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Caregiver Resources, resources for caregivers 4 Resources Caregivers Need to Take Advantage Of

Just as your parents cared for you when you were a child, you will want to care for them as they age. But depending on the state of their health and their willingness to accept your help, that job may be much more difficult than you imagine.

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Senior Activities, Senior Life 6 Senior-Friendly Exercises

Many of us dream of relaxing in our golden years, but relaxing shouldn’t mean laying around on the couch all day.  In fact, physical fitness becomes even more important as we age. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), regular exercise can strengthen bones and improve balance, helping seniors to avoid falls. Exercise can also lower your risk of dying from heart disease and help prevent high blood pressure and diabetes. Plus, it gives you more energy to get off the couch and go out and do the things you love.

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Community News Student Works and Learns at Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory

When he signed up last fall to intern at Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory, Angel was just looking to learn the ropes for a possible career after graduation. As it turned out, he quickly turned into one of the essential workers that have inspired so much gratitude and admiration during this pandemic.

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Senior living, Senior Living Options The Key to Finding the Perfect Senior Living Community in Marietta, GA

Marietta, Georgia, is a suburb of Atlanta, but it’s got a personality all its own. From the historic houses to the town square packed with quaint shops and restaurants, and the area’s ties to the Civil War, Marietta is popular with visitors and residents alike. Senior citizens make up more than 16 percent of the city’s population, according to the World Population Review. Many of those seniors chose to retire in Marietta because of the abundance of resources available to them there. Cobb Senior Services is recognized as one of the leading county-based senior service agencies in metro Atlanta. It operates a network of senior centers to meet the social and emotional needs of its population. If you or a loved one has decided to retire to Marietta, you may want to think about moving to a senior living community. Senior living offers retirees the chance to have more freedom and fewer responsibilities so they can truly enjoy their golden years. You’ll have your own space, but someone else will do the chores and cook the meals. A full calendar of activities will help you stay busy, and you’ll be surrounded by companions, some of whom may become close friends.

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Assisted living, Understanding Assisted Living What to Look for in an Assisted Living Community in Georgia

It can be hard to recognize when your parents are no longer able to take care of themselves the way they used to. Even though they want to remain in their homes, there may come a time when this is no longer possible. Do they have difficulty getting up and down the stairs to their bedroom? Have they stopped driving? Is cleaning the house and preparing meals too taxing? If so, it may be time for them to move to assisted living. Here’s what to look for when deciding on an assisted living community in Georgia.

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Families & Caregivers, Caregiver Resources Caregiver Support Resources Near Marietta, GA

If you are caring for a senior family member, you are not alone. According to research by the Family Caregiver Alliance, more than 34 million Americans provide unpaid care for an adult who is age 50 or older. But many of these people don’t think of themselves as a “caregiver.”  Recognizing that you have taken on this demanding job can be the first step toward getting the support you need. Here’s a look at some of the resources available for caregivers in Marietta, Georgia.

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Assisted living, Bridges, Bridges Program Why Our Bridges Program Is a Great Option

It can be scary to think that you or a loved one may someday be diagnosed with dementia. Yet according to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three seniors will develop some type of dementia during their lifetime. Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe conditions and diseases that affect a person’s memory, language, and problem-solving skills. These conditions worsen over time, and so a person with a recent dementia diagnosis is in a significantly different place than a person who has lived with it for a while. Many assisted living communities include special dementia care neighborhoods. They are secured environments with full-time care for residents who are in the later stages of dementia. But seniors just starting to struggle with dementia symptoms don’t need this much care.

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Senior Resources Top 10 Resources for Seniors in Cobb County, GA

Are you a recent retiree looking for ways to keep busy? Are you the adult child of a senior citizen who needs a little help?  Here are the top 10 senior resources available for you in Cobb County.

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employee spotlight Employee Spotlight: Beth Laxton

Beth Laxton, Executive Director of Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory, began her illustrious career in senior living 31 years ago, in 1988. She’s accumulated a lifetime’s worth of knowledge, wisdom, and management expertise in her time serving seniors, and has earned the respect and admiration of residents, families, and staff. We’re honored to have her as part of our community, and grateful for the lasting impact she leaves on every life she touches.

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Senior living, Assisted living, Senior care Where to Start Looking for Assisted Living in Marietta, GA

Atlanta is an excellent place to retire, and seniors throughout its metropolitan area can enjoy a thriving city with plenty of resources geared toward health and wellness at any age. However, not all seniors can—or want—to live at home alone. Assisted living is an excellent option for older adults looking for peace of mind and safety, as well as for easy access to new friends and activities.

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