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With the first few weeks of school on the books, Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco residents and team members visited the first-graders at Polly Tadlock Elementary School and congratulated them on the successful start of the year. During the visit, they gave the children a small gift of appreciation to reward them for their dedication to school and education. The seniors met with the children in the school cafeteria and spent time sharing stories from their school days while listening to the children’s impressions of their first few weeks as first-graders. This is yet another example of the growing partnership between Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco and Polly Tadlock Elementary school.

“It is so encouraging for the students to see the support from the residents and team members of Mustang Creek Estates,” said Sarah Perry, counselor at Polly Tadlock Elementary. “Our students always enjoy visits from the senior living community, and they loved sharing stories with the seniors and talking about the first few weeks of school. We are very excited to continue our partnership this school year.”

This event demonstrated how the assisted living and memory care community always creates ways to keep the residents active by connecting residents with people of all ages. Intergenerational activities provide many benefits to the lives of seniors, including improving their physical and mental health. The children also value the connection with the older generation and truly benefit from the relationships with the seniors.

“Our residents love spending time with the children at Polly Tadlock Elementary,” said Beth Babcock, executive director at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. “Visiting the students is one of our favorite activities, and it warms our hearts to see the seniors and children interact. The generations can learn a lot from one another, and it is a privilege to work with the students on an ongoing basis.”

Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Burleson and Keller. Recently, Mustang Creek Estates opened its newest senior living community in Sachse.

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While many people complain about the delays and mess created in construction zones, a group of seniors understands that these men and women are doing a service by making the city a better place to live. Residents and team members of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco collectively decided to show their appreciation for all the recent hard work that went into redoing West Main Street, adding new utility facilities and expanding the road from four to six lanes to help decrease congestion. The senior living community treated approximately 30 Texas Sterling Construction employees to homemade chicken salad sandwiches in a timeless act of thankfulness. The construction team received sack lunches prepared with love and gratitude from the seniors.

“Texas Sterling Construction has great admiration for the community,” said Jason Nijim, project manager at Texas Sterling Construction Co. “We appreciate the seniors reaching out to our employees to recognize the hard work they do each and every day.”

Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco organized this activity to pay homage to people who serve the Frisco community every day and do not regularly receive the appreciation they deserve. This is one of the many examples of how the senior living community looks for ways to give back to the local community. The team commits to organizing fun and meaningful activities for senior residents of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco.

“We’ve seen these men working hard right by our community every day, and we came up with this idea to show them our appreciation,” said Candy Jiwa, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. “Our residents had a blast during the activity, and we could tell how thankful the hardworking men and women were for our support. We are happy we could show them our gratitude.”

Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Burleson and Keller. Recently, Mustang Creek Estates opened its newest senior living community in Sachse.

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After months of waiting to bring a new life into the world, it’s hard for parents of premature babies to accept that they cannot bring their baby home when they leave the hospital. Having a premature baby is one of the worst nightmares of all the parents. Unfortunately, this is the reality for a lot of families. Marian Gross, 77, resident of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco, is a mother of four children and her daughter, Michelle, was only 4 pounds 4 ounces when she was born. Gross says those few weeks Michelle stayed in a hospital were some of the hardest weeks of her life, and she cried a lot of tears during that time. Donna Butler, also a resident at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco, had a very similar experience to Gross. Except, she had two preemies to worry about, since her twins were born early weighing only 5.4 pounds and 5.1 pounds each. After hearing Gross’ and Butler’s stories, the team at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco decided to show love and support to families of premature babies by handmaking for families when they leave the hospital together for the first time. They recently worked on their first round of blankets, and each resident also wrote a personal note for parents of the preemies.

“When they told me about making blankets for local preemies I got excited because I identified with the mothers, and I can guarantee that it is not easy for anyone,” said Gross. “I would have loved to receive something like that when I was stressing over my babies. I am thankful for the opportunity to show love and support to the local families.”

All blankets are going to preemies from Texas Health Plano Hospital. Butler, 86, is mother of four and she remembers the challenging times when her twins had to stay in a hospital while she went home to rest. At the time, local volunteers knitted hats for preemies like Butler’s twins, and she said it was lovely to know somebody thought of them. Gross and Butler understand the fear and stress that accompanies a pre-term baby, and they can relate to the joy felt when families finally go home with their newborns.  

“I had two children at home and 2 premature babies in a hospital who had to be fed every 4 hours and I ended up having only about an hour in between feeding times,” said Butler. “Those were some crazy times, I tell you. I was so grateful for the local volunteers and the hats they made for my babies. I am glad I had the chance to “return the favor” just to somebody else.”

“Our residents had a wonderful time during the blanket making,” said Candy Jiwa, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. “We always look for ways to give back to the local community and what better way to do so than have our residents participate in a fun and creative activity that put smiles on so many faces.”

Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Burleson and Keller. Recently, Mustang Creek Estates opened its newest senior living community in Sachse.

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There are not a lot of people who consider their job a hobby as well, but Joe Surovik, resident at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco, is one of the lucky ones. His father used to take him fishing starting at age four, and since then Joe knew fishing would be part of his entire life. He is a retired commercial fisherman of 40 years and fished with his children during his free time. Joe’s favorite part about fishing – next to the adrenaline and excitement of catching the fish – is the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. One of the biggest fish he ever caught was a 640 lb. mako shark in the Gulf of Mexico, and he says it was the best he ever tasted. Surovik used to spend all day by the water; he would go when the sun came out and return at dark. Because the team at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco knows how much Joe loves fishing, they recently took him and a few other residents on a fishing trip to Caddo Mills. Surovik was excited to share his passion for fishing with other residents, and he enjoyed telling them his favorite fishing stories.

“There is nothing quite like the feeling of catching a fish,” said Surovik. “I started fishing as a young child. It’s peaceful and exciting at the same time, that’s why I enjoy it. I always used to take my children, just like my father took me. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I am thankful the Mustang Creek Estates team took us for this trip. It is important for us to keep doing the things we love as we age, as it sparks memories from my younger years while helping me create new ones. It was fun, and I believe other residents had a blast too.”

Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco always looks for ways to help seniors live out and share their passions, dreams and hobbies with others. They are happy to give residents access to fun and engaging activities from their younger years which they wouldn’t have access to otherwise. In addition, fishing has many benefits for the seniors, as they get to enjoy outdoors, relax and socialize.

“It brought us tremendous joy to give Joe something to look forward to and provide an opportunity to show off his fishing skills to other residents and the team,” said Candy Jiwa, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. “We love giving our residents unique experiences, and we believe in including activities that speak to the specific hobbies or preferences of our residents. Our team works hard to ensure the residents have a variety of social and fitness activities to choose from to keep them active and engaged.”

Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Burleson and Keller. Recently, Mustang Creek Estates opened its newest senior living community in Sachse.

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El Día Del Niño (Children’s Day) is a day filled with culture and fun for children of all ages, and residents of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco, an assisted living and memory care senior living community, recently participated in an engaging celebration with fifth-grade students from Polly Tadlock Elementary school. The seniors visited the school where they talked about the Mexican holiday and gave the children a small gift of appreciation. A few of the children read stories in their native Spanish and translated the meaning to English. It was a time for the children to share literature and traditions with each other and the seniors. This is yet another example of the growing partnership between Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco and Polly Tadlock Elementary school. The seniors visit the school on a regular basis for different activities, including gardening and reading.

“This is the first time we celebrated El Día Del Niño, and I am happy to say it was a success,” said Sarah Perry, counselor at Polly Tadlock Elementary. “Both the children and the seniors had a lot of fun learning new traditions and reading stories. We are very excited to continue our partnership with the senior living community.”

This project shows how Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco promotes intergenerational activities and a healthy lifestyle for its residents. The senior living community is always looking for ways to connect seniors with people of all ages. By continuing the partnership with Polly Tadlock Elementary School with various projects, the seniors and students experience ongoing social and physical benefits. Connecting seniors with younger generations can help boost their mood, stimulate their minds and improves their quality of life.

“Intergenerational activities are enjoyable for everyone involved, and we are thrilled we had another opportunity to work with the amazing students and teachers at Polly Tadlock Elementary,” said Candy Jiwa, executive director at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. “Our residents appreciate spending time with the students, and it was an extremely interactive and engaging activity. We believe that the generations can learn a lot from one another, and it is a privilege to work with the students on an ongoing basis.”

Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Burleson and Keller. Recently, Mustang Creek Estates opened its newest senior living community in Sachse.

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This month, millions of people around the country observe Women’s History Month, and Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco is proud to join the celebration by honoring the fascinating women in its community. To pay tribute to its residents’ contributions, the community will host a women’s appreciation event on Friday, March 30. During this event, they will honor female residents by giving them a gift of appreciation, and every woman will have the opportunity to share her life story with others. One inspirational resident is Edith Phillips, a teaching legend from New Jersey who is now a resident of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. She is a retired music consultant of 40 years who left a lasting mark on the lives of many students. Phillips’ dedication to better the lives of local children led Jersey City to name a park "Dr. Edith Bland Phillips Park" in her honor. Phillips, 89, believes women should be recognized for their contributions to society.

“It feels amazing to be recognized for all my hard work, and there are so many women around the world who make tremendous sacrifices to better our lives. I believe we all, as women, should be celebrated,” said Phillips. “It is important to observe Women’s History Month, and I am excited that the team here at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco appreciates the contributions made by women over the years. I recommend all girls and women out there be humble, respect other people and follow their dreams.”

Phillips, originally from Milwaukee, was married for 63 years to a loving husband who supported her in every step she made. She has one son and three grandchildren. She has taught every musical instrument and sings in 16 languages. Phillips was The Jersey Journal Woman of Achievement and the recipient of the Jersey City State College Outstanding Alumnus Award in Mathematics and Music. She spent years teaching music, and many times she volunteered her time at no charge. Phillips was inspired by her mother who taught as well. She traveled with her husband to many countries and she always took the opportunity to learn about the music of each culture. Phillips believes the most rewarding part of her career was watching her students excel and blossom into even better musicians. Her favorite instrument is the piano, and she continues to play regularly each week for the residents of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco.

“Edith has such an inspirational story, we are truly honored to have her at the community,” said Candy Jiwa, executive director at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. “Our residents and team members enjoy listening to her music, and we are proud her talent is still living on here in Frisco. She is one of the many female residents who deserves to be celebrated for their hard work and dedication. We have so much to learn from all of the women, and we can’t wait to hear their stories during our special event.”

Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Burleson and Keller. Recently, Mustang Creek Estates opened its newest senior living community in Sachse.

 

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It all started off as a friendship in a college choir. Reverend Oscar Carter was a vocalist who majored in music. When he joined the choir looking for a pianist, he met Bessie. Nobody knew that would kick off a love story that would last more than 51 years. Although they got married very young and Oscar – only 23 years old at the time – was scared to commit to something as serious as marriage, he now says that there is nothing he would change in his life today. Every step they made together led to a successful and long-lasting marriage. Over the years they went on many dates, celebrated many birthdays and traveled to different states and countries. They never expected that Bessie would develop Alzheimer’s disease, but the diagnosis came in 2013. Bessie is now a resident of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco, and despite all the difficulties and changes that come with this disease, Oscar talks about his wife in such a sweet tone it can make anyone’s heart melt. He visits her at the senior living community every day to have lunch with her. He describes her as an incredibly nice woman who has always been generous to everyone around her. Today, Oscar Carter shares their inspiring love story and secrets to a long and successful marriage. 

“Bessie used to love dressing up for church on Sunday, and when I noticed it was getting difficult for her to do so I knew something wasn’t right,” said Oscar Carter. “At first I was able to take care of her by myself, but it started to get more difficult every day. This is the first time in over 50 years that we don’t live together, and it is extremely hard, but I know it is best for her. I see her every day, and even though she doesn’t speak much anymore, I know she misses me the way I miss her. Every time I leave, she squeezes my hand goodbye, and I always remind her that I will be back the next day. Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that changes personalities, but it can never take my wife away from me.”

Oscar never thought Alzheimer’s will affect his life, especially not his marriage. Many people don’t think it can happen to them until it does. Bessie spent her life teaching and singing, and she was very good at both. Oscar remembers her beautiful voice, and it hasn’t been easy for him to accept the fact that he probably won’t hear her sing again. However, that doesn’t stop him from showing her unconditional love. The couple lived most of their lives in Detroit and moved to Texas two years ago after a doctor recommended they move closer to their two children. It was a difficult move for both of them, as they had to leave their large ranch house and downsize to be able to fit into their new home. Their marriage has always been about supporting each other. Everything the couple does, they do as a team. Oscar says the most important things in marriage are trust, respect and understanding. Oscar considers himself lucky to be married to a wonderful mother, wife, friend and educator.

“If I could give some advice to younger couples, I would recommend realizing your spouse is your best friend. So many people these days are busy with their careers, but it is important to know how to prioritize, and family should always come first. A lot of couples have difficulties because they don’t work as a team and they are selfish. Being selfless is key to a successful marriage. It is also important to realize that it is a process that takes time, but when you look back a half of a century later, I can guarantee you the feeling will be incredible,” said Oscar Carter.

“Every time Oscar comes to the community, Bessie’s face lights up,” said Candy Jiwa, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. “The moment he comes she is excited to do anything you ask her to, including exercise. He quite literally puts a smile on her face, and it is very heartwarming to watch every day.”

Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Burleson and Keller. Recently, Mustang Creek Estates opened its newest senior living community in Sachse.

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After the new year begins, many people search for different ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are multiple options to choose from when it comes to physical exercise, including running, weight lifting, dance classes and more. But many people often forget that something as simple as walking has many health benefits. Research shows that walking can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, improve mood, lower stress and strengthen bones and muscles. Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco realizes the importance of physical pursuits, and to make this healthy activity more fun, the community is encouraging people of all ages to join its senior residents and keep Frisco healthy. The goal is to complete a 25-mile walking challenge.

Residents are lacing up their tennis shoes and walking every day to reach 25 miles before the contest ends on March 6. The community developed creative tracking charts to log miles, and anyone interested in participating can pick one up at the senior living community (1200 West Main St. in Frisco, House F) from Monday to Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those who can’t pick it up at the designated time can email Tami Sandefer at tamis@mustangcreekestates.com to schedule a different pick up time. Participants who turn in completed charts will be entered into a raffle for exciting prices, including a Fitbit fitness tracker.

This initiative is especially important to Bennie Potter, 91, a resident of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco who strongly believes that maintaining good health and engaging in physical activities is critical for people of all ages.

“I am excited about this challenge because walking is my favorite exercise, and I think it’s fantastic that we are encouraging the greater Frisco community to join us,” said Potter. “Sitting around doing nothing for your physical health is not good for anybody. I have always enjoyed exercise, but I especially take pleasure in it now because I have more time for it. I would like to remind other seniors and the younger generations that they need to make time to preserve and improve their physical health.”

Potter, originally from Short, Texas, was married for 36 years and has three children: one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Because her husband served in the military, she lived in different countries, including Germany and Italy. Potter always tried to keep her family healthy by providing them with nutritious meals and reminding them to exercise. She is a retired pianist who used to play in churches and eventually started teaching piano classes. She plays for residents at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco every Sunday. Potter participates in different exercises at the community and sometimes even walks twice a day. The senior living community offers diverse activities to ensure that every resident can choose among many favorites. 

“We do our best to remind the residents that exercise doesn’t have to be a chore, and that it can be fun as well,” said Candy Jiwa, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. “We were thinking about what can we do to involve the local community and remind them about the importance of staying fit, especially in the beginning of the year. We believe the walking challenge is perfect for everyone and extremely beneficial as well. We hope people of all ages will join us and help us keep Frisco fit.”

Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Burleson and Keller. Recently, Mustang Creek Estates opened its newest senior living community in Sachse.

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One of the most exciting parts of any holiday season is getting together with family and friends that we might not see as often throughout the year. This is also a good opportunity to notice differences in senior loved ones and have conversations about the need for care or a possible move into a senior living community. Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco realizes that times like these might not be easy, which is why the community decided to share tips anyone can use during family get-togethers. Some of the warning signs that a senior may need more care include confusion, pain, depression, misuse of medication and personality changes. In addition, the assisted living and memory care community is reminding families to gently address any issues or changes sooner rather than later before it becomes a health or safety emergency.

“It is extremely important to watch for potential signs that a loved one needs assistance and prepare to help address the issues as well. It can be a sensitive topic to discuss, but families have an opportunity to talk with a loved one together during the holidays,” said Candy Jiwa, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco. “Many families don’t know where to turn, and we have an open-door policy at our community. We are honored to be a resource to area families in their time of need, and we are here to answer any questions families may have any time of year.”

Taking the time to watch for certain signs and act accordingly will help families ensure that their loved ones are in the best environment and receive the care they need. Here are some additional tips and things to watch for during the holidays:

  • If a senior complains about any kind of pain, it is important to discuss the length of time the pain has been a problem. Then you can assess if it is necessary to make an appointment and encourage a loved one to go to the doctor. 
  • It is important to assess a loved one’s memory. If a senior is having trouble remembering and recalling events which happened recently, even the same day, or if they tell the same story over and over, families should seek an expert’s opinion to determine if this is due to normal aging or a condition like dementia which causes cognitive decline.
  • Noticing if he or she takes appropriate medications is also significant. It is important to pay attention to how a loved one manages medications due to a risk of them forgetting to take certain pills at a certain time and/or accidentally mixing up the dosage.
  • It is common for seniors to have trouble keeping up with housework as their health changes, and in these situations senior care with a light housekeeping service might be a good alternative.
  • If seniors have challenges with showering or washing clothing, family members may notice a lack of cleanliness. Their personal appearance can be an indicator that they might be having difficulties caring for themselves.
  • Other red flags to look for include a lack of social engagement and signs of sadness or depression.

“Sometimes we might feel afraid to address these issues with our loved ones, and it is perfectly fine to discuss our concerns with other family members and ask if they notice differences too,” said Jiwa. “We understand it can be tough, but if the need for increased care is evident, it is critical to have conversations and act quickly.”  

Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Burleson and Keller. Recently, Mustang Creek Estates opened its newest senior living community in Sachse.

 

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Some couples get married on Valentine’s Day, and other couples – like Jim and Gina Baxter – get married on Halloween. The Baxters recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary a little early by renewing their wedding vows in the Flower Mound Methodist Church. It was the perfect time to celebrate their love as they moved into a new part of their lives together. During the course of marriage, there are many different chapters a couple must go through: the newlywed stage, building careers, raising families, becoming empty nesters and then retiring. The couple just moved from their lake house on Eagle Mountain Lake to retire at Avanti Senior Living at Flower Mound, and they are enjoying the change of lifestyle which has brought them closer to their family and friends.

 

“We were both living in Houston when Jim and I were considering marriage,” said Gina. “He was waiting on me to make up my mind, and I was being slow and cranky. One night he showed up at my house to tell me he accepted a job in Pittsburg and that I could come with him or stay in Texas. I immediately thought to myself, ‘Oh no, I’m going to lose this man!’ In that moment I knew just how much he meant to me, and the next day we asked a preacher when he could marry us. The only immediate availability he had was Halloween day, so that’s when we got married. We have a fun time celebrating our special day, and we certainly loved renewing our vows. Our daughter was the matron of honor, our two boys were Jim’s best men and our oldest friend was the maid of honor. It meant a lot to have everyone there with us.”

 

During the course of the last 60 years, the Baxters moved from Houston to Pittsburgh to Abilene to Seattle to Fort Worth to Azle and most recently to Flower Mound. They agree that over the course of 60 years, it was important to be aligned when making significant decisions and to be supportive of one another through the varying seasons of life. This all began for them when Jim offered her the chance to move to Pittsburg with him. Since then, the couple has done everything together. Most recently, they were working on a joint art project when they received a visit from Renee Rachels, resident and family advocate for Avanti Senior Living at Flower Mound. Choosing where to spend the remainder of their retirement was their next big step, as Gina was having back issues and liked the idea of being closer to medical specialists, but Jim was hesitant because he was going to miss looking at the lake he’s gazed at for the last several decades.

 

“It was a difficult decision because I knew I was going to miss looking at the lake every day, but Renee came up with a really nice idea,” said Jim. “Renee hired a photographer to capture pictures of the lake and our property, then she had them blown up on canvas so I could still look at my lake every day while sitting in my favorite chair. In addition, we were able to bring all our large artwork from home, so our apartment suite genuinely feels like a Baxter residence. Now I can also visit my daughter more often, as she works from home. Everyone in Flower Mound is nice, and other residents at Avanti seem to really enjoy the happy hour. It’s an opportunistic time to socialize, and we have made several friends so far, the closest being another couple that lives here.”

 

“We moved into Avanti a few weeks ago on my birthday,” said Gina. “Since then, I’ve developed a reputation as the hat lady, because I have more than 200 hats and wild sunglasses that I sometimes pair with them. I wear a new hat to dinner every night, and everyone seems to love it. My daughter Amy is bringing me 70 more hats from our lake house at Eagle Mountain Lake later this month. While we moved into Avanti, we decided to keep the family home as we plan to pass it down to our children and grandchildren. Our son is moving in to maintain upkeep on it. While I’m doing well as the ‘hat lady,’ I was worried Jim wouldn’t have many males to interact with, seeing as women tend to outlive men and make up a majority of senior living community residents. However, we were pleasantly surprised when we realized six other men were scheduled to move in at the same time we were. We try to meet new people at dinner and strike up conversations. One night, Jim met a darling lady who grew up and went to the same school as him. Everyone has a story and every story has a surprise.”

 

The Baxters agree that Flower Mound is a sharp community with marvelous medical options, along with a plethora of restaurants to choose from. The couple picks a new restaurant in the city to try out each week. A fellow resident takes up two rooms so she could bring her grand piano with her, and the Baxters enjoy listening to her play music and sing as they walk down the hall. Jim is passionate about singing, playing the guitar, reading, spending time with family and traveling. Gina also values family time and traveling, and she spends a lot of her time gardening. She is looking forward to putting in some new bulbs outside of their window. Jim spent most of his life as a psychologist and Gina taught primary school children. Now the two are happily retired and exploring new interests, like learning how to use an iPad and playing Words with Friends.

 

“Our daughter Amy lives in Flower Mound, and Azle was an hour and fifteen minutes away from her one way, so we didn’t see each as often as we wanted,” said Gina. “Even though we lived in the Azle house for decades, having raised our children and built a life together there, we decided we wanted be closer to our children and grandchildren. As soon as we moved in, Amy and her roommate went to the store to purchase new bedspreads and decorations. Amy just adores it and says she could live here. We’ve already hosted a dinner party at the community, as they have an eight-person dining table which can be reserved for special occasions. There are so many different spaces and nooks throughout the community, we have plenty of areas to choose from when entertaining guests. We still live to invite people to our home, and this is spacious and welcoming for those who visit.”

 

“The Baxters are such a fun couple, and we love having them at our community,” said Rachels. “The suites have been filling up since our opening, and we’ve enjoyed getting to know everyone who has moved into the community. With the holidays coming up, we are looking forward to starting new traditions and creating new memories in a place that feels magical and welcoming. We may be new, but we have a lot of amazing things planned that are on the horizon.”