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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Lunar New Year – Sodalis Waco

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Sodalis Waco celebrated the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Monkey which begans today.  Andrea Ramirez, Engagement Coordinator, told each resident about their Chinese Zodiac animal. Enslie and Bill were both honored as Year of the Monkey members! We watched the parade in San Francisco’s Chinatown. We had lucky dumplings, mandarins, fortune cookies…

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Laughter Yoga at Waco Memory Care

Have you ever heard of Laughter Yoga? Laughter yoga is a practice of prolonged voluntary laughter. The notion behind this practice is that laughter provides powerful physical and psychological benefits. Madan Kataria, an Indian physician, was an earlier believer in the medical benefits of laughter. Dr Kataria has published a book on the subject, Laugh…

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Values In Action Awardees – December 2015

Values in Action December 2015 Colleagues of the Month Sodalis Communities recognize a “Values in Action Colleague of the Month” each month. Sodalis employees are our biggest asset and we believe that employee recognition is important to our mission and success. We invite family members to nominate caregivers who exemplify the Sodalis Core Values. Rock…

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Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Seminar

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2016 Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Seminar Waco, TX Friday, February 26, 2016 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 7:45) McLennan Community College Conference Center 4601 N. 19th Street Waco, Texas 76710 Agenda 7:45 a.m. Registration, breakfast, exhibits 8:30 a.m. Progress in Alzheimer’s Research / Sid O’Bryant, PhD 10:30 a.m. Exhibits, break, book sales 10:45 a.m. Differentiating Dementia, Delusion…

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Guided Painting with Memory Care Residents

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Friday Night Painting With a Twist Night has been a great success for both our residents and their family members. This past Friday night, everyone enjoyed social interaction with one another while participating in a guided painting lesson. Art instructor and Sodalis Austin Engagement Director, Anne Stacy, led the event. Yummy refreshments were provided as…

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Santa Visits Sodalis Memory Care in Waco

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You better watch out! Our friends with Southern Care Hospice and Bridgeway Health Services brought Santa and one of his elves to visit our residents at Sodalis Memory Care in Waco on Friday, December 18th.  Of course, we were all delighted to see St. Nick and even happier to find out that we are all…

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Christmas 2015 at Sodalis Memory Care – Austin

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Our community Christmas party at Sodalis Memory Care in SW Austin was a HUGE success! We had 60 family members join us for a great day full of activity and fun. “Bones” Davis provided a live musical performance that everyone enjoyed. Our Chef, Dusty, cooked a delicious traditional Mexican Christmas Dinner. (Thanks Dusty, for all…

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Sodalis San Marcos Christmas Door Contest

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Sodalis Memory Care in San Marcos has a tradition of holding a holiday door decorating contest. Each year, their productions get more and more creative, and this year’s doors are beautiful! The doors really add a festive touch to the community and get everyone in the mood to celebrate Christmas! This year’s winner is the…

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Sodalis Waco Celebrates Emily’s Birthday

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Emily Hammond celebrated her 83rd Birthday at Sodalis Waco on Monday, December 7th.  When asked what she wanted for her big day, Emily said that she wanted red and white decorations, a strawberry cake, and lots of “boys” to visit her! So our engagement team went to work and turned our dining room into a…

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