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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.

The Truth About Owning Dogs

Where would we be without our furry friends? Our pets are truly a part of the family, offering comfort and warmth when we need it most. Our four-legged companions are by our side day in day out, leading many to study the health benefits of owning a dog. One common conception about dog ownership we hear often is—dog owners tend to live longer. Is that true? As a pet-friendly senior living community in Acworth, we want to take this opportunity to take a deeper look. Let’s learn together!

Better Your Health This Year

If you’re like a number of people around the world, you probably made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or to prioritize your health more. That’s great! This inspired approach to taking care of your body is one of the best steps you can take. Through eating healthier foods and finding enjoyable ways to stay active, reaching better wellness is certainly feasible in 2020. If you’re in need of a nudge in the right direction, don’t worry! Our passionate senior living team is here to breakdown the essentials of well-being—food, fitness, and community—and how focusing on those areas can improve your overall quality of life.