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Parc at Duluth Hosts Technology Workshop

Tomorrow, January 11th, Parc at Duluth is hosting a primetime technology workshop. Residents can meet in the Media Center at 2pm to learn and practice with the latest communications technology. Since many of our residents have family and friends out of state – tablets, iPads, Skype, and smart phones allow them to easily stay connected.senior-technology-workshop

As we have previously mentioned in blogs about seniors and technology, although seniors may not adopt these mediums first, their benefits can be numerous. For instance, larger screens of tablets and iPads make reading the news or doing a crossword puzzle easier for people with vision problems.  Our residents often engage in various activities and events that incorporate technology including Wii® tournaments and computer lifelong active brain courses (Learning L.A.B.).

During our workshop, residents will learn how to use and enjoy these new technologies. This event is great for people wanting to become more familiar with a technology they haven’t had much experience with, or if they just need a quick refresher.

If you or a loved one is interested in Parc Communities, please contact us to schedule your personal tour. Don’t forget to connect with Parc on Facebook and Twitter for the latest senior news and information.

Parc at Piedmont Senior Residents to Host an Art Show

Parc at Piedmont Art show marietta gaAt Parc Communities, we are committed to our residents and most importantly, want them to have fun and live well. Whether that is through our fitness and wellness programs or meeting with friends for lunch in our elegant dining room, our residents live their best lives now.

Dedicated to offering an array of diverse events and activities to spark each resident’s interest, we are excited for Parc at Piedmont’s upcoming art show. On Monday, January 28th, the art show will feature artwork by our talented residents and their family members. Art show attendees can expect to see paintings, woodworking, photography, and needlework.

Both our Parc at Duluth and Piedmont locations frequently hold creative activities for those interested in art including weekly water color classes, painting with acrylics, and knitting club. Be sure to check out our monthly calendar for a complete list of activities. We can’t wait to see our residents and their families show off their hard work!

If you are interested in learning more about Parc Communities, please call us to schedule your personal tour. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to see pictures from our art show and other upcoming events.

The Difference Between “Assisted Living” and “Licensed Personal Care”

People use the term “assisted living” quite often, but many may be using it incorrectly. Add “licensed personal care” to the mix and things begin to get downright confusing.  Parc Communities is here to help establish the difference between these two senior living terms to make it easier to understand when you or your parent(s) are looking to make the transition into a senior living community.  People who need reliable assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s) can find supportive care with our licensed personal care community.assisted living vs licensed personal care in atlanta ga

Although assisted living and personal care facilities are similar in the state regulations they must meet, Parc Communities’ standard for licensed personal care stands out from the rest. For instance, theaverage staffing ratio for assisted living is one staff member for every 15 residents, whereas at Parc, weare able to provide more personalized care with one experienced professional for every 12 residents. Parc Communities also offers a more intimate atmosphere as we serve 25 or fewer residents at once, while assisted living must serve a minimum of 25 residents, allowing us to provide exceptional personal care and attention.

So let’s make this simple. Assisted living communities can help you take care of all your personal services. A licensed personal care community such as Parc Communities offers all-inclusive licensed care and assistance in an active and engaging environment. With licensed nurses and caregivers available 24/7, residents are free to enjoy the hospitality of the Parc lifestyle knowing that all their needs will be met.

For more news about Parc Communities, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and if you would like to schedule a personal tour of Parc, please contact us today!

Seniors: Using Technology and Tablets

Many people don’t usually think of seniors as quick adopters of the latest technologies. However, at Parc Communities many of our residents in Atlanta and Duluth, GA use a variety of technology in their everyday life. It’s not uncommon to see a resident in the library playing a game on their tablet or video chatting with grandchildren across the country.couple_using_ipad

Mobile technologies can help people stay in touch with others, provide entertainment, keep up with current events, and the list goes on. A recent article published in the New York Times discusses another potential benefit of seniors using tablets such as the iPad®: easier reading. Tablets have the capability to adjust type size, making text easier to see. According to the article, Dr. Daniel Roth, an eye specialist and clinical associate professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, states, “The No.1 complaint I get from older patients is that they love to read but can’t, and this really bothers them.”  With adjustable font, seniors are able to read material that they may no longer be able to see on print.

Parc residents also frequently participate in activities that combine technology and wellness. For instance, Parc Communities offer Learning L.A.B. which is a computer based brain fitness program that helps improve brain function and enhance performance in the way you receive, process, and record information.

If you are interested in learning more about Parc Communities, please contact us today to schedule a personal tour.  Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest senior news and information.

Parc at Duluth Hosted Grand Opening of New Fully Licensed Personal Care Community

Duluth, Georgia December 10, 2012:

Parc at Duluth, the northeast Atlanta metro area’s premier senior living community, will host a Grand Opening for their new fully licensed Senior Personal Care community, December 12th from 5 to 7pm at 3315 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Duluth, GA 30096. Serving the area’s finest neighborhoods, Parc at Duluth offers residents and their families extraordinary service, care and amenities. Reflecting this tradition of excellence, Parc at Duluth has been voted Best Retirement Community by Gwinnett Magazine for the past three years. “With over a decade of senior living property development and management experience we are keenly aware of the needs and desires of our residents and their families,” says Andy Slavin, Vice-President of Parc Communities.

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Duluth Mayor, Nancy Harris, will join Parc at Duluth for a ribbon cutting event in celebration of their new assisted Personal Care community. The event provides prospective residents and family members as well as healthcare professionals, an opportunity to view and experience this exciting new addition to Parc at Duluth. Guests will be able to tour the community’s new Personal Care addition, and enjoy live music, refreshments, and hors d’oeuvres.

Parc at Duluth’s new licensed Personal Care community offers all-inclusive licensed care and assistance in an active and engaging environment. Featuring nurses and caregivers on staff 24/7, the new addition complements Parc at Duluth’s hospitality-driven independent senior lifestyle with licensed Personal Care offering for those residents in need of additional assistance with activities of daily living. Personal care enables residents to enjoy the benefits of the Parc lifestyle, knowing that all of their needs are met.

Judy Doering, Marketing Director for Parc at Duluth, understands that, “Senior living is not one type fits all. With adaptable living options such as full service Independent Living, ParcCare and fully licensed Assisted Care, Parc at Duluth is able to accommodate your changing needs. These specialized services provide a variety of options for seniors if and when they need them all under one roof.”

Personal Care services at Parc at Duluth include assistance with medications, personalized assistance with bathing and dressing, health and wellness programs, transportation to local medical appointments and scheduled outings, daily chef-prepared meals, emergency in-room call response systems, and more for an all-inclusive monthly service fee. Parc at Duluth’s personal care apartment homes offer unique, studio or one-bedroom floor plans to fit any lifestyle or need.

About Parc Communities: Parc Communities (Parc) is an Atlanta, GA, based company that focuses on the development and operation of upscale senior living communities. Parc Communities currently owns and operates two Atlanta-area retirement communities in the Duluth/Johns Creek and Marietta/East Cobb areas of metropolitan Atlanta, with plans to develop additional communities throughout the Southern United States.

Dedicated to providing residents with the premier senior lifestyle, Parc Communities has established itself as the leader in service-oriented Atlanta retirement communities for seniors. For more information on Parc Communities, please visit our website at http://www.parccommunities.com.

Exercising May Help Improve Memory for Seniors

Staying active is beneficial for both your mind and body. At Parc Communities, we understand as we age, focusing on a healthy lifestyle becomes even more important for our overall well-being. Recent research from the University of California, Irvine published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found individuals who briefly exercised showed improvement in memory.

The study examined more than 50 adults between the ages of 50 to 85, half who had memory issues and half who did not. The groups of participants were then divided into two groups- one who exercised on a stationary bike for six minutes and the other group who did not exercise at all. All of the exercising participants, regardless of whether they had long term memory impairments or not, showed improved memory after their short time biking.

The researchers believe the benefit may be tied to an exercise-induced brain chemical, norepinephrine, which influences memory. Saliva samples taken from participants found high levels of the biomarker for norepinphrine in the exercise group.

Although these finding are a good start, additional research will need to be conducted.  At Parc, our residents lead an active lifestyle through our fitness and wellness programs, along with a busy social calendar.

If you are interested in learning more about Parc Communities, please contact us today. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest senior news and information.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Parc Communities

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Parc CommunitiesParc Communities is looking forward to enjoying a feast with our residents this week for Thanksgiving. Both Parc at Duluth and Parc at Piedmont’s executive chefs will be preparing Thanksgiving buffets for residents and their families.

Every day at Parc, residents enjoy healthy and satisfying meals created by our executive chefs.  Our lunch and dinner menus featurea wide selection of options including healthy salads, savory soups and entrees, and of course, wonderful desserts.

With our restaurant–style dining, many residents meet new friends in the dining roomwhile having lunch or dinner together.  Parc reminds you all to give thanks this holiday season and hopes everyone has a relaxing Thanksgiving!

If you or someone you know is interested in premier senior living, please contact us today for a personal tour and a complimentary lunch. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest senior living news and information.

 

 

 

Parc Residents Celebrate Veteran’s Day

Earlier this week we celebrated Veterans Day to honor military members who’ve served the United States. At Parc Communities, we have many residents who are retired military personnel. On Monday afternoon, Parc at Piedmont held a special Veteran’s Day celebration.

Parc at Piedmont residents met together in the rotunda to enjoy a patriotic performance by the Take Three Trio and a special reading by voice talent, Neil Scott Barbour. Our Parc at Duluth residents also celebrated with a Veteran’s Day program.

Be sure to check out the pictures from our Veteran Day’s events on Facebook and connect with us on Twitter and Google + for the latest senior news.

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Medical Professionals Invited Celebrate Parc at Duluth’s New Personal Care Community

Parc at Duluth is excited to announce the opening of their new personal care community. On Thursday, November 15th, 2012, Parc at Duluth invites medical professionals to join in Duluth’s premier senior living option. The reception will be held on the 2nd floor of Parc at Duluth from 4:30 to 7:00pm with cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres being served.
Parc’s Personal Care offers all-inclusive licensed care and assistance in an active and engaging community. Services and amenities of our personal care community include individualized medication assistance, personal assistance with activities of daily living, nutritious chef-prepared meals, health and wellness programs, and scheduled local transportation.
Parc at Duluth is currently accepting reservations for personal care residents. If you know someone who is interested in visiting our personal care community, please contact us today to schedule a guided tour. Be sure to stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for the latest senior living news and information.

To RSVP to this event, please email newsletter@parccommunities.com.

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Parc Residents Will Be Heading to the Polls: Election Day is November 6th

Although both presidential candidates have been actively campaigning for a while now, Election Day is right around the corner. On Tuesday, November 6th, America will decide our next president.  Election Day in the U.S. is on the first Tuesday in November.

Parc at Piedmont and Parc at Duluth residents will be taking a trip on Tuesday to the polls to cast their votes. As one of the most cherished rights for Americans, our residents are looking forward to voicing their opinions about our future leaders and policies.

To see other upcoming events and activities at Parc, be sure to check out our Piedmont monthly calendar and Parc at Duluth event calendar. If you or a loved one are interested in visiting Parc, please call us today to schedule a complimentary lunch and tour. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest seniors’ news and information.

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