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Thad Anderson

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Hello, I am Thad Anderson, Publisher of the Seniors Blue Book. My wife Carolan and I have been Publisher's in the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Pine Belt for over a decade and are proud to call Biloxi our home. Contact Me any time for help or information. It is my pleasure to serve you. Sincerely, Thad Anderson

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Summerfield of Gulfport

Memory Care 14744 N Swan Rd, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39530

Summerfield Senior Living is proud to announce its newest project currently under construction, slated for opening in Fall of 2020.Nestled on 21 beautiful acres on North Swan Road in Gulfport, Mississippi just off of Highway 49 north of I-10, the property will consist 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. Starting price is $1990 per month which includes meals.

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Summerfield of Gulfport

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

Summerfield Senior Living is proud to announce its newest project currently under construction, slated for opening in Fall of 2020.Nestled on 21 beautiful acres on North Swan Road in Gulfport, Mississippi just off of Highway 49 north of I-10, the property will consist 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. Starting price is $1990 per month which includes meals.

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Summerfield of Gulfport

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

Summerfield Senior Living is proud to announce its newest project currently under construction, slated for opening in Fall of 2020.Nestled on 21 beautiful acres on North Swan Road in Gulfport, Mississippi just off of Highway 49 north of I-10, the property will consist 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. Starting price is $1990 per month which includes meals.

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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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