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Longtime Astros fans honored before Game 2

Local 101-year-olds Williams, Peine throw out ceremonial first pitch

HOUSTON — The first game for Houston’s baseball franchise was more than 55 years ago, but they have fans to this day who are nearly twice that age.

On Saturday, the Astros honored two centenarians who have been loyal fans from the very beginning, going back as far as the days of the Houston Buffaloes and continuing right up to Saturday’s Game 2 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World.
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Belmont Village Hosts Retreat Event for Empowered Women to Find their ‘Inner Warrior’

Abigail Aguilera, the award winning motivational speaker, life coach and Quantum Healer, is conducting a retreat event, ‘Re-Igniting Women To Find Their Inner Warrior’. To be held and sponsored on October 21, 2017 by Belmont Village Hollywood Hills. The event will donate fifty percent of the proceeds to the Belmont Village team for their participation in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

There is a warrior in all of us, and one woman has taken up the challenge to bring it out. The FUN-draising retreat is for empowered women, mom-preneurs, and women who are on a quest to reach the pinnacle of their success or overcoming hurdles and passing through their transitional stages. This is the event that will prepare them to become re-ignited, re-plenished, and re-energized, or simply go through a life changing experience for wellness, career change and more. Continue reading “Belmont Village Hosts Retreat Event for Empowered Women to Find their ‘Inner Warrior’”


101-year-old Astros fan wants to see Houston in the World Series

With the MLB playoffs underway, casual fans are clambering on to whichever bandwagon happens to be nearest them, but it would be tough to find a team that has a more experienced fan than the Astros.
Walter Peine, who was born and raised in Houston, will turn 102 years old on Oct. 20 and his only birthday wish is to see the Astros in the World Series.

He has been watching professional baseball in Houston since way before the Astros existed, attending Houston Buffs games as a child when they were a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Peine often would go to West End Park and Buff Stadium with his brother Leon, but he can’t remember anything too specific about those games, other than that his favorite player was Dizzy Dean, who pitched for the Buffs in 1930 and 1931 when Peine was a teenager. Continue reading “101-year-old Astros fan wants to see Houston in the World Series”


Belmont Village Senior Living Tops Out on Lakeway Community

White Construction Co. completed the concrete structure for Belmont Village Lakeway community in early September. The property is slated for completion in the summer of 2018.

Belmont Village Senior Living’s 28th community—Belmont Village Lakeway—topped out. In early September, contractor White Construction Co. finalized the concrete structure of the three-story building. Belmont Village Lakeway is the company’s second Austin facility.

The property flaunts a rustic, Mediterranean style and will encompass about 130,000 square feet. Upon completion, anticipated for the summer of 2018, the facility will consist of 156 private apartments for independent living, assisted living and memory care. Continue reading “Belmont Village Senior Living Tops Out on Lakeway Community”


Belmont Village Green Hills Artist Market on October 7 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

Residents at Belmont Village Green Hills are hosting an Artist Market benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, October 7 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. The market will feature more than 100 art pieces created by the residents including jewelry, sculptures, framed art, stationary and canvas painting. Many of the residents who created the pieces are suffering from memory loss or Alzheimer’s themselves and have been working on the items for months. This is the second year Belmont Village is hosting the event. Continue reading “Belmont Village Green Hills Artist Market on October 7 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association”


Belmont Village Breaks Ground On Senior Center At Lincoln Common

On the heels of launching the central part of the ambitious Lincoln Common development, construction crews have now broken ground on the Belmont Village senior center that will be part of the project.

Groundbreaking began last week on Belmont Village, which will replace the old Nellie Black building at 700 W. Fullerton Ave., just across the street from the Lincoln Common development on the triangular lot formerly occupied by Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Belmont Village Senior Living has concentrated on the Chicago area since being founded 20 years ago, but this will be its first senior center within the city limits.

“There’s a huge need” for senior housing in Chicago, said Belmont Village founder and Chief Executive Officer Patricia Will. “We can’t think of a better place for housing and care for elderly seniors in an urban environment.” Continue reading “Belmont Village Breaks Ground On Senior Center At Lincoln Common”


Fashionable fun: Belmont Village Oak Park show benefits Alzheimer’s Association

The residents, along with some pets, of Belmont Village in Oak Park took to the runway Thursday afternoon to strut their stuff for a worthy cause.

During its third annual fashion show fundraiser, Belmont Village staff, residents and family members again raised money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Belmont Village is a senior living facility on Madison Street in Oak Park. Continue reading “Fashionable fun: Belmont Village Oak Park show benefits Alzheimer’s Association”


Message from CEO Patricia Will on hurricane disaster response at Belmont Village

Dear Belmont Village Families and Friends,

The devastation that has occurred and continues from Harvey is without precedent. Our two Houston communities are blessed with extraordinary teams on-site who have been working around the clock since the storm hit. Both buildings held strong with no flooding or leaks.

Once the floods receded, we were able to take in seniors who have been evacuated from nearby homes. The Houston community rallied, and we were able to source bedding, food and all necessary supplies.

We are especially grateful for the magnificent Belmont teams, and our resilient residents, who are keeping it together with poise, grace, and humor.

Many of our corporate and community team members have been impacted directly by the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Your words of support mean a lot to all of us at a time like this.

We have activated our BV Cares program to help support our staff members affected by the floods. We are grateful for your phenomenal support. Already we are disbursing funds to needy staff. If you would like to contribute, please send a return pledge via email to: bvcares@belmontvillage.com or simply send a check to our Corporate Office (8554 Katy Freeway, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77024, attn: BVCares). The check can be written to Belmont Village, with Belmont Village Cares written in the caption. You can also donate online at: www.youcaring.com/BVCares. Our Company matches every contribution dollar for dollar.

My thoughts and prayers are with our Houston area friends who may have suffered losses during this storm, and I hope for a speedy recovery.

My best wishes to all,

Patricia G. Will

 


Coming Together: Senior Living Community Partnerships

The senior living industry will continue to be defined by increasing partnerships as owners, operators and providers strive for better ways to enhance their residents’ experience and improve their health, differentiate themselves from others, and sustain, strengthen and potentially expand their missions.

Assisted living communities are already developing partnerships with home healthcare providers, hospitals and physician practices to provide integrated services or solve specific problems. Technology will continue to revolutionize aging and medical care. Partnerships with local organizations offer opportunities for social, cultural, educational, spiritual and personal fulfillment for residents. Here’s a look at some of the partnerships making news recently: Continue reading “Coming Together: Senior Living Community Partnerships”