The BRS blog features advice, tips and information about our community.

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Baptist Retirement Community dedicates Elsie Gayer Chapel

December 4, 2018/by BRS

The digital 2018 Buckner Advent Devotional Guide is here! Get yours today!

November 20, 2018/by BRS

Two Buckner Villas residents attend All Women Honor Flight

November 9, 2018/by BRS

A Miracle in Disguise

October 29, 2018/by BRS

Baptist Retirement Community Launching $8.4 Million Renovation Project

October 24, 2018/by BRS

Chaplain Spotlight: Kevin McSpadden

October 15, 2018/by BRS

Parkway Place in Houston members bond through fitness

September 25, 2018/by BRS

Buckner Westminster Place member and author reads to children on National Read a Book Day

September 11, 2018/by BRS

Three World War II veterans embark on Honor Flight Austin

September 7, 2018/by BRS

Hurricane Harvey survivor declares ‘I am blessed’ after Parkway Place rallies around his family

August 30, 2018/by BRS

Beaumont couple finds new hope at Buckner Calder Woods after Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2018/by BRS

Ventana by Buckner reaches construction milestone

July 24, 2018/by BRS

Statement about separated immigrant children and families at the border

June 20, 2018/by BRS

San Angelo seniors kick off summer with Pinewood Derby

June 7, 2018/by BRS

Ventana by Buckner changing Dallas skyline

May 31, 2018/by BRS

Austin seniors celebrate National Fitness Month

May 24, 2018/by BRS

How seniors can prepare for hurricane season

May 22, 2018/by BRS

A day in the life of a senior living nurse

May 15, 2018/by BRS

Faith Focus: Seeing what you didn’t before

May 14, 2018/by BRS

Friday photo: Buckner Senior Living, Cooper Aerobics collaborating on wellness program for Ventana

May 11, 2018/by BRS

Ask a teacher: Teacher Appreciation Week with a former educator

May 8, 2018/by admin

Five ways to pray for senior adults

May 3, 2018/by admin

Behind the scenes: A day in the life of a senior living café manager

April 26, 2018/by admin

Friday photo: Celebrating one year of Ventana by Buckner

April 20, 2018/by admin

Behind the scenes: A day in the life of a senior living community’s maintenance director

April 19, 2018/by admin

Learning to serve

April 5, 2018/by admin

Parkway Place begins $12.8 million renovation and expansion project

April 3, 2018/by admin

Buckner Villas completes $29.8 million expansion and renovation project

March 29, 2018/by admin

Writing on a prayer: Westminster Place resident becomes published author at 85

March 22, 2018/by admin

Keys to nutrition in senior living

March 20, 2018/by admin

A day in the life of a senior living social worker

March 15, 2018/by admin

Why we roll out the red carpet for residents

March 13, 2018/by admin

Calder Woods chef recognized for nearly 20 years in food service

March 9, 2018/by admin

Wells to lead Buckner Retirement Services’ hospitality initiatives as Director of Resident Experience

March 8, 2018/by admin

David Sims named Executive Director of Buckner Westminster Place

March 7, 2018/by admin

A growing legacy: resident recognized for 55 years serving with Good News Club

March 1, 2018/by admin

Loving those you serve

February 27, 2018/by admin

How to love a spouse with Alzheimer’s

February 22, 2018/by admin

Love like a hurricane: Couple shares windy start to their 67-year marriage

February 20, 2018/by admin

What it’s like to meet the president: Q&A with 91-year-old former Beaumont mayor

February 19, 2018/by admin

Couple celebrates 81 years of marriage this Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018/by admin

Houston couple celebrating more than six decades of love this Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018/by admin

Faith Focus: What love looks like

February 12, 2018/by admin

Friday photo: Ventana by Buckner construction update

February 9, 2018/by admin

60 years and counting

February 8, 2018/by admin

How to love your parents as they age

February 7, 2018/by admin

Game show winner finds home at Calder Woods

February 1, 2018/by admin

Why you should be mentored by a senior adult

January 30, 2018/by admin

Austin seniors make blankets for the homeless

January 25, 2018/by admin

Friday photo: Austin seniors get crafty

January 19, 2018/by admin

Going back in time: Senior shares genealogy hobby

January 18, 2018/by admin

How to choose the right senior living community

January 16, 2018/by admin

Friday photo: Leaders bring Disney hospitality to Buckner

January 12, 2018/by admin

Lifelong fisherman finds fishing paradise at Westminster Place

January 11, 2018/by admin

Top three books on senior living

January 9, 2018/by admin

Faith Focus: ‘Give him yours’

January 8, 2018/by admin

A love built with stitches

January 4, 2018/by admin

Looking for a fresh start in 2018? Start by volunteering!

January 3, 2018/by admin

Friday photo: Buckner Villas expansion to welcome new residents early 2018

December 29, 2017/by admin

Things to do with someone who has Alzheimer’s

December 26, 2017/by admin

Faith Focus: Treasure in my heart

December 25, 2017/by admin

Friday photo: Beaumont seniors (and their pets) celebrate with Santa

December 22, 2017/by admin

Coming home to another Buckner Christmas

December 21, 2017/by admin

Three ways to pray for families with loved ones on hospice this Christmas

December 19, 2017/by admin

Friday photo: Christmas lights in Longview

December 15, 2017/by admin

101 Christmases: How a centenarian still finds joy in every season

December 14, 2017/by admin

Why not me?

December 12, 2017/by admin

Friday photo: Snow in Beaumont!

December 8, 2017/by admin

Meeting my heroes: A veteran’s Pearl Harbor Day reflections

December 7, 2017/by admin

Dining staff celebrate National Cookie Day

December 4, 2017/by admin

Around our table: Senior adults answer top Thanksgiving dinner table questions

November 23, 2017/by admin

Friday photo: Honoring veterans

November 17, 2017/by admin

Ways to volunteer with seniors this holiday season

November 16, 2017/by admin

98-year-old shares personal stories in new memoir

November 15, 2017/by admin

Coping strategies for caregivers

November 14, 2017/by admin

Faith Focus: His grace toward us is not in vain

November 13, 2017/by admin

His Bible saved his life

November 9, 2017/by admin

Phelps named executive director of Parkway Place

November 7, 2017/by admin

Houston teen chooses Parkway Place for Eagle Scout project

November 2, 2017/by admin

How to grieve the loss of a loved one

October 26, 2017/by admin

“We still have our faith in God”: Calder Woods provides hope for Harvey victims

October 24, 2017/by admin

Hargett named executive director of Baptist Retirement Community

October 20, 2017/by admin

“Held by the hand of God”—Parkway Place assistant dining director, foster parent, rebuilds after Harvey

October 6, 2017/by admin

Parkway Place residents raise $17,000 for employees affected by Hurricane Harvey

October 5, 2017/by admin

Baptist Retirement Community recognized for outstanding safety

October 4, 2017/by admin

Choosing to move on: Flood victim finds new life at Parkway Place

September 28, 2017/by admin

“Alzheimer’s is heartbreaking, but it is not hell.”

September 19, 2017/by admin

Thank you for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey

September 15, 2017/by admin

Austin senior living community brings police department sweet treats for Patriot Day

September 12, 2017/by admin

Senior living staff rally together during Harvey relief

September 7, 2017/by admin

Buckner assessing, picking up in Hurricane Harvey aftermath

September 5, 2017/by admin

“If we couldn’t get there, who would?”

September 1, 2017/by admin

Buckner relocating children, families; Calder Woods remaining in Beaumont

September 1, 2017/by admin

Buckner begins serving in Houston following Hurricane Harvey

September 1, 2017/by admin

The Parkway Place Way: Senior living community responds to Harvey

August 31, 2017/by admin

Buckner International, South Main Baptist Church donate 10,000 new pairs of shoes to flood victims

August 30, 2017/by BRS

Most ministries and clients safe; collection drive started

August 29, 2017/by BRS

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help victims

August 29, 2017/by BRS

Buckner families check in as safe

August 28, 2017/by BRS

Breaking: Buckner ministries, staff affected by flooding; leaders assessing response

August 27, 2017/by BRS

Please pray for our ministries preparing for Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017/by BRS

The soapy hands and feet of Jesus

August 24, 2017/by BRS

What it means to be a senior adult

August 17, 2017/by BRS

A sister thing: Retirement brings Houston sisters back together

August 10, 2017/by BRS

Resident feature: Children’s author Ida Luttrell

August 4, 2017/by BRS

Seniors fill backpacks with school supplies for foster children

August 4, 2017/by BRS

Quilting for a cause

July 27, 2017/by BRS

Q&A with Stephanie Hesley

July 25, 2017/by BRS

We’re not bored, and this is not your grandma’s retirement home

July 20, 2017/by BRS

Rolling into summer: Seniors find fun in Bunco

July 13, 2017/by BRS

Pet therapy team volunteers with Beaumont seniors

July 6, 2017/by BRS

What is hospice?

July 5, 2017/by BRS

Parkway Place couple celebrates 75th wedding anniversary

June 29, 2017/by BRS

Your parent needs dementia care. Now what?

June 27, 2017/by BRS

Faith Focus: Beverlye Dodd’s story is the story of all of us

June 26, 2017/by BRS

Born to serve: Parkway resident shares history as a foster mom

June 22, 2017/by BRS

What not to say to a senior adult

June 15, 2017/by BRS

Baptist Retirement resident remembers “Rosie the Riveters”

June 8, 2017/by BRS

We’re not a retirement facility. Here’s why.

June 1, 2017/by BRS

A veteran’s Memorial Day

May 29, 2017/by BRS

Seniors celebrate National Pet Month

May 26, 2017/by BRS

The ride of their lives

May 25, 2017/by BRS

Seniors walk to raise awareness, spread hope for arthritis

May 18, 2017/by BRS

City of Houston declares ‘Buckner International Day’

May 16, 2017/by BRS

What it’s like working with my grandma

May 11, 2017/by BRS

How to find the perfect senior living community for your loved one…using your smartphone

May 9, 2017/by BRS

It’s good to be alive

May 8, 2017/by BRS

How to support a friend or loved one with dementia

May 4, 2017/by BRS

Why senior adults are our superheroes

April 28, 2017/by BRS

Enrich the lives of senior adults with San Angelo Gives Day

April 26, 2017/by BRS

Buckner Senior Living breaks ground on Ventana by Buckner

April 20, 2017/by BRS

A lasting impact: following up with Parkway Place’s “Littlest Angel” volunteer

April 13, 2017/by BRS

Brian Robbins named vice president of operations for Buckner Retirement Services

April 11, 2017/by BRS

Dancing through life

April 6, 2017/by BRS

Books for the blind

March 30, 2017/by BRS

The science behind the playlists: How music selection impacts senior adult fitness

March 28, 2017/by BRS

Seniors set out to walk 1430 miles with Walk Across Texas! program

March 23, 2017/by BRS

The “Well, duh” of holistic wellness

March 21, 2017/by BRS

‘Granny Tax’ Legislation Targets Dallas Area Seniors

March 20, 2017/by BRS

Coming full circle

March 16, 2017/by BRS

Quilts of many colors

March 10, 2017/by BRS

McPherson to lead Buckner Hospice

March 2, 2017/by BRS

15 words to improve heart health in senior adults

February 28, 2017/by BRS

A heart for seniors

February 23, 2017/by BRS

Faith in our future

February 16, 2017/by BRS

A grocery store love story

February 14, 2017/by BRS

Loving through laughter

February 13, 2017/by BRS

Slapping paint around: 91-year-old art teacher sparks creativity in senior adults

February 9, 2017/by BRS

Ventana by Buckner names contractor for $120 million construction project

February 2, 2017/by BRS

Not your grandmother’s Super Bowl: Buckner Senior Living communities serve up flavorful favorites for the big game

February 1, 2017/by BRS

Baptist Retirement Community partners with local museum to provide art classes for seniors

January 31, 2017/by BRS

Retired artist leads painting classes at Parkway Place

January 26, 2017/by BRS

Can using Facebook mean living longer?

January 24, 2017/by BRS

Weaving a difference: senior uses basket weaving passion to give back to community

January 19, 2017/by BRS

How learning a new skill can improve memory in senior adults

January 17, 2017/by BRS

Writing a legacy: Senior publishes book at 83

January 12, 2017/by BRS

How to make friends later in life

January 10, 2017/by BRS

What young Christians can learn from senior adults

January 5, 2017/by BRS

Senior wellness trends and myths to watch for in 2017

December 29, 2016/by BRS

Former Beaumont mayor’s Santa collection on display at Calder Woods

December 23, 2016/by BRS

Carrying a tune: Retired music teacher brings music to Alzheimer’s residents

December 22, 2016/by BRS

Parkway Place offers holiday tips for families experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia

December 21, 2016/by BRS

Retired Air Force couple celebrates 62 years of marriage

December 15, 2016/by BRS

Friends of 83 years move in together, share retirement

December 8, 2016/by BRS

10th Annual Calder Woods Christmas Tour of Lights

December 2, 2016/by BRS

Buckner Villas “power couples” lift millions of pounds through regular exercise

December 1, 2016/by BRS

Parkway Place staff joins Aldine Family Hope Center to serve Thanksgiving meal

November 25, 2016/by BRS

A lifetime of gratitude

November 24, 2016/by BRS

There’s so much to be thankful for

November 24, 2016/by BRS

Westminster Place celebrates 20 years of serving senior adults

November 23, 2016/by BRS

How to engage a loved one with Alzheimer’s this Thanksgiving

November 22, 2016/by BRS

Senior makes pinewood derby track for those living with Alzheimer’s

November 17, 2016/by BRS

Friday photo: Parkway Place veteran stresses the importance of education, freedom and patriotism

November 11, 2016/by BRS

Double service: Parkway Place veteran teaches patriotism

November 10, 2016/by BRS

On behalf of a grateful nation

November 10, 2016/by BRS

Catching spies, keeping peace

November 9, 2016/by BRS

Just keep working: creative hobbies maintain brain agility

November 8, 2016/by BRS

A friendship 67 years in the making

November 4, 2016/by BRS

Calder Woods participates in Reminiscence Therapy program

November 3, 2016/by BRS

Local art fosters cognitive recollection in San Angelo Alzheimer’s residents

November 1, 2016/by BRS

The kind of woman little girls want to become

October 27, 2016/by BRS

Four Medicare Myths

October 25, 2016/by BRS

The 100 Club’s newest member

October 20, 2016/by BRS

Community cures “epidemic of loneliness” for retired seniors

October 19, 2016/by BRS

Living well through aging

October 13, 2016/by BRS

Dusting off the hard hat: Retired engineers share wisdom on new construction

October 6, 2016/by BRS

Seniors deliver cards and cookies to support local teachers

September 20, 2016/by BRS

Dear Seniors, Thank you.

August 19, 2016/by BRS

What living in a nonprofit community means for you

August 11, 2016/by BRS

Six simple ways to get involved with your local senior living community

August 4, 2016/by BRS

Friday photo: Put on love

July 29, 2016/by BRS

Understanding the different levels of senior living

July 20, 2016/by BRS

Reading for fun

July 14, 2016/by BRS

Faith Focus: Sacrifices for freedom

July 4, 2016/by BRS

Texas veteran remembers war and those who made the ultimate sacrifice

June 30, 2016/by BRS

IN THE MEDIA: Beaumont seniors knit caps to welcome newest members

June 28, 2016/by BRS

A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh … the fundamentals things of life as time goes by

June 21, 2016/by BRS

10 ways to be a good father: Advice from grandfathers to young dads

June 16, 2016/by BRS

MEMORIAL DAY: Longview veterans lay flags on graves of fallen soldiers

May 30, 2016/by BRS

Friday photo: Groundbreaking

April 29, 2016/by BRS

IN THE MEDIA: Austin facility plans $29 million expansion

April 26, 2016/by BRS

IN THE MEDIA: Calder Woods’ $25.9M expansion calls for garden homes, bistro

April 20, 2016/by BRS

Seniors forgo New Year’s resolutions to focus on selfless long-term goals

February 18, 2016/by BRS

Retirees prove you’re never too old to fall in love | Buckner Westminster Place

February 11, 2016/by BRS

San Angelo senior says coaching good for the soul

January 20, 2016/by BRS

LONGVIEW: Buckner residents put pen to paper, write letters to military personnel

January 14, 2016/by BRS

Friday photo: Woodworking for children

December 18, 2015/by BRS

Quilting joy: Houston women make blankets for those in need

October 29, 2015/by BRS

Friday photo: Enduring love

October 23, 2015/by BRS

Chatagnier named new executive director of Buckner Parkway Place

August 7, 2015/by BRS

Continuing the adventure

June 10, 2015/by BRS

Life of gratitude

May 22, 2015/by BRS


April 22, 2015/by BRS

Seniors just want to have fun

March 30, 2015/by BRS

Retired missionaries celebrate more than 66 years of marriage

March 21, 2015/by BRS

Making Minds Bloom: Longview organizations host community health fair

March 15, 2015/by BRS

7 easy ways to build strong bones

March 12, 2015/by BRS

How to lose 1,000 square feet — and keep it off

March 10, 2015/by BRS

Baptist Retirement Community expansion provides full continuum of care for seniors

February 27, 2015/by BRS

Buckner senior living couple offers relationship advice after 60 years of marriage

February 14, 2015/by BRS

How to fall in love with your spouse all over again

February 10, 2015/by BRS

How To Beat the Winter Blues

January 6, 2015/by BRS

Editorial: ‘It’s never too late to exercise’ at Parkway Place in Houston

September 24, 2014/by BRS

Editorial: An active aging life at Buckner Villas in Austin

September 23, 2014/by BRS

Calder Woods welcomes new health care administrator

September 16, 2014/by BRS

A badge of honor | Buckner Parkway Place

July 4, 2014/by BRS

Lifelong artist wins award for greeting cards | Buckner Calder Woods

June 20, 2014/by BRS

Parkway Place gives to Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls(R)

June 19, 2014/by BRS

Senior fitness enthusiast wants peers to get healthy | Buckner Parkway Place

June 11, 2014/by BRS

Just like family | Buckner Villas

May 30, 2014/by BRS

Continuing the adventure | Buckner Villas

April 20, 2014/by BRS

No signs of slowing down | Buckner Calder Woods

April 6, 2014/by BRS
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