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50 Years of Hearts and Hands: Celebrating the Auxiliary of Morningside Manor

With their familiar blue smocks and warm smiles, volunteers of the Auxiliary of Morningside Manor have helped Morningside Ministries carry out its mission to provide seniors with person-centered care since 1968. In celebration of the Auxiliary’s 50th anniversary, their legacy was honored on November 10 with a symbolic brunch in their honor. Among those in attendance were Carol Miller, founder … [Read more...]

New York Times Bestselling Author Leila Meacham Visits Morningside at The Meadows

Residents of Morningside at The Meadows had the wonderful privilege of meeting bestselling author Leila Meacham during her visit to the community on Monday, October 29. Ms. Meacham, the bestselling author of Roses, Somerset, and Tumbleweeds, captivated the audience as she shared the story of how she began writing her first bestseller at the age of 65. “I had volunteered for everything under … [Read more...]

Music Makers Program Establishes a Harmonious Relationship Between Seniors and Toddlers

If you’re ever visiting The Manor on a day when the Music Makers activity is taking place, you’ll find yourself smiling from ear to ear seeing the uncommon pairing of toddlers and seniors interacting with each other before your very eyes. A concept introduced by mothers Kendra Lovelady and Emily Powell, the Music Makers activity gives Morningside residents residing in assisted living and … [Read more...]

Morningside and ARTS San Antonio Host “Art is Ageless” Resident Art Show

Seventy eye-catching paintings created by residents of Morningside Ministries were on display during the “Art is Ageless” Resident Art Show on Wednesday, September 12. Now in its second year, the event celebrates resident artists and the artworks they have created under the ARTS San Antonio’s ARTSTEACH program. The ARTSTEACH program provides a broad range of participatory arts activities to … [Read more...]

Chelsea Casanova named Executive Director of Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs

We are pleased to share that Chelsea Casanova has been named Executive Director of Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs in Boerne, Texas. Chelsea’s experience with team building, staff retention and hospitality matches well with Morningside's renewed focus on positive experiences for residents, staff and family members. A licensed long term care administrator, Chelsea most recently served … [Read more...]

Meadows resident publishes non-fictional book honoring her grandmother

Retired minister Glee Miller found a way to combine her love for history and storytelling by writing “The Moss Rose Antique Shop: Memories of Southern Grace,” a captivating book honoring the life and memory of her grandmother. The 73-page book tells the story of Johnnie Mae Peel, a strong Southern woman from Holly Springs, Mississippi, with whom Glee spent many summers as a young girl. Glee … [Read more...]

February 28: Founder’s Day 5-Cent Cup of Coffee Fundraiser at De Wese’s Tip Top Cafe

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, February 28, De Wese's Tip Top Cafe on Fredericksburg Road in San Antonio will celebrate its 80th Anniversary on Founder's Day with a very special, one-day-only price rollback: all cups of coffee with meal purchase will be just 5 cents, including 5-cent refills! For every 5-cent cup of coffee sold, Tip Top Cafe will donate $2 to the Morningside Ministries … [Read more...]

Tips to Help You Stay Mentally Sharp As You Age

One of the hardest things about getting older is the loss of your memory, from losing your keys to full-blown dementia or Alzheimer's. While more serious memory loss conditions require medical attention, it’s essential for you to implement practices and habits that keep your brain active. Here are a few ways to do just that. Brain Exercises Just as more people have hit the gym in recent … [Read more...]

Celebrating National Law Enforcement Day at Cibolo

  Cibolo Residents Celebrate Local Police Officers The Cibolo House Assisted Living community in Boerne, Texas welcomed members of the Boerne Police Department on January 9 in celebration of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. More than 10 police officers visited with residents in the community dining room while enjoying bottomless cups of coffee and delicious pastries. A … [Read more...]