ASSISTED versus SKILLED…Do You Know the Difference?

Many of you know by now that GMC is a licensed as an assisted living community. What many don’t always understand is the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing. So what is the difference?


“Society sends a strong message that successful aging means living continuously in your own home for as long as possible,” says Stephen Golant, a University of Florida gerontologist and author of Aging in the Right Place. It may… Read More

Will You Really Need A Geriatrician When You’re 65?

In December, the Washington Post published an article about the need for, and use of, geriatricians by those who are retired. “Geriatricians are patient centered,” said Laurie Jacobs, a geriatrician and president of the American Geriatrics Society. “They… Read More

Is ‘Successful Aging’ Even Possible?

We hear the term “successful aging” quite a bit these days, and it’s usually accompanied by advice about exercising or eating healthy or how to look and act younger. That’s all well and fine, but most of us… Read More

Normal Aging…Is There Such a Thing?

     We all have our own ideas about what constitutes normal aging, but then we also wonder if that new ache or inability or recent fall is cause for concern. Dr. Thomas Gill, a geriatric professor at Yale… Read More

Is Life a Journey or a Garden?

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary How Does Your Garden Grow? Some folks compare life to a journey, but a garden might be more appropriate. Our first garden in life starts with beautiful annuals for immediate results just like our… Read More

The Month for Miracles…

Of all the months of the year, December is the one where we all remember and celebrate miracles: the miracle of light in a Jewish synagogue, the miracle of birth in Bethlehem, the miracle of fire that would… Read More

We Salute our Resident Veterans!

Hollywood Style Staging: At 5 AM on the morning of November 11th a truce was signed in a railroad car parked in a French forest near the front lines. An agreement had been reached.


Too many times we spend our days focusing on the pain or aggravations of daily living, and we forget to find small things to be thankful for that are right in front of us. Experts tell us that… Read More

Inspirational Living

Rev. Swindoll, a wise Texas minister, once said: “We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is… Read More