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Meet Rich and Sandy Miller 56 years, and counting, of fun together.

This July marks 56 active and enjoyable years for Rich and Sandy Miller. “We still have fun together,” exclaims Sandy. They first met at a fraternity/sorority social mixer on the campus of Penn State in Pennsylvania’s Happy Valley. They eventually settled in Rochester, New York. Rich worked in sales and marketing for Eastman Kodak Company …

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The Benefits of a Continuing Care Retirement Community

There was a time retirement meant relaxing. But today, seniors see it as a time to turn their attention to the joys of life … family, friends, travel, hobbies and adventures. If you want a lifestyle that gives you the services and amenities to enjoy an engaging, entertaining life full of possibilities you may want …

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Meet Gretchen and Kelley Atkinson “Smaller living, bigger life!”

When talking with Founders Club Members about their upcoming moves to Presbyterian Village Athens, it’s apparent everyone seems chooses a community for a handful of reasons: camaraderie, community, security, freedom and independence. With backgrounds in health care-related fields, it made sense that, after decades of helping others, Gretchen and Kelley Atkinson would choose a secure …

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Why the Montessori Method Works so Well for People with Dementia or Other Memory Problems

Although the concept of Montessori is traditionally associated with teaching school-aged children, you may be surprised to learn that the same Montessori methods can be highly effective for supporting people with dementia. Dr. Montessori’s teaching principles are based on independence, meaningful engagement, high self-esteem, and the ability to make true choices. This same approach is …

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The Importance of the Neighborhood Model and Dementia-Friendly Design in Memory Care

If you’re looking for the latest innovation in senior living, try looking at a memory care neighborhood. These small, contemporary communities are improving the quality of life for dementia patients in Austell, Georgia, and beyond. The neighborhood model for dementia and memory care has become more common in senior living communities nationwide. Smaller-scale, homelike settings …

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A message from our President/CEO:

Looking back through the lens of the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, Presbyterian Homes of Georgia’s 70th Anniversary Year of 2019, was an idyllic year of normalcy.  It was a year of great accomplishment and of transition, as we prepared to say goodbye to our long-serving leader Dr. Frank H. McElroy, Jr. and as I prepared to …

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MEET THE WILLIAMSES

A Love for All Things Great and Small. Judy and Jim Williams share many loves in this life — their passion for hiking and the great outdoors; their faith and devotion to their church; and of course, their adoration for their three kids and ten grandchildren. But there’s one they hold dear that has stood …

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Presbyterian Homes of Georgia Announces Next President & CEO

Presbyterian Homes of Georgia is excited and pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alex Patterson of Watkinsville, Georgia as the organizations new CEO and President. Alex has served Presbyterian Homes for the last ten years, first as the Senior Executive Director of the Presbyterian Home and Retirement Community in Quitman, GA and more recently …

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