Category Archives: Alpharetta, GA

5 Things to Know About Adult Day Care 

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Adult Day Care Relieves Stress While Offering Socialization

Caring for an elderly loved one is more challenging than anyone may have previously imagined. While you may relish on the thought of spending more time with your aging parents being the primary caregiver can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Having an professional adult day care provider in be the perfect solution. As the primary caregiver to your loved one can be both a blessing and a challenge. When things start to get too hard and you feel you need a breather, you can rely on Dogwood Forest, a credible adult day care in Dunwoody, GA to save the day.… Read more...

Tax Tips for Senior Adults

Posted by The Mauldin Group on February 15th, 2021 in Acworth Ga, Alpharetta, GA, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson | No Comments
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Your Top Senior Living Facility in Dunwoody, GA Talks about Tax Tips for Senior Adults

The tax season is here and you are wondering what kind of tax deductions are available for your elderly loved ones as well as a caregiver like yourself. Or maybe you have been trying to navigate all the free tax preparation services of which your loved ones can take advantage. As one of the best communities when it comes to senior living in Dunwoody, GA, we understand that it can be overwhelming balancing tax preparation and caring for loved ones. That is why we have put together a list of tax tips for senior adults that you may find useful. … Read more...

Discussing Finances With Your Aging Parents

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One of the most uncomfortable conversations you can have with your parents can be the one about money. Studies show that over 75% of adult children have not had a conversation about their parents’ finances. A simple conversation can help you make the best decision for your parents, whether that be senior living options or after-retirement life. At Dogwood Forest, your senior living community of Dunwoody, Acworth and Grayson, we have created a list of ways to talk with your senior adult parents about their finances and wish for the future.

 How To Get Started

Some adults may not know what their next steps should be financially or they do not want to burden their children with extra stress, but talking about your parents’ finances will do more good than bad. Growing old doesn’t automatically mean you stop living … Read more...

Finding The Perfect Gift for Your Loved One in Senior Living

Posted by The Mauldin Group on December 17th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Alpharetta, GA, Cumming, GA, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson, Grayson Ga., Holidays | No Comments
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Your Top Senior Living Place in Dunwoody, GA And All Of The State Talks about Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas is around the corner and many family members have reached out to us for gift ideas for their elderly loved ones who have been staying at our facility. That is why our senior living communities in Dunwoody, GA, Grayson, GA and Acworth, GA have put together a list of great gift ideas for your loved one. Much as gifting can be personal and everyone’s interests are different, our list has something for everyone.  

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A COVID Thanksgiving, Together but Apart

Posted by The Mauldin Group on November 13th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Alpharetta, GA, Buckhead, COVID-19, Cumming, GA, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson, Grayson Ga. | No Comments
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Thanksgiving is around the corner. Turkey and quality time with family, Thanksgiving’s Day parade and football – those are the great things to which we all can look forward. However, with the impact of the novel coronavirus (covid-19) , holidays and annual traditions will look different this year. At Dogwood Forest, as experts of senior living, we’ve got some tips on safely celebrating Thanksgiving with your senior family members. 

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What Are the 5 Types of Dementia?

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Memory Care Programs – Waging War on Dementia

While forgetfulness and episodes of memory loss may simply be a part of the aging process, you shouldn’t take these symptoms lightly since they may indicate a more serious problem – Dementia. Every year 50 Million people world-wide suffer from a form of Dementia. And the numbers are set to grow even larger as the baby boomers continue to age.  Yet for loved ones and those facing memory issues that seem to harken Dementia, the disease can be both scary and unknown. But for many, memory care programs such as those of Dogwood Forest, can mean peace, understanding and safety in knowing having Dementia does not mean a life no longer lived. Here are a few Dementia Facts to help you understand the 5 Types of Dementia and how they affect you. … Read more...

5 Steps To Prevent Senior Falls

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Did You Know…According To the National Council On Aging One in Four Americans 65+ Falls Each Year

Senior Adults falls can have lasting results on the body and mind. At Dogwood Forest we believe staying informed can help senior adults and their families to stay happy and healthy.

Our friends at Fox Rehabilitation have come up with a wonderful and informative article highlighting 5 Steps To Prevent Falls. Read More Now…

Check Out The QUICK FACTS!

Two-thirds of those who experience a fall will fall again within 6 months Two-thirds of falls are preventable! At least one-third of all falls in the elderly involve environmental hazards in the home Most falls do not result in serious injury. However, there is often a psychological impact. 25% of community-dwelling people 75 or over unnecessarily restrict their activities because of fear of falling.… Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Carolyn Hargreaves

Posted by Kia Crawford on December 21st, 2015 in Alpharetta, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up? Atlanta, Georgia.  I was born in Ludlow, KY in 1932, during the Depression and Dad, who was with Southern Railway, moved our family to Atlanta when I was only three (3) months old.  I consider myself a native Atlantan.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood? I was basically raised by my father with five brothers and one sister.  We lived in the Cascade area and attended West End Baptist Church.  My father served the church as a Deacon and I recall going with him on many home visits and just sitting and listening to what he had to say.  I remember being on the front porch with my family, making homemade peach ice cream, catching lightening bugs and playing ball in the street.

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4 Reasons to Consider Assisted Living for Mom

Recently we released a brand new infographic showing why people choose assisted living for their mothers. An assisted living environment has many benefits both for older women and for their families and loved ones who are concerned about their wellbeing. Today we wanted to look at some of those benefits in more detail.

Four of the key benefits called out in the infographic include:

#1 Relief from Social Isolation

Relief from social isolation. All too often we don’t realize how lonely older relatives feel when they live alone—or what a toll that can take on their health. Seniors typically have less opportunities for social visits or fun outings than they did when they were younger. They may look to family to be their main social outlet, but there’s a limit to what family members can provide, especially when working full-time … Read more...

Dogwood Forest of Alpharetta and School for Autism Host Prom

Posted by Kia Crawford on May 14th, 2015 in Alpharetta, GA, Spirit | No Comments

Never mind Buckingham– the King and Queen reside at Dogwood Forest of Alpharetta. Lion Heart School, an Alpharetta school for autism, along with residents at Dogwood Forest of Alpharetta danced the night away on Thursday, May 7. The improbable prom was featured on 11Alive during last night’s broadcast. Seniors from Lion Heart School organized the event and hosted it at Dogwood Forest of Alpharetta, a community the students visit for volunteerism each week. A Prom Princess from The Lion Heart School and King and Queen of the Prom from Dogwood Forest of Alpharetta were crowned.

The two organizations have worked together for some years. The relationship has proven to be beneficial for both groups though they are on opposite ends of the age spectrum. Autism, a developmental disorder that could potentially make communication challenging, and cognitive decline, which can hinder … Read more...