Reduce Stress with More Vitamin C

January 6, 2020 — It’s all too easy to feel that you need to reach for the medicine cupboard when stress causes headaches and fatigue. Research shows that vitamin C is a healthy alternative to combat stress and may also have latent benefits such as preventing colds. Vitamin C may reduce both the physical and psychological effects suffered by... Read More

Soup: A Meal In a Bowl

January 6, 2020 — Despite the shorter winter days, our schedules do not slow down. We tend to seek out hardy, quick to prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot choice as it’s often called a meal in a bowl. There are dozens of different healthy soups that you can make;... Read More

January 29 is National Puzzle Day

January 6, 2020 — Jigsaw Puzzles: Food for the Mind, Heart, and Soul Jigsaw puzzles are normally viewed as learning toys. They can also do wonders for one’s mood and mind! What Educators Say Jigsaw puzzles can be “food for the brain,” professionals believe. At various phases, they stimulate the learning process. Continuous play enhances a person’s inherent ability... Read More

National Glaucoma Awareness Month: Glaucoma, A Brief Overview

January 6, 2020 — Glaucoma is not a single disease, but a group of diseases that gradually steal eyesight without warning and oftentimes without any prior symptoms. The loss of vision occurs due to damage to the optic nerve. There are many forms of glaucoma, however, two are most prominent. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) is the most common... Read More

How to Create the Perfect Story with Simple Scrapbook Journaling

January 6, 2020 — Scrapbook journaling is the inscription that goes with pictures in a scrapbook compilation. There are a variety of ways to create scrapbook journals, which include story-telling, script-writing, or use of fictional stories. The most typical way of scrapbook journaling is by writing the notes or comments by hand, but if your penmanship is hard to... Read More

Popcorn Mix-In Ideas: National Popcorn Day is January 21

January 6, 2020 — Whether you like popcorn plain, with cheese, or classic theatre-style with melted butter—today is a great day to try something new! Here are some quick and easy mix-in ideas to try the next time you pop those hot, fluffy kernels. If you like peanut butter… mix in a small bag of Reeses Pieces into your... Read More

Hacienda Oaks Fall Fest

December 3, 2019 — Hacienda Oaks’ Fall Fest was a great success and well attended by our residents, families, and community. We wish to thank our Hacienda Oaks departments and community partners for their contributions and participation. Special thanks to Reliant Rehabilitation, Miss Western Week & Court, Angel Care Ambulance, New Century Hospice, Santa Fe Health Care, Legacy Home... Read More

Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias Presentation

December 3, 2019 — The Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend will be hosting an Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias presentation at Hacienda Oaks Nursing & Rehab open to our resident families and community. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Hacienda Oaks... Read More

Success Story: Ms. Booker

December 3, 2019 — Ms. Booker admitted to Hacienda Oaks-Beeville on 9/20/19 after a recent Stroke. Ms. Booker relocated from Richmond, Virginia as to be closer to her family during her recuperation period. Ms. Booker was left with deficits to the following areas: ADL’s, functional mobility, balance, strength, endurance, safety awareness, and cognition. Ms. Booker received Physical, Occupational and... Read More

Candy Canes Are Festive and Fun!

December 3, 2019 — Candy canes are everyone’s favorite holiday treat. Their versatility makes them perfect for all kinds of decorative uses! Candy canes can be crushed or used whole in holiday arts and crafts projects. You can find candy canes sprinkled inside of cookies and other delicious Christmas recipes. Candy canes make great ornaments. You can buy real... Read More