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Staff Feature: Aciano “Ace” Escalente Jr.

You’ve probably spotted him and his facilities crew members working throughout the Blue Skies of Texas community, but if you’re unfamiliar with the man with the cool name, let us introduce you. Meet Facility Services Manager, Ace Escalante. What’s in a Name? Aciano Escalante Jr.’s nickname “Ace” dates back to 1996 when he first started...

A Day in the Life: Meet Vicky and Jim Phelps

If you were to ask Blue Skies of Texas residents Vickie and Jim Phelps to describe what a typical day in their lives looks like, what you’d get is something akin to a kaleidoscope—an ever-changing, multifaceted, colorful view of an extremely vibrant community. “We’ve lived here for nine years, and we love it,” says Vickie....

Freedom House Aims to Further Alzheimer’s Research in a New Partnership with the Biggs Institute at UT Health

The goal of the study is to establish better methods for reducing anxiety in those living with Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders have touched many of our lives, but thanks to advancements in medicine and therapies, people with dementia can live longer and happier lives. Alzheimer’s-related research has gained...
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Your Home, Your Way

                How one couple “flipped” over their new home at Blue Skies of Texas Imagine living in over twenty apartments in two decades, all after retirement. It was just crazy enough to work for Ron and Carolyn Paget, a couple who now reside at Blue Skies of Texas....

Eating Better for a Stronger Heart

Get the most out of life by making better choices. February is American Heart Month, which makes it a great time to talk about cardiovascular health. Keeping your heart healthy is a good thing for all ages, but it’s especially important for seniors. Physical activity is one of the best ways to ward off artery...