“I discovered that I am related to naturalist John Muir, which makes sense — I’m just happy outdoors.” – Sam Muir, 85


“I’m a survivor and I love it here because it’s a relief to not have to do dishes and go grocery shopping and cook.” – Patricia Sherman, 85


“I love to dance, when the music starts my feet just start moving. I can’t help it.” – Judy Bryant, 91


“I tell my grandchildren all the time, ‘Go for it. Don’t settle for mediocrity. Do what’s best for you.’ It’s how I’ve lived my life.” – Louise Dennis, 91


“She is the modern woman and she raised them all, without my help. The kids all call her ‘The Boss’.” – Lee, 85, and Phyllis, 92


“I just thank the good Lord and my guardian angel that they all were bad shots.” – Marianne Walery, 79


Luis Serrano | President & CEO

As President of Sunshine Retirement Living, Mr. Serrano is focused on corporate strategy and development, acquisitions, strategic partnerships and special projects. Mr. Serrano is also Read More


Richard “Dick” Glaunert | Chief Community and Resident Advocate

Dick Glaunert is known as “Mr. Sunshine” to all of our Sunshine residents. As Chief Community and Resident Advocate, Mr. Glaunert makes resident satisfaction his Read More


James Matthews | Chairman

Mr. Matthews has over 25 years experience in accounting, finance and taxation, including 10 years in the senior housing and property management fields. He has Read More

May Sunshine Hasso

May Sunshine Hasso | Founder

Ms. Hasso had over 20 years experience in the senior housing industry through her years serving on the Board of Directors of Holiday Retirement Corp Read More




The Secret to Lifelong Love from Gerry, 87, and Raymond, 90, Powell

Live at The Continental, Austin Childhood Sweethearts | Dedicated Partners | Family Icons Q: Where did you grow up? A: Gerry: I grew up in Houston, Read More

Senior man fishing with grandson

Graywood’s Best Kept Secret, The Verandah’s Fishing Pond

  If you have ever held a fishing rod in your hand, cast out your line and watched the lure skip across the water’s surface, Read More


The Value of Laughter with Lillian Hoffman, 93

Lives at Waterford Terrace in La Mesa, California Born Adventurer | Loving Matriarch | Entertainer | Free Spirit Q: What do you like to do Read More


Life Lessons from Hoyt Alford, 92

Lives at The Continental Retirement Community in Austin, TX Resident Ambassador |  Loving Patriarch |  Southern Gentleman | War Hero Q: Where you born and Read More

Susie Yani and Jimmy Nutt

A New Life Together: A Love Story

  Courtesy of Emily DeRenzis, Gelato Mama F. Scott Fitzgerald once said “There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love Read More


Sunshine Find: Sweeat Right Protein Snack Bars

Courtesy of Emily DeRenzis, Gelato Mama Here at Sunshine, we know how important it is to maintain a healthy diet but we also know that Read More

Residents Dancing

The Sunshine Summer Playlist for Seniors

Summertime can easily evoke happy memories of days gone by. There are few better ways to awaken the nostalgia than music. Pick one song, pick Read More

Wise Words

Wise Words: Choosing High-Energy Words Can Enhance Health & Happiness

Courtesy of Nancy Miller Have you ever told a small child not to touch something and noticed the response? It’s as if a child’s mind Read More

Vital SIgns_COver

Vital Signs ~ News and Tips for Mind & Body

Courtesy of Nancy Miller #1. Happiness is Contagious The more happy friends and neighbors you have, the happier you are likely to be. Those are Read More


Coffee, Tea or Fat Free – Watch your weight on your coffee break.

“A coffee break can ruin your diet by 10 a.m.,” says Jayne Hurley, R.D, senior nutritionist at Washington D.C’s Center for Science in the Public Read More


Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

4-6 Servings Ingredients: 16 oz fresh strawberries, hulled 1 1/2 cup canned coconut milk 1/4 cup grade B maple syrup 1 vanilla bean, scraped 3/4 Read More


Carrot Cake with Faux Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients for Cake: 16 large eggs 3 cup oil 3 cup unsweetened applesauce 3 cup water 8 teaspoons vanilla 10 cups sugar 14 cups A.P. Read More


Broccoli & Apple Salad with Walnuts

2 Servings Ingredients: 1 head broccoli, chopped 1 medium carrot, grated 1 small apple, cored and finely chopped 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup Read More


Grain, Leaf & Beet Salad

Yield 6 Servings Ingredients: 1 cup of quinoa 2 cups of water for quinoa ½ gallon of salted blanching water 4 whole beets, roasted and Read More


Wild Salmon & Blueberry Vinaigrette

Serves: 2 Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10-15 minutes Ingredients: 2 6-8 ounce wild salmon fillets 1.5 tablespoons sea salt 1 teaspoon ground fennel Read More


Brussel Sprout Chips

Ingredients: 1 lb Brussel Sprouts 3 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 T Fresh Garlic, finely minced or paste 1 T Kosher Salt 1 t Read More


Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower 1 tbsp. coconut oil sea salt, to taste black pepper, to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Cut the cauliflower into Read More


Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Makes 2 18 oz servings Ingredients: 2c Frozen spinach 2c frozen bananas 1/4 raw cashews 3 tbsp cacao nibs 2 tbsp mint leaves 1tsp vanilla Read More


Chocolate Apricot Shake

Recipe Courtesy of Frank Giglio Serves: 1 Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 Thai young coconut, water and flesh (or 12 ounces nut milk + Read More

Senior Superfoods

Wise and Wonderful: Super Foods for Super Seniors

  Chapter 1: Introduction   It seems like you can’t sit down for a meal these days without hearing someone talk about antioxidants, artificial sweeteners Read More

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