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Johnnie Gabriel Coming To Winnwood

Johnnie Gabriel Coming To Winnwood

Winnwood’s Lecture Series With Johnnie Gabriel  Winnwood’s lecture series is proud to present to you, lunch with  Johnnie Gabriel! Oh yes, the cousin of Paula Dean is coming to Winnwood Retirement Community. Johnnie will be here October 12th. Johnnie has a talent for baking delicate desserts and […]

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Day In The Life Of The Winnwood Chauffeur

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive a limousine? As a small child, I would look out the car window and stare whenever I saw one. When a limo would drive past us on the road, I would visualize myself inside, and wonder […]

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Moving Tips For Seniors

Moving Tips For Seniors

Whether we are moving a senior loved one into a new home or moving our parents into a retirement community, the process can be challenging. As children of older parents, we want transitions in their lives to go as smoothly as possible. From tending to their health, […]

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Location, Location, Location!

Location, Convenience, and Charm That’s what comes to mind as I think about Winnwood Retirement Community. We provide 1st class retirement living.   One of my favorite places in Georgia happens to be footsteps away, the downtown Historic Marietta Square. During the Spring and Summer, this is […]

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Eating Without Guilt

Eating Without Guilt

Throughout our life, our body’s nutritional needs change. As we mature, our metabolism slows, tastes buds change, we may develop allergies, or just plain get sick of one particular food! Here at Winnwood, we recognize that our residents have individual needs and our awesome culinary staff is […]

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February Lecture Series – Free and Open to the Public

February Lecture Series – Free and Open to the Public

Our Activities Directors plan awesome events each month, including weekly trips, fun and games, and educational seminars. This month, we’re excited to partner with Nelson Elder Care Law to bring you TWO great seminars. Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 pm – Navigating the Senior Years  Fun and informative, this […]

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Make New Friends at Winnwood – Meet Becky

“I was a secretary at Lockheed for 25 years. I worked for the president and my reviews were always excellent.” We have a lot of great amenities and services at Winnwood, and our staff is top-notch, but the best thing about us? Our residents! Schedule a dinner tour […]

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Is Retirement Living for You?

Retirement Living vs. Living at Home Years ago, seniors moved into retirement communities because they needed to. They needed the extra help and couldn’t live alone any more. Retirement living has changed! Now seniors understand that good retirement communities should ENHANCE their life, not diminish it in any way. The residents […]

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Make New Friends at Winnwood – Meet Audrey

  “When I was five years old, Santa brought me a red, wool coat with a white, fur collar. I slept in it for weeks.” We have a lot of great amenities and services at Winnwood, and our staff is top-notch, but the best thing about us? […]

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There’s an “i” in Kindness and it’s You!

There’s an “i” in Kindness and it’s You!

Yesterday, I was talking with someone I respect immensely and she was expressing how 2016 is going to be a great year. Our conversation got me thinking about how the New Year allows us to set a mark in time which gives our minds permission to accept […]

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Thank You, Coach Mark Richt!

Thank You, Coach Mark Richt!

On Sunday, the University of Georgia and head football coach Mark Richt decided to cease their 15 year relationship. As I got out of my truck at Winnwood on Monday morning, I could almost feel the anticipated chatter reverberating to the parking lot about Richt stepping down. […]

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The Mark Richt Effect

The Mark Richt Effect

By: John P. Rauls, Columnist The annual Georgia/Florida football game was played on Saturday afternoon in Florida. The game is an annual tradition that officials claim is played in Jacksonville as a neutral location. Hey, guys upstairs! It’s still Fla!! (An article for another time perhaps?). As many of […]

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Activity Spotlight – Vintage Fashion Show

For the 5th year in a row, Winnwood Retirement will host a Vintage Fashion and Jewelry Show. This show is one of the most popular events of the year. A team from Tennessee brings fashions from the 1920s to present day, all paired with vintage hats, jewelry, purses, etc. […]

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Local Authors to visit Winnwood

On Wednesday, October 21st, Winnwood Retirement will hold its first Author Expo. The event, featuring several local authors, was the brainchild of Winnwood’s Vice-President, John Rauls. “One of our employees, Lisa Lewis Tyre, recently had her first book published through Random House/Penguin.” Rauls said. “It was chosen […]

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The Power of the Putting Green

Here at Winnwood Retirement Community the power of the putting green is never underestimated! And now that spring has sprung our putting green is ready for action. There are so many benefits that go along with golfing and sinking that putt, here are just a few:

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Volunteering Is Its Own Reward

We have some of the best volunteers in the world…dedicated, reliable and adore our residents! We are ALWAYS looking for these types of people to be a part of our volunteer program here at Winnwood.  We have volunteers that range anywhere from teenagers on up, who come […]

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Vertical Garden Project

Our OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistants) Students from Chattahoochee Tech developed a horticultural project for our residents. Thank you!!! We LOVE it!  

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Location, Location, Location

There are many things to love about living at Winnwood Retirement, but one of our many perks is how close we are to the historic Marietta Square. It’s an easy walk, but our transportation staff will happily take our residents and drop them off for an hour […]

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Winnwood Residents Stay Active

A friend of mine was talking with a lady at a ball game recently. The lady mentioned that she worked for a retirement community, and when my friend said that she knew someone who worked at Winnwood, the lady remarked, “Oh, they’re big time. They have an […]

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Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Marietta

We’re partial to pets here at Winnwood Retirement which is why we allow small cat and dog residents. Moving without your best friend, never! We’re not the only ones that feel that way. There are several Marietta restaurants that allow pets: Hemingway’s Bar & Grill Barkers Red Hots Mellow […]

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Want a good tip? Wait on a senior!

Seniors are on a fixed income and likely to be bad tippers, right? Wrong! According to an article on AARP, you might want to ask for the elderly couple to be put in your station. Older diners are more consistently generous tippers. Most of those age 65 […]

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Moving and Retirement

I’ll never forget Mable. She was living in a small apartment, refusing to leave her bed. When I asked her what was wrong, she said, “I don’t want to have to move again.” Fear of change is a common ailment. We may not like where we are, […]

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Retirees Stay Active in a Variety of Ways

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal about seniors confirms what we’ve always known at Winnwood Retirement – passion is ageless! Hip-Hop Dancing is probably not the first thing you think of when you’re picturing your grandparents dancing, but recently a group of seniors traveled from […]

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