Music Therapy

Music Therapy Touches the Hearts and Minds of Dementia Patients

Sue Sveum Alzheimers, Dementia Leave a Comment

  At the start of the holiday season the Memory Care Community was filled with residents and their families. After a delightful meal, they gathered by the piano to listen to a trio of musicians play the songs of the season. And something special happened. The residents began to smile. Many tapped their feet. And some began to sing along. …

Weekend Getaways for Fall

Weekend Getaways for Fall

Jennifer Thomas Travel Leave a Comment

  A few months back, I blogged about weekend getaways from Houston. Now, it’s October, officially fall (even though the temperatures are still feeling otherwise), kids are back in school, Labor Day is over, and generally, popular getaway destinations are often less crowded. So, it’s actually a great time to take a break and get out and explore Texas. It’s …

Charlotte North Carolina - A Popular Place to Retire

Charlotte, North Carolina – A Popular Place to Retire

Dorothy Sander Retirement, Retirement Planning 1 Comment

Charlotte, North Carolina slid into the number ten spot on Forbes Top 25 Best Places to Retire List in 2013. It’s easy to see why seniors would choose the Queen City as their retirement home. There is something for everyone. One of the top draws of this southern city is the climate. If you like a warm climate with seasonal …

Smart Living - Interview with Kathy Gottberg

Smart Living – An Interview with Kathy Gottberg

Jeanette Gomez Interviews Leave a Comment

  We recently spoke with Kathy Gottberg, founder of  She talked to us about the importance of minimalism, her books and her passion of writing.   Her belief that if we live everyday with a combination of certain elements, that we can have a happy, meaningful and peaceful world for everyone. Q:  What is SMART living and why is it …

Lunch at the farmer's market - Panzanella Salad

Lunch at the Farmer’s Market – Panzanella Salad

Jennifer Thomas Cooking Leave a Comment

  I’m originally from North Carolina, and this time of year, especially as I grew older, became my favorite season. Gardens, for the most part, were just coming into harvest. My grandparents planted, not one but two gardens, in addition to a fruit orchard. Nothing beat vine ripe tomatoes, of several varieties, and fresh boiled corn on the cob! As …

Recreational Activities for Seniors in the Houston Area

Recreational Activities for Seniors in the Houston Area

Jennifer Thomas Activities for Seniors Leave a Comment

  Those of us lucky enough to live in the Houston metro area, have plenty of entertainment and education opportunities, no matter our age. The city of Houston’s Parks and Recreation Department has numerous Senior Community Centers throughout the city, which offers a full variety of options for today’s active center. If you’re over the age of 55, but are …