Monthly Archives: September 2016

Resident Spotlight: Billie Lamar Lowe

Posted by Kia Crawford on September 27th, 2016 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?  Billie Lowe was born on 9/8/25 in Atlanta, Georgia and he grew up in the Atlanta area.  He grew up the middle child with 1 brother and 1 sister.  Billie graduated from Hapeville High School.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?  Billie states that growing up he loved to fish, mainly for bass, in any lake he could find to fish from.  He also loved motocross racing and he would go to see the racing in Hampton, Georgia any time he could. 

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?  Billie states that he loves baseball and would go see the Atlanta Braves play at Fulton County Stadium as often as he was able.  Another favorite memory for Billie is meeting and getting married to Betty Lowe. They got … Read more...

The Perks of Playing with Pets

Posted by Kia Crawford on September 23rd, 2016 in Spirit | No Comments

There are lots of different types of therapy – like music, for instance – designed to help people in all kinds of ways. One such therapy has become very popular in recent years: Pet therapy. The staff of Dogwood Forest strongly believes in the benefit of pet therapy for our residents, and we are excited to tell you about some of the ways it can improve their quality of life.

Having a pet to care for can give a resident a sense of purpose. 

Many times, our residents have to leave much of their former life behind when moving into our community. They no longer live on their own, and are much more dependent on others for their well-being, which can lead to feelings of isolation and depression. But when they have a pet to walk, brush, feed, or play … Read more...

Designing Small Spaces for the Fall

Posted by Kia Crawford on September 19th, 2016 in Interior Design | No Comments

With fall comes beautiful scenery, cool weather and beautiful colors. Some of that can be transported into your loved one’s apartment at Dogwood Forest. Autumn is a great time to spruce up your space and fill in with the sights, smells and even textures of the season. While it may seem like a daunting task, even just a few changes could completely revolutionize your space.

Summer was brutal this year, and the transition into the more mild weather couldn’t be more welcome. Decorating even a few weeks early could help your loved one feel more relaxed and at home while they are living in one of our assisted living communities. Here are just a few ideas:

Bring Nature Indoors

Our assisted living communities always include outdoor areas. Trees are a major element of our gardens and other spaces. When fall … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Barbara Ann Williams Bradley

Posted by Kia Crawford on September 7th, 2016 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?  Barbara was born at home on November 11, 1935 in Atlanta Georgia; she also grew up in Atlanta.  She was the middle child with one sister and one brother.  Today, both her sister and brother are deceased.  Barbara states that she completed the 9th or 10th grade but did not graduate from high school. 

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?  Barbara states that when she was growing up she loved going to Oakland City Park in the summer and swimming in their pool close to her home. She also has good memories of playing with other neighborhood children.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?  Barbara states that she met her future husband, James Bradley, when she was very young. He worked in the produce department of the … Read more...