Category: Life at Parkview in Frisco

August 26, 2019

Fall 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

July 18, 2019

63 Years and Counting!

Parkview in Frisco residents, Charles and Pat Hickman, recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary! Family members and Parkview friends joined in to make this day special for them and we were delighted to see beautiful photos from their courting days as well as their wedding. This couple is a very special part of our community, […]

May 22, 2019

Polly Tadlock Elementary Gardening Event Brings Generations Together

Parkview resident, Polly Tadlock, is an incredible lady who has had a strong impact on the youth of Frisco for decades. Polly Tadlock Elementary is named in her honor, and residents of Parkview's Inn and Gardens recently joined with the second grade classes from the school to bring beauty to their courtyard through a special […]

May 13, 2019

Vaughn Elementary 5th Grade Classes Celebrate with Parkview Residents

Fifth Graders from Vaughn Elementary School in Frisco usually celebrate the end of their elementary years by going bowling or something similar, but this year, they opted for something different, something extra special! These 88 students wanted to serve the Frisco community, so they chose to spend their morning at Parkview with our residents, including […]

May 1, 2019

Earth Day in Action

Residents of The Gardens took the message of Earth Day to heart after a terrific discussion about its history and purpose. As enthusiasm stirred in their hearts, they discussed how they could contribute in their own neighborhood of Parkview and Frisco. Gardening and keeping the community clean ranked highest on their list, so we set […]

April 29, 2019

Summer 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

February 23, 2019

Declutter to Help Others

Do you have too much stuff? You can declutter your home and help others thrive at the same time. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you make the most of your unwanted possessions. Check out these suggestions from Watermark and then contact us if you need help getting started. We’re always […]

February 22, 2019

Widows Valentine’s Day Luncheon Proves To Be A Wonderful Blessing!

Each year, Stonebriar Community Church hosts a very special event for all widows on Valentine's Day. From start to finish, everything was done with excellence. Stonebriar chartered a bus specifically for our residents that was large enough to transport 40 people. We were able to bring women from Town Center, The Inn, and The Gardens. Upon […]

February 19, 2019

Health and Wellness Expo

A new year offers new opportunities for you to continue to thrive. Take advantage of our community's wonderful resources and incredibly talented team to achieve all of your health goals in 2019. Join us Wednesday, February 27, 10:00am–2:00pm for a nutritious lunch of soups and salads, and an expo featuring a variety of ways to […]

January 15, 2019

Speed Mentoring Exceeds Expectations

This past Saturday, we kicked off a new Watermark University class at Parkview's Town Center and the outcome exceeded the expectations of both the residents and students from Reedy High School in Frisco. Prior to the class, a combination of male and female residents were given questions concerning advice for high school students regarding their future both academically […]

January 7, 2019

Spring 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

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 […]

December 10, 2018

The Gardens Celebrate Christmas with Family and Friends!

The residents of The Gardens at Parkview had a tremendous time celebrating Christmas with their family members and friends this past Saturday! Seeing the faces of their loved ones, the smiles, laughter, and conversation brightened the hearts of each resident. Our chefs, Juan and Pedro, could not have put together a more beautiful presentation of food. Although it was edible, […]

December 10, 2018

The Inn Celebrates Christmas with Family and Fun!

The residents of The Inn at Parkview gathered for an amazing dinner of Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, Puff Pastries, and more as they shared time with family and friends. Musical entertainer, Doc Gibbs, livened up the night with Christmas songs and his light-hearted humor while the atmosphere exuded the Christmas spirit. What a joy it was […]

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 […]

November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

November 8, 2018

We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

November 1, 2018

Creating and Celebrating Success – Parkview Inn and Gardens Celebrate 100% Occupancy

In the spirit of Watermark's guiding principle "Create and Celebrate Success," Parkview staff and residents took time this afternoon to celebrate the extraordinary achievement of 100% occupancy in both our Inn and Gardens neighborhoods. Congratulations and a huge thank you to everyone responsible for making Parkview so special. Keep thriving!!

October 30, 2018

Welcome Dorianne Cammarota and Gabriel Trinidad to Team Parkview in Frisco

We're so pleased to welcome our new Community Life Director, Dorianne Cammarota, and our new Sales Associate, Gabriel Trinidad to our staff here at Parkview in Frisco. Dorianne brings years of experience in a wide variety of areas, and is looking forward to implementing great programming and events for our Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

July 2, 2018

The Importance of Celebration

There are many important things in life, and celebration is one of them. Celebration adds eager anticipation, excitement and joy to life. Whether it is a formal holiday like Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, July 4th, Veteran's Day, etc. or an individual celebration such as the birth of a child, wedding, graduation or a special birthday, celebration […]

July 2, 2018

The Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Our Executive Director, David, and our Community Life Director, Kristy, attended a picnic at Frisco Commons Park on Saturday, June 16th.  The purpose of the picnic was to celebrate Parkview in Frisco's commitment to the fight against Alzheimer's, as well as to to kick-off "Walk to End Alzheimer's" at Grandscape 2018! Our walking team name is "The Memory Makers".  Over […]

June 19, 2018

Celebrating 70 Years Together

G.W. and Claudine Robinson celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, June 12th.  All of us here at Parkview in Frisco enjoyed celebrating with them. They shared with us that the secret to 70 years together is to always remember how much you love each other. The residents, staff and the Robinson family all came to […]

June 6, 2018

BINGO with a Cause

On Sunday, June 3rd, Parkview in Frisco had a BINGO game to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association. We had a great turn out and are happy to say that we raised $500 at the event. Our next event will be a Pizza Party on Sunday, June 24th. All donations will go to the Alzheimer's Association. Please […]

June 5, 2018

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to everyone! We had a fabulous Memorial Day here at Parkview in Frisco, celebrating at Town Center, The Inn and The Gardens. Our Chef prepared beef brisket, hamburgers and hot dogs and our residents enjoyed sharing Memorial Day stories. We had entertainment as well by Greg Anderson in Town Center and Tara entertained us at […]

June 5, 2018

Family Day

Family Day on Saturday, May 19th at The Inn & Gardens was fantastic! It was a beautiful day so we grilled and took the action outside. Residents and family enjoyed playing horseshoes and corn hole. One of our favorite entertainers, Norris Perry, performed outside. We really enjoyed getting outside and enjoying the sun.

June 4, 2018

Upcycling Crafts

Upcycling crafts with Kristy has become a favorite event at The Inn and Gardens neighborhoods. Things that others may trash, we turn into treasure.  For example, this month we are taking aluminum can tabs and turning them into bracelets. Last month we took “jewels” from old and broken earrings, necklaces, etc. and used them to decorate […]

June 4, 2018

Art Show

Parkview in Frisco was proud to display the fabulous artwork of our very own resident Geree Struen at a recent Happy Hour. Geree presented some very different and unique pieces. She has been painting and drawing from a very early age. She also teaches an art class as part of Parkview's Watermark University series of classes. Now that Geree […]

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 […]