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Sharon Ash, Northlake Gardens, provides advice for fighting senior depression over the Holidays

Nov 14, 2012

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Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Sharon Ash began her career working in the family business.  She tells us that her grandfather opened a restaurant nearly 70 years ago, and that only family had ever worked there!  She also noted that once you were tall enough to see over the counter, you were old enough to work!

Sharon followed her husband to Atlanta 18 years ago.  After missing the closeness of her family relationships for a number of years, Sharon found a surrogate family in the senior community when she took her first position at an assisted living community as an Activities Director.  Now, ten years later, she still feels like the senior community provides her with a surrogate family!  Through the Gwinnett Senior Provider Network, Sharon met April Watson, the Executive Director at Eastside Gardens.  As a result of that relationship, Sharon was able to get a position at Northlake Gardens, a sister community, as a Retirement Counselor.

Northlake Gardens in an assisted living community in Tucker with 66 suites, 14 of which are part of their memory care community.  Sharon tells us that the Northlake Gardens difference is their "whole home" approach and their personal interactions with their residents and families.  For more information about Northlake Gardens, call Sharon at (770) 934-0034, or stop in for a tour at 1300 Montreal Rd in Tucker!

We want to thank Griswold Home Care for sponsoring today’s show.  Griswold Home Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Atlanta for 20 years.