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    Natural Wonder: Time Spent Outside is Key to a More Fulfilled Life
    Being outdoors is critical for people of all ages, but even more so for senior adults because it has the potential to improve their health and well-being. The Oaks of Louisiana, through design, programs offered, and lifestyle, promotes overall wellness, keeping residents as independent as possible for as long as possible, helping them age well.
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    How Does Her Garden Grow?
    Garden Apartments resident Martha Thompson has a green thumb. Fellow residents have reaped the benefits of her gardening skills for the past few years and will do so once again this year if looks of a thriving Oaks community garden are any indication.
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    Immersing Yourself in Nature has Many Health Benefits
    Spending time outdoors restores the body and soul. Research confirms that being outside not only lifts your spirits and makes you feel happier, it improves your physical and mental well-being.
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    Resident Becomes a Painter During Pandemic
    When Bobbie Harlan, 91, looks back on her time in a pandemic and reflects on whether or not she made the most of isolation, she need look no further than the walls of her Garden Apartments at The Oaks residence.
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    A Cheerful Heart Brings a Smile
    Daisy Rudd Heitner is 96 years young. With a peaches and cream complexion, a twinkle in her eyes and a smile that rarely leaves her face, she exhibits a joie de vivre that is refreshing for someone her age.
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    Oaks Residents Begin to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
    Healthcare providers from Willis-Knighton Health System came to The Oaks of Louisiana on Thursday and were greeted with applause by residents anxious to receive a vaccination for the prevention of the COVID-19 virus.
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    Health Center Residents Get Special Christmas Gift
    Clara Wilkinson pushes Frances Kurz, 94, down the hall in her wheelchair from her room at Health Center at Live Oak. Kurz’s tiny frame strikes a regal pose, her eyes twinkling behind wire rim glasses as she passes the nurses’ station toward what residents and staff refer to as “the bridge.”
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    Amen with the Rev. Andrew Comeaux
    One of the difficult things about religion is that we are asked to believe in what we can’t see. In our culture we are taught that seeing is believing and if you can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. However to live out our faith we have to believe in the Unseen.
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    Home Free: Charlene Young finds new community at The Oaks
    Ninety-three-year-old Charlene Young’s smile is as sweet as her disposition and she wears it well. The Oaks of Louisiana resident, who moved here nearly four years ago, is a delightful soul who has woven her life into the tapestry of life at Garden Apartments at The Oaks, one of the community’s independent living residences.
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    Adventure at The Oaks: Fearless Jean Eppler Finds Excitement at New Home
    Jean’s happiness as a resident of The Oaks’ Garden Apartments is evident. She wears it on her face for all to see. There is always a twinkle in her eyes, broad smile on her face and her demeanor is one that draws people close, to share in whatever funny story she is telling or mischief she is causing.
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    Amen with the Rev. Andrew Comeaux
    If you are like me, 2020 has been a whirlwind of unexpected events and changes. We started off the year with the pandemic, which is still churning on, then racial tension, then hurricanes and now the election. Each one of those causing life disturbing changes to people we know and even ourselves.
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    Kindred Spirits: Residents Reap Many Benefits from Social Interaction
    Socialization and friendship are key to happier, heathier senior adults. People who continue to maintain close friendships and find other ways to interact socially live longer than those who become isolated.
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  • Helping Hands: Oaks Offers Residents Maintenance-Free Living
    In October 2017, Mary Ann Webb was standing in water … inside her house! Two water heaters in the attic had burst and flooded her Appletree home. “You can imagine how long it took me to find people to clean it up and get everything back in order,” she says. “That was the last straw.”
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  • Baking, Sewing & Friendships: Edris Maddry's life is blessed
    The aroma of fresh baked Hawaiian banana nut bread hangs in the air in the apartment where Edris Maddry lives at Tower at The Oaks. The crusty golden loaf of mashed bananas, sugar, flour, pecans and pineapple sits to cool on the kitchen counter as Maddry returns her attention to her latest handwork project – a cross-stitch quilt for a great grandbaby yet to be born.
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  • Don't Wait to Move to Enjoy Full Benefits of The Oaks
    When retired Shreveport businessman Kurvis Burns and wife Betty were looking for a senior living community to call home, they were drawn to the breathtaking beauty of The Oaks of Louisiana. “It looked like a park,” Burns says. “I knew it was the place.”
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  • Celebrating Life Together
    One by one the group of four takes their place around the table for an hour of trivia fun. Resident Mary Grubb and her team are ready for another spirited competition with fellow Tower at The Oaks residents.
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  • A Day at the Spa
    The Oaks' Spa & Wellness Center salon services keep residents relaxed and healthy
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    A Wise Choice: Consider These Factors When Deciding on Senior Living Community
    Choosing a retirement or senior living community can be one of the biggest decisions made in a lifetime. Therefore, the decision should be well planned and well thought out.
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    Oaks of Louisiana Residents Refurbish Masks
    Not all heroes wear masks. Some make them … or refurbish them.
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    Keeping Young: For One Resident, Activities at The Oaks Keeps Her Busy, Young
    Lucille Rowzee Williams is a diminutive figure but larger than life to those who know her, more a steel magnolia than a shrinking violet.
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