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Resident Spotlight: Polly de Young

Posted by Kia Crawford on November 2nd, 2011 in Alpharetta, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?

Macon, Georgia – born and raised

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?

My childhood was almost complete happiness. I received security and love from my parents. My dad made a Jungle Jim, playhouse with furniture, swing set and see-saw so all the children in the neighborhood came to play at our house. One of my first memories was “Aint” Charlotte, our maid, rocking me in her lap. 

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood that you look back on from your home now, in assisted living in Alpharetta?

I lived in Europe for 40 years – 2 in Paris, 4 in West Berlin, and 34 in London. I also traveled the world.

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Resident Spotlight: Mrs. Worth

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

As a little kid being raised in Glasgow, Virginia my most memorable moments were spending time with my grandparents, sitting in her lap and rocking back and forth in that big chair on the porch and going fishing with my granddaddy. I had a very good and happy childhood. I played the position of forward for my high school basketball team (Natural Bridges) and I was the best with many trophies and awards. I was an inventory clerk for a carpet mill for over 40 years and was married to the best man in the world for 50 years and to that union a star was born: my son Maurice, “He is the best kid a mom could have.” Raising kids is the most important job of your life so if you can stay with them while they’re young, it … Read more...

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.

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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.

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