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!

Sodalis San Marcos Yard Sale Benefits Alzheimer’s Walk


San Marcos Sodalis would like to thank all of our families and friends for their donations and hard work! If you’ve ever put together a yard sale, you know what we mean! With over $400.00 made from the yard sale and over $700.00 in donations, we went over our $1,000 goal for the Memory Walk!

UTHSC Nursing Students visit Sodalis New Braunfels to Learn about Dementia Care

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On October 13th, Sodalis hosted a group of nursing students from the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio to our New Braunfels community. Marcus Mercer, Director of Life Engagement, teamed up with Susie Reiff (not pictured) a few years ago to provide more learning opportunities to Susie’s students before entering their respective…


NB 2014 Symposium Sponsors


Our 5th Annual Alzheimer’s Symposium was a great success! We couldn’t have made it happen without the tremendous team effort of the Alzheimer’s Association and other key organizations who helped out by sponsoring the event. The slideshow has pictures of our sponsors. Thanks everyone for all your hard work and support! Melissa Escalona with Carter…


The Effects of Food on Mood Disorders and Aging

Although the focus is not directly on dementia, the following presentation – “Food and Mood” – takes a good look at the relationship between what we eat and our mood, especially as we age. With multiple studies warning us about the effects of sugar on brain health, much of this presentation seems useful to those…


New Braunfels Alzheimer’s Symposium 2014


CIMA Hospice Enjoy a few pictures from yesterday’s Alzheimer’s Symposium in New Braunfels, Texas. This was our fifth annual symposium in New Braunfels, and it was a great day of building relationships and learning together. (Photos courtesy of Charlie Agar)

Sodalis Waco Painting Activity with Traditions Hospice


We enjoyed a visit today from friends at Traditions Hospice! Residents were joined by a little guest who participated in our activity time. Everyone had fun. Who needs crayons or makers when you can paint with pudding? With a little food coloring, vanilla pudding becomes a lovely orange “paint.”

Sodalis team attends Lloyd Doggett Coffee with Congress


U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett and his wife were so gracious to join Sodalis, the Alzheimer’s Association and constituents from the congressman’s district for Coffee with Congress at the Frank Garrett Community Center on October 4th. The congressman is very eager to make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Nicole Gasaway and Ginny Funk of…


Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Alzheimer’s at 30

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This Fall, millions of people will participate in activities to promote Alzheimer’s awareness and research. As Sodalis employees and families enter into the busy season of involvement in Walk to End Alzheimer’s Events in communities from Victoria to Waco (and several in between!), we remember that there are millions of people struggling with Alzheimer’s and…


Sodalis Residents Enjoy Comal County Fair Parade

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Sodalis Cross Street residents and staff in New Braunfels enjoyed a great day taking in the sights and sounds of the Comal County Fair Parade! We enjoyed a stroll down the street to a nice spot to see all the action. With over 100 entries in the parade, there was plenty to see. After the…


Sodalis Memory Care & Coffee with Congress

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We are VERY excited to be able to present to you TWO Coffee with Congress meetings in October. What is “Coffee with Congress” you ask?  Coffee with Congress is a small, intimate meeting with a Congressman and his or her staff.  These are casual events held at a location within the Congressman’s district. The congressman invites…