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How to Talk About Moving to a Retirement Home: ‘It’s a Journey’

By Peter Finch

Dawn and John Strumsky agree about most things, a tendency that has served them well in 45 years of marriage. But there was one subject where they did not see eye to eye for the longest time: their retirement future.

Ms. Strumsky wanted desperately to move into a retirement community, to live as “a princess” unburdened by the cooking, cleaning or yardwork required at their Maryland home. Mr. Strumsky didn’t just resist the idea, he detested it. During one argument with his wife, he shouted, “By God, I’ll sit in the burned-out, firebombed ruins of this home before anybody pulls […]

April 27th, 2018|Categories: NEWS|2 Comments

Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor Residents Express Gratitude to Eastwyck Village Residents

North Greenbush, NY Retirement Community Helped Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor Residents Recover from Hurricane Harvey

Residents of local retirement community, Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, threw a “gratitude party” for the residents of Eastwyck Village in North Greenbush, NY last week. On March 16, residents of both communities set out refreshments and fired up their iPads to FaceTime with one another.

Members of both communities became neighbors with a mere 1500 miles between them. Friendships were forged. Inspired by stories of unprecedented levels of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, Eastwyck Village sent an […]

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Featured, NEWS|Comments Off on Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor Residents Express Gratitude to Eastwyck Village Residents

When Love Lives Next Door

Change is difficult for all of us and major transitions in life are never easy.  We find they are usually filled with stress, anxiety and, of course, some fear of the unknown.  They do, however, become a bit easier when the transition is a path we have chosen for ourselves, instead of having it thrust upon us unexpectedly by outside influences.  That is how the story of Elaine Adams and Steve Carroll begins.

In 2013 Elaine and Steve, along with their respective spouses, had signed up for future residency in the new expansion of Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, where […]

April 10th, 2017|Categories: NEWS|Comments Off on When Love Lives Next Door

Interior designers help seniors downsize in style

 Margaret Paff bought nearly all new furniture for her new space, saying that this is not her last chapter, it is merely the next chapter in her life.

Margaret Paff passes by her favorite piece of art, a print of Modigliani’s “Woman With Red Hair,” and mentions that it looks so nice against her new grass-cloth wallpaper.

February 27th, 2017|Categories: NEWS|Comments Off on Interior designers help seniors downsize in style

Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor: The bar is now open

“Meet you at the bar for a drink.” Is that something you’d hear at a senior living community? Emphatically, yes.

Along with the completely refurbished dining room and brand new bistro, Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor recently opened a bar in the living room.

Residents can now enjoy an adult beverage – beer or wine – before or after dinner or maybe to watch a Texans game.

November 21st, 2016|Categories: NEWS|Comments Off on Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor: The bar is now open

You’ll Feel The Difference Right Away

Choosing the place where you will spend your Golden Years is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. There is so much to consider, your budget, your lifestyle, your health and of course the overall timing of your future transition are just a few of the things that help in making a successful plan.

You might be grappling with the opinions of your friends and family members. You might even be apprehensive about what your life might look like after you take the “big step”. Visiting all of the communities you are considering is of the utmost importance. When […]

April 5th, 2016|Categories: NEWS|Comments Off on You’ll Feel The Difference Right Away