Jun 8, 2018 — Andrew L. came to Kirkwood Manor following multiple hospital stays that were as a result of a stroke that happened in the early part of 2018. The stoke significantly affected the right side of his body, as well as his balance, swallowing ability and speech intelligibility. Andrew’s swallowing was impaired so much that he required... Read More

Volunteer of the Month

Jun 8, 2018 — Our Volunteer of the Month is Ben Hernandez who is also KM Maintenance Director. While Ben’s daily tasks are taking care of our building and grounds, he makes time each month to pull out his equipment and sing karaoke to our residents. He says, “I love to sing so when our Activity Director Donna asked... Read More

Resident of the Month: Short Term Unit

Jun 8, 2018 — Velma S. is our Short-term Unit Resident of the Month. Born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which is about 5 hours east of New Braunfels. For many years, Ms. Velma was an Endo Lab Tech. She attends her church – Oakwood Baptist – just down the street. She was married to her ex-husband for... Read More

Residents of the Month: Long Term Unit

Jun 8, 2018 — Our Long-term Unit Resident of the Month is Dennis J. Born and raised Ohio, he went to college at University of Texas – San Antonio. He served 4-1/2 years in the Air Force (thank you for your service!) and worked in sales for a lumber yard company. He and wife Nancy, through their combined families,... Read More

Letter From Administration

Jun 8, 2018 — Barbara Smith, Assistant Director of Nurses on the Short Term/600 Hall is Retiring! Nursing presented itself to me during a hard time in my life. While having five small children at home and a husband with health issues, I started looking at ways to better our lives and to maintain a steady income. I began... Read More

June Is National Safety Month. Is Your Loved One Ready for an Emergency?

Jun 8, 2018 — The past year has reminded us over and over that natural disasters are especially hard on older adults. Whether it was Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, the huge wildfires all over the West, or the major blizzards in the Northeast, seniors suffered. Everyone should be prepared for disasters. At our community, we... Read More

Kirkwood Manor Rehab Superstar

May 8, 2018 — Leona R. came to Kirkwood Manor following a stroke that had affected the left side of her body. As with most strokes, it also made her ability to balance, as well as her ability to speak more difficult. When she arrived at Kirkwood, Leona was unable to walk or perform her normal daily activities (such... Read More

Resident of the Month: Short Term Unit

May 8, 2018 — Sue H. is our Short-term Unit Resident of the Month. Born in Tahoka, Texas, which is about 30 miles south of Lubbock in west Texas, she grew up in the Bertram, Texas area – which is about 100 miles NW of New Braunfels. For many years, Ms. Sue was a sales rep in a Burnett... Read More

Residents of the month: Long term Unit

May 8, 2018 — Our Long-term Unit Resident of the Month is Frank H. Born and raised in Manchester, England, he grew up in England; he moved to the United States in 1958. Manchester is only about 35 miles from Liverpool – where the Beatles were famous. He served in the English Army – where he worked in an... Read More

New Business Office Manager

May 8, 2018 — Emily Rhoads is our new Business Office Manager. (Christina has been promoted and is off to bigger things up in the DFW area – and we wish her well!) Emily is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and moved to New Braunfels three years ago. She misses her family, but really enjoys living in Texas. She’s worked... Read More