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SQLC communities make headlines in all our hometowns.

Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, Edgemere in Dallas, The Buckingham in Houston, Mirador in Corpus Christi, The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth and The Barrington in Carmel, Indiana.


Open Mic Night at The Barrington

February 21, 2017

Last week, residents at The Barrington of Carmel enjoyed a few laughs with our community and each other during a fun and candid Open Mic Night.

Resident and Open Mic Night emcee, Mike Phillips, kicked off the night with a few jokes and opening remarks. With Mike's encouragement, our evening of comedy was packed with stand-up jokes, roasts and, of course, lots of laughter!

Thank you to all who attended and participated in the humor-filled event!

The Barrington Resident's Enjoy a Sip and Paint Party

February 15, 2017

Residents at The Barrington of Carmel recently enjoyed a sip and paint party where they were able to channel their inner Monet while sipping on wine! Similar wine and paint parties have been seen popping up all over the country this year. At this particular party, many residents painted Valentine's Day themed art to celebrate the holiday. 

The Barrington Resident Enjoys a Valentine's Day Serenade

February 14, 2017

Resident of The Barrington of Carmel enjoyed a gleeful Valentine's Day surprise today! One special resident was gifted a singing telegram today from her daughter as a way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Sweet Adeline Singers came to the community and serenaded surrounding resident's with two sweet love songs for the holiday! 

Residents Participate in First Annual Color Walk

February 10, 2017

The Barrington of Carmel had a great time participating in our first annual Color Walk! We are happy to have recieved such a great turn out. Residents, along with friends, family, and guests, joined our team members as we took a walk around the community. At the beginning of the walk, each person received a white t-shirt, which was decorated during the walk! At each stop, a team member was waiting to stamp t-shirts with various colors. Color stations included blue, yellow, orange, pink, green, and purple stamps.

At the end, residents celebrated with a rainbow party! Residents at The Barrington of Carmel enjoy keeping a healthy and active lifestyle, participating in many daily activities. Please see the pictures below of our community celebrating our first annual Color Walk! 

The Barrington Hosts a Game of Catch

February 7, 2017

With the Super Bowl just passing, residents of The Barrington of Carmel decided to show off their football skills during a game of catch! The players tested their strength by marking the spot that they had to throw from. 

Our community loves to stay active and learn new skills. At The Barrington, we provide many opportunities to have fun, stay fit, and try out new hobbies. See the pictures below of our resident football players! 

Residents Compete in Relay Race

February 7, 2017

The residents at The Barrington of Carmel love staying active around the community! In order to keep up this healthy lifestyle, the residents also enjoy putting together sporting activities.

Today, we hosted a relay race! Activities included the egg-on-the-spoon walk, bocce ball toss, word search bean bag toss, pop-a-balloon, and balancing an apple on your head. It was as fun to watch as it was to participate!

Residents and Team Members Prepare for Super Bowl Sunday

February 2, 2017

Residents and team members of The Barrington of Carmel kicked off February with a spirited day of team building.

In anticipation for Super Bowl Sunday, our community spent the day decorating the common areas with festive posters. Our volunteer decorators did a fantastic job. They even provided props, including foam fingers, foam footballs, football head gear! 

We look forward to cheering on the New England Patriots and Altanta Falcons this Sunday! 

The World-Renowned Yale Whiffenpoods Perform At Edgemere Retirement Community

January 30, 2017

Edgemere, an SQLC retirement community, recently celebrated its new performing arts center by hosting a concert featuring The Whiffenpoofs, a renowned collegiate a cappella group comprised of 14 senior Yale men. The group performed its unique blend of jazz standards – including works by Whiffenpoof alumnus Cole Porter – for residents and invited guests to enjoy.

“Edgemere feels honored to host such a prestigious group of talented performers in our community’s state-of-the-art performing arts center,” said Vanessa Curtright-Bowles, director of sales and marketing at Edgemere. “It’s a beautiful experience to watch our residents and invited guests enjoy music that’s been performed around the world, and now right here at Edgemere.”

Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the Whiffenpoofs are one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions, having performed around the world from France to New Zealand to Iceland.

The Yale Whiffenpoof’s performance is an extension of the community’s Masterpiece Living® philosophy, which promotes successful aging by providing residents and invited guests opportunities to enhance their spiritual, mental, social and physical wellness, including exposure to noteworthy performers, artists and speakers.   

Edgemere Health Services Neighborhood Kicks Off Major Renovation And Expansion Project

January 30, 2017

Edgemere, an SQLC retirement community, is pleased to announce that it’s moving into the second phase of construction on its extensive $36 million expansion and renovation project. The second phase of the multimillion dollar project will focus on building an additional 35 apartment homes in Edgemere’s premier health services neighborhood – The Plaza. Edgemere will add eight new assisted living apartment homes, 12 new memory support suites and 15 new skilled nursing private suites. The Plaza’s common areas will also be updated with indoor/outdoor courtyards and renovated dining areas, and an underground parking garage will be added to provide additional parking for family members and guests.

“Throughout the local community, Edgemere is recognized and respected for our ability to provide the residents with exceptional levels of living,” said John Falldine, managing director at Edgemere. “The Plaza offers a warm, friendly environment, along with innovative programs and a full calendar of activities intended to help the residents thrive. We believe that the completion of this expansion project will continue to allow us to provide area seniors with state-of-the-art care that’s unsurpassed in Dallas.”

Aside from creating additional space for more seniors looking for luxury living and care, the $36 million renovation and expansion project will add at least 30-40 new full-time jobs by the project’s completion to the local economy and support the growing senior population. The first phase of the project involved the addition of a 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art performing arts center located in the center courtyard, which includes arched ceilings with exposed wooden beams and a stage fit for world-renowned speakers and performers. In addition, Edgemere added a bar and lounge, the Portabella Café, a learning center, a creative arts studio and a new game room. Edgemere’s foundation is built on the community’s Masterpiece Living® philosophy, which promotes successful aging by providing residents with opportunities to enhance their spiritual, mental, social and physical wellness, including exposure to noteworthy performers, artists and speakers.  

The renovation project is designed to bridge the gap between the Italian elegance that Edgemere is known for and the modern luxuries that current and future retirees are looking for. “Baby boomers are changing the way we look at senior living,” said Falldine. “They want a vibrant environment – something different from their parents’ generation, and with these renovations and expansion Edgemere will certainly exceed their expectations.” 

Upon completion, the project will add more than 75,000 square feet to the community, including extensive expansion of The Plaza at Edgemere. Edgemere, a Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) sponsored community, currently has 304 independent living apartments, 60 assisted living apartments, 31 memory care suites and 72 private skilled nursing suites.

The project is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018.

“Antiques Roadshow” Appraiser Reveals Value of Special Treasures at Mirador

January 30, 2017

Mirador, an SQLC community, was honored to welcome “Antiques Roadshow” host Gary Piattoni, who wowed invited guests as he inspected dozens of their treasured heirlooms and antiques. Piattoni’s eye for fine arts, antiques and collectibles landed him on PBS’ renowned television series in 1995. Piattoni has also made several appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” over the course of his 25 years in the antique appraisal industry. According to Piattoni, his favorite part of the session—even more than discovering the value of items—was learning about the history behind family heirlooms and favorite treasures, along with taking questions from the audience. In many cases, Piattoni only confirms what antique owners already suspect—that their ancestor’s prized possessions aren’t worth much money. But sometimes, Piattoni stumbles upon a “gem”.

“We were privileged to welcome Gary Piattoni to our community,” said Shay Wallace, director of sales and marketing at Mirador. “It was wonderful to provide our guests with the opportunity to have their treasured items assessed by an expert in his field. Piattoni’s is second to none, and he captivated everyone in attendance. While many of us learned our prized possessions aren’t worth a ton of money, we were still able to enjoy learning more about their history and value.”

Mirador is always seeking ways to present its residents and special guests with opportunities to learn more, share experiences and experience incredible events. Hosting educational and social events like this one is important to Mirador, as the community adheres to the Masterpiece Living® program philosophy, which embraces healthy living at any age in all regards–physical, spiritual, social and mental.

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