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

Assisted Living Financial Solutions

July 26, 2016 The Arbor Comments
When you can no longer manage daily living in your own home or with family members, an apartment at The Arbor is a great option.  While Medicare does not cover assisted living, you may have other resources to help pay for your new home. Consider the following: Long Term Care Insurance If you or your Read more

Having the Conversation

June 13, 2016 The Arbor Comments
You are probably not looking forward to the discussion with your family regarding your or your loved one’s need for assisted living. We get it. It is often challenging to talk about a move late in life from a familiar place. And, the reasons that may be making the move necessary - an inability to Read more

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

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Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they Read more

Choosing an Appropriate Care Level

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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