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Memorial Day Services at Town Center [Photos]

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The city commemorated Memorial Day Monday with a ceremony at the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument. Mayor Mike Mason, Bob Ballagh gave remarks, on behalf of Ms. Anne Harris, a Gold Star family member.

Photos courtesy of Ludwig Keck

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What to Watch for to Keep Older Family Members Safe and Healthy

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The ladies wore their pearls to support the Atlanta Braves in the World Series. Photo from The Mansions at Sandy Springs Senior Independent Living facebook.

Over the holidays, 53 million Americans will be traveling. For many, it may be the first time in two years that their families have been able to visit elderly loved ones. This is an important chance to look for signs that these individuals, especially those who live alone, may need additional help or attention with their tasks of daily living.

The Mansions at Sandy Springs Assisted Living and Memory Care in Peachtree Corners has shared a checklist, created by the geriatric specialists at The Mansions, with signs to watch for in your loved ones. Keep in mind that it may be necessary to seek expert help with broaching sensitive subjects, such as driving a car, medication management or personal hygiene.

Are Mom and Dad OK?

What to Look for this Holiday Season

  • Are your parents able to perform the basics? Dressing, eating, toileting, personal grooming and mobility.
  • Do your parents have unopened mail? Unopened mail and unpaid bills can be a sign of cognitive impairment, financial problems or vision loss.
  • Do you see damage to your parents’ garage or vehicles? If so, it may be time to have “the talk.”
  • How do your parents look? Check for noticeable changes in appearance, such as wearing the same clothes over and over, weight gain or loss, dirty clothes or unwashed hair.
  • Is your parents’ home as clean as it was last time you visited? Mildew and mold, excessive clutter and spoiled food are signs that your parents may need another set of hands and eyes to keep their home clean and safe.
  • Look in the pantry and the refrigerator. Is it stocked? Are foods expired? Is the food there nutritious or are you parents frequently eating cereal, sandwiches and processed microwave foods?
  • Are your parents taking their medication? Be sure to check for expired medications, unopened bottles or past due refills. Check supplements for expiration dates, also.
  • Do your parents have any unexplained bruises or other injuries? Senior injuries often occur due to accidental falls or running into furniture. A significant number of injuries can be a sign your parent is struggling with mobility.
  • Have you noticed any mood swings or personality changes? Depression and anxiety are common in seniors, especially during the holiday season. Take special note to watch for irritability and forgetfulness.

If you’ve ticked a box or two, it may be time to seek advice from experts and determine if now is the time to consider a move to assisted living.

The Mansions has three assisted living and memory care facilities in the area: The Mansions locations at Alpharetta, The Mansions at Gwinnett Park in Lawrenceville, and The Mansions at Sandy Springs in Peachtree Corners. Visit MansionsSeniorLiving.com to learn more.

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Holiday Glow 2021

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Previous Holiday Glow with Mike Mason speaking.

December 3, 6-8 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the Town Green’s 3rd annual Holiday Glow! Celebrate the season during this free event. Event attendees can cozy up with complimentary hot chocolate while enjoying a holiday sing-a-long and giant bubbles over the Town Green.

A very special guest from the North Pole will help to light up the Town Green and then introduce a rocking holiday concert! Take pictures in front of Santa’s Peachtree Corners Camper and leave a letter in his mailbox. The Town Green will feature different light up displays including a Menorah and a unique digital holiday tree. So, bring a lawn chair and come enjoy the lights and the songs of the season with neighbors and friends.

GETTING THERE

Park and Walk

Free parking is available in the Town Center Parking Deck or on-street within the Town Center.  Additional parking is available in the parking areas off Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle (3720 Davinci Ct, 3715 Davinci Ct or 2745 Davinci Ct). You’ll cross Peachtree Corners Circle and access the Town Green via a mulch path with string lights.

Ride Share

Ride share drop off and pick up location is The Piedmont Bank, 5100 Peachtree Parkway.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

For the safety and convenience of all guests the following items are prohibited on the Town Green.

  • Glass Containers
  • Fires or Barbecue Grills
  • Hard Sided or Large Coolers
  • Large or over-sized bags/back packs, luggage, or duffel bags
  • Fireworks or Sparklers
  • Smoking, Vaping or use of any tobacco products
  • Illegal Substance or Drugs
  • Pets or Animals with the exception of service animals
  • Flying Objects including but not limited to: Sports Balls, Flying Discs, Beach Balls, or Drones
  • Tents, tables or staking. No items can be affixed to any park infrastructure

Guests are expected to behave respectfully and in accordance with Town Green policy, state and local laws. Any guest that is acting in a manner that is deemed unsafe can be subject to eviction.

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Holiday Events at the Forum on Peachtree Parkway

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Lights Up

November 27, 2021. 4-7 P.M.

The time is here. Join The Forum on November 27th for the annual tree-lighting event, Lights Up!

This year’s event will feature live holiday music with Layne Denton, Adam Komesar and the JJ Weeks Band from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. and a bunch of other fun for your family to enjoy, like Rudolph, Hermey & The Abominable Snowman, snowfall, kid’s crafts, a special holiday vendor market, hot chocolate with Peterbrooke, face painting and glow fun and a holiday photo booth. Save the date now and join us for the countdown to Christmas! Santa will enter the stage for our tree-lighting countdown at 6:45 p.m, so make sure you’re present. Following the event, he will be available for photos at Swoozies until 8 p.m.

More details to come at theforumonpeachtree.com

Holiday Cookie Workshop

DECEMBER 4, 2021. 10:30- 11:30 A.M.

Join at Mojito’s at The Forum for a holiday cookie workshop with Twin Kookies! Each ticket includes holiday cookies, icing and sprinkles for one along with decorating instruction.

They’ll also have a surprise (don’t tell the kids!) halfway through the workshop with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Book your tickets now. They can’t wait to decorate with you!

Register now at: https://bit.ly/3wF6BVs

Merry Market Days

December 18-19. 12-6 P.M

It’s the final event of the holiday season at The Forum! Join for an indoor two-day holiday market on Dec. 18-19 jam packed with endless holiday gift shopping options. This market will feature over 50+ local artisans and makers showcasing their products. If you want to buy local this year, here’s your chance!

Guests can also enjoy food, hot chocolate, photos with Santa on Sunday, live Christmas music with Adam Komesar and a free children’s craft corner, perfect to keep the kiddos busy while parents shop. You won’t want to miss this one. Mark your calendars and join us for the final shopping weekend of the 2021 holiday season.

Merry Market Days will be held from 12 – 6 P.M in the former Kinnucan’s space located next to Aomi Japanese. See you there, shoppers!

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