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Special program helps seniors recover from recent hospital or rehabilitation stays Manor on the Square, a senior living community located in Roswell, is diligent when it comes to finding solutions for senior care. This is especially important after a hospital or

rehabilitation stay. Community Relations Director Gina Licwinko says “Frequently, families have lots of questions after a senior loved one’s rehabilitation or

hospital stay. They worry whether their loved one is ready to go home and if the right support is in place. The Manor on the Square Step-Down program

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offers seniors recovering from a recent hospital or rehabilitation stay an extra month of recovery at the community for a special reduced rate. “ Gina provides an example. “We recently helped the Horton family when their loved one Marion was being discharged from a local rehabilitation center. Everyone, including Marion, was concerned about managing her home during her continued recovery. Our StepDown program was the perfect solution. Marion stayed in our beautiful community in a fully furnished apartment. She received the same services as our long-term residents. Also, her family felt good knowing someone was available if needed.” Marion’s son Jack adds “Our family couldn’t have had

a better experience and everyone at the community helped Marion feel so much at home. In particular we liked how Mom was reminded of the various times she needed to take medications. She liked it so much she decided to stay even after her recovery.” “Many of our step-down residents do decide to stay once they get to know us” says Licwinko. “But even residents who do return home appreciate knowing we are always here if they need us again.” To learn more about Step Down program availability, upcoming educational seminars, or for general information about Manor on the Square, call Gina at 770-993-8040 or visit us online at www.roswellmanor.com.

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Hearthside Johns Creek is filling up quickly A BRAND NEW Independent Senior Living Apartment Community, Hearthside Johns Creek, opened its doors in December 2012 and is quickly filling up with happy new residents. The Hearthside® design for independent senior living is the creation of NorSouth, which has been recognized with awards for excellence in development, EarthCraft eco-friendly construction, and superior management. Hearthside Johns Creek is carefully crafted exclusively for active seniors who desire their ideal lifestyle without “breaking the bank”. A lifestyle dedicated to maximizing freedom, reducing stress and living well.  At Hearthside we don’t want to change your life, just add to it.  ITS YOUR LIFE, SO JOIN OUR JOURNEY.  Mix and mingle while enjoying our Breakfast Bistro, attend fitness classes for the new and improved you, rediscover your artistic talents in our Art Studio and fire up the grill as you

relax on the Veranda with our outdoor fireplace and fountain.  Daily activities abound so you really can  ENJOY IT……. LIVE IT…..The Hearthside JOURNEY. Each apartment home is beautifully appointed with fully furnished kitchen with floor to ceiling pantry, granite countertops, Black Star Energy Appliance Package including microwave, Double Stainless Steel Sink, Cherry finish kitchen cabinets, full size washer/ dryer connections, walk in shower, window treatments, extra closet space, ceiling fan, overhead lighting, and attractive wall to wall carpeting. Our leasing office located at 1340 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097 is open Monday through Friday 9AM -5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 1 -5PM.   Please call 770418-0555 for additional information and to make an appointment for a community tour TODAY. We only have a few apartments remaining, so don’t delay!

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September is Healthy Aging Month 5 Tips for Aging Well from Belmont Village Senior Living Healthy aging is not the oxymoron it once was. With better medical care and technology, Americans are living longer and leading healthier lives than they were just 20 years ago, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health. That’s good news, and an important reminder that today’s lifestyle has a direct effect on quality of life in later years – for better or worse. For many diseases, changes in the body begin years before any symptoms appear. Recent research shows this is true for the brain too – changes can start up to two decades before any outward sign of Alzheimer’s or dementia. A truly healthy lifestyle maintains both brain and body. “Fortunately, what’s good for the heart is good for the brain and the rest

of the body, so it’s simpler than it seems,” said Jan Boatright, Belmont Village executive director. “Our programs and activities are designed to give residents every opportunity for a healthy, purposeful life.” Belmont Village’s Top Five Tips for Healthy Aging: Eat a Healthy Diet – Stick to high fiber, low fat foods rich in anti-oxidants to help combat diseases like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cognitive impairment. Avoid refined, processed foods high in carbohydrates, bad fats and additives to reduce inflammation responsible for joint pain and tissue damage. Exercise Every Day – Weekly routines should include cardiovascular activities and strength training; for better brain health, do activities that work mind and body together – like

dancing, where you have to remember moves and sequences. Increase Brain Gain – Build cognitive reserve by challenging yourself each day. An effective work-out includes learning something new or doing something that is a mental stretch. Be a Social Butterfly – Don’t isolate – regular social interaction helps us feel our best, and there are real benefits for physical, emotional and cognitive health. Maintain Your Purpose – No matter what your age, it’s important to set goals and engage in activities that are meaningful to you – it’s what gets us up in the morning and keeps us looking forward. For more information call Belmont Village Johns Creek, 770-813-9505, or Belmont Village Buckhead, 404-252-6271, or visit www.belmontvillage.com.

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updates at any time. Our staff values communication and making sure every is on the same page. Senior Helpers has specially trained Caregivers (Certified Nursing Assistants mostly) that can provide care anywhere from one hour a day to live-in and 24/7. Senior Helpers is Licensed in the State of Georgia and all employees are bonded/licensed and insured and have passed all background checks and screenings. Whether your loved one is dealing with the normal struggles of aging or coping with the affects of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, there’s no need to go it alone– let Senior Helpers help! Senior Helpers can provide care wherever your

loved one calls home; at home, the hospital, at a nursing home/rehab, or assisted living. Call Senior Helpers today at 770-442-2154.


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Confused by Medicare? By KEITH NABB Affordable Medicare Solutions Are you like the millions of other seasoned citizens that are confused by all of the changes going on with Medicare? Do your friends try to give you advice on what they have done to plan for their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage? Or do you just go through the stacks of solicitations that come each September and October telling you that their plan is the best? A much simpler way to deal with Medicare annually is to use the services of a professional agency that has a staff of experts in Medicare planning. Affordable Medicare Solutions in Suwanee has over 50 years of experience on staff to help you at NO charge. Our staff specializes in Medicare

Education and is sought after for teaching Senior groups, clubs, HOA’s and church groups about the annual changes in Medicare. We meet with our clients annually and teach them how to properly decide which plans meet their needs. Medicare plans often have networks that change, coverage that changes and premiums that change. Prescription drug plans need to be simply reviewed each year to make sure that the formulary has not dropped your drug. But even more important – will the cost of your drugs increase dramatically come January 1st? Call our office today to set your review appointment – there is never a charge for our services! 770-945-5261 ext 610.

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