Mississippi - Southern

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

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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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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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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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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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Articles Written By Local Businesses

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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Geriatric Behavioral Health

Did you know that a senior citizen mental, or behavioral, health has positive or negative effects on their physical health? Whether its pain issues, cardiovascular health or some other medical conditions, maintaining good behavioral health can significantly improve recovery time from illness and continued well-being. Specific mental health programs are designed for seniors; it's important to get the appropriate type of treatment for geriatric behavioral health.Sometimes a seniors behavioral health issues may be treated on an outpatient basis by doctors' orders and may base on group therapy. During group therapy, licensed health professionals lead the group by setting appropriate topics for group discussion and encourage members of the group to participate.Group interaction helps the senior to talk and socialize with other seniors who may have similar experiences. The senior may also receive individual, family or marital therapy if ordered by the doctor. If behavioral health needs cannot be met on an outpatient basis, more intensive services such as acute geriatric behavioral health treatment in a hospital are available. A senior may need this type of treatment due to thoughts of self-harm, not wanting to live, severe depression, anxiety, or medication management issues.How does someone go about requesting behavioral health care? The first step is a phone call to a geriatric behavioral health provider, and an assessment by a healthcare professional. Strict laws regarding rights to privacy protect all conversations and treatment, and confidentiality is protected by law. If you think that you or a loved one may benefit from these services, please call today.Ed. Note: for further information contact Daybreak Behavioral Health (affiliated with Singing River Hospital), 228-818-9015

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Create Your Own Wellness Routine: Food, Nature, Creativity, Physical/Mental Health

Were all spending more time at home these days, and many of us might be missing the structure of our normal day-to-day activities waking, working, eating, and keeping ourselves healthy with exercise, the right kind of food and mental stimulation.But there are actually plenty of positives here! In fact, this can be an excellent time to rewrite our own routines, maybe generate some new, healthy habits to help through these times and beyond.Check below for a few ideas that will help you create your own, personalized wellness routine:Fuel Up with Healthy FoodGood health starts within! Try starting the day with a nutrient-dense smoothie.Plan for well-rounded meals with plenty of vegetables to support your health. Now is a great time to set a routine for healthy eating and preparing your own meals at home.Get creative in the kitchen! Test out a new recipe you've been wanting to try.Connect with Nature to Support WellbeingTaking in nature helps us to unwind from daily stressors. It is important to follow local guidelines and use precaution when venturing outside. That being said, the great outdoors can be closer than we think!Spending time on the patio, balcony, or even on a chair outside the front door can be a beneficial way to take in the sunshine, fresh air, and colors of nature.Use any extra time at home to exercise your green thumb! Watering and tending to your garden, no matter how small, is a rewarding task that helps soothe away tension.Here's a quick pic of just one of the many things growing at the Lee Health Coconut Point Teaching Garden:'Tap into Your Creative SideSpending time cultivating your creativity is an easy way to refocus the mind toward enjoying the present moment. You dont have to consider yourself an artist just express yourself!Use free time to pick up an instrument you used to play, or try learning a new one! There are many online resources for learning to play music.Coloring and drawing is fun for all ages. Simply picking up a marker and drawing what comes to mind is a technique that helps us center into the now moment and express what we are experiencing within.Maintain Physical & Mental Health at HomeWith many fitness instructors filming classes for at-home participants, it is easier than ever to turn the living room into a fitness zone! Always listen to your body and consult your health provider as neededbe sure to do exercises that are safe and comfortable for you.Visit the Lee Health Healthy Life Center on Facebook for new fitness and meditation content posted throughout the week by our Instructors and Exercise Specialists.Submitted and Written By: Lee Health - click here for more information

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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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