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Avoid Financial Exploitation With These Tips

Older Americans should know that while financial abuse is believed to cost seniors an estimated $3 billion annually, you can help prevent it and protect yourself.

Signs To Watch For

• You, family, friends or your bank notice financial activity you don’t recall, that is not consistent with your financial history or that is beyond your means.

• Your caregiver or beneficiary refuses to use your funds for necessary care and treatment or is threatening to place you in a long-term care facility unless you give him or her control of your finances.

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Going Red to Support Healthy Hearts

SGV residents and staff are wearing red in recognition of National Heart Health month and the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.

In recognition of February as National Heart Health month, North Fulton Hospital is sponsoring Go Red, North Fulton!, a campaign that encourages women to be proactive about their health by learning more about heart disease risks and making heart-healthy changes in their lives. St. George Village staff and residents recently dressed in red to show their support for the hospital and Go Red, North Fulton!

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A Children’s Book Does Double the Good Works

SGV residents Mary Apps and Gene Stelten read A House for Wally and Me to a group of elementary school students.

St. George Village resident Gene Stelten says his granddaughter, Allie, was the inspiration for A House for Wally and Me, a children’s book that he wrote about the process of building a Habitat for Humanity home. The story is told through the eyes of seven-year-old Allie, who is helping to build a Habitat house in which she and her family will live.

“My granddaughter has always loved helping people in need, so I named the main character in the book after her,” Gene says.

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Making the Connection…in the World of Technology

St. George Village recently held its first “Cyber Café” on a Sunday afternoon in the Bistro, and what a resounding success it was! More than 25 residents showed up, armed with their tablets, laptops, smartphones and e-readers, to learn more about how to operate these technology devices from a group of 10 volunteers.

The volunteers from BlueHair Technology Group, along with students from Blessed Trinity High School, provided hands-on assistance, answering questions about basic operating functions of the devices and helping residents learn how they can get the most out of their technology, including:

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Tech-Savvy Seniors

St. George Village residents learn all about how to use an iPad in a workshop conducted by Jane Ratliff.

It’s never too late in life to learn and make new discoveries, especially when it comes to technology and all the new gadgets on the market today. Residents of St. George Village senior living life care community are proving this true, using desktop and laptop computers, smartphones and tablets.

Six SGV residents recently enrolled in a workshop on how to use an iPad tablet computer. The class, which meets once a week for eight weeks, covers a range of topics from the very basics of the iPad and how it operates to how to download and use free applications from the Internet.

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What a beautiful day for a cookout!

Wellington Court residents enjoyed a menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, watermelon, baked beans and banana pudding while soaking up a bit of sunshine on the veranda overlooking a beautiful waterfall! These family fun events are scheduled throughout the spring and summer months for all Wellington Court residents.

Family members of residents were encouraged to join us as well because we all know how important cookouts were to us growing up. I personally remember very well the cookouts at the lake with my grandparents, parents, brothers and sisters and of course my crazy uncles. Our residents particularly enjoy these cookouts because it also reminds them of their own family gatherings. Mary Lib, a resident at Wellington Court shared with us some of her cookout memories with her family in the North Carolina mountains with her 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

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Wellington Court is Accepting Applications for Residency

Wellington Court at St. George Village is accepting applications! Currently there is one opening in Friendship House our neighborhood for residents requiring memory support services. Call Stacy Gass at 678-987-0402 to schedule a tour!

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