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Senior Assisted Living Communities: A Typical Day

Often times we’re asked about what a typical day might look like at Traditions Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. We’d love to share with you what that looks like.  While nothing is mandatory, our Program and Activities Calendar is filled with something for everyone.  Our focus is total wellness – physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and […]
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Iretta with her daughter

Traditions’ Resident of the Month: Iretta

Meet Iretta, our Traditions Resident of the Month. When I asked her for a picture, she was all in for a selfie, and it is too good not to share. Iretta is full of stories. After talking to her, I felt like I had known her for years. Iretta has […]
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Traditions of Athens Celebrated Marti Gras

  Athens Marti Gras Lunch & Party On Wednesday, February 28, 2017 from 12:30pm – 2pm Traditions of Athens celebrated Marti Gras with great food, fun festivities, music, and entertainment! Traditions of Athens is located at 22171 Traditions Way, Athens, AL Located near Highway 72 and Lindsay Lane S. Traditions of Athens residents, […]
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Selecting a Senior Community

The Benefits of Socialization

Spending more time alone and less time engaging in social situations tends to increase with age. This happens gradually as family members may become too busy and close friends experience similar restrictive conditions, such as a lack of energy, mobility limitations, and decreased health conditions. A diminishing social life for […]
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Heart health and heart disease

Celebrate American Heart Month by Adopting Heart-Healthy Habits!

February is American Heart Month! As many Americans vowed to improve their health at the start of the year, this is an ideal time to remind everyone to focus on their heart and adopt better lifestyle habits to improve their health. Declared by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson, the first American […]
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Celebrate Marti Gras at Traditions of Athens | Blood Drive

Blood Drive at Traditions of Athens If you’re an abled bodied member of the local community and able to donate blood, Traditions of Athens will be holding a blood drive in conjunction with Life South. Donate blood and receive a certificate for lunch for two at Traditions of Athens. The […]
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Flu virus and flu season

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year again when the temperatures drop and everyone seems to be sniffling, coughing or sneezing. Some may only get a mild cold that results in congested sinuses whereas others may come down with more severe illnesses, such as the flu. This year’s flu is the harshest […]
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Staying Safe in the Cold: Tips to Protect Yourself During Winter

For many, winter is a wonderland filled with fresh snowfall, a chance to hit the slopes and an excuse to curl up by the fire. On the other hand, cold temperatures, snow and ice can present many challenges, especially for seniors. Taking the necessary precautions and following these tips can […]
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A Simple Act of Heart Makes a Huge Impact

by Julie Podewitz, Chief Marketing Officer Traditions Senior Living My 87-year-old father was alone on Christmas.  He lives in Florida and until he moves to Tennessee to be closer to us next month, he is, by all accounts, alone.  My brothers and I call him regularly and have asked friends […]
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Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+ – AARP

by G. Oscar Anderson, AARP Research, September 2010 In order to better understand loneliness and social isolation among older adults, AARP commissioned a national survey of the 45+ population to examine these issues.  In addition to examining prevalence rates among older Americans, the study provides a descriptive profile of lonely […]
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