Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s quite a long way to go from a P.E. Teacher in Guatemala to a Maintenance Director in Smyrna, Georgia but we are happy that Oscar Galvez, our Maintenance Director, found his way to Woodland Ridge! We are happy to honor him with our Employee of the Month Award. One of the things that stands Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes Charlotte has a very interesting background and also does a mean hula dance both which qualifies her to be Woodland Ridge‘s Resident of Month for December! Charlotte was born in New Jersey (or Jersey as she fondly calls it) and also spent a year in Paris, France when she was six years old. From her Read More

Reading Time: 3 minutes Caring for a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be a difficult and challenging emotional journey. Often times these diseases can cause a person to exhibit challenging behavior including verbal and physical outbursts or inappropriate habits. These behaviors can be uncomfortable and embarrassing for you and even harmful Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes Memory care communities are designed for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia but do not require the intense skilled care of a nursing home. Traditionally, as someone progressed through the stages of the illness, if they could not live at home, their only option was to move into a nursing home. Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes Woodland Ridge is very lucky to have the energetic and talented, Kathryn Trice, as the Activity Director for assisted living. On any given day, Kathryn may be running to the store to buy the ingredients for root beer floats for cooking class, playing the harp (she is a professional harpist), or walking her dog, Bailey, Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes Our Woodland Ridge November Residents of the Month are Ray and Carolyn! Ray hails from the rural community of Lynd, MN, where he helped his family on the farm, learned to swim in a gravel pit and was voted “Best Looking Boy” at his high school. He also lettered in Basketball, Football, and Track. Ray’s Read More

Reading Time: 4 minutes November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness, which was started by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. At the time, there were fewer than 2 million Americans living with the disease, now that number has soared to 5.4 million.  Words like dementia and Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming and stressful when thinking about how they could affect the Read More

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Having to choose the right care option for a family member or friend can be a rather challenging decision to make. There are a lot of different senior living options that can blend together. Maybe your family member needs help but does not require 24-hour care, which they would receive at a nursing home. Read More

Reading Time: 3 minutes Flying high at 95! That pretty much describes Woodland Ridge Assisted Living resident Miriam Lloyd. She’s had a life filled with adventures – from joining the United States Navy during World War II to working in Washington, D.C., to recently being a part of the Honor Air trip for war-time veterans to visit the war Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes You won’t have to ask twice! Dorothy will tell you in a heartbeat that she’s a VIP! We certainly think she qualifies as a VIP as well and wanted to spotlight Dorothy’s story in our first Woodland Ridge resident spotlight series. When you meet Dorothy, she’ll quickly tell you not only that she’s a VIP, Read More