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Jack and Martha Morgan are residents of C.C. Young’s assisted living community. Jack was born in Dallas and has lived in the area for his entire life. Martha grew up in Central Texas before moving to Dallas for college. After graduating, Jack and Martha were married and have are now in their 64th year of marriage.
Dr. Don Benton has been a resident of Dallas since 1958. A United Methodist minister, Dr. Benton moved to Dallas to serve churches in the area. Dr. Benton served on the board of C.C. Young and participated in the ground breaking before he was a resident. Dr. Benton is currently serving as the Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care at C.C. Young.
Anita Walker is a native of St. Louis and moved to Dallas to be closer to her daughter a couple of years ago. Anita appreciates the family atmosphere and participates in many of the various activities that C.C. Young offers its residents. A frequent traveler, Anita appreciates the freedom and security that living at C.C. Young has provided.
Bernice Press is an East Texas native and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She spent many years away from Texas as she served in the Navy, but moved back to Dallas to be closer to her mother. Bernice knew that she did not want to be burdened by a house, and started looking for a retirement community as soon as she knew she was ready. Bernice has lived at C.C. Young for 17 years and is an active member of the community and one of the stars of their nationally ranked Wii Bowling team. As a nurse, she strives to continue improving the lives of the other residents of the community.
Lois Schermerhorn is a New Jersey native who has spent time in Minnesota, Washington, DC, Massachusetts, and Texas. After suffering a serious injury, Lois and her husband knew that they needed to find a retirement community. After trying out a community across town and realizing that it was not friendly to walkers and wheel chairs, they decided to move to C.C. Young and she has never been happier. Lois considers C.C. Young’s continuing care offerings a blessing as she was able to continue living in her independent living apartment as her husband entered hospice care.
A very special ‘thank you’ goes out to Assistant Director of Development and Public Relations, Emily Huddelston for coordinating such a wonderful group of residents for us to talk to!
For more information about C.C. Young, you can visit their website at www.ccyoung.org or you can call 214-827-8080.
A nurse by training and experience, Toni Davis is a mother of 5 and a seventeen year veteran of long term care for seniors. Toni is a Senior Care Partner for UniHealth Post-Acute Care in Decatur. Her role is to be the liaison between a patient or patient’s family and the nursing staff at UniHealth.
A South Carolina native, Nicole Davis also selected her career in health and long term care more than seventeen years ago. She joined the current facility a number of years ago when it was Laurel Bay. It has since been purchased by UHS Pruitt, and has undergone a million dollar renovation. Toni notes that in addition to the physical improvements, UHS Pruitt has implemented a number of procedural and policy changes that have significantly improved the facility both for its residents and its staff. Today,Toni is the Admissions Director for the facility. She tells us that post-acute care is typically a transition for a patient from the hospital environment back into the home environment. This transition can be from a few days to a few months, but is often 20 days or less, and takes the form of physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy. Toni and Nicole can be reached at (404) 212-3400. If you would like to take a tour, stop in at 3200 Panthersville Road in Decatur.
Special thanks to Griswold Special Care, A Tradition in Home Care Excellence since 1982, for hosting today’s show!