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Baptist Retirement Community dedicates Elsie Gayer Chapel

Members of the Baptist Retirement Community came together with Buckner Retirement Services staff to dedicate the Elsie Gayer Chapel. On hand were members of the Gayer family, as well as members of the Baptist Memorial Ministries Board and Buckner International Board of Trustees. The renaming of the chapel after Elsie Gayer is part of an […]

The digital 2018 Buckner Advent Devotional Guide is here! Get yours today!

Faith is the tie that binds us. Regardless of our backgrounds, life stories or differences, it’s our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior that binds us together as brothers and sisters. And what better time to come together as a family of faith than during the Advent season? This year, Buckner would like to offer […]

Two Buckner Villas residents attend All Women Honor Flight

What comes to mind when you think of Veterans Day? For some, it may be the image of a father or grandfather courageously fighting for freedom. Maybe it’s media portrayals of battle scenes from war movies and television shows. Perhaps you reminisce on your own memories of service— from basic training, to combat, to writing […]

A Miracle in Disguise

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jerry Jefferson, member of Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo, TX, shared a little bit of her story with us.  The day that Jerry Jefferson went in for her regular mammogram 25 years ago looked like any other day. Little did she know, a miracle was in the […]

Baptist Retirement Community Launching $8.4 Million Renovation Project

Leaders at Buckner Retirement Services announced today a series of major campus renovations at Baptist Retirement Community. The planned updates represent $8.4 million in changes to key features of the senior living community and are scheduled to begin immediately, according to Buckner officials. Areas slated for renovation include the high-rise independent living apartment building and […]

Chaplain Spotlight: Kevin McSpadden

In honor of National Minister Appreciation Day on October 14th, we spotlighted Kevin McSpadden, chaplain of Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo, Texas. “Growing old isn’t for sissies.” That’s what Kevin McSpadden has learned from the many senior adults he works with day-in and day-out. After 15 years in church pastoral positions, McSpadden joined the […]

Three World War II veterans embark on Honor Flight Austin

Three World War II veterans who call Buckner Villas home will take a trip of a lifetime today. David Moore, 92; George Walker, 91; and Herb Witzel, 93, will travel from Austin, Texas, to Washington D.C. thanks to Honor Flight Austin, a nonprofit organization focused on funding trips for veterans to visit national monuments and […]

Hurricane Harvey survivor declares ‘I am blessed’ after Parkway Place rallies around his family

In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall across southeast Texas, leaving a trail of damage, loss and destruction in its wake. For several days following the storm, flooding overtook much of the area, forcing many to abandon their homes and possessions. Daniel Madison, a utility worker at Buckner Parkway Place, was one victim of […]

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