Flowers blooming, birds chirping, trees turning green, and most of all the warm glow of sunshine beaming down on your skin, are just a few of the beautiful sights and sounds that spring brings with it. As we step into [...]
Here at The Gardens at Brook Ridge Memory Care and Transitional Assisted Living, we encourage our residents to bring their creativity into their everyday routines. With various in-house activities and so much to do in our surrounding community, there is [...]
We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat,” and while it may not be literal (we’ve never seen someone transform into a potato chip!), the way we eat contributes heavily to our overall health, especially with age. While [...]
BEND, Ore. (Feb. 15, 2022) – Sunshine Retirement Living, a family-owned senior housing company that offers a premiere living experience for its residents at more than 40 independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the country, has successfully [...]
A new year is a fresh start, and it’s the time when many of us set goals for what we’d like to accomplish in the next 12 months. While many people set new year’s resolutions to adopt healthy habits, learn [...]
During childhood, it seems as though you made a new friend at the end of every conversation, but as the years go by, it can be a bit more challenging. However, don’t let this stop you and your loved one [...]
When the weather changes and we start spying the first twinkling lights on neighborhood homes, we know the holidays are approaching. As we get closer to Thanksgiving and the holiday season, it is a time to bond with family, share [...]
Arts and crafts are a great way for seniors to engage their brain in an activity, be creative, and also fine-tune their physical motor skills. As it turns out, arts and crafts aren’t just fun– they’re healthy! While arts and [...]
Many seniors can struggle with socialization as they age. They may find themselves isolated from their peers, or limited by certain health concerns, making it difficult to connect with others the way they once did. This can lead to issues [...]
When it comes to caring for residents with memory challenges, there is no “one size fits all” approach. Here at the Gardens at Brook Ridge, a Pharr nursing home, we understand that each and every one of our residents has [...]
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!