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 passed soon after. Just after the Crisis Care nurse called me, she held the phone to Mom's ear and I got to tell her for the last time that I loved her, and my 2 sisters loved her. One half-hour into my drive over to see her, she passed but heard those last words "I Love You". Also, I want to give a big thanks to Ryan, Virginia, and Stephanie who made sure mom was taken to any activities she was able to take part in. Last, but not least, the kind, caring and loving nursing staff who treated Mom as if she was a member of their own family. All the CNA's (sorry I have forgotten names and apologize) are all exceptional people whom I've gotten to know and love. It meant the world to me and my family. Again, thanks to all. I will never forget your kindness to me. It is absolute proof that angels walk among us. I will keep you all in my prayers, and may God bless you abundantly.
Beat the Heat and Sun Back
Summer is here! The sun is out and the temperatures are rising quickly. Though summer is the best time for outdoor activities, it is important to protect yourself from the sun during the heat of summer. Here are some ways to beat the heat and sun during the summer months.
- Be sure to always wear sunscreen, even on cloudy or overcast days. Your skin is very delicate and it is important to protect it as much as possible, even if you are only outdoors for a short period of time. Limit your time outdoors to reduce the risk of dehydration and heat stroke. It is important to remain hydrated while being outside. Be sure to drink plenty of water. Know the signs of heat stroke and stay in the shade when possible.
- Loose, protective clothing when outside is recommended. Thinner fabrics like cotton will help to keep you cool while also protecting your skin from sunburn. Try to avoid wearing darker colors because they attract the sunlight. A hat is a useful accessory to wear while outdoors to block the sun from your eyes and prevent sunburn on your scalp and face.
- Going for walks during the morning hours is a great way to be outside and still beat the heat. The summer mornings tend to be cooler than the blistering afternoons and are the perfect time to get some fresh air and exercise as the hottest part of the day is a few hours away. A short walk is a great way to relax and is a peaceful way to work on mental health.
- There are many fun ways to beat the heat while staying indoors. It is easy to beat the heat by staying in the air conditioning. Games like cards or checkers are great summer activities. These can be played inside, away from the heat and bright sun. Games that require a partner are fun ways to catch up with friends or meet someone new. Sewing, knitting, and quilting are more fun activities to pass the time while staying indoors and creating something beautiful. You can knit a scarf for yourself for make a quilt for a family member. If you prefer to relax, you can always pick up a book or watch a movie
It is important to follow precautions during the summer to protect yourself from the sun and heat. Following these precautions will help us prevent sunburn, dehydration and more. Enjoy your 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 retirement than LFP. Their facility is conveniently located near shopping and Lawnwood Medical Center, and they provide transportation for most every need of their residents. The staff is helpful and friendly and the food is delicious and well prepared. I'm impressed by the fact that the chef goes out of his way to accommodate special dietary needs. In addition, one never gets the feeling that he/she is an imposition. i would highly recommend Lake Forest Park to anyone looking for a nice, clean, secure place to retire and enjoy their "golden years".