Marian LaSalle

Christmas contest brings something special to Houston area seniors, all benefiting charities

The Senior Estate Concierge participated in The Festival of Trees at Belmont Village Senior Living Hunters Creek 

Watch the Video HERE

Each tree was decorated by differnt volunteers like Cindy Endress of Interim Healthcare of Houston and Kim Ward of Belmont Village both cherished members of the Senior Estate Concierge.  723-401-9750

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Christmas Contest Brings Something Special to Houston Seniors, Benefiting Charities

Marian LaSalle

It can be challenging to communicate effectively when you are speaking with someone who does not share your background or lingo. Always make sure that there is no misunderstanding on what you are saying by using clear and precise language. Be aware of the person you are talking with and speak accordingly.

One way to become aware is to imagine yourself in the other person's shoes.

Let's all work on good communication skills!


Contact the Senior Estate Concierge 713-401-9750 

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Marian LaSalle

Cinnamon is more than just a great flavor for food and drinks. It's a spice that is made from the inner bark of trees scientifically known as Cinnamomum.

 Loaded with powerful antioxidants, including polyphenols, cinnamon has serious potential health benefits too. Popular study's show these properties have essential components which may support overall health by protecting the body from oxidative damage due to harmful free radicals.

Antioxidants in cinnamon may also be anti-inflammatory. So cinnamon could be beneficial for pain, muscle soreness, and swelling. Sprinkle the cinnamon and fill up on other foods that fight inflammation, too. 

Cinnamon Health Benefits

Plus, the delicious flavor pairs well with many types of produce and could encourage you to eat more fruits and vegetables. Adding low-calorie spices like cinnamon to your recipes is one of the many healthy eating tips that might change your life. (for the better)

Contact the Senior Estate Concierge for help with locating the best and most helpful senior advocates in and around Houston, Texas. 713-401-9750

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Tasty and Healthy Cinnamon

Marian LaSalle

Some of us find it hard to fall back asleep when we wake up in the middle of the night. If you're one of us, you might want to try reciting a poem you learned when you were a youngster or singing a song in your head.

Think about movie scenes from a film you enjoyed or even sing songs to yourself in your head. If this sounds a little bit like counting sheep, it's because the principle behind it is the same. Repetition can be soothing, allowing your brain to relax, slowly gentling you back into sleep. There are also apps and podcasts that tell nonsensical and/or boring bedtime stories you can try.  We hope some of these suggestions help you next time you wake up at 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning and can't seem to get back to sleep. 

fall back asleep

Remember to call us or visit our website for more information on Senior Care. 713-401-9750

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Trouble Going Back to Sleep?

Marian LaSalle

Fun, Easy and SAFE... NO CARVE pumpkin decorations...

Creating no carve pumpkin decorating is a great way to celebrate Halloween this year. You don't have to worry about carving pumpkins, or the mess that comes with it. With some glitter, paint, stickers and other embellishments you can take any ol' pumpkin — real or fake — from ordinary to extraordinary.

Painting Pumpkins
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No-Carve Pumpkin Decor For Seniors

Marian LaSalle

Trouble remembering what you need to do? We get so busy that it’s very hard to keep track of everything we need to get through a day. But thankfully there are things we can do to improve our memory, and these suggestions will help you boost yours right now!

1. Mediate. All day long you’re trying to absorb information. Is it any wonder your brain can’t hold in another fact? Meditation gives you time to process, and recharge. Meditation also improves your focus, so when it’s time to go back to work, you’re ready for it.

2. Eat better. Try adding some brain foods. Anything with antioxidants will improve brain function, which in turns makes for a better memory!

Boost Your Memory

3. Get up and move. Exercise increases blood flow. Better blood flow carries more of what your brain needs to function (such as oxygen and nutrients). So movement = better memory!

4. Try a brain teaser. By doing things such as crossword puzzles or Sudoku, you start building better networks for the neural pathways. There are tons of apps out there filled with all kinds of mental challenges designed to enhance your memory. So, why not play a game that gives a real positive boost to your brainpower?

5. Take a break. Brains need rest periods too. If you’re finding that you’re losing focus while working, it’s probably time to take a short break. That gives your brain a chance to process and re-energize.

6. Learn something new. By learning new things, you train your brain to process information better, and so you will start remembering more. Picking up a new skill will result in you helping your memory as well!

7. Sleep. A tired brain isn’t going to be working at its very best. Getting enough sleep is probably the simplest thing you can do to improve your memory. By getting 7 – 9 hours of sleep every night, you’ll find your memory will improve.

Improving your memory doesn’t have to take a lot of time or even forced attention. By using this list, you’ll find that your memory will improve in just a short time, all without having to resort to great big crazy changes in your life. How does it get any better than this?

Feel free to contact the Senior Estate Concierge with questions about the Senior Service Providers or how we can assist you and your family. 713-401-9750

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Natural Ways to Boost Your Memory