There’s always something happening at The Woodlands.


Avoiding the Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

For many, winter is a time to catch up on indoor projects, read great books, and enjoy hearty meals with friends and family. If you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), however, you might find yourself experiencing social isolation, feelings of depression, a severe lack of energy, and weight gain. According to experts, more than …

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Mary Foley: Finding a Community that Fits

Mary Foley remembers what her daughter said to her before she moved into The Woodlands at Furman. “She pleaded with me,” Mary says. “‘Mother, don’t do it! You’re going into a retirement community! Don’t do it! Come to Texas and live with us.’” Mary also remembers what she told her daughter: “Shoot me first; I’m …

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Villas Update: March Move-Ins

We’ve come a long way since August, when the foundations for the new villas at The Woodlands at Furman were poured. By mid-March, a few of these deluxe homes will be move-in ready! Tucked into a quiet tree-lined neighborhood, our spacious three-bedroom villas offer independent and maintenance-free living in a connected and caring community. Surprise …

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Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

According to historians, New Year’s resolutions have been occupying our early-winter thoughts for at least 4,000 years. The ancient Babylonians made vows to repay debts and return borrowed items to curry favor with their gods, and most modern cultures carry on at least part of that tradition with contemplative self-reflection as the year winds to …

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The Woodlands at Furman: A Day in the Life

What’s life like at The Woodlands at Furman? The answer to that question is as diverse as our dynamic residents. For a glimpse into what it might be like to call The Woodlands home, follow along as we present one snapshot of a hypothetical “day in the life” of a resident at The Woodlands. Breakfast …

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Making the Holidays Happy at The Woodlands

It’s the time of year for rewatching classic movies like Miracle on 34th Street and tuning into TV shows filled with smiling families gathering around Christmas trees or lighting menorahs. For many seniors, however, Hollywood’s take on the holidays doesn’t match up with reality. Though it may be the “most wonderful time of the year” …

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Carolina Snow: A Poem By Cindy Larson

Carolina Snow By Cindy Larson   Flakes at work, building a new world as tracks mark the response. Slippery sled rides, carefree foot slides, recreating, navigating, diamond delight.   Ice encases all in porcelain glaze. Brilliant berries emerge, branches extend pungent sustenance to weary wildlife. Violas peek, searching for sanctuary.   Sun’s rays soften the …

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Hungry? Residents Dish on Dining Options at The Woodlands and Beyond

At The Woodlands at Furman, residents rave about local dining options and on-site dining both. Considering a move into a brand-new villa, an independent living apartment, or other senior living options? You’ll find a community with a smorgasbord of delicious food options. We asked residents Bart and Stephanie Schmidt to reveal their top picks for …

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Emily Melton and Bert Wakeley: Holiday Cheer and White House History

A journey that began against a Rocky Mountain backdrop, wound through California’s hippie culture, and detoured to Washington, D.C. now brings holiday ornaments produced by the White House Historical Association to The Woodlands at Furman. Emily Melton and her husband Bert Wakeley are proud to display an impressive collection that started during Emily’s days in …

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Assisted Living at The Woodlands: What Sets Us Apart?

When it’s time to choose a senior living community with assisted living, seniors and their loved ones often want to know what sets The Woodlands at Furman apart from other communities. Fortunately, that’s an easy question to answer because our seniors so often tell us why they love living at The Woodlands. Here’s what they …

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