At The Forefront | February 2023

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February 2023

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On February 13, the ladies of Presbyterian Village North, festively dressed in shades of red and pink, gathered in the Reflections Private Dining Room for a special Galentine’s Happy Hour to celebrate female friendships.

The attendees showed support for other Dallas-area women by donating accessories to benefit Attitudes & Attire, a non-profit organization dedicated to building the self-esteem of women entering the workforce and providing professional interview attire. This partnership received special recognition from FOX 4 news anchor, Clarice Tinsley, as she toasted the group in her "Here's to You" segment. Read more. Watch news segment.

Elizabeth Disch recently joined the Forefront Living Operating Board.

Click here to get to know her.

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VOLUNTEERS SWEETEN FOR PVN RESIDENTS

Local students Onabella and Lola Diggs as well as a group of 20 CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP employees, set out to spread love through handmade cards and treats created especially for the assisted living residents at Presbyterian Village North on Valentine’s Day. Read more.

FaithfulFriends? FaithfulFriends?

Faithful Friends exists to provide support to Faith Presbyterian Hospice in large and small ways. This affinity group receives special invitations to inspiring and informative presentations, receptions and volunteer opportunities as they strive to establish ways to help those nearing the end-of-life make each moment matter.

To learn more or to attend Volunteer Orientation on March 25, contact Christina Raville at CRaville@ForefrontLiving org or (214) 355-3923

Camp Erin Burnet, Texas

June 2-4, 2023

For more information or to volunteer, contact Child Life Specialist, Patricia Cree at (469) 909-8806

FLF MAILER DELIVERS MORE THAN 3X PREVIOUS RESULTS

The Forefront Living Foundation sends a communication to its donors at the end of each year. This mailing is delivered to more than 4,600 supporters and provides an update, thank you and appeal for gifts.

While the resulting donations are always impressive and appreciated, the 2022 appeal exceeded the combined total of the last four years ’ donations! Read more

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Chantilly Ballroom Dallas, Texas

September 12, 2023

For more information, contact Sarah Jones, Philanthropy Coordinator at SJones@ForefrontLiving.org

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OAW CELEBRATES VALENTINE'S DAY WITH PAINT

On Valentine’s Day, the Outlook at Windhaven (OAW) team tapped into their artistic side as they hosted a unique mixer for future residents at Plano’s Painting with a Twist.

As they celebrated the day of love, OAW VIPs donned smocks, picked up paintbrushes and let their creative juices flow as they received step-by-step instruction from a lead artist in the Plano studio to create a hand-painted masterpiece. More than 35 future residents filled the workshop where music, chatter and laughs were prevalent throughout the event. Read more.

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THE RIGHT WAY TO RIGHTSIZE.

Should I keep Grandma’s chairs? Or those holiday dishes? Sell them? Donate them? Join our panel of experts who can help you find the answers as well as learn valuable tips on how to rightsize your lifestyle.

March 20, 2023 beginning at 10 a.m.

Click here to learn more.

Click here to read about The Outlook at Windhaven in the winter edition of Environments for Aging magazine.

Click here to read the February issue of The Outlook at Windhaven's Construction Corner.

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PVN RESIDENTS PRE-GAME WITH

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To kick off Super Bowl Weekend, a group of 31 ladies from Presbyterian Village North (PVN) took their own “80 for Brady” journey to Cinemark on its opening day. The gal-pal group boarded PVN’s bus, eager to see Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field, and of course, Tom Brady in the hit movie Read more

THANK YOU WEATHER WARRIORS!

During the week of January 30, a winter storm brought freezing rain and ice to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, making travel conditions especially difficult Despite these circumstances, many amazing teammates showed their dedication to service Read more

PVN THERAPY TEAM SERVES

The Presbyterian Village North (PVN) Therapy Team filled a PVN bus and headed toward Downtown Dallas to spend a few hours of their day serving lunch at The Stewpot. Read more.

Click here to read the February issue of The Bugle (PVN's newsletter created by residents for residents).

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FPH TEAMMATES SHARE COMFORT CROSSES

Rita and Nelson West, married Faith Presbyterian Hospice (FPH) teammates, are personally sharing their hearts with those they serve In addition to fulfilling their duties as FPH teammates, this couple works together to handcraft beautiful and unique “Comfort Crosses” to gift to hospice patients with the hope of providing them with peace and comfort. Read more.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

COMMUNITY Spotlight

Click here to read a recent for Faith Presbyterian Hospice and Camp Faith

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Faith Presbyterian Hospice Jewish Community Liaison, Elise Power, has been busy this year. She was featured in the Texas Jewish Post in the United Texas Bank Community Spotlight as well as a featured guest on KLIF's Morning Talk Show. Click the icons below for each feature.

AT THE FOREFRONT FOCUSES ON PARKINSON'S RESEARCH

In this awareness-raising episode, host Tim Mallad welcomes special guest Susan Bogan, a connector, influencer and strategist with more than 30 years of experience in the senior living industry. Susan serves as a senior living consultant for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research and shares her knowledge regarding Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the emerging research in the field. PD is a brain disorder causing uncontrollable movements, such as shaking, stiffness and difficulty with balance and coordination Watch episode

FOREFRONT LIVING HELPS SPOTLIGHT

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PVN RESIDENTS OBSERVE

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Forefront Living was proud to sponsor our friends in the Highland Park United Methodist Church Belong Disability Ministry when their 13th annual “Spotlight” musical hit the stage on February 18 and 19.

This theater group is comprised of older teens and adults with disabilities who work with a professional artistic team for six months to create and perform an original musical Their production “Whose Hollow?” was presented on the Wesley Hall stage on the HPUMC campus. Read more.

Wednesday, February 22, marked the beginning of the Christian season of Lent, with the observance of Ash Wednesday. Presbyterian Village North observed the religious occasion with a special Ash Wednesday service held in Monie Chapel. Read more.

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