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    Posted January 7, 2014 by
    Dallas, Texas
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    Edgemere Residents Ring in 2014 in Style

    Residents of Edgemere rang in 2014 in style with a lavish celebration. The evening began with hors d’oeuvres and a wine bar in the library, followed by a special menu at Medici’s restaurant. After dinner, residents and guests gathered in the theater to dance into the New Year to the music of the Levee Singers, a community favorite.

    “We had a fabulous time waiting for the clock to near midnight and ring in 2014,” said Lorraine Rose, lifestyles director at Edgemere. “New Year’s Eve is such a festive night, and we had a great time celebrating the past year and looking forward to the new and exciting things that await in the new year!”

    The Levee Singers began in 1961 as the “Levee Banjo Band,” the regular weeknight entertainment at the Levee, a small, successful nightclub in Dallas near the campus of Southern Methodist University. Their name was changed to the Levee Singers when they began appearing on national TV shows and across the country at conventions and concerts and in Las Vegas and Reno. The group recently celebrated their 50th anniversary, and they are still a Dallas favorite, known for their fun and uplifting music.

    With 304 independent living apartment homes, 60 assisted living suites, 31 memory care private apartments, and 72 private rooms for dignified skilled nursing, Edgemere is the largest and most comprehensive life care retirement community in Dallas. The community is located in the Preston Hollow/Park Cities area at 8523 Thackery St. at Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75225. The Plaza Health Services at Edgemere located on the same campus at 8502 Edgemere Road at Northwest Highway, offers assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory support services for Edgemere life care residents, as well as for others in the community.

    Edgemere, the only Masterpiece Living® community in Dallas, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit retirement community owned by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that owns sister communities The Buckingham in Houston, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth, Mirador in Corpus Christi and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis. For information, call (469) 619-0825 or visit www.edgemeredallas.com.
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