Communicating With Loved Ones During Social Distancing

May 2, 2020 — There is nothing as valuable as one-on-one time with the people you love. With the current social distancing guidelines, you may need to get creative with how to stay in contact. Fortunately, there are many options to see loved ones when you can’t be in the same room, including apps like Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and... Read More

Upcoming Events

May 2, 2020 — May 10 – Mother’s Day – A special day to honor all Mother’s May 11 – Silly Hat Day – Be Sure to Wear your Silliest Hat! May 12 – Hawaiian Day – Wear Your Favorite Hawaiian Shirt! May 13 – 50’s Sock Hop Day – Rock Your Poodle Skirt & Dance to 50’s Music... Read More

May Employees of the Month

May 2, 2020 — San Jacinto Manor would like to congratulate our May’s Employees of the Month: Yashika Williams and Dawn Knight In September 2019, Yashika started working at SJM after she was a new LVN graduate nurse. During her time here, she has grown as a nurse. She shows compassion to the residents and gives them individual attention.... Read More

How to Train Your Memory by Playing Scrabble – Scrabble Day is April 13

March 31, 2020 — The mental workouts we receive from games such as Scrabble are effective tools in boosting the power of your brain. Besides being a game that requires strategy skills, Scrabble allows players with good memories to have a higher probability of winning the game. The key to receiving points and ultimately winning is to form words... Read More

Celebrate San Jacinto Day on April 21st

March 31, 2020 — San Jacinto Day is a day of “State Pride” for all Texans in the United States on April 21 each year. This day commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto that was fought between the Texan Army and the Mexican forces, which took place on April 21, 1836. The battle was a turning point for Texas... Read More

April Employees of the Month

March 31, 2020 — San Jacinto Manor would like to congratulate our April’s Employees of the Month: Maria Preciado and Jarred Reyes. In January 2017, Maria started working at SJM as a CNA on the 2-10 shift. Recently, Maria became part of our restorative program and in March of this year, she finished the medication aid program receiving her... Read More

Traditional Easter Symbols

March 31, 2020 — While some Easter symbols are widely known, a few are not: Easter Bunny – The hare is one of the most adorable and well-known symbols of Easter. Children wait to catch a glimpse of him hopping to their house with a basket full of goodies. Easter Candles – In the Christian faith, white candles are... Read More

March 21 is Quilting Day: Make an Easy Quilt

March 4, 2020 — Start by cutting a cotton fabric into a 6-inch square. Fold this piece over to make a triangle with the wrong side of the fabric out. Then sew each side but leave a one-inch gap. Turn the triangle piece inside out. With a knitting needle, place one nylon stocking into one-inch gap. Distribute the stuffing... Read More

March is Nutritional Month: Nutrition Needs in the Golden Years

March 4, 2020 — As we age, we need fewer calories—about 10% less per decade from age 50 onward—but not necessarily fewer nutrients. With our bodies’ own natural antioxidant systems losing steam, we need to increase our intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables like artichokes, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cranberries and dried plums. Because of this calorie-nutrient paradox,... Read More

February Employees of the Month

February 5, 2020 — San Jacinto Manor would like to congratulate our February’s Employees of the Month: Edna Lopez and Sally Varghese. In February 1993, Edna started working at SJM. She works in our Laundry/ Housekeeping department. Sally started working at SJM in May 2005. She is a LVN/ Charge Nurse on our 6-2 shift. We would like to... Read More