The Importance of Yearly Eye Exams for Seniors

March 7, 2019By Paula LundmarkWellness

Our eyes are our windows to the world, so it’s important to take care of them at every age. This need becomes even more vital after age 55. Eye exams are about more than just getting corrective lenses; they can also catch serious medical conditions that become more common as we age. While some of … Read More

Alzheimer’s Awareness Bill Proposed in Texas Legislature

March 5, 2019By Terry JacksonAlzheimer's, Memory Support

On Friday, February 22, District 25 State Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 999, the Alzheimer’s Awareness and Resource for Care Act.  The bill creates a comprehensive state plan to address care, diagnosis and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. “Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the most serious public health crises facing our aging population”, she said … Read More

Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Senior Living

March 4, 2019By John MathisEdenHill

Jackie is a 14 year old black lab that visits us at EdenHill. Jackie is beginning to show some grey hairs in her face, and is finding it more difficult to get around. It’s appropriate that Jackie spends some of her time visiting a retirement community. Like most labs, Jackie is very sweet and always … Read More

Time for Two

February 27, 2019By Iris BowdenAssisted Living, EdenHill

Sometimes you meet a couple who are just ‘special’. There’s no doubt that they have walked the road called life together and shared a very special bond like no other. They amaze you with their intuitiveness about each other’s needs, their patience with each other’s quirks, and their laughter despite the tears. Sometimes you are … Read More

Helping Senior Living Residents feel Beloved

February 25, 2019By Sarah CurrieEdenHill, Spiritual

Having a full-time, inter-denominational Chaplain on staff at EdenHill has enormous benefits for our residents and their family members alike. It’s one more supportive service that sets us apart.  Known by heart, called by love… Though she’s been gone more than a dozen years now, sometimes I can hear my mother’s voice, answering the phone … Read More

A Map to Guide Your Family

February 19, 2019By John MathisEdenHill, News

If you have a legal will, you’ve taken an important step to help your family know your wishes and make appropriate decisions. But a will does not address all the complicated matters of your financial life. You may have multiple bank, retirement, and investment accounts; insurance policies; a safe-deposit box; and more. You have bills … Read More

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

February 14, 2019By Sarah CurrieSpiritual

EdenHill receives Grant from Peace Lutheran Church to provide Spiritual Support to Residents On Sunday, February 3, Peace Lutheran Church in New Braunfels presented a grant of $4,000 from their Mission Endowment Fund to Rev. Sarah Currie, chaplain of EdenHill Communities.   Presenters were Dave Heise, Endowment Team chair and Cathy Boenig, Stephen Ministry leader, with an … Read More

UT Southwestern Medical Center Researchers Discover Alzheimer’s Vaccine, Hope To Test In Humans Soon

February 7, 2019By Terry JacksonAlzheimer's, Memory Support

Researchers at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center reported Tuesday that they have developed a vaccine that could arm the body to attack Alzheimer’s plaques and tangles before they even start to shut down the brain. They hope to begin testing the vaccines in humans soon. Their new vaccine for the first time has targeted both … Read More

Rightsizing: Where to Start

February 5, 2019By Terry JacksonCaregiving, Retirement Living

When you’ve made the decision to transition to a senior living community, it may feel like you’re downsizing your life. At EdenHill Communities, we feel that our residents aren’t giving up anything when they move onto our campus; rather, we prefer to say they’re “rightsizing” their lives. While moving into a senior living community is … Read More