Is Carillon the S.M.A.R.T. Choice?

Is Carillon the S.M.A.R.T. Choice?

In June Carillon hosted a luncheon featuring a panel of residents who gave their firsthand accounts on Carillon’s retirement options and benefits, its comprehensive wellness program, and the unparalleled value of LifeCare. After age 70, three out of four Americans...
“What’s the Deal With Retirement Communities?”

“What’s the Deal With Retirement Communities?”

The following is a high-level summary of a presentation recently given at Carillon by Brad Breeding, a certified financial planner and the president of myLifeSite. He also is the author of the corresponding book, “What’s the Deal with Retirement Communities?” Making a...
Officially a 5-Star Community!

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

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

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

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...
THE GYPSY LIFE OF A MILITARY WIFE

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...