipment on the farm and attending school.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood? Raymond served in the US Navy from 1960 to 1964 and his service included time on a submarine and a ship that served submarines including tense times during … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Frankie Brown

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 2nd, 2015 in Alpharetta, GA | No Comments

  Those of us who know her feel seriously that Frankie is much, much younger than a Centurion. Who would ever think of Frankie as a woman of 100 years of age? She is truly a beautiful human being and we are blessed she lives at Dogwood.

Frankie was born in Bonita, MS on March 1, 1915. The family moved from the country to Bonita and lived around her daddy’s people, one of which was Aunt Effie Blackwell, dad’s sister, and her cousin who Frankie loved so very much and spent a great deal of her childhood with. Aunt Effie’s husband had a big peach orchard and made his living selling sand from his sand pit to customers who manufactured concrete. She recalls the sand being transported by horse-drawn wagon in those days. Not many of us remember this form … Read more...