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Staying Healthy and Exercising

Village on the Park Steeplechase

Along with other exercise classes, Village on the Park Steeplechase opened the Aquarobics season!  Aquarobics or water aerobics is an effective way to keep active and our residents enjoy it!  Our awesome instructor is Shamron.  Come by today and join us for a class.   Our community offers personal service and a caring, compassionate approach to wellness. We are committed to providing excellence in service, an experience that exceeds your expectations, and a home where your well-being is our passion.  Live Life Well®

Down on the Boardwalk

Village on the Park Steeplechase

VOP Steeplechase took a nice trip to Kemah Boardwalk this afternoon. It was a great way to spend time with family and friends, enjoy a fresh breeze and get some vitamin D.  

Mother’s Day Tea at Steeplechase

Village on the Park Steeplechase

A Mother’s Day tea to celebrate those we love.  Residents and families of Village on the Park Steeplechase gathered together for a Mother’s Day Tea Social.  We celebrated all of the mothers and the love was felt throughout the community.  Delicious finger sandwiches, desserts and a variety of teas were served on elegant china to make their day even more special. Entertainment was provided by the great guitarist and singer Charlie Horton.   

Our Nurses are RCM Heroes

On behalf of the RCM Team, we are grateful to our entire nursing staff for their selfless dedication to our residents in our communities. You are the heroes at the front lines of care, providing tireless service that plays an incredible role in the outcomes and experiences of every resident. Your “resident-first” mentality and kind hearts are the faces of our communities. During Nurses Week, I want to extend my sincerest appreciation to our nurses for their continued service and dedication to our resident and communities.  Live Life Well® Dave Keaton                   … read more

Margaritas, Mexican Cuisine and Mariachi’s

Village on the Park Steeplechase

Strawberry margaritas, Taquitos and Empanadas, Live Mariachi Band is a great way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo!  And celebrate is just what Village on the Park Steeplechase did. For most Americans, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo with lots of Mexican food and probably a few margaritas.  Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. And funny enough, it’s not celebrated in Mexico the way it is in the U.S. Whether it’s Cinco de Mayo or any other day, Village on the Park Steeplechase believes in celebrating life with festive… read more

Carriage Inn Chef Honored by Association

Carriage Inn Lake Jackson

Adrian Reyes, food service director at Carriage in Lake Jackson, received the Hero Chef Award from the Texas Assisted Living Association (TALA).  The honor was based on nominations across Texas. Adrian has been with Carriage Inn for 15 years, serving both facility and the senior community.  He has a philanthropic heart and spends countless hours serving the needs of seniors throughout Texas. His nomination letter was written by Carriage Inn Lake Jackson Executive Director Justin Graves,  It reads in part:                                         … read more

Volunteers Apprecitated

Village on the Park Steeplechase

The Volunteer Appreciation Award and Crawfish Boil Lunch were a perfect combination to celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 7-14) The VOP Steeplechase community expresses our heartfelt gratitude to the fifty volunteers who give so much of themselves and expect so little in return. We are so lucky to have outstanding volunteers, who have served our community for twelve years.

Bluebonnet Season in Texas

Village on the Park Steeplechase

For a brief moment every year, Texas’s normally green and tan landscape turns blue with Texas bluebonnets.   To many, this is the big announcement that spring has arrived in the Lone Star State.  The bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas, thanks to the vast fields of bluebonnets that bloom each spring throughout the central portion of Texas. The flower gets its name from the shape of the petals, which look like bonnets worn by pioneer women. The petals of the pea-like flower are a gorgeous bright blue color and have a white tip.  Residents of Village on the Park Steeplechase experienced… read more

5 Star Review on

Carriage Inn Conroe

Congratulations to Carriage Inn Conroe for receiving 5 Stars in all categories. Cleanliness score: 5.0  Friendly score: 5.0  Value score: 5.0  Care services score: 5.0  Activity score: 5.0  Review: Great facility with several options and activities for all. Very friendly. Well kept.

VOP Residents Bond with Residents of Reach Unlimited

Village on the Park Steeplechase

Residents of VOP Steeplechase spent an informative afternoon and a picnic at the “Reach Unlimited” community.  Reach Unlimited is dedicated to providing quality support services for people with intellectual and development disabilities. There were special bonds between the residents of the two communities.   The afternoon consisted of lots of hugs, smiles, and words of wisdom. We were welcomed and blessed to have the opportunity to visit these wonderful individuals. To learn more about Reach Unlimited please visit their website:  

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Denim, Diamonds and Bingo

Village on the Park Steeplechase

Denim and Diamonds is the perfect combination for a successful Bingo night.   Friday, March 22nd Village on the Park Steeplechase opened its doors for a casual yet sparkling Denim and Diamonds Bingo Party benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. Vendors and community friends donated gift baskets, money and gift cards for Bingo prizes. People came in their best denim and flashiest bling as they enjoyed a delicious assortment of finger foods and drinks.  The evening had residents and guests dance to “The Good Times Band”.   The Denim and Diamonds Bingo event raised $400 dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association.  The staff of Village… read more

RCM speaks to RHIM Students at Texas Tech

Dave Keaton (President and COO) and Angie Fleenor (Sr. VP Clinical Operations) were at Texas Tech University speaking to the RHIM program about opportunities in senior living. Hospitality is a key to success in our communities and bringing hospitality focused minds into our company will only make our residents experience better! #TTURHIM #livelifewell #redraiders

Winter 2019 Newsletter

Learn more about Retirement Center Management by clicking the link below.   Winter 2019 Newsletter      

Clinical Symposium

RCM Senior Living had their first annual Clinical Symposium this past week with many exciting new RCM standards of excellence in place.  Dave Keaton, President, and COO presented hospitality standards in clinical services in order to give our residents the best customer experience.  Angie Fleenor, SVP of Clinical Operations and Gwen Wilburn, VP of Clinical Operations presented evidence-based practices to keep our residents safe which include elopement risk, fall risk, and medication management to name a few.   Our clinical standards of care are backed by research and RCM will only continue to Be B.E.T.T.E.R. so our residents can truly live… read more

Hospital Staffing App NurseDash Gains Traction With Senior Living Providers

An online app originally created to connect nurses with short-staffed hospitals is making inroads into the senior living industry. And providers can freely hire clinicians they found through the NurseDash platform. For example, RCM has already hired three workers it found through the app. “If you bring an agency nurse in, and you like that person, you have to pay for them to come and work for you,” Fleenor said. “With NurseDash, it’s nice because you… can just hire them. It’s almost like a free interview.” For the complete article, please follow the link: Hospital Staffing App NurseDash Gains Traction… read more

Klein High School gives back to Spring Creek Village

Spring Creek Village

Klein Serves. On November 29, 2018, Klein High School Cheerleaders, teachers and parents came together to help Spring Creek Village for a night of giving back to the community. On this night, students, teachers and parents supported the Klein 5 core values of gratitude, empathy, perseverance, integrity, and most of all, service with our Klein community. As part of Klein Serves, over 15 students, teachers and parents came to Spring Creek Village to serve our residents and community. A special thanks to Trinity, Elise, Ariana, Brooke, Logan, Katherine, Courtney, Whitney, Bryanna and Kelli for serving and making a difference in… read more

RCM Joins Other Houston Business to Come Together for Alzheimer’s

Houston businesses are fighting back. This year, local companies are partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to lead the way to the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.  Deloitte, EY, Texas Capital Bank and Retirement Center Management are  part of the 2018 Corporate Leadership Council for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, they are mobilizing their employees, clients, families and friends in the fight against Alzheimer’s by raising funds and awareness through Houston’s Walk on November 3rd. More than 5.7 million people in the United States are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, and an American develops the disease every 65 seconds. The… read more

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2018

Carriage Inn Katy

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s was a successful day.  Thank you to our employees and residents who made this day very successful.   More than 5.7 million people in the United States are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, and an American develops the disease every 65 seconds. The ripple effects of the the disease are even more widespread, touching the family and friends of those afflicted. The Society for Human Resource Management says that nearly 60 percent of individuals caring for an aging loved one are also holding down a full-time job. That’s a lot of stress and financial hardship… read more

RCM Serves for the Alzheimer’s Association

RCM is having a tennis tournament Sunday, October 14th from 2:00-6:00 pm at Bay Oaks Country Club. 100% proceeds goes to benefit The Alzheimer’s Association! Beer, wine, appetizers, cash bar and music! Serve for the cause, join our team.  Players and Sponsors still welcome.   Come play, spectate, eat, drink and enjoy for a good cause! For more information, please contact Robyn Clement at 832.226.4483 or  

Serve For The Cause

Come join us at Bay Oaks Country Club 10-14-18 for a mixer draw tennis tournament 2:00-6:00 pm! All proceeds to benefit The Alzheimer’s Association!   For more information, please contact Robyn Clement at 832.226.4483

Fun Times at Carriage Inn – Lake Jackson

Carriage Inn Lake Jackson

Fun is what is happening at Carriage Inn – Lake Jackson.  Something for everyone. The Pink Ladies at the Sock Hop Feeling Good Never Gets Old Astros Fans – Let’s Do It Again The Garden Club

RCM Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity

I want to thank the RCM Team that joined us for a productive day of work at the Habitat project.  Everyone worked really hard to transform the yard and house into a home for the new family.  A special thanks to Victor Barrios for getting this organized for us! The team work and dedication is reflective of the great RCM culture all of you have built. I’m proud to be a part of your group! –Dave Keaton  President  & Chief Operating Officer      

Carriage Inn Conroe – Alzheimer’s Awareness Fundraisers

Carriage Inn Conroe

Carriage Inn Conroe’s  kicked off their Alzheimer’s Awareness Fundraiser with a Community Garage Sale on Saturday, July 14th.  They raised $365.10 towards our $5,000 goal.  We are also doing a silent action for a designer purse.  The next event is a Pizza Party with Raffle Tickets and Prizes on August 31, 2018 and then Bonanza Bingo and Luncheon September 8th.    We are looking at hosting a city wide Bridge Tournament as a fundraiser, if you are interested, please contact Terri Lisenbee at 936.760.1966.  October we will be hosting a Craft and Art Exhibit to raise monies.  We do not have… read more

Retirement Center Management: Lexi Zager

Retirement Center Management is proud to highlight our very own Lexi Zager for her help in starting the Texas Assisted Living Association’s Young Professional Network.  Please help support their efforts by joining the newly announced group! RCM feels strongly about promoting young leadership and career growth opportunities. Congratulations Lexi Zager! Please join their LinkedIn Group: Additionally see the TALA website for more updates:   For more information, please contact Lexi Zager at  

Carriage Inn – Katy Caregiver Support Group

Carriage Inn Katy

Please join us for our Caregiver Support Group with guest speaker Donna L. Wrabel, LMSW. Donna is an expert on aging issues, an educator and a professional speaker. She obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston. Together with her husband Rick and son Rudy, she owns At Your Side Home Care, a professional caregiving service providing one-on-one care for individuals or couples. She has been serving families in Houston and Katy for 12 years. July 26th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm    

Carriage Inn reaches 100% Occupancy

Carriage Inn Lake Jackson

100% Occupancy celebration. The staff at Carriage Inn was treated to a special day of ice cream sundaes. What made it even more special was the ice cream was scooped by our CEO Dave Keaton, SR. VP of Operations Diann DiFrancesco and VP of Operations Kendra Lawson. Thank you to everyone at Carriage Inn – Lake Jackson for being committed to providing excellence in service, an experience that exceeds our residents expectations and a home where our residents and their families well-being is your passion.

Carriage Inn Katy – AniMeals Pet Food Drive

Carriage Inn Katy

Carriage Inn – Katy participated in the AniMeals fundraiser for the month of May. The aniMeals on Wheels program was founded so that home-bound clients of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Meals on Wheels would not feel compelled to share their limited food and resources with their four-legged friends. Thanks to your generosity, we can help home-bound seniors keep their pets. Numerous studies have shown that these pets improve the health and life of seniors by reducing depression and loneliness. Live Life Woof

Spring Creek Village Celebrates Nurses Week

Spring Creek Village

Celebrated Nurses Week with a surprise party with the residents. Not pictured is Dana, who had to go do an assessment. “Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help.”                                                                                                                               … read more

Is Growing Old Alone Unhealthy?

RCM COO David Keaton speaks from experience More people in the United States are living alone today, particularly the aging baby boomers. Retirement Center Management (RCM) COO David Keaton can attest through his own experience with his parents that being alone may not be a healthy choice. From 17 percent of loners in the 70s to nearly 30 percent today, the elderly live alone. According to The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), one in five people are isolated. Living alone more than ever is not by choice. Baby boomers are at their peak. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,… read more

Carriage Inn Lakes Jackson – Honoring the Honor Guard

Carriage Inn Lake Jackson

The Brazoria County Honor Guard  visited Carriage Inn and held an award ceremony for our resident, Earlene Chapman.  Being a long time supporter of the Brazoria County Honor Guard, Earlene was  presented  with a special dinner and an award.  Everyone at Carriage Inn had  a wonderful time and Earlene was completely surprised.  The day was filled with love and emotion.

Bridgewood Property Company begins construction on luxury high-rise senior living community in Southampton Place

Village at Southampton

Village at Southampton to Set Pace in Urban Senior Living Innovation Bridgewood Property Company today launched construction on the company’s newest luxury senior living property, the innovative high-rise Village of Southampton. Located in the historic, prestigious Southampton Place neighborhood, the newest addition to Bridgwood Property Company’sindustry-leading senior community housing portfolio is one block from Houston’s best-in-class Rice Village shopping and dining district. The Village of Southampton is expected to be completed in Spring 2020, bringing independent living, assisted living, and memory care services to the neighborhood. High-rise senior living is an emerging trend in the senior living market. The model… read more

Texas Living Magazine Honors Conroe Seniors

Carriage Inn Conroe

Hurricane Harvey did not consider age as it brought its flood waters throughout the Houston area, as both young and old scrambled as best they could to find a safe place to stay. Many seniors, some with slow gaits, aches and pains, and confused thoughts, were forced to leave their flooded homes, seeking shelter. Conroe’s Carriage Inn Retirement Community, understanding that its residents and their families might have a unique set of struggles should the floodwaters cross their threshold, “was prepared to face the worst and open their doors to those in need,” said Marketing Director Terri Lisenbe. When it… read more

RCM Awarded Grant

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Retirement Center Management (RCM) has been  awarded a grant from Argentum for our commitment to our residents and staff during Hurricane Harvey.   The Grant awarded was from a commitment to match up to $50,000 in relief efforts to aid Argentum member communities impacted by the devastating hurricane. David Keaton, Chief Operating Officer for RCM , commented upon receiving the Grant,  “The employees of Retirement Center Management would like to express our sincerest appreciation for  the storm relief assistance being generously provided by our Texas Trade Associations.  The Texas Assisted Living Association (TALA) and the Texas Argentum Chapter have been coordinating… read more

Assisted Living and Memory Care Now Open

Village of River Oaks

The Village of River Oaks is excited to announce that the green light to accept residents into our Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Assisted Living will offer personalized support plans and on-going meetings with our wellness staff & Director of Resident Care. Our Memory Care Program is based on a person-centered care philosophy in a tranquil atmosphere. The Village of River Oaks is dedicated to providing each resident a sense of comfort, dignity and well-being in a home-like setting.

Spring Creek Village Residents receive many acts of kindness

Spring Creek Village

During and after Hurricane Harvey, the Spring and Klein community has provided selfless acts of kindness and service to residents at Spring Creek Village Assisted Living & Memory Care. “Volunteers and students from Klein High School, Klein ISD, along with families and friends have helped our residents and supported our staff with meal service, activity programs, housekeeping and minor repairs,” said Tab Werner, Executive Director. “During this catastrophic storm, our dedicated staff has worked day after day, hours upon hours, to continue to provide uninterrupted, compassionate care and service to our residents with the assistance of these volunteers. Words cannot… read more

Hurricane Harvey Update

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The catastrophic flooding in the Houston area after Hurricane Harvey has been devastating. We are thankful that none of the Retirement Center Management (RCM) communities affected by the storm had to be evacuated. Our residents have been able to remain in their homes and continue to receive care and support from our dedicated staff since the onset of Hurricane Harvey.  Our communities were well prepared with a hurricane disaster plan in place and were equipped with food, water, temporary and/or permanent generators and supplies to care for our residents. We are extremely proud of our staff and the dedication, compassion… read more

Hurricane Harvey Update from Village of Meyerland

Village of Meyerland

The Village of Meyerland “Dry, Safe & Dedicated” another example of why we are here to serve our greater community at large. Hurricane Harvey was no match for The Village of Meyerland which remains an “island”  in the center of a horrific storm with flooding streets, homes and bayou surrounding the community. With a dedicated team to help care and support residents and a generator to provide electricity for the past few days, The Village of Meyerland continues to shine even through the darkest of clouds. Photos: Executive Director Anthony Ormsbee,  Dining Room Manager Lionel Spiller, Resident Assistant Michelle Berthea, and Engineering… read more

Village on the Park Steeplechase is receiving rave reviews

Village on the Park Steeplechase

Village on the Park Steeplechase has received another 5-Star review on! This is the second 5-Star review for the community since March. With superb scores of 5.0 in all categories (Cleanliness, Friendliness, Value, Care Services, and Activities), Village on the Park Steeplechase is really on a roll. The community is proud to boast its 4.5-Star overall rating based on customer reviews on Please feel free to leave a review of this outstanding community on any one of our various connection points: Leave a review at Leave a review on Facebook Leave a review on Google

Village on the Park Oklahoma City Dunking Tank

Dunking for Dollars! an Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

Village on the Park Oklahoma City

For our first Alzheimer’s Fundraiser of the year, we decided it would be fun to have a “Dunk the Directors” dunk tank at our annual family picnic and it was a great success! Everyone was invited to give it their best shot to see the directors make a splash… and there were lots of splashes! You could take a chance and throw two softballs for $1 or better yet have a guarantee dunk for $5. It was so fun to see the different directors sporting their 1920’s bathing suits! All were good sports and took lots of trips to the… read more

The Good Son

by Carole Keeney Harrington Intown Magazine March/April 2017 Jim Gray’s 93-year-old mother must say to all her friends and family, “What a good son I have.” Every day he works, it’s his mother’s needs he considers – and those of fathers and anyone else who wants a comfortable life with style and ease. After 20 years building and managing exclusively for seniors through the transitions of their later lives, Gray is still inspired by what he does. “I have a passion about it,” he says of his commitment to provide high quality living space for seniors. “I consider it a… read more

Village of River Oaks Senior Living

Senior Living Spotlight

Article originally featured in Houston Medical Times April Issue 2017 Senior well being, mental engagement, and wellness is an ongoing topic in the Houston Medical Times, we were interested in asking Retirement Center Management (RCM) President James D. Gray about his passion for developing luxury communities for seniors. HMT: How did your career evolve? James Gray: After receiving a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Texas, I was fortunate enough to get a job in the 80’s with Trammel Crow Company leasing warehouses in Houston. I loved Trammel Crow and eventually became a partner over the Houston… read more

Luxury senior living coming soon to Rice Village

Bridgewood Property Company announces luxury senior living coming soon to Rice Village The Village of Southampton, a luxury senior housing community, is projected to begin construction 1 block from Rice Village in late 2017. The community is being developed by Houston-based Bridgewood Property Company. Jim Gray, as founder and owner of Bridgewood, has focused exclusively on developing senior living communities for more than 20 years. In addition to the development, Mr. Gray’s management company, Retirement Center Management, will be responsible for the operations of The Village of Southampton upon completion of construction. The Village of Southampton will have seventeen floors of apartment homes with beautiful skyline views of Downtown Houston,… read more

Village on the Park Nutcracker Market is a Huge Success

Village on the Park Friendswood

Village on the Park Friendswood recently hosted a VOP Nutcracker Market featuring 21 vendors. With a large variety of goods and treats to choose from, shoppers were able to find many gifts for the holidays. Our Resident Council, along with resident volunteers, sold over 100 delicious pumpkin rolls and raised over $500.00. The money raised will benefit the Alzheimers Foundation. Residents were invited to enjoy Wassail and wonderful treats as they shopped.

Taking a Spin With Cherished Friends

Village of Meyerland

Our residents enjoyed riding the carousel in the Memorial City Mall together. What wonderful memories this event refreshed for all who participated! Hearing one another’s childhood stories of zoos and carnivals was like “cotton candy” that sticks relationships together in sweet harmony. Friendships are also fostered by being in each other’s play space. When we have our glamor makeovers, manicure spa days and “dress up like your favorite movie stars”, we form a bond with each other that builds upon intimate relationships.

Introducing Some New Faces

Spring Creek Village

Spring Creek Village is proud to welcome three new Directors into the community: Executive Director–Tab Werner, Director of Resident Care–Francine Enabulele, and Director of Maintenance–Charles Spivey. They are all excited to be here providing the Spring Creek Village community with the utmost quality, care and experience that they have to offer. They have been doing an excellent job walking the community and introducing themselves to residents and families.

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Carriage Inn Huntsville

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the residents of Carriage Inn – Huntsville led a walk to honor breast cancer survivors and those who have or have known someone with breast cancer. Survivors and supporters walked hand in hand to support those afflicted by this deadly disease.

Carriage Inn Katy Spooktacular

Carriage Inn Katy

Need we say BOO! We will be celebrating Halloween on October 28th from 6:30 – 8 o’clock pm. The community will be open to all friends and family. Please invite your little goblins to participate in trick or treating in both our Independent and Assisted Living buildings. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Residents that are interested in handing out candy to the children will be given a Balloon to tie around the doorknob of their apartment so the children know where to knock. Also, please remember we can only handout individually wrapped candies. There will be a Costume Contest… read more

Walking to End Alzheimer’s

Village on the Park Oklahoma City

Over the past couple of years, Village on the Park has really gotten on board with helping the Alzheimer’s Association find a cure! We feel that Alzheimer’s and Dementia are diseases that effect each and every one of us in one way or another and we want to do what we can…while we can… to help bring awareness and money to the cause! Some of our staff has participated in the official nation-wide walk the last 2 years, and after fundraising all summer and donating over $1000 to the association our residents wanted to strap on their tennis shoes and… read more

At The Hop!

Carriage Inn Conroe

Residents and staff of Carriage Inn got into the sock hop spirit at our September Directors Special, poodle skirts included. Jerry Saucier provided perfect sock hop music and everyone danced until their socks fell off. Our amazing kitchen staff prepared a delicious 1950’s diner inspired lunch. Hamburgers, french fries, milkshakes and root beer floats were enjoyed by all and they ate until their bellies were stuffed. Wonderful memories were made!

October is Hoppin’ as We Drive Toward a Cure

Carriage Inn Bryan

October is the month of the Walk to End Alzheimers’ and many of us on Debbie Frazzle’s walk team are excited about smashing our donation goal with the help of all members of the Carriage Inn Family. The walk is Saturday, October 22nd at 8AM at Wolf Pen Creek Park. If you would like to join the walking team or donate, you can do so in person at Carriage Inn or at:

Orange Pride Pep Rally

Carriage Inn Huntsville

Residents at Carriage Inn Huntsville celebrated the beginning of the Sam Houston State Bearcats football season with a great hamburger cookout on the patio. Chef Tara and her team fired up the bbq pit and grilled up a delicious tailgate inspired meal to go with our party. Family, friends, Bearkat volunteers and Carriage Inn football fans gathered together in the lobby and activity room at Carriage Inn Huntsville for a tremendous 2016 Orange Pride Pep Rally in honor of our local team, the beloved Sam Houston State University Bearkats. We had such a great time together and we have to give… read more

Dollars for Dementia

Dollars for Dementia

Village on the Park Oklahoma City

In the competitive spirit of the Olympics that we just finished watching, we are continuing our quest to raise money for the Alzheimer?s Walk!! For a week in August during Ice Cream time at 2:00, we had a contest called Dollars for Dementia. We had special jars with each hall’s number on them and the competition was to see which hall could collect the most dollars to donate. Here was the tricky part… other halls could sabotage each other by putting change in a competitors’ jar. So the total of each jar was Dollars minus Change! (Although ALL money goes… read more

Senior Olympics

Carriage Inn Lake Jackson Brought Home the Gold

Carriage Inn Lake Jackson

August was a busy month here at Carriage Inn. The Residents’ really got into the festivities at our Pink Flamingo Mingle, and the competition was fierce during our Senior Olympics. Some gave it their all but only a few took home the gold. We got to go on several outings this month but the Residents’ most enjoyed a movie and lunch at the Studio Movie Grill in Pearland. We will definitely make this trip again. As we make our way into fall we have a busy month coming up for September. We have some trips coming up to the Houston… read more

Seniors at Thrift Store

Traveling Through Summer

Carriage Inn Huntsville

Sunny warm days and blue skies have us traveling all over Texas in our tour bus to visit some of the most amazing places! Traveling with friends is one of the most enjoyable ways to share a good time, get some fresh air and physical exercise. What an adventure we had going down the Texas Forest Trail and through the National Forest to arrive at one of the most unique outposts in Walker County, Annette’s Touch of Class. This place was awesome. When you pull up you know you are in for some surprises because one of the first things… read more

Staying Connected

Village on the Park Steeplechase

Technology paved the way in connecting the world through the Internet. It makes it easier for relatives and friends to communicate with one another. Ever pushing the boundaries of human ingenuity, from the smallest computer to the new high tech self driving cars. Technology has changed our lives, and will continue to do so. Some exciting activities we will be doing at Village on the Park Steeplechase, are learning to create a social media page and how to improve and maintain it. We’ll also be teaching Wii Bowling, using Skype to chat with relatives and grandkids, and much more. “Tell me and I… read more

Veteran's Lunch

Veterans’ Lunch & Learn with Kay Lee

Carriage Inn Conroe

On August 9th, we had the pleasure of listening to Kay Lee’ s presentation on Veteran’s Benefits. Ms. Kay Lee is one of the officers at the Montgomery County Veterans Service Office here in Conroe. In the office with her is Karen Thompson, an Assistant Service Officer and Kathy Smith, the Administrative Assistant. These ladies will be happy to answer any questions for you about Veterans benefits. The office is located at 2247 N. First Street, Suite 219, Conroe, Texas 77301. The office number is 936-539-7842. They can also be reached by email at The following are services offered by… read more

We’re Planning a Fall Dance

Carriage Inn Bryan

Ready to feel better, enjoy time with friends, and boost your health? Put on your dancing shoes. Dance offers many health benefits, including better balance and coordination and a potential delay of dementia onset. Among the popular styles of dance for seniors are line dancing, ballroom, tap, and even belly dance. Here are some tips for finding a class, learning a new type of dance, and getting started—even if you have mobility issues or have never danced before. First, the science behind how dance helps you feel better. A 21 year-long study of seniors run by NewYork’s Albert Einstein College… read more

School Supplies

Giving Kids a Fresh Start

Village on the Park Oklahoma City

For the past 3 years Village on the Park has partnered with Sky Ranch Elementary School to give the kids of our neighborhood and community every chance possible for a successful school year. Each August our residents collect paper, pencils, crayons, folders and much much more to donate to the school’s teacher resource room so that teachers can have extra supplies to pull from when children show up for a new school year with nothing. Unfortunately this happens more than we realize and especially at Sky Ranch where surrounding neighborhoods are filled with families who are struggling financially! Every child… read more

Celebrate Active Aging Week

Village on the Park Friendswood

The last week of September is Active Aging Week. Founded by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), this week long campaign showcases and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today. This campaign highlights the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spotlights the role models who lead the way. Active Aging Week challenges society’s diminished expectations of aging by showing that , no matter what a person’s age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live life to the fullest in all areas of life; including physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational, and environmental. The… read more


The AARP TEK Workshop is Back

Carriage Inn Katy

If you are not cell phone or tech savvy, this workshop is the stop you need to make! AARP has teamed up with LiveTechEducation to bring you an interactive environment so you learn how to use features of your mobile devices including touch screen basics, taking photos and videos, connecting to Wi-Fi and downloading apps. The wonderful team from Livetech will also give pointers and tips on how to stay safe while online. The classes will take place in the Activity Room on September 20th, times of classes will range from 10 o’ clock a.m. to 6 o’ clock p.m…. read more

The Salon Culture, It’s About More Than Just Hair

Carriage Inn Bryan

Most of the time you go to the beauty salon for a little bit of papering, but for some local seniors, it’s about more than that. KAGS HD News takes a look at what some 70 something year-olds are enjoying about their salon experience at the Carriage Inn senior living community. Story by Tashara Parker of KAGS HD News

Luxury Senior Living Coming Soon To River Oaks

Village of River Oaks

The Village of River Oaks a luxury senior housing community is currently under construction at 1015 S. Shepherd.  The community is a Joint Venture between Houston-based Owner/Developer Jim Gray of Bridgewood Property Co. and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital.   Mr. Gray has focused exclusively on developing senior living communities for more than 20 years.  In addition to the development, Mr. Gray’s management company (Retirement Center Management), will be responsible for the operations of the community upon completion of construction. The Village of River Oaks will have eight floors of apartment homes with three levels of garage parking. The luxury… read more

Bryan Senior Citizens get to Fly in World War II Era Biplane

Carriage Inn Bryan

If you looked up in the sky around Bryan on Thursday you might have seen a vintage World War II Biplane on the horizon. An organization called Ageless Aviations Dreams Foundations gave flights to seven special seniors from the Greatest Generation. Read the full story here… Story by Clay Falls of KBTX News

Grand Opening — The Village of The Heights

Village of the Heights

Bridgewood Property Company & Retirement Center Management announce the Grand Opening of The Village of The Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Houston, TX Bridgewood Property Company and Retirement Center Management of Houston, Texas are proud to announce the opening of The Village of The Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care located in Houston, Texas. The Village of The Heights contains 82 spacious Assisted Living apartment homes and 21 private Memory Care Suites. The Village of The Heights is located at 1407 Studewood, Houston, Texas 77008. “We are very excited to introduce The Village of The Heights to Houston… read more

Retirement Center Management Welcomes Spring Creek Village to the RCM Family

Spring Creek Village

Bridgewood Property Company & Retirement Center Management announce the Acquisition of Spring Creek Village Assisted Living and Memory Care in Spring, Texas Bridgewood Property Company and Retirement Center Management of Houston, Texas have acquired Spring Creek Village Assisted Living and Memory Care located in Spring, Texas. Spring Creek Village originally opened in 2013, features 60 spacious Assisted Living apartment homes and 48 private Memory Care Suites. Its perfect location, beautiful landscaped courtyards, unique architectural design and luxury interior décor was the ideal addition to the expanding Bridgewood Property Company & Retirement Center Management portfolio. Spring Creek Village is located at 20305 Holzwarth,… read more

Village Of The Heights Offers A New Beginning For Area Seniors

Village of the Heights

By Jonathan Garris Mary McLelland says she is excited to finally be moving into her new home at the Village of the Heights Senior Assisted Living Center at 1407 Studewood. She had first signed up for a space back in January, and said she had lived in her house in the Heights for over 60 years. “I didn’t want to give up living in the Heights area,” McLelland said. “I’m still active at Heights Presbyterian Church and in quite a few women’s activities so I wanted to stay here.” The newly opened facility offers plenty of advantages for seniors… read more

Retirement Center Management announces new addition of Assisted Living and Memory Care to Village on the Park Steeplechase

Village on the Park Steeplechase

Retirement Center Management has finished construction on the Assisted Living and Memory Care conversion at their Houston property, Village on the Park. In addition to the 143 Independent Living homes currently offered, this new conversion features 20 Assisted Living apartment homes and 20 Memory Care suites. Village on the Park is located at 12102 Steepleway Blvd. Houston, TX 77065. The new neighborhoods have been specially designed to offer a cozy home-like atmosphere that will provide residents with the assistance they need with daily activities. Village on the Park focuses on each individual’s unique sense of self by honoring their life… read more