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The Village at Gleannloch Farms residents Walter and Katherine Vannostrand celebrate Halloween in style!

Robert and Marie Everingham say “Aloha” to summer at The Village at Gleannloch Farms’ end of summer luau.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms residents Evelyn Jones and Joyce Davis with Joyce’s family, catch up by the pool at the recent luau.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms residents Bertie Tautenhahn and Dave Cornelson at the recent Luau.

 

The Village at Gleannloch Farms residents Diane Boundy and Jimmie McCarthy show off the wooden angels they received as part of the five year anniversary celebration.

Stu and Jean King celebrate the past five years at The Village at Gleannloch Farms and toast each other on Stu’s past accomplishments as the first Residents’ Council president.

Jan Broten and Sergia Dunlap, residents at The Village at Gleannloch Farms, toast each other and the past five years they have spent at the senior living community.

Donned in their Safari prints, The Village at Gleannloch Farms residents Walter and Katherine Vannostrand enjoy the recent Village Gone Wild event.

Mary Beth and Fred Peirce show off their exotic attire at the recent Village at Gleannloch Farms happy hour event.

TGR Exotics brought wild animals to The Village at Gleannloch Farms as resident Dottie Bunn meets this exotic bird.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms residents Don Schlotterbeck and Alan Judkins show off their “out-back” skills at a recent Village Gone Wild event.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms resident Diane Boundy wins the “Wildest Woman” award and West Faison wins the “Most Rugged Out-Back Man” Award at a recent Village Gone Wild Happy Hour event.

Founder of the 90s Club at The Village at Gleannloch Farms, Kap Becker, recognizes 97-year-old Merva Stivers as the Wise Old Owl at the recent 90s Club celebration.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms recognized Jim and Jean Sample with the Power Couple Award.

Kap Becker is the founder of the 90s Club and helped pass out awards at the recent celebration honoring the residents in their 90s at The Village at Gleannloch Farms.

Living a full and active life is typically the focus in lives of young people. But over 40 residents at The Village at Gleannloch Farms are living full and active lives well into their 90s. They are so proud of their accomplishments and age that they started a club where they celebrate being 90 plus years old once a month. The group collectively has an amazing range of experiences, insight and advice that includes feeling good about reaching the 90-year-old milestone. The Village at Gleannloch Farms recently gave awards to the oldest and youngest 90-year-olds at the party along with other recognitions. The community provided special refreshments and wine for the residents and family members along with entertainment from the Silver Statesmen Quartet.

Pictured: The Village at Gleannloch Farms honors Anthony Pierrel with the Baby Face Award for the 90s Club member with the least amount of wrinkles.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms donned their patriotic attire and gathered to remember those who served and lost their lives at their Memorial Day celebration yesterday. The Panorama PEP Band visited the retirement community and performed some wonderful big band songs as well as patriotic tunes, while the residents enjoyed red, white, and blue themed refreshments.

Pictured: The Panorama PEP Band performed for the residents at The Village at Gleannloch Farms during their Memorial Day celebration.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms donned their patriotic attire and gathered to remember those who served and lost their lives at their Memorial Day celebration yesterday. The Panorama PEP Band visited the retirement community and performed some wonderful big band songs as well as patriotic tunes, while the residents enjoyed red, white, and blue themed refreshments.

West and Sharon Faison celebrate Memorial Day at The Village at Gleannloch Farms.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms donned their patriotic attire and gathered to remember those who served and lost their lives at their Memorial Day celebration yesterday. The Panorama PEP Band visited the retirement community and performed some wonderful big band songs as well as patriotic tunes, while the residents enjoyed red, white, and blue themed refreshments.

Pictured: The Village at Gleannloch Farms resident Bernard Fulks shows off his hat at the recent Memorial Day celebration.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms teamed up with Abandoned Animal Rescue (AAR) of Tomball to host their second annual Pet Adoption & Fundraiser. The no-kill shelter run entirely by volunteers is full to capacity and is raising money to expand its space. The fundraiser brought in over $300 in monetary donations and received over $500 in requested donated items, with several animals adopted.

Pictured: The Shotwell family with their new dog Shyla who was adopted at The Village at Gleannloch Farms Pet Adoption & Fundraiser.

A pet fair attendee visits with dog Odie at the recent Pet Adoption and Fundraiser at The Village at Gleannloch Farms.

Marlene Suter, a resident at The Village at Gleannloch Farms, uses her iPad to keep in touch with family. She recently attended an iPad class at the Apple store to keep up on the latest technology.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms residents Peggy Runnels, Joe Seigmond, Marlene Suter, Taylor Jones, and Vivian Doak enjoy learning about their iPads at the recent trip to the Apple store iPad class.

A dozen Daisy Girls found the perfect way to enjoy nature by grabbing some shovels and heading to The Village at Gleannloch Farms for a wonderful intergenerational event. The girls recently completed their “It’s Your World – Change It!” journey by earning the “Golden Honey Bee Award.” In order to receive this award, the girls had to take action in their community and participate in a planting project. The Girl Scout troop selected The Village at Gleannloch Farms as the location to plant flowers and make life even brighter for the residents. While there for a planting party, they also heard stories from 85-year-old resident Eleanor Reiners who spent many years as a Troop leader when her four daughters were young, and from resident Mark Adams who showed the girls his personal garden.

A dozen Daisy Girls found the perfect way to enjoy nature by grabbing some shovels and heading to The Village at Gleannloch Farms for a wonderful intergenerational event. The girls recently completed their “It’s Your World – Change It!” journey by earning the “Golden Honey Bee Award.” In order to receive this award, the girls had to take action in their community and participate in a planting project. The Girl Scout troop selected The Village at Gleannloch Farms as the location to plant flowers and make life even brighter for the residents. While there for a planting party, they also heard stories from 85-year-old resident Eleanor Reiners who spent many years as a Troop leader when her four daughters were young, and from resident Mark Adams who showed the girls his personal garden.


A dozen Daisy Girls found the perfect way to enjoy nature by grabbing some shovels and heading to The Village at Gleannloch Farms for a wonderful intergenerational event. The girls recently completed their “It’s Your World – Change It!” journey by earning the “Golden Honey Bee Award.”

In order to receive this award, the girls had to take action in their community and participate in a planting project. The Girl Scout troop selected The Village at Gleannloch Farms as the location to plant flowers and make life even brighter for the residents.

While there for a planting party, they also heard stories from 85-year-old resident Eleanor Reiners who spent many years as a Troop leader when her four daughters were young, and from resident Mark Adams who showed the girls his personal garden.


The Village at Gleannloch Farms recently hosted a Country Western themed Birthday party for residents with recent birthdays. The evening was full of western wear and country singer and performer Chris Collins.

Residents at The Village at Gleannloch Farms recently participated in a competitive trivia game to celebrate the nation's presidents. The residents formed teams and studied up on their presidential history before competing against each other.

Photo: Sabina Timlin, Rudy Timlin, Donna Hoenes, and Dottie Bunn make up part of the 'Party Floor' team at The Village at Gleannloch Farms' recent presidential trivia game.

Residents at The Village at Gleannloch Farms recently participated in a competitive trivia game to celebrate the nation's presidents. The residents formed teams and studied up on their presidential history before competing against each other.

Ann and Robert Knott enjoy playing presidential trivia at The Village at Gleannloch Farms.

Residents of The Village at Gleannloch Farms, an active aging community in Spring, enjoyed a holiday concert by the Frank Elementary School choir students.

ABOUT THE VILLAGE AT GLEANNLOCH FARMS
Sponsored and owned by Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc., The Village at Gleannloch Farms is a not-for-profit community offering 123 independent living apartments and cottages for active adults aged 62 and above. In addition, the community offers a continuum of care including 30 assisted living apartments, 18 memory support residences, and 35 private skilled nursing suites. For information about The Village at Gleannloch Farms please visit the community web site at www.villageatgleannlochfarms.com, or call (877) 312-2140.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms invites the community to come to the final showing of their Perky Pumpkin contest October 31st at 2:30 PM. This is a fierce decorating competition, so bring the kids and come to this seasonal event complete with pumpkin bread and other 'fall' refreshments.

Congressman Ted Poe recently visited The Village at Gleannloch Farms. Poe believes in upholding America's promise to those aged 55 and older and came to discuss the Medicare cuts with the residents.

Around 70 residents, family, and staff of The Village at Gleannloch Farms joined in The Walk to End Alzheimer's September 22.

Around 70 residents, family members, and staff of The Village at Gleannloch Farms joined in The Walk to End Alzheimer's September 22.

Erik Olmos Tristan puts on a breathtaking performance at The Village at Gleannloch Farms.

He started singing at age 6, and he picked up the violin at age 10. At age 18, Erik Olmos Tristan is an example of pure musical talent flourishing in the land of opportunity. Erik’s parents moved their family from Mexico to the United States when Erik was just 5 years old. For the ninth time, Erik performed at The Village at Gleannloch Farms. More than 50 residents attended the performance, and many said they felt like a “star” was in their midst!

Mimi Collins, lifestyles director at The Village at Gleannloch Farms, and Erik Olmos Tristan, celebrate a special performance.

He started singing at age 6, and he picked up the violin at age 10. At age 18, Erik Olmos Tristan is an example of pure musical talent flourishing in the land of opportunity. Erik’s parents moved their family from Mexico to the United States when Erik was just 5 years old. For the ninth time, Erik performed at The Village at Gleannloch Farms. More than 50 residents attended the performance, and many said they felt like a “star” was in their midst!

Erik Olmos Tristan and Taylor Jones, resident of The Village at Gleannloch Farms, smile together after a spectacular performance.

He started singing at age 6, and he picked up the violin at age 10. At age 18, Erik Olmos Tristan is an example of pure musical talent flourishing in the land of opportunity. Erik’s parents moved their family from Mexico to the United States when Erik was just 5 years old. For the ninth time, Erik performed at The Village at Gleannloch Farms. More than 50 residents attended the performance, and many said they felt like a “star” was in their midst!

Erik Olmos Tristan puts on a breathtaking performance at The Village at Gleannloch Farms.

He started singing at age 6, and he picked up the violin at age 10. At age 18, Erik Olmos Tristan is an example of pure musical talent flourishing in the land of opportunity. Erik’s parents moved their family from Mexico to the United States when Erik was just 5 years old. For the ninth time, Erik performed at The Village at Gleannloch Farms. More than 50 residents attended the performance, and many said they felt like a “star” was in their midst!
 

He started singing at age 6, and he picked up the violin at age 10. At age 18, Erik Olmos Tristan is an example of pure musical talent flourishing in the land of opportunity. Erik’s parents moved their family from Mexico to the United States when Erik was just 5 years old. For the ninth time, Erik performed at The Village at Gleannloch Farms. More than 50 residents attended the performance, and many said they felt like a “star” was in their midst!

“I especially enjoyed the music and I like how the band included cow bells from Germany,” said The Village at Gleannloch Farms resident Sophie Lehle. “I have been in this country since 1952, and I’m really Americanized after all these years. It was nice to see something done to honor my German background.”

Sophie Lehle moved to the United States at 18 years old to leave post-World War II
Germany. She ran her own business for 25 years. Lehle enjoys surrounding herself
with German items, including beer steins, leather bound books and other
collectables.

Lehle has a great sense of humor and enjoys sharing stories about Germany with her friends. She knows a dozen people with German backgrounds at The Village at Gleannloch Farms.

Pictured: Rudy and Sophie Lehle.

SPRING, TEXAS, JULY 20, 2012: The sounds of live German polka music, the taste of traditional German cake, and a fun-filled feeling of celebration welcomed The Village at Gleannloch Farms residents to a special Geburtstag (birthday) party. The active aging community brought in traditional flare to honor the many residents with German backgrounds. The event featured the band “Das Ist Lustig,” which means “That’s Fun” in German. The residents played bells, yodeled, danced, and had a fantastic time.

Pictured: Ann Adams, Marlene Suter, Darla Dick, Sophie Lehle, and Lavonne Crim shake their bells during a special German party at The Village at Gleannloch Farms.

First Choice Emergency Room’s Whambulance was on display in Spring this weekend to introduce community members to the First Choice ER facilities as an alternative option for emergency care.

First Choice Emergency Room’s facilities across Houston partnered with YMCA’s Operation Backpack to collect hundreds of backpacks and schools supplies to start the year off right!

YMCA’s Operation Backpack is Houston’s largest school supply drive and is geared up to help thousands of students across the city. The Greater Houston YMCA’s goal was to collect over 100,000 backpacks for the 2016-2017 school year.

Toys for Tots is wrapping up another successful holiday season and this year, with help from the Spring community, First Choice Emergency Room collected more than 40,000 toys across all 62 of its facilities in Texas. The success of the Toys for Tots program depends on support from local communities and First Choice Emergency Room was proud to support this initiative for a fourth year in a row.

Toys for Tots and First Choice Emergency Room are teaming up again! All 26 First Choice ER facilities across Houston will be collecting unwrapped toys for children ages 0-12, now through December 13th as part of its partnership with the annual holiday toy drive.

Because of the generosity of the local community, First Choice ER collected approximately 30,000 toys across all of its facilities in 2014.

 

 

Facilities will be clearly marked as Toys for Tots drop sites with large holiday inflatables and are open 24/7, making it even more convenient for generous shoppers to drop off their unwrapped gifts for deserving children in the community. There are two locations in Spring - 21301 Kuykendahl, Suite A and 621 Rayford Rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Choice Emergency Room recently opened its new Spring- Rayford facility. It is located 621 Rayford Road, Spring, Texas and is open 24-7.

 

 

To celebrate the opening, First Choice Emergency Room conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony with the The Woodlands and Spring Klein Chambers of Commerce. Also, First Choice ER made a $5,000 donation to Oak Ridge High School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner R. Jack Cagle meets with veteran John Heimburger during a Veterans Day event at the Humble Civic Center.

Arianna Garcia Jacqueline Garcia enjoying the Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch at the Vintage Park.

Arianna Garcia and her little sister Jacqueline Garcia enjoying the Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch at the Vintage Park.

 

Jacqueline Garcia enjoying the Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch at the Vintage Park.

It is a Century plant, and a rare site to see the blooming of a century plant. It is in front yard and will get taller than my tree and home.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms resident Hope Banik makes sure to let Santa know what she wants for Christmas at his recent visit to the community.

The Village at Gleannloch Farms resident Kathy Black visits with Santa at a recent party.

Bob and Marie Everingham, residents at The Village at Gleannloch Farms, and their great-grandsons Camen and Caden visit with Santa.

Diane Boundy and Edgar Hubbard show off their 20s style at The Village at Gleannloch Farms Halloween party.

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