Tough Conversations with an Aging Parent

May 15th, 2017

by Whoever said being a kid was going to be easy! As our parents age, we are met with the dilemma of the realization that they may not be the same way they used to be. When we were small, we looked to our parents to be strong, competent and to have all of the… Read More

Resident Rights

May 1st, 2017

by A common misconception is that people must give up some of their rights and freedoms when they decide to make the move to a retirement community. That fallacy could not be farther from the truth. Generally speaking, residents living in a retirement community have all the same rights and freedoms they had prior to… Read More

Grandparents Raising Grandkids: Money Squeeze

April 18th, 2017

by A new report describes the strain on low-income grandfamilies By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue Finances are often tight for older Americans, but a new report reveals they can be especially oppressing for many low-income grandparents caring for their grandchildren. There are about 2.7 million such grandparents heading what are known as “grandfamilies” or… Read More

Simple Tips to Prevent Falls

April 3rd, 2017

by One in three Americans over age 65 — more than 700,000 in all — fall every year, making falls the leading cause of injuries, deaths, hospitalizations and emergency room visits for older Americans (National Safety Council). Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people 65 years or older. While… Read More

3rd Annual Resident Art Show in March

March 9th, 2017

by     SAVE THE DATE Lutheran Sunset Ministries will host its third annual Resident Art Show, March 23-25, 2017. Through a partnership with Bosque Arts Center (BAC), who provides art classes by instructor Karen Wise in the various LSM programs, the resident art will be displayed for the public at the BAC. In addition,… Read More

Achieving Your Dreams After Age 60

March 2nd, 2017

by The authors of ‘Senior Wonders’ on the 3 P’s for Triumphant Aging By Karen L. Pepkin and Wendell C. Taylor for Next Avenue The media abounds with negative views about the impact of aging on physical, cognitive, and financial well-being. In fact, there are entire industries that have emerged to counteract the effects of… Read More

Are You Getting Enough Protein? Too Much?

February 15th, 2017

by How obsessing over protein could be harmful to your health By Rashelle Brown for Next Avenue If you’re like me, you often find yourself confused by how many health headlines contradict one another. Lately, I’ve found this to be true where protein is concerned, particularly the protein needs of adults aged 50 and over…. Read More

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