BLOGS

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Posted By: Kelli Bullard
Updated: 1/22/2020
12:00 AM
We love to hear stories from our residents about memorable events in their lives.  Recently, Joan Parker shared a good one. “My husband loved to fish. He even brought his fishing rod on our honeymoon. I didn’t know it was in the trunk of the car!   The first 25 year . . . Read More

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Posted By: Kelli Bullard
Updated: 1/16/2020
03:00 PM
Stevi Lichtie, speech therapist at Bivins Pointe, gives a few tips for keeping your mind sharp and your thinking quick. When you’re looking through the newspaper that you get every morning or every Sunday, you can spend time on the crosswords or word jumbles.  Focusi . . . Read More

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Posted By: Kelli Bullard
Updated: 1/8/2020
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Valerie Trafton, activity director at Bivins Pointe, shares tips for staying active: A really great activity for seniors is to help them reminisce.  That might include scrapbooking or looking through old pictures and reminiscing about things they’ve done in the past . . . Read More

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Posted By: Becky Davis
Updated: 1/2/2020
04:07 PM
“If a train doesn’t stop at your station, then it’s not your train,” said author Marianne Williamson.  And sometimes, you don’t even realize you’re waiting on a train until it just shows up.  For Barbara Steele, that train arrived with an unexpected invitation – one . . . Read More

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Posted By: Becky Davis
Updated: 12/13/2019
09:15 AM
He preached his first sermon at age 10 to an audience of 54 people on a Wednesday night.  Jeff Messer knew he was called into ministry from a young age, but he just didn’t know exactly what that would entail.  “At the time I never would have seen myself doing what I do . . . Read More

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Posted By: Becky Davis
Updated: 12/5/2019
10:00 AM
You might call her Miss P, or you may know her as Ann.  Chances are you called her the more formal name of Miss Pemberton if you were in her 9th grade English class, and for anyone who grew up in Amarillo those chances are pretty good. With a teaching career that spanne . . . Read More

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Posted By: Becky Davis
Updated: 11/25/2019
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On December 24, 1935, Mary Elizabeth Bivins wrote a letter to her grandchildren – one that would position the Bivins family to make a significant and lasting impact on the Amarillo community. “To my dear grandchildren, Betty, Lee, Oliver, William, and Mary Miles.  I a . . . Read More

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Posted By: Becky Davis
Updated: 11/17/2019
07:45 AM
5 Creative Ways to Keep Senior Minds Sharp & Active Aging not only brings about a lot of physical changes, but mental ones, too. Case in point, the World Health Organization posits that around 15% of adults aged 60 and up suffer from one cognitive disease or another. . . . Read More

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Posted By: Becky Davis
Updated: 11/14/2019
07:45 AM
Happy at Home: Support and Resources Are Available “I’m not sure how much longer Mom will be able to live on her own.”  Have you ever voiced a concern like this?  Maybe it was about your grandmother, an uncle, or a close family friend.  There are many factors that aff . . . Read More

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Posted By: Becky Davis
Updated: 11/7/2019
05:08 PM
Pointe Personalities: Meet Valerie Trafton A career as an Activity Director might sound like it’s all fun and games, but that’s hardly the case. For Valerie Trafton, the path that led her to Bivins Pointe took several unexpected turns, including a difficult loss she n . . . Read More