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y children never miss an opportunity to remind me that my hair isn’t exactly dark brown anymore. I let them know that at my age I am thankful to still have a full head of hair. A lot of my peers can’t say that. Last summer I turned 50, which my children also delight in reminding me that it makes me officially old. When I was their age, I considered people in their 50s to be senior citizens. Now that I’m here, I see senior citizenship as being at least 15 years away. I can’t be old. Even though I look in the mirror and see the gray hair and the lines on my face and every day I feel the ache in my hips and knees, I still see the three-sport high school athlete with the narrow waistline looking back at me. Although I’m not technically a senior citizen yet, I’m closer to getting a senior discount at restaurants than I am an I.D. check when I order a drink. I guess what all this rambling means is that for the first time I am putting together a special section for seniors that I can honestly relate to. I look at the advertisements and read the stories with a much healthier perspective. I hope that reflects in these pages here. Even if you’re a youngster like me, we are all going to want and need these products and services some day. For some of us, that day may be sooner than later. I hope you will enjoy and appreciate what we have presented to you in this

special section. If you do, please let the advertisers know. And don’t hesitate to drop me a line to let us know what you like, didn’t like or would like to see more of in our senior sections. Now that I’m (almost) one of you, I want to make sure you’re getting information that will make your life a little bit better today. Most sincerely, Joe Southern Editor, Fort Bend Star

Retirees need a ‘longevity strategy’


he late, great Yogi Berra supposedly said it: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” And the same could be said of retirement. Due to several factors, such as advances in health care, today’s retirees are living longer, more active lives than their predecessors. In fact, you could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement – which means you need a “longevity strategy.” Such a strategy needs to be part of your overall retirement income strategy, but here are five key areas you’ll need to address: • Lifestyle – What do you plan to do during your retirement years? Travel the world? Stay close to home and pursue your hobbies? Volunteer? Open a small business or do some consulting? Your choice of lifestyle will probably affect every aspect of your longevity strategy. • Income – Your biggest threat to an enjoyable retirement is the possibility of running out of money. This fear is apparently widespread; in a survey commissioned by Allianz, a life insurance company, more than 60 percent of respondents said they were more scared of outliving their assets than they were of dying. You need to create a retirement income strategy that incorporates, among other elements, a withdrawal rate that allows you to take money from your 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts in such a manner that you don’t run out. You’ll also need to answer other key questions, such as when to take Social Security – as you may know, the longer you wait, the bigger your monthly checks, until

they “max out” at age 70. • Housing – Once you retire, you may want to review your housing situation. If you’ve already paid off your mortgage, and you like your house, you may want to stay there. But if you’re thinking downsizing, or moving to a more favorable climate, or even purchasing a vacation home, you need to calculate the costs and include them in your plans. • Health care – As far as health care, consider these questions: What will the treatment of existing medical conditions cost over the long term? Do you know what costs Medicare will cover? Have you thought of how you might pay for a nursing home or other long-term care? This last item is especially important, because the annual average cost for a private room in a nursing home is more than $90,000, according to the 2015 Cost of Care Survey, produced by Genworth, a financial services company. A financial professional can suggest ways of meeting these long-term care costs. • Caregiving – It’s possible, at least early in your retirement years, that you could still be a caregiver to aging parents. If so, you might need to factor in these costs to your financial strategy. Later on, you may need some caregiving yourself, such as that provided by a home health aide. So you’ll need to consider these potential expenses. Your retirement years can be filled with activities and accomplishments. And you can get even more enjoyment from this time of life if you stick to an appropriate longevity strategy. This article was written by Edward Jones and provided by Edward Jones Financial Advisor Dalyn Hoegemeyer.

Kuykendall is new volunteer manager for Fort Bend Seniors


ara Kuykendall has joined the Fort Bend Seniors team as the volunteer manager. “I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you. Your service to this organization is appreciated, and we wouldn’t be able to do this without you,” she said. Kuykendall grew up in west Texas and attended Angelo State University. She moved to Fort Bend County three years ago and now considers it her home. “When I’m not at work, I enjoy volunteering within the community,

spending time with my family, being creative and attempting Pinterest projects, and playing with my labradoodle rescue puppy and two cats,” she said. About Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels (Fort Bend Seniors), one of Fort Bend County’s oldest nonprofit organizations, was organized in 1974 by community leaders who recognized a need to provide older adults with regular, hot meals. During its first year of service, Fort Bend Seniors provided meals to 20,000 seniors.

In 1978, FBS received approval as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, and in 1981, joined the United Way of Greater Houston. By 1990, the agency expanded services into Waller County. Fort Bend Seniors has since evolved, providing more than 1,000 nutritious meals to seniors daily from 10 locations throughout Fort Bend and Waller counties. Fort Bend Seniors is the only organization in Fort Bend and Waller counties that provides Meals on Wheels to all persons 60 years of age and over, regardless of income. Each weekday, FBS drivers and volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors who are unable to cook

for themselves. In addition, FBS offers 10 gathering places—or congregate sites— throughout Fort Bend and Waller counties, where seniors are able to enjoy meals and socialize with fellow older adults. Fort Bend Seniors also offers comprehensive services and programs such as transportation, case management, health screenings, information and referral services, recreation and more. Each of these programs and services enable area seniors to remain in their homes and continue to be an integral part of the community for as long as possible.

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Stafford MSD welcomes Super ActiveRx helps strengthen, 55+ Seniors to free breakfast revitalize seniors events on April 8, May 13


ommunity involvement is the cornerstone of a quality school district, and that’s why Stafford Municipal School District is continuing its Super 55+ Seniors Breakfast Program. Some of the attendees have grandchildren who attend SMSD. The common thread is that all of the seniors care deeply about the Stafford community. There are two more opportunities – Friday, April 8, and Friday, May 13 (both at 8:30 a.m. in the Stafford College & Career Center) – for Seniors to attend the free-ofcharge events. To RSVP for the April or May breakfast, e-mail or call 281-2619219. “We’re delighted that our Super

55+ Seniors Breakfast Program has continued to grow,” said Stafford MSD Superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic, who attends the breakfasts. “These events are enjoyable and informative for those who attend, and they come away with a new-found appreciation for SMSD’s community-centric approach to education.” Dedicated students of the Stafford College & Career Center’s Culinary program prepared a delicious breakfast for the Seniors to enjoy. After breakfast, the attendees were given a “Virtual Library Tour.” Stafford residents have access through the school library to a variety of digital books and are encouraged to use the library. The library also hosts classes for citizens, such as Computer Basics 101.

Attendees enjoy the monthly Stafford Municipal School District’s Super 55+ Senior Breakfast event. Stafford MSD Superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic speaks to attendees at a Super 55+ Senior Breakfast in March.


By Joe Southern

ctiveRx came to Sugar Land last year to help seniors regain strength they’ve lost through the natural aging process and to help restore them to normal, healthy levels of activity. Managing Director Gavin Reichman, who co-owns the business with Bart Duckworth, said as baby boomers get older they are discovering that they gradually lose the ability to do and enjoy activities they did when they were younger. Even physically active seniors who play golf and tennis find their game diminishing because they’ve lost the strength and vitality of their youth. He said building strength and cardiovascular exercise are very different things. It takes different training to build and maintain muscle. “It’s all about strengthening older adults,” Reichman said. The facility looks like a small gym with weight machines and exercise equipment but you won’t find any 20- and 30-yearold gym rats here. It’s more of a medical facility where clients do physical therapy and strength training. “At our strength and balance center, you will discover more than a gym or physical therapy center. We have forged a path to strength regeneration guided by a team of passionately devoted licensed physical therapists and certified strength trainers, dedicated to maintaining and building strength,” he said. ActiveRx is specifically for seniors. “At ActiveRx, our mission is to enhance the quality of life for people 50 and older by helping them feel younger and live more fully,” Reichman said. “We have spent nearly two decades researching the best, and safest, strength regeneration and maintenance strategies.” Many clients are referred to ActiveRx by their doctor. The physical therapy is covered by insurance, mostly Medicare. “The strength training is still outof-pocket but we’re looking at different programs to help with that,” he said. He said clients go through an assessment to see where they are at and then they are paired with personal trainers who help them reach their goals. ‘”You’re losing strength after 30 if you’re not doing anything,” he said. He said a structured workout program can have rejuvenating affects. “Evidence shows that by investing only

45 minutes, two to three days a week, one can regenerate 10 years of functional strength in as little as 10 weeks,” Reichman said. In addition, strength training helps in the prevention and management of symptoms associated with the most prevalent health issues affecting older adults, such as: Falls, sarcopenia (muscle loss), heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, depression, osteoporosis and cognition. Even though ActiveRx has only been open here for less than a year, they are seeing results. Reichman said clients are able to climb stairs, play golf and travel again after regaining strength. “It’s fun to watch,” he said of his clients’ progression through the program. He said there is a huge social aspect to the program. “They become friends and do activities together,” he said. ActiveRx is growing. “We just hired a second trainer and we’ve added some more sessions,” he said. Eventually he hopes to open more facilities, but he’s not rushing it. “We want to know we are doing this the right way,” he said. One of the things he has discovered since opening ActiveRx is that most doctors do not automatically test for muscle strength. “The strength exam is the most important exam you’re not taking annually,” he said. He expects that to change as doctors become more aware of the needs of an aging population. “The baby boomer population is so large and they need resources like physical therapy and strength training and that’s what we provide,” he said.

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auto, fire, homeowners, renters and umbrella policies; term, whole and mixed life insurance; health, long-term care, hen people think of insurance, they don’t often hospitalization, Medicaid, Medicare, think beyond health, home, and disability insurance; small business insurance; identity protection; and liability. life and auto. On the finance and banking side, Lisa Sims wants to change that. The State Farm agent based in Sugar Land offers a wide array of services and products that include insurance and banking. “We can help you with planning for retirement or saving for the kids’ education … or come up with an investment plan,” 11647 S Highway 6 she said. “We do a wide variety of things.” Sugar Land, TX 77498-1302 Sims, a Houston native who has lived Office: 281-201-2448 in Sugar Land since 1996, left a banking career to open her State Farm office last Fax: 281-302-6846 year. Website: “Stepping into this was not a hard transition,” she said. Sims said she helps seniors with estate planning and setting up life insurance Office Hours: policies for their family. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. “People want to make sure their kids and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. grandkids are taken care of,” she said. After hours by appointment Among the products she offers are


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she can provide automotive refinancing, credit cards, checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, estate planning, annuities, small business financing and other services. Sims manages a staff of five in her growing office and Lisa Sims places an emphasis on customer service. “I’ll be there for (my customers) no matter the time of day or night. I’m here to serve. I’ll do what’s right for them,” she said. Sims wants people to know that she is accessible and willing to talk about their financial and insurance needs. “Your insurance should cover whatever unexpected things come up in life,” she said. For more information, visit www.

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should they become physically incapable of making decisions for themselves. Each person’s estate plan needs are different, but almost everyone should have some sort of estate plan in place. Our office provides attorney-written estate plans that may include a trust or trusts, a will, and powers of attorney, documents covering your healthcare and financial decisions. We work closely with each client to understand their specific goals and expectations to draft estate plans that are unique to each individual and each life stage.

id you know that 75 percent of all Americans die without an estate plan? Why? 1. Size of estate: Some people think they do not have “enough” assets to necessitate an estate plan; they think such things are only for the wealthy, not the ordinary middle class family. 2. Procrastination: Thinking, “I’ve got plenty of time for that.” 3. Discomfort: For some people, preparing • Wills estate planning documents means an • Trusts uncomfortable discussion and confronting of • General Durable Powers of Attorney one’s own mortality; it’s simply too scary to • Healthcare Powers of Attorney think or talk about. • Transfer of Assets Into Trust(s) Regardless of the reasons, 75 percent of all • Guardianship designation in case Americans die without an estate plan. They of future disability die without a plan in place to take care of their • Guardianships of the Person and loved ones, without a plan for the distribution Estate for Minor Children of their assets after their death, and without For more information, call 281-433-9488 a plan to instruct loved ones on their wishes or email


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eConnect Chiropractic and Holistic Center provides a unique blend of structural integrity through chiropractic care and personalized health programs that focus on addressing internal imbalances naturally. Theresa Buede, owner and therapist, is a graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Texas School of Massage and is a cancer survivor through holistic methods. She creates personalized health programs and specializes in lymphatic stimulation and body work that provide inner nourishment. Dr. Logan Barbiche provides chiropractic services and evaluation with a focus on restoring the original, natural curve of the spine through the removal of subluxation. This serves as the foundation for quality of health. Their shared love for people and commitment to improving their quality of life appeals to families and individuals who are looking for compassionate support on the path back to wellness. To schedule a visit at ReConnect, call 281-778-4325 or stop by the office at 8770 Hwy. 6 S., Suite 200, Missouri City.





he Star is hosting a day-long event geared toward seniors in our community, and you’re invited.

The Star’s 2016 Senior Expo is designed to be a service to the numerous seniors who live in our area. We’re asking businesses all across the community to take part in this day-long event that will provide information about issues that are important to you. There will be speakers attending to help with health care concerns, including the impact of the new Affordable Care Act, and what it means to Medicare. Professional finance planners who can help you take that dream trip or manage your fixed income better. And attorneys who will talk to you about any legal concerns you have. But this isn’t going to be all serious business, either. We’ll have snacks in the morning and lunch in the afternoon. There will be games and activities going on throughout the day and prize give-aways from local businesses.

Stay tuned to the Star Newspaper for more details to come.

What to expect at the 2016 Senior Expo: • FREE Admission • FREE Food & Drinks • Gifts and drawings • Games and activities • Educational information on health, finances and legal concerns • A chance to meet experts who will offer free advice on a number of senior issues • An opportunity to mingle with friends



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Be a part of the Newest Medical Feature in Fort Bend County: Publishing the 2nd Wednesday of every month, will feature the latest and most up-to-date medical news in Fort Bend County! JANUARY

Health & Fitness, personal trainers, New Year’s Resolutions.

FEBRUARY Medicine & Technology. Technology has improved substantially within the medical field. How are these impacting your life, and what’s on the horizon? MARCH

How to deal with allergies, feature on Essential Oils.

APRIL Health & Education. Features

on the Medical Academy at Hightower High School, the various informational programs at the hospitals in the area.

MAY Mental Health. The importance of maintaining mental and emotional health, stories on psychologists and psychiatrists in the area. JUNE

Skin Care Awareness. Melanoma and Skin Cancer prevention.

JULY Diabetes Awareness. How to prevent it, how to live better with it, stories from individuals in the community.

AUGUST Heat & Youth. Staying safe in the summer sun, staying safe competing in the heat (start of the sports season).


Prostate Cancer. stories from survivors, events in the community.

OCTOBER Breast Cancer Awareness. stories from survivors, special events in the community. NOVEMBER

Healthy Eating. What are area restaurants doing to promote a healthy lifestyle?, story on a Nutritionist, healthy Thanksgiving alternatives.

DECEMBER Health & Spirituality. The importance of having a spiritual life with regards to health. Individual stories, local church programs regarding health. • Your medical practice or facility can be represented every month. • Media packages that include advertising and editorial are available.

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Drawing Class for Seniors at First Colony Branch Library


ort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, will present “Keys to Drawing What You See: An Art Class for Senior Citizens” on Monday, April 18, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, in the library’s Meeting Room. Retired art instructor Jan Hampton will provide a basic introduction to drawing and sketching for senior citizens (age 50 or older) who are considering starting a new hobby. The program will be presented in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, where beginning artists can feel free to explore their creativity, according to Hampton, who wants to help seniors calm their “inner critics” so they can participate in this enjoyable pastime. The program is designed to encourage participant success and no experience is necessary. Those attending the program will learn how to use charcoal and pastel pencils to compose a drawing using basic design principles, such as using three values in a

landscape drawing or to determine human facial proportions in a profile drawing. Materials for the class will be provided. An art teacher, illustrator, and portrait artist, Hampton has taught private art lessons to children and adults for more than 30 years. She also taught art for elementary and middleschool grades at The Honor Roll School in Sugar Land. Several pieces of artwork created by Hampton using various mediums may be seen in the library’s display cases throughout the month of April. The class is free and open to the public. All class materials will be provided. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Registration will open on March 28. To register online at the library’s website (, click on “Calendar,” select “First Colony Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2800, or by visiting the library.

Take the stress out of selling a home


elling a home at any stage of life is stressful, but selling a home you have lived in many years is very emotional. A home is filled with memories of family and friends. But life changes and maybe that home doesn’t fit your needs anymore. The pool has become a pain to deal with or you just really hate those stairs and

want a one story. Or maybe the open road is calling and you have other things to see and do. How do you start? Call Jeanne Gregory for a no obligation meeting to discuss your needs. Jeanne can walk you through the steps and give you the information necessary to make the right decisions. Call Jeanne at 713-854-0923 or email

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 Many people often equate an “eye exam” as the refraction or “which is better, one or two” part of an examination. While the refraction is very important in determining a glasses prescription, it is not the most important component of a comprehensive eye exam. The most important reason for having regular eye examinations is to determine ocular health. This ensures that both eyes have the best possible ability to maintain clear vision throughout our entire lives. (We only have two and they must last a long time!) Many vision-threatening conditions have no symptoms in their early stages, which is when they need to be identified and treated.

Glaucoma and macular degeneration often are without symptoms until they are advanced in their later stages. Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve is slowly being damaged beyond repair, which can ultimately result in complete blindness. Macular degeneration is a condition where central vision is lost which will not result in complete blindness but will dramatically affect our ability to function in day-to-day activities. Both conditions when detected and treated early will allow us to maintain an active, healthy quality of life. Screening for both of these conditions along with many others are part of a comprehensive eye examination. Remember the phrase “Check Yearly, See Clearly” and call O.D.
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ilverSneakers is a comprehensive program that improves overall well-being, strength and social aspects for seniors. Designed for all levels and abilities, this program is generally provided by your health plan at no additional cost. SilverSneakers provides access to fitness equipment, group exercise classes, social networking, online education and a sense of community. With more than 30 locations nationwide, you can visit any one of our locations at any time. If you are new to exercise, don’t worry, nearly half of our members had never been to a fitness location before joining SilverSneakers. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and loose-fitting clothing, and bring your member ID card to get started. Work out indoors with SilverSneakers Walk on the treadmill. Take a lap in the pool. Get a great stretch in at yoga. With SilverSneakers, you can get fit the way you want, at your convenience. As part of your fitness membership, you get access to: • Amenities such as fitness equipment, pools and saunas (amenities and classes vary by location) • SilverSneakers classes designed specifically for active older adults and led by certified instructors • Guidance and assistance from a Program Advisor • Fun social activities. Fitness Connection Sugarland 4610 Highway 6 281-980-0660 Silver Sneakers classes are Tuesday and Thursday at noon


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Senior Living - Spring 2016  

Senior Living - Spring 2016

Senior Living - Spring 2016  

Senior Living - Spring 2016