Category Archives: Grayson

How to Talk to Your Parents About Assisted Living in Georgia

Posted by admin on December 7th, 2018 in Grayson | No Comments
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Talking to your parents about assisted living in Georgia can be a dreaded conversation for their children or caregivers. What is the best way to communicate your concerns without them taking offense or assuming the worst? How do you convince your parents that assisted living is the best option for them? You are not alone. Although the conversation may be stressful, it is a necessary one for many families.

The place where a senior lives has a major impact on health and well-being, and an attractive and supportive community can improve quality of life and even extend life. Allowing them to be part of the decision- making process is essential when choosing the best Assisting Living Community in Georgia.… Read more...

Who Said Assisted Living in Grayson Can’t Be Fun?

Posted by admin on November 6th, 2018 in Grayson, Grayson Ga., Uncategorized | No Comments
Who Said Assisted Living in Grayson Can’t Be Fun?

Assisted Living in Grayson is surrounded by misconceptions. The right senior living community will empower individuals and work hard to maintain their independence and privacy. Dogwood Forest in Grayson’s mission is to ensure seniors have access to the activities and assistance they need to feel right at home. Despite this, we know making the move to assisted living is a huge step. This is why Dogwood is reinventing “assisted living” to mean “enriched living.” Let’s go through a typical active day at Dogwood Forest to show you how comfortable and luxurious enriched living in Grayson can be!… Read more...

Slick Leaves and The Flu: Be Wary of These Autumn Risks for Older Adults

Posted by admin on October 18th, 2018 in Grayson | No Comments
Slick Leaves and The Flu Be Wary of These Autumn Risks for Older Adults

FAST FACTS The flu results in more than 30 million outpatient visits each year. Approximately 200,000 people are hospitalized due to the illness. The total economic burden caused by the flu is said to be more than $87 million.

 

In case you haven’t noticed: Fall has (finally) arrived! While some states in the nation are already dealing with snow, others are just happily experiencing a bit of cooler weather. Here in Georgia, the team at our assisted living community in Grayson would like to take a moment to discuss how the change in season can affect our aging community.

We’ve spent a summer heading outdoors when the weather permitted. We walk, bike, jog and socialize without a care. Now that autumn is here, it’s time to take a moment and think about how not only the weather change, but … Read more...

Severe Weather Safety for Older Adults

Posted by admin on September 19th, 2018 in Grayson | No Comments
Severe Weather Safety for Older Adults
FAST FACTS Georgia had the second-most tornadoes in the country in 2017. Fulton County is the most tornado-prone county in the state. High-wind thunderstorms occur about 75 days out of the year in Georgia.

 

If Hurricane Florence, and the storms before her, have taught us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared. While some storms are severe enough that evacuation orders are given, others are only dangerous enough to momentarily wreak havoc before they disappear.

Hurricanes and tornadoes are certainly catastrophic, but what about the thunderstorm that only knocks out power? Our assisted living community in Grayson knows that it’s important to prepare for any weather event. It’s far better to over-prepare than to be forced to deal with power outages, flooding, and home damage having done nothing to ready yourself.… Read more...

Attorney Miles P. Hurley Discusses Wills, Trusts and More

Posted by admin on August 31st, 2017 in Grayson, Grayson Ga. | No Comments
Fountain pen, eye glasses and a last will and testament on a vinyl desk pad. A form is printed on a mulberry paper and waiting to be filled and signed by testator

As we reach our Golden Years, the reality that we will not be here forever begins to set in. However, we can still be here to support our loved ones long after we have left this world. It all begins with having the right provisional documents in place. We recently sat down with attorney Miles P. Hurley to discuss these documents, as well as the confusion that often comes with them.

Miles is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the specialization area of Elder Law. Here’s what we had to say:

1. What legal documents are most important for seniors? Which ones are often overlooked?

Every senior should have, at the minimum, a will, a power of attorney for finances, … Read more...

How to Prevent Social Isolation

Posted by admin on May 26th, 2017 in Education, Grayson, Grayson Ga. | No Comments
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Social isolation is a growing problem across all age groups, but particularly those aged 65 and older. People who experience social isolation often also experience mental health issues. Over the last three decades, people who express feeling lonely has doubled to 40 percent.

Nearly one-third of people over the age of 65 live alone. The number is even greater for those over 85. Close to 50 percent of these senior citizens live without the company of another human being. Those who are in poor health are the most likely to have feelings of loneliness and depression. Research has shown that this extreme loneliness can cause altered immune systems, inflammation, disrupted sleep and higher levels of stress.

Preventing social isolation is something that has not received much research, but it is becoming a better known issue. Ensuring that people do not … Read more...

Top Free (and Cheap) Activities in Gwinnett, Part 1

Posted by admin on January 31st, 2017 in Grayson, Grayson Ga. | No Comments

Spending time with your family in metro Atlanta doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many fun activities and sites to see around Gwinnett that can be a fun way to enjoy a weekend or an afternoon. Quite a few of these are within just a few miles of Grayson. In part one of this three-part blog series, we’ll explore some of the treasures of the area, a few of which are hidden, that truly do live up to the motto, “Gwinnett is Great!”

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Hindu Temple)

Whether you are Hindu, Muslim, Christian or not religious at all, it’s hard not to appreciate the beautiful architecture of this temple in Lilburn. This is the largest Hindu temple in the United States. The BAPS Temple offer tours to both individuals and groups for free. They only … Read more...

What Makes Grayson a Great Community?

Posted by Kia Crawford on October 24th, 2016 in Grayson | No Comments
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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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Dogwood Forest of Grayson is Under Way!

Posted by Kia Crawford on June 30th, 2016 in Grayson Ga. | No Comments

We are so excited about our new community coming to Grayson! Watching the build has been amazing.  Our infrastructure is being constructed with the very best materials– steel and concrete which ensures our communities are built with some of the highest safety levels in the world. They are also compartmentalized with electronic smoke doors that close to ensure flames are contained in case of fire.

See our progress below and learn more about what makes us different.!

 

Steel and Concrete Dogwood Forest Grayson Steel Beams Steel Beams Steel Beams… Read more...

Top 5 Best Things About Grayson

Posted by Kia Crawford on June 21st, 2016 in Grayson Ga. | No Comments
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Grayson, Georgia is the ultimate small town. With just under 3,000 residents, you get to know your neighbors pretty quickly. Even so, it’s just a short drive away from big city living — though you would never know it just by visiting. It stands almost as a testimony to days gone by, when times were simpler and a Coke cost a nickel.

However, there are many events, shops and activities in Grayson that make it stand out among the rest. Here are 5 of the best things about Grayson. Be sure to check these out, whether you move here, are visiting or live nearby! 

1. A Celebration of Community

Every spring, residents and visitors alike crowd into Grayson Community Park to celebrate those who have made a difference in the community, whether by fighting overseas or leading the town to … Read more...


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