Linden Ponds
Sitting around a large table at Linden Ponds Acorn Pub, the ladies talk and laugh like any group of friends with similar interests. Meanwhile, what originally brought them together is roaming around or sleeping back in their respective apartment homes. [caption id="attachment_6753" align="alignright" width="224" caption="While searching for a new home, Dorothy Dee Tyack (pictured) told...
Ann's Choice
Some call it Operation Stocking; others think it s a spin on stocking stuffing ; Fannie Kessler says it s all about reaching outside of the self and doing something good for someone else. [caption id="attachment_6791" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Top: Soldiers, usually referred to by last name only, appreciate seeing their first names on stockings. Below: Fannie Kessler with...
Ann's Choice
Rhett is a full-time employee of Renaissance Gardens, the extended-care neighborhood at Ann s Choice . He clocks in and out every day. He gets most weekends off. And occasionally, he takes mini-vacations. But unlike other staff at Renaissance Gardens, Rhett doesn t receive traditional wages. Instead, he is paid with pats and pets, treats and carrots, and an occasional scrap or two. Taking on the...
Eagle's Trace
As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. So when residents of Eagle s Trace were invited to participate in the world s largest Wii bowling tournament, they couldn t pass up the opportunity. The daylong event, sponsored by TexanPlus HMO, drew more than 550 contestants to Houston s Reliant Center enough to qualify for a Guinness World Record for largest Wii bowling tournament...
Maris Grove
Joe and Connie O Grady were accustomed to hosting Thanksgiving at their previous house, an affair that originally started with a few people gathering around the table and grew to the point where they had to move furniture around to accommodate the expanding family. About 40 people would attend, and everyone brought a dish. When we moved to Maris Grove in 2008, we didn t want to stop the tradition...
Maris Grove
[caption id="attachment_6383" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Dubbed Veterans Walkway, 159 bricks engraved with the names, ranks, and stations of Maris Grove veterans form an s-shaped path, leading from the Cardinal Clubhouse to a permanent memorial."]
Brooksby Village
[caption id="attachment_6453" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Hugh Ware takes a break at Brooksby Village, where he lives and stays busy as editor-in-chief of Tugbitts, a magazine about tugboats. (Photo by Setarreh Massihzadegan)"][/caption] Hugh Ware spends his time physically on land at Brooksby Village , but mentally, he s in tune with the seas. I m nautically...
Maris Grove
[caption id="attachment_6371" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Jean and Warren Given spend time with Duncan, their West Highland white terrier who has recently been certified as a pet therapist at Maris Grove."]
Ann's Choice
This fall, people living at Ann s Choice had the chance to take a poetry workshop taught by poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize nominee Lynn Levin. [caption id="attachment_6367" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Left to right: Poet Lynn Levin, M.F.A., led the poetry workshop Dip Your Pen in the Well of Experience. Among the students were Ann s Choice residents Carl Kleis, Grace...