Mississippi - Southern

Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Walthall & Wayne


Lee Ann Newman

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Welcome to the Seniors Blue Book’s local page for Southern Mississippi.  The Seniors Blue Book has been serving Southern Mississippi for over 21 years!   My name is Lee Ann Newman, your local Publisher and Partner.  Here you will find the most comprehensive and reliable resources for Aging Well and caring for your loved ones! Click around to compare Senior Housing such as Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing Communities.  You will also find Health at Home options like Home Health Care, Private Duty Home Care, Hospice, Senior Resources, and Activities and Entertainment.

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Feb 15, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

SummerHouse Bay Cove Mardi Gras Grand Unmasking

You are invited to celebrate at SummerHouse Bay Cove the "Grand Unmasking" of the remodeled balcony - Mardi Gras Style!


Feb 14, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Happy Hearts Senior Expo

You are invited for Food, Fun, and Community Resources at the Jackson County Civic Center

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Seashore Highlands Retirement Community

Assisted Living 12170 Highland Way, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39503

The Seashore Highlands Campus is a work of art and will make senior living a dream come true. While Methodist Senior Services has worked hard to provide quality, affordable housing, the campus designers have worked just as hard to incorporate the amenities and styles that are reflective of Coastal living. Equipped with modern conveniences throughout the campus, Seashore Highlands will be a home unlike any other. We invite you today to see the difference for yourself and youll see why we think Seashore Highlands is... Where retirement living becomes an art form

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Summerfield of Gulfport

Assisted Living 14744 N Swan Rd, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39530

Summerfield Senior Living is nestled on 21 beautiful acres on North Swan Road in Gulfport, Mississippi just off of Highway 49 north of I-10, the property consists of 88 apartment style residences. Our location combines access to all resources and attractions in the Gulfport-Biloxi metro area with our rural, natural beauty setting including walking trails, stocked ponds, and other eco-friendly amenities .The community will include a 24-hour on-site staff, restaurant style dining serving 3 meals per day, full service beauty salon, media and recreation room, chapel, laundry services and numerous other amenities included to maximize the quality of life for its residents. Additionally, our dedicated staff will coordinate transportation and offer activities to residents designed to be both fun and engaging. Assistance with activities of daily life ADL and other supplementary services will be available to residents as needed and will be offered on an a-la-carte basis. The apartment residences will consist of studio, 1, and 2 bedroom units. 

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Phoenix Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health 2112 Bienville Boulevard, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564

therapycounselingmental healthbehavioral healthcaregiver supporttelehealth servicestesting/assessment"Most older adults enjoy good mental health. However, it is anticipated that the number of older adults with mental and behavioral health problems will almost quadruple, from 4 million in 1970 to 15 million in 2030. Some late-life problems that can result in depression and anxiety include coping with physical health problems, caring for a spouse with dementia or physical disability, grieving the death of loved ones, and managing conflict with family members.Addressing and treating these problems can improve emotional suffering, physical health, coping with disability, and a better quality of life for older adults and their families. Access to mental health services for older adults will reduce health care expenses by lowering the number of primary care visits, medical procedures, and medication use.At Phoenix, we are committed to helping our community, especially older adults and their caregivers, during these challenging times. We now offer telehealth appointments to reduce any barriers to care. Please feel free to reach out to us for more information at 228-875-1590 or hello@phoenixpllc.com."

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Right At Home Gulf Coast

Non-Medical , Gulfport, Mississippi, 00000

Whether a family member needs a little extra help around the house, assistance recovering from a hospital stay or someone to check in on them throughout the week, Right at Home Gulfport's in-home care is the answer.

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Hearing Loss? Take a simple Quiz

More than 30 million Americans of all ages suffer from hearing loss. Early detection of hearing loss allows for more effective intervention. In some cases, hearing loss can be corrected medically; In other cases, hearing loss cannot be cured but can be successfully managed with the use of hearing instruments.Because hearing loss is often a gradual and cumulative process it can easily develop into a significant handicap before it is diagnosed. Take this simple quiz to find out if you may have a hearing loss.1. Do you frequently ask for words or sentences to be repeated?2. Do you strain to understand conversations?3. Do you often turn up the television or radio louder than others would prefer?4. Do people often sound as though they are mumbling or speaking too softly?5. When you are socializing, does background noise bother you?6. Do you misunderstand what others are saying or answer questions inappropriately?7. Do you remove yourself from conversations or social situations because it is difficult to hear what is being said?8. Do you need to ask others about details of a meeting that you just attended?9. Do you have difficulty hearing the doorbell or telephone?10. Has someone close to you mentioned that you might have a problem with your hearing?If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you may have a hearing problem and should have your hearing evaluated by a professional audiologist. Early detection of hearing loss, followed by proper treatment, allows for the most effective solutions to many hearing problems. New technology provides much more than simple amplification, such as adjustments for volume, background noise, directionality and different frequencies of sound. Also, youd have a difficult time noticing the new instruments in someones ear, as some instruments are very small, with shapes and colors to blend-in.The most important message here is early detection and proper treatment lead to the most effective solutions. Consult a professional audiologist if this applies to you or someone you care for.For additional information call Charlene Taylor, Au.D., Gulf Coast Audiology, 228-328-0085 .Author:Charlene Taylor

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Geriatric Care Management

If you are an elderly mom or dad, or an adult son or daughter of an elderly parent and you live far apart from one another, you may like to know about a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM). A GCM is a professional with specific training and knowledge in caring for the elderly. Caring involves understanding the need for and application of social work, psychology, nursing, medical care, home safety and security, and home assistance. A GCM can assess an elderly persons condition and needs, recommend services, and be an advocate for wellness and independence while aging at home. Recently, a friend of mine received a call that his father fell in the bathtub and was being placed in an ambulance for a trip to the hospital. The call did not come from his mother, but from a professional care manager he hired to see after his parents who lived 525 miles away in a suburb of Chicago. His mother pressed her life alert button, the service called her, called an ambulance, then called her care manager who was there in less than 15 minutes. Our friend, her son, was assured his dad was being cared for and the care manager would keep him posted on dads condition. GCMs may be nurses, social workers, or geriatric specialists that are qualified in planning for aging and referring services for the elderly. Youve heard the term plan ahead to avoid problems ahead. Maybe its time to give attention to these things since aging, absent early death, is inevitable. One of these two things will happen and its better to be prepared either way. The website www.caremississippi.org can lead you in the right direction.

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Lifelong Learning

Have you thought of going back to school? Probably not; maybe you dont see any reason or benefit to getting more education. After all, youre not looking for job advancement, a new career, or getting a college degree. School is for young people anyway. You figure if you made it this far in life youre pretty smart to have attained your age. Well, senior citizen, school is not just for those seeking education for the above reasons. School for us is called Lifelong Learning, and provides mental and physical benefits as we age. Much research has been done to document benefits of cognitive stimulation in seniors. Specific information can be read at http://www.memory-key.com . You will find research results that show how mental and physical stimulation, and social interaction with other seniors, lessens your risk of dementia and improves cognitive abilities such as thinking, reasoning, remembering, imagining, or learning words. In other words, its healthy. A web search for this topic will provide hundreds of links that will provide hours of reading and learning. If you dont have a computer, visit your local library and use theirs. Someone will likely show you how to use it if youre not familiar with computers. Bring your reading glasses, a notebook, and be prepared to open the door to a world of information.Southeast Mississippi provides many opportunities for lifelong learning. Call a local college or university, and look at the Education listings in this Seniors Blue Book. Questions? Call us, well help (228-396-4602).

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Arthritis and Joint Replacement

Almost every American has some form of arthritis. Of the many forms of this debilitating disease, the most common associated with aging are osterarthritis, rheumatoid, avascular, posttraumatic and various inflammatory types of arthritis. As many of us know, the first line of treatment is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, and commonly known pain medications such as Tylenol. Narcotic-type medications are used in some cases although not recommended for long-term use. Other common treatments include nutritional supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin. If arthritis progresses to a severe point where no cartilage remains in the affected joint, medications are less successful and joint replacement surgery is quite effective.Seniors considering joint replacement surgery have more options, greater chances of relief and success, and a more comfortable recovery period than ever before. Technological advances have produced new components lasting 30 to 50 years. This technology is mainly found in total hip and knee replacement components common problem areas for many senior citizens. Advancements in techniques and joint replacement products have led to smaller incisions and less tissue dissection. In some cases, muscles are not cut only split for the procedure. Also, using computer-assisted surgery, the artificial joint components can be aligned to allow for the longest wear and best function for the patient. The hospital stay is shorter, the range of motion is improved, and pain relief is significant. In some centers around the country, joint replacement surgery is performed as outpatient, and future outlook points to an overnight stay in the hospital for many other procedures. To learn more about joint replacement surgery, browse the many sites on the internet for information. A few websites that offer information are www.jointreplacement.com, www.medicinenet.com, and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus. Your primary care physician or orthopedic surgeon should be able to explain your options of treatment best for you. This article provided by R. Lance Johansen, MD, adult reconstruction arthritis surgeon, The Joint Replacement Center of Mississippi. He can be contacted at 228-328-2400.

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