Key Questions When Considering a Move to a Senior Retirement Community

Key Questions When Considering a Move to a Senior Retirement Community

Mar 26 2018

Contributed by Rusty Blix, Founder of Alderman Oaks

Aging in Place or Transitioning to a Retirement Community Can Often be Complex, Confusing, and Intimidating!   

We encourage you to schedule a visit to Alderman Oaks, as we would look forward to assisting you and your family in the decision making process.

Is the community privately owned or part of a larger
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Response to Herald-Tribune Editor’s Request Regarding Hurricane Irma

Response to Herald-Tribune Editor’s Request Regarding Hurricane Irma

Oct 21 2017

I am responding to the October 17, 2017 Editor’s request “to hear from customers about their power restoration times” from the outages caused by hurricane Irma. 

 Alderman Oaks Retirement Center in downtown Sarasota experienced a power outage of four days.  I also testify for many, if not most, Assisted Living owners and operators in
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Nursing-Home Mandate Illogical

Nursing-Home Mandate Illogical

Oct 08 2017

Our thanks to the Sarasota-Manatee Herald-Tribune for allowing Rusty Blix, owner of Alderman Oaks, to be a guest columnist in the Sunday, October 8, 2017 (Opinion Section) issue of their newspaper.

Following are the contents of his column.

 I support LeadingAge Florida’s challenging of Rick Scott’s order to install generators in all Nursing Homes and Assisted Living
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5 Benefits of Exercise for the Brain & Overall Health

5 Benefits of Exercise for the Brain & Overall Health

Jun 27 2017

Our thanks to Nicci Kobritz for contributing this article.

Exercise may be more important than you think. Aside from benefiting your physical health, exercise—research shows—packs numerous cognitive benefits. Below, we’re covering the best benefits prolonged exercise has on your brain.

#1: Exercise Improves Executive Functions

Your brain’s executive functions are higher-level thinking skills. These skills include task switching,
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Making a Connection with Those with Dementia

Making a Connection with Those with Dementia

Mar 08 2017

Our thanks to author Susan Garbett for contributing this article.

The media and some commercials would have us believe that Alzheimer’s is just a disease of memory. We know it can also affect perception, behavior, personality, language dysfunction, visual and motor skills, and much more. Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s should not be looked as an immediate
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  • Loving, caring ownership and staff
  • Services catering to different lifestyle needs
  • Active Resident Council and Committees
  • Located in "Heart" of Downtown Sarasota
  • Regular Spiritual Opportunities
  • Flexible Transportation
  • Exercises, health diets, and access to an on-site Wellness Center
  • Weekly Happy Hour with Live Entertainment (We dance!)
  • Just Around the Corner From the Friendship Center
  • Rental Only Apartments (No buy-in required)
  • Choice of studio, one bedroom, or two bedroom Floor Plans
  • Able to transition into Assisted Living if needed

Join Us at Alderman Oaks for a Presentation to Better Understand Dementia, Improve Communication, and Reduce Challenging Behaviors

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

We will Serve Complimentary Wine and a Light Buffet Meal

Program Presenter
Kathleen Houseweart, MBA
Former Director of the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System (SMH) Memory Clinic and a Senior Aging Specialist.

This Practical Presentation Will Focus on the Different Types of Dementia and their Unique Symptoms and Offer Information on How Dementia Affects Perception, 
Communication, and Behavior.

Click Here for More Information and to RSVP.