Brandi Ramirez Victoria caregiver gets national award

Helping others has been a task that caregiver Linda Garrison has enjoyed, and not a day goes by where she thinks twice about the work she does. Read more...

 
Wendy McHaney Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

I recently met with local doctor James Haliburton of Crossroads Medical Associates about the mental health concerns of the aging population. Dr. Haliburton specializes in adult psychiatry and is board certified in psychiatry and neurology. Read more...

 
Wendy McHaney I recently met Dr. James Haliburton of Crossroads Medical Associates about the mental health con

I recently met Dr. James Haliburton of Crossroads Medical Associates about the mental health concerns of the aging population. Haliburton specializes in adult psychiatry and is board certified in psychiatry and neurology. Read more...

 
News logos Be aware of funeral, cemetery fraud

Another way that con artists prey on seniors is through funeral and cemetery fraud. This type of fraud often targets senior citizens because the victims' realization that they have been swindled may take weeks - or more likely, years - after contact with the fraudster. Read more...

 
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A free dementia care workshop series will be offered at Brightwater Senior Living starting June 22.

Brandi Ramirez, community outreach and education coordinator at Senior Helpers, said the workshops are geared toward families and caregivers of people with dementia. Read more...

 
Wendy McHaney Aging and technology

My book club is reading the novel "A Man Called Ove" by Swedish native Fredrik Backman.

Ove is a modern-day curmudgeon who recently lost his wife and was forced to retire after 30 years in the same career. Read more...

 
People at park Purple Out the Park for Alzheimer's

Senior Helpers is throwing a Victoria Generals pregame tailgate party to raise money for Alzheimer's.

The third annual Purple Out the Park runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Riverside Stadium. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple to support awareness of Alzheimer's disease. Read more...

 
People at tailgate party Senior Dream Contest accepts entries this month

Danny Bueno, 53, had his dream come true last year when he won a trip to see the Dallas Cowboys.

He wears his lanyard and collectible ticket almost every day. On special occasions he wears the T-shirt he got at the game, said his older sister Corinne Bueno-Hinojosa. Read more...

 
Wendy McHaney Stop and smell the flowers

One of my favorite things about spring in South Texas is the gardenia. I have four very prolific gardenia bushes in my backyard that produce blooms for about three to four weeks in April and May, and I love setting bowls and vases of these beautiful and fragrant flowers throughout my house. Read more...

 
Wendy McHaney Unexpected events can alter family traditions

About two weeks ago, I drove my mom to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport so she could fly home to Dallas after being discharged from a rehabilitation facility.

Her health has continued to decline over the past five years, and she is gradually losing the physical ability to do many of the activities that healthy folks take for granted. Read more...

 
Wendy McHaney Experiencing it from the inside

Almost seven years ago, I decided to open a home care company. I had been a litigation attorney for 11 years, then a stay-at-home mom for five years when I took a leap of faith and opened Senior Helpers. Read more...

 
News logos History repeats itself

My mother is currently residing at a rehabilitation facility as the result of a fall at my home and subsequent surgery on her broken ankle.

After rehabbing for two weeks, and no discharge date in sight, she asked if I could take her out to dinner with her granddaughters. Read more...

 
People receiving giant check Purple out the Park fundraiser

Twin Pines North is a jersey sponsor for Senior Helpers Purple out the Park fundraiser benefiting The Alzheimer's Association. Twin Pines donated $1,500 to support the fight. The event is planned for June 17 at Riverside Stadium. Read more...

 
People receiving giant check Hospital is jersey sponsor

Citizens Medical Center is a jersey sponsor for Senior Helpers Purple out the Park fundraiser benefiting The Alzheimer's Association. Citizens donated $1,500 to support the fight. Read more...