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Seniors and JOY

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Joy. We always seem to associate it with the young. Children playing and happy, teenagers having fun with friends, and even young adults experiencing the excitement of new adventures in life. However, research tells us that...[more]


February is American Heart Month

American Heart Month isn’t just for roses and boxes of chocolates. February also reminds us to take care of our hearts! With years of experience caring for seniors, we at Great Oaks know that the combination of a healthy diet,...[more]


5 Tips to Help the Seniors You Love Stay Warm For the Rest of Winter 2019

This winter has possibly left you exhausted from guessing how to dress and prepare for the days’ weather. From strong winds to loads of rain to a polar vortex to unusually warm days…[more]


Why It Might Be Time For Assisted Living

Everyone has different reactions to aging. Some seniors are in great health and are able to live independent, productive lives. However, the majority of the aging community suffers from either physical or mental disorders that...[more]


National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. It has been recognized since 1983 when there were less than two million people with the disease. Today, that number has grown to over five million. [more]


Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Eye Exam

Seniors often think that if their current prescription on their glasses is working sell, there might not be a reason for an annual vision exam. Neglecting or not realizing the importance of these exams can lead to potentially...[more]


5 Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living

I think it’s safe to say that we would all like to live in our own homes and maintain our sense of independence for our entire lifespan. However, most of us won’t get to experience that. Approximately 70% of every senior age 65...[more]


4 Health Tips for Senior Living This Fall

As the leaves begin to change into vibrant colors of red, orange and yellow, it means fall is upon us. The air begins to get cooler, flavorful foods are stocked on the shelves and football season is in full swing.[more]


6 Steps To Prevent A Fall

September 22, 2018, the first day of fall, marks the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. [more]


World Alzheimer’s Month 2018

World Alzheimer’s Month 2018 is September and is run by Alzheimer’s Disease International, (ADI). The aim of the month is to raise awareness and challenge stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s and dementia.[more]


What to Do After a Fall

A timely response is critical when a caregiver witnesses a fall. Taking the appropriate actions at the appropriate time could help save a senior’s life. [more]


Seniors at Higher Risk for Dehydration

While summer provides ample opportunities to enjoy the sunshine and be outdoors, it can also come with an increased risk of dehydration.[more]


Summer Sunscreen Tips and Tricks

Most of us, no matter our age, do not use enough sunscreen, nor do we apply it as frequently as needed. Here are some tips![more]

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Setting Realistic Expectations for a Transition to Senior Living

The key to making this transition a smooth one is to prepare for the good and the bad while setting some realistic expectations for the beginning of their stay after the move to a new home.[more]

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