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three: living architecture Partners with Omega and Church to Design Senior Commu …

A new trend is sweeping the senior living industry as churches seek to partner with developers to build communities within or adjacent to their campuses. The shift is part of a larger goal to serve and connect with a variety of people. three: living architecture’s latest design project – Lake Vista at Eagle’s Landing – is the result of such a partnership between Greenbrier Development, Omega Communities and Eagle’s Landing

Sonata West Orange to Expand Continuum of Care With Lively and Active Resort-Sty …

As the market matures and more options become available, companies are beginning to realize that they must develop tailor-made senior living communities, rather than one-size-fits-all counterparts. Most importantly, the new wave of senior living needs to incorporate regional design and cultural influences that cater to the senior demographic in the area of development. By incorporating regional flair and local cultural influences, architects, developers and landscapers work as a team to

three: living architecture Challenges Philosophy of Senior Living Design with Fr …

How can the senior living industry transition from a collection of formulaic aging-in-place communities to communities offering a transformational life-enhancing experience? They can model their design after Nakoma Sky with its unique, 79-acre, desert-resort site designed for an active lifestyle. La Posada, a nonprofit senior living organization that owns and manages properties, has engaged three: living architecture to design a remarkable living environment that truly connects its residents to

Avanti Senior Living Partners with Eldermark to Help Team Tailor Care to Each Re …

Avanti Senior Living, a revolutionary company that develops, operates and manages boutique-style senior living communities, and Eldermark, a nationwide software solutions provider for senior housing management, are leading the way with innovative technology in taking electronic healthcare records management to the next level. The two companies are preparing to launch an integrated electronic healthcare record-keeping system which will allow electronic healthcare records to be shared via a healthcare information exchange

THE STAYTON AT MUSEUM WAY HONORS LOCAL VETERANS

The Stayton at Museum Way, Tarrant County’s first and only full service life care senior living community, recently hosted a special event to honor those veteran residents who gave their time and risked their lives so many years ago. Residents and guests gathered in The Stayton’s 11th floor Sky Lounge for happy hour, patriotic hors d’ oeuvres and good company. The event concluded with a speech by Justin Spooner,

THE STAYTON AT MUSEUM WAY HOSTS TCU TAILGATE PARTY

Residents of The Stayton at Museum Way, an all-inclusive life care senior living community that recently opened in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, dressed in purple and gathered at The Stayton’s 11th Floor Sky Bar for wine and tailgate classics before heading to Cowboys Stadium to watch TCU beat BYU. In addition to the resort-style living The Stayton offers, the sassy décor and modern amenities, including a black marble bar at

EDGEMERE HONORS LOCAL VETERANS AT SPECIAL EVENT

Edgemere senior living community recently hosted a day filled with events to honor those veteran residents who gave their time and risked their lives so many years ago. The festivities began mid-afternoon when Edgemere residents and guests were entertained with the patriotic music of the Perennial Brass Quintet, who played all of the war time favorites from the era. After the program, an intimate ceremony was held to

THE BUCKINGHAM NAMES TODD WERTHMAN ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Buckingham senior living community has named Todd Werthman as associate executive director. The announcement was made by Julie Fenske, executive director of The Buckingham. “Todd brings extensive experience in healthcare and a real passion for residents to his role as associate executive director,” said Fenske. “Under his leadership, I am confident that the level of service at The Buckingham will continue to exceed the expectations of the community we

EDGEMERE HONORS VOLUNTEER FROM THE NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER

Margaret Anne Cullum is spending her retirement sharing her love of art with others by volunteering as a docent at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Because of this selfless devotion, Edgemere senior living community is recognizing Cullum as the third recipient of the 2011 Edgemere Salute to Seniors Award. Colleen Borsh, Manager of School and Family Programs for the Nasher Sculpture Center, nominated Cullum for the honor. “Margaret Anne has been

THE STAYTON AT MUSEUM WAY HONORS VOLUNTEER FROM THE MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WO …

Out of her love of the arts, Shirley Reid has been serving as a docent at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth since they opened their new building in 2002. Because of this selfless act, The Stayton at Museum Way senior living community is recognizing Shirley Reid as the third recipient of the 2011 Stayton Salute to Seniors Award. Leslie Murrell, assistant curator of education for the Modern

EDGEMERE RESIDENTS ENJOY HALLOWEEN BASH

Residents of Edgemere senior living community recently dressed in costume and gathered in a frightful dungeon with a backdrop of goblins, ghosts and spiders to celebrate Halloween. The Gatlin Gang entertained the group as they danced and enjoyed beer, wine and refreshments. Prizes were given for the three best costumes. “Halloween is all about fun, and I could tell that everyone who attended the Halloween bash had a fabulous time,” said

EDGEMERE HOSTS “AN OVERTURE TO OPERA”

Edgemere senior living community recently presented “An Overture to Opera” with Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director for the Dallas Opera. After enjoying wine and dessert, residents and guests got a front row seat to all the latest news and fascinating facts from the renowned Dallas Opera and its upcoming season. As a special treat, an emerging artist from the Dallas Opera performed during the event. “We had a wonderful time learning about

MIRADOR NAMES DR. ANDRES NISIMBLAT AS MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mirador, Corpus Christi’s first and only all-inclusive life care senior living community, has named Andres Nisimblat, MD as medical director. The announcement was made by Cindy Waldron, executive director of Mirador. “The residents and staff are excited to welcome Dr. Nisimblat to our community,” said Waldron. “He has a wonderful reputation in Corpus Christi, and I know he will provide our residents with an exceptional level of care.” Dr. Nisimblat is

THE BUCKINGHAM HONORS STAR OF HOPE VOLUNTEER

Jim Feaster has devoted seven years of his retirement to serving Houston’s homeless population with Star of Hope. Because of his dedicated volunteerism, The Buckingham senior living community is recognizing Jim Feaster as the third recipient of The Buckingham 2011 Salute to Seniors Award. Marilyn Fountain, director of community relations for Star of Hope, nominated Feaster for the honor. “Jim and his wife Marge have assisted with many special projects

Edgemere Residents and Guests Enjoy "Double Virtuosity" Concert from Two of Dall …

Following a spectacular dinner in the Medici dining room, residents and guests of Edgemere senior living community enjoyed a “Double Virtuosity” concert by two of the most accomplished musicians in Dallas, pianists Bradley Hunter Welch and Chris Brunt. “The concert put on by these two gentlemen was first class in every way,” said Tori Mallad, director of sales and marketing at Edgemere. “It makes us proud to put on events

"Come Sail Away" at Mirador Grand Opening Events Featuring Ribbon Cutting and Op …

WHAT: The official grand opening of Mirador, Corpus Christi’s first and only full service life care senior living community, will begin with a city proclamation by a city dignitary, followed by a flag dedication by the local Color Guard and conclude with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Those in attendance will include local city officials, Mirador residents and board members, representatives from Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), the company which sponsors Mirador,

Residents of The Buckingham Attend Alzheimer's Fundraising Kickoff Event

September is Alzheimer’s awareness month, so it was the perfect time for residents of The Buckingham to hold an event to kickoff fundraising efforts leading up to the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk coming up in October. Residents and guests of The Buckingham senior living community came together to hear Dr. Mary Kenan give an informative presentation on the psychology of aging, memory disorders and caregiving. “The residents and staff of

QUERENCIA AT BARTON CREEK HONORS VOLUNTEER FROM THE BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

As an artist and a former teacher, Mimi Deaton is spending her retirement sharing her passion for art with others by volunteering at The Blanton Museum of Art. Because of this selfless act, Querencia at Barton Creek senior living community is recognizing Deaton as the third recipient of the 2011 Querencia Salute to Seniors Award. Martha Bradshaw, manager of visitor and volunteer services for The Blanton, nominated Deaton for

MAJOR KAY ALLEN GIVES PRESENTATION ON THE TEXAS STATE GUARD TO RESIDENTS OF QUER …

Querencia at Barton Creek senior living community recently welcomed Major Kay Allen, PhD, who spoke to residents about the history and purpose of the Texas State Guard, which traces its lineage to colonial militias and currently embodies post 9/11 military support to civil authorities. “Before the presentation, I didn’t know much about the Texas State Guard and their role in serving our nation,” said Nadia Sharp, lifestyles coordinator at Querencia.

FUTURE RESIDENTS OF THE STAYTON AT MUSEUM WAY ENJOY AN ELEGANT EVENING

Future residents of The Stayton at Museum Way, an all-inclusive life care senior living community opening in October in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, gathered at The Fort Worth Club for an elegant evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and dinner to celebrate the community’s upcoming opening. More than 200 future residents were joined by the entire staff of The Stayton who were available to answer questions about the process of moving

PUBLIC INVITED TO “SAFE RETURN” EVENT AT MIRADOR

WHAT: Mirador, a life care senior living community in Corpus Christi, is welcoming the public to a special event where families can come and obtain information about how to register their loved one for a Safe Return bracelet or necklace. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided. WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Speaker presentations, “How to Maintain Your Brain” by Felipa Wilmont 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Neurological perspective on “Maintaining Your

EDGEMERE TO PRESENT “AN OVERTURE TO OPERA”

WHAT: Edgemere senior living community will present “An Overture to Opera” with Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director for the Dallas Opera. Get a front row seat to all the latest news and fascinating facts from the renowned Dallas Opera and its upcoming season. In addition, an emerging artist from the Dallas Opera will perform during the event. WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:30-8:30 pm Wine and dessert beginning at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Edgemere senior living community 8523

RESIDENTS OF THE BUCKINGHAM ENJOY ELEGANT EVENING WHILE RAISING MONEY FOR ALZHEI …

Residents of The Buckingham senior living community came together for an elegant dinner and wine tasting event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The group gathered in the Stratford Theatre, where Mr. Rob May, CSW, presented a sampling of wines paired with a gourmet dinner prepared by The Buckingham’s own Chef Mike Hernanedez. The event raised $1,200 for the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, part of a larger effort for

LADIES OF THE STAYTON AT MUSEUM WAY ENJOY HAPPY HOUR EVENT

As the community’s fall opening approaches, ladies who plan to move to The Stayton at Museum Way, an all-inclusive life care senior living community opening this October in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, gathered at Patrizio’s in Fort Worth for an elegant happy hour. The ladies had the opportunity to enjoy wine and special hors d’oeuvres while getting to know their future neighbors. “We had a great time at Patrizio’s, and it

U.S. RESPONSE COORDINATOR FOR THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE SPEAKS TO RESIDENTS OF QUEREN …

Querencia at Barton Creek senior living community recently welcomed Ambassador Lewis Lucke as he gave his first hand account of the U.S. response to the Haiti earthquake. Lucke recently served as U.S. Response Coordinator for the Haiti earthquake, leading the United States’ $1 billion relief and recovery program. “We were so happy to host Ambassador Lucke at our community,” said Nadia Sharp, lifestyles coordinator at Querencia. “It was fascinating

RESIDENTS OF THE BUCKINGHAM “GO GREEK” AT DINNER EVENT

Following an informative presentation on the Isles of Greece and Crete, residents of The Buckingham senior living community came together to enjoy a Greek-themed party at the community’s first Go Greek dinner event. Residents enjoyed authentic Greek food such as baba ganoush, lamb shank, Greek style grilled chicken and traditional Greek dessert, baklava. All of the courses were prepared by The Buckingham’s own executive chef, Mike Hernandez. Following dinner,

THE PLAZA HEALTH SERVICES AT QUERENCIA AT BARTON CREEK NAMES DIRECTOR OF NURSING

The Plaza Health Services at Querencia has named Valarie Ramos director of nursing. The announcement was made by Ross Dickmann, executive director of Querencia at Barton Creek. “Valarie brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the importance of quality of life to her role as director of nursing,” said Dickmann. “Her strong leadership abilities, extensive health care experience and dedication to residents and family members will

THE STAYTON AT MUSEUM WAY NAMES ADMINISTRATOR OF THE PLAZA HEALTH SERVICES AT TH …

The Stayton at Museum Way senior living community has named Freddie Martinez administrator of The Plaza Health Services at The Stayton. The announcement was made by Justin Spooner, executive director of The Stayton. “I am pleased to have Freddie join our team,” said Spooner. “I am confident that under his leadership the level of care and service at The Plaza will exceed the expectations of our future residents and their

RESIDENTS OF THE BUCKINGHAM HELP RAISE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS FOR LOCAL GIRLS

Ladies of The Buckingham senior living community recently attended the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation luncheon, held annually to help raise scholarship funds for Harris County girls attending colleges and universities. The Buckingham resident Lyn Flynt was a founding trustee and the first president of the foundation. To date, the foundation has raised more than $1.5 million to help girls continue their college education. “Our residents are some of

EDGEMERE RECEIVES HIGHEST HONOR FROM GREYSTONE COMMUNITIES AT ANNUAL EVENT

For the fifth year in a row, Edgemere senior living community was awarded the Greystone Diamond Award at the 2011 Greystone Event held in Las Colinas. The Greystone Diamond Award is the senior living development company’s highest honor awarded for distinctive service in a senior living community. Edgemere was one of two communities to receive the award this year, out of more than 20 Greystone communities nationwide. In attendance

THE BUCKINGHAM NAMES MICHAEL HERNANDEZ EXECUTIVE CHEF

The Buckingham senior living community has named Michael Hernandez as executive chef. The announcement was made by Julie Fenske, executive director of The Buckingham. Hernandez was promoted from his role as Sous Chef at The Buckingham, where he has worked for the past four years getting to know the preferences and palate of the residents. Prior to joining The Buckingham, Hernandez worked for Kahala Nui Senior Living in Honolulu, Hawaii. He

QUERENCIA AT BARTON CREEK RESIDENT DOES BOOK SIGNING AT “SKY-BLUE PINK” PART …

Querencia at Barton Creek senior living community recently hosted a book signing for their own resident author, Dotty Brooks. Brooks, author of Sky-blue Pink, signed copies of her book and chatted with fellow residents while sipping on pink champagne with blueberries and blue cake balls with pink stripes, all inspired by her fascinating book. “We were all tickled to hear Dotty talk about her life and experiences,” said Leslie Dominguez, director

EDGEMERE HONORS VOLUNTEER FROM THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

Nancy Dickey was involved in working with the doctors who started the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas, and since its opening in 1981, she has been faithfully serving the organization. Because of this selfless devotion, Edgemere senior living community is recognizing Dickey as the second recipient of the 2011 Edgemere Salute to Seniors Award. Missy Bailey, volunteer coordinator for the Ronald McDonald House, nominated Dickey for the honor. “Nancy is

THE STAYTON AT MUSEUM WAY PREPARES FUTURE RESIDENTS FOR OPENING DAY

The Stayton at Museum Way, an all-inclusive life care senior living community opening this fall in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, recently hosted a series of events to prepare future residents for the community’s opening day. With The Stayton being an 11-story community, a sequence of floor meetings were held throughout the spring months which welcomed residents from each floor to get to know their future neighbors. Justin Spooner,

MIRADOR HONORS VOLUNTEER FROM THE MARCH OF DIMES

Jerry Wade started volunteering for the March of Dimes in 1987 through his job in the Army, and he continues to serve the organization 24 years later during his retirement. Because of this selfless devotion, Mirador senior living community is recognizing Jerry Wade as the second recipient of the 2011 Mirador Salute to Seniors Award. Victor Guzman, executive director for the March of Dimes – Corpus Christi Division,

“SNEAK PEEK” TOUR GIVES FUTURE RESIDENTS FIRST LOOK INSIDE BRAND NEW COMMUNI …

Prior to Mirador senior living community officially opening its doors June 20th, the community ambassadors were given a first look inside their future residence with a “Sneak Peek” Tour. The tour was a hit, as the ambassadors were extremely pleased with what they saw. Highlighting the coastal atmosphere of the area, Mirador welcomed future residents with palm trees, various shades of ocean blue and modern beach décor.

THE PLAZA AT QUERENCIA AT BARTON CREEK RECEIVES DEFICIENCY-FREE INSPECTION FROM …

The Plaza at Querencia at Barton Creek senior living community received a deficiency-free inspection rating in assisted living and memory support from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. “I’m very proud of the staff at The Plaza”, said Ross Dickmann, executive director at Querencia. “They work hard each day to provide the best care to our residents and receiving zero deficiencies speaks highly for the community

GENERATIONS OF BOY SCOUTS GATHERED AT EDGEMERE FOR ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

In keeping with its long tradition of community involvement, Edgemere senior living community recently welcomed Cub Scout Pack 887 for its annual awards banquet. Joining the young scouts were a few Edgemere residents who had many stories and memories of their own from their days with the organization to share with the boys. Friends and family of the local group were treated to a gourmet dinner complete with

EDGEMERE NAMES AARON DENOVELLIS ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Edgemere senior living community has named Aaron DeNovellis associate executive director. The announcement was made by John Falldine, managing director of Edgemere. “Aaron brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the importance of quality of life to his role as associate executive director,” said Falldine. “His strong leadership abilities, extensive health care experience and dedication to residents will ensure that the level of service at Edgemere

STAFF OF QUERENCIA AT BARTON CREEK RECEIVES TOP INDUSTRY AWARD

Greystone Communities, Inc. recently announced the sales staff of Querencia at Barton Creek senior living community as the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Operational Sales Team Award. The announcement was made by Greystone executives at the annual Greystone Sales Adventure Awards Banquet and Dinner recently held at the Hilton Hotel in Southlake, Texas. “The team at Querencia worked extremely hard last year, and I cannot think of a more

QUERENCIA AT BARTON CREEK HONORS VOLUNTEER FROM THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

Lela Barker always knew what she wanted to do after she retired, and that was to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House. Because of this selfless act, Querencia at Barton Creek senior living community is recognizing Barker as the second recipient of the 2011 Querencia Salute to Seniors Award. Jane Rose, guest and volunteer services coordinator for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas, nominated Barker

THE STAYTON AT MUSEUM WAY TO HOST JOB FAIR

WHAT: The Stayton at Museum Way, Tarrant County’s first and only full service life care senior living community opening in September, is hosting a job fair seeking to fill the more than 100 full and part-time positions available. On-site interviews will be conducted for administration, housekeeping, maintenance, front desk, security and dining services positions. Interviews will also be conducted for management positions in independent living and health services.

THE STAYTON AT MUSEUM WAY HONORS A WISH WITH WINGS VOLUNTEER

Jerry Miller always knew he wanted to be Santa, but it wasn’t until he retired that he figured out he could do it to benefit kids through a Wish with Wings. Because of this selfless act, The Stayton at Museum Way senior living community is recognizing Jerry Miller as the second recipient of the 2011 Stayton Salute to Seniors Award. Judy Youngs, executive director, and Lesley Irwin, office manager

THE BUCKINGHAM HONORS THE BEACON VOLUNTEER

One local man has spent every Monday for the past three and a half years cooking food and serving the homeless of Houston at The Beacon Day Center. Because of his dedicated volunteerism, The Buckingham senior living community is recognizing George Clouette as the second recipient of The Buckingham 2011 Salute to Seniors Award. Cydney Cameron, community outreach coordinator for The Beacon, nominated Clouette for the honor. “Mr. Clouette has

THE STAYTON AT MUSEUM WAY HELPS LOCAL SENIORS “RIGHTSIZE” WITH EASE AND STYL …

The Stayton at Museum Way, an all-inclusive life care senior living community opening this fall in Fort Worth, recently welcomed more than 150 future residents and guests to the Hilton Hotel for an exciting and informative event which focused on the many ways to turn the overwhelming task of moving into a simpler, more hassle-free activity. The Stayton “Spring into Life” Moving Expo was held to help answer

MIRADOR HELPS LOCAL SENIORS “RIGHTSIZE” WITH EASE AND STYLE

Mirador, an all-inclusive life care senior living community opening in June in Corpus Christi, recently welcomed more than 75 future residents and guests to the Solomon Ortiz Center for an exciting and informative event which focused on the many ways to turn the overwhelming task of moving into a simpler, more hassle-free activity. The Mirador “Spring into Life” Moving Expo was held to help answer all of those

MIRADOR HOSTS FUTURE RESIDENTS FOR SPECIAL GATHERING TO WELCOME NEW EXECUTIVE DI …

Mirador senior living community hosted their future residents to an elegant evening of wine and hors d’oeuvres to welcome to the community Cindy Waldron, executive director for Mirador. The event was held at Katz 21 and provided the first opportunity for future residents to meet Waldron, who will be in charge of all operations when Mirador opens in June. Charlie Brewer, president and CEO of Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation

RESIDENTS OF THE BUCKINGHAM BRING ROYAL CHARM TO HOUSTON

As the world watched one of the most anticipated weddings of the century, residents of The Buckingham senior living community were preparing for their own royal wedding celebrations. More than 50 residents and staff members participated in the royal wedding extravaganza, which included a three-tiered wedding cake, high tea, and of course, big hats! “Because our community shares the same name as the royal palace, it was only fitting

RESIDENT OF THE BUCKINGHAM MAKES SOUND ACTIVATED EASTER EGGS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS C …

The weeks leading up to Easter weekend were busy for Ken Hammond, a resident at The Buckingham senior living community. Hammond gave many hours making sound activated Easter eggs for children with visual impairments, so that they too could enjoy a traditional Easter egg hunt. The eggs were distributed through The Lighthouse for the Blind. No stranger to service, Hammond is a World War II veteran and

Mirador Names Wayne Webb Director of Dining Services

Mirador senior living community, which opens in June, has named Wayne Webb director of dining services. The announcement was made by Cindy Waldron, executive director of Mirador. Webb brings a mastery of diverse cuisine and more than 20 years of experience in the food services industry to his new position. Prior to joining Mirador, Webb served as executive chef for The Buckingham, Mirador’s sister community in Houston. “With years of experience as

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