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Resident Spotlight for Eagles Landing: Linda Edgar

Posted by Kia Crawford on August 4th, 2015 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?

Linda was born on July 1937 in Alma, Alabama. She lived most of her life in the same town where she was born. She was the oldest child with one sister and one brother. Linda received a High School education and taken some college courses.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood? Linda’s favorite memories from childhood included riding her horse Raven, spending time with her Daddy, reading and spending time with her best friend Patsy who lived next door. They were always together.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood? Linda’s favorite memories from her adulthood included loving to travel. She and her husband went to Europe several times, as well as Israel, Mexico and Canada. She loved painting, and she led exercise classes.

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Dogwood Forest Joins Shoe Drive for Haiti

Posted by Kia Crawford on July 22nd, 2015 in Education | No Comments

Do you have shoes collecting dust in your closet? Bring them to us! Dogwood Forest has joined forces with radio station Victory 91.5 FM in a summer shoe drive campaign. The summer outreach opportunity called Every Sole Counts is shoe drive for Haiti. Haiti was hit in 2010 by a devastating Earthquake. Yet, they are still facing many challenges.

Dogwood Forest is currently collecting shoes of all varieties & conditions  at all locations. No shoes will be refused (tennis shoes, loafers, boots, heels, sandals, flip-flops, etc.).

Every Sole Counts Facts:

Shoes with minimal wear will provide footwear to those in need in Haiti. Shoes with moderate/severe wear will be re-purpose through a micro-business initiative to Haitian families who will learn a profitable trade/business to earn income for their families. Some of the materials will be used to help build an… Read more...

Resident Spotlight for Eagles Landing: Bettie Browning ONeal

Posted by Kia Crawford on June 22nd, 2015 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?

Bettie was born on August 9, 1930 in Jackson, Georgia.  She says that she grew up on a dairy farm.  She was the youngest of 6 children with 3 sisters and 2 brothers.  Today the 3 sisters are all living.  Bettie graduated from Jackson High School and then attended Asbury College in Kentucky before transferring to University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in Home Economics Education.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?  Bettie says that some of her favorite childhood memories include washing milk bottles for her family diary business while growing up until she went away to college, following her father around the farm – especially riding on the combine – while harvesting wheat, attending Sunday School and Church with her family, and attending Camp Meeting with her … Read more...

Dogwood Forest of Fayetteville Resident Turns 100

Posted by Kia Crawford on June 17th, 2015 in Fayetteville, GA, Holidays, Spirit | No Comments

One hundred years is a long time–equivalent to a century. Much has happened within the last 100 years. A man landed on the moon. We’ve gone from making the very first transcontinental telephone call in 1915 to having ways to stream live video and see on your mobile the face of the person you are speaking to. We’ve gone from messages via telegraph to instant messages directly to one or many via social media. Our world has changed tremendously in the last 100 years. While we all have read about it, could you imagine actually LIVING it?

Ms. McKenny, a resident at Dogwood Forest of Fayetteville,  has lived it! On Sunday, she joined the centenarians club. The New Orleans native was all smiles as she celebrated one hundred years of life on Sunday with her nieces, church and Dogwood … 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...

The Ultimate Gift for Mom on Mother’s Day

Posted by Kia Crawford on May 8th, 2015 in Holidays, Spirit | No Comments

Okay Folks. It’s May, and it’s game time. Dust off your skills. You have a new opportunity to impress the socks off the woman that brought you into this world and could contrarily take you out. We all hope to do well in our pursuit for the perfect gift for the woman who is often the unsung hero in our lives–our Moms. Mother’s Day is May 10, 2015.

While Mother’s Day gives us a chance to show our appreciation by showering her with cards, flowers, candy, and other tangible items, there has always been a general consensus among moms’ everywhere that the best gift to be had was quality time with their kids. And, as time goes on, and we all grow older, something so simple as giving time becomes difficult. The difficulty comes largely due to the growing … Read more...

Dogwood Forest to Host SMARTTALKS

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 30th, 2015 in Mind | No Comments

Dogwood Forest in conjunction with The Holbrook  of Lake Lanier and The Longstreet Clinic will be hosting SMARTTALKS, our quarterly session to inform the surrounding community on  important topics that relates to senior adults. This SMARTTALKS session will be  “Steady On Your Feet- A Balancing Act!” The session will address risk factors for falls.  The speaker for this event are Dr.McDonald  and Dr. Marchman and Shaun Brennan, PT.

DID YOU KNOW?

Falls and fractures in people over 65 are very serious.

1 in 4 senior adults will recover to their same level. 2 in 4 senior adults will decline at least one level of mobility 1 in 4 senior adults will die within 6 months following a major fracture

There will be a complimentary dinner provided! RSVP today!

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 2nd, 2015 in Gainesville, GA, Holidays | No Comments

Dogwood Forest of Gainesville today celebrating the birthday of one of america’s beloved authors, Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss was the pseudonym name for children’s book author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, creator of the Dr. Seuss book series. The Dr. Seuss books not only provided children with great riddles and life lessons through phone characters and outstanding visuals , but left us with thought provoking pearls of wisdom that could be carried over into adulthood. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Here a few quotes wise quotes from Dr. Seuss!

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”   From Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Raymond Wilson

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 2nd, 2015 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up? Raymond states that he was born on December 24, 1939 in Porterdale, Georgia and he grew up in Porterdale and Conyers, and Milstead Georgia. He grew up the oldest child in family with 2 brothers and 1 sister and brothers and sister are all still living. Raymond graduated from South Gwinnett High School in 1958.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood? Raymond states that his favorite memories from childhood include playing and living in the country, playing sports, playing in the family barn and riding farm equipment on the farm and attending school.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood? Raymond served in the US Navy from 1960 to 1964 and his service included time on a submarine and a ship that served submarines including tense times during … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Frankie Brown

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 2nd, 2015 in Alpharetta, GA | No Comments

  Those of us who know her feel seriously that Frankie is much, much younger than a Centurion. Who would ever think of Frankie as a woman of 100 years of age? She is truly a beautiful human being and we are blessed she lives at Dogwood.

Frankie was born in Bonita, MS on March 1, 1915. The family moved from the country to Bonita and lived around her daddy’s people, one of which was Aunt Effie Blackwell, dad’s sister, and her cousin who Frankie loved so very much and spent a great deal of her childhood with. Aunt Effie’s husband had a big peach orchard and made his living selling sand from his sand pit to customers who manufactured concrete. She recalls the sand being transported by horse-drawn wagon in those days. Not many of us remember this form … Read more...


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