Four Benefits of Coloring for Seniors

April 26, 2017

If you thought that coloring was just for kids, it’s time to think again! Coloring can be both enjoyable and relaxing for adults, and it has some notable benefits — especially for seniors. No one is suggesting that you go out and buy a box of crayons and a childish coloring book featuring simple cartoon…Read More


What Seniors Need to Know About ACA Repeal

March 30, 2017

It’s no secret that health care has been a hot topic for the last several years. Currently, a new bill – The American Health Care Act – is being considered yet again as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The bill is still in its early phases and will likely go through many adjustments…Read More


Activities for Aging Parents That Encourage Better Mental, Physical, and Social Health

March 30, 2017

As we age, there is no question that our minds and bodies go through many changes, and many of them are not exactly welcome ones. However, it would be a mistake to fall victim to the opinion that aging is an automatic sentence to poor health. Many seniors stay mentally and physically healthy well into their…Read More


When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s – Tips and Advice for the Whole Family

February 27, 2017

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can leave a family feeling overwhelmed. If someone you love has recently been diagnosed with this condition, you may be looking at the road ahead with at least a little dread and uncertainty. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s isn’t easy, but it can be rewarding. Knowing what to expect and preparing…Read More


When Should You Transfer Power of Attorney?

February 27, 2017

Long term planning can be difficult, especially if it involves thinking proceedings a time in the future when you or a loved one may experience a decline in health or a loss of independence. However, when the proper steps have been taken in advance, any transition in life can be met with more success. A…Read More


Davis Dash 5K and Health Fair

February 22, 2017

Inaugural Davis Dash 5K & Health Fair! Join Us Saturday, April 29 for the first Davis Dash 5K & Health Fair Event. All proceeds benefit The Davis Community Life Enhancement Program and The New Hanover County Senior Center! The 5K Race starts at 10:00 AM on The Davis Community Campus, 1011 Porter’s Neck Road. Runners Please Register…Read More


Dizziness Staying Grounded – Wellness Seminar

February 17, 2017

Dizziness Staying Grounded Wellness Seminar Tuesday, Feb. 21st. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Join Frank Mikloucich, DPT for a discussion on how regular dizziness can be treated with therapy intervention. Located at the Rehabilitation and Wellness Pavilion at The Davis Community. Have Questions? Call 910-319-2124.


When Short-Term Rehab Makes Sense After Surgery

February 2, 2016

Many of us would agree with the old saying, “There’s no place like home.” After all, home is familiar and comfortable, and it may also bring back fond memories of time spent with family and friends. As much as we may hate to admit it, though, home is not always the best place to recover…Read More


When Driving Becomes Too Dangerous

January 18, 2016

Most of us place great importance on our ability to drive, and justifiably so. For many, especially those who live in areas where public transportation is limited, this ability is what enables them to meet many day to day needs such as purchasing household supplies, getting to and from appointments, and keeping social engagements. Loss…Read More


Assisted Living Tours – What to Look for When Choosing a Facility

January 18, 2016

If you are considering assisted living for yourself or for a loved one, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of the decision. How do you know that you will choose the right facility? Will you or your loved one be happy and well cared for there? Can it ever feel like home?…Read More


Keeping Social Connections as You Age

January 18, 2016

Each new phase of life brings with it many changes, some more welcome than others. Maybe, like many others, you breathed a sigh of relief when you reached retirement, thinking that, with the responsibilities of working and raising a family behind you, you’d finally have some time to do what you wanted to do! And…Read More


Tips for Improving Fitness for the New Year

December 15, 2014

Ah, the holidays. It’s that time of year when we all overindulge with the intent to get healthier the moment the calendar flips to the start of the New Year. But, the New Year will be here before you know it, so now makes for the perfect time to start thinking about your plans for…Read More


Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

December 15, 2014

Winter is a beautiful time of year. With the holidays, it is one of the most cherished. But, the winter season is not without its own unique risks. For seniors, winter can be an especially dangerous time of year if they are not careful. At Davis Community assisted living in Wilmington NC, we take winter…Read More


Christmas Safety Tips for Seniors

December 10, 2014

Now that Thanksgiving is past us, Christmas will be here before you know it. This means that homes will soon be adorned with all manner of holiday decorations, inside and out. But, along with all of that beauty and magic comes some serious risks for seniors. Here are some helpful tips for keeping your home…Read More


Tips for Using a Walker

November 15, 2014

For many seniors using a walker can be emotionally challenging because they often view the aid as a physical representation of their loss of strength, balance, and mobility. There can also be some physical challenges as well, because it can take some time for a senior to get used to walking with a walker. But,…Read More


What is Age-Related Hearing Loss?

November 15, 2014

It’s no mystery that adults gradually start losing their hearing as they age. And while it can be easy to attribute it to listening to their music too loudly when they were young, age-related hearing loss is actually a normal condition that affects almost all older adults, regardless of the music listening habits they enjoyed…Read More


Tips for Making Thanksgiving Easier for Seniors with Dementia

November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving is the iconic family holiday. This day, more than any other holiday, is one in which family from far and wide get together for a wonderful feast and share memories of days gone by. But, for a family member who is suffering from dementia, Thanksgiving can be an entirely different experience. Seniors with dementia…Read More


5 Tips for Lowering Your Risk for Breast Cancer

October 15, 2014

Age is one of the non-changeable risk factors for developing breast cancer. As a woman ages, her risk for developing this type of cancer can increase substantially. Therefore, it becomes even more important to make certain lifestyle changes to help minimize your risk as you enter your retirement years. Here are five important things you…Read More


Risks of Drinking in Middle Age

October 15, 2014

There’s nothing better than enjoying a few drinks with friends. As we hit retirement, that pastime can become more and more frequent. For many, drinking more alcoholic beverages is simply a natural part of the aging process. After all, socializing is a very popular activity for seniors. But, there are some risks to drinking in…Read More


Breast Cancer Awareness: Essential Tips and Information

October 10, 2014

Breast cancer, despite its recent decline in prevalence thanks to early detection and treatment techniques, remains a serious concern for women of all ages. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Davis Community, one of the leading providers of assisted living in Wilmington NC, wants to share some important information and helpful tips that every…Read More


Essential Oils for Seniors

September 19, 2014

Aromatherapy has played an important role in holistic health and wellness practices for centuries. But recently, its effects have been shown to help seniors suffering from a range of health problems. At Davis Community, we use essential oils as part of our wellness program to help facilitate improved health and senior wellness in Wilmington NC….Read More


7 Safe Walking Tips for Seniors

August 21, 2014

Walking is one of the most effective exercises for older adults because it has an excellent benefit-to-risk ratio. Walking is ultra-low-impact on the joints, meaning that seniors won’t be sore after doing it. It’s also a very low-exertion exercise as it safely elevates one’s heart rate without raising it to dangerous levels. Most importantly, the…Read More


5 Tips about Health and Wellness

July 24, 2014

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to adhere to good senior wellness practices. Doing so can help improve your recuperation times after illnesses and in some cases even help you avoid medical problems in the first place. Here are five valuable health and wellness tips from Davis Community, the leader in senior wellness in…Read More


Safe Travel Tips for Seniors

June 23, 2014

For older adults on medications, it is important to plan before going on any type of trip, whether it is across the country, overseas, or simply to the mall. Anything can happen when you step out of your home, so good planning and proper medication management is essential to protecting yourself and avoiding any complications….Read More


5 Myths about Senior Exercise and Rehabilitation in Wilmington NC

May 22, 2014

   Daily exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages, but once an individual passes 50 years of age, exercising every day takes on a whole new importance. The reason is that the aging process naturally causes a decline in mobility, flexibility, and overall health. Eating a healthy diet…Read More


Davis Community’s Support for Holistic Health

May 21, 2014

The Davis Community is a proud sponsor of WWAY’s segment “Your Hometown Holistic Health.” We gladly support holistic health opportunities and would like to highlight what we are doing for our valued seniors. Watch the introduction clip and the first episode below:    View “Your Hometown Holistic Health” on Fridays from 12:00 – 12:30 PM


Cape Fear Seniors Interviews Julie Rehder and Angie Barr

April 25, 2014

On April 4, 2014, the Davis Community was the topic on the popular podcast, Cape Fear Seniors, for Business Radio X. Over the duration of the half-hour show, the host offered up questions pertaining to the services offered at Davis Community in Wilmington NC, including skilled nursing, the community’s rehab center, and other questions that…Read More


Cavani Quartet Appearing at The Health Care Center

April 1, 2014

We are thrilled to have the Cavani String Quartet appearing at The Davis Community on Friday, April 4 PM at 3:30 PM.  They are in Wilmington for an appearance for Chamber Music Wilmington and decided to give an appearance at our facility.  We are thrilled to have this world-class quartet perform on our campus.


5 Common Myths about Seniors and Exercise

March 18, 2014

The older you get the more important exercise and rehabilitation become. At the Davis Community, we have a pavilion for fitness and rehabilitation in Wilmington NC that is instrumental in our residents’ lives. They enjoy all of the benefits that come with it, like daily exercise, more energy, mental clarity, greater flexibility and mobility, less…Read More


6 Signs Your Parent Should Not Be Behind the Wheel

February 27, 2014

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they will have to stop driving because as we age, our eyesight diminishes, our reflexes start slowing down, and our ability to make quick decisions gradually reduces. As we all know, three of these are essential to driving safely. Knowing what signs to look for will help…Read More


Find Comfort in Learning the Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

February 15, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease is a scary condition that affects some people as they age. For years, this disease baffled scientists and made life increasingly frustrating not only for those suffering from it, but for their loved ones as well. But, in recent years, science has uncovered new information about the disease that can help those caring…Read More


The Davis Community’s New Fitness Center!

February 11, 2014

When it comes to senior rehabilitation, the term, “strength training,” may seem out of place. Studies show us that in order for seniors to enjoy optimum health and faster healing times, strength training needs to be an active component in their rehabilitation or exercise regimen. At Davis Community’s new fitness center, we make strength training…Read More


What is Skilled Nursing?

January 25, 2014

Skilled nursing isn’t something that most people have to concern themselves with until they have a loved one who needs it. Because of this, most people do not fully understand what skilled nursing actually involves. In this month’s blog post, Davis Community’s Wilmington NC skilled nursing shares some important information that everyone should know about…Read More


What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

January 14, 2014

Champions Assisted Living in Wilmington NC Wants to Know: What’s Your New Year’s Resolutions? Most families have traditions with a good many of them being centered around the year’s holiday season. Whether it is your Aunt’s special sweet potato mash at Thanksgiving or your family’s annual hunt for the perfect Christmas tree, traditions like these…Read More


Top Ten Reasons to Retire at a Wilmington NC Assisted Living Center

December 12, 2013

If your retirement is approaching, then you will soon have to be making up your mind as to where you want to spend your retired years. Now that you are no longer confined by your job, where you decide to live is entirely up to you. At Davis Community, we think our Wilmington NC assisted…Read More


Benefits of the SPA Living Program for Seniors

December 7, 2013

Keeping to a healthy lifestyle is an integral part of maintaining one’s physical, mental and emotional faculties as the body ages. For the seniors in need of rehabilitation in Wilmington NC, the SPA (Seniors Pursuing Active Living) Program offered at the Wellness Center at Davis helps to ensure that all of their rehabilitation and wellness…Read More


Nursing Homes in Wilmington NC: 5 Signs an Elderly Person Shouldn’t Live Alone

November 14, 2013

Making the decision to start a conversation with your aging loved one about nursing homes in Wilmington NC is something that is not easy to do. At some point, even the most independently-spirited person will need more assistance than what their family can provide. This juncture is usually reached when a family member starts noticing…Read More


Ready for Retirement? This Retirement Planning Checklist from Davis Nursing Homes in Wilmington NC Can Help

October 18, 2013

Retirement can mean a dramatic change in lifestyle for many Americans. When it comes to making this transition, the better prepared you are for it, the more satisfying and comfortable you can expect your retirement to be. At Davis Community  nursing homes in Wilmington NC, we want you to be fully prepared for your new…Read More


Wilmington NC Memory Care: How to Move Your Loved One Into a Memory Care Facility

September 17, 2013

In a previous blog post, we discussed the signs and symptoms of memory loss and dementia in aging adults.  To follow up on that post, we thought it wise to share our advice on how to take the next steps when it comes to moving a loved one into a Wilmington NC memory care assisted…Read More


Memory Care in Wilmington NC: Signs Your Parent May Be Suffering from Memory Loss

August 19, 2013

Watching a parent age is one of the toughest things most adult children go through in life, especially when an aging parent’s memory is one of the first things to go. In fact, memory loss is one of the most common reasons why aging adults enter into specialty nursing homes featuring memory care in Wilmington…Read More


Financial Tips from Davis Nursing Homes in Wilmington NC: Taking Over Your Parents’ Finances

July 19, 2013

Eventually there comes a time when an adult child has to take over his or her parents’ finances. This can be an emotionally trying time for everyone involved and it’s usually accompanied by various levels of stress. Not only is the parent no longer capable of handling their finances, but a variety of questions arise…Read More


Wilmington NC Rehabilitation is the Key to Staying Injury-Free for Seniors

June 17, 2013

Regular exercise and a focus on physical fitness play important roles in any health strategy, but as we age, exercise takes on a whole new level of importance. In Davis Community’s Wilmington NC rehabilitation pavilion, our exercise plans include essential activities that can help seniors avoid certain types of injuries while helping them to enjoy…Read More


Understanding Aging and Nutritional Needs in Today’s Nursing Homes in Wilmington NC

May 7, 2013

When you were in your twenties, your body could process trans fats, empty calories and a generally bad diet with relative ease because most twenty- and thirty-somethings enjoy active lifestyles. But, as you age and enter seniorhood, your body not only becomes less active, it also becomes less capable of processing certain types of food….Read More


How to Accelerate Senior Rehabilitation in Wilmington NC

April 2, 2013

As we get older, accidents and injuries not only occur more frequently, but the time it takes to recover from them is likewise increased. At Davis Community’s Champions Assisted Living Center, we make rehabilitation in Wilmington NC an easier and quicker process for our seniors thanks to our state-of-the-art rehabilitation and wellness pavilion. Still, overcoming the…Read More