A group of elderly women sitting at a table.

For this submission to Resident Stories, members of the Communications Committee interviewed staff and assisted living residents.

Health and Wellness at The Oaks Health Center:

The Oaks, located on the campus of The Marshes, provides assisted living, skilled nursing, respite care, and short- and long-term rehabilitation. Residents at The Marshes have guaranteed access to all of our services and area seniors can also directly access our assisted living; however, skilled nursing and rehabilitation are reserved only for current residents of The Marshes currently living in our Independent and Assisted communities and are not available to area seniors. Here are some of the wellness activities offered at The Oaks:

Exercise, walking club and meditation classes daily

Library and games (bingo, cards, board)

Social engagement (theme parties, theme meals, holidays, birthday/newcomer celebrations)

Spiritual singing and worship services

Movies, both in group setting and in-room

Visiting entertainers and musicians

Community bus outings

Physical, occupational, speech and aqua therapies

Cognitive exercises

It’s Never 2 Late (IN2L), a picture-based, touch screen platform that enables almost anyone to use a personal computer, even those with dementia

Beauty salon and barbershop


“The staff is very attentive. I have used my Personal Health Button at night a few times lately and they have come right away”

“The food is good but I enjoy driving my golf cart to Publix for a few of my favorite snacks”

“My son is happy feeling that I’m safe here”

“I have a standing beauty salon appointment every Friday” “Me too!”

“The staff makes sure I keep my doctor’s appointments and medications are taken on time”

“There’s a number of activities here but we don’t have to attend everything, only what we really want to. I haven’t participated in the exercise classes, but I have to say I have never won at bingo until I played here, and I’ve won a couple of times in a row!”

“I find the Library an invaluable resource. It is kept up to date by a volunteer from The Marshes”

“Today before your visit I asked for a little tidying up of my apartment and they were here right away”