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Oaks Senior Resident Highlight Hampton - Mary

Meet Resident Mary | Oaks at Hampton

Mary is known as our “people person” Horizons resident here at Oaks at Hampton! She was born in Manhattan, New York in 1940, but was raised in the Bronx. Her parents immigrated here from Italy, so she speaks fluent Italian and is very proud of her heritage.

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Why Should Seniors Stay Socially Active?

It is not uncommon for seniors to feel chronically lonely. In fact, loneliness affects around 1 in 5 seniors nationally. It is, unfortunately, a devastating complication of aging that can often lead to larger problems like increased disabilities, cognitive decline, and even early death. The great news is it is completely preventable as long as it is recognized and addressed promptly.

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Meet Resident Kazuko | Oaks at Pooler

Mrs. Kazuko lived in Tokyo, Japan for 27 years till she married her husband. Mrs. Kazuko took up sewing as a hobby which turned into a seamstress job which lasted 40 years. Now that she is retired, Mrs. Kazuko enjoys watching her friends play cards, taking long walks, playing B-I-N-G-O, baking wonderful desserts and watching movies in our beautiful movie theater. She always keeps us laughing and keeping everyone smiling. In her words ’I am small but strong.’

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Your Spouse Has Alzheimer’s: Now What?

It hits you like a ton of bricks. ’I am sorry, but your husband has Alzheimer’s.’ You just learned your spouse has Alzheimer’s. You have noticed for awhile that he was forgetful, or seemed confused with tasks he had done forever, like repairing the sink, but you never expected this.

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Seniors

February is American Heart Month – first declared in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. He dedicated American Heart Month to bringing awareness to cardiovascular health and educating the population on the risks of heart disease. Since 1964, cardiovascular and heart disease has become the number one killer of both men and women.


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A Senior’s Guide to Winter Gardening

A Senior’s Guide to Winter Gardening

Wintertime poses a hard climate to stay active and have fun in, especially for seniors. Because seniors are stuck indoors because of the cold for a month at a time, their mental and physical health can often decline. So what’s a senior to do?

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Meet Resident Abbie

Meet Resident Abbie | Oaks at Braselton

We stayed on the farm until I was 3 and then moved to Harbor Creek, Pa., where I lived until I married my husband, Harold Kilpatrick, in 1943. I followed him to pursue the Lord’s work, preaching at four churches over a span of 37 years, until his death in 1980,” Abbie recalled.

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A Caregiver’s Guide to the Holidays

A Caregiver’s Guide to the Holidays

While the holidays are known for delivering happiness and joy to people across the world, it can often bring sadness, disappointment and nostalgia for many. Such is the holidays for those who have a family member living with Alzheimer’s. According to the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s affects over 5 million Americans and someone develops this degenerative disease every 60 seconds.

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Healthy Habits For Seniors

5 Healthy Habits for Seniors

If you are a family caregiver, ensuring your senior maintains their health can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. Inevitably, little things snowball into big things and can often lead to a decline in overall health. To help prevent this cycle, let’s look first at establishing healthy habits for your senior (or even yourself)!

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