What Are ADLs and How Do They Affect Independence?

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Daily routines and personal independence become increasingly important as we go through life. Our ability to carry out activities of daily living, also referred to as ADLs, not only dictates the rhythm of our days but also intimately connects us to our sense of self and autonomy.  What are ADLs, though, and how do they […]

Understanding the Importance of Sensory Stimulation as We Age

Sensory Stimulation for Older Adults

Our senses are central to the human experience. They help us connect with the world, feel joy, notice danger, and seek comfort. As we age, changes in our senses—sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch—can greatly impact our lives. Adapting to these changes is vital in a world full of sensory experiences. As a Chattanooga senior […]

Rockbridge Oaks: Celebrating Our Seventh Great Place To Work Certification

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Rockbridge Oaks, an AgeWell Solvere managed community, is delighted to announce that AgeWell Solvere has been honored as a “Great Place to Work” for the seventh consecutive year! This prestigious accolade from the Great Place to Work Institute and Activated Insights underscores our steadfast dedication to cultivating an exceptional workplace environment. The certification was based […]

The Healing Power of Nature for Those Living with Dementia

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For individuals with dementia, experiencing the therapeutic touch of the outdoors can significantly rekindle a transformative connection with their surroundings. The gentle breeze, the rustle of leaves, and the sun’s warmth contribute to a sense of peace and belonging often lost in daily challenges. This connection with nature can also serve as a powerful bridge […]

Dementia: Detecting the Symptoms Beyond Memory Loss

Discovering that someone you love is experiencing symptoms of dementia can be an emotional and challenging moment. For family members, the responsibility of navigating the complexities of dementia is profound. Recognizing the early signs and seeking the right support is crucial to ensuring the well-being of our relatives and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our team […]

What is Sundowning?: Understanding Triggers and Support Strategies

Sundowning is a condition where individuals with cognitive challenges, typically Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, display a change in behavior such as increased agitation, confusion, and even hallucinations in the later afternoon or towards the end of the day.  It’s a subtle yet profound shift, and understanding its genesis and managing its impact […]

Sip & Stroll Open House at Rockbridge Oaks

Seniors enjoy an open house event at Rockbridge Oaks

Event: Open House Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024 Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Rockbridge Oaks Discover Rockbridge Oaks: Join us on Saturday, April 27th at 1 PM for our Sip & Stroll Open House event at Rockbridge Oaks! This is an excellent opportunity for potential residents and their families to explore our boutique-style […]

Experiencing Excellence: Assisted Living at Rockbridge Chattanooga

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The Good Life, in the Foothills of the Appalachian Mountains On the banks of the great Tennessee River, where majestic mountains near and far watch over with aplomb, sits Chattanooga, a Southern city as rich in American history as it is in natural beauty. Yes, Chattanooga, Tennessee is truly the pride of the Appalachian foothills, […]

How to Stay Fit After 60

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Eating Well & Getting Active for a Healthy Life Metabolism, cognitive decline, decreases in muscle mass and bone density — as we age, changes occur, body systems can become less efficient and may feel like they just don’t have the oomph they once did. Of course, aging is a natural part of life, but how […]

How to Plan Ahead for Assisted Living

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Life is good. It’s a wonderful journey, a collection of moments in time that create our legacy. A long life is a treasure chest of precious memories — falling in love, seeing the world, marriage, starting a family, launching a great career, and spending time with friends. We live. We love. We have amazing experiences. […]