Posts by: Gertrude Turner

June 1, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

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We are always up for some big fun at Parkview! The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with Ginger and her dance company entertained our residents. The dining room was full of bright green, yellow, and purple decorations for the occasion. Their stage presentation was awesome with two beautiful costume changes, musical instruments and props. Our staff enjoyed […]

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June 1, 2017

Mother’s & Daughter Day Tea Fashion Show

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Every year, we celebrate Mother’s Day with a Mother-Daughter Tea, and this year was no exception. The dining room was transformed with special pink flower/mirror centerpieces and each place setting featured a variety of teas, a plate full of petit fours, mini sandwiches, and rosebud cupcakes (baked by our very own Jackie Johnson, Sales Director […]

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May 8, 2017

Frisco Girl Scouts Visit Parkview

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The Frisco Girl Scouts stopped by with their smiles, adorable little outfits, delicious cookies, and their pledge to “be ready to help out wherever they are needed”. The girls shared their stories about receiving their badges. They topped it off by having some cookies with a glass of milk. For the 200 million boxes of cookies […]

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May 8, 2017

iN2L – It’s Never 2 Late Dignity Through Technology

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(It’s Never Too Late) this state-of-the-art system combines touch screen computers with intuitive, picture-based software and an extensive, continually updated content library. With this technology our residents stay active and connected. Our Assisted Living & Memory Care programs support a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Navigation on an all-in-one computer provides easy access to thousands […]

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May 8, 2017

On The Road Again

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Parkview’s new bus has arrived. It’s beautiful and catches the eye of everyone when we pass by. Our residents enjoyed their smooth Easter Day ride to church with cushy seats and tented windows. You know what they say “everything is better with blue bonnets on it.” Those beautiful blue bonnets are in full bloom and so are we.

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April 24, 2017

April Spring Flings in Parkview

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Spring Time in Parkview brings excitement, zest for life and a brand new season of beauty. We think of fresh flowers, new friends, family and wonderful music. Our theme “Music In The Air” featured Bill Cobb in our Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. We attached a song to one of the balloons on each table, everyone participated by […]

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April 24, 2017

Grapevine Jazz & Wine Train Event

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Our Parkview Independent Living residents were out and about once again. We enjoyed one of Grapevine Texas’ hottest attractions, “The 2017 Jazz & Wine Train”. The train carried us through a few beautiful communities, people waved as we passed by. This event included: live jazz entertainment, two gentlemen played saxophones and rendered songs, such as […]

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April 20, 2017

Easter Fun with Trent Preschool

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The Parkview Family joined together for one of our Extraordinary Community Events of the year. The Community Life Department known as “The Dream Team” and the residents from our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care neighborhoods, helped to make the event sensational. Our residents hid over 1,000 Easter eggs between two courtyards. Prior to […]

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April 17, 2017

Mystery Dinner with Shirley Pope at Maggiano’s

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Residents spent the evening out on the town and made their way to Maggiano’s for a little taste of Italy. Maggiano’s has a reputation as being one of America’s best Italian-American restaurants in Dallas. Maggiano’s have been in business since 1991. We raised our glasses and enjoyed a delicious meal. The portions were generous and the staff gave us wonderful service! Shirley, where will we […]

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March 27, 2017

St. Paddy’s Day Lucky Charm Party

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Our Parkview Family had a ball. The Luck of the Irish, I’ll say! Our Independent, Assisted and Memory Care Communities celebrated the Irish way! We served Green Beer and Green Sparkling Leprechaun’s. Rick Stevens our Irish entertainers, sung “Danny Boy” and “What A Wonderful World” which brought tears to some of our residents eyes. Steve Summers sung on bending knees, putting […]

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March 27, 2017

Frisco Dance Studio

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The Frisco Dance Studio stopped by and performed a few dance routines for our residents. They did a great job with their performance and our residents really enjoyed the show. Afterwards, our residents invited everyone to have Ice Cream Sundae’s with lots of tasty toppings. We wanted to share a few details about the dance studio. […]

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March 17, 2017

Cheddar’s Social Outing

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Our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents were out and about in the city of The Colony, Texas. We stopped at Cheddars for lunch and the atmosphere and service were excellent! Cheddars is known for simple, honest, natural ingredients. Scratch-made recipes, handcrafted with care. They make the best Strawberry Pecan Salad in town and a terrific hardy Potato […]

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March 7, 2017

Buddha Board Fun

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Charlotte is seen discovering wonderful magic of the Buddha Board. After a few strokes, she was ready to enter in the practice of Zen. The Buddha Board relies on the meditative and soothing benefits of creativity. Showing our residents this method engages their mind and allows self expression. Using the Buddha Board is as simple as filling […]

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March 6, 2017

Valentine’s Day Social

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We enjoyed a wonderful evening of fun at our Valentine’s Day Social. Entertainer Rick Stevens sung all of our favorite love songs such as “Love Will Keep Us Together,” ” My Girl” and many more. A great time was had by all as we danced the night away with family and friends. For the evening […]

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February 15, 2017

“SHEN YUN” Live Performances

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Parkview enjoyed one of our extra-ordinary outings of the year! The must see Shen Yun live performance and orchestra at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas Texas. This stage play takes you on an unforgettable adventure. It is one of the most demanding art forms. It shares a common ancestry with martial arts and has […]

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February 15, 2017

Mitas Hill Winery – McKinney

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Mitas Hill is a North Texas vineyard, winery, and events destination in McKinney, Texas. Owned and operated by the Mitas family, it offers complimentary tours and wine-tasting to guests from near and far. Our party experienced a fun afternoon sampling wines, as they say “sip and savor the wonderful favors.” With each tasting they presented four different options. […]

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February 3, 2017

Welcome to the Parkview Family!

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Please help us welcome our new Maintenance Director, Dan Duncan! Dan brings eight years of experience, and especially likes working with seniors. Dan is married with two step-daughters; his family specializes in adopting ‘rescue’ dogs, and currently is home to five very special furry friends. We are glad you’re here, Dan!

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February 1, 2017

Watermark University: The Gift of Love for Baylor of Frisco NIC Unit Babies

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The Parkview Family worked diligently throughout the year preparing and praying over the nursery fleece blankets. Special project “KNOT BLANKETS OF LOVE” was a huge success. Trudy Turner our Community Life Director and her assistants Christianne Martineau & Sheree McKinley along with the Parkview Family enjoyed completing a six month project which produced 25 lovely blankets presented […]

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January 18, 2017

New Year’s Eve at Parkview

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New Year’s Eve was a night to remember by all in both our Independent & Assisted Living communities. It was one incredible night of celebration dazzled with a touch elegance. The last party of the year was celebrated in style. Many celebrated with hats, horns, cool glasses and blowing bubbles in the air. We danced […]

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January 5, 2017

Christmas at Parkview

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Christmas time was here in our Independent Living and Assisted Living neighborhoods. Our residents decked the halls, made gingerbread houses, wrote Christmas cards sending cheer to the staff, family and friends. Carolers sung Christmas songs with glee. Classical musicians played for our Christmas Day Brunch. Paul Anderson performed soulful Christmas songs at the parties, and spiced egg nog […]

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January 5, 2017

The Parkview Steppers at the Mistletoe Song & Dance Show

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Several of our residents have been attending weekly dance classes with dance instructor Cyndi Dorber. Recently these “Steppers” took a road trip to Addison, Texas to visit the “You Can Dance” studio and experience an exhilarating show along with Cyndi’s other Dallas dance teams. Cyndi and Marty Ruiz got together to provide this wonderful evening, featuring different dance professionals such as […]

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December 19, 2016

Roaring 20’s Flapper Party Really Roared!

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Our residents had an outstanding evening during our Flapper Party a few weeks ago. Many of the ladies came dressed for the era, complete with long beads, flapper dresses, hats, and feathered headbands; men came with dress shirts, suits, ties, and even 20’s style hats. The evening featured live music by the 17-piece Plano New Horizon […]

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December 6, 2016

Ceremony to Honor Our Veterans

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This year at Parkview in Frisco, we held an outstanding ceremony recognizing all of our veterans, both men and women. To open the event, a group of decorated veterans performed the Honor Guard and Color Guard, followed by a warm welcome from Trudy Turner. Resident Jeff Evans lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Norris […]

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December 6, 2016

Wisdom & Youth “Creative Minds Together”

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Creative Minds Together is an Intergenerational Creative Art Program which engages the younger generation with the older generation on every care level. It’s designed to build relationships that benefit both the individuals and the community. Here at Parkview in Frisco, Creative Minds Together offers everyone involved the opportunity to teach and share their talents with each […]

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November 22, 2016

Watermark University French 102 Class Graduation

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Parkview in Frisco has created a wonderful platform for associates, residents, family members, friends and vendors to share their passion or knowledge with others. Watermark University inspires and motivates people to learn. Christianne Martineau, our Community Life Assistant, was born in Fraipont, on the border of France and Belgium. She has taught our residents French […]

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November 7, 2016

Hallow Fest at Parkview is the best!

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Every year at Halloween, our residents enjoy an atmosphere of fun and flare. Some of the party crashes were a French Maid, Superman & Wonder Women, Mother Teresa, a Unicorn, The Witch Convention and many others appeared. We dared to be who we want to on this night. We had tons of fun with lots with our friends. A contest […]

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October 13, 2016

Parkview is Praying for You, Fountains at The Albemarle

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Fountains at The Albemarle, the Parkview Family in Frisco, Texas extend our hearts across the miles. Our community came together to send something sweet and thoughtful your way. We wrote messages to encourage your hearts today. Perhaps a word or two will help you through this time. It’s our prayer that they comfort you. May […]

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October 13, 2016

Family Fun at Strikz Bowling Alley

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Parkview’s staff and family spent a couple of hours relaxing and having fun. Our team achieved the quarterly goal of being 100% accident free! Congratulations! We created and celebrated success by rewarding our staff with an evening filled with fun at the Strikz Entertainment Center. The Strikz Entertainment Center has a multi-lane bowling alley, lazer tag arena and classic arcade. The Strikz […]

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October 13, 2016

Boot Scootin’ Boogie Western Party

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Parkview Cowboys and Cowgirls put on their western attire and stepped out to play. The Parkview Steppers Dance Team presented a tribute to the Texas style honky tonk’s song and line danced to “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”. Yeah heel toe do si do / Come on baby let’s go boot scootin’ / Oh cadillac blackjack baby meet me out […]

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September 29, 2016

Grandparents Day Celebration on 9-11

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A Grandparents Day to remember!  We celebrated with family and friends. This intergenerational event  touched the hearts of all who attended; our residents, their families, the staff and the children. We set aside a moment  for the young and old to honor & celebrate life, wisdom and an opportunity to show love. We released balloons with contact notes […]

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September 27, 2016

Parkview’s Assisted Living & Memory Care Grand Opening Celebration

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Our new assisted living and memory care building is finally done and we’ll be ready to receive residents once the formal licensing process is complete. After a month-long celebration with residents, friends, families and colleagues, our own Bob Warren, former Mayor of Frisco (1989-1996) and author of “Frisco – Now and Then” joined other VIPs […]

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August 15, 2016

Nebraska Furniture Mart & Cheddars

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The Colony Nebraska Furniture Mart was awesome! Many often say “everything is bigger in Texas”. In this case, truly it was! The store associates were very nice and helpful. This store stretches across 100 acres! This massive new Texas-sized home furnishings store is located off Sam Rayburn Tollway/Texas 121 in between Plano Parkway and W. Spring […]

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August 5, 2016

Parkview’s Culture Corner “LUAU” Features Grace Hula Company

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Grace Hula Dance Entertainment Company also have a dance school in the DFW area that teaches Hula, Tahitian, and Maori dancing. Grace Hula Dance Company began oceans away in beautiful Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; and was founded by the current instructor and Alaka’i Hula: Grace Kalake Evangelista, in April 1998. GHD moved to Texas in […]

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July 25, 2016

Watermark for Kids “Scrub & Shine Car Wash Fundraiser”

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Alexandra Catalon and the Parkview Dream Team were on the move again with the perfect fundraiser on a nice hot day! Our community came out and showed their support in big numbers. The residents, staff, vendors and Parkview drivers were all present. Scrub & Shine Car Wash was open for business… and business was good! […]

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July 7, 2016

Fourth of July Celebration

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The Fourth of July will no longer be known only as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!” We shared […]

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July 7, 2016

Father’s Day Fun at Parkview

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Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers, celebrating fatherhood and paternal bonds. It’s been said that the kind of man a young boy becomes, depends on what his father taught him during moments spent together. We celebrated with a Father & Son’s Mixer and followed up with a Father’s Day Brunch. Plenty of great food, family and […]

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June 21, 2016

Staff Night Out at the Ball Park

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On Friday, June 17th we partnered with the First Choice ER and enjoy one an extraordinary outing planned for our staff. We shared a evening of fun at the Rough Riders Baseball Game. We enjoyed spending time together, the tasty BBQ buffet, beverages and a variety of desserts. Although the Rough Riders lost 10-3, the evening concluded […]

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June 2, 2016

Special Community Project – Knot Blankets of Love

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Trudy Turner, our Community Life Director is seen below sharing her Watermark University course with our residents. This special project is filled with a lot of love and prayers for some of God’s precious angels, The Babies in Baylor Medical Center in Frisco NIC Unit. The Baylor Frisco Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides advanced life-support services and technologies […]

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June 2, 2016

Let’s Take A Peek at Parkview’s Watermark University Course called “Word Games”

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Welcome to one of Parkview’s Top Secret Watermark University courses, led by one of our very own! This group always adds an element of suspense. Here at Parkview, anyone with a hobby or knowledge can create and celebrate with the Parkview Family. We will explore how learning happens. Keeping the mind sharp with Code Words is one of them. The process is […]

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May 31, 2016

French 101 Graduates – “Eleves Intelligentes” (Smart Students)

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For the past three months, a group of residents have faithfully attended Christianne Martineau’s French 101 Watermark University course, held twice a month on Fridays. Not only have they learned some basics of the language, but they’ve been exposed to French food, culture, history, and current events. Each person was even asked to choose a French […]

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May 31, 2016

Experienced Frisco Fathers Share Sage Advice

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There’s no single how-to manual for being a good dad but five experienced fathers living at Parkview in Frisco, Texas are passing down sage advice as their Father’s Day gift to young dads. Having finished raising their children decades ago, Ed Morrison, Howard Matson, Don Victorin, Bob Maggard and Robert Hamner are great dads who […]

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May 12, 2016

Mother & Daughter’s Tea / Fashion Show

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We honor our mothers for many reasons, for being a beautiful inspiration in our lives and much more. We invited the daughters to celebrate with their mothers and enjoy a delicious luncheon featuring our residents vintage tea cups. We topped it off with residents modeling the Chico’s Clothing Line. What’s new in fashion? What’s hot off the press? […]

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May 10, 2016

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

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Parkview celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a performance by Virginia Maria and her flamenco dance production. The dancers often stood motionless for the first moments absorbing the strums of the guitar, the clapping, and the singing until the inspiration hit them. Then they launched into a flamenco dance with passion as the song was belted out by the cantaor. You can […]

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April 20, 2016

April’s Spring Fling in Parkview

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Music in the air, fun and laughter everywhere when Gregory Anderson’s energetic personality entered the room. He sung Rock n’ Roll, Country, beautiful ballads and much more. Truly a night to remember.

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April 4, 2016

R.O.M.E.O’s

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Retired Old Men Eating Out! It’s always a good time for conversation and camaraderie every second Wednesday of the month.Today’s destination spot was “Tight Ends Bar & Grill”.

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April 4, 2016

Easter at Parkview

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Parkview’s residents and staff joined together to hide Easter eggs. Family and friends enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt with one thousand eggs in our courtyard and two bunnies. Kevin and Logan posed for pictures, then we went inside for Music & Magic featuring Raushan Hammond from Hollywood, CA. Magician Extraordinaire and Hollywood Celebrity Raushan Hammond (from Steven Spielberg’s movie […]

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March 25, 2016

Lucky Charm Big Band Spring Hop

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Our residents kicked up their heels and danced the night away to the Plano New Horizon Big Band. We enjoyed a featured performance by Parkview’s dance instructors Cyndi Dorber, her special guest Ed Frantz and the Parkview Steppers. Parkview residents clapped their hands, tapped their feet and took a ride back in time.

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February 19, 2016

Live, Love, Laugh and Dance at Parkview in Frisco

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One of the best things about living in a community of friends is the great times you get to share together and the Valentine’s Day dance was no exception. Great food, great company and great music set the stage for a perfect event. Love was definitely in the air!

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February 19, 2016

Presenting Parkview’s 2016 Valentine’s Day King and Queen

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Congratulations to our first Valentine’s Day King and Queen, Don Hermonat and Kay Taylor. Don, a resident at Parkview in Frisco since 2013, said of the experience, “I was so surprised to be elected! It was a great time…and the real joy of it was sharing Kay’s excitement over the whole event.” Kay, a resident since […]

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