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    Edgemere Kicks Off “Walk To Wellness” Campaign with a Little Friendly Competition

    Edgemere senior living community kicked off a new campaign encouraging residents to Walk to Wellness. And to add to the excitement, they’ve thrown a little friendly competition into the mix. Residents have to choose a team, either The Ron Molnar Team or the Charles Plafcan Team. Both Ron and Charles are on staff at Edgemere. The competition started May 21 as over 60 residents came out for the official kick off. Ron dressed as Richard Simmons for the kickoff, and both Ron and Charles played music to energize their teams. Team members will record each quarter mile walked on the official team sheet, and the team with the most miles walked after six weeks will win a pizza party with their leader, Ron or Charles.

    “Everyone loves a friendly competition, and it’s even better when the end goal is better health,” said Lorraine Rose, lifestyles director at Edgemere. “Ron and Charles are both bigger than life personalities, and I know they will add a lot of fun to their teams while competing for the pizza party prize. I look forward to watching the competition unfold over the next six weeks.”

    The Walk to Wellness campaign is just another way that Edgemere is integrating the Masterpiece Living program into resident’s daily lives. Masterpiece Living is a nationally renowned initiative for personal growth and wellness at any age in the areas of intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual. A direct descendant of the research on aging, Masterpiece Living is an innovative program that maximizes a positive approach to life so that aging becomes a vibrant period of growth and success. The Walk to Wellness campaign also encourages positive resident and staff interaction as the teams bond while competing for the pizza prize!


    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 senior living community in Dallas. The community is located in the Preston Hollow/Park Cities area at 8523 Thackery Street 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 is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit senior living community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that sponsors 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 at Carmel in Indianapolis. For information, call (469) 619-0825 or visit www.edgemeredallas.com.

    Image courtesy of Edgemere
    Image 1: Team leaders Charles Plafcan and Ron Molnar, dressed as Richard Simmons, get their teams pumped up at the Walk to Wellness kick off.
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