Kia Crawford

Kia Crawford

Kia Crawford graduated magna cum laude from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations. She also holds a Masters of Public Administration degree. Kia began working in the senior living industry in 2006. She has worked as marketing coordinator, community relations director, and is currently the Corporate Communications Director for Trinity Lifestyles Management, an assisted living management company based out of Alpharetta, Ga. In this role, she manages all aspects of communications and public relations including both internal and external platforms, as well customer relations and employee relations and programs working. Kia also serves as the corporate special events planner. She has also worked in areas of community quality assurance. Kia’s a new blogger, but is excited to share her thoughts on trends and current issues affecting the senior living industry.
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Our Interview with Resident Bill Broome

Posted by Kia Crawford on October 19th, 2011 in Gainesville, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up? 

DeKalb County in Atlanta, Georgia.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?

School activities and summer play time with friends. Also writing about things that happened during those times.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?

Serving in WWII was very important to me. I got out in 1944 and had to adjust to civilian life in 1945.

Did you have a profession? If so what industry were you in and what did you do?

Yes! I was a professional local Chamber of Commerce Manager in 3 states, Ga., S.C., and Fla., I would recruit employers to come to these states to add to the economics of these places.

Do you remember what was happening in your life during a significant event in US history such as WWII, Vietnam, Read more...

Resident Spotlight: James Didriksen

Posted by Kia Crawford on October 13th, 2011 in Dunwoody, GA | No Comments

Our resident James Bond Didriksen is always a pleasure to spend time with. On one recent occasion, he gave a very interesting overview of his life up to this point. Here are some thoughts he shared.

Although Jim was born in Detroit, Michigan, he grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. His childhood was filled with operating a player piano, playing the tuba and saxophone. He enjoyed sailing, dancing classes, Spanish classes, and playing Chess.

Jim attended Yale, and graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Engineering Physics. After working in that field for many years Jim worked with the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Jim and Marina Hedlund were married June 25, 1966. This is truly one of the most memorable events of his adult life. They were married for 43 1/2 years. Marina was a wonderful … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: William Alburn (AB) Grier

Posted by Kia Crawford on October 12th, 2011 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up? 

Elmore County Alabama.  In the country.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?

Swimming in the creek, opossum hunting, riding his bicycle to Montgomery 32 miles to visit a friend, playing basketball.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?

Being married to his wife for 61 years, 3 beautiful daughters, 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Did you have a profession?

Mr. Grier worked in a cotton mill, was an American National Insurance Agent for 20 years and an Auditor for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 18 years.  He also served in the Navy from 1943-1946.

Do you remember what was happening in your life during a significant event in US History?

When John F Kennedy was assassinated, Mr. Grier was in his office in Lauren Mississippi, and his … Read more...

Welcome to Your New Home!

Dogwood Forest retirement and assisted living homes has enhanced the lives of hundreds men and women. We understand that seniors need a place to relax and enjoy stress-free living every day. Here at Dogwood Forest we have created the perfect living environment. All of our homes and services have been designed to create the perfect atmosphere to promote positive, healthy lifestyles for all of our senior residents.

It is clinically proven that a person’s living environment significantly affects their well-being; with a positive environment promoting happiness and health. Dogwood Forest extends its services to all living situations: retirement, assisted living, post-operative, rehabilitation and respite care. All of these different states of well-being receive the same quality service and treatment. Dogwood Forest services include nutritious meals and snacks, medicine management, wellness and exercise programs, life enrichment activities, socialization and more.

All … Read more...