Living Well Committee Events – Annual Olympics Highlights

Dr. David Shau

Claudia J. Caporale

Fall is in the air—delicious pumpkin pies, pumpkin lattes, and apple cider! September ushered in much-needed rain, greener landscape, and cooler temperatures, perfect for the Robson Ranch annual Olympics. Many of the events are currently in play as I write, all culminating on the Sept. 24 lunch and Awards Ceremony. Lunch, for all participants wearing their burgundy color 2022 Olympic t-shirt, began at 12:30 p.m. with a cash Margarita bar. As I monitored the biathlon on Sept. 17, I noticed over 30 residents with and without pets who took advantage of the cool, sunny morning to walk. Congratulations! A special congratulations goes to the biathlon participants. You all made it! You’ll find names of all winners and additional pictures on your favorite website,

If you’ve been waiting for a boxed garden to become available, good news! Thirty-five new boxed gardens will be available just in time for fall planting. Please contact Rhett to reserve your box.

Thank you all for supporting our Friday Vendors Market. They’ve been dedicated to bringing Robson Ranch residents the freshest products available. Where else can you order fresh meats and produce and have them ready for pick-up in your own backyard? Look for our newest vendor, Nancy Milanovic with Pure Power Help, Raw Organic Pure Packed Juices.

On Sept. 16 Dr. David Shau, orthopedic surgeon, spoke on “Joint Health.” Dr. Shau gave an overview of the anatomy consisting of bones, joints, and muscles. He suggested that moderate activity and low-impact exercise are the best ways to take control of joint health. If you missed this presentation and would like to know more about your joint health, contact Dr. Shau at the Texas Hip and Knee Center of Fort Worth—the largest group of its kind in Texas.

Dan Ballenger presented Medicare information on Oct. 6.

On Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. Jennifer Bumpus of Wise Health System will discuss “Health Care.” Wise Health is down the street and so convenient for little emergencies. Please continue to check our website for updates on all presentations.

There’s still time to participate in the Oct. 15 Cancer Walk. There is a $25 cash donation to participate or a simple check donation, with all proceeds going to the Texas Oncology Foundation. The two-mile walk will begin at the clubhouse parking area at 8:30 a.m. For last-minute participation or information, contact Pat Garrett at [email protected].

On Nov. 4 at 1:30 p.m., Matt and Katherine Lawrence will present “Immune Boosters,” with tips on foods that reduce inflammation and good foods that boost our immunity. And, once again, our own Gil Clifton and Fred Naersen will lead the Turkey Trot on Nov. 24 at 9 a.m.—always lots of fun with our very own Turkey Mascot.

Please continue to check our website,, for more information. Our Pioneer Press newspaper sometimes arrives after an event. Please mark your calendars in advance so you don’t miss any informative presentations or events.

Holiday excitement, decorations, and the smell of pine trees is on the horizon, nearing the end of another year at Robson Ranch. Let’s hope the “unusual” weather that we’ve experienced over the last two years is a bit more tolerable this year. I know that even you “homebred” Texans have groaned about those frigid temperatures.

Fall is in the air! Happy Halloween!