Treemont Retirement Blog

Senior Living Houston: Spotlight on Activity Director Monica Muniz


Posted by Lisa Witt on Nov 2, 2018 9:19:13 AM

Senior Living Houston: Welcome Monica Muniz, Activity Director

Social interaction, activities, companionship and making new friends are key reasons many seniors choose to move to a senior living community. It’s convenient to be able to walk out of your apartment and enjoy activities, including entertainment, and one’s neighbors. At Treemont, the goal is to sponsor activities that our current residents value. We’ve been fortunate to have Activity Director Nikki Andress at the helm for most of 2018. We are now welcoming another experienced Activity Director Monica Muniz to the Treemont family.

Monica says, “I envision my role is to fulfill the lives of our residents with active engaging activities such as exercise, outings, brain games and socials that will be beneficial for our residents.” This includes working with the community to bring in relevant instructors, performers, and speakers as well as designing appropriate programs.

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Houston Assisted Living Director on Community Improvements


Posted by Lisa Witt on Oct 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Houston Assisted Living Director on Community Improvements
by Rodney Brooks, Executive Director, Treemont Retirement Community

Treemont is making headway on many items of improvement to the community.  

The automated doors have been installed in the lobby area leading to the back patio. If you haven't noticed, the new "auto" doors are located just near the fireplace closest to the dining room side.  

The new buffet line equipment is up and running and is a nice addition to the dining room remodel.  We still have a few things we will be adding such as tile wall behind the buffet line and new built in cabinetry for the beverage station.  We will be doing these items with our "in-house" maintenance crew. 

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Events at Treemont

Houston Assisted Living Activities: Residents Enjoy Smoothie Workshop


Posted by Lisa Witt on Oct 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Houston Assisted Living Activities: Residents Enjoy Smoothie Workshop with Healthy Benefits

Nutrition is one of the hottest topics in health today, with many doctors and nutritionists treating and even curing chronic diseases through proper nutrition. Of course, much of this information is available on the internet, but residents at Treemont Retirement Community have been treated to in-person monthly seminars this summer, taught by Columbia-educated Nutrition Professor Martica Heaner. Dr. Heaner, who has written eight books and even had her own TV program in the UK, is working with residents to help them understand the role of different nutrients in the body, and teaching them how to plan a well-balanced diet from the options available to them in the community dining room.

“Our residents were especially intrigued by the data and studies

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Events at Treemont

Spotlight: Meet Assisted Living Community Liaison Tanace Foster


Posted by Lisa Witt on Oct 6, 2018 6:47:00 PM

Spotlight: Meet Assisted Living Community Liaison Tanace Foster

Treemont residents will see a friendly face walking around Campus. Tanace Foster has been promoted to the Community Liaison at Senior Allegiance, providing support to our Independent Living residents.  Tanace will soon have an office in the first floor main lobby across from the library, making it easier for residents and family members to stop by and ask questions instead of going to the main Senior Allegiance office in F309.  When not in the office, Tanace will be participating in community events, including scooping ice cream at the monthly Ice Cream Social.

Residents move to a senior independent living community with the desire to stay independent as long as possible.  Treemont introduced the concept of “Independence Plus.”  Seniors who need assistance with Activities of Daily Living can receive Personal Assistance Services and/or Medicare covered Home Health services in their apartment instead of moving to an assisted living facility.  Senior Allegiance is the “Plus” in Independence Plus.

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Treemont Nursing & Rehab Certificate of Accomplishment Ceremony


Posted by Lisa Witt on Sep 29, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Treemont Nursing & Rehab Certificate of Accomplishment Ceremony

Everyone faces setbacks; character is defined by our response.  Should the setback come from health issue(s) that result in injury or surgery, Treemont has resources in place to aide in recovery.  The real work comes from mentally preparing and then physically pursuing rehabilitation goals that make you safer and stronger.  ‘Our goal is that we minimize the chance that residents have to return to the hospital or the healthcare center after an inpatient stay,’ according to Marion Hattix, the Admission Director at Treemont Health Care Center.

The most recent Certificate of Accomplishment Ceremony was held Monday August 20, 2018 in the main lobby of independent living.  Residents were able to reconnect with the therapy and nursing staff that helped them transition back home.  It was a great opportunity to reflect on their progress while enjoying drinks, fruit, and an epic cheese ball handcrafted for the event by Chef James and the kitchen staff

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Healthy Tips for Seniors: Flu Season, Be Prepared


Posted by Lisa Witt on Sep 23, 2018 6:15:49 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Flu Season is Upon Us, Be Prepared

In the United States, Flu Season most commonly occurs during the Fall and Winter. Influenza activity is more active during October and can last until late May, although peaks of Flu cases are seen in December and February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the most important method of protection from the flu and its potentially serious complications. This year Texas is one of the four states that has experienced high influenza-like illness activity according to the CDC. Although, hospitalizations due to the Flu have remain the same from previous years, the highest hospitalization rates are among people 65 years and older.

Although, receiving the Flu vaccine is the first and most important prevention methods, there are other habits to keep in mind that with reduce the risk of getting the FLU or getting sick in

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Healthy Tips for Seniors

New Artwork at Treemont Senior Living in Houston Community


Posted by Lisa Witt on Sep 8, 2018 8:05:00 AM

New Artwork at Treemont Senior Living in Houston Community

Treemont Retirement Community was the first Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Houston. It has a well-established reputation for excellence. In 2013, it opened a completing refurbished new Building A. Now senior living management is undertaking additional updates, that include its dining room redecorating: flooring, lighting, painting, chairs and a new serving buffet. This independent living community in Houston is putting a new paint in the corridors and installing carpet throughout the first floor of the six building campus to freshen up the decor. Part of the renovations is the Treemont Collection of Fine Art, 2018. Please read about the new artwork in the Lobby for all  to enjoy. Artists include: David Welch, Cynthia Wister and David Schwindt. 

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Nursing Homes Houston: Spotlight on Admissions Director Marion Hattix


Posted by Lisa Witt on Sep 1, 2018 8:45:00 AM

Nursing Homes Houston: Spotlight on Admissions Director Marion Hattix

Residents often come to skilled nursing and rehab or assisted living following medical setbacks, like a complicated infection, a fall resulting in a fracture, or a stroke resulting in the need for retraining in daily living tasks. One benefit of residing at Treemont is that there is a Health Care Center (HCC) on the campus, just off Building B, to help you navigate rehab after a hospital stay or just have a question about assisted living and long-term care. The person to contact is our new Health Care Admissions Director Marion Hattix! Marion is responsible for admitting patients to Treemont’s HCC. Marion is generally the first point of contact for Treemont residents and families who have questions about health care options. She works with a variety of referral sources, including discharge planners at local hospitals such as Memorial Hermann, who rely on her to assess residents before they are admitted.

Marion has worked 18 years as an LVN and 26 years in the medical field. Most recently Marion

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Meet Your Assisted Living Houston Neighbor: Carolyn Korkmas


Posted by Lisa Witt on Aug 25, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Meet Your Assisted Living Houston Neighbor: Carolyn Korkmas

by Jane Zimmerman, Treemont Resident

Treemont has had so many talented newbies since Hurricane Harvey, and Carolyn Korkmas is no exception.  Her specialty is writing, which she does with a flare, and includes research and colorful description to delight her readers.  Perhaps this is why Carolyn chose it as a college major, as well as a career; but her love of writing began at the age of 10 when she had 100 pen pals!

Carolyn, a native Texan, was born in Greenville, TX., then later moved to Dallas and McKinney.  She attended the University of North Texas and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science and English. Later she received her Master’s Degree in Library Science, specializing in law from the University of Denver.  She then began her career in the law departments of oil companies, mainly Shell Oil, where she retired.

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Meet Your Assisted Living Houston Neighbor

Treemont Rehab Promotes Return to Independence


Posted by Lisa Witt on Aug 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Treemont Nursing and Rehab Promotes Return to Independence 

Residents often come to skilled nursing following medical setbacks, like a complicated infection, a fall resulting in a fracture, or a stroke resulting in the need for retraining in daily living tasks. What sets Treemont Health Center apart is its top-notch therapy team. The therapy program in the HCC consists of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Each plays a large role in the strengthening process. HCC takes great pride in helping residents get stronger and return to an independent lifestyle.  

Treemont’s fantastic success rate and unique approach are why many residents choose to work with the therapy team in the HCC. “The only way our residents will get better is if we make therapy fun to encourage residents to complete their daily regimen,” says Jobert Macas, head of Treemont’s therapy group. “Often our residents don’t realize

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Nursing Home Information