For all the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked, none have suffered more than the Senior population. We have all seen tragic statistics reporting heart-wrenching losses of our older citizens.

So why in the world would anyone move into a retirement community in the middle of a pandemic? In the words of our newest Independent Living resident, “I’m tired of isolating at home alone. I would rather isolate among friends.”

Individuals in our Independent Living have their own apartments or cottages but have access to a plethora of common areas and activities where they can safely socialize with others. COVID restrictions keep people from congregating in large groups, ensure mask-wearing and physically distancing. However, the number of opportunities for socialization remain nearly limitless!

Throughout the pandemic we have maintained yoga, water aerobics, numerous fitness classes as well as competitions. We offer personal story-writing, art classes, line-dancing, bible-study, poker, and chess club. Since the arrival of COVID, our Lifestyle director started a whole new line of technology-related classes, including Zoom and Social-media classes, and seminars on use of tablets, PC’s and cell phones to ensure effective communication with family members.

Isolation takes a serious toll on those living alone. When people move into a retirement community, there is always someone to have coffee with, to dine with, to simply BE with.

There are other major benefits to communal living during a pandemic, including receiving the vaccine itself! 95% of our Independent Living residents chose to participate in our vaccine clinics. It has been extremely challenging for their counterparts living in private homes to easily access vaccines. At EdenHill, we provided the clinic—all they had to do was sign up and show up!

The recent winter storms left countless people without electricity or access to water. Those living at EdenHill were warm, well-fed, and did not have to worry about broken water pipes or ruined landscaping.

EdenHill Communities truly offers peace of mind to residents. We are the only community in the region who offers a full continuum of care on one 27-acre campus (Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing and Rehabilitation). As needs change over the years, residents can seamlessly transition to higher levels of care within the same community.

The isolation caused by COVID has been brutal. The socialization and security offered in Retirement communities is needed now more than ever for active retirees craving a stimulating, social environment.

Why Move into in a Retirement Community During a Pandemic?

March 5, 2021By Tillie JacksonCOVID-19 Updates, EdenHill, Independent Living, LifeStyle & Activities, News, Retirement Living

For all the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked, none have suffered more than the Senior population. We have all seen tragic statistics reporting heart-wrenching losses of our older citizens. So why in the world would anyone move into a retirement community in the middle of a pandemic? In the words of our newest Independent Living … Read More

Snowpocalypse 2021

February 19, 2021By Tillie JacksonNews

Photo by @copilotcreative Dear Weather, We would like to cut our free 7-day trial of Alaska short. The past few days have been extra-ordinary in Texas. Heatwaves, we can handle – but ice, snow and rolling blackouts? No thank you. From the news, to social media and neighborhood apps, we know – you get it … Read More

Finally — A Good News COVID-19 Story!

January 26, 2021By Tillie JacksonCOVID-19 Updates, EdenHill, News

What does it take to provide COVID-19 vaccines to an entire Senior Living campus? Hard work, organization, and patience. While COVID-19 has impacted our entire planet, Senior Communities in particular have been brutally challenged. For our residents and staff, receiving these vaccinations is a bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel. EdenHill … Read More

Get Moving!

January 15, 2021By Tillie JacksonUncategorized

We are two weeks into the new year and most of us have already given up on our resolutions. According to Strava, January 8th was Quitters Day 2021. What is Quitters Day?  It is the day most likely for people to give up on their new year resolutions (around 80%). We are keeping the momentum … Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine

January 7, 2021By Tillie JacksonEdenHill, News

On Friday, January 8th, our residents, and staff will begin to receive their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. We are excited to have the opportunity to take this path and are hopeful that we will begin to settle back into a routine of normalcy during 2021. Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions, with … Read More

Never Alone: Alzheimer’s Support Resources

October 14, 2020By Tillie JacksonEdenHill, Healthy Living, News, Senior Care, Wellness

In the long and winding timeline of medical history, only recently has the importance of mental health been fully acknowledged. Possessing strong mental health is more than just doing what makes a person feel good. Mental health is achieved through a system of regular maintenance allowing individuals to meet their emotional needs while respecting their … Read More

The Future of Alzheimer’s

October 8, 2020By Tillie JacksonEdenHill, News, Senior Care

Of the potentially overwhelming fears that accompany an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, perhaps the largest is the fear of the unknown. So much remains undiscovered about Alzheimer’s. The disease is universally challenging while incredibly subjective, with rates of progression and symptoms varying from person to person. The truth is, there is no catch-all that can be prescribed … Read More

Second Annual Alzheimer’s Symposium

September 30, 2020By Tillie JacksonEdenHill, Independent Living, LifeStyle & Activities, News

At EdenHill Communities, we pride ourselves on being the thought leader among Memory Care providers in Central Texas. We aim to serve as the go-to educational resource center, offering support and education to individuals with memory loss and caregivers throughout the community. On October 22, 2020, we will be hosting our second annual Alzheimer’s Symposium. … Read More

A Night in Old New Braunfles

September 9, 2020By Tillie JacksonEdenHill, Independent Living, News

This year has been one heck of a roller coaster ride. It’s been a challenge adjusting to our new normal. For the better part of 2020, we have collectively been missing “fun.” We decided to change that – the rumors are true – we’re throwing a concert! Get ready for A Night in Old New … Read More

The New 10 Day Rule

July 30, 2020By Tillie JacksonEdenHill, News, Wellness

Since March, every decision we make at EdenHIll Communities involves a conversation about COVID-19. It seems like each week new symptoms and long-term effects are added to the list. We are dedicated to bringing you updates; from sources we trust. The following information comes from the CDC, and references this article from AARP. The New … Read More