30-Day Declutter Challenge: What I’ve Learned

January 18th, 2017

by By Liza Kaufman Hogan for Next Avenue I used to be able to put all my belongings in a 1985 Honda Accord and still see out the back. Now, I can barely see out of some of the windows of our four-bedroom house. What happened?! Here’s what happened: Marriage, kids, dogs, hobbies, a reluctance… Read More

Sunset Home Receives Zero Deficiency Health Survey

January 5th, 2017

by Texas nursing homes participating in Medicare and Medicaid, such as Sunset Home, a program of Lutheran Sunset Ministries, are required by federal law to undergo an annual survey and certification process by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). These inspections (surveys) generally last three to four days and are unannounced. Surveyors examine… Read More

Four Tips to Maintain Your Independence as You Age

December 20th, 2016

by These tips can help you maintain your physical and emotional health and live life to the fullest, whatever your age. Home Modifications According to the National Council on Aging, every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Falls, with or without injury, carry a heavy quality of life… Read More

Why I Took Off My POW/MIA Bracelet After 44 Years

November 11th, 2016

by By Joan M. Burda for Next Avenue In 1972, when I was a student at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, a small ad in the BG News offered the chance to buy a POW/MIA bracelet. The going price at the time: $4. I bought two. The bracelets arrived in a small package. I… Read More

Helpful Apps for Seniors

September 13th, 2016

by 8 tech solutions to maintain independence and give caregivers peace of mind By Jeff Salter for Next Avenue Every day for the last 24 years, I’ve worked with the elderly and, by extension, with their families. As the founder of Caring Senior Service, a non-medical in-home care provider, my goal is to ensure that… Read More

How to Craft Your Memoir

August 15th, 2016

by By Bart Astor for Next Avenue When I overheard my father reminiscing with his old Army buddy about how desperate they felt as kids having to do menial tasks to earn money that would help their families — even plucking chickens — I realized I hadn’t heard much about his emotional life growing up…. Read More

Independent vs. Assisted Living

July 25th, 2016

by By Joann Baucom Change, according to Webster’s New Compact Dictionary, means to give up one thing for the other. We all know change is difficult for most people, we enjoy our routine. With that said, deciding it’s time to move from your home – that you’ve lived in for 30 years or better —… Read More

This Summer’s Heat Waves Are More Dangerous Than You Think

July 8th, 2016

by By Gary Drevitch for Next Avenue It’s not just the elderly who are at risk when the weather heats up. Here’s what you need to do to stay safe. Heat waves tend to be underestimated as natural disasters because they lack the destructive power of hurricanes or earthquakes. We shouldn’t, however, overlook their lethal… Read More

10 Tips for Aging Well

June 27th, 2016

by By Timmy Kleine As adults, we have to make good choices in our lifestyle for us to age well. The decisions you make, your habits and your lifestyle all affect how you live your senior years. Sometimes we make bad choices earlier in life but it’s never too late to change. The decision is… Read More

LSM Community Pet Show

June 13th, 2016

by Does your four-legged friend perform fancy tricks? Do you have the cutest Calico in Bosque County? How about a unique pet who’s always dressed their best? Sign them up for Lutheran Sunset Ministries’ Second Annual Community Pet Show! The Community Pet Show will take place on Saturday, June 18 at 9 a.m. at the… Read More