Smith Barid LLC, VA Benefits and You!

Save the date for Thursday, July 21, 2016 as we welcome Smith/Barid LLC to speak regarding Veterans’ Benefits and VA Aid and Attendance.

This is a little known case benefit to help Veterans and Widows of Veterans pay for care.

Free and open to the public, please call 912.927.0500 to RSVP and mention the VA session.

On the Road with S.A.L.T at Savannah Commons

Savannah Commons and S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) invite you to join us for On the Road with S.A.L.T!
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A mini-version of our annual Consumer College, On the Road with S.A.L.T provides information sessions  that educate and support the needs of seniors.

Monday, February 29, 2016
Savannah Commons
1 Peachtree Drive, off Middleground Rd
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Presentations will include:
Fraud, ID Protection & Abuse Prevention,
& Information from Alzheimer’s Association

RSVP to 912.927.0500, as space is limited.


Sweets for the Soul – an invite only event at Savannah Commons



Experience Sweets for the Soul and find out why living at Savannah Commons is so sweet. Enjoy delicious wines, housemade desserts and other specials exclusively for attendees.

Join us on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 1:30pm. Event will be held at Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Drive off Middleground Rd.

RSVP is required, please call 912.927.0500 to make your reservation or for more info.


“Set in ’16” series focuses on health, well-being, finances and family – starts January 21st!

Savannah Commons is hosting a “Set in ’16” series of free speaking events, that will focus on personal health, general well-being, finances and financial aid, and family decision making.

Set in ’16 starts on January 21 with a Fall Assessment and Cognition Screening, with onsite rehab, Genesis and its new services Vitality at Home. This will begin at 10am in the Savannah Commons Lounge, inside the main building.

April 21, at 1:30pm, we will host Smooth Juicing – a conversation and demo featuring smoothies, juices, and other delicious drinks with fresh fruit, spring veggies and more.

July 21 at 1:30pm, Smith/Barid, LLC, elder law attorneys, will speak on Veterans Aid and Attendance, estate planning and more.

October 13 and 1:30pm, Mark Schaefer, elder law attorney will address The Conversation Project, an initiative regarding healthcare decisions, final wishes and conversations with family members.

All events are free, and open to the public, and will be held at Savannah Commons. Savannah Commons is located at 1 Peachtree Drive, off Middleground Rd.
To RSVP and for more info, call 912.927.0500




Savannah Commons awarded TWO Best of Awards!

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Savannah Commons is proud to announce their selection as a 2016 Best of Winner for not one, but two, senior care ratings and reviews sites.  The retirement community, which has been a staple of the Savannah area for over 25 years, received’s 2016 Best of Assisted Living award, and’s Best of Senior Living Award, naming them a Caring Star of 2016.’s Best of Assisted Living Award represents the top tier of in-home, assisted and personal care homes, and is based on reviews written by seniors and their families. This designation places the winners in the top 1% of senior care providers according to those who matter most – consumers.

This is the 2nd year Savannah Commons has won a Best of Award, as they also won a Best Of in 2014 as well., another ratings and reviews site, awards the Best Senior Living award to the most outstanding senior living, assisted living and memory care communities in the United States, based on consumer reviews and overall online reputation. Now entering its fifth year, the Caring Stars annual list helps consumers reliably narrow senior living options for their loved ones to the most-acclaimed communities – particularly as they gather for the holidays and discover increased or urgent senior care needs.

Savannah Commons was one of only 2 in Chatham County to receive this award from

“This is an accolade that is based on what our residents, our resident families and our local customers think of us.” said Executive Director Joyce McBride. “They are why we do what we do, and it’s wonderful to know they think so highly of us.”

Both awards are based on the community maintaining above a specific rating on the sites, and receiving ongoing reviews throughout the year.

Seniors Live Out Childhood Dreams

It’s been said that it’s never too late to become what you might have been — and we’ve got the photos to prove it.

A group of Dutch seniors are living out their childhood dreams in a new photo series entitled What I Wanted To Become.” Ingrid Meijering, who co-founded Get Oud, which translates to “Get Old,” said the motivation for the series was to show the world that even older people have dreams, regardless of their age.

The project featured around 50 volunteers, ages 75 and up, from Dutch senior homes. Over eight months Meijering used props, makeup and costumes to transform each model into what they always wanted to be as a child. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, societal pressures, the responsibilities of family, and other issues, many of these people never were able to pursue their childhood dreams.

And these dream jobs ran the gamut, including everything from a disc jockey to an opera singer to a prima ballerina.

“We had lots of fun with the models,” Meijering told The Huffington Post. “Most of them had really good memories and said, ‘OK, I did not became what I always wanted, but I’m happy!'” Beautiful.

It just goes to show you’re never too old. Check out the photos here>>>