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When Love Lives Next Door

When Love Lives Next Door

Change is difficult for all of us and major transitions in life are never easy. We find they are usually filled with stress, anxiety and, of course, some fear of the unknown. They do, however, become a bit easier…

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Interior designers help seniors downsize in style

Interior designers help seniors downsize in style

Margaret Paff bought nearly all new furniture for her new space, saying that this is not her last chapter, it is merely the next chapter in her life. Margaret Paff passes by her favorite piece of art, a print of Modigliani’s “Woman With Red Hair,” and mentions that it looks so nice against her new grass-cloth wallpaper. Read more

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Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor: The bar is now open

Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor: The bar is now open

“Meet you at the bar for a drink.” Is that something you’d hear at a senior living community? Emphatically, yes. Along with the completely refurbished dining room and brand new bistro, Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor recently opened a bar in the living room. Residents can now enjoy an adult beverage – beer or wine – before or after dinner or maybe to watch a Texans game. Read more

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You’ll Feel The Difference Right Away

You’ll Feel The Difference Right Away

Choosing the place where you will spend your Golden Years is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. There is so much to consider, your budget, your lifestyle, your health and of course the overall timing of your future transition are just a few of the things that help in making a successful plan. You might be grappling with the opinions of your friends and family members. You might even be apprehensive about what your life might look like after you take the “big step”. Visiting all of the communities you are considering is of the utmost importance. When you do take the time to visit in person you will feel the difference right away. The minute you enter the front door you will know if you are visiting a “facility”, or a “community”. Modern seniors today have no intention of living in a “facility”, but they welcome the idea of making a move into a new, vibrant “community” that offers them all the tools they need for successful aging in place. That is the spirit in which Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor was created and still operates today, 54 years later. Serving seniors from as young as…

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Costs of senior housing vary wildly in the Houston area

Costs of senior housing vary wildly in the Houston area

Houstonians have an abundance of choices when it comes to finding a place to spend their twilight years. Senior living operators have been opening and planning new properties across the Houston area, from urban neighborhoods like the Heights to farflung suburbs like The Woodlands. “The population is aging and more importantly people are living well into their 80s and 90s, which wasn’t the case 30 years ago,” said Andy Cohen, CEO of Caring.com, an online resource for senior care. Read more

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