Guest Post: “Buried Treasure”

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Buried Treasure by Carillon resident Lucia McBrayer For a time, I’m transported to years long past. I have taken a large box from the top shelf of my closet, a box I haven’t looked through in years, a box of family treasures. In my mind, I envision the hardships of generations past. Written on the… Read more »

Let’s Play Ball!

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While baseball teams around the country were gearing up for their upcoming season, Carillon was doing a little spring training of their own. Carillon is the official retirement community of Texas Tech Athletics, after all. “We have commercials for football and basketball season, so we decided to have some fun with baseball season, too,” Lindsay… Read more »

That’s a good question!

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Last month Carillon hosted a free “I’m Still Here™” memory care seminar for the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Carillon Foundation and PlainsCapital Bank. Founded in 1995, the I’m Still Here Foundation’s mission is to develop and evaluate innovative non-pharmacological approaches to help people with cognitive challenges. For the last decade, it… Read more »

It’s Never Too Late to Date

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On Valentine’s Day, Carillon went all out and hosted a free screening of “The Age of Love” at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Lauded by the Huffington Post as “touching and funny” and “full of vulnerability and frankness,” the film previewed at the AARP National Expo in Boston and was awarded a Fledgling Fund grant for… Read more »

What the Carillon Commitment means to us—and to you!

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We kicked off 2017 by asking a few of our staff and residents about the Carillon Commitment, eight statements that help guide our daily interactions with one another: I will greet everyone by name and with a smile. I will treat everyone with respect. I will pay attention to details. I will hold myself accountable… Read more »

Christmas Remembered

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Guest post by Carillon resident Fred Wagner The Christmas season of 1936 was a most unusual one for me; not good or bad just unusual. The story needs to start with some preliminary information. My mother and dad were interested in buying and moving to a farm. My dad had worked on a farm with… Read more »

Spending the Holidays With Aging Loved Ones: A CHEER Plan

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The holidays mean different things to different people, but for most of us, they are very much about spending time with our family. While the holidays can be a wonderful time, they can also be a difficult or stressful time—especially if you have aging family members who are beginning to have trouble living independently, or who… Read more »

Make Carillon and #GivingTuesday Part of Your Holiday Tradition

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It’s the time of year when we enjoy gathering with our loved ones and giving thanks. And November 29 is the perfect opportunity to give back to our community by supporting your favorite nonprofits on #GivingTuesday! If you’re wondering what #GivingTuesday is all about, don’t worry: You’re not alone. It was founded in 2012 by… Read more »

Care. Connect. Cure. Carillon Goes Purple for Alzheimer’s.

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In 1983, a time when fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s, former president Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Today, the number of people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s has reached nearly 5.4 million. That’s why, for the month of November, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to “Go Purple with… Read more »

Getting Out and Moving: Wellness Walk, 2016

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An impressive 50+ Carillon residents, staff and friends were double-knotting their shoelaces Friday morning, September 30, as they warmed up for our fifth annual Wellness Walk. Participants could choose to walk 0.5 or 1.5 miles—or anywhere in between! And some walked the 1.5 more than once. “The purpose of this walk is to encourage people… Read more »