Brookdale at Summer Ridge prepares to celebrate resident’s 105th birthday

Brookdale at Summer Ridge prepares to celebrate resident’s 105th birthday

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 26, 2022) Born October 28, 1917, Joyce Alene Preskitt Ruminer will be celebrated this Friday at Brookdale at Summer Ridge, the retirement and assisted living community where she resides. Senator Bob Hall is preparing a proclamation in her honor, and there will be birthday cake, balloons, and plenty of fanfare for this […]

Students launch ‘Books and Board Games’ service project

Students launch ‘Books and Board Games’ service project

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 25, 2018) A group of Pullen Elementary School students gathered at Brookdale Summer Ridge Assisted Living on Jan. 17 for the first of their “Books and Board Games” service project visits. Students and residents played board games and read books together. Both the seniors and the students enjoyed the time together, […]

The Peace that Shows

The Peace that Shows

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – September 1, 2015) Georgia Mae Hendrix often wears a white sweater over a colorful blouse. And she can wear a smile. Residents of the assisted living facility where I once-a-week lead exercise have more in common than silver hair and close ages—mostly north or south of ninety. They rarely get excited; they […]