Monthly Archives: July 2016

How Dogwood Forest Is Defying National Statistics

Posted by Kia Crawford on July 28th, 2016 in Research | No Comments

Every year, the United Health Foundation releases a myriad of statistics regarding senior health. One of the most important figures is related to how well seniors can thrive in various states. In the most recent report, Massachusetts was ranked number one in the country. At the other end of the spectrum, Louisiana ranked 50th.

Like most of the Southeast, Georgia did not rank too well. According to the report, our state ranked 39th when it comes to senior health. There are many different measures that formed the ranking, from physical inactivity to hospital care. At Dogwood Forest, we know we can’t fix every problem in the state. However, we are working hard to make sure our residents get the care they need.

What the Statistics Show

The United Health Foundation evaluated about 30 different measures to determine each state’s … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Macie Sewell

Posted by Kia Crawford on July 8th, 2016 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?  Macie Sewell was born on April 14, 1928 in Hart County, Hartwell, Georgia. She and her family lived in Hartwell until she was almost a teenager, and then they moved to Franklin County where she spent the rest of her growing up years there.  She grew up the third oldest child with two older brothers and one younger sister.  Her two older brothers are deceased and the younger sister is living.  Macie attended and graduated from Lavonia High School in Franklin County. She did not attend college.  

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?  Macie states that she remembers in the fall that she and her other brothers and sister had to help pick cotton with their father being a farmer.  She also remembers that when her father sold the first bail … Read more...

Living Environments That Reduce Stress in Seniors

Posted by Kia Crawford on July 5th, 2016 in Interior Design | No Comments

When you have lived in the same home for many years, it can be stressful to make a move. It can be especially difficult if you are dealing with ailing health or memory problems. However, there are ways to reduce stress on your new location. Dogwood Forest communities uses scientific research to make sure our residents are not dealing with too much stress, besides perhaps what haircut to get from our salon.

We have learned that the best way to help our residents relax is to make sure their memories are not thrown out when they move in. We also utilize other comforts of home to make the transition much easier. Moving to a Dogwood Forest community does not mean leaving your life of memories behind. In fact, many of the tools we use help you keep those memories fresh … Read more...