One of the best things in life is experiencing something out of the ordinary, something beautiful and fascinating, something that ultimately brings us joy. Residents of the Inn had a terrific time gazing beyond glass barriers and into the clear waters that are home to a wide variety of sea life. As we made our […]
Category: Out and About
Books hold within them the power to make us laugh, make us think, or inspire us to do something. This summer, Parkview is partnering with a local private preschool for the purpose of enjoying timeless books with a younger generation. Wide eyed children gathered around our residents, who brought smiles and laughter to everyone as […]
Residents of The Inn recently engaged in a cultural immersion as we enjoyed the Italian-American cuisine of Maggiano's Little Italy. Our plates and bowls were filled to the brim with pastas of all types, and the atmosphere was as quaint as one could hope for. When we had had our fill, we ventured onward to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Residents of The Inn and The Gardens had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the music of Christmas this past Saturday at the Stonebriar Community Church Christmas Concert. Surrounded by the colors of red, green, and gold, and the sounds of a full orchestra and choir, residents and their family members sang along to familiar […]
Community outings are such a special time for friends to enjoy time together, get to know each other better, and just have fun! Parkview's Inn residents recently headed out for a beautiful day at the Dallas Arboretum. As the arboretum was in the process of transitioning from its Fall decorations to those of Christmas, we got to experience […]
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!
We have a group in our Assisted Living that we call the Lunch Bunch. Every month we pick a new place to go enjoy delicious food and great company. Last month we went to 54th Street and this month we went to Cheddar's. We all had a great time! We can't wait to see where we will go […]
One of our Inn outings this month was to the restaurant called Jake's. We ate their famous hamburgers and hot dogs. We went for dinner instead of our usual lunch or bunch outing. After dinner we drove around and saw Christmas lights. Frisco Square had beautiful lights and they were synchronized with music on one of the radio stations. It was a […]
This week we had a wonderful outing planned to go get ice cream. However, when the cold front came through this week we all decided that ice cream was not what we wanted. We wanted coffee and donuts! So off to Krispy Kreme we went. The staff at Krispy Kreme were all fabulous which made our outing that much […]
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!!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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".
We recently took a trip through the streets of downtown historic McKinney. We enjoyed a day filled with the history of this once quaint DFW community. There was so much to see and enjoy on this trip. The history of McKinney, one of the oldest towns in North Texas, dating back over 150 years to […]
We recently embarked on a tour of our sister city of Dallas to enjoy some of the city sites. The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium began at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans can be seen. Lounging around are two-toed and three-toed sloths. […]
Where do we even start to describe our outing to the "Senior Follies" at the Eisemann Theater? First, the entire cast of this Las Vegas-type variety show (complete with seriously skimpy and sparkly costumes) is over the age of 55. These ladies and gents still have what it takes. Second, we heard music from '30s […]