by Jane Zimmerman, Treemont Resident
Smiling, friendly and talkative Sherry Taylor has lived at our senior living Houston community about one year with her cute little chihuahua dog, Eve, as Treemont is pet-friendly. She loves the food and the friends she has made in such a short time; after living on her own, she moved here after a bad ankle break that required surgery. She has completely recovered now, but is so impressed by Treemont Retirement Community and all it has to offer, that she has decided to relax, retire and enjoy herself. And why not?
Born in Oklahoma in April, 1952 makes Sherry one of our “Baby Boomer” population. Sherry’s father was transferred to Brown & Root’s Houston location while she was growing up. Sherry took part in the Distributive Education program at Austin Senior High School here in Houston, attending classes half days and beauty college half days. She passed her State Board and received her beauty license when she was age sixteen, and worked 45+ years as a hairdresser.
Sherry worked at “Hair Tamers” in Alvin, which was a unisex salon/barber shop combined. She did housewives’ hair mostly, along with men’s, and even cut Nolan Ryan’s hair!Sherry was also married over 40 years to her sweetheart, David, who she met on a blind date. David was a hard worker and had many different professions. He passed five years ago, but he always remembered Sherry on special days and times. On Valentine’s Day he would shower her with flowers and a heart box of chocolate candy.
Sherry and David had a daughter, who is now deceased, and a granddaughter who is attending Michigan University. The family is very proud of her, but wishes she was closer to home. Sherry had two sisters – one deceased – and the other, Margaret, still lives here in Houston. Margaret and Sherry go to movies together. Sherry and her grandniece, Isabel, both love dog shows. They recently saw "A Long Way Home,” and Isabel whispered, “Are you crying She-She (her pet name for Sherry)?” There was a sniffle and a muffled “yes” that came from the seat next to her. Sherry said she just cannot keep from shedding tears at the sad parts.
Sherry loves the movies, and on television she watches Talk Shows (like ET and the morning gossip shows), and Animal Planet. She likes to play games, like Mah Jongg with her friends and table-mates. Going on bus trips is an extra perk too; she has enjoyed Kemah, the Christmas Lights, and looks forward to many others.
Her addition to the Tattler “Meet Your Neighbor” completes the foursome at her dining room table – #87. Shall we call them “The Tattler Table!” Sherry loves the food and friends, so we will definitely call her another “Keeper”! It's so nice to see our senior living Houston residents making new friendships after moving to an independent living community.
If you enjoyed meeting your Houston assisted living neighbor, then click here to meet more residents of this dynamic independent living in Houston community. There is much documentation on the value of social interaction and friendships in keeping seniors happy and content. Active Activities Programs are key to resident happiness in senior living in Houston communities. Seniors want to live with interesting and engaging residents. At Treemont, from concert pianist Ann Wang, to Nelda Sims of the Sims Trio and also Wilma Carr and Lillian Lee, residents enjoy in-house entertainment, and meeting new neighbors with whom to engage and share their new community. Please make sure you ask about the residents and the activities for seniors programs when you tour senior living Houston TX communities.