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Insignia Senior Living announces new partnership with Dr. Anila Qidwai of Peachtree Primary Care

Insignia Senior Living is proud to announce our new partnership with Dr. Anila Qidwai of Peachtree Primary Care. Dr. Qidwai will serve as the Medical Director for Tapestry House Assisted Living and Gardens of Roswell Assisted living and memory care communities in Alpharetta Georgia. As Medical Director, Dr. Qidwai will serve as an advisor to the community management team and an active participant of the Quality Assurance Program. Additionally, Dr. Qidwai is available to provide physician services to residents of Tapestry House, 2725 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022, and Gardens of Roswell 9212 Nesbit Ferry Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Anila Qidwai has been practicing medicine since

2002. After completing her medical education at Karachi Medical and Dental College, Dr. Qidwai joined East Tennessee State University’s family medicine residency program in Johnson City, Tennessee. At the successful completion of her residency training, Dr. Qidwai relocated to Modesto, California where she joined a large non-profit healthcare facility. She spent five years treating a diverse patient base with a focus on senior care. Having enjoyed living in Tennessee, Dr. Qidwai desired to open her private practice in Georgia. In 2011 she established Peachtree Primary Care, ADDRESS, to continue her passion for improving the lives of seniors. “Early detection is a key to healthy living” says Dr. Qidwai. Dr. Qidwai is a member

of the American Association of Family Practice, American Medical Association, and Medical Association of Georgia. She has hospital affiliations as well as admission privileges at North Fulton Regional Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Northside Forsyth Hospital. Insignia Senior Living and Peachtree Primary Care partnership look forward to providing a safe and joyful environment for residents of Tapestry House and Gardens of Roswell and the families and seniors of North Fulton. For more information contact… Zee Jennings, Executive Director, Gardens of Roswell Assisted Living and Memory Care- 770-992-0505 Julie Taylor, Executive Director, Tapestry House Assisted Living- 770-649-0808

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Aging Well – Belmont Village Offers Ask Pam…Your Expert in Senior Care Nutritional Insights for Better Living for the past 7 years 9 Things to Know about Senior Helpers Home Care; 1- Senior Helpers has been serving seniors and those in need for over 7 years. 2- All Caregivers working for Senior Helpers are employees who have passed rigorous background checks and have ongoing training. 3- Senior Helpers has partnered with Alzheimer & Dementia Expert Teepa Snow. (Look up Teepa online, she is amazing!). All Employees are certified in Teepa’s Senior Gem Program. 4- Care is available from one hour to 24/7 with no minimum shifts per week or extra charges for nights or weekends. 5- All Senior Helpers Caregivers are loving and experienced professionals. 6- Senior Helpers helps families in finding Assisted Living Communities. 7- Open and effective communication is very important to Senior Helpers. Their goal is to serve seniors and those in need by providing timely updates and follow-ups. 8- Senior Helpers accepts Long Term Care Insurance, Veterans Benefits, Private Pay and Medicaid Waver Programs. 9- Senior Helpers is Family Owned and Locally Managed and feels Blessed to serve their community. Whether your loved one is dealing with the normal struggles of aging or coping with the affects of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, 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! Q: My Mother is being discharged from North Fulton Hospital and she needs extra help, Is this common? Pam: Yes! It is very common for us to provide care for clients after a hospital stay; we call this our Hospital to Home Recovery Program. Many clients use our services for longer shifts at first to monitor and figure out their exact care needs

and then taper down the hours as they recover. Our goal is to monitor this transition daily for Your Mother and only provide the specific care that she needs. Senior Helpers Caregivers can assist with providing companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, fall risk care, transportation, as well as help with bathing, dressing, and other activities of daily living. The next step is for Pam to come and meet with you and your loved one. During this Free assessment, Pam designs a care plan specifically for your loved one. Call Senior Helpers today at 770-442-2154. From our Family to Yours Please Send Your Questions to:

• Alzheimer and Dementia Care • Transportation and Errands • Bathing, Dressing and Light Housekeeping • Fall Risk Care

“You are what you eat.” It’s something that bears repeating, says Belmont Village Senior Living. “Proper nutrition is even more important for mental and physical health as we age,” said Jan Boatright, executive director, Belmont Village Johns Creek. Diet, long recognized as key to managing energy levels, also helps to combat a number of diseases - diabetes, heart disease, and even arthritis. Studies show that food choices can affect the inflammation responsible for joint pain and tissue damage. Refined, processed, and manufactured foods containing omega-6 fatty acids, carbohydrates and additives support the production of inflammationproducing substances in the body. However, anti-oxidants found in extra-virgin olive oil, certain fruits and vegetables, and the omega-3 fatty acids that come from oily fish are good for joints and heart. “Changes in lifestyle, taste, and health as we age can have a negative affect on diet,” said

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Boatright. “If a family member is experiencing problems that interfere with nutrition, it’s time to consider a higher level of support.” Common causes of nutritional issues:

Loneliness—Feelings of isolation heighten at mealtimes when dining alone and may lead to avoidance, especially for the recently single.

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Hearthside independent senior living community now open in Johns Creek Hearthside Johns Creek, an independent senior living community for 62 and better, located at 11340 Medlock Bridge Road is Now Open.   Come take a tour and experience our beautiful two bedroom/one bath apartment homes with unparalleled amenities  . At Hearthside Johns Creek we’ve designed a community exclusively for active seniors where residents can enjoy their ideal lifestyle.  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

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Physical Problems—Difficulty chewing, gastrointestinal disturbances, or reactions to medicines can cause food avoidance. Health Issues—Special dietary needs or health conditions can complicate meal prep or make food less tasteful, leading to poor choices or reduced appetite.

“It’s important to offer a variety of tastes, colors and textures at every meal—Belmont Village residents choose

from 20+ items every day,” said Nancy Graves, EdD, Belmont Village research partner and professor for the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston. Providing the right foods isn’t the only factor in helping older adults maintain good eating habits, according to Graves. “Mobility and movement issues can be a deterrent to dining. Even choices in tableware and furnishings should be considered when planning for seniors – getting them to the table and providing a positive dining experience will keep them coming back for more.” For more information about Belmont Village Senior Living call 770-813-9505 or visit

ADVANTAGE SENIOR CARE BENEFIT #1 – MY GUARANTEE As owner, I guarantee unparalleled service with the very best care for your loved ones. I assure that each client will be served by the same highly skilled and compassionate caregiver(s) each day of service. This is my commitment to you.

Carolyn Mattingly, Owner


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Are You in Pain? pain medications that were not successful at Do you suffer from neck pain, back providing them lasting pain, or headaches? Do you have mirelief. graines or joint pain? Do you have tinChronic pain and gling and numbing in an arm or leg? inflammation can also Don’t suffer needlessly. Make the debe the result of food cision to Renew your Health today! sensitivities. Food senAt Renew Health Medical Center, we sitivities not only cause combine the best medical pain manage- lisa tabick brian ouel- havoc on a person’s diment with Chiropractic care, and physicattarulla gestive system but may lette cal and functional medicine. Let our cause reactions that exteam of medical doctors and Chiropractors get acerbate chronic pain. People that suffer with to the root cause of your pain and eliminate it chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia find permanently. that energy improves and pain subsides when Your pain may be a result of stress, a previ- we remove the foods that cause their sensitivious accident or injury, strain or possibly pinched ties. nerves. It’s possible that the exercise you’re doAnother common source of neck pain, back ing to improve your health may be contributing pain and joint pain is excess weight. In fact, to your condition. We often see patients that are 61% of our country is overweight. Many of the exercising incorrectly and unknowingly cause conditions that we see in our office everyday excessive wear and tear on their joints. Your can be dramatically decreased with just a weight pain is simply a warning sign. Don’t ignore it. loss of 10-20 lbs. Our state of the art medical Too often we see people that mask their weight loss programs teach patients how to take symptoms with medications. While medica- the weight off and keep it off. tions may indeed help you manage your pain, One of the reasons we get such incredible they can allow you to cause further damage to results for our patients is that our treatment already weakened tissues. When you mask the programs are custom tailored to the patient’s pain with medications you may ultimately cause needs, goals and body chemistry. Our synergispermanent damage. tic approach combining traditional and alternaOnce we discover the root cause of your pain tive therapies enables the patient to get the best then we can rehabilitate the area and correct it. results possible. Many of our patients notice improvement immeDon’t wait. Renew your Health today! Call diately. Our cutting edge approach allows us to (678) 297-0901 to schedule a FREE consultation get positive results even when other treatment with one of our doctors. Let us help you to live methods have failed. Many have been to other a pain-free life! chiropractors, physical therapists and even tried By Dr. Lisa Cattarulla

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