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!
Seniors and Social Media Back
Social media is popular among a vast age range. With various ways to stay connected and reconnect with people across the world, it has played a large role today. Here are some benefits and tips for seniors using social media.
Social media is a great way to keep in touch with your family and friends. These sites make communicating easy and can help to close distance gaps. Skype allows you to video chat with people that are down the street or across the world. Facebook allows you to see glimpses of people’s lives- the pictures, videos, and statuses they post regardless of where they are in the world. It is also a great way to keep track of the younger generation: your grandkids, nieces, and nephews.
It is not only a great way to keep in touch with people, it is also a good way to reconnect with people you have lost contact with over the years. Maybe it is a long-lost childhood friend, or a neighbor you had a while back, either way, social media will allow you to reconnect easily and be able to see what their lives are like now.
Social Media is a great opportunity to continue learning. There are always interesting articles and videos being posted about various topics. Not only is it a great way to learn new things, you can also meet people with the same interests as you.
You can find an array of information on social media; not everything you see will be educational. Social media is a great outlet for entertainment. You can find latest news stories, various entertainers, and musicians, videos of cute animals and more on a daily basis. There are tutorials for learning new crafts and hobbies, advertisements for the newest businesses, products, and styles.
There are some definite “Don’ts” when it comes to social media; Never include important information on social media. You should never post your address, social security number or other important information. There are people out there that will steal your information. It is also important to be careful of who you are adding on your social media accounts. Never accept friend requests or invitations from someone you do not know.
There are many benefits to using social media. If you are careful and have fun while using whatever platform you choose, you will enjoy your social media experience.
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.