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    Posted June 12, 2014 by
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    The Stayton Welcomed Ex-CIA Spies Tony and Jonna Mendez Who Shared the Real Life Stories Behind the Movie Argo

    The Stayton at Museum Way senior living community recently welcomed ex-CIA spies Tony and Jonna Mendez for a behind-the-scenes look at America’s covert operations and to hear the real life tales behind the movie Argo. The couple spoke to a packed house about their intriguing stories from their years in the spy game. They stayed after the presentation for a question and answer session and a book signing.

    “Tony and Jonna are absolutely fascinating people,” said Amy Janak, lifestyles director at The Stayton. “Theirs was one of the most interesting stories I have ever heard. It is wild to think about all they have been a part of and experienced in their lives. I have to go home and watch Argo again after hearing the real life story from Tony. I am so thankful to have people like them working for the CIA.”

    Tony Mendez and his wife, Jonna, are masters of disguise. Jonna earned the CIA’s Intelligence Commendation Medal during her 27-year career as a CIA intelligence officer. Tony won the Intelligence Star of Valor for singlehandedly engineering the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Iran during the hostage crisis by disguising them as location scouts for a fake Hollywood movie.


    Located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, The Stayton at Museum Way is an 11-story, three building community featuring 188 independent living residences with a variety of spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. In addition to resort-style independent living, The Stayton provides onsite assisted living, memory support, and private skilled nursing for life care residents and others in the community.

    The Stayton at Museum Way, a Masterpiece Living® community, 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, Edgemere in Dallas, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, Mirador in Corpus Christi and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis. For information call (817) 439-6936 or visit www.thestayton.com.

    Images courtesy of The Stayton at Museum Way
    Image 1: Jonna Mendez, Tony Mendez and Kathryn Bryan
    Image 2: Jean Frick, David Frick and Katherine Olivier

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