There are very exciting changes happening at Rockdale Residence & Rehab Center. Our new owners, Paragon Healthcare, are very interested in updating our building and making some positive changes for our elders.

Rockdale Residence & Rehab Center has started a new networking team including marketers, case workers, social workers and hospice representatives.

Our team is involved with the local Senior Center, providing programs and calling Bingo. On Thursday, Aug. 8, we will have a representative from Southern Care to give a presentation on fraud at 11 a.m. Please join us at The Rockdale Senior Center.

August is a busy month. We are celebrating International Beer Day, International Clown Week and Hawaii becoming the 50th state. Please mark your calendars for the following important events: Aug. 1-Celebrate Elder Birthdays 2 p.m.; Family Service Committee Meeting, 3 p.m.; Caregivers Support Group Meeting, 4 p.m.

Our Caregiver Support Group has already grown in attendance. This is an outreach program designed for anyone in our community that is struggling with a family member that may be declining physically or mentally and hospice, home health, assisted living or a nursing center may be an option.

We encourage anyone to come share their story and get the support from other participants in similar situations. We meet the at 4 p.m. the first Thursday of every month.

A new program we are excited to announce is our 65 and over Golden Era Club. This club is designed to bring in volunteers that are 65 and over to befriend and mentor our elders. This is such a huge opportunity for our elders and the community to engage with each other. We have many activities planned for these mentoring sessions.

If you are in the Golden Era and would like to mentor some wonderful individuals in our facility, please join us at 2 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month. Please contact Lisa Debault at 512-446-5893 for more information.

Every month we will have a large family/community event. In August our families are invited to a Family Reunion from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Please mark this date on your calendar. More details to come soon.

A huge congratulations to Bobbi Tovar for being our July Employee of the Month. Bobbi is always willing to go the extra mile, try new things and she does it all with a smile on her face.

Congratulations to Bonnelle Gjedde for being our Resident of the Month. Ms. Gjedde is very involved in activities and she is such a joy to be around.

Rockdale Residence & Rehabilitation is located at 222 South FM 487 in Rockdale.

For more information, call Michelle Morgan at 512-446- 5893.

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