On August 2, 2019, my Mom, Frances, gained her wings. She had spent the last 6 years of her life at Lake Forest Park, her last 5 months in Memory Care. I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Staff. They are all truly phenomenal caregivers. From the receptionist, to the hairdresser to the laundry staff, to housekeeping, to maintenance, to the kitchen staff. They are all just such wonderful, caring people. I have to mention here the extremely kind gesture from the kitchen staff who came to mom's room to see her just before she passed. Mom ...Show More
Beat The Heat Back
cold hot outside-- and inside, too.
June 21st marked the first day of Summer and that means Operation Beat The Heat! Need some tips on how to stay cool during this glorious yet hot time? Don’t sweat it! We’ve got you covered!
- Tip #1: DRINK LIKE CRAZY! That’s means drink lots and lots of water! Don’t be afraid to sneak in a nice class of sweet ice tea or lemonade but not too often. If you’re bored of drink regular water, infuse it with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Maybe try some new refreshing combinations such as cucumber with lemon and orange with mint. Infusing your water is super easy – just slice up what you want to use for flavor, put them in a pitcher with some water and keep it in the fridge. It is important to stay hydrated from the heat to lower chances of sickness, heat stroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and more.
- Tip #2: SCREEN IT OUT! Do not go outside without putting some sunscreen on! Sunburns can occur within 15 MINUTES of exposure! Don’t risk the chances of getting burned! Protect yourself and wear a sunscreen that is no less than 30 SPF and apply regularly.
- Tip #3: SPRITZ YOURSELF! It may be a good idea to carry a spray bottle filled with cold water with you and give yourself a nice little spritz when you start to feel hot. Spray water over your body’s pulse points like the neck, wrists and temples of your head. This way you can cool down and refresh yourself in the summer heat.
- Tip #4: GO LIGHT AND LOOSE! Lose the jeans and sweaters! It’s not winter anymore! Bust out your shorts and tanks! Throw on some sunglasses and a hat too, spice it up! Also, light colors not dark colors. You absorb more heat in dark clothing. Loose cotton and linen will help keep you cool as well. Synthetics will usually make you sweat more so it is best to avoid them. It is key not to attract the heat to you so dress accordingly.
- Tip #5: TREAT YOURSELF! What a perfect time to treat yourself to those frozen goodies! Take advantage of the heat and indulge yourself with foods like ice cream, ice pops, frozen yogurt and other icy treats!
Have a great summer!
Having lived at Lake Forest Park for 10 years, I am very happy and feel lucky to be here. It is a very pretty place, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the food is good. I love the trivia games and puzzles they offer on the activity calendar; they keep my mind alert. Living here is like belonging to a huge family; we all get along great. I don't have to cook and clean anymore, so I am getting lazy and fat! I never thought I'd live to see that! I am grateful each day.
I love it at Lake Forest Park! It is now my home. The other residents are my loving extended family. The staff is always courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. Dining and housekeeping staff are always cheerful, conscientious and highly, highly efficient. It is a pleasure seeing the staff smiling and keeping us happy and content. Our activities are varied with something for everyone. We all enjoy participating in activities. I am happy to call Lake Forest Park home.
When I first moved to Lake Forest Park, it was the most difficult time of my life. Now, after being here 9 months, I have made friends and am really enjoying myself. Everyone is like family to me; we are so close and we have a lot of fun.
I visited this facility. This building is beautiful, from the moment you walk in the airy sheer curtains the décor, the music, the atmosphere is wonderful. We met a very cute young girl who gave a great tour of the building. The entire management team made it a point to introduce themselves, the head young lady was so warm and eased our concerns. We were shocked that fort pierce had anything as nice as this. When we left everyone wished us well. The folks living there look healthy. It didn't smell either.
I am a senior who has lived and worked in St. Lucie County since the fall of 1972. I have worked as both a teacher and a minister for a large part of that time and have had the opportunity to visit many different retirement facilities over the years. I am presently a part of a group that meets once a month at Lake Forest Park for a luncheon. I have also toured their facilities and am quite impressed. They provide a secure and challenging program of activities and I know of no other place that I would rather consider ...Show More