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Saying Thanks and Staying Safe

We have all seen the news and stories about the difficulties and disappointments that have happened this year—it has been a year of cancelations and changes in plans. That said, the holidays are nearing, and you can’t cancel Thanksgiving! Even in what has undoubtedly been a challenging year, we can still find plenty of reasons to be thankful. At Holbrook, we prioritize health, wellness, and happiness. Throughout our many locations, our community has so much to be thankful for. As Thanksgiving nears, let us take a look at the ways to celebrate while staying safe.

Staying Safe During Fall 2020

Halloween is just around the corner, and before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here. With the weather cooling down and the holidays just ahead, this is a favorite time of year for many. Unfortuantely, as we know all too well, 2020 has been a hard year to enjoy; plans have been altered and canceled. However, there are a few fall activities we can still enjoy such as apple picking and going leaf peeping—we just have to do it carefully this year. While you may think of this health and safety information as common knowledge now, it’s important to remember all these points when out and about this fall season. From one of the state's top senior living communities, here are a few health and safety reminders as you go out exploring Woodstock and Georgia this fall.

Control Your Future with Early Estate Planning

Experts say it is never too early to start planning your estate—case and point, some even say you should start estate planning in your 20s. That said, while in your 50s or beyond, now is the time to start planning; it's never too early or late to start. There are many benefits to early estate planning—not only in the best interest of you, but also your loved ones. As one of Georgia's leading senior living communities, join the Holbrook Life staff in exploring what early estate planning is and why it's so essential for you and your loved ones.

Doing The Right Thing Can Be Lonely

Humans are social creatures. It’s in our nature to come together both physically and emotionally. But when staying apart becomes a matter of public health, it’s equally natural to feel isolated and lonely. Social connection is an important aspect of overall wellbeing. The longer the isolation, the higher the risk of developing depression or anxiety. Don’t let this scare you, though! There are many ways to combat this, and people have been finding new and creative ways to stay engaged and productive no matter the circumstances. Here are just a few great strategies for staying connected during quarantine. Note: If you're feeling a persistent sadness or anxiety that interferes with day-to-day life, consider talking to a therapist, which is also available online.

Chirping birds, flowers in bloom, and warm weather - what's a better way to spend a summer day than having a family picnic? Going on a picnic can do wonders for both your physical and mental well-being. At Holbrook Life, we celebrate being a premier active adult living community for those seeking senior living communities in Woodstock, Acworth and Decatur. So let us share one of the best ways to escape and re-charge your batteries this summer, with a picnic.

What can you possibly give your still active, still youthful dad this Father’s Day? Yes, he may seem to have everything, but there are still a lot of things that he’ll surely appreciate, especially if it comes from you. Admittedly, coming up with a great gift idea can be a monumental task when you first think about it, but if you just take some time to understand what your Dad likes and enjoys, you’ll surely find something special. And, here are some more ideas from Holbrook Life, your senior living community provider for Acworth, Woodstock Dunwoody.

Holbrook Senior Living Wants To Help You Get Active!

Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle as you age is the key to adding years to your life and, perhaps more importantly, adding life to your years. It can help improve your strength, balance, and memory; supporting positive mental health. More importantly it can prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases. With all these benefits, there is no reason for you to stay inactive, even over 50. But, if you’re ready to adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle, you need to choose a good workout routine for you where you are presently in life. This can be a bit tricky but at Holbrook senior living communities, we are all about encouraging active adults. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best workout suited for your age and get you on a road to great health, wellness and happiness.

Holbrook Community Says "Don't Let Covid-19" Keep You From Good Health

It's true, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on everyone's lifestyles. Even the most happiest of introverts can find themselves questioning the contentment of such a long period of time in quarantine. But for active senior adults, this period of isolation can actually become one of the best events to ever happen for their better health. The key is finding your personal active lifestyle, within your own living space.