A tail Wagging good time

July 6, 2018 The Arbor Comments
There is a magical element to animals, no matter where they are or what they do they are always in the present moment. For some, when an animal crosses our path, there is a moment in time where we connect. Whether they are waggling their tail, causing some mischief, or greeting us with enthusiasm or Read more

What is luck anyway?

March 10, 2018 The Arbor Comments
The legend of St. Patrick is celebrated every year on March 17. Images of four-leafed clovers, leprechauns, and pots of gold decorate festive gathering places as revelers wish the “luck of the Irish” to one another. But do you really have to be Irish to be lucky? According to a video hosted on the YouTube Read more

Game on, Sports Fans!

March 1, 2018 The Arbor Comments
March is the month for sports. The end of winter is in sight, plants begin to sprout, and the days become sunnier and warmer. In February, the two biggest sporting events drew millions of people to their television sets: the Super Bowl and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Athletes prepare for these competitions their entire Read more

Your Real-Life Social Network

February 19, 2018 The Arbor Comments
There are literally hundreds of ways to connect with people nowadays, thanks to technology. You can tweet, snap, like, post, share, and pin your way to connecting with possibly millions of people around the world in an instant. Those interactions can keep us occupied for a while, but they are different than the kinds of Read more

Bless Your Heart

February 8, 2018 The Arbor Comments
February is often artistically expressed with cherubs and lace and little pink or red hearts. February is also American Heart Month, which is a perfect time to focus on the muscle central to a happy and full life, our hearts. Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men and women, according to the Read more

Joy in the journey – Goal Setting for Seniors

January 13, 2018 The Arbor Comments
According to Carrie Robertson, Research & Community Education, Chicago Methodist Senior Services, as stated in her blog post Goal Setting – Important at Any Age, “Adults that are in or approaching retirement might think they’ve already reached their destination, and therefore won’t really benefit from goals anymore. While you may have reached your retirement destination, Read more

Choosing an Appropriate Care Level

June 13, 2016 The Arbor Comments
Relaxed and restful, casual and comfortable, East Texas living is just better when you consider all the personalized services, activities and amenities that capture the heart and soul of The Arbor. Welcoming Living Spaces Comfortable furnishings and beautifully decorated interiors Private residential suites including all utilities, television, phone, and internet Scheduled housekeeping and linen services Routine Read more

Friends New and Old

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Your social life - your friendships and your family - are probably a source of happiness in your life. While socialization is critical for all people, regardless of age, seniors can be more susceptible to isolation. Many seniors have spent a considerable portion of their lives in the company of others – be it in Read more

Making the Move

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For most of us, moving into a new home is an exciting time - it may have meant that our family is growing, we have a terrific new job opportunity, or we are simply moving to a more appropriate home given the time in our lives. The decision to move to a seniors housing community Read more