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Prepare Your Skin For Winter

Dec 2, 2018 — Dry, itchy and cracked skin goes hand-in-hand with the winter season. Changes in temperatures and humidity, indoor heating, hot showers and baths remove important oils and moisture from the skin causing dryness, flakiness and cracking of the skin. Read on for some TLC for your winter-weary skin. Bathing. Hot water bathing breaks body oil that... Read More

Resident of the Month – Short Term Unit

Dec 2, 2018 — Betty O. is our Short-stay Resident of the Month. She was born and raised in Comal county. Her occupation was a Premium Analyst at USAA in San Antonio, where she started right out of high school. She retired from there 40+ years later. She was married for 40 years (husband now passed) and has 1... Read More

KM Rehab Superstar

Dec 2, 2018 — Hilmar came to Kirkwood Manor from home after a short hospitalization due to health issues which greatly affected his daily living activities such as standing, walking, spending time with family, or leaving his home. When Hilmar arrived at Kirkwood Manor his balance, muscle strength, and gait were severely impaired due to his health issues. This... Read More

Volunteer of the Month

Dec 2, 2018 — Our VOM is Annabelle Offman. She has just started volunteering here at KM; and normally helps with Bingo & ice cream on the weekends. Residents love her sweet nature. She grew up in La Vernia, about 45 minutes from here. Her hobbies include theater, volunteering, and walking dogs. Her favorite color is GREEN and favorite... Read More

Resident of the Month – Long term Unit

Dec 2, 2018 — Our Long-stay Resident of the Month is Vonda W. Born in Harlingen, Texas (in the valley) & raised in the Rio Grande valley, she spent most of her life working as a bookkeeper. She went to college at University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburgh. She has a daughter Linda. Her hobbies include boating, fishing, walking,... Read More

Letter From Administration

Dec 2, 2018 — Tom Wolthoff, Human Resources Director My name is Tom Wolthoff and I have been the Human Resource Director at Kirkwood Manor since 2006. Part of my role is to ensure employees are familiarized and comply with the policies and procedures of Kirkwood.  In addition, I am responsible for providing new hire orientation, making sure employees... Read More

KM Rehab Superstar

Oct 31, 2018 — Julia T. came to Kirkwood Manor due to health issues which greatly affected the things she wanted to do each day – even just the basics such as dressing, walking, or leaving her home. She was faced with the possibility of losing her independence if she didn’t take actions to get stronger. When Julia arrived... Read More

Resident of the month: Long term Unit:

Oct 31, 2018 — Our Long-stay Resident of the Month is Cruz C. Born & raised right here in New Braunfels, he spent most of his life as a truck driver. He served in Vietnam, where he fought for our country and our freedom (Thank you, Cruz, for your service!) He is married to wife Regina and has one... Read More

A Look At Flossing

Oct 31, 2018 — Along with brushing your teeth, you should also be flossing on a daily basis. Flossing will remove plaque and debris in areas that your toothbrush isn’t able to reach. A buildup of plaque can lead to gum disease or tooth decay, which is why flossing is very important. If you floss immediately after brushing, you’ll... Read More

Resident of the month: Short Term Unit

Oct 31, 2018 — Patricia W. is our Short-stay Resident of the Month. She was born in Winchester Tennessee & grew up in Fort Lauderdale Florida. She was a manager & owner of a vacation rental business. She is active in Oakwood Baptist Church. Married to husband Bill (now passed) for 13 years, they have 1 daughter & 4... Read More