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Villa Maria Senior Citizen Community
A place to call home Rebecca Esparza Correspondent
argaret Horseman cannot imagine living somewhere other than Villa Maria Senior Citizen Community. “There’s no place like Villa Maria. The staff is amazing and my fellow residents are a joy to be around. Being here is a blessing,” she said.
A resident since 1993, Horseman had lived here with her husband, Deacon Malvin “Pete” Horseman, Jr., until he passed away in January 2013. Deacon Horseman had served at Most Precious Blood and Our Lady Star of the Sea, where he retired from active ministry. “The staff here are amazing,” she marveled. “They keep us motivated and find fun things for us to do all of
the time. It’s a remarkable place to live.” Patsy Cantu, executive director at Villa Maria, said the facility’s 48 apartments are consistently filled, and noted they currently have a waiting list of 180 names. Villa Maria accepts residents 55-years of age and older. The
Residents Mary Zarate (left) and Geri Naylor take a few moments to pray a rosary in the community’s meditation garden. Rebecca Esparza for South Texas Catholic
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oldest current resident is 94-years-old. Villa Maria is located on Saratoga Boulevard, next to Bishop Garriga Middle Preparatory School. “We strive to make living here at Villa Maria a fun and enjoyable experience by hosting activities and social events that keep the residents
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