A Kids Summer Safety Guide for Parents and Grandparents

June 23, 2020 | Chris Hughes

Due to the closure and cancellations of many summer programs in response to the coronavirus pandemic, more children are expected to be home or in the care of grandparents this summer. And parents might be working at the same time, so lapses in supervision are a concern. With that said, now is a great time […]

‘It’s Important to Write’: Lakeland Seniors Looking for Pen Pals

June 15, 2020 | Chris Hughes

Lake Gibson Village sought out pen pals so residents facing restrictions due to COVID-19 precautions would have additional ways to communicate. Our Facebook post went viral and the response was overwhelming. We received messages from all over the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Taiwan, and Japan. WFLA NewsChannel 8 (the NBC affiliate in the […]

5 Quarantine-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas

May 28, 2020 | Chris Hughes

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? […]

Four Ways to Recession-Proof Your Retirement

May 11, 2020 | Chris Hughes

Monitoring our 401(k) and other retirement accounts can be a stressful endeavor when the markets are unstable. While the 2008 recession did a number on people’s savings, it’s unclear what the long-term effects of economic impacts from the coronavirus threat will be. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went from around 29,000 to 18,000 in March, […]

5 Gift Ideas for This Unique Mother’s Day

April 23, 2020 | Chris Hughes

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 […]

Ten Household Items That Store Germs to Keep on Your Cleaning List

April 3, 2020 | Chris Hughes

A byproduct of all the concerns and precautions regarding COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is that standard precautions to keep us from catching viruses are taking hold. Things like washing your hands for 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer, and not touching your face are hopefully becoming second nature. But what about cleaning items that you […]

A Message from Lake Gibson Village CEO Renee Tucker Dyer

March 31, 2020 | Lake Gibson Village

Precautions being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has led to unprecedented times in the vast majority of our lifetimes. For senior communities like Lake Gibson Village, we are following state and federal guidelines to protect residents and staff. These include: Visitors have been restricted to providers of healthcare-related services only. Group activities and […]

Five Ways to Boost Your Immune System

March 24, 2020 | Chris Hughes

A strong immune system is vital, not only during this unique time in history due to the threat of coronavirus, but all the time. Even after this crisis passes, there will always be viruses out there that a healthy immune system has a better chance of fighting off. Here are five ways to supercharge your immune […]

Six Things to Buy at the Grocery Store While Social Distancing

March 19, 2020 | Chris Hughes

These precautions we’ve taken due to the threat of coronavirus have taught us all about social distancing and working together — each individual must do their part in order for these measures to work and for life to get back to normal as soon as possible. Taking limited trips to the grocery store helps limit […]

Five Common-Sense Ways to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus (or any Virus)

February 24, 2020 | Chris Hughes

The COVID-19 disease, commonly known as coronavirus, has made its way from Asia to our shores, as the government and other public health officials mull what measures should be taken to prevent an outbreak in the United States. Unfortunately, a virus can be caught rather easily, and this one is of major concern to the […]