I have lived at Lewisville Estates for ten months. It was a major decision for me, coming from my own home of many years, to a smaller space and community setting. I have not once regretted the move. The staff is very accommodating; the residents are friendly and welcoming. When wanted or needed, activities are available. This is now Home!
Beat The Heat Back
cold hot outside-- and inside, too.
June 21st marked the first day of Summer and that means Operation Beat The Heat! Need some tips on how to stay cool during this glorious yet hot time? Don’t sweat it! We’ve got you covered!
Tip #1: DRINK LIKE CRAZY! That’s means drink lots and lots of water! Don’t be afraid to sneak in a nice class of sweet ice tea or lemonade but not too often. If you’re bored of drink regular water, infuse it with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Maybe try some new refreshing combinations such as cucumber with lemon and orange with mint. Infusing your water is super easy – just slice up what you want to use for flavor, put them in a pitcher with some water and keep it in the fridge. It is important to stay hydrated from the heat to lower chances of sickness, heat stroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and more.
Tip #2: SCREEN IT OUT! Do not go outside without putting some sunscreen on! Sunburns can occur within 15 MINUTES of exposure! Don’t risk the chances of getting burned! Protect yourself and wear a sunscreen that is no less than 30 SPF and apply regularly.
Tip #3: SPRITZ YOURSELF! It may be a good idea to carry a spray bottle filled with cold water with you and give yourself a nice little spritz when you start to feel hot. Spray water over your body’s pulse points like the neck, wrists and temples of your head. This way you can cool down and refresh yourself in the summer heat.
Tip #4: GO LIGHT AND LOOSE! Lose the jeans and sweaters! It’s not winter anymore! Bust out your shorts and tanks! Throw on some sunglasses and a hat too, spice it up! Also, light colors not dark colors. You absorb more heat in dark clothing. Loose cotton and linen will help keep you cool as well. Synthetics will usually make you sweat more so it is best to avoid them. It is key not to attract the heat to you so dress accordingly.
Tip #5: TREAT YOURSELF! What a perfect time to treat yourself to those frozen goodies! Take advantage of the heat and indulge yourself with foods like ice cream, ice pops, frozen yogurt and other icy treats!
Have a great summer!
When we arrived at Lewisville Estates ten months ago, we were quite apprehensive to begin a whole new way of life in our old age. However, we were warmly greeted by residents and staff alike. We were most pleasantly surprised with our new apartment and quickly settled into our new home. We have been very contented and happy here.
I like Lewisville Estates because all of the people are so friendly. The games are fun and there is always something to do. I enjoy going out to the garden and watching the fish and birds; some of us got to see a roadrunner. I had never seen one before so that was exciting. There is also a hummingbird and a green parakeet.
I am so blessed to be able to live in such a wonderful place as this for the past 21 months. The food is great, the staff is so helpful and friendly, and the other residents are great people. We have so many activities here so we never get bored or lonely. Another thing I enjoy here is the weekly housekeeping service; I don't have to clean the bathroom, vacuum, or change the bed linens anymore. I can enjoy all of the fun things and they take care of the work!
My mother has been a resident at Lewisville Estates for about four years and recently we had to move her because she needed more care. It was regrettable that we had to move because we had grown to consider Lewisville Estates home. That is about the greatest compliment I can give to the staff at Lewisville Estates and the management at Tarantino Properties. Home is a place where one can feel comfortable, at peace and surrounded by loving, caring people. We found that at Lewisville Estates and are very grateful to every person there.