Posts by: David Gustafson

January 2, 2019

Parkview’s Betty and Ralph Ehren Celebrate their 65th Anniversary

Betty and Ralph celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, December 19th, with lots of gratitude and blessings. They met 65 years ago at college and Ralph knew immediately that Betty was going to be his wife! Both are from Arkansas and have always shared a common passion for working with children. Parkview staff was able to […]

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December 6, 2018

Parkview in Frisco Presents Christmas Gingerbread – Anniversary Edition

WHAT: Executive Chef Russell Shields at Parkview in Frisco celebrates his seventh year creating gingerbread masterpieces. For the 2018 holiday season, he incorporates the anniversaries of well-known buildings and Christmas icons in his gingerbread creations. Included in this year’s gingerbread display are: New Orleans turns 300, the Silent Night Hymn celebrates its 175th year, Charles […]

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November 12, 2018

Aging Care in Focus

Parkview in Frisco partnered with their sister community, Windsor Senior Living, as a Silver Sponsor at this year’s Annual Aging Life Care Convention for the South Central Chapter. Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) is a network of 1900 members including social workers, nurses, therapists, gerontologists and certified care managers. The Association’s mission is to help, […]

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October 1, 2018

2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Grandscape

On Saturday morning, Parkview residents, associates, families and local students from Reedy High School’s Joining Generations showed up in force to take part in Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We weren’t deterred from the storms that rolled in, with most of us crossing the finishing line soaking wet and with a big smile. A special thank you and congratulations to ALL who helped coordinate various fundraisers leading […]

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September 14, 2018

Gardens Residents and Families Celebrate End of Summer

The Gardens celebrated the end of summer with a picnic themed family brunch. Residents and Nayas were busy all week helping to prepare by creating the menus, making name placement cards and table cloths, rolling silverware and planting fall flowers in the courtyard gardens. Our residents have prepared for many family events over the years and had […]

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July 30, 2018

Extraordinary Times Made Possible By Extraordinary People

On Sunday, Parkview’s team and families got together at Main Event Frisco to celebrate the many successes achieved this year. Regardless of our age, we all got to enjoy the precious moments that come from not taking ourselves too seriously. Thank you for all you do for Parkview and our residents!

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July 27, 2018

Nolan Fisher Celebrates his 95th Birthday

Staff from The Gardens, our Memory Care neighborhood, joined together with friends and families to celebrate Nolan Fisher’s 95th birthday. We didn’t realize turning 95 could be so much fun until Nolan strolled into the party singing Happy Birthday and reminding everyone to get their cameras out.    Nolan enjoys eating ice cream and drinking coffee in between reading short […]

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July 25, 2018

Parkview Partners With Frisco Senior Center For Cooking Demo

Parkview’s Executive Chef, Russell Shields, presented a cooking demonstration for the Frisco Senior Center on Tuesday, showcasing 4 of his most popular salads and sharing stories about his 8 years at Parkview and our dynamic dining program. Russell finished the day by serving one of his specialty desserts, a Raspberry Chocolate Mousse with Graham Cracker […]

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July 24, 2018

Sundays With a Purpose

This past weekend Parkview residents, families and friends gathered again to raise money for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Sunday’s event pushed us over our initial fundraising goal of $5k and well on our way to $10k. All of the money will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association and their mission-related initiatives of care, […]

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November 16, 2017

Friends Make the Best Neighbors

It’s true that friends make the best neighbors and Parkview is delighted that our residents want their friends to be part of our extraordinary community. At this month’s resident townhall, we presented each of 4 residents with a $1,000 check for referring a friend and helping us continue to grow our special community. Thanks!!

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May 30, 2017

Parkview Inn and Gardens Memorial Day Celebration

Parkview’s extraordinary staff, family and friends gathered on the first “official day of Summer” to celebrate Memorial Day. The day started with Chef Luke and his team providing BBQ ribs, burgers and hot dogs, cole slaw, mac & cheese, baked beans, potato salad, a variety of pies and even offered sugar-free lemon meringue for our diabetics. Paul Anderson […]

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May 10, 2017

Summertime means it’s ice cream time again!!

This past Friday a few of our residents, associates and family members from the Gardens at Parkview made an after lunch trip to Braums. The weather was amazing and the ice cream even better! Nothing says “summer” like a big scoop of ice cream….or a huge banana split!!

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May 9, 2017


This past weekend was another eventful weekend in Parkview’s Inn and Gardens neighborhoods. Residents enjoyed an amazing Kentucky Derby celebration on Saturday, which included residents making their own hats for the special occasion, sipping on Mint Julip “mocktails” and watching the big race together as a family. Sunday brought the residents back together to welcome the […]

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November 21, 2016

A Night at the Monte Carlo – Watermark For Kids Fundraiser

On Saturday, November 20th, Parkview in Frisco showcased our new Assisted Living and Memory Care neighborhoods by hosting a Watermark For Kids charity event. The event, A Night at the Monte Carlo, featured a variety of gaming tables, delicious Thrive Dining™ hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment by Doc Gibbs. With the amazing generosity of our sponsors, there […]

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November 1, 2016

Parkview Assisted Living and Memory Care Welcomes its First Residents

Parkview’s Assisted Living and Memory Care welcomed it’s first 2 residents over the weekend as Mary Walker and Helen Hastings moved in. Mary was born in Mississippi, attended college at Mississippi Valley State and received her Masters Degree in Education with a specialty in reading from Western Illinois. She loves writing poetry and has already expressed an interest […]

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November 1, 2016

Mel Hillert Celebrates his 95th Birthday with Family and Friends

On Sunday, October 30th, Parkview’s vibrant resident Mel Hillert celebrated his 95th birthday – which was on October 27th – at legendary Randy’s Steakhouse in Frisco, surrounded by his loving family and a bountiful of friends. Everybody had an amazing time as they were enjoying the great food and wonderful company. For all of us, it was […]

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July 18, 2016

Thrive Dining™ VIP Brunch

Parkview in Frisco is excited to be hosting Watermark’s Summer National Training for Thrive Dining™, with representatives attending from communities in Michigan, Denver, Oklahoma, and Chicago, together with our own Parkview team. Thrive Dining™ involves providing fresh, tasty protein packed meals, served as bite-sized hors d’oeuvres intended to be eaten by hand…transforming meal time into an […]

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