Monthly Archives: January 2016

Foster a Service Puppy — And 9 Other Things for Seniors to Try in the New Year

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 29th, 2016 in Mind | No Comments
Foster a Puppy
Resolutions are for Quitters!

The person who sets a resolution and is still sticking with it in February is an impressive one. Making major changes in our lives is difficult to do, especially long term, and we often set unobtainable goals and expectations for ourselves and end up quitting within the first few weeks. Failing never feels good, so why not resolve to keep it fresh in 2016. You’ve probably made a lot of resolutions in your life, so as a senior, why not resolve instead to try something you’ve never done in this lifetime? Prepare to meet interesting people along the way, learn A LOT, and make some memories.

Play Pickleball

Pickleball is really catching on across the United States and is popular for all ages! From mommy leagues and youth leagues to Senior leagues and clubs, Pickleball is … Read more...

Everything You Need To Know About Living Wills

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 27th, 2016 in Education | No Comments
Living Will Paperwork

Living wills are one of the most important documents you and your elderly loved one can create. Despite its name, living wills are not designed to make sure your loved one’s assets go to the right heirs. Rather, it ensures your loved one gets the care they desire as they near the end of their life.

More specifically, living wills dictate what medical treatment your loved one wants and doesn’t want in the event they become incapacitated. This can range from what medicines they would refuse to whether they want to stay on life support. Without this document, doctors and loved ones may be forced to guess what kind of treatment to administer. Here’s everything you need to know about creating a living will.

How to Create a Living Will

In Georgia, a living will is also known as an … Read more...

Ceremonial Groundbreaking held for Dogwood Forest of Grayson

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 20th, 2016 in Grayson Ga. | No Comments

Dogwood Forest of Grayson Assisted Living Groundbreaking held groundbreaking on Jan.14 in Grayson, Georgia.

Grayson City officials, developers and partners gathered on January 14th for the groundbreaking ceremony for Dogwood Forest of Grayson . Solomon Development Services along with partners Trinity Lifestyles Management, Grayson’s city mayor, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and others all spoke about the new community’s impact on the area and to perform the ceremonial dig. Prayer lead by Senior Pastor Steve Hammock and Minister of Senior Adult Ministry, John Hadley from Anchor Church closed out the ceremony.

The $26 million, 101,000-square-foot community will specialize in assisted living, memory care and adult day services. The community will have 99 units composed of 74 assisted living units and 25 memory care units. Available amenities will include a theatre, wellness center, community gardens, outdoor gaming courts, bistros, walking trails, and … Read more...

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Family

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 18th, 2016 in Holidays | No Comments
Martin Luther King Jr and Coretta Scott King

Today we are honored to celebrate the work of a servant, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He came from a long line of Baptist ministers, his grandfather and father serving Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. Martin graduated from Morehouse College in 1948 and entered Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, where he was elected president of his class. He then entered Boston University completing his doctorate in 1955 and met and married Coretta Scott, a person of superior intellectual and artistic attainments. Together they had two sons.

Dr. King became pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama and began his work for civil rights. Leading nonviolent demonstrations, Martin championed the equal rights of all people and was called by God to sacrifice his personal privacy and comfort zone to serve others. On December 21st, 1956, the Supreme Court … Read more...

Resident: James L. Terry

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 6th, 2016 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?  James Terry was born on December 20, 1921 in Cumming Georgia but he grew up Athens, Georgia in Clark County.  He grew up the 3rd youngest child in a family of 13 children.  Today, all of his brothers and sisters are deceased.  James graduated from High School in May 1941.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?  James states that he grew up a country boy in Athens, Georgia, Clark County, Georgia and he loved to fish and loved farming with the family farm growing a number of different crops throughout the year with them growing corn and cotton and wheat as the winter crop.  He states that his father was in the construction business building houses and so he and his brothers ran the farm.  He also enjoyed playing sports with … Read more...