Sodalis Assisted Living & Memory Care Blog

We share inspiring and interesting information about aging, caregiving and dementia.  This is also a great place to get a feel for what is happening in Sodalis communities. Read about daily life, special events and what makes us special!
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Beating the Heat: Sodalis Austin

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After a wonderful Spring and plenty of rain, the long, hot days of Summer are upon us! Sodalis Memory Care residents in Austin beat the heat on the patio this week, dipping their toes in a cool wading pool. Pauline, Noina and Luz relax while Anne blows bubbles. Nina saying, “Ahhh, that feels good!” Luz:…

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Sodalis Temple celebrates Gorgeous Grandma’s Day 2015

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July 25th, Sodalis Temple honored our Gorgeous Grandma’s! Our Gorgeous Grandma Day at Sodalis Temple was a spa day retreat. We pampered our ladies with mimosas, facials, manicures, and pedicures. There was plenty of laughter and music throughout the day, and time for some fabulous photos of the ladies who it is our mission to…

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iPods bring Positive Effects to Dementia Care Residents

Recently, Anne Stacy, Director of Engagement/Activities at Sodalis Memory Care in Southwest Austin, began looking for donations of iPods and mp3 players. Anne’s goal was to turn no longer used music players into tools to provide meaningful music to the residents in her community. (Read more here.) After receiving a couple of donations, Anne has…

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Sodalis Austin 4th of July Party

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Our July 4th celebration at Sodalis Memory Care in Southwest Austin was loads of fun! We had fun with some good natured competition, enjoying family relay races and lots of smiles and laughter. Our musical guest, Allen “Bones” Davis, was great. Everyone participated, singing along, tapping their toes, and dancing to the music. What’s a…

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Waco Memory Care Residents Celebrate Marriage

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For many years, June has been the most popular month for weddings. At Sodalis Memory Care in Waco, we honored that long standing tradition with a special day of celebrating weddings with our residents. Last week, we dedicated a day to focus on weddings. We immersed ourselves in wedding culture, watching funny wedding videos on…

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Memory Care residents prepare for 4th of July

At Sodalis Memory Care in SW Austin, we had a little fun as we began thinking about and preparing for the 4th of July! Our residents enjoyed making these fun license plates to “Trick Out” their walkers and wheelchairs. Last week we also had a combined birthday party for Inez and her son Robert who…

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Happy Hour at Sodalis Assisted Living Garden Ridge

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We know how to beat the heat wave with Happy Hour @ Garden Ridge! Happy Hour happens once a month in our community. This month, assisted living residents met up with their friends to enjoy Lemon Drop Martinis! The women enjoyed reminiscing about their past times while the men told old army stories. Everyone left…

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Student Dance Project teaches how Alzheimer’s disease progresses

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This video is a dance project created for the Student Bio Expo. The dance illustrates the stages of Alzheimer’s disease through movements that symbolize the physical and mental changes that take place as the disease progresses. The Student Bio Expo is a unique science fair that engages over 300 high school students in creative ways…

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China Spring Fire Department Honors Sodalis Waco resident on his birthday

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Today was a special day for Sodalis Memory Care resident CD Maxwell. CD celebrated his 80th Birthday AND 66 years of marriage to his wife, Rita. Everyone enjoyed the celebration and we also welcomed the China Spring Fire Department who joined us to honor Mr. Maxwell today for his services as a Wildfire Firefighter in California…

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Lingering Emotions outlast Memories

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This 2010 report from NPR Research News provides very important news to those who care for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The news reassures us that moments with loved ones can have a powerful lasting impact even when the actual memory of the event is gone. Justin S. Feinstein, who was a graduate student…

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