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
Learning is Living Back
It is natural for older individuals to feel as if they are a burden to their loved ones, as they need more help with daily activities of living. One secret to ‘staying young’ if you will is to continue to learn. Keeping ones mind sharp also alleviates the feelings of being a burden. There has always been a huge emphasis on learning but the cycle must not stop due to age. Learning is a continuing process that should occur throughout every stage of life.
Many studies have been done to confirm that learning a new trade whether it is quilting, photography or even playing bridge aids in memory loss and cognitive improvement exponentially. Strengthening the connections between parts of your brain helps alleviate the effects of dementia and challenging activities strengthen entire networks in the brain.
Next time you are wondering what you can do for the day, don’t shy away from the challenge of doing something that is fun and will help you in the long run. Look around to see who is offering a quilting class or bird watching – Bird watching isn’t just about looking at different birds but learning about them, their origins and patterns. Join a book club and discuss how your perceptions have changed over time or from listening to one another in the group. Don’t be afraid to turn on a computer. The Internet has so much to offer in the learning arena.
Don’t settle for a TV show on the couch, get up and keep moving and keep learning!
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