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Memory Impairment: Caregiver Tips for the Holiday Season

December 13, 2021 | Laura Tenpenny

Caregivers can have mixed feelings about holidays. They may have happy memories of the past. But they may also worry about the extra demands that holidays make on their time and energy. Here are some suggestions to help you find a balance between caring for your memory-impaired loved one and keeping up with the busy […]

5 Quarantine-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas

May 28, 2020 | Lake Gibson Village

Much like Mother’s Day, we’re facing a unique Father’s Day in June 2020. Traditional Father’s Day outings like a day on the golf course, taking in a ballgame, or gathering as a family for a large barbeque may not be possible in some areas. So, what can you do to show your appreciation to Dad? […]

5 Gift Ideas for This Unique Mother’s Day

April 23, 2020 | Lake Gibson Village

For most of us used to spending time with Mom or the kids on Mother’s Day, both mothers and children are going to go through an adjustment for the 2020 version of this popular holiday. Thanks to social distancing measures that are expected to remain in place in much of the country, being able to […]

Practical Mother’s Day Gifts for Senior Moms

May 1, 2019 | Lake Gibson Village

Finding the perfect gift to thank our mothers for the sacrifices they made to raise us is always top-of-mind at this time of year, with Mother’s Day approaching. The good news is, very few want material gifts. Most senior moms (55 percent) say that they want to spend quality time with their children and families. […]

How to Keep Seniors’ Spirits High Over the Holidays

November 28, 2018 | Lake Gibson Village

The holiday season is associated with celebration, but Christmastime can be a very difficult season for seniors. Two statistics shed light as to why. The American Medical Resource Institute reports that six million people over the age of 65 suffer from depression, many of which do not seek treatment. According to Daily Caring, around 28 […]

The Threat of Alzheimer’s Disease Grows as the Race is on to Find the First Survivor

October 16, 2018 | Lake Gibson Village

If Alzheimer’s Disease cannot be stopped, it’s predicted to be a killer to millions more Americans as the years pass by. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said recently that cases of the most common form of dementia will triple over approximately the next 40 years, unless something dramatic happens that changes this trend. […]

Douglas M. Cook Park Officially Open, Benefiting Citizens of North Lakeland

August 28, 2018 | Lake Gibson Village

The city of Lakeland dedicated its first public park north of Interstate 4 on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The ceremonial ribbon was cut to open Douglas M. Cook Park by Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz. He was joined by Lake Gibson Village CEO Renee Tucker, Cook’s sister, and Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, who […]

All in Good Taste

April 27, 2018 | Lake Gibson Village

Saturday, April 21, 2018, Lake Gibson Village invited the public to join their residents for a double treat. Everyone relaxed in the elegant and historic dinner theatre and enjoyed the beautiful sounds of the Lakeland Chorale Society. It was a mesmerizing performance as Lakeland’s nostalgic mass-member chorus sang a captivating a cappella rendition of ‘My […]

Show a Little Love on Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2018 | Lake Gibson Village

Valentine’s Day does not have to be a strictly couples, romantic flowers and dinner affair. It can also be a day spent with family and friends. We’ve got two suggestions for you to plan with family and friends — a DIY project to do with grandchildren and a casual party idea for the adults in […]

Spread the Cheer

December 1, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

The holiday season — whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa — is for spending time with family and friends and sharing what is beautiful, meaningful, and joyful. This year, why not also make it a time for spreading some holiday cheer for others in need?  Some will be celebrating the holidays for the first […]