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 & Sun Back
Summer is here! The sun is out and the temperatures are rising quickly. Though summer is the best time for outdoor activities, it is important to protect yourself from the sun during the heat of summer. Here are some ways to beat the heat and sun during the summer months.
· Be sure to always wear sunscreen, even on cloudy or overcast days. Your skin is very delicate and it is important to protect it as much as possible, even if you are only outdoors for a short period of time. Limit your time outdoors to reduce the risk of dehydration and heat stroke. It is important to remain hydrated while being outside. Be sure to drink plenty of water. Know the signs of heat stroke and stay in the shade when possible.
· Loose, protective clothing when outside is recommended. Thinner fabrics like cotton will help to keep you cool while also protecting your skin from sunburn. Try to avoid wearing darker colors because they attract the sunlight. A hat is a useful accessory to wear while outdoors to block the sun from your eyes and prevent sunburn on your scalp and face.
· Going for walks during the morning hours is a great way to be outside and still beat the heat. The summer mornings tend to be cooler than the blistering afternoons and are the perfect time to get some fresh air and exercise as the hottest part of the day is a few hours away. A short walk is a great way to relax and is a peaceful way to work on mental health.
· There are many fun ways to beat the heat while staying indoors. It is easy to beat the heat by staying in the air conditioning. Games like cards or checkers are great summer activities. These can be played inside, away from the heat and bright sun. Games that require a partner are fun ways to catch up with friends or meet someone new. Sewing, knitting, and quilting are more fun activities to pass the time while staying indoors and creating something beautiful. You can knit a scarf for yourself for make a quilt for a family member. If you prefer to relax, you can always pick up a book or watch a movie
It is important to follow precautions during the summer to protect yourself from the sun and heat. Following these precautions will help us prevent sunburn, dehydration and more. Enjoy your 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.