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Incorporating Healthy Habits

We all have had ambitions to live a healthier lifestyle, but applying that to reality sounds easier than it is in practice. Exercising and eating right are two obvious ways to make a change for your health. How can we realistically embrace, practice, and love a healthier life? With many senior living communities in Woodstock and around the Southeast, the Holbrook team explains practical ways to prioritize a healthy lifestyle.

Spring Gardening and Its Great Benefits

For many people, it always feels good to start a project from the ground up and watch it come to fruition after a certain period of time. As spring has sprung this year and mother nature has graced us with beautiful, warm weather, what is a better way to celebrate the season than getting started on spring gardening? As one of the top senior living communities in Decatur, we help our residents embrace gardening because we greatly value the benefits that it brings. 

How Downsizing Can Upgrade Your Retirement

Even after a career full of accomplishments, your best years are still ahead of you. First off, congratulations on your impending or recent retirement! This milestone is of course cause for celebration but also is an opportunity to look forward to a fulfilling new chapter in life. One of the more beneficial ways to facilitate a dream-oriented retirement is downsizing. We understand how this is a difficult decision to make; to help, below is a brief guide on how to make this transition as well as the benefits of downsizing into a Holbrook community.  

Questions to Help You Make an Informed Decision

Transitioning into an active living community is an involved process. This opportunity will require an informed decision in order to put you in the best position for a great future. With many options for senior living communities in the Atlanta and Decatur areas, narrowing down the right one for you may take some time. To help you through this process, we’ve listed out a few questions to ask yourself and to ask when touring active living communities.

What Makes Holbrook Different?

  Each Holbrook community excels in our three pillars: luxury, lifestyle, and location. This, however, is not just swift marketing language—our communities actually boast these qualities. Our senior living communities in Decatur, Acworth, and Woodstock are renowned for these traits. To go into further detail, below is exactly how residents experience luxury, lifestyle, and location at Holbrook.

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.

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.