Las Colinas Activities

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We like to stay active here at Las Colinas and that’s why we have a full time Activities Director that plans events and outings everyday! If you want to check out our calendar this month we would love for you to stop in and join us!

 

 

 

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Living with Alzheimer’s

The holiday season is a time to celebrate and be with your family but many are suffering because of the disease known as Alzheimer’s. Check out the blog below for an inspiring real life story by Karen Garner. Garner’s blog is titled Missing Jim  this particular post, ”Missing Jim During the Most Wonderful Time of the Year“, was posted onto the Alzheimer’s Association website and will touch your heart.

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Holiday activities

Have you ever wanted to check out all the activities going on at Las Colinas? The holidays are the perfect time to get involved! Every month on Senior Star’s website the activity calendar is posted so you can know what’s going on with your family and friends. Check out this months calendar to join in on the fun!

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Facebook Page

Las Colinas has a Facebook page now! Like our page so you can stay up to date on everything that’s happening at Las Colinas.

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LCV- The walkLas Colinas employees at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, September 21st!

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The Alzheimer’s Association Needs Your Help!

Senior Star supports the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association needs funding from our government to advance their cause.

Earlier this year, President Obama submitted a budget request for $80 million in additional research at the National Institutes of Health in the 2013 fiscal year budget. As NIH readies it’s budget for the coming year, please contact the Director of the NIH to urge prioritization of funding for Alzheimer’s disease research. This critical investment will go a long way toward raising the profile of Alzheimer’s disease in the medical research community.

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Senior Star at Las Colinas Takes Part in the Longest Day

On June 20, 2012, the longest day of the year, Senior Star as Las Colinas and participants across the northern hemisphere, pushed their limits in a sunrise-to-sunset relay to raise awareness and funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s. It was a day to honor the passion, dedication and strength displayed by people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers every day.

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Senior Star at Las Colinas Residents Having Fun for a Good Cause!

On Friday, November 18th, Senior Star at Las Colinas employees held a “Turkey Trot.” Residents donated money towards the turkey that they wanted to win the race. All proceeds we donated to the Toad Runner Food Bank along with canned goods in order to help purchase turkeys for the less fortunate!

The pictures below are some of the turkeys that were made for the race!

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Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines

Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address is a collective effort by thousands of Americans to share the real and unrelenting struggles they face dealing with the disease that must be addressed in the National Alzheimer’s Plan now being created through the implementation of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).

Building on a commitment to provide a platform for those directly affected by Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association and its more than 70 Chapters nationwide hosted over 130 public input sessions, a NAPA web site, and a national Telephone Town Hall to learn what Americans need in a bold and transformational plan. From their input, 10 major challenges emerged:

1.A lack of public awareness
2.Insufficient research funding
3.Difficulties with diagnosis
4.Poor dementia care
5.Inadequate treatments
6.Specific challenges facing diverse communities
7.Specific challenges facing those with younger-onset Alzheimer’s
8.Unprepared caregivers
9.Ill-equipped communities
10.Mounting costs

Click here to read the publication from the Alzheimer’s Association website.

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Senior Star Co-Owners Inducted into the University of Tulsa’s College of Business Hall of Fame

Senior Star co-owners, William and Robert Thomas, were recognized as this year’s Outstanding Entrepreneurs by the University of Tulsa. The Collins College of Business Hall of Fame inductees have distinguished themselves by paving the road for others, building community partnerships and generously giving their time and efforts to philanthropic organizations.

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Click here to view the article from the University of Tulsa website.

 

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