What Does Dining Look Like at a Luxury Retirement Community?

Living at one of the area’s upscale retirement communities — like Ventana by Buckner — means expecting the best of everything. That’s especially true when  it comes to something residents do two to three times a day: dine.  That’s why, at Ventana, every meal is a culinary experience. To help us define what makes a luxury […]

10 Benefits of Retiring in Texas

When it comes time to retire, there are a lot of things to consider:  What kind of lifestyle do you want?  What’s your ideal weather?  What kinds of things do you want to do?  How can you make your retirement savings go further?  Do you move closer to family?  With a variety of living options, […]

8 Surprising Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Seniors

You’re probably already seeing a wide variety of pumpkin spice-flavored foods and drinks like lattes, breakfast cereals, doughnuts, cookies … and on and on and on. While all these capture the flavor of pumpkin and the feeling of fall, they’re loaded with added sugar and won’t give you the health benefits of pumpkin. And, yes, […]

The Best Brain Exercises for Seniors

The human brain consists of around 100 billion neurons connected with trillions of synapses. That’s a lot of brain power! You can help keep all that gray matter in great shape by adopting healthy lifestyle habits. Getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, and staying socially active can help keep your memory sharp and reduce […]

The Senior Lifestyle at Ventana by Buckner

One concern many people have when considering a move to a senior living community is, “Will I be happy there?”  At Ventana, members have one of the best plans around for future health needs with Life Care. In essence, Life Care ensures access to higher levels of care on-site, including assisted living, memory care, skilled […]

Yoga vs. Pilates for Seniors — How to Choose?

Physical activity has been widely proven to have a lot of health benefits for older adults. But how do you know what type of exercises are best for your age group? And where should you start?  Two types of activities that have gained popularity in recent years are yoga and Pilates. But when it comes […]

How Retirement Living Has Evolved in Dallas

Over 2,500 years ago, ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only constant in life is change.” And while that’s true in every aspect of life, it’s amazing to consider how the ideas of work and retirement have evolved over the last 200 years, including the addition of retirement communities in the 1920s and ’30s.  Today, […]

What Is Wellness in Senior Living?

It’s long been thought a person’s life span is largely determined by the combination of genetics and environmental factors. However, recent studies suggest genetics account for as little as 20% of a person’s chance of living to age 85. It’s actually lifestyle choices — diet, exercise, smoking habits — that play an outsized role in […]

What Is Life Care at Ventana?

Many older retirees are seeking more than a community where they can purposefully age in place. What they’re really looking for is empowerment.  These older adults want a lifestyle where they can live independently and dictate the rhythm of their days without the headaches of homeownership. They also want the peace of mind that comes […]

Is Assisted Living an Option After a Stroke?

Stroke symptoms can strike suddenly, and damage to the brain can happen within minutes. Yet recovery from a stroke can be a lengthy process that requires hard work, perseverance and commitment. It also requires patience, because it may take months or years for a stroke survivor to recover. An assisted living facility for stroke patients […]