When It Comes to Moms, #LoveIsAgeless

Posted by Kia Crawford on May 18th, 2016 in Holidays | No Comments

As we get older, every day we get to spend with our moms is a gift. This is especially true on holidays, including Mother’s Day. Our residents spent the holiday with their children, enjoying tea. However, we know that one day is not enough to truly celebrate mom. At Dogwood Forest, we know that, when it comes to mothers and children, #LoveIsAgeless. That’s why we are celebrating all month long!Cindy Bell and Mom

Cindy Bell, Executive Director of Dogwood Forest in Gainesville, recently spoke about how important her mom is in her life.

“My mom, Hilda Bell, is a breast cancer survivor, sings, dances (ballroom and line dancing), plays the Dobro, makes her own hats, is a master wood carver and teaches it weekly, and made her first
vocal CD at age 91!” Cindy says. “She will be 93 this year. She is my inspiration, my best friend and I love her!”

Tami and MotherHowever, we know that not all of our residents and staff are able to spend Mother’s Day with their moms. It can be hard seeing others celebrate their moms when your own has moved on. Tami, our Life Enrichment Director at our Fayetteville community, knows this pain well. But she chooses to remember all the great things her mom meant to her, not the grief of her passing.

“My mother was my first teacher, mentor, and as an adult, we became the best of friends,” Tami says. “I miss her deeply.”

Sometimes the best thing you can do for mom is recognize when she’s struggling, and get her the help she needs. If you think your mom is in needs of assistance, but aren’t sure what to do, contact Dogwood Forest today. We can help you determine whether assisted living is
right for your mother. Check out our infographic below to see why assisted living is often the best choice.