Spring and Summer are a magical time of the year– the weather begins to warm and the nature around us begins to bloom. But with the onset of the warmer months comes the dreaded onset of seasonal allergies– sneezing as [...]
Every year on April 22 we celebrate Earth Day to show our appreciation for all the Earth offers us, and our support for environmental protection. We all say we love the Earth, but our actions speak louder than words! As [...]
Texas in Spring is quite a wonderful time– warm weather, sunny skies, beautiful blooms, smiling faces and so many activities to choose from. There are so many awesome ways to get outside and enjoy the season both in and around [...]
As Auguste Escoffier once said, “Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.” We take this sentiment very seriously at Brook Ridge, one of the top 55 and over communities in Pharr, Texas. Not only is food important for happiness, [...]
The New Year is a time that is associated with positive change – many of us commit to better ourselves. But it’s also necessary that we take time to prepare ourselves and our environment to support the goals that we [...]
There are so many fun ways to get in the holiday spirit, from baking desserts to going to Christmas tree farms, that it can be overwhelming to decide what to do. While we look forward to and enjoy holiday traditions, [...]
One of the great things about Southern Texas is that the weather stays comfortable throughout the fall –it doesn’t get too cold! You might have to put on a few extra layers, but you can still take advantage of the [...]
There’s nothing quite as rewarding as eating fresh veggies and fruits from your very own garden! And just because it’s getting cooler outside doesn’t mean you can’t still garden. In fact, a lot of nutritious and delicious veggies actually do [...]
Living is easy at Brook Ridge, our all-inclusive independent retirement community located in Pharr, Texas! Residents have so many opportunities to live each day to its fullest by taking advantage of our awesome amenities, life enrichment program, community events, and [...]
Not only is swimming a great way for you to stay cool this summer, but it also has many awesome health benefits. Luckily, here at Brook Ridge, our residents have access to the pool that is located at The Gardens, [...]
Fruits and veggies are the way to go in any season, and the best way to obtain them is to garden. Did you know gardening is an essential part of our evolution? Over 23,000 years ago, our early ancestors began planting and growing food. They gave up their nomadic lifestyle, and these humans laid down roots that signified the beginning of civilization.
This is the kind of hobby that fulfills every need. There are so many things you can plant, watch grow, and enjoy in a recipe!
Have you ever planted a garden? What was your favorite thing to grow?
Summer means warmer temperatures! Even though spending time in the sun is great, there are also a bunch of indoor activities you can do to keep cool. Here are some of our favorite things to do: - Watch a movie or TV series - Read a book - Learn a new recipe - Make arts and crafts
The possibilities are endless, whether you're inside or outdoors!