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Senior Living in Houston: Treemont Residents are Socially Active

Posted by Lisa Witt on Feb 9, 2016 11:18:19 AM

Treemont Senior Living in Houston Community is Socially Active

A key benefit of senior living is socialization. Residents in senior living communities have an improved social network and enjoyment of life. Daughter-in-law Marie says of her mother-in-law, “Joan has blossomed from her cocoon and has become so social. My husband Mike and I cannot believe the change in Joan since coming to Treemont.” When told by Activity Director Aimee Dubuisson that she thought Joan hadAssisted_Living_in_Houston_activities_Sock_Hop_females always been a "social butterfly," Marie laughed saying it was the exact opposite. “The truth is Joan would rarely leave her house. Being at Treemont has greatly improved Mom’s outlook on life.”

Once seniors have given up their keys, or a few lifelong friends have passed, living alone at home may no longer be as attractive as it once was. Seniors who were once active,driving and socializing with friends, can become isolated at home. In a senior living community such as Treemont Retirement Community, a resident can blossom and enjoy the simple opportunity to interact with their peers three times daily during meals. There are also casual opportunities weekly to enjoy professional entertainment. Of course, there are many opportunities to engage in specific activities of interest via Treemont’s robust activities program offerings. Similar to many retirement communities, Treemont offers classes in gardening, exercise, needlepoint, bridge, pool, bingo, Color Me Calm, Laughter through Yoga, Bible study, worship services, a resident choir, educational seminars, as well as movie matinees.

What may set Treemont apart is the number of “parties” that occur for non-traditional events. Most communities have Christmas, New Year’s, Easter and Halloween parties. In February alone — to the delight of its residents — Treemont’s Activity Department sponsored four big parties. First up was the Super Bowl Day Party on February 7th, complete with a football pool, delicious football food, spirits and lots of rooting for our favorite team. The big screen TVs were on in two rooms across the hall from each other.  One room had the game on "mute" so everyone could laugh, visit and have a good time. The Media Room had the sound up for the "die-hard" fans who wanted to seriously watch the game......no laughing and visiting in there.  As the evening wore on, the die-hard fans joined the party-goers across the hall for all the fun.

On Tuesday, February 9th, Treemont hosted a Mardi Gras Party, complete with a rag-time band.   A King, Queen and a court were elected and presided over the festivities. The event had the look and feel of a New Orleans Mardi Gras Party, with beads, dubloons and masked party-goers who hoped the night will never end. "Laisez les bons temps rouler".

For the romantic at heart, Treemont always has a Valentine’s Day dance on February 12th so residents can dance to their favorite love songs. The evening is full of decorative hearts, flowers and love songs, performed by Frank Martin Gilligan. Chocolate covered strawberries and a glass of bubbly make the evening complete.  On February 14th, Treemont also served a special dinner, prepared by Treemont’s Chef James Renshaw, with a violinist performing from table to table, to provide the perfect end to a wonderful, eclectic week.  

The Rodeo party is Feb. 27th, with BBQ, rope tricks performed by cowboys, lots of Boot Scootin' to C&W music, a Sherriff, and a few surprises anticipated. The Second Baptist Church – Height Class Ministry has “adopted” Treemont and will sponsor its Rodeo Dance as it did last Fall’s Sock Hop.  Expectations are even higher for the Rodeo Party.

“Our residents enjoy any occasion to interact and have a fun time with one another. We do all we can to accommodate this desire to socialize,” says Activity Director Aimee Dubuisson. “I am continually amazed at how age is a state of mind. And our Treemont residents continue to engage and enjoy life and each other.” To attend The Rodeo celebration, email Aimee@Treemont.com. To learn more about Treemont, call Lupe or Linda at 713-783-6820 or click www.Treemont.com. Treemont is located at 2501 Westheimer Blvd, near the Galleria.

The best route is to visit a community, have lunch, tour, and even participate in an activity so you get a feel for the residents and can determine if this is a good fit. Most seniors are reluctant to move from their home of 40 or 50 years. Yet, once they make the move, they often say, “I wish I did this sooner!” To learn more, please call Lupe or Linda at 713-783-6820. As Treemont Retirement Community’s resident coordinators, they can answer your questions and help you find the best solution for your situation. Visit us at www.Treemont.com or stop by 2501 Westerland Dr (at Westheimer) in the Memorial area.

Assisted Living Houston TX:

What are our top 10 questions when searching for senior living in Houston, TX options? As you research how to find a retirement community, some of these 13 topics will be of higher priority in your decision making process than others as you choose the best fit. For example, if you have dog or cat, naturally, the answer to whether an assisted living community is pet-friendly is on the top on your list.  I hope that, as you review each of these blog posts, the information will help you determine which issues are most important to you. When you visit a senior living community, bring a list of questions so you can feel confident and well-prepared.  The answers to your questions will help you decide whether a particular community is a good fit for you or your senior family member.  I will cover one of the above topics in each blog post.  Feel free to ask questions if my comments generate additional questions I have not answered.

To learn more about  how Treemont Retirement Community addresses these senior living topics, please click on the Treemont Brochure below.

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