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For more than 40 years, Carillon has enjoyed a reputation as the most trusted retirement community in West Texas. Our not-for-profit, self-owned organization is managed by a local board of directors who work tirelessly to ensure the finest quality of life for all residents. Only Carillon offers a true LifeCare program, the most comprehensive plan available in retirement living.

 “We feel like we’re on vacation all the time!”

–Bob & Karen Nyland,
Residents since 2010

The Difference is LifeCare

Officially a 5-Star Community!

Once again we are bubbling over with pride for our staff and employees! Carillon House, our rehab and skilled nursing facility, was recently honored again with a 5-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Of 16 skilled nursing...

Love Across Time: Couples share secrets

By Ellysa Harris Owen and Francine Gilbreath started dating after a local college dance in the early 1940s. They’d seen each other around but never really spoke until the night of the dance. Francine had a date and Owen was a part of the stag line. Stag lines in those...

A Taste of Home: Resident Recipes

This fall our amazing dining staff wanted to give our residents a “taste of home.” They asked for their favorite recipes and put on a potluck meal where the staff did all the cooking. Needless to say, it was a big hit! So from our family to yours, here are a few of...

From Courtside to Lubbock’s Pride

This article was originally published in the winter 2017 issue of Lubbock’s Senior Link magazine and can be found online here. From Courtside To Lubbock’s Pride By Lindsay Grannan Like most West Texans, I learned the name Marsha Sharp at an early age. I fell in love...

One Step Closer: Recap of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Last month Carillon joined a host of others in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a fundraising event benefiting the Lubbock Alzheimer’s Association. “We had more than 45 residents, employees and family members walking this year. As a whole we’re aware of the...

THE GYPSY LIFE OF A MILITARY WIFE

This article originally appeared in the 2017 winter edition of the Lubbock Senior Link magazine. In memory of Dorris Kirk Faver. THE GYPSY LIFE OF A MILITARY WIFE By Lindsay Grannan It is said that behind every great man is a great woman. If true, one can only imagine...

Step On It!

How do you reach the Grand Canyon by foot? Ask a Carillon resident and they’ll tell you: “Start walking!” Sounds easy enough, and with the right plan and motivation, it can be done quicker than you’d think. Step On It!, a wellness program designed to keep seniors...

A Zip Line Adventure of a Lifetime

If you want to see what living life to its fullest is like, look no further than Carillon resident Elvin Howell, a 103-year-old who took on the “big zip” at Palo Duro Canyon last month. Howell and 18 other residents cruised through the canyon on a quarter-mile zip...

Guest Post: “Buried Treasure”

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...