Think of it as an intergenerational pep rally! Hundreds of excited high school students—many dressed in school colors—recently shared the joy and pomp of high school homecoming with dozens of pom-pom waving seniors at Parkway Place senior community in West Houston. The entire student body of Westside High School, led by the marching band, cheerleaders, football players and other student groups—in cars and on floats—charted their course into Parkway Place to the delight of equally spirited residents. The teens and seniors shared a common bond of school spirit amid smiles, laughter and heartfelt hugs—as part of an annual homecoming ritual.
“The residents loved it! They felt honored that the kids would take time out of their day to come by to say hello, shake hands, and give out a few hugs,” said Rhonda Duncan, Life Enrichment Coordinator for Parkway Place. “It also gave them a chance to get outside for some fresh air on a beautiful day. In fact, they were excited to tell me when I came in this morning that Westside won their homecoming game on Friday night.”
ABOUT BUCKNER PARKWAY PLACE
Parkway Place in Houston, a Buckner Retirement Services community, is a non-profit, faith-based senior living community located on a 15-acre well-manicured campus that includes flowers, walking paths, gazebos, benches and raised gardens, putting green, with an outdoor, heated pool and spas. It is also one of the few Independent Living communities in West Houston that has no entrance fees, no long-term contracts and provides spacious apartment residences on a rental basis.
As a continuing care community, Parkway Place offers Independent Living apartment residences, spacious Assisted Living, innovative Memory Care and Skilled Nursing services. The community offers 159 independent apartments, 58 assisted living apartments, 24 memory care support residences and has 60 beds in skilled nursing. A new Wellness Center has been added that features state-of-the-art equipment and a Health Ability Program to enhance the eight dimensions of wellness
Residents can enjoy delicious dining and warm fellowship in beautifully arranged dining rooms. The community also has an on-site life enrichment coordinator, chapel, full-time chaplain, on-site worship services, beauty/barber salon and weekly housekeeping/linen service. For more information about Buckner Parkway Place, please visit the community website at www.bucknerparkwayplace.org or call Susan Coborn at (281) 677–5912.
ABOUT BUCKNER RETIREMENT SERVICES
Buckner Retirement Services, Inc. is one of the largest not-for-profit senior living organizations in Texas dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for senior adults and their families by promoting an active, healthy Christian lifestyle while maintaining their independence and dignity. Buckner Retirement Services is part of Buckner International, a global faith-based ministry serving more than 450,000 people each year in the United States and 18 countries worldwide.