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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Mother’s Day at Sodalis Memory Care in Austin

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At Sodalis Memory Care in South Austin, we started out our Special Mother’s Day Celebration with entertainment by The Mustang Mesa Boys. The group sang old time classic Country Western favorites. There were requests, dancing, and plenty of folks singing along! 23 family members came and enjoyed the day with us. After entertainment, our chef…

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Sodalis New Braunfels Raising Funds for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Today our Sodalis community on Rock Street in New Braunfels held a Spring BBQ. All proceeds from the event benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Special thanks to everyone who prepared food, attended, and supported the Walk to End Alzheimer’s through participating in this event. A special word of thanks goes out to Bush’s Chicken…

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Sodalis Memory Care Waco Residents at Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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Engagement teams from several assisted living homes in the Waco area enjoyed an early Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 1st. Traditional dances of Mexico were performed to preserve, research, educate and promote Mexican folkloric traditions and culture through art, music and dance. Many Mexican dishes were prepared for this event as well as beautiful Fiesta…

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Brenda Gonzales

More about Brenda Gonzales Brenda received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; a Master’s of Arts in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX; and a Graduate Certificate in Long Term Care Administration from Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Brenda will ensure the…

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Sodalis Austin Community this week: Plants and Poetry

Sodalis Austin residents and staff have enjoyed welcoming Spring. This week, Joan, enjoyed some gardening, planting a lily in her favorite “vintage” mosaic pot. Anne Stacy, Activity Director, led residents in a large group activity called “Dancing with Poetry.” After showing the group a photograph, she asked everyone to describe what they saw when they…

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3rd Annual Alzheimer’s Symposium

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If you missed the opportunity to attend today’s Alzheimer’s Symposium in Temple, we’ve got a few notes to share with you. The speakers provided great information and encouragement! Sodalis representatives at the 3rd Annual Temple Alzheimer’s Symposium: Morgan Eckert, Sales Specialist for Sodalis, Marsh Tarnow, Community Manager of Sodalis Temple, and Tammy Karm, Community Relations…

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Caregiver Communication Research Study at Texas State University

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Researchers at the Texas State University Department of Communication Studies are conducting a research study of caregivers who have provided care for a family member with dementia like symptoms. This investigational study is exploring communication between persons with dementia and their caregivers. If you have been a family caregiver of someone with dementia within the past year…

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Sodalis Leaders attend Dementia and Aging Seminar

A group of Sodalis employees attended the TSU Department of Sociology Dementia and Aging Seminar on Friday, April 17th. Here are a few thoughts shared by those in attendance: Listening to the personal testimony of a doctor who is in the early stage of dementia was very touching. Dr. Dewayne Nash is an incredibly brave and…

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Sodalis Assisted Living Garden Ridge: IHOP and Selfies

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A group of residents from Sodalis Assisted Living and Memory Care in Garden Ridge visited IHOP for lunch on April 14th. Garden Ridge community manager, Brenda Gonzales, enjoyed a moment with resident Ora Lee as she discovered that Brenda’s phone was actually a camera too. After a short lesson on “selfies,” Ora Lee shot her…

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