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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February 2015 at Sodalis Garden Ridge

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Residents dance “A Second Line” at our Madri Gras observance. Lucia is from Alabama and told us all about the Madi Gras rival that they had with New Orleans for the best Madi Gras when she was a child. The Schertz Senior Center “Silver Serenaders” who visited to serenade our memory care residents. Richard Hailey…

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Dementia Village in the Netherlands

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Even if you’ve had some exposure to Hogewey, the dementia village in the Netherlands, we think you’ll enjoy this CNN coverage that takes a look inside the village at day to day life. Through interviews with various caregivers in the community, they are are opportunities to learn some of the skills that these caregivers use to…

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Sodalis Garden Ridge enjoying Spring-like weather

The last few days of beautiful Spring-like weather have had all of us enjoying some time outdoors! Burnice and Judy, Sodalis Garden Ridge residents, have found the sunny weather bring out their “gardening bug!”  

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Animal Robot for Alzheimer’s Patients

A Japanese company, AIST, has developed a interactive robot that replicates the benefits of animal therapy. The robot, “PARO,” looks like a baby harp seal. PARO has sensors that enable it to sense the unique actions of a person and adapt to the behavior of each individual. PARO has been in use in Japan since…

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Securing the Voting Voice of Texas Seniors/Veterans

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Many veterans have become accustomed to using their VA identification card to vote, but these cards do not have a photograph. New voter ID laws require one of seven acceptable forms of ID. All of these have a photograph on them. Some seniors no longer have a photo ID. Consider how many seniors in assisted…

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Texas Talking Book Program

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At Sodalis, we find that some of our assisted living and memory care residents no longer have the ability to enjoy reading like they once did. For one reason or another, they may no longer have the ability to participate in an activity that was once a very important part of their lives. For individuals…

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