As many of our readers find themselves zeroing in on – or in the midst of – their senior years, they can be encouraged by the notion that they are well cared for locally. Here are several examples of Arlington-area people and institutions that go above and beyond to make sure the Golden Years shine especially brightly.
The Orchards at Arlington Highlands
The Orchards at Arlington Highlands (131 E. Bardin Road) is redefining active adult living in a resort-style community that is all about relaxation, beauty, character and individuality for its age 55+ residents.
The Orchards provides an array of standard pleasures for its residents, including one and two-bedroom dwellings with expansive 9-foot ceilings, plush designer carpeting in the bedrooms and spacious walk-in closets. Then there are the built-in bookshelves; the washer and dryer that are part of each residence; the elegant kitchen with granite countertops, a glass-top range and pantries; and showers with glass enclosures. Residents also enjoy large patios or balconies, courtyard and swimming pool views and a comprehensive range of amenities.
For more: OrchardsArlingtonHighlands.com.
Attorney Karen Schroeder
Since 1994, Karen Schroeder has been a trusted neighborhood attorney, building a reputation on sound legal representation, especially for senior clients.
Schroeder’s goal is to give her clients confidence and peace of mind. She and her team help you plan for any contingencies that may happen accidentally or through illness. Schroeder can help you create a plan that covers incapacity and includes plans for surrogate decision-making – including preferences for long-term care and estate preservation should you personally not be able to make those choices in the long run. She also empowers clients with proven, legally sound strategies that will help preserve their wealth and safeguard their assets.
Proper estate planning for asset and wealth protection is important because it affords you the ability to protect and secure your interests in the event of foreseeable and unforeseeable life-changing issues. Estate planning will also serve the critical role of distributing property and assets to family upon death, rather than have those assets disputed over, taxed at higher rates or held up in the court systems.
For more: karenschroederlaw.com.
Kos/Danchak Audiology & Hearing Aids
For the past 35 years, Kos/Danchak Audiology & Hearing Aids has continued to strive to improve the quality of life for those in need of hearing health care. The practice provides comprehensive and individual hearing health care, while building long-term relationships with its patients and their families based on honesty, integrity and respect.
Dr. Melissa Danchak is the owner of the practice. She and her team at Kos/Danchak are passionate about providing unparalleled care and service for their patients. To that end, Kos/Danchak offers a variety of audiology and hearing aid dispensing services, including:
- Complete hearing tests
- Earwax removal
- Hearing aid evaluations, selection and fittings, rehabilitation
- A full line of hearing instruments
- Repair and service for all brands and models of hearing aids
- Hearing protection and swim molds
- Assistive listening devices
For more: northtxhearing.com.
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center sports acclaimed departments in two key health realms that often affect seniors: stroke and cardiac care. The hospital has been recognized as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and American Heart Association and is the only Advanced Primary Stroke Center in the Mansfield area with medical professionals trained in stroke care ready to provide emergency services 24/7.
Additionally, Mansfield Methodist Medical Center has been awarded Chest Pain Accreditation from The Joint Commission and has received the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction as a Cardiac Center, for providing our communities with conscientious, reliable cardiac care.
For more: methodisthealthsystem.org/methodist-mansfield-medical-center.
Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust Credit Union’s six area locations serve Arlington/Mansfield/Grand Prairie customers with an array of senior-specific options – including investment services that feature retirement planning, tax-advantaged investing, investment portfolio analysis, tax-free rollover, business retirement plans, brokerage services and professional account management that teams your financial advisor with LPL Financial LLC to manage your investments utilizing a wide selection of experienced money managers.
For more: TexasTrustCU.org.
Safer Senior Life
Safer Senior Life makes it safer and easier to bathe without the big expense of a bathroom remodel.
For less than $1,000 the company can install the CleanCut Step to provide seniors with walk-through accessibility to their existing bathtubs, making the tub a walk-in shower. There’s no messy tear-out, and work can be completed in a day.
The new showers can be complimented with grab bars, a shower wand/grab bar and a professional bathing bench for a complete bathing solution. Safer Senior Life also can install elevation ramps, transition ramps, bed assist bars and more, each designed to enhance the life of seniors – in their own homes.
For more: SaferSeniorLife.com.
The 12th annual Empowering Seniors event will be held virtually on Oct. 2, starting at 10 a.m.
Presented by Empowering Seniors and Care ‘n Care Insurance Co., the online conference is tailored for audience members 50 years old and older and will feature speakers, vendors and celebrities addressing topics pertinent to senior citizens. The event can be accessed via desktop computers, laptops, iPads or tablets and Smart phones. Event content will be refreshed for 12 months.
For more: empoweringseniors.com.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s® will take place on Nov. 7, and because of the pandemic, participants can do it on sidewalks, tracks and trails near their homes. Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, it is the world’s largest fundraiser to fight the disease.
For more: alz.org/walk.