Here’s to a bright future

 

As many of our readers find themselves on the cusp  – or, even over the threshold – of their senior years, they can be buoyed by the notion that all manner of local organizations/businesses/practices are dedicated to helping them make a successful transition. For instance …

Chefs for Seniors

Chefs for Seniors is a growing national franchise that specializes in providing affordable, fresh and healthy meals to senior citizens. Local chefs prepare meals for the week in the home using the freshest ingredients, while offering a fun interactive experience. Chefs for Seniors wants to provide companionship to the seniors while preparing meals in the client’s home.

Chefs for Seniors offers rotating menu options, which include select Chef creations inspired by the region. These meals can be customized to the client’s dietary needs and preferences. Clients select their desired meal in advance, allowing the chef to shop and prepare the meals on the designated cooking day. Weekly meal plans begin at $125 for entrees with 10-12 servings (additional costs may apply for special dietary needs).

Chefs prepare the meals between two and two and a half hours. After the meal is prepared and stored according to the client’s preferences, the chefs clean before leaving the house.

Chefs for Seniors was started in 2013 by Barrett Allman and son Nathan Allman. The Allmans were inspired by the needs of an older family member who couldn’t cook meals for themselves and had to enter into assisted living. The meal delivery service has been featured by NPR, The Boston Globe, Fast Company and more. Within the last year, the organization has expanded across the country.

New franchise owner Shaneka Baylor has a background as a clinical pharmacist and has worked to teach her patients how to marry taste preferences with healthy cooking to improve their health. She has a love for meal planning and cooking and is looking forward to using Chefs for Seniors as a vehicle to serve her local senior community.

For more: chefsforseniors.com. To book your meal service locally, call Shaneka Baylor at 469-476-2420, email her at shaneka.baylor@chefsforseniors.com or visit the website chefsforseniors.com/arlington-grand-prairie-tx.

 

Ravi Doctor, DDS

Ravi Doctor, DDS, offers award-winning dentistry for the 21st century – including services for seniors, such as implants, dentures and cosmetic dentistry.

A dental implant is a device that mimics the root of a natural tooth, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth such as a crown or bridge.

“Research for dental implant devices is pervasive,” Dr. Doctor says. “In addition, Implantology is a revolutionary discovery in dental medicine. The materials used are biocompatible and are not considered harmful to the human body. We employ the convenience of computer tomography scanning to ensure the sound placement and efficacy of your dental implants using low-radiation PreXion3D imaging technology.”

Dr. Doctor also offers a range of partial and full denture options that will keep patients smiling following advanced tooth loss. He urges seniors experiencing tooth loss to set up a tooth-replacement consultation. “We’ll examine your smile and help you find the right denture to meet your unique needs,” he says.

Dr. Doctor and his team know that few people have the perfect smile – especially senior citizens – and the practice offers a fix for that as well. “In addition to orthodontic treatment, which can straighten your teeth, recent advances in dental materials and techniques offer near-perfect teeth that are almost as strong as the originals,” Dr. Doctor says. “As a cosmetic dentist, I understand the importance of image. I have studied contemporary cosmetic procedures and believe that all dental work should be attractive and natural looking.”

For more: docdds.com.

 

Kos/Danchak Audiology & Hearing Aids

For more than 30 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 and counseling
  • 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.

 

Medical City Arlington

As people age, so do their bones and joints, and issues commonly arise with both. The orthopedic surgeons at Medical City Arlington are among the most trusted when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving the musculoskeletal system.

Especially prominent are the surgeons who specialize in knee, shoulder repair and hip replacement, and they welcome discussions with patients who are addressing orthopedic issue to help them decide whether surgery offers the best chance for permanent relief of hip, knee or shoulder pain, as well as improved mobility.

These orthopedic surgeons will tell you about the safest, most effective and most widely adopted approaches, methods, and materials, and about the possible risks and complications associated with each.

Consideration may also be given to treating your problem with an anti-inflammatory medication, nutritional supplements, or physical therapy. Should a more intricate procedure be deemed appropriate, Medical City Arlington provides hip replacement, knee replacement, hip and knee revisions, shoulder surgery, lower back and neck treatment, arthroscopies and spinal stenosis treatments.

The hospitals’ Joint Reconstruction Institute is home to numerous physician specialists who have performed hundreds of shoulder, knee and hip replacement procedures. The institute has private rooms with a rehabilitation gym staffed by an excellent physical therapy team to quickly get you on the road to recovery.

Additionally, Medical City Arlington has implemented the American Orthopedic Association’s Own the Bone Program. The program is aimed to better identify, evaluate and treat patients that suffer from an osteoporosis or low bone density-related fragility fracture (a broken bone that results from a fall from standing height or less). The program brings focus to the severe health implications of fragility fractures and the multi-faceted approach hospitals or clinics can employ to ensure these patients receive the most comprehensive care.

For more: medicalcityarlington.com.

 

Texas Health Physicians Group

Texas Health Physicians Group has a strong record of providing compassionate, quality care to North Texas seniors. Its highly skilled team covers the full range of health needs you may face as you age. From primary care medicine to cardiology and hospice care, the team at Texas Health Physicians Group is dedicated to serving you and your family throughout your medical journey.

Texas Health Physicians Group provides the latest education and advanced technology, as well as personalized care to each of its patients. And as needed, the health care providers work closely with other Texas Health specialists to ensure you have every option available, keeping you informed and in charge every step of the way. Among the services offered:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders
  • Back and spine
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon-rectal surgery
  • Endocrine
  • Gastroenterology/Hepatology
  • Hand and wrist
  • Heart and vascular
  • Joint replacement
  • Neurology
  • OB/GYN
  • Orthopedics
  • Primary care
  • Sports Medicine

For more: texashealth.org/thpg.

 

Mansfield Methodist

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 – a distinction that recognizes stroke care programs that follow national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. MMMC 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.

The Amon G. Carter Foundation Heart and Vascular Center, located in the 110,000-square-foot Tower Two at Methodist Mansfield Center, expands the hospital’s cardiology services, bringing advanced care to the heart of Mansfield and the surrounding communities.

Designed with the patient in mind, the Heart and Vascular Center provides a wide range of cardiac procedures, from open heart surgery to diagnostic and interventional cardiology.

For more: methodisthealthsystem.org/

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Audiology Experts

As Audiology Experts celebrates its 11th anniversary, it continues to operate on the belief that every person impacted by hearing loss should be educated and informed on how to manage it so that life can be lived to the fullest.

To that end, Audiologist Dr. Lisa B. Fell and her team offer a wide range of state-of-the-art services and compassionate care that help patients and their families address their hearing issues in the most effective way possible.

Audiology services include:

  • Comprehensive audiological evaluations by an experienced audiologist
  • Providers for many insurance carriers for diagnostic testing and hearing aids
  • Cerumen removal (ear wax cleaning)
  • Tinnitus evaluations and consultations
  • Access to hearing aid manufacturers with the latest in technology
  • Competitive pricing and a 30-day adjustment period for hearing aids
  • Financing options available
  • Expert Hearing Care package available for care and maintenance for keeping the devices at optimum performance
  • Hearing aid batteries, supplies and assistive listening devices
  • Custom ear molds and hearing protection, musician’s earplugs, sleep molds, and swim plugs

For more: audiologyexperts.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.

 

Alzheimer’s Association

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s® will take place at 8 a.m. on Oct. 5 at Tarrant County College’s Southeast campus. At the event, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and Edward Jones®, people carry flowers representing their connection to Alzheimer’s – a disease that currently has no cure.

But what if one day there was a white flower for Alzheimer’s first survivor? What if there were millions of them? Local residents are encouraged to help make that beautiful day happen by joining the Alzheimer’s Association for the world’s largest fundraiser to fight the disease.

For more: alz.org.

 

Tarrant County College Southeast

Tarrant County College Southeast’s Senior Education Program is a unique curriculum for individuals ages 55 and older. The college offers a variety of course topics from current events and history to arts and crafts and recreation. The program is coordinated with Senior Advisory Councils through Community Education & Engagement (CEE).

Ten-week sessions are offered each fall and spring. Classes are taught by seniors with prior experience in the designated areas and volunteers. There are no limits on the number of classes for which you can register.

For more: tccd.edu/academics/cie/lifelong-learning/

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Legend of Mansfield

Offering both Assisted Living and Memory Care residences, Legend of Mansfield® is dedicated to providing the highest levels of personal service and a warm, comfortable and actively social environment that will enrich each resident’s life.

Legend of Mansfield celebrates its residents’ unique personalities and lifestyles with services designed especially for their needs. Residents will find a vibrant atmosphere that values both community and individuality. Gathering areas are purposefully designed to make life more engaging, convenient and social, while a variety of residential floor plans offer comfortable, private retreats in which you can express your individual taste and lifestyle.

For more: legendseniorliving.com/Find-a-Community/texas/legend-of-mansfield.html.

 

Active Family Wellness Center

At Active Family Wellness Center, Dr. Kenyon Godwin leads a group of professionals dedicated to improving the health and wellness of patients from the Arlington area – including senior citizens.

The team at Active Family Wellness Center believes people should have the freedom to pursue their purpose without limitations. The practice is built on the concept of treating the whole individual, versus just addressing specific medical issues as they arise. By taking this preventive wellness approach, Dr. Godwin is able to help patients reach their optimal level of health, move beyond illness and injury, and prevent future maladies.

AFWC offers an effective lifestyle modification program called 8 Weeks to Wellness. This program incorporates the best of wellness: Chiropractic, Nutrition, Massage, Fitness and Meditation/Prayer.

The practice’s other services include specific adjustments,

corrective care for scoliosis and weakened spines, spinal

decompression and functional wellness for those with brain fog, fatigue and hormonal imbalances.

On the wellness side, AFWC offers massage therapy, weight loss, personal training/fitness classes, prenatal/pediatric adjustments and top-of-the-line supplements.

Active Family Wellness Center has partnered with other providers to now offer Stem Cell Therapy/PRP and Counseling for families and first responders. As for technology, they have an advanced 3D functional movement analysis and the latest body composition analyzer.

For more: txwellnessdoc.com.

 

Great Skin Spa & Facial Club

Looking and feeling younger isn’t confined to a certain age group. In fact, seniors especially appreciate the benefits of treatments that rejuvenate the skin – and the spirit.

Great Skin Spa & Facial Club owner Brenda Cureton Smith says routine skin care represents a value on several fronts.

“Our belief is that it should be beneficial in the beauty, care and

knowledge of how to have more beautiful skin, increased relaxation and decreased stress,” Cureton Smith says. “The best results of skin care and body treatments result from continuous and regularly scheduled, professional skin and body treatments, coupled with an effective, customized home care system to use in between your professional treatments. Through our Facial Club, we make it affordable for our clients to care for their skin in both aspects – in the spa and at home.”

Each service at Great Skin features a one-time investment of a

single treatment, as well as membership pricing, which is based

on a four-time-treatment plan that offers a lower investment per

treatment. Once each goal is achieved, members can also purchase a maintenance program, thereby continuing maintenance at the best investment level.

For more: greatskin4you.com.

 

Resurgence Wellness

Resurgence Wellness specializes in providing advanced medical solutions to help patients reach optimal health, regardless of their age. Practice founder Christopher Chappell says Resurgence Wellness methodically analyzes the cause of each patient’s health issues to create effective – even, life-changing – results, whether a patient’s goal is to lose weight, stabilize hormone levels or boost his/her immune system.

The gamut of solutions is based on treatments that are

safe and non-invasive ways to get to the root cause of health problems to help restore the patient’s vitality.

The practice’s philosophy is “Own the Day.” Chappell, a clinical nurse specialist, started Resurgence Wellness a year ago on the philosophy that changing the lifestyle can change the life. Resurgence Wellness provides solutions for health issues such as Weight Loss, Medical Aesthetics and Sexual Wellness, as well as offering Platelet Rich Plasma/Stem Cell and Intravenous Nutrient Therapies, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Concierge Medicine.

For more: resurgencewellness.com.