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 served as COO of Pacific Coast Management Group since 2004 where he developed in-house property
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 a co-founder and managing principal of Westbrook Management, which
Ms. Hasso has over 18 years experience in the senior housing industry through her years serving on the Board of Directors of Holiday Retirement Corp (1995-2006) and Hawthorn Retirement Group. Through various entities, Ms. Hasso is affiliated with the
Mr. Glaunert has over 30 years experience in retail management and operations, having spent most of his career at Kmart until he left to work at Holiday Retirement Corp, the nation’s largest independent living senior housing property management company,
You're invited to join us at The Landing Monday, May 25th from 10am – 3pm for a special Memorial Day celebration. Enjoy our Flag Ceremony, live Music by Ron Jones, a Chef-Prepared Lunch, Door Prizes & More! For more information or to RSVP, please call (504) 708-4775 or email us at TheLanding@SunshineRet.com. May 25, 2015
You're invited to join us at The Clairmont in Austin, Texas for our Memorial Day Celebration Monday, May 25th at 12pm. Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs and other BBQ favorites, music from Richard DeMarco and more! RVSP by May 22nd. For more information or to RSVP, please call (512) 879-1451 or email us at TheClairmont@sunshineret.com! May 25, 2015
Join us Monday, May 25th for a fun and festive Memorial Day from 10am-3pm! Enjoy a bouncy house, snow cone machine, games and more. For more information or to RSVP, please call (501) 881-4318 or email CountryClub@SunshineRet.com May 26, 2015
Why People Choose To Retire in Sunshine States Many seniors seek out a warm climate in which to relocate during retirement. They look
“‘Thank you’ is never out of style.” Wise words from mother to daughter. The celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States dates back
“Ocean Future’s Society Answers Sunshine’s Questions” 1. Tell me one simple way I can help save the oceans from home, which is my retirement
Manfish at 76 Eye to eye with an enormous green sea turtle, a flash of blue with flowing gray hair tucked under his mask, moves with the rhythm of
Sunshine Retirement Living Partners with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society to Support Global Issue of Ocean Conservation BEND, Ore.
Country Club Village Senior Living Community in Hot Springs to Host Book Signing on April 4 with Ilse Stritzke, Author, “Nightmares of an East
Happy Birthday, Dot! Celebrating 100 Years of Mrs. Dorothy Eppright and 10 Years with The Continental in Austin, TX. “Live each day to the
Let’s face it, as amazing as this life is, all of us experience hardships at one point in our life or another. For those good times, and
For Immediate Release SUNSHINE RETIREMENT LIVING’S NEW WEBSITE SERVES AS COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION RESOURCE FOR SENIORS TRANSITIONING INTO
For Immediate Release GARDEN WAY RETIRMENT COMMUNITY IN EUGENE WINS 2015 BEST OF SENIOR CARE AWARD FROM SENIORADVISOR.COM National Award Places the
For Immediate Release TARRYTOWNE ESTATES IN HOUSTON WINS 2015 BEST OF SENIOR CARE AWARD FROM SENIORADVISOR.COM National Award Places the Senior
For Immediate Release Sunshine Retirement Living Receives National Awards for Three Communities SeniorAdvisor.com Recognizes Excellence at Garden Way
While there are many different definitions of what retirement means, one consistent view that retirees seem to agree on is that retirement is a time
From her earliest memories, Joanie Gaillard dreamed of being a stewardess and she was not going to let anything get in the way of her dream.
We have all met those seniors who seem to be living life to its fullest well into their 90’s. What is it that keeps them so vibrant and alive?
It’s that time of year again, August Wellness Month! August Wellness Month is an annual Sunshine signature event intended to inspire our residents,
For Immediate Release Sunshine Retirement Living Launches 2nd Annual Wellness Month at Its Senior Living Communities During August, the Communities
Marion Quetano Marion Quetano was born on July 7, 1917 in San Francisco. She grew up in the Mission District with her older sister. Both of
One of the things we pride ourselves on at Sunshine Retirement Living is designing programs that are as unique as our residents. Not only do our
For Immediate Release The Gardens at Brook Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care in Pharr, Texas to Open June 23 Pre-Opening Events Start June 5
Leonard Clearwater Leonard has been a resident of Garden Way Retirement for two years now. Besides bringing along his charming ways, he has also
Earth Day is a worldwide event held every April 22nd, with a focus on working together to demonstrate support towards environmental protection.
For Immediate Release Austin Seniors Celebrated On Earth Day for Going Green All Year Two Austin Businesses Honor Local Seniors with Video Showcasing
For Immediate Release Sunshine Retirement Living Takes Over Management of The Verandah at Graywood Independent and Assisted Living Community In Lake
For Immediate Release Three Sunshine Retirement Living Communities Win 2013 excellence Award National Award Recognizes Consistently High Resident
For Immediate Release 72 Years of Marriage and Still Counting: Antioch Couple, Married in 1942, Will Renew Vows on Valentine’s Day at Quail Lodge
Mike Millwood was born in London, England within the sound of Bow Bells-making him a true cockney. He survived the German bombing of that city, and
In the New Year people start thinking about new goals and resolutions. The number one New Year’s Resolution always seems to be to exercise more,
For Immediate Release The Manor at Midvale Invites Tucson to a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on January 23 Special Guests Include Tucson Chamber
For Immediate Release Dunwoody Pines & Tarrytowne Estates Named Overall “Best Senior Living Award” Winner in Atlanta & Houston Presented
Sam Casarez an Austin, Texas native was born on May 7, 1923. His family worked at the Pannell Dairy Farms while Sam attended elementary schools.
Bravery, courage, selflessness and honor, these are all words we use to describe that unique group of individuals that offered to risk their lives to
It is not uncommon to hear of a senior having a fall. However, often times when seniors fall the fall seems completely arbitrary and it’s difficult
Taking Steps for Love Donald and Mickey Vaughn When you meet Don and Mickey, it’s easy to see they are a fun and playful couple. They poke and
For Immediate Release Sunshine Retirement Living Launches Wellness Month for Community Residents Bend, Oregon (August 1, 2013) – Sunshine
No matter what your age, it is beneficial to practice healthy living. To be healthy means to function at the optimal level of energy input and
Norma Vuckan has accumulated some astounding statistics throughout her life. Norma was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Friday, December, 13th in
75 Years of Lasting Love ~ Congrats Elbert and Jewel on Your Diamond Jubilee. It was 1936, and they met in church. Jewel was 17 and Elbert was 22.
The term ‘Go Green’ is a relatively new concept in the United States, but has come to be known as the general term for making
It’s never easy to get outside as often as you would like during those fickle winter months. With poor weather and shorter winter days, our
Welcome Home! We are thrilled to announce that the Grand Re-Opening Weekend of The Landing at Behrman Place in New Orleans was a huge success and a
In January of 2013 Sunshine Retirement Living opened its doors to a brand new, luxury apartment building, The Monarch at Tarrytowne Estates in
Whether you are five, fifty-five or a hundred and five there are certain things as human beings that we all need to feel alive and at peace. One of
Last fall, Jeff was in the dining room of Garden Way enjoying his dinner when he noticed a beautiful blonde with an amazing smile. Thanks to mutual
Be Amazed Lessons Surrounding Greatness At Any Age A wise man once said, “There is more in us that we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps,
Remember the days when every time you asked your little one to do something or shared with them a truth about the world they would look at you with
Residents at Country Club Village have been so impressed with the level of customer service they receive from their Activity Director Stacy and Bus
By Guest Writer Ellen Syversen, MPH, CHES, & NTP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner www.pathwaysforhealth.net Even as a nutritional therapist, I
Happy New Year! With a New Year comes a new start, full of opportunity. Have you been looking to improve your balance, eliminate the use of a walker,
Purple Heart Recipient By John Bryant John went into the Army shortly after Pearl Harbor and was accepted for flight training. In January 1943, John
THINK ZINC! By Guest Writer Ellen Syversen, MPH, CHES, & NTP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner www.pathwaysforhealth.net Most of us forget about
The holidays are a time of joy where we take a moment to celebrate life with those we love. However, often times with the holidays comes additional
Katherine Fair Donnelly, renowned author, lecturer and columnist, has recently chosen to become a resident of Westbrae Court in Houston, TX.
Helen Branagh reaches a milestone in her goal to stay independent!
When the summer sun is beating down upon us, it’s easy to see why we would want to take steps toward proper hydration. However, during the winter
Ellen Syversen, MPH, CHES, & NTP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Available for in-person and long distance consultation via phone or Skype
Secrets Revealed: Living to be 100! There are many perks that come with living to be 100. Just ask Flo Truscott of Creekside Oaks Retirement
Take Me Out to the Bean-Bag-Baseball Game! Congratulations to the residents of Country Club Village Retirement Community in Hot Springs, Arkansas for
Congratulations to Dunwoody Pines on their latest honor, recognition at the Re-Grand Opening of the Kroger store in the Georgetown Square Shopping
Walk and Talk Few things are more important than the ability to move and the ability to communicate. However, research indicates that completing both
Beat The Heat! There is no doubt about it, the summer heat is here. All across the country temperatures have been reaching record highs making it
Mary Balcomb’s life truly has made a full circle. While we are trilled to announce Mary as Garden Way’s 100th resident, we also want to
Standing Taller – Feeling Great As we age it becomes more important than ever to seek out the quality of life improving benefits of exercise.
Step Outside to Smell the Roses With the stormy days of winter behind us, there is no reason to refrain from stepping outside for a breath of fresh
Prevention and Education At Sunshine Retirement Living when it comes to the health and wellness of our residents we believe in education and
Friends for 68 Years – Reunite! Bill Harper and Pete Lunardini have been friends for 68 years! They first met in the Army in the 71st Division and
Animals and Healing Pets can offer a sense of love and security. They are often able to put a smile on your face when no one else can. It’s no
Tips For Keeping A Young Brain We all understand the importance of exercise and make time in our day to give our body what it needs to stay healthy.
Anytime Fitness There is no need to limit your time for health and wellness to just attending a fitness class that may happen once or twice a day.
“Betty Morton and “Precious” moved to Westbrae Court June 7, 2011″ After 10 years together Betty and her Papillion, Precious know
Walker Use vs. Walker Abuse There are many benefits to using a walker; walkers may assist one in recovering from an injury or illness, allow for
Resident Highlight: Fran Burrows, Tarrytowne Estates, Houston, TX One of the best things about being a part of a ‘Community’ is the opportunity
Bands Exercise Whether your goal is to increase range of motion, improve muscle strength, rehabilitate an injury or limit the use of a walker, the
It’s NOT the Back’s Fault Part 2 In part one of it’s not the back’s fault (See September’s blog) we discussed the fact that
It’s NOT the Back’s Fault The truth is that often times lower back pain, when it is a muscular issue, stems from muscles in our legs and hips
Our next few Wise and Wonderful articles will be focused on stretching. The better we move, the better we feel. Stretching is known to:
It is simple to say, ‘physical activity is key to overall health’ but when it hurts to move, these words of advice make one question whether they
Focus on Physical Well-Being and a Mind-Body Connection Here at Sunshine Retirement Living, we have developed a robust Wellness Program with the goal
Your generation has demonstrated honor, making the decision with action to value others and oneself with devotion. You have courage and have
“I am so thankful our chef cares about our health and wants to help us improve the way we live!” Kathleen is diabetic and does dialysis
Shirley Hopkins has been a resident of Villa Serena for 17 years. I moved into Villa Serena seventeen pleasant years ago, six weeks after my
Dudley Gardner has resided at The Continental in Austin, TX for the past five years and was voted by his community as the “Smartest Resident”.
Claire Steeley has been living at Villa Serena for over a year now and feels “blessed with superb management.” “When I was coming here I heard
Mrs. Catherine Hock is an 86 year old Hurricane Rita survivor who refused to leave her home and rode out the storm while staying in her house. Her
Marie Funk and her husband George have lived at the Manor at Midvale since 2005. “We chose the Manor over seven other retirement communities