Future Healthcare Costs: On Your Own vs. at a Life Plan Community

As exciting as planning for your retirement can be, it involves many considerations from a financial standpoint. From travel plans to your living situation, there are a lot of pieces and parts to consider when setting your budget and ensuring you have the necessary means to live out your retirement years in comfort. One of […]

Is It Time to Talk to Your Parents about Downsizing?

Downsizing during retirement years is a common reason for homeowners to move out of their long-term homes. Have your parents voiced frustrations with home maintenance or have you been concerned that they just have too much house to handle in retirement? Downsizing to a life plan community like Ventana may be just the answer both […]

The Importance of Hydration for Seniors

Summer days are here! As we spend an increasing amount of time soaking up the sun, whether it be relaxing on the beach or walking around the neighborhood, we have to be mindful and cautious of some of the effects spending time in the hot weather can bring. One consequence of too much time in […]

Entertainment for Seniors During Summer Days in Dallas

Not sure how to spend your summer days? There’s so much to do in Dallas, but social distancing and concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) may leave you wondering what activities you can do safely and in a healthy way. Keep reading for a list of events and activities in the Dallas area to help promote […]

Mather LifeWays Age Well Study: Year 2 Findings

At Ventana by Buckner, we strive to give Members the environment they need to thrive. This is proven through the Age Well Study, a project conducted by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging in partnership with Northwestern University. The main purpose of this five-year study is to evaluate the impact of Life Plan Communities on the […]

Does My Parents’ Happiness Affect Their Immune Health?

Have you noticed that your parents are more likely to get sick when they aren’t in a good mood? Turns out, that isn’t necessarily a coincidence. Happiness, or lack thereof, can affect your health. You may have heard the phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine.” While this may not be entirely true, research does consistently […]

Churches Help Bring National Day of Prayer to Seniors Living

Members from Park Cities Baptist Church, Wilshire Baptist Church and First Baptist Dallas gathered in parking lots to pray for senior adults and employees at Ventana by Buckner during Thursday’s annual National Day of Prayer. A few families gathered in each of the parking lots around the building to provide views for most of Ventana’s […]

How to Get a House Ready to Sell Quickly

Once you make the decision to downsize and move to a senior living community, your next thought is an important one: What do you do with your house? Ideally, you’d like to sell as quickly and for as much of a profit as possible. But that can seem like a daunting task if you don’t […]

Can My Parents Afford a Life Care Community?

When it comes to where your parents live during their retirement years, there are many considerations to make. Does their current home offer the safety they need? Do they have a plan that suits their lifestyle and financial circumstances, should their health care needs change? Although initially many people think that living in their long-term […]