The Cottages Blog

Selena Jackson

Selena has been a nurse for 25 years, and has enjoyed 22 years caring for the elderly. As Senior Managing Director, she oversees operations in two of the Cottage locations. Selena is married to Michael Jackson, and has one son, Mason.

Recent Posts

How Often Should Your Senior Mom Volunteer?

Volunteering is a wonderful way for seniors to support their communities and give back if they are physically and mentally able to do so. Local non-profit organizations are always grateful to have the help of ... Read More

Awesome Activities for Seniors in August

Summer’s not over just yet. There’s still plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather before fall rolls in. If you’re looking for some fun activities to do during the end of summer, consider ... Read More

Spring Cleaning Tips: Help Your Senior Mom Organize Her Clutter

It’s not quite so cold outside anymore, and the sun has come out from behind the winter clouds—it’s spring! And it’s a great time to help Mom sort through her clutter and help her decide what stays and what can go. Once you have helped her, you can Read More

10 Free Smartphone Apps That Are Great for Seniors

Your loved one may be new to the world of smartphones, or they may have had their smartphone for a while. Either way, they are probably curious to know if there are any apps out there that are specifically geared toward seniors. Well, look no further. ... Read More

Myth vs. Fact: Flu Virus Edition

In the United States, more than 200,000 people each year are hospitalized because of the flu, and around 36,000 people a year die from the flu. Every year, many myths about the influenza ... Read More

Making a Resolution - The Caregiver Edition

Being a caregiver to a senior or a loved one is a rewarding and worthwhile job. It is also not always an easy job; the pressure of looking after someone can be physically and mentally draining. With the start of 2016 comes the opportunity to restart ... Read More

3 Ways to Stretch Your Caregiving Budget

You may not have expected to find yourself so involved in caring for your parents at this time in their lives. Aside from the emotional commitment you’ve made ... Read More

3 Reasons to Make Sure Mom Gets a Flu Shot This Year

One of the most important things you can do as you care for Mom this winter is ensure that she receives her annual flu shot early in the season. Even if she walks two miles ... Read More

3 Caregiving Habits That Can Improve Your Health

When you’re devoting so much time and energy to caring for Mom, it can be easy to let your own health and wellness take a backseat. But now more than ever, it’s important that you take care of yourself so that you are in the best ... Read More