Beverly Crowe Austin was born June 28, 1930 to her wonderful parents in Joplin, Missouri. Shortly after birth, at nine days old she began life’s journey with her mother. They traveled by train to accompany her father who was stationed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with the United States Postal Service. Beverly has two younger sisters. While growing up in busy city life, she and her siblings were members of Campfire Girls. She participated from the age of seven to fifteen years old. Her mother was also a leader of the group and held the meetings at their home. Every year she attended the summer camp. This was a big part of their family unity circle. Beverly graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Pep Club and loved participating in the school activities. Beverly went on to continue her journey. She began working at AT&T phone Service Company. She was in the New and Change Design Department. She had the pleasure of testing the products before they hit the market for sale. She was a part of the company for 30 years and then retired. She is the proud parent of two sons named Warren and James. One of her fondest memories of parenting is the family trip to Europe. She enjoyed the vacation so much, one of her wishes is to return to Europe again! She is the honorable grandmother of six grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Beverly’s hobbies include collecting music boxes, reading books and watching her favorite college team OU play football. Since arriving here at University Village with her adorable cat Tippy at the beginning of 2017, she has enjoyed the friendly and helpful staff. Beverly has also made some new friends and loves to talk and enjoy the beautiful scenery and floral arrangements of the UV community.

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Family members and loved ones are what makes life meaningful, and their safety is always a concern, especially as our loved ones begin to age. Little accidents at home can turn into life-threatening events without care and attention. Prevention of these accidents is key! But where should you start? Let us help! Here are some of the biggest areas of concern when it comes to protecting and preventing your loved ones from becoming injured in an accident at home, thanks to seniorlivingmag.com.

  • Safety rails. Installing safety rails or grab bars throughout the house is a common recommendation for seniors living in their own home, but often people simply utilize the pre-existing things, for example, towel bars and toilet paper holders, as a placeholder. Unfortunately, these can cause serious accidents should they pull away from the wall. Be sure to have securely installed grab bars and safety rails in stairways and in bathrooms, or anywhere else your loved one is likely to need extra support.
  • Tripping/slipping hazards. Slick tile, loose throw rugs, uneven floor (or pavement outside), even the bottom of the bathtub are all potentially dangerous hazards to slip or trip on. Remove any loose items and keep walkways clear and as even as possible, as well as providing non-slip mats to slick floors.
  • Lighting and electrical cords. Sufficient lighting can make a huge difference in avoiding hazards, especially when it comes to dimly lit hallways or stairways. Electrical cords are another hidden danger which is easily solved by firmly attaching the cords to the walls.
  • Simple awareness. Making quick fixes throughout these and other areas of the home when you notice them can help prevent disaster from striking in your or your loved one’s home. At University Village retirement community, we are committed to keeping you safe, and we offer a secure, beautiful, and homelike community with plenty of support for whatever stage of retirement you find yourself in. Come tour our community today!

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Abigail says she really enjoys her job and loves the residents! She’s been part of our UV Cottage Housekeeping team for more than a year and cheerfully takes care of cleaning the units and guest cottage in a professional and timely manner. Her co-workers say she is hard-working, efficient, thorough and pleasant to be around. Abigail is well deserving of this recognition!

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Miriam Larsen was born at home in Hunter, North Dakota. She has one older brother as a sibling. She describes the area they lived in as prairie lands, however they spent many summer days at the lake. In 1955 Miriam married Dean and they moved to Oklahoma in 1964. They had 2 daughters and 2 sons, and Miriam was a stay at home mother while her children were growing up. Her 4 children have blessed her family with 13 grandchildren, including a set of quadruplets, and 11 great-grandchildren. In the early 1990s Miriam went back to school at Tulsa Junior College and earned a degree to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. Using this skill, she went on to work at St. John Medical Center, Central States Orthopedic Center, and a doctor’s office. When I asked Miriam what she liked to do for enjoyment, her face lit up and she said, “sing”! Miriam was a part of the Tulsa Tri Tones, the First Methodist Chapel Choir performing Madrigal Court dinners and many other choirs. She was even a church choir director for 15 years. Another fun fact about Miriam and Dean is that they were the owners of the Sleepy Hollow restaurant on 65th and Lewis. It was a Tulsa favorite that served the best family style meals. Their son-in-law was the baker of their famous buttermilk biscuits. If you lived in Tulsa during those years, you have surely eaten at Sleepy Hollow. After retirement, Miriam and her husband would go to Minnesota to either Loon Lake, or Lake Lizzy and rent a cabin for 3 months. They had a lot of relatives in the area and people would gather and make memories. Miriam, and her two dogs, Jack and Millie, have adjusted well to University Village and she is having a ball. She has already joined the 300 club in Wii bowling and, of course, is a member of the choir.

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He’s that happy guy with the big smile, who is always willing to do whatever he can to meet the needs of our residents. Jeremy has been with UV Dining Services for three years. His co-workers think he’s great … And so do we!

Congratulations, Jeremy!

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Linda Kosta lived on Long Island as a child. Being active at Bethpage United Methodist Church gave her a foundation for the love of family, music and God. She recalls that while in grade school, her love of the arts began. She took piano, flute, a dab of violin, dance and singing. She was a girl who loved the arts! Her family was fortunate to travel many places since her dad was involved in the government Missile Program in Plattsburgh, NY, Kenmare, ND and Sedalia, MO. After high school, Linda attended Maryville College in Tennessee, where she received her degree in Elementary Education. She was fortunate to get a job at Tioga Central School District in upstate New York where she worked for 33 years. Linda earned her Master’s degree during that time from Elmira College. In 1983, she married Mike Kosta, where they resided in Apalachin, NY for almost 25 years. Unfortunately, Mike became ill and passed away from cancer just before their 25th anniversary. Linda retired from teaching in 2004. She moved to Tulsa to be closer to her family. Linda recalls making a phone call to University Village to inquire about their cottages, but nothing was available for her at the time. A week or two later as she was looking through material on other retirement communities she received a phone call from our Marketing Department, telling her they had a cottage open that met her requirements. Could she come over for a tour? When Linda arrived at the first cottage, she knew this was the place! Linda says “I love that we have people from all over the United States and from every walk of life. The sense of family and community is wonderful. We all look out for each other and enjoy being together.” Linda’s love for UV shows as she is involved with so many of the activities provided like choir, drama, and Wii Bowling. She also enjoys volunteering as a Bingo Caller and being a friendly visitor in our Health Center. We are blessed to have Linda Kosta as a resident for 2 years and counting!

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Undoubtedly, food can have a huge effect on a persons overall health and well being, especially for seniors. Certain nutrient packed foods, including the ones below, will help nourish the body and promote health, according to myageingparent.com. Remember to always check with your doctor before making changes to your diet.

  1. Avocado: Avocados are a tasty way to add some healthy fats to your diet, in addition to containing some powerful antioxidants.
  2. Mackerel: Another food which contains healthy fats, mackerel are a delicious fish. Studies have connected mackerel with a natural anti-inflammatory response and even a boost in brain function. They also contain vitamin d, a vital nutrient.
  3. Garlic: Bring on the garlic bread! Garlic may help protect your body against free radicals, and are known to naturally thin the blood, possibly helping prevent blood clots.
  4. Tomatoes: Tomatoes naturally contain lycopene, a natural nutrient which fights against free radical tissue damage. They may also protect against heart disease and some types of cancer.
  5. Spinach: Spinach is another powerful antioxidant food, high in beta-carotene, and also contains high levels of vitamin c, vitamin e, and folate, a triad of protectors against Alzheimer’s diseases.
  6. Liver: Liver isn’t particularly well known for it’s delicious taste, but it naturally contains an amino acid called homosysteine, vitamin b6, b12, and folate, all of which might improve brain function.
  7. Pear: Pears contain a high level of antioxidants and have also been linked to a natural anti-inflammatory effect.
  8. Red wine: Certain people swear to the health benefits of a small glass of red wine. Science has proved that it contains high levels of resveratrol, which also combats against Alzheimer’s.
  9. Dark chocolate: A delicious treat, dark chocolate with a high cocoa content contains some excellent antioxidants and it is easy to forget how healthy it is.
  10. Walnuts: High in Omega-3 fat, walnuts are also associated with an anti-inflammatory response. And they make a delicious snack!

Bonus: While certainly the most obvious, it cannot be understated how important staying hydrated is to maintaining and improving senior’s health. It is critical to every process in the body and drinking enough fluids can help you have more energy and improve your overall feeling of well being.

We hope that this list of foods provides you with some fresh options to incorporate into your diet.  Diet changes should not be made without the supervision of a doctor, so please remember to always follow your medical professional’s advice. University Village is committed to maintaining and improving the health of our residents, and we provide an extensive, carefully chosen menu provided by our kitchen and resident chef which provides an additional ease to mealtimes.  If you are interested in learning more about how University Village can help you, don’t hesitate… reach out to us today!

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