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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 […]


How to Relocate Parents to Senior Living

It’s not so much the grand sun, it’s the grandson (or granddaughter) who’s enticing more baby boomer parents to relocate these days.  Instead of moving to sunny Tucson or balmy Ft. Lauderdale, baby boomers are increasingly packing up to be closer to wherever their millennial children and grandchildren are. And the city of Dallas comes […]


Summer safety tips for seniors.

Are older adults more susceptible to high temperatures and heat-related illnesses? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they are. Seniors engaged in outdoor activity during the summer months should be extra cautious. Chronic health conditions and prescription medications can leave seniors vulnerable to the effects of too much heat and sun, and […]


What Do Members Love Most About Ventana?

Anyone who steps inside will feel it immediately. A central interior garden with a fountain, sculptural bamboo plantings, intimate seating areas and decorative hanging lights. An interior fully enclosed by glass, so the feeling of outdoors is always close by. A beautiful courtyard opening to the sky above, allowing natural light to brighten the space. […]