Independence Day

Dwight Eisenhower once said, “Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”  In recognition of the birth of our great nation we also make a parallel to the independence of our great residents.  Seniors full of life and vitality, have so much living to do and want to enjoy it to the fullest.  To begin each day refreshed and full of life is the ultimate goal of our communities.  If you are looking into assisted living for yourself or a loved one…I want you to consider who we are, what we do and what we provide…straight from our website.

“Each of Great Oaks Management’s retirement communities provide an enhanced senior living environment focused on active aging – an approach that aims to maximize the quality of life and well-being of seniors while fulfilling their individual needs and promoting purposeful living.  Our care options and life enrichment programs allow our residents to live to their greatest potential in communities that are ideal for sharing past experiences and making new memories with neighbors, friends and loved ones.

Over the years, Great Oaks has developed an enthusiastic and determined team of healthcare leaders whose knowledge of the industry has allowed us to meet the diverse and changing needs of today’s active senior adults.  Our mission has been to fulfill for seniors what we all want each and every day – to be happy and healthy, to focus on family, friends, and fun, and to maintain a sense of independence.”  As we celebrate all the freedoms we have to enjoy this week, we want to thank our service men and women both past and present.  If you would like more information on how to make the most of independence for you or your senior, visit our website at: or give us a call today at 1-888-258-8082.

Independence Day

Most of us celebrate July 4th with barbecue, picnics, parades and fireworks.  Many families have family reunions around July 4th while others take vacation, heading to the beach.

Independence Day is the birthday celebration of the United States of America.  July 4th is the day when the birthday of the USA is celebrated nationwide and marks the date when the original 13 colonies of the United States declared their independence from Great Britain.

Let’s stop for a minute and think about the history behind this national holiday.  At the time, Great Britain was the most powerful country on earth.  It controlled commerce and government across the globe.  At the time, a famous quote was “the sun never sets on the British Empire”.

Imagine what courage it took for a small number of brave men and women in 13 small isolated colonies to declare that they were independent from the most powerful empire on earth.  With no real army, no real navy, no real central government, this rag tag bunch of brave individuals took control of their own destiny and created a country.  Today as a result of their initial efforts and courage, the United States of America is the greatest nation on earth.

So this year as you attend your local July 4th parade, barbecue or watch the fireworks, remember those brave colonist who took as stand and made it all possible.