Have a Stress-Free Summer At Our Texas Retirement Community

Three Ideas for a Mellow Summer in Pharr, Texas


Located in the beautiful Rio Grande Valley in Pharr, Texas, there’s plenty of fun for our residents to get into this summer at The Gardens at Brook Ridge Transitional Assisted Living and Memory Care Community! At our community, we are always looking for ways to get our residents involved by providing engaging activities. We love to share how we keep our residents busy–keep reading for ways to enjoy a stress-free, yet full-of-fun summer with your loved one at The Gardens at Brook Ridge.

Soak Up The Sun

When prepared, soaking up the sun is a great way to get some mood-boosting benefits. Lucky for us, being located in Texas, we don’t have a shortage of sunshine! Whether it’s going on a light stroll around the community or taking a field trip to a local park, spending time with your loved one outdoors has an amazing impact on their overall health and mood. Being in the sun helps your body regulate melatonin, which has been shown to reduce stress and improve one’s sleep cycle. Plus, Vitamin D is another amazing immune-boosting vitamin that we can get from the sun! If you and your loved one choose to enjoy time outdoors, be sure to wear appropriate clothing, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes from harmful UV rays, and to drink plenty of water.

Bird Watching

There’s nothing more soothing than gazing at some of the beautiful birds that frequent the Rio Grande Valley! Grab some binoculars for yourself and your loved one, and see what feathered friends you can discover within the community or at your local park. Some common birds you may come across in our area include the White-Tipped Dove, the Lesser Nighthawk, and the Buff-Bellied Hummingbird. If you’re interested in making it an all-summer-long scavenger hunt, check out the Birds of Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park official checklist!

Indulge In Refreshing Meals

At The Gardens at Brook Ridge, we take care of all the cooking! Your loved one can enjoy delicious, nutritious meals served restaurant-style without even lifting a finger–besides to eat them of course! Our dedicated and friendly kitchen staff is always preparing meals and snacks for our residents that are not only delicious, but also carefully planned to incorporate brain-healthy ingredients. Our meals are sure to keep your loved one energized so that they can enjoy summer to the fullest. Plus, if they’re craving one of their favorite summer meals, they can request that it be made for the whole community to enjoy!

Enjoy Weekly Activities

One of the perks of your loved one joining us at The Gardens at Brook Ridge is that they can enjoy our robust activity calendar! As an extension of our life enrichment programs, we have weekly activities lined up for our Texas senior residents that are designed to stimulate their mind, body, and spirit. From Muscles in Motion to Pet Therapy, we have it all! You can always rest easy knowing that your loved one has the access to activities that reduce stress, move the body, and allow them to mingle with their peers.

What will you and your loved one get up to this summer?

Here at The Gardens, we pride ourselves in being one of the best memory care communities in Texas for a multitude of reasons. Our care puts your loved one in the center, providing them with various life enrichment programs, mindful meals, and amenities that go beyond a traditional nursing home.

To learn more about our Pharr TX memory care and transitional assisted living community or schedule a tour at The Gardens at Brook Ridge, contact our friendly team today.

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