Monthly Archives: October 2016

What Makes Grayson a Great Community?

Posted by Kia Crawford on October 24th, 2016 in Grayson | No Comments

Outside of the hubbub of Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County, you will find the sleepy town of Grayson. It has long been a destination for those who may work in Atlanta or other larger cities as a respite and a great place to get away from all the noise at the end of the day. With under 3,000 people living here, Grayson is the definition of “Small-town America.” Here, everyone knows your name — including Mayor Allison Wilkerson.

Yet, you’re never too far from the thrills and fun of Atlanta and the surrounding area. Just a few miles down the road is the main artery into the city: I-85. You would never know it, though, with the sincere community of Grayson. That’s why Dogwood Forest has chosen this town as the location for its newest community.

Why Residents Love Grayson

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Fall Into Healthy Habits: Tips for Staying Healthy This Season

Posted by Kia Crawford on October 15th, 2016 in Education | No Comments

The cooler weather is here, and most of us are relieved to have a break from the burning temperatures of summer. But while we might enjoy the weather more, we also need to be mindful of the other things that this season brings – namely, coughs and colds. We know you don’t want your senior loved one to deal with any illness, so we’ve come up with a few tips to keep everyone healthier this winter.

Wash your hands.

We know this seems very basic, but many people don’t realize how often they should wash their hands, especially if you’re near anyone with a contagious disease. You don’t need to go overboard and wash your hands every twenty minutes, but be mindful of your surroundings, and wash your hands anytime you use a public railing, assist an ill person, … Read more...

Dogwood Forest Is Set Apart: It’s Simple Science

Posted by Kia Crawford on October 14th, 2016 in Research | No Comments

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Communities operates communities all over the Metro Atlanta area. This is one of the most competitive markets for assisted living, so Dogwood Forest has taken a different approach. Every aspect of their communities, down to even the furniture in the common areas, has been thoroughly researched to be optimal for seniors.

The smallest details in an environment can have drastic effects on moods and the health of residents. Dogwood Forest takes this fact into consideration and creates communities that improve the mental, emotional and physical health of every senior who lives there. Here are just a few ways they do so:

Sunlight: A Key to Health

Too many assisted living communities and retirement homes utilize fluorescent lighting throughout their communities. That cold, harsh light can do more than just drag down residents’ moods. It can also … Read more...