Category: Life at Parkview in Frisco

May 3, 2018

Color Time

Residents at Town Center at Parkview in Frisco look forward to Color Time every Thursday at 2:00pm in the Bistro/Lounge where we all meet and doodle. The residents find it very relaxing.  We have new people join us every week, so come give it a try!

May 3, 2018

Pet Beds

In April, the residents at The Inn participated in a service project. We worked together with the group Joining Generations from Reedy High School to make pet beds and donated them to the Frisco Humane Society. Members of the Joining Generations group came in on the weekends in April and helped us to complete and donate over 30 […]

April 3, 2018

Pets Enrich the Lives of Seniors

Pets are very beneficial for seniors. It’s true; those furry, slobbery, wagging creatures can be the best of companions. Pets provide a comfort system and actually produce a chemical chain reaction in the brain that helps to lower levels of the stress-inducing hormone, cortisol, and increase the production of the feel-good hormone, serotonin. In fact, pets have been shown to reduce […]

April 3, 2018

Easter Bunny Came to Visit at Parkview in Frisco

On Saturday, March 31st we had a special visit from the Easter Bunny. First, he came to the Town Center to help with the Easter Egg Hunt. We had our residents invite their grandchildren and great-grandchildren to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt. The residents loved watching their little family members have a great time. Then the Easter Bunny headed […]

February 12, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day

On February 9th we had our Valentine’s Day party at Parkview in Frisco. It all started earlier in the day with decorating and preparation. The dining room looked amazing as the residents walked in. The event included live music, dancing, and lively conversation. We danced the night away to one of our favorite entertainers Steve Summers. We enjoyed […]

February 12, 2018

Mardi Gras Family Night

On February 5th The Inn and Gardens had a Mardi Gras Family Night. It all started earlier in the day with decorating and preparation. The dining room looked amazing as the residents walked in. We all had fun putting on the masks and beads. There were even some lucky coins on the table. Then we enjoyed a fabulous meal. After […]

February 1, 2018

February 2018 Community Life Calendars for The Inn and The Gardens

Looking for something to inspire or amaze you? We have a month of exciting classes. On the first and third Saturday we have Movement to Music at 3:00pm. Mike Frankel will be here to entertain on February 8th at 3:00pm. We will have Book Club every Monday at 3:00pm. Every Thursday at 2:00pm we have Bible Study with Pastor […]

January 26, 2018

Technology Day

Joining Generations, a group from Reedy High School, came out to help us with Technology Day. The students worked with the residents here at Parkview in Frisco on their electronic devices. The residents brought their cell phones, laptops and tablets and the students were able to help them to get them to work correctly. It was a great learning experience […]

January 17, 2018

Movement to Music

Last Saturday we started a great new program in The Inn, it is called Movement to Music. The residents had so much fun exercising. Our instructor Cyndi used props and other sound effects to make the session very enjoyable. Right now she is scheduled to come every other Saturday, but we had so much fun we may […]

December 19, 2017

Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Parkview Book Club to Dancing to French 101 to Music and Memories and even Code Words with Ed, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

December 18, 2017

Family Holiday Meal in The Gardens

On Saturday, December 16th, The Gardens enjoyed a family holiday meal. It gave the residents time to have an enjoyable meal with their family members. We had a nice meal and nice conversation. The meal served was from our Thrive Dining™ menu. We all enjoyed tasting some of the Thrive Dining recipes. Family traditions were shared with us about our fabulous residents. We had lots […]

December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

December 4, 2017

Tour of Trees

Our Tour of Trees was a huge success. Seven great partners decorated trees for our guests and residents to enjoy. Those partners are BrightStar Care, Tom Thumb, Haven Behavioral Hospital, Encompass, Texas Home Health, Rehab Trust Home Health/Caring Transitions, and Visiting Angels.  Residents and guests voted for their favorites. Visiting Angels came away with 1st Place. Rehab Home Health/Caring […]

October 23, 2017

Western Party

On Thursday, October 12th we had a Western Party in our Assisted Living and Memory Care neighborhoods. All of the residents had a great time. We all wore our cowboy gear, including our bandanas. Our entertainer was Andy Guarino and he was the man of many hats. He had a different hat for every song/artist he played. It was so much fun. We […]

June 1, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 8, 2017

iN2L – It’s Never 2 Late Dignity Through Technology

(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 […]

April 24, 2017

April Spring Flings in Parkview

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 […]

March 27, 2017

St. Paddy’s Day Lucky Charm Party

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 […]

March 27, 2017

Frisco Dance Studio

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. […]

March 7, 2017

Buddha Board Fun

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 […]

March 6, 2017

Valentine’s Day Social

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 […]

January 18, 2017

New Year’s Eve at Parkview

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 […]

January 5, 2017

Christmas at Parkview

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 […]

December 6, 2016

Ceremony to Honor Our Veterans

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 […]

December 6, 2016

Wisdom & Youth “Creative Minds Together”

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 […]

November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

November 22, 2016

Watermark University French 102 Class Graduation

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 […]

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 […]

November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]

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 […]

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 […]

September 27, 2016

Parkview’s Assisted Living & Memory Care Grand Opening Celebration

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 […]

August 17, 2016

The Parkview Patriot’s “High Fives” are Soaring

At Parkview, we create and celebrate success with our "HIGH FIVE" Peer Recognition & On-the-Spot Rewards Program. Rewards or recognition are offered in exchange for work performance. We encourage peers to show appreciation to one to another by simply filling out the a high five slip and posting it on the board. The associate chosen wins a prize from Trudy's Treasure […]

August 5, 2016

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

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 […]

August 3, 2016

Anniversary Celebration – Creating & celebrating success, here at Parkview!

Residents Jeff & Karen Evans celebrated their 5th year anniversary of moving to Texas and Parkview. (7/28 was also a Thursday in 2011.) Jeff states “It was a memorable and happy day for us – we’ll never forget the warm welcome we and my parents received. Karen and I love living here and feel blessed […]

July 7, 2016

Father’s Day Fun at Parkview

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 […]

June 21, 2016

Parkview Staffs Up for Assisted Living and Memory Care

In anticipation of a midsummer opening of our new Assisted Living and Memory Care neighborhoods, we've filled two key positions at Parkview in Frisco. Please join us for a big welcome to Anthony Wakefield, Dining Services Director and Kerry Womack, LVN, Director of Resident Care. For the full article published on on May 9th, […]

June 2, 2016

Special Community Project – Knot Blankets of Love

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 […]

June 2, 2016

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

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 […]

May 31, 2016

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

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 […]

May 10, 2016

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

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 […]

April 4, 2016

Easter at Parkview

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 […]

March 28, 2016

Watermark University Commencement – Man’s Best Friend

Students from the Watermark University class "Man's Best Friend" celebrated their graduation last week in style. Parkview in Frisco invited all the students and their guests to a big playful garden party in the beautiful courtyards at the community. Enjoying the joyful company of good friends and neighbors, and the delicious refreshments being served, all the […]

February 19, 2016

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

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 […]

February 12, 2016

Lasting Love

The below article is featured on Frisco Enterprise, posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016. Click here for the original article published. Nine-Plus Tips on Lasting Love from Four Long-Married Frisco Couples Looking for lasting love this Valentine’s Day weekend? Four Frisco couples with 50-plus-year marriages have some advice for young romantics: Value friendship, keep up communication and […]

December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

December 4, 2015

Multi-Million Dollar Expansion Breaks Ground in Frisco

Groundbreaking has commenced on a 45,130-square-foot expansion of Parkview in Frisco, 7450 Stonebrook Parkway. With completion anticipated for March of 2016, the expansion of the community will result in 52 new assisted living and memory care residences. The resort-style addition is being coordinated with local businesses and architects to reflect a strong Texas influence. Expansive […]