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!
Best Apps for Seniors Back
A smart phone is equivalent to a minute desktop or laptop. Though the screen may be smaller, the impact is huge. Smart phones and tablets come with an option to download Applications, or apps. Apps are user-friendly, shortcuts to your favorite sites online. Many smart devices come with an App Store or place where every app is made available. Now don't let the word "store" frighten you; many of the best apps are Free!
As you grow more familiar with your App Store, here's a list of apps designed with YOU in mind. Whether you're reconnecting with a high school friend, catching up on current news, or getting a reminder to take your daily medicine, these apps are free and easy to use!
Facebook. Family, friends and loved ones all available under one roof. Facebook is one of the largest social mediums that just keeps growing. With a more mature demographic than Twitter or Instagram, Facebook is extremely user friendly and the perfect way to tell your grandchildren to come visit and your neighbor from high school you miss them!
NPR News. Or your favorite news source. The easiest way to stay up-to-date with breaking news is through apps. You will no longer have to wait for the 5 o’clock news when you allow notifications to be sent to your smartphone.
Netflix. Binge watch your favorite show while waiting for a friend or pass some time with great laughs from your favorite comedy. Documentaries, dramas and romantic comedies are some of the many genres Netflix offers.
Pandora. Everything from funk to Rock n’ Roll can be found on Pandora. With a great selection of genres and even better radio stations, Pandora is the number one place for music in any mood or era.
Magnifying Glass With Light. With an adjustable magnifying glass and option of flash light make this app a wonderful 2 for 1. Say goodbye to remembering your glasses while reading a menu at a restaurant and enjoy the luxury of having a portable magnifying glass with you.
My Medical App. Whether you’re headed to the grocery store up the road or flying across country, being prepared is always a must. My Medical App gives easy access to all of your medical files and emergency contacts.
Medisafe. Medisafe is a wonderful tool that helps manage medications, set reminders and create reports about how well they have stuck to their medication regimen.
Red Panic Button. If you know about those panic buttons people where around their necks, well there’s an app for that! When the button is pressed, a message goes out to a personalized list of people and it also includes your address and location!
Senior Savings. Senior Savings is the ONLY app on this list that cost $0.99, but once you find out how much you can save, you’ll realize how much it’s worth. Senior Savings is designed to gather every discount you can imagine. Grocery stores, hotels, restaurants and theaters are some of the many options available, all at your fingertips!
With Lewisville offering free WI-FI and hosting several events throughout the month, these apps are a great way to find out who is in your community and how you can get in touch with them! Download some of these apps today and see how many friends have been waiting for you!
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.