Monthly Archives: August 2016

Designing for Seniors

Posted by Kia Crawford on August 24th, 2016 in Interior Design | No Comments

When it comes to design, two factors stand out as the most important: form and function. Seniors have specific needs when it comes to furniture, space and other aspects of design. Unsafe surfaces or furniture make injuries much more likely for seniors than for younger people. However, having design aspects that remind seniors of home is also crucial — for more reasons than one.

While form and function are important, there is one other factor, backed by science, that must be kept in mind. Our subconscious minds take in our surroundings and form ideas, moods and even behaviors based on it. Here’s how we at Dogwood Forest take all of these aspects into effect when we build and design our assisted living communities.

Beautiful Form

When it’s possible and practical, we want our residents to bring the furniture they have … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Betty Steadham

Posted by Kia Crawford on August 2nd, 2016 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?  Betty was born on June 15, 1934 in Atlanta, Georgia and lived there while she grew up.  She was the 3rd oldest in a family of 9 children.  Betty graduated from Russel High School in East Point, Georgia.  

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?  Betty states that, being in a family with 9 children, she always had other children to play with. She was part of a family that really loved each other.  She said that she always played hopscotch and made up games with other children in the neighborhood.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?  Betty states that her future husband Robert Steadham lived in the same area that she did growing up. He was good friends with her brother. When Robert returned from his time … Read more...